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.
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!