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Old 09-14-2017, 08:33 PM
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USS Jimmy Carter returns to port hoisting the Jolly Roger

Fuck, yeah!

Okay we don't what she (are subs female?) was up to, but it is a tradition that needs to continue, though not used frivolously.

http://my.xfinity.com/video/uss-jimm...b=Must%20Watch
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:43 PM
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We don't KNOW, ffs. Oy!
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:45 PM
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When camping the Jolly Roger goes up when the rum comes out. Maybe they picked up a few cases?

In all seriousness, good for them. We don't know what the mission was but neither do our adversaries. Make them sweat a little.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:55 PM
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While I can't imagine Brother Jimmy saying it in front of his family, he was a submariner bubblehead, first and foremost, and "Fuck, yeah!" would still be appropriate.

ETA Especially if it were his boat.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:15 PM
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:34 PM
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My nephew just returned to Seattle after several months on a nuke sub. I wonder if this was his. He doesn't talk much about his work these days.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:53 PM
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Uncle Tom NEVER discussed work, and could chnge subjects like no one. I assume he did fun things.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:34 PM
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Maybe they're trying to rally Pirates fans? God knows we could use some cheering up after Wednesday's game.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM
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I'm calling to promote a company that has its name on a ball field. I was asked if I could get the team to do better, this late in the season. I don't do miracles.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:14 AM
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Damned lucky for them the US Coast Guard wasn't around to see them.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:34 AM
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We may never know. The Jimmy does some super-secret stuff.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:40 PM
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I'm guessing it had something to do with Moby Dick, but I don't know why....

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:33 PM
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Fuck, yeah!

Okay we don't what she (are subs female?) was up to, but it is a tradition that needs to continue, though not used frivolously.

http://my.xfinity.com/video/uss-jimm...b=Must%20Watch

Its predessesor was the USS Parche, a boat thats earned more jockstrap medals and the basis for many works of fiction.

Jimmy is doing her job now.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:57 PM
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One report states that during WWII, British subs would return to harbor with a Jolly Roger to indicate they had sunk an enemy ship. So the speculation was that the USS Jimmy Carter was successful in whatever mission it had.
I do wonder how peacenik idiot Jimmy Carter feels about having a sub with covert missions named after him...
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:06 PM
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You mean, Annapolis graduate and submariner officer Jimmy Carter? Lieutenant Jimmy Carter who with his men once walked inside a hot reactor to secure it? Whose wife was the godmother of this vessel for its christening?

He'd probably be proud of the crew for performing in the best traditions of the silent service.

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:36 PM
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One report states that during WWII, British subs would return to harbor with a Jolly Roger to indicate they had sunk an enemy ship. So the speculation was that the USS Jimmy Carter was successful in whatever mission it had.
I do wonder how peacenik idiot Jimmy Carter feels about having a sub with covert missions named after him...
Haha.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:17 PM
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Somehow I don't think the stuffed shirts in Washington approve of the US Jimmy Carter's flag.

It got too much press attention and that means politics raises its ugly head.

I am very glad that our military is standing up for itself when threatened.

We've let too many 3rd rate countries push us around. Iran's Navy particularly has gotten the impression they own the Persian Gulf.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn...ulf/index.html

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Old 09-16-2017, 10:58 PM
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Asked my nephew if he was on that, and he said no. But the JC is involved in some pretty badass stuff, he said, and that they were likely engaged with pirates on this one.
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Somehow I don't think the stuffed shirts in Washington approve of the US Jimmy Carter's flag.
Fuck 'em.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:33 AM
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One report states that during WWII, British subs would return to harbor with a Jolly Roger to indicate they had sunk an enemy ship....
HMS Conqueror did the same after sinking the Argentine light cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War, and there was a minor controversy about it. Some people thought it was making light of the deaths of so many of the Argentine crew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Conqueror_(S48)
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