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San Diego area Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez
LA TIMES ^ | May 17, 2011 | LA TIMES

Posted on 05/17/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release....

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The article goes on to say..."...The decision to name the dry cargo ship after Chavez was announced by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus during a trip to San Diego. Chavez served in the Navy during World War II."

Gee. I wonder if anyone actually bothered to check how Chavez felt about the Navy...

"Chávez described his experience in the military as “the two worst years of my life.”

1 posted on 05/17/2011 5:58:59 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

Cesar Chevez was gay?


2 posted on 05/17/2011 6:00:52 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: The Bronze Titan

Considering how Chavez felt about the military, he must be doing a few turns about now.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 6:00:52 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan
Navy's decision to name a ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

All those in the military today, are unfortunately under the command of politically correct socialist.

4 posted on 05/17/2011 6:05:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Bronze Titan

more insanity


5 posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: The Bronze Titan

This is strictly an ass-kiss to hispanics. Political correctness at its most base. There are hispanics for whom the ship could have been named — if the purpose was to name a ship after an hispanic — but they were not union rabble rousers, so obviously they were not considered.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:15 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

If this makes you ill, imagine how you’ll feel if they ever name one after the current resident of the WH.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:26 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: The Bronze Titan

A cargo ship?

I suppose the nickname will be ‘lettuce.’


8 posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez

THANK YOU!

At least there is one man in the government with some common sense and the guts to speak the truth.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: The Bronze Titan
The decision to name the dry cargo ship after Chavez was announced by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus during a trip to San Diego."

Swell, Mabus can park it next to the USS John P. Murtha.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Too late. They’re naming something after Zero. I just read it a couple days ago.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:32 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: The Bronze Titan; river rat; Cincinatus' Wife; Travis McGee
* SAUL ALINSKY & CESAR CHAVEZ :
[Ron] Dellums was a founding member, along with labor-agitator Cesar Chavez, of the Tom Hayden and "Hanoi Jane" Fonda Campaign for Economic Democracy (CED). CED was funded with taxpayer money via VISTA grants to train "community" organizers, the New Left’s expansionist vehicle emanating from the teachings of Saul Alinsky.... ----? via 23 posted on 06/18/2005 3:27:51 PM PDT by river rat
12 posted on 05/17/2011 6:12:24 PM PDT by piasa
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To: The Bronze Titan

first queers and now this, OK who ever gets into power next needs to throw out any officer who is pushing this PC crap and get back to a Navy which means to kill and serve.

BTW will these Admirals now shower and share rooms with these sex deviants?


13 posted on 05/17/2011 6:16:55 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: The Bronze Titan
What's next, the USS Bill Clinton?

Hunter was correct in his critique.

14 posted on 05/17/2011 6:17:12 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: combat_boots

It probably will be now! LOL!


15 posted on 05/17/2011 6:18:01 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: kristinn; Cindy

ping


16 posted on 05/17/2011 6:18:13 PM PDT by piasa
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To: The Bronze Titan

Obama, pelosi, and reid got the ship named after him. Next up will be the USS Obama, and the USS Bill Ayers.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 6:19:37 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Politicalmom
Source: CVN-69, to be commissioned in 2019, will be named USS Barack Obama

(Washington, D.C., 5/14/11) In an announcement quietly released on Friday evening, it was announced by an anonymous source within the administration the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, currently designated CVN-69 and scheduled for commissioning in 2019 will be called the USS Barack Obama.

The statement read in part, "A president such as Barack Obama, will be dutifully and respectfully honored by having CVN-69 named for him. His courage, honor, honesty and ability to effectively lead this nation through hard times brought upon us by previous Republican administrations to unparalleled prosperity and record numbers on government assistance ensuring thousands of federal government jobs are the hallmarks of a great President deserving of every accolade which can be given.”

“We are also pleased to announce that CVN-69 will be “manned” by the first all gay crew on board a U.S. Navy vessel in honor of Obama’s commitment to allow gays in the military. We will be making some adjustments to the vessel in order to ensure a happy gay crew such as a small wedding chapel in the rear of the ship as well as double-wide bunks that can easily accommodate up to 3 sailors. The crew’s lounge will be renamed the “Frolic Area” and will be in the rear next to the wedding chapel. Other adjustments are under discussion such as an onboard florist and a hair stylist.”

"One other thing, CVN-70, scheduled for commissioning in 2023 is tentatively named the USS Michele Obama."

Developing..

18 posted on 05/17/2011 6:20:17 PM PDT by chemicalman ("The taxpayer - work for the Fed gvmt, but doesn't take a civil service exam. Reagan)
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To: piasa

What a FU%$&N JOKE!!
The Navy is run by a bunch of panty waisted politicians. I understand that they have to do what their political bosses say but they do not fight these lame a$$ ideas.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: nuconvert

More insanity is right.

Lewis and Clark (TAKE-1) class cargo and ammunition ships are usually named for noted explorers and pioneers of various kinds.

Chavez does not fit the bill.

Of course we do have San Antonio (LPD-17) class amphibious ships usually named for U.S. cities ... and then we got LPD-26 named for the late Representative John P. Murtha.

Political Correctness ... Socialist Correctness has taken over.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 6:20:40 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Thunder90

USS Bill Ayers isn’t a bad name. He blew up a lot of targets, which is what warships are for. [Note: tongue firmly in cheek.]


21 posted on 05/17/2011 6:22:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: chemicalman

Please tell me the USS OBAMA is a joke. Cmon, there is no way they would bestow what USE TO BE such a huge deal.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 6:22:49 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: ought-six
This is strictly an ass-kiss to hispanics. Political correctness at its most base.

The coming 'Mob Rules' at its most base. This plan has been fomenting for some time.

23 posted on 05/17/2011 6:24:09 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: ought-six

Here is a Hispanic they could name a battleship for.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Benavidez


24 posted on 05/17/2011 6:24:21 PM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah says "Drill baby drill." Obama says "Drill in Brazil.")
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To: chemicalman
"One other thing, CVN-70, scheduled for commissioning in 2023 is tentatively named the USS Michele Obama."

Water displacement will dwarf all previous vessels.

25 posted on 05/17/2011 6:26:50 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: hillarys cankles

This article was satire. I saw it a few days ago.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT by chemicalman ("The taxpayer - work for the Fed gvmt, but doesn't take a civil service exam. Reagan)
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To: ought-six

“This is strictly an ass-kiss to hispanics.”

Then I vote we call it Zorro instead.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 6:31:20 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: The Bronze Titan
the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

The ship won't work.

28 posted on 05/17/2011 6:32:16 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: The Bronze Titan
My Dad served in the Navy during WWII. He spent four years of his life in the Pacific Theater while his only Brother was a Sea-bee who served even longer.

Neither of them ever complained about the time they spent serving their Country.

I guess I should give the Secretary of the Navy a call and suggest names for the next two Navy Vessels we launch.

29 posted on 05/17/2011 6:35:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: chemicalman

I don’t think that’s the one I saw. I guess I could be wrong.


30 posted on 05/17/2011 6:36:12 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: Iron Munro

Well if they name a scum sucker ship after Chavez...I’d be good with that.


31 posted on 05/17/2011 6:41:29 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Your link goes to nothing about Chavez’ description of his years in the Navy. ??


32 posted on 05/17/2011 6:42:36 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: chemicalman

Hope you are right.........


33 posted on 05/17/2011 6:42:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Your link goes to nothing about Chavez’ description of his years in the Navy. ??


34 posted on 05/17/2011 6:43:22 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: piasa

Thanks for the ping Piasa.
The comments on the article at the article link are interesting.

#

ON THE INTERNET:

www3.niu.edu/~td0raf1/history261/nov1914.htm

SNIPPET - quote:

Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers Movement

Probably no movement among Latinos received more national attention than the struggle by Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) to organize the migrant farm workers. Calling for a nationwide boycott of California grapes and a March from Delano, in California’s Central Valley, to the state capitol in Sacramento-among other actions-Chavez and the ATWA combined issues of race and labor relations into a single movement.

The Tale of the Raza
LUIS VALDEZ

Chicano author Luis Valdez assessed the larger impact of this struggle for La Raza (The Race), as well as for the workers.

The revolt in Delano is more than a labor struggle. Mexican grape pickers did not rnarch 300 miles to Sacramento, carrying the standard of the Virgin de Guadalupe, merely to dramatize economic grievances. Beyond unionization, beyond politics, there is the desire of a New World race to reconcile the conflicts of its 500-year-old history. La Raza is trying to find its place sun it once worshipped as a Supreme Being.

La Raza, the race, is the Mexican people.


35 posted on 05/17/2011 6:45:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: combat_boots

Grapes. They were the first target.


36 posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: hillarys cankles

Yes, it is a joke. CVN-69 is the USS Eisenhower.

We are already past the number CVN-78 and awaiting CVN-79.


37 posted on 05/17/2011 6:51:24 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: bannie

That’s right! ‘Sour grapes’ it is.


38 posted on 05/17/2011 6:52:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: csmusaret

“Here is a Hispanic they could name a battleship for....”

Most definitely. Roy Benavidez was a true American hero.


39 posted on 05/17/2011 6:56:15 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: combat_boots

I love grapes!!! :-)


40 posted on 05/17/2011 6:58:38 PM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: The Bronze Titan
Sorry about the double post and never mind. I found an article about his comment. 5th paragraph.

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/cesarchavez.html

41 posted on 05/17/2011 7:04:05 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: ought-six

Chavez was opposed to illegal immigration...maybe a smart right-winger could club the commies with this fact....


42 posted on 05/17/2011 7:04:30 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: OldMissileer

JHC I should have known that. Was too emotional to see that!


43 posted on 05/17/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: The Bronze Titan

What’s next? The USS Al Sharpton?


44 posted on 05/17/2011 7:12:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (checked your profile)
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To: magna carta

The commies know of his position re: illegals, I would think. But, facts are terrifying things to the left. Emotion and symbolism are EVERYTHING to the left.


45 posted on 05/17/2011 7:15:32 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Iron Munro
At least there is one man in the government with some common sense and the guts to speak the truth.

Unfortunately that's why his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination never got off the ground.

46 posted on 05/17/2011 7:15:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (checked your profile)
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To: luvbach1
We are heading for a Financial Crisis.

Get prepared Obama knows that he needs 95% Hispanic and Black vote.

I am really scared now.

47 posted on 05/17/2011 7:23:44 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: The Bronze Titan

WTF is going on??? I really don’t know how much more I can take.


48 posted on 05/17/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I read there is already one planned for the One.


49 posted on 05/17/2011 7:45:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

What next? Maybe a Navy destroyer named “Cindy Sheehan?” The libs are running amock!!


50 posted on 05/17/2011 7:54:29 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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