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Navy names USS Gabrielle Giffords
The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Daniel Strauss and Jeremy Herb

Posted on 02/10/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by ColdOne

The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico.

Giffords, who recently stepped down from office, was the target of a shooting rampage in early January 2011.

“The name this ship bears and the story represented by that name will inspire all those who come in contact with her,” said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at a naming ceremony at the Pentagon Friday.

Giffords appeared at the ceremony with her husband, former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed at the Giffords shooting last year.

Mabus said that Green would be the sponsor of the USS Gabrielle Giffords.

The ship named after Giffords is a littoral combat ship, a smaller ship designed for operations close to the shore. The USS Gabrielle Giffords is the Navy’s 10th LCS ship.

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KEYWORDS: canada; gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; giffords; inappropriate; mexico; navy; obamunism; politics; raymabus; usnavy
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To: mancini

Well, she did serve on the House Armed Services Committee, but I don’t think that serving two-and-a-half terms in the House warrants the naming an LCS.

Nor does getting shot warrant it.


51 posted on 02/10/2012 12:50:07 PM PST by bagman
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To: vetvetdoug

You are so right. Mabus is the idiot that wants/recommended a cruiser named after that other crook John Murtha


52 posted on 02/10/2012 12:51:08 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: ColdOne

It should have been named after somebody heroic who died for this country. I presume it was the idea of the Secretary of Navy.


53 posted on 02/10/2012 12:51:38 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: ColdOne

Agreed, Good Grief! However, there is one bright spot; i.e. this action is illustrative of the values of the members of this administration; i.e. An obscure congresswoman is shot by a psychotic, is severely brain damaged and as a result of that damage is forced to resign; therefore, we name a United States Naval vessel after her.


54 posted on 02/10/2012 12:52:09 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe they oughta name the ship “it’s” in an(other futile) effort to teach the native speakers the difference between “it’s” and “its”?


55 posted on 02/10/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ColdOne

This should give Diane Sawyer another dozen or two potential opportunities for more Giffords worship stories.


56 posted on 02/10/2012 12:52:54 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Responsibility2nd

57 posted on 02/10/2012 12:53:06 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Toespi

Anyone who did not realize that the Ford, Reagan, and HW Bush made the Clinton and the Obama inevitable is an idiot.

Naming ships after politicians was always a very bad idea.


58 posted on 02/10/2012 12:53:16 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: KC_Lion
“I notice Leo J. Ryan doesn't get a ship named after him, he was a Dem and Got KIA’ed by the Peoples temple maybe because he was investigating a Communists Commune...”

I well remember “Jonestown” and the brutal reality of where the phrase, “drinking the Kool-Aid” originated. As I recall they had to deploy a GRREG Unit from the post where I worked to help process all the bodies. Ugly work ...especially in the tropics.

The current crop of Marxists running the Dem Party would be more likely to name a ship after Jim Jones.

59 posted on 02/10/2012 12:54:23 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Toespi
That's Nobel Prize winner Obama don't ya know. Makes one want to “spew”. But this mighty ship will only shoot rubber bullets at non muzzy homos. Hopefully it will hit a reef and break like his record of promises.
60 posted on 02/10/2012 12:54:28 PM PST by mcshot (Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
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To: bagman
Nor does getting shot warrant it.

I guess it does in Obamaland.

61 posted on 02/10/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by mancini
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To: ColdOne

This is completely out of order and the sympathy factor has gotten way out of hand. This woman does not deserve to be honored in this manner.


62 posted on 02/10/2012 12:56:59 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ColdOne

A party of retards running this country today occasionally challenged by the stupid party.

Looks like a pretty bleak future to me.


63 posted on 02/10/2012 12:57:08 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Doogle
shuuuusssssh...there is talk about the USS Ted Kennedy

It's an Oldsmobile.

64 posted on 02/10/2012 12:57:48 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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65 posted on 02/10/2012 12:58:55 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red Badger
Does it have a hole in the bow?.................

No, but half the Bridge and CIC are missing

66 posted on 02/10/2012 12:59:01 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: ColdOne

I hope that the Navy Secretary realizes that when he orders the construction of the USS Moochelle Owebama its going to need to be one big-assed warship!


67 posted on 02/10/2012 1:01:48 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: ColdOne

Hey let up folks ,the lady was shot in the head. It could be much worst it called be called the USS Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or the USS Assad


68 posted on 02/10/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by MATSEVAH
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Agreed.

If they start naming ships aftr brain damaged democrats, the Navy is going to need to triple their orders for boats.


69 posted on 02/10/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: ColdOne

This is just disgusting. So many brave heroes who could have been picked for this honor.


70 posted on 02/10/2012 1:03:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: bagman
Nor does getting shot warrant it.

So no USS Hillary? (Well, she said she was shot at.)

Good thing...I'd hate to be a swabbie serving on "The Thunderthighs"...be some barfights over that one.

71 posted on 02/10/2012 1:04:08 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: Revolting cat!

>>Maybe they oughta name the ship “it’s” in an(other futile) effort to teach the native speakers the difference between “it’s” and “its”?<<

Or the “Hot Shots!” ship named the S.S. Ess Ess.


72 posted on 02/10/2012 1:05:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
...the Navy is going to need to triple their orders for boats.

Ships too. ;-)

73 posted on 02/10/2012 1:06:39 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: ColdOne

As usual the left doesn’t realize when they’ve gone too far and the joke is on them...

Seriously what’s next? Renaming the airport in Tucson after her?


74 posted on 02/10/2012 1:07:18 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: ColdOne

Why?


75 posted on 02/10/2012 1:11:02 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: ColdOne

They were originally going to name it the “Rainbow Warrior”....


76 posted on 02/10/2012 1:12:21 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: ColdOne
A USS Gabriel Gifford, the USS Jack Murtha and a USS Cesar Chevez. Four more years of this crap and we'll have a USS Saul Alinsky and a USS George Soros. How about a USS China or a USS Charlie Manson?
77 posted on 02/10/2012 1:12:36 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Toespi

I just floated one in the toilet.


78 posted on 02/10/2012 1:13:32 PM PST by brivette
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To: ColdOne

What was her great accomplishments?

Why do we name ships after living people anyway?


79 posted on 02/10/2012 1:14:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ColdOne

I’m really kind of surprised they haven’t named one USS Harvey Milk yet, but we all know it’s coming, it’s only a matter of time.


80 posted on 02/10/2012 1:17:48 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: forgotten man

Lucky for her, I guess, that the ship wasn’t a destroyer. I’ll wait patiently to see the shoulder patch. Maybe the boat will be an escort for the Jimmah Carter? Sounds like Obamuzzie is building a hanger fleet?-—launched, parked, and never seen again.


81 posted on 02/10/2012 1:20:22 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ColdOne
The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Not familiar with combat ships named after women. Are they sure this doesn't make the new vessel a clitoral combat ship?

82 posted on 02/10/2012 1:21:12 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: chopperman

Nice one!


83 posted on 02/10/2012 1:21:12 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: mancini

I share your sentiment: sorry she got shot, happy she survived, and hopeful she makes as full a recovery as is possible.

I would just modify the question you asked to be specific to the Navy/naval services:

“Prior to being shot, what acts in support of the U.S. Navy/naval services did Representative Giffords perform that were so outstanding that they merit naming a US Navy combatant ship after her?”

{Crickets}

But then again, this is the same administration that gave us the USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26).


84 posted on 02/10/2012 1:21:53 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: VRWCarea51

0bama probably has a garbage scow picked out even as we speak.


85 posted on 02/10/2012 1:22:16 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: ColdOne

uhhh.....they named a “littoral” combat ship after a woman?

Mulva??


86 posted on 02/10/2012 1:22:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

It’ll probably end up taking a single missile right to the command center.


87 posted on 02/10/2012 1:25:24 PM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: SampleMan

Besides getting shot in the head what did that woman accomplish.... prior to the shooting no one outside of Tucson had ever heard of her.... bet she had a 100% Pelosi rating !! Next thing you know they will give the Nobel Prize to some undeserving twit ...oh, nevermind !!


88 posted on 02/10/2012 1:26:10 PM PST by Froggie
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To: ColdOne
Does the ship list heavily to the left?


89 posted on 02/10/2012 1:26:54 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ColdOne

I hadn’t heard she passed away. RIP...


90 posted on 02/10/2012 1:30:55 PM PST by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: GeronL

I agree. Living people should not have anything named after them unless they are private citizens who donate some of their own wealth in the creation of whatever is named after them. Never ever should a politician have their name on something that tax payers purchased.

It would be more appropriate to name the ship after the little girl who was killed in the Giffords shooting, than Gabby Giffords. IMHO.


91 posted on 02/10/2012 1:31:13 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: RetroSexual

how about him doing a bill to stop gun running, oh wait that is he and his pals like Holder who are doing the gun running.

Weird how the MSM does not seem to think that Holder, the DOJ, the white house etc doing gun running to the drug lords who in turn murder hundreds and our own border agents is not news worthy .

I don’;t know who does the strategy fro the GOP but if I was doing it I would be calling out the MSM, and get on live TV every day demanding to know the answers and not just putting up with this admin saying the 5th


92 posted on 02/10/2012 1:32:21 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: ColdOne
It’s very appropriate that the LCS-10 be named for someone who has become synonymous with courage,

What's courageous about getting shot?

93 posted on 02/10/2012 1:33:14 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Froggie

I think she was one of the few slightly moderate Democrats. That is why the lefty was mad at her, left the horrible rants on Facebook, and then went on the shooting spree. He thought she betrayed the left.


94 posted on 02/10/2012 1:33:47 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Jim Noble; ColdOne; reg45

FYI the only “dead” rule is for destroyers. We’ve had a couple lately named after Navy Seals who gave it up. The rest , however, are judgment calls. Not only do we have carriers Reagan and Bush but sub Carter. The brass knows if they get too dopey they won’t be able to keep a crew on board. This one might get quietly renamed——riding the “Gabby Giffy” might turn out to be a non-crew-draw?


95 posted on 02/10/2012 1:33:52 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Why is it the “Giffords shooting”? WHy not name it after the federal judge?


96 posted on 02/10/2012 1:34:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Post of the decade!


97 posted on 02/10/2012 1:35:04 PM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

That would have to be a submarine....


98 posted on 02/10/2012 1:37:00 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: ColdOne

This is satire, right? Right? Please, somebody tell me this is satire.


99 posted on 02/10/2012 1:37:31 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

Why not name the ship after the federal judge who was actually killed whose name they never mention (IIRC he was an R, that’s probably why). Instead, after a Dem whose sole claim to fame was that she took a bullet.

What about the JUDGE? He was killed. Sick.


100 posted on 02/10/2012 1:38:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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