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2006-03-10 Home Front: Culture Wars
SF gives the Iowa heave-ho
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Posted by tu3031 2006-03-10 14:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Hum -- wonder if the Navy is considering cancelling a tourist, money making event in October? Fleet Week. Would be more dollars they will lose.
Posted by Sherry 2006-03-10 15:27||   2006-03-10 15:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Put the Iowa in San Diego, next to the Midway. Frank G gave me the tip about the Midway when I was down there. Great ship to tour through.

San Fran Freako used to be a great navy town, with a great history and tradition. Not any more.

The USS Iowa ought to fire a few farewell 16" salvos on the way out of the Golden Gate. Blanks or live rounds their option.
Posted by Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK">Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK  2006-03-10 15:32||   2006-03-10 15:32|| Front Page Top

#3 I'm shocked. I would have thought the San Francisco Supers would have been all tingly to have 9 of the world's biggest phallic symbols on public display.
Posted by ed 2006-03-10 15:50||   2006-03-10 15:50|| Front Page Top

#4 Stockton, a farm hub in California¬ís Central Valley, is putting together a bid to place the Iowa at its freshwater port up the San Joaquin River from San Francisco Bay.

Yes, and when Lucifer’s Hammer strikes, Stockton will have their ark ready.
Posted by Elmasing Speting4453 2006-03-10 15:54||   2006-03-10 15:54|| Front Page Top

#5 shouldnt SF want to honor the fact that many gay actually have served in the USN, openly or not?
Posted by liberalhawk 2006-03-10 16:35||   2006-03-10 16:35|| Front Page Top

#6 I wonder if they'll feel the same way about the big bad evil military when the BIG earthquake finally hits and the military's the only organization in a position to do something about it?
Posted by tu3031 2006-03-10 16:54||   2006-03-10 16:54|| Front Page Top

#7 Oakland or Alameda (both across the bay) may have been contenders; Alameda already has the Hornet. They don't do much to promote it though.

A pity. SF has the dock space, and they have no use for it.
Posted by buwaya 2006-03-10 16:57||   2006-03-10 16:57|| Front Page Top

#8 San FUcisco, home of the druggies, trannies, queers, and whinos does not want the Iowa to dock there.

Say, is SF closer to Kimmie nukes than most cities in US? Just asking
Posted by Captain America 2006-03-10 17:41||   2006-03-10 17:41|| Front Page Top

#9 Is there any way to relocate ships currently in San Franscisco area to more accomodating areas? I'm sure we could take all the Bay Area tourist ships to somewhere more welcoming!
Posted by Charles 2006-03-10 18:45||   2006-03-10 18:45|| Front Page Top

#10 Hell, I don't see why New York couldn't have accepted! :D
Posted by Whumble Whater5278 2006-03-10 19:15||   2006-03-10 19:15|| Front Page Top

#11 Send the Iowa home to Davenport. Time to improve the inland waterway system.
Posted by 6 2006-03-10 19:26||   2006-03-10 19:26|| Front Page Top

#12 fuck you SF and pink tank ya rode in on.
Posted by RD 2006-03-10 19:29||   2006-03-10 19:29|| Front Page Top

#13 Thanks AP - the Midway keeps getting better with more areas opened up for touring and more planes on the deck for exhibit. Pretty impressive that Stockton wants it - let them have it and send fleet week away from SF - gay PC pussies triumph over history and gratitude
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-10 19:54||   2006-03-10 19:54|| Front Page Top

#14 The Iowa ahould not be humiliated and forced to go to SF. It is a great ship with great history and the gay, anti war, PC idiots would only use it as an example of how mean and bad DOD is. The ship and the men who served on it deserve more respect.
Posted by 49 pan 2006-03-10 20:25||   2006-03-10 20:25|| Front Page Top

#15 Be fun to watch the Navy float Iowa into SF Bay and aim the big guns on city hall....
Posted by john">john  2006-03-10 20:33||   2006-03-10 20:33|| Front Page Top

#16 shouldnt SF want to honor the fact that many gay actually have served in the USN, openly or not?

Ah yes, I can see it now; the title of the documentary:

I took one for the team...
Posted by badanov 2006-03-10 21:16||]">[]  2006-03-10 21:16|| Front Page Top

#17 I'm sorry but I'm still holding out for a return visit by the BB's to Korea.

Tomahawks and 16 inch shells.
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2006-03-10 21:16||]">[]  2006-03-10 21:16|| Front Page Top

#18 maybe if the Supervisors saw that they were breech-loaded?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-10 21:55||   2006-03-10 21:55|| Front Page Top

#19 Wonder if the Village People could plead the case?
Posted by RWV 2006-03-10 22:38||   2006-03-10 22:38|| Front Page Top

#20 Thought just occurred about whether or not SF will be willing to accept help from the "homophobic" military after their next big quake. The rest of California would just like to see all of SF sink into the bay. Especially if Feinstein and Boxer went down with the rest of the human flotsam.
Posted by RWV 2006-03-10 22:41||   2006-03-10 22:41|| Front Page Top

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