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USS Harvey Milk would be a fitting tribute
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/12 | C.W. Nevius

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.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: harveymilk; homosexualagenda; politicalcorrectness; sanfranciscovalues
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Consider the source.

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.

1 posted on 05/17/2012 8:06:24 AM PDT by SmithL
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2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:09:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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3 posted on 05/17/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SmithL
It would fit with the new, remade Obama military.
4 posted on 05/17/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SmithL

In today’s Navy, under the “First Gay ‘President,’” it’d be quite appropriate.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: SmithL

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.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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..

7 posted on 05/17/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You're funny! That isn't just good. It's damn good.

But I was thinking more along the lines of a gerbil fitted with an explosive devise.

8 posted on 05/17/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SmithL

With Don’t Ask Don’t Tell out how about staffing the USS Milk with a all homo crew???


9 posted on 05/17/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Truth29

“Rum, Sodomy, and the lash.”


10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SmithL
There are many MOH recipients more deserving of the honor of having a ship named after them than Harvey Milk. However, the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a bootlicker liberal Democrat deluxe and is probably going to jump at the opportunity to further denigrate the Navy.
11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:21:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SmithL

If forced to serve on a ship named after this reprobate I’d sabotage it


13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SmithL

I have apparently fallen through a wormhole into an alternate universe.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:21:41 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

How many people you think will get the joke?


15 posted on 05/17/2012 8:23:54 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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16 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: SmithL

You can fit just about anything in there if you stretch it wide enough.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!" [BOOM!] "And the rodents' red glare, gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: SmithL

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......!

More:

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 one:

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.

Really.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: dfwgator

LOL What is that from? SNL?


19 posted on 05/17/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: SmithL

Milk’s association with Rev. Jim Jones alone should prevent naming in his honor anything paid for by taxes.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 8:35:03 AM PDT by Dante3
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What did he EVER do aside from taking a bullet from a Hostess Twinkie addict??????????????


21 posted on 05/17/2012 8:37:19 AM PDT by bandleader
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Being a musician,I know exactly what they should play at the ship’s launching!Not our national anthem;”The YMCA”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 05/17/2012 8:39:22 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: SmithL

Yeah, sure. If you’re a fudge packer it sure it appropriate. For everyone else...not so much.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 8:39:36 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Dante3

Tell me more. Was this little freak a member of the cult? Or was he just a defender of Jones?


24 posted on 05/17/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: dfwgator

One of the best SNL skits ever!!!

“We will visit manly ports. Mykonos. Key West. San Francisco!”


25 posted on 05/17/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: SmithL
"USS Harvey Milk would be a fitting tribute"

... only if it gets torpedoed in the rear.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: dfwgator

Also, Al Franken is one of the crew members (Sailor #3) requesting punishment........


27 posted on 05/17/2012 8:46:10 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: IMR 4350
USS Harvey Milk, known as the milktoast of the seas returned to her home port of San Fransico CA today after conducting sea trials. Her Commanding Officer, Cmdr, Pat “Androgynous Pat” Smith said all systems worked well although the sewage pumps seemed to plug up with a latex material frequently and will be assessed for adequacy. Chief Messman Tori LaPue said the ships crew quickly adapted to the Milks mess schedule of a light brunch on the mess deck, aperitifs served cold on the fantail at sundown and a hearty meal with espresso just before midnight. Ship's Entertainment director Ltjg Polly Annish said the hanger deck worked out beautifully for all night disco dancing, although the tiedowns on the deck did cause quite a few crewmen to fall into each other. XO B. T. Waters said he had never served with a crew who took so much interest in decorating there berthing areas. The only discordant note was sounded by laundry man Bobby T Jackson who said simply, “you don't want to know”. Milks next deployment is scheduled for July where she will make ports of call, in Seattle, San Diego and Haiti.
28 posted on 05/17/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: SmithL

He was a “DIVING” instructor?
Exactly what kind of diving did this gay boy teach.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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“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.”


30 posted on 05/17/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Exactly what kind of diving did this gay boy teach.

“…and then the big brown shark came…."

31 posted on 05/17/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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It would have to be a sub. Something that frequently goes down and is full of seamen.

somebody had to say it out loud. sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry,

32 posted on 05/17/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Somewhere, Fleet Admiral Nimitz is saying “WTF is WRONG with you people????”


33 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:18 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: dblshot

Don’t forget, the entire crew looked forward to their turn ‘Over the barrel”.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 9:08:21 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SmithL

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.


35 posted on 05/17/2012 9:16:49 AM PDT by Cheburashka ("Remember, Sherlock, I was a soldier. I killed people." "You were a doctor!" "I had bad days!")
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To: SmithL

I would hate to see the Poop Deck on that ship.


36 posted on 05/17/2012 9:18:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DannyTN; tgusa

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.


37 posted on 05/17/2012 9:18:37 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Truth29

As a proud Navy vet, I find this article nauseating. God help us!


38 posted on 05/17/2012 9:24:10 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: SmithL

A fitting fighting motto for the Harvey Milk:

Loose lips sink ships!


39 posted on 05/17/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SmithL
I feel so bad for any young person joining the military at this moment in time. Gays are a minuscule portion of the population and all you hear every day is GAY, GAY, GAY. It's way beyond getting old.
40 posted on 05/17/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by beaversmom
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Milk, Chavez, and Murtha - liberals have no sense of tradition, no pride in American exceptionalism, and no shame.


41 posted on 05/17/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: SmithL

They should put the refueling stations in the rear.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 9:58:17 AM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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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.


43 posted on 05/17/2012 10:02:26 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: dfwgator
LOL -- what is that, "Monty Python Does Gilbert and Sullivan"?
44 posted on 05/17/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: submarinerswife

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.


45 posted on 05/17/2012 10:13:36 AM PDT by Dante3
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At the very least he was incredibly naive about them.


46 posted on 05/17/2012 10:14:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SmithL

Motto of the USS Harvey Milk: “We go down but we never sink.”

or

“Don’t give up the lisp!”


47 posted on 05/17/2012 10:16:10 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: SmithL
After his son "came out", Nevius became a vocal proponent for the homosexual agenda .....

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?

48 posted on 05/17/2012 10:17:03 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SmithL

This story made me think of the Cheech & Chong bit about “Buggery On The High Seas”


49 posted on 05/17/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: popdonnelly
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.

Where are the damned North Koreans when you need them?

50 posted on 05/17/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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