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Rep. John Murtha (Pa-D), the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is in intensive care after surgery…..

From NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell
Democratic aides tell NBC News that 19-term Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha(D) is hospitalized after complications arose after scheduled surgery to remove his gallbladder.  Murtha is currently in intensive care at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA.

The surgery followed an issue that arose in December, according to aides.

Murtha is 77. He is a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee, and he’s under scrutiny and an ethics cloud for his ties to the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA.

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Marine One Update……Obama pushes the House to not keep funds for his new ‘helo’

House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chair John Murtha (D-PA) is fighting a rear guard action to try to save the already approved  but cancelled AgustaWestland VH-71 helicopter for the Presidential helo fleet….…While Sec of Defense Gates has cancelled the existing program….…A new helicopter program will certainly cost more money a keep the president in the up to 30 year old chopper’s he currently flys……and they already have 9 new chopper’s …but they don’t want them?

The whole thing seems like it has moved from a rational look at an approved system to a ‘I’m the President and I know what’s best thing’……too bad……Cause I think it’s just a buy american thing…even if the product is inferior ( I’ll bet a new bid will go to Sikorsky even if the darn chopper can’t fly and costs fifteen times more)…..

I wonder how the Europeans feel when the American companies come hawking their products and we tell them don’t bother  with theirs?

November 5, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marine One Update……Obama pushes the House to not keep funds for his new 'helo'

House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chair John Murtha (D-PA) is fighting a rear guard action to try to save the already approved  but cancelled AgustaWestland VH-71 helicopter for the Presidential helo fleet….…While Sec of Defense Gates has cancelled the existing program….…A new helicopter program will certainly cost more money a keep the president in the up to 30 year old chopper’s he currently flys……and they already have 9 new chopper’s …but they don’t want them?

The whole thing seems like it has moved from a rational look at an approved system to a ‘I’m the President and I know what’s best thing’……too bad……Cause I think it’s just a buy american thing…even if the product is inferior ( I’ll bet a new bid will go to Sikorsky even if the darn chopper can’t fly and costs fifteen times more)…..

I wonder how the Europeans feel when the American companies come hawking their products and we tell them don’t bother  with theirs?

November 5, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment