Hawaii Blew $73 Million & Still Does Not Have Functioning Health Care Website

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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The Hawaii Health Connector awarded over $73 million for a health care website and it still is not fully functional.
Watchdog reported:

The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.

That’s especially troubling, because CGI Group got $53 million for its creation and another $20 million for operation and maintenance.

A separate $100 million web portal operated by the state Department of Human Services and designed by KPMG to connect Hawaii residents with Medicaid services, a requirement under Obamacare, has also been problematic, House lawmakers said Tuesday.

Lawmakers questioned connector and state officials about reports of residents unable to get insurance or being delayed after applying for subsidies and getting directed instead to the Department of Human Services’ Medicaid site, Kolea.

The two websites “didn’t play well together” as one lawmaker noted, leaving some 11,000 applications unprocessed.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services said the news that their site wasn’t working properly was a “surprise” since as of June 2014, KOLEA has successfully processed over 70,000 unique applications and 250,000 individual requests for coverage. Kayla Rosenfeld, Public Information Officer for the Department of Human Services, said the Department will look forward to the House members providing more information so they can investigate.

The state’s chief information officer, Keone Kali, told House lawmakers at the Tuesday hearing that his department plans to create another more user-friendly site, a one-stop shop to process requests for health insurance and Medicaid.

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BUSTED: Corrupt Governor’s Office Used Tax $$ To Influence Elections

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Andrew Marcus

Does EVERY Illinois governor have to go to jail?

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It’s being reported that Gov. Walker Quinn’s office has been exposed using tax money to sway local elections in Illinois!

Illinois Review reports:

CHICAGO – Governor Quinn’s staff discussed a local mayoral election when considering how to divvy up $2 million in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative funds, a Sun-Times story revealed Wednesday.

View the smoking gun email here.

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Madison Officials Select Former Supermarket as Illegal Alien Shelter

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

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Madison, Wisconsin officials have identified two possible sites to house illegal alien children. A former Cubs Foods property and ShopKo property were identified as potential shelters. Up to 1,000 illegal alien children are crossing the US open border with Texas every day.
Watchdog.org reported:

Madison officials have identified three potential sites to house hundreds of undocumented child immigrants.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin toldWisconsin Reporter on Tuesday  two of the properties submitted to the federal government for review are the former Cub Foods store near Stoughton Road and the ShopKo off Aberg Avenue, which is closing at the end of August.

The city has acquired the Cub Foods parcel for storage, but the facility won’t be needed for city purposes until the beginning of next year, according to Soglin.

Soglin could not recall the location of the third site, but he said it’s “completely surrounded by the city.”

Madison has been asked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to find enough room to shelter between 150 and 250 undocumented children.

Catholic Charities in Milwaukee has offered three properties in eastern Wisconsin to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has requested space for up to 300 unaccompanied minors.

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Deneen Borelli Discusses the Abusive Treatment She Received at NAACP Convention on Hannity (Video)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

The NAACP held their 105th annual gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.”

And, the former rights group was “all in” for justice unless, of course, you happened to be a black conservative.

After years of rejection, black conservatives were allowed a single booth at the convention this year, but they were still locked out of speaking at the convention.

And, as Progressives Today reported earlier, conservative Deneen Borelli was harassed and berated at the convention this week.

Tonight, Deneen spoke with Sean Hannity about her experience at the conference in Las Vegas.

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What a Surprise! Michael Moore Is a Filthy Rich Hypocrite

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

What a surprise!
New court documents reveal anti-capitalist filmmaker Michael Moore is a filthy rich pig… And, a hypocrite.
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The loudmouth liberal preaches on the evils of capitalism but owns NINE HOUSES!
Detroit Jalopnik reported:

What exactly does Michael Moore need with $50 million and nine houses? We’ll never know, but we can hazard a guess, thanks some details from the documentarian’s pending divorce.

“Roger & Me” is required Jalopnik viewing, if not for the devastating consequences of one town’s reliance on the auto industry then at least for the spectacular displays of wealth said industry affords. So it’s a little strange that the man who has built a career criticizing capitalist culture is very much a capitalist himself.

Moore and his wife, Kathleen Glynn, will end their marriage of 22 years this week in a courthouse in northern Michigan. It’s there where the couple shared a 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, an affluent tourist community worlds removed from his Flint hometown. Moore initiated the divorce, records show.

The house, as well as eight other residences, a $50 million fortune amassed from “Roger & Me,” “Bowling For Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and a slew of other documentaries and books, and other assets, are at stake between the two.

The Detroit News reports that the house, nicknamed “The House that Roger Built,” was the final straw between Glynn — whom he met at a muckraking newspaper in Flint in the in the 1970s — and Moore. They bought the home in 1995, but Moore says Glynn’s constant spending to expand the lakefront home contradicted his message of being a champion for the little guy.

Residents who passed by in their boats monitored the home for the latest growth, they said.

“He is not a common man. No way,” resident Nancy Schwalm said while having lunch with two relatives at Lulu’s Bistro in Bellaire.

The mansion played a starring role in the divorce pleadings.

In one filing, Moore complained the expansion cost five times more than Glynn said it would. She handled the couple’s personal and business expenses, he said.

OK, OK. So maybe they got out of control with one house. But I’m having a hard time believing that Moore, who once told CNN’s Larry King that “those who invest their money wrongly or, you know, don’t run their business the right way, then they don’t do well,” was wholly opposed to his wife’s spending. As he noted in the divorce paperwork, they both had equal access to the money they earned.

Read the rest here.

Two years ago Michael Moore refused to tell Piers Morgan on CNN that he was in the one-percent.

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Staples Bows to Big Labor Boycott

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Kyle Olson

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(eagnews.org)

It looks like students today might actually be learning something from teachers unions: being a bully will get you what you want.

EAGnews.org reports:

The office supply chain Staples Inc. announced this week it is canceling a pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service to offer post office services in more than 80 stores after the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers encouraged teachers to boycott its stores, Reuters reports.

“Staples will continue to explore and test products and services that meet our customers’ needs,” Staples spokeswoman Carrie McElwee told the news service in an email.

The NEA and AFT boycotts had nothing to do with educating students or any other education issue, but rather was a show of solidarity with the American Postal Workers Union, which strongly objected to the plan because it could have replaced some top-dollar postal positions with lower paid non-unionized Staples workers…

While students across the country are struggling to graduate from schools staffed with AFT and NEA teachers, the unions are focused on organized labor’s never-ending war against America’s capitalist system. The boycott was a strategic political move designed to help the country’s Big Labor coalition retain power and control at a time when its clout is quickly slipping away.

It’s the same strategy teachers unions use in school districts across the country to bully local school board members to approve spending tied to union contracts that local communities can’t afford.

Read more here.

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Allen West Weighs in On NAACP Attacks on Black Conservatives

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Hoft

Former Congressman Allen West (R-FL) lashed out at the NAACP after black conservatives were very publicly attacked at the conference this week as reported at Progressives Today.
From the Allen B. West website:

NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and at the turn of the century, Booker T. Washington had a three-pronged agenda for their advancement: education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. Those three values completely align with conservative principles.

At the NAACP conference this week, a member was quite upset that black conservatives were there at all, including Deneen Borelli and CL Bryant, and made it clear they were not welcome at the event. This video is quite telling because it provides a clear window into what ails the black community: the advancement of grievance mongering and the welfare state.

Read the rest here.

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‘War on Humans’: New Film Exposes the Real Goals of the Radical Environmentalists

Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Ben Velderman

If you believe the ultimate goal of the radical environmental movement is to stop “man-made climate change” by getting people to drive electric cars and by taxing companies for carbon emissions tax, guess again.

A recently released documentary reveals the tree-huggers’ real aim is to “save the planet” by greatly reducing the human population – perhaps by as much as 90 percent.

“The War on Humans” is a 30-minute film produced by the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank that deals with issues relating to science, culture and bioethics. In the film, director John West exposes the dark side of America’s extreme environmentalists, who reject the idea that human beings should hold a special place in nature over the “non-human animals.”

More to the point: The extremists believe humans are a “plague on the planet” and the only cure is massive depopulation. To achieve that ambitious plan, the radicals have developed a long-range strategy for carrying it out, as “War on Humans” makes clear.

Phase One is a propaganda campaign to get people – particularly school children and university students – to buy into the premise that human beings aren’t inherently better than other specious. In fact, humans might be worse because their selfish actions are responsible for destroying the earth.

To that end, the environmentalists have been using the nation’s education system to convince the upcoming generation that human activity is the sole cause of climate change. They’re also communicating their “humans are destroying the planet” message through popular Hollywood movies, most recently 2014’s “Noah.”
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Majority Leader McCarthy: House Will Secure Border and Reunite Families

Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Ulysses Arn

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(usofarn.com)

At a press conference in Peoria, IL for former congressman Bobby Schilling, new House majority leader Kevin McCarthy stated that the House of Representatives will pass measures in the coming days and weeks that will help secure the southern border with Mexico and that the thousands of illegal immigrant families will be reunited.

Estimates are that 57,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors have entered the US in the last few months, many coming believing that the Obama administration won’t deport them and will instead grant them amnesty, and that doesn’t even include the much larger number of adult illegal immigrants that have been coming over the border as well.

A working group of lawmakers established by Speaker John Boehner is looking at crafting an emergency appropriations bill that would include sending the National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border, making changes to a 2008 law that inhibits the speedy deportation of individuals from Central and South America, bringing in more immigration Judges, as well as measures to further secure the border.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has his own legislation in the Senate that would further address the problems on the border.
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