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Navy considers naming ship after Cesar Chavez
Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2011

Posted on 05/16/2011 6:28:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Navy is considering naming a cargo ship that's being built after farmworker activist Cesar Chavez.

James Gill, a spokesman for General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, said Monday the company suggested the name to honor its mostly Hispanic work force and the mostly Hispanic neighborhood, Barrio Logan, where the boat builder is located.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cesarchavez; generaldynamics; hispandering; nassco; navy; usn; ussgrapepicker
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1 posted on 05/16/2011 6:28:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ijustthrewupinmymouthalittlebit


2 posted on 05/16/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The U.S.S. Insane, Mass-Murdering Communist?


3 posted on 05/16/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now I have heard everything. Unbelievable.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 6:31:35 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just awful


5 posted on 05/16/2011 6:34:39 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tcrlaf

We have CC Blvd here in L.A. I spoke with some of the business owners and they still call it by it’s old Blvd name..the “Battery’.

If the Navy wants to honor the “hispanic” crowd, why not USS Speedy Gonzalez?


6 posted on 05/16/2011 6:34:43 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prediction: If Obama wins reelection he will push for a Cesar Chavez national holiday.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Garbage scow, surely.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:05 PM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: tcrlaf
The U.S.S. Insane, Mass-Murdering Communist?

Well I agree he was a communist, but Cesar himself never killed anyone that we know of.

9 posted on 05/16/2011 6:39:23 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Transports exclusively from the ports of Tijuana to San Diego?


10 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:00 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There are some sick, sick bass turds in the Navy these days. Geeesh. This is sick.

BTW: What ever happened to the USS Don't Ask Don't Tell?

11 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s no way I would servce in the PC military today.


12 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If this is true, it is demented PC run amuck.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:13 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They might want to do a little reading before they go too far down that road. The dude spent part of his early career trying to get Mexicans shipped back home because they were getting in the way of his attempts to organize Fillipino farm workers.


14 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:40 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: tcrlaf
The U.S.S. Insane, Mass-Murdering Communist?

I think you're thinking of Che Guevara. César Chávez was an American who pushed for unionization of Latinos and "Latino Rights," whatever that means.
15 posted on 05/16/2011 6:43:01 PM PDT by verum ago (Ok, you read this, you can take your bifocals off again)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Well I agree he was a communist, but Cesar himself never killed anyone that we know of. <<

unlike our long revered U.S. communist, Ted Kennedy..


16 posted on 05/16/2011 6:44:52 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Harvey Milk will ne next?


17 posted on 05/16/2011 6:46:28 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Those who endured Valley Forge didn't make their sacrifice to give us free health care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
People who come up with epically stupid ideas like this seriously need to be institutionalized becuase they have completely lost their grip on reality.
18 posted on 05/16/2011 6:47:44 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: FrdmLvr
ijustthrewupinmymouthalittlebit

ijustthrewupinmymouthalot!

I lived through the terror when the farm workers were forced to join Chavez after he'd threatened to rape their wives and daughters if they didn't join his "union"

19 posted on 05/16/2011 6:48:09 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (GAME ON ......Fight Like a Girl!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

That would be a perfect name for a Sub Tender! Bwahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 05/16/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Also suggested, “Che Guevera” and “City of Azatlan”./sarc


21 posted on 05/16/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A decade ago, one of our City Council members, just days after being re-elected with the help of our largely Hispanic city union members, proposed city employees be given a paid day off in honor of Cesar’s birthday. Whereupon, I demanded that city employees also be given Arnold Von Winkelried’s birthday off, arguing that it was discriminatory to recognize one ethnic hero while ignoring another.
It didn’t go over well...


22 posted on 05/16/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: verum ago

Latino rights? LOL!

Our rights have pretty much become balkanized. There are rights for women, homos, Latinos, Blacks, and on and on. The Pledge Of Allegiance doesn’t seem to reflect that.


23 posted on 05/16/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: M-cubed
unlike our long revered U.S. communist, Ted Kennedy..

And he has experience killing people in the water no less.

24 posted on 05/16/2011 6:52:45 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This isn’t a joking matter, but the government has turned our country into a joke, so...

Will the fantail have a giant bobble-head chihuahua?

Will the bridge windows be lined with dingle-balls?

Is the ship going to be painted flourescent green with orange superstructure?

Is it going to bounce at the pier?

Will it automatically run aground when it gets within sight of the US coast?


25 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:07 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

USS Lenin, USS Mao, USS Stalin, USS Marx...Why not???/s


26 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There is no end to the depths this Government will go to, to kiss Hispanic azz.

It’s enough to make you puke.


27 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Our rights have pretty much become balkanized.

What a great description! I'll have to remember that one. Thanks!
28 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:51 PM PDT by verum ago (Ok, you read this, you can take your bifocals off again)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chavez hated Mexican immigrants. That’s a fact jack.


29 posted on 05/16/2011 6:54:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next thing you know they’ll be proposing a ship be named the USS Mao Tse Tung in honor of the Chinese and Asian communities. How about USS Stalin or USS Idi Amin? Let’s see if USS Fidel Castro goes over well. How about the USS Marx?


30 posted on 05/16/2011 6:54:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jesus. This infiltration by radicals/traitors/marxists is even more extensive than thought.

This is absolutely disgraceful.


31 posted on 05/16/2011 6:55:22 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
First Murtha and now this bastard! It makes me sick to see vessels staffed by our valiant naval officers and enlisted personnel named after these scum-sucking leftists! Why don't they just commission a triad of ships and call them the Marx, the Lenin and the Stalin and be done with it. With the politically correct - i.e. Communist inspired - agenda they're imposing on our military they may as well go all the way! Please excuse me while I barf my guts out!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
32 posted on 05/16/2011 6:56:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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How about the USS Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and just for kicks let's make sure that we station it in TX / Gulf of Mexico for a while... [/sarc]
33 posted on 05/16/2011 6:56:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

quibble: Zero will push for a Cesar Chavez national holiday during his reelection campaign.


34 posted on 05/16/2011 6:59:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No No No!


35 posted on 05/16/2011 6:59:21 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad she isn’t being built at BIW!


36 posted on 05/16/2011 6:59:48 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Amagi

>> Garbage scow, surely.

My guess is, it’s some kind of stealthy amphibious river-crossing craft. :-)


37 posted on 05/16/2011 7:01:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How about the USS Marx?

Should be interesting at parades, a whole crew carrying cigars and marching in a crouch.

38 posted on 05/16/2011 7:01:20 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I would support a USS Julius H. Marx.

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39 posted on 05/16/2011 7:01:33 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they want a Hispanic to honor by naming a ship after him, here are a few good candidates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hispanic_Medal_of_Honor_recipients


40 posted on 05/16/2011 7:03:32 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will it work ? >PS


41 posted on 05/16/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they want a Hispanic to honor by naming a ship, here are a few good candidates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hispanic_Medal_of_Honor_recipients


42 posted on 05/16/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Nervous Tick
My guess is, it’s some kind of stealthy amphibious river-crossing craft. :-)

Looks like a twenty footer, but actually has a crew of 412.

43 posted on 05/16/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not the Karl Marx?


44 posted on 05/16/2011 7:05:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cesar Chevez gave the farm workers outhouses and that’s about it. He also lied to them saying he was living as they were when he was actually living high off the hog.


45 posted on 05/16/2011 7:06:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a step up from the “Murtha”, but not by much. What happened to naming ships for people who are on our side?


46 posted on 05/16/2011 7:11:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; FrdmLvr

Quick, involuntary re-exam of my last meal.

47 posted on 05/16/2011 7:13:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Daffynition; Allegra; restornu; ...
WHO'S NAVY?

It's not our navy.
48 posted on 05/16/2011 7:13:44 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Funny thing, Cesar Chavez was a strong opponent of Illegal Immigration, not because he was a big American Sovereignty guy, but because he feared the Illegals would take the jobs away from the same people who were part of his Union.

My Father In-Law was in the Agriculture Business and knew Cesar Chavez. Let's just say they had a hate / hate relationship.

49 posted on 05/16/2011 7:14:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: max americana

Or the USS Juan Valdez


50 posted on 05/16/2011 7:16:03 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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