worlddan: For the record, John Warner married a heiress to the Mellon fortune and then dumped her once he got all the money out of her.So an attack submarine seems fitting, though not in a nice way.
Party-sized bucket of flan: None of that is "cool."
LDM90: At first I was thinking David Warner
llevrok: But did he serve in Vietnam? John Kerry did you know. And all he has named after him is a million dollar sailboat registered in Rhode Island so he avoids Mass. taxes. See what happens to shiftless politicans? NO SUB NAMED FOR YOU!
Oldiron_79: But does he do dos equis commercials?
tdpatriots12: Also my mom almost ran him over near Capitol Hill when my parents were stationed in D.C in the 1980s.
The Southern Dandy: meh. Who HASN'T married Elizabeth Taylor?
veedeevadeevoodee: / oblig
DocTravesty: llevrok: But did he serve in Vietnam? John Kerry did you know. And all he has named after him is a million dollar sailboat registered in Rhode Island so he avoids Mass. taxes. See what happens to shiftless politicans? NO SUB NAMED FOR YOU!I love articles like this, which have no particular substance or political implication. They're like Rorschach tests, where the psychological state of those posting is revealed by what they project onto an otherwise meaningless page.
veedeevadeevoodee: [i481.photobucket.com image 490x385]/ oblig
one of Ripley's Bad Guys: bah.It was bad enough that the USN named subs after cities, then states - now this.Dace, Tambor, Growler, Wahoo - these are boats that scared the piss IJN. Go back to fish names for subs./former squid
gingerjet: Awesome. Yet another submarine. Like 71 active submarines weren't already enough.
Adam West for President: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: bah.It was bad enough that the USN named subs after cities, then states - now this.Dace, Tambor, Growler, Wahoo - these are boats that scared the piss IJN. Go back to fish names for subs./former squidThis
rocketpants: Oldiron_79: But does he do dos equis commercials?Thread over. That's all, folks.
Emo Jeezus: Well, when Warner was chairman of the Armed Services Committee he (according to his Wiki bio), "...protected and enlarged the flow of billions of dollars into the Virginia economy each year via the state's naval installations and shipbuilding firms which served his reelection efforts in every cycle."So this is just pork payback payola gift-wrapped in a flag, and tied up with a nice little yellow ribbon.
Popo Bawa: For the record, he was not Knighted by Queen Elizabeth.An American cannot be knighted.He was given an honorary knight title - "Honorary Knight Commander" - which just means he gets a nice little medal but he's not really a knight.He doesn't get to be called 'Sir' and he doesn't get to attend the cool Knight dinner with the real "Sir this-or-that" at Windsor every year and he doesn't get the ceremony where the Queen taps you on the shoulder with a sword.Some ambassador just shows up to give you a nice medal to pin on your suit. Where it if you like, it means nothing.Pretty much it's like getting an honorary doctorate. You're not really a doctor but you get a nice parchment to hang on the wall if you like.It just means the Queen knows of you and has acknowledged you for something or other.
Do You Know What I Am Saying: They're just starting construction but he was meeting the crew? What are they doing in the meantime?
Deep Contact: It would be cooler to name it the Chuck Norris.
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