Who are They ?

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29 have been accussed of spousal abuse

7 have ben arrested for fraud

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done hard time for assualt

71 cannot get a personal credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug charges

8 have been arrested for shop lifting

21 are current defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested or drunk driving

I am searching for the entity they belong to, but let's also put some names to the numbers so we remember who they are !

-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), March 14, 2002


Members of Congress?

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), March 14, 2002.

This reminded me of a county judge who got caught and arrested for stealing a universal remote control for his T.V. at a department store.The story kind of disappeared from public view.But I imagine he had to stand before himself and probably just gave himself the sentence of community service at his golfing club.

-- SM Steve (unreal@msn.com), March 14, 2002.

Congress I'd say

-- john (natlivent@pcpros.net), March 14, 2002.

"Pro" and "Con" being opposites, makes me think about the words "Progress" and "Congress". Maybe I'll just go tend the garden instead :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), March 14, 2002.

Unless one of the responses is right ( ones I would have guessed), I have no idea. LOL

-- Kristean Thompson (pigalena_babe@yahoo.com), March 14, 2002.

Believe it or not, they're all former Presidents.

Wishing you enoough.

-- Trevilians (Trevilians@attbi.net), March 14, 2002.

I vote for members of Congress as well. Don't have that many former presidents. Jack

-- jack (atl.jack@excite.com), March 14, 2002.

YES, it is Congress ! I want to know more than the statistic--I want names to match the number. Why, you say ? Because I'm going to enact some violence on them--I'm going to beat them over their heads with a weapon called a---- BALLOT !!!

-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), March 15, 2002.

I checked this out at snopes.com. This post has been floating around the internet since 1999 so what truth it did contain is probably out of date by now. Without any names or dates it's difficult to confirm any of the charges. Not that I think that Congress is a house of angels, but why rely on internet rumors when we have enough FACTS to collar most of the jerks? :)

-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), March 15, 2002.

I believe The New American magazine was the first to compile this information complete with names and charges, and yes, it was a few years ago. I am not sure if they have a searchable archive at their website. We can expect them to publish an updated version at some point soon.

-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@somewhere.com), March 15, 2002.

Who are They?

Ooooh! I know! I know! They're televangelists! Right?

-- Aimless (aimless@national_raffle_association.org), March 15, 2002.

Well I would guess that must be how far behind that I am. You say---1999 ? I got this handed to me at work yesterday. Old age is slowly wearing me down. What year is it anyhow ?

-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), March 16, 2002.

I remember this the first time it hit cyberspace. My first guess was NFL players!

-- Bob Fritz (BobFritz@attbi.com), December 14, 2002.

A corollary I've heard is this: what city has the US's highest murder rate? Also, the highest incidences of drunk driving and drug abuse. I've also heard that it's got the highest rate of prison rape.

-- Bob Fritz (BobFritz@attbi.com), December 14, 2002.

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