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Useless Sack O’ Crap Boehner Resigns; To Be Replaced By As Yet Unnamed Useless Sack O’ Crap

Boehner Is Out: Resigning From Congress In October – Daily Caller

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House Speaker John Boehner will resign from his speakership and from office Oct. 30, “for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution,” his aides said Friday.

Boehner shocked the Republican caucus when he announced his decision early Friday morning in a closed-door meeting, just a day after Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, reported the Associated Press.

He was under intense pressure to defund Planned Parenthood from the House Freedom Caucus and other Republicans as a funding deadline looms, and some had threatened to oust him.

“Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all, is aide said in a statement Friday.

Boehner had planned to resign last year, but changed his mind when former Leader Eric Cantor lost in the primary, the statement added. “The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.”

“He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is technically next in line to succeed Boehner.

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Ted Cruz Slams Outgoing John Boehner Over ‘Early Reports’ That He ‘Cut A Deal’ With Nancy Pelosi Before Resigning – The Blaze

Hours after House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would be resigning from Congress, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz added fuel to the fire by saying he’d heard “early reports” that Boehner cut a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to continue funding some of President Barack Obama’s most controversial measures.

“I will say, the early reports are discouraging. If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal – and then, presumably, to land in a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of a Republican speaker of the House,” Cruz told reporters at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington.

The unconfirmed report came from conservative news site Breitbart. The speaker’s office did not immediately respond to an inquiry from TheBlaze about Cruz’s charge.

Addressing activists at the summit gathering, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that they scare the Washington establishment.

“You want to know how much each of you terrifies Washington? Yesterday, John Boehner was speaker of the House,” Cruz said. “You come to town and somehow that changes. My only request is, can you come more often?”

The comment prompted huge applause from the conservative audience.

Also during his speech, Cruz vowed that if elected president, Iran would not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons – and threatened that “we may have to introduce” Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ”to the 72 virgins.”

“If you vote for Hillary, you are voting for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” Cruz said. “If you vote for me, under no circumstances will a theocratic country led by an ayatollah that chats death to America, will Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. And if the ayatollah doesn’t understand that, we may have to introduce him to the 72 virgins.”

Cruz laid out an ambitious agenda for his first day in office that included “ripping to shreds” the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration, along with Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. The deal with Iran allows continued uranium enrichment but not for weapons. Several polls have show that a majority the public makes the country less safe.

“Do you know which campaign raised the most hard money? We did,” Cruz told the audience.

Cruz has seen his polling improve since the first two GOP presidential debates, though he is still well behind the top tier candidates such as Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. Cruz has won the 2013 and 2014 Values Voter Summit straw poll.

Cruz had several one-liners during his address. Referring to Hillary Clinton’s private email server, under investigation by the FBI, Cruz said “maybe we’ll se the first Democratic presidential debate in Leavenworth.”

Of Friday’s meeting between Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Cruz said, “Millions of reporters are reporting today on the meeting between the world’s most powerful communist and the president of China.”

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Useless Douchebag Hagel Forced By Useless Douchebag Obama To Step Down As Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel Forced To Step Down As US Defense Secretary – The Guardian

The US defense secretary has been fired after less than two years in office as the White House re-orders a national security strategy upended by the Islamic State (Isis).

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Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama’s third Pentagon chief and a former Republican senator, will leave the Department of Defense just weeks after his spokesman said Hagel was looking forward to serving “for the remainder” of the Obama administration.

Two senior administration officials told the Guardian on Monday that a New York Times report of his exit was “correct”, and said more details would be announced shortly by the White House.

Obama is expected to confirm his defense secretary’s departure in a “personnel announcement” scheduled in the State Dining Room at 11.10am ET. It was not clear if Obama would announce another change to his Iraq-Syria war strategy to correspond with Hagel’s departure.

The first national security casualty of Obama’s midterm elections defeat was one who, despite his Capitol Hill pedigree and Republican registration, never won the confidence of the congressional GOP, who considered him a water-carrier for the administration.

Before Obama’s announcement, a senior administration official praised Hagel as “a steady hand,” and said Hagel had been speaking with Obama in October about leaving “given the natural post-midterms transition time.” Hagel’s spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, told Pentagon reporters on November 7 that Hagel expected to stay on.

Hagel was out of step with the administration on Isis, having urged the White House to clarify its stance on ushering Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad out of power and bizarrely inflating the threat Isis posed, calling it “an imminent threat to every interest we have” in an August press conference. While the administration has publicly ruled out using US ground forces in combat in Iraq, Hagel and particularly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, floated precisely that as an option in testimony earlier this month.

A man who never quite found his footing as Pentagon chief, Hagel also testified that the US strategy against Isis – which focuses on Iraq primarily and Syria peripherally – was working, even as it undergoes frequent adjustment and revision.

Yet the strategy has come under criticism from hawks as well as doves. Hawks want a deeper US commitment of air as well as ground forces to beating Isis back, while doves are alarmed at the shifting of US war aims and commensurate resources. The next chairman of the Senate armed services committee, Arizona Republican John McCain, wants a more forceful US response to Isis and had long fallen out with his former friend Hagel.

In the five months since Isis seized Mosul, Obama has authorized 3,000 new troops to advise and train Iraqis, and expanded an air war into Syria. Pentagon efforts to field a Syrian proxy force have barely begun and are expected to take a year before yielding the first capable units.

Hagel, a Vietnam combat veteran and a non-commissioned army officer, was not expected to be a wartime defense secretary, instead brought in to manage the downsizing of US ground forces and shore up the administration’s at-times uneasy relationship with the military. His Senate confirmation hearing saw the former senator rambling and unfocused; he mischaracterized the administration’s position on Iran. Amongst Hagel’s more forceful positions early in office was to warn against US involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Several oft-mentioned names to replace Hagel have already surfaced. Former defense policy chief Michele Flournoy, a figure deeply identified with the troop surge in Afghanistan, would be the first woman to run the Pentagon. The Times reported that Rhode Island Senate Democrat Jack Reed is in the running, as is Ashton Carter, a senior official noted for his management and budgetary skills who was Robert Gates’ acquisitions chief and Leon Panetta’s deputy secretary.

The senior official said a successor would be nominated in “short order” and Hagel will serve until his successor’s confirmation.

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Turns Out Marky Mark Is A Military-Supporting Patriot, And Not Just Some Useless, Hollywood Assclown (Videos)

‘How F***ing Dare You’: Mark Wahlberg Rants Against Hollywood Privilege, Gives Emotional Tribute To Soldiers’ Sacrifice – The Blaze

Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few things to say about Hollywood privilege Tuesday night.

In a highly emotional Q&A session for the premiere of “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg, sitting with Marcus Luttrell, the celebrated former Navy SEAL whom the highly anticipated film is based on, laid out the stark differences between what actors and soldiers go through.

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“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the – I don’t give a f*** what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg said after the “Lone Survivor” screening, according to The Wrap.

“For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How f***ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours,” he continued.

Wahlberg’s comments came after statements widely attributed to Tom Cruise went viral, in which Cruise appeared to compare shooting movies on location to serving in Afghanistan with regard to being away from his daughter. Wahlberg didn’t name Cruise, and Cruise didn’t actually make the comparison: an attorney made the suggestion, and as TMZ later reported, Cruise said, “Oh come on.”

But Wahlberg made no bones about the fact that the effort behind filmmaking isn’t in the same universe as what soldiers have to endure.

“I don’t give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f***ing chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is,” he said.

Wahlberg then mentioned Luttrell by name, honoring his and all soldiers’ service to America, while placing what he himself does in stark contrast.

“I trained for four-and-a-half years, and I was ‘The Fighter’ and… f*** all that. It really means nothing,” Walberg said. “I love Marcus for what he’s done, and I’m a very lucky guy to do what I do, and I’m proud to have been part of it, but it’s just so much bigger than what I do.”

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If there was any endorsement of the job he and the other actors for “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg said it was all about the details and making sure the film was authentic.

Director Peter Berg “would never let any one of us forget about what was important in the course of making the movie and whether it was Marcus or the other SEAL guys,” Wahlberg said.

“If they saw something that didn’t ring true, I don’t care if it was going to be the biggest stunt sequence in the movie, they would cut, call bulls***, and grab all of us by the f***ing back of the neck and say, ‘No, do it this way, and do it right and make it real,’ and if you don’t, it’s a problem. I was really proud to be a part of that.”

Here’s a partial clip of Wahlberg’s comments (Warning: potentially offensive language ahead…)

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A more placid Wahlberg at the AFI event discussing the broader implications of “Lone Survivor,” particularly in regard to how freedom is appreciated:

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Your Daley Gator Useless RINO Update – 10/15/13

WH Rejects House Deal… Boehner Announces There’s Nothing To Announce – Right Scoop

Boehner came to the podium a few moments ago and said that they are working on a plan that provides fairness under Obamacare, that there are a lot of opinions on how to do it and that they are working on a bipartisan solution to ensure we don’t default. Ugh. I just hate to hear Boehner continue to use Obama’s ‘scare language’. They only way we default is if the treasury refuses to pay our interest. But Boehner’s too much of a wuss to say that.

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So basically Boehner wouldn’t give any details on what they are working on. But apparently they are planning a vote on something today and it’s supposed to pass.

UPDATE: White House rejects House deal, whatever it is…

WASHINGTON TIMES – The White House rejected the House GOP plan to end the government shutdown, saying it preferred the Senate’s negotiations.

That deal, still under construction, doesn’t make any major dents in the president’s health law.

The House bill would take the same details about how long a stopgap spending bill and the debt increase should last, and expand it with the new Obamacare provisions.

The president has said repeatedly that members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills,” ssid White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage.

“Unfortunately, the latest proposal from House Republicans does just that in a partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans who forced the government shutdown in the first place.”

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Details Of The McConnell And Boehner Sellouts – FreedomWorks

Bipartisan congressional leaders are conspiring once again to stiff-arm the American people and preserve ObamaCare, even as that monstrously unfair, unaffordable, and unnecessary scheme shows signs of complete unworkability.

Late yesterday, Senators Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) reportedly struck a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt limit and reopen the government, without any conditions and without relieving the American people from ObamaCare.

This morning, House leaders came out with a slightly different version of the same “deal.”

In this post, I will try to summarize and critique each of the various elements in play.

The short version: It’s a non-starter for grassroots America.

NOTE: The details below describe proposals by the two chambers’ respective leaders. They do not necessarily reflect the views of individual members of either chamber. Also, some details are unclear at presstime and are subject to revision as new information comes out.

Continuing Resolution

Senate: Immediately reopen the government and fund it at fiscal year 2013 levels until January 15, 2014.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: There is no need to reopen the government all at once. Instead, the House should continue to hold out for a halt to ObamaCare. To reduce the political pressure on itself, the House can continue its smart policy of passing targeted “mini-CRs” for specific, high-profile agencies or programs (such as NIH cancer clinical trials).

Debt Ceiling

Senate: Extend the debt limit until February 7.

House: Same. But also: Remove the President’s flexibility to evade the debt limit through so-called “extraordinary measures” (e.g., borrowing temporarily from certain federal trust funds).

FreedomWorks: As for raising the debt limit, ordinarily, we’d say don’t do it at all, or least not without significant offsetting spending cuts. But the current government shutdown is admittedly not an ordinary situation. The standoff began with a grassroots effort to halt ObamaCare, and that fight should remain front and center. Therefore, while parts of the government remain shuttered, the debt limit should be lifted temporarily, without strings or conditions, in order to take the “default” canard off the table and restore the House’s leverage over spending and ObamaCare. P.S. Eliminating “extraordinary measures” is a good idea on its own merits, because it gives Congress greater power over borrowing, as the Founders intended; but the reform is not urgently needed in the current situation.

Health Insurer Reinsurance Fee

Senate: Eliminate the health insurer reinsurance fee.

House: No provision.

FreedomWorks: A sop to the labor unions. Abolishing this tax-like fee is fine, but only if we also abolish the $10 billion subsidy to the health insurance industry that it funds.

Income Fraud Prevention for Exchange Subsidies

Senate: No provision.

House: Require that the HHS Secretary certify that the health care exchanges are secure from income fraud.

FreedomWorks: Fig leaf. Merely restates current law. HHS can’t even manage to process our passwords; how are we supposed to trust them to prevent people from lying about their income to qualify for taxpayer subsidies – especially after President Obama publicly announced that he would not bother to verify applicants’ income claims?

Medical Device Tax

Senate: No provision. (Democrats, who control the Senate, are said to strongly oppose repeal or delay of this 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices.)

House: Two-year delay of the medical device tax.

FreedomWorks: The House provision is a sop to the medical device industry, which notably employs a senior staffer of Speaker Boehner’s. We say: Not just no, but hell no! No more relief for corporations or unions until the American people get relief from this terrible law!

Apply ObamaCare to Political Leaders

Senate: No provision.

House: Apply ObamaCare to Members of Congress, the President, the Vice President, and members of the President’s Cabinet (but note: not to their staffs).

FreedomWorks: This provision, while fully justified (and we would also apply it to congressional staff), is no substitute for relieving the American people from ObamaCare.

Committee to Negotiate Future Spending and Tax Hikes

Senate: Agree to negotiate with the other chamber on possible future spending and tax increases in the context of a House-Senate budget conference committee, which has been stalled since May. Also discuss cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: Negotiating a budget is a good thing. But increasing spending and taxes is not. Additionally, linking budget talks to the CR/ObamaCare fight is a strategic mistake. (Sadly, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), who claims to be an opponent of ObamaCare, was the leading force behind forging this misguided linkage, which undermines the efforts of grassroots America to halt the government takeover of their health care.)

ObamaCare

Senate: Fully fund ObamaCare. Don’t delay any part of ObamaCare. Provide no relief to the American people from ObamaCare.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: Has the disconnect between America and Washington ever been wider?

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Useless, Leftist Fishwrapper Sells Other Useless, Leftist Fishwrapper For Pennies On The Dollar

New York Times Sells Boston Globe At 93% Loss – Big Journalism

After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million. That’s a straight 93% loss. Figuring in two decades of inflation would only make it worse – as does the fact the Times retains the Globe’s pension liabilities, estimated at over $100 million.

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The Times announced in February that it was putting the Globe up for sale. News reports claimed that bids had been as high as $100 million. What might have sweetened the lower offer for the Times is that Henry offered a straight cash deal, which is expected to close sometime in September or October.

In 2011, the Times turned down a $300 million offer from Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications, Inc., publisher of the Orange County Register and other newspapers in California. This offer even included the assumption of pension liabilities, which are currently estimated at $110 million.

The Times itself reports that today’s sale to Henry does not include pension liabilities. Apparently, those remain a Times’ responsibility and expense.

In September of 2002, the Boston Globe enjoyed a circulation rate of 413,000. The average weekday circulation today is nearly half that, 230,351.

Other than plummeting circulation due to online competition, both the Times and Globe have been plagued by collapsing ad revenues, that have only worsened in recent years. Friday the Times reported its 11th straight quarter of falling ad revenue.

Both the Globe and Times have and continue to strongly endorse and champion President Obama and his economic policies, even though those policies have failed to create the kind of economic growth necessary to create a boom in advertising spending. The future doesn’t look much brighter.

Last quarter the American economy only grew by 1.7%. Last month saw only 162,000 new jobs created, most of them part-time.

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Useless Government Agency Spends Millions, Destroys $170K In Hardware To Get Rid Of Computer Virus

SmartGov: Gov’t Agency Spends Millions, Destroys $170K In Hardware To Get Rid Of Computer Virus – Hot Air

Meet the Economic Development Administration (yes, we have one). It deals with problems in such a level-headed, nimble, and efficient way, I can’t imagine why it hasn’t managed to rebuild our sagging economy:

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ArsTechnica explains:

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is an agency in the Department of Commerce that promotes economic development in regions of the US suffering slow growth, low employment, and other economic problems. In December 2011, the Department of Homeland Security notified both the EDA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that there was a possible malware infection within the two agencies’ systems.

The NOAA isolated and cleaned up the problem within a few weeks.

The EDA, however, responded by cutting its systems off from the rest of the world – disabling its enterprise e-mail system and leaving its regional offices no way of accessing centrally held databases.

It then recruited an outside security contractor to look for malware and provide assurances that not only were EDA’s systems clean, but also that they were impregnable against malware. The contractor, after some initial false positives, declared the systems largely clean but was unable to provide this guarantee. Malware was found on six systems, but it was easily repaired by reimaging the affected machines.

EDA’s CIO, fearing that the agency was under attack from a nation-state, insisted instead on a policy of physical destruction. The EDA destroyed not only (uninfected) desktop computers but also printers, cameras, keyboards, and even mice. The destruction only stopped – sparing $3 million of equipment – because the agency had run out of money to pay for destroying the hardware.

The total cost to the taxpayer of this incident was $2.7 million: $823,000 went to the security contractor for its investigation and advice, $1,061,000 for the acquisition of temporary infrastructure (requisitioned from the Census Bureau), $4,300 to destroy $170,500 in IT equipment, and $688,000 paid to contractors to assist in development of a long-term response. Full recovery took close to a year.

Is Brick Tamland the CIO at this agency?

Federal News Radio first reported this story on the very day President Obama gave a speech about how the federal government is using technology to make government smart. Super, super smart.

In truth, the federal government is rarely smart, and when it’s really dumb, it often becomes malicious in its attempt to cover its stupidity:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.

Largely beyond the public spotlight, the decades-old pursuit of bones and other MIA evidence is sluggish, often duplicative and subjected to too little scientific rigor, the report says.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the internal study after Freedom of Information Act requests for it by others were denied.

The report paints a picture of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, a military-run group known as JPAC and headed by a two-star general, as woefully inept and even corrupt. The command is digging up too few clues on former battlefields, relying on inaccurate databases and engaging in expensive “boondoggles” in Europe, the study concludes.

No kiddin’. Well, pshaw, POW/MIA is old news kind of stuff. The smart federal government is at least busy taking care of current veterans right now at the VA, right? Wrong.

We’re in the best of hands.

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