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USS Susan Richards

The Economist finds it inexplicable that the United States would name a new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after peacenik George McGovern:

An enemy looking upon an American ship of war should not be reminded of the droning speeches of American politicians. American warships should be named after universally recognisable, all-American cultural figures who embody limitless powers of destruction, put to the service of peace, justice, and the good of all mankind.

Among such figures: Batman, the Invisible Woman, and, um, Michael Jackson.

Part of the upside of naming a warship after the Invisible Woman, I suspect, is that people will wonder if it’s corroboration for all that Philadelphia Experiment stuff.

(Seen, as it were, at Mahou Meido Meganekko.)

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