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*Commissioning USS George H.W.Bush LIVE on C-SPAN*
C-SPAN ^ | Jan 10, 2009 | Syncro

Posted on 01/10/2009 9:20:06 AM PST by Syncro

Tune in now, it's in the middle of the ceremony at this time.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bush; cspan; cvn77; georgehwbush; military; navy; nimitzclass; ussgeorgehwbush
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1 posted on 01/10/2009 9:20:09 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

Hay Jim, are you watching this?


2 posted on 01/10/2009 9:20:49 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

3 posted on 01/10/2009 9:23:35 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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This is also on Fox, and maybe other stations.

C-SPAN doesn't cut away to talking heads though.

C-SPAN Link live feed.

4 posted on 01/10/2009 9:23:35 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro
Anchors away....

Really cool ceremony. Loved the flyover of the WWII aircraft that Bush flew!

5 posted on 01/10/2009 9:23:56 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Syncro

I wish I’d watched it on CSPAN. The FOX reporters wouldn’t SHUT UP


6 posted on 01/10/2009 9:26:48 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

“Loved the flyover of the WWII aircraft that Bush flew!”

TBF or TBM Avenger.


7 posted on 01/10/2009 9:27:22 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Syncro
A fitting tribute to a good President.
8 posted on 01/10/2009 9:30:37 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Texas_shutterbug; All

 

 

 

 

Photo of CVN 77 Ceremonial Bottle Break

Northrop Grumman christened the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), on October 7, 2006. The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, attended the ceremony and became the first president in the shipyard’s 120-year history to participate in the christening of his namesake ship.

Several members of the Bush family were on hand for the special occasion, including the former president’s wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch. Mrs. Koch serves as the ship’s sponsor and performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony.

President George W. Bush also attended and honored his father during the ceremony as a special guest speaker.

Ceremony Participants

The Christening Tradition


9 posted on 01/10/2009 9:31:03 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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Picture from above post


10 posted on 01/10/2009 9:32:23 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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This is the final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) to be built.
11 posted on 01/10/2009 9:33:47 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

This morning on Fox, one of the talking heads called the ship, a Battleship. We don’t make them anymore. Must be that public edumacation.


12 posted on 01/10/2009 9:39:59 AM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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From this Site:

 

 

 

 

The George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) is the 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This evolutionary ship will pave the way to a new class of carriers. Named after the nation’s 41st president, this powerful warship of the 21st century will feature numerous improvements and modernizations. Learn more about this state-of-the-art ship by visiting the links below.

CVN 77 Facts

CVN 77 Design Enhancements

Construction Milestones

The Ship's Namesake

The Ship's Sponsor


13 posted on 01/10/2009 9:40:10 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

Saw it on Fox. I felt a sense of melancholy. We might not see anything like this again for a long time. Obamalamadingdong will probably start gutting our military like a fish.


14 posted on 01/10/2009 9:40:33 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: bullfeather
This morning on Fox, one of the talking heads called the ship, a Battleship.

They are going sooooo Mainstream...

: >)

15 posted on 01/10/2009 9:41:31 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

So what will be the next series be? bigger and by what name?


16 posted on 01/10/2009 9:42:23 AM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To be replayed at 8pm eastern tonite on C-SPAN


17 posted on 01/10/2009 9:43:46 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

I watched this with tears in my eyes, such a moving tribute to Pres Bush 41’s service to our country. I loved it when he talked about feeling a special connection to the hand of God, when he gazed at the night sky aboard a carrier so many years ago...what a journey he has taken...and what a journey so many young servicemen are just begining. May God be with them all.


18 posted on 01/10/2009 9:44:56 AM PST by Larightgirl
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To: Syncro

At least they talked about it, while the others ignored it.


19 posted on 01/10/2009 9:45:41 AM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To: bullfeather
I don't know, and I don't even want to see a great United States Military ship named after William Blythe Jefferson Clinton.

Let's hope the need a garbage scow at that time...

20 posted on 01/10/2009 9:49:11 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

Thanks. I needed a good laugh.


21 posted on 01/10/2009 9:51:27 AM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To: Syncro

Loved it..May God bless this ship, it’s crew and President Bush.
GO NAVY


22 posted on 01/10/2009 9:52:09 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: bullfeather

Yes, I am glad the showed it.


23 posted on 01/10/2009 9:58:18 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

Thanks for that info.


24 posted on 01/10/2009 9:58:18 AM PST by unkus
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To: Syncro

It will *sink* after taking a minor *blow*.

Heh.


25 posted on 01/10/2009 9:58:48 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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I am glad THEY showed it.


26 posted on 01/10/2009 9:59:31 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: unkus

You are welcome.

I’m sure Jim Robinson will like to see it, as he is a United States Navy veteran and served on a destroyer.


27 posted on 01/10/2009 10:01:25 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: Syncro

28 posted on 01/10/2009 10:02:56 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Syncro

I just checked C-SPAN.org for future airings...”2” doesn’t have it listed, and “1” doesn’t have anything listed for most of the day.

Could you ping me if you see it listed for future viewing, and I will reciprocate if I see it first? Thanks.


29 posted on 01/10/2009 10:07:07 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Role of the press: Republican scandal - prosecutors; Democrat scandal - Defense attorneys.)
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To: Syncro

The retired military person helping with the commentary made a noteworthy comment when he said “...The last officer to take command of this ship before it is decommissioned hasn’t even been born yet”


30 posted on 01/10/2009 10:07:38 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Today is just a little more special than yesterday.)
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To: Christian4Bush
When it was over, it was announced on air that it would replay at 8 tonite. That would be 5PM real time (Pacific Standard Time)

It doesn't show up on their schedule yet.

31 posted on 01/10/2009 10:11:24 AM PST by Syncro (Mi TagLine)
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To: bullfeather

CVN-78 will be the first of a new class of carriers, and will be named the USS Gerald R. Ford.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/cvn-78.htm


32 posted on 01/10/2009 10:14:17 AM PST by OA5599
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To: nuconvert
I wish I’d watched it on CSPAN. The FOX reporters wouldn’t SHUT UP

I agree. The FOX coverage was TERRIBLE. The "commentators" blabbered on incessantly when I wanted to hear what was happening AT THE CEREMONY THEY WERE COVERING. JEEEZ! Nonetheless, she's a beauty, with a fine crew. What an excellent addition to our forces.

33 posted on 01/10/2009 10:19:13 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: bullfeather

Point taken. I should be thankful for that.


34 posted on 01/10/2009 10:21:09 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: Syncro
To be replayed at 8pm eastern tonite on C-SPAN

Good. Thank goodness for my Directv DVR so I can record it and not miss the NFL playoff game.

35 posted on 01/10/2009 10:28:35 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: Syncro

I just had a horrid thought! One day there will be a ‘USS Obama.’ Ugggh!


36 posted on 01/10/2009 10:29:31 AM PST by avacado
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To: Syncro

Enjoyed watching...what a great addition.

And I liked the flight across the ship of the WWII Fighter that President 41 piloted in the Pacific Theater.


37 posted on 01/10/2009 10:35:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Syncro

My hubby is retired Navy, went through Pensacola OCS in ‘67.He didn’t get to Vietnam, but put in years at the Navy department. The pomp and ceremony was very moving. Thank goodness for C-Span. Talking heads, you just want to shoot them. We won’t see this military stuff as long as the dems are in charge. So glad they got this done while 43 is still in charge and 41 is still with us. They both made missteps, but I appreciate that they led with decency, not scandals. Our 4 year old grandson says that new “big boat” is awesome.


38 posted on 01/10/2009 10:46:56 AM PST by peridot
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To: bullfeather; OA5599
Followup info thanks to the link by OA5599...:

CVN 21 - 21st Century Carrier

**************************EXCERPT*************************

CVN 21 - 21st Century Carrier

The CVN 21 began as the CVX, a new ship class that is the second and long-term part of the Navy's two-track strategy for aircraft carrier recapitalization. The Navy's vision for CVX is to develop a new class of aircraft carriers to significantly reduce total ownership cost and incorporate an architecture for change and flexibility, while maintaining the core capabilities of Naval aviation (high-volume firepower, survivability, sustainability and mobility) for the 21st Century and beyond. Achieving this vision will require significant design changes to incorporate advances in technology and to focus the design on enhanced affordability since little carrier research and development has been undertaken since the 1960's.

39 posted on 01/10/2009 11:02:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: peridot
"We won’t see this military stuff as long as the dems are in charge. So glad they got this done while 43 is still in charge and 41 is still with us. ...I appreciate that they led with decency, not scandals."
Great comments, thanks!
"Our 4 year old grandson says that new 'big boat' is awesome."
Cool, my grandson loves those big ships too and his uncle is on his way into the Navy.
40 posted on 01/10/2009 11:07:31 AM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming is Awesome!)
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To: Frank_Discussion

“It will *sink* after taking a minor *blow*.”

ROTFL!


41 posted on 01/10/2009 11:12:31 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And I liked the flight across the ship of the WWII Fighter that President 41 piloted in the Pacific Theater.

Ahem, torpedo bomber (TBM Avenger), not fighter. ;-)
42 posted on 01/10/2009 11:14:18 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: toldyou
That was funny, wasn't it?

You are sooooo bad...

43 posted on 01/10/2009 11:17:42 AM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming is Awesome!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
They pulled back right when President George W. Bush and his wife were escorted to their seats.

They are soooo MSN these days.

But like one other poster mentioned, they did show parts of the ceremony.

They don't want to be too patriotic, might lose some of their "moderate" viewers.

44 posted on 01/10/2009 11:27:50 AM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming is good!)
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To: Syncro

Thanks for the thread...I couldn’t find it while I watched. I found the Fox hosts to be quite good and enjoyed their guest. I also thought they were very moved by the ceremony and very respectful of the military. What a wonderful honor for the Bush family. How we will miss them.


45 posted on 01/10/2009 11:49:56 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Syncro

“You are sooooo bad...”

I missed my chance to see if you were too, didn’t I? :)


46 posted on 01/10/2009 12:06:34 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: avacado

I hope not. There aren’t many warships named after presidents that did not serve either in the military or as Commander-in-Chief during a war. Reagan of course built up the US Navy after a dangerous decline and restored its confidence.

I think the best one is that we named a submarine after a war time president that asked Congress to declare war on Germany because of unrestricted submarine warfare.

Aircraft Carriers
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77)
PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

Submarines
USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)
USS James Monroe (SSBN-622)
USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624)
USS James Madison (SSBN-627)
USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)
USS James K. Polk (SSBN-645)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)

There was also a frigate USS Van Buren (PF-42), but that was named after the town in Arkansas.


47 posted on 01/10/2009 12:18:06 PM PST by OA5599
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To: OA5599

Geez how did I miss this guy!?!

USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
USS George Washington (CVN-73)

First president and only one to have both a submarine and an aircraft carrier named after him.


48 posted on 01/10/2009 12:22:33 PM PST by OA5599
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To: OA5599

That’s a relief, althougth Jimmy Carter made it in. Just so long as no ‘USS Obama’ or ‘USS Clinton.’


49 posted on 01/10/2009 1:18:13 PM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

I feel your pain. However, at least Mr. Peanut was a officer in the US Navy and trained in the nuclear field. He was discharged from the navy before nuclear submarines were in service though. Yet some of his career included service on a diesel submarine.


50 posted on 01/10/2009 1:40:11 PM PST by OA5599
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