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Clogged Toilets Plague USS George H.W. Bush Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Nov 15, 2011, 05:53 PM

United States Navy sailors are crying foul over unworkable toilets aboard the USS George H.W. Bush Aircraft Carrier. This has caused deployment stress and damaging morale to President Barack Obama’s sailors.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, “it’s no laughing matter, says the Navy Times. Sailors tell of combing the ship for up to an hour to find a place to do business, if they can find one at all. Others have resorted to urinating in showers or into the industrial sinks in their work stations. Some men are using bottles and emptying the contents over the giant ship’s side, while some women are holding it in for so long that they are developing health problems, according to sources on the ship.”

Apparently, the clogged toilets may stem from rigid regulation standards established by the E.P.A. to prevent the pollution of sea waters. Meanwhile, plumbing problems may stem from questionable government contracts with donors to Obama’s $1 billion re-election campaign.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “the USS George H.W. Bush, named in honor of the 41st president was commissioned in January 2009. The problem appears to be a vacuum system that pulls waste through hundreds of miles of pipes on the ship. The system is the first of its kind in an aircraft carrier, but similarly to those commonly used on airplanes and cruise ships.”

Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Frakes complains that on-board moral has definitely taken a blow.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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written by CJ , November 16, 2011

USS George HW Bush was commissioned 10 days before President Obama was inaugurated, let alone running for reelection. How in the world could he have steered contracts to a donor before he even took office?

written by Penny , November 17, 2011

Tom again reaches a new low in his "Blame Obama First" campaign.

PS: "Barack Obama's Sailors" - odd that term wasn't used here when describing the mission that took out Bin Laden...

written by rosiegirl , November 17, 2011

At his AGE, George HW Bush is also plagued with "clogged toilet syndrom".

written by rosiegirl , November 19, 2011

Only solution, military policy of "dont flush dont tell"..serving on the USS George HW Bush must really be shatty.

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