• Chelsea Manning Faces Indefinite Solitary Confinement for Possession of Expired Toothpaste

    August 18, 2015

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    Posted in: Democracy, Post-Constitution America


    Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks as an act of conscience (why she said she did it) concurrent with Hillary Clinton exposing much higher-level classified documents to the Chinese for her own convenience (why she said she did it), has been threatened with possible “indefinite solitary confinement” for a series of trivial infractions, including owning expired toothpaste and sweeping food onto the floor.

    Her (Manning, not Clinton) hearing is today, August 18.

    ACLU attorney Chase Strangio says Manning is additionally accused of “disrespect” for requesting her lawyer while speaking to a guard and “prohibited property” for owning books and magazines that include the Caitlyn Jenner cover issue of Vanity Fair.

    Manning’s supporters provided a detailed list of her alleged violations:

    Manning’s “prohibited property” included:

    Vanity Fair issue with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover, Advocate, OUT Magazine, a Cosmopolitan issue with an interview of Chelsea, Transgender Studies Quarterly, novel about trans issues, the book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy — The Many Faces of Anonymous, the subversive book I Am Malala,” and legal documents being used for her pending appeals including the Senate Torture Report.

    Perhaps there is some validity to the Senate Torture Report being prohibited property, as it clearly is pornography.

    If you wish to support free speech, you can sign a petition supporting Chelsea online. I did.

    If you wish to simply rant about how she deserves it, and/or shout homophobic slurs, well, I guess we have the comments section below where you can relieve yourself.

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  • Recent Comments

    • Helen Marshall said...


      Please support the Center for Constitutional Rights and/or the ACLU, which are doing everything they can to help Manning and prisoners at Gitmo such as Tariq Ba Odah.

      08/18/15 11:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...


      This is Chicken $hit from Chicken Salad precedent, BS (Bush Shadow) Chicken GEORGE III, Barry-0. Chelsae endures as American hero for continued brave Manning of the Barackades!

      08/18/15 11:39 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      Could a FOIA request be filed requesting to know in what way toothpaste is a dangerous substance? Or could we expect a State Department-like dragging of the feet on response, which will ultimately be the official mumbo-jumbo how responding would be a privacy violation of the rights of the toothpaste?

      08/18/15 12:24 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      From the Parallel Universe magazine cover headline:

      “Military prison authorities fearful of Manning suicide by expired date toothpaste!!”

      Sheezus H FUCKING CHRIST!! Even the Corpus Juris Stupidicum(Body of the Laws of Stupidity) doesn’t describe this.
      I mean this is stupidity beyond anything seen in human history. Rock hard stupidity. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid, so stupid it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. Trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. These schmucks emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be …wait..I can’t go on. This is an epiphany.

      Notwithstanding living proof that being assigned to a military prison satisfies Cippolini’s 5 Laws of Stupidity, it looks like McDonald is even preparing to revise his 5 Classes of Stupidity. Class 5 being…

      “Class V stupidity is any act of stupidity that is of sufficient magnitude and posing such immediate, dire, and potentially catastrophic consequences that only the direct intervention of God Himself can avert the impending disaster.”

      Need i say more.

      bartender..I propose a toast. Here’s to the BIG BANG OF STUPIDITY…the US Military. fuck.

      08/18/15 1:16 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      wait wait…this just in. News flash!

      The Four Laws of Military Stupidity has just been revised to 5!!

      The Four Laws of Military Stupidity

      I. The warring side that is the first to come up with the “unbeatable” strategy will inevitably lose the war.

      II. The officer who is responsible for executing this brilliant plan will inevitably be court-martialed when it fails.

      III. The one factor that no one considered when devising the perfect strategy will always arise at the worst possible moment.

      IV. The government responsible for Laws I & II will either be unelected (without prejudice), overthrown (with prejudice), or shot (with extreme prejudice).

      New Law.
      V. Military assignments based on Class Stupidity, will never prevent the US Military from becoming the laughing stock of the universe.

      08/18/15 1:30 PM | Comment Link

    • Tony Hammock said...


      Thanks for covering this, Mr. Van Buren.

      I read your blog regularly and enjoy your writing very much.

      Best wishes, TH

      08/19/15 10:22 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      Thanks! I’ll keep on this topic. I am sure there will be a lot of write about.

      08/19/15 10:54 AM | Comment Link

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