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Navy ship-naming by Secretary mired in controversy The USS John Murtha?
Am Thinker ^ | 2/15/12 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/15/2012 7:54:31 AM PST by bestintxas

The USS Medgar Evers? The USS John Murtha? The USS Cesar Chavez?

Our Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, has this diversity thing down cold. Each one of those ships was in a class that previous names of their sister ships had nothing to do with civil rights, or corrupt Democratic politicians. Ships are usually named after states, cities, even famous explorers and war heroes.

But Mabus has injected partisanship into this tradition, naming another ship for Democrat Gabriel Giffords, who has shown courage in her recovery from an assassination attempt but had expressed little interest in the military during her career on Capitol Hill.

But she was a Democrat, which seemed to fulfill the criteria Mabus has set.

Now it appears that, stung by criticism from Republicans over his choice of ship names, Mabus is going back to more "traditional" naming criteria.

The Washington Times:

Asked whether this was a response to criticism, the official said: "It isn't. I think if you look at these five additional ships, I think you'll see examples that are very traditional." The official said three ships would be named after highly decorated Navy or Marine Corps personnel.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhosecdef; controversy; johnmurtha; mabus; mired; murtha; naming; navy; raymabus; secretary; ship; usnavy; ussjohnmurtha
How patriotic was Jack Murtha? Look no further than this clip to see the statesmanship of this great man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywgUCdefSW8

1 posted on 02/15/2012 7:54:38 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Most of our Navy friends flipped when they were told abt Gab Giff getting a ship named after her...
Mabus is a defense contractor lobbyist - one of the ones O’bummer said he would not have in his admin.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:57:42 AM PST by matginzac
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To: bestintxas
A government of cronies names ships after members of the Power Elite.

A government of laws, not men -- a government of principles, in other words, uses names like "Enterprise", "Constitution", or "Iowa".

3 posted on 02/15/2012 7:57:56 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: bestintxas

Oh, I just can’t WAIT for the USS Whitney Houston!


4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:00:03 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: bestintxas

Very interesting video of Murtha and this Jerk doesn’t deserve an Out house named after him much less a ship.. He was a disgrace,and his video proves it.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:01:38 AM PST by chatham
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To: bestintxas

Very interesting video of Murtha and this Jerk doesn’t deserve an Out house named after him much less a ship.. He was a disgrace,and his video proves it.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:01:52 AM PST by chatham
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To: bestintxas

Will they name the next Navy Tug Ship the USS Monica Lewinsky?


7 posted on 02/15/2012 8:03:00 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: chatham

There should be landfills named after Murtha. But then again, that’s an insult to landfills.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 8:04:39 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: bestintxas

The Next USA...er uh USS Destroyer: The Barrack Obama


9 posted on 02/15/2012 8:06:02 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: matginzac

mabus is as corrupt as any politician that has ever lived... he is hated within Mississippi.

LLS


10 posted on 02/15/2012 8:08:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: bestintxas

GOD bless MY Navy. And, save it from the politicians, ball-less Admirals, homosexuals and O-B-A-M-A. I’m afraid it will never recover.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 8:09:55 AM PST by jmax (Pets make better friends than people.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

And, after this stint in the O’bummer admin, he’ll probably never go back to MS...


12 posted on 02/15/2012 8:14:02 AM PST by matginzac
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To: bestintxas

The entire Armed Forces is controlled by PC Homo’s the chief homo Obozo.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 8:17:49 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: matginzac

He would be treated poorly here.

LLS


14 posted on 02/15/2012 8:20:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: bestintxas
But Mabus has injected partisanship into this tradition, naming another ship for Democrat Gabriel Giffords.

Let's hope the ship is better at avoiding incoming fire...

15 posted on 02/15/2012 8:23:10 AM PST by apillar
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To: bestintxas

Republicans and democrats are both guilty of this insanity but, as usual with every arrogance and abuse, democrats carry it to the unbearable extreme.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 8:31:10 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: bestintxas

As a retired sailor, I imagine that rival ship crews will refer to those on the USS Murtha as Murtha F***ers. Thanks alot Mabus.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 8:32:59 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: bestintxas

It is about time we honor true American warriors. How about USS Crazy Horse or USS Sitting Bull?


18 posted on 02/15/2012 8:39:31 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: LeonardFMason

I believe that they already call the trucks that suck out the porta-potties “Lewinskys”. Of course, that would make the stuff in the porta-potties “Clinton”.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 8:40:15 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bestintxas

Will the President get one named after him? The USS Cesar Romero, perhaps?


20 posted on 02/15/2012 8:41:47 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Old Sarge

That would have to be a submarine.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:09:00 AM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: bestintxas

I have a personal letter from Mabus telling me that the CBF in the state flag of Mississippi is not important enough for him to worry with. He refuses to comment about any subjects that have the possibility of racial strife.....(except if it offends blacks, not whites)


22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:34 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: bestintxas
We now have the USS Gabby Giffords ship motto:

(she)..had expressed little interest in the military during her career on Capitol Hill

Nice, isn't it?

23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:25:45 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: All; bestintxas
Everyone please sign the No Murtha Ship petition:

No Murtha Ship

24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:37:36 AM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: bestintxas
Perhaps the U.S.S. Sammy Davis, Jr.?
25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:46:12 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Interesting Times; RaceBannon; Travis McGee

Ping!


26 posted on 02/15/2012 9:53:46 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: smoothsailing

Meant to ping you, Smooth.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 10:04:06 AM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: bestintxas

Ray Mabus, former governor of Mississippi, is the Obama buttkisser extraordinaire who is politicizing these activities.

Some more info on Mabus: http://www.marinelog.com/DOCS/NEWSMMIX/2009mar00273.html

Mabus at one point was the CEO of a corporation called Foamex. Foamex operates facilities in those environmentally-friendly nations China and Mexico...and by golly, it just HAPPENED to file for bankruptcy a month after Obama seized power...

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/2009/02/articles/bankruptcy-case-summary/after-foamex-files-for-bankruptcy-its-lenders-object-to-critical-vendor-motion/

But I am certain Mabus and Obama had nothing to do with that....

28 posted on 02/15/2012 10:21:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo

Check out #1907! :)

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-murtha-ship/signatures/page/39


29 posted on 02/15/2012 12:14:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That’s great! Thanks for the heads up.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 12:21:25 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jettester

Naw, it’s a new class of vessel. A self-destroyer.


31 posted on 02/15/2012 1:03:33 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: rarestia

Very very Sadly there are a lot more incompetent Crooked Boobs like Murtha in our Government sucking up the lifeblood of this beautiful Country.
If we could stop the waste ,Fraud, stupidity, Greed and downright Robbery we could pay off the country’s debt in short order. Put all people off welfare who don’t deserve it would also be a plus.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 4:28:40 AM PST by chatham
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