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    Pentagon Announces Plan To Close Camp Snoopy



    BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota—The Pentagon announced Monday that Camp Snoopy, the largest indoor family theme park in America, is one of 34 major bases scheduled for closing as part of a vast military repurposing and realignment designed to save almost $50 billion.

    "We never enjoy having to close a base," said Anthony Principi, chairman of the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure Commission. "But Camp Snoopy is a relic of America's Cold War past. Everything in the facility—from the Petting Zoo to the Extreme Trampoline to the Pepsi Ripsaw Roller Coaster—was conceived at a time when America's primary military threat was the Soviet Union. After careful evaluation, we determined that the only thing Camp Snoopy was enabling our soldiers to fight was boredom."

    According to an official Pentagon statement delivered Tuesday by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, most of the 300 men and women stationed at Camp Snoopy will be honorably discharged in a ceremony to be held in front of the Rock 'N' Wall.
    So sad, so tragic

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    http://www.theonion.com/news/index.php?issue=4122
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    That made my morning!

    I haven't been to Camp Snoopy/Mall of America since 1994 when I was in Bloomington, MN for an MST3K convention.
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    I love that! lol!

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    OH my god! This is horrible. I'll bet this is a conspiracy by the Democrats to cut "military bloat" when really the loyal force at Camp Snoopy is just trying to protect our freedom! All of us in CA need to work all the much harder to protect the one at Knott's or we may lose another one!

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    I love the Onion

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    Long live The Onion! Been reading it since... heck, I dunno when I first read it, but it was definitely sometime in the 1900s! ::
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    whew, I was just waiting for someone to take it seriously, glad everyone here is too smart for that. Its just so funny because i've been there so much.
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