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The White House asked Navy officials to obscure the USS John S. McCain while President Trump was visiting Japan, Pentagon and White House officials said Wednesday night.

A senior Navy official confirmed he was aware that someone at the White House sent a message to service officials in the Pacific requesting that the USS John McCain be kept out of the picture while the president was there. That led to photographs taken Friday of a tarp obscuring the McCain name, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

When senior Navy officials grasped what was happening, they directed Navy personnel who were present to stop, the senior official said. The tarp was removed on Saturday, before Trump’s visit, he added.

The White House request was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The crew of the McCain also was not invited to Trump’s visit, which occurred on the USS Wasp. But a Navy official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said it was because the crew was released from duty for the long holiday weekend, along with sailors from another ship, the USS Stethem.

A senior White House official also confirmed that they did not want the destroyer with the McCain name seen in photographs. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the president was not involved in the planning, but the request was made to keep Trump from being upset during the visit.

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Prior to this administration, this kind of thing would have seemed improbable in a SNL skit or The Onion, let alone real life.

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“. . .the request was made to keep Trump from being upset during the visit.”

Poor little Shitstain snowflake.

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It truly is impossible to lower my standards rapidly enough to keep up with a Gropenfuhrer’s performance.

republicans: be honest. What would have been your reaction  if Obama had done such a thing? 

 

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21 minutes ago, Gouvernail said:

It truly is impossible to lower my standards rapidly enough to keep up with a Gropenfuhrer’s performance.

republicans: be honest. What would have been your reaction  if Obama had done such a thing? 

 

Lindsay Graham et.al. wouldbe drafting articles of impeachment about now.  Either that or be suffering from a serious case of the vapors.

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7 minutes ago, Rat's ass said:

Fuck John McCain, he was a Mass Murdering, Imperialist War Criminal.<_< The only reason the statists are buying into the corporate media narrative that McCain is a "hero" is because of his opposition to Trump, which allows them to feel as though they are nonpartisan free thinkers and not merely corporate media dullards and dupes or about as predictable as a herd of cattle.  :D :D :D 

Morning Troll How's life in the Balkans today?.

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what do expect from a cowardly draft dodger, 

As usual he shows no respect for the people who severed , 

didn't he say he could do a better job then some generals and an Admiral of the navy Seals ,

Then to side with a murdering dictator of north korea , over our allies and past VP.

he is one fucked up person 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, garuda3 said:

what do expect from a cowardly draft dodger, 

As usual he shows no respect for the people who severed , 

didn't he say he could do a better job then some generals and an Admiral of the navy Seals ,

Then to side with a murdering dictator of north korea , over our allies and past VP.

he is one fucked up person 

 

 

Those that support him will be laughed at for decades.

This is a dark time in the history of America.

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"...someone at the White House" phoned in the order to the Navy. WTF? Who? That blonde dingbat? And the Navy reacted?

Could I order up an airstrike on my neighbor if I can fool Caller ID to show a WH number?

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3 minutes ago, El Boracho said:

"...someone at the White House" phoned in the order to the Navy. WTF? Who? That blonde dingbat? And the Navy reacted?

 

That's how things run now, apparently

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I think Shitstain will be a short term embarrassment for Republicans. Many will deny ever supporting him (as most of our resident elk population already do now) but then like W and Reagan and Nixon, three terrible Presidents, he'll get dusted off. They'll forget all of the bad stuff and remember all of the good stuff. For example, they'll be grateful that at least we didn't have Hillary and that after 8 humiliating years, Shitstain put the white in White House again.

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Like the Mueller report, after investigation, the investigating team will find Trump to be too stupid to have actually asked for the McCain to be moved, the name covered and the McCain sailors forbidden from being on the same ship as the CiC. Several underlings will go to jail due to lying during the investigation. 

@Dog will say the investigating team didn't reach a conclusion.

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13 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

I think Shitstain will be a short term embarrassment for Republicans. Many will deny ever supporting him (as most of our resident elk population already do now) but then like W and Reagan and Nixon, three terrible Presidents, he'll get dusted off. They'll forget all of the bad stuff and remember all of the good stuff. They'll be grateful that at least we didn't have Hillary and that after 8 humiliating years, Shitstain put the white in White House again.

“ . . .and remember all of the good stuff.”

A very short to nonexistent list.

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33 minutes ago, El Boracho said:

"...someone at the White House" phoned in the order to the Navy. WTF? Who? That blonde dingbat? And the Navy reacted?

Could I order up an airstrike on my neighbor if I can fool Caller ID to show a WH number?

Please tell me Dog is your neighbor...

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2 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Just seeing the name can bring on a wicked bout of bone spurs for even the Strongest coward.  Many people are saying it, and they are saying it very strongly.  Belief me. 

This comment deserved at least a second posting 

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25 minutes ago, Navig8tor said:

If there is ever a USS Trump hopefully it will be scuttled on principle or used for target practice.

The front will probably fall off......

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1 hour ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Someone is bound to remind New Yorkers and Party Boys of their allegiance to Pride of New York. 

I'm embarrassed to be a New Yorker sometimes....

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3 minutes ago, dacapo said:

I'm embarrassed to be a New Yorker sometimes....

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I would be too.....

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13 minutes ago, dacapo said:

I'm embarrassed to be a New Yorker sometimes....

I have to let the NY Party Boys have their due. And it is due. 

I live in the land of Florida Man, but Florida tends to import our stupid. Witness Mar-A-Lago. 

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Except it didn't happen. 

You winging crybabies have been duped by you worthless press. Again... 

On Wednesday night, the Navy Chief of Information Twitter account was reactivated after a five-year-long hiatus, putting out a statement that "the name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day."

 

The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day. The Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage.

 
 
 
 

The controversy over Trump and the late Sen. McCain has continued even after the senator's death in August last year.

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It didn't happen because top brass on site found out about it and ordered the cover removed before Trump's arrival. The WH sure tried hard to make it happen and were frustrated by someone with a sense of honour. Sounds like most of Trump's *residency so far. 

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Brilliant! News cycle gold right here. Trump will get thru the weekend on this. Easy for the faithful to understand. Buries the inconvenient Mueller story that the faithful obviously cannot parse.

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6 hours ago, jerseyguy said:

“. . .the request was made to keep Trump from being upset during the visit.”

Poor little Shitstain snowflake.

Can't have a woman president. They are so emotional and easily upset.

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1 hour ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

I have to let the NY Party Boys have their due. And it is due. 

I live in the land of Florida Man, but Florida tends to import our stupid. Witness Mar-A-Lago. 

Florida has plenty of home grown stupid, too.

Matt Gaetz was born in Hollywood and grew up in Ft. Walton.  Though Ted Yoho was born in Minnesota his parents imported him when he was 11 and he grew up there.

 

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58 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

Sorry Ballast, but that's a political officer who's been in office for less than a week reviving a years dormant Twitter account to deny stories by that left wing rag, the WSJ, and that communist mouthpiece, the Washington Post. The email is available.

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Didn't say the request didn't happen. Obviously it did. The actual cover of the McCain didn't according to Navy.

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26 minutes ago, B.J. Porter said:

Florida has plenty of home grown stupid, too.

Matt Gaetz was born in Hollywood and grew up in Ft. Walton.  Though Ted Yoho was born in Minnesota his parents imported him when he was 11 and he grew up there.

 

FWB is LA. Lower Alabama. Yoo-hoo for Yoho is just a whore.  I’m not sure he’s stupid. He’s smart enough to fool a whole bunch of home-grown stupid, that’s for sure. 

“Hays fattin thet obummacare so ah kin has mah freedom.”

”freedom from what, having health coverage?” 

“From socialism.”

”I don’t think that word means what you seem to think it means. Getcha another shot of fireball?”

”whut?”

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31 minutes ago, Movable Ballast said:

Didn't say the request didn't happen. Obviously it did. The actual cover of the McCain didn't according to Navy.

They lied to you by playing semantic games. Was the name hidden? Yes. 

Did someone up the chain see it and pull back the skirt before the POTUS showed up?
 

Yep

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3 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

They lied to you by playing semantic games. Was the name hidden? Yes. 

Did someone up the chain see it and pull back the skirt before the POTUS showed up?
 

Yep

NO! They (WSJ, WAPO et al) lied to you telling the world that it WAS covered during Trumps visit. Which it was not. 

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7 minutes ago, Movable Ballast said:

NO! They (WSJ, WAPO et al) lied to you telling the world that it WAS covered during Trumps visit. Which it was not. 

The word ‘covered” is the important word.  Not “during”.

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13 minutes ago, Movable Ballast said:

NO! They (WSJ, WAPO et al) lied to you telling the world that it WAS covered during Trumps visit. Which it was not. 

Reading is fundamental.

You're just mental.

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59 minutes ago, Movable Ballast said:

Didn't say the request didn't happen. Obviously it did. The actual cover of the McCain didn't according to Navy.

Does it matter to you that the request obviously did happen? Or are you too slovenly beholden to your boy Shitstain?

The Navy Times has a little more detail. Your boy looks even Shittier.

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1 minute ago, Olsonist said:

Does it matter to you that the request obviously did happen? Or are you too slovenly beholden to your boy Shitstain?

It's like Mueller's report. Obstruction wasn't successful, not because it wasn't tried, but because the Prez's minions didn't carry out the acts.

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this scene of covering the stern will certainly appear in the films.... along with that bloody awful cabinet meeting at the beginning

they perfectly illustrrate the nature of the man

an ego who creates farce all around him

The greatest story ever told

Dylan

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2 minutes ago, kmacdonald said:

I can't believe they named a ship after him.  Shows the mentality of the Navy.

You are a uber stupid Douchebag.

The McCain was named after John McCain Sr. and John McCain Jr. both admirals.  John McCain the Senator was added as a namesake after his death last year.

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He's either so fucked up he ordered all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view, or his aids/cabinet/military suckups THINK he's so fucked up that he''d WANT

all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view.

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2 minutes ago, Mike G said:

He's either so fucked up he ordered all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view, or his aids/cabinet/military suckups THINK he's so fucked up that he''d WANT

all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view.

What jumps out is that the Navy would dishonor the ship and crew just because it bears the same name as a dead war hero the POTUS doesn't like.

Fucking disgraceful.

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7 minutes ago, Mike G said:

He's either so fucked up he ordered all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view, or his aids/cabinet/military suckups THINK he's so fucked up that he''d WANT

all references to a dead war hero blocked from his view.

I watched him live this morning and when asked about this, denied any knowledge but said that the people who attempted the literal covering up were well-intentioned.  My jaw dropped.  

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From The Navy Times:

The email, which was reportedly shared between a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official, Air Force officials and the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, featured two instructions pertaining to the logistics of the president’s speaking engagement.

It was the third and final instruction that came as a surprise.

“USS John McCain needs to be out of sight,” the email stated, according to the WSJ. “Please confirm #3 will be satisfied.”

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One Navy official who spoke on background told Navy Times the McCain sailors were off that day due to a previously scheduled 96-hour Memorial Day liberty period, one that was unrelated to the president’s visit.

Multiple sailors speaking to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity contested the statements made by Navy officials, claiming every ship in Yokosuka was invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to see the president — every ship except the McCain.

Despite the lack of an invitation, a small party of McCain sailors wearing uniforms featuring their ship’s name and insignia decided to attend the president’s address, the sailors told the NYT.

They were subsequently turned away.

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35 minutes ago, kmacdonald said:

A lot of inbreeding going on in the Navy.  No wonder it was covered up.

P.S. Didn't mean to trigger you like that.

You Trump 'tards really will defend anything this corrupt shit box administration does.

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16 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

From The Navy Times:

The email, which was reportedly shared between a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official, Air Force officials and the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, featured two instructions pertaining to the logistics of the president’s speaking engagement.

It was the third and final instruction that came as a surprise.

“USS John McCain needs to be out of sight,” the email stated, according to the WSJ. “Please confirm #3 will be satisfied.”

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One Navy official who spoke on background told Navy Times the McCain sailors were off that day due to a previously scheduled 96-hour Memorial Day liberty period, one that was unrelated to the president’s visit.

Multiple sailors speaking to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity contested the statements made by Navy officials, claiming every ship in Yokosuka was invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to see the president — every ship except the McCain.

Despite the lack of an invitation, a small party of McCain sailors wearing uniforms featuring their ship’s name and insignia decided to attend the president’s address, the sailors told the NYT.

They were subsequently turned away.

Wow.

The source is unimpeachable.

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13 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

From The Navy Times:

The email, which was reportedly shared between a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official, Air Force officials and the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, featured two instructions pertaining to the logistics of the president’s speaking engagement.

It was the third and final instruction that came as a surprise.

“USS John McCain needs to be out of sight,” the email stated, according to the WSJ. “Please confirm #3 will be satisfied.”

...

One Navy official who spoke on background told Navy Times the McCain sailors were off that day due to a previously scheduled 96-hour Memorial Day liberty period, one that was unrelated to the president’s visit.

Multiple sailors speaking to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity contested the statements made by Navy officials, claiming every ship in Yokosuka was invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to see the president — every ship except the McCain.

Despite the lack of an invitation, a small party of McCain sailors wearing uniforms featuring their ship’s name and insignia decided to attend the president’s address, the sailors told the NYT.

They were subsequently turned away.

WINNING!

#BeBest

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27 minutes ago, Mike G said:

They were subsequently turned away

When the nation gets to turn their backs and say Trump who? On Election Day that would be the finest compliment one could pay to this poor excuse for human being. 

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1 minute ago, Navig8tor said:

When the nation gets to turn their backs and say Trump who? On Election Day that would be the finest compliment one could pay to this poor excuse for human being. 

I agree.  But thats not my quote there.  Thats me quoting a quote.  I think.  

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19 minutes ago, kmacdonald said:

I'm sure it was some sort of miscommunication or plot by Pelosi to set Trump up.  The Donald said he had no knowledge of it and history shows he can be taken at his word.

Well OK, we can do The Onion :D

In real life, he sets himself up about 20 times a day.

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49 minutes ago, Clove Hitch said:

You Trump 'tards really will defend anything this corrupt shit box administration does.

I think the defense is they TRIED to hide the ship and failed.

Same reason Trump isn't in jail already as a spy, he is too dumb to actually get on the KGB payroll and he fucks everything up anyway without specific instructions :rolleyes:

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53 minutes ago, kmacdonald said:

 The Donald said he had no knowledge of it and history shows he can be taken at his word.

Try harder.  There are trolls here ten times better than that.  Use phrases like "thought-provoking question"  or "F-35"

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If we actually faced a war Trump would order the McCain to single handedly attack the enemy fleet.  

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Just now, kmacdonald said:

Let me guess, one of Ishes cheerleaders?

I like to try to understand this world.  I am not dogmatic.  If you could identify and express your brain, we could have a conversation.

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4 hours ago, Olsonist said:

Does it matter to you that the request obviously did happen? Or are you too slovenly beholden to your boy Shitstain?

The Navy Times has a little more detail. Your boy looks even Shittier.

Holy thin skinned shit, Batman. 

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Multiple sailors speaking to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity contested the statements made by Navy officials, claiming every ship in Yokosuka was invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to see the president — every ship except the McCain.

Despite the lack of an invitation, a small party of McCain sailors wearing uniforms featuring their ship’s name and insignia decided to attend the president’s address, the sailors told the NYT.

They were subsequently turned away.

I bet those Sailors are proud to represent their country after that.  

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9 hours ago, MR.CLEAN said:

Few will admit it once the dust settles and the family is doing time

Even Soreass is starting to back away from him.

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1 hour ago, d'ranger said:

You are not very good at this, all that time away and still pathetic. buh bye. 

I never knew he was gone.

The ignore function is good that way.

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That is what the stern of the USS John S McCain looks like. Where did the photo come from?

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Found it. WSJ.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-wanted-uss-john-mccain-out-of-sight-during-trump-japan-visit-11559173470

8 hours ago, Movable Ballast said:

Except it didn't happen. 

Except it did happen you fucking Trumptard.

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

Smells like desperate bullshit, and I didn't even read whatever the idiot wrote.

Me either.  He's been on ignore for quite a while.

But I've got to remind you guys, that he has some pretty scary meltdowns.  Like the "I'm going to feel like shit because we'll someday find out he offed himself" regret.

I used to go back and forth with him a few times, but when I saw how serious it was, I just ignored him.

Some people, it's funny.  This guy....be careful.

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16 hours ago, Gouvernail said:

republicans: be honest. What would have been your reaction  if Obama had done such a thing? 

 

I think it's absolutely disgusting.  If I were the Navy Base commander and got this "request" from the WH - I would have gone out of my way to make sure that the name was front and center in everything about the visit.  I would have even made sure the speech was ON the USS McCain and then dared them to fire me over it while my finger hovered over the SEND button on the email to the press with all the memos from the WH attached.

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16 hours ago, Olsonist said:

Jeff will be along shortly to ask McCain who? Guy will be concerned yet optimistic. Tom will pontificate about bitcoin in a random gun thread.

I would suggest you don't give up your day job quite yet in your dream to become a fortune teller and palm reader down at the County Fair.  Just saying.

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8 hours ago, phillysailor said:

Despite the lack of an invitation, a small party of McCain sailors wearing uniforms featuring their ship’s name and insignia decided to attend the president’s address, the sailors told the NYT.

They were subsequently turned away.

If this is true, and I have no reason to believe its not - whoever did this needs to be fired.  Immediately.  And then they are taken out back and repeatedly kicked in the nuts.  

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7 hours ago, kmacdonald said:

I'm sure it was some sort of miscommunication or plot by Pelosi to set Trump up.  The Donald said he had no knowledge of it and history shows he can be taken at his word.

Oh, I get it now.  I see what you did there.  I thought at first you were serious about your love for the Cheeto Jesus.  But it is clear to me now that your schtick is to be a so "over the top, cock gargling trumpster" that it is actually sarcasm but without the pink font.  You actually had me fooled there for a bit.  Well played! 

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7 hours ago, Shootist Jeff said:

If this is true, and I have no reason to believe its not - whoever did this needs to be fired.  Immediately.  And then they are taken out back and repeatedly kicked in the nuts.  

What must those Sailors think, being kicked out because their CiC is too much of an insecure pussy to see the name of their ship. Unreal. 

A boot in the nuts is woefully insufficient. Public humiliation should go far and wide. The only job that person should ever have that is anywhere near the govt is as a staffer at the RNC. 

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