Code Pink, Occupy march on behalf of ‘hero’ Bradley Manning on eve of court martial

Code Pink, whose co-founder Medea Benjamin heckled President Obama during a speech at the National Defense University May 23, was again on the wrong side of the Obama administration today at a march for Bradley Manning, who faces court martial next week. Code Pink, Occupy and other groups were on hand for a march around Fort Meade in Maryland in support of Manning, carrying signs reading “My hero” and “Bradley Manning ‘died’ for our sins.”

Getting the president’s attention will be an uphill climb, though, considering Attorney General Eric Holder won’t even acknowledge his role in targeting Fox News reporter James Rosen, whom he apparently named as a co-conspirator under the Espionage Act. Manning, meanwhile, has admitted to leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks and pleaded guilty to 10 of 22 charges against him, earning him the “official” title of hero from Michael Moore. Code Pink swapped out the vagina costumes for pink parasols in protest.

Though the Fort Meade march was the epicenter of today’s protests, the #FreeBrad movement has spread worldwide.

  • Daniel Gilfillan

    Seems like they don’t even care that breakdowns in intelligence security make diplomacy more difficult and wars more likely.

    Bloodthirsty warmongering she-devils!

  • Vicki Fry

    Hang the traitor!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    ThiggyBR
    @ThiggyBR
    We are all Bradley Manning.

    Truer words were never spoken by an America hating leftist.

  • jgeorgia2000

    So we can call them Queers again? Thanks code pink

    • ozconservative

      Nope. Only queers can call queers queer. If heterosexuals cal queers queer then it’s homophobic.

    • Kenneth James Abbott

      If him being queer isn’t an issue…. then how come they’re telling us about it?

  • tjack

    And yet none of them care to know the full details about Benghazi.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Or anything else done by the federal government since Jan 2009.

    • trixiewoobeans

      You’ve heard of selective hearing? Well, they have “selective caring”.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Or care, it’s all about collecting their checks from the government and nothing more to them than that.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Headlines: “Manning hangs self after seeing his groupies.”

    • TocksNedlog

      If he wasn’t queer before . . .

      • waltzingmtilda

        Literally just laughed out loud.

        • TocksNedlog

          😉

      • waltzingmtilda

        Literally just laughed out loud.

  • http://twitter.com/TemplarsCross william seaman

    If they’re all Manning, then they’re all traitors.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      If they’re all Manning They Might Be Giants

  • Steve_J

    If Obama can be given a Nobel Peace prize why not Manning. It’s not as though it means anything other than as a joke.

  • Steve_J

    “making authority figures nervous” HA-HA

    • Jill

      I don’t know about you, but the thought of these middle aged hags in their genitalia costumes makes me nervous…

      • Steve_J

        Makes me wonder about their IQ.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          my guess-Their bra size>their IQ

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    “The evil government is keeping secrets from us and abusing power! Vote Obama!”
    -The Left

  • vetgal1970

    He voluntarily raised his right hand, he knew the rules. Accessing secure information and making it public just because you don’t like the life you chose is inexcusable.

  • URGR82

    I’m all for truth but it seems these guys are not. Steal from them any of their secrets and they will look to pursue in a court of law and/or retaliate w/ some kind of harassment disquised as a protest.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      I’m guessing that any secrets you steel from these guys won’t be footage of them murdering a heap of civilians.

  • TocksNedlog

    F*ck you, you f*ckin’ f*cks!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #GeorgeCarlin…. Yeah, I’ve heard the “Seven Words” Routine before…. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jill

    We’ll soon be seeing the classy ladies of Code Pink protest in support of the heroic James Rosen and the AP in 3….2…1…never

    • likeablaze

      I’m sure they’ll give a tweet in support of him and then do absolutely nothing of substance.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Where is he locked up again? Just so we know where to direct the protest.

      • Jill

        He was named a criminal conspirator, despite never having committed a crime, was he not? Manning, on the other hand, did violate the military code of conduct by disclosing classified information. Was Rosen/AP information found at the Bin Laden compound along with leaked documents from Manning?

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Again, the address of the prison we should be protesting to have him freed from?

          • Jill

            Since you’re well aware that Rosen nor the AP committed crimes, unlike Manning, there is no prison to protest in front of. Should you care to support the rights of a free press, free of government bullying, you could start with a protest in front of the Department of Justice headquarters. Or, if you want to protest against a more egregious and capricious detention you could protest for the release of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

      • Jill

        He was named a criminal conspirator, despite never having committed a crime, was he not? Manning, on the other hand, did violate the military code of conduct by disclosing classified information. Was Rosen/AP information found at the Bin Laden compound along with leaked documents from Manning?

  • likeablaze

    Anonymous, WikiLeaks and Code Pink with another puny and feckless protest in the age of Obama. Says a lot about who they really support.

  • Catchance

    I guess they don’t realize how truly asinine they look and sound. Ignorance is bliss.

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Catchance:

      Nor do they seem to realize that no place is more empty and desolate than a military installation on a weekend.

  • NRPax

    So let’s see…he betrayed his oath because he’s a gay man with gender issues, his boyfriend had broken up with him and he was mad about don’t ask don’t tell. And somehow this translates into him being a hero.

    Oh and for the benefit of you liberal types that vote this comment down: Everything I said in that last paragraph was already said by his defense attorney. I know the truth stings sometimes but Bactine does wonders for that.

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Free Bradley Manning. Free Birth Control. Free Abortions. The only things these code pinko broads get off on is free stuff. While I would never say Free Bradley Manning, I have no problem saying F*** Bardley Manning!

    • TexSizzle

      Careful; he may interpret that as an offer.

  • Jack Deth

    Code Pink= A group of vapid Moon Bats who do not get laid much. Or ever.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Women who don’t get laid are too ugly to listen to. Women who do get laid are too slutty to listen to. I think you’ve figured out how to dismiss all women, great job.

      • Jill

        Where did Jack use that specific language? Aren’t you engaging in a bit of slippery slope logic?

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Well no, he didn’t use that exact language. Shall I assume that he actually had some entirely valid and relevant point to make in bringing up code pink ‘s sex lives? Is his comment one that you really want to be defending?

          • Jill

            Given their penchant for the vagina costume and their preoccupation with sex in public protests, haven’t they made intercourse a focal point of their narrative?

  • Jd1367

    Reports are that the French protests ended abruptly when a person nearby sneezed. The protesters dropped their signs and ran

    • NRPax

      I heard it was because the French riot cops showed up with hoses and soap.

      • Jill

        No. I heard that the protesters were promised better government subsidies in Sweden so they’ve gone to riot over there now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    and, everyone just thought that carnival freakshows had died out

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    and, everyone just thought that carnival freakshows had died out

  • Guest

    I wonder how many people showed up at the #FreeBrad rally thinking they were getting small nails at no charge.

  • Guest

    I wonder how many people showed up at the #FreeBrad rally thinking they were getting small nails at no charge.

  • toddm123

    Sure they can free him. Put a bullet in his forehead!

  • toddm123

    Sure they can free him. Put a bullet in his forehead!

  • umad80

    That awkward moment when you live in Maryland and had no idea this was going on.

    Heh. I’m sure the amount of people there were paid by a union. That seems to happen a lot around here.

  • TocksNedlog

    Think of how much money they could save if instead of sewing giant vagina costumes they just brought their husbands along,

  • Roto

    What, no fake coffins of dead soldiers? The CodePukes are slippin….

  • tjp77

    Meanwhile in another prison, Mumia Abu Jamal is like, ‘hmmm, sure seems quiet around here’.

  • RightThinking1

    See? If it were left to me, they would be speaking of Manning in the past tense.

  • Guest

    No member of the general public will ever see Manning again…
    the traitor is destined for life in a concrete box the size of a bathroom.

  • WingedBishop

    Last time I checked, wearing a military uniform to a protest was against the rules.

  • CombatDiver

    Feminism and feminists, how cute.

  • dave9000

    Ever notice that Code Pinkers are Porkers or Pukers? But then most liberals fit that descriptive evaluation.

  • jebjr

    Code Pink: Nothing more than a bunch of frustrated housewives with too much time on their hands. Hint gals: If you want to do something constructive, start a quilting bee.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      If only they did constructive things, like you with your incredibly insightful comments.

      • Jill

        You presume to know the pursuits, passions, or vocation of a person you do not know? Code Pink has a track record of misguided and feckless ‘protests’. That, unlike your passive ad hominem, has been documented throughout the years.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    So are we mad about the gov’t cracking down on whistleblowers or not now? I can never keep track. Or are we in favor of it this time because liberals like this guy so we’re reflexively anti-him?

    • Jill

      Did he break the law, or not?
      Did he steal classified information, or not?
      Did he attempt to secure counsel before going forward, or not?

    • Jill

      Did he break the law, or not?
      Did he steal classified information, or not?
      Did he attempt to secure counsel before going forward, or not?

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    Since Pfc. Bradlie likes guys, & DADT is dead, & the Feds recognize gay marriage, does that mean she can get officially marry his cellmate when he gets to Leavenworth? Jus’ askin’.

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    Since Pfc. Bradlie likes guys, & DADT is dead, & the Feds recognize gay marriage, does that mean she can get officially marry his cellmate when he gets to Leavenworth? Jus’ askin’.

  • Marjorie

    Manning is a traitor! Treat him as such!

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    When I was in the Navy I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement that clealy spelled out the punishment if I were to let slip any classified information. It went with getting my security clearance. There was no expiration date and I still hold those secrets. That crapsack manning had to sign the exact same document for his security clearance. Documents he leaked were found in bin ladens possesion so he deserves the maximum punishment allowed by law.

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    When I was in the Navy I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement that clealy spelled out the punishment if I were to let slip any classified information. It went with getting my security clearance. There was no expiration date and I still hold those secrets. That crapsack manning had to sign the exact same document for his security clearance. Documents he leaked were found in bin ladens possesion so he deserves the maximum punishment allowed by law.