here take one of these
Am I the only one to see the irony here?
I am sorry all she did was take a bullet and not storming a hill or saving someones life. She is not a hero, she is a victum and I cant understand why they would name a ship after her.
Not saying she isnt working hard to recover but a hero she aint.
I realize that the message doesn't get to the honored person if a policy of not naming things after living people were to be adopted, but even so, I have a problem with naming ships or any other public possession after a living person. Unless of course, that living person personally paid for the public possession, like renaming Pinellas General Hospital the Blueblood Memorial Medical center.... and even then I should think that a donor would be sufficiently reticent to wish that a public fixture continue with its better known name.
Fairfax County Public Schools instituted a policy years ago of not naming buildings after people. Smart move, because in places where that is not the case each new building becomes a political battle ground for those insisting it be named for their race, culture, or hero. Of course, Fairfax did this years after naming everything after Confederate generals. LOL!
I really like the names the British give their ships. I like Intrepid, and Dauntless, and Bugger Argentina.
So ditch these memorials to presidents and other politicians, even admirals and the like, and get us some butch names like Avenger and Invincible.
I'm OK with coastal state names as well.
WTF?!?!?!?! Did she help fund the naval port of Lake Havasu?
BTW. Vinson had no children, so according to some of the greater intellectual lights found on this board, his life was without purpose or value.
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