Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by tony218, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. tony218

    tony218 New Member

    i know this is old but it is interesting sorry about the spacing. this is the way it was emailed to me.................... 2 tough questions are you ready?

    If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

    Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

    Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates.

    Candidate A. Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

    Candidate B. He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

    Candidate C He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

    Which of these candidates would be our choice? Decide first... No peeking, then scroll down for the response.


    Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Candidate B is Winston Churchill. Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

    And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question: If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

    Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone. Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading..

    Never be afraid to try some thing new. Remember: Amateurs...built the ark. Professionals...built the Titanic

    And Finally, 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. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.
  2. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

    I'd really like to see the specifics behind the Congress thing. What's the source?

  3. tony218

    tony218 New Member

    i think this is a couple of years old.
    seems like i remember seeing this in
    creative loafing 4-5 years ago.
    someone emailed it to my wife today
    i don't know original source.
  4. Macktee

    Macktee New Member


    You're right to ask for specifics. Here's what the Urban Legends website has to say about it:
  5. Foul

    Foul Guest

    Don't you love the unmitigated sanctimonious tripe and apologetic attitude that piece on snopes emits?

    Anyone "entrusted by the public" who has the right to create or enforce laws the public MUST obey should pay 3 times the penalty for breaking those same laws.

    Lead by example or pay a heavy toll...or stay out of politics and/or law enforcement altogether.
  6. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

    Personally, I like this one from Snopes

    So much for just sticking to urban legends. Now they are statisticians and authorities on culture differences.
  7. Broadside Bob

    Broadside Bob Member

    On the abortion question, I'm not on the moral or ethical aspects of the issue, but I read a book a couple of years ago (Freakonomics), in which the author espoused a theory that the long term decrease in crime rates is due to legalized abortion. The reasoning is that, without abortion, more babies would be born into families (often already poor, single mothers) where they are not wanted. Since their not wanted, the parent(s) take little interest in their lives and have a tendency to grow up to be criminals. With legalized abortion, the author argues, some felons are simply never born. The book is an interesting read.

    On a lighter note, I think the world leader quiz needs to be updated for the new millenium with a foruth choice: (4) Great hair. A: Kerry/Edwards 2004. :screwy:
  8. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

    John Lott has a lawsuit against the author of Freakonomics.

    I believe Freakonomics is also what his next book (May of 07) will be about...
    Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Freaky Theories Don't (Hardcover)