Monday, February 8, 2010

Rep. John Murtha dies

Sorry to report the death of longtime Rep. John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania). The 77-year-old congressman died today following complications of gallbladder surgery.

Murtha, who represented a heavily Democratic district, was a former Marine and Vietnam vet who was best known for voicing support for an immediate pullout from the disastrous Iraq War. This made Murtha the target of right-wing extremists like Jean Schmidt, who delivered an infamous tirade on the House floor full of personal attacks against Murtha.

In keeping with his pro-labor record, Murtha was also a staunch opponent of the unfair NAFTA.

1 comment:

  1. He was on the verge of passing legislation to outlaw sudafed, the key "legal" ingredient to methamphedamine production that determines the potentcy of the dope kick the meth gives. If you look at the house floor now that he is gone you'll see them barking that the meth is all coming from the superlabs in Mexico, when of course in fact most of it is coming from the kitchen laboratories of mainstream american homes. If you notice, you can still order as much pseudefedrine at the online pharmacy as you need to run a superlab, 2014...