Posts Tagged ‘rfk’

Secretary of the Navy Visits Treasure Island Today to Name New Ship “USNS Harvey Milk” – Live on Facebook

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Via San Francisco FYI net:

“USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
When:  August 16, 2016 – Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Treasure Island Great Lawn, San Francisco
What:  Join the Secretary of the Navy, the Harvey Milk Foundation, Federal Elected Officials and Harvey’s family and friends for an historic ship naming ceremony.
Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Ed Lee,
San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus
Reception to follow with remarks from CA Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins,
San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer, SUNY Albany  President Robert Jones.”

Don’t know what the influential Harvey Milk Club thinks of this, but anyway, this is our Navy’s thing these days:

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All the deets.

In July 2016, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus advised Congress that he intended to name the Military Sealift Command‘s John Lewis-class oilers after prominent civil rights activists and leaders:

Should RFK, Jr., the NIMBY Quimby, Head the EPA?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Would Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr. be an appropriate choice for heading up the Environmental Protection Agency in the Obama administration? Some think not. Why’s that?

Well, for starters, he’s the most famous Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) representative on the planet. We can’t have a wind farm close to the Kennedy Compound? Apparently. What’s so wrong with the idea of windmills at Yosemite or Cape Cod?

What’s the deal with turbines? Why does he hate them so? This issue would be an albatross around his neck from the get go.

Artists conception of the NIMBY Quimby as head of the EPA:

The other big deal is the whole thimersol /mercury / vaccine thing. Like maybe we should have a scientist instead of a lawyer at the top of EPA?

via Erik R Bishoff’s photostream

Science damn you, RFK, Jr.!

But hey, if Hillary Clinton vacates her Senate seat to work for Obama, then RFKJ would have a shot at a job where he could do less damage to the cause of Science.

There we go.