Skip to comments.USS Harvey Milk would be a fitting tribute
Posted on 05/17/2012 8:06:18 AM PDT by SmithL
Petty local politics shouldn't ruin a truly meaningful national gesture, which is naming a U.S. Navy ship after gay icon Harvey Milk.
A ship named for the first openly gay supervisor in San Francisco seems like such a bold and audacious gesture that you wonder whether the Navy would consider such a thing. Actually, it might. Last week, the service commissioned the Cesar Chavez, a ship named for the Mexican American labor leader. Chavez served two years in the Navy during World War II.
So the Harvey Milk makes sense. Although it would be controversial in conservative political circles - some Republicans howled at the Chavez christening - it would stress that gay and lesbian men and women serve the country, too.
Zoe Dunning, a lesbian and retired Navy commander, spoke in favor of the naming at a supervisors hearing earlier this week. She wholeheartedly supports the idea, and in an interview noted that Milk not only served in the Navy during the Korean War, but also was a diving instructor, a physically demanding job.
"How very butch of him," she said, unable to resist poking fun at the stereotype of a gay sailor.
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To put things in perspective, Nevius used to be a columnist for the Contra Costa Times. After his son "came out", Nevius became a vocal proponent for the homosexual agenda, and moved to the San Francisco Chronicle.
In today’s Navy, under the “First Gay ‘President,’” it’d be quite appropriate.
The U.S. has no business naming military stuff after abominations or people who’s claim to fame is that they stood for abominations.
We needs the Lord’s protection for our military. Naming a ship after Harvey Milk is just stupid. Criminally insane stupid.
First Mate Spunk: That's my tanning spot! you! You're in my spot! That's my spot!
Sailor #1: You are daft! I've been here all morning. Now, run along, you are blocking my sun.
First Mate Spunk: Don't you give me any back-sass, you tan tease!
[ fight breaks out; Captain Ned intervenes ]
Captain Ned: Is this how men act on a man's ship? Where is your manliness? Fighting on deck is a serious breach on my articles of strict discipline! I'm afraid the guilty party is in for a very severe punishment!
Sailor #1: Captain.. I did indeed take Mr. Spunk's spot. I'm ready to accept my punishment..
First Mate Spunk: Captain! I threw the first blow. If anyone is to be punished, let it be me. I ask only that whatever you do, please don't put me in a tight-fitting Lassie costume and make me eat from a monogrammed dog dish.
Sailor #2: [ entering ] Captain, I encouraged this fight - punish me! Make me wear nipple-pinching clothespins, sir!
Sailor #3: [ entering ] Me, Captain! Punish me!
Captain Ned: Stop! I've heard enough! Your manly admission of guilt is most manful. However, as your Captain, it is I who must bear the full masculine responsibility! And therefore, I will be punished. Spunk! Take me alone! I want a boiling oil rub..
But I was thinking more along the lines of a gerbil fitted with an explosive devise.
With Don’t Ask Don’t Tell out how about staffing the USS Milk with a all homo crew???
“Rum, Sodomy, and the lash.”
If forced to serve on a ship named after this reprobate I’d sabotage it
I have apparently fallen through a wormhole into an alternate universe.
How many people you think will get the joke?
You can fit just about anything in there if you stretch it wide enough.
USN wanted to moor the retired battleship USS Iowa off of Fisherman’s Wharf. The powerful SF gay lobby said no, as the USN did not then accept openly gay people —they made all kinds of demands on the proposed display.
The USN offered to have on board a whole DADT lay-out, in addition to the cool stuff. But the gays still said it wasn’t enough —they wanted full on, on-board Liberace with arm-flapping, eye-rolling, lisping, glitter, feather boa’s etc. apparently.
So there was going to be the bridge, the wharf and a full-on battleship, there, but noooooo......!
A number of ships have been named after black radicals —look it up. And did you know Caesar Chavez only talked about HATING the US Navy...?
Last year there was the anniversary of the beginning of navy aviation. They had a whole film and ceremony and in the first version they basically presented EVERY accomplishment and act of valor of US Navy flying as having been carried out by either a minority or a woman.
LOL What is that from? SNL?
Milk’s association with Rev. Jim Jones alone should prevent naming in his honor anything paid for by taxes.
What did he EVER do aside from taking a bullet from a Hostess Twinkie addict??????????????
Being a musician,I know exactly what they should play at the ship’s launching!Not our national anthem;”The YMCA”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, sure. If you’re a fudge packer it sure it appropriate. For everyone else...not so much.
Tell me more. Was this little freak a member of the cult? Or was he just a defender of Jones?
One of the best SNL skits ever!!!
“We will visit manly ports. Mykonos. Key West. San Francisco!”
... only if it gets torpedoed in the rear.
Also, Al Franken is one of the crew members (Sailor #3) requesting punishment........
He was a “DIVING” instructor?
Exactly what kind of diving did this gay boy teach.
“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 some verbal 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.”
and then the big brown shark came
somebody had to say it out loud. sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry,
Somewhere, Fleet Admiral Nimitz is saying “WTF is WRONG with you people????”
Don’t forget, the entire crew looked forward to their turn ‘Over the barrel”.
I expect that the San Francisco Police Dept and/or Fire Dept. have boats. They can name one of these for the deceased gay activist if they wish.
I would hate to see the Poop Deck on that ship.
Isn’t it true?
Everything that is insulting, hostile and downright destructive to the very foundation of our nation is now not only in vogue but is the guiding principle of the Left, the Democrat Party and the White House.
May God help us all.
As a proud Navy vet, I find this article nauseating. God help us!
A fitting fighting motto for the Harvey Milk:
Loose lips sink ships!
Milk, Chavez, and Murtha - liberals have no sense of tradition, no pride in American exceptionalism, and no shame.
They should put the refueling stations in the rear.
Is this the same San Francisco who’s city council voted against a visit by an aircraft carrier? They can name a ferry boat after Harvey Milk.
As far as I know, Milk was not a cult member, but definitely a supporter of Jones and attended a few of the People’s Temple services.
At the very least he was incredibly naive about them.
Motto of the USS Harvey Milk: “We go down but we never sink.”
“Don’t give up the lisp!”
Of course he did. Otherwise, it was his fault.
Known phenomenon, even got Dick Cheney and Barry Goldwater. PFLAG is built on it.
Up next, a new class of mighty battlecruisers: USS Sodom, USS Gomorrah, USS Babylon, USS Sybaris, USS Gay Bay, USS Provincetown.
Escorted as always by the USS Harry Reed, USS Harvey Milk, USS Sasha Cohen, USS Liberace, and the lead ship of the class, USS Rock Hudson.
Barf alert, btw -- where's our barf alert?
This story made me think of the Cheech & Chong bit about “Buggery On The High Seas”
Where are the damned North Koreans when you need them?