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February 8, 2010

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The $150 million 4 flights a day John Murtha Johnstown Airport is to be renamed "The John Murtha Memorial Airport."

Posted by Vanderleun at February 8, 2010 12:07 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Heh, as the saying goes.

I was there on a business trip some time ago, and used the word "memorial" about something named for Murtha. My companion replied, "Well, we could wish."

There will very likely be a lot of things in Cambria County with the word "memorial" inserted in the name, then, after a decent interval, a new name put on them. His family very likely loved him. Not many of his constituents did, including the ones who voted for him every time.


Posted by: Ric Locke at February 8, 2010 12:56 PM

Two proverbs:

1. Speak no ill of the dead.

2. Where there is death, there is hope.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 8, 2010 5:27 PM

I read somewhere that his passing had something to do with his gall...

Posted by: monkeyfan at February 8, 2010 8:46 PM

They should make it an international airport. Then they would need a customs facility. Man that 24/7.

The added staff would give a small but needed boost to the local economy.

Oh, make the airport a new state too. Or at least let it an imaginary congressional district. Like those where the stimulus has created imaginary jobs.

Posted by: KTWO at February 9, 2010 1:49 AM

It might as well be called the Murtha Mausoleum.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 9, 2010 7:16 AM

No doubt that about $100 million will be appropriated to pay for changing the signage.

Posted by: Milwaukee Mike at February 9, 2010 9:07 AM

I am not a states rihtgs advocate. I spent too many years wearing the uniform of the United States and living in nearly a dozen different states to think about the almost imaginary boundaries between the individual states.We all agreed long ago to become a more perfect union and to defer to Congress when it came to regulating commerce between the states. Electricity might have been at one time a commodity that was only traded inside the boundaries of a single state, but that time passed a long time ago. Electricity that is produced inside the boundaries of Vermont (just barely, in this case) ends up being sold to customers in several other states. By seeking to force the shutdown of a safe, federally licensed electricity production facility, the state of Vermont is attempting to impose its will on the regional power markets.Sometimes I wonder about the legal acumen of the team that is trying to defend Vermont Yankee. On the other hand, maybe Perhaps Entergy is not really trying all that hard. Perhaps it would like a reduction in the supply of electricity and the increased prices that would bring. After all, it operates several larger and more profitable plants in the same general region.

Posted by: epy at July 14, 2012 9:11 PM

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