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National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is
KPIX-TV ^ | June 13, 2014

Posted on 06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival.

The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal.

The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend.

Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed by gay soldiers – following the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The Guard was also welcomed at Pride events in Los Angeles and San Diego.

The military’s current ban on transgender service members serving openly, minority recruitment tactics, and sexual assault scandals were factors in the board’s decision, Pride Executive Director George Ridgely told LGBT news weekly Bay Area Reporter.

Board President Gary Virginia said in a letter the board was willing to review its decision after this year’s event, Bay Area Weekly reported.

Critics of the decision see the move as short-sighted. “We find this to be really particularly disturbing because only LGBT people in the city of San Francisco are being affected by this,” said Fred Schein, president of the San Francisco chapter of the LGBT advocacy group, Log Cabin Republicans. “LGBT people around the state have full access and are welcoming these recruiters … but San Francisco is being denied that option.”

There were some protests against the National Guard’s presence at last year’s San Francisco event, which also featured the controversy over Army Pvt. Bradley Manning of Wikileaks fame being selected – then dropped – as grand marshal of the parade.

Manning, who now goes by the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, is again invited to be honorary grand marshal in this year’s parade.

She was convicted last year of violating the Espionage Act for releasing classified military documents and sentenced to 35 years confinement, with a possible parole release in eight years.


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; homosexualagenda; logcabingop; nationalguard
No, this isn't John Semmens, the Onion, Mad Magazine or Scott Ott.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A parade occurs on public property ... doesn't it ?

City's grant permission to USE public property (ala permits), not temporarily OWN the property.

Set up the display on a public street.

2 posted on 06/15/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t imagine being anywhere near a “gay pride weekend” to begin with.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 3:04:06 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read yesterday that “Chelsea” Manning had written an editorial for the NY Times. The treacherous little twerp is apparently a hero to some, and this silly thing of a 35 year jail sentence is clearly not standing in the way.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 3:08:04 AM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a way, good. The National Guard shouldn’t even consider being at a sodomite festival.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 3:34:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a display of arrogance, not pride. The abnormals OWN San Francisco and its government. Unfortunately that also does bad things to the rest of the country like Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts. If I get a chance I would still visit SF but I won’t spend a dime anywhere in the area. This place of amazing natural beauty is polluted by ugly attitudes to say the very least!


6 posted on 06/15/2014 3:39:34 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: knarf

The LAST place we want recruiters is at an Ass Pirate Parade.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 3:40:19 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone serving in the military that attends something like this should be doubly ashamed of themselves.......


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:40:31 AM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend…

And the problem is what, exactly?

9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:43:58 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if this is acceptable, why can’t normal people ban homosexual affiliated groups from our events?

(I know, I know...the double standard thing...)


10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:53:00 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: 48th SPS
Anyone serving in the military that attends something like this should be doubly ashamed of themselves.......

This is the new obummer military. Ask, tell, sodomize all you want. Notice how the so many general officers have been fired in the last couple of years?

11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:53:19 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Look at it this way. Obama could have forced the guard to set up a booth.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 4:03:14 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not exactly sure what to think of this. On one hand hand it is good that fags want nothing to do with the guard. On the other why would the guard want to be there? I have visions the Sgt. manning a booth with pink stripes, a rainbow ribbon and a unicorn unit patch. Fags are not only unfit for the military they are unfit to be humans.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:34:23 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that didn’t last very long. They had to pretend for a minute that they actually tolerated the military, since they had agitated so long about wanting to join.

But now that they got their wish, they can go back to their military-hating selves.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Bradley "Chelsea" Manning is not just a whatever-it-is. He's holy martyr for the gay movement.

I still want to know who was blackmailing him in the first place to get him to steal the data. Or else what exacly was his motivation.

We know what he did but not why. Just being a freakozoid is not an explanation.

16 posted on 06/15/2014 6:25:29 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

I was also an intelligence analyst (MOS 96B) years before Bradley and at a much higher level (both in rank and in duty stations) but I don’t recall seeing copious high-level diplomatic cables in my work, as it didn’t pertain to me .... compartmentalization and all that. How did it pertain to him down at the 10th Mountain Division? That’s not something a lowly S-2 clerk is usually privy to. Something’s fishy here.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark my words.....Obama will grant this perverted traitor a FULL PARDON in the closing days of his Presidency.

Watch.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah, I don’t see this as a bad thing.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is nothing prideful about the mental illness of sexual perversion.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 12:50:17 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Eagles6

Homosexuals and the military should not go together.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 12:55:34 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 1:50:31 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

Manning is a reminder that having mentally ill people in the military results in bad outcomes. Actively soliciting them? STUPID!


23 posted on 06/15/2014 1:53:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Tax-chick
Forcing me to affirmatively participate in another's delusion will not cure their mental illness.

Like giving a sword and a funny hat to a man that believes that he's Napoleon and tell him that if he invades Russia he'll feel better about himself.

24 posted on 06/15/2014 2:01:38 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

Exactly. If someone actually had Napoleon’s brilliance, that would be worthwhile. Homosexuality offers no benefit.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now that Manning has undergone genital mutilation surgery and is blessed with a lifetime steroid supply, he has escaped the bonds of mental stability to become a spokesman for the rest of the pervert alliance. The male queers, aka coprophiliacs along with their allies in boy molesting, pretty much have their way in San Fransicko.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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