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  • What are Veterans Saying about Diana Irey? (

    08/05/2006 6:15:57 AM PDT · by Coop · 78 replies · 1,587+ views
    Vets4Irey ^ | 8/5/06 | W04Man/Coop/Various veterans
    "I don't understand turncoats as Murtha and Kerry..Where do they think their freedoms come from. The U.N.? As an Iraqi Freedom Veteran it turns my stomach. Shut these FOOLS down!" Radel, William D. "I am an active duty CW5 here at Ft. Bragg NC. I have been deployed into theater 3 times for about 24 months and am deploying to Afghanistan late this year. I am so disgusted as a Pennsylvanian to know that Murtha is representing my state. That he would sell down the river any chance those Marines might have for a fair trial is beyond reprehensible. ......
  • Washington County Republican Hopes To Oust Murtha

    08/02/2006 6:31:29 PM PDT · by Coop · 53 replies · 9,464+ views
    KDKA ^ | 8/2/06 | John Delano
    (KDKA) PITTSBURGH The attention on Rep. John Murtha and his strong stand on the way the war in Iraq is being conducted has some Republicans out to defeat Murtha in the next election. KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano sat down with the congressional candidate who wants to do exactly that. Her name is Diana Irey. Voters in Washington County know her very well as one of their three county commissioners. But in fourteen weeks voters in nine southwestern counties will have the chance to send her to congress -- and if they do, it will send a loud message about...
  • Murtha / Irey race getting national focus

    08/01/2006 11:29:37 AM PDT · by Coop · 184 replies · 6,028+ views
    Boot Murtha / Rightroots ^ | 8/1/06 | Unknown
    The Republican National Committee's eCampaign Director -- Patrick Ruffini -- has sent out an e-message to America. Writes Ruffini: "A group of prominent conservative bloggers is turning discussion into action with the launch of Rightroots – an effort to support some of the most important House and Senate candidates of this election cycle..." A visit to the newly online "Rightroots" website shows a listing of GOP candidates deemed "the most important House and Senate candidates for this 2006 election cycle." Included in this select group: Diana Irey -- Congressman John Murtha's PA District 12 opponent! The brand new website serves...
  • Vets Set Sights on Murtha

    08/01/2006 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Coop · 64 replies · 1,698+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | 8/1/06 | SANDRA K. REABUCK
    The “Swift Boat” veterans who grabbed national headlines in 2004 when they attacked John Kerry in his failed presidential bid now are turning their sights to Johnstown. Their target is U.S. Rep. John Murtha... Armed as a new group – Veterans for the Truth – they’re bringing their campaign to “Redeploy John Murtha From Congress” to his backyard. They plan to hold a national rally in Johnstown in October “to show their outrage at John Murtha over what he is saying about our troops,” ... Details of the rally will be outlined at a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday...
  • Santorum touts accomplishments, assails Casey at rally

    08/01/2006 5:24:10 AM PDT · by Coop · 43 replies · 955+ views
    Penn Live/AP ^ | 7/31/06 | Unknown
    GREEN TREE, Pa. (AP) — With less than 100 days remaining in his re-election campaign and trailing in the polls, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum painted his Democratic opponent as running solely on name recognition. "When you elected Rick Santorum, you didn't elect someone who came from a proud political legacy. You didn't elect someone who had a great name in Pennsylvania politics," he said, referring to his opponent, state Treasurer Bob Casey, whose late father was Pennsylvania's governor from 1987 to 1995. "You elected someone with great heart and great passion to fight for things you care (about)," Santorum told...
  • Press Conf. Aug 3: Nat'l Anti-Murtha Vets Rally, Oct in Johnstown,PA - John O'Neill main speaker

    07/31/2006 8:14:47 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 103 replies · 1,888+ views ^ | 7/31/2006 | IPWGOP
    Press Conference August 3, 2006to announce details of aNational Veterans Rallyto be held in Rep. John Murtha's hometown of Johnstown, PA! Johnstown PA... A press conference will be held on Thursday August 3rd at 11am to make public the details of a national veterans rally to be held in Johnstown, PA.  The press conference will be held in front of Congressman John Murtha’s office, 647 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901. Chief Swiftboater John O'Neill co-author of "Unfit For Command" is scheduled asmain speaker at this national rally! Local rally organizers will announce that the national veterans organization “Vets for the...
  • John Murtha and HOWARD DEAN (!) campaigning together in Pennsylvania = Murtha turns on his own...

    07/29/2006 11:23:28 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 61 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | 7/29/2006 | IPWGOP
    Campaigning in PA: John Murtha & Howard Dean! As reported in a DNC press release, Howard Dean, chairman of the Democrat Party, is campaigning today with Rep. John Murtha in Greensburg, PA: [EXCERPTS:]Saturday, July 29, Democrats across the country will participate in "Democratic Reunion" events marking 100 days to Election Day 2006. ...Chairman Dean will canvass in Pittsburgh with the Westmoreland County Democrats and attend a Christmas in July event with Governor Rendell and Congressman Murtha in Greensburg, Pa. Why would supposedly pro-military, anti-abortion John Murtha campaign with Howard Dean -- renown for his anti-military, pro-abortion, fanatic positions? Murtha...
  • Because We Don't Know, Jack ... *

    07/26/2006 1:07:44 PM PDT · by WeDontKnowJack · 15 replies · 772+ views
    Diana Irey campaign web site ^ | July 26, 2006 | Diana Irey
    Because We Don't Know, Jack ... *This morning's edition of the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill contains an article entitled, "To Raise Profile, Murtha Will Stump for 41 Democrats." According to the article, U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha plans to spend a large portion of the next 100 days campaigning "in 41 races around the country where he said party leaders believe he can be helpful." And why is Jack Murtha planning to forsake his own constituents at just the time when they're used to seeing him (to wit, right before Election Day)? Apparently because, according to the article, "Helping Democratic...
  • Irey Whacks Murtha on Abscam

    07/26/2006 9:02:44 AM PDT · by xpertskir · 85 replies · 2,158+ views
    Because We Don't Know, Jack ... * Last Friday, the Christian Science Monitor published excerpts of remarks made during an interview with U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha. One in particular struck us: Asked, "What would change if the Democrats retook control of the House?" Murtha replied, "Accountability is going to be the key. Corruption, talk about corruption …" Well. Okay. If we must. Jack Murtha is the second-most-famous unindicted co-conspirator in American political history, ranking behind only Richard Nixon as The Man Who Got Away While Everyone Else Went to Jail. Offered a $50,000 bribe by an undercover FBI agent posing...
  • Congressional race heating up (Irey/Murtha)

    07/25/2006 7:52:02 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 85 replies · 2,052+ views
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | 7-25-06 | Lead Editorial
    Congressional race heating up Tuesday, July 25, 2006 July is not known as a hot month for local politics, so some recent developments in the 12th Congressional District race are so much more unusual. Last week, we reported that a private investigator was checking into Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey on behalf of U.S. Rep. John Murtha, whom Irey is challenging in November. A woman visited the county elections office requesting copies of Irey's campaign finance forms in her races for commissioner and information from a state database that would show how often she voted. While all of these things...
  • To raise profile, Murtha will stump for 41 Dems

    07/25/2006 7:06:10 PM PDT · by Jean S · 87 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/06 | Alexander Bolton
    Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who has suspended his race to become majority leader in the event that the Democrats capture the House, plans to campaign in 41 races around the country where he said party leaders believe he can be helpful. This is a dramatic increase in activity for Murtha, who did not campaign for House candidates in 2004, according to his spokeswoman.Helping Democratic candidates could pay dividends in a race for majority leader against Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).Murtha says he thinks such a race is likely and told The Hill that if the election were held now Democrats...
  • We're Being Watched (PA-12)

    07/25/2006 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Coop · 39 replies · 1,287+ views
    Monessen Valley Independent ^ | 7/25/06 | Jeff Oliver
    The rest of the country is beginning to realize what the people in the 12th Congressional District have known for quite sometime. And that's that the war in Iraq is a hot issue in the race between U.S. Rep. John Murtha and his opponent, Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey. Murtha (D-Johnstown) has been an open critic of the war effort, saying for months it is time to pull out U.S. troops from the wear-torn country. Irey (R-Monongahela), meanwhile, is a staunch supporter of the war effort and is using it as her top point in trying to unseat the powerful...
  • Murtha Unhinged: Anti-war rhetoric creates a race in the 12th Congressional district

    07/25/2006 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Coop · 54 replies · 1,858+ views
    ...[w]hile the race for the Keystone State’s U.S. Senate seat will dominate the headlines, campaigns in four Congressional districts could well determine whether the GOP’s 12-year reign in the lower chamber comes to an end, or continues through the conclusion of the Bush Presidency. Three of the four toss-up districts are currently represented by Republicans and lie in the southeastern corner of the state. Deemed vulnerable by political pundits are Congressman James Gerlach of Chester County, first- term Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick of Bucks County and veteran Congressman Curt Weldon of Delaware County. Until recently no Democrat seat was seen as...
  • Bailey's Briefing of the Day (Boot Murtha)

    07/24/2006 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 1,321+ views ^ | 7/26/06 | Larry Bailey
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I never thought for a moment that we would be where we are right now—on the verge of creating a political explosion unprecedented in modern political life. Our vision a couple of months ago was extremely limited in scope—we just wanted to “do our part” in making life uncomfortable for “al-Jazeera Jack” Murtha, but things have totally changed that vision. What has happened is amazing! So many people from across the country have contacted us and encouraged us and contributed to our efforts that it appears like a true groundswell has emerged and is growing in size....
  • John Murtha (just when you think he can't say any more stupid things)

    07/23/2006 5:21:51 PM PDT · by Coop · 149 replies · 3,110+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/24/06 | David T. Cook
    US Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, the senior Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Committee and an Iraq war critic, was the guest at last Friday's Monitor breakfast. "We have become occupiers. We cannot win this militarily. But I hesitated to say anything. I waited probably too long. The way we operate militarily is a problem.... We go into a place, we have to blow it up to protect American lives. I agree with that. That's the way we operate to protect Americans. On what would change if the Democrats retook control of the House: "Accountability is going to be...
  • Murtha P.I. on Trail of Challenger Irey

    07/23/2006 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Coop · 106 replies · 2,276+ views
    Observer/Reporter (Pittsburgh suburbs) ^ | 7/20/06 | Barbara S. Miller
    A private investigator working for the campaign of U.S. Rep. John Murtha has been collecting information about his opponent in the congressional race, Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey. "Everybody's talking about it," Irey said Wednesday, adding that she became aware that an investigator hired by the Murtha campaign was checking up on her in a county outside Washington a couple of weeks ago. About the same time, a woman arrived at the Washington County elections office requesting copies of Irey's campaign finance forms in her county commissioner races and information from a statewide database that would show how often...
  • Continue to Fight Terrorism

    07/22/2006 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Coop · 23 replies · 424+ views
    Daily American ^ | 7/21/06 | Mark Portante
    ...What happened to the “conservative Democrat” from Johnstown? I saw it coming when he endorsed the too liberal Nancy Pelosi from California for Democratic leader in the House. President Bush carried Cambria and Somerset counties in 2004. This means that the majority of voters agreed with Mr. Bush and his philosophies. Maybe Diana Irey, commissioner, can lead us in the ‘right' direction. Ronald Reagan was the greatest president in my 50 some years and I was a Reagan Democrat. Reagan was a Democrat in his early life and then changed to a Republican. Reagan made the world safer by his...
  • Few Dems embrace Murtha's position on Iraq

    07/17/2006 4:35:13 PM PDT · by Coop · 41 replies · 820+ views
    AP/Boston Globe ^ | 7/17/06 | Unknown
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" last month, Murtha made it clear he disagrees with those who advocate staying the course. "We're fighting a war of ideals and ideas. It's no longer a military war. We have won the military war against their, their enemy. We toppled Saddam Hussein. The military's done everything that they can do. And so it's time for us to redeploy. And Iraqi(s) -- only Iraqis can settle this," he said. He also disagreed with those saying the U.S. is making progress. He hopes Iraq becomes a democracy, he said, "but I don't see it happening." Looking...

    07/16/2006 2:16:51 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 61 replies · 2,878+ views
    Federal Bureau of Investigations Washington, D.C. Gentlemen: I was very pleased to read about your "sting" investigation and to learn that you have finally uncovered Congressman John P. Murtha for what he has been doing to the people of this Congressional Districy. He has been parading up and doen this 6-county area with a twice-wounded Vietnam War hero background, and even has the audacity to list this in his Congressional Directory. In your investigation, you will discover a phoney! Murtha's own Marine Corp Official Record indicates that he incurred two lacerations during his Vietnam service-- March 22, 1967 -- on...
  • Vets4Irey Roll Call Hits 1,100 Mark

    07/14/2006 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Coop · 100 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vets4Irey ^ | 7/14/06 | W04Man
    See the over 1,000 veterans who have taken a stand for Diana Irey and against EX-Marine Jack Murtha. Link here.Please sign up if you haven't already, and please urge vet friends and family members to do the same. There's no cost or obligation. New photos in the Diana Irey photo Gallery
  • News in brief from the campaign trail (Diana Irey Raised $230,000 in Last Qtr)

    07/14/2006 10:54:07 AM PDT · by Coop · 56 replies · 1,602+ views
    AP/Centre Daily ^ | 7/13/06 | Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. John Murtha's Republican opponent raised thousands of dollars online in June, but still significantly trailed the 10-term incumbent in fundraising. Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran from western Pennsylvania who has become the face of the movement opposing the Iraq war, raised $621,367 in the quarter that ended June 30, according to his Federal Election Commission filing. His opponent, Washington County commissioner Diana Irey, raised $229,846, according to her campaign. Murtha has $1.6 million in cash, while Irey has $159,138 in cash.Irey, who has criticized Murtha's stance on the Iraq war, raised more than $117,000...

    07/13/2006 3:52:31 PM PDT · by WeDontKnowJack · 18 replies · 4,016+ views
    Diana Irey campaign web site ^ | July 13, 2006 | Diana Irey
    NANCY PELOSI WHACKS JACK MURTHA. AGAIN.(MONONGAHELA, July 13) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to comments made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a Wall Street Journal interview published this morning, wherein Mrs. Pelosi declares her opposition to the practice of “earmarking” – today released the following statement: “Nancy Pelosi has done it again – offered a startling truth that puts her at odds with the Man Who Would Be Majority Leader, Jack Murtha. “In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, Mrs. Pelosi declares her strong opposition to the practice of...

    07/13/2006 12:40:04 PM PDT · by WeDontKnowJack · 53 replies · 792+ views
    Diana Irey campaign web site ^ | July 13, 2006 | Diana Irey
    IREY URGES MURTHA TO SUPPORT ENGLISH BALLOTS(MONONGAHELA, July 13) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey –- anticipating today’s House floor vote on extension of the Voting Rights Act –- today released the following statement: “Jack Murtha has an opportunity today to stand up for the ideal of America as the Melting Pot –- he can, during consideration of the extension of the Voting Rights Act, vote in favor of the amendment offered by Rep. Steve King of Iowa, to remove the mandate for multilingual ballots, and reaffirm the primacy of English as the...
  • Original Copy of Jack Anderson Murtha Article August 6, 1980

    07/13/2006 10:54:54 AM PDT · by SBD1 · 53 replies · 2,450+ views
    Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune ^ | August 6, 1980 | Jack Anderson
    Jack Anderson Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Wednesday, August 6, 1980Excerpts "I want to deal with you guys awhile before I make any transactions at all, period," he told them, "After we've done some business, well, then I might change my mind." Still, he wanted them to understand that he was the best man in Congress the sheik could acquire "I'm going to tell you this, if anybody can do it, I'm not BS-ing you fellows, I can get it done my way," he boasted "There's no question about it." "All at once," he said, "some dumb (expletive deleted) would go start talking...
  • The Rest of Murtha's FBI Tape

    07/12/2006 6:34:12 AM PDT · by wjersey · 31 replies · 1,372+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/12/2006 | David Holman
    What is on the rest of Congressman Jack Murtha's now infamous FBI tape? Much more than the available video reveals. Thanks to the diligent efforts of conservative media and blogs in January and February of this year, many readers now know or remember that Congressman Murtha was an unindicted co-conspirator in the "Abscam" investigation of the late 1970s and 1980. (I wondered where the mainstream media's outrage was over Murtha's murky lobbyist relationships, besides the L.A. Times's lone, forgotten piece on the subject.) In recent weeks, Murtha's Abscam past has enjoyed renewed attention in the higher echelons of conservative media,...
  • A Dozen Reasons why Commissioner Irey Can Defeat Rep. John Murtha

    07/06/2006 7:02:15 PM PDT · by Coop · 190 replies · 2,597+ views
    Various / me ^ | 7/6/06 | Coop
    <p>John Kerry only managed to get 51% of the 12th district's vote in 2004, and Jack Murtha cannot realistically be expected to match that very high Presidential voter turnout.</p> <p>Diana Irey has 10 years of experience as Washington County's Commissioner, including seven consecutive balanced budgets without a tax increase.</p>
  • Liberals Will Get us All Killed

    07/06/2006 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Coop · 77 replies · 2,152+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 7/4/06 | Kevin McCullough
    ...[m]ore recently liberal voices in the print press have been reckless both with what they did report (secret programs aimed at giving us the upper hand in our fight with those who would like to sever our head from our bodies). And what they didn't (discovery of enough WMD in Iraq to kill 8.3 million persons - like the isle of Manhattan or the entire urban metro of Chicago). Take the New York Times for example. In their direct reporting of how we were spying on the conversations that Al Qaeda were having with sleeper cells in our nation via...
  • Murtha in Damage Control Mode in PA over 4th of July holiday

    07/05/2006 8:03:58 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 71 replies · 3,151+ views ^ | 7/5/2005 | IPWGOP
      Murtha Damage Control Time In something reminiscent of ABSCAM, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for past few days has been reminding the power brokers in his 12th Congressional District where the money came from... his beneficence. He is making it clear: (1. His power in Washington, D.C. turns up as largesse in the 12th Congressional District  (2. Remember where the money came from  (3. Put money in my coffers because I've got to cover for my mistakes. What are Murtha's mistakes?·        Telling untruths about the very military that, like Sen. John Kerry, he has traded off of to get...
  • GOP Babe-of-the-Week (Guess who?)

    07/05/2006 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Coop · 91 replies · 6,860+ views
    Jersey GOP ^ | Current "Babe" as of 7/5/06 | Unknown
  • [Western PA] soldiers changed by experience in Iraq [Disagree with Jack Murtha]

    07/04/2006 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Coop · 53 replies · 1,539+ views
    Tribune Democrat ^ | 7/4/06 | Kecia Bal, Randy Griffith
    <p>“It was overwhelming,” he said. He thought he would just meet family at the armory in Friedens.</p> <p>“It looked like a concert,” Lucas said. “We got paraded through town.”</p> <p>The Headquarters Company return was an all-out celebration, complete with live country music. More than a thousand people were there on a Friday evening.</p>
  • Iraq war changes game for Murtha: Anti-war stand puts him in unusual spot

    07/02/2006 6:15:03 PM PDT · by WeDontKnowJack · 45 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 2, 2006 | Jim O'Toole
    Iraq war changes game for Murtha James O'Toole, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha's suspended, but not abandoned, quest to become House majority leader has added one more layer of scrutiny to the already intense responses to his outspoken critique of the Bush's administration's war policy. * * * * * * * * * In addition to vivisections of Mr. Murtha's current political stands, some blogs have pointed [to] Mr. Murtha's brush with Abscam ... * * * * * * * * * * On the Web and on conservative talk shows, criticism of Mr. Murtha reached...
  • No Plan?? -- Excellent Video taking on Murtha's Rants

    07/02/2006 3:02:58 PM PDT · by Coop · 41 replies · 537+ views
    Vets4Irey ^ | 7/2/06 | O.P. Ditch
    VIDEO: Click on Murtha's ugly mug with "No Plan?" stamped across his face. Also, nearly 750 veterans have signed up on the site supporting Diana Irey's campaign against EX-Marine Murtha. Please sign up (no cost/obligation) if you haven't already, and spread the word.
  • Because We Don't Know Jack (Part 2)

    07/01/2006 11:21:30 AM PDT · by Coop · 56 replies · 1,768+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 7/1/06 | Campaign
    Last weekend, it was widely reported, Jack Murtha was one of a handful of political leaders who called senior officials of the New York Times to urge them not to publish the story. But in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, June 25, New York Times editor Bill Keller seemed to suggest that Jack Murtha had NOT, in fact, urged the newspaper not to publish. So the following day –- Tuesday, June 26 -– we asked Jack Murtha a simple question: Did you or did you not urge senior officials of the New York Times not to publish...
  • Murtha and inducements (...Democrats tip-toeing away from Rep. John Murtha...)

    06/30/2006 8:25:26 AM PDT · by Coop · 110 replies · 2,713+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/28/06 | Editorial board
    The sound you hear is the sound of election-conscious Democrats tiptoeing away from Rep. John Murtha. As they once did with Cindy Sheehan, whose own Democratic-orchestrated popularity peaked when she demanded U.S. troops leave "occupied New Orleans," Democrats perhaps are realizing their mistake in pumping Mr. Murtha's antiwar views all over the televisions of ordinary Americans who now associate him with their party. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, at a panel discussion in Miami on Saturday, Mr. Murtha said that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran."...
  • Nancy Pelosi Whacks Jack Murtha

    06/29/2006 4:12:28 PM PDT · by Coop · 169 replies · 5,385+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 6/29/06 | Irey for Congress
    NANCY PELOSI WHACKS JACK MURTHA (MONONGAHELA, June 29) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to a statement by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in which Pelosi says the Supreme Court’s decision in the Guantanamo Bay case “reaffirms the rule of law” – today released the following statement: “A little while ago, Nancy Pelosi released a statement to the press regarding today’s Supreme Court decision on military commissions trying detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Here’s what she said: “Today’s Supreme Court decision reaffirms the American ideal that all are entitled to the basic...
  • More Veterans Taking on Murtha [Vets for the Truth]

    06/28/2006 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Coop · 137 replies · 2,316+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 6/28/06 | L. Bailey
    Warmest greetings from the organizing committee of Vets for the Truth (VFTT), which was established for the express purpose of assisting in the redeployment of John Murtha from the US House of Representatives. For the record, VFTT rose out of the 2004 campaign by Vietnam Vets for the Truth to inform the American voters of the lies told in 1971 about Vietnam military personnel by John Kerry. We had a great deal of success, especially in conceiving of and implementing Operation Street Corner, a program by means of which everyday citizens can make their political opinions known and point...
  • Murtha Doesn't Need to 'Clarify' - He Needs to Apologize

    06/28/2006 5:46:21 PM PDT · by xpertskir · 43 replies · 917+ views
    MURTHA DOESN’T NEED TO ‘CLARIFY’ – HE NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE (MONONGAHELA, June 28) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – reacting to U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha’s press release yesterday declaring that he was “quoted out of context” regarding his recent comments stating that the U.S. presence in Iraq is a greater threat to world peace than the nuclear threat posed by North Korea and Iran – today released the following statement: “Yesterday, Jack Murtha said he was ‘quoted out of context’ regarding his comments on the ‘threat’ posed to world peace by the...
  • Murtha’s friendly fire mistakes enemy within

    06/27/2006 4:49:36 AM PDT · by Coop · 49 replies · 1,395+ views
    Delaware County Times ^ | 6/27/06 | Editorial
    There he goes again. U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha..."American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran" ... "We want as many Americans out of (Iraq) as possible" because "we have become the enemy." ... his ... comments deserve clarification insofar as they can easily be construed to be, if not anti-American, a comfort to this country’s enemies. ...there is evidence progress is being made. On the flip side, there is not a lot in the way of evidence that America’s soldiers have "become the enemy" of anyone in Iraq other than...
  • Pull out of Iraq now, congressman (Murtha) urges

    06/26/2006 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies · 613+ views
    The South Florida Sun Sentinal ^ | June 25, 2006 | Elizabeth Baier
    American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to a crowd of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.
  • Murtha's a star on the campaign trail

    06/26/2006 12:15:58 PM PDT · by Coop · 63 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/26/06 | Mark Preston
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Eight months ago, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania) choked back tears when he called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq saying the "military has accomplished its mission and done its duty." It was a stunning statement from this decorated Marine veteran, who had established a long record in Congress of being a hawk... Murtha continues to speak out against the war, but his words now have a sharper political edge. "To all the Republicans who sit in their air-conditioned offices and talk of the courage it takes for them to keep young kids in harm's way...
  • [Check out the liberal meltdown - Graphic language]

    06/26/2006 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Coop · 58 replies · 794+ views ^ | 6/25/06 | Amanda Doss
    Have you been wondering whether you should support the Democrats or the Republicans? Do you think that both parties have some positive traits and some negative? Let me introduce myself. I am Amanda Doss, web designer by profession. I have created websites for many different businesses and people. I have created websites for child care centers, autobody shops, Catholic churches, Methodist churches, screen-printing businesses, and more. I have also created websites for both Democrats and Republicans. At the bottom of each the websites I design, I put copyright information as well as designer information, including my email address for professional...
  • Local Democrats rally around war critic Murtha (Murtha road show does Florida)

    06/24/2006 10:59:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 71 replies · 1,068+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-25-06 | George Bennett
    Local Democrats rally around war critic Murtha By George Bennett Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday, June 25, 2006 WEST PALM BEACH-- Americans don't support the war in Iraq and need a Democratic Congress to force President Bush to change his policy, a leading war critic told about 600 Palm Beach County Democrats at the local party's annual fund-raising dinner Saturday night. "This is going to be our year.... We know America wants a change," said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat who wants the United States to begin pulling troops from Iraq immediately. Murtha said the situation in...
  • Murtha ABSCAM Video Excerpt

    06/24/2006 10:07:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 31 replies · 1,620+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2006 | FBI
    Someone posted this on another thread, and I just wanted to put this on its own thread so that no one would miss it, and so that it would be easy for everyone to find on FR searching by title (I searched "video" and "Murtha" and "ABSCAM" and didn't find it). ABSCAM was an early 1980s scandal in which phony Arab businessmen (actually FBI agents) offered cash bribes to several congressmen. Everything was videotaped. Murtha was among those who was offered money, and he turned it down -- "at this point" -- but clearly was expressing interest at some possible...
  • Murtha "war" record

    06/24/2006 6:53:43 PM PDT · by TexasPatriot8 · 199 replies · 5,499+ views
    Well, as is ALWAYS the case, the truth comes out eventually (you'd think the democrats would learn this eventually). And as it turns out, Murtha isn't even as big a war hero as John Kerry, and John Kerry did't see or really do squat in his pathetic three months in Vietnam (You did know Kerry served in Vietnam right?). Got this from a friend of mine, a REAL Vietnam war vet. Don't know how much this has already been sent around and is known about already, and I didn't see an applicable thread on FR already, so I thought I'd...
  • Sad Tale of Two Marines

    06/22/2006 5:36:01 PM PDT · by zerosix · 312+ views
    Wikipedia gathered bios on each | 6/22/06 | Self
    The Sad Tale of Two MarinesAssassin Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) Lee Harvey Oswald was born in Slidell, Louisiana. His father, Robert Edward Lee Oswald, died before he was born and his mother, Marguerite Claverie, raised him along with two older siblings, his brother Robert and his half-brother John Pic (Marguerite's child by her first marriage). His mother is said to have doted on him to excess, but despite this has been characterized as domineering and quarrelsome. They lived an itinerant lifestyle and before the age of 18 Oswald had lived in 22 different residences...
  • Irey to Appear on "Mike Gallagher Show" and Fox News Channel 6-22

    06/22/2006 8:16:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,326+ views
    , Diana Irey for Congress ^ | June 22 | Mike Gallagher
    Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – the woman standing up to U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha – will make two national media appearances today: first as an in-studio guest on Mike Gallagher’s nationally-syndicated Salem Communications radio show, and then as an in-studio guest on FOX News Channel’s “Dayside.” WHO: PA-12 GOP candidate Diana Irey WHAT: Guest appearance on “The Mike Gallagher Show” WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2006 10:05 AM EDT WHERE: 200+ radio stations around the country
  • New star Murtha is worrying Dems

    06/22/2006 9:42:22 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 65 replies · 2,510+ views
    Murtha's Okinawa answer embarrassed Democratic House members who would not dream of criticizing publicly the former back-room pol who became an icon to the party's antiwar base last November by calling for an immediate troop withdrawal. His performance on ''Meet the Press'' reinforced dismay inside the party that Murtha, at age 74, has announced his candidacy for majority leader if the Democrats regain control of the House. Murtha proves there are second acts in American politics. I had forgotten that federal prosecutors designated him an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam investigation 26 years ago. I was reminded of it after...
  • "Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question" (Phoney, not hero.)

    06/12/2006 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Pit1 · 77 replies · 2,810+ views
    CN ^ | January 13, 2006 | Mark Morano and Randy Hall
    ( - While Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha has ascended to the national stage as one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, he has also long downplayed the controversy and bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam. Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. Since 1967, there have been at least three different accounts of the injuries that purportedly earned Murtha his Purple Hearts. Those accounts also appear to conflict with the limited military records that are...
  • Congress Faces Multiple Criminal Probes

    05/20/2006 10:42:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 693+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - For the first time since the Abscam scandal a quarter-century ago, multiple lawmakers face criminal and ethics investigations that are tarnishing Congress, already low on public approval. Three separate bribery investigations by the Justice Department were bad enough news for lawmakers. But the woes only increased last week when the House ethics committee broke a 16-month partisan gridlock and announced investigations into the same matters. "We have an entire generation who imagines their member of Congress in an orange jumpsuit," said Paul Light, a New York University professor of public service, referring to the common prison uniform. "It's...
  • Murky Jack Murtha(ABSCAM Reminder)

    05/19/2006 7:56:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 2,220+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR ^ | 2/2/2006 | David Holman
    In the last year, ever since Tom DeLay became embroiled in the Jack Abramoff scandal, the Washington Post alone has published 168 articles mentioning Abramoff and DeLay. The Post's dogged Abramoff investigator, Susan Schmidt, has written 39 articles on Jack Abramoff in the last two years. Almost half of those made page A1 of the Post, and most were over 1,000 words in length. The Post has written enough about this scandal to fill a book -- literally -- and they probably will. Since Rep. John Murtha made his splash in November with his call for an American troop withdrawal...