QUIDNUNC: The Space Farce is strong with this one


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD the presidential parade of stars begins next week in Aurora. Seems that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren will the first of what’s likely to be many Democratic White House wannabes checking the box on this Colorado bastion of suburban-urbanity. Warren will be getting to know us at the Stanley Marketplace, which has become too cool to be in Denver. Aurora and places like it are the sure-fire holy grail of “jeez-I-dunno-yet” voters. Rumor has it that even former Gov. John Hickenlooper may find his way to Aurora in the future, which was not found often while he governed Aurora’s big sister city to the West and the whole shebang after that.

AND QUID HAS HEARD that Colorado Springs’ legally elected Congressman Doug Lamborn continues to be the driving force for a new American Space Force, which nobody wants except Spaceballs-The-Reality-Show President Donald Trump and Lamborn. Despite the idea getting an all-thumbs-down from military minds in the know, Trump and tap-dancing partner Lamborn know no bounds when it comes to, well, anything. Your faithful advocate recommends gentle readers that if America must have a Space Force, it needs to be based at Buckley AFB, where space happens. Having mercy on Colorado Springs, however, which claim to fame greats visitors on highway signs as “Home to Focus on the Family,” Quid defers to the Springs. That odd burg can then boast on an I-25 placard, “Home to Space Force and Doug Lamborn, the nation’s Premier Space Cadet, and Focus on the Family.”