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DIANA IREY COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY THREAD-UPDATED DAILY!!
Diana Irey for Congress ^ | 10-16-06 | Press Release

Posted on 10/16/2006 12:12:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing

WHY DOESN'T JACK WANT TO DEBATE? REASON NUMBER 21: HE DOESN'T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW HE'S VOTED HIMSELF 12 CONSECUTIVE PAY RAISES

Monday, October 16, 2006

(MONONGAHELA, October 16) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- responding to Jack Murtha's refusal to meet with her to debate the issues -- today released this statement:

"Why is Jack Murtha scared to debate me? Two leading newspapers in our district -- the Washington Observer-Reporter, and Jack Murtha's own hometown newspaper, the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat -- have now urged him to debate. Several TV stations have offered to air the debate, so that the public can tune in for themselves and see the contrasting visions we have. And the League of Women Voters has offered to sponsor and set up the debate.

"Yet Jack Murtha refuses. His official response was, 'My record's out there for everyone to see … I've done it the same way all the time.'

"Of course, Jack Murtha is counting on the fact that everyone in the district thinks he's the same old Jack Murtha they always knew. But we know otherwise. As I've pointed out before, if you think the Jack Murtha of 2006 is the same Jack Murtha you've been supporting for the last three decades, you don't know Jack -- and for proof, you can visit YouDontKnowJack.org to read up on the Jack Murtha you never knew.

"As I said last week, the only reasonable conclusion one can reach is that Jack Murtha is flat-out scared to debate me. He knows I will hold him accountable for his record, and for his behavior as our Congressman. And he knows that debating me would be a sure-fire loser for his campaign.

"But just because Jack Murtha is scared to debate me doesn't mean the voters of the 12th District should be denied the information they would have received had Jack Murtha been willing to meet to discuss the issues. So today, and for the remaining days of this campaign, I will offer one reason per day why Jack Murtha is scared to debate me. There are 21 days left to campaign, so I will offer 21 reasons.

"Reason #21 that Jack Murtha is scared to debate me: he doesn't want anyone to know that HE HAS VOTED HIMSELF TWELVE CONSECUTIVE PAY RAISES."

-- 30 -- Paid for by Diana Irey for Congress www.irey.com


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abscam; elections; irey; murtha; pennsylvania; waronterror
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As explained in the release above, each day from now until election day, the Diana Irey for Congress website will be releasing another reason why Jack Murtha doesn't want to debate.

The Irey/Murtha ping list will update this thread each day with a link to the "Reason Of The Day", and then ping the list so those on it can return to this thread.

Let's keep this thread going 'til Election Day by posting to it or bumping it daily!!!

1 posted on 10/16/2006 12:12:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Bump! for the Debate!

http://Vets4Irey.com

2 posted on 10/16/2006 12:14:34 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: smoothsailing

She should hold a debate with out him. Just put up an empty suit Large of course and show video clips of some of the despicable things he has said and done.


3 posted on 10/16/2006 12:19:08 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: W04Man; smoothsailing

Donated from afar & hoping for the best. She is one spunky lady! Keep us informed on her progress.

Are you guys going to have a special thread on election day? Can you put me on a ping list. This race is special to me.


4 posted on 10/16/2006 12:22:14 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Always Independent

That's a great idea AI. She has to do something provocative at this point to get some press attention in a place other than FR.
She is some woman and would be a great leader on the national stage. I hope this race is the first of many that launches her career in Washington.


5 posted on 10/16/2006 12:22:52 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; W04Man; xpertskir; freema; bert; chcknhawk; Old Sarge; ...

PING! "Reason of the Day"

Let's keep this thread going 'til Election Day by posting to it or bumping it daily!!!


6 posted on 10/16/2006 12:23:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing

Hire Michael Moore to stand in for Murtha in the debate. One bloated fat bloviating leftist traitor standing in for another bloated fat bloviating leftist traitor.


7 posted on 10/16/2006 12:24:13 PM PDT by samtheman (The Democrats are Instituting their own Guest Voter Program.)
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To: Kay; Just A Nobody

You are now a proud member of the IREY/Murtha ping list, Kay. :-)


8 posted on 10/16/2006 12:25:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; freema; W04Man; RedRover; GitmoSailor
Countdown to Victory Ping-A-Ling!!!!
9 posted on 10/16/2006 12:25:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: Always Independent

Brilliant!! Someone should advise her about that idea.


10 posted on 10/16/2006 12:27:01 PM PDT by Kay
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To: smoothsailing

bttt


11 posted on 10/16/2006 12:27:02 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: samtheman
LOL!!!
12 posted on 10/16/2006 12:27:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: JerseyDvl

Murtha "Cut N Run in IRAQ! Cut N RUN in debate!"


13 posted on 10/16/2006 12:28:20 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: jazusamo

Our troops have spoken to Irey:

“Ma’am, you don’t need to thank us. You just go beat him for us.”

Help Diana Irey redeploy Surrender Jack Murtha by directly contributing (without any commissions removed) here. Even $10 can help.


14 posted on 10/16/2006 12:29:48 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Monthly donors rock!)
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To: Kay

Thanks. Occasionally, the gray matter serves it purpose.


15 posted on 10/16/2006 12:30:12 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: smoothsailing
WHY DOESN'T JACK WANT TO DEBATE?

Ummm....because he's a cut-n-run liberal coward?

16 posted on 10/16/2006 12:30:36 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha won't debate as long as his handlers tell him he has a double-digit lead, whether he actually does or not. Bet on it.


17 posted on 10/16/2006 12:31:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: smoothsailing
And he knows that debating me would be a sure-fire loser for his campaign.

BINGO!

18 posted on 10/16/2006 12:31:36 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me just what Mohamed brought that was new & you 'll find only evil and inhuman")
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. Any word on grass roots turn out -- e.g. absentee ballots? Is Diana walking the streets,visiting flea markets, shopping malls, fruit stands, and the public squares?


19 posted on 10/16/2006 12:32:13 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Kay; jazusamo
Thanks Kay for your support!

We havn't discussed a special Election day thread at this point, it could well be this very thread, but now that you are on the IREY/Murtha ping list, we will do our best to keep you up-to-date!!!!

20 posted on 10/16/2006 12:34:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: Kay

She has been very active in the district and has attended many functions in the months since announcing her running in March. Her campaign has had upwards of a thousand volunteers talking to people one on one.


21 posted on 10/16/2006 12:38:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing

I love how Murtha uses the excuse "the way I have done it all the time", ....

I betcha he has said at least once or twice that President Bush needs to not do things the same in Iraq...."time for a change" and all that rhetoric.

So....President Bush is the ONLY one required to do things different in your book, congressman???


22 posted on 10/16/2006 12:44:04 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEIPATHON TIME--You need FR, you know you do, so please don't forget to donate!!)
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To: jazusamo

BTTT


23 posted on 10/16/2006 12:46:24 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: smoothsailing
Jack Murtha refuses. His official response was, 'My record's out there for everyone to see … I've done it the same way all the time.'

This alone is enough to run with. Murtha says no matter what he's done, he'll do it again... logically, that means he'll solicit bribes (Abscam) and slander our soldiers (Haditha) again if given the opportunity.

24 posted on 10/16/2006 12:47:20 PM PDT by kevkrom (War is not about proportionality. Knitting is about proportionality. War is about winning.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bump


25 posted on 10/16/2006 12:49:34 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: smoothsailing

WOOHOO! I was counting down the days on my calendar but this thread is a better idea. Hope it's a place us out-of-staters can stay up to date on campaign events.


26 posted on 10/16/2006 12:53:57 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: smoothsailing

It is possible that Murtha doesn't know his support is dwindling or that he knows he is in trouble but has calculated a debate as counter productive, but typically the #1 reason not to debate is you have the lead and you don't want to lose it. It does not bode well that Murtha is refusing to debate.


27 posted on 10/16/2006 1:00:17 PM PDT by Once-Ler (The rat 06 election platform will be a promise to impeach the President if they win)
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To: RobFromGa

Thanks....do you have the Mailing address to contribute directly to Dianas campaign?


28 posted on 10/16/2006 1:19:57 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Here you go and thanks for your support.

DIANA IREY for CONGRESS
600 Park Avenue
Monongahela, PA 15063
724-258-2300


29 posted on 10/16/2006 1:26:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing
IREY TO MURTHA: 'DEFEATOCRAT?' YOU SAID IT, NOT ME
30 posted on 10/16/2006 2:36:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: RobFromGa

Big bump, Rob.


31 posted on 10/16/2006 4:43:33 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: OB1kNOb

If Murtha refuses to debate Ms. Irey it only shows to me that he does not believe in his own stance. If he did, he would proudly debate her. Then I could respect him, even if I did not agree with him. He's quite sleezy.


32 posted on 10/16/2006 4:55:41 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: smoothsailing; W04Man; jazusamo; Just A Nobody
I Spy Murtha Ping!

The babbling Congressman from PA's 12th District was just shown in a clip on Hannity & Skeleton. Tubby was sputtering incoherently about Abu Ghraib and the old coot could barely complete a sentence and looked like he was going to break down and cry at any moment. I think Diana Irey is getting to Murtha big time!

33 posted on 10/16/2006 6:54:43 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha doesn't know jack!!!


34 posted on 10/16/2006 7:04:32 PM PDT by airborne (If Democrats win in November, America will suffer.)
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To: RedRover
As much as I loathe the man's words and actions, at the same time I hope his defeat will give him the opportunity to slow down, go home, and rest.

Whenever I see him now, he reminds me of the old boxer who refuses to quit the ring, always hoping for the comeback, never realizing his time has past.

With the old boxers, it's sad to see. It's too bad Murtha isn't just an old boxer, it would be better for all of us.

35 posted on 10/16/2006 7:26:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: RedRover

I know what you mean about him getting wound up and somewhat incoherent. I've commented before on his possible mental state but I believe he's got a definite problem with high blood pressure or something similar, his face gets red and he seems flustered or confused. He doesn't look healthy.


36 posted on 10/16/2006 7:47:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing

Here's hopin' Irey wins!!


37 posted on 10/16/2006 7:49:45 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm betting that Murtha is going to feel Sonny Liston this November.


38 posted on 10/16/2006 7:57:03 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: smoothsailing

39 posted on 10/16/2006 8:12:25 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Txsleuth
Murtha's response to Diana Irey reminds of that great song in Monty Python and the Holy Grail about Sir Robin...
Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!
He is packing it in and packing it up
And sneaking away and buggering up
And chickening out and pissing off home,
Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge...

40 posted on 10/16/2006 8:32:12 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: Kay
Congratulations! You have been added to the prestigious IREY ping list!

Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

41 posted on 10/16/2006 8:35:48 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: RedRover

D'oh! Should have said, "I'm betting that Murtha is going to feel LIKE Sonny Liston this November." (For you youngsters--LISTEN UP, JUSTA--Sonny Liston is the one on the canvas.)


42 posted on 10/16/2006 8:42:22 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: RedRover
I got it the first time! LOL!

After Murtha has his Sonny Liston moment, hopefully he'll throw in the towel.

And as for the former Casius Clay, well, he shoulda done the same a bit later himself.

Old boxers, go figure.

43 posted on 10/16/2006 9:00:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: Kay; smoothsailing; jazusamo; W04Man; freema; RedRover; All
Is Diana walking the streets,visiting flea markets, shopping malls, fruit stands, and the public squares?

Diana is quite the lady. I doubt street walking is her thing. ;*)

She did attend a pig roast yesterday. It was held at the end of the "John P Murtha Highway to Nowhere"

No kidding.....it looks just like this. I think there will be photos soon.

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Diana gave an informal talk and was well received by all those in attendence.

One couple brought their WWII veteran uncle with them. He was so excited to meet Diana. He snagged a small bouquet of Red/White/Blue flowers that were adorning the tables to have when he met her.

Diana graciously posed for pictures with him and his tired, but gorgeous blue eyes opened wide and were sparkling. His smile said all that needed to be said.

His nephew and his wife said their uncle had been so excited about meeting her. He told me, paraphrasing, she needs to beat that fat old b-turd. (I need to start writing these things down. I am pretty close to a direct quote though.) It was a beautiful day and the pork and fixings were wonderful!

44 posted on 10/16/2006 9:05:27 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
Hey smooth, think you could get the mods to remove one of the names here.....
(IREY/Murtha Countdown to VICTORY Thread)

Only one will claim the VICTORY! ;*)

45 posted on 10/16/2006 9:07:57 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: Just A Nobody

Thanks for the report, Justa! That highway must be the pride of the county! LOL!


46 posted on 10/16/2006 9:11:00 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: smoothsailing
In an email received today, Murtha claims he is "disgusted." No mention of Ms. Irey, just the usual Bush bashing.

John Murtha Disgusted

47 posted on 10/16/2006 9:13:14 PM PDT by DakotaRed (The legacy of the left, "Screw you, I got mine.")
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks for giving us a run down on the pig roast, Justa. Sounds like it was a big success.

My thanks also to the WWII veteran who was so thrilled to be there and meet Diana for his and all his brothers in arms for their service so long ago, they sacrificed a lot for all of us.


48 posted on 10/16/2006 9:22:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Txsleuth
So....President Bush is the ONLY one required to do things different in your book, congressman???

In a word.....YES! On January 20, 2001 all the rule books were thrown out, all traditions were put to rest, decorum went by the wayside, laws were thrown out the window, the Executive branch Constitutional authority ceased to exist.

The day President Bush took his oath of office, unbeknownst to him, or we the people, all things became passe and all rules, traditions, decorum, laws and authority became new, created solely for THIS President.

49 posted on 10/16/2006 9:23:11 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
"I-REY I-REY I-REY!"


50 posted on 10/16/2006 9:26:22 PM PDT by montag813
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