January 17, 2014

ObamaCare: If the Bros & Hos campaign didn’t work, surely a Richard Simmons dance-off will … [Darleen Click]

Remember the parody-proof ObamaCare campaign that revealed the White House minions considers millennials drunks and sluts?

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Well then, why not this disturbing engagement?

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I’m either on drugs, or the administration is this helplessly stupid. The Tell a Friend — Get Covered campaign, better described as “a tourist trap off Route 66,” began a six-hour live-streamed event Thursday afternoon that was advertised to “include stories, tips, helpful information and other details related to national health care options.” Really, it was as if the audio-visual club got wasted on malt liquor and hijacked public access television.

Get Covered, a partnership among state healthcare exchanges and the Obamacare missionary Enroll America, expertly fails to cater to young people. Its circus began Thursday with a dance-off between Richard Simmons and the contortionist Nathan Barnatt, overseen by the star of an Internet show whose premise is “drunk cooking.” How this is supposed to entice a 27 year old to pay $200 a month for health insurance, or even talk about it, is a question for the gods.

“What’s he doing?” Simmons exclaimed as Barnatt began to shake his body wildly.

“He’s extending his livelihood! That’s what he’s doing!” Hannah Hart, your host and creator of My Drunk Kitchen, responded in an endorsement of cardio.

Tip o’the hat to geoffb. However, he can’t make me watch the video at the link. Some things need to be left unseen. :::shudder:::

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  1. Why should these people buy insurance when they’re on their parent’s plans?

    DOY!

  2. Also, you have redundant tags: “disturbing” and “richard simmons”

  3. Dear Lord. It’s like watching old episodes of Let’s Bowl, except without the charm, humor, or entertainment value.

  4. Best use for this video would be at Gitmo now that waterboarding is out.

  5. I smell Emmy!*

    * Emmy is my great-Aunt. She’s been dead since 2006.

  6. Squid says January 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Dear Lord. It’s like watching old episodes of Let’s Bowl, except without the charm, humor, or entertainment value.

    Yikes. I had forgotten that show; I wish I had still forgotten that show.

  7. Richard and pals appear to have contracted happyfeet.

  8. I wish I had still forgotten that show.

    Oh, screw you, hippie! If you don’t think bowling ball disposal is funny, then I’d like to know who you’re playing Connect Four with now that bin Laden’s dead.

    (Also, the first time we saw their video for Flock of Seagulls’ I Ran, I thought the Lovely Bride and I were going to have simultaneous cerebral hemorrhages. Gasping for air, we were.)

    If only they’d been able to get Richard Simmons and some contortionist on the show…

  9. “Let’s Bowl” reminds me of my dreary days of high school where anything silly, overacted, and over-the-top was auto-magically “funny”.

    I cringe to think of some of the absurdity I took part in in “acting” class.

  10. then I’d like to know who you’re playing Connect Four with now that bin Laden’s dead.

    Either that Russian guy with the ferret in the recent droid commercial, or that Russian guy with the miniature giraffe in those other commercials.

  11. * Not that I was *in* high school when the show was on, that was some 8 or 9 years earlier, which was why it reminded me of that even then…

  12. I get the feeling that this is less about healthcare/insurance and more about a bunch of Lefty organizations that now feel free to use their grant money to play with.

    Who did they expect to watch this, let alone be prompted to make a decision on purchasing health insurance?

  13. There aren’t enough faces, nor palms, to do this one justice.

  14. What’s with the big screen in the background with the words?

    If I put on my polarized sunglasses it says “Obey”!

  15. “Get Covered, a partnership among state healthcare exchanges and the Obamacare missionary Enroll America…”

    Sibelius was caught hitting up Healthcare company CEOs for donations to Enroll America last spring. That’s also the organization that Project Veritas got on tape volunteering to give them enrollee info for Dem fundraising. Apparently their staff is mostly former Obama campaign employees.
    Glad to see that their Obamacare grant money is well spent.

  16. McGehee, I don’t know about that…I’d gladly show the palm of my hand to Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell, Hoyer, etc.

  17. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?

  18. Mondamay, why did I know that was a reference to my favorite Rowdy Roddy Piper movie?

  19. I made apricot pie, but not for her birthday and she can’t have any because she’s too fat.

  20. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?

    You ask that on this thread? {{{shudder}}}

  21. Maybe Obama could just put some healthcare.gov supers over this and call it a day.

    http://youtu.be/yRYFKcMa_Ek

  22. Mr. guins I’m not gonna finish all my fries they’re all yours if you’d like them

  23. It’s just… It’s… I can’t…

    It’s… There’s no… It’s just…

    At least when I snicker derisively at North Korea Television, I can say “those whackjobs *over there*. So often these days, I can’t say that about the inanity I see.

  24. Guests asked to eat BEFORE Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party

    Surely we don’t expect the royal couple to pay for their guests’ food. Does anyone know if guests are permitted to look directly at Their Eminences, or must they stay on bended knee all evening?

  25. Definitely the knee thing, Mr. Orwell.

  26. “What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?”
    Gin…

    Have you seen the 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s birthday
    :http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/01/50-ways-to-celebrate-michelle-obamas-birthday/
    I like Real Revo Bmans #69; “Play the knock-out game with the Danish prime minister.”

    But on a serious note I find this quite disturbing:
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/16/driving-through-maryland-how-the-lawful-florida-gun-owner-was-targeted-hint-maryland-coordination-and-analysis-center/

  27. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?

    Deep fried butter sticks.

  28. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?

    Store-bought cookie dough. I had dental surgery yesterday (yanked out 2nd molar, drained pea-sized abscess, re-implanted and stitched in place).

    So, soft food all around! Pudding! Yogurt! Scrambly eggs!

  29. McGehee says January 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Mondamay, why did I know that was a reference to my favorite Rowdy Roddy Piper movie?

    Probably because I was in a hurry, and I “telegraphed” it a bit.

    Seriously, did anyone else lose interest in the dancing train wreck in front enough to notice that big screen in back? It had words (inspiring?) like “ACCESS” writ lonely and large for several seconds at a time.

    ACCESS? Is that a rallying cry?

    I’m seriously fighting the strong urge to watch it again just to see and perhaps record all the other words from this bizarre display.

  30. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration?

    – Hoping I don’t stumble across a pic of the FLOTUS aircraft carrier sized derriere’, thereby forcing me to poke both eyes out to have a chance of remaining sane.

  31. 1. Everybody in those “responsible” youth adds appear to bewhitey-white en blanc argento. Blizzard fighters. Polar bears. So Obamacare is just more punishment for Euro-Anglo imperialism?

    2. Are those women holding a giant scalpel? If so, why? What the hell are fun shots? Can I get some for my .357 magnum revolver? Are they more of a 12 gauge thing? It would be nice to defend myself by amusing people instead of wounding or killing them.

    3. Richard Simmons has long visually embodied wacko-dementia or mental collapse for me the same way that Miley Cyrus now visually embodies Syphilis before the onset of antibiotics, or at least a malevolent spirit of venereal disease. Admittedly thinking of a world with Dementia and VD spirits running around it, messing people up, DOES make me want health insurance.

  32. What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration?

    i’m having baked beans. then i’ll light a fart in her honor.

  33. “What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie? ”

    I’m going to maybe strum an occasional a minor chord in a CAG folk progression. By accident.

  34. - A few “Utopia Cult Leaders” who have fueled their dying careers for the past 5 years by pandering directly to the braindead young are begginning to blow the dog whistles for the mellenials/youth, giving them the “all clear” to start dumping their Obama support in earnest.

    “Cher: Obama let us down.”

    – Apparently many of the other Hollywood moron celebs have not gotten the memo yet. Should be interesting to see who’s next with three years left to go. Bumblefuck might end up famous after all, for being the worst lame duck prez in history.

  35. > Cher ? @cher
    Follow

    #FRACKWHORES
    1:50 PM – 16 Jan 2014
    <

    certified proggtarded

  36. palaeomerus says January 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm –

    1. Everybody in those “responsible” youth adds appear to bewhitey-white en blanc argento.
    Even worse, a few of them seem to be overweight. Know what happens when it’s suddenly in a group’s best interest that you personally not be overweight? They search your footlocker and find a jelly doughnut, and proceed to beat the tobacco juice out of you.

    2. Are those women holding a giant scalpel?

    I think it’s a ski, otherwise, I don’t want to think about what “Colorado Style” might be.

  37. I didn’t know it until now, but I’m celebrating Michelle’s birthday by participating in CQB match. I can hardly wait to honor Michelle with the sound of large caliber weapons.

    Woo hoo!!

  38. the richard the queer’s shirt is a theme that aligns with sandra fluke and the young white peeps are sex starved alcoholics

  39. “I can hardly wait to honor Michelle with the sound of large caliber weapons. ”

    She will like appreciate that, having some obvious post-TOS Klingon ancestry. No, that is not a human forehead. Well, it’s not just one, anyway. Maybe more than one. But that would take us into unsavory conjoined twin territory.

    The page-boy haircut and sleeveless attire does not help.

    qoSlIj DatIvjaj

  40. newrouter says January 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I thought it was Adam and Eve, which struck me as kinda strange.

  41. Her husbo is a Vulcan. So he would say ” It is highly illogical to wish you a greater degree of prosperity on the anniversary of your both measured in solar orbits. And to be colloquial, you did not build that. However we will of course consume a fermented carbonated grape beverage in Martha’s Vineyard. And I would remind that it is only two years until I will require five to eight minutes of intimate private contact to prevent me becoming a raving podium smashing lunatic. We will touch our index and middle fingers together now in a public display of affection. “

  42. I’m looking forward to celebrating the first anniversary of her departure from taxpayer-funded housing.

    And the second, and the third…

    I might live long enough to celebrate the 50th, just to spite Obamacare.

  43. I had dental surgery yesterday

    Ouch! I hope they gave you the Tylenol 3 to take home.

  44. >I thought it was Adam and Eve,<

    could be a trans steve. looking at how they market o!care. lots of sex and drink as though these things have no impact on health care.

  45. >Pudding! Yogurt! Scrambly eggs!<

    pulverized soup

  46. looking at these ads it is almost like they’re saying: “you are too stupid to make decisions so we’ll take that away from you with o!care”

  47. my sister was driving my car once and she saw Richard on Vineland cause of he heads up to his house in the hills that way a lot so we sped up and we were following him and we really scared the poor man but we had to stop before Vineland hit the boulevard cause we were going to my friend P’s

    i wish i had a house in the hills it’s very peaceful in the hills

    i’m troubled though

    people with ponds have been saying as to how the raccoons kill their koi

    so… does that mean if I made a turt turt pond, they’d end up at the mercy of some homocidal coon?

    cause that ain’t right and proper

    a turt turt pond in the hills has always been the dream

    but if it’s not realistic I’m a need a new dream

  48. I just told Wife of Slog that since MichelleO hates the country so much, we should call her the First Lady Against The United States.

  49. i wish i had a house in the hills it’s very peaceful in the hills

    After the fire burns it down, the mudslides will move the smoldering embers back down into the valley.

  50. good point

    I got wokered up by an erfcake this morning

    like at 5 am or so

    an astounding number of homeowners here do not have erfcake insurance

    kind of like those soggy momos in New Jersey and flood insurance

  51. >tumbles into the sea<

  52. I wish you folks would be a little more precise when you’re throwing out the word “Richard”.

    Just sayin’.

  53. burpbank is lovely this time of year i’m told

  54. it’s goddamn beautiful

  55. duly noted!

  56. you could leave the big guy out of it

  57. pickles

  58. The correct term is not “erfcake.” The correct term is geocollywobble.

  59. it’s very disorienting these collywobbles

    but I have this thing where

    the couch is safe

    as long as you’re on the couch the collywobbles can’t get you

    so far so good

  60. Claussen is advertised as having superior crunchiness to other brands. In a 1992 television commercial, Claussen pickles were shown to snap under pressure, whereas unidentified competing brands merely bent without snapping. In response, Vlasic Foods Inc. submitted a complaint to an advertising industry tribunal, claiming that the commercial was unfair and misleading. Ultimately, however, the claims of Claussen were upheld by the tribunal.

  61. it’s a lot to sort out

  62. i’m settling for >food for less< baby gherkins tonite

  63. i like pw for the kosher pickles discussion

  64. it’s neat

  65. So, a drunk, a queer and a contortionist walk into a bar…

  66. Jennifer Love Hewitt – Copious Boobies (Full)

  67. burpbank burps wipe yer mouth

  68. Ouch! I hope they gave you the Tylenol 3 to take home.

    Lortab.

    I took 1/2 tab last night and it really wasn’t that fun, prolly because I wasn’t in that much pain.

    If I try it again, with little-to-no pain, it’ll make me all wired and icky. So much for substance abuse: I couldn’t do it if I tried.

  69. I wanna know why you can get bread-and-butter pickles in chips and spears but not in baby pickle size.

    Because as usual the relish tray was my job for Thanksgiving and I got the baby dills and the baby gherkins but for the bread-and-butters they only had chips left, and they didn’t match.

  70. Jennifer Love Hewitt – Copious Boobies (Full)

    What, no link?

  71. Dicentra with the hurty-tooth, do I have the perfect soft soup for youz!

    Leave out the duck. I am amazed with this, I am, I am. Roasted butternut squash, parsnips, leeks, roasted and processed to sludge with real chicken stock. Roasted garlic, habanero. And then, and then, you whir in heavy cream to make the texture like silk. It is thick and deep and rich and oh so satisfying.

  72. dicentra says January 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    What’s everyone doing for Michelle’s Birthday celebration? Cake or Pie?
    Store-bought cookie dough. I had dental surgery yesterday (yanked out 2nd molar, drained pea-sized abscess, re-implanted and stitched in place).
    So, soft food all around! Pudding! Yogurt! Scrambly eggs!
    – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52476#comments

    I don’t know if the have Culvers where you are, but they have the best soft serve ice cream. back when I was truly immense I’d get a large caramel chocolate malt. It is reminiscent of Woolworths lunch counter when I was a lad.

  73. why you can get bread-and-butter pickles in chips and spears but not in baby pickle size.

    I think it has to do with the way they are prepared. They are known as a “quick pickle”. B&B pickles are traditionally sliced with a like amount of onions and covered with ice for an hour or so, then drained. The pickling liquid is made separately and poured over the cukes and onions once they are packed in jars. The name comes from the idea that the are so easy to make, it’s like buttering bread.

  74. Oh. Yeah
    My youngest daughter, who just turned 21 last year, and who is the arbiter of everything cool and hip, say’s,”This Obamacare advertising stuff just keeps getting more and more lame. It’s embarrassing to be an American.”
    My kid is smart.

  75. Yes, she is Mueller.

    I think it’s terrific that the Wahn and his henchmen are turning our yutes into conservatives.

  76. I don’t know if the have Culvers where you are…

    No, they don’t, and you are evil for bringing it up as a butterburger & cheese curds would be a swell FLATUS birthday meal.

  77. Nearest Culvers to me is in Greenville SC. 187 miles.

    Trust me, I am monitoring the placement of Culvers locations. This has an advantage of being in the same general area as a Cabela’s that’s opening soon — though another Cabela’s will open much closer a few months later.

    I am monitoring the placement of Cabela’s locations too.

    Don’t judge me.

  78. How to stop ObamaCare? Stateside nullifications

    First, SB1680 is being sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), along with eight co-sponsors in the Tennessee senate and a companion bill in the House by Rep. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon). The bills would prohibit the state, its officials and agencies from implementing or administering any part of the Affordable Care Act.

    The bill reads in part:

    “No powers, assets, employees, agents or contractors of the state, including any institution under control of the University of Tennessee or the Tennessee board of regents, or any political subdivision, municipality or other local government entity shall be used to assist in implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or any subsequent federal amendment to such act…”

    Also works on Federal gun laws…

    Meanwhile, on Wednesday Senator Mae Beavers also introduced legislation to stop the usurpation of the federal government in the area of the Second Amendment. SB1607, 2014 Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, was introduced to cut the legs out from under any federal gun laws.

    The legislation seeks to delete an entire section of the Tennessee code and replace it with the following:

    (a) Any federal enactment or federal enforcement action relating to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition, is void in this state.

    Chance of passing the State legislature? We are a solid Red state, with only the rancid areas of Memphis, Nashville, and a couple more areas still Blue. I’d like to say it’s possible, but it’ll be a long shot.

    As a shot across the Federal Ship of Statist bow, it’s a good one.

  79. Nearest Culvers to me is in Greenville SC. 187 miles.

    At least they are expanding into the civilized states.

  80. The closest to me is in Joplin or if I go South, in Dallas.

  81. Off Topic Blinding Flash of the Obvious:

    Low solar activity link to cold UK winters

  82. Oh, please. The sun has nothing to do with temperatures here on earth. It’s 93 million miles away!

  83. Why don’t you pull my other leg while you’re at it?

  84. cGehee says January 18, 2014 at 9:38 am
    Nearest Culvers to me is in Greenville SC. 187 miles.
    Trust me, I am monitoring the placement of Culvers locations. This has an advantage of being in the same general area as a Cabela’s that’s opening soon — though another Cabela’s will open much closer a few months later.
    I am monitoring the placement of Cabela’s locations too.
    Don’t judge me.
    – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52476#comments

    Bro!
    All I got is an ever increasing lameass Gander Mtn.
    The nearest Cabelas is 40 miles away and the nearest Bass Pro is 30.
    Unfortunately I live in Illinois.

  85. Hell, I always liked Richard. Now, this….

  86. “I don’t know if the have Culvers where you are, but they have the best soft serve ice cream. ”

    That’s because it ain’t soft serve. It’s frozen custard. It’s like stuff Dairy Queen served back in the 70’s, only in five or six flavors.

  87. I went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch today. I got the doz-nuggz.

  88. I wish there were a Cabela’s only 40 miles away from me. Until Greenville opens my nearest is in Louisiana.

    The one opening in Georgia this fall will be almost 70 miles.

  89. I’m in Austin, and the Cabela’s is in Kyle so that’s maybe 15 miles away? 20-ish? I bought some hikers, a pen knife, and a short machete there. Usually with guns I’m nore in the Academy price range though so I just go to Academy. Walmart no longer sells guns or ammo in (or even near) Austin. So if you want to buy a gun at Walmart you have to go to San Marcos or Killeen. Which is stupid.

  90. That’s lame. You can buy guns and ammo at Walmart in my teeny town.

    I have no idea where the nearest Cabela’s is to us—states away, I’m sure. There’s a Bass Pro in Tulsa, but that’s still almost 90 miles.

  91. The closest Cabela’s to me is in Post Falls, ID (just across the border from Spokane), about 2 1/4 hours from here. BUT, we do have Ranch & Home in Tri-cities, an hour away. Think Cabela’s with hardware and horse stuff!

  92. My closest Culver’s is a few blocks. Brand spanking new and I haven’t even ventured over. I’ll make sure I do, toot sweet.

    Cabela’s is just down the road.

    God’s country, is what it is.

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