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Old 2021-01-15, 18:39   #1464
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It is probably political payback for this.

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Days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., said the event should have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though Jan. 20 is enshrined in the Constitution as the date for the transfer of presidential power.
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Old 2021-01-15, 20:33   #1465
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It is probably political payback for this.
According to Fox News poor, poor, put-upon Tommy Tuberville was misquoted. He has no objection to Joe Biden being sworn in. He just doesn't want there to be any public ceremony commemorating the event. Talk about "cancel culture"...

In July, Tuberville blatantly disregarded quarantine orders while attending DC fundraisers.

If hypocrisy were a crime, he'd be executed.
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Old 2021-01-15, 21:00   #1466
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Pretty much everyone was expecting Space Command to stay where it was. IMO the whole thing is a boondoggle. Moving its headquarters just makes it a bigger boondoggle.
I agree. Wouldn't JPL (Pasadena, CA) or Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) or Kennedy Space Center make the most sense?

Or is NASA completely divorced from team space soldier?
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Old 2021-01-15, 21:17   #1467
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I agree. Wouldn't JPL (Pasadena, CA) or Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) or Kennedy Space Center make the most sense?
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Of course putting it in Los Angeles where the Los Angeles Air Force Base is also could have made sense. And Edwards AFB is close and Vandenburg is close enough too.
JPL is close to LA AFB which is all about satellites and space.
JPL (as an installation) started off as a military related venture.
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Old 2021-01-16, 00:45   #1468
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Default Goodbye and good riddance.

iL Duce wants a big military sendoff with bands, red carpet, maybe even a flyover. They are trying to rustle up enough people to fill out the adoring crowd to cheer him on his way.
What an egomaniac !

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trum...ry?id=75280643
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iL Duce wants a big military sendoff with bands, red carpet, maybe even a flyover.
A pair of F35s should escort SAM 28000 all the way to final touchdown at NBW.
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Old 2021-01-16, 02:23   #1470
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A pair of F35s should escort SAM 28000 all the way to final touchdown at NBW.


I like it! He wanted to keep the place open too, right? Perhaps he could be treated to some of those "enhanced interrogation techniques" he says work so well.



I offer some alternatives:

1) Unfortunate accident with Marine One on the way to Air Force One. Crew reports, "He got to his feet, and he just went crazy! We were at 150 feet. He was blubbering and screaming, demanding to be flown back to the White House. All of a sudden he went to the hatch, and before we could stop him, he got it open and -- he just fell out!"

2) Air Force One returns from the forty-fifth president's last flight as president. President Joe Biden is there.

President Biden: (returns salute) Glad you made it back. You're even ahead of schedule.

Pilot: Thank you, Sir. We decided not to refuel, and that saved us some time.

President Biden: You got him to Palm Springs, though.

Pilot: We think so, yes, Sir.

President Biden: What do you mean, you think so?

Pilot: It was a little hard to tell from ten thousand feet.

President Biden: Beg pardon?

Pilot: That was my line, Sir.

President Biden: It will be my privilege. The whole crew, of course.

Pilot: Thank you, Sir!

3) Unexpected party guests

A bunch of the outgoing president's closest chums have gathered at Mar-a-Lago for a gigantic party during the inauguration. His Secret Service detail and the crew of Air Force One have all promised him that his arrival will take the Inaugural right off the Fake News. The president is pleased by this.

In mid-flight, one of his detail says, "Sir, the air space is completely clear around Mar-a-Lago. How would you like to buzz the place in this thing? I bet it would make all your guests pee their pants." The president beams, laughs, and says "Do it. I bet it will scare the hell out of them!"

"As you wish, Sir. But to make sure it's a surprise, we're going to have to secure your phone in this wire mesh to make sure nobody can gain access." (President hands over phone)

As the plane approaches Palm Springs, the crew notifies ATC that it will be making a low pass over Mar-a-Lago at the president's request. But then, it suddenly climbs.

"What's going on?" the president demands.

"We're going directly to the party," one of his detail answers.

"Are you crazy? You can't land this plane there! There's no runway!"

"Who said anything about landing?" Having to serve you as president has wrecked all our lives. And the lives of a lot of our friends. And our country. We can't take it any more. And you're going to pay. But don't worry, your arrival will knock the Inaugural right off the news, just like we promised."

"Wha-wha-whaaat??" No! No! NOOOOOOO!!! Wait - I can make you all rich! I can make your families rich! I can make you all heroes...

Meanwhile, in the cockpit...

"Air Traffic Control to Air Force One. You said you'd be making a low pass. You're climbing. What's going on?"

"Air Force One to Air Traffic Control. Our passenger has become very unruly. We're getting some air under us until we regain control of the cabin."

(sound of fists pounding on cockpit door, the sound of frightened weeping, a voice begging, then screaming "No, no, please! Noooooo!"

(Laughter in cabin and cockpit)

"Air Traffic Control to Air Force One. It looks like you're in a dive!" Are you declaring an emergency?

"Air Force One to Air Traffic Control. We're on final approach. Right on target. Mar-a-Lago."

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Old 2021-01-17, 00:22   #1471
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iL Duce wants a big military sendoff with bands, red carpet, maybe even a flyover.
He is doing a flyover, to parts unknown on early Wednesday morning, or before...
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Old 2021-01-19, 14:49   #1472
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iL Duce wants a big military sendoff with bands, red carpet, maybe even a flyover. They are trying to rustle up enough people to fill out the adoring crowd to cheer him on his way.
What an egomaniac !

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trum...ry?id=75280643
The Pentagon has declined to give him a big sendoff. Perhaps they haven't yet forgotten that he had recently vetoed all their paychecks for FY 2021.

A small gathering on the WH grounds is planned, to see him board Marine One for the last time as president (in this term of office, anyway). A gathering of invited supporters at Andrews is planned for 8AM EST January 20, to see him board Air Force One for the last time as president.

EDIT: White House aides are working hard to get asses into seats for Der Furor's sendoff from Joint Base Andrews. They are even allowing attendees to bring five guests each.

No-shows will include Mike Pence, Senate Majority Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former WH Chief of Staff John Kelly, former National Security Advisor John Bolton, and WH Communications Director of Eleven Days Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci.

Scaramucci said of his invitation, "They're looking for people. Trust me, that had to be a mass email if one of them got sent to me."

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Old 2021-01-19, 16:20   #1473
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It has been reported that three former first couples (Clinton, Bush & Obama) will meet with the Bidens for a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington.

It would be nice if they had an evening together round at the Bidens' place afterwards.
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Old 2021-01-20, 12:53   #1474
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