Navy naming ship after gay rights activist:

The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.

The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif.

The Secretary of the Navy’s office is deferring releasing additional information until the naming announcement, a Navy official told USNI News on Thursday.

Mabus has said the John Lewis-class – named after civil rights activist and congressman Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – would be named after civil rights leaders.

Other names in the class include former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren whose court ruled to desegregate U.S. schools, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, women’s right activist Lucy Stone and abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.

It’s like Ray Mabus wakes up every day and thinks to himself, “How can I show how much of a weiner I am this week?” First, the guy completely disregards an exhaustive study showing that female Marines are way below the capability of male Marines, and allows females in the infantry. Then, he decides to arbitrarily end decades of USMC tradition by changing numerous job titles in the Corps, all with full approval from Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Never before in the history of the United States has the military been controlled by three social justice warriors, but here we are. It’s like the country is being run by the faculty lounge at UC Berkeley.

Now, I will say this: At least Harvey Milk actually served in the Navy, so I don’t have a huge problem with it, I suppose. Lately, this administration has been naming ships after political cronies, like former United States Senator Carl Levin, who was never in the military. And in that case, Ray Mabus chose to honor a greasy politician by naming a DESTROYER after him. A ship of war, named after a man who was never in the Navy, or anywhere else in the military. That, to me, is MUCH more of a problem than the Harvey Milk oiler ship.