Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Murtha Pork Fest...

In a gala reminiscent of the Appalachian Mob Meeting back in 1957, Murtha is having a thank you party for all the defense contractors who have contributed to his ongoing culture of corruption.
Tonight, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) will be hosting a gala dinner tonight at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City for defense industry lobbyists who have received and who hope to receive millions of dollars worth of earmarks in FY 2009 appropriations bills.

Mr. Murtha will be joined by Reps. James Moran (D-VA) and Peter Visclosky (D-IN). All are well known for their “Earmark for a Contribution” prowess. Last year Roll Call found that these three members funneled millions of earmarked tax dollars to firms whose executives subsequently contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their campaign funds.

Par for the course, eh Jack??

Sooo-weee!!!! Sooo-Weee!!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Murtha slimes past another one.

If it were about the issues, Jack Murtha would lose.

If it were about integrity, Jack Murtha would lose.

If it were about honor, Jack Murtha would lose.

If it were about dignity, Jack Murtha would lose.

If it were about shame, Jack Murtha would lose.

But Jack Murtha, thanks in part to some RINO toadies, has slimed past yet another election.

Jack Murtha has no shame.

Jack Murtha has no dignity.

Jack Murtha has no integrity.

Jack Murtha wouldn't know honor if it came up on his ass and bit him.

Jack Murtha is wrong on the issues.

Jack Murtha does not deserve the title, U.S. Marine.

Jack Murtha knows this.

That is why Jack Murtha knew that he stood no chance against an honorable war veteran like William T. Russell.

That's why the Jack Murtha syndicate thug machine sprang into action, and found Russell's 1000-vote petition short by 7 votes.

What's the matter, Jack Murtha?

Why the cut and run from this campaign?

Why the cut and run from the issues?

Why the cut and run from your responsibility to apologize to the Haditha Marines and to the Pendleton 8, Jack Murtha?

Do you have a shred of decency left anywhere in that fat-backsided, tired, scandal-riddled Dorian Gray visage?

But you already know the answers to those questions, don't you, Jack?

It is my fervent hope that Lt. Col (ret.) William Russell will continue to opt to wage a write-in campaign.

All he would need is 1,000 votes and be the top vote getter in the Republican primary.

The citizens of PA-12; indeed, the United States of America, deserves better than Jack Murtha.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

What Hath Murtha Wrought, Part II

Where is the apology, Jack?

So who is Donato Zucco?

As I asked in the previous post, what would lead Don Zucco, a republican, who signed a petition to get Lt. Col. William T. Russell on the ballot, to not only turn away from Russell, but to spearhead an effort to get him off of the ballot?

Could it be that Zucco is as polluted by Murtha's corruption as is anyone?

Follow the money:
Republicans play a similar game. Donato Zucco, a Republican and mayor since 1994, works closely with Murtha and state politicians, mostly Democrats, to get funding. Every six weeks he meets with 35 chief executives from Johnstown's largest companies, then goes off lobbying to Harrisburg or Washington.
Not to mention that Zucco is a regular donor to the Murtha campaign to the tune of $1000 per year (aside from playing both sides of the fence, when in the same year he donated $25,000 to the RNC).

At any rate, Mr. Zucco has turned a blind eye to decades of pork and corruption that has been the Murtha administration, an ignorance whereby judging by recent actions, has poisoned his very soul.

Just what does Murtha have on Mr. Zucco? Or, conversely, what is Mr. Zucco getting from Murtha?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Murtha's Tentacles of Corruption run deep in PA-12

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it"

-William Pitt the Younger, The Earl of Chatham and British Prime Minister from 1766 to 1778

Nowhere does this phrase ring with more clarity and truth than in PA-12, and in no heart more-so than the soul-less Jack P. Murtha. After making the above post, I took the liberty to telephone Lt. Col. (ret) William T. Russell and get his take on the slimy she-nanigans afoot to remove him from the ballot to challenge the perennial political boss of PA-12. What I found was nothing less than nauseating.

As the Johnstown Democrat stated,
The challenge was filed by two local Republicans: Former Johnstown Mayor Don Zucco and attorney Jeanne McKelvey.
In what was an ominous statement that could have otherwise been uttered by a Stepford wife,
Zucco said only, “There are lots of ways to support the congressman.”
Aside from being totally non-sensical, what could drive a former Republican mayor, one who actually signed the petition to put Russell on the ballot, to initiate a petition to recall the ballot? Zucco reportedly lives across the street from Murtha. What kind of quid pro quo would make Zucco turn tail and not only run away from Russell, but attempt to derail the nomination of a viable candidate from his own party?

The answer, my dear readers, is found in the climate of fear created over three decades of immoral, corrupt, political powerbroking in PA-12 that would make the likes of Don Vito Corleone seem like Albert Schweitzer in comparison.

The history of corruption that has been Murtha's decades-long tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, time and time-again chronicled on this blog, has resulted not in a constituency representative of a free people, but rather a fiefdom of serfs afraid that any action against their liege would turn into certain repercussions by a nefarious network that could easily be labeled the Murtha Crime Syndicate.

Rather than utilizing his office in a manner befitting a public servant, Jack Murtha has displayed a clear pattern of abuses that has allowed him to cleave onto power just as surely as the legendary hydra clung onto a sinking ship as its hapless captives drowned.

It just so happens that Murtha's corruption has bought the allegiance of nearly half of the Republican party structure in PA-12, not to mention countless professionals who are afraid to sign a public petition, or be on a list of contributors to a contender, lest they face retribution at a workplace in which Murtha's largesse has been a benefactor. William Russell recounted a number of occasions of talking to professionals who would like nothing more than to see Murtha go, but at the same time are afraid to be publicly seen supporting an opponent.

PA-12's allegiance to Jack Murtha, while certainly bringing about a booty of baubles and beads, has at the same time left them captive to the whims and fancies of a bald-faced, ruthless tyrant.

The venerable Thomas Jefferson once acutely observed, “A government afraid of it’s citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!

It is time that the citizens of PA-12 renounce this travesty of government that has been the Murtha tenure in the U.S. Congress. It is time for men of character to stand up once and for all and declare that the emperor has no clothes, and once and for all break free of the fiefdom resultant of decades of greed and corruption.

Good citizens of PA-12. It is time to cast off the golden-fleeced shackles of servitude and to once again restore honor to your seat in the House of Representatives.

Good citizens of PA-12, Murtha Must Go!!

Just when you think he couldn't get any lower...

The Johnstown Democrat reports:
William Russell’s campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. John Murtha could meet an untimely end.

A challenge filed in the state’s Commonwealth Court claims that Russell, a Johnstown Republican, does not have enough valid petition signatures to get his name on the April 22 primary ballot.

If Russell were deemed ineligible, that would leave Murtha – a Democrat who has served 34 years in the House – with no opposition in this year’s elections.

“Certainly, I intend to fight this,” Russell said Thursday.

A hearing is scheduled next week in Harrisburg.

Murtha’s campaign committee issued a statement saying Russell appears to have “filed a nominating petition that contained over 180 invalid signatures or unregistered voters in the 12th Congressional District” – apparently leaving him short of the 1,000 names needed.
Murtha's Big-Boss, Big-Money tentacles appears to have garnered him quite a menagerie of toadies:
The challenge was filed by two local Republicans: Former Johnstown Mayor Don Zucco and attorney Jeanne McKelvey.

Zucco said only, “There are lots of ways to support the congressman.” McKelvey could not immediately be reached.
And to add yet more slime to this already odious, foul-smelling, mix
Murtha’s committee supports the challenge: “The law states that candidates must have (the signatures of) 1,000 registered party voters to be on the election ballot. We believe that all candidates running for office should follow the law.”
That would be a good rule to live by, Jack... if you actually were honorable enough to live up to it.

As an aside, Jack... maybe it's my hearing, but I have yet to hear any apology coming from your piehole for wrongly de-faming a platoon of Marines; one who just happens to be one of your constituents.

John Murtha lecturing another regarding morals isn't only laughable, it's downright pathetic.

If this ploy succeeds, I urge all fair-minded Republicans in Washington County to write in Lt. Col. William Russell.

Jack Murtha deserves nothing less than a resounding defeat in November.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Jack Murtha: Unabashedly Porcine.

It is widely spread news that the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) at Johnstown is more or less a slush fund for Jihad Jack Murtha's perpetual re-election to PA-12's U.S. congressional seat. A poster child for government waste and the consequences of the "earmark mentality," NDIC, and Murtha's connection to it, has been the subject of continuing ethics violation investigations. Not only is Murtha so arrogant as to accept his connection to the pork-laden, waste-laden redundant bureaucratic bloat-ocracy, he's proud of it:
Van Osdol: "Congressman, what about the National Drug Intelligence Center?"

"You're from WTAE?"

Van Osdol:
"Yes, sir."

"Nice to see you."

Van Osdol:
"What are you going to do to secure funding for that, sir?"

When Van Osdol tried to keep asking questions, one of Murtha's men tried to block the television camera.

Van Osdol:
"Congressman, can you respond to the criticism that people say NDIC is just a pork barrel program?"

Murtha: "No comment. How's that?"

Van Osdol:
"Why don't you want to talk about that program, sir?"

"Just talk to them about it. Talk to NDIC."

Van Osdol:
"We've talked to NDIC."

"What did they tell you?"

Van Osdol:
"They say you are the man who keeps it going."

Murtha: "That's right. You got that right."
Heh. Straight from the horse's pig's mouth.
PA-12, there's a reason that politicians, like diapers, need to be changed.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Murtha won't give up hope...

Despite the undeniable successes associated with George Bush's and General Petraeus' surge strategy, Jihad Jack Murtha refuses to give up hope that we can declare surrender:
A leading House Democrat wants to reignite the debate over the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in March, a move that represents a marked change after Democratic leaders in both chambers toned down their rhetoric in recent months.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), the chairman of the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and a leading critic of the Iraq war, said that his panel would likely be done considering the second installment of the 2008 war supplemental by the end of February.

“After that I will try to convince the leadership to bring it up in March,” he told reporters Thursday, after he spoke at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He said he would make the same recommendations as he did last year: setting a goal date for troop withdrawals and mandating standards for troop readiness.

Murtha added that introducing troop withdrawal language is a leadership decision. House leadership is still under pressure from the liberal base to force a change in Iraq policy.

“People have been to my office every day saying, ‘You have not gotten out of Iraq yet,’ ” Murtha said.
Nor have you apologized for trying to unjustly accuse Haditha Marines of cold blooded murder for reasons of political gain, have you, Jack?

Where's that apology, asswipe?

But we knew back then, Jack Murtha, as we know now:

It's never been about the troops. It's never been about the welfare and security of the United States, nor of your constituents in PA-12.

Since the stench of Abscam reared its ugly head back in 1980, as is the case now, It's always been about Jack Murtha.

PA-12, isn't it time to send this moronic, corrupt piece of self-centered excrement to the cistern from whence he crept?

You have an honorable choice in the name of William Russell to support.

For the love of God, Murtha Must Go!!