Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

UPDATE: Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is a former United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013, of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents. She was serving a 35-year sentence at the maximum-security U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth until President Obama commuted her sentence a few days before leaving office.

On January 9th, she tweeted this to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

2018_01 09 Chelsea Manning LEO tweet

On January 11th, she filed to run for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in Maryland.

2018_01 11 Chelsea Manning Senate cand filing

Best Tweet:  “I thought the correct order was that you go into government, then you go to jail — not the other way around?”



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The Trump Economy

2018_01 Tax cut Tigger by Varvel

An editorial in The Washington Times asks, “Are you better off than you were two years ago?” Duh, yeah!

In 2017, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest rate since 2000 and Americans’ optimism about the U.S. job market hit record highs.

Holiday retail sales during the final two months of 2017 not only exceeded forecasts, but also showed the strongest gain since the Great Recession. The National Retail Federation credited growing wages, stronger employment, and higher consumer confidence.

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp have announced they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama. This plant will employ up to 4,000 workers and will produce 300,000 vehicles a year.

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CNN Poll: Oprah 60% Jesus 28% Trump 12% for 2020

From The Barbed Wire.

ATLANTA – CNN sees 2020 as the second coming of Oprah for president. Even Jesus couldn’t beat her. And Trump might as well quit now. That’s the result of the network’s latest poll on possible presidential candidates for the next election cycle.


Anchor Jake Tapper said CNN polled 896 random viewers of their network. The margin of error for the poll was +/- 25%. Digging through the data, some insights among those polled were discovered:

Breakdown by political affiliation of those polled – 55% Democrat, 35% Independent, 10% Republican. This is in line with CNN’s usual polling mix.

79% of Democrats had never heard of Jesus.

91% of those voting for Oprah cited her acting, talk show demeanor, and 12 years of experience as a Navy Seal as their top reasons for wanting her to be the next president.

82% of those listing Oprah as their preference said she should be our next president, even if she doesn’t run.

36% of all respondents said miracles performed by Jesus were impressive, but that he had never given away cars like Oprah has.

9% of the Oprah voters thought she was already president.

Tapper reminded viewers that the poll was highly scientific, and had been certified by the Brian Stelter accounting firm.

More from The Barbed Wire:

Most Women Still Insist Size of Nuclear Button Matters

Black Dresses Newest Defense Weapon Against Sexual Assault

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Another Year Not Spent in Prison


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Three Different Perspectives

“We didn’t hear him say that.”

2018_01 12 Perdue and Cotton

“Even if he did say it, he wasn’t wrong.”

2018_01 12 Africa is a crap continent

“These people have a lot of nerve being upset.”

2018_01 12 Walsh on vulgarity

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