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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

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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To: SmithL

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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To: Army Air Corps

Maybe the Navy needed a lettuce hauler


21 posted on 05/06/2012 3:59:05 PM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: SmithL
Lord knows we cant name a ship the USS "Whitey" Mack
22 posted on 05/06/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

Whose navy?! The article doesn’t say. Next it will be the USS Mao and the USS Lenin. Disgusting.

Is this satire?


23 posted on 05/06/2012 4:05:30 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

24 posted on 05/06/2012 4:05:41 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: madison10
Yeah, I know the USS used to stand for United States Ship. Barbara Boxer is a moron for being happy about this.
25 posted on 05/06/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: SmithL
I was always under the impression that Naval vessels were named for people who were either in the armed services or had been commander in chief.Cesar Chavez has been neither. Also, where are we getting all these ships? This is the second time I've heard of liberals attempting to name a vessel after one of their icons, the first being Harvey Milk.
Personally, if this keeps up, I think we should go to non-personal names
26 posted on 05/06/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SmithL

Wait for LPD 26 USS John Murtha.

A blight on the Gator Navy.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 4:13:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: madison10
USS Karl Marx right around the corner.

Remember, the commies in DC aren't the problem, they are a symptom of the disease called Universal Suffrage.

A disease that doesn't get cured electorally.

28 posted on 05/06/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: jmcenanly

He was in the Navy for 2 years. Just putting that out there.


29 posted on 05/06/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: SmithL
how does his wife get to be the sponsor???
30 posted on 05/06/2012 4:15:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mylife
What does a community organizer have to do with our military?

Do you really gotta ask?

31 posted on 05/06/2012 4:19:58 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

I suppose not.


32 posted on 05/06/2012 4:29:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

Later, Chavez described his experience in the military as “the two worst years of my life.”

In all fairness, while the left always tried to glom on to Chavez, he kept his focus, that being that farm workers were treated like dogs, frequently cheated, and forced to work in crippling (literally) jobs at reduced pay, even though they were American citizens. Their lives sucked, and nobody cared.

A lot of what his organization did was to try and force farmers to obey US labor laws, which they often ignored, to pay at least minimum wage, which they often didn’t, ended wage kickbacks from workers compelled to live in shacks and having to pay hefty rents, etc.

What made the Mexican-Americans so attractive politically back then still applies today. They are not a monolithic vote, so both parties have to contend for them. The Republicans were somewhat behind the power curve on that, and are still trying to catch up.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Army Air Corps

Send it to the Yemeni port of Aden with an all gay crew flying a “Mohammad Sucks” flag for some Clintonista style nation building......


34 posted on 05/06/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Army Air Corps

If you listen to the ad that the Selective Service has produced for radio to encourage 18 YO’s to register for the Selective Service, the ad refers to Cesar Chavez as a GREAT American.

This POS is disgusting . . .


35 posted on 05/06/2012 5:31:39 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: SmithL

It will probably wind up hauling foreign grown lettuce to the United States.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SmithL

USS Cesar Chavez, cargo-ammunition ship. Motto: `We Would give Them a Whiff of the Grape, But We’re On Strike’.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT by tumblindice ("A gramme is better than a damn," said Lenina ... from behind her hands. "I wish I had my soma!")
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To: SmithL

Did n’t they have a garbage barge which could be named for this POS....


38 posted on 05/06/2012 7:23:03 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: SmithL

Did n’t they have a garbage barge which could be named for this POS....


39 posted on 05/06/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: SmithL

Absolutely disgusting. He was in the Navy for two years and said they were the worst two years of his life. I imagine even he would be disgusted.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: jmcenanly

No, that hasn’t been the case since at least the 60’s. Several subs were named for congressmen back then.

Frankly I would support a law prohibiting naming any naval vessel or any other US government facility after an elected official until 50 years after their death. The only exceptions would be presidential libraries and national park facilities directly related to a president.


41 posted on 05/06/2012 7:28:35 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: SmithL

Propaganda for recruiting illegal aliens.


42 posted on 05/06/2012 7:43:41 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: SmithL

Next up will be the USS Whitney Houston.

A new class of vessel called the Self-Destroyer.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SmithL
Working for the big CA Growers for many years, my F-I-L had to deal with Chavez on many occasions.

He told me that Chavez was a real SOB and they hated each others guts. Considering my F-I-L is a very nice, polite and even tempered individual, it must have taken a whole bunch of s*** coming for Chavez to get him so riled up.

My F-I-L is in his 80’s now and he still despises the SOB.
Being a Navy man, he will split a gut when I tell him about the USS Caeser Chavez.

44 posted on 05/06/2012 8:47:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: SmithL

Can sailors refuse to serve on a particular ship?

I imagine that sailors serving on this ship are going to be ridiculed by regular Navy sailors.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 10:08:00 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jmcenanly

The first Captain of the (potential) USS Harvey Milk should have the patriotism and guts to scuttle the ship at the earliest possible moment. His career will be terminated but he will be the hero of the rest of the Navy.


46 posted on 05/06/2012 10:13:07 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jmcenanly

The first Captain of the (potential) USS Harvey Milk should have the patriotism and guts to scuttle the ship at the earliest possible moment. His career will be terminated but he will be the hero of the rest of the Navy.


47 posted on 05/06/2012 10:13:20 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SmithL

Maybe the sailors will all go strike—in the spirit of Cesar Chavez.

My gawd! The Navy really named a ship for this commie scum?? No wonder people are hoarding canned beans and ammo.


48 posted on 05/06/2012 11:48:32 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Jeff Gordon

Can sailors refuse to serve on a particular ship?

lol. Yeah right. They cannot refuse to serve on a particular ship. The only possibility they have is if given a choice between two ships, they can pick the other but often they are sent orders to go to their next orders especially junior Sailors.


49 posted on 05/07/2012 2:58:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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