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Exclusive: Congressman, LGBT leaders press Navy for a ship to be named USS Harvey Milk
The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 24, 2012 | San Diego LGBT Weekly

Posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT by olcurmudgeon

Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name " … the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk."

The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In Korea, he served aboard the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake as a diving officer. Milk was also stationed at Naval Station, San Diego where he was a diving instructor. Milk, whose parents, both also served in the US Navy was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade.

The GLBT Historic Task Force (the Task Force) of San Diego County sent an official letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, last week, requesting that Harvey Milk be considered as the namesake of a naval submarine, carrier or other vessel named "in his honor and memory."

San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez a longtime gay- and Latino rights activist and chair of the Task Force, announced the launch of a national campaign in partnership with the Harvey Milk Foundation and the International Court System (a charitable services membership organization with chapters in 68 cities.)

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gay; harveymilk; lgbt; navy
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1 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:51 PM PDT by olcurmudgeon
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To: olcurmudgeon

Both full of seamen.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:15 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: olcurmudgeon

U.S.S. Gaping Butthole?


3 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:30 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: olcurmudgeon
only a garbage scow would be appropriate!
4 posted on 04/25/2012 9:22:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: olcurmudgeon

Why not the USS Mumia while they’re at it.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 9:22:44 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed one-term President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Why not just name it for all the gays?

USS Anal Prolapse

USS Rectal Destroyer

USS Butthumper

USS Ramrod

USS Don’t Ask Don’t Tell


6 posted on 04/25/2012 9:23:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

I am really getting fed up with the PC agenda. ENOUGH!


7 posted on 04/25/2012 9:23:46 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: olcurmudgeon

Don’t tell me, the ship will have a large round hole in the tail end???


8 posted on 04/25/2012 9:24:41 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Dagnabitt

You are not far from the mark —there are a number of USN ships named after black 60’s radicals, like USS Metgar Evans, etc.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: olcurmudgeon

Have we run out of names of heroes who died in the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, that we have to name a ship after a man who risked his life for no one?


10 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:51 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: olcurmudgeon
I suppose - it won't be painted Battleship Gray?


11 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Why the Fags need to tie their wagon to this loser, I will never understand. He was a low level city official in a 2nd rate city that was just standing in the wrong place at the wrong time. He isn’t a martyr. He was a Commie Pinko ne’er do well.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

When The Enterprise is docked in San Francisco Bay as a continuous American Museum piece i’ll consider Harvey Milk as a longshoreman.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: olcurmudgeon
The Congressman and the LGBT have also named the Captain & Officers of said ship ...


14 posted on 04/25/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Welcome to the Last Days - as it was in the days of Lot, so shall it be in the Days of the Coming of the Son of Man (Son of God).


15 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

You owe me a new keyboard!!


16 posted on 04/25/2012 9:44:54 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: gaijin

Do you mean USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13)?


17 posted on 04/25/2012 9:49:59 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: SoldierDad

On the other hand, an offensive ship named after the guy might prove to be very effective, because the enemy will require a very strong rear guard.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 9:50:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: olcurmudgeon

Now that would cut revenues for sure. Americans would get sphincter-tight with money then. Voting would also nearly cease in our country.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:01 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

cannot believe what i just read here. 21 years usn, plus went to a war for this country and now have to see this shit? Ray Mabus will approve it and he will not have to be pushed. this is a done deal!!!! shit is right up his alley. i know him but not personally. was my governor for 4 years. vomit...vomit...vomit. liberal smooth talker, repeat smooth talker, who lies and talks the conservative line to snow the locals. you know...chicken in every pot new ford pickup in every yard....no driveways here. GOD help this country. GOD help people who want to be free.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by jmax (He thinks the American Dream is a Gov't Motors car in every garage and a DOG in every pot.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

USS Condyloma

USS Kaposi-Pelosi


21 posted on 04/25/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

LOL - I’m certain there will be a need for some new Nautical terms too!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 10:05:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

How is anyone with a limp wrist suppose to hold a weapon?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 10:06:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: olcurmudgeon

The USS Raging Queen


24 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:25 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Just rename the Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo “The Harvey Milk Weapon” It’s usual attack approach is to the rear of the target anyways...


25 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:29 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Will the ship be manned by:

Brown Eyed Battalions?

Colon Commandos?

Jolly Rogers Rump Rangers?

Quid Pro Blows?

69th Gaymen?

This could go all night.

next subject.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 10:09:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: olcurmudgeon
*SNICKER* It'll be a dual-purpose 'torpedo' boat that can both 'shoot' it's payload and 'take a hit' in the stern.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


27 posted on 04/25/2012 10:23:22 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "I didn't just write 'Wango Tango'...........I MEANT it." - Ted Nugent)
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To: olcurmudgeon

It’s bad enough Mabus allowed a ship to be named after a libtard whose only fame is to get shot and be hospitalized. Now a fag??


28 posted on 04/25/2012 10:23:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: olcurmudgeon
Oh, and it'll also be equipped for 'shrimping' and 'snorkeling'.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


29 posted on 04/25/2012 10:25:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "I didn't just write 'Wango Tango'...........I MEANT it." - Ted Nugent)
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To: olcurmudgeon

A vomit placemark.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 10:26:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: olcurmudgeon

How about the USS SALAD TOSS?


31 posted on 04/25/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: olcurmudgeon

Shouln’t the Congressman change his last name to “Filnhim”??


32 posted on 04/25/2012 10:39:59 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

I saw a documentary on Harvey Milk, on TV the other night. A seemingly nice guy and not as radical as most San Francisco politicians.

However, the question is whether he deserves a ship named after him, just because he was in the Navy. I don’t think so. A nice statue of him in SF would be nice if there isn’t one already.

I’ve read too many battle reports on Kamikazee attacks on American ships during WW2 (and even wrote a column about on one, the USS Newport) to want a ship named for someone who didn’t fight like these guys who were blown off their gun stations by crashing Japanese planes.

Nothing personal, Mr. Milk, but they come first.

On a less serious note, I’ve got to add a few potential ship names to the list, if only for laughs.

USS Ramming Speed
USS Ramrod
USS Hissy Fit
USS Bend Over
USS Village People (remember, like John Kerry, they were “In the Navy”)
USS Rainbow
USS Pink Pussycat

Bon voyage!


33 posted on 04/25/2012 10:43:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: RightFighter

Bob Filner is a “Red diaper baby”. He parents were Communist Party members. His father was a CPUSA organizer in Pennsylvania.

Tells you where lefty Bob is coming from.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 10:44:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: olcurmudgeon

Will the Navy anthem be changed to “In The Navy”?


35 posted on 04/25/2012 10:49:59 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: olcurmudgeon

The ferry boat, Harvey Milk?


36 posted on 04/25/2012 10:56:56 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Lmo56
Hey. Everyone knows sailors have been gay since the British navy ruled the seas.

From an Army Brat

37 posted on 04/26/2012 12:15:46 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: olcurmudgeon

Will it be a fairy boat?


38 posted on 04/26/2012 1:14:11 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

USS Fudgepacker?

USS Rump Wrangler?


39 posted on 04/26/2012 1:14:56 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

USS Fudgepacker?

USS Rump Wrangler?


40 posted on 04/26/2012 1:15:13 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Why can’t they just name a Castro bathhouse after ole’ Harvey instead?


41 posted on 04/26/2012 1:16:53 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: SoldierDad
LOL - I’m certain there will be a need for some new Nautical terms too!

Up periscope! ("No, up YOUR periscope")

42 posted on 04/26/2012 1:18:02 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Aw Gawd! Beer spit all over my monitor!

I guess it’s my fault though, I should have known not to click on this thread.


43 posted on 04/26/2012 1:21:43 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: kik5150

Must be a sub chaser


44 posted on 04/26/2012 1:50:09 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: olcurmudgeon

with a twinkie flag


45 posted on 04/26/2012 2:48:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: VanShuyten

back to the traditions of sodomy, rum, and the lash


46 posted on 04/26/2012 2:52:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: olcurmudgeon

I suppose it will be commanded by a Rear Admiral?


47 posted on 04/26/2012 4:11:39 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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I suppose it will be commanded by a Rear Admiral?

The Rear Admiral on the Poop Deck.

48 posted on 04/26/2012 4:26:19 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Put a fork in America. We’re done.

(I keep looking up for the big asteroid.)


49 posted on 04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: olcurmudgeon
USS Queerbarge — a nuclear powered hazardous waste disposal barge.
50 posted on 04/26/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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