Archive for October, 2013

Ask The Eye Good Morning And Good Luck On Your Internship Here

October 31, 2013

Dear Eye View

A few months ago at work a young, handsome intern started talking to me. He was flirtatious and would act thrilled to see me. He would do this when other people were around, even other supervisors. I admit that I was flattered, but I’m a divorced woman 20 years his senior and in a relationship, so I didn’t take it seriously. All I did to respond to him was smile and exchange small talk. I recently found out that he isn’t flirting, he is making a joke of me. I was told by a friend that he was talking about me at an event in front of other employees, including a supervisor, and they were all having a laugh at my expense. This also explains the times when I would walk into the cafeteria and this intern and some co-workers would start smirking at me and cracking up. I am a bit overweight and not all that attractive, so perhaps this makes me a good target. He’s continuing his overtures and I simply respond “Hello” with a flat smile and go on my way. My friend told me to beware because she was afraid that this young man might get me into trouble. I am concerned that he could file a complaint against me and I don’t know what to do. How should I handle this situation?

Not a Sexual Harasser

Dear Not

I understand your concern. He seems to get off on his little game of false flattery.  Two can play that game. Hope this helps.




Obama Names Jefferey Zients Of Bain Capital To Fix Obamacare Website, John Stewarts Bain Trauma

October 27, 2013

How is this for irony? After spending 2012 scourging Mitt Romney as a heartless capitalist for working at Bain & Co., President Obama is now betting on another former Bain consultant, Jeffrey Zients, to rescue his trouble-plagued website.

Obama named Zients, currently the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, to lead the “tech surge” to address the many problems with website. “Jeff will provide short-term advice, assessments and recommendations,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.

Zients previously worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Co., from August 1988 to June 1990. This was the same company that got Romney, who joined Bain in 1991, labeled as a “vulture capitalist” during the election.

John Stewart suffers severe Bain trauma.


Michelle Obama Princeton Classmate Is Executive For Company That Built The Failed Obamacare Website

October 26, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare  enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian  company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of  the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of  Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account.

US taxpayer suffers Romy and Micheles Reunion Replay  with blonde leading the blonde.

Michele: Remember the prom? You got so thin by then. Romy: Oh, I know. I was so lucky getting mono. That was like the best diet ever.


Marines Move To Unisex Hats Creating More Drama While Becoming Better Troopers

October 24, 2013

A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.

Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.” The thin new hats have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.

Move to new unisex hats make marines become better troopers.



Unsatisfied Obama Calls In The A Team To Fix Website To Create Greater Dissatisfaction

October 23, 2013

The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems.

The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from HHS was the first update in more than a week on the many failings of an expensive website that HHS itself described as “frustrating for many Americans.” But it didn’t specify who the administration had called in, or when the American people would see clear-cut results on

Unsatisfied Obama calls in the “A Team” to create greater dissatisfaction.


Bankrupt Wayne Newton’s Boat Sinks, Tells Insurance Company Danke Schoen

October 22, 2013


A yacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton has sunk at a Lake Mead marina. The 65-foot vessel sank stern-first in 45 feet of water while it was in a slip at the Temple Bar marina. That’s on the Arizona side of the Colorado River reservoir, about 80 miles east of Las Vegas. National  Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said Monday no one was on the boat, and no injuries are reported. “(The boat) began taking on water around 9:30 a.m. and sunk within minutes,” Vanover said in a statement.Newton’s sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, confirms that the 1996 Skipperliner named Rendezvous belongs to Newton. McCrone said Newton and his wife were vacationing out of the country when the boat sank Friday.

Wayne Newton tells his insurance company Danke Schoen.



Obamacare Website Crashes Due To 20 Million Hits Considering New Tech Strategy

October 22, 2013

President Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged technical problems that he described as “kinks in the system.” He also promised a “tech surge” by leading technology talent to repair the painfully slow and often unresponsive website that has frustrated Americans trying to enroll online for insurance plans at the center of Obama’s health care law.

But in remarks at a Rose Garden event, Obama offered no explanation for the failure except to note that high traffic to the website caused some of the slowdowns. He said it had been visited nearly 20 million times – fewer monthly visits so far than many commercial websites, such as PayPal, AOL, Wikipedia or Pinterest.

White House considers a “new tech strategy”.


Ask The Eye, Wedding Hangover, Often The Money Shot Provides That Keepsake Moment

October 22, 2013

Dear Eye View

At our wedding, many of our relatives and friends opted to give us cash gifts. The problem is that my brother stole most of the money at the wedding. The police are involved and we have painfully discovered he has debts and a gambling problem. Although we are no longer speaking, I still love my brother and I don’t wish to advertise his personal demons to everybody else. But I find myself completely stuck when it comes to writing thank you notes. I am pretty certain some of our guests gave very generously, warranting more than a generic “Thank you for your presence and your present”—but I have no way of finding out who and how much. I really want to do the right thing and express my gratitude, but how without knowing what everyone gave us?


Dear Sad

I understand your concern. Sometimes weddings bring out the worst in people. Have you considered checking  your wedding photos? They can help capture that keepsake moment.Then delete them.

Hope this helps.



Online Health Care Exchange Website Needs 5 Million Lines Of Code Rewritten, Close Enough For Government Work

October 21, 2013

Obamacare’s online exchanges have been riddled with problems since they came online three weeks ago, and those issues may continue for at least the next few weeks. Contractors said fixing the problems by the November 1 deadline set by the administration would be “unrealistic,” according to the New York Times.

From the sluggish websites to garbled enrollment information, the flaws require the extensive rewriting of code: “One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly,” the Times reports — that’s out of a total of approximately 500 million lines of code, according to another expert. Others experts warned that some of the website’s problem are yet to come. One technical specialist involved in the repair effort said, “The account creation and registration problems are masking the problems that will happen later.”

Online exchange needs 5 million lines out of 500 million lines of code rewritten. Thats close enough for government work.



US News Picks The Best City In The Country To Retire On $75 A Day

October 20, 2013

You don’t need a huge nest egg to retire well, especially if you’re willing to move to a place with a low cost of living. Relocating to one of these places could help you to get by on a combination of Social Security and a small amount of savings, or allow you to retire younger or maintain a better lifestyle than you could in a more expensive city.To find places where retirees can live well on less than $75 per day, U.S. News analyzed recently released 2012 Census Bureau data. Among the most affordable cities, we selected places with amenities retirees will need, such as medical facilities, services for seniors and recreation options.

Number 1AA on our list is Akron, Ohio.