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Pentagon spends $21M on Confederate base renamings

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/7/2022 2:44:28 PM

Washington–The Defense Department is shelling out $21 million on what critics argue seems to be the BIden military’s most pressing issue–renaming bases that offend the left. In 90 days, nine Army bases long named for Confederate generals will “immediately” begin swapping to more palatable-to-the-woke-crowd labels such as “Fort Liberty”–in a move that will cost more than $21 million. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday ordered the Army to begin renaming nine bases selected for the change by an independent commission after a congressionally mandated 90-day wait period expires. “I fully support the efforts and recommendations of the Naming Commission on this important


Why not $42 million? Also, names reflecting anything short of African tribal chieftains or Proud Drag Kweens would be a grave insult to American values.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 3XALADY 10/7/2022 2:49:08 PM (No. 1298134)
Get rid of this naming commission and save us a few million. W.T.H.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared 10/7/2022 2:54:48 PM (No. 1298140)
George Floyd Army Base?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Colonel Mustard Seed 10/7/2022 2:55:12 PM (No. 1298141)
I’m old enough to almost remember when we tried not to be a laughing stock and when we resisted our enemies, especially those on the inside. It’s well past time for the grown ups to assert our responsibility to stand together for the good of all, including the fools who’d impose such ridiculous nonsense on the rest of us.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: itsonlyme 10/7/2022 2:57:49 PM (No. 1298142)
Don't be surprised if Defense Secretary Lloyd "EEOC Token" Austin announces Fort Feather Boas as a new name.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1 10/7/2022 3:00:41 PM (No. 1298147)
Wasting taxpayer dollars. These guys need to have it taken out of their paychecks. Then we'd see just how serious they were about changing the names.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone 10/7/2022 3:06:51 PM (No. 1298151)
What did the names of US Army Forts In the old South have to do with George Floyd or the Minneapolis Police Dept?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 10/7/2022 3:07:12 PM (No. 1298152)
The Naming Commission - site includes new names and background info. Erasing history because of that blak lowlife George Floyd. What a crock.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 10/7/2022 3:08:10 PM (No. 1298153)
So mad I couldn’t spell black!!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Msquared112 10/7/2022 3:22:53 PM (No. 1298162)
If you want to begin cataloging the myriad ways that Democrats waste your tax dollars, begin with this story. Of all the important things in America that need fixing, these dunces really believe that renaming military bases to avoid offending people is an important thing to do. This move is emblematic of how liberals view the world: “Am I offended?” And if I am not offended, trust me, I will find a way to be.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/7/2022 3:24:34 PM (No. 1298165)
A someone else posted on another thread, "Fort Hood will always be Fort Hood" to people in these parts. Otherwise, when the attack helicopters fly over my roof while training at the local airport, I expect them to be painted pink and for the rotors to make whiny sounds instead of the alpha "Thump! Thump! Thump!" like they do now. Oh, and replace the guns with rose stems.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 10/7/2022 4:09:27 PM (No. 1298201)
Don't stop there. Be consistent. Rename everything named after Robert Byrd or LBJ. Won't happen though. Racist Democrat names are acceptable. Non racist Confederate general names are not acceptable. Got it. What a colossal waste of money. Lloyd Austin is a disgrace incapable of seeing the big picture.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: billsv 10/7/2022 4:10:18 PM (No. 1298202)
Name one Fort Brandon
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RMGUY1 10/7/2022 4:18:06 PM (No. 1298206)
What part of learning from history doesn't austin get?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RedGrains 10/7/2022 5:06:32 PM (No. 1298241)
President Trump can re rename the bases back to their original names in 2025.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: GoodDeal 10/7/2022 5:58:42 PM (No. 1298274)
Fort Drag Queen is in the works. Fort Monkey Pox, Fort Rainbow Bullets. Fort Pedohile. The list could go on....
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 10/7/2022 6:00:44 PM (No. 1298275)
Well, on the bright side, of that $21 Million, there is 10% to "The Big Guy" and 5% each to Austin and Milley.... so it's not a complete waste. (Do I really need to add the "Sarcasm" tag?)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 10/7/2022 6:25:02 PM (No. 1298295)
When the new Republican Congress convenes in January 2023 use the power of the purse to defund the renaming by the DOD to include SECDEF's salary being withheld including his military retirement until all post names are returned to their original names.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 10/7/2022 6:29:59 PM (No. 1298301)
Pissing away OPM is easy for these racist haters.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Laotzu 10/7/2022 6:36:11 PM (No. 1298309)
They are not Confederates. They are dead Democrats.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 10/7/2022 6:50:30 PM (No. 1298326)
Of all the things that need attention in this country this is what we are spending millions of dollars on. How stupid. These morons in DC need to get their heads out of their asses and do the job they were sent there for. Defend and protect the constitution of the United States and its people not some feel good moronic renaming of military based.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 10/7/2022 10:34:15 PM (No. 1298453)
I doubt the 5% of the country had any idea that Southern army bases were named after Confederate generals. (I did my basic and AIT at Ft. Benning.) Talk about the Streisand Effect.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 10/8/2022 1:30:41 AM (No. 1298494)
What a waste of time and money! Is everyone happy? What’s next?
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