Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Category for Navy Ship Naming

The Navy is expected to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego after labor activist Cesar Chavez. Chavez served in the Navy during World War II, enlisting in 1944.

Chávez later described his experience in the military as “the two worst years of my life.”[5]

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is expected make a formal announcement Wednesday. With the 2012 elections upon the administration, what better way (obscenely obvious) is theirs to court the coveted hispanic vote?


Not everyone is happy about this capricious choice, which breaks longstanding naming traditions for Navy ships. If the current administration is re-elected, Navy veterans may surely expect a submarine (SSBN/SSN) to eventually be named USS Barbara Boxer or USS Nancy Pelosi, for instance.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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4 Comments:

At 18 May, 2011 12:23, Blogger Contrary in Texas said...

I'm not a big fan of union organizers but I'll give him credit for one thing...he did not support illegal immigration. Look it up in Wikipedia if you don't believe me.

 
At 18 May, 2011 13:16, Blogger Vigilis said...

CIT (Old Gary),

Please do not get me wrong. My intent is not to disparage the good works nor military service of an American who served both our military AND his countrymen well.

My intent is only to warn of what the future holds by way of our current crop of self-serving politicians, who most likely, have rendered neither military service for their country nor a legitimate service to civilians like the hero of a long struggle against the outdated Bracero Program, the late Mr. César Chávez.

To recap, "If the current administration is re-elected, Navy veterans may surely expect a submarine (SSBN/SSN) to eventually be named USS Barbara Boxer or USS Nancy Pelosi, for instance."

Thank you for noting Mr. Chávez's stance on illegal immigration, another creditable attribute for a man I can recall reading about almost weekly.

Only after training assignments in San Diego had I become aware of "braceros" unjust plight.

 
At 18 May, 2011 20:54, Blogger Tom Goering said...

What they should have done was name the building the Department of Agriculture is in after him. Whitten shouldn't have the honor, IMO.

 
At 19 May, 2011 14:24, Blogger Vigilis said...

Tom, I really like your idea!

 

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