Anchors Away!

July 30, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Is it just me or has the leader in LGBTQ rights has evolved to become the United States Military?

The navy has decided to name a ship after Harvey Milk, a navy veteran.

UnknownThe news came in a report published by the U.S. Naval Institute, citing a notification sent to Congress earlier this month by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, signaling his intention to name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler after Milk. The Navy has not officially confirmed the plan.

I mean, here’s the United States military leading the gay right fight.  Hell, in North Carolina, they can’t even go the bathroom.

Thanks to Bryan for the heads up.

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22 Comments to “Anchors Away!”

  1. 1smartcanerican says:

    If true, the is a wonderful way to support our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.

  2. bud maone says:

    Juanita, we have come a long way in a positive way.

  3. Proud to say I’m a Navy veteran.

  4. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    The LGBTQA community have served in the US military before we owned our first gunboat. It’s very fitting that their service be honored by the Navy.

    The US military invites everyone who is fit to serve, thereby accounting for the lack of service by any member of the Drumpf family.

    Albeit military service is not for everyone, but there are other ways of serving. Teach school. Be a doctor. Volunteer to read at the local library. So many ways to serve. Yet again, note the absence of the Drumpf family.

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  5. Aggieland Liz says:

    My dad served in the Navy, his momma was secretary to an admiral, and my niece is a first Lieutenant. Go NAVY! Anchors aweigh!!

  6. Good going, Navy! The Pentagon has also recognized climate change at least five years ago as reality and a national security risk.

    Now if we could just get them to quit blasting whales and other sea critters with their sonar tests, though I think they’ve made some concessions.

  7. BraxtonBraggart says:

    Contrary to what social conservatives say, the U.S military has been at the forefront of many efforts to recognize and expand participation to all Americans. It was true in 1863, when the United States began enlisting African Americans to fight the Confederacy, it was true in the late 1940s when the Department of Defense formally desegregated the military, and it’s true today on LGBTQ issues. The pace has not been steady, and not without setbacks, but it’s there.

  8. e platypus onion says:

    Does it have Twinkies defense capabilities?

  9. e platypus onion says:

    Oiler won’t be lost on Ghaters.

  10. The really nice hair salon I visited this AM has one restroom for both genders. They have never had a problem with it. Its really good to see how some parts of our country have actually grown up.

  11. Opinionated Hussy says:

    Love this post. And as for my adopted state of NC (which was Progressive when we got here, but got bought 6 years ago by our version of the Koch brothers)….now that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the NC Voter I.D. law (because the bastards OPENLY targeted blacks and college students), we plan on taking the state BACK come November.

    For God’s Sake, get out and Vote this Fall!!!!

  12. JAKvirginia says:

    Yes, Opinionated Hussy! Folks, it’s not about winning. It’s about winning BIG! GO VOTE!

  13. Adrian Canales says:

    Wow! This just warmed my heart!

  14. Tilphousia says:

    About time the navy entered the 21st Century.

  15. This is WONDERFUL!!!! I am now an official Navy fan.

  16. Old Fart says:

    Somehow the need to have the best person possible usually doesn’t include a sexual preference/gender/religion/melanocyte requirement.

    But it does include a respect requirement.

  17. Let’s hope the vessel is an LPD or a support ship of some sort.

    After all LGBTQ’s have been supporting the US for 250 years.

  18. That Other Jean says:

    Delighted to see that. My Dad was a Navy man in WWII–set to go into combat right before the Powers That Be decided he was better suited to pushing the paperwork to build Liberty ships.

  19. Old Fart says:


    Exactly correct!

    I saw an episode of the Nightly Show where a trio of young rappers sang a F*** Trump song that included lyrics to the effect: Without Mexico there is no USA!

    We owe all these people, at the very, very least, respect!

  20. Marge Wood says:

    Hi Opinionated. I read about the Kochs and NC. They said “Hey, NC is about the right size to experiment with. If it works we can take it to other states.” Well, hey, they had already taken over Texas. Trump is a great diversion. Folks hardly talk about the Kochs any more.

  21. Linda Phipps says:

    I always thought it was “anchors aweigh”, as in lift the anchor and set sail. OTOH, critics of this say that the ships were supposed to be named for states or military heroes. Welp, now we will launch a new naming agenda, reminding people of those who also gave their lives in the name of democracy and fairness. Well done!

  22. Interesting. But hardly unprecedented. Consider that the military was also in the forefront on rights for blacks . . . back in the day when interracial marriage was considered radical.

    Members of the military tend to be personally conservative. But show them you’re willing to step up and do the same job they do, and they’ll back you up against the bigotry of the outside world –especially anyone who never served.

    Which is why things like claiming that a Blue Star Family pin is a Honduran flag pin (North Carolina Republican Party tweet about Kaine) or trashing a Gold Star Family (Trump this past week regarding the Kahns) is just asking to have the whole military, and their family members, turn on them.