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Chelsea Manning running for US Senate

Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:42 pm

Chelsea Manning, the former US intelligence analyst who was jailed for leaking classified documents, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for the US senate in Maryland.

Manning will be challenging 74-year-old incumbent Senator Cardin for the Democratic nomination.

Mr Cardin has held the Maryland seat since 2007, and is favourite to retain the seat for a third term in the heavily-Democratic state.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42679005

So this is a thing that's happening. What say you NSG, good thing? Bad thing?

Please try to keeping things polite. Manning is a she and she's served her punishment for her crime.

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Postby Petrasylvania » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:47 pm

The smear campaign will be brutal, and no doubt there will be an unhealthy sprinkle of transphobia.
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Postby Uiiop » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:49 pm

The shit's she known shows integrity regardless of whether you approve or disapprove of it. That kinda puts her up for the list celebrity candidates/suggestions if not at the top in my eyes.
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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 pm

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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:56 pm

Thermodolia wrote:We have a megathread for the 2018 elections


You do?

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Postby Soldati Senza Confini » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:56 pm

I will go with "no".

I can take that she is a "she", and that she served her time, but a leaker running for government is not who I would vote for.
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Postby Soldati Senza Confini » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:We have a megathread for the 2018 elections


You do?


Yes

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Postby Aillyria » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Eh, she's already served her time, why not. Hillary on the other hand.......
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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:59 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:We have a megathread for the 2018 elections


You do?

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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
You do?

Yup


Well you've already asked for this to be moved or locked.

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Postby Petrasylvania » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Aillyria wrote:Eh, she's already served her time, why not. Hillary on the other hand.......

And what crimes have Clinton proveably committed, hmm?
Crimes committed by Muslims will be proof of a pan-Islamic plot and Islam's inherent evil. On the other hand, crimes committed by non-Muslims will merely be the acts of mentally ill lone wolves who do not represent their professed belief system at all.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:02 pm

Petrasylvania wrote:
Aillyria wrote:Eh, she's already served her time, why not. Hillary on the other hand.......

And what crimes have Clinton proveably committed, hmm?


She's a very unpleasant person.

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Postby Luminesa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:03 pm

No political experience, if Trump is a bad idea for that reason then Manning is for the same reason.
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Postby Insaeldor » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?
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Postby Petrasylvania » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:04 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Petrasylvania wrote:And what crimes have Clinton proveably committed, hmm?


She's a very unpleasant person.

If that was a jailable offense nobody would live outside of a prison.
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Crimes committed by Muslims will be proof of a pan-Islamic plot and Islam's inherent evil. On the other hand, crimes committed by non-Muslims will merely be the acts of mentally ill lone wolves who do not represent their professed belief system at all.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:04 pm

Insaeldor wrote:Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?


Executive pardon.

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Postby Purpelia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:06 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Insaeldor wrote:Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?


Executive pardon.

It's still messed up. Like what kind of sane person is going to vote for someone who is literally a convicted traitor?
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Postby Insaeldor » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:06 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Insaeldor wrote:Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?


Executive pardon.

I though her sentence was just commuted, was she actually pardoned?
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Insaeldor wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Executive pardon.

I though her sentence was just commuted, was she actually pardoned?


I....honestly don't know.

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Postby Purpelia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Does it even matter? What kind of psychotic political party endorses someone convicted of spying as a political candidate?
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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Insaeldor wrote:Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?

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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Insaeldor wrote:Wait, so what you be saying is, you can be charged and convicted of Violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and multiple counts of disobeying orders and you can still run for the senate but a felony marijuana possetion charge means you can't vote at all for any elected office?

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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Purpelia wrote:Does it even matter? What kind of psychotic political party endorses someone convicted of spying as a political candidate?


Well none as of yet.

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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Insaeldor wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Executive pardon.

I though her sentence was just commuted, was she actually pardoned?

No she was commuted not pardoned. Obama was dumb but not that dumb
Male, centrist cultural nationalist, lives somewhere in the Deep South, loves dogs particularly German Shepherds, give me any good Irish or Scottish whiskey and I will be your friend for life. I'm GAY!
I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
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