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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:13 PM
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Navy ship named for civil rights leader Evers
Saturday, November 12, 2011

(11-12) 12:52 PST SAN DIEGO, (AP) --

The widow of Medgar Evers broke a bottle of champagne against the hull of a new Navy ship that has been named in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

Myrlie Evers was among a thousand people who attended the christening of the USNS Medgar Evers in San Diego on Saturday.

Naval officials, politicians, local citizens and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were on hand to hear a speech honoring Evers by Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy.

The 689-foot cargo ship will deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions to Navy combat ships at sea.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/12/national/a125256S82.DTL
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:15 PM
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1. The ship that serves food to ships named after white men is named after a black man?
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 06:16 PM by Ian David
The 689-foot cargo ship will deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions to Navy combat ships at sea.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/12/national/a125256S82.DTL

Nobody pointed out the sad irony of this?

Nobody?

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:20 PM
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2. The ship does NOT 'serve' food.

" ... ship will deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions ... "
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:23 PM
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4. Right, it's "The Bucket" from "Mister Roberts," one of my favorites
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 06:24 PM by Warpy
Still, it's nice to see Evers getting his due after all this time. There really should be a bit more named after him by now, but he was black, you know.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:31 PM
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5. It's a navy porter. It's insulting. n/t
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:22 PM
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3. Clearly this in an insult to Evers and the black race.
The fact that Mrs. Evers herself christened the ship only pours salt in the wound.

:eyes:
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belcffub Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:43 PM
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6. I love people who love to be offended..
and spend all their time looking for new and creative ways to be offended
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:46 PM
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7. I'm a day late for Be Offended Friday. n/t
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:31 PM
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9. I would consider your comment demeaning to all who serve on oilers, cargo ships...
... and other non-combat vessels.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:34 PM
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10. Have fun running anything
without cooks and bakers, and it is a cargo ship, not a catering ship.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:47 PM
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8. It's a Navy ship
but manned by a civilian crew.
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