$400 million? $600 million? How about $1 billion? Not enough, you fools! Obama would pay more!
Via The Blaze:
The to-date cost of the glitchy Obamacare website has topped $1 billion, easily surpassing the $394 million originally estimated by the Government Accountability Office, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis.
It’s important to note that the Bloomberg analysis runs through Sept. 30, just before the 16-day partial government shutdown. So the final cost may be more than $1 billion.
Perhaps more shocking than the site’s likely price tag is the fact that roughly one-third of that amount was spent on contracts awarded in the six months leading up to the site’s disastrous Oct. 1 launch – when those at the top were reportedly aware of the site’s many problems.
God bless the Red Raiders! This Gator salutes you
Texas Tech unveiled its good-looking “Lone Survivor” football uniforms on Monday, which the team will wear against Kansas State on Nov. 9 to honor slain Navy SEALS, Marcus Luttrell and his Lone Survivor Foundation.
Readers of TheBlaze are likely familiar with Luttrell’s story and the former Navy SEAL’s nonprofit he created after the release of his 2007 book “Lone Survivor.” The book tells Luttrell’s incredible story of survival and provides a sneak peak into the horrors of war during “Operation Redwing” in Afghanistan, where 19 members of Navy SEAL Team 10 were killed.
The helmet features the number “19″ in honor of the slain Navy SEALS and wings similar to those found in the Lone Survivor Foundation’s official logo. Further, the words “Never Quit” appear on the sleeves and helmet.
After Tech’s game against Kansas State, the jerseys will reportedly be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to the Lone Survivor Foundation, Yahoo! Sports reports.
This would be very hard to believe, but with President Obama? Not hard at all.
Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway.
Retired generals and current senior commanders that have spoken with TheBlaze say the administration is not only purging the military of commanders they don’t agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving.
The timing comes as the five branches of the U.S. armed forces are reducing staff due to budget cuts, and as U.S. troops are expected to withdraw from Afghanistan next year.
“I think they’re using the opportunity of the shrinkage of the military to get rid of people that don’t agree with them or not tow the party line. Remember, as (former White House chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel said, never waste a crisis,” a senior retired general told TheBlaze on the condition of anonymity because he still provide services to the government and fears possible retribution.
“Even as a retired general, it’s still possible for the administration to make life miserable for us. If we’re working with the government or have contracts, they can just rip that out from under us,” he said.
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, said the White House fails to take action or investigate its own, but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”
“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”
The Chicago Way?
Cher, yes that Moonbat, is back, and she is, as usual bitter, angry, and spewing violent rhetoric. Check out her latest meltdown on Twitchy
WHO THE FUCK DO THESE TBAG (DEVIL INCARNATE)MEMBERS OF GOV.THINK THEY R? PPL R ACTUALLY GOING 2 DIE(cancer trials shut down)& THEY R REASON
ANOTHER DEPRESSION,4 ENTIRE WORLD! THEY R TERRIFIED BY OUR GOV.GRIDLOCK,& CAN’T BELIEVE,THE T-BAGS (COMPLETE IMBECILES)CAN HOLD USA HOSTAGE
Much more ugliness at the link. Hey Cher, how is your tolerance level there?
First, here is the despicable cartoon
Now here is Governor Perrys response
On Friday, TheBlaze brought to your attention a “shocking” cartoon in the Sacramento Bee that politicized the recent Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 and injured many more.
The drawing depicts Texas Governor Rick Perry saying “Business is booming in Texas!” in front of a sign saying “Low Tax!” and “Low Regs!”. To the right is a presumed depiction of the explosion, a flag reading “Low Regs” flying out of the chaos.
In a letter to the Bee’s editor, Perry said it “was with extreme disgust and disappointment I viewed your recent cartoon.”
“While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans,” Perry wrote. “Additionally, publishing this on the very day our state and nation paused to honor and mourn those who died only compounds the pain and suffering of the many Texans who lost family and friends in this disaster.”
But the Bee’s editorial page editor, Stuart Leavenworth, stands by the decision of the artist, Jack Ohman. He said the cartoonist “made a strong statement about Gov. Rick Perry’s disregard for worker safety, and his attempts to market Texas a place where industries can thrive with few regulations.”
Oh of course, BIG government could have prevented this tragedy. Big government is always the answer isn’t it?
They seek to disarm you, and me, and everyone else. Conservative Hideout gives us a clear example
Gun grabbers will go to any length to take as many guns from as many people as possible. The more people that are disarmed or criminalized, the better. So, with that in mind, it doesn’t particularly matter how asinine the reasoning, as long as the job gets done, it’s all good. Even if they have to justify it with a squirt gun, it’s all good! So, when this happened in NY state, I was not surprised…
Via The Blaze:
A New York father has had his firearms all but confiscated after the Suffolk County Pistol License Bureau suspended his pistol license indefinitely over a perceived threat made by his 10-year-old son and two of his classmates at school.
John Mayer, of Commack, N.Y., told The Blaze that the incident occurred on March 1. It was like any other day, the father explained. He put his son on the bus and sent him off to school.
Later that day, Mayer got a call from school officials informing him that his 10-year-old son and two other students were talking about going to a boy’s house with a water gun, “paint gun” and a BB gun. There had reportedly been a school yard pushing incident the day before involving the boys, excluding Mayer’s son, and they were seemingly talking about getting even in some way.
Mayer told TheBlaze that a teacher overheard the students talking and immediately called police and filed a report. He said the teacher told police something to the effect of, there’s a “kid with a gun, ready to go.” Mayer maintains that no serious death threats were made by the students. The Hauppauge Public School District has not returned several messages left by TheBlaze, therefore, it is not clear what they are claiming was said.
School officials then “interrogated” the boys, Mayer explained. It was later determined that the 10-year-old boys did not have access to a BB gun, paintball gun or any actual firearms. […]
The following Monday, Mayer got a call from the Suffolk County Pistol Licensing Bureau. He was reportedly told that his license would be suspended and police would arrive at his house the next morning to retrieve his handguns. Acting quickly on the advice of his attorney, Mayer transferred all 15 of his handguns to his friend to prevent them from being confiscated. He also transferred his long arms to a local gun store out of fear that police would attempt to confiscate them as well.
One other aspect here that frightens me. This is a case of Lefties taking their “zero-tolerance” school policies to the child’s home, to punish the parents. As always with the Left, you can expect even more cases like this. The Left’s lust for power is never sated!