posted on 01/22/2006 7:45:35 PM PST
Great target for the Japanese.......
posted on 01/22/2006 7:47:24 PM PST
("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
That doesn't sound very prudent to be doing during wartime. Unless of course they getting ready for a bigger one, say for, Iran.
Is that particularly smart, given the capacity of a rogue nuke to summarily destroy one area?
I see everyone has the same first thought.
This many carriers in one place is a very tempting target.
posted on 01/22/2006 7:51:10 PM PST
I'd hate to be one of the sailors looking for a place to park my car!
posted on 01/22/2006 7:51:33 PM PST
(A single reprimand does more for a man of intelligence than a hundred lashes for a fool.--Prov 17:10)
I imagine the NSA will pick up interesting chatter as certain people begin discussing the possibilities.
hooters to open a new mega resturant in portsmouth
posted on 01/22/2006 7:53:13 PM PST
by al baby
(Father of the Beeber)
thats bound to be quite a sudden boom in population for them too...
posted on 01/22/2006 8:03:22 PM PST
(One brown eyed babe who's headed for a better life.)
posted on 01/22/2006 8:06:40 PM PST
by Pan_Yans Wife
("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
Good shot in the arm for the local merchants during the time the ships are in port.
Hooters should do a box-office business.
posted on 01/22/2006 8:14:12 PM PST
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To: Al B.
Isn't the Carl Vinson in RCOH at Newport News?
If my count is correct, that would mean that the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would be the only two ships available for the Atlantic and Med.
Except, wasn't the Kennedy tagged for early retirement before then? Will it even be in service at that point?
posted on 01/22/2006 8:30:59 PM PST
I really wish the American Press would stop telling everyone in the world just how much of our hardware is going to be 'where' and for 'how long' Jesus hasn't anyone learned that 'loose lips sink ships'?
posted on 01/22/2006 9:29:38 PM PST
(Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
If I was a science fiction writer, I'd make up something crazy about all those carriers getting some new high-tech nuclear powered upgrade that would let each of them defend a very lare area from incoming missiles.
Doggone it, that whole "loose lips" thing is so frustrating sometimes!
posted on 01/22/2006 10:08:01 PM PST
("In a mature society, the terms 'civil servant' and 'civil master' are semantically equal." -RAH)
Portsmouth? Norfolk? Which is it?
posted on 01/23/2006 3:56:04 AM PST
(- - Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit. - Isaiah 27:6b)
Iran does have a fleet of super "mini-subs." I think they top out at 3 knots, and with a direct hit can sink a canoe.
posted on 01/23/2006 4:03:12 AM PST
(2006 is Bush Country!)
LOL. AP headline says "Portsmouth" but the article says "Norfolk."
posted on 01/23/2006 4:06:36 AM PST
I visited Norfolk in the mid 60s.
Docked side by side was the Independence and the Intrepid.
I had a nice tour of the Independence, the larger of the two carriers.
posted on 01/23/2006 4:24:03 AM PST
(Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia)
posted on 10/02/2006 8:41:50 PM PDT
(If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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