USS Gabrielle Giffords?

The navy ship named after former Southern Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords was christened Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.  Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Jill attended the ceremony for the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords. 

“I’m thrilled to be here today,” said Giffords.  “Thank you for this honor. In Congress I was proud to support our armed forces. I love the Navy. I even married a sailor.” Link

Perhaps I’m late to the party on this one, but the USS GG was apparently just christened yesterday.
I guess we’ve run out of Medal of Honor recipients, or other who are no longer with us….who have contributed mightily to our defense and our culture.

37 thoughts on “USS Gabrielle Giffords?

  1. What next?

    The Army brands it's latest Armored Personnel Carrier a “People's Carrier” and names it the Che Guevara.

    How about the USS Pol Pot?

    I have nothing against Giffords either, but we have not yet exhausted the canon of American heroes to name our ships after.

    If rightwing armchair generals don't waste and dissipate our armed forces, the leftwing progressives will end up reducing them to the level of a PC European jobs program.


  2. She did serve as an elected representative.

    That is a high and important calling according to our constitution.

    However I am sure there are hundreds or thousands of other representatives or senators with much more distinguished careers than hers.


  3. wtf

    Why can't we just do something nice for a nice person who represented her district and got shot in the f'n head for it and managed to survive? Does any of this cross your f'n minds?



  4. Be nice to her? Send her flowers. If naming a United States naval vessel uses such a low bar, why do we even bother? I've been blown up by IEDs….I think I should get a Littoral Combat Ship named after me.

    It's good to see that your in a froth about it though.


  5. And that is the best point. There are thousands and thousands of servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty (or lost their lives) and/or decorated who would be at least good choices for names.

    I'd be more in favor of honoring these individuals, pretty much nameless to the American public. than choosing names from the list of America's ruling elite.

    I don't think naming something after Giffords is an outrage (for reasons I described) but there are far better choices.


  6. CI: “She's barely a blip on the radar in pursuit ineffectual gun control”

    Well, that is a reason to dislike her: her actively working against the interest of the people and their safety, and for abusive government denying our rights. Referring to the gun issue only at this point.

    Interesting, though, there is a story out a few hours ago about Giffords being a Like

  7. My point was…she's a flea. She wouldn't be worth the hate.

    Regarding the article, I'm not in favor of prohibiting wounded/disabled citizens from owning a firearm, based simply on a disability. My reading of 'mentally defective' seems to be different than the author. Additionally, if Giffords could be adjudicated as such [and she hasn't been], then the door is wide open to deny 2nd Amendment rights to veterans with PTSD.

    I have little doubt that there are some who salivate at the thought of that.


  8. Lol.

    Anyway, someone wanting to destroy the 2nd Amendment because they got shot is on a level with wanting to destroy the First Amendment because they got insulted.

    An infantile, selfish reaction.


  9. That's funny… Jersey accusing a combat vet of not having a spine.

    Yeah, CI's been shot at and blow up in Iraq, but he's afraid to say he doesn't like someone.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder


  10. Dervish, if all you're going to do is troll through and make unfounded accusations of “hate”……with juvenile name calling…..I will delete every post you make. Offer something cogent and mature, or go back to your own playpen, where you craft rants and fantasy about other bloggers.


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