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Category Archives: Reality Bites
New Mexico Senator Tom Udall has a couple of challengers for the upcoming 2014 election. In addition to candidates challenging Senator Udall, we’re also seeing grass-roots websites popping up questioning New Mexicans on the Senator — Do You Know Udall? Continue reading
My current insurance ends on December 31st and I’m not sure what insurance program I can or will be on. October 1st I went on to the Health Care Exchange site to “see what was in it”. (Kinda like Nancy Pelosi, but not). Like the majority of Americans I ran into the “Please Be Patient”, and “We are experiencing a lot of Traffic” page. I couldn’t even get to the site to create a profile for my Log In. It wasn’t until 11:30 pm that night I finally broke through the glitches and exhaustive wait time to accomplish my task of creating my user profile so I could then check out what the A.C.A. had to offer. After the steps of providing my email, creating a user name, password, and setting up security questions I received an email back after midnight on Wednesday Oct. 2nd stating:
Your Marketplace account has been created. There is one more step left before you can use your account. Click on this link to verify your email address…
I clicked on the link provided and was sent to the Log In screen, typed in my user name and password and waited. Nothing. I tried this again twice a day every day until this morning. I went on to the exchange site, got to the log in screen and the system did not recognize my user name nor password and prompted me to start over. Right at about that point I was not happy, nor in the mood to fight it; so I started over. Then I was notified that the email used is already in the system. I will not repeat the expletives yelled at my computer. My last-ditch effort was to open the “Live Chat” function on the screen and speak to one of the Navigators. Here is what transpired over the 12 minute conversation. Continue reading
Santa Fe, New Mexico is what some would call the “Jewel of the Southwest” culture. It boasts some of the best art galleries, restaurants, and historical sites dating back some 300 years. However, over the past couple decades its culture changed from historic “Old Town” allure to the more “Aspen like resort” washing itself with a liberal vibe and a massive influx of money that ultimately has changed its landscape. Its highlights are the homes of some of the elite of Hollywood and recently was voted the 5th most Snobby city in the nation, San Fransisco being number one.
The northern city in the “Land of Enchantment” also has another notch it can count on its belt. The posh, southwestern cultural Santa Fe has its own Occupy group. This encampment began out of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and, as with all the off shoots of the original OWS, Occupy Santa Fe protested big banks, big oil, and big money. Occupy Santa Fe think that Bradley manning is a Hero to the cause, Monsanto will destroy the world and anything with the word Nuclear is evil. Like Occupy Wall Street, they also protested on the raising the minimum wage in the city. Continue reading
I have a story to tell that it is an ugly truth and a part of my life that I choose to ignore for much of my adolescence. However, given the nature of conversation in today’s media, I felt it was time I told it. I will leave it up to the reader to decide what the logical conclusion must be in the end. Continue reading
Move over Honey Boo Boo and Real Housewives there is a new show brewing in DC that may give you all a run for your money. It seems that the White house press corp is quite upset with President Obama these days….and are crying foul. A line comes to mind….”There’s no crying in baseball” Well, there should be no wining in the media.
Over the weekend, President Obama in a not so smooth move brushed off the press corp to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods down in Florida. I question the choice of partners due to the fact Woods has been a controversial figure of an adulterous nature and is also part of that pesky 1% crowd Obama seems to have disdain for, yet I digress. It was a media black out for the 18 holes that would have produced photo-ops galore for the fawning reporters. Well, guys and gals, you really should have expected this. For the past 4 1/2 years the majority of you all have either thrown softballs, Nerf balls, or have had no balls in the questioning of this POTUS, or the digging for the truth on some of our countries most controversial scandals such as Benghazi , (H/T to Lady Liberty on Benghazi Gate) and Fast and Furious, (even the Daily Kos questioned media neglect on this one). You have remained silent on the many contradictions regarding Obama’s current economic policies and the debt vs. Candidate Obama’s statements on raising the debt…“That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic,” said candidate Obama. Yet, some of you are now realizing you are being and have been played by this administration from the get go. In a somewhat scathing article by Politico, the strings on the press corp are finally being visualized by the left stream media and Obama’s ability to manipulate you all. From that article, and I will list as my favorite parts:
*President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House….
*frustrated Obama press corps neared rebellion this past holiday weekend when reporters and photographers were not even allowed onto the Floridian National Golf Club, where Obama was golfing.
I had to chuckle at the almost cathartic nature of the article in the way the Left stream media, like an Alcoholic, is coming out and realizing it may have a problem as the first step to recognizing its addiction. Well, open up the flood gates of “we told ya so’s” because this is something we fellow thinkers have seen since his nomination back in ’08. From Bruce Johnson op-ed, with the American Thinker, “These are the same journalists who sat on their hands during Fast and Furious. They failed to notice any lack of transparency during the Holder hearings when copious amounts of inter-agency communiques were redacted and withheld. Do these journalists realize that the people still do not know the highest ranking Department of Justice official to have knowledge of Fast and Furious? Did “transparency” reveal who implemented or approved the program?” to Silvio Canto, Jr. also with American Thinker his article titled “This is what happens when you are in the tank for the President” and New York magazine which had comments from Ed Henry, WHCA president and Fox News correspondent….(by the way, Mr. Henry has always in my mind shown integrity and true journalistic qualities that should be held as a standard)
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend, “.. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
I say to those in the Press corp whom have allowed for this to happen…. Your have only your selves to blame for giving this guy a pass in the first place. Cut the strings, and stop acting like the characters in a ridiculous reality show. The American public requires you to do your job. Stop waiting for the President to be forthcoming and go after the accountability!!!! -Liberty Speaks Continue reading