Send Chelsea Manning a hug with #hugsforchelsea


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/15/send-chelsea-manning-a-hug-wit.html


#2

So, does the out going president get to release some prisoners as his parting gift to the nation? If so, it begs the question why these people weren’t released earlier?


#3

Yes, and yes.


#4

How weirdly feudal! Does the President’s touch also cure scrofula?


#5

Haven’t you heard? The man even pardons turkeys.


#6

Yup.


#7

Trump’s already preparing for all the primae noctis


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#9

Better than what his predecessor did to them…


#10

Truthfully? Because letting people out of prison—even people who shouldn’t be there—can be fuel for one’s political adversaries at best and political suicide at worst. As a result Presidents often wait until the last minute to do the right thing, if they do it at all.


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