| 2003-03-05 08:17, by Julie Solheim-Roe|
Some recent email forwards:
There are a lot of folks who can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in the USA.
And I tried to verify the source for this in the Urban Lore sites, and didn't... so, what the hey:
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil. We just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for this is purely geographical: All the oil is in Alaska, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, etc.; All the dipsticks are in Washington, DC.
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 of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.