April 15, 2010

Too Bad We're Not Building New Garbage Scows

Politicians—more than likely led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi— have pressured the Navy into naming a new San Antonio-class amphibious ship after ex-Marine and Democratic pork champion John Murtha.

Once put to sea, the Murtha, a amphibious transport dock (LPD), will take part in landing Marines on hostile shores before then retreating to a safe distance to call a press conference to accuse them of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 15, 2010 12:43 PM

No, it'll only be allowed to transport troops to Okinawa...

Posted by: Stoutcat at April 15, 2010 12:59 PM

Better yet - sink it off shore to Okinawa to
help build an eco-friendly reef so that Okinawa doesn't flip over from all the top heavy weight.........

Posted by: mixitup at April 15, 2010 01:41 PM

Tell me this is a joke...a ship named the Murtha? you know what her nickname is going to be already, right?

Starts with an M and rhymes with Brother Tucker.

What a sick joke...Murtha was the only person I know who could rightfully claim the title Ex Marine...
Semper FUBAR.

Posted by: kalashnikat at April 15, 2010 07:17 PM

Wait until they want to name a carrier after Ted Kennedy...oh wait they'd actually have to build a new one first.

Posted by: Scott at April 16, 2010 05:16 AM

Scott, you would have to name a sub for Kennedy... it also looks like a whale.

Posted by: SDN at April 16, 2010 06:45 AM

I've been pissed for *years* about Congress imposing their own names on Navy ships- carriers after Vinson and Stennis, for example- and making a total hash out of the system of class nomenclature; but this is just a sick, sick joke. Naming an amphib- a Marine hauler- after one of the few *EX*- Marines in the country, a slimeball who disgraced himself and betrayed his brothers?

I want to puke.

Posted by: Bohemond at April 16, 2010 09:24 AM

They're going to have a lot of problem with deck corrosion on the USS Murtha--Marines peeing all over the deck, all the time.

Posted by: Mike at April 16, 2010 10:50 PM