"On your knees, Senator!"
Interesting bit on the base-closings recommendations:
Although much of the Defense Department's plan for closing or shrinking hundreds of bases nationwide emerged from the review intact, the commission overturned several of the plan's largest pieces, preventing the Pentagon from moving dozens of submarines, hundreds of aircraft and thousands of military personnel to new locations around the country in coming years.
Even so, unless the plan is voted down by Congress, which does not appear likely, the Pentagon will be able to proceed with its most-far-reaching retrenchment in decades and consolidate many previously far-flung military units at a smaller number of bases. But the commission's revisions appear likely to shrink the nearly $50 billion in savings the Defense Department hoped to achieve from the plan and spare thousands of jobs in communities with bases that the Pentagon hoped to close.
In the most dramatic example on Friday, the nine-member commission voted 8-1 to overturn the proposed closure of Ellsworth, the second-largest employer in South Dakota, after concerted lobbying by the state's congressional delegation and governor, who camped out in the hotel ballroom a mile from the Pentagon, where the commission was conducting its deliberations.
I wonder how long it'll be until a congressman delivers the line that prompted O-Dog from Menace 2 Society to kill that crackhead...