View Poll Results: Do You Think There are More Deserving Heroes than Giffords?
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April 29th, 2012, 2:18 pm #586
I would like to know what the hell we were doing with all those extra ships when we had them. Today, we field a Navy that has more tonnage than the next thirteen Navies COMBINED!!! And that is AFTER we have gotten rid of roughly 320 ships!!!
I sometimes have to question the very sanity of government types. Not just their judgement, but their very sanity.
Reagan was a very good President in many ways, but the whole 600 ship thing was definitely not the stellar pick among his ideas.
April 29th, 2012, 3:49 pm #587
April 29th, 2012, 4:42 pm #588
Quality, as opposed to quantity is the hallmark of the United States Navy. We may only have 283 vessels today, but they are they elite class of the world. This was reflected in the joint policies of Clinton/Bush II/Obama. Clinton guided us down initially and Bush II completed the job of reduction and Obama has stayed the course. There is no serious call by anybody today for a Naval buildup, simply because it is plainly obvious that, at 283 ships, we still outclass the entire world by many orders of magnitude.
April 29th, 2012, 4:59 pm #589
"He will put our Navy on the path to increase its shipbuilding rate from nine per year to approximately fifteen per year."
This seems like political pandering to me, but he might just be serious. Hard to tell with Romney (or Obama for that matter).
April 29th, 2012, 5:14 pm #590"Ultima Ratio Regum" the final argument of Kings....
April 29th, 2012, 5:31 pm #591RWReaganfan
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. - Ronald Reagan
April 29th, 2012, 8:28 pm #592
April 30th, 2012, 8:44 am #593warped Ironicle Honored Guest
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May 7th, 2012, 7:19 pm #595
Here's another Vet more deserving of having a ship named after him than Gabby Giffords. Silver Star, 2-time Purple Heart. No offensive content."To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." - Thomas Jefferson
May 17th, 2012, 8:19 am #596"To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." - Thomas Jefferson
May 18th, 2012, 8:49 pm #597Man On The Street
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Oops, I voted the wrong way. I don't want anything named after her. Shot or not, she advocated watered-down amnesty.
May 19th, 2012, 8:14 pm #598
Man, think of all those mugging victims in New York. They'll have to wait thousands of years for their ship..."To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." - Thomas Jefferson
May 20th, 2012, 12:26 pm #599