When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

I just received this email from someone who often sends me these kinds of emails. Many of them are funny. They brighten your day up. But, then, many are just like this one. Have a read of it and see my comments at the bottom.

36 have been accused of spouse abuse 
7
 have been arrested for fraud
19
 have been accused of writing bad cheques   
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
 currently are defendants in lawsuits and
84
 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year 
 

Can
   you guess which organization this is? AFL? NRL? 
 

Give
   up yet? .. . .. .   Scroll down 
 
 

 

Neither,
 
 
it’s the 535
 members of the AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT in   CANBERRA 


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

You’ve
   got to pass this one on!

Well, no, I haven’t got to pass this on. Mostly, because it is completely wrong and foolish. There are only 226 members of the Australian parliament (150 in the House of Reps and 76 in the Senate). But guess what? In the United States, there are 435 members of Congress and 100 Senators, for a total of 535 in that parliament.

I can’t vouch for the validity or otherwise of the other numbers in this email, but if it has that one – the punchline – so wrong, I wouldn’t count on anything else being correct.

This type of email is whats wrong with the internet.