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  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology

    10/05/2014 9:19:52 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 32 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology (Repost w/ Pic)

    10/05/2014 10:58:51 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 55 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now?

    01/18/2012 6:16:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Andrew Breitbart-Big Peace ^ | 1-18-2012 | Diana West
    Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now? Diana West January 18, 2012 Eight charged; seven cleared; one, please, let’s hope, to go.Finally, the last “Haditha” trial is in progress, and, thanks to Nat Helms at Defend Our Marines, everything you need or want to know about the proceedings, the witnesses, the facts about the case of SSGT Frank D. Wuterich, the last of the Marine Mohicans, is here. Tim McGirk, source of the Haditha myth-acre. Of course, I still have a few questions — the exact same questions I had when I first looked at the case back in late...
  • House Dem Norm Dicks Steps Aside After FOIA Revelations

    03/12/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I am pleased to report that Republican candidate Doug Cloud has finally brought down Democrat Congressman Norm Dicks, ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Scandals surrounding Norm Dicks are long, and deep. However, it was a Freedom on Information request by Doug Cloud, involving FBI files from the lobbyist PMA Group that finally caused Dicks to step aside. Here is a bit of background on the now defunct PMA Group: In return for campaign contributions, PMA group clients received over $200 million in contracts.In November, 2008 FBI agents raided PMA's offices and removed records of the firm's political...
  • Navy ship-naming by Secretary mired in controversy The USS John Murtha?

    02/15/2012 7:54:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | 2/15/12 | Rick Moran
    The USS Medgar Evers? The USS John Murtha? The USS Cesar Chavez? Our Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, has this diversity thing down cold. Each one of those ships was in a class that previous names of their sister ships had nothing to do with civil rights, or corrupt Democratic politicians. Ships are usually named after states, cities, even famous explorers and war heroes. But Mabus has injected partisanship into this tradition, naming another ship for Democrat Gabriel Giffords, who has shown courage in her recovery from an assassination attempt but had expressed little interest in the military during her career...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama hijacks the Navy

    02/13/2012 7:59:00 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 53 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2012 | unsigned editorial
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is back again using a U.S. Navy warship as a vessel of political pandering. At a hurriedly convened Pentagon ceremony Friday, Mr. Mabus announced that the next littoral combat ship, LCS-11, would be named for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat. Mrs. Giffords recently resigned her congressional seat to focus on recovering from wounds she received in a tragic January 2011 shooting. There are many appropriate ways to honor Mrs. Giffords, but this is not one of them.
  • FBI Saw Dark Side of Rep. John Murtha [Thank you, Insp. Clouseau]

    10/25/2011 11:25:45 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Oct. 25, 2011, Midnight | Paul Singer
    Last weeks release of FBI documents finally put in writing what nobody had ever said on the record: The FBI suspected that former Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and lobbyists close to him were running a scheme to funnel earmarks to sham companies and nonprofits to benefit the lawmakers friends and former staffers. Bits and pieces of this story were kicked around for years before Murtha died in February 2010. The Los Angeles Times, Roll Call, the Washington Post and others had documented the odd appearance of earmarks for tiny defense contractors that just happened to open an office in western...
  • The U.S. Navy's Name Game (a new ship named after Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha?)

    01/12/2011 9:44:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 1/09/11 | Mark Thompson
    The U.S. Navy's Name GamePosted by Mark Thompson Sunday January 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm Prospective parents battling over the names of their unborn kids have nothing on the U.S. Navy, which is in the middle of a spat over the wisdom of naming a new ship for the late Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha. In fact, it has kicked off a bigger battle over just who, or what, should be honored with their names on the great gray hulls of the nation's warships. "It comes down to two points," says military historian James Caiella. "Who and what we are as...
  • PA-12 Poll: Critz (D) pulls ahead (GOP likely losing yet another special election)

    05/12/2010 6:41:00 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 94 replies · 2,159+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kyle Trygstad
    Mark Critz, a former aide to the late John Murtha and the Democratic nominee to replace him, has pulled out to a 6-point lead in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, according to a new Susquehanna poll. Critz leads Republican Tim Burns 44%-38% with less than a week to go. The Johnstown-based district in southwestern Pennsylvania has swing potential, despite the overwhelming Democratic registration advantage and Murtha's dominance in the district for the last 36 years. It's the only district that voted for both John Kerry and John McCain. Critz is running as a continuation of Murtha -- a...
  • New Navy Ship to be Named After General Benedict Arnold

    05/01/2010 2:23:31 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 32 replies · 932+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/01/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Veterans and citizens both have become alarmed at the Navy's plans to name a new amphibious ship after disgraced Revolutionary War General Benedict Arnold. The Navy's newest vessel, a 684-foot, San Antonio class landing-ship, will be named the USS Benedict Arnold said Navy officials. Arnold was initially a hero of the Revolution before turning against his service and country. His name has become synonymous with traitors ever since. Despite the glowing comments about the traitor by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, many are rising up in anger over this choice. A Facebook group called People Against Naming A Navy...
  • Navy to name next ship after late Rep. John Murtha

    04/23/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies · 1,862+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2010
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Navy is naming its next amphibious ship after the late western Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement Friday at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. Murtha's family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were in attendance.
  • One man's journey: DMCs link to the 1980 Abscam case

    03/24/2010 3:35:58 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 26 replies · 445+ views
    The Foghorn (Del Mar College) ^ | March 23, 2010 | Paul Lyman
    Del Mar College proved to be an unlikely starting and ending point for an investigation by a citizen investigator and activist that resulted in the downfall of one of the most influential members of the US Congress. In the early 1980s, Congressman John Murtha and fellow house members were accused of participating in a scam, known as the infamous Abscam affair, a sting operation conducted by the FBI in which two FBI agents posed as advisors to a mysterious sheik named Abdul who was supposedly seeking asylum in the US. The agents said the sheik was willing to pay large...
  • 12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Murtha Widow Not Running for Congress)

    02/22/2010 2:29:01 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 486+ views
    pa2010.com ^ | 2-22-2010 | n/a
    12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Updated) A few more 12th District pieces came into focus Monday. The Fix reports that Joyce Murtha, the late Congressman John Murthas widow, wont be running for the seat he held for decades. This clears the way for anyone who was waiting on her decision. Barbara Hafer, the former state treasurer and auditor general, had said she wouldnt run if Murtha did. Meanwhile, CQ Politics reports that Murthas district director Mark Critz will soon enter the race, adding a candidate intimately familiar with the district into the mix. Former Cambria...
  • A Profile in Arrogance

    02/17/2010 10:07:36 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 1 replies · 369+ views
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | Feb. 17th, 2010 | John Perrazo
    Congressman John Jack Murtha, who died last week at the age of 77, represented western Pennsylvanias Twelfth District in the House for 35 years. But Murthas impressive longevity belies his more dubious political legacy. The narrative of Murthas legislative career was punctuated on virtually every line by self-absorption, self-interest, secret dealings, and an ugly brand of political hackery that placed Murthas own lust for power above the welfare of his country. A logical place to begin an examination of Murthas career would be the early 1980s, when the Congressman was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the so-called Abscam (a...
  • Murtha's wife urged to run for seat in Congress

    02/14/2010 12:30:06 PM PST · by cajuncow · 53 replies · 1,265+ views
    Herald Standard ^ | 2-14-10 | Herald Standard Staff
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The wife of the late congressman John Murtha is being urged to run for the House seat that he held for nearly four decades, a newspaper reported Friday. "While people have been mindful that this is a difficult time for the family, many have called to suggest Joyce as the perfect person to hold her husband's seat," Murtha spokesman Matthew Mazonkey told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  • Media Sings Murtha's Praises, but His Legacy Tainted by Abscam and Slanderous Iraq War Criticism

    02/09/2010 1:58:00 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 9, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    While the liberal mainstream media sings John Murtha's praises, his legacy is nonetheless tainted ad infinitum by his Abscam involvement and his slanderous Iraq war criticism. Dying yesterday at Virginia Hospital Center from complications arising from gallbladder surgery, John Murtha was the exorbitantly long-serving congressman from Pennsylvania's 12th district, having been in Congress for a whopping, almost 40 years. To hear the liberal media tell it, Murtha was a stout defender of the military and noble, yet that conveniently glosses over many episodes in his too-long career that can only bring to mind the word "unethical" at best, or "misconduct"...
  • MURTHA AND THE LEFT

    02/08/2010 5:15:36 PM PST · by plinyelder · 21 replies · 785+ views
    This is Not about Murtha and his passing .. (Well maybe in a way it is)! This is just a rant and observation of mine. As a former Combat Ranger, having seen two tours in Nam .. I feel that I have a right to say this.Something I am seeing almost everywhere that I go and Most Especially on Lefty, Liberal sites is this: "You shouldn't be "bad mouthing a decorated veteran".The crap that is thrown around by the lefties .. REALLY, REALLY is something to behold! It's the Lefty, Liberals who are always holding their Anti-war rally's and bad...
  • Murtha Lied, Obama Sighed (FLASHBACK: June 21, 2008)

    02/08/2010 3:47:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 534+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 21, 2008 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Justice: The latest Haditha Marine to be exonerated is considering suing Rep. John Murtha for calling him a cold-blooded killer. Will Barack Obama be a character witness for saying Murtha knows his stuff? (snipHaditha became an issue, and a crime scene, after McGurk's fallacious and dishonest March 27, 2006, story that the Marines were guilty of "massacring innocent civilians." The story was based on false evidence provided by a known insurgent propagandist. It took on added life after Murtha publicly said "there was no firefight" and the Marines at Haditha "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha said that their...
  • Dem Congressman Uses Murtha's Death To Push For Health Care Reform

    02/08/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 56 replies · 1,314+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Februrary 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) uses John Murtha's death to push health care.