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U.S. Space Command leaving Colorado,
governor calls it 'politically motivated'
move by Trump

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Posted By: OhioNick, 1/13/2021 5:58:24 PM

U.S. Space Command is reportedly leaving Colorado Springs for Alabama in what Gov. Jared Polis is calling a "politically motivated" move by outgoing President Trump. Polis in a statement said Trump overruled recommendations to keep Space Command in Colorado Springs, saying the president's decision was "deeply concerning." U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, called the move a "horrendous decision" and saying it will "materially damage our national security." Lamborn vowed to fight the decision and said he sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, asking him to reverse the move.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher 1/13/2021 6:08:33 PM (No. 659886)
Good, more jobs for Alabama. And if Dementia Joe thinks it might weaken America and therefore strengthen China he probably won't countermand the order.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy 1/13/2021 6:11:42 PM (No. 659893)
Hmmmmm elections doooo have my Obama words....
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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer 1/13/2021 6:14:13 PM (No. 659897)
Alabama has the Space Center in Huntsville. Pray tell, Mr. Goobernor: where in Colorado is the all-weather port from which you can ship (by barge) enormous sections of space vehicles to Cape Kennedy?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/13/2021 6:14:23 PM (No. 659898)
Exactly how this move matters in term of national security is .... Now, anyone want to guesstimate the cost of this boondoggle?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt 1/13/2021 6:18:05 PM (No. 659902)
Probably no one in CO can get security clearance because they are already 'higher than a kite'. Houses in Csprings are priced for Kalifornians now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 1/13/2021 6:24:06 PM (No. 659910)
Moving the Space Command would materially damage our national security, but blatantly rigged elections and a totally biased Marxist Unimedia are good for the republic. Why bother with any of it? Shut it all down and let the taxpayers waste their money on street drugs, prostitutes, and pornography.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 1/13/2021 6:27:46 PM (No. 659913)
Oh, you mean like the politically motivated impeachment?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 1/13/2021 6:39:21 PM (No. 659927)
Blatant political move, huh? Sucks, doesn't it?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/13/2021 6:50:34 PM (No. 659943)
Could be worse, Governor - he could have chosen DC. Speaking of which, very unfortunate that Trump won't be able to act on his plans to relocate the Ag Dept. and other cabinet-level bureaucracies from DC to the heartland.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/13/2021 7:17:15 PM (No. 659978)
I don't think it matters because Biden will kill the space command shortly after taking office.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimkata 1/13/2021 7:23:00 PM (No. 659981)
LBJ put NASA in Houston when the logical spot would be right next to Cape Canaveral /Cape Kennedy. But he was President and coul ddo what he wanted. Same with Trump...and yes there is already a space presence in Alamaba. Anything Trump can do to give the finger to all who screwed over America I say go for it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HonestDon 1/13/2021 7:42:43 PM (No. 659991)
Agree that Joe will likely kill Space Command, and steal GOBS of money from DOD. In any case, Jared: Eff You.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vaquero45 1/13/2021 8:05:24 PM (No. 660010)
Maybe Lamborn should have been more vocal in his support for the President, instead of speaking up just last week. And maybe Jared Polis should realize that Space Command is probably better off not being based in a state governed by left-wing morons, including a socialist homosexual governor.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: columba 1/13/2021 8:26:42 PM (No. 660026)
If Trump ties his shoes, it is portrayed by the Media as wrong.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/13/2021 8:46:25 PM (No. 660040)
Gee, is he surprised that the newest suburb of Californistan would be snubbed by the rest of America?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 1/13/2021 9:41:35 PM (No. 660077)
I have vacation home in southern Colorado for the last 30 years. The California folks gave wrecked the cities totally, and the rural areas are struggling to stay sane, slowly losing, sadly.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nimby 1/13/2021 10:30:36 PM (No. 660098)
Who is Jared Polis?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JL80863 1/13/2021 10:38:15 PM (No. 660101)
This is excellent news. Polis is an outright jerk and the Space Force needs to start making a clean break from the Air Force.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/14/2021 2:41:02 AM (No. 660176)
How can moving Space Command from CO to Arkansas possibly effect national security other than moving it to a red state from a blue state?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: anniebc 1/14/2021 5:29:01 AM (No. 660202)
The usurper and the demons in congress will roll back everything the President has accomplished. What do you think those first 100 days will be about? Under President Trump, we were winning. Get ready to be perpetually losing.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/14/2021 5:30:07 AM (No. 660203)
Please Rep Lamborn, how will it damage national security removing this command from a liberal state? Once again, you have no idea what you are talking about.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: CaptainLibra 1/14/2021 8:26:31 AM (No. 660292)
#17. Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) is the wife of Mr. Marlon Reis.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: AltaD 1/14/2021 8:31:39 AM (No. 660298)
FTA: Peterson Air Force Base last May was named a temporary headquarters for the command for at least six years, Evidently Polis doesn't know the meaning of the word temporary.
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