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President Obama nominates the
first ever female 4 Star Navy admiral

Daily Mail [UK], by Andrea Klausner

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/14/2013 7:37:05 AM

The United States named a new Full Admiral in Washington, D.C. Friday--and it´s an African American woman. She´s will be the first ever female in Naval history to win a fourth star assuming the Senate approves President Obama´s nomination. The Navy announced her nomination in an official release. Vice admiral Michelle Howard,53, is currently the deputy chief of naval operations, plans, and strategy. She will serve as the Navy´s second ranking officer, (Snip) Although when asked about whether she faces racism within the service she responded, ´Sexism within the service, and racism outside the service.´

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Oh goody, an affirmative action hire with a chip on her shoulder.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: socaworld, 12/14/2013 7:48:32 AM     (No. 9653287)

Another professional victim.
If the navy is so racist, then how did she get to be an admiral?
She has an attitude remarkably similar to Obama´s petite and demure wife while she was at Princeton: one of angry entitlement.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 12/14/2013 7:55:48 AM     (No. 9653293)

Is she a lesbian as well? This country: JP Jones, Farragut, Nimitz, Halsey and Howard. You have to laugh or you may not stop crying. Now Obama can make sure the 5th fleet will support his takeover.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gagolfer, 12/14/2013 8:04:55 AM     (No. 9653302)

If you bother to read the article, #1, she says she did NOT encounter racism in the Navy. Sexism, yes, but the Navy was famous for that with all women years ago. She is not playing the professional victim at all and maybe it´s way past time to stop calling every woman who succeeds an affirmative action hire? Can´t some women just do a job better than some men?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/14/2013 8:12:37 AM     (No. 9653311)

At one time all military services lead the country is getting rid of racism and it wasn´t by affirmative action. That abominable policy was brought to us by liberals who just couldn´t stand to see a huge organization working well without their stupid progressive policies. Affirmative Action raised it ugly head in the late 70s under our other favorite president, Jimmie Carter.

Ronald Reagan worked hard to fix the military and correct other stupid policies put in place by Mr. Carter. We need another conservative (real conservative!) to fix oh so many things the Democrats and liberal/moderate Republicans have run into the ditch.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/14/2013 8:24:01 AM     (No. 9653323)

Wouldn´t it be nice if some posters could just post a Reply - their own opinion - withouut attacking another poster - which, as I recall, is against the site rules?

This woman is a highly qualified military officer. Whether or not she is qualified to be a four-star admiral is another story.

At a time when Obie is decimating the ranks of white male senior military officers, his appointment raises suspicion when it is a black woman. Bound to.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Balogreene, 12/14/2013 8:31:46 AM     (No. 9653338)

This woman does seem eminently qualified for the position. A graduate of the academy, command of a ship, and Pentagon experience give her a good base for the position. The Navy is several years behind the other services in promoting women to the top. May she do well with this promotion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: alliecat, 12/14/2013 8:40:06 AM     (No. 9653347)

She looks absolutely awesome and I feel great knowing she is in command. "The best diplomacy is a warship", she says. Love it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 12/14/2013 8:42:39 AM     (No. 9653355)

The military has become a grand social experiment. Their failure against terrorism in the Middle East should be troubling to barry. The failure of the Soviet military in Afghanistan started the ball rolling on the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pdmccas, 12/14/2013 8:44:13 AM     (No. 9653360)

no valor decorations. Not one! Just like most of the Generals being elevated these days. The warriors are being fired. Scary! I´m 30 year vet.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 12/14/2013 8:55:19 AM     (No. 9653376)

Sorry, #3, but get real.
In my 42 years of professional experience, I have observed that female and minority workers have been given recognition, reward, and advancement far beyond what their white male counterparts would get with equal performance.
I am not denying that there are capable, competent--even stellar--female and minority workers; just that the rewards given to those individuals are not commensurate to their contributions. The scoring system is quite different than for white males when even barely capable females and minorities are treated as stars.
Given this, what should we infer about Michelle Howard?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/14/2013 9:25:53 AM     (No. 9653420)

Good for her. Women who take their jobs seriously sometime have to work harder than their male counterparts and overcome obstacles put in front of them on purpose.
The physical part in the military I sometimes doubt but the mental part is anyone´s game regardless of sex.
I just want to know if Obama in his low IQ dimwit being took a ´selfie´ with Admiral Michelle Howard?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/14/2013 9:47:09 AM     (No. 9653457)

I saw AA hires almost bring down a very large company in the early 80s first hand.
Government quotas not met meant practically hiring off the street. White males had to do their jobs and also the lion´s share of the AA´s job.
Some were so bad that they were promoted UP and OUT to become someone else´s problem because firing was out of the question. Until she proves herself, I will consider her a female Colin Powell.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 12/14/2013 10:15:15 AM     (No. 9653512)

There goes the Navy. If this AA hire is promoted, the sticker is coming off my car for good.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/14/2013 10:16:52 AM     (No. 9653516)

Promoted to four-star rank?...Somehow I find it hard to picture Admiral Michelle, for a historical example, replacing the late Admiral Raymond A. Spruance as Commander of United States Naval Forces at the epic battles of Midway and The Philippine Sea, during the dark days of World War II.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/14/2013 10:27:28 AM     (No. 9653540)

I agree, #10. I hope she is capable but I have seen too many affirmative action hires turn out badly. We have one in the Oval Office right now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/14/2013 10:31:23 AM     (No. 9653546)

IS she BLONDE?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/14/2013 10:35:19 AM     (No. 9653559)

Qualifications:
Black
Musgal
Lesbian
Crack head
Drug dealer
Chicago roots
Socialist
America hater

Probably many more that I can´t think of at the moment.
You can add more.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/14/2013 10:48:10 AM     (No. 9653575)

PC run amok, on its way to destroying the US military.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/14/2013 11:13:33 AM     (No. 9653606)

Political correctness runs amok. It´s a wonder that our navy can stand up to the challenge of the Chinese in international waters.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: caddyjak, 12/14/2013 11:17:24 AM     (No. 9653614)

I understand that our International enemies are still laughing themselves silly after that picture of Obama, Hillary, Susan, Michelle and that female arab who actually runs the U.S.were dining together on AF #1 hit the Internet. Now a female admiral, what a joke!!!!1

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/14/2013 11:38:18 AM     (No. 9653656)

If everyone had read the article, they might have Replied differently.

I found this to be interesting. We didn´t see the movie. Did her story make it?

This is not the first time Michelle Howard has been in the public eye. Back in October Yahoo News did a story on Howard and about how she was challenged in 2009 when she was faced with combatant Somali Pirates in the Arabian Sea when she was commander of the ship the U.S.S Boxer.

The ships captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage and it was her job to get him back. Howard spent two days trying to peacefully end the standoff. Finally a team of Navy SEALS shot the pirates on board the lifeboat and brought Captain Phillips back to safety.

The story became the 2013 film ´Captain Phillips´ starring Tom Hanks. Howard is the true hero behind the scenes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 12/14/2013 12:10:35 PM     (No. 9653703)

Under the leadership of the Marxist democrats America is about to have the smallest Navy fleet since The First World War.

I guess it does not matter who is running this Politically Correct Military that is becoming so small that it is no longer a world military power.

It is also happening in the Air Force, Army and Marines.

Obama stated he did not think America should be the worlds only super power so he and the Marxist democrats are making good on his and their word.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 12/14/2013 12:25:52 PM     (No. 9653729)

I ask myself:
1. Given the current PC/Affirmative Action pressure from the CinC on down to the GO/FOs, would it be reasonable to conclude that this officer was selected, in part or because of her gender and/or race?
2. If so, is she less qualified than others of equal or superior quality?
I personally prefer "best" or "eminently" qualified when it comes to such professions such as MDs, Clergy, Military Leaders, and other professions where it become a matter of life and death.
If she remains a glorified paper pushing staff office, then it will work out ok. It remains to be seen if indeed she really is a hard nose warrior and leader of combat men and women.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/14/2013 12:32:51 PM     (No. 9653735)

Nice try, DM, but it was NOT her job to rescue Captain Phillips. As CO of the Boxer, she was on scene but if her part was that pivotal it surely would have been featured in the movie(!). An AA move? Good grief - this black female was nominated for a fourth star over numerous white guys who are 3 to 5 years senior to her.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2013 2:08:46 PM     (No. 9653851)

According to her bio, she attained the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half)"1 star" in 2007.
In August 2010 she was promoted to Rear Admiral (2 star).
Just two years later, in August 2012, she was promoted to Vice Admiral "3 star".
Now, just 16 months have passed, and she´s getting promoted to 4 star?

I spent 10 years in the Navy, though that alone does not qualify me as an ´expert´ by any stretch. However, I can say with some experience that her record of promotions at the flag rank is, well, remarkably unusual.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2013 2:56:38 PM     (No. 9653918)

Sorry for the 2nd post, but this information is necessary as it puts perspective here.

This from Adm. Howard´s official bio:
"She commanded Expeditionary Strike Group Two from April 2009 to July 2010. In 2009, she deployed to CENTCOM theater, where she commanded Task Force 151, Multi-national Counter-piracy effort, and Task Force 51, Expeditionary Forces."

So for clarification, she was not "commander of the ship the U.S.S Boxer" For the article to claim that she "is famous for helping to rescue Captain Phillips" is a stretch at best. Navy SEALS operate under a command staff - and those Navy SEALS in particular are under a command staff of their own. At best, she´d have been not much more than a bystander/observer once the SEALS were in place.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Emerson, 12/14/2013 5:52:06 PM     (No. 9654074)

There is more on the Boxer and the Somali pirates and Phillips here. It begins:

The Boxer is designated as the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, the international anti-piracy task force pursuing pirates off the coast of Somalia.[1]

On 10 April 2009, the USS Boxer was en route to assist USS Bainbridge and the USS Halyburton in negotiating the release of Richard Phillips, captain of U.S. flagged container ship MV Maersk Alabama who was held hostage by Somali pirates 300 miles off the Horn of Africa.[2]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Boxer_%28LHD-4%29

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/14/2013 6:07:53 PM     (No. 9654085)

I don´t know about this lady but it sure looks like Obama is exercising a racial bias in favor of black applicants for very high government positions in his political appointments, the civilian executive service, and the military. If Obama gets the chance he will probably put a couple of black Justices on the US Supreme Court before his term ends.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: grampus, 12/14/2013 7:14:20 PM     (No. 9654127)

Obama was heard to say, "She is the best qualified. Period."

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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

Romney’s return to public life stokes
speculation about potential 2016 run

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FOX News, by Staff    Original Article
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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before. Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances. He has appeared on TV news shows 12 times in the past six months. That’s essentially on pace with Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who led all national politicians last year with 26 appearances over 12 months. Romney has

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

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Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
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“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in

Worth the wait! Reclusive movie
star Doris Day smiles and
waves to fans as she makes
rare public appearance on her
milestone 90th birthday

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DailyMail (U.K.), by Helen Zhao and Juliet Paylor    Original Article
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Reclusive movie star Doris Day greeted fans with a rare smile and a wave from her balcony on Thursday as she rang in her 90th birthday. The Oscar-nominee appeared in great spirits as she made the rather regal gesture from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on California´s north coast - a quiet little enclave also home to Clint Eastwood - the first time she´s been seen in public since 2008. After opening up to Closer Weekly about her milestone birthday, revealing she´s still very much in demand, with scripts pouring in all the time, the silver-haired beauty appeared as sprightly as


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