Fifty years ago this week on a sunny fall afternoon in November, our 35th president was shot down in cold blood, forever changing the course of American history, robbing a post-war generation of its innocence. Some mark the date as the turning point in Americans’ trust in government, raising questions that remain to this day.
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And did you know that the Smithsonian’s web site now lets you view artifacts in 3D?
Launched last week, the Smithsonian X 3D Web site “serves up a collection of 3D images of artifacts digitally scanned by the museum through a partnership with Autodesk. You can explore the artifacts in detail by manipulating their images via mouse on your computer or via finger on a supported touch-screen device,” according to a report published at Cnet.
Video of the amazing process, including real examples from the Smithsonian, can be seen here.
After “fumbling the ball” – Obama-speak for the so-called “Affordable Care Act” abomination known by his name – Twitter lit up: “You mean Obama’s signature legislation? RT @ABC: Obama: ‘We fumbled the roll out on this healthcare law.’”
One offered an exit strategy for the “fumbling disaster of a president: ‘Obama fumbled the ball and he SHOULD BE BENCHED. #GetHimOffTheField‘”
But not to worry. Democratic National Committee mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tweeted her assurance … just before Obama threatened to veto Congress’ bipartisan bill allowing you to keep your health care insurance: “President and Democrats are willing – and eager– to work with anyone to ensure that the Affordable Care Act works for everyone.”
“Obama just compared health-care problems to a runningback fumbling the football; someone tell me why he’s a good president, please,” twittered “Snacks.”
Has Obamacare affected you? Is your health insurance policy being cancelled? Congressional House Republicans want to know about it.
The House Republican Conference’s “YourStory” project is encouraging its constituents to submit feedback to your House rep, telling of your experiences with Obamacare, which the Conference says will be shared with the proper committee and investigated appropriately.
“Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and crash, creating real problems for the America people all across the country. We are eager to hear the story of your experience with the website and encourage you to tell us,” Republicans say.
Check with your congressional representative on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to communicate directly with them, and to stay aware of any updates.