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Last week, I noted the possibility of a plea deal in the trial of SSgt Frank Wuterich, the last of the U.S. Marines charged in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. (See here. All previous Wuterich trial coverage and Haditha links below.) Today, the plea deal... Read More
I told you on Monday about the opening of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich's trial this week in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. Seven have been exonerated. Wuterich is the last Haditha Marine standing. Here's the very latest on the proceedings. SSgt Wuterich's defense team succeeded... Read More
"Eight Marines were charged. Seven have been cleared as the facts have been revealed. Now one more trial remains." -- Defend Our Marines Welcome to 2012. The headlines will be awash in presidential politics this week, but I want to make sure you take note of the trial of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich set to... Read More
It's not news. It's re-confirmation. Roll Call has a lengthy story out today on just-released FBI records detailing the extent of the late corruptocrat John Murtha's dirty dealings -- and how he repeatedly got away with it. The FBI and DOJ watched. And watched. And failed to act. Murtha's entrenched incumbency made him untouchable. There's... Read More
This Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee e-mail just landed in my e-mail box. James Carville calls Republicans "reptiles." (Yes, the same James Carville whom wife Mary Matalin calls "Serpenthead.") And then he urges his fellow Dems to contribute money to honor...corruptocrat Jack Murtha. I know. Nothing more needs to be said: Reptiles from James Carville [email protected] Read More
Edifice complex.
He's already got a boondoggle airport in his name. Philadelphia wants to name a shipyard after him. The University of Pittsburgh just named a new "Center for Public Service" in his memory. And now the Navy is moving ahead with plans to name a vessel after him. We don't need anything else named after this... Read More
Ugly picture, ugly picture, ha ha ha! That deranged talking head who called me a "big mashed up bag of meat with lipstick” and mocked my ethnic maiden name is suddenly concerned with public decorum. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the pathetic video of cable clown Keith Olbermann naming me "worst person in the... Read More
Sufficient time has passed since John Murtha's death to reckon with his true record. No tears for the wreckage, poison, and damage to the public trust he left behind. Latest news: There is a movement to install Murtha's wife in the seat. Given the late congressman's share-the-pork-with-friends-and-family proclivities, this is a very bad idea for... Read More
Democrat Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania passed away today at Virginia Hospital Center following gallbladder surgery last month. I'll let my archives on his political career speak for itself. For now, condolences to the Murtha family. And I echo this message from GOP challenger Bill Russell: RUSSELL ASKS FOR PRAYERS FOR MURTHA FAMILY Announces a... Read More
Two items from today's CYA Congress: 1) House Democrats block Republican call for probe of Pelosi 2) Just now, the House voted down by voice vote a motion by GOP Rep. John Campbell that would have banned any additional funding for the Murtha Airport to No One -- on which the federal government has already... Read More
John Murtha's big, fat mouth is still wreaking havoc on the lives of the Haditha Marines he defamed. But the Marines keep winning in court. Yesterday's good news from the Thomas More Law Center, which has vigorously defended the accused Marines: Gary Gross and Jim Hoft have full coverage -- coverage you won't find in... Read More
WaPo has the story: This nepotism-stained pork brought to you by the most ethical Congress ever. Sponsored by the letter "C" -- for Culture of Corruption. *** More from Ed Morrissey: This screams for an investigation.
Your tax dollars at work thanks to King of Pork John Murtha. Pennsylvania, why did you put this hog back in office. Why? (h/t William Amos):
Eric Zimmermann at The Hill reports tonight that the most ethical Congress ever voted again to cover corruptocrat John Murtha's ample backside: To paraphrase the King of Pork, they're not corrupt, they're just taking care of each other.
This clown/smear merchant/pork king corruptocrat deserves nothing but scorn. Sign the petition!
Squeal.
Taegan Goddard e-mailed a late-breaking bulletin tonight of a Capitol Hill pork scandal in the works: Earmark Scandal Breaking There's a potentially big story breaking on Capitol Hill... Apparently 104 members of Congress of both parties -- 42 Republicans and 62 Democrats -- secured earmarks for a lobbying firm linked to Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)... Read More
Everything Pork King Jack Murtha touches turns to political gangrene. ABC News has the latest scoop: This month marks Murtha's 35th year in office. Pennsylvanians get what they deserve.
My syndicated column today smacks Jack Murtha upside his thick head. How would he like 250 Said Ali al Shihris roaming around Johnstown, Pa.? Very much, apparently. Looks like Pennsylvania will need that National Terrorist Registry -- and quick. Meantime, here's the latest on the FBI raid of Murtha's earmark contractors at Kuchera. *** The... Read More
I had prayed before the election that I wouldn't have to pay one more iota of attention to the pork-filled, cut-and-run smear merchant John Murtha. Our prayers, alas, were not answered. Now, this corruptocrat is trying to hide from justice in the Haditha slander lawsuits: A Marine who sued U.S. Rep. John Murtha for defamation... Read More
Scroll for updates... Keep hope alive: Sigh. *** Murtha has won. Thank you, Bill Russell, for your patriotism and dedication and fearlessness. You gave the smear merchant the scare of his life. You inspired people across the country. You are not just a conservative hero. You are an American hero.
I said it before. I'll say it again. John Murtha is running scared. Truly a sign of desperation: Another sign of desperation. This is called projection: Local business leaders rallied behind U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, on Sunday in response to recent statements made by his opponent about local workers’
You'll love Bill Russell's latest mailer, which nails John Murtha to the wall. A reader wonders why the heck Sarah Palin isn't campaigning in John Murtha's district with GOP true maverick Bill Russell. I already endorsed that idea -- noting that a Palin/Gretchen Wilson performance of "Redneck Woman" would bring down the house. It's not... Read More
Momentum.
More than a year's worth of covering GOP upstart Bill Russell's challenge to smear merchant corruptocrat John Murtha is paying off. The momentum has shifted. National media and politicos are paying attention. Veterans are standing up against the troop-slandering incumbent. The polls are tightening. (A new one posted at GrassrootsPA shows a virtual dead heat:... Read More
My column this week revisits the Murtha/Russell match-up. As I've mentioned before, I saw Bill Russell at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in May -- and he's a rock-solid conservative on everything from guns to life to borders to fiscal policy to the war against jihadists. He's principled. He's a patriot. The antithesis of corruptocrat Murtha.... Read More
The comeuppance of a corruptocrat.
A Pennsylvania source has just leaked me brand spanking new poll data showing GOP upstart Bill Russell leading John Murtha among over 800 probable voters by 48-35. This comes on top of the Susquehanna poll showing Murtha ahead of Russell by 4 points, within the margin of error. The new poll is from Dane and... Read More
Smeared.
Under fire from smear merchant John Murtha and Hillary supporter-turned-Obama sycophant Ed Rendell, Pennsylvanian Ryan Shafik of the Lincoln Institute comes to the defense of the Keystone State: Rendell's Race Card Trashes Pennsylvanians by Ryan Shafik, Communications Director Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research Governor Ed Rendell's chances of landing a top position in a... Read More
Boot Murtha. Support Bill Russell.
Pork-stuffed, troop-slandering, race card-wielding John Murtha has gone and opened his mouth again -- removing whatever last iota of doubt there may be about his fundamental character damage. Here he is trashing the western part of his state as "redneck" bigots after non-apologize-apologizing for suggesting they were all RAAAACISTS last week. I repeat: Why, why,... Read More
Congressman Cut and Run.
He smeared our troops and he smeared the voters in his own western Pennsylvania district. No wonder Democrat Rep. John Murtha doesn't want to show his smug, bloated face. Pennsylvania bloggers are buzzing over the corruptocrat's decision to cancel his appearance at a debate with GOP challenger and Iraq War veteran Bill Russell. Just call... Read More
Squeal.
Jack Murtha, the pork-stuffed corruptocrat infamous for libeling our troops, has now moved on to libeling voters in his own district. He agrees with Barack Obama's assessment that Pennsylvanians are nothing but a bunch of bitter, clingy, bigoted rednecks. Why is this man still in office? (Link) Reminder: Boot John Murtha. Support Bill Russell.
Cold-blooded slander.
Good: Murtha won't talk. But his upstart GOP opponent wil
Excellent question from David Harsanyi. Har: Commenter magicarb's answer... "Right after Murtha does. (And probably using the same speech.)"
Calling the Russell brigade.
Add this to the growing list of reasons you should be doing everything in your power to support John "In Cold Blood" Murtha's GOP upstart challenger, Bill Russell. Via WaPo, we learn that the Democrat porkmeister intervened for a law-breaking Pennsylvania company convicted of selling military equiment parts illegally: Rep. John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania... Read More
Latest to donate: Fred Thompson!
Momentum continues to build for GOP upstart Bill Russell, who is generating conservative grass-roots buzz and cash flow for his campaign to unseat entrenched, troop-smearing corruptocrat Jack Murtha. I told you last month about Russell's impressive fund-raising feat in the second quarter--out-raising the pork king Murtha 6 to 1 despite being unable to actively campaign... Read More
My syndicated column today spotlights the upstart candidacy of Republican newcomer Bill Russell, who is challenging corruptocrat John Murtha in Pennsylvania. I've been writing about Bill since last fall and told you about seeing him last month at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, where he was warmly received by the conservative grass-roots. Last week's second quarter... Read More
From prosecution to persecution.
The legal nightmare continues for Haditha Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani. David Harsanyi reports on the prosecution's appeal of the dismissal of charges against Lt. Col. Chessani. Gary Gross has more and notes: The Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Lt. Col. Chessani, posts the notice of appeal and blasts the decision: Richard Thompson,... Read More
Make a difference.
I blogged about Bill Russell last fall (see here). It's time for a re-introduction. He's an Army vet, 9/11 survivor, and small business owner who is challenging smear merchant/corruptocrat Rep. John Murtha. I saw Russell at the fantastic Pennsylvania Leadership Conference last month (where the photo above was snapped). He is a staunch conservative, a... Read More
Culture of impunity.
(Photoshop: Sanctuary) My syndicated column today recounts how the Haditha smear merchants from John Murtha to the NYSlimes to the world media hanged the Marines before a single formal charge had been filed. (And I know I don't have to worry about the AP quoting from it, because the MSM doesn't want you to remember... Read More
Benedict, Ephialtes, and John.
Apropros of the latest Haditha case dismissal this afternoon, Modern Conservative puts John Murtha in his place.
And then there was one.
Fight the smears. Call John "Cold-blooded" Murtha for comment: 202-225-2065. Note: As of 1:40pm Eastern, you will not find the Haditha story on the front page of the NYTimes website. Read much, much more from Chessani's defense team at the Thomas More Law Center. *** Told you to watch out for this yesterday. Here it... Read More
And then there were two. (Photo image source:
On June 5, you'll recall, Marine Lt. Andrew Grayson was found not guilty on all counts in the Haditha case. Charges were dropped against five other Haditha Marines. Two await trial: Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani and SSgt. Frank Wuterich. A hearing is scheduled tomorrow morning in Lt. Col. Chessani's case. The LATimes reported today that... Read More
(Graphic via Defend Our Marines) Paging John Murtha: Haditha Marine Lt. Andrew Grayson found not guilty on all counts. See if you can find the story on the NYTimes or any other MSM outlet that splashed the original accusations all over their front pages. You'll need a magnifying glass. Go to Defend Our Marines for... Read More
Guilty.
In the wake of the dismissal of charges against Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, Gary at Let Freedom Ring makes the case for indicting John Murtha. An excerpt: Let’s highlight that conflict between rep. Murtha and the Marine Corps spokesman because it highlights extremely important information. If Gen. Hagee did indeed brief Rep. Murtha on May... Read More
Paging John Murtha...
Just in: John Murtha was, as they say, unavailable for comment. But we won't let him rest. More via Reuters: Allahpundit: "Exit question: If the charges against [Frank] Wuterich end up being dismissed too, is it time to revisit a House censure for Murtha? *** Flashback: September 2007...Jason Mattera corners cut-and-run Murtha o
Pig snouts optional.
I mentioned this more than a week ago, but the date has arrived: Tonight is the crash-the-party party at Pork King John Murtha's D.C. fund-raiser. It's the hot place to be in the Beltway. The Examiner editorial board writes: Rep. John Murtha is hosting a gala dinner tonight at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City... Read More
Oinkapalooza.
Erick at RedState puts out a call to those of you in the D.C. area who are up for a party with John Murtha. Pig costumes preferred, but optional: Details on the shindig: Will Murtha cut and run again at the site of party crashers? *** A reminder that Army vet and 9/11 survivor
"The surge is working."
No, he still hasn't apologized to the Haditha Marines he smeared and defamed. But John Murtha is back from Iraq and spreading the word that the "surge is working." Nancy Pelosi, reach for your Maalox. The Politico reports on Murtha then and now: Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), one of the leading anti-war voices in the... Read More
Earmark-a-palooza!
Update: Sen. Jim DeMint is leading "100,000 Strong for Earmark Reform." Help out if you can. *** John Murtha and Johnstown, Pa., have been living high on the hog for decades. The Wall Street Journal reviews the pork-laden record today with "How Lawmaker Rebuilt Hometown on Earmarks." It's Earmark-a-palooza! In the massive 2008 military-spending bill... Read More
Meet William T. Russell.
Diana Irey gave it a good try and failed. Now, another GOP candidate looks ready to challenge Rep. John "In Cold Blood" Murtha. He's an Army vet, 9/11 survivor, and small business owner: A career Army member left the service two years short of retirement to move here and try his hand at politics by... Read More
The real defining atrocity.
You won't hear about this from John Murtha, but you'll read it first on the Internet. Nathaniel Helms at Defend our Marines has an exclusive report on the battle in Haditha that the media ignored: Buried in the mountain of exhibits attached to the once secret Haditha, Iraq murder inquiry prepared by US Army Maj.... Read More
Paging Jack Murtha.
Via Allahpundit, here's the latest on the Haditha Marines. I recommend everyone e-mail and fax this North County Times story to John Murtha ASAP: A Marine Corps official has recommended that murder charges be dismissed against a Camp Pendleton squad leader accused in the deaths of 17 civilians killed in the Iraqi city of Haditha... Read More
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