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John Murtha uses 9/11 to brag about pork
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Posted on 09/11/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT by xpertskir

John Murtha is using the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 to brag about his abilities to throw pork at any problem that comes his way. Instead of offering a solemn note of remembrance, he has instead decided to generate a list of all the monies he has directed to the Flight 93 memorial(located in his district). This proves one thing, not only has John Murtha forgotten about exactly what happened on the fateful day 5 years ago, he has also neglected to realize how it has changed the world. I guess it wasn’t enough to use thousands of dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi’s to help catapult him to a position of power within his party. He now needs to use the thousands of innocent citizens killed on 9/11 to brag about his abilities to “bring home the bacon.” You would think someone who served in the Marines and represented this country in U.S. Congress for over 3 decades would have some class. Unfortunately Murtha’s continuing lack of class is evident. Not only does he not understand the war we are fighting, he trivializes every sacrifice made each time he opens his mouth. This man truly makes my stomach turn.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; 911; dianairey; dopeydems; irey; memorial; murtha; wot
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1 posted on 09/11/2006 8:23:19 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: Coop; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing

ping


2 posted on 09/11/2006 8:23:52 AM PDT by xpertskir (Media, the plural of mediocrity)
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To: xpertskir

If this P.O.S. gets re-elected, I'll have a stroke.


3 posted on 09/11/2006 8:25:29 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: xpertskir

MEthinks Mutha understands perfectly the war we are waging; he just doesn't care.


4 posted on 09/11/2006 8:26:57 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("My Friends we did it....we made a difference. ...All in all not bad, not bad at all." Pres. Reagan)
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To: xpertskir

What's the story on his race with Ms. Irey? Is he way ahead? Behind? What?


5 posted on 09/11/2006 8:27:36 AM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: xpertskir
Murtha, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi, Clintons, Durbin, Biden,Algore, Edwards, pathetic all.

The Democratic Party bought and paid for by George Soros.

6 posted on 09/11/2006 8:28:01 AM PDT by yoe
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To: xpertskir
Direct Link to statement>
7 posted on 09/11/2006 8:28:28 AM PDT by xpertskir (Media, the plural of mediocrity)
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To: xpertskir

Their leftiness has made them all insane. Or vice versa, I'm not sure which it is.


8 posted on 09/11/2006 8:30:31 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: xpertskir; smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; jazusamo; W04Man; freema; bert; chcknhawk; Kilo0311; ...

Below is a brief list of those efforts:

• 2001: Championed the “Counter-Terrorism and Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction” section of the Defense appropriation which increased the funding for national security programs aimed specifically at the terrorist threat from three percent to over 29 percent. The legislation also included $1 million to provide security at the Flight 93 crash site over two years.

• 2002: Introduced legislation to designate the Flight 93 crash site as a National Memorial

• 2003: Obtained $300,000 for the Flight 93 Memorial and worked with PBS Coals to encourage their donation of 29 acres around the crash site to permanently protect this hallowed ground.

• 2004: Obtained $298,000 for the planning of the Flight 93 Memorial

• 2005: Obtained $806,000 for the Flight 93 Memorial/National Park Service Construction and another $250,000 for Security Costs for the Memorial site for Somerset County. Introduced legislation with Congressman Bill Shuster to commemorate the heroes of Flight 93 with a memorial in the U.S. Capitol. Furthermore, in 2005, the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee proposed to kill the funding for the Flight 93 Memorial. Congressman Murtha, however, convinced the committee to not only reinstate funding, but to provide $12.5 million as the federal share for the project over several years with an equal match by other memorial fundraising.

• 2006: Obtained $1 million for the Flight 93 Memorial Planning

http://www.murtha.org/node/122


9 posted on 09/11/2006 8:30:40 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: RexBeach
No public polling yet, a little birdy told me, he commissioned an internal poll and did not like what he saw. After the poll was supposedly conducted, his campaign activities escalated. This is definitely consistent with him not liking the poll results.

Speaking of class Solemn note of Remebererance from Team Irey>
10 posted on 09/11/2006 8:31:21 AM PDT by xpertskir (Media, the plural of mediocrity)
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To: xpertskir
John Murtha uses 9/11 to brag about porking Ted Kennedy

...there....a much more entertaining title

11 posted on 09/11/2006 8:31:59 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: xpertskir

It is time for Murtha to go.


12 posted on 09/11/2006 8:32:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: xpertskir

Last time I was in Shanksville over the summer most improvements to the memorial looked very much grassroots/local. Federal money, where??


13 posted on 09/11/2006 8:33:09 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: xpertskir

Is Murtha bragging about that memorial to the islamic swine jihadist murderers? The RED CRESCENT memorial? Interesting that it opens to Mecca ....

If America continues to elect cowards and traitors as "sheeple leaders" they will deserve what the islamic hordes give them.


14 posted on 09/11/2006 8:33:14 AM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: Just A Nobody

Last June, the Los Angeles Times reported how the ranking member on the defense appropriations subcommittee has a brother, Robert Murtha, whose lobbying firm represents 10 companies that received more than $20 million from last year's defense spending bill.

"Clients of the lobbying firm KSA Consulting -- whose top officials also include former congressional aide Carmen V. Scialabba, who worked for Rep. Murtha as a congressional aide for 27 years -- received a total of $20.8 million from the bill," the L.A. Times reported.

In early 2004, according to Roll Call, Mr. Murtha "reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the city of San Francisco."

Laurence Pelosi, nephew of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the time was an executive of the company which owned the rights to the land.

The same article also reported how Mr. Murtha has been behind millions of dollars worth of earmarks in defense appropriations bills that went to companies owned by the children of fellow Pennsylvania Democrat, Rep. Paul Kanjorski.

Meanwhile, the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan campaign-finance watchdog group, lists Mr. Murtha as the top recipient of defense industry dollars in the current 2006 election cycle.

http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20060620-083859-8753r.htm


15 posted on 09/11/2006 8:33:25 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: xpertskir
Diana exudes class.....murtha is just crass.
16 posted on 09/11/2006 8:34:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I would vote for anyone who proposed a mandatory retirement age.


17 posted on 09/11/2006 8:38:12 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
MEthinks Mutha understands perfectly the war we are waging; he just doesn't care.

He's old. He will not live long enough to see the Global Caliphate.

18 posted on 09/11/2006 8:39:41 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: xpertskir
The loopy moon bats just go goose-stepping along. They don't care about security. They don't care about our way of life slipping away or in some instances, being stolen. They don't care sane,rational thinkers remaining who refuse to have the left wing agenda foisted upon them. And they SURELY don't care about free speech. That is unless it espouses amnesty for illegals, the gay agenda and kow towing to radical Islamofacists
19 posted on 09/11/2006 8:41:05 AM PDT by REDHAND
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To: demkicker
If this P.O.S. gets re-elected, I'll have a stroke.

Then help us make sure he doesn't.

20 posted on 09/11/2006 8:43:10 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: xpertskir

If Murtha had been on Flight 93 5 years ago today, he would have been telling his fellow passengers to not provoke the terrorists, sit down, follow the instructions of the hijackers, and "everything will be fine".

And Murtha could have completed that express flight back to the Capitol building, but probably not in the way he would have been expecting.

That POS might have served in the Corps, but he was never a Marine, not in spirit, not in honor, certainly not in GUTS!


21 posted on 09/11/2006 8:46:28 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Just A Nobody

John Murtha is using the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 to brag about his abilities to throw pork at any problem that comes his way.

What a scumbag! No I take that back, he gives scumbags a bad name.


22 posted on 09/11/2006 8:47:14 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Just A Nobody
Thanks for the ping Justa!

On this very somber day I don't want to even see this traitor's name!


23 posted on 09/11/2006 8:47:51 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (Never Forget! Never Retreat! Never Give Up!)
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To: AmericanChef
Their leftiness has made them all insane. Or vice versa, I'm not sure which it is.

You are, obviously, not familiar with Gridlock's Law of Total Moronic Convergence.

You see, according to GLTMC, Lefties believe in the power of Government to do whatever Government wants to do. Therefore, when bad things happen, like 9/11, high oil prices or the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series, it must be because the Government made those bad thing happen. Thus their Leftiness leads to ranting conspiracy-mongering moonbattery, commonly known as "insanity".

And, of course, on the other side of the coin, one would have to be insane to be a Lefty in the first place, because in order to be a Lefty, one must deny all sorts of unambiguous factual and historical information that clearly indicates that Leftist policies leads to nothing but disaster.

So it all wraps up in a neat little package, see? Leftiness leads to insanity and insanity leads to Leftiness. QED.

24 posted on 09/11/2006 8:48:32 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: xpertskir

What we see in this is the way the democrats view this war, just politics, bring home the bacon. They see it the same way they look at (say) a highway bill.


25 posted on 09/11/2006 8:49:13 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: xpertskir

Support Diana Irey and retire this Congressman who trashes our military if he believes it will further his political ambitions.

http://www.irey.com/


26 posted on 09/11/2006 8:50:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jan in Colorado
Understand. Thank you for the gif.


NEVER EVER FORGET

27 posted on 09/11/2006 8:50:58 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Just A Nobody

BTTT


28 posted on 09/11/2006 8:51:55 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Coop; demkicker

DEMKICKER should make sure that murtha has a stroke if murtha is re-elected.

Be positive DEMKICKER, no matter what happens the enemy must lose, not us.


29 posted on 09/11/2006 8:55:10 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: Just A Nobody; Coop

Thanks for the ping.

Hat tip to Coop for Have You Forgotten by Darryl Worley.

http://www.angelfire.com/ga/sweetgeorgiapeach/forgotten.html


30 posted on 09/11/2006 8:57:49 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: yoe

"The Democratic Party bought and paid for by George Soros."

You meant the Marxist Party bought and paid for by George Soros.

Maybe Rush & company will finally understand what is going on and call a spade a spade.


31 posted on 09/11/2006 9:04:04 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: xpertskir

I have yet to see any polls on this race. Given the prominence it's attracting, why haven't any been published?


32 posted on 09/11/2006 9:22:47 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: xpertskir
He also obtained much funding for the bike trail that goes through his district (The Great Allegheny Passage) . Funding for that project dwarfs the 9/11 memorial site funding.

From Pittsburgh live website: "Funding for the various projects comes largely from federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Equity Act grants, as well as state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recreation and conservation grants. So far, the project has cost about $35 million."

This project will likely spend an additional $15 million to connect the trail to Pittsburgh. I have ridden the trail, it is nice but what a waste of tax payer money.
33 posted on 09/11/2006 9:23:11 AM PDT by Investment Biker
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To: Just A Nobody; xpertskir
General Giap and Congressman Murtha
34 posted on 09/11/2006 9:24:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: mkjessup
"That POS might have served in the Corps, but he was never a Marine, not in spirit, not in honor, certainly not in GUTS! "

Very good point.

35 posted on 09/11/2006 9:36:03 AM PDT by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: smoothsailing

The quotes are from an interview by The Wall Street Journal and Col. Bui Tin - actually.

I didn't see that it wasn't Giap until the day before yesterday.

It doesn't change anything, but I wonder why that little fact is overlooked? Is it give the progressive socialists an out where they can claim LIE and still be truthful?


36 posted on 09/11/2006 9:38:14 AM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks for the ping, Just A Nobody.


37 posted on 09/11/2006 10:02:15 AM PDT by Gucho
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To: TimesDomain
Some quotes are, but the initial statement is from a book written by Giap, at least according to the source the writer cites, Fox News.

Also elsewhere in the article it's pointed out that more than one or two North Vietnamese leaders have pointed out Kerry,Fonda and the Ant-War movement giving them hope to hang on.

But I agree with you, it changes nothing. Kerry,Fonda and now Murtha share a common trait. All three aid and abet our enemies.

38 posted on 09/11/2006 10:13:02 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: DTogo

"Last time I was in Shanksville over the summer most improvements to the memorial looked very much grassroots/local. Federal money, where??"

Educated guess, based on 30+ years of observation? The same places the bulk of Murtha's "pork" ends up. ;)

While I have no clue exactly where that may be, I do know where it isn't. ;) Hence, my oft repeated rejoinder: "It's the funniest thing about that 'pork'." ;)


39 posted on 09/11/2006 10:33:14 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: Just A Nobody
The legislation also included $1 million to provide security at the Flight 93 crash site over two years....What's to secure in a cow pasture (unused at that)?
40 posted on 09/11/2006 10:37:58 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Stinko De mayo, Stinko to the Commies.)
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To: Just A Nobody

"Below is a brief list of those efforts:"

So we're talking close to $16 MILLION dollars for some maple trees and a set of bells? ;)


Oops! I forgot the heavy duty guy wires to keep said bells from falling over during those Somerset County winters. ;) Yup, that must be what costs so much. :P


41 posted on 09/11/2006 10:38:49 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: xpertskir

He has outlived whatver usefullinss he had.


42 posted on 09/11/2006 11:18:12 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: george76
Laurence Pelosi, nephew of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the time was an executive of the company which owned the rights to the land.

The same article also reported how Mr. Murtha has been behind millions of dollars worth of earmarks in defense appropriations bills that went to companies owned by the children of fellow Pennsylvania Democrat, Rep. Paul Kanjorski.

Funny how no one ever comments on this for as often as it has been posted.

43 posted on 09/11/2006 11:36:47 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Just A Nobody; Coop; freema; smoothsailing; Grampa Dave

Just A Nobody ,

I agree.

This seems to be useful information on how Nancy Pelosi and her nephew...

Plus Murtha...

Plus Democrat Paul Kanjorski...



"Funny how no one ever comments on this for as often as it has been posted."


44 posted on 09/11/2006 11:45:35 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Gucho

You are most welcome, Gucho!


45 posted on 09/11/2006 12:06:02 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: george76; Just A Nobody
From Chronwatch

Those veterans in Pennsylvania who plan to vote against incumbent Democrat Representative John Murtha fill many pages on the Internet. Few have any kind words for the retired Marine reservist.

“I’m ashamed to recognize Jack Murtha as a fellow Vietnam veteran,” says Bill Comrey. “My youngest brother is a sergeant major in the Pennsylvania National Guard and he is in Iraq at this time. He and his fellow troops need full support.” Comrey plans to vote for challenger Diana Irey.

Another voice out of Pennsylvania is that of Charles D. Watterson III. “As a U.S. Marine Gulf War and Somalia veteran, I stand behind anyone that will stand up to the likes of John Murtha. As a Marine himself, he should be ashamed of what he has accused our Marine brothers of doing. I consider him nothing less than a traitor to my beloved Marine Corps.”

46 posted on 09/11/2006 12:24:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing
The "professor" made some very good points. However, it is difficult to take a "professor" seriously that has no reading comprehension. To make a statement like this:

While [despite the clamor of many on the Right] candidate Kerry is not guilty of constitutional/criminal treason,

after reading the Constitution, is parading one's ignorance for all to see.

Amendment XIV
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

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47 posted on 09/11/2006 12:24:32 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: smoothsailing
Those veterans in Pennsylvania who plan to vote against incumbent.....Murtha fill many pages on the Internet. Few have any kind words for the retired Marine reservist.

;*)

48 posted on 09/11/2006 12:28:34 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Mrs. Ranger
I've lost track.....will the site still be a tribute to the islamofacists or has it changed significantly?
49 posted on 09/11/2006 1:08:51 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Mrs. Ranger
I've lost track.....will the site still be a tribute to the islamofacists or has it changed significantly?
50 posted on 09/11/2006 1:08:51 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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