Skip to comments.Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords
Posted on 03/25/2013 8:29:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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I hope on day 1, someone scuttles the ship.
Better we name a ship after Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull...they were real warriors.
What happened to her was horrible. She is dealing with it. Why is that courageous?
What would be an example of an uncourageous way of dealing with something like this?
She was shit. Probbaly approriate to name an LPR in her memory
I guess we can expect the USS Yoko Ono and the USS Jim Carrey next for their “courage” in the liberals’ fight against the Bill of Rights.
Why name a vessel after a woman seeking to take my freedom and being openly used by others to take my freedom?
Forgive me for being blunt, but I don’t have a whole Hell of a lot of love and respect for Mrs. Giffords.
You get a carrier named after you if are skilled enough to get shot in the head... ? forget all the selfless warriors we have lost, let's name it after a liberal politician who never really accomplished anything commendable.
I'm curious (I really don't know), does this woman have the capacity to understand the level in which she is being abused and paraded around just to gain political sympathy points? Even my very young son understands shame
Frank Gifford deserves it more.
How about the USS Christie. Adrift off the coast of Jersey in a sea of his own stupidity?
Oh wait the tide has turned. I’m changing boats.
She’s not the first congressperson to be shot by a crazed, leftist lunatic.
I would rather she not have been shot, but I think naming a military ship after her is not appropriate. Also rather hypocritical given a military ship has massive guns and other weapons of destruction.
I think it's a slap at the first amendment supporters. Dumb name in my view.
“This is just as innapropriate and patently offensive as the USS Trayvon Martin, or USS Homosexual Marriage.”
Or the U.S.S. Jimmah Cahtah. Oops! They have already done that.
The USS Not Liberal Enough (thats why the libtard crazy shot her, the final straw for the libtard nutjob was her not voting for Pelosi as leader)
Well it’s getting rarer these days. “In The Navy” is the new anthem there.
Commie Obama did promise to fundamentally change America.
“will be the Navys 10th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a new kind of ship designed to bring the Navy fighting power into shallow coastal areas.”
These ships are a joke, as is naming one after Giffords when there are so many more Sailors who are far more deserving. But as to the ships, they carry the firepower of a Bradley fighting vehicle. A 30mm gun, and Griffin missiles with a 3.5 mile range and a 13 pound warhead. Thats it.
A 1939 era Fletcher Class destroyer had a 12.5 foot draft and would already hopelessly slaughter a Littoral “combat” ship. An Updated Fletcher would make it an embarrasment.
As a point of fact, a Litoral “combat” ship really shouldnt go near the shore becase a T-72 tank could easily take one out.
As a final comment, the LCS was exempted from numerous USN battle damage survivability norms that have stood the test of time.
Within 2 years we will have a ship named the USS Rainbow Pride. If this country survives 2 more years. Prepare yourselves.
What I want to know is will this ship be allowed to have automatic weapons?
Six (6) people were killed that day. I wonder how many people remember their names, what they did, who their family members were, anything about them??? Yes she was injured but she is alive.
So the Navy considers Giffords being injured is more important than those six lost lives.
Please tell me this is a spoof from the “onion.”
Ships should be named after famous naval battles or brave sailors, not some mutt that had the bad luck to be shoot at a strip mall and has become the poster retard for gun control.
A bad example for recruiting, “I chipped rust on the Gabby scow!”
You mean the USS miss mark kelly-giffords? And no, it is not appropriate. Naming a ship after someone who does not support and defend the constitution? NO!
no, but there’ll be a big hole in the bow!
Just you wait. It will be USS Harvey Milk next. Then of course, the USS(R) Van Jones.
I’m sorry this woman got shot, by a nutjob who should have been in an asylum, but we don’t name vessels after random gunshot victims. Why is her name any more important than the people who actually died on that day? Because she’s a politician? I think the woman whose baby was just shot in the face is a brave soul, to be able to go on after something like that, but she won’t have a ship named after her.
Is there a hole in the head?
USS Harvey Milk
USS Freddie Mercury
My grandfather (my greatest hero), spent 20 years in the United States Navy... he must be rolling over in his grave to see what Obama the his libs have done to his Navy. I miss him dearly, but I am glad that he has not had to watch what has happened to our country.... it would have broken his heart.
I’m sure all the sailors on this ship will be armed with perfume and the weapon systems will be replaced with flower gardens.
Our enemies will tremble...
You've really been absent during all the FR Littoral Cargo Ship discussions.
It’s crew is liberal, gay, and female, and has no weapons.
yeah i know they arent destroyers and some say they’ve had systems scaled back, i’m just sayin military ships are boats WITH GUNS on them.
crap people give me a freaking break.
No. It is an obscenity. Honor every sailor, soldier, and Marine who was wounded in defense of his or her country first. To honor a politician whose only virtue was that of being a victim is to dishonor all those who came before her. If the individuals behind this are members of my Navy I hang my head in shame.
Why is there no ship named after Justice Roll, who lost his life shielding Gabby from other deadly bullets. Could it be that Roll was a conservative Republican. I have never heard anyone say how courageous he was.
second amendment it should be. (getting tired)
What about the others who were shot and injured.
I think it’s a slap at the 2nd amendment supporters. Dumb name in my view.
I understand that BOHICA has a different meaning in the USN now than it did back in my day.
With her stand on gun control I hope it’s an unarmed garbage scow!
And let's not forget the USNS Cesar Chavez...should have just named it the USNS Commie B@$t@rd (same thing).
Mabus also is the same moron who has the Navy paying 15-20 times the regular price for bio-fuels.
And here's the crew, cross-decking from the USS Raging Queen:
‘USS Sinking Fast’
nope, i’ve never heard this either.
Oh for f***s sake. Are they going to christen it the St. Gabby?
USS Sean Penn. It comes with a Red Solo Cup for bailing.
What is not mentioned in the article are certain very basic problems associated with the design of this particular ship. This ship will be unable to maneuver readily in close quarters, especially important in a 'littoral' craft, due to its inability to turn to starboard. As it can only turn to port, maneuvering will involve moving the ship fore and aft while steering the rudder to port. Another issue with its design is that it is strictly a 'lightweight'.
The Navy needs that ship like it needs another hole in the head...
I understand there is a big hole in the head. (Sorry, I just had to say it.)
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