Flying Frogs and ObamaCare

Touted as the next best thing since invention of the abacus, HealthCare.gov continues to face plant whenever “too many” attempt negotiating that grand portal for all things health care. Frustrated visitors were instructed to try using the system during off-peak hours when demand would be lower.

Well, apparently that bank of Commodore 64s at the heart of ObamaCare are still overtaxed (pun intended). So, the geniuses in charge have decided to do away with that off-peak shopping option. NBC reports:

The application page of the Obamacare website — stricken with glitches for weeks — will go offline daily while a technology team works to resolve problems, the government said Sunday.

The Health and Human Services Department said that the application page of HealthCare.gov will go offline from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily. During those times, people will not be able to apply or enroll through the website.

Watching the HealthCare website repeated launch, only to belly flop again, is ample proof that no matter how hard they try, frogs can’t fly.

Ziggy comic strip

Dennis P. O’Neil

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14 Responses to Flying Frogs and ObamaCare

  1. Mrs AL says:

    Couldn’t you just spit watching this whoha? If it didn’t affect life so seriously, it would be funny!

  2. Kathy says:

    Frogs can’t fly, but that doesn’t stop the government from continuing to make us think they can. These people think we’re as stupid as they are.

    • Saltwater says:

      Why not frogs? Remember, we are dealing with folks in charge of this steaming pile whose technical expertise is limited to getting winged toasters to transit across their computer screens.

      • Mrs AL says:

        Remember way back when in a land far away there was an immensely popular dittie with a little guy knocking in the computer screen saying something like, ‘hello, I’m in your monitor.’ Hysterical. These pine cones can’t even accomplish that!

        Have no clue if this fits the thread, but that’s what struck me.

  3. bullright says:

    Funny, you could read War and Peace while you wait, or compose a new classical masterpiece. Or write a doctoral thesis, and still take that long-awaited va-k. Then wait!

  4. CW says:

    You know it’s a sad state of affairs when the highlight of my day is hearing about the latest screw up by the Left as they waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our tax money on their grand scheme to get free healthcare for their voting bloc.

    Cost to make a failed website for Obamacare – $600 million.

    Seeing the pained looks on the faces of the Obama cheerleaders – priceless!

    • Saltwater says:

      Yep, it is a bit like watching a pratfall in the making. You see the ball bearings scattered across the floor. You see the twit rushing into the room. You know he will soon be ass over tea kettle. You know the landing will hurt. You know you should feel bad that he will be injured. But, he is a twit after all. He has plenty of opportunity to see the danger for himself. Yet, he continues headlong, oblivious. All you can do at that point is laugh and get more popcorn.

  5. Hardnox says:

    They can continue to shine that turd forever. In the end it is still a turd. Sadly they will spend many millions more attempting to shine it until some adults show up and call it what it is.

  6. Clyde says:

    Here is what happens when theoreticians try to run things in the REAL world. Good piece, Salty.

  7. Buck says:

    “Why don’t you pass the time playing some solitaire?”
    Recognize that?
    Frank Sinatra’s handler’s key sentence in “The Manchurian Candidate.”

  8. pepperhawk says:

    Well, the website will never work right with a platform that is completely written the way it was.
    A few glitches it is not. A POS is what it is. Good luck to those trying to get on to buy expensive health care.