Who elected those bums anyway ?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Humpy, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Humpy

    Humpy

    Just trawling through the web as one does I came across the following. I'm not vouching for its accuracy but .........

    God Bless the USA
    Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

    - 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
    - 7 have been arrested for fraud
    - 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
    - 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    - 3 have done time for assault
    - 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    - 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
    - 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    - 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
    - 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

    Can you guess which organization this is?

    Give up yet?

    It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.

    Yes well ---What about INTEGRITY guys ??
    Not a lot here if the above is only 1/2 correct
     
  2. Is this information concerned with the historical misdeeds of the congress or does this include only present members?
     
  3. Humpy

    Humpy

    It was unclear from the website but I rather favour the present Congress. Angels they aint !!
     
  4. This is an old old urban legend. According to several websites devoted to debunking various urban legends circulating through email, the list of crimes refers not to the present 535 sitting members of the US Congress, but rather, is a list of crimes & misdeeds committed by anyone who's EVER been a member of Congress, so the 535 number is seriously misleading.
     
  5. Humpy

    Humpy

    I really should have bookmarked the site. I have tried to go over the same ground again to find it and haven't succeeded yet. Saved by the bell maybe.
     
  6. Tax dollars at work or not.
    Politicians how good are they? Par with the other guys?

    January 23, 2007: Republican radio personality Scott Eller Cortelyou of Denver arrested on suspicion of using the Internet to lure a child into a sexual relationship

    January 29, 2007: Republican former Jefferson County, Colorado, Treasurer Mark Paschall indicted on two felony charges "in connection with an allegation that Paschall solicited a kickback from a bonus he awarded one of his employees"

    January 31, 2007: Republican Congressman Gary Miller is named by Republicans as ranking member of oversight subcommittee of House Financial Services Committee despite the FBI's investigation into his land deals

    February 14, 2007: Major Republican fundraiser Brent Wilkes and former CIA executive director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo are indicted by a grandy jury for corrupting CIA contracts

    February 16, 2007: Major Republican donor Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, aka Michael Mixon, is indicted in federal court on charges of providing material support to terrorists

    March 5, 2007: Ethics complaint filed against Republican Senator Pete Domenici for his role in the Attorney Purge scandal

    March 6, 2007: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury

    March 8, 2007: Republican former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admits to extramarital affair

    March 23, 2007: Former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles, an oil and gas lobbyist who became an architect of George W. Bush's energy policies, pleads guilty to obstructing justice by lying to a Senate committee

    March 27, 2007: Criminal charges filed against Republican Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Regola in connection with the death of a teenage neighbor who was shot with the senator's gun; he is accused of three counts of perjury, allowing possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person and false swearing

    March 27, 2007: Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, "indicted on charges of defrauding investors and banks of $1.6 billion while chairman of Collins & Aikman Corp., an auto parts maker that collapsed days after he quit"

    March 28, 2007: Robert Vellanoweth, a Republican activist and appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, after a crash that killed three adults and one child

    April 18, 2007: The FBI raids the home of Republican Congressman John Doolittle, investigating his ties to Jack Abramoff

    April 19, 2007: The FBI raids a business tied to the family of Republican Congressman Rick Renzi, as part of an investigation into his business dealings

    April 23, 2007: The FBI questions Republican Congressman Tom Feeney about his dealings with Jack Abramoff

    April 23, 2007: Federal auditors find repeat violations of federal election law from the 2004 Senate campaign of Republican Senator Mel Martinez

    April 26, 2007: David Huckabee, son of Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, is arrested at an Arkansas airport after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage

    May 4, 2007: Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, former Alaska state Republican legislators, were arrested and accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from the corrupt VECO Corporation

    May 4, 2007: Republican state Assemblyman Michael Cole is censured and stripped of his leadership position after the married father of two spent the night at a 21-year-old intern's apartment

    May 11, 2007: A field coordinator for Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry is indicted for voter fraud in North Carolina

    May 12, 2007: NBC News breaks the story that the FBI is investigating Republican Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons for suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for securing government contracts

    May 15, 2007: Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy is arrested for drunk driving (he pled no contest on June 1, but didn't publicly disclose the event until June 11)

    May 18, 2007: Republican former South Dakota State Representative Ted Klaudt is charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, two counts of witness tampering and one count of stalking against two foster children in his care

    May 21, 2007: Republican state Senate candidate Mark Tate is indicted on nine counts of perjury and two counts of election fraud by a grand jury

    June 11, 2007: Republican Senator Larry Craig is arrested for lewd conduct in the men's bathroom of an airport

    June 19, 2007: South Carolina Republican state Treasurer and South Carolina Chairman of Giuliani for President Thomas Ravenel is indicted by a grand jury on cocaine distribution charges

    July 2, 2007: President George W. Bush commutes the sentence of former Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby following Libby's conviction on obstruction of justice and perjury

    July 3, 2007: A grand jury report declares that the sale of public land to Republican Congressman Ken Calvert and his business partners violated the law

    July 11, 2007: Republican state Representative and Florida co-Chairman of McCain for President Bob Allen is arrested for soliciting a male undercover police officer, offering to pay $20 to perform oral sex

    July 16, 2007: Republican Senator David Vitter holds press conference acknowledging being on the D.C. Madam's list and past involvement with prostitutes

    July 16, 2007: Story breaks that Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski was involved in a sweetheart real estate deal

    July 19: Republican former state legislator Coy Privette is charged with six counts of aiding and abetting prostitution

    July 24, 2007: Michael Flory, former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans, pleads guilty to sexual abuse

    July 26, 2007: Media report that Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski will sell back land purchased in a sweetheart deal, following close scrutiny of the shady transaction

    July 29, 2007: Glenn Murphy Jr., recently-elected Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, is accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping man

    July 30, 2007: The FBI and IRS raid the home of Republican Senator Ted Stevens following investigations into Stevens' dealings with the corrupt VECO Corporation

    August 2, 2007: Bush administration senior adviser Karl Rove disregards a Congressional subpoena and refuses to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    August 6, 2007: Investigation called for after House Republican Leader John Boehner leaked classified information regarding a secret court ruling over warrantless wiretapping

    August 8, 2007: Republican Senator Larry Craig pleads guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct following his June 11 arrest

    August 9, 2007: Major Republican donor Alan Fabian is charged with 23 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and perjury

    August 15, 2007: Republican state House candidate Angelo Cappelli is arrested for perjury and grand theft

    August 22, 2007: Republican political consultant Roger Stone resigns his role with the New York state Senate Republicans after reports surfaced that he made a "threatening, obscenity-laced" phone call to the 83-year-old father of Governor Eliot Spitzer

    August 27, 2007: Story breaks that Republican Senator Larry Craig was arrested and pled guilty - he had not publicly disclosed the events to that point
     
  7. don't get self-righteous .. enjoy the ride.. everyone else is :D

    you going to live forever? 10,000 years from now no one cares..

    what you think

    shite, right NOW i couldn;t care less :D

    you ain't no genius.. you ain't no soothsayer.and if you are..

    who cares :D
     
  8. Humpy

    Humpy

    Surely it cant just be a coincidence that all sharkbites' listed Congressmen are Republicans ? Or is this just about half the total list ?

    Since these are the people who largely control the destiny of the world I think WE should all at least care and I dont even live in the US; but their decisions or lack of decent decisions really do matter imho. The poisoned chalice of being a super-power I guess.
    We have an ethics committee here in the UK that scrutinize expense accounts etc etc of MPs and rightly so. Take the fairly recent case of Jonathon Aitkin. Tipped by the ones in the know to be a future Prime Minister until he got caught falsifying his expenses. Tried to lie his way out of it unsuccessfully and went to prison !!!!