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Navy christens cargo ship named for Cesar Chavez
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/6/12

Posted on 05/06/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT by SmithL

The military has christened its newest cargo-ammunition ship for civil rights leader and labor activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cesarchavez; politicalcorrectness
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1 posted on 05/06/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Naming a ship for a commie douchebag. Great.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SmithL
In 1979 when Chavez and the United Farm Workers launched a campaign on the Arizona border to keep Mexican workers from entering America. There was a 100-mile long stretch of land called the “wet line” that turned into a dangerous place for undocumented immigrant workers.
They only searched for something humankind has been looking for since the beginning of time – a warm place to sleep, a meal, a job, a place to raise a family, a place that welcomes them with compassion, and not the gun-toting Minutemen of today or like the UFW in 1979 who beat them as they attempted to cross. (New York Times, February 7, 1979)
3 posted on 05/06/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SmithL

They can call it the “wetback”.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Army Air Corps

I would have preferred “clutch”.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT by brivette
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To: SmithL
One of the sickest things I ever saw or heard.

I wonder when we will have a USS Saddam Hussein?

6 posted on 05/06/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SmithL

Our Government is out of control.
What does a community organizer have to do with our military?


7 posted on 05/06/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

Next will be the USS Richard Simmons.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
They can call it the “wetback”.

Now that's funny. Is it for service in the Rio Grande?

9 posted on 05/06/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Gay State Conservative

Our the USS Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers


10 posted on 05/06/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

now that is funny.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 3:38:54 PM PDT by brivette
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Or the “bean picker”!


12 posted on 05/06/2012 3:39:08 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: SmithL

Next on this list, USS Jeremiah Wright.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 3:42:47 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SmithL

The ship’s sponsor is Chavez’s widow, Helen Fabela Chavez.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 3:45:15 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SmithL
The navy used to reserve the honor for those who were associated with the navy in some way - either a sailor who had distinguished himself or one of the navy's political benefactors. Chavez distinguished himself as a union leader.

The leftists corrupt everything they touch with their manic focus on the political.

15 posted on 05/06/2012 3:46:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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Romney will do nothing to reverse this.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 3:48:31 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comiĆ³ un perro)
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To: Gay State Conservative

This is worse - whatever his proclivities, at least Richard Simmons is a successful businessman.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Army Air Corps

bttt


18 posted on 05/06/2012 3:50:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: brivette

It’s only a matter of time ;)


19 posted on 05/06/2012 3:54:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

USS Trayvon Martin


20 posted on 05/06/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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