Morning Must Reads: December 2

In the news: Obamacare; Congress' To-Do List; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Bronx Train Crash; New York magazine; Amazon's drone delivery system

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “Insurers and some states are continuing to look for ways to bypass the balky technology underpinning the health-care law despite the Obama administration’s claim Sunday that it had made ‘dramatic progress’ in fixing the federal insurance website…” [WSJ]
    • Kathleen Sebelius: Improvement Dramatic Over Oct. 1 [USA Today]
    • Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama [NYT]
    • Controlling Health-Care Costs [New Yorker]
    • Democrats Admit Reboot Needs Strong White House Team [Hill]
  • 113th Congress, Going Down In History For Its Inaction, Has a Critical December To-Do List [WashPost]
  • ‘Paper Tiger’ At the Pentagon [Politico]
  • Focus Turns to Investigation in Fatal Bronx Train Crash [NYT]
  • “British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China saying he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union, stoking tensions with the EU executive which condemned the move as premature.” [Reuters]
  • Long on Cutting Edge of Print, New York Magazine Cuts Back [NYT]
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Reveals Drone Delivery System [TIME]
542 comments
fitty_three
fitty_three

All done. Hawk football clinic 34 - 7.

Honestly, I didn't think they could do that to the Saints. They got killed by their own game plan, I think, but I don't think any coach would have done different.

sacredh
sacredh

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work I go.

fitty_three
fitty_three

OT 

Hawks 27, Saints 7.

Jeysoos what a show by Wilson!

Note to self: Game ain't over!

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but Ohio State moved up to #2 in the new BCS rankings.

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

@fitty_three Would you mind dropping by and shooting me in the melon? That game made me pray for death.


BREESUS WHYYYYYYYY


TyPollard
TyPollard

@fitty_three 

Yowser!!!

That is a solid team, top to bottom.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Of course, I haven't given any credit to our receivers, who were astounding.

fitty_three
fitty_three

It's all over but the showers.  Symbolic football. Done deal, here. Won't be a 400 yard day for Wilson, but it looks like the Saints' game plan was to pick on those corners and they stepped up insanely.  That allowed the pass rush to just snuff Brees and the running game was all Seattle.

Hawks (11 - 1); barring miracles, just not gonna happen for the Saints (9-3). It's ovuh.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Defense has been keeping Brees muzzled. They've been smothering their receivers, and that's with the two corners gone! Wilson might have a 400 yard day. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

Yah! Receivers and corners are stepping up. Corners are smothering saints receivers. Ricochet TD pass being reviewed.

Yup! Stands! 34 - 7

fitty_three
fitty_three

They got to keep pressure on Brees. 

Marshawn sucks as an actor, though...

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@MementoMori So protestors get the perp walk, and yet none of the bank execs who crashed the economy in the first place do. Typical and pathetic.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure  

Pretty soon, the ACA problems will become your personal Banghazi, if it isn't already; - )

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioureYou really are a buffoon. Any idea of how many corporate sites would kill for the poor performance you claimed they had?

With twice as much traffic as the site sees on a typical Monday, error rates and page wait times were higher than normal. By noon, the average page was taking two seconds to load. Web pages also had an error rate of 0.9 percent.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@collioure 

Well that means ACA is bust as a law. We just can't have something unless it's perfect.

yogi
yogi

@sacredh Well if that's not proof of a NWO cabal running the system, I don't know what is. ;-)

sacredh
sacredh

@fitty_three, I hope it's a slow night. Every night so far has been busy. I've got a goverbnment job for God's sake!!! Goodnight. 

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@mantisdragon91 @collioure Walmart.com was asking people to come back later this morning.  OMG! Walmart is going under.  Walgreen's asked me to come back later when all I was doing was renewing an RX.  Walgreen's is going under.  OMG!  OMG!  The business community is going down for the 3rd time.

collioure
collioure

Keep spinning.  That what the White House liars do too.

No corporate website would kill for the error rate at this website.

Once again the Washington Post did not report favorably on today's performance.

collioure
collioure

@MrObvious @collioure  

The point is that they continue to lie.

And Barry remains around 42-52 at Gallup.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@MementoMori @mantisdragon91 Look at the police officers in the photo, they are militarized. The lady is lucky they did not use a taser on her before handcuffing.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@mantisdragon91 PBS is reporting that 350,000 people accessed the website today. Yes, that is 350,000.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91 Except that is not what the article says now is it. All it says is that they are implementing monitoring software to monitor performance and establish proper ques as loads escalate. Learn about how the internet works and get back to us.

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91  

They wouldn't let the website try to handle 50,000 users at a time today.  That was their standard.

Please put away stats for an average website.  This will be one of the more important websites in the whole country. 

Enough now!

MementoMori
MementoMori

@collioure

"You are regularly ill-informed and regularly posting about topics about which you are ill-informed."

Oh the irony. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure 

Actually I noticed everything.  The wait times at 60% capacity were two seconds; the error rate was 0.9%. The wait time was eight seconds or longer before, and error rates were much higher, to the point where no one was getting their personal info through.

Seems to me that that is significant improvement.  Unfortunately for you, it will continue.  

collioure
collioure

@fitty_three @collioure  

Of course, you didn't notice those things, Third Grade.

You are regularly ill-informed and regularly posting about topics about which you are ill-informed.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@MementoMori 

He's really making a bad bet.  The improvements are tangible and significant.  The sites are up and running and people are enrolling.

He's got a real problem with separating his own opinion with what is stated in the articles he posts.

collioure
collioure

@MementoMori @collioure  

If you read the first article I referenced today, it really compliments the President's resolve to iron out the website's problems. 

The second article notes the insufficient website improvement which for me translates into more White House lying.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure 

That was your interpretation.  I read that at 60% of capacity, a 2 second load rate and a 0.9% error rate was experienced.

I didn't see anything about anyone lying, and it seems that when it's handling things adequately at 60% full capacity, they've met their requirements.

Unless you can show me what their targets were, that remains just your opinion, and everyone here knows you hate the ACA and you hate Obama.

collioure
collioure

@fitty_three @collioure  

Why must you twist my words so? 

Are you unable to read?

The UCA website did not work so well today

So admin officials who claimed yesterday that it was sufficiently fixed by their own deadline were lying.

MementoMori
MementoMori

@collioure @MementoMori 

You're probably right, I'm seeing double.

(And I'm guessing this is going over collie's head...)

The point is, you post articles for the sole reason of attacking Obama, which is fine, but you then complain when people assume you are attacking Obama.

That was my point.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@collioure 

There is a vast improvement in performance.  That much is documented.

So what you're saying is that it won't continue, right?  That it will never get better, right?

And isn't that poll a bit stale, now?

MementoMori
MementoMori

@collioure

 I hadn't realized you offered the reference as a hit on Obama. That's so unlike you.


MrObvious
MrObvious

@collioure @MrObvious 

The point is I don't give a shiat. Enjoy your better healthcare. Maybe they can give you a bandaid for your butthurt.

Yup, polling. That's going to suck going into his third term.

bokeh9
bokeh9

@MrObvious   Finally!  Some level of Credence to a @coillioure thread!!

MrObvious
MrObvious

@MementoMori @MrObvious @collioure 

Take the second right and the bathroom is right there.