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An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

If You Like Your Plan, We May Change It


It’s always interesting to see what documents get dumped on a Friday afternoon. Yesterday, the dump included 30,000 “found” Lois Lerner emails and 300 pages of proposed Obamacare regulations. One of the proposed changes would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to move you to the cheapest plan in your coverage tier if you didn’t specifically reenroll in your current plan during open enrollment.

Of course, you could wind up with a plan that doesn’t provide reasonable access to a key service you need or that excludes the team of doctors treating your current condition, but don’t worry. Our betters really know what’s good for us.

Thanks for the Links


A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

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Thank you, fellow bloggers, for those generous links. Thanks, too, to everyone who clicked on them. Please keep coming back.

NGC 986


A spiral in a furnaceNGC 986 is found in the constellation of Fornax (The Furnace), located in the southern sky. NGC 986 is around 56 million light-years away, and its golden center and barred swirling arms are clearly visible in this image assembled from data captured by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. (The stars in the upper right appear a little fuzzy because a gap in the Hubble data was filled in with images from ground-based telescopes. The view  is accurate, but the resolution is no match for Hubble.)

Barred spiral galaxies are spiral galaxies with stars forming a central bar-shaped structure. NGC 986 has the characteristic S-shaped structure of this type of galaxy. Young blue stars can be seen dotted through the galaxy’s arms, and the core is also alight with star formation.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday, I announced a contest to see who could pick up on the amazingly stupid error that Aaron Walker found in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s motion for a new trial in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. There have been quite a few of entries so far, but no winner yet.

Here are the rules:

1. Don’t publish anything online that would tip off TDPK. The winning answer will be posted after the judge rules. So will some of the best of the other entries.

2. Email your entry to hogewash@wjjhoge.com. Include “TDPK Contest” in the subject line.

3. The first email (based on timestamp) with the correct answer will win a Hogewash! Res Judicata coffee mug.

popcorn4bkThus far, all the entries have found at least one fatal error in TDPK’s motion, but no one has latched on to Aaron’s zinger. Keep the entries coming. I’m enjoying them.

Meanwhile, the time remaining until TDPK’s omnibus opposition to all of our motions to dismiss the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is slipping away.

Stay tuned.