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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:54 PM
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First Lady to Christian Texas Sub (USS Texas)
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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:58 PM
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1. More about it...
WASHINGTON - The fourth warship named after the Lone Star State -- a $2.2 billion nuclear-powered submarine -- will be christened Saturday when first lady Laura Bush smashes a bottle of champagne over its sleek black hull.

Descending from a storied lineage of like-named vessels dating to the late 19th century, the latest USS Texas will wear its state credentials proudly, says its skipper, Capt. John Litherland.

The ship's logo shows a submarine smashing through a Lone Star and trailed by a Texas flag. The ship's motto: "Don't mess with Texas."


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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:59 PM
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2. Can't have too many warships named after Texas
:P
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:00 PM
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3. Oh!
CHRISTEN a sub. I read that headline 20 times trying to make sense of it.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:17 PM
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6. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........sub........................
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 05:25 PM
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10. "I hereby christen thee...Dinnah!!!"
That's a yummy-lookin' sammich....

I'm HONGREEE!!!!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:55 PM
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8. Me too
Love the hamster! :D
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:00 PM
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4. Christen! Christen!
Please we have enough about Christians and this clan lol.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:15 PM
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5. Yes, I have heard of christening babies, subs, and ships, but I don't
Edited on Fri Jul-30-04 04:17 PM by yellowcanine
think it is possible to Christian a sub or a ship and the Anabaptists say you can't Christian a baby either until they grow up and know what's what.

On edit: corrected spelling of christen. This is damn confusing. Maybe we could just "name" the sub?
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TEXASYANKEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:44 PM
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7. She'll have to wrestle the bottle away from her husband somehow!
"Gimme that bottle, Laura!!"
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:56 PM
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9. will the bottle be "scored?"
I mean scratched to facilitate its breaking?

Just wondering...all these photo ops seem so carefully thought out it would be a shame for the bottle not to break.

Then again as the wife of a self-declared tea-totaller maybe she shouldn't be playing with booze. A dash of whatever the Christian Right is baptizing with seems, perhaps, more appropriate.

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