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Justice Delayed, But Not Denied

When Nancy Pelosi first became Speaker of the House after the 2006 elections, she promised us the most honest, most open House in history.

It's taken her a bit of time, and she had to get some help from the Almighty, but today a great step towards achieving that four-year-old promise was made:

Representative John Murtha won't be down for breakfast.

Murtha, a former Marine, will be honored in a very rare micturation ceremony performed by a select group of his former brethren.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, Murtha's family asks for donations. In plain brown bags. In small, unmarked bills.

In related news, former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II -- who declined to run for his uncle Ted's Senate seat now held by Scott Brown -- announced that he is moving to Murtha's District and will be running for his seat.

In his announcement, Kennedy said "I look forward to serving the great people of Pennsylvania with pride." Then he was overheard asking an aide "Pennsylvania, that's in southern Jersey, right? On the shore? About three hours out of New York City?"


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"What I'll leave on your gr... (Below threshold)
mojo:

"What I'll leave on your grave won't pass for flowers."
-- The Shootist

Wow, such class.... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Wow, such class.

Ever notice how kind and re... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Ever notice how kind and reverent the left is when one of theirs dies, and, how vile and hateful they become when a political opponent dies? (Not they they need a death to be vile and hateful)

I've never seen the venom directed at a dead libbie that Kos, HuffPo, etc have directed at a conservative.

Don't worry Steve, I'm sure... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Don't worry Steve, I'm sure obambi will have his teleprompter set up for the eulogy, so you won't have to worry about any "57 states" gaffes.

BTW, full disclosure, I went thru Navy flight school with Murtha's nephew way back when. Big fella.

Unfortunately, once he left active Marine Corps service he too found it was just too easy to slide into the "start up a military consulting company and have your "heavy-uncle" ensure that some DOD business gets steered your way."

He is under federal investigation and has been for quite some time (you know, the standard millions paid with no real product delivered scenario).

Without Uncle John around, looks like those contracts will be drying up, at a minimum.

Oh, wait, maybe that's what Stevie Green is lamenting, the fact that more good Dems are out of a "sweet federal deal".

I know how much Steve and his acorn pals hate when that happens.

Maybe there could be a "John Murths Memorial Glacier cleanup Fund".

Steve could run it.

He could even peer-review it to ensure legitimacy.

I've always heard that if y... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I've always heard that if you can't say somthing nice about someone you shouldn't say anything at all.

Well, as far as I know John Murtha never raped my mom or sister.

Steve Green talking about c... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Steve Green talking about class is akin to duck discussing quantum mechanics.

Is it me or did it just get... (Below threshold)
JD Salinger, seated between Ted Kennedy and John Murhta in Hell:

Is it me or did it just get even fatter in here?

Sheik: "Steve Green talking... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Sheik: "Steve Green talking about class is akin to duck discussing quantum mechanics."

Or a Railroad engineer talking about global warming!

Or a simple graduate student quoting some hiking pals from a leftist magazine about glaciers!

Or Al Gore discussing the effects of Carbon dioxide on the atmosphere!

Or Steve Green talking about anything other than moving out of his mom's basement.

Couldn't have happened to a... (Below threshold)
LoadTheMule:

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
There is a special ring in hell for Murtha's kind and the devil's bonfire will burn bright tonight.
Good riddance.

Murtha will be forever reme... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Murtha will be forever remembered as one who bore false witness against our military. Apparently, that is the legacy he desired.

Come on Steve, at least we ... (Below threshold)
pgg:

Come on Steve, at least we waited until after he was dead to piss on his memory. There are 8 innocent Marines that he didn't have even that much respect for.

Geez and the left talks abo... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Geez and the left talks about the birthers

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/inner-circle/john-murtha-dies-special-elect.html?sid=ST2010020802390

From the comments section we have this Gem

"http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/inner-circle/john-murtha-dies-special-elect.html?sid=ST2010020802390
"

Following the links you get stuff like this

GESTAPO USA: Gov't-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America
Share: by Scrivener | October 6, 2008 at 09:38 am
45499 views | 57 Recommendations | 1203 comments
• Pervasive NSA surveillance of the public and journalists just baseline program for array of extrajudicial abuses -- organized community "gang stalking," financial expropriation, and "slow genocide" via silent, invisible microwave and laser radiation weapons and devices.

• Cell tower- based microwave/laser radiation weapon systems used to silently and covertly torture and impair "targeted" citizens.


• Congress: Probe electromagnetic torture, impairment and terroristic vigilante harassment of unconstitutionally "targeted" Americans and their families.

• A cause of the crisis in the mortgage and credit markets?


Geez if a republican had written this stuff it would have been held up as main stream right wing beliefs.

Everyone dies. Dying doesn... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Everyone dies. Dying doesn't make Murtha special.

Murtha was a crook (nothing so exceptional in a DC politician). We shouldn't stop saying so just because he passed away.

I don't know where this notion that you cannot speak honestly about the dead comes from. Read a little Shakespeare. His plays are full of people speaking their minds about the dead. Sure it's a play, but it says something about the culture.

Now it's up to voters to replace him with someone who actually gives a damn about this country.

I understand that he died o... (Below threshold)
FormerHostage:

I understand that he died of complications from gall bladder surgery. That makes sense. It had probably stopped working correctly and that's why he was so full of bile.

I hope the corrupt SoB is r... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I hope the corrupt SoB is roasting in the 7th ring of Hell as I type.

From ABSCAM to the Marines he slandered without proof and all the corrupt business using taxpayer funding he steered into his district it's finally over.

I sincerely hope that his misuse of funding that he was being investigated for is pursued to its end.

Unholy Smoke! That's probab... (Below threshold)
Myronhalo:

Unholy Smoke! That's probably the best that Murtha is seeing right now. I'm from Pennsylvania (fortunately a district with people smarter than the people who elected him) and I thought Murtha's leavetaking could only be an improvement. But now, a Kennedy wants to carpetbag to Pennsylvania and represent us? Does he think we are more naive than the people in Massachusetts?
I thought we were finally done with the Kennedy plague, but apparently like malaria, it has not yet been eradicated.

#7 on my Can't-Stop-Breathi... (Below threshold)
Jaymienj:

#7 on my Can't-Stop-Breathing-Soon-Enough list.

Eleven to go.

Anybody seen Soros lately? Cuz that one's a trip to Vegas and drinks on me, baby.

RIP [see previous ... (Below threshold)
epador:

RIP

[see previous post comment]

But now, a Kennedy wants... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

But now, a Kennedy wants to carpetbag to Pennsylvania and represent us? Does he think we are more naive than the people in Massachusetts?

Of course he does. After all, he's a Kennedy - and your state is certainly deserving of the very best our political aristocracy has to offer.

Does he think you're more naive? Of course. If you aren't of the aristocracy, you're automatically inferior - and thus you need to be taken care of. Rep. Murtha's passing is a blessing of sorts - after all, you should never let a good crisis go to waste! If he doesn't get this, he might have to actually WORK for a living! (After running through his share of Ted Kennedy's leftovers, of course...)

"Satan could not be reached... (Below threshold)
914:

"Satan could not be reached for comment".

May he rest in peace, and m... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

May he rest in peace, and may God have mercy on his soul.

Murtha served this country honorably and heroically in Vietnam, and that service is foremost in my mind at his passing.

But I cannot forget how he dishonored that service and this nation by his criminal behavior in a position of trust, however.

Jay Tea ~ Remember, in ABSCAM, Murtha had already established his policy of NOT taking the cash, but arranging for it to be picked up later, or "invested" with friends.

ahemFolks, ... (Below threshold)

ahem

Folks, this whole piece was categorized "satire."

That especially applies to the remarks of Mr. Kennedy, which I entirely fabricated.

That some folks are taking that part seriously I can either be frightened by or flattered by. I'm choosing "flattered."

J.

Oh, yeah? Well, what if Ke... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Oh, yeah? Well, what if Kennedy hears about it and does decide to get in the race and wins? THEN you'll be sorry!

But better "flattered by" than "flattened by," eh? IYKWIMAITTYD.

This reminds me of the Rabb... (Below threshold)

This reminds me of the Rabbi who had to give the eulogy at the funeral of a wicked man. He refused to say an untruth, but refused to say something bad about the dead person.

He was not as bad as his brother

Similarly

"He was not as bad as some of the other Senators, such as (fill in the blank here with your favorite name)"

John Kerry, Harry Reid, Aaron Burr, etc.

Jay,Lest there be ... (Below threshold)
ChiefMinion:

Jay,

Lest there be some misunderstanding, I'm not at all saddened by his death. Didn't know him personally. Didn't WANT to know him. Wouldn't cross the street to piss on him if he was on fire. Would start doing the happy dance the moment he was incarcerated and not stop for weeks.

But I won't celebrate his death. That's where I draw the line. Didn't do that for Ted. Won't do that for Carter. The man had a wife and family. Anything we say and do now doesn't affect Jack in any way. He's past that, but it may affect them.

Now, as soon as he's in the ground, let's get to work on winning that seat!

Chief, I wasn't singling yo... (Below threshold)

Chief, I wasn't singling you out for any kind of special attention -- I was just using your comments as a way of foreshadowing my own piece, which was going to be a bit less... well, "classy" as Kim's piece, which you (rightfully) singled out for praise.

Basically, chum, I used your comments as a hook for my own piece, never intending any kind of approbition. I generally agree with your sentiment, but sometimes the impulse is too great to resist, the target too tempting...

J.

Frankly, I'm kind of pissed... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Frankly, I'm kind of pissed that he died. I wanted him convicted and jailed first.

That's what I figured. ;-)... (Below threshold)
ChiefMinion:

That's what I figured. ;-)

It's all in good fun. I'm not criticizing. (I share Sheik's sentiments. Would have enjoyed watching the door slam on him as well.)




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