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Sen Boxer cheers naming of the uss cesar chavez
Daily Caller ^ | 5-18-11 | Caroline May

Posted on 05/18/2011 9:18:44 PM PDT by STARWISE

While the idea of naming a U.S. Naval ship after labor leader Cesar Chavez has roiled some, California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer is thrilled that the activist will be receiving the honor.

Boxer called Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Tuesday to thank him for the decision.

“I applaud Secretary Mabus for continuing the Navy’s rich tradition of naming these supply ships after pioneers, explorers and visionaries by honoring César Chávez, who worked tirelessly to promote fair working conditions and equal rights for all Americans,” Boxer said in a statement.

“This is a fitting tribute to Chávez, who served in the Navy, and follows the Navy’s recent decisions to name other supply ships after American visionaries from Medgar Evers to Amelia Earhart to Lewis and Clark.”

Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, had a very different opinion. He said that it was indicative of the Navy’s politicization.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; cesarchavez; chvez; hispandering; shipnamed; usnavy
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God rescue America from this nightmare.
1 posted on 05/18/2011 9:18:50 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...

..More stabs, every day


2 posted on 05/18/2011 9:21:54 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Is it possible to change the name once we get rid of certain numbnut congresscritters?


3 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:11 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: STARWISE

Can the USS Che’ Guevara be far behind?


4 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: STARWISE

Barbara Boxer is an idiot, Chavez was a commie union organizer.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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Naming a ship after a man who said his 2 years in the navy was the worst 2 years of his life is insanity.

I pity those who will have to command and serve on her.

6 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:43 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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<>“I applaud Secretary Mabus...>>>

Didn't NostraDamus name 'Mabus' as the 3rd AntiChrist?

7 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:48 PM PDT by JPJones (There are no conservative Democrats. Just ones scared of re-election.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

USS Lenin has a certain ring to it.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 9:23:22 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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Boxer is everything you never want your daughter to become.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 9:23:55 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Guevara wasn't an American citizen.

But should Hussein manage to steal his way into the White House for another term the USS Bill Ayers is likely.

11 posted on 05/18/2011 9:25:09 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: STARWISE

Everyone is being way, way too alarmist here.

Chavez believed strongly in closed borders.

Needs to be repeated, clearly, loudly and often.

Chavez, wanted the border CLOSED. Steadfast on the issue.

Don’t believe that? DYODD.


12 posted on 05/18/2011 9:25:22 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Hunter 2012)
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Just the commie ‘RATS pandering to the Hispanic voters again. This is just in time for the 2012 election. What a joke!!!


13 posted on 05/18/2011 9:26:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

This can’t make up for the mess he made of so many people’s lives.


14 posted on 05/18/2011 9:27:30 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: STARWISE

Was this guy ever in the US. Military-Let me guess-no, am I wrong?


15 posted on 05/18/2011 9:27:43 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: STARWISE

16 posted on 05/18/2011 9:28:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: STARWISE

Ah yes, the USS Hispanic Vote Getter.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 9:29:17 PM PDT by umgud
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One of OUR navy ships named after a criminal. For shame!


19 posted on 05/18/2011 9:29:50 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE

To still live in California is to be brain dead.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 9:29:59 PM PDT by mort56
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