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Judge grants name change to Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case
CNN ^ | April 23, 2014 | Shawn Nottingham

Posted on 04/23/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Bradley Edward Manning is no more.

A Kansas judge on Wednesday granted the former Army intelligence analyst's request to formally be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

"I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years," she said in a statement applauding the order.

"It's worth noting that in both mail and in-person, I've often been asked, 'Why are you changing your name?' The answer couldn't be simpler: because it's a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been -- a woman named Chelsea."

Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

She was convicted in July of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks in what has been described as the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history. Manning was found guilty of 20 of the 22 charges against her, including violations of the U.S. Espionage Act....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: army; bradleymanning; homosexualagenda; wikileaks

1 posted on 04/23/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HE wanted to be known as Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky but the judge wouldn’t allow that.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 9:07:07 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this mean he is no longer Prisoner #5746921?


3 posted on 04/23/2014 9:08:20 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Nasty Little Faggot was already being used.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 9:09:33 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing nuttier than this ? The Kansas Judge who went along with this farce and abomination.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 9:10:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If he (that is subjective) wants to be called Chelsea and the atty was privately paid...I could care less.

But it does make me wonder what the next step will be.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 9:15:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

keep it billeted with the lifer males , they can use the diversion


7 posted on 04/23/2014 9:16:28 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: fieldmarshaldj

no good thing comes from Kansas

damn Jayhawker red legs


8 posted on 04/23/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s still male. I don’t care how long his hair is, what he chops off, sews on, or where he drills a hole, HE IS MALE.

I refuse to play this PC bull hookey game.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 9:18:33 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Yes. EVERY CELL IN HIS BODY HAS MALE SEX CHROMOSOMES. There is no way the PC Police can change that fact.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 9:39:26 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have decided that I am now female. You must use feminine pronouns to discuss me. If you don't, you're a racist-sexist-homophobic-gender-facist.

OK, I'm done with that. Decided to be male again. You must use masculine prounouns to discuss me. If you don't....

11 posted on 04/23/2014 9:51:25 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I hear you.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 10:01:45 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Dagnabitt

It never counted. I didn’t see you post as Dagnabette.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 10:02:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freak show. Let his cell mates sort this out.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 10:11:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Suck it, slaver.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 11:40:05 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m a little confused on how this matter came before a Kansas judge. I thought the Federal courts were handling all his business.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 11:42:57 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In his mind he may be Chelsea, or for that matter, Princess Chelsea, who rides a white pony through a magical forest.

In the real world, he's a dude buried in a federal prison forever.

17 posted on 04/23/2014 11:59:43 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CHELSEA MANNING
Tune: "Chelsea Morning"

Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I said
Was I wanted to be female
And wear wigs upon my head
If you think you'd like to buy me bras
And wrap them up, I take A-cup

Oh, don't you guess
I'll put on a dress
And I'll wear a bunch of make-up

Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I saw
Was a thirty-five-year sentence
And no rainbow on the wall
All those big strong men to welcome me
Criminals can be so hardened

O, won't you please
I'm on my knees
Give this little girl a pardon

Now the cell door opens on my new friends for the day
And the hall is filled, they form a line
And two'd be fine
But look, there's nine
Whistles to blow today

Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I know
That I now realize I'm lesbian
I should go where women go
And I don't like this place that I'm in
So stick me with some hormones

Oh, let me stay
Where I'll be okay
And we'll talk in diff'rent pronouns

When the cell door closes
And the rainbows all recede
I will tell you secrets
Hear me speak
The stuff you seek
Is what I'll leak
The only thing I need
Pretty badly, I'm not
Bradley, now I'm Chelsea Manning

18 posted on 04/24/2014 1:12:20 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A DC talk host (Chris Plante) from time to time has been channeling Joni Mitchell and singing “Woke up, it was a Chelsea Manning, ...”


19 posted on 04/24/2014 2:46:15 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I should have looked Charles. Nice job indeed. You take a different tack from Chris. I don’t think he ties in the espionage angle.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 2:50:52 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
uʍop ǝpısdn pǝuɹnʇ pןɹoʍ ǝɥʇ
21 posted on 04/24/2014 3:48:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RPTMS

Kansas has federal district courts. He/she/it now resides in Leavenworth, Kansas.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 3:58:39 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I don’t give a s- if he calls himself Nummy Muffin Coco Butter so long as he rots in jail for the rest of his life. (Although a firing squad is what he deserved.)


23 posted on 04/24/2014 3:59:13 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

He wants to be “Chelsea”??

Fine.

Lock him in a room with a fifth of vodka and a sharp KaBar.

Put him back in General Population after he makes his final decision.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 4:03:44 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

A poorly written article, then. When I read “Kansas judge”, I think of a judge in the Kansas judiciary. It should have said “federal judge in Kansas”.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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