Duane Chapman, or “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, has found support from Hawaii Legislators in his battle against the Mexican Government.Â Chapman apprehended the Max Factor heir, convicted rapist, Andrew Luster, and in the process violated some Mexican laws and now the MexicanÂ Government wants to extradite him, his son Leland, and Tim Chapman (of no relation).Â
The Hawaii State House of RepresentativesÂ introduced HCR 50 (Â http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/Bills/HCR50_.htm), into Legislation this session, in a way challenging the sovereign Government of Mexico.Â If this wereÂ a wrestling match/movie, it’d be Nacho Libre vs. The Rock, with Nacho defending Mexico and the Rock coming to bat for his Hawaii ties.Â In reality, it’s more like Nacho is Hawaii and Mexico is the The Rock andÂ if this were 200 years ago, Hawaii’s sovereignty would still be respected…Â Â but that’s another story…
I like the Dog, I mean, he’s too much at times, butÂ he inspiredÂ Trey Parker andÂ MattÂ Stone to make the South Park spoof with Cartman as “Dawg the Hallway Monitor”, and so on.Â My only real beef with the show is it doesn’t portray things too accurately in Hawai’i, but what television show ever does?Â Oh, yeah, and Beth…Â she’s not that friendly.Â I got a semi-glare/smirk/suckawot when I gave her the shaka (Hawaiian style wave that was mistook for a gang sign when Hawaiian former Miss America Carolynn SappÂ did it after being crowned).
I can see why the Legislators are advocating for him.Â His show helps to bring revenue to Hawaii’s growing film/television industry.Â
Anyhow, I was just so fortunate (at work)Â to beÂ present atÂ the Capitol for the Hearing for the HCR 50Â Committee Hearing with the public.Â Unfortunately, I was only afforded the opportunity to read about it in the paper or online.Â
Why, do you ask?Â Was it that questionable Chinese food I ate?Â Or perhaps, it wasÂ the fact that I had mixedÂ said Chinese foodÂ with some Greek fair,Â which I was tryingÂ for only the secondÂ time.Â Â Why would I go there and not participate?Â Dun, Dun, Dun!!!Â The plot thickens!!!
It was actually quite comical, while at the same timeÂ horriblyÂ ridiculous because a local news woman,Â whoÂ shall remain nameless, barred entry to the Conference Room where the HearingÂ wasÂ held.Â Her reason, theÂ Hearing had begun and A&E was filming.Â
Puzzling isn’t it?Â How is it that the opportunityÂ for citizens to participateÂ in government isÂ being denied by “shall remain nameless local news woman”?Â Did I miss the memo or the change in law that barred access to public meetings/hearings?Â I did move recently so that could explain it.Â No wait, I work in the area, I would know better.Â
Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt.Â MaybeÂ SRNLNW, was pining to get her shot at aÂ network with more exposure so she was paying her dues by serving as bouncer.Â Â Or what ifÂ she was really a government agent protecting the DogÂ from the the MexicanÂ Agents who’d secretly infiltrated Hawaii.Â Or howÂ about…
The list could go on and on I’m sure with wonderful ideas about what was really going.Â All I know is that it is quite simple to me, the governmentÂ should be for the people, and not the other way around.Â Â
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