Monthly Archives: June 2016

‘Mission accomplished’? ‘Fixed’ HealthCare.gov still full of fail [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/MomMilkshake/status/407334771459497984

Wait, what? That can’t be! HHS told us that the revamp of HealthCare.gov has resulted in “dramatic improvement.” Mission accomplished and all! Period.

Not according to attempted users of the website, however. The “fixed” HealthCare.gov site is still full of fail.

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http://twitter.com/#!/nicktesla2010/status/407333260125937664
http://twitter.com/#!/vaughn_shirley/status/407233608894517248
http://twitter.com/#!/Charlottesville/status/407302272909967360
http://twitter.com/#!/adamtw1010/status/407295042185736192
http://twitter.com/#!/seanshannon/status/407308370337488896
http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/407190297894854656

It’s not any better on Monday morning either.

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/407470452752142336

Whoops! Heck of a job, Barry.

Again.

Related:

HHS claims ‘dramatic improvement’ of HealthCare.gov; Check out new front page [Photoshop]

‘Freaking infuriating’: Amanda Carpenter still wrestling with insurance marketplace

‘Crash crash crash’: Amanda Carpenter live-tweets Obamacare sign-up experience

‘Fixed’ HealthCare.gov still causing headaches for users

This revamped HealthCare.gov homepage is hilarious [Photoshop]

‘TRULY SHOCKING’: Meet the new face of Obamacare (Bonus: ‘TOP men are in charge now’) [Photoshops]

‘Wins the Internet!’ Don’t miss the new Obamacare website front page [Photoshops]

ICYMI giggles: Healthcare.gov new front page; Adam Baldwin spots missing woman [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/02/mission-accomplished-fixed-healthcare-gov-is-still-full-of-fail-pics/

The Rock smashes myths about depression in an emotional interview for Oprah.

Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson began taking down opponents in the the ring as a wrestler, he fought a very different battle behind closed doors.


Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Decades ago, after being dealt significant career setbacks as an athlete, Johnson found himself battling depression.

During an episode of “Oprah’s Master Class,” the 43-year-old wrestler-turned-Hollywood-heavyweight opened up about his own mental health history.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

When he was 23 years old, Johnson was living in his parents’ small apartment. He’d just been cut from the Canadian Football League and passed over by the NFL.

At a crossroads and feeling like a failure, Johnson’s mental health suffered.

The one thing he wish he understood about depression while he was struggling with it?

GIFs via “Oprah’s Master Class.”

“I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone,” Johnson said.

“You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not going to be the last to go through it. And oftentimes it happens you feel like you’re alone. And you feel like it’s only you. And you’re in your bubble.
And I wish I’d had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s going to be OK. … It’ll be OK.'”

Known for his big muscles and even bigger personality, Johnson may not seem like the type of person who’d struggled with depression.

But that’s because there are a lot of misconceptions about what the disease looks like.

See this girl, all sad and lonely in bed? Sure, depression can look like this. But it doesn’t have to. Photo via iStock.

If you’re depressed, you must appear depressed, right? You should be moping around, dressed in all black, with a moving patch of gray clouds above your head (isn’t that in a commercial I saw?).

Not exactly.

Last year, psychologist Rita Labeaune wrote in
Pyschology Today about “smiling depression” the type of deceptive depression that isn’t so obvious.

“Not everyone experiences depression in the same way,” she wrote. “Some might not even realize that they are depressed, especially if they seem like they’re managing their day-to-day life.
It doesn’t seem possible that someone can be smiling, chipper, functioning, and at the same time, depressed.”

That’s why we should never assume that someone even someone with a larger-than-life persona, like Johnson isn’t dealing with mental health issues beneath the surface.

Fortunately for Johnson, with determination and support from loved ones, things turned around.

Johnson ended up passing on another opportunity to return to the Canadian Football League “My gut tells me I’m done,” he remembers feeling at the time because he was ready for something new.

That’s when he decided to pursue wrestling a move that ultimately benefited his mental health.

At first, his father wasn’t supportive, saying Johnson’s decision to put his football career behind him was “throwing it all away.”

“I said, ‘Maybe I’ll be no good,'” Johnson recalled.
“‘But I feel like, in my heart, I have to do this.'”

Johnson’s father ended up wholeheartedly supporting his son’s career change, and as evidenced by Johnson’s impressive
wrestling resume (not to mention his acting one) the rest is history.

But, as Johnson’s emotional video for “Oprah’s Master Class” shows, it’s still a tough discussion topic for the actor.

Bravo to Johnson for sharing a personal and difficult part of his life with us (because he certainly didn’t have to).

For the many people struggling with depression, who could use some reminding that,
no, you are not alone, it makes a big difference.

Watch Johnson on “Oprah’s Master Class” below:

Need help? Learn more about depression and the various resources available for anyone who needs them here.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/the-rock-smashes-myths-about-depression-in-an-emotional-interview-for-oprah?c=tpstream

Telling! Jim Geraghty: Hey, look what’s not mentioned on DCCC home page

http://twitter.com/#!/conservbtfly/status/407247742633656320

You don’t even need to go that far. As National Review’s Jim Geraghty noted, a little something is missing from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s website home page:

http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/407514956859322368

Gasping! What, no “signature legislation”? Funny that. And by funny, we mean hilarious.

The DCCC’s digital director frantically tries to spin:

http://twitter.com/#!/brandonenglish/status/407517868213821442

Of course, scrolling over that just brings you to some nonsense finger-pointing over the shutdown. Fail!

It also doesn’t spin away the rest of what Jim Geraghty noticed:

http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/407519684313878528

Telling.

http://twitter.com/#!/robertsays/status/407515089453850624

Snicker. That’s right, according to Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Keep going with that plan.

Please. It will totally work. Promise! (Period.)

Related:

‘Mission accomplished’? ‘Fixed’ HealthCare.gov is still full of fail [pics]

HHS claims ‘dramatic improvement’ of HealthCare.gov; Check out new front page [Photoshop]

‘Freaking infuriating’: Amanda Carpenter still wrestling with insurance marketplace

‘Crash crash crash’: Amanda Carpenter live-tweets Obamacare sign-up experience

‘Fixed’ HealthCare.gov still causing headaches for users

This revamped HealthCare.gov homepage is hilarious [Photoshop]

‘Wins the Internet!’ Don’t miss the new Obamacare website front page [Photoshops]

‘You go, girls!’ Heh: Why is Monica Crowley cheering on Nancy Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz?

Bless her lying heart! Nancy Pelosi ‘stands tall’ for Obamacare lies; Throws Dems under the bus?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz slams GOP opposition: Americans will like Obamacare, dammit!

Hilarious! Obamacare ‘success’ nutshelled by Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s face [pic]

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/02/schadenfreudelicious-jim-geraghty-hey-look-at-what-is-not-mentioned-on-dccc-home-page/

These 25 Animals Are Being Jerks Just For The Fun Of It — NOT Cool, Guys

Some animals are jerks…it’s pretty much a scientific fact.

You can train them all you want, send them to obedience school, or offer up loads of treats as incentives, but they’ll still act like a jerk every now and then.

They’re lucky they’re so cute — we’d never get away with anything like the jerk moves they’re pulling.

1. I can’t tell who’s the bigger jerk here.

2. This is just rude.

3. “MY MINI MUFFINS.”

4. “Hmm…I’m bored. I guess I’ll just bite this human’s leg.”

5. TAKEDOWN!!!

6. “I’ll be taking this.”

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7. Okay, the black goat should have seen this coming.

8. Mr. Stingray didn’t feel like playing anymore.

9. “Vanilla? My favorite!”

10. Turns out, there is a monster hiding under your bed — and it’s a jerk.

11. “Todd, I said no!”

12. “Try doing your homework NOW!”

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13. “How are you not understanding…dis my counter.”

14. They’re testing out their new wrestling tag team routine.

15. “Nice hair, dork!”

16. Cold, ice-cold.

17. “Ahhhhhhh CHOO!”

18. “I’ll just sit riigghhtt HERE.”

19. This kid is just lucky to get out alive! It could have been worse.

20. Steve was sick and tired of Tracy always following him around.

21. “My ledge.”

22. “That looks pretty tasty.”

23. “Who do you think you are, Mr. Chicken?”

24. Dang, this guy even backed up a bit before charging.

25. Penguins…savage.

Just goes to show, no matter what we do, there will always be jerks — animal and human alike — in the world!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/animal-jerks/