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  • US Marine GySgt. Nick Popaditch’s amazing Memorial Day speech

    05/29/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 6 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 28, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch is a candidate for Congress in California district 52. This is his speech in San Diego on May 28.
  • 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...
  • Congressional Candidate Nick Popaditch calls voting allegations "completely false"

    10/30/2010 4:13:14 PM PDT · by excopconservative · 16 replies · 1+ views
    KUSI San Diego ^ | 10-29-2010 | KUSI staff
    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 KUSI has documents showing thats not the case.
  • 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."
  • Popaditch(R)-Filner(D) Debate 51st Congressional District California

    10/23/2010 3:32:09 PM PDT · by rolling_stone · 16 replies
    Scroll down to just below picture of loser Filner to view the debate! Filner does look like he got run over by a tank. Filner was destroyed. click here for debate Help send Popaditch to Congress:Popaditch for Congress
  • 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...
  • (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 ^ | 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...
  • Imperial Valley newspaper catches heat for political cartoon

    07/12/2010 3:45:53 PM PDT · by llmc1 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    L A Times (local) ^ | 7-12-10 | Tony Perry
    The Imperial Valley Press is being criticized by some readers who believe a political cartoon mocked the injuries of a decorated Iraq war veteran who is running for Congress. The cartoon, published Saturday, shows a poster of candidate Nick Popaditch, who has a patch over his right eye. Two youths with skateboards seem perplexed by the poster "What does that remind you of?" one says. The other answers: "A James Bond super villain? A bald pirate? Uncle Fester with an eye patch." Popaditch, a Marine gunnery sergeant, lost the sight in his right eye during the battle for Fallouja in...
  • Nite Cap at Freedom Radio Welcomes Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch

    06/06/2010 1:07:29 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Nite Cap at Freedom Radio ^ | June 6, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Honest Conservative returns and jumps right back into the saddle as we ride into the fight with tonights Freedom Radio. Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch rejoins Freedom Radio to update us on his run for U.S. Congress in California's 51st District In addition, we'll get a post-rally report from Freedom Radio producer and 9/11 family member Tim Sumner of the June 13 protest against the sharia-compliant mosque (and "party space"), aka the Cordoba House, planned for Ground Zero. Adam Taxan
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NiteCap @ Freedom Radio welcomes Nick Popaditch, Susan Bonner and Frank Ryan

    12/20/2009 10:36:50 AM PST · by HonestConservative · 9 replies · 474+ views
    BlogtalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | December 20, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Pull up a chair to the fireplace, crank up the lap top and join us for a Nite Cap and a cigar at NiteCap at Freedom Radio. This week we have 3 terrific guests. Nick Popaditch, aka "Gunny Pop", a fabulous Vet running for the House from southern California and author of "Once a Marine". Also welcome Susan Bonner, RN and author who has written a very timely book "Opening a Registered Nurses Eyes" Susan is also the producer of another show on BTR. We also are honored to welcome to the Freedom Radio family another Vet, Col. Frank Ryan...
  • 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...

    11/20/2009 8:50:08 AM PST · by Edisto Joe · 28 replies · 2,047+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 11/20/2009 | Edisto Joe
    Former Marine Nick Popaditch, aka the Cigar Marine, is running for the Republican nomination to challange the incumbent Democrat in the California 51st Congressional race for 2010. He needs your support. The district is heavily Democratic and he faces an uphill struggle but this Marine is one tough opponent. This man is a true war hero, not some "Swift Boat" wannabe. His slogan, "A Marines word is his bond", says it all. He gained national popularity when he was photographed atop his tank turret smoking a cigar at the fall of Baghdad. Later in the war he was seriously wounded...
  • 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...
  • Former tank commander 'always a Marine'

    10/17/2009 6:41:45 AM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 1,230+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | JOHN CRANDALL
    After a rocket-propelled grenade hit him in the head, Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch thought he had his hardest struggle in surgery. But it was the desk job that almost killed his soul. "I was in a job I didn't want, didn't know anything about and I sucked at it," the former Marine Tank Commander said. A San Diego resident and Silver Star recipient, Popaditch told the...Rotary club Thursday night about his experience at the invasion of Baghdad in 2003, his survival of the attack on his tank in 2004 and his recovery. A coauthor of the book "Once a Marine,"...
  • Dennis Miller on Townhall Radio

    02/25/2009 6:25:55 PM PST · by incredulous joe · 14 replies · 402+ views
    WKRLA ^ | 25 February 2009 | Incredulous Joe
    National Review Editor Rich Lowry first discussed President Barack Obama's speech last night and talked about his new book "Banquo's Ghosts." Next, we welcomed Co-Author of "Once a Marine," Nick Popaditch to share his story about the war in Iraq and his day-to-day life of a career Marine noncommissioned staff officer. In our final hour, Author of "All About All About Eve," "When Blanche Met Brando," "Close-up on Sunset Boulevard," Sam Staggs expounded on his new book "Born to Be Hurt," which takes on the classic 1959 Douglas Sirk film starring Lana Turner.
  • 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 ^ | 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 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). YES, THAT IS...
  • Cee-gar Marine's new book

    08/20/2008 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Cee-gar Man US Marine · 154 replies · 2,402+ views
    My name is April Popaditch, wife of Gysgt Nick Popaditch (ret) AKA Cee-gar Marine to FreeRepublic. This web site was such a source of strength to my family and I when my husband was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq April 2004. The beauty of the words and prayers that we read on a daily basis from all of you, will stay in our hearts forever. Military life is a sacrifice but one you never regret. Support from people you've never met, is life affirming and gives us the strength to carry on our new missions in life. I hear on the...

    04/12/2005 7:28:42 AM PDT · by TexKat · 21 replies · 910+ views
    VA Gov ^ | 4/7/05
    Snowmass, Colo. -- April 7, 2005 -- Nicholas Popaditch, a Marine Corps veteran from Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.,is enjoying the challenge of skiing, and an opportunity for self-development at the 19th National Disabled Veterans Winter Soprts Clinic. The Clinic is taking place April 3 - 8 in Snowmass Village, Colo. Established in 1987, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is the largest annual rehabilitation event of its kind in the world. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Popaditch, 37, a combat-wounded veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, is among...
  • Chance encounter brings teacher, soldier together

    10/18/2004 6:57:13 AM PDT · by TexKat · 8 replies · 582+ views ^ | 9/7/04 | DONNA KIESLING
    Letters from Munster students last spring lifted the spirits of a former region resident injured in Iraq, but a chance encounter thousands of miles away during summer vacation brought their teacher and the soldier together. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch, who lived in Hammond as a youngster, was made famous around the globe when a photograph appeared of him smoking a celebratory cigar in front of the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein. That's when Janet Salinas, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School, learned he was related to one of her pupils. Popaditch later lost his right eye and...
  • 'Cigar Marine' gets hero's homecoming

    06/07/2004 12:16:55 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 61 replies · 4,678+ views ^ | 6/7/04 | SUSAN ERLER
    'Cigar Marine' gets hero's homecoming Hammond native returns to region from Iraq BY SUSAN ERLER Times Staff Writer HIGHLAND -- The war in Iraq took his right eye, nearly deafened his right ear and left scars, now nearly healed, on his otherwise smooth face. No matter. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch would go back in a heartbeat, he said Sunday. "I plan to go back once I get able to see the bad guy," said Popaditch at an emotional homecoming thrown by family and friends at American Legion Memorial Post 180. Popaditch, who grew up in Hammond before moving to...
  • Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch

    05/18/2004 2:24:49 PM PDT · by wingnutx · 105 replies · 9,171+ views ^ | 17 May 2004 | By U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jennie Haskamp
    U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch 'Cigar Marine' Returns Home Less One Eye, But With Spirit Intact By U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jennie Haskamp Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif., May 17, 2004 — As Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch sat and watched his 10-year-old son play third base on May 8 at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., he couldn't hide his enthusiasm. Popaditch, a Hammond, Ind., native, hadn't planned on making it to these games. "One month ago, I was in Iraq, and I assumed I'd watch his first baseball season on video tape...
  • Cigar-toting Hoosier Marine wounded (heart-rending and heart-warming story)

    04/10/2004 9:33:09 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 3 replies · 225+ views ^ | April 10, 2004
    <p>A former Indianapolis man known for his smiling, cigar-smoking image aboard a tank during the capture of Baghdad a year ago Friday was seriously wounded this week after volunteering to go back to the war.</p> <p>Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick "Pop" Popaditch, 36, suffered facial injuries and lost an eye after a rocket-propelled grenade hit his tank Wednesday in Fallujah, the military said.</p>
  • Marine in 'Fall of Baghdad' Photo Injured

    04/09/2004 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 138 replies · 820+ views
    AP ^ | Fri, Apr 09, 2004 | KEN KUSMER
    INDIANAPOLIS - A Marine from Indiana whose smiling, cigar-smoking image helped symbolize the fall of Baghdad a year ago suffered severe head injuries in fighting this week in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah. AP Photo Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch, 36, of Terre Haute, marked Friday's one-year anniversary of the fall at a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Surgeons removed a piece of shrapnel that lodged near his optic nerve when a rocket-propelled grenade slammed into his tank Tuesday in Fallujah, his wife said Friday. "He had to have his right eye removed. He's very concerned about that," April...