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  •  Why wasn't she recognized?? (2+ / 0-)
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    Are you going to answer the question ever??  Will you ever even bother to deal with the job of the security guard in question??  Should he be commended for failing to recognize Congresswoman McKinney??  What do you think of guards who fail to recognize elected Members of Congress??  Do you think they are doing a good job??

    What do you propose, stopping Congresswoman McKinney every single time, physically, if necessary??  Prosecution for assault??  Yeah, that would be better, for sure??

    Will you answer a direct question?

    Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

    by Viceroy on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 03:54:15 PM PST

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    •  How The Fuck Do I Know? (0+ / 0-)

      But she shouldn't have to rely on people recognizing her; she should do what the other 534 members of Congress do, and not expect people to recognize her, and just wear the damn pin.

      And everyone who enters those buildings does have to stop...unless they wear the pin.  So, the choice is Cynthia McKinney's: wear the pin and not be stopped, or don't wear the pin and be stopped.  There isn't a special Cynthia McKinney-only third option.

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 03:57:19 PM PST

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      •  Why wasn't she recognized? (3+ / 0-)
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        Will you ever answer a direct question?  Why didn't the security guard do his job??  Pages, doorkeepers and guards, for generations have learned how to do this.  Fishbait Miller's autobiography goes into great detail about the methods they used to learn all names and faces of all members.  Chris Mathews said on Hardball tonight that memorizing pictures was part of his job as a page.

        That's the guard's job, whether you wish to deal with it or not.  By saying nothing whatsoever about the guard's responsibilities to recognize all Members - especially after being asked numerous times directly - says more about you than it does about this issue.

        Will you ever deal with the guard's responsibilities??  Why wasn't she recognized??

        Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

        by Viceroy on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:02:26 PM PST

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        •  Now You're Being an Asshole (0+ / 0-)

          It's a stupid fucking question, and you're proving you're stupid for thinking it's a gotcha.  If they thought that was a reliable way to keep the place safe, they wouldn't have pins.

          Now, keep asking, on the hope that the 9th or 15th or 163rd time you ask the question the answer will be one you want.

          The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

          by Dana Houle on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:06:53 PM PST

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          •  Now, you're just resorting to obscenities (0+ / 0-)
            which is a sure sign that you continually wish to avoid the question.  Asked many times, politely.

            The situation, of course, involves this incident, not whether, in the future, she wears her pin.  Will she be prosecuted??  If so, the question I am asking is quite relevant, and I suspect that the case will deal with it, whether you wish it or not.

            That is, the question of her not being recognized despite the fact that that it one of the guard's jobs, is relevant, material and probative.  It is a simple question and it deserves a real answer.

            Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

            by Viceroy on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:11:07 PM PST

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        •  Now, now! (4+ / 0-)

          Can't go around quoting documentary evidence of how Capitol Police are trained to behave when what we really ought to be doing is indulging in our authoritarian fantasies about putting the uppity in their place . . .

          </snark>

          •  That's the real question... (1+ / 0-)
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            What are the policies and procedures??  Certainly, she should wear her pin, but just as certainly, she should be treated with respect.  Neither happened here.  If she is to be prosecuted, we will actually see the documentary evidence and will learn of longtime custom and practice.  And we will get to question the guard, his bosses, and their bosses.  That's the reasonable way of dealing with this.  Maybe we'll learn why she wasn't recognized this time.

            Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

            by Viceroy on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:17:46 PM PST

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