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Got controversy? No smooth sailing for U.S.S. Harvey Milk idea
SFGate: City Insider ^ | 5/14/12 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 05/14/2012 2:17:32 PM PDT by SmithL

San Francisco wouldn’t be San Francisco if not for robust political debate, even over a seemingly feel-good request to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy to name a ship after gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk, the assassinated city supervisor who served as a Navy officer during the Korean War.

Critics of the idea, led by Supervisor Christina Olague and a contingent from the San Francisco gay Democrat club named in Milk’s honor, don’t think he would have wanted his name associated with a military ship.

Milk was “against the Vietnam War and war in general,” Olague said of Milk, who was gunned down at City Hall in 1978 by disgruntled former colleague Dan White.

A more fitting tribute would be to get a national holiday named in Milk’s honor,

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: fairyboat; homosexualagenda; milk; sanfranciscovalues

1 posted on 05/14/2012 2:17:37 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Do they have toilet tenders? That would be good...


2 posted on 05/14/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: SmithL

Well, after they went to the USS Caesar Chavez, all bets were off.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 2:20:15 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: SmithL

A place for the first all-homo navy crew?

Don’t come knockin’ if this scow’s rockin’.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubbies paid as much attention to Rush as the 'Rats we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: SmithL

When are they going to adopt “In the Navy” as their official song?


5 posted on 05/14/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: SmithL

I don’t think even Harvey Milk would support this idea. Say whatever else you will about Milk, he knew which (winnable) fights to pick, politically. This isn’t one. At best, proponents would “win” and create a lot of unnecessary bad feelings.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:28 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL

Lord have mercy.
What an idiot idea to begin with.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:50 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SmithL

In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas.
In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease.
In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand.
In the Navy, can’t you see we need a hand.
In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland.
In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man.
In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand.
In the Navy, in the Navy.
They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:38 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

I suppose San Francisco could name a ferry boat after him if the need to name a boat.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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To: SmithL

It’ll be the only naval vessel painted in pastels....and the “Chief’s Mess,” won’t be what it used to be.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: SmithL

11 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SmithL

Captain Ned: Thank you, Mr. Spunk. Gentlemen, we have on board a young man whose name is Miles Cowperthwaite! And I have promised his guardian to teach him the man's life at sea! To show him man's ports, such as Key West and San Fransisco! I expect him to be treated manfully! Well, Miles, have you anything to say?

Miles Cowperthwaite: [ stsnds, cheerful ] Well.. I'm very grateful for this opportunity, Captain Ned! Up 'til now, my life has been the most degrading, pathetic, soul-destroying, humiliating, awful grovel..

Captain Ned: [ interrupting ] That's enough, Miles.. [ Miles sits ] Now, men, I run a mans' ship. I will run it in a manful and masculine way! I will tolerate no men under my command who act in such a way so as to discredit their manhood and manliness! Do I make myself clear?

Miles V/O: "Having had no seafaring experience, I was surprised at how different the life of a sailor was from what I had imagined. Our day began at dawn, where, after a hearty breakfast, we had punishment 'til lunchtime. After lunch, there was more punishment 'til dinner. After dinner, we would pull up anchor and sail for an hour, then drop anchor again for someverbal humiliation, followed by evening punishment. I imagine that the crew is quite used to it, for in all my rounds with the ship surgeon, Dr. Pierce, I never once heard a man complain."

12 posted on 05/14/2012 2:35:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SmithL

after sitting through as much as I could stomach (withut puking my guts out) of that hideous “Milk” movie I wanted to go shoot him too

And Sean Penn, who is officially gay in my book.

You could not be staight and do those french-kissing scenes with a guy (movie script or not)

... excuse me i feel lunch coming back up


13 posted on 05/14/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SmithL

Why don’t they name a ship “The Raging Queen”.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: SmithL

Ummmmm...NO


15 posted on 05/14/2012 2:41:02 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: SmithL
Better that at least than the USS Sean Penn, which should never happen ...

If everyone's really against bullying, they should oppose this, because the sailors on the USS Harvey Mudd would be teased mercilessly ...

... though maybe it's intended as a "Boy Named Sue" kind of toughening thing ...

16 posted on 05/14/2012 2:41:49 PM PDT by x
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To: SmithL

Being shot, sure makes it easy for history revision writers to flourish.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SmithL

18 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:33 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: SmithL

Was the Gay ship named after Harvey Milk or Harvey’s milk?

Yecccccccch, It’s hard to think about but Californications love to drink it.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 2:45:55 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SmithL

No military vessels named after Peaceniks, period.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

What’s next the USS Jim Jones?


21 posted on 05/14/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SmithL

Will the”crew”be All guys or All girls???????????????


22 posted on 05/14/2012 2:52:20 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: SmithL

They are trying to make us ashamed and embarrassed to be Americans.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:25 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: SmithL

Needs to be an LST. They load from the rear. . . (diving for cover. . . .grinning like hell)


24 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: SmithL

The Navy needs to stop naming ships after politicians. After an admiral, sure (Nimitz). After battles (Ticonderoga, Iwo Jima...) sure. The Navy should bring back classic ship names like Hornet, Intrepid, etc... But this trend of naming after politicians is just so crass. The USS Gabby Giffords. The USS Cesar Chavez. Please neither one of them deserve the honor the Navy has given them. Not even close.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Tanniker Smith

Young man, there’s no need to feel down
I said young man, pick yourself off the ground
I said young man, ‘cause your in a new town
There’s no need to be unhappy

Young man, there’s a place you can go
I said young man, when you’re short on your dough
You can stay there and I’m sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time

It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
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They have everything for young men to enjoy
You can hang out with all the boys

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But you’ve got to know this one thing

No man does it all by himself
I said young man, put your pride on the shelf
And just go there to the U.S.N.A.
I’m sure they can help you today

It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
They have everything for young men to enjoy
You can hang out with all the boys

It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
You can get yourself clean you can have a good meal
You can do whatever you feel

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There’s a place there called the U.S.N.A.
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It’s fun to stay at the U.S.N.A.
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Young man, young man there’s no need to feel down
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U.S.N.A. and just go to the U.S.N.A.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Mr. K
I have more respect for his brothers, the late actor Chris Penn ( The Wild Life, Reservoir Dogs, Footloose, Rush Hour, True Romance, All the Right Moves and Pale Rider ) and singer Michael Penn who's married to Aimee Mann from the group ‘til tuesday. I recently rediscovered this one from Micheal;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1BGebtVHzM

Milk's greatest claim to fame was being in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time, kind of like Vic Morrow who deserves a ship more than Milk.

http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/personnel/article-vic-color.html

There was a cult in San Francisco that the authorities wanted to shut down, but thanks to Milk's support of Jim Jones, the People's Temple remained open so our soldiers were able to later visit Guyana and pick up the bodies from the mass suicide. I guess to a leftist that counts as doing something for our military.

27 posted on 05/14/2012 3:16:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Mr. K
I have more respect for his brothers, the late actor Chris Penn ( The Wild Life, Reservoir Dogs, Footloose, Rush Hour, True Romance, All the Right Moves and Pale Rider ) and singer Michael Penn who's married to Aimee Mann from the group ‘til tuesday. I recently rediscovered this one from Micheal;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1BGebtVHzM

Milk's greatest claim to fame was being in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time, kind of like Vic Morrow who deserves a ship more than Milk.

http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/personnel/article-vic-color.html

There was a cult in San Francisco that the authorities wanted to shut down, but thanks to Milk's support of Jim Jones, the People's Temple remained open so our soldiers were able to later visit Guyana and pick up the bodies from the mass suicide. I guess to a leftist that counts as doing something for our military.

28 posted on 05/14/2012 3:16:22 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Mr. K
I have more respect for his brothers, the late actor Chris Penn ( The Wild Life, Reservoir Dogs, Footloose, Rush Hour, True Romance, All the Right Moves and Pale Rider ) and singer Michael Penn who's married to Aimee Mann from the group ‘til tuesday. I recently rediscovered this one from Micheal;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1BGebtVHzM

Milk's greatest claim to fame was being in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time, kind of like Vic Morrow who deserves a ship more than Milk.

http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/personnel/article-vic-color.html

There was a cult in San Francisco that the authorities wanted to shut down, but thanks to Milk's support of Jim Jones, the People's Temple remained open so our soldiers were able to later visit Guyana and pick up the bodies from the mass suicide. I guess to a leftist that counts as doing something for our military.

29 posted on 05/14/2012 3:16:29 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: SmithL

Sorry for the triple post.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Adder

..............Do they have toilet tenders? That would be good.....................

Up in the San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, there’s a honeybucket boat named the:

“Fecal Phish”

What a beautiful memory vessel for Harvey Milk and his fellow fudgepackers!


31 posted on 05/14/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: SmithL

Sure, re-name some old scuzzy degenerate ship they’re ready to scuttle, tow it out to sea, and open fire on it. That’s the only thing the Harvey Milk would be good for, kind of like the namesake.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: dfwgator
What’s next the USS Jim Jones?

No, the U.S. Navy Blimp. USS Michael Moore.

33 posted on 05/14/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SmithL
Have you SEEN Rep. Filner? He looks like one of the vampires from 30 Days of Night:


34 posted on 05/14/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: SmithL

Navy still have poop decks? Maybe they could name one of those after Milk.


35 posted on 05/14/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: sitkaspruce

Now that was funnay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 05/14/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: SmithL
San Francisco wouldn’t be San Francisco if not for robust political debate...

LOL - that would be like bragging about wild 'debates' within the NRA... yeah, 'robust' that's the term...

37 posted on 05/14/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: SmithL

his ghost, the goblin seaman will roam the decks.


38 posted on 05/15/2012 5:23:00 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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