Monday, October 7, 2013

First Monday Blah Blah Blah.


Here's one case where I hope the government shutdown trickles all the way up to our Supreme Overlords in DC, where they have been issuing one stinker after another (at least on the civil side).

What would happen if the Supremes just took this term off?

(I know this won't happen -- "essential services" and all, but it's an interesting thing to think about.)

How much worse can things get?

In other news, Herald political reporter Marc Caputo details the political "gaffe" of the Obamacare website having technical issues.

I don't disagree that the GOP has seized on the glitches, but let's put things in perspective.

Have you tried getting a hold of Blue Cross lately?  Or your cable provider?  Or your cell phone provider?

Remember when your new iPhone worked perfectly?

Neither do I.

Try getting Wells Fargo to credit you for a mortgage payment they claim you never made, and then come cry to me about spending a few hours on a glitchy government website that is actually designed to help you.

Finally, here's a bill before the Florida legislature that -- believe it or not -- appears to be a good idea:
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, filed a bill he's hoping will be considered and passed at the legislative session that starts in the spring. The bill would provide $3,000 a year to repay loans of prosecutors and public defenders with three to six years of experience, and $5,000 a year for those with six to 12 years on the job — a total of $44,000 for those willing to stick it out in a public sector job in a field where the big money is in the private sector.
Sorry young financially burdened public servants -- we're too busy banning animal sex and Sharia law!

5 comments:

Godwhacker said...

Say what you want about these so called glitches, but for whatever their harm they have kept the fact that the Obamacare exchanges are open at the top of the news for over a week.

"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about."

Anonymous said...

Interesting that a week ago it was all doom and gloom and an end of freedom as we know it. Now it's the website doesn't work well. I'm just going to pop open a beer, sit back, and watch the republican party drive right off the cliff. I just hope they don't take my investment accounts with them.

Anonymous said...

This comment was so f'ing funny from the weekend that I think all your readers should see it:

Anonymous DAVID OVALLE said...
I PHONE ATTACKS LAWYER
Miami Herald.
David Ovalle.

Famed Miami personal injury lawyer Spencer Aronfeld was attacked and beaten by his Iphone 4S in an incident at the Coral Gables Starbucks Saturday evening. The police were called and Aronfeld was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable but hysterical condition. Coral Gables Police Spokesperson Dom Del Luca said the police are looking for an Iphone of interest.

Kaitlin Oakburn, a student at UM and a barrista at the Starbucks called 911: "I see this snarky looking dude making some sort of video with his iPhone and then the phone just went berserk and started beating him about the head and the dude just went down and started screaming for help. Hot coffee was everywhere and then some people pulled the phone off the dude. The Phone was playing all sorts of rap music and acting real gansta and then it bolted out the door."

Aronfeld is a well known Coral Gables personal injury lawyer who has in the past warned about the dangers many common items like cell phones pose. The incident was caught on Starbucks security tape as well as the cell phones of several customers. The police are reviewing the videos in hopes of identifying the phone.

Anonymous said...

CAPUTO FAIL

Anonymous said...

Perp walk coming for lawyers!