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  Date set for USS Jimmy Carter's christening
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MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateFriday, April 2, 2004 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDate set for USS Jimmy Carter's christening
The Boston Globe

The third and final Seawolf-class submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter, will be christened June 5. The Navy's first ceremony for the Jimmy Carter, the commissioning, will take place sometime after the ship is delivered to the Navy. The submarine was supposed to be finished in 2001, but the Navy decided to modify it in 1999 to add a section that adds 100 feet to its length. That space will create enough room for dozens of special forces and their equipment.
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R:483nole04 ( 0.0000 points)
Sun, April 4, 2004 09:09:39 PM UTC0:00
As a vetern of the Navy I would be ashamed and it would be a total dishonor to the US Navy and military to ever have a ship or anything named after clinton. Clinton didn't do anything for the military while in office. They will never name a ship after a draft dodger. Now the USS George W. Bush makes a great name for the first of the next set of carriers to be built.

 
G:888Guy ( 260.3596 points)
Sun, April 4, 2004 09:20:32 PM UTC0:00
They will never name a ship after a draft dodger.

And yet, they should name one after Dubya? Hmmmmmmm...

 
N:778Gerald Farinas ( -103.2701 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 02:55:40 AM UTC0:00
"Clinton didn't do anything for the military while in office. They will never name a ship after a draft dodger. Now the USS George W. Bush makes a great name for the first of the next set of carriers to be built." --nole04

It's a little too late to protest that the next set of aircraft carriers will not include one named after Bill. The USS Bill Clinton is coming down the road.

 
R:2NoMoreBS ( 789.4441 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 01:20:11 PM UTC0:00
"And yet, they should name one after Dubya? Hmmmmmmm... "

Of Course, Bush served honorably in the Military and didn't abandon his country in an act of cowardice. He didn't volunteer for the front-line either, but the hyperbole in referring to Bush as a draft dodger is loathsome and borderline dishonesty.

 
R:2NoMoreBS ( 789.4441 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 01:24:15 PM UTC0:00
"It's a little too late to protest that the next set of aircraft carriers will not include one named after Bill. The USS Bill Clinton is coming down the road."

Umm, check this. I couldn't find anything about the USS Bill Clinton. The info on the USS George HW Bush said that it was the last in the Nimitz Class of Aircraft Carriers. Besides, I don't see how a GOP congress would ever approve the USS William J Clinton.

"Why not just call it the U.S.S. James Carter?"

Because, everyone would ask "who the heck is James Carter"?

 
R:4BILLYW ( 0.9924 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 04:04:53 PM UTC0:00
Coming soon to an ocean near you - The U.S.S. Slick Willy

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 08:06:54 PM UTC0:00
"Of Course, Bush served honorably in the Military"

Hee.

"but the hyperbole in referring to Bush as a draft dodger is loathsome and borderline dishonesty."

You mean like when Bush and his friends claim, without actual proof, that he was actually in the Alabama Air Force the whole time?

 
R:4BILLYW ( 0.9924 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 08:21:51 PM UTC0:00
In addition to his time spent in the reserves, Bush spent around two years on active duty doing pilot training. As far as the crack about his Alabama Reserve training, the Dems have pretty well given up on that line of attack with the attendance records, dental records, etc. You might want to contact the DNC for your updated talking points.

 
R:277Tony82 ( 373.0044 points)
Mon, April 5, 2004 09:34:29 PM UTC0:00
"Alabama Air Force"

..? You mean Alabama National Guard?

 
R:2NoMoreBS ( 789.4441 points)
Tue, April 6, 2004 01:37:55 AM UTC0:00
"You mean like when Bush and his friends claim, without actual proof, that he was actually in the Alabama Air Force the whole time"

Innocent until proven guilty in this country, remember? The burden of proof is on those passing around this rumor, not on Bush.

This is similar to me arguing that Kerry was responsible for murdering hundreds of vietnamese, and then pouncing on him for only being able to prove that, yes, he was in fact in vietnam, yes, he did in fact kill vietnamese, but no, he can't prove that he didn't murder them.

 
R:4BILLYW ( 0.9924 points)
Tue, April 6, 2004 03:21:36 AM UTC0:00
Now, there you go again talking rational and all. The Bush haters don't want to talk in a rational manner about that issue or any other.