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  • A Democrat’s Desperation Move Out in California’s 51st District (GunnyPop Popaditch vs. Filner)

    11/01/2010 8:22:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies
    national review ^ | 10/31/10 | Jim Geragthy
    When Nick Popaditch wins in California’s 51st District, late in the evening November 2 or early in the morning November 3, remember who was mentioning him as a promising candidate way back on March 12. Why am I confidently predicting a win by a little-known underfunded Republican in a D+8 district against a nine-term incumbent? Because a confident incumbent’s campaign doesn’t do things like this: Republican Congressional Candidate Nick Popaditch is responding to an ad Congressman Bob Filner is running about his voting record. The ad Filner is running claims Popaditch has not voted for more than 11 years, but...
  • WATCH NICK ON HANNITY! (Gunny Pop on Hannity Tues. Nite)

    10/25/2010 12:44:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies
    Email | 10/25/10 | April & Nick
    WATCH NICK ON HANNITY'S GREAT AMERICAN PANEL! Tuesday, October 26th (Check your local listings for airtimes) Please forward this message to all your friends, urging them to tune into Fox News Channel to see why Nick Popaditch will be the next Congressman from California District 51!
  • Popaditch - Filner Debate parts 1 thru 5 (a whoopin)

    10/25/2010 12:35:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/10 | Popaditch/Filner
    Filner - "I'm going to stick to the issues....right after I accuse my opponent of smearing me."
  • Live Debate Thread - Gunnypop Nick Popaditch vs. Bob "the Rodent" Filner

    10/21/2010 6:32:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies
    Email from Gunny | 10/21/10 | Gunny Pop (or April)
    LISTEN TO THE DEBATE LIVE ONLINE We've learned that the Popaditch/Filner Debate will be streamed live online from 6:30-7:30 PM tonight, October 21st. To listen, go to KXO LIVE and click on the LIVE NOW button, which will be activated later today. If you tune in a bit early, you will hear music until the debate begins.
  • How Badly Do I Want to See Nick Popaditch in Congress? (UPDATED)

    10/20/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies
    National Reviw | 10/19/10 | Jim Geraghty
    I’m going to keep this high on the page all weekend, and maybe into Monday: Nick Popaditch. Given a choice between Nick Popaditch in Congress and a Jets win in the Super Bowl . . . well, I think the Jets are built to have a lot of good years ahead. Let’s get Nick in Congress starting January. Help him out now; he’s already done a lot for you. UPDATE: This was posted over the weekend; I want the Monday crew to notice this excellent candidate.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars-PAC Endorses Bob Filner for Congress (Over Gunnypop Popaditch!!- SHAME)

    10/15/2010 11:38:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies
    Imperial Valley News ^ | 10/14/10 | staff
    Imperial, California - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) PAC has announced its endorsement of Congressman Bob Filner over Republican Candidate Nick Popaditch for the 2010 General Election. The VFW-PAC becomes the most recent veterans group to endorse Congressman Filner. “The VFW-PAC’s endorsement of Congressman Filner was based on his strong support for veterans, national security and defense, and military personnel issues,” said Salvatore J. Capirchio, Veterans of Foreign War-PAC Director. “My proudest service in Congress is being Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our country and they should be...
  • VotetheBumOut.com (Bob Filner(D) San Diego)

    10/04/2010 6:37:44 PM PDT · by rolling_stone · 26 replies
    10/4/2010 | rolling_stone
    We have hope in 51 st District, Southern part of San Diego/Chula Vista BORDER AREA etc. Nick Popaditch (R) Marine Veteran is running against incumbent Bob Filner (D). Popaditch is the famous cigar smoking tank commander shown at the tear down of the Statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Filner refuses to hold Town Halls and debate Popaditch. Filner is one of the most liberal reps in the House. Grassroots are working hard for Popaditch. People of all parties are marching in front of Filner's Chula Vista Office every Thursday afternoon until he debates Nick... Everyone welcome, let's shame Filner...
  • Nick Popaditch for Congress

    09/12/2010 11:29:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 9/11/10 | Neal Stevens
    25 Comments Nick Popaditch Nick Popaditch is running for Congress. Previous occupation? Gunnery Sergeant, USMC. That patch he wears? Not preparing for Talk like a Pirate day, but rather a wound at Fallujah. His district? California’s 51st. Oh yes, that district. Inland California tends to be right-leaning, but Imperial County is one big exception. It’s a poor expanse of desert along the Mexican border stretching from Arizona to San Diego County. Since redistricting shifted the seat’s number from 50 to 51, Democrat Bob Filner won by 19, 26, 27, and 48 points. This is not friendly territory, so it’s good...
  • Interviewing Nick Popaditch, the ‘Cigar Marine’

    08/05/2010 9:20:01 AM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/10 | Cassy Fiano
    Nick Popaditch is an American hero who has spent his life in service to our country. He first enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1986, serving with 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division. During Operation Desert Shield, he served as a tank commander before being honorably discharged in 1992. In 1996, he reenlisted with the Marine Corps, and once again served as a tank commander. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a drill instructor before returning to 1st Marine Division in 2002. He rose to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and deployed to Iraq. The 1st Tank Battalion pulled...
  • Nick Popaditch

    04/27/2010 1:02:21 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 282+ views
    We The People Candidate Nick Popaditch is a retired U.S. Marine campaigning for Congress in the 51st district running against incumbent Bob Filner (D). Understanding and believing in duty to country and his community, Nick is redeploying once again to serve and protect the liberties that make this nation truly exceptional. Nick is concurrently completing his Teaching Credential at SDSU and campaigning for Congress on important issues facing the people of 51st District and the Nation. Nick resides in Chula Vista, California with his wife April and sons, Richard and Nicholas Jr. Community Service and Leadership Nick Popadtich travels throughout...
  • Nick's Notes: Popaditch for Congress Dis-Patch (great read)

    07/21/2010 11:34:58 AM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies
    PoaditchforCongress.com ^ | 7/2010 | Nick Popaditch
    As we celebrate Independence Day this July 4th, let us not forget why we do so... Our Founding Fathers took a stand for liberty and boldly declared their independence 234 years ago. They stood against tyranny, against taxation without representation, and against subjugation of their individual rights. They risked their lives and their property for a voice. They declared intrepidly that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were God-given rights and not granted from a King. They knew that our rights come from God. No Congressman, Senator, or President can take them away from you. Our Founding Fathers paid...
  • Huck PAC Endorses Nick Popaditch For Congress In California

    05/19/2010 12:49:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 304+ views
    Huck PAC ^ | 5/19/20 | Mike Huckabee
    As a decorated United States Marine, Nick Popaditch has clearly shown his loyalty and love of country. Nick was a career marine who first served his nation in combat as a Sergeant during Operation: Desert Shield and Storm – after an Honorable Discharge – he decided to re-enlist and returned to the front lines in Operation: Iraqi Freedom. Nick’s willingness to serve is testament to his character and heart. Now, Nick is once again going to serve and protect the liberties that make this nation truly exceptional, this time from liberals in Washington. Californians deserve a leader like Nick who’ll...
  • Congressional Candidate Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch addresses iCaucus Freedom Rally Part 1,2

    05/05/2010 5:19:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 231+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4/27/10 | Popaditch
    iCaucus endorsed Candidate for US Congress in California's 51st Congressional District Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch addresses the crowd at the iCaucus Freedom Rally at Sweetwater Harley Davidson in National City 04/24/10 - Part 1 of 2 (2 of 2 linked below)
  • ATTENTION: Exclusive FR LIVE Interview– Please Welcome Cong.Candidate Nick ‘Gunny Pop’ Popaditch!!

    03/18/2010 8:11:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 166 replies · 2,597+ views
    Free Republic | 3/18/2010 | Nick Popaditch/Pissant
    Exclusive FR live Interview– Please Welcome Congressional Candidate Nick ‘Gunny Pop’ Popaditch to Free Republic Hello Freepers. And welcome to the exclusive Free Republic interview with a candidate for Congress in California’s 51st District, Nick ‘Gunny Pop’ Popaditch – also known as the Cigar Marine. Most of you, and much of America is familiar with Nick’s face. The Associated Press snapped the famous photo of a Marine sitting in the turret of his tank enjoying a celebratory cigar during the fall of Baghdad with the statue of Saddam Hussein in the background. That is Gunny Pop. Later in the Iraq...
  • Heads Up: Live FR 'Press Conference' with Candidate 'Gunny Pop' Nick Popaditch - Thurs 8:00 AM, PST

    03/16/2010 12:02:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies · 1,030+ views
    FR/PopaditchforCongress ^ | 3/16/10 | Pissant
    Dear freepers. This Thursday morning, 3/18/2010, at 8:00AM Pacific (11:00 eastern) Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch will join us for an hour or so live on FR to say hello and answer as many questions as he can in that time. His lovely wife April will be joining him as well. As many of you know, Nick is a candidate for Congress in California's 51st district. He is attempting to unseat the Pelosi butt kisser and socialist named Bob Filner. Nick is also a retired Tank Commander who had two great stints in the Marine Corps (prounounced 'core', Mr. Obama,...
  • Nick Popaditch for Congress, Importance of Fighting for Freedom

    03/11/2010 9:41:39 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Libertarian Republican ^ | 3/8/10 | Eric Dondero
    Marine Veteran of the War in Iraq talks of the sacrifices of his fellow Vets for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy as Americans. Now Popaditch is making a sacrifice of another kind, challenging a longtime entrenched Democrat Congressman in a southern California district, for Congress. (District 51 - El Centro to El Cajon to suburbs of San Diego). Popaditch is a staunch Pro-Defense libertarian Republican.
  • Duncan Hunter Interview 2/24/2010 – McCain v Hayworth, O’Reilly v 2A, w/cameo from Gunny Pop

    02/24/2010 5:47:50 PM PST · by pissant · 35 replies · 579+ views
    AT&T | 2/24/10 | DH/NP/AJM
    AJM: Hello Congressman, how are you? DH: Hello Jim. I’m doing great. But listen, I only have about 10 minutes here. I’m heading into a function in just a few minutes. So you’ll have to be fast. AJM: OK. First of all, I have to tell you I won’t be able to make it to Idaho on Friday for your event. I have a First Aid/CPR class that is mandatory for my job, that has to be renewed every two years. So I’ll be here, in Seattle. DH: Well, doggone it. It’ll be a lot of fun. AJM: Are you...
  • Updates on the Gunny Pop Nick Popaditch campaign!!

    02/19/2010 10:17:35 AM PST · by pissant · 48 replies · 662+ views
    Popaditch for Congress ^ | 2/18/20 | Don Harrison & Savas Beatie
    By Donald Harrison - SD Jewish World, February 15, 2010 POLITICS—The Republican candidacy of former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch in the 51st Congressional District has prompted incumbent Bob Filner, chairman of the House Veteran Affairs Committee, to caution supporters that “there are no safe seats.” Popaditch, who once was pictured in a tank by the infamous statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, lost an eye in combat and has written a book, Once a Marine, about his experiences, clearly appealing to the same veterans constituency that Filner has so assiduously cultivated. “The candidate running against me has no credentials...
  • Marine gunnery sergeant revolutionized tank warfare but lost his right eye in battle (Gunny Pop)

    12/15/2009 7:57:27 PM PST · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,936+ views
    Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise ^ | 11/20/09 | Andrew Lubin
    As his M1 Abrams tank, nicknamed Bonecrusher, rolled through Fallujah, Iraq, Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch thought about the trail of dead insurgents left in its wake: “Fight and you die. Run and you die. Hide and you die. Hey, this works for me.” Popaditch, or “Gunny Pop” as his Marines called him, commanded a tank platoon during the first Battle of Fallujah in April 2004. Fighting only a week after four American contractors from Blackwater USA were captured, killed and their bodies hung from a bridge, Bonecrusher and Popaditch’s other tank were working with Marine infantry in clearing insurgents out...
  • Popping Off - Gunny Pop Nick Popaditch on Fox's Red Eye last night

    11/18/2009 9:14:25 AM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 807+ views
    Fox/Activity Pit ^ | 11/17/09 | Gutfield/Popaditch
    Tonight on Red Eye: Author Sgt. Nick Popaditch. My God, what a difference.... Gunny Pop or Bobby "I make Waxman look handsome Filner...
  • Decorated Marine to run for (liberal) Filner's seat (A Duncan Hunter guy)

    11/10/2009 8:28:46 PM PST · by pissant · 130 replies · 2,859+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/10/09 | John Marelius
    Decorated Marine veteran Nick Popaditch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 51st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Bob Filner. Nicknamed “Gunny Pop,” Popaditch served two separate stints in the Marines. He was a tank commander during the Persian Gulf war and honorably discharged in 1992 after six years. Tiring of civilian life, he rejoined the Marines in 1995. A widely circulated photograph after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 shows the tank commander and platoon sergeant smoking a cigar in front of the statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it...
  • Operation Take The Hill Send Gunny Pop to Congress

    11/09/2009 4:52:53 PM PST · by Cee-gar Man US Marine · 1 replies · 285+ views
    Nick is putting on his battle gear and getting ready for a redeployment to serve his community and country once again. Cross your fingers and say a little prayer for us. We thank you for all the support you all gave our family during OIF1 and OIF2 when Nick came home wounded. Thank you for your prayers. Tomorrow is The Marine Corps Birthday and Nick will be making his Official announcement for his candidacy. What a way to celebrate our Marine Corps Birthday. Have a blessed Veterans Day, April Popaditch
  • Operation Take The Hill Gunny Pop for Congress

    11/09/2009 12:57:37 PM PST · by Cee-gar Man US Marine · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    http://www.popaditchforcongress.com/
  • Wounded Marine's Book Trailer Released: Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch, "the Cigar Marine"!

    09/10/2008 2:34:56 PM PDT · by Militarybooks · 2 replies · 194+ views
    http://www.onceamarine.com ^ | Theodore P. Savas
    I know you are all busy, but you need to meet this guy. He is on his way today to NYC to speak to Marines and families tomorrow, on 9-11. He, too, has given a lot. I know a lot of you are strong supporters of our military and men and women who serve our country. Below is a link to a Hollywood-style book trailer on youtube.com we prepared for "Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery," by Nick Popaditch with Mike Steere (Savas Beatie, October 1, 2008). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDpg7FC0sI YES, THAT IS...