Monday, October 30, 2006

CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: Is it the NBA or NFL?

Let's play a game of
NBA OR NFL?

36
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,
(Repeat, 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 now defendants in lawsuits, and

84
Have been arrested for drunk driving
in the past year

OK, in each case, is it the gangster-ridden NBA or the steroid-infused NFL?
Give up? . . . Scroll down


It's neither.
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same people who crank out hundreds of new laws each year Designed to keep the rest of us in line. And they just voted themselves a $15,000-a-month pension for life after serving only one term (that's two years) in Congress.
(Hat tip to Mike C.)

6 comments:

SingingSkies said...

Cynically enough, I was thinking these numbers sound more like Congress than the NBA or NFL. *sigh* Too bad I was right.

Love, Rita said...

I had seen these sad statistics before. I wonder if the percentages would work out to fit the United States' population at large?

Unfortunately, these numbers show that our lawmakers are, in fact, human.

We may be in deep trouble as a nation...

Lance Franscell said...

It looks I am qualified to run for Congress !!! Just when I thought I didn't have a future, I finally found a place to fit in.

Chancelucky said...

Just think about this. Those are the members of Congress who got caught.

craig said...
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craig said...

Before you get woefully contemptuous of your leaders you may want to do some research as to the reality of a story.

It’s no wonder we seem to get less then stellar candidates when all we the electorate do is spend our time trashing our leaders.

snoops and several urban legal sites have posts about the untruth of this article

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/congress.asp