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No Murtha Ship! (New website)
NO MURTHA SHIP ^ | 1-27-2012 | website

Posted on 01/27/2012 9:01:39 AM PST by smoothsailing

No Murtha Ship!

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus plans to honor the late Congressman John Murtha by giving his name to the Navy's new LPD (Transport Dock Ship), to be launched in 2013.

In doing so, Sec. Mabus is breaking the Navy's tradition of naming its San Antonio-class amphibious transports after American cities. He is also honoring a man who:

We believe that such a man does not deserve to be honored by the U.S. Navy. If you agree, please help us petition Secretary Mabus to reconsider this outrageous decision....


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1 posted on 01/27/2012 9:01:43 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Remember, Murtha was Nancy Pelosi’s “guy”.....

Anti-American commies flock together...


2 posted on 01/27/2012 9:04:49 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: smoothsailing
I totally agree but have seen no campaign to get this changed.

Any suggestions or possibility of success?

3 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: smoothsailing

This outrage must be stopped. What other San Antonio class LPDs have been named and launched? What was this one going to be named before Mabus stuck his nose in?


4 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:11 AM PST by ngat
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To: jazusamo; Tribune7; martin_fierro

Of possible interest to your ping lists?


5 posted on 01/27/2012 9:10:07 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; xzins
What is the record of military service by our esteemed Secretary of the Navy?

Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1970–1972
Rank Lieutenant (junior grade)
Unit USS Little Rock (CG-4)

.

In 1970 if you wanted to go into the Navy, you had to sign up for a minumum of 4 years, if not 6 years. How did he manage to get released after 2 years during the height of the Vietnam War.

Inquiring minds want to know.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 9:12:58 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: 3D-JOY

This looks like the beginning of the campaign. This website just launched today.

http://www.nomurthaship.com/


7 posted on 01/27/2012 9:13:55 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; abigailsmybaby; ArmyTeach; Badeye; billmor; bmwcyle; brityank; ConorMacNessa; ...

A final Murtha Watch ping, for a good cause.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 9:14:43 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

For your information, Jim!


9 posted on 01/27/2012 9:15:50 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; 2rightsleftcoast; abner; ACAC; advertising guy; amom; AnalogReigns; Anoreth; ...

Oliver North & Haditha Marine ping, for a very good cause!


10 posted on 01/27/2012 9:18:35 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The Murtha Watch Ping List! That brings back some memories! :-)


11 posted on 01/27/2012 9:19:17 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Good! Any ship bearing Murtha’s name would have been jinxed!


12 posted on 01/27/2012 9:19:27 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: smoothsailing

It sure does, had to bring it out of retirement. :-)


13 posted on 01/27/2012 9:21:11 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
How did he manage to get released after 2 years during the height of the Vietnam War.

Maybe he got kicked out.

14 posted on 01/27/2012 9:23:08 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Pathetic, disgraceful, senile ping!


15 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:12 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: smoothsailing

And, guess where the strong-arm on Mabus comes from. What do these people enjoy so much about autrocity? New definition of domestic terrorism; insulting the public beyond all levels of tolerance.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:53 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: smoothsailing

There have been far too many recent decisions from DC that disgust me, and planning to name a warship (one of ours!) for Murtha is high on that list. I can’t imagine how embarrassing it would be to serve on a ship with that name. I suspect its crew, and perhaps even the captain, would lie and claim they are serving time in the brig rather than admit something as shameful as serving on a ship named for that disgusting traitor.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 9:27:56 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: IPWGOP

Courtesy Ping! :)


18 posted on 01/27/2012 9:28:37 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

No Murtha Ship ping.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 9:29:14 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: smoothsailing

Only the rats would think it’s a good idea to honor a congressman for his corruption.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 9:33:14 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: EagleUSA

The rule has always been,”Once a Marine,always a Marine.”
However,in the case of this SOB Murtha,that does not apply.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 9:33:56 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: smoothsailing; Interesting Times

What is the tactic they are using to stop it....Is there a petition to sign? link to it?


22 posted on 01/27/2012 9:36:54 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.nomurthaship.com/4.html


23 posted on 01/27/2012 9:41:50 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Clintonfatigued; seekthetruth

Of interest to your lists?


24 posted on 01/27/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

25 posted on 01/27/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass
Good One!

Here's another one, a garbage scow...

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26 posted on 01/27/2012 9:56:41 AM PST by smoothsailing
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ping


27 posted on 01/27/2012 10:02:11 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: P-Marlowe

Lieutenant (junior grade) (LTJG) is a junior commissioned officer rank in the United States Navy. Did he go to Anapolis? The two year enlistment is suspicious, indeed.


28 posted on 01/27/2012 10:03:18 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Interesting Times

Good to hear; an insult from the beginning.. .


29 posted on 01/27/2012 10:03:48 AM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: smoothsailing
Bathtub Class BT--109

ussmud.
30 posted on 01/27/2012 10:06:51 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: smoothsailing; xzins
If I knew I could go into the NAVY and serve 2 years and get out in 1970, I wouldn't have bothered trying so hard to keep my student deferment. I would have volunteered in a heartbeat. But when I went to the Navy Recruiter back then I was told that if I wanted to enlist, I had to sign a 6 year commitment. The Marines had a 3 year minimum requirement at that time if I recall correctly. Even the Army had a 3 year minimum commitment if you enlisted. The only way you could get a 2 year stint in any service was if you were drafted. I don't believe the Navy drafted this clown.

So how did our esteemed Secretary of the Navy get out of the service after just 2 years? Has anyone even bothered to ask?

31 posted on 01/27/2012 10:06:55 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: EagleUSA

I suggest they name a latrine after him so people can really enjoy dropping murtha’s and wipe their Obam’s afterward.

(ok not my style of talk but read this about naming a ship after murtha and my DH made this comment. LOL)


32 posted on 01/27/2012 10:11:17 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Baynative

Mabus was born in Starkville and is a fourth-generation Mississippian; he grew up in Ackerman, the only child of the owner of the local hardware store. After attending public schools, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, with a B.A. in English and political science. He earned an M.A. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He also served two years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from 1970 to 1972 aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock,[1] and worked as a law clerk in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 10:12:12 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: Interesting Times

Absolutely not


34 posted on 01/27/2012 10:13:58 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: smoothsailing

I hope Murtha rots in hell for what he did to the troops and Marines


35 posted on 01/27/2012 10:16:04 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: smoothsailing

Great website and that video clip is quite something. A real must see.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 10:18:20 AM PST by amom
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha was a stinking traitor to the men and women in uniform. If Mabus goes through with this, hopefully, the crew will scuttle the ship before it becomes any more of an embarrassment to America than it will be.


37 posted on 01/27/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: P-Marlowe
He also served two years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from 1970 to 1972 aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock

Little Rock was the 6th Fleet Flagship. While it had decent combat-capability (one triple 6" turret, one twin 5" turret and a dual-arm Talos launcher), it's primary purpose was to haul an Admiral and his staff around showing the flag. My guess is that Mabus got to see a lot of the Med from all the liberty calls in various ports.
38 posted on 01/27/2012 10:22:19 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: P-Marlowe

Maybe that was during the time when you could gain a commission in the Navy Reserve and serve two years active with six years reserve duty.


39 posted on 01/27/2012 10:34:32 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Post-war reduction in force, probably.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 10:35:02 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


41 posted on 01/27/2012 10:43:03 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: P-Marlowe

During the Vietnam War, the Navy did not draft, IIRC. The Army did, and the Marine Corps did briefly in the middle 1960’s during the buildup.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 10:47:18 AM PST by smoothsailing
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Post-war reduction in force, probably.

The war ended in 1975. That was three years after Mabus got out.

If he went in as an officer in 1970, his minimum enlistment would have been through 1976.

43 posted on 01/27/2012 11:11:25 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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44 posted on 01/27/2012 11:30:40 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Interesting Times; devolve; ntnychik; smoothsailing; dixiechick2000
Good news!! Hope Kerry sees the 'writing on the wall'.


45 posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:23 AM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping bttt.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 11:59:47 AM PST by amom
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To: Interesting Times

Bump!


47 posted on 01/27/2012 12:33:12 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: smoothsailing; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

48 posted on 01/27/2012 1:09:36 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: potlatch

LOL! I hadn’t seen that one on the right before, that is a hoot!


49 posted on 01/27/2012 1:14:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for creating this website. It is something well worth doing.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by zot
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