Skip to comments.(Democrat Congressman) Filner Calls for Navy to Name Ship for Harvey Milk
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk
SAN DIEGO - Rep. Bob Filner has called on the Navy to name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s.
In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Filner said naming a ship after Milk "would be a great tribute to Milk's support for equality and in keeping with effort(s) to promote equality in our military after the recent repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy."
Milk served as a diving officer aboard a submarine rescue ship and later as a diving instructor stationed in San Diego.
Filner, a candidate for mayor of San Diego, said, "I will continue to work with the GLBT (gay-lesbian-bisexual-transsexual) Historic Task Force of San Diego County to promote the legacy of our nation's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk."
Milk was murdered on Nov. 27, 1978, while serving as a San Francisco supervisor.
Some a-hool named a ship after Gabbie Giffords.
Make it a sub, since they go down all the time, and hide as much as they can.
Follow ther WWII tradition and name it after a fish.
How about the USS Fagfish.
On Nov. 27, 1978 Harvey went down for the last time!
Well Milk was full of semen.
I got a little bit of reaction on the original Gabby Giffords ship thread when I said this:
“When this current bunch of lunatics is thrown out of office, I propose we name a ship the USS Mary Jo Kopechne.”
The Good Ship Lollipop
Well they did name this aircraft carrier after Bill Clinton ... so why can't they find a suitable garbage scow ... complete with an over-sized oiler ... and a stretched dumper ... that's hauled lost of fruit ... and I better quit here or I'll get banned from Free Republic ... sigh
If it must be make it be a garbage scow!
So what got named for the [R] judge who was -killed- that day?
Why is here is no mention of him, ever?
We can have the USS Sodomite or the USS Butt Pirate, or even the USS Poofter.
I’m so tired of the gay issue.
That should put the finishing touches on completely destroying our military.
I think of only one thing that’s appropriate for the name ‘Harvey Milk’. An ATM machine....with an automated voice...”Would you like to make a deposit?”
Or the USS Puffer Fish
Or the USS Blow Fish
Or the USS Crabs
Name a fleet oiler after him. I mean, don’t they stick hoses into other ships and pump them full of fluid?
(I really shouldn’t have gone there before lunch, should I?)
With this, having a US Warship named after you is as prestigious as having a Nobel Peace Prize.
How would surviving family members be able to handle a casualty at sea?
My daddy went down on the Harvey Milk? I don't think so.
Milk served as a diving officer....(I’ll bet he did)
Rump rangers, aboard!
“Milk served as a diving officer aboard a submarine rescue ship and later as a diving instructor stationed in San Diego.”
Ah. Went down, then taught others to go down. Somehow appropriate...
That’s a great idea!! And the crew should be all homosexual. It would be a great reality tv show.
Bob Filner is the male equivalent of Barbara Boxer. He is an obnoxious communist. I am sure he would like to have a ship named U.S.S. Ethel and Julius Rosenbeg.
Try this one.
(FReepers have some ironic names for ships)
Gadzooks! I thought... RuPaul was ahead of Harvey in the "US Navy Ships Named for Crazy Liberal Causes To Get More Liberal/Commie Voters" list?
Well, Bendy, I... am on the list ahead of Harvey!
And on a related subject:
Seaman Hornsby, I knew you were a pig... but I did not know you were gay and on the Navy's Ship Naming List?
Makes sense, Milk was a Rear Admiral, wasn’t he?
I’m hoping the next attack submarine is named for Linda Lovelace.
All kidding aside why name a ship after someone who’s “martyrdom” status came from being at the wrong place at the wrong time?
What about Milk’s support of Jim Jones keeping the People’s Temple open when it should have been closed? It was rarely reported that US military resources had to be expended to clean up the mess in Jonestown, Guyana so Milk is indirectly responsible for that.
And the mascots of the ship can be the Village People.
Beat me to it. DAMN great minds think alike.
Name a ship after a deviant who molested/raped at least one young boy. You gotta be kiddin.
Also name a ship named after a guy who enthusiastically supported Jim Jones’ People’s Temple.
The crew would spend all their time blowing the tanks.
On second thought, just call it "Voyage to the Bottom."
The commander would be a Rear Admiral, of course.
How about a whaling ship named Barnie Frank. When they see a whale and yell, “there she/he blows,” they mean it!
Here’s an idea from a very old episode of SNL. Call it the USS Raging Queen.
We are destined to LOSE any future War with even the French as enemies.
Je me rends!
Didn’t the Brits already have one? HMS Buggery, I believe.
ACK!!!!! I almost choked on my soda!!! LOL
Miles Cowperthwaite V/O: “If there were any doubts as to Captain Ned’s severity, they were quickly dispelled that very afternoon, when a scuffle broke out on deck.”
[ Spunk approaches a Sailor tanning ]
First Mate Spunk: That’s my tanning spot! you! You’re in my spot! That’s my spot!
Sailor #1: You are daft! I’ve been here all morning. Now, run along, you are blocking my sun.
First Mate Spunk: Don’t you give me any back-sass, you tan tease!
[ fight breaks out; Captain Ned intervenes ]
Captain Ned: Is this how men act on a man’s ship? Where is your manliness? Fighting on deck is a serious breach on my articles of strict discipline! I’m afraid the guilty party is in for a very severe punishment!
Sailor #1: Captain.. I did indeed take Mr. Spunk’s spot. I’m ready to accept my punishment..
First Mate Spunk: Captain! I threw the first blow. If anyone is to be punished, let it be me. I ask only that whatever you do, please don’t put me in a tight-fitting Lassie costume and make me eat from a monogrammed dog dish.
Sailor #2: [ entering ] Captain, I encouraged this fight - punish me! Make me wear nipple-pinching clothespins, sir!
Sailor #3: [ entering ] Me, Captain! Punish me!
Captain Ned: Stop! I’ve heard enough! Your manly admission of guilt is most manful. However, as your Captain, it is I who must bear the full masculine responsibility! And therefore, I will be punished. Spunk! Take me alone! I want a boiling oil rub..
As I have posted here many times, this became inevitable when the Navy and the civilian leadership decided it would be a good idea to name ships after mediocre Republican politicians.
George HW Bush? Gerald Ford??? Carl Vinson????? (yes, I know he was a "Democrat", sorta).
Yes, yes, they were in the Navy, or did some good for the Navy, but the point is taht the people now in power hated them, and correctly interpreted the honor of naming a capital ship after them as a poke in their leftist eyes.
Now, the wheel has turned. After Obama crushes Romney, we can look forward to the USS Trayvon Martin.
This was all avoidable, and could have been avoided.
Wasn’t the Puffer a famous WWII submarine?
I say, the Milkfish or, Man Milk.