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.
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.
Assigned to the SEALS for black ops?
I am soooo gonna regret that one...
What an absolute disgrace and embarrassment
The USS Fag? The USS Butt Plug? The USS A**l S*x?
Bob Filner is a registered member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The other person Dan White killed that day was the mayor of San Francisco, Moscone. He has a convention center named for him.
I would be forced to give up my Navy pension.
Speaking as a former sailor (76-88), I’d love to see the name nominated. It would be a perfect finger in the eyes of politicians in general and Liberals in particular over the multiple disrespects they have inflicted on the military in general over the years. Just for the fight over it.
We knew they drank KOOL Aid, buy did any drink Milk?
In 2008 I saw the hilarious, conservative film with Kelsey Grammar, John Voight and others,
“An American Carol”
There was a preview for ‘MILK’
I walked out of the theater, until the preview was over.