Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dick Of The Day
Congressman Steven Palazzo (R- Miss)

It all started out very nicely. US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announce that the Navy would be naming a ship after my Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis.

 Not the most flattering picture, but you get the idea how respected this man is in our district.

At a ship-naming ceremony in January, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced, "Naming this ship after John Lewis is a fitting tribute to a man who has, from his youth, been at the forefront of progressive social and human rights movements in the U.S., directly shaping both the past and future of our nation."

So nobody could possibly have any problem with this, right?

Bill would strip John Lewis of naval ship namesake

But of course, Palazzo's bill has nothing to do with his being offended by the idea of honoring Civil Rights Legends like Chavez or Lewis, or someone whose name has become synonymous with the need to do something to prevent gun violence.

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) said believes the naming of ships should be reserved for former presidents, war heroes and people who have served in the military, which neither Lewis (D-Ga.) nor Levin (D-Mich.) did.
“My amendment has nothing — absolutely zero — to do with John Lewis or any other member of Congress,” Palazzo said in a statement.
"It's nothing personal against John Lewis,"  he probably did not add, "it's just the idea of honoring a black person. . .ooogh! Am I right?"

So congratulations, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo,


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, the British almost named a naval vessel "Boaty McBoatface" after taking a public opinion poll.

anne marie in philly said...

racist white prick bastard! john lewis has seen/done/heard more shit as a human being than that fuckwad palazzo EVER will. FUCK YOU!

brewella deville said...

Perhaps we can name one of our older, more rat infested naval carriers the USS Dickhead and fill it with as many racist, regressive dinosaurs like Palazzo as the ship will hold and set it adrift in the Atlantic where it can drift among the other useless flotsam of life until it lands somewhere on the coast of Ireland seventy years from now, a rusty hull full of skeletons perfect for grinding into fertilizer.

Margaret Benbow said...

Actually to my mind John Lewis is a war hero--he still has scars on his body from civil rights battles--so the prettyboy congressman has no grounds for objection. The goddamned ship, or several, SHOULD be named after Lewis.