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Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers (Cut & Run Tour Fizzles on Home Turf)
The Pitssburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 5-14-06 | Richard Robbins

Posted on 05/14/2006 9:21:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing

 

Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers

By Richard Robbins

TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Sunday, May 14, 2006

U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha -- one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq -- drew cheers and boos during his commencement speech at Seton Hill University on Saturday when he once again called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.

"We don't care. This isn't about graduation," Leonard Pierce, of North Huntingdon, the parent of a graduate, called out several times from the audience.

The catcalls prompted shouts from other audience members that Murtha should be allowed to speak. The back-and-forth was clearly audible inside the Katherine Mabis McKenna Center on the Greensburg campus. The small, liberal arts Catholic university is in the heart of Murtha's 12th Congressional District, which he has represented since 1974.

Murtha ignored the brief disruption. Later, he dismissed the heckling as of no great consequence. One student, on his way to get his diploma, told the congressman that graduation was not the place to air the war issue, Murtha said.

"I told him, 'This is America, not Russia,' " Murtha said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 109th; carmenscialabba; cutandrun; diana; dianairey; dianaireyforcongress; exmarine; irey; ksa; ksaconsulting; murtha; scialabba
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Geoff Monsour, of Latrobe, makes a point to U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha following his graduation ceremony at Seton Hill University in Greensburg on Saturday. Monsour, a Marine, disagrees with Murtha's stance on the war in Iraq and his decision to speak about political issues during his graduation ceremony. Monsour graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business.

1 posted on 05/14/2006 9:22:01 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The catcalls prompted shouts from other audience members that Murtha should be allowed to speak.

Catcalls that Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, and David Horowitz know all to well.

2 posted on 05/14/2006 9:24:57 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: smoothsailing; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Dan from Michigan; William Creel; ...

It's a free country and Murtha has the right to his views on the Iraq War, but this was not the appropirate time or place to bring them up.

DIANA IREY FOR CONGRESS!!!


3 posted on 05/14/2006 9:25:49 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: freema
MARINE PING-A-LING!!!
4 posted on 05/14/2006 9:26:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Did Murtha again call for redploying the troops to Okinawa, so they could keep an eye on Tojo?


5 posted on 05/14/2006 9:27:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ya but maybe Murtha is beginning to hear the people that elected him to do the Nation's business as set forth in the Constitution of the United States.


7 posted on 05/14/2006 9:28:56 AM PDT by Doc Hunter
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To: smoothsailing

Congressman Murtha (P.O.S.-PA) meets true American Hero.

8 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:05 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: smoothsailing

What are they talking about ????? The war is over... The MSM just hasn't told anyone yet.... WE WON... Iraq has an army, a self defense force, a Democracy... our mission is oversight now... lets just get some bases built restore the flow of oil and continue to help them rebuild their country...


9 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:54 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Steer Clear Of Large Metropolitian Areas Because The Liberals Will Reap What They Sow.)
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha looks like some 15th century cleric in that getup...


10 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:57 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: smoothsailing


I'm saving that picture. I hope that traitorous bastard got an earful.
11 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:57 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: smoothsailing

Student: "Congressman Murtha, this is not the place to discuss politics!"
Murtha: "Shut up, boy, or I'll have General Washington ship your butt off to fight the Hessians!"

12 posted on 05/14/2006 9:31:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: smoothsailing

Good for the Marine! Not too long ago the conservative dissenting voices were never heard. Now they are on every campus and getting stronger. I have real hope for the future of our country!


13 posted on 05/14/2006 9:36:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: smoothsailing

It is a pleasure to see a young man with backbone stand up to a brainless Drill Sargeant.


14 posted on 05/14/2006 9:39:37 AM PDT by hgro
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To: smoothsailing
Later, he dismissed the heckling as of no great consequence.

It does amaze me that twits like Murtha are elected and do get to foist their completely wrong opinions on innocent people in in a public forum.

How many times do Democrats need to open their mouths before each and every one of us realizes there really is no greater danger.

The enemy within is just a ballot away in YOUR home town.

15 posted on 05/14/2006 9:41:22 AM PDT by A message
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To: ErnBatavia

A fat and particularly stupid 15th century cleric.


16 posted on 05/14/2006 9:42:57 AM PDT by JennysCool ("I simply do not remember getting out of bed.")
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To: smoothsailing

This worth repeating, IMHO.

"If you want anything done on the committee, you go to Murtha."

He's delivered so much pork to his congressional district, an airport and a major highway are named after Murtha.

Ashdown and his nonpartisan watchdog group criticized Murtha for using the $417 billion fiscal 2005 Pentagon spending bill to give business to his lobbyist brother.

The Los Angeles Times in June reported that Murtha funneled nearly $21 million to 10 or more corporate clients of KSA Consulting, where Robert "Kit" Murtha is a senior partner.

Carmen Scialabba, a Murtha congressional aide for 27 years, is also a high-ranking official at KSA.


17 posted on 05/14/2006 9:49:10 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: smoothsailing
One student, on his way to get his diploma, told the congressman that graduation was not the place to air the war issue, Murtha said

I couldn't agree with the student more, it was not an appropriate venue.

It is encouraging that some of his constituents are speaking up against him and his war stance, it's a good omen for Diana Irey.

18 posted on 05/14/2006 10:08:52 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm just sick and tired of hearing about this disgraceful coward. YES I SAID COWARD! What else do you call a bobby garwood Marine?
19 posted on 05/14/2006 10:15:56 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer: Fighting to save America from Hilllary Clinton..)
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To: george76
Excellent post, george.

The LA Times pulled the original article from their website when Murtha became the darling of the anti-American left.

But it still exists in cyberspace in it's entirety here:

Lobbyist's Brother Guided House Bill

20 posted on 05/14/2006 10:24:03 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: jmaroneps37
My Marine buddies tell me you call him an EX-Marine. IIRC, j, you're a Marine. I'm told EX-Marine is the most insulting thing you can say to a man like Murtha.
21 posted on 05/14/2006 10:28:45 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing
Considering the vapid comments and platitudes that often make up commencement speeches, I wholeheartedly support speeches directed toward an Important and Enduring Issue, such as War and Peace.

Murtha's liberal claptrap was likely a poor attempt at addressing an important issue, but the subject matter wasn't the problem.

22 posted on 05/14/2006 10:43:12 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (Happy New Year! Breed like dogs!)
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To: smoothsailing

way to go Geoff....way to go!


23 posted on 05/14/2006 11:29:53 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: jazusamo
Here's a cartoon from the Seton Hill student newspaper:


24 posted on 05/14/2006 11:42:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Hah! Ironic and very true.


25 posted on 05/14/2006 11:54:38 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: smoothsailing

Boy, that is a classic picture for our times.

Geoff Monsour is my new hero. Get some, jarhead!

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


26 posted on 05/14/2006 12:11:37 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: smoothsailing


Geoff Monsour, of Latrobe, makes a point to U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha following his graduation ceremony at Seton Hill University in Greensburg on Saturday. Murtha knows that Monsour, a Marine, disagrees agrees completely with Murtha's stance on the war in Iraq and his decision to speak about political issues during his graduation ceremony but, like most marines Murtha has talked to, and like all general officers, can't admit to this publicly. Monsour graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business.;</DELUSIONAL MURTHA MINDREADING MODE;>

27 posted on 05/14/2006 12:46:23 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Stultis
DELUSIONAL MURTHA MINDREADING MODE

Good one! ;)

28 posted on 05/14/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Is Murtha a democrat or a republican? How shameful that it has come to the point where I must ask.


29 posted on 05/14/2006 12:59:08 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: MaineVoter2002
Is Murtha a democrat or a republican? How shameful that it has come to the point where I must ask.

Are you really this stupid?

I think you know, and are trying to make some kind of doltish point, as you are wont to do.

30 posted on 05/14/2006 1:04:17 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: sinkspur

I see you're back with your DU-like name-calling


31 posted on 05/14/2006 1:06:31 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: MaineVoter2002

And you're just as disingenuous as ever, with your phony "question" above.


32 posted on 05/14/2006 1:08:53 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: MaineVoter2002

Grow up. You dish out bile all day, then whine like a baby when somebody throws it back at you.


33 posted on 05/14/2006 1:10:13 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: MaineVoter2002
Is Murtha a democrat or a republican?

LOL! You're from Maine, I can see where it might be confusing for you. Murtha's a democrat. :)

34 posted on 05/14/2006 1:11:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing
"I told him, 'This is America, not Russia,' " Murtha said.

No thanks to the Democrats.

35 posted on 05/14/2006 1:13:44 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: sinkspur
You dish out bile all day

I challenge you to post the "bile" I've ever dished out. I post facts and logic and have always avoided name-calling in Freerepublic.

36 posted on 05/14/2006 1:14:44 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: andyandval
Congressman Murtha (P.O.S.-PA) meets true American Hero.

That is an awesome picture... Murtha looks stunned.

37 posted on 05/14/2006 1:16:41 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: sinkspur; MaineVoter2002; smoothsailing
"Are you really this stupid?"

Comments like this have become common on FR. They are unnecessary, make no point, contribute nothing to the discussion, and are DU-like.
38 posted on 05/14/2006 2:54:59 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions)
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To: reagan_fanatic
What happened to the pic?

Let's try it again.


39 posted on 05/14/2006 3:28:26 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Happy New Year! Breed like dogs!)
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To: smoothsailing; abb

Thanks for the link.

I had only saved part of the report.

"But it still exists in cyberspace in it's entirety..."

The nasty old media playing games, again !


40 posted on 05/14/2006 3:39:37 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: JohnnyZ

Now that pic is worth a thousand words. Murtha is just another cowardly lion lib with a chicken little mentality.


41 posted on 05/14/2006 3:46:45 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("Consensus is the absence of leadership" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: freema; JohnnyZ
Here's the original pic that goes with the caption in my post #1.

I moved stuff around in my pic files and it must have changed the original url.

(Thanks JohhnyZ!)

42 posted on 05/14/2006 5:13:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing
Looks like this young man calls 'em as he sees 'em. I love a few good men.... shitbird -- Military slang. A shitbird was a guy who slept on watch, stole from his buddies, offended the Vietnamese and generally shirked his duties.
43 posted on 05/14/2006 7:58:14 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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Irey Speaks to Seton Hill University Students

IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jason Davidek

May 13, 2006 724.258.2300

Irey Speaks to Seton Hill University Students

Greensburg, Pa – This morning, Diana Irey was welcomed by the Seton Hill University College Republicans as she gave an address to students and supporters. Irey spoke about her candidacy for U.S. Congress in the 12th District, and also offered a message to college students about the future as they begin to enter the workforce.

“I was honored to have the opportunity to speak to a wonderful group of young men and women this morning.” Commissioner Irey said. They represent the future of America, and I think it is important to send a message to them that their Congressional leaders should respond to their concerns. That is where my opponent and I differ. While John Murtha has drifted further and further from the views of the 12th District, I will work diligently in Congress to create economic development opportunities that will keep these talented young people here in Pennsylvania, rather than forcing them to seek career opportunities outside of Pennsylvania.” She said.

"I was happy to hear that Diana Irey wanted to speak to Seton Hill students before the commencement ceremonies. She is a great candidate, who supports our troops and offers positive change for the 12th District, our state and our country." commented Mike Rubino, Chairman of the Seton Hill University College Republicans.

Diana Irey has spent the last decade in public service as a Washington County Commissioner, and she is now running to bring her vision of government responsibility, lower taxes, and family values to the United States Congress as the Representative of Pennsylvania’s 12th District.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS SUPPORT THEIR MISSION

www.mfvov.org

www.vetsforfreedom.com

44 posted on 05/14/2006 8:11:50 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: jan in Colorado

Oops ; )


45 posted on 05/14/2006 8:33:07 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema
'This is America, not Russia'

Translation: "Stuff it. It's all about free media coverage and getting elected."

46 posted on 05/14/2006 8:38:06 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Proud father - USMC LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: freema

Thank you for the post freema, I'm glad to hear that Diana Irey spoke at Seton Hall. May she whup Murtha's sorry rear end.


47 posted on 05/14/2006 8:38:37 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: smoothsailing
"I told him, 'This is America, not Russia,' " Murtha said.

Whew...such arrogance. He needs to retire.

48 posted on 05/14/2006 8:38:48 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: everyone

The liberals get a (slight) taste of their own medicine.
Nice going.


49 posted on 05/14/2006 8:40:45 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha's a pathetic, senile old coot. Only the MSM gives a s**t what he says.


50 posted on 05/14/2006 8:45:23 PM PDT by RightOnline
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