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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:44 AM
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Republicans FURIOUS over BRAC actions
FURIOUS I SAY!!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-08-26-base...

Ray Lahood, an Illinois republican says the BRAC actions are "as BUSH league as I have ever seen." How dare he!

Just think South Dakotans, if Tom Daschle were still your Senator, Ellsworth AFB wouldn't be on the list.

And ole Trent Lott lost Naval Station Pascagoula, his hometown.

FURIOUS I SAY.

Meanwhile, thanks to bush policy, our kids continue to get slaughtered in Iraq, as a tribute to those already slaughtered in Iraq because of bush incompetence, ignorance and lies. And the flags continue to wave in the hands of those not serving.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:53 AM
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1. I don't know if Daschel could have saved Ellsworth or not, but
I think people can be asured few if any bases would have been on any list if they hadn't re-elected Shrub!

I know lots of Pubs are really pissed at the closing of 4 Ga. sites. They elected 2 Pub Senators, and a Pub Governor, and through all their dancing, failed to save these bases for our State!

I sure hope all these people recognize how wrong they were, and make all these folks one termers!
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:57 AM
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2. But Ga did not lose ONE base under the former Senator Sam Nunn
:)

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:57 AM
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3. Have you gotten any news in Georgia
about the disposition of the squadrons at Naval Air Station Atlanta? Its probably too early to have any definitive plans but the squadrons will most likely be transferred to other bases or decommissioned.

I'm not sure of the Daschle effect but I do like planting the seed of discontent in the minds of thune supporters. If a person supported john thune there isn't much room in their mind for anything else.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 09:08 AM
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13. I haven't heard anything about disposition of NAS Atlanta.
The only thing Gov. Perdue said yesterday wa sthat we have to move on, and there are several developers interested in the land, for all 4 bases I think. Surprise, surprise!!!!
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gademocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:02 AM
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5. Maybe this is what will turn out our rethug senate delegation
I see Purdue as losing the governorship, as well. Georgia has lost many people in shrub's unjust war.
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:58 AM
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4. Possibly, just possibly, might it show that the process actually
works, and decisions are based on strategic criteria?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:05 AM
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8. I was somewhat surprised
that BRAC took the Naval Support Activity in New Orleans off the list. It has no military value but the city and the state proposed turning it into a Federal City at "no cost to the federal government." I believe that was the key phrase that forced their action. The post will be used for administrative headquarters for several organizations. BRAC beefed up Naval Air Station Belle Chaase south of New Orleans and very near the Gulf of Mexico, an ingenious use of "strategic criteria."

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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:11 AM
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9. I've actually worked out of that NAS. I'm from New Orleans but...
live in Dallas now. I believe it has some strategic value still especially if Ingleside is getting the axe. As for the NSA (the one in Algiers), it serves one purpose only. It lets my in-laws shop at the Exchange. :)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:32 AM
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11. Without a doubt keeping NAS open
was essential to our national defense because of its location. Its getting quite huge. They closed down the golf course to build more buildings where once was a course. I get to NSA on occasion. I'm going next month to a retirees seminar. I got it pretty good as a retiree, I'm halfway between Algiers and Keesler AFB in Biloxi.

The Admiral's residence on NSA (Algiers) is a national treasure. I hope that it will be maintained as is. Plans are to make NSA (Eastbank) a condo and to upgrade Chartres Street from Poland Avenue to the French Quarter. Also to put a cruise ship berth at the Poland Avenue Warf; maybe even run a streetcar from Elysian Fields to Poland. Grandiose Plans and I hope they come to fruition.
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:34 AM
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12. New Orleans needs some grandiose yet solid plans. n/t
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:23 AM
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10. Do they still have a reserve ship homeported in New Orleans?
Used to be the USS William C. Law (can't remember the hull #, old age, I guess. Think it was DD763). It was a 6 hour sea detail to the pier.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:03 AM
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6. Can't * come to the rescue?
Don't these go to him and he can make changes?
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 08:04 AM
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7. Nope....all or nothing. n/t
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 09:13 AM
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14. If you can believe CNN, Shrub can make changes, but no other
Pres. has ever done so, and they don't expect it this time either. The only thing I've heard that could change things is that it has to go to Congress for approval and they're expecting quite a fight. I guess we'll see who has clout and who doesn't!
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StayOutTheBushes Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 09:17 AM
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15. I'm no * supporter but I wish we would shut down many more
of these bases and put the money into social programs. Pork is pork.
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