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NY Times: It’s Chelsea Manning From Now On
New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | MARGARET SULLIVA

Posted on 08/31/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by tom h

Edited on 08/31/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Times will begin immediately to call the former Bradley Manning by her preferred name – Chelsea Manning.

‘Private Manning’ on later references, and ‘she’ for the pronoun.”

As I wrote last week, this is a circumstance that has little if any precedent ... Over the weekend, the executive editor Jill Abramson, appearing at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association event in Boston, said The Times would go in this direction.


(Excerpt) Read more at publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; homosexuality; transexual
Wow, the world is really passing we traditionalists by. Ten years ago most people thought that being a transsexual was abberant, now the MSM will accept a dude's decision that he's a gal after all WITHOUT QUESTIONING IT and just start calling him by his preferred female name EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT HIS LEGAL NAME YET.

My opinion: until his male member is lopped off he's a guy, period.

1 posted on 08/31/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h
Why not chop the “ning” from Manning and change the first name to Almost. Its name would then be Almost Man.
2 posted on 08/31/2013 7:45:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: tom h

He’ll still be male until he replaces his Y chromosomes.

If someone wanted to be called Master of the Universe would the New York Times comply?


3 posted on 08/31/2013 7:46:09 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: tom h

And a lifetime convicted felon at that. Damn, we’re screwed.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: tom h

I prefer to be called “The Wise and Fearsome King of the Universe VanShuyten.”

Now, if I can only get in a NY Times article...


5 posted on 08/31/2013 7:49:25 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: tom h

Nope, it’s ‘delusional freakshow Manning’


6 posted on 08/31/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tom h
Does that mean the pension he will receive in prison will be reduced by 25%?

I mean, we all know that woman are paid less than men for the same work and all.

7 posted on 08/31/2013 7:49:36 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: tom h

Why is the “sex change” of former military service member Manning being tolerated or supported in any way? Part of the punishment of this creature should be to remain imprisoned in the body of what is considered to be the “wrong” gender.

Apparently that is a more effective prison than the reinforced concrete and alloy steel bars of the physical jail cell.

Or even more evil - what if, after somehow finagling the resources to carry out the “transgender” mutilation on this creature’s body, the outcome is not at all what was expected? Is there a probability that the “reversal” will then be authorized?

To what end?


8 posted on 08/31/2013 7:50:31 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: tom h

The NYT is P I N K O


9 posted on 08/31/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tom h

It’s really a picture of Tanya Harding he is using, right?


10 posted on 08/31/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: tom h

Who says “Wishing will not make it so”?
No more insanity for me, please. I’ve had quite enough.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: tom h
My opinion: until his male member is lopped off he's a guy, period.

Even then IT will just be a mutilated male.

12 posted on 08/31/2013 7:53:39 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tom h
For me it's “Miss Rectal Syphilis 2013” from now on.
13 posted on 08/31/2013 7:55:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: tom h

his chromosomes claim that he’s a man regardless of any surgical or hormonal alterations.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 7:57:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: tom h

Still wondering if Manning is a freak or a brilliant tactician.
This could all be a ruse to become a folk-hero on the left, this setting himself up for a pardon from barky.


15 posted on 08/31/2013 8:06:38 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: tom h

Gender deniers.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 8:08:22 AM PDT by jz638
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To: Texas Eagle

Manning was stripped of all military rank, pay, allowances, and benefits by the court martial judge’s decision. He will NOT receive a pension. But if you are talking about some level of prisoner pay for what he will be doing as ‘hard labor,’ then you sarcasm might be correct.


17 posted on 08/31/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: tom h

It’s too bad Manning’s last name isn’t “Clinton.” That would cause all sorts of NYT hilarity as they try to be PC but not say anything bad about the heir apparent to one of their gods.


18 posted on 08/31/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: tom h

What’s his new middle initial? I’ll bet it’s C for Clinton.

Chelsea C. Manning, Esqirette.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 8:11:33 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tom h
There is actually plenty of precedence for this:

Lew Alcindor.

Cassius Clay.

Malcolm Little.

Marion Morrison.

However there are no laws or rules surrounding it, so I as a free citizen am allowed to call MISTER Manning anything I damned well please, his perverted preference notwithstanding. In keeping with that philosophy, he is BRADLEY HARDLY A. MANNING to me, and will be until I decide otherwise.

20 posted on 08/31/2013 8:14:28 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: tom h

Then I get to call the NY Times the name I prefer to call them. The Old Grey Whore.


21 posted on 08/31/2013 8:14:44 AM PDT by willk
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To: MeshugeMikey
his chromosomes claim that he’s a man regardless of any surgical or hormonal alterations.

ya know, you are right. This calls for a massive government program to develop a treatment thru recombinant dna.

i remember how bush kept the dna stocks limited by federal decree. but when he left office, an executive order changed all that and they cured micheal j fox of parkisons.

22 posted on 08/31/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT by quimby
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To: tom h

As a friend of mine pointed out recently, the New York (Slime)Times, other sewer media and (alleged) “academia” are prime keepers of The Sacred Book of Political Correctness. The obnoxious characteristic about political correctness? Politically correct speech seeks thru various intimidations (“racist”, “sexist”, “homophobe” and now “Islamophobe”) to make people feel compelled to say things they simply know are NOT true. Private Bradley (err… Chelsea) Manning is the case in point here… but also in recent times, the constant insistence “Religion of peace” (should be pieces!)

PC is a form of Fascism (and the true hate speech) that seeks to control what people are allowed to say with the goal of controlling how they think (any opposing expression is by definition “racist”, “hateful”, etc.)... maybe first described in George Orwell’s novel “1984” as “newspeak”. Newspeak (aka: PC) was designed to so limit and restrict the language that any opposition to “Big Brother” would have no words to even express.

NY(slime)T, DemWits among others of their ilk, have long brewed the PC Kool-Aid and seek to force all to drink their PC poison. PC is a poison as sure as cyanide or maybe a virulent contagious pathogen. I return to my friend’s insightful quote: “Politically correct speech seeks to make people feel compelled to say things they simply know are not true.” This (oh the rusty irony!) starts with the PC term “Progressive”... I and many observe they are anything but progressive! As we have observed these last five years (and thru history), with the worsening economy, race relations and society in general, progress is NOT possible with “Progressives” in charge! Bottom line tis all the Devil’s business!


23 posted on 08/31/2013 8:20:20 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: tom h

Bradley... Uhm Chelsea Manning is going to get a full pardon in 2016.


24 posted on 08/31/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: VanShuyten

I was going for “the incredibly good-looking super-genius.”

I think we should all announce similar name changes and if we’re ever interviewed by the paper, we should demand to be called by our new names.


25 posted on 08/31/2013 8:37:47 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: tom h

Technically, in the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, he will likely be referred to as “Private”, and perhaps by his assigned number.

N.B.: he should have a fun time of it, as the majority of convicts at Leavenworth are there for sex crimes.


26 posted on 08/31/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: ModelBreaker

No reason not to change his last name as well. I say he should go for it: Chelsea Clinton. I’d contribute to a fund that pays him if he does it.

Imagine the headlines ...

Chelsea Clinton still in jail.
Chelsea Clinton a traitor to the US.
Chelsea Clinton demands sex change surgery.
Chelsea Clinton undergoes hormone adjustment.
Chelsea Clinton receives therapy for severe mental disturbance.
Chelsea Clinton diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.
Chelsea Clinton blames all problems on parents.
Chelsea Clinton desperate for attention.
Chelsea Clinton fades from memory.
Where are they now: Chelsea Clinton


27 posted on 08/31/2013 8:43:59 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Cicero; ModelBreaker; All
What’s his new middle initial? I’ll bet it’s C for Clinton.

No reason not to change his last name as well. I say he should go for it: Chelsea Clinton.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 9:05:09 AM PDT by Zakeet (If the government can print all the money it needs, then why do we still have taxes?)
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To: tom h

And if he demanded we call him Napoleon they’d be mocking him.
Sorry... So long as you have the sex organs you’re STILL a man.

What if Chelsea Manning went into the ladies room in public in front of little girls? Do we arrest him for delinquency with a minor or tell the kid that men in the bathroom is ok? Y’know... Until that non consensual relationship thingy happens?


29 posted on 08/31/2013 9:09:17 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: tom h

In other news, the New York Times will call George Costanza, “T-Bone”, in accordance with his wishes.

LOL! It’s hard to believe now, but back in the ‘60s when I was in school the New York Times was considered a credible, even top-notch, newspaper.


30 posted on 08/31/2013 9:15:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FiddlePig
That's a great post right there. Political correctness is indeed another facet of fascism.

Here in America the National Socialist Democrat Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Democrat Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP or simply “the Nazi Party”, or even more simply “the Democrats”) use strongarm tactics to remove Christianity from public view, populate the universities and newsrooms to rewrite history and propagandize the daily news, attack traditional cultural institutions like marriage, the nuclear family, and even the Boy Scouts, and personally destroy scientists and professors who do not toe the line with regard to Democrat Party doctrine on abortion, embryonic stem cells, the environment, and “global warming”.

Naturally, imposing rationed state-controlled health care on the masses, using murdered school children to push "gun control", threatening to suppress opposing opinion and free speech through a “fairness doctrine”, speech control through "political correctness", and using quasi-terrorist tactics to stonewall any attempt to roll back socialism (for example, legislators in Wisconsin fleeing the state with a clap on the back from Fuhrer Ubama in order to prevent a vote on pending legislation) perfectly fits the modus operandi of America's own 21st century Nazi party.

In other words, America’s Democrats are operating in EXACTLY the same way the original version of their party operated in Germany during the 1930s.


31 posted on 08/31/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tom h

“Traitor” would be the proper form of address.


32 posted on 08/31/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: tom h

“Lighten up, Bradley.”


33 posted on 08/31/2013 9:54:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: VanShuyten
I prefer to be called “The Wise and Fearsome King of the Universe VanShuyten.”

I would insist that the NY Times refer to me as the Queen of France, and that their reporters call me "your Highness" while kneeling before me.

34 posted on 08/31/2013 10:05:15 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: quimby

Big Charity CAMPAIGN.. “DNA 4 Trancesexuals! “

sorry,,,,,/s

we have by and large reached the end of the road in terms of societal GULLIBILTY


35 posted on 08/31/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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