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Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords
abc ^ | Feb 10, 2012 3:38pm | Luis Martinez

Posted on 03/25/2013 8:29:13 PM PDT by Red Steel

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To: Red Steel

I hope on day 1, someone scuttles the ship.


51 posted on 03/25/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Steel

Better we name a ship after Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull...they were real warriors.


52 posted on 03/25/2013 8:52:20 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Red Steel

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?


53 posted on 03/25/2013 8:53:27 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mylife
Correct, very puke worthy this is!
54 posted on 03/25/2013 8:54:27 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Red Steel

She was shit. Probbaly approriate to name an LPR in her memory


55 posted on 03/25/2013 8:54:59 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Red Steel

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.


56 posted on 03/25/2013 8:55:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Red Steel

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.


57 posted on 03/25/2013 8:55:37 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel
Let me get this straight...

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

58 posted on 03/25/2013 8:57:41 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Red Steel

Frank Gifford deserves it more.


59 posted on 03/25/2013 8:58:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: JaguarXKE

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.


60 posted on 03/25/2013 8:59:02 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Red Steel

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.


61 posted on 03/25/2013 8:59:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel
What about the others who were shot and injured.

I think it's a slap at the first amendment supporters. Dumb name in my view.

62 posted on 03/25/2013 8:59:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SpaceBar

“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.


63 posted on 03/25/2013 9:01:23 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: digger48

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)


64 posted on 03/25/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel

             

65 posted on 03/25/2013 9:03:45 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: TigersEye

Well it’s getting rarer these days. “In The Navy” is the new anthem there.


66 posted on 03/25/2013 9:03:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; All

Commie Obama did promise to “fundamentally change America.”


67 posted on 03/25/2013 9:05:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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USS WTF
68 posted on 03/25/2013 9:06:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red Steel

“will be the Navy’s 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.


69 posted on 03/25/2013 9:06:33 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 43north

Within 2 years we will have a ship named the USS Rainbow Pride. If this country survives 2 more years. Prepare yourselves.


70 posted on 03/25/2013 9:10:21 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: Red Steel

What I want to know is will this ship be allowed to have automatic weapons?


71 posted on 03/25/2013 9:12:30 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Red Steel

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.


72 posted on 03/25/2013 9:12:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Red Steel

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!”


73 posted on 03/25/2013 9:20:01 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Viennacon

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!


74 posted on 03/25/2013 9:23:09 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

no, but there’ll be a big hole in the bow!


75 posted on 03/25/2013 9:27:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Red Steel

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.


76 posted on 03/25/2013 9:28:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Red Steel

Is there a hole in the head?


77 posted on 03/25/2013 9:29:12 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

USS Harvey Milk
USS Freddie Mercury


78 posted on 03/25/2013 9:30:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Steel

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.


79 posted on 03/25/2013 9:31:00 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Red Steel

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...


80 posted on 03/25/2013 9:32:26 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Secret Agent Man
Also rather hypocritical given a military ship has massive guns and other weapons of destruction.

You've really been absent during all the FR Littoral Cargo Ship discussions.

81 posted on 03/25/2013 9:32:31 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Red Steel

It’s crew is liberal, gay, and female, and has no weapons.


82 posted on 03/25/2013 9:35:43 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Oztrich Boy

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.


83 posted on 03/25/2013 9:35:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel
Is this appropriate?

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.

84 posted on 03/25/2013 9:36:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


85 posted on 03/25/2013 9:42:25 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: Christie at the beach

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.


86 posted on 03/25/2013 9:43:05 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: RinaseaofDs

I understand that BOHICA has a different meaning in the USN now than it did back in my day.


87 posted on 03/25/2013 9:48:53 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Red Steel

With her stand on gun control I hope it’s an unarmed garbage scow!


88 posted on 03/25/2013 9:48:56 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: jazusamo
First the USS John P. Murtha and now the USS Gabrielle Giffords.

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.

89 posted on 03/25/2013 9:50:41 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
Within 2 years we will have a ship named the USS Rainbow Pride.

And here's the crew, cross-decking from the USS Raging Queen:


90 posted on 03/25/2013 10:00:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Red Steel

‘USS Sinking Fast’


91 posted on 03/25/2013 10:01:24 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: RightLady

nope, i’ve never heard this either.


92 posted on 03/25/2013 10:02:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel

Oh for f***s sake. Are they going to christen it the St. Gabby?


93 posted on 03/25/2013 10:03:54 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

USS Sean Penn. It comes with a Red Solo Cup for bailing.


94 posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:44 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: mylife

+++1


95 posted on 03/25/2013 10:09:22 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Red Steel
This story is over a year old (February 2012).

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'.

/sarc off

96 posted on 03/25/2013 10:09:45 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: mylife

+++1


97 posted on 03/25/2013 10:09:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Red Steel
Grossly inapropriate and grossly political. No offense to Gabby but what's next USS Trayvon?
98 posted on 03/25/2013 10:16:20 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Red Steel

The Navy needs that ship like it needs another hole in the head...


99 posted on 03/25/2013 10:18:02 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Will it have guns and ammunition?

I understand there is a big hole in the head. (Sorry, I just had to say it.)

100 posted on 03/25/2013 10:51:57 PM PDT by immadashell
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