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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

USS IOWA (BB 61) Memorial to San Francisco

A bad idea is getting worse. Some in San Francisco proposed bringing the ex-USS IOWA battleship to the city as a tourist attraction. Being one of the most left wing areas of the country, the city voted down the proposal. Now proponents have modified the proposal to make it more palatable to the city's Board of Supervisors.
The battleship's supporters now hope to gain the support of city leaders by turning part of the vessel into a museum about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and the contributions of gays, lesbians, ethnic minorities and women to the military.

The Board of Supervisors rejected the ship in July, and two supervisors explained their "no" votes by saying they objected to the military's policies toward gays and lesbians, while others opposed the war in Iraq.
The Navy should tell them "Thanks, but no thanks." Turning that great ship into razor blades would be more honorable than to let it be used in that manner.

If people want to tour an IOWA class battleship they can go to Norfolk, Virginia and see the ex-USS WISCONSIN. Wisky is berthed in downtown Norfolk as part of the Nauticus National Maritime Museum which is definitely worth the low price of admission. Also, while in town you can visit the MacArthur Memorial which is only a few blocks away.


Anonymous bob said...

Bill, We need to go back top a time when people felt shame.

7:51 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

A by gone era if there ever was one. Whether the issue is teen pregnancy or a million others we as a society have worked so hard at being non-judgmental that nothing is negatively judged anymore except being judgmental.

8:30 AM


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