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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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To: STARWISE

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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To: STARWISE
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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To: STARWISE
<>“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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To: jazusamo

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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To: STARWISE

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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To: STARWISE

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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To: STARWISE

This is insane. Chavez openly hated the military, worked with avowed communists and took money from them, and supported the VC during the Vietnam war. What’s next? The USS Jane Fonda?


21 posted on 05/18/2011 9:30:48 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: jazusamo

Wonder if Boxer knows that Chavez was against illegal aliens. He wanted them deported immediately because he thought they took farm jobs from those who were citizens and legal immigrants.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 9:31:29 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: bannie

Perhaps not,

But pointing out Chavez was an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration is a great way to respond to any liberals gloating about this new ship.

And not a bad point to point out on general principle, so Latinos are not brainwashed to believe otherwise.

Gotta push back, don’t let the left set the agenda.


23 posted on 05/18/2011 9:32:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Hunter 2012)
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To: STARWISE

....unless it’s a garbage scow! :)


24 posted on 05/18/2011 9:32:07 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE

Wait a second — wasn’t Chavez a racist nativist who opposed illegal immigration?


25 posted on 05/18/2011 9:32:46 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: basil

After they rename it, they could name a garbage scow the Cesar Chavez.


26 posted on 05/18/2011 9:32:49 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: South40

Hopefully, the “ship” is a garbage skow.


27 posted on 05/18/2011 9:32:56 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: STARWISE

At least it’s better than naming a ship the USS Hugo Chavez.


28 posted on 05/18/2011 9:34:44 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: basil

SecNav works for, or technically, reports to the Present.


29 posted on 05/18/2011 9:35:17 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: LUV W

Every day, you think they can’t flaunt their socialist anti-Americanism any more, and then ......


30 posted on 05/18/2011 9:35:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Ray Mabus, secretary of the US Navy

Prior to joining the administration of President Barack Obama, Mabus served in a variety of top posts in government and the private sector. In 1988, Mabus was elected Governor of Mississippi.

As the youngest governor of Mississippi in more than 100 years at the time of his election, he stressed education and job creation. He passed B.E.S.T. (Better Education for Success Tomorrow), one of the most comprehensive education reform programs in America, and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s top ten education governors.

He was appointed Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Clinton Administration in 1994. During his tenure as Ambassador, a crisis with Iraq was successfully averted and Saudi Arabia officially abandoned the boycott of United States businesses that trade with Israel.

He also was Chairman and CEO of Foamex, a large manufacturing company, which he led out of bankruptcy in less than nine months paying all creditors in full and saving equity. Prior to becoming Governor, he was elected State Auditor of Mississippi and served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock.

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=505


31 posted on 05/18/2011 9:38:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Built to deliver iceberg lettuce to the troops?


32 posted on 05/18/2011 9:38:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: STARWISE

Great. Maybe this will be followed by the USS Lenin, the USS Trotsky and the USS Castro.


33 posted on 05/18/2011 9:39:19 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: STARWISE

Connie shakes head, hair on fire, brain hurts, please wake me from this run amok!


34 posted on 05/18/2011 9:41:32 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W; jospehm20

LOL!

11:32 PM... three posters with the same thought!


35 posted on 05/18/2011 9:42:19 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: basil

“Is it possible to change the name once we get rid of certain numbnut congresscritters?”

If I was elected president of the United States of America, you bet your bank.


36 posted on 05/18/2011 9:42:56 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: STARWISE

They must stay up nights thinking of ways to insult America.

You can just bet that they aren’t gaining any kind of respect
from other countries, though, with this moronic behavior.


37 posted on 05/18/2011 9:43:02 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo; STARWISE
Boxer is a rank amatuer compared to Nancy Pelosi...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the Navy’s decision to name an amphibious warship after Rep. John Murtha

As for Ray Mabus, what a wad of stinking bilge.

38 posted on 05/18/2011 9:43:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: basil

“Is it possible to change the name once we get rid of certain numbnut congresscritters?”

If I was elected president of the United States of America, you bet your bank.


39 posted on 05/18/2011 9:43:06 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: STARWISE

Maybe we’ll get lucky and the Navy SEALs will have to utilize this thing, and it gets the “helo we had to leave behind” treatment. Ka-boom. (with nobody on board of course)


40 posted on 05/18/2011 9:43:49 PM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: chrisinoc
Wonder if Boxer knows that Chavez was against illegal aliens.

I seriously doubt it and the libs that do seem to conveniently forget it.

41 posted on 05/18/2011 9:46:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GGMac; jospehm20

GMTA!!! ROFL!


42 posted on 05/18/2011 9:47:16 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE
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.

The American military is no place for social engineering. It has one function, to defend America from its enemies. Anything else creates disorder, which lowers morale and readiness.

43 posted on 05/18/2011 9:47:37 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: STARWISE; chrisinoc; Cringing Negativism Network

At one point, Chavez sent his goons to attack Mexican strikebreakers who had been brought over the border in south Texas. Lib revisionists and their media shills have been busy erasing this from the record, Orwell style, for years.


44 posted on 05/18/2011 9:48:42 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: STARWISE

45 posted on 05/18/2011 9:49:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: smoothsailing; STARWISE
As for Ray Mabus, what a wad of stinking bilge.

You couldn't have picked a more appropriate phrase for Mabus. He's the one ultimately responsible for the two ships being named for Chavez and Murtha.

As for Pelosi and Murtha, they're two of a kind with the exception Pelosi's still breathing, guess it's true that slime sticks together.

46 posted on 05/18/2011 9:52:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: STARWISE

I can’t believe this deranged woman was returned to the Senate another six years just last November.


47 posted on 05/18/2011 9:57:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: jazusamo
LOL, I get a chance to post this again!

Photobucket

48 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: STARWISE
What's next, the USS Nikita Khruschev? USS Leonid Brehznev? How about the USS Emma Goldman? USS Louis Farrikan?

We are naming ships after crooks and anti-Americans.
49 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:12 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“And not a bad point to point out on general principle, so Latinos are not brainwashed to believe otherwise.”

Exactly. Likewise, we shouldn’t lump in Chavez with the likes of Guevera. That’s so patently knee jerk absurd, it’s sad to read on here.

In the big scheme of things, Chavez was a hero in the same way a Harvey Milk was a hero. We need to recognize their importance... with limits. Naming a warship after Chavez is ludicrous - and it’s strange his supporters on the Left would support that. They probably don’t. Boxer is insane.


50 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:44 PM PDT by harmonium
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