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2012-10-09 10:23:51 AM  
I would put my gun in her mate, if ya know what I mean

/Wait, doesnt that sound a little gay?
 
2012-10-09 10:30:26 AM  
I thought they tried not to do this with families? Sullivan Brothers
 
2012-10-09 10:42:17 AM  
I'm sure there's a seaman joke in there somewhere...
 
2012-10-09 10:43:46 AM  
img.photobucket.com
FTFA: "Having my dad on board provides me with a great stress reliever."
 
2012-10-09 10:45:34 AM  
Neat!

/And fark all y'all pervs.
 
2012-10-09 10:45:54 AM  
Okay, I'll be that guy.

It's "Harry S Truman". No period after the "S".
 
2012-10-09 10:45:57 AM  
True Fact: There's no "." after the S in Harry S Truman. It's not an initial, it's his actual middle name.

Seriously.
 
2012-10-09 10:46:13 AM  
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon...
 
2012-10-09 10:46:41 AM  
[shakes tiny fist at Goober]
 
2012-10-09 10:47:30 AM  
Nothing brings a father and daughter closer together like murdering brown people from some other country.
 
2012-10-09 10:47:41 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: [shakes tiny fist at Goober]


It's "GooberMcFly". No space between "Goober" and "McFly".
 
2012-10-09 10:48:45 AM  

GooberMcFly: Mr_Fabulous: [shakes tiny fist at Goober]

It's "GooberMcFly". No space between "Goober" and "McFly".



OK, now you're being "that guy".
 
2012-10-09 10:49:13 AM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Nothing brings a father and daughter closer together like murdering brown people from some other country.


Don't be fatuous.

Sometimes, it's yellow people.
 
2012-10-09 10:49:33 AM  
I always go out dapper like the Harry S Truman
 
2012-10-09 10:55:14 AM  
So she can be raped in half the time.
 
2012-10-09 10:55:18 AM  
I'd swab her deck. I'd polish her guns.

/ talking about the aircraft carrier
 
2012-10-09 11:00:47 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: True Fact: There's no "." after the S in Harry S Truman. It's not an initial, it's his actual middle name.

Seriously.


Except that Truman's signature often included a period after the "S", and the ship uses the period in the name as well, so in the context of subby's headline, it's probably more correct to use it than to omit it.
 
2012-10-09 11:03:05 AM  

GooberMcFly: Okay, I'll be that guy.

It's "Harry S Truman". No period after the "S".


True, but Truman himself used a period after the S and included it in his stationary letterhead. His parents had three relatives who they were considering as namesakes with names beginning with S and couldn't decide on who they should honor, so the went with just the S to honor them all -- or so the story goes.
 
2012-10-09 11:06:48 AM  
if i remember my ranking correctly she would be an E-6? and he would be an E-8? been awhile but isn't it backwards in other words, a third class petty officer is higher rank than a first class or it might be backwards I don't know.

anyway, if one was an officer there would be a joke about one serving under the other.

/what is the inflight movie today, stewardess?
 
2012-10-09 11:08:22 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I thought they tried not to do this with families? Sullivan Brothers


There's no rule against it, although the Navy probably won't put five siblings together on the same ship ever again.

In this case, they're not both assigned to the carrier, anyway. She's assigned to the ship, but he's assigned to an E-2C "Hawkeye" squadron that just embarks aboard the ship for workups and deployment. His fitness report is signed by the squadron skipper, not the ship's CO. At the end of the deployment, she'll stay on the ship and he'll go back to VAW-126's hangar in Norfolk.
 
2012-10-09 11:10:14 AM  
Puts the crimp on his activities during liberty in some whore port.
 
2012-10-09 11:11:07 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: if i remember my ranking correctly she would be an E-6? and he would be an E-8? been awhile but isn't it backwards in other words, a third class petty officer is higher rank than a first class or it might be backwards I don't know.


She's an E-4, he's an E-8. A Petty Officer Third Class is junior to a First Class.
 
2012-10-09 11:14:35 AM  

JackieRabbit: True, but Truman himself used a period after the S and included it in his stationary letterhead.


So basically, the "S" stands for "S".
 
2012-10-09 11:15:06 AM  

ScottRiqui: She's an E-4, he's an E-8. A Petty Officer Third Class is junior to a First Class.


thanks. been a while. For some reason E-4 through E-6 I get confused when it comes to putting the name (ie Petty officer 1st class with the rank) but after that they seem to pretty much fall into place.
 
2012-10-09 11:16:40 AM  

cig-mkr: Puts the crimp on his activities during liberty in some whore port.


Carriers that deploy from the East Coast don't see many of those. First, most typical port calls are in/near the Mediterranean or the Arabian Gulf. Second, an aircraft carrier can't pull in just anywhere because of logistics/support requirements, as well as minimum water depth requirements, so they end up going to a lot of the same ports every deployment, often returning several times during a deployment. Places like Trieste, Corfu, Bahrain, Jebel Ali - not exactly wild places.
 
2012-10-09 11:20:49 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: ScottRiqui: She's an E-4, he's an E-8. A Petty Officer Third Class is junior to a First Class.

thanks. been a while. For some reason E-4 through E-6 I get confused when it comes to putting the name (ie Petty officer 1st class with the rank) but after that they seem to pretty much fall into place.


I'm in the Navy, so I have those sorted out. The ones that always get me are E-7 through E-9 for the Air Force. Those are "Master Sergeant", "Senior Master Sergeant", and "Chief Master Sergeant". The confusing thing is that the "Chief", "Master", and "Senior" are exactly backward compared to Navy E7-E9 ("Chief Petty Officer", "Senior Chief Petty Officer", and "Master Chief Petty Officer".
 
2012-10-09 11:21:10 AM  
I read the headline like this and became aroused:

Little girl grows up wanting to be like daddy, now serves with him aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman
 
2012-10-09 11:28:49 AM  
Mission Accomplished!
 
2012-10-09 11:33:51 AM  
www.wearysloth.com

R.I.P. HARRY O


/obscure?
 
2012-10-09 11:35:51 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: ScottRiqui: She's an E-4, he's an E-8. A Petty Officer Third Class is junior to a First Class.

thanks. been a while. For some reason E-4 through E-6 I get confused when it comes to putting the name (ie Petty officer 1st class with the rank) but after that they seem to pretty much fall into place.


This is why I never got along with any Navy. You can't tell who the fark anyone is. Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate? So he's a CPO from what I can tell on his shirt in the pic, but he's a SENIOR Chief Petty Officer? Why not just have the Chief (which is the most senior NCO rank in a lot of other country's military) be the top rank? And don't get me started on "Qualified," "Acting" and "Sub-" ranks. These may not be American terms, but Navies in general can't just set a logical naming system to their people. Also, most other militaries don't cram a trade into the ranks either.

I can now see why Navy ships had the lash for disrespect. How the fark else do you remember numerous 6 word titles for anyone reasonably important?

/Canadian Reservist
//RCAF and Army use the same ranks, generally like each other
///RCN does not and nobody likes them
 
2012-10-09 11:42:56 AM  
Well, serving on the ship with someone is about the only way to see him for more than 2 hours at a go anymore.

/navy wife, bitter
//husband's in a notoriously awful squadron
///navy has completely lost its mind in general as far as work hours are concerned
 
2012-10-09 11:47:52 AM  

ScottRiqui: jimmyjackfunk: ScottRiqui: She's an E-4, he's an E-8. A Petty Officer Third Class is junior to a First Class.

thanks. been a while. For some reason E-4 through E-6 I get confused when it comes to putting the name (ie Petty officer 1st class with the rank) but after that they seem to pretty much fall into place.

I'm in the Navy, so I have those sorted out. The ones that always get me are E-7 through E-9 for the Air Force. Those are "Master Sergeant", "Senior Master Sergeant", and "Chief Master Sergeant". The confusing thing is that the "Chief", "Master", and "Senior" are exactly backward compared to Navy E7-E9 ("Chief Petty Officer", "Senior Chief Petty Officer", and "Master Chief Petty Officer".


I did my time in the USN and gave up trying to figure out the dumb ass Sgt. rank designations.


Pretty cool story, I'll admit. Bet Mom is REALLY lonely now. :D
 
2012-10-09 11:50:10 AM  
E-1 - (Seaman, Fireman, Airman, Hospitalman, Constructionman) Recruit
E-2 - (as above) Apprentice
E-3 - just plain Seaman, Fireman, etc.
E-4 - Petty Officer Third Class
E-5 - Petty Officer Second Class
E-6 - Petty Officer First Class
E-7 - Chief Petty Officer
E-8 - Senior Chief Petty Officer
E-9 - Master Chief Petty Officer
 
2012-10-09 11:55:40 AM  
Very noble of her to try and disprove the theory that women and seamen don't mix.
 
2012-10-09 11:59:30 AM  
isn't this bring your daughter to work thing getting out of hand?
 
2012-10-09 12:03:29 PM  
My grandfather served 20+ in the National Guard, worked his way up to E-8. My dad (Grandpa's first-born) also joined the National Guard right after high school. He went into OCS as soon as he was allowed, and made 2nd Lieutenant.

So, for the few years where their Guard careers overlapped at the Armory, my grandfather had to salute and take orders from his son.

/CSB
 
2012-10-09 12:05:09 PM  

johndalek: isn't this bring your daughter to work thing getting out of hand?


Not if the daughter is over 18 and it's a strip cub. Then the more it gets out of hand the better.
 
2012-10-09 12:11:10 PM  

Kali-Ma: Well, serving on the ship with someone is about the only way to see him for more than 2 hours at a go anymore.

/navy wife, bitter
//husband's in a notoriously awful squadron
///navy has completely lost its mind in general as far as work hours are concerned


Seeing his wife for about two hours at a go was probably how his daughter came into the world. /obvious
 
2012-10-09 12:14:27 PM  
Well there is a female service member that might actually get some justice if she's raped by one of her fellow God Fearing America Loving servicemen. Her father would likely know the perpetrator.
 
2012-10-09 12:28:35 PM  

freewill: JackieRabbit: True, but Truman himself used a period after the S and included it in his stationary letterhead.

So basically, the "S" stands for "S".


It's Seven.
 
2012-10-09 12:35:14 PM  
How farking creepy would it be to hot-bunk with your daughter?
 
2012-10-09 12:36:47 PM  

Cymbal: Very noble of her to try and disprove the theory that women and seamen don't mix.


Technically speaking, they form a suspension, or maybe a colloid.
 
2012-10-09 01:09:03 PM  

JackieRabbit: GooberMcFly: Okay, I'll be that guy.

It's "Harry S Truman". No period after the "S".

True, but Truman himself used a period after the S and included it in his stationary letterhead. His parents had three relatives who they were considering as namesakes with names beginning with S and couldn't decide on who they should honor, so the went with just the S to honor them all -- or so the story goes.


We were considering just going with a middle initial for my son. We thought better of it after hearing some horror stories that folks with just an middle initial have run into with Vital records and the DMV.
 
2012-10-09 01:14:21 PM  
P.S. Way to keep it non-creepy. Seriously, is there any time that "father" and "daughter" can be used in a sentence and you folks not go completely "120 Days in Sodom"?
 
2012-10-09 01:18:16 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: P.S. Way to keep it non-creepy. Seriously, is there any time that "father" and "daughter" can be used in a sentence and you folks not go completely "120 Days in Sodom"?


What about if the father was a Farker and the daughter was a Farkette, and they FARKED a lot together?
 
2012-10-09 01:32:07 PM  

GooberMcFly: Okay, I'll be that guy.

It's "Harry S Truman". No period after the "S".



Mr_Fabulous: True Fact: There's no "." after the S in Harry S Truman. It's not an initial, it's his actual middle name.

Seriously.


The Navy disagrees
 
2012-10-09 01:33:55 PM  
And now I see I was beaten to the punch.

/At least I had pics to back it up
//Next time I'll read the thread first
///Probably not...
 
2012-10-09 01:53:02 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Nothing brings a father and daughter closer together like murdering brown people from some other country.


Putting down rabid dogs for dirt naps is not murder but a service to humanity

Taliban shoot 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl campaigning for peace
 
2012-10-09 01:54:24 PM  

Uisce Beatha: And now I see I was beaten to the punch.

/At least I had pics to back it up
//Next time I'll read the thread first
///Probably not...


That was a good picture, though. I kept trying to find a picture of the name placard on the side of the island, but couldn't find one that was clear enough. I totally forgot about the ship name also being on the edge of the stern dock.
 
2012-10-09 02:48:37 PM  

probesport: I always go out dapper like the Harry S Truman


I'm madder than Mad's Alfred E. Neuman.
 
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