63 days later... and the Obamacare website still isn’t functioning

Many on the right have warned of the dangers of Obamacare for years now, but it was hard to imagine that the implementation of the President’s signature legislation could go this badly. It has been 63 days since the October 1 rollout, and Healthcare.gov still isn’t functioning properly.

“How can that be possible? This goes beyond, I think… the wildest imagination of how bad this would be. I knew it would be bad. I didn't think the website would be this bad,” Pat said on radio this morning. “I know that the Obamacare program sucks and is more expensive for most people, but I didn't think there would be these kinds of problems with the website… And that [says] something: It exceeded our expectations for failure.”

Insurance companies are complaining of error-riddled applications, security experts are warning of significant privacy concerns, and those looking to sign up for coverage are now being directed to a virtual queue that could last hours. That really sounds like a ‘fixed’ website, right?

The Obama Administration, however, is quite proud of its accomplishments. "HealthCare.Gov on Dec. 1 is night and day from where it was on Oct0ber 1," Jeffrey Zients, the former Obama Administration official now managing website repair efforts, told reporters Sunday morning. "While we still have work to do, we've made significant progress with HealthCare.gov working for the vast majority of consumers."

During a White House briefing yesterday, Press Secretary Jay Carney had no choice but to make excuses:

REPORTER: And what do you say to those -- because we've talked to some today that we've been tracking from the start of this -- who still went on yesterday and today, and still are unable to enroll? What do you say to them?

CARNEY: Well, look, I would say that we have seen steady improvement in the site, and that improvement continued over the weekend and today. What is absolutely the case is that we need to continue our work, and that while the vast majority of users are able to access the site and have it function effectively, on a day like today when you have a surge that we're likely seeing, you're going to get this queue message, potentially, if you're trying to enroll, which allows for you to return to the site when it’s going to be less crowded. And that's a vast improvement over the experience that people had during surge periods -- or any period, really -- in early October.

“It's so bad that Carney is trumpeting on… December 2… two days after this was supposed to be absolutely fixed… that it's still not fixed,” Pat said exasperatedly. “So keep that in mind. You go there now – this is after the web site has been fixed – you [are going to] get a queue message. Wait. So I don't go there and sign up now? It's not fixed? No! But you are going to get a queue message that you are 194th in line.”

“Oh, no, no, they won't tell you [that] you are 194th,” Stu interjected. “What they will say is, ‘Hey, there's too much traffic. We'll email you when it's ready.’”

Pat attempted to extent the concept of the Healthcare.gov queue to other government agencies, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it doesn’t really make much sense.

“So the vast improvement is: Now, when you come to the DMV to get your driver's license renewed, the line is so long, that [they] can't even let you stay there,” Pat said. “[They’re] going to give you a little thing that says, ‘We'll call you when there's 10 people in line and you can come back. So go home and then we'll give you a call sometime in the future when there's less people in line and you can come back and get your driver's license then.’ Very convenient.”

When you consider the fact that we live in a world of instant gratification, the fact that the Obama Administration has gotten away with the utter failure of Healthcare.gov is truly inexplicable.

“Look, websites have problems, but you get it [fixed] in hours or minutes. You get them done, at the worst, in days,” Stu said. “Two months is an eternity in the digital world.”

Pat, meanwhile, summed the entire situation up in one word: “Unbelieveable.”

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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