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A sometimes funny, somtimes angry, but mostly progressive, blog on the politics and issues of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and America.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The decline of western civilization

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? The NBA? Enron? La Cosa Nostra? Give up yet?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group of goofballs that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

But don't despair - the problem isn't them, it is the malcontents who complain about them. See, I could be a GOP operative if I wanted to.