A Long Beach, Calif., man held a one-person protest this week, saying he was denied health care even though he signed up for health insurance through Covered CA, the state’s Obamacare insurance exchange.

Andrew Edwards is a reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram.!/AndrewEdwardsCA/status/419284362358579200!/AndrewEdwardsCA/status/419284994020757504

He’s not alone there.!/AndrewEdwardsCA/status/419284513118625792


Covered California has interesting advice for enrollees who haven’t been invoiced

Thwarted consumers vent about problems with Covered California’s website

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Dear US Veterans,

You're NO better than Islamic Terrorists.


(ht @TwitchyTeam)

— Ed Shahzade (@Ed) May 15, 2014

That’s the message Joyce Carol Oates sent to veterans on Thursday when she suggested a repugnant moral equivalence between Islamic terrorists and those who serve in the U.S. military. “We are so very superior to the “suicide-bomber” cult–are we?” she asked. “US does not transform young vulnerable hopeless into human weapons of war?”

Many Twitter users weren’t buying the slimy attempt to inoculate herself against criticism with a couple of question marks.!/ConservativeLA/status/467028893741113347

How about these questions, Joyce?!/clarkr3000/status/466993664409882624!/Bilford_Wrimley/status/466993957092999168

Whatever’s wrong with her, it’s time for Oates to seek help.!/FrogSupply/status/467003539206963201

So do we.

These Twitter users say they served the country and were far from “vulnerable” and “hopeless.”!/BrandonStahl1/status/466984901108326400!/LislAK/status/467164378970603520!/FredKiesche/status/466988772379590656!/jon_jononymous/status/467032790253322241!/KurtSchlichter/status/467139294105059328

Pathetic, indeed.


Degenerate Joyce Carol Oates: Is the US military really ‘so very superior’ to terrorists?

Read more:!/gabrielmalor/status/523135170140848128

A recent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs found the VA beset by “significant and chronic system failures.” One of those failures apparently includes inattentiveness to which branch of service one Marine Corps veteran served in:

This new ID card says a lot about the VA. (I wasn’t in the Army)

— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) October 17, 2014


Bureaucratic runaround ensued in the attempt to correct the error:

ID replacement: “You need to bring in your current one.” “You sent me the new one in the mail.” “My hands are tied.” wtf @DeptVetAffairs

— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) October 17, 2014

The @DeptVetAffairs is driving me to drink.

— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) October 17, 2014

You stay competent, VA!

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for veterans!/FLOTUS/status/489499007761514498

Today, Michelle Obama gave the keynote address at the Unite for Veterans Summit in L.A..!/JoiningForces/status/489479078895173633

Veteran homelessness is indeed a serious issue that needs to be addressed. But you know what? So are sick and dying veterans languishing in the VA system. And FLOTUS made no mention of them:!/FLOTUS/status/489493444503425025

What about the idea that our veterans are spending months, or even years, waiting to be seen by a VA physician? Maybe, like her husband, she needs to find out about that stuff from the news. And with her busy social calendar, she just hasn’t had the time.!/FLOTUS/status/489494967509725184

And under this president, we’ve also watched corruption plague the Department of Veterans Affairs.!/FLOTUS/status/489497247831162880!/FLOTUS/status/489498012532494336

Our vets deserve a hell of a lot better than what this president has shown them.



Twitchy coverage of the VA scandal

Twitchy coverage of Michelle Obama

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bigger fish to fry!/Matthops82/status/478549362260185088

In case you had any remaining doubt as to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to addressing the horrific mistreatment of our nation’s vets, this ought to clear things up:!/DeptVetAffairs/status/478523107440091136

Sorry … what?!/Cameron_Gray/status/478545742219333633

Because what’s mass human slaughter or sick heroes left to languish or die when there are fish on the line?!/Matthops82/status/478548280570175489!/Trent_Hill/status/478546920369971200!/AngelaKG/status/478552413868011520!/betzbella/status/478541255966605313!/Matthops82/status/478547319894204416

Or — dare we say it — bigger fish to fry?!/CuffyMeh/status/478553709455355904



‘You tweet this as Iraq disintegrates’?’ @StateDept is ‘focused like a laser beam on fish’

Iraq crisis? No worries, you guys. John Kerry will … squee! Leonardo DiCaprio!

Twitchy coverage of the VA scandal

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On Memorial Day we Honor those who Served.

All gave some.

Some gave All.

Thank you for your Service.

#1u .

— Marc Perrone (@Marc_Perrone) May 24, 2014

Anthony “Marc” Perrone is Secretary-Treasurer of the 1.3 million member United Food & Commercial Workers International Union. Unfortunately, he seems a bit unclear on the distinction between Veterans Day (to celebrate all veterans) and Memorial Day (to honor members of the U.S. armed forces who died in service to our country).

But that’s OK. President Obama doesn’t know the difference either.

Read more:!/micolh/status/470891767425167360

Relax, America. The VA system is working just fine. Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah says so!!/chakafattah/status/470873870808129536!/chakafattah/status/470876061539246080

See? He’s “been there.” Guess those 40-plus veterans’ deaths were just anecdotal or something.

Hey Congressman, here’s an idea:!/StopSpendingUSA/status/470906960825819136



Twitchy coverage of Chaka Fattah

Twitchy coverage of the VA scandal

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Today, KISS bassist and proud U.S. military supporter Gene Simmons shared a sneak peak at his cover spot on an upcoming issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine:!/genesimmons/status/469891688874246145

Particularly in light of the all the disturbing revelations about the neglect and mistreatment of patients in the VA system, it’s more important than ever that our veterans get the respect and support they so richly deserve.!/streetrat22/status/469892213980557314!/scause1701/status/469893072940466176!/DixieisBOSSY/status/469893571647393792!/DaveHatter/status/469893176485244929


Gene Simmons, KISS play private show for troops and veterans

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