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Mrs. Rumsfeld christens the Arlington
fox10tv.com ^ | March 26 2011 | WALA

Posted on 03/26/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Mrs. Donald Rumsfeld joined the first responders from 9/11 to christen the amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD 24) at Northrop Grumman shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Virginia, honoring the 184 victims in the air and on the ground who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The Arlington also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and surrounding communities who provided the critical assistance after the attack.

Ship sponsor Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, smashed a ceremonial bottle across the bow of the ship signifying LPD 24 to be christened "Arlington."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arlington; lpd24; navy; rumsfeld; usn


1 posted on 03/26/2011 1:59:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow a new look even for an amphib ship.

I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?


2 posted on 03/26/2011 2:02:06 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What an honor for the families of those who died on 9/11.


3 posted on 03/26/2011 2:03:40 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?”

stop. turn back. wrong way.

Don’t go there........


4 posted on 03/26/2011 2:05:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I don’t think al Qaeda has a navy.


5 posted on 03/26/2011 2:06:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I agree with Louis Farrakhan. Who The Hell Is Obama!?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I want to say the New York was the first of this design with an emphasis on the two towers. Steel from WTC was used for the NY.


6 posted on 03/26/2011 2:07:13 PM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?"

Surely they will, and I suggest the USS Sinking.

7 posted on 03/26/2011 2:11:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: mazda77
"I want to say the New York was the first of this design with an emphasis on the two towers. Steel from WTC was used for the NY."

You're right about the steel, but the New York is an San Antonio Class (LPD-21), and this is a Raleigh Class. They appear somewhat similar - easy mistake to make.

8 posted on 03/26/2011 2:14:05 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"I don’t think al Qaeda has a navy."

Yet.

Rome wasn't built in a day, although at the rate things are unfolding in Northern Africa, it may be built in less than a year.

9 posted on 03/26/2011 2:15:19 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Nope they will name it the “Community Organizer”. No Guns. No Oil. No Reactor. But it will run on “wind power”.


10 posted on 03/26/2011 2:15:32 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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To: mazda77
I take that back. I just looked it up, they are both San Antonio Class. My mistake.
11 posted on 03/26/2011 2:17:24 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?

A garbage barge perhaps?
12 posted on 03/26/2011 2:17:51 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Beautiful. And a fitting tribute having Mrs. Rumsfeld doing the honors. God bless them.


13 posted on 03/26/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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14 posted on 03/26/2011 2:27:06 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

That would be Commodore Barry, born in Wexford, Ireland, and father of the American Navy.


15 posted on 03/26/2011 2:44:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: OldDeckHand

uh no, it is a San Antonio class. The Raleigh class was built in the 60’s.


16 posted on 03/26/2011 2:51:59 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: Berlin_Freeper

With O in charge if the U.S. Navy they have pretty much a proxy one.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 2:54:31 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: bushpilot1

Soetoro Unicorn Class?


18 posted on 03/26/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: combat_boots

19 posted on 03/26/2011 3:13:13 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Agreed a great honor.


20 posted on 03/26/2011 3:15:29 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: popdonnelly

Was it a coincidence the first shots fired in the Libya campaign were from the USS Barry.


21 posted on 03/26/2011 3:56:51 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

I remember hearing that but forgot about it.


22 posted on 03/26/2011 4:44:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just to be picky, Arlington is a county, not a city. The smallest county in the US.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 5:22:56 PM PDT by black_diamond
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?

Cut your tongue out NOW!

24 posted on 03/26/2011 6:15:29 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I certainly hope so.

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25 posted on 03/26/2011 8:01:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The Good Ship Lollipop


26 posted on 03/26/2011 8:12:04 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Figures don't lie, liars figure!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?


No, naming a brand of toilet paper after him is more like it.


27 posted on 03/26/2011 8:59:11 PM PDT by unkus
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To: mazda77
I want to say the New York was the first of this design with an emphasis on the two towers.

The "two towers" are enclosed masts that are supposed to decrease the radar cross-section of the ship and have been a feature of this class from the first ship. They have nothing to do with the Twin Towers. You are correct about the USS New York having steel from the towers, IIRC it is a small amount in the stem.

28 posted on 03/26/2011 9:25:44 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

What happened on 9-11?
Oh..wait...I seem to recall a bunch of yellow dog MUSLIM terrorists hijacking a few airliners and killing a bunch of people who were just minding their own business.
Now we electing a MUSLIM to be POTUS and we are helping them in Lybia.
Wow....in a few years we will be celebrating 9-11 as a Muslim holiday.


29 posted on 03/27/2011 2:53:36 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I wonder if they will name a ship after Obama?


30 posted on 03/27/2011 4:58:26 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Yorlik803

Now ask yourself whose behind the Muslim imposter and why no one has the spine and guts to dig out the truth and expose it so we can start impeachment investigations.


31 posted on 03/27/2011 5:52:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: OldDeckHand
Surely they will, and I suggest the USS Sinking.

That's a good suggestion; it would cover the most recent two Rat Prezidents, if you allow for a word division.

32 posted on 03/27/2011 8:21:10 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mrs. RUMMY!!

Thank you, Mr. Secretary!


33 posted on 03/27/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The lines of the ship look cool and consistent with a simple CAD drawing.

I wonder what the anchors look like.

34 posted on 03/27/2011 8:57:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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