RE: [grendelreport] Thousands seek to sink Navy plan to name a ship for Corrupt Democrat John Murtha
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Subject: RE: [grendelreport] Thousands seek to sink Navy plan to name a ship
for Corrupt Democrat John Murtha
Murtha the turncoat on our military?
Murtha the Muslim lover?
Murtha the Bush Basher over the war?
Murtha the retreater?
Murtha the non-team player, even though he voted to go to war in the first
Enough money has been spent honoring this now deceased waste of a
Visit the Murtha Airport, the airport to nowhere. Watch the video. The
current uselessness of this facility, for whatever reason, is symbolic of
Jack Murtha overall.
Jihad Jack Murtha and Ted Kennedy are somewhere, drinking away the day and
reminiscing how they stuck it to America.
I'd vote for two honorary urinals somewhere for these two. Then Americans
can return the favor.
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Democrat John Murtha
April 30, 2010 | 2:44 am
One thing the elected and appointed folks of Washington are extremely good
at is honoring themselves and one another. It's just like Hollywood awards
without the beauty and fame and glamor and grace and borrowed dresses and
jewelry and red carpet and public interest. Other than that, it's the same.
Rooms, anterooms, passageways, legislation, proclamations, days,
you-name-it, if it's big or doesn't move, it will get someone's name on it.
Which is, of course, totally meaningless, but it keeps them from doing
possibly worse things during their limited work hours.
So naturally Navy Secretary Ray Mabus waited only a few weeks after the
death of Democrat pork barrel king Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania to
announce that a new San Antonio class ship (see photo above) would be named
for the Pennsylvania grump.
Longevity is king where seniority rules. And the 77-year-old Murtha lasted
almost 18 terms, which is a long time worthy of keen admiration by the
elected likes of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (only 11 terms so far), who called
Murtha "our dear Jack."
As the former owner of a car wash in Johnstown, it's only natural that
Murtha's name would go on a combat amphibious transport dock as the first
not named for a city. Actually, what....
...Obama appointee Mabus likely had in mind was Murtha's several years in
the Marines. Murtha was, in fact, the first House member who served in
combat in the Vietnam War, which was unfortunately lost. He received a
Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
The keel-laying for the Murtha ship is still a year away, and it won't be
doing anything worthwhile for three years after that.
But there's a problem. And it's growing. Back in 2005 as part of Murtha's
late-breaking opposition to the Iraq war he was for before he was opposed,
when a few fellow Marines were accused of killing some Iraqi civilians in
Haditha, ex-Marine Murtha announced the soldiers had done it "in cold
Never mind that there hadn't been a full investigation yet, let alone
Despite Murtha's preemptive verdict, eventual charges against six Marines
were dropped, one was acquitted and another awaits trial on reduced charges.
Other than that, Murtha was bang-on.
Immediately after Mabus' announcement, a raging online controversy broke out
Navy's own website, where Murtha was accused of betrayal.
The honor was called inappropriate, "a slap in the face," an "absolute
disgrace" and akin to naming a U.S. ship for Benedict Arnold.
Within two days,
a Facebook page called "People Against Naming a Navy Ship USS Murtha"
acquired some 1,300 followers. Friday morning membership had exploded beyond
On one online site David Martin wrote:
There are many men and women with greater records of valor and service to
the country who deserve the honor of having a warship named in their memory
before John Murtha has a warship [named] in his honor. He made sure there
was an airport named after himself. What more does there need to be?
Reality, of course, is that since
draws-criticism/> Murtha was of Washingtonand ex-Mississippi governor Mabus
is now too and Murtha's Democrat party still controls both houses of
Congress, not to mention the White House and Navy Department, these protests
are going to disappear beneath the waves faster than the Titanic.
The irony is that in addition to its
PNgD9F95DD85> 360 crew members, the John P. Murtha will also transport 700
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-- Andrew Malcolm
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