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OfflineFileSoup
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What is the racial make up of the senate??
    #1872604 - 09/01/03 11:19 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Someone told me today that there is not a single black person in the Senate. I wasn't sure if that was true or not. He was making the argument that it is virtually impossible for a black person to win... I made the argument any person in this country can run for senate if they want to. Opinions?


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1872628 - 09/01/03 11:26 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Who really cares?


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: ]
    #1872634 - 09/01/03 11:27 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Bean counters...

and PC nazis.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: Autonomous]
    #1872654 - 09/01/03 11:35 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Too true.  Then again, their opinions don't really count, now do they?

:lol:


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: ]
    #1872659 - 09/01/03 11:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I was wondering if there are any black people on the senate?  I CARE!  :tongue:


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: Autonomous]
    #1872664 - 09/01/03 11:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

What does bean counters mean?


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1872702 - 09/01/03 11:53 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
- Martin Luther King Jr.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: ]
    #1872725 - 09/02/03 12:00 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You still didn't answer the question.  :grin:


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1872742 - 09/02/03 12:05 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

FileSoup said:
What does bean counters mean?



"Let's see, 2 white beans, 1 brown bean, 3 more white beans, 1 black bean... OH MY GOD, there is not an equal number of brown beans to white beans... HORRORS, there is not an equal number of black beans to white beans!"


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: Autonomous]
    #1872747 - 09/02/03 12:08 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I wasn't saying it matters what color the people on the senate are. I was asking how many black people are in the Senate. Do you know?


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1872760 - 09/02/03 12:11 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Nope, and I don't care. It matters more to me whether or not a legislator is going to vote for legislation which will further curtail the liberties of the citizens of my country (in any of the myriad of ways the state is prone to employ).


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1872762 - 09/02/03 12:12 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

There have been two black senators in the history of US government. Do you know how to use Google?

And do you feel better now?


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1873223 - 09/02/03 03:26 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think there's one black guy in the Senate. He's a hardcore Republican. It seems like whenever there's a breakthrough in politics, it always comes from the party you'd least expect(i.e. Nixon opening up trade w/ China, Clinton reforming welfare, etc.).


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1873582 - 09/02/03 09:30 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Did Clinton actually do anything to reform welfare, or did he just talk about it a lot? I agree with your premise though.

Anyway, I am with the rest who don't care what color a person is. The House has quite a few blacks. I just thought of something. I don't care what color someone is, unless they make an issue out of it.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: FileSoup]
    #1873626 - 09/02/03 10:03 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i think that every single person in the senate is a millionaire too.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: ]
    #1873641 - 09/02/03 10:17 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: Dava]
    #1873646 - 09/02/03 10:19 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You know, I have seen those stats before in emails and stuff, but I wonder if they are actually legitamate or not.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: ]
    #1875250 - 09/02/03 08:40 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Mr_Mushrooms said:
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
- Martin Luther King Jr.




so.. there aren't many blacks in congress because they're being judged on the content of their character?



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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: Malachi]
    #1875267 - 09/02/03 08:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think the makeup of the Senate indicates that voters are poor judges of the content of people's character.


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Re: What is the racial make up of the senate?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1875418 - 09/02/03 09:38 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

According to my Govt teacher back in Junior College, the majority of legislative representatives are white, protestant, and wealthy by most people's standards.

kind of makes me wonder exactly whose interests they are "representing"... certainly not mine, but hey I'm a crazy wierdo anyway.


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