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Former military brass ‘shocked,’ ‘angered’ over USS Gabrielle Giffords
The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by servo1969

Retired Rear Admiral George Worthington, former commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, told The Daily Caller that there are many people more worthy of a ship bearing their name.

“Here is the issue. There are a lot of dead Marines out there whose names could go on anything that appears to be an amphibious ship,” he said, explaining that a past recipient of the Medal of Honor, Dakota Meyer, might be a good candidate.

Worthington added his email “inbox” has been filled with messages from military friends who are “shocked and angered” by the decision.

“We think fallen Marines and perhaps supporting sailors should go on fantails before random victims,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: gabrielle; gabriellegiffords; giffords; military; obamunism; raymabus; uss; worthington
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The naming of Naval vessels is now on par with the naming of highways and bridges.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:47:59 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969
“We think fallen Marines and perhaps supporting sailors should go on fantails before random victims,”
2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:50:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: servo1969

They need to go back to naming ships by folks who are deceased. No I don’t want Gabby dead for goodness sakes, but I liked it better when ships were named after the death of the namesake.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:52:17 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: servo1969

I wonder what the ship’s motto will be - ‘eternal vigilance against right-wing hate’?


4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:54:08 AM PST by skeeter
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To: servo1969

If Giffords and her husband were any kind of honorable people, they’d decline the offer to have a ship named after her, knowing full-well there are others far more worthy of the honor.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: skeeter

“””I wonder what the ship’s motto will be - ‘eternal vigilance against right-wing hate’?”””

It will be shortened to...Sarahs Fault


6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:56:26 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: servo1969
Uhh Oh! This military folks are probably going to be court marshaled for speaking against Saint Gabby. She is the new Martin Luther King Jr. in that you can not speak of them in anything less than hushed and reverent tones or you risk the wrath of the PC police.
7 posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:05 AM PST by apillar
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To: servo1969

Wait till you see the Lady Gaga class attack subs.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: skeeter
"I wonder what the ship’s motto will be - ‘eternal vigilance against right-wing hate’?"

More likely 'eternal vigilance against Sarah Palin' since they like to blame her for the shooting.

9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:00:32 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: servo1969
Welcome to former America.

So stupid worrying about primaries and delegate counts, IMO.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 9:00:56 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: servo1969

If the Leftists get their way we’ll be seeing ships with names such as USS Marx, USS Lenin, USS Stalin, USS Mao, USS Amin, USS Engels, USS Hegel, USS Bin Laden, USS Muhammed, et al.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:01:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: cripplecreek

So they have oversized torpedoes?


12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:01:50 AM PST by wbill
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To: shelterguy

I think you nailed it.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 9:02:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: servo1969

Oh, it’s going to get worse. Just imagine when they name an aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Bill Clinton or even gasp, the U.S.S. Barrack Obama. Oh, it’s going to happen. You can count on it!


14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:01 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: shelterguy

HaHa! GMTA!! I posted a similar reply after yours.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:18 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: servo1969
The naming of Naval vessels is now on par with the naming of highways and bridges and post offices - Oh wait! Those are disappearing.
16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:18 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: servo1969

I guess they could make a USS Whitney Houston - it would be a world-class ship, a flagship like no other - at least for a couple of years .... then it would sink itself.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: servo1969
Admiral Worthington should know the Navy is led by the butt pirate Ray Mabus of Mississippi.
18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:15 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: napscoordinator
Last time we saw her she was having difficulty standing up (on the floor of Congress), walking, talking, or raising either arm.

I think by the time they get around to launching this ship she might well be dead.

Things are not always as the propagandists would like them to be.

19 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: servo1969
The naming of Naval vessels is now on par with the naming of highways and bridges.

Don't forget schools too.

But don't forget that the nasty Tea Party put that bullet in her head . . . or did you forget? So, she's a lefty icon.

With any luck, they'll paint it pink.

20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:06:39 AM PST by laweeks
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To: mass55th

They made me, the lowest ranking guy at Headquarters, call the man but Harry Truman told me in no uncertain terms “They can name that post office anything they want after I’m dead”. He also called “them” “Sons of Bitches” ~ Gabby, though, can’t talk!


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You left out USS Obama aircraft carrier.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:09:57 AM PST by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: servo1969

I agree with Retired Rear Admiral George Worthington. This is P.C. crappolla! Why not name our ships after famous battles or men and women who sacraficed themselves in battle? This is the Twilight Zone....Can’t wait for the U.S.S. Richard Simmons!


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:29 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: servo1969

They should not name this after her. There are people more worthy of this honor that put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

I bet there is a garbahe scow they can name after Pelosi. The SS Botox, or the BS Garbitch Scow. Just sayin....


24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:13:30 AM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: skeeter
I wonder what the ship’s motto will be -

DUCK!

25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: mass55th
If Giffords and her husband were any kind of honorable people, they’d decline the offer

Her Husband is a Naval Officer!! He should know better than anybody since no one else suggesting this travesty does!

26 posted on 02/15/2012 9:17:52 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: servo1969
“Here is the issue. There are a lot of dead Marines out there whose names could go on anything that appears to be an amphibious ship,”

And many knew full well that bullets would be flying when they went to work that day.
27 posted on 02/15/2012 9:18:04 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If the leftists get their way we will have no ships.

This shows the lefts’ hypocracy. Someone needs to ask little Reagan what he thinks of this since he sees ships as weapons of mass destruction.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 9:18:55 AM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: servo1969

This is just more baloney put out by the Democrats to take attention off of their mishandling of the economy.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek
Wait till you see the Lady Gaga class attack subs.

They are in production with women and gays on board. We will call them "Fabulous" boats.

30 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Terry Mross

How long until we have the USS Harvey Milk?

And I am being perfectly serious about this.


31 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just pick a random name from a list of soldiers who have served in America’s wars.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: servo1969

If Giffords had any decency she’d ask that her name not be used.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:14 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: muawiyah

“I think by the time they get around to launching this ship she might well be dead.

Things are not always as the propagandists would like them to be. “

Dead or alive she hasn’t done anything worthy of having a Navy ship named after her.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:28 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: rocksblues
You left out USS Obama aircraft carrier.

If they name a ship after Obama is should definitely be a destroyer.

35 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:48 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: BenLurkin

“We think fallen Marines and perhaps supporting sailors should go on fantails before random victims,”

Bears repeating again.

36 posted on 02/15/2012 9:21:20 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Hoffer Rand
Maybe I live in a state of diminished expectations, but I'm happy it isn't being christened the Whitney Houston.

Maybe Balack Banana is saving that one for an aircraft carrier :^(

37 posted on 02/15/2012 9:30:15 AM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: servo1969

If all these narcissistic politicians want their names on something, lets put their names on bombs, missiles and bullets. They are cheaper and plentiful, and we can save the naming of bigger items like ships, bases and planes for real heroes.


38 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:25 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: mass55th
If Giffords and her husband were any kind of honorable people, they’d decline the offer to have a ship named after her,

Neither are and neither will.

120210-N-AC887-113 WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2012) The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the honorable Ray Mabus shakes hands with retired Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, from Arizona, at the Pentagon. Mabus announced that the name of the 10th littoral combat ship, LCS 10, will be USS Gabrielle Giffords. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

39 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:32 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
U.S.S. Bill Clinton

aka "Red Light Cruise Ship"

40 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:22 AM PST by NoPinkos
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To: submarinerswife
"Her Husband is a Naval Officer!! He should know better than anybody since no one else suggesting this travesty does!"

He should, but then he also blamed Palin for his wife's shooting, so he's got $hit for brains too!

41 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:54 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NoPinkos

USS Horndog.
Port of Hot Springs, AR.


42 posted on 02/15/2012 9:38:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: submarinerswife

ROFLMAO!! Thanks for the great laugh!!


43 posted on 02/15/2012 9:40:12 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: servo1969
The naming of Naval vessels is now on par with the naming of highways and bridges.

Unfortunately true.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 9:44:55 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: oldbrowser
" If they name a ship after Obama is should definitely be a destroyer. "

If they named a ship after Obama, the first time it made contact with the enemy the ship would break in half trying to "bow".


45 posted on 02/15/2012 9:45:32 AM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'd say "garbage scow"... but a ship bearing Clinton's name shouldn't be hauling garbage....
46 posted on 02/15/2012 9:45:57 AM PST by NoPinkos
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To: dfwgator
We'll probably get a hospital ship named the USS Doctor George Tiller.
47 posted on 02/15/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: servo1969
“We think fallen Marines and perhaps supporting sailors should go on fantails before random victims,”

Excellent summary statement. The Obama administration is victim focused. Many years down the road the grand kids will be asking gramps whos name was on the ship they served on and what was their claim to fame? What can gramps say other than, "Oh she was just some random shooting victim that happened to be in Congress."

48 posted on 02/15/2012 9:47:55 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: mass55th

What are they going to say, if that ship with her name would get in the site of the enemies guns.


49 posted on 02/15/2012 9:48:47 AM PST by annieokie
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To: submarinerswife
I wonder what the ship’s motto will be -

******************

DUCK!

Which suggests a ship's mascot/logo:


50 posted on 02/15/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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