Where is the “Free Bradley Manning” crowd now?

Anti-Muslim filmmaker detained for almost a month…next court date three days after election

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the 55-year-old filmmaker responsible for the anti-Muslim video that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and wrongly blamed for inciting the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, is still being held at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) without bond.

It has been almost one month since Mr. Nakoula was arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his probation for a 2010 bank-fraud conviction.


“Nakoula was ordered detained — held without bond — by a federal judge, who determined he posed a flight risk,” said Thom Mrozek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Mr. Nakoula’s next court date is on November 9, three days after the presidential election. In the meantime, while the Obama administration passes blame around over who dropped the ball with the attack in Benghazi, Mr. Nakoula remains locked up and muzzled in a Los Angeles detention center until after the ballots for president are counted on November 6.

What’s the difference between Nakoula and Manning? For one thing, Nakoula isn’t accused of breaking the law. Manning is accused of passing government secrets to Julian Assange. All Nakoula did was exercise his First Amendment rights by making a really bad film clip.

Let Nakoula go. Obama’s cover story is blown now. We know the movie had nothing to do with the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate. Where is a man with a fatwa issued for his head going to run to, anyway?

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97 Responses to Where is the “Free Bradley Manning” crowd now?

  1. carol haka says:

    I am sick of the hypocritical asswipes in this country. 13 days and I hope we can start on a diet of restoring decency and values. I would love to have a day of turning on the tv news and being told “Sorry, nothing happened today. Everything is rosy. Have a great day, the leaders are handling everything. ” 👿

  2. carol haka says:

    And that woman in that photo needs to put on a bra and button her blouse. That is disgusting! 👿

  3. angienc says:

    Bringing this up from downstairs:

    NYT revived the “spontaneous protest over video” story line today in connection with a story about another film — reference slid in there as if it was a *fact* that the video caused the killings in Benghazi:

    Beyond the political issues, the film may carry the risk of associating Mr. Obama with any backlash in a Muslim world already inflamed by the YouTube trailer for an insulting film portrayal of its prophet. In September riots erupted in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere as Muslim crowds reacted violently to what they perceived as the unforgivable insults of a scratch production, ‘The Innocence of Muslims,’ some of which was posted on YouTube.


    Oh, and on Bret Baier (which yes, I watch now regularly since he’s actually covering this story) Mara Liasson of NPR was on the panel & she seriously blamed the MSM’s lack of coverage on this story on Romney NOT talking about it.

    We’ve come full circle.

    Meanwhile, Biden & Obama are actually going around on their campaign stops telling people this election boils down to “who do you trust?” with complete impunity & MSM cover.

  4. HELENK says:

    does the film maker have a lawsuit against backtrack and bunch for the lies??? says slander to me. their lying put him in great danger.
    they used the excuse of parole violation to arrest him and keep him in jail. will that make a difference?

  5. myiq2xu says:



  6. HELENK says:


    Should all the catholics start rioting now against the democratic party???

    • carol haka says:

      Geez! He already knows he will be the new Leader in China when he loses this election. 🙂

    • WHOA! And for his information- the blades for the turbines are made right here in America- husband’s company makes some of them- those suckers are HUGE.
      The problem as I understand it is the actual turbines themselves. Seems it is cheaper to make the motors (is that the word?) overseas.
      Damn GE can’t make them here?

  7. myiq2xu says:



  8. myiq2xu says:

    Tomorrow night’s starting pitcher for Detroit is Doug Fister. He’s from Merced. His uncle is a cop who lives two blocks from me.

  9. DM says:

    Myiq — I’m wearing formal attire with my SF cap. Yes, I look strange. . My cap is doing its job

    Go giants!!

  10. 49erDweet says:

    And another run….

  11. myiq2xu says:



  12. westcoaster says:

    It’s Show Time!

    • ME says:

      I haven’t mentioned this before but I am a SAHM. Usually around this time of the year I work temporary or part time. I use that money for extras around the holidays, traveling to see family, and buying big expensive presents. I can not find part time work as no one is hiring or I am competing with Head of Households for cashier jobs. My husband and I live BENEATH our means and we buy what we can afford. Everything is costing more! Gas and food included. I now plan all of my trips in order to make sure I have enough gas to get my kids to all their activities.

      I HOPE that we can CHANGE the occupant of the White House. I’m doing all I can to that end. I have been noticing the early voting in the library and Romney’s base is fired up. I live in a safe RED state but I am assuming this is going on everywhere. We are not taking anything for granted, every vote counts. Obama will lose some of the black vote, it’s hard to say how much but that’s a fact. I know a few who have left the Obot cult.

      • myiq2xu says:

        I haven’t mentioned this before but I am a SAHM.

        That’s okay. We’ll let just about anybody in here.

        • ME says:

          You guys are funny.

          One thing about this election is I have changed where I get my news. I don’t usually watch FOX but they are the only place to go to find out what is going on with Libya. Sean Hannity disgusts me so after Gov. Romney wins I’ll be able to turn him off.

          Anyway this economic situation is frustrating. Some Americans are so arrogant as they believe that Greece/Spain can not happen here. It most certainly can. I don’t understand how anyone, especially true Democrats can vote for Obama. Especially when he is behind this healthcare law which is pretty much a give away to “millionaires and billionaires.”

      • jjmtacoma says:

        I’m a SAHM too – good thing they let just about anybody in!

        My son is in college (almost done with BA) and he hasn’t been able to find part time work with a flexible schedule near the college.

        I think the jobs are so scarce the employers are able to find people who will work any hours just to get pay. I think employers don’t have to hire students or moms with schedule limitations when they can get people willing to work any hours they can get.

        • ME says:

          I don’t like mentioning that I am a SAHM because I am usually told that my opinion isn’t needed or informed. In comment sections I usually get attacked like Hillary Rosen attacked Ann Romney for never having “worked a day in her life.” As women we should be free to make the choices that are right for our own lives.

        • jjmtacoma says:

          There are some situations where people get all frothy about the SAHM thing.

          I used to be a regular commenter on several blogs where every once in a while somebody would blow a gasket over the existence of SAHMs – you know, because we are all judgmental nasty people who are one-upping all the working moms in between soap operas and bon-bon eating. Plus, we don’t know anything because we don’t work for pay.

          I always enjoy mentioning that I “are” one at those moments.

          Every situation is different and how people divide the work of home, kids and money making is their business. If I could afford it, I’d actually hire people to clean my house and still stay at home for as long as it made sense for my family’s situation. 😉

          • myiq2xu says:

            My theory is if you can make your lifestyle choices work for you then it ain’t nobody else’s business. But sometimes we all gotta do what we gotta do to get by.

            I always wanted to be one of the idle rich. Never managed to pull it off.

        • votermom says:

          I used to be a working mom but then poor health plus the Obamaconomy turned me into a SAHM. I like it actually, I just feel guilty at not pulling in money for the bills. I am really looking forward to finding ways to earn money again while being a SAHM when the economy starts turning around under Mitt.
          (No, klown, not like in breaking bad)

        • Jadzia says:

          I’m a SAHM as of, basically, today. But have been WAHM/severely underemployed for 2 years thanks to the Obamaconomy (and now, the Hollandeconomy). (And for the 3 years before that, worked an office job outside the home AND a second job.) Am REALLY looking forward to finding a job outside the house sooner rather than later!

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  14. angienc says:

    Know how you know Obama’s losing? The vile progs are blaming Bill Clinton:

    How Bill Clinton May Have Hurt the Obama CampaignMatt Bai

    When the histories of the 2012 campaign are written, much will be made of Bill Clinton’s re-emergence. His convention speech may well have marked the finest moment of President Obama’s re-election campaign, and his ads on the president’s behalf were memorable.

    But there is one crucial way in which the 42nd president may not have served the 44th quite as well. In these final weeks before the election, Mr. Clinton’s expert advice about how to beat Mitt Romney is starting to look suspect.

    You may recall that last spring, just after Mr. Romney locked up the Republican nomination, Mr. Obama’s team abruptly switched its strategy for how to define him. Up to then, the White House had been portraying Mr. Romney much as George W. Bush had gone after John Kerry in 2004 – as inauthentic and inconstant, a soulless climber who would say anything to get the job.

    But it was Mr. Clinton who forcefully argued to Mr. Obama’s aides that the campaign had it wrong. The best way to go after Mr. Romney, the former president said, was to publicly grant that he was the “severe conservative” he claimed to be, and then hang that unpopular ideology around his neck.


  15. westcoaster says:

    I kind of knew this wasn’t going away:

  16. HELENK says:


    backtrack thinks there are 57 states

    Joe never knows what state he is in

    help wanted
    Geography teacher

  17. ME says:

    This is what Obama is doing to Americans, hard working people. 😦

  18. myiq2xu says:




  19. DM says:

    Checking — it seems the game has been awesome — I keep my cap on — I’ll have to look at the highlights later.
    Go Giants!

  20. angienc says:

    Yesterday, Jonathan Chait started a bullshit meme that Romney was “bluffing his way to win” by acting like it was “inevitable” — it’s b.s. because Chait said it was how he “won” the primary too (I watched the primary – except for the MSM’s breathless coverage promoting first one ABR (Huntsman) then another (Perry) on down the list (Cain, Newt, Santorum) in the hopes of knocking Romney out, in fact, it was pretty much a cakewalk for Romney) and also because Chait is a delusional Obama fanboy. Nonetheless, it gave the rest of the MSM their cue — all day today, the MSM has been going with that line — I actually heard a reporter on Bret Baier’s show say “Romney is presenting himself as inevitable” for the love of cheese!

    Anyway, I can’t believe this article was in the NYT (!) today in response to Chait:

    Losing campaigns have a certain feel to them: They go negative hard, try out new messaging very late in the game, hype issues that only their core supporters are focused on, and try to turn non-gaffes and minor slip-ups by their opponents into massive, election-turning scandals. Think of John McCain’s desperate hope that elevating Joe the Plumber would change the shape of the 2008 race, and you have the template for how tin-eared and desperate a losing presidential campaign often sounds — and ever since the first debate cost Obama his air of inevitability, he and his surrogates have sounded more like McCain did with Joe the Plumber than like a typical incumbent president on his way to re-election. A winning presidential campaign would not normally be hyping non-issues like Big Bird and “binders full of women” in its quest for a closing argument, or rolling out a new spin on its second-term agenda with just two weeks left in the race, or pushing so many advertising chips into dishonest attacks on its rival’s position on abortion. A winning presidential campaign would typically be talking about the issues that voters cite as most important — jobs, the economy, the deficit — rather than trying to bring up Planned Parenthood and PBS at every opportunity. A winning presidential campaign would not typically have coined the term “Romnesia,” let alone worked it into their candidate’s speeches.


    • Underwhelmed says:

      Except that Joe the Plumber was a BFD, because that encounter was the truth of O revealed in an unguarded moment. And what was done to that man in the aftermath was the trailer for how the media and the O cultists would treat anyone who dared to question him. JtP was the canary in the coal mine.

      • Erica says:


      • angienc says:

        Hey, it’s still a pro-Obama newspaper, they still pretend (and probably actually believe) that McCain was “inept” & it wasn’t all their fluffing, lying & spinning for Obama in combo with the “Kill Palin” meme, that carried him over the finish line.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Can’t decide whether I’d rather have that be true, or deal with the fact that many of these people know exactly what they’re doing. I know she’s considered persona non grata in many arenas, but I can’t help thinking of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Her Elsworth Toohey is looking pretty prescient to me.

          • myiq2xu says:

            Re: Ayn Rand

            The marketplace of ideas is a free market. I think I need to break down and read some of Rand’s stuff. I have been dismissing it for years without having read any of it.

        • Erica says:

          I just read 1984 a few weeks back and now I can’t help thinking of 0’s whole administration as “The Ministry of Truth”–especially when it comes to Benghazi.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Re Ayn Rand — a lot of attention gets paid to Atlas Shrugged, but that one bored me. I think The Fountainhead had more punch to it, in terms of asking some really important questions, and dealing with some powerful issues like excellence vs mediocrity, personal courage and integrity. I haven’t read it in a lot of years, but there are elements of that book that have never left me. It’s idealised in some ways, exaggerated for effect, but the underlying principles hold true today, I feel. And like I said — Ellsworth Toohey made my skin crawl, and when I look at the MSM today and see wall to wall Tooheys? Ewwwww.

        • votermom says:

          I tried reading Atlas Shrugged when I was too young to understand it (I think I was 12) but I remember being affected by We The Living. It’s probably a good first Rand book to read to get where she was coming from.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Actually, now that I think about it, I’d say Chris Matthews *is* Elsworth Toohey.

  21. lorac says:

    Maya Angelou, who so beautifully told Hillary to “rise up”, has put out a letter supporting Obama and telling his followers to rise up and vote.

    Oh, vomit.

    I thought she had principles. Party and color trump again I guess.

    Dear XXXXXXXX,

    I am not writing to you as a black voter, or a woman voter, or as a voter who is over 70 years old and six feet tall. I am writing to you as a representative of this great country — as an American.
    It is your job to vote. It is your responsibility, your right, and your privilege. You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich.

    But remember this: In an election, every voice is equally powerful — don’t underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer.

    Your vote might make the difference. Don’t fool around with this — get the information you need to vote in this election.

    As a country, we can scarcely perceive the magnitude of our progress.

    My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote.

    I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time — I believed it would never happen within my lifetime.

    I have never been happier to have been proven wrong.

    And since President Barack Obama’s historic election, we’ve moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways. More students can afford college, and more families have access to affordable health insurance. Women have greater opportunities to get equal pay for equal work.

    Yet as Rev. King wrote, “All progress is precarious.”

    So don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t hesitate. Don’t have any regrets. Vote.

    Go, rise up, and find out what you need to do to vote and ask your friends to join you. We must make our voices heard:


    Your vote is not only important. It’s imperative.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Maya Angelou

  22. DM says:

    Someone told me the Tgers had put 2 runs and to put my cap on — lol – the superstition is contagious

  23. Erica says:

    Condi Rice just did a great segment on Greta about Behngazi and the investigation. Worth watching. Then she went on to talk about RR and said she wanted to tell people that she doesn’t always agree with the repubs about social issues, but she felt quite confident that RR would always take into account the diversity of opinion on social issues and to try to paint them as doing anything other than that was a disservice. Basically saying they would govern from the middle, if I had to sum it up.

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