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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:21 PM
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So, Chris Shays tried to rough up a Capitol police officer?
Edited on Fri Jul-20-07 06:24 PM by Unreconstructed Lib
CNN is just now talking about this. Yesterday, he grabbed the cop by the collar to see his name tag and was dropping f-bombs. Anyone else hear about this?


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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:22 PM
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1. Will he get the Cynthia treatment?
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:23 PM
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2. Is he now black? nt
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:27 PM
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7. he's not a woman either!
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 07:37 PM
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16. His good luck. nt
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:23 PM
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3. Beat me to it!
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:27 PM
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6. Charges will not be filed.
The Capitol police issued a statement saying that Shays apologized. The officer is filing a something called a "courtesy complaint" which will, basically, just make the incident a matter of record. But nothing further will come of it.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:28 PM
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8. of course not he's not an uppity black woman
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:29 PM
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10. Isn't that the truth n/t
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:59 PM
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15. Of course not!!! He is a Republican!!..... n/t
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 03:05 PM
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23. Did he immediately apologize or did he claim the officer was a racist?
Edited on Sat Jul-21-07 03:06 PM by Alexander
Shays did the former. Cynthia did the latter, and then retracted her statement when the CBC duly rebuked her.

Both are wrong. But in the aftermath, Shays wasted no time taking responsibility and apologizing.
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 02:05 AM
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26. Self Delete ...
Edited on Sun Jul-22-07 02:08 AM by Vadem
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:24 PM
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4. Are the freepers trying to make excuses for him?
Just curious, if they're going after him as hard as they went after McKinney.
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:33 PM
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11. I don't know. Maybe someone will go over there and find out.
But I don't want to do it. :puke:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:26 PM
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5. details:
July 20, 2007
Read More: Bad behavior

Shays screams at Capitol Police officer, later apologies



On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) got into a loud, angry dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at the security checkpoint inside the entrance of the West Side of the Capitol. On Friday, Shays, a veteran lawmaker, offered a public apology for the incident and said that he wants to meet with the officer personally to reiterate how sorry he is.

Shays reportedly grabbed the officer during the dispute over whether the officer should allow a group of tourists to enter the building, said several sources. Tourists are not allowed to use the West Front entrance, but Shays was trying to bring the group through that entrance anyway. The officer refused to allow them in, and Shays then "yelled and screamed" at the officer, including using profanity, the sources said.



Update - here's a Capitol Police report on the incident:

"On Thursday, July 19, 2007, a United States Capitol Police officer had an interaction with Congressman Christopher Shays on the West Front of the Capitol wherein the Congressman acted in a manner that was inappropriate.

-snip

http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0707/Shays_screa...

WILL HE BE SUBJECTED TO THE CYNTHIA MCKINNEY TREATMENT? NO...HE'S A WHITE REPUBLICAN-IMMUNE FROM EVERYTHING!
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:29 PM
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9. Laws are for democrats..
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:35 PM
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12. Oh yes. I'm sure Chris Shays would "rough up" an armed police officer.
Edited on Fri Jul-20-07 06:35 PM by shance
Do they really think we're that dumb?
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:38 PM
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13. Those were my words, and they were a bit tongue-in-cheek.
That probably wasn't clear, though. Sorry for the confusion.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 06:47 PM
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14. i guess being a white guy really does count for more.
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 01:18 PM
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19. But the time is coming, in this country, when payback is going to be a bitch.
Edited on Sat Jul-21-07 01:36 PM by Unreconstructed Lib
It will be a bitch, that is, unless a little-noticed idea in the neoconservative world domination agenda bears fruit. The following words in their seminal work, "Rebuilding America's Defenses" have long scared the daylights out of me:

And advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.




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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 07:52 AM
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17. ...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 08:31 AM
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18. But but he's not Cynthia McKinney. Move along, nothing to see here!
:sarcasm:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 01:38 PM
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20. Cracking under the pressure of being a Repug watching his life go down the
toilet. Or, maybe he's on the DC Madam's list.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 02:46 PM
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21. Send this to Hannity!!!
He'll want to get right on it.



:rofl:
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 03:04 PM
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22. And, then, you woke up.
:P
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 05:02 PM
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24. Welcome to DU, Unreconstructed Lib.
:hi:
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Unreconstructed Lib Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 03:06 AM
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27. Thank you!
:hi:
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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 01:40 AM
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25. Cynthis told the truth about 9/11
and that is a no no. The truth to a Republican is like a cross to a vampire.
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