I believe that the dead should be left alone. It speaks rather badly to those who would attack a man's memory when he can no longer defend himself.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.
The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said.
He now rests far beyond our power to indict or bless.
He now answers to God and God alone.
With that thought in mind, I am organizing a mass urination on his grave to celebrate his life.
Last year, Congress stalled in naming a subcommittee to investigate his involvement with the PMA Group which donated $1,7 million to his campaign as well as Kuchera Defense Systems Inc, good for another $100 large, for kickbacks to other defense contractors. And the list of earmarks for political donations goes on.
Murtha's critics recall the Abscam corruption probe, in which the FBI caught him on videotape in a 1980 sting operation turning down a $50,000 bribe offer while holding out the possibility that he might take money in the future.
"We do business for a while, maybe I'll be interested and maybe I won't," Murtha said on the tape.
Six congressmen and one senator were convicted in that case. Murtha was not charged, but the government named him as an unindicted co-conspirator and he testified against two other congressmen. [emph. mine~sig94]
He was indeed a maggot among men. This is a photograph of Murtha eating lunch with his fellow corrupt Congressmen.
For an interactive swim through the maggot infested waters of John Murtha's Congressional pool, go to You Don't Know Jack.
Apparently Jack died after swimming in his own shit.
(CNN) [...] The Democratic congressman recently underwent scheduled laparoscopic surgery at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to remove his gallbladder. The procedure was "routine minimally invasive surgery," but doctors "hit his intestines," a source close to the late congressman told CNN.