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USS John Murtha, LPD-26
CDR Salamander Blog ^ | 13 Apr 10 | CDR Salamander

Posted on 04/13/2010 8:25:08 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY

How do I feel? Click the Murtha tab to find out - but until then, our friend Phil can pass the good news.

The Navy’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock will be named for Rep. John Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who chaired the powerful House appropriations defense subcommittee before he died in February.

According to a Navy memorandum obtained by Navy Times, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead that he had selected “John P. Murtha” for the previously unnamed LPD 26. It’s the latest example of the Navy breaking a convention for naming its warships; the previous ships in the San Antonio class have been named for American cities.
I won't speak more of the dead - but I can't think of any OIF veteran who would like to sail her - and I think the CNO should read the newspaper more - maybe vets from OIF should mail him clippings of this.

(Excerpt) Read more at cdrsalamander.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: abscam; backstabber; barfalert; crook; cultureofcorruption; murtha; navy; projectilevomitalert; traitor
@#$%^&&*!!!!!!!
1 posted on 04/13/2010 8:25:08 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

Hope the damn thing sinks.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 8:26:40 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: GATOR NAVY

A garbage scow is all that is fit to bear Jabba’s name.


3 posted on 04/13/2010 8:26:41 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come. Judgment Day: Nov 2, 2010)
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To: GATOR NAVY

What a disgrace. No one who falsely accused our troops of war crimes should have such an honor.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 8:27:19 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: GATOR NAVY
Has anyone started a petition to FIGHT this yet?? This is the same man who SMEARED and BESMIRCHED decent, America-loving MARINES by DECLARING THEM GUILTY IN THE WORLDWIDE PRESS of crimes they didn't committ!! >:-(

As far as I know, even after they were found not guilty, this piece of slime NEVER apologized to them, or their families...not even on his deathbed.

I can't believe the Navy would want to honor a jerk like that. < spits in disgust >
5 posted on 04/13/2010 8:28:19 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: All

committ=commit

Sorry, I was seeing red when I typed that and sent it before proofing.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 8:29:07 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: GATOR NAVY

Makes me sick. I’ll stop there before I get the zot.


7 posted on 04/13/2010 8:30:17 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: GATOR NAVY

ack!


8 posted on 04/13/2010 8:30:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I think I’m gonna puke.


9 posted on 04/13/2010 8:33:06 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

As a retired Navy Chief buddy has said, this is just another example of political correctness gone amok in today’s military.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 8:33:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GATOR NAVY

Does it automatically eject Marines overboard?


11 posted on 04/13/2010 8:33:47 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: GATOR NAVY

I am sooooo GONNA HURL!!!!


12 posted on 04/13/2010 8:34:42 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: GATOR NAVY

the uss john murtha????

I’d rather sail aboard the “USS Benedict Arnold”


13 posted on 04/13/2010 8:36:21 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Obama ... Mein Kampf is NOT a Textbook!!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

The only thing floating I’d give Murtha’s name would have to be flushed twice.


14 posted on 04/13/2010 8:37:43 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Named for a traitor who aided and abetted the enemy in a time of war slurring our military as a propagandist for terrorism.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 8:38:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: GATOR NAVY

Would be a good place to station many of the Queers..


16 posted on 04/13/2010 8:40:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Should have named at toilet after him. That’s about all he was worth.


17 posted on 04/13/2010 8:41:38 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: GATOR NAVY

I would desert before serving on that ship.

Just wait, they will name an aircraft carrier after Obambie.
That would be the final straw, if I were still in the US, but I have already left for good.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 8:41:57 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Nateman

LOL. (sits on hand to keep from being zotted as well)


19 posted on 04/13/2010 8:42:39 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: GATOR NAVY

Please say it isn’t true!


20 posted on 04/13/2010 8:44:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: GATOR NAVY
You ain't gettin me again John Semmens , you rascal you . I don't even need to look .
21 posted on 04/13/2010 8:44:31 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Does it have a single blade prop? If so, it is a fitting tribute, to an all show - no go.


22 posted on 04/13/2010 8:45:12 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: pnh102

“What a disgrace. No one who falsely accused our troops of war crimes should have such an honor.”

Needs repeating.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 8:46:30 PM PDT by Wolfhound77
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To: GATOR NAVY

If I was in the navy, just like the USS Jimmy Carter, this is another ship I would not want to serve on !


24 posted on 04/13/2010 8:49:46 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: GATOR NAVY

a slap in the face, Devil Dogs.


25 posted on 04/13/2010 8:53:54 PM PDT by llevrok (Resistance Now.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Sick to my stomach!


26 posted on 04/13/2010 8:56:34 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Better question is, “Does it automatically stab its MEU in the back when they board the ship, while sending the plans to the enemy.?”


27 posted on 04/13/2010 9:01:22 PM PDT by Trueblackman (F*@k Max Blumenthal the empty headed spin master with a degree in bulls%*t)
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To: GATOR NAVY

We can but hope that word will get out among the swabs that it is a “Devil Jonah” Ship. A cursed ship that will damn its crew. They won’t even want to be in the same harbor with it.


28 posted on 04/13/2010 9:09:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: GATOR NAVY
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29 posted on 04/13/2010 9:11:06 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: GATOR NAVY

How about the USS Barack Hussein Obama?


30 posted on 04/13/2010 9:15:23 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

USS Nancy Pelosi, USS Hilary Clinton...


31 posted on 04/13/2010 9:16:24 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: GATOR NAVY
I feel sorry for the sailors on board. I don’t think many will be buying the ships logo stuff from the ships store. This really sucks for them.
32 posted on 04/13/2010 9:18:42 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo; firep0w3r

Just damn!


33 posted on 04/13/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Sell it to Lithuania and rename it.


34 posted on 04/13/2010 9:26:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Wolfhound77

Ugh...my HEAD...make it STOP, make it STOP, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!


35 posted on 04/13/2010 9:29:39 PM PDT by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: CORedneck

>>> the USS Jimmy Carter, this is another ship I would not want to serve on !

In fairness the Navy made the best of a bad situation there. Having a full sized nuclear carrier named for a former president has become one of the retirement perks of the job. You can bet the next carrier after the Ford will be the Clinton.

The Navy pulled a slick end-run around this situation by using Carter’s submarine service as an excuse to avoid fifty years of the CVN Jimmy Carter. A submarine has half the lifespan, and by definition will spend most of it’s active service out of sight and unmentioned.


36 posted on 04/13/2010 9:49:11 PM PDT by tlb
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To: GATOR NAVY; pandoraou812

Disgusting.


37 posted on 04/13/2010 9:52:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: tlb

Oh, yikes! What about the current Oval Office Resident?


38 posted on 04/13/2010 10:04:31 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: ViLaLuz
How about the USS Barack Hussein Obama?

Lists hard to port. Rudder is stuck and it sails in meandering counter-clockwise circles. Ammo bunkers are filled with cotton candy and Skittles. All weapons systems rendered inoperable. All comm systems play unending monotonous 0bama speeches.

39 posted on 04/13/2010 10:06:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: GATOR NAVY
I don't mind Murtha gettin' a boat named after him - long as it looks like this ...


40 posted on 04/13/2010 10:09:22 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: GATOR NAVY

This article (http://www.defenseprocurementnews.com/2008/12/30/navys-orders-long-lead-items-for-next-lpd/) says the Navy has allocated $10 million for long lead time components. That’s not much on a ship costing over $1 billion. The actual production contract has not been let. LPDs 22 - 24 are currently building. Then probably 25 and 26 together. It will be sometime in the middle of the next decade before the ship is in the water. Maybe something will change by then.


41 posted on 04/13/2010 10:27:08 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

This is bullshit. Murtha doesn’t even deserve an outhouse named after him.

MURTHA=ABSCAM


42 posted on 04/13/2010 11:07:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Look at it as a positive tradeoff: The ship for the man.


43 posted on 04/14/2010 12:00:39 AM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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To: AlexW

You actually think there will be another aircraft carrier? Not in my lifetime, that’s for sure.


44 posted on 04/14/2010 12:03:00 AM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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To: Erasmus

“You actually think there will be another aircraft carrier? Not in my lifetime, that’s for sure.”

Well, I WAS being a bit facetious, but in the case of Obamie,
who knows? I mean he is now messiah of the world, Mr. Nobel loves him, and, who knows? He may be president for life.
Surely they could build him his own carrier, at least in the Ravell shipyard ;)


45 posted on 04/14/2010 12:38:35 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Just another poke in the eye from this administration who hates the military.


46 posted on 04/14/2010 9:54:15 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: tlb
The Navy pulled a slick end-run around this situation by using Carter’s submarine service as an excuse to avoid fifty years of the CVN Jimmy Carter. A submarine has half the lifespan, and by definition will spend most of it’s active service out of sight and unmentioned.

And hopefully as boats are mothballed, this is the first to spend her days in Bremerton rather than active or being re-commissioned for some new duty.

47 posted on 04/14/2010 11:43:32 AM PDT by llevrok (Resistance Now.)
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To: TigersEye

“How about the USS Barack Hussein Obama?”

“Lists hard to port. Rudder is stuck and it sails in meandering counter-clockwise circles. Ammo bunkers are filled with cotton candy and Skittles. All weapons systems rendered inoperable. All comm systems play unending monotonous 0bama speeches.”

LOL! Those are definitely rainbow-colored Skittles, too.


48 posted on 04/15/2010 8:36:35 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

And no matter how many times they crew the ship it will later be found abandoned. The USS 0bama will be the first active duty ghost ship.


49 posted on 04/15/2010 9:03:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: TigersEye

Not unless he can get a crew if Somali pirates.


50 posted on 04/16/2010 4:55:04 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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