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Murtha remains the king of pork: His pet projects draw $150 million, put him atop list
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 4, 2007 | Jerome L. Sherman

Posted on 08/04/2007 12:50:01 PM PDT by jazusamo

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Fat Jack Murtha is getting fatter and more corrupt with the dems controlling Congress.
1 posted on 08/04/2007 12:50:13 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

These kind of earmarks are why no money is being spent on infrastructure (ie. bridges)


2 posted on 08/04/2007 12:51:39 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: bmwcyle; desherwood7; FairOpinion; Fedora; FreeAtlanta; freema; Goldie Lurks; Grimmy; ...
Murtha Watch Ping!

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To be added to the Murtha Watch ping list please notify myself or RedRover.

3 posted on 08/04/2007 12:52:38 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
Wow... even Benedict Arnold couldn’t accomplish this.
4 posted on 08/04/2007 12:56:55 PM PDT by pnh102
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To: jazusamo

I hope Ms Irey kicks his fat ass next time.


5 posted on 08/04/2007 12:57:08 PM PDT by upchuck (Today there are 10,000 more illegal aliens in yer country than there were yesterday. 10,000! THINK!)
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To: jazusamo
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Who am I... and WHY AM I HERE???

ohh, yeah... THE PORK!!!

6 posted on 08/04/2007 12:58:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: jazusamo

$150,000,000—think of the bridges we could fix....


7 posted on 08/04/2007 1:00:22 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: upchuck
I hope Ms Irey kicks his fat ass next time.

You and me both! I hope she runs again.

8 posted on 08/04/2007 1:01:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

more than $150 million in pet projects : Lots of bridges ?


9 posted on 08/04/2007 1:09:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clara Lou; george76

Yep...That’s a lot of money for pet projects, disgraceful!


10 posted on 08/04/2007 1:21:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
For the first time, House members are required to certify that they have no financial interest in the earmarks they sponsor...

Hmmm, this could get interesting.

11 posted on 08/04/2007 1:32:52 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

I wonder if Diana Irey wil run against Murtha in 08?


12 posted on 08/04/2007 1:50:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RedRover

Murtha was one of only eight in the House to vote against the Ethics bill, you’re right, it’ll get interesting. He’s going to have to figure a new way to hide his corruption.


13 posted on 08/04/2007 1:50:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover
"Hmmm, this could get interesting."

Too late ... the damage has been done and the fat one has been busy all this time cementing his creds and ordering cement.

14 posted on 08/04/2007 1:51:36 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

There has been indications that she may not, we’ll just have to wait and see I guess.


15 posted on 08/04/2007 1:52:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: joebuck
These kind of earmarks are why no money is being spent on infrastructure

Huh? al-Murthawi spends his money on infrastructure!

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16 posted on 08/04/2007 2:01:32 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: jazusamo

What a scum bag. My opinion of him continues to get worse.


17 posted on 08/04/2007 2:14:03 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Just A Nobody
Hello Justa!! :-)

I love that pic of murthawi's road to nowhere, it befits him. He's a nowhere!

18 posted on 08/04/2007 2:20:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Just A Nobody; jazusamo; RedRover; upchuck
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19 posted on 08/04/2007 2:36:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Liberal ideas can be hilarious in peacetime, in wartime they're life-threatening)
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To: jazusamo

I wonder if he is still in the business of getting kick-backs for delivering votes and power.........scannell


20 posted on 08/04/2007 2:37:59 PM PDT by scannell
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No doubt in my mind. He did it for over thirty years, I’m sure he won’t stop now.


21 posted on 08/04/2007 2:42:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; RedRover

Great pic of Diana, Smooth.

Justa streaked through here so fast she forgaot to say hi. I was hoping for a reunion. :-)


22 posted on 08/04/2007 2:45:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
This troop-bashing jackass can have all of that $150 million for himself as far as I car IF:

1. It comes in dollar coins, and...

2. He eats them all.

23 posted on 08/04/2007 2:48:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Unapologetic Republican)
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To: Darkwolf377

Me too! I’d help him by using a plumbers friend to get ‘em down his throat.


24 posted on 08/04/2007 2:52:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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Ping


25 posted on 08/04/2007 2:54:59 PM PDT by freema
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing

Justa was streaking? And I missed it???


26 posted on 08/04/2007 3:09:12 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
HIYA JAZ! ;*)

He's a nowhere!

Amen to that, my friend!

27 posted on 08/04/2007 3:09:25 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing; RedRover
Sorry for the hit and run earlier. I broke my 2+ month silence for al-Murthawi.....

Hope y'all are doing well. I miss ya! I'm hoping things slow down in November!

28 posted on 08/04/2007 3:12:44 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing

Ahhhhh, remember that day well! *sigh*


29 posted on 08/04/2007 3:13:31 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: RedRover

LOL! Lucky you!!! ;*)


30 posted on 08/04/2007 3:14:35 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: RedRover; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing

Yeah, dang it, I missed it too. FRiend Justa is too quick for all of us.


31 posted on 08/04/2007 3:16:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Just A Nobody

All’s well out here on the left coast. We’ve missed you too!

We’ll make things slow down to get you back here posting.


32 posted on 08/04/2007 3:21:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
We’ll make things slow down to get you back here posting.

What a pal! Shall I send you my list! ;*)

33 posted on 08/04/2007 3:27:36 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Murtha has given the GOP more than enough ammunition to use against him yet the leadership has no gonads to conduct a campaign to expose his corruption. Why?


34 posted on 08/04/2007 3:44:12 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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Murtha Says it’s Time to Bring Our “Murdering Scum” Home

Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.), a leading Iraq War critic said he’s pushing legislation that would order U.S. troop withdrawals to begin in the Fall and predicted Republicans will support it. “As I’ve been saying for some time, the troops deployed in Iraq have shown themselves to be ‘murdering scum,’” Murtha asserted. “Keeping them there only serves to perpetuate the slaughter and atrocities.”

Under Murtha’s plan, troop withdrawals would start in November 2007 and take about a year to complete. A vote on Rep. John Murtha’s proposal likely will come in September, after Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus is expected to deliver a promised assessment on the war.

The House passed a similar proposal a few months ago, but President Bush vetoed it. But Murtha said he predicts this vote will be different because of polls indicating mounting voter frustration with the war. “It doesn’t really matter what Patraeus has to say,” Murtha added. “We all know this war is lost. The polls confirm it. It’s time to cut our losses.”

Bush has insisted that US troops need to remain engaged in Iraq to fight al-Qaeda and has repeatedly appealed to lawmakers for more patience. However, Murtha says his bill will be the president’s final chance to escape judgment. “If the president won’t agree to the withdrawal we will have to move House Resolution 333,” Murtha said. HR 333 is the impeachment resolution sponsored by presidential candidate Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Column_Archives.htm


35 posted on 08/04/2007 4:23:42 PM PDT by John Semmens
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“As I’ve been saying for some time, the troops deployed in Iraq have shown themselves to be ‘murdering scum,’” Murtha asserted. “Keeping them there only serves to perpetuate the slaughter and atrocities.”

August, 1 on another thread freema asked you if that was an actual quote by Murtha and you didn't reply. I would like to know also and if so can you give a link?

36 posted on 08/04/2007 5:30:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo; freema

Have you seen this ?

There are several interesting comments if you scroll down :

http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=603320


37 posted on 08/04/2007 5:53:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Thanks for the link, George.

Like one of the posters said there and I agree, I hate murtha but I find it hard to believe he said that.

I also don’t like anyone posting this kind of thing on a thread I posted unless they can back it up. Hopefully Semmens can.


38 posted on 08/04/2007 6:03:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

I thought the guy was more of a satirist. Are we supposed to take this seriously? Murtha’s said some pretty disgusting things, but he always gets tons and tons of fawning press coverage when bashes the troops, so I think someone else would’ve heard this by now.

Cindie


39 posted on 08/04/2007 6:09:56 PM PDT by gardencatz (Your son might be an honor student, but mine's a US Marine...it can't always be someone else's son!)
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Yeah, I just sent the poster a FReepmail asking if it is satire. If it is, I don’t appreciate it being posted on a serious thread.


40 posted on 08/04/2007 6:13:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

It is reasonable for us to expect a response to a serious question from a serious person.

Either there is a link or there is not.

Missing one ping is understandable.

A repeated ‘hit and run’ author on multiple web sites and after repeated requests by different people tends to lead one to an obvious conclusion.


41 posted on 08/04/2007 6:27:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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I just checked his history and it’s satire. I’d never heard of him, not real funny, IMO.


42 posted on 08/04/2007 6:36:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: gardencatz

It is a satire based on reality.


43 posted on 08/04/2007 7:11:31 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: jazusamo

I really believe we need to make being a senator or congressman a true servant of the people but without perks or special interest etc. They are not going to leave the big tit of the US government and lobbyist which in my opinion should be considered illegal, I see it as blackmail.


44 posted on 08/04/2007 7:15:41 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: Clara Lou

I agree we the people of the US need to demand more of where our tax money is going, that is the problem many Americans do not.


45 posted on 08/04/2007 7:17:21 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: jazusamo

I just returned from Johnstown Pa and you should see the pork Mertha has brought to Johnstown. It’s no wonder the people keep electing him to office. There are building, bridges, office buildings named after him and even one medical building named after his wife.


46 posted on 08/04/2007 7:22:52 PM PDT by Texas Mom (Two places you're always welcome - Church and Grandma's house.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

My feeling is that Murtha and the Pennsylvania GOP have learned to get along over the many years he’s been a congressman. The state GOP didn’t lift a finger to support Diana Irey in 06. Guess they figure Murtha is congressman for life so why bother?


47 posted on 08/04/2007 7:42:04 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Texas Mom

You’re exactly right, they keep reelecting him because of his pork.

Last year during his reelection campaign against Diana Irey there was a video played here of a newsman interviewing murtha voters. Each one of them after being asked if they knew certain things about him said no but they’d still vote for him.

The questions were about derogatory remarks about our military, corruption and other bad things. It was evident they didn’t care about the bad stuff because he brings home the pork.


48 posted on 08/04/2007 7:42:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Just A Nobody; jazusamo

Dagnabbit! I missed her again!


49 posted on 08/04/2007 7:46:06 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Well I know she is running for Washington County Commissioner again here in South West PA.
50 posted on 08/04/2007 7:46:33 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (All comments now being monitored by BOR. He's looking out for you!)
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