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Dem Congressman Asks Navy To Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk
Weasel Zippers ^ | April 25, 2012 | Zip

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch

All aboard the U.S.S. Fabulous!

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.”

 


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To: CaptainKrunch

They need to name a ship after him that they use to recover the seals. The rear end of the ship drops down and then the seaman can enter it.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: CaptainKrunch

USS C!@# Sucker?
USS Rump Ranger?
USS Fudge Packer?
USS Pillow Biter?
USS Cigar Smoker?
USS Pole Pushers?
USS Hotdog Eaters?
USS Donut Punchers?
USS Ham Slammer?
USS Protein Burpers?
USS Tumble Bunnies?
USS Butterbutts?
USS Butt Pilots?
USS Cabana Boys?
USS Stool Pushers?
USS Backseat Drivers?
USS Tail Gunners?
USS Sword Swallowers?
USS Jingle Boys?


22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

The only place a sailor who served on the Harry Milk would be able to use the name of his ship would be on liberty in san Francisco.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:47:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: CaptainKrunch

A fairy boat!


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Venturer

They SHOULD name the ship after this “gay activist hero”...then paint the ship with a gigantic bullseye where the bullseye is centered on the conning tower. Man it with only self-professed queers and let them lead every “charge”...:-)


25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: CaptainKrunch

It’s nickname will be the “Twinkie”


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
Maybe they could just name the poop deck after him?

Yep, rename it the pooper deck.

27 posted on 04/26/2012 8:01:42 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

It only has two speed settings...

Reverse and Ramming Speed


28 posted on 04/26/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: CaptainKrunch

The USS ‘Anal Explorer’?


29 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Well,at least will be full of seamen


30 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by jrg
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To: jrg

This thread is as funny as the one allowing Muslim men to have sex with their dead wives.

I think I might watch Leno tonight.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: CaptainKrunch

instead of naming the whole vessel after him, how about a plaque over the hole that lets the bilge out. Call it the Glory Hole in honor of the glorious career of the famous homosexual activist.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:49:37 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Good ship Lolly C—K!


33 posted on 04/26/2012 8:50:50 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: CaptainKrunch
Imagine the syphilis rate on *that* vessel.The medical officer had better stock *lots* of really strong antibiotics before each cruise.
34 posted on 04/26/2012 8:51:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

35 posted on 04/26/2012 8:54:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Just silliness. Bob Filner jumped the shark a long time ago.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 8:57:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: CaptainKrunch

How about the “USS Ignominious”?

Though, in context to Mister Milk, the best name of all would be the “USS Twinkie”. If you know the context.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: CaptainKrunch
I would not object to this on the basis of Milk being a homo. I have no doubt we have named a ship, sometime/somewhere after a homo.

I object because he never once did any memorable war hero sh!t. Just like the USS Gabby Giffords.

We've crossed the threshold of the ludicrous.

39 posted on 04/26/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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