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Navy names USS Gabrielle Giffords
The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Daniel Strauss and Jeremy Herb

Posted on 02/10/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by ColdOne

The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico.

Giffords, who recently stepped down from office, was the target of a shooting rampage in early January 2011.

“The name this ship bears and the story represented by that name will inspire all those who come in contact with her,” said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at a naming ceremony at the Pentagon Friday.

Giffords appeared at the ceremony with her husband, former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed at the Giffords shooting last year.

Mabus said that Green would be the sponsor of the USS Gabrielle Giffords.

The ship named after Giffords is a littoral combat ship, a smaller ship designed for operations close to the shore. The USS Gabrielle Giffords is the Navy’s 10th LCS ship.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; giffords; inappropriate; mexico; navy; obamunism; politics; raymabus; usnavy
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Good grief.....
1 posted on 02/10/2012 12:19:01 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Oh God’s sake....

What crap.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 12:19:57 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

They should just rename the USS Cole.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 12:21:11 PM PST by chopperman
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To: ColdOne

I’m blowing chunks.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 12:22:06 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ColdOne
The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico.

Well, it is a relief that that problem has been solved.

5 posted on 02/10/2012 12:22:06 PM PST by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

I wonder when they will get around to naming a ship the USS Brian Terry?

/sarcasm


7 posted on 02/10/2012 12:24:40 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: ColdOne

ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE! WTF? All part of the bid for Obama to take Arizona in November? This has GOT to be reversed.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by montag813
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To: ColdOne

I’m sorry she got shot, happy she’s on the upswing. But what has she done...besides getting shot while serving as a representative?

America = Fantasy Nation


9 posted on 02/10/2012 12:26:08 PM PST by mancini
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To: ColdOne
This has Ray Mabus written all over it. Mabus is a liberal pandering POS.
10 posted on 02/10/2012 12:26:30 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: montag813

I gotta go wipe.


11 posted on 02/10/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: ColdOne

How about the U.S.S. Daniel Pearl?


12 posted on 02/10/2012 12:27:16 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: ColdOne

Shouldn’t it be the USS Saint Gabrielle?


13 posted on 02/10/2012 12:27:16 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: ColdOne

When this current bunch of lunatics is thrown out of office, I propose we name a ship the USS Mary Jo Kopechne.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 12:27:46 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: ColdOne

The other LCS class ships have names like Freedom and Indepence. This reminds me of ship named for Cesar Chavez when all of the other ships in that class were named for explorers like Robert Peary, Lewis and Clark, Alan Shepherd. Now I would not be surprised if they name an aircraft carrier after Barbara Boxer.


15 posted on 02/10/2012 12:28:13 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Westbrook

I don’t have too much of a problem with it. I would rather ships be named after deceased heroes or great events in our history (battles, signing important documents like the declaration, etc.), but Giffords is better than naming it the Obama or Clinton.

Really, naming buildings, roads, bridges, ships or anything after living people is distasteful. The exception being the USS Reagan (because Regan the Magnificent’s alzheimer’s had progressed so far and had no chance of being cured).

JMHO

FreeAtlanta


16 posted on 02/10/2012 12:29:34 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: mancini

Yeah I’d bet my next Social Security deposit that if Saint Gabrielle had been a Republican, this wouldn’t be happening.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 12:29:41 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: ColdOne

Just wait until they name the USS Obama.


18 posted on 02/10/2012 12:29:44 PM PST by Toespi
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To: ColdOne

How come our soldiers who willingly put themselves in situations that could result in getting shot don’t get this level of hero worship?

I’m sick of it. She was a Congress critter. Some leftist put a bullet in her skull. She’s recovering. They should have named the ship after her doctors, if anything to do with her at all.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 12:29:56 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: ColdOne

Other names for LCS ships:

Freedom
Independence
Fort Worth
Coronado
Milwaukee
Jackson
Detroit
Montgomery
Little Rock


20 posted on 02/10/2012 12:31:14 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: chopperman

Wow......


21 posted on 02/10/2012 12:31:44 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: ColdOne

Breaking news, Iran just christened the Fateh class Jared Loughner.


22 posted on 02/10/2012 12:32:03 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: mancini

It is nutty, but it keeps her in the news so we can continue to point out to that she was shot by a lefty. Just the same, it should not have been named after her, but why do we care when there are so many other more pressing issues like Obama unconstitutionally mandating insurance companies cover and give away services.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 12:32:57 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Westbrook

24 posted on 02/10/2012 12:33:12 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ColdOne

I’m sorry she got shot, but this is too much.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 12:33:13 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: ColdOne

Is the ship going to be PINK?


26 posted on 02/10/2012 12:33:47 PM PST by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

huh?


27 posted on 02/10/2012 12:34:05 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: ColdOne

Hubby says this is bad luck.


28 posted on 02/10/2012 12:35:02 PM PST by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

It doesn’t float in the water, it floats on top of the water.


29 posted on 02/10/2012 12:35:02 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ColdOne

Mabus is a pandering jackass.


30 posted on 02/10/2012 12:35:16 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ColdOne
Oh For Goodness Sake!!!!!

We all know that the Media and Lib's were hoping she would die, then they could go on their witch hunt, but since she survived they have to think of something else.

I notice Leo J. Ryan doesn't get a ship named after him, he was a Dem and Got KIA'ed by the Peoples temple maybe because he was investigating a Communists Commune and the Libs don't like their Dreams of Work Camps being exposed.

31 posted on 02/10/2012 12:36:57 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: ColdOne

I love inter-service rivalry smack talk, but I’m not going to touch this one...


32 posted on 02/10/2012 12:37:14 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: ColdOne

Typical Obama.... make heroes out of those that are not.

This is such a crock.... but then, EVERYTHING Obama is a crock.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: ColdOne

No one who did not protest naming CVNs after living Republican politicians has anything to complain about.


34 posted on 02/10/2012 12:39:16 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

Why is the Navy naming a ship after her while she is still alive?


35 posted on 02/10/2012 12:39:36 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: ColdOne

Does it have a hole in the bow?.................


36 posted on 02/10/2012 12:41:11 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: ColdOne

My condolences to her husband, children, and other relatives.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 12:41:21 PM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: ColdOne
Giffords appeared at the ceremony with her husband, former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed at the Giffords shooting last year.

Innocent kid (and others) is killed, and the ship gets named after the public figure that got seriously wounded and survived.

If that's supposed to be a feel good moment, spare me. Sorry Christina, your death just didn't measure up sweetie.

If I were in Gifford's position, I would have refused this honor on just those grounds.

Innocents died. I cannot accept this honor elevating me above them.

38 posted on 02/10/2012 12:41:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

shuuuusssssh...there is talk about the USS Ted Kennedy


39 posted on 02/10/2012 12:42:49 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ColdOne

Wow bizarro!

Why not the Gabrielle Kelly? I wonder what her husband thinks of this.


40 posted on 02/10/2012 12:42:52 PM PST by Selene
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To: Jim Noble

I complained about the other as well. I also complain regularly to my hubby about our beloved university putting up statues of coaches, especially living ones.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 12:43:43 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Toespi

Just wait until they name the USS Obama.

 
Been there. Done that.
 


42 posted on 02/10/2012 12:43:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Selene

I’m sure her husband is all for this.


43 posted on 02/10/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by petitfour
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To: ColdOne
You forgot the barf alert.

What is it with the deification of this woman?!!? She experienced a tragedy. She's a victim. She did nothing heroic. We should be raising to hero status and celebrating the guy who stopped the shooter, not the victim!

44 posted on 02/10/2012 12:45:52 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Toespi

45 posted on 02/10/2012 12:46:19 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

shuuuusssssh...there is talk about the USS Ted Kennedy


 
Been there. Done that.
 
 


46 posted on 02/10/2012 12:46:27 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: ColdOne; a fool in paradise

Well, if you axe me, it make perfect sense if the ship’s homeport is in Arizona.


47 posted on 02/10/2012 12:46:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chopperman
They should just rename the USS Cole.

No kidding, it already has a huge hole in it's side. This makes me sick.

48 posted on 02/10/2012 12:47:32 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Doogle
shuuuusssssh...there is talk about the USS Ted Kennedy

I heard it's already been launched.


49 posted on 02/10/2012 12:48:13 PM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Toespi

50 posted on 02/10/2012 12:49:24 PM PST by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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