Intro/Outro: Van Halen-Running With The Devil/Lynyrd Skynyrd-Gimme Three Steps
This week Gabe, Drew, John E., Andy and Rick Tempest are joined by John McCormack of The Weekly Standard to discuss the government shutdown, the death of author Tom Clancy and the laughably bad rollout of the Obamacare enrollment system, or, as it’s called on the blog, 404care.
The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/02/the-shutdown-is-the-constitutions-fault/
Is It Time To Abolish Congress? http://nationalinterest.org/blog/jacob-heilbrunn/shutdown-washington-9158
Healthcare.gov: Code Developed by the People and for the People, Released Back to the People http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/healthcaregov-code-developed-by-the-people-and-for-the-people-released-back-to-the-people/277295/
Reddit: i guess a couple of are trying to sign up for healthcare…(a minor bug on the new healthcare website) http://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/1nifc5/i_guess_a_couple_of_are_trying_to_sign_up_for/?sort=confidence
How AP altered its headline to protect Obamacare http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/how-ap-altered-its-headline-to-protect-obamacare
ObamaCare’s Technology Mess http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579105092032930278.html
Obamacare Increases Man’s Premiums 300%, Supporters Call It a Success Story http://www.cato.org/blog/obamacare-quadruples-chads-premiums-supporters-call-success-story
On today’s episode, Andy, Drew M., John E. and Rick Tempest are joined by Noah Rothman, Editor at Mediaite. We discuss the latest on Syria, NBC’s Harlequin romance novel-worthy analysis of Obama’s body language, Crazy Uncle Ron Paul, the Democrats’ core philosophy of Don’t-you-dare-call-it-socialism! (but, yeah, it is) … and how people are becoming conditioned to it, the kickoff of the 2013 football season, and Noah’s piece on Maria Rodale’s ridiculous open letter to Obama comparing chemical weapons to pesticides, which prompted an hilarious dramatic reading of this Salon piece – No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”.