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Thursday, November 10, 2011

You Pick The Topic!

I'll put it up to a vote. For my next post, would you like a) a discussion of the most recent SOBC graduation, or b) an essay about national politics? Vote in the comments!

Update 1611 10 Nov: While you're voting, here and here are a couple of random "Best of Bubblehead" posts from the "Toilet" division.

Bell-ringer 1717 10 Nov: From the comments, here's a cool "Spirit Spot" from USS North Carolina (SSN 777) for the upcoming Carrier Classic:

Update 0549 11 Nov: And here's the response from one of the USS Michigan (SSGN 727) crews.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But the earlier female graduates have additional training to undergo, delaying their assignment to submarines, making Friday's class the first to head under the waves."

Nope. Ever heard of ED dolphins?

11/10/2011 3:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am curious if the end of the world has yet occurred due to the repeal of DADT.

11/10/2011 4:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about commenting on this video from the USS North Carolina? Will the sub force fire the CO for something like loss of onfidence? Will the USS Michigan respond?

11/10/2011 4:34 PM

Anonymous Stsc said...

I vote for a tasteful 11-11-11 post about what folks are doing to represent our force.

11/10/2011 4:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bubblehead: Your promised me weeks back that you would try to stick to Submarine/military topics. So if your national politics is about the increasingly probable hit to DoD funding from the super committee in congress or a balanced approach tied back to submarine topics (however politically incorrect)I'd prefer to hear about how women in submarines, presently graduating from SOBC, affects those families waiting for their submariners to return home. or words to that effect...

Anon in Seattle

11/10/2011 4:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post is from a retired carrier fighter pilot whose son is now in the submarine force, so I read your blogs often.

Don't forget about the CARRIER CLASSIC that will be played on 11-11-11 on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in celebration of Veterans Day. The North Carolina Tar Heels are playing the Michigan State Spartans. (The above video post shows how the USS NORTH CAROLINA feels about Michigan.) The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 1615 PST. You can find some interesting videos on

Do you think they will ever hold an athletic event on the deck of a submarine -- or whatever you call the top of a sub.

11/10/2011 5:06 PM

Anonymous PortTackStart said...

Do you think they will ever hold an athletic event on the deck of a submarine -- or whatever you call the top of a sub. could probably get a mean game of red rover going on the superstructure of a trident. Maybe some corn hole. Heck, strip off the non-skid and play some shuffleboard! Or weld two spikes to the deck so the chiefs can get their horseshoes on.

I'm pretty ambivalent about the choices, but I feel the female submariner topic is much ado about nothing, so I vote against that one. Once the sexual harassment complaints start rolling in and we can all say 'I told you so' it'll be a different story. But for now: out of sight, out of mind...let's hear about those super-committee tards who are about to savage the defense budget (looking at you John 'Purple Heart' Kerry!).

11/10/2011 5:21 PM

Blogger Erica R. said...

I realize that this blog is about submarines and since women will be reporting to my husband's boat shortly, let's talk about politics.

I do believe that there will be another conversation about women in our near future but please do not let the future be tomorrow.

I would love to even talk about our most memorable moments in the Navy since tomorrow is Veteran's Day. You know I am a skimmer and I am not ashamed to say that I love jet noise.

11/10/2011 5:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure wish I had cammo on the 70's

11/10/2011 6:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a plank owner and a graduate of North Carolina State University, I must say that video made me vomit in my mouth a little.

I would say any CO who would support a football team accused of as many NCAA violations as UNC has a serious lack of credibility (IMO).

Maybe, just maybe, UNC can manage to score against Michigan this weekend, but I wouldn't bet on it.

11/10/2011 6:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say we discuss both in the same instance.

The Times article, which tries to slam the Navy for not making a huge deal out of new DinQ non-quals, because of politics.

Maybe the Navy is trying to treat the new soon-to-be-NUBs like they are sailors/officers and not females.

11/10/2011 6:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's discuss the best sex liberty ports.

I know it is not PC but screw it, lets be submariners and Sailors again.

11/10/2011 7:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Penn State and that homo little-boy peter puffer? Should he be shot, castrated, butt raped by a porcupine or burned? slowly with a Bic lighter?

11/10/2011 7:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lame choices. I'm going back and watching the Hitler A-gang LCPO again (and again)

11/10/2011 8:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Submarine sailors are the top 2 percent of the Navy," Chufo said. "They're very professional and they just want to make sure you can pull your weight. As long as you can be part of that crew, an effective member of that crew, the rest doesn't matter."

You're correct, right up until you start taking someone's space because of gender "privacy issues" - or getting augmented because, oops, you're pregnant. If the Navy is so gung ho about putting chicks onboard, why not go ahead and do it? Big Navy obviously isn't truly concerned about privacy. Can't be, they're allowing open flaming faggots onto the boats.

11/10/2011 10:32 PM

Blogger KellyJ said...

Hate to burst your bubble, but their have been flamers on the boats forever. As long as they did their jobs, got qualified, and were a useful crew-member no one really cared.

11/10/2011 11:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . no one really cared.

Hate to burst your bubble, but there were a few meat gazers aboard during my time on boats and people did care. They were ostracized while not at sea. Esprit de corps? Not so much.

Can't wait to start reading the reports and being able to say, "Told ya so."

11/11/2011 10:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

GADS!! I was on the Vinson that had the dubious honor of Hosting former President Clinton for a visit. Both times I managed to effect an escape prior to the ship and the pier area being locked down. I am heartily glad I am not there now with this upcoming event........

11/11/2011 3:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll just bet you can't wait to read reports about meat gazing.

11/12/2011 1:21 PM

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12/30/2011 1:41 AM


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