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From: BlueManDude4/11/18 9:11 AM 
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Ryan to announce he won't seek reelection: sources

Speaker Paul Ryan will announce on Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of his term, sources told The Hill.

Rumors have been swirling for months that the Wisconsin Republican — who is serving in his second year in the Speaker’s office — was considering retiring.


The move could strike a blow to GOP fundraising efforts as they gear up for a contentious midterm election season.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have been floated as potential successors if the GOP holds onto the majority.


From: shibumiMC4/11/18 9:12 AM 
To: BlueManDude  (2 of 21) 
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Well, there goes a very large part of the problem.

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From: BlueManDude4/11/18 9:38 AM 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4/11/18 9:52 AM 
To: BlueManDude  (4 of 21) 
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don't let the door hit you, Paul

Wonder why he went to a fundraiser in Texas? I did read that Kevin McCarthy was positioning himself to become the Speaker. He's dumb as a rock and Scalise is basically a Tea Partier, but he may get the sympathy vote because of the shooting.

[edited typo - although dump works, too ;)]

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  • Edited April 11, 2018 10:01 am  by  Marci (marcinmin)

From: BlueManDude4/11/18 9:57 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 21) 
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Scalise is straight up Klan, McCarthy is really dumb, thinking by being trump's best friend in the world will not help him, especially in Jan 2018. Ryan will be gone. They can fight over being minority leader.


From: BlueManDude4/11/18 10:51 AM 
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In other Speaker of the House news....

I’m joining the board of because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities.

John Boehner and Bill Weld to join Acreage Board of Directors

Appointments Add Unmatched Experience to Acreage Holdings’ Board of Advisors

New York City, NY – April 11, 2018 – Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its Board of Advisors.

As members of the Board, Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld will bring an immense, collective and unique set of experiences in government affairs, unmatched leadership and guidance to help drive Acreage towards its strategic mission.

In concert with this announcement, Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld have issued this joint statement:


While we come at this issue from different perspectives and track records, we both believe the time has come for serious consideration of a shift in federal marijuana policy. Over the past 20 years a growing number of states have experimented with their right to offer cannabis programs under the protection of the 10th amendment. During that period, those rights have lived somewhat in a state of conflict with federal policy. Also, during this period, the public perception of cannabis has dramatically shifted, with 94% of Americans currently in favor of some type of access, a shift driven by increased awareness of marijuana’s many medical applications.

We need to look no further than our nation's 20 million veterans, 20 percent of whom, according to a 2017 American Legion survey, reportedly use cannabis to self-treat PTSD, chronic pain and other ailments. Yet the VA does not allow its doctors to recommend its usage. There are numerous other patient groups in America whose quality of life has been dramatically improved by the state-sanctioned use of medical cannabis.  

While the Tenth Amendment has allowed much to occur at the state level, there are still many negative implications of the Federal policy to schedule cannabis as a Class 1 drug: most notably the lack of research, the ambiguity around financial services and the refusal of the VA to offer it as an alternative to the harmful opioids that are ravishing our communities.

We are excited to join the team at Acreage in pursuit of their mission to bring safe, consistent and reliable products to patients and consumers who could benefit. We have full confidence in their management team and believe this is the team that will transform the debate, policy and landscape around this issue.


On the appointments, Acreage Founder and CEO Kevin Murphy said, “Acreage has a mission to make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access.  The addition of Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld to our Board will lead to even greater access for patients by changing the conversation overnight.  These men have shaped the political course of our country for decades and now they will help shape the course of this nascent but ascendant industry.”

Both the Speaker and the Governor have agreed to immediately join the Company’s Board of Advisors and have committed to join the Company’s Board of Directors once it has been formed and other qualified directors have been appointed.


From: LB136 DelphiPlus Member Icon4/11/18 2:31 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (7 of 21) 
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Live! From Chicago! It's Boehner and Ryan!

hit it!

--Leslie-- Currently in New York City: Click for New York, New York Forecast

From: BlueManDude4/11/18 4:17 PM 
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Sarah "SparkleMoose" Palin is one of the top candidates for Speaker of the House...



From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4/11/18 4:19 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (9 of 21) 
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New Boehner theme: I get high with a little help from my friends ;)

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From: BlueManDude4/11/18 4:22 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 21) 
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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zig Zaggy Day....


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