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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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?
/s I'm joking dumb@$$ government jerks. Harvey Milk, Jane Fonda and Jesse Jackson are ridiculous names for NAVY ships.
I have a friend who was growing up in San Francisco at the time of Milk’s killing. She says it is really irritating to know that Milk was not the only one who died that day, yet he is the only one people remember. Also, being gay had nothing to do with it. He was a target because he was a city council member.
OK, what’s the joke?
Unless I’m mistaken, that ship will drop it’s back door and you load it from the rear.
Sounds like Harvey Milk to me.
*chuckle* Got it, thanks.
LOL!...”This is a manly ship....We are manly men” John Belushi