Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:29:13 PM by Red Steel
The Navy’s newest ship will be the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement at a Pentagon ceremony today,
calling Giffords someone whose name is synonymous with courage.
Rep. Gabby Giffords looked on at the Pentagon as Mabus made the
announcement in a public ceremony. Also in attendance at this
afternoon’s brief ceremony in the Pentagon Courtyard was Roxana Green,
the mother of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green.
was among those killed in last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Tucson
that targeted Giffords as she met constituents outside a supermarket.
Roxana Green will be the ship’s sponsor.
Giffords is still
recovering from the gunshot wounds to her head that she suffered during
last January’s shooting incident. She stepped down from Congress two
The ship named today for her, which has yet to be
built, 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. The first two ships in this class were called Freedom and
Independence, but the conventional practice since then has been to name
the other ships in the class after a city.
“It’s very appropriate
that LCS 10 be named for someone who has become synonymous with
courage, who has inspired the nation with remarkable resiliency and
showed the possibilities of the human spirit,” said Mabus.
said the notion occurred to him that this would be a “fitting tribute”
not only to Giffords but to Navy families because she was a Navy spouse.
Her husband, Mark Kelly, was until recently an astronaut and Navy
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:29:13 PM
by Red Steel
To: Red Steel
Is this appropriate?
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:29:46 PM
by Red Steel
Appropriate for Freeperville, or appropriate for human beings?
To: Red Steel
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:31:06 PM
by Travis McGee
Um – does the word “irony” ring a bell?
This doesn’t exactly make your point – if anything, just the opposite.
To: Red Steel
the USS Victim?
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:32:21 PM
To: Red Steel
Welcome to “Feel Good” Nation.
I see Mabus got his orders from the White House.
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:34:54 PM
by headstamp 2
(What would Scooby do?)
Let me introduce you to three words:
“Commander In Chief”
What do you suppose those three words mean?
To: Red Steel
It’s an awful thing to be shot and it takes a lot of strength to make it through the recovery, but exceptional courage?
We have literally thousands upon thousands of sailors who’ve
undergone catastrophic injuries and illnesses that took years of therapy
to recover that were worse than what Giffords had to deal with.
We used to name our ships in memory of great warriors… now we name them after whoever is popular in Washington.
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:39:28 PM
(We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
Ah, yes – great warriors like Ronald Reagan. Why, who could forget when he bravely faced down made “Jap Zero”?
And, of course, the coup de grace…
To: Red Steel
Is this appropriate?
If it has half a head…
posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 10:35:11 PM
by null and void
(If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
So it’s true? What could possibly account for this failure to have stock?
A breakdown in the Just In Time ordering system? Issues with suppliers?Gremlins?
The clue is in the article, when it says that the order to,cut
hours came from head office. This is is a consequence of Obamacare.
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:12:00 AM
(What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
Sorry – forgot where I was for a second.
Well, since this is obviously Obama’s Fault(tm)…
I remember the first Walmart Superstore opening in this area.
Sales associates on roller skates all over the place, getting asked
every few minutes if we needed assistance, Made-in-the USA signs hanging
from the ceiling.
A friend of mine works there part-time and said employees leave
without new employees replacing them, and jobs are nearly at on-call
status. Meanwhile, we are told that the economy is improving as one of
the most immediately affected points of money transfers indicates the
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:16:13 AM
(May God confound the enemy)
Obama cut my hours!!!
No, that’s just convenient thinking. Walmart has been way at low
hours per week for years. My neighbor works there and they give him
sometimes just four hours a day. Price of gas to get to and from work
eats 1/3 a days pay on those days.
Walmart –Third world products were just the start. Now offering third world wages too!
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:25:06 AM
(Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
Cmon, Freepers! This is your big chance to defend the free merket!
I’m calling BS on this. I shop at Walmart several times a week
(for the prices!) and the help there is always courteous, and there’s
plenty of it. The people at my local Walmart actually seem to like
You can count on at least one negative story about Walmart every
week. The Democrat newsrooms got their marching orders on that long ago.
Maybe the author of this article has stock in Target.
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:58:03 AM
(Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
All right! Ad Hom the story source! That always works. Right?
Well I work at a Walmart (don’t support unionization) but much of
what this artical (sic) states is true. And it pissed me to all heck when I
can’t help customers because they haven’t hired enough. I do my work.
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00:26 AM
(Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
To: Lancey Howard
the help there is always courteous, and there’s plenty of it.
some of them could come and work at my Walmart? At the store I shop at,
it isn’t unusual to find only two checkout lanes open and full grocery
carts lined up a half dozen deep with shoppers spending 45 minutes just
waiting in line.
It’s gotten to the point where I’m willing to spend a little more money at the grocery store just so I can get out of there.
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:10:06 AM
Woo Hoo!! Free Market RULES, baby!!
Let’s see what’s next – ah –Star-bucking the trend!
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:34:13 PM by GilGil
At question was whether it was prudent for the company to risk the
return for its investors by advocating for gay marriage. The questioner
also expressed disappointment with the company’s most recent results and
claimed they were partly driven by the boycott Starbucks faced about
the gay marriage issue.
Schultz later said that if the
shareholder remained unhappy with the 38% annual return on value the
company provided, “You can sell your shares of Starbucks. It’s a free
Remember when the CEO of JCPenney went all in and supported gays and
hired Ellen Degeneres? A few months later Penneys was flirting with
Correletion – causation – two different things.
I suspect that the CEO of Starbucks may be having some big
decisions to make and his company is not doing that well. This is the
kiss of death to go all in for a segment of the population that is no
more than 2% and ignore the 98%. Starbucks may announce some big
downsizing in the near future as the shareholder in this annual meeting
expressed disappointment at the company’s performance.
posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:34:13 PM
Um – right.
Spread the word. Lets take down this clown. That’s the beauty of capitalism.We hold all the power.
posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:37:43 PM
That’s not really what you’re holding.
What you’re really holding is your flaccid dick, and it’s never going to work again no matter how much Freeper viagra you take, or how badly you want to fap to pics of Our Sarah.
Of course, there’s always a smartass day trader:
Wow. Given their buy brand populace, there might be a good uptick. Buy now, buy large.
posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:22:12 AM
Time for one more moldy oldie – how about – Dumped!!
Recently reporter Thomas Edsall – who has spent most of the last 30 years covering politics for the Washington Post and the New Republic
– had some advice for the GOP. He draws upon some recent polling data
to argue that “the Republican Party can afford to marginalize . . .
Christian right leaders because evangelical social conservatives . . .
are not going to vote Democratic.” Thus, he reasons that Republicans
can, as he puts it, “concede defeat in the culture war” in the hopes of
picking up more socially liberal voters.
Mr. Edsall might want
to check with Governor Mike Huckabee, who knows a thing or two about
evangelical voters. Huckabee suggested that evangelicals will “take a
walk” from the GOP if the party supports gay marriage. He might also
want to consider the 1996 Presidential election, when Bill Clinton
carried red states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Missouri,
President Clinton’s wife is the likely
Democratic nominee in 2016, and it’s safe to say that the Clintons –
with their deep roots in Arkansas – know how to reach evangelical
voters, especially if the GOP acts like it doesn’t want them. I would
also note that in both 2008 and 2012, the GOP did nominate Presidential
candidates who were not popular with social conservatives – and those
candidates fared poorly in the fall campaign. Next time around,
conservative voters might just stay home, or throw their support to a
democrat who they see as more sympathetic to the middle class. But, of
course, the question of what sort of culture our children are going to
inherit is a lot more important than the results of any one election.
The social issues are not merely a political football…
4 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Odds and Clods edition”
They don’t want a smaller government actually. Most who say that are too fucking stupid to understand what it means. Either that or they are so unprincipled that smaller government takes a back seat to fucking over gays, blacks, liberals, women, children, the adolescent, those in their 20s, those in their 30s, the poor, the educated, the uneducated, the unhealthy, the healthy, anyone else that isn’t specifically them. Modern conservatism is mostly about being a vindictive asshole while screaming “I’M THE VICTIMIST VICTIM OF SOCIETY EVER. ALSO JESUS AND RONALD REAGAN!”
I can’t figure out the resistance to dropping social issues.
‘Smaller government’ would seem to logically include not legislating social issues.
Dunno… guess that’s why I’m a Demoncrat
You’re my favorite part of Monday. Thanks for the comedy/tragedy Tommy.
Thanks Tommy T! I love Mondays because of you!
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