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murdoch Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:08 AM
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Not a joke - USS George Bush to set sail
I feel sorry for the Navy sailors who will be assigned to this ship. I feel like I'm on the USS Bush right now and can't get off.



http://www.casperstartribune.net/ap/headlines/d8kk2c8g2...

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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:15 AM
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1. Don't feel sorry for them. It will be a chickenhawk ship
Won't see battle.
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:56 AM
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9. Will probably be crewed by the dumbest
and most incompetent people they can find.

You're probably right though. Now the sons and daughters of all the chickenhawks can enlist. First they'll send them to Anapolis, then assign them to the USS George H W Bush. It'll be one big party boat for the sons and daughters of influence. They can claim that they are "heroes" who are "defending freedom" in places like Rio, Cancun, Aruba...
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:15 AM
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2. Huh...
I thought maybe it was a Naval garbage ship.
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:17 AM
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3. I -so- hate this trend...
IMHO, ships shouldn't be named after living people. There isn't any logical rationale behind my belief, it just feels wrong somehow.

Though there is a certain twisted irony behind naming an aircraft after a pilot that ditched his Navy plane, dooming his passengers to a needless death... or maybe that's just me.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:25 AM
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6. Or someone until they've been dead 20 years. If you die in office...
like Lincoln, FDR, JFK, that's different. That's 'taking a hit for the team', as it were.

We need to pry the names: Stennis, Vinson, Truman and Reagan off these things are name them - Ranger, Constellation, etc. Why not a carrier Dolittle??? He had one of the most famous flights off a carrier...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:19 AM
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4. and the damned ship is sinking rapidly
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:19 AM
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5. What a sad joke
I imagine with all the hubris aboard, it will more closely resemble the Titanic
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:23 AM
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7. I've hated that bush shit head since the 80's. I will rejoice when he is
finally dead.
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:48 AM
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8. Maybe they plan to sink her in the Persian Gulf...
and claim it was an attack by Iran. :tinfoilhat:

Seriously though, with the name Bush attached to it, that ship will not be too welcome in a lot of places.
Just imagine her poor crew having to constantly say to people "No, H W"...

It makes it a big fuckin' target too.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:04 AM
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10. That's one ship that won't be visiting many foreign ports
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:05 AM by Bozita
Name some ports of call where an aircraft carrier whose name includes the FNAME George and the LNAME Bush would stir pro-American sentiments.

I'll wait .

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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:28 AM
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11. Anyone want to wager it sails off in the wrong direction?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:29 AM by Generic Brad
And if they discover that has happened will they assert that we need to stay the course?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:31 AM
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12. 1000 feet long and 8 billion dollars, yet still won't substitute for small
penis syndrome. Did they stick a huge dildo at the end of the ship? Oh wait, that is a picture of Poppy. Well gosh, that will make him feel better.

Bet Pootin don't have a carrier named after his ass yet! :eyes:
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:35 AM
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13. Will this ship be as lucky as the plane GHW crashed into the Pacific?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:36 AM by Generic Other
I thought the name GHW Bush was synonymous with Davey Jones locker.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:30 AM
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14. What's time frame between launch and commissioning?
I'm sure that this ship isn't being commissioned yet. There's probably lots of work yet to be done. What's typical in these cases?
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:34 AM
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15. he's got the Jack
These colors do run



Hit and Run... that is
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:32 PM
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16. Anyone else have a pic of the OPs post, seems it got scrubbed.
Was going to snag it for photobucket.
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