Vietnam Veterans Outraged Over Navy Christening Of USS Jane Fonda

USS Jane Fonda Causing Controversy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars issued a joint statement today condemning the U.S. Navy over the launch of its newest warship, the USS Jane Fonda.

“Without getting into Jane Fonda’s activities during the Vietnam War, we feel that it is highly inappropriate to name a warship after an actress with no ties to the military,” said James Mitchell, a spokesman for both groups.

The ship’s name, which had been kept under wraps until right before the launch, was revealed yesterday at a star-studded event presided over by Ms. Fonda.

Ms. Fonda made a statement prior to the launch, saying, “I dedicate this ship to the brave men who fought and died in Vietnam, especially those in the 66th Viet Cong Regiment.”

The actress is extremely unpopular among some military groups for her activities during the Vietnam War, such as posing for propaganda pictures with North Vietnamese soldiers, referring to American prisoners of war as “hypocrites and liars”, and more recently cutting the line at a Target in front of a guy wearing an American flag t-shirt.

American warships, traditionally named after states, cities, and posthumous military heroes, have increasingly been named after living figures ever since 1998, when the Republican-controlled Congress named 18 warships in a row after former President Ronald Reagan.

In recent years, the Navy has come under fire for its practice of naming ships after controversial individuals, such as congressional representatives John P. Murtha and Gabrielle Giffords, and civil rights activists Cesar Chavez and Medgar Evers.

When reached for comment, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said that there was no actual law over ship naming conventions.

“Plus, I really liked Barbarella,” Mabus added.

The Jane Fonda will form part of the newly-activated Eighth Fleet, built around the aircraft carrier Hillary Rodham Clinton (CVN-80), and destroyers Family Guy, Lady Gaga, and Trayvon Martin.

UPDATE – The US Navy has denied any connection between the naming of the Fonda and recent negotiations with Vietnam over basing American ships out of Cam Ranh Bay.  Navy officials have confirmed however that Cam Ranh Bay will be the Fonda‘s first port of call and Vietnamese Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh was overheard commenting how his country would, “love ship long time.”


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48 Comments

  1. The eighth fleet just got its newest AEGIS missile destroyer, the USS Barbara Streisand and the oiler USS Justin Bieber.

  2. I understand that this is a humor site, akin to The Onion in many ways, but there are limits to good taste.

  3. Invasion from Vietnam, are you kidding me, the only thing they would invade is the freaking rice aisle in the local grocery store. Hey Tard, this is satire, dont get sucked in.

  4. i heard she was going to break in the ship bearing her name when it arrives at it’s home port in viet nam by gang banging all the surviving members of the 66th viet cong regiment on the 44th anniversary of the film Barbarella’s premier in hollywood.

  5. “Ms. Fonda made a statement prior to the launch, saying, “I dedicate this ship to the brave men who fought and died in Vietnam, especially those in the 66th Viet Cong Regiment.” When I read this I like to died laughing. I have learned to never read DB while eating or drinking. Or I will hafta get a waterproof laptop.
    Now to all you outraged Viet vets. So am I and I think you all need to get over being all pissed off. Of course I will never watch a Fonda movie either!

  6. Damn ands I THUNK I WAS DUMBED DOWN!! And the POTUS/CiC/CEX abounded about the HUGE SAVING’S to da taxpayazzz by Savin pAIN’T!! USS ATB!! Lots les of tham thar pane tin’s to be a’ PUTIN on that sCOW!!

  7. I had not heard anything about this ship,I sincerely hope this is just some cruel joke. Jane Fonda’s name should never come up at all,when the subject has anything to do with anything military, now or in the past,nor should it be mentioned in anything with patriotism,loyalty to country, and its people. She is a traitor and always will be,this cannot be denied because it’s on tape and documented. If this is true then we really have to question what the hell is wrong with the people who make these decisions. Nothing in this country is held in any esteem at all. Veterans,families of veterans,friends of veterans and active duty personnel need to unite go to the polls and get rid of these country ruining assholes once and for all.

  8. AS A COMBAT MARINE SGT THAT WASWITH 1ST BN 9TH MARINES DELTA CO JAN 68-69+ IT IS A SHAME TO NAME ANYTHING AFTER JANE FONDA
    (( WHAT ABOUT MEDAL OF HONOR RECEIPENTS THAT DIED, AND PUT THEIR LIFE ON THE LINE FONDA EVEN CALLED THE POWS LIERS ON TV SHE WA S A SPOILED BRAT,THATS A QUOTE FROM JIMMY STEWART ITS A SLAP IN FACEALL OF OUR MILITARY ESPICALLY THE ONES THAT GAVE IT ALL AND THE ONES THAT ARE STILL SUFFERING FROM THEIR WOUNDS I’M OVER 100% AND STILL GOTTA HAVE OPERATIONS TO REPARE MY OLD ASS IT MAKES ME WANT TO TELL ANYONE THINKING ABOUT ENLISTING NOT TO GO THEY WOULD RATHER HONOR A TRADER THAN A COMBAT SOLDER WHICH EVER BRANCH THEY WERE IN

  9. I say it’s about time we Vietnam vets let bygones be bygones, grab the bull by the tail, and face the consequences. It’s a brand new world and brand new values. I for one cannot wait for the day when my grandchildren serve loud and proud on board the USS Barney Frank.

  10. I find it hard to believe that so many fucktards think this website is “real” news. It’s fucking satire you morons. How the hell have you lived this long?

  11. Damn people, read it again! This article and this site is pure satire (brilliant satire at that).

    “….and more recently cutting the line at a Target in front of a guy wearing an American flag t-shirt.”
    I almost spewed coffee all over my screen!

    Liberals are always trying to claim military people are borderline retarded….some of you aren’t helping.

  12. How could this happen?!!!!!!!!!!!! Has the Navy,lost their minds? Jane Fonda,is a traitor!!

  13. This is just another example of this administrations’s attempt to be insulting and disrespectful to the core of America’s value system. Jane Fonda will always be HANOI JANE and to mention a Vietcong regiment in the same sentence as American troops is the ultimate insult. It makes me so proud not to have any connection to Obama and his administration of socialistic goons.
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  14. I was to young for vietnam but my older brother was not, and i can tell you the things I have read and heard about her anger me to every fiber of my being, she is the worst traitorous scum that has ever lived in this country, she is just like all the other liberal America hating democrats, Hillery Rodham clinton, Nanci pelosi, Diane Feinstien, oh gosh damn I hate her.. Why hasnt she died? Why?? tne world would be such a better place is she was not in it.. If this is a joke, Its not funny..

  15. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I have been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered shiny transparent idea

  16. The best satire is that which treads that fine line between truth and madness.

    We all know the Obama administration would actually give this more than a disgusted passing thought.

  17. Look, I like a joke as much as anybody, but in my book this sucks & is not one damn bit funny. Sorry but that is how I feel

  18. Hard to believe that so many people didn’t catch that this was a spoof/satire piece. Would have thought that the claim of 18 ships in a row being named for President Reagan would have been a little bit of a clue, but no??
    Sheesh…..

  19. That is the most disgusting thing I have heard in a long time. Jane onda adorns a lot of urinals still and the navy brass can join her there. She and the fuck who named a ship after her oviously were never in the military. The vets still have not forgotten her turning in the officers during the interview in viet nam. She caused AMERICAN AIRMEN to be killed. Once a traitor always a traitor. I think her father was disgraced by the little slut.
    By his response Mabus proves what a spoiled life he has led. Must be nice to feel importnt to a traitor.
    Time for the vets to end this liberal shit. Write for changes in the law

  20. Jane Fonda visited us in Okinawa in 72 after she returned from N. Vietnam, to give an anti war speech in downtown NAHA…Myself and fellow Air Force Sgt Robert Sparks collected a box of eggs and rotten tomatoes to go throw at her. On our way out the gate of Naha Base, we were stopped by a young Marine guard, “Where are you going?” We’re going down town to see Jane Fonda, why ? He replied “I have orders, NO MILITARY PERSONNEL are allowed off Base during her speech. We then pointed out our eggs and tomatoes, We’re going down to throw these at the traitor bitch. He looked at our collection and smiled, he said ” I would love to go with you and join you, as I got a great pitching arm, but I have my orders. We turned around and felt bad that we missed our opportunity, maybe some day I’ll get my chance while I can still toss an egg or a rotten tomato at her, She’s still a traitor and I still hate Her, what she has done during the Vietnam War will always be with me and I know I’m not alone !

  21. SHE IS A TRAITOR AND DESTROYED SO MANY GOOD MEN WHEN SHE GAVE THEM UP TO THE COMMUNIST… LAUGHING ABOUT IT.. HER AND JOHN KERRY WENT TO VIETNAM TO VISIT WITH THE COMMUNIST… IF I HAD A BOMB BIG ENOUGH TO BLOW THAT SHIP UP.. I WOULD DO IT..HOW DO YOU DISRESEPCT EVERY SINGLE VETERAN FROM THAT WAR BY HONORING A WHORE TO THE COMMIES??? THIS CANNOT STAND.

    • She didn’t “give up” anyone. Check your facts.

      As for your foolproof plan to blow up the ship, what about the American sailors you would cold-bloodedly murder?

      • @Joe…..”You” had better check your facts…..that bitch gave “hand-delivered” notes from the POW’s to those dirty bastards…that’s right, I’m a Vietnam Vet…how about you, are you a Vet?

        • This is all just a joke. It’s not a very cosher joke, especially for those that are affected by her and her doings. IF NOTHING ELSE, they should have gotten that this was a JOKE/SPOOF when they read the last part and I quote:

          The Jane Fonda will form part of the newly-activated Eighth Fleet, built around the aircraft carrier Hillary Rodham Clinton (CVN-80), and destroyers Family Guy, Lady Gaga, and Trayvon Martin.

          Yeah this joke is in bad taste, but that’s how some people are. What ya gonna do?

          As for Joe who said she did nothing wrong, you are just a plain dumbass. I am a vet, but I was too yount to know what she did in Vietnam, but I have read what she did. All you have to do is google her, or just pick up a book and read, if you can read !!!! FLIPPING MORON !!!

      • I agree with Lee.
        Joe, you should be doing a little more research before defending an enemy of the US.

        Vietnam 67-68, 68-69
        I Corps Rivers

    • Actually, Kerry didnt go to Hanoi, but to Paris to negotiate with Madam Binh, who was a Communist from North Vietnam.

      Same difference, but his negotiations were in Paris with the commies from Vietnam.

  22. As a Vietnam army vet I don’t like jane fanda and it is a discrase to our military. and my Sister never watch
    a movie of the Bitch after she made all these commets and kiss the north vietnames ASS. Carson

  23. I got almost half way through reading this before I realized this had to be a spoof. The “66th Viet Cong Regiment”????? I swallowed my coffee down the wrong pipe on that one.

    God bless all of those who served in Viet Nam and all veterans of all wars. This is funny and with the nuts we have in the leadership of this country I am just glad this is a joke.

      • While there may have been a unit the invaders/puppets called the 66th Viet Cong, Vietnamese never referred to themselves as Viet Cong.

  24. I thought all you veterans already knew. The only honors given out in this administration go to Hollywood stars, not Military Veterans. Duh.

  25. Unlike shotbag, I thought this was quite funny. It also gives me a chance to explain the irony and history behind JF’s traiterous act to younger generations in our Army. That’s a good piece of writing, it ensures people remember what she did to our brothers.

  26. Not many people know this, but my cousin Tranh Van Jakeman was the only person to serve in five separate armies in that war: the US Army, US Marine Corps, South Vietnamese Army, North Vietnamese Army, and Khmer Rouge. You can read all about it in his book: “Divided Loyalties: A Jakeman’s Vietnam Odyssey”, available for $85 at Amazon.com.

    • Vietnam, USA, 1967-1969
      I did my part to protect the US from invasion from Vietnam.
      Without me and millions like me, true patriots would have to have made their millions being Vietnamese Kapos, instead of Republican political hacks.

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