Wednesday, May 31, 2006

That'll be a few less cheeseburgers a day, Michael Moo..

If this goes through, he could be out 85 million...

A veteran who lost both arms in the war in Iraq is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, alleging that Moore used snippets of a television interview without his permission to falsely portray him as anti-war in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, is asking for damages because of "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation," according to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week.

Damon, 33, claims that Moore never asked for his consent to use a clip from an interview Damon did with NBC's "Nightly News."

He lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded while he and another reservist were servicing the aircraft on the ground. Another reservist was killed in the explosion.

In his interview with NBC, Damon was asked about a new painkiller the military was using on wounded veterans. He claims in his lawsuit that the way Moore used the film clip in "Fahrenheit 9/11" - Moore's scathing 2004 documentary criticizing the Bush administration and the war in Iraq - makes him appear to "voice a complaint about the war effort" when he was actually complaining about "the excruciating type of pain" that comes with the injury he suffered.

Heh. Serves Moore right. In a career of making mockumentaries and packaging them as documentaries, Moore has made his share of shit sandwiches in his career.

It's time he ate one.


(Filed under limousine liberals, moonbat adventures, the fifth column)

Certifiable, to say the least...

Algore goes off the deep end, again...


Al Gore has made his sharpest attack yet on the George Bush presidency, describing the current US administration as "a renegade band of rightwing extremists".

In an interview with the Guardian today, the former vice-president calls himself a "recovering politician", but launches into the political fray more explicitly than he has previously done during his high-profile campaigning on the threat of global warming.

Denying that his politics have shifted to the left since he lost the court battle for the 2000 election, Mr Gore says: "If you have a renegade band of rightwing extremists who get hold of power, the whole thing goes to the right."

And to think that the guy was 300 or so votes away from being president in 2000.

Man oh man... as a psychologist, all I can say is this guy would make an interesting subject for a graduate thesis.



(Filed under
moonbat adventures, the fifth column)

A "Corruption Protection Act" in the works?

The outcry by some congressional members over the The William Jefferson (D-Louisiana) cold cash fiasco can lead one to no other conclusion that the "culture of corruption" not only extends across party lines, but that they like it that way:
Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) said he wants Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to appear "up here to tell us how they reached the conclusion" to conduct the raid, which Sensenbrenner called "profoundly disturbing" on constitutional grounds. The chairman also said that his committee "will be working promptly" to draft legislation that would clearly prohibit wide-ranging searches of lawmakers' offices by federal officials pursuing criminal cases.
Word to the wise, Mr. Sensenbrenner.  Such a planned move on your part only goes to reinforce the notion that "lawmakers" in Washington feel themselves to be above the law.  Such protectionist legislation will be viewed by voters (and rightly so) as nothing but "corruption protection" legislation designed to keep the skids of corrupt money flowing into Washington that much greasier. 

And don't come back with the old "It's a separation of powers" issue.  The "separation of powers" concept was never about thwarting the "checks and balances" function of oversight of one branch of government over another's wrongdoings.  The separation of powers is exactly what allows for checks and balances between branches of government. If there's ample evidence that a crime has been committed by any elected official in any branch of government, I, as a taxpaying citizen, want that graft and corruption examined with an anal microscope and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  The notion that you hold special priveleges by virtue of elected office is laughable at best, and is a slap to the face of taxpaying voters who deserve nothing less than honest, corruption-free government.

To incumbents on both sides of the aisle:  You want to give your opponent some good fodder to render you jobless come November?  Keep on this track and there's no "Incumbent Protection Act" on God's green earth that will keep your sorry arses in office. 

In your arrogance, are you so politically tone deaf to not realize as much?

Elected officials--you are playing on the taxpayers' dime--and you will be held accountable!  And if you vote yourselves "special royal priveleges" from being held accountable, then count on being on the taxpayer dime no longer!



(Filed under elections, pass the pork)




Judge, Jury and Executioner? Or Kangaroo Court presider?

We've all heard about "Captain Kangaroo"Jihad Johnny Murtha's accusations and how words have a way of travelling around the world to aid those who need them the most. We also know that the omniscient Congressman from Pennsylvania's 12th CD knew all the facts, even though he admitted to not reading the reports of the Haditha incident prior to opening his grand-canyon-sized pie hole.

Fellow blogger at Murtha Must Go, Gary Gross, has some interesting information that must have somehow escaped the omniscient John Murtha's attention:
In addition to video from the drone, investigators have records of radio message traffic between the Marines and a command center, said military defense lawyers who have discussed the investigation with Marines who were at Haditha but who have not yet been formally retained by them.
"There's a ton of information that isn't out there yet," said one lawyer, who, like the others, would speak only on the condition of anonymity because a potential client has not been charged. The radio message traffic, he said, will provide a different view of the incident than has been presented by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA) and other members of Congress. For example, he said, contrary to Murtha's account, it will show that the Marines came under small-arms fire after the roadside explosion.
Perhaps Jack Murtha is slipping in his old age, because his omniscient knowledge tells us:
“There was no firefight. There was no [bomb] that killed those innocent people,” Murtha explained, adding there were “about twice as many” Iraqis killed than Time had reported.
But ol' Jihad Johnny somehow knew all the facts before reading the report, right?

He's convinced of it.

As are his imaginary yet-to-be named military commanders with whom he is conversing, I'm sure.


(Filed under Murtha Must Go!!, the fifth colum)

I guess I don't need a green card anymore...

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!


(h/t Hillbilly White Trash)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Some great Memorial Day news from Baghdad!

Only a month in Iraq, and my son has saved some lives!

I received word over this past weekend that my son was in a small convoy ahead of the larger convoy, when he noticed two slimeball terrorists laying an IED along a roadway.

He radioed back to the larger convoy, telling them to stay put. He then pursued said scumwads, which led to a firefight. One did get away, but he managed to capture another.

He received a combat patch, and from what I understand he may receive a medal for same.

Good going, Doug!!! You have one proud parent here!!

(topic bumped for bragging rights) :)


(Filed under heroes)

Peace in our Time...?

Looks like those fine folks at the U.N. are channelling Neville Chamberlain...

From here:


Bulk of UN Member States to Back Iran's Nuclear Position
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
May 30, 2006

(CNSNews.com) - As the U.N. Security Council continues searching for ways to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, Tehran looked set later Tuesday to win a fresh pledge of support for its "right" to enrich uranium from the world's developing nations.

Foreign ministers from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), meeting in Malaysia, were expected to issue a declaration drafted earlier in support for Iran's ostensibly civilian nuclear program.

On Monday, NAM chairman and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi urged the grouping to back Tehran, accusing the West of nuclear double standards.

"Allowing Israel to develop nuclear weapons with impunity -- which it does not deny -- while others in the region are prohibited from doing so, is a blatant case of double standard," he told the ministers.

When's the last time Ariel Sharon or Ehud Olmert called for the annihilation of a nation, asswipe?



(Filed under Religion of Peace? U.S out of U.N.)

Like a kid in a candy store?

From here:
...TOKYO  — Michael Jackson visited a Tokyo orphanage Sunday during his first round of public appearances since being acquitted of child molestation charges last year.
Hmmmm....

(Filed under societal decay, weird stuff)

In defense of Mark Dayton...

Yeah, I know--he's the guy that makes an easy target for ridicule. But personally, we could have done a lot worse with a democrat in Minnesota's delegation to the U.S. Senate than Mark Dayton. Not that I would ever agree with any of his legislative policies, but I truly think, in all he did, Dayton's heart was genuine.
WASHINGTON — Asked to describe his attitude in his last few months in office, Sen. Mark Dayton cited a line from the 1960s song "Me and Bobby McGee." "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose," he says.

The first-term Minnesota Democrat is not seeking re-election and, these days, sounds very much like a politician with little to lose.

In February, upset about a plan by a South Dakota railroad to run coal trains close to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Dayton said the clinic "is worth a hell of a lot more than the whole state of South Dakota."

He later apologized for the remark.

The following month, he called fellow Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold's proposal to censure President Bush over a warrantless surveillance program "an overreaching step by someone who is grandstanding and running for president at the expense of his own party and his own country."

Dayton did not apologize for that.

He even told a Minnesota high school group he'd give himself an "F" if he had to grade his accomplishments in the Senate.

Hey--you gotta admire honesty and candid comments from a U.S. Senator... something that's all too difficult to come by nowadays.
Still, said Steve Schier, a political science professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., "giving himself an F — that must be a first in Senate history."

"This is a fellow who's issuing a few Bronx cheers on the way out the door," Schier said.

There were some comments uttered by Mark Drake, spokesman for the Minnesota Republican Party, that I feel were gratuitous and out of line:
The Minnesota Republican Party has noticed Dayton's increased bluntness with approval.

"He's certainly let it rip lately," said Mark Drake, the party's spokesman. "We appreciate his candor when he does acknowledge that he does deserve a failing grade for his performance in the Senate. I think he's right when he says he's been ineffective and hasn't accomplished a lot."

In my opinion, that was an unneeded parting kick in the groin, and in poor taste.

One of the greatest things I actually admire about Dayton, even as a democrat, is that he has always, I mean always, treated our troops and their mission (along with military veterans), with great respect. In my book, for a democrat with that kind of respect, I will forgive any and all legislative ineptitude. I definitely wouldn't lump him with Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy and Jack Murtha, who, in my opinion, we would do well to be rid of on a far grander scale than Mark Dayton.


(Filed under
miscellany)

Disruptions in the Force?

The Duluth Tribune, via AP, reports that in the Minnesota Senate, a total of seven democrat incumbents are retiring, vs. two republicans.  In the Minnesota House, the results are less encouraging:  thirteen republicans are retiring, with only six democrats calling it quits. 

At a time when the balance of power between the two houses is so close, these retirements will present with a very interesting November, to say the least.



(Filed under
elections)

And in the ongoing culture of corruption...

In the DNC...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, accepted free ringside tickets to three professional boxing matches from Nevada officials who were trying to influence his federal legislation regulating the sport.

Reid, D-Nev., took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission.

But Reid, of course, pure as the driven snow, would never let the gifts influence his policymaking..

Reid defended the gifts, saying they would never influence his position on the boxing bill and that he was simply trying to learn how his legislation might affect an important home state industry. "Anyone from Nevada would say I'm glad he is there taking care of the state's No. 1 businesses," he told The Associated Press.

Or is it that the state's No. 1 business is taking care of Harry Reid?




(Filed under moonbat adventures, limousine liberals)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Rest easy, Uncle Ben...


Aileron and Oiseau are resting comfortably in their new digs.



I promise not to take any pictures of them fornicating.











(Filed under great blogs, fun with da mob)

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Not a shock at all...

The link on Drudge reads as follows:

SHOCK: Galloway says murder of Blair would be 'justified'...

Not so shocking at all, if one merely considers the source. Galloway is just your run of the mill, fringe, jihad-loving, freedom-hating moonbat, pure and simple.

The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.

In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber - if there were no other casualties - be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?"

Mr Galloway replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it -(yeah, right) but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq - as Blair did."


Remember, this is the same shit-for-brains moonbat who said this:

George Galloway: A hundred thousand or more of the Iraqi patients have died. Sectarianism and extremism, fundamentalism, is now rampant in Iraq. The entire Muslim world has been radicalized. There are flames spreading throughout the Muslim world. They are even reverberating outside the Muslim world, in Europe, including in the capital city of London, where I sit.

Now even amongst the crazed Zionist Crusader fundamentalists who got us into this war, Richard Perle is an extremist. In fact, most of the neo-con Zionists who talked Bush into this war have now begun to admit that this has been a terrible catastrophic mistake. Unfortunately, it is not their blood, which has been shed. It has been the blood of entirely innocent people, whose lives have been destroyed.

So nobody serious, outside the lunatic asylum of Richard Perle's circle, any longer believes that the invasion of an Arab Muslim country by hundreds of thousands of Crusading soldiers has done anything to make the world a more peaceful place.

And that's why Bush, in November, will pay a very high political price, and Mr. Blair will be out within a few weeks. I assure you, anyone who studies the politics in London knows that Mr. Blair is in his last days in Downing Street. And when they come to write his obituary - the word Iraq will be engraved at its heart.

And Drudge calls Galloway's justification for Prime Minister's Blair's murder a "shock"?






Matt, wake me up when you find something new.




(Filed under
the fifth column)


****(Bumped for Update)****

Captain Ed Agrees:
The shock is not understandable. Galloway practically made a career of supporting brutal dictators, and he hasn't changed a bit. Galloway pimped for Saddam Hussein for years, and only recently have investigators at the UN and in the US shown that Saddam paid him well for those efforts. His appearance on state-run Cuban television took viewers by surprise when he launched into heavy praise for the island's dictator. He referred to Castro's political opponents as "monkeys", and put a coda on the moment by "[l]ooking approvingly into each others' eyes" before embracing Castro.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Something's afoot here...

The left wing fever swamp is going crazy with regard to a supposed New York Times report that Minnesota Republican Congressman John Kline has stated that he felt certain that what reportedly happened in Haditha could not have been an accident.

I googled "Representative John Kline" and "Hadditha" and got this...



BBC Bulgaria
Inquiry points to atrocity by marines
International Herald Tribune, France - 13 hours ago
... Representative John Kline, Republican of Minnesota, who is a retired Marine colonel, said that the allegations against the marines in Haditha indicated that ...
Military expected to report Marines killed Iraqi civilians International Herald Tribune
all 688 related »


but when I clicked on the link and did a search of the story, John Kline's name was suddenly nowhere to be found in the piece.

There is also no statement to that effect anywhere on Kline's webpage.

Unless I can find evidence elsewhere, and given that the original text containing Kline appears to have been removed from the story, I am going to chalk it up to a mis-reporting of what Kline stated. I will call Kline's office on Tuesday for a clarification.

The "baby killer" crowd is salivating...

One needs only to look here to see the blind, self-absorbed hatred of soldiers.

They are there, folks. They are the ones who will be waiting at the airport, salivating at the opportunity to hurl the "baby killer!" epithets at our returning soldiers. They're orgasmic at the prospect of living their Viet Nam glory days.

Click on the link and you will see what I mean.

Despicable, to say the least.


(Filed under the fifth column)

Chicoms stacking the deck...

Once again reiterating the odious Communist doctrine that communism is the one, true "church", the Chinese government has installed (without approval from the Vatican) yet another "state-approved" bishop in its state-run "catholic" church:

 BEIJING (AP) -- China's state-approved Catholic church welcomed the installation Sunday of another bishop who was not approved by the pope, exacerbating Beijing's already strained relations with the Vatican.

Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu celebrated Mass for 500 Catholics and Chinese officials in a church in the southern city of Ningde to mark his formal appointment as head of the Mindong Diocese. Hong Kong Cable TV showed Zhan holding a gold staff and wearing the white pointed hat, or miter, used by bishops.

Then again, who better to run a church than those who are engrossed with establishing a spotless human rights record, right?




(Filed under VOM)

I feel like I just woke up in Wonderland...

Republicans are for raising taxes, and a Green Party guy opposes it:

Nader urges veto of Twins stadium

Pawlenty will sign bill tonight, staffer says

Pioneer Press

Ralph Nader, famed consumer advocate and former Green Party candidate for president, sent Gov. Tim Pawlenty a letter Thursday urging him to veto the Minnesota Twins stadium bill because it "is an affront to taxpayers and voters.

"Please veto the Twins' stadium bill and tell Carl Pohlad that if he wants a profitable new stadium, he should build it, like the capitalist he purports to be, without taxpayer subsidies," Nader wrote.

Pawlenty spokesman Brian McClung said Pawlenty has made up his mind on the issue and will go ahead with his plans to sign the bill at the Metrodome at 7:05 p.m. before the Twins game tonight.

Word to Pawlenty and the rest of the Minnesota Republicans:  When one's position is to the left of Ralph Nader's, shouldn't that give one pause for consideration?

Just a thought.


(Filed under RINOs)

Dezinformatsia--the opiate of the left...

Some people take drugs or alcohol to escape reality. But all the true left-winged moonbat needs to do is merely make things up.
From Unalienable Rights:

Jesse MacBeth 

The story of Jesse MacBeth is a classic tale of liberal standard operating procedure. If you can’t find real info supporting your view of the world - make it up. Micheal Moore would be proud.

Michelle Malkin and other bloggers blows wide open an attempt to produce an expose-type documentary where a supposed Army Ranger tells of arbitrary and brutal killings of Iraqi citizens.

In the tradition of Goebbels, Stalin and other purveyors of Machiavellian propaganda and techniques, the left of this nation, in absence of fact, proudly follow their lead. 

Can anyone with even one fourth of a brain still give the antiwar left any credibility?

I thought not.

(Filed under the fifth column)

Judge, Jury and Executioner...redux.

Robin at Chickenhawk express has this:
ccording to a report in The Marine Times, Murtha received another briefing from the Marines about the Haditha incident on Wed. The door to the briefing room had barely closed behind him before he was spewing forth details from the briefing and giving his own take on the situation...

"A key member of Congress said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if a dozen Marines faced courts-martial for allegedly killing Iraqi civilians Nov. 19. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., told Marine Corps Times that the number of dead Iraqis, first reported to be 15, was actually 24. He based that number on a briefing from Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Mike Hagee on Wednesday."

"Hagee visited Capitol Hill in anticipation of the release of two investigation reports, which are expected to show that among the 24 dead civilians, five of the alleged victims, all unarmed, were shot in a car with no warning, Murtha said. The killings took place in Hadithah, 125 miles northwest of Baghdad. At least seven of the victims were women and three were children."

Now contrast what the fat blow-hole said with the comments from the Marine Corps...
"Col. David Lapan, a spokesman at Marine Corps headquarters. “The investigations are ongoing, therefore any comment at this time would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process,” he said."
But Murtha appears to be salivating at the mere prospect of Marines being convicted for atrocities that he can't wait for a verdict, nor for all the facts to come out.

Due process be damned. Murtha is on a witch hunt.


(Cross-posted at Murtha Must Go!!)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

On criticizing a veteran...

(This was originally posted earlier today on Murtha Must Go!!)

Some people have criticized myself and this blog for its criticism of a Marine war veteran.

That is true. The purpose of this blog's existence is to criticize the irresponsible and seditious actions of a man in governmental power who is a Marine war veteran.

But does the fact that he is a veteran give him immunity from criticism?

Those on the left claim that criticism of Murtha is a slap to the face of veterans (I beg to differ). It is those same critics, however, who hold no compunction against criticizing the likes of Donald Rumsfeld, who served in the Navy during the Korean War. Or of George W. Bush himself, who served honorably in TANG.

It is Murtha's rhetoric itself that serves as a slap to the face of veterans, as he brings dishonor upon the Corps with his seditious remarks, and brings aid and comfort to those who would bring harm to United States soldiers currently serving in hostile territory.

Murtha may have served honorably in the Marine Corps. The purpose of this blog is not to dispute that. The purpose of this blog is to focus on the here and now, on what I would term seriously seditious and traitorous rhetoric by a current sitting member of the United States Congress.

Seditious behavior and rhetoric cannot go unanswered in a time of war regardless of its source; and the light of scrutiny must be shed on all, especially when its source is an elected official whose sworn duty is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. When that most basic function is subjugated in the name of cheap political gain, then one has most certainly shed the honor and respect that would otherwise be bestowed by virtue of past military service.

Murtha, via his rhetoric, has by his own choices traded his military honor for poltical expediency.

In short, Congressman John Murtha has made his own bed.



(Filed under Murtha Must Go, the fifth column)

Okay now--this just fries me!

My son got a joke from the internet that is as follows:
A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits
Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured.
The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where
to start with asking for help to rebuild.

The rest of the world is in shock.

Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil.

Other Latin American countries are sending supplies.

The European community (except France) is sending food and money.

The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans.
Even though all the students in his class got a laugh from it, his teacher pulled him aside, told him the joke was racist, and said that he now needed to meet with a "diversity counselor"-- BTW--WTF are my taxes doing paying for a "diversity counselor"?

Was the joke off color? Yes.
Was the joke inappropriate for the school situation? Yes.
Is the joke racist? HELL NO!

Undeniable Fact: There are between 11-20 million illegal aliens in this country. Most of them are MEXICAN.

I'm Italian. My ancestors came from Italy. You want to tell a joke about Italians? Fine. I may not even like it. But I'm sure as hell not going to call you a racist for telling it!

Just by mentioning the word "Mexican", they are equating it with the "N" word. Since when is stating nationality a racial slur?

Now they're going to subject my son to "deprogramming" with a friggen diversity counselor??

Not if I have anything to say about it.

Hey George Orwell--1984 has finally arrived.



(Filed under multi-culturalism)




Our friends, the Saudis...

Besides the "3 Rs," Saudi-funded schools are teaching the "3 Ms" (Murder, Mayhem, Malevolence):
(CNSNews.com) - The Saudi government has not only broken its promise and failed to eliminate anti-western rhetoric from its public school textbooks, some Saudi-funded schools on U.S. soil continue to incite violence, a Persian Gulf watchdog group alleged Wednesday.

One of those schools -- The Islamic Saudi Academy -- is located in Alexandria, Va., a short drive from the nation's capital, according to the Institute for Gulf Affairs in a report that it released in conjunction with the human rights group, Freedom House.

"They are telling Saudi students and American students of the Academy that you must hate Christians and Jews and consider them enemies until the Day of Judgment and at the end of time," said Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs. "This is very dangerous because this is how you get a terrorist at the end of the day."

In November, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, a valedictorian at the Islamic Saudi Academy and member of al Qaeda, was found guilty of plotting to kill President George W. Bush, Al-Ahmed said.
Read, as they say, the whole thing. 

I heard the other day that Saudi Arabia is now touting itself as the equivalent of the "Vatican of the Muslim World"

Well golly; I guess I must have missed the day when our Pope made it our religious duty to whack the President, or to hate others because of their religious beliefs. 


(Filed under religion of peace?)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Murtha went down to Washington...

To the tune of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

Murtha went down to Washington
looking for an election to steal

He was in a bind, party's way behind
So he was willing to make a deal..

So the Devil said, "You're name's 'Jihad Johnny' and it may be a sin,
But sell out our soldiers--say they're killers and your party just may win!"

So Jihad Johnny spread your lies and propaganda hard...
Cause the dems are way down in the polls and the Repubs have the cards..
And if you win your party gets the leadership to hold--
But if you lose your party's out there cold!

So the devil started telling lies as he went on morning shows,
With fire coming from his eyes as he spun the Army's woes..
But Murtha said, "Hey devil there-you're pretty good ol' son... but sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it's done!

Marines are killin in cold blood...
President's policies--crashin' with a thud..
Military's no good we can't win..
Hey there Katie listen to me spin!

...Well the devil hung his head in shame cuz he knew that he'd been beat... So he laid the majority of congress right down at Murtha's feet..
Murtha said, "Say devil come back if you ever want to try again,
But when it comes to selling out our troops I'm the best that's ever been!"

Sellin' out our soldiers one-by-one...
Murtha's on a mission without a gun..
Givin' aid to enemies far and wide...
Pushin an agenda he can't hide..

(Cross posted at Murtha Must Go!!)


(Filed under
Murtha Must Go!!, the fifth column, song parodies)

Abortion--a spiritual thing?

It has long been said that abortion is the supreme sacrament of the radical feminist. While such a concept has been poo-pooed by the "pro death crowd", Jill Stanek has an at-once sobering and sickening account of the dreams held by such abortion proponents:

I became aware of the sacredness of abortion when reading Debi's ramblings. In an abortionesque take-off of John Lennon's "Imagine," she posted "The World as I Would Create It" on the feminist website Moondance, aptly. After imagining the day when abortions were a private matter and contraceptives were easily accessed (hello?), Debi let loose:

[Imagine] abortion centers allow each woman to create the chosen abortion experience for herself … From choosing the kind of lighting … to arranging for specific music that she would like to hear, the woman creates the space in which she will experience her abortion. …

[Imagine a] woman's religious and/or spiritual preferences are not only respected, but are honored, with specially designed [abortion] rooms where a woman might receive spiritual guidance by clergy or a spiritual guide of the woman's choosing. She may create a ceremony with which to honor this passage, to be performed during the abortion or afterwards with family and friends in attendance. … She may have a circle of women friends take part in the procedure itself – an ancient ritual of fertility, life, death and rebirth. …

[Imagine t] he recovery period can be spent in a softly lit room in quiet meditation. … Group or individual ceremonies may be performed to celebrate the woman's journey on her chosen path. This is a period of reverence for the timeless and sacred ritual that is abortion.

"Experience," "spiritual," "ceremony," "passage," "ancient ritual," "meditation," "celebrate," "sacred."

These are words to describe abortion? With friends actually helping commit the act?

As they say... read the whole thing... with a puke bucket (and a rosary) at the ready.


(Filed under defense of life)

The "baby killer" crowd, at it again??

The Gunn Nutt has this post about the emotional abuse suffered by a military hero during a trek through an airport:
That brings me to the part where you, “John”, helped us. Joshua had booked a flight to go home for another convalescent leave on SPIRIT Airlines. We told them we would need a wheelchair and assistance with security because he was a wounded paratrooper confined to a wheel chair. They told us that would not be a problem. We normally use Northwest and they are great, but SPIRIT was $35.00 less so we booked with SPIRIT. I cannot fly with Joshua, because when he is home we need a car to go back and forth to the hospital and to dental and ortho appointments. I always send him first then I drive back to Michigan. This is when the incident occurred that precipitated our meeting with you, “John”. You are a great American and a great representative for your company.

We arrived at the airport at 4:30 pm for a 5:10 flight. When we arrived there was no wheel chair, no one at the SPIRIT counter and no security. I looked for a SPIRIT employee for ten minutes. Joshua said, “Dad I’m going to miss my flight, just get me to the gate and they can help us there.” Northwest gave us a wheel chair, but we still had no security. Security would not let us through because we had no boarding pass. We informed them that SPIRIT had our boarding pass and asked that he please let us go to the gate with him and he could verify it, or get someone from SPIRIT and they could give it to him. The security guard said, “You are no different than any other passenger with no boarding pass - no go.”

My son started to cry uncontrollably and told the guard to go to hell. Another lady spoke up and said, “That’s what you get for fighting in a war we have no business in.” Madder and very emotional I asked, “Can’t you remember 9-11?” She responded that was just our excuse to be in Iraq when we should not be there and we deserved whatever we got. That is when my son really lost it. Three WWII vets were coming off flights into DC, gave my son a hug, and stood up to the lady and security guard. They stayed with my son until he flew out.

In the meantime, a wonderful man who works for the Military Severely Injured Center, and assigned to the airport, was called by security. He asked what was going on. The Vets and I explained the situation and he said he would get someone from SPIRIT as soon as possible. It was now 4:50 pm and the plane leaves at 5:10. He went to the SPIRIT counter and there was still no one there. At 5:00, he found the employees in the back room at the SPIRIT counter, where they had been the entire time. He could not explain why they were not there to support their passengers. The manager came out and told us we were too late and they could not get Joshua on the flight because it was leaving in ten minutes. He also explained that it was a non-refundable ticket, but he would let us fly tomorrow evening. The head of MSIC (Military Severely Injured Center) said to give us a voucher on another airline and get the Soldier out tonight. The SPIRIT manager said they do not do vouchers for other airlines. I then suggested they give us a refund so we can get a ticket on another airline…he said, “NO.” The head of MSIC told them to give the Soldier a refund now or we will press charges against SPIRIT. We were then given a refund

Luckily, this story does have a happier ending...

Meanwhile, Joshua was still at security. I told him “SPIRIT would not help us, but hang tight, I’ll get you out tonight, I promise.” Joshua said, “never mind Dad, it’s not worth it. I’m going to end it tonight. I said don’t you dare do anything stupid. There are too many people who care about you and too many people have got you where you are today. Remember they thought you were going to die and you fought hard to stay alive.

I went to the Northwest counter and the lady was crying because of what had happened. She told me she was already working on a ticket for Joshua. Northwest offered any passenger a free roundtrip ticket to anywhere they flew, if they would give up their seat for a soldier who was severely injured in Iraq.

EIGHT businessmen came forward and said he could have their seat and no compensation was necessary. Northwest then asked if anyone would give up his or her first class seat for Joshua. A gentleman came forward and said Joshua could have his seat, saying he would sit in the toilet if need be. Other passengers remarked that Joshua could sit anywhere on the plane he wants and we will sit wherever.

That is when I broke down and started to cry. Everyone on that Northwest flight began patting Joshua on the back shaking his hand and telling him what a great job he did and how proud they were of him and the other troops who serve. After helping my son board, not one person failed to tell me thanks for what my son and I have been through. Joshua made it back to Michigan and is doing extremely well. He has therapy at Port Huron Hospital and he has counseling twice a week and is doing great!
It grieves me so to see that there are actually self-centered idiots who would treat a wounded veteran in such a manner.

To Joshua, and his father: Remember that there are still those who remember your sacrifice. And if I personally am witness to treatment such as you received to you or any other wounded veteran, suffice it to say that afterward (to borrow a phrase from an old friend) I will be scraping their epidermis from my wedding ring.

(h/t Ace in the Hole)


(Filed under Heroes, the fifth column)

More rhetoric from Jihad Johnny...

The terrorist insurgents who have our soldiers in their crosshairs couldn't ask for a better spokesman...
Washington D.C. - The following is a transcript of a press conference held today by Congressman Murtha regarding the lack of progress in Iraq.

Six months ago today, I introduced my resolution to surrender like so many French Poodles redeploy the troops. Since that time, we’ve lost 370 Americans, we’re spending $9 billion a month, incidents have increased from 550 a week to 900 a week, and we lost 1,000 Iraqis in the last month.

My plan …recognizes we have done everything we can do militarily in Iraq and we must redeploy.


(Good 'plan," surrender monkey).


The president insists our military needs to stay the course, but there’s no plan for progress. I have not seen a plan.


One of my imaginarymilitary friends said to me (that) when you open up the strategy for victory, there’s nothing inside. That’s the problem that I see, and that's the thing that's so difficult for me to accept.

Now (there are) those who disagree with me. Even a fourth-grade class the other day (asked), “What happens if we leave?”


(Something how a fourth grader has more smarts than you do, eh Mr. Murtha?)


Well, what happens if we leave today? What happens if we’d left six months ago? They have to settle this themselves. There’s no plan to make things better.



(Now there's the plan, eh? Let the beheadings commence. Stuff the women in Burkkas and keep 'em barefoot and pregnant. Let them eat cake. Good plan, Marie Antoinette).


And so it’s time for us to leave, to surrender redeploy. And I say that … the success of Iraq is up to the Iraqis. The Iraqis must settle their differences, and we must set a timetable for the Iraqis to take complete control of their country.


(ibid)

Now, every time a timetable has been set here in Congress, we meet the timetable. Every time they set one in Iraq, they meet the timetable. But here we have no timetable. It’s open-ended. And only Iraqis should settle these problems. And they aren’t looking for an American solution. We give them an American solution, they forget it and it won't work in the end.


(Note to Germans in WWII--We're gonna leave, Nazi regime gone or not. Screw the Marshall Plan. Jews--welll... rotsa ruck)


Murtha decries a lack of progress in Iraq, yet for every Murtha, I'd bet that there are hundreds of soldiers who beg to differ, like this one (who, incidentally is far from being a "yes man"):

A retired army general who was once called Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's "most outspoken critic" over the war in Iraq now says the U.S. is achieving its objectives there. Barry McCaffrey, perhaps best known as President Clinton's drug czar, blasted the Pentagon in 2003 for invading Iraq without enough troops to keep the peace after the fall of Baghdad.

But after a week in Iraq, McCaffrey praised the morale and effectiveness of U.S. forces as "simply awe inspiring," called the Iraqi Army, "real, growing, and willing to fight," and noted that "the Iraqi police are beginning to show marked improvement in capability."

And while he called foreign fighters a "tactical menace," McCaffery reports, "the foreign jihadist fighters have been defeated as a strategic and operational threat to the creation of an Iraqi government."

But such praise for the fruits of our military efforts have fallen on deaf ears for Murtha, who would most likely want to listen to this guy:

Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst who last week accused Rumsfeld of lying about pre-war intelligence, has a long history of attacking the administration from the left. McGovern co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, which encourages intelligence operatives to undermine the Bush administration by leaking classified information. (read: Sedition)

He also called for the president's impeachment when he was a star witness in last year's Democratic hearing accusing the administration of misleading the country into war — claiming the U.S. invaded Iraq for oil, Israel, and to establish military bases in the region.

What's more, the Weekly Standard reports that McGovern served so-called "war crimes indictments" on the Bush White House in January on behalf of the left-wing group, Not in our Name, which was founded by revolutionary Maoist activists.

Judging by Murtha's affiliation with Code Pink, McGovern and his ilk are right up Murtha's alley.

(Cross-posted at Murtha Must Go!!)


(Filed under Murtha Must Go, The Fifth Column)

What part of a signed search warrant...don't you understand?

When I first glanced at this headline, I thought that they were finally getting around to asking Hillary for those missing FBI Files... but alas..
Hastert Demands FBI Return Items From Raid of Rep. Jefferson's Office
.Although Hastert claims that this is a "separation of powers" issue, I fail to see any problem with it:
FBI agents searched Jefferson's office in pursuit of evidence in a bribery investigation. The search warrant, signed by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan, was based on an affidavit that said agents found $90,000 in cash wrapped and stashed in the freezer of Jefferson's home. (emphases added)
Along with "separation of powers" the three branches of government were also designed as a "check and balance" against each other. Clearly there appears to be a preponderance of evidence that there has been wrongdoing by Jefferson, and there appeared to be more than ample grounds for a search warrant. But Hastert asserts:
"We think those materials ought to be returned," Hastert said, adding that the FBI agents involved "ought to be frozen out of that (case) just for the sake of the constitutional aspects of it."

The Saturday night search of Jefferson's office on Capitol Hill brought Democrats and Republicans together in rare election-year accord, with both parties protesting agency conduct they said violated the Constitution's separation of powers doctrine.

Do the "materials (that) ought to be returned" include the 90 grand that was stored in Jefferson's freezer?

If the FBI is not supposed to execute a search warrant and pursue justice when it comes to potential wrongdoing by a congressman, then just who is? Are congressmen, by virtue of their office held, above the law and not subject to lawful scrutiny in a manner of accordance with ordinary citizens?

Just what are they afraid of?

And to see Hastert in near hysterics over this is another point of wonder...


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You stole it, you earned it?

From a Grasstops USA Email:
You steal it! You earned it!

That's the message the United States Senate just sent to millions of illegal aliens in the United States.

You already know that the Senate effectively REJECTED an amendment last week -- introduced by Senator John Ensign -- that would have prohibited illegal aliens from collecting Social Security benefits that they accrued while in the country ILLEGALLY using FRAUDULENT Social Security numbers.

But what you probably didn't know is that some Members of the Senate aren't simply content with sanctioning and rewarding identity theft by illegal aliens.

In fact, the Senate amnesty bill -- that will come up for a vote in a matter of days, or even hours -- will give ILLEGAL ALIENS privileges NOT even enjoyed by average Americans like you.

Here's what columnist Robert Novak wrote on Monday -- referring to two of those special privileges:

"The bill extends the Davis-Bacon Act's requirement for the payment of 'prevailing wage' levels to all temporary guest workers. That puts them ahead of American workers, who have this protection only on federal job sites."

"Foreign guest farm workers, admitted under the bill, cannot be 'terminated from employment by any employer . . . except for just cause.' In contrast, American ag workers can be fired for any reason."

Higher wages and virtually guaranteed employment for ILLEGAL ALIENS?

It's madness!

To call it "madness" is indeed a gross understatement. 

Chris Carmouche provides a link here where you can send a fax blast to President Bush and 30 leaders in the House and Senate ($20 donation requested). 

Well spent money, IMO.


(Filed under Reconquista!)

You are known by the company you keep...

And John Murtha is no exception. It seems that Congressman Murtha has been more than cozy with Code Pink, an anti-war anti-American group with ties to International Answer, an avowed communist group. Code Pink raised over $600,000 for our enemies in Fallujah. Knowing even this, Congressman Murtha proudly accepted Code Pink's "pink badge of courage" award and posed for pictures with representatives of an organization that gives aid and comfort to those who have our brave soldiers in their crosshairs.

Yes, John Murtha is known by the company he keeps.

(Cross-posted at Murtha Must Go!!)

(Filed under Murtha Must Go!!, the fifth column)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jeff hits it spot on...

Jeff Kouba has some insightful comments about why young people are liberals. Heck, I was one myself, once.

Too bad some people never grow up.



(Filed under great blogs, limousine liberals)

NRO hits the nail on the head...

 The Editors at National Review Online have an excellent piece called Profile in Disgrace:

...We don’t question Murtha’s physical courage, which he demonstrated while serving his country as a Marine. But the Profile in Courage Award is meant to celebrate courage in the public realm, and here Murtha is far from extraordinary. According to the JFK Library’s statement announcing this year’s winners, the award is for “public servants who have withstood strong opposition to follow what they believe is the right course of action.” In Murtha’s case, “strong opposition” included cheers of support from prominent Democrats, lionization by the broader antiwar Left, and press coverage that approached idolatry. Public opinion had already turned against the war by the time Murtha came out against it, transforming himself from a regional obscurity into a national figure. There are many words to describe this journey, but “courageous” is near the bottom of the list.
They go on to say...
The military’s investigation of those claims isn’t finished yet, but Murtha apparently can’t wait for all the facts to emerge before damning the accused. In doing so, he inflames international opinion against the United States and makes it more difficult not only to fulfill our mission in Iraq, but to conduct military operations anywhere in the world. Even if the allegations against the Marines are true, Murtha’s rhetoric is imbalanced: He declines to emphasize that the vast majority of soldiers perform their duties honorably and that those who break the rules are severely punished, choosing instead to cite the actions of a few sadists as though they were representative of the military.
...But of Murtha takes no blame for emboldening our enemies, nor any responsibility for his broad-brushed accusations of the military, stating:
...Further, to ignore this incident, which happened six months ago and has now been publicized around the world, is to invite criticism that the United States does not practice what it preaches. That will severely undermine our goals of promoting democracy, as did the Abu Ghraib scandal.
...There is a difference in "ignoring" an "incident" (of which Murtha admitted to not reading the reports) and trying to be the first to trot out and tripping all over yourself (even before all the facts are out), trying to find a camera to play judge, jury and executioner, for party-hack political gain.

The NRO editorial concludes:
...If the selection committee had cared more about celebrating courage than about attacking the Bush administration, it could have chosen any number of Iraqi politicians as winners. Foreign leaders have been honored in the past—Ukrainian president Viktor Yuschenko, for example—and it’s hard to imagine many people who face “strong opposition” like the Iraqi leaders do. These men and their families live under constant threat of assassination, but somehow they keep pressing forward. As just one example, consider Tariq al-Hashemi, Iraq’s newly appointed vice president. At the end of April, gunmen shot his sister dead. His brother had fallen to a similar attack less than two weeks before. Yet he remains in his post.

Such courage should make us count as dross the achievements of a mere Murtha.
The JFK Library’s decision to fĂȘte such an unworthy recipient dilutes the meaning of “courage” and diminishes the value of its award. But we suspect that, having gotten in a good dig against the war, it doesn’t much care. 
...and JFK is spinning 360s in his grave right now.

(Cross-posted at Murtha Must Go!!)


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Murtha Must Go!!, the fifth column)

50-cent "Songwriter of the Year"!!

Dang, the people at ASCAP have good taste...
Songwriter of the Year honors went to 50 Cent for his contributions to five award-winning songs in 2005.
With such socially redeemable and uplifting songs as "What up, Gangsta", "P.I.M.P.," and who can forget the unforgettable "High All the Time," it is easy to understand why they would choose to give 50 Cent the honors.. Especially when afficionados of his music are some of the dregs most upstanding citizens society has to offer:
HOMESTEAD, Pa. — 50 Cent said he was saddened by the fatal shooting at a theater where his movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'"

was playing.

"I feel for the victim's family in this situation," 50 Cent said on ABC's "The View" on Friday. "But you know, these weren't kids. This was a 30-year-old man (who) had a dispute with three other guys."

Shelton Flowers, 30, was shot at least three times Wednesday night after he got into an argument with another man inside a Loews multiplex just east of Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County police said Flowers had just watched 50 Cent's movie and got into a confrontation with three men in the bathroom. A fight ensued and spilled out into the concessions area, where Flowers was shot, police said.

No one has been arrested.

It just does a man proud to see such honors bestowed upon such a fine, upstanding citizen, doesn't it?



(Filed under societal decay)

Donny & Marie, meet Vicente...

It looks like Vicente Fox's first stop on his "I don't want 'em you can have 'em" tour of the U.S. will be in Utah:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- To some, Mexican President Vicente Fox's visit to the United States is a sign of hope to Hispanics as Congress debates immigration policy.
.A "sign of hope" to hispanics? Why? If they're here legally, no hope required.
Jorge Fierro, a Mexican citizen who has lived in Utah since 1986, hopes Fox addresses how he and future leaders can improve the lives of Mexicans. Fierro, who is catering an address Fox is scheduled to make at Rico's Market, opened his first bean stand in 1997 and now sells Mexican food products in supermarkets throughout Utah.

"This is going to boost our morale now that our brothers and sisters are facing uncertainty in their future," Fierro said.

Again, "uncertainty" would't be a problem if your "brothers and sisters" would be here legally, would it?
...Immigration is a major focus of Fox's trip as the U.S. Senate considers legislation to strengthen border security, authorize new guest-worker programs and give an eventual chance at citizenship to most of the estimated 12 million people already living illegally in the United States.
Translation:  As the U.S. Senate and the President join hands and play,

"Red-Rover, Red-Rover let EVERYONE come over!"

(Filed under Reconquista!)

I didn't know that The Atomizer was in Lithuania..

Or it could be that the Atomizer has finally met his match....

From here:

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Lithuanian police were so astonished when they pulled over a truck driver and his breathalyzer test registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit, they thought their testing device must be broken. It wasn't.

Police said Tuesday 41-year-old Vidmantas Sungaila registered 7.27 grams per liter of alcohol in his blood repeatedly on different devices when he was pulled over for driving his truck down the center of a two-lane highway 60 miles from the capital, Vilnius on Saturday.

Lithuania's legal limit is 0.4 grams per liter.

"This guy should have been lying dead, but he was still driving. It must be an unofficial national record," Saulius Skvernelis, the director of the national police traffic control service, told the AP. "He was of high spirits and grinning the whole time he was questioned."

Medical experts say anything above 3.5 grams per liter of alcohol in the blood is lethal for most people.

(They obviously have never been to a Thursday Trivia Night at Keegan's Pub)



(Filed under
fun stuff)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Say it ain't so, Foot!!!

Kevin Ecker alerts that Learned Foot states he will be leaving the Koolaid report!

The Foot is one of the funniest bloggers out there.

Email him at koolaidreport * at * yahoo dot com and tell him how much you'd miss him if he really left.

(Filed under great blogs)

On using Power Toys...

No, no, I'm not getting kinky here...

I'm talking about Microsoft Powertoys for Windows XP..

Some cool gadgets can be found for XP, including a Clear-Type Tuner, a gadget that actually sets the contrast and font that is easiest to read for you (kinda set up like a vision test). A Power Calculator (including graphing functions) is also available, as is an Image Resizer.

Just some cool stuff you may find interesting.

(Filed under miscellany)

Just what is Murtha's agenda??

In receiving the prestigious moonbat ideologically-hijacked JFK Profile in Courage Award  (heh--giving a "courage award" to a surrender monkey!!--anyone else see any irony in that?) Murtha stated,
But if Democrats win back a majority in the House of Representatives in November as Murtha predicts will happen, the Republican administration better be prepared to answer tough questions about the war, he said.

"It will be a stunning thing to them, and then the investigations will start,'' Murtha said. (emphasis added)


And he's so hell-bent on and drooling over the prospects of this that he's prepared to undermine the mission and lives of our soldiers to do it.


(Filed under Murtha Must Go!!, the fifth column)

Murtha backtracks...

Murtha is backpedalling from his seditious statements:


This from his website (emphases and comments mine):
Washington D.C. - The following is a statement from Congressman Murtha regarding the incident at Haditha:

I am a Vietnam combat veteran. I understand full well the type of situation those Marines were in. These are allegations. I believe that the case should and will be fully investigated and that the Marines involved will be treated fairly by the military justice system. (Well, I can see that you backed up those sentiments with your actions--NOT!!)

I talk to commanders and soldiers all the time about the circumstances they face in Iraq. I talk to not only the brass at the Pentagon, but to the officers in the field and the soldiers I see every week at Bethesda and Walter Reed medical centers with their arms and legs blown off by IEDs. (You mean like John Kerry's imaginary talks with world leaders?? What military commanders, Mr. Murtha?? If you're going to make pronouncements of guilt or innocence without the benefit of due process, I want you to NAME NAMES, Mr. Murtha.) I am acutely aware of the type of situation those Marines were in. Our soldiers are incredibly brave and are fighting in an extremely difficult combat environment with extremely difficult rules of engagement. They perform heroically and have been for going on four years now, with very few exceptions. As a nation, we can be extremely proud of the conduct of our US military (So proud of their conduct that you said that you wouldn't enlist again if given the chance? Yeah, right).

As I've said, I understand the fog of war and the confusion of battle. But we are a nation of laws, including the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice). (Too bad that YOU don't understand that even the UCMJ provides for due process before the pronouncement of guilt, Mr. Murtha). The United States of America has never condoned, nor should it ever condone, indiscriminate, deliberate killing of civilians. When we do that, we become no better than the enemy we are trying to eradicate.

Further, to ignore this incident, which happened six months ago and has now been publicized around the world (Thanks to you and your big mouth, Mr. Murtha) , is to invite criticism that the United States does not practice what it preaches (Invite criticism? Murtha, you not only invite criticism when it comes to our troops and their mission, you show criticism where the best silverware is). That will severely undermine our goals of promoting democracy (pot, meet kettle), as did the Abu Ghraib scandal. Again, the United States of America does not condone the deliberate killing of innocent civilians.

Nor does the United States condone the pronouncement of guilt without due process, Mr. Murtha.

Question: Do you live in the same United States that we do?).

...Do you also want to spout off your surrender monkey rhetoric to Pfc. Damarcus Wilson, who had had endured extensive brain surgery in Germany after several pieces of shrapnel had pierced his forehead during a routine mission in Baghdad, Iraq?
...“He wants to go back,” his mother said. “He said he wanted to go back and finish the job he was sent over there to do and to be with his Army family. To think like that, at 20, it’s amazing.”
At 20 years old, Pfc. Damarcus Wilson knows what honor means.

At 19 years old, my son knows what honor means.

Do you, Congressman Murtha?

(Cross posted at Murtha Must Go!!)

(Filed under Murtha Must Go, the fifth column)