Checked in at 10:58 a.m. on the ObamaCare sign-up page.
At 11:15, the page lets me start sign up. At 11:23, I get an error message: I can't access the site on this server.
I'll try again later.
Maybe the NSA has spread the word that this sign-up is coming from the notorious Civitas Institute.
Liberals are spinning that ObamaCare is a big success. Next thing they'll spin Detroit as the epitome of prudent fiscal management.
1:46 p.m. update: I go to the "manage your account" button and get: "Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice."
1:58 p.m. update:
The System is down at the moment.
We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.
We have a lot of visitors on the site right now.
Please stay on this page.
3 p.m. update: An error occurred while processing your request.
By the way, I didn't think even the federal government could be so incompetent as to list this, copied from the ObamaCare web site, as the phone number for Obamacare:
As we still have standards here, I'm only going to say that the letters spell out a very rude phrase. If you wish to avoid vulgarity, don't try to spell it out.
Many of us have picked out our own cellphone numbers so that they spell out a name or phrase. But the whole federal government picks out an 800 number that reveals exactly what they think of us.
Update 2:07 p.m.: and it adds a special piquancy to this error message:
Please include the reference ID below if you wish to contact us at 1-800-318-2596 for support.