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2018-01-13 08:30:51 PM  
Lol no
 
2018-01-13 09:17:45 PM  
Manning, Clinton or Handler- I want no part of any of them.
 
2018-01-13 09:43:57 PM  

bronyaur1: Manning, Clinton or Handler- I want no part of any of them.


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2018-01-13 10:21:19 PM  
Oh boy, the attacks on that campaign are going to be downright insane.
 
2018-01-13 10:22:31 PM  
Nope.
 
2018-01-13 10:23:05 PM  

Anastacya: Oh boy, the attacks on that campaign are going to be downright insane.


Manning will never make it through the primary stage.
 
2018-01-13 10:23:47 PM  
Listened to an interview with her on NPR and I was less than impressed.
She's our version of a "stigginit" vote.
 
2018-01-13 10:23:52 PM  

Fart_Machine: Anastacya: Oh boy, the attacks on that campaign are going to be downright insane.

Manning will never make it through the primary stage.


That's what I thought about Clay Aiken
 
2018-01-13 10:26:44 PM  
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2018-01-13 10:26:54 PM  
At least she isn't a reality TV star.

And there's nothing stopping a convicted felon from running for office.
 
2018-01-13 10:26:56 PM  
Chock full of a lifetime of bad decisions for which the rest of us are forced to pay.

Go away, idiot!
 
2018-01-13 10:27:57 PM  
Sssss...

Nah.
 
2018-01-13 10:28:11 PM  

omg bbq: Listened to an interview with her on NPR and I was less than impressed.
She's our version of a "stigginit" vote.


our?
 
2018-01-13 10:29:32 PM  

bronyaur1: Manning, Clinton or Handler- I want no part of any of them.


Had a similar thought when I saw the headline. Chelsea Handler could be good but she'd be bored soon after taking office and we know where that leads - straight to the links at Mar-A-Lago.
 
2018-01-13 10:30:48 PM  

Anastacya: Oh boy, the attacks on that campaign are going to be downright insane.


She's got a PENIS, ladies and gentleman!
 
2018-01-13 10:31:03 PM  

Gyrfalcon: And there's nothing stopping a convicted felon from running for office.


True story.  The GOP has four felons running.
 
2018-01-13 10:31:39 PM  
Chelsea Manning is the left's whackjob counterbalance to the right's Joe Arpaio.
 
2018-01-13 10:33:26 PM  

Badmoodman: Chelsea Manning is the left's whackjob counterbalance to the right's Joe Arpaio.


This is neither accurate nor funny.
 
2018-01-13 10:35:08 PM  
Ben Cardin is in exactly zero danger. Not from Manning, not from any other primary challenger, not from any Republican.
 
2018-01-13 10:35:17 PM  

Summoner101: Gyrfalcon: And there's nothing stopping a convicted felon from running for office.

True story.  The GOP has four felons running.


Is Michael Grimm the "break you in half" guy or the "I will throw you from this balcony" guy or both
 
2018-01-13 10:39:08 PM  
I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.
 
2018-01-13 10:41:30 PM  

UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.


She resides in Maryland, so that could be a reason.
 
2018-01-13 10:41:48 PM  

moothemagiccow: Summoner101: Gyrfalcon: And there's nothing stopping a convicted felon from running for office.

True story.  The GOP has four felons running.

Is Michael Grimm the "break you in half" guy or the "I will throw you from this balcony" guy or both


Both.
 
2018-01-13 10:42:07 PM  

AcneVulgaris: Anastacya: Oh boy, the attacks on that campaign are going to be downright insane.

She's got a PENIS, ladies and gentleman!


She doesn't. She fully transitioned.
 
2018-01-13 10:43:48 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.

She resides in Maryland, so that could be a reason.


That would tend to prevent her from running in, for instance, Nevada.
 
2018-01-13 10:44:53 PM  

El Pachuco: Badmoodman: Chelsea Manning is the left's whackjob counterbalance to the right's Joe Arpaio.

This is neither accurate nor funny.


Yes, Arpaio actually has experience in governance. I've no love for the man and would fight against him in all possible ways for his policy stances, but he does have experience.  Manning is just an asshole. I could care less about where he puts his whatnot and with whom, She's a no-policy, all scandal asshole.
 
2018-01-13 10:47:30 PM  

Gyrfalcon: JohnnyApocalypse: UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.

She resides in Maryland, so that could be a reason.

That would tend to prevent her from running in, for instance, Nevada.


Yeah, ok smartasses :D

My sentiment was more about the futility of it.
 
2018-01-13 10:52:10 PM  

UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.


What you do is, you throw your hat in the ring hoping that the attention will produce all manner of grifting opportunities.  Then you screw around, win in spite of yourself, and doom the nation
 
2018-01-13 10:53:48 PM  

Kittypie070: Chock full of a lifetime of bad decisions for which the rest of us are forced to pay.

Go away, idiot!


Chelsea Manning did us all a favor. She was truthful and went to prison for her beliefs. She gained nothing in the process.

Compare that to all the weasels who deny their crimes and fight only for money.
 
2018-01-13 10:54:18 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.

She resides in Maryland, so that could be a reason.


I wish I added more to that. Ya, Md. is her residence, but Cardin is a fairly outspoken about Russian security matters. Meanwhile Manning doesn't want to answer questions regarding Wikileaks. Even if that's happenstance, one might draw some inferences.
 
2018-01-13 10:55:18 PM  

UDel_Kitty: Gyrfalcon: JohnnyApocalypse: UDel_Kitty: I'm interested in why she wants to run in MD. As far as I can tell, Cardin is popular across the majority of the state; I've been happy with him. It seems like a waste of time and resouces to try to primary a popular senator, especially a democrat in this political climate.

She resides in Maryland, so that could be a reason.

That would tend to prevent her from running in, for instance, Nevada.

Yeah, ok smartasses :D

My sentiment was more about the futility of it.


Yeah, she should move.  Maryland is blue, but a) it's a machine Democrat state -- there hasn't been a successful Democratic insurgent candidate since Schaeffer and he was quickly brought in to the fold and b) the entire goddamn intelligence community lives here and most are pissed that she wasn't hanged, let alone pardoned. She might as well be running in Nevada promising to ban gambling.
 
2018-01-13 10:55:23 PM  

plewis: El Pachuco: Badmoodman: Chelsea Manning is the left's whackjob counterbalance to the right's Joe Arpaio.

This is neither accurate nor funny.

Yes, Arpaio actually has experience in governance. I've no love for the man and would fight against him in all possible ways for his policy stances, but he does have experience.  Manning is just an asshole. I could care less about where he puts his whatnot and with whom, She's a no-policy, all scandal asshole.


Boy, the fact that transgendered people exist sure does make a lot of people uncomfortable.
 
2018-01-13 10:56:23 PM  
Hope she makes it to final ballot.

/CA
//"Some men just want to watch the World Maryland burn" like me.
///How do you get experience without getting the job?
 
2018-01-13 10:58:05 PM  

bronyaur1: Manning, Clinton or Handler- I want no part of any of them.


I would accept having part of Chelsea Handler with me tonight, or even in whole.
 
2018-01-13 10:58:33 PM  
It's a free country. Goofy people run for office all the time.
 
2018-01-13 10:58:46 PM  
Treasonous idiot who should be in prison?

I can see why liberals would vote for her.
 
2018-01-13 10:58:53 PM  
Chelsea Manning, back when she was Bradley, released about 700,000 documents to Wikileaks. Edward Snowden released about 5. 

Snowden is someone we should take seriously. Manning should eat an M-67 grenade.
 
2018-01-13 10:59:24 PM  

bronyaur1: Manning, Clinton or Handler- I want no part of any of them.


The London soccer team.
 
2018-01-13 11:04:42 PM  

yakmans_dad: It's a free country. Goofy people run for office all the time.


the kind of people we'd generally relegate to perennial candidate status seem like they actually have a chance these days
that's not hypothetically a bad thing, but overriding the smoke-filled rooms has been kind of a farking disaster for the past 51 weeks
 
2018-01-13 11:08:07 PM  

omg bbq: Listened to an interview with her on NPR and I was less than impressed.
She's our version of a "stigginit" vote.


Yep: her behavior in the Harvard Visiting Fellow snafu really soured me on her because she started talking up how heroic what she did was after just getting her sentence commuted in part because she wrote expressing regret over what she did (the actual value added to her leaks + foreign sources endangers + he fact it helped elevate WikiLeaks = it was a bone-headed move.) This is what I said about the Harvard mess at the time:

I agree with the decision to commute her sentence as having already served an inordinately large sentence relative to historical norms, but I don't believe her experience in the military qualified her to be a visiting fellow (I can buy it for being someone who was high profile before SRS, but they said they wanted her there to discuss the intersection of military and gender issues). She had previously expressed regret over her actions and it is frustrating that she feels the need to claim vindication that her actions were the right thing to do if it is managing to piss off old guard intelligence officers. Just... let her move on to a normal life, no need to elevate her as a villain or a hero.

Now I see leftists trying to say "why are Democrats willing to fight to let her use the right bathroom so reluctant to let her continue her fight against American fascism by supporting her?" and I just have to sigh even louder.
 
2018-01-13 11:10:04 PM  

Kittypie070: Chock full of a lifetime of bad decisions for which the rest of us are forced to pay.

Go away, idiot!


Hold on, that sounds like Manning's got
directly related experience for working in today's political arena.
 
2018-01-13 11:10:17 PM  

Gonz: Chelsea Manning, back when she was Bradley, released about 700,000 documents to Wikileaks. Edward Snowden released about 5. 

Snowden is someone we should take seriously. Manning should eat an M-67 grenade.


Yes, the true enemy is the person who brings our attention to malfeasance, illegal activity, and the government trampling our rights, not the assholes engaging in the malfeasance, illegality, and trampling.  That's why we arrest people who report crimes instead of the people who commit them.
 
2018-01-13 11:13:13 PM  
Seems like she's picking the wrong battle.

Try running for US House, or more likely a state seat first? Might have to settle for something more local.

Do something to show that you're serious about governance, get some experience, and show that you're not just a good person with all the good intentions in the world.

/a happy twitter feed with lots of happy people following you does not make you fit for public service and its requisite decision-making
 
2018-01-13 11:13:13 PM  

jaytkay: Kittypie070: Chock full of a lifetime of bad decisions for which the rest of us are forced to pay.

Go away, idiot!

Chelsea Manning did us all a favor. She was truthful and went to prison for her beliefs. She gained nothing in the process.

Compare that to all the weasels who deny their crimes and fight only for money.


I'm I missing something? What was the important thing you think was so important revealed?

Leaking secret information is not altruistic in itself. Which seems the argument you are making.
 
2018-01-13 11:14:22 PM  
Flaumig:Yes, the true enemy is the person who brings our attention to malfeasance, illegal activity, and the government trampling our rights, not the assholes engaging in the malfeasance, illegality, and trampling.

Manning did neither.
 
2018-01-13 11:16:49 PM  

gameshowhost: /a happy twitter feed with lots of happy people following you does not make you fit for public service and its requisite decision-making


yeah you need an angry twitter feed with angry people following you
 
2018-01-13 11:19:58 PM  
OOH RAH MILITARY CAN DO NO WRONG!!! MAGA!!!! IT'S NOT A CRIME IF MILITARY DOES IT!!!
 
2018-01-13 11:21:32 PM  

moothemagiccow: gameshowhost: /a happy twitter feed with lots of happy people following you does not make you fit for public service and its requisite decision-making

yeah you need an angry twitter feed with angry people following you


I already have that on FB. Friend me!
 
2018-01-13 11:22:07 PM  

Corvus: jaytkay: Kittypie070: Chock full of a lifetime of bad decisions for which the rest of us are forced to pay.

Go away, idiot!

Chelsea Manning did us all a favor. She was truthful and went to prison for her beliefs. She gained nothing in the process.

Compare that to all the weasels who deny their crimes and fight only for money.

I'm I missing something? What was the important thing you think was so important revealed?

Leaking secret information is not altruistic in itself. Which seems the argument you are making.


I don't see anyone claiming Manning is altruistic, or even a good candidate for Senator. I probably wouldn't vote for her.

However, I'm more frightened of the people that can observe and participate in government sanctioned indiscriminate murder and not feel compelled to say something about it.
 
2018-01-13 11:22:21 PM  

randomjsa: Treasonous idiot who should be in prison?

I can see why liberals would vote for her.


Stigginit to the Repubicants?
 
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