Welcome to The New Chainik Hocker. I am your host, the eponymous Chainik Hocker, here to share news, reviews, pretty pictures, and silly opinions with you. Contact me at chainik DOT hocker AT gmail DOT com

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Congressperson punches cop.

Representative Cynthia McKinney (D- Mars) punched a cop.

Allow me to repeat myself.

A member of Congress punched a cop. Furthermore, that cop did not beat her ass down with a lead-filled nightstick in the approved law enforcement manner.

According to sources on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a Capitol police officer on Wednesday afternoon after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector. Members of Congress are not required to pass through metal detectors.

Sources say that the officer was at a position in the Longworth House Office Building, and neither recognized McKinney, nor saw her credentials as she went around the metal detector.The officer called out, “Ma’am, Ma’am,” and walked after her in an attempt to stop her. When he caught McKinney, he grabbed her by the arm. Witnesses say McKinney pulled her arm away, and with her cell phone in hand, punched the officer in the chest.

Hey, remember when some oily Saudi prince tried to give Rudy like a gazillion dollars? And then the Saudi guy was all like, well, the United States "should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause”? And that "while the U.N. passed clear resolutions numbered 242 and 338 calling for the Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip decades ago, our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek."?

And Rudy was all, like, go screw yourself, you overblown camel jockey?

And then some dipstick Congresscritter goes and thanks said prince for his generosity and suggests that perhaps the money can go to black charities? And that she agreed with his call for a re-examination of the U.S. role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Many Americans, she said, "have long been concerned about reports that reveal a pattern of excessive, and often indiscriminate, use of lethal force by Israeli security forces in situations where Palestinian demonstrators were unarmed and posed no threat of death or serious injury" to Israelis.

You recall the name of this particular Representative?

It was, if I’m not mistaken, one Cynthia McKinney.

More here.