USS Farragut is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the US Navy – the fifth Navy ship named for Admiral David Farragut (1801–1870).
In July of 1862, David Glasgow Farragut was promoted to the rank of rear admiral. He was the first admiral of any sort in the U.S. Navy. In 1866, he became the first naval officer to attain the rank of full admiral. He died at age 69 (1870) subsequent to having served 60 years in the navy. Farragut had enlisted at age 9 as a midshipman.
Interpreting dating jargon: “I think that we should start seeing other people” means “I already am.”
Boko Haram Fighters
A bishop whose diocese in north-east Nigeria has suffered at the hands of Boko Haram wants the West to send in military forces to defeat the militants according to the Catholic Herald.
Describing how Boko Haram was now recruiting from countries across north Africa, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that Western military intervention was the only viable option in the fight against the militants.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today in the capital introduced H.R. 486, the Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2015. This bill would remove a burdensome Obama administration regulation that has far-reaching consequences on oil and gas jobs.
“This is another example of agencies not understanding the unnecessary burdens they place on businesses,” said Mullin, a second-term lawmaker from Westville, Okla. “This is exactly the kind of regulatory action that I came to Washington to fight. These agencies issue rule after rule, stacking burdensome layers on our government bureaucracy. As a result, all consumers pay higher costs for goods and services because of overreaching regulations.”
Preliminary data from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department’s online E-Check system show that hunters reported harvesting more than 98,500 deer in Oklahoma through Jan. 15, the last day of deer archery season. But it appears hunter success was much better in certain regions of the state than in others.
Erik Bartholomew, big-game biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said E-Check data from early December suggested that the overall statewide deer harvest was running about 10 percent higher compared to the same time last year.
Dr. Alveda C. King
Editor’s Note: Tonight the Tulsa March For Life will begin at 6:30 pm at 8th Street and Boulder Avenue and proceeds to Centennial Green, where the principal speaker will be veteran pro-life legislative leader Rebecca Hamilton.
President Obama, in his State of the Union address this week, said, “If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments. But let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country. We still may not agree on a woman’s right to choose, but surely, we can agree it’s a good thing that teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows, and that every woman should have access to the health care that she needs.”