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First Lady-commissioned ship springs a leak
SFGate: Alameda Blog ^ | 5/8/12 | Michele Ellson

Posted on 05/09/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT by SmithL

Remember when First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Alameda a few months back, to participate in a commissioning ceremony for a new Coast Guard cutter she sponsored? Well, it turns out the brand-new, half-billion dollar cutter has sprung a few leaks.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Dorothy Stratton, one of three massive national security vessels homeported in Alameda, has a trio of “pinholes” and a fourth hole that’s about the size of a golf ball in its hull.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: alameda; coastguardmoochele; leaks; uscgcdorothystratton
This Administration really loves leaks, especially with regard to anything military.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

They named a Coast Guard vessel after a Murdered Playboy Bunny? Un-frigginbelievable!!!!

The leaks I find believable.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by bunster
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To: SmithL

It seems like anything they touch turns to crap.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SmithL

A product of Solyndra Shipworks perhaps?


4 posted on 05/09/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: SmithL

Disgruntled union welder laborers?


5 posted on 05/09/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Drill Thrawl

“A product of Solyndra Shipworks perhaps?”

Down the street from the nukeweir whessels??


6 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SmithL
a fourth hole that’s about the size of a golf ball in its hull.

I guess we know where Obama was: below deck practicing his swing.

7 posted on 05/09/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: bunster
They named a Coast Guard vessel after a Murdered Playboy Bunny? Un-frigginbelievable!!!!

A boat destined to go Tango Uniform into the deep blue sea.
8 posted on 05/09/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SmithL

When did we start naming Coast Guard vessels for murdered Playmates?


9 posted on 05/09/2012 1:33:06 PM PDT by buffaloguy (uab.)
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To: SmithL

The ship is trying to sink itself out of embarrassment.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:33:23 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SmithL

Did Hef get a piece of the ship?


11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: bunster

I would have never believed it either. Maybe Star 80 wasn’t practical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEXOAULm-Xk


12 posted on 05/09/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: bunster; buffaloguy
They named a Coast Guard vessel after a Murdered Playboy Bunny?

No. You're all thinking of the wrong Dorothy Stratton.

13 posted on 05/09/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: buffaloguy
My first thought, too.

Stratton vs Stratten.

14 posted on 05/09/2012 1:38:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: buffaloguy
After today, watch for the Paul Lynde.

Or perhaps the Liberace.
15 posted on 05/09/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: bunster
They named a Coast Guard vessel after a Murdered Playboy Bunny?

LOL!

Dorothy C. Stratton

16 posted on 05/09/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Cyber Liberty; tx_eggman

Yes. I knew that. Right.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 1:41:25 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: treetopsandroofs
After today, watch for the Paul Lynde.

Or perhaps the Liberace.


Thar she blows!
18 posted on 05/09/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: skeeter

"Eric Stratton, damn glad to meet you."

19 posted on 05/09/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
After today, watch for the Paul Lynde.

Or perhaps the Liberace.


Ships full of seamen and Rear-Admirals.
20 posted on 05/09/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SmithL

Heck, they don’t build them like they used to. The cutter I served on, the Taney, was built in the 30’s, went through three wars, was finally decommissioned in 1986 and is now a floating museum in Baltimore harbor.

http://www.historicships.org/taney.html

(see my home page, also)


21 posted on 05/09/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: buffaloguy

CAPT Stratton created the US Coast Guard Women’s Service during WW II. Impressive woman. Died recently at age 107.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 1:47:57 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

BTW, most of the new classes of ships are floating special effects with little fighting capability. Both classes of the LCS leak, have faulty engines and electronics, have too few crewmen, and the mission modules don’t work. DDG-1000 is a blackshoe wet dream. CG-X: DOA. New cutters: see above. My beloved Navy is secretly changing the designation of some auxillaries to combatant status so it can claim more fighting ships than it has. I hate to say it but it would be better to soon have a naval engagement and lose-but-rebuild than wait until we lose a naval war and have nothing upon which to fall back. Our carriers are large targets for enemy missiles. At least our subs are still first-rate.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 1:55:17 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SmithL

Union workers??????


24 posted on 05/09/2012 2:04:17 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Sounds like a very patriotic lady. We need more, not less, like her. Today she’d easily be an admiral. My old boss in Korea had a very interesting career, from private in the Minnesota National Guard to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Vessey,_Jr.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 2:11:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: pabianice

“CAPT Stratton created the US Coast Guard Women’s Service during WW II. Impressive woman. Died recently at age 107.”

Thank you. My sincere apologies to Capt. Stratton. I googled the name, sounded familiar, and there were 15 articles on the “bunny” — never got to the next page.

Now let’s get back to the leaks and holes in the vessel.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

“They named a Coast Guard vessel after a Murdered Playboy Bunny? “

Wasn’t she murdered with a shotgun?

Now we know why the ship is full of leaks. It’s haunted by her ghost.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 2:13:51 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: SmithL
Gosh, when I saw the heading on this one, I thought maybe the USS Obama was in danger of going down until I remembered that that was the USS Lewinsky in a former administration that went down.

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Armed with a single MA-2 .50 caliber Browning, this much feared naval vessel carries up to 30 rounds of aluminum piercing ammunition. It is the first in an entirely new naval architecture class -- technically, “clitoral” (not to be confused with “littoral”) -- being pushed on the Pentagon by the defense minded wussies in the Obama Administration as a cost-saving measure. If you look closely, you can see the heavy-duty seat restraint which prevents the pilot/gunner – Kamakazi Kowalski – from leaping from the vessel prior to engaging the enemy. The 12 V trolling motor – which lacks a reverse function -- propels this sophisticated craft forward at a top speed of 4 knots. Reverse travel – at approximately 35 knots -- is achieved by firing the Browning.

The no-bid contract to build 200 of these fearsome warships was to have been awarded to Obama-Soros-Emanuel Shipbuilding and Stormdoor Manufacturing (formerly General Dynamics) and will be administered by trusted Obama associate and former Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel who commented that, at $12 million each, they are a bargain. They will be constructed exclusively at the company’s facility in Kenya with major subcomponent production (rivets and miscellaneous fasteners) at the company’s Harlem and Skokie plants. Delivery is expected to begin in 2024 (or as soon as the subcontractors’ funds are safely in the contractor's Swiss account).

28 posted on 05/09/2012 2:34:40 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: pabianice

I stand corrected! I had no idea.

Thank you for the information.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by buffaloguy (uab.)
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