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Ted Cruz Makes Serious Call For Trump’s Space Force To Fight Space Pirates

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Arrrr! Texas GOP senator warns of space pirates, then complains about the inevitable jokes.

 

Sen. Ted Cruz said this week President Donald Trump’s proposed Space Force could be used to combat space pirates. 

Then, he got annoyed at Twitter over the ensuing jokes about his plan to take on the threat of galactic buccaneers.  

Cruz began by noting the longtime historical need for naval forces to provide protection at sea from “bad actors,” according to The Hill.  

Then, he said: 

Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration.

Needless to say, the idea of space pirates took off on social media, with plenty of jokes ensuing as “Space Pirates” trended on Twitter. But Cruz didn’t see the humor in it, and even complained to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about a Twitter Moment capturing the quips: 

Ted Cruz✔@tedcruz

Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1128794276677029888 …

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants the Space Force to defend the US against space pirates

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Senator Cruz (R-TX), who is the chairman of the subcommittee on aviation and space for the US government, made a comparison of the space force to American naval forces, stating the need to protect…

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He also complained about a joke on “Meet the Press” about space pirates: 

Ted Cruz✔@tedcruz

Sure, a frigate w/ skull & crossbones in space is unlikely anytime soon, but what MSNBC conveniently omits is the threat of piracy, espionage & violence from rogue & rival NATIONS is very real. Indeed, China has already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites in space.

Meet the Press✔@MeetThePress

WATCH: Ted Cruz warns of threat from “Space Pirates”

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called Cruz’s complaint to Dorsey “the saddest tweet I’ve ever seen.”

Cruz replied: 

Ted Cruz✔@tedcruz

Replying to @chrislhayes

May Space Pirates devour your liver. 🏴‍☠️ 🏴‍☠️

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But none of that stopped the jokes. In fact, it only increased them as Twitter critics not only mocked his space pirate threat, but also his humorless complaints: 

Katie Mack✔@AstroKatie

Senator Ted Cruz thinks those of us concerned about climate change are alarmist, but he’s adamant that the nation invest in protection against space pirates

Jeff [email protected]_foust

Subcommittee chairman Cruz: pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space, hence need for a Space Force.

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12:24 PM – May 15, 2019

 

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#[email protected]

Replying to @tedcruz @jack

Is “Space Pirates” the name of the porno clip Ted Cruz liked?

Cuz I think this lady was definitely observing an probe of Uranus …

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12:25 AM – May 16, 2019

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Caroline McCarthy✔@caro

Oh my god. Ted Cruz’s new priority is SPACE PIRATES. Inject this right into my veins.

Jeff [email protected]_foust

Subcommittee chairman Cruz: pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space, hence need for a Space Force.

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6:54 PM – May 15, 2019

 

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Jesse Cox✔@JesseCox

Replying to @tedcruz @jack

Pirates aren’t affiliated with nations sir. I think you mean privateers. Chinese space privateers. Please correct in all future space force related tweets.

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This Is Not A Thom Dunn T-Shirt✔@thomdunn

The best worst thing about 2019 is we have senators talking about Space Force fighting Space Pirates and I actually hate everything about it, thankshttps://news.yahoo.com/ted-cruz-warns-of-the-threat-of-space-pirates-in-senate-budget-hearing-180216131.html …

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7:07 PM – May 15, 2019

 

Ted Cruz warns ‘Space Force’ is needed to battle extraterrestrial pirates

The Texas senator stresses the need to protect space commerce and exploration.

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Frank Luntz✔@FrankLuntz

You laugh now, but wait till it’s the year 2350 and you realize Ted Cruz was right. 🏴‍☠️

The Hill✔@thehill

WATCH: Ted Cruz says Space Force is necessary to prevent space pirates http://hill.cm/okNEk3L 

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11:11 PM – May 15, 2019

 

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Adam Best✔@adamcbest

Ted Cruz argues that Space Force is necessary because… wait for it… space pirates. Leave it to Cruz to take a dumb Trump idea and make it sound even dumber.

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Ted Lieu✔@tedlieu

Hey @jack, I toured Twitter HQ & didn’t see a snarky leftist dept. Where you hiding the millions of employees you must need to monitor all Republicans just so you can mess them up?

Also, are you scared of space pirates like Sen Cruz? And can you give this post lots of retweets?

Ted Cruz✔@tedcruz

Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1128794276677029888 …

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[email protected]

Replying to @tedcruz @jack

Found a pic of the leader of the space pirates, maybe you can add it to the moment

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Rogue [email protected]

BECAUSE YOU TALKED ABOUT GODDAMN SPACE PIRATES

Ted Cruz✔@tedcruz

Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1128794276677029888 …

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Elon Musk✔@elonmusk

Replying to @jeff_foust

🏴‍☠️

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Christopher [email protected]

Running to my computer to work up a pitch for ‘Ted Cruz vs the Space Pirates of the Seven Galaxies’ right now.

The Hill✔@thehill

WATCH: Ted Cruz says Space Force is necessary to prevent space pirates http://hill.cm/2SWkNYy 

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[email protected]

Replying to @forceuserfinn

dude it’s too late you said space pirates

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1:55 AM – May 16, 2019

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Kevin [email protected]

Replying to @thehill

@SenTedCruz may be a joke, but space pirates are not. The threat is real.

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Tim Robbins ⚾️@HandonthePlow

Replying to @tedcruz @jack

Hello, is this the internet? I need to speak with a manager.

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