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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Is NBC mainstream enough for you?

    Former U.S. Congressman Arrested in Zimbabwe - NBC News

    Right on my home page which directs to MSN.com. I fail to see how this equals "not covered."
    I never said it wasn't covered....So I don't know why you are going down this road...
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He wasn't pardoned, his sentence was commuted.



    So this whole thing is about feeding your persecution complex? I should have known.

    Gerry Studds is another "Who?" Where's your outrage when it is a Republican? Oh yeah, YOU only care if it's a Democrat.
    Well, Republican's usually step down, while demo's hold fast, and in some cases get called courageous for doing so....

    But the story is devoloping....For instance...This wasn't a case of simply possessing porn....

    "Mel Reynolds was allegedly in the country illegally since December, making pornographic films in hotel rooms with at least 10 models
    He reportedly racked up $24,500 in unpaid hotel bills"

    And another interesting question....

    "His resignation from Congress opened up Barack Obama's first political opportunity, when a state senator stepped forward to run for the seat"

    Read more: Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films and taking 2,000 naked pictures in hotels | Mail Online
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    So we have this puke to thank for Obama?
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    I really don't care about the D to R, R to D sniping, but it was interesting to see his biography. Even a biography on wikipedia:

    In 1994, indicted for sexual assault and crimilnal sexual abuse with a 16-year old campaign volunteer. Even still, he was re-elected opposed to his Chicago district.. In 1995, he was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justic and solicitation of child pornography. He finally resigned in October 1995.

    While in prison, he was convicted on 15 unrelated counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. He served the full earlier term and 42 months for the later charges when President clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud.

    In 2001, he was hired by Jess Jackson to decrease the number of young blacks going to prison. in 2004, showed his gratitude to Jesse Sr, by running and being defeated by incumbent Jesse Jackson, Jr in the Democratic primary.

    He seems like a dirt bag and I hope he has an extended stay in Zimbabwe. I hope the charges are true and not racially motivated.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, Republican's usually step down, while demo's hold fast, and in some cases get called courageous for doing so....
    Blah, blah, Repubs good, Dems bad...same old crap.

    But the story is devoloping....For instance...This wasn't a case of simply possessing porn....

    "Mel Reynolds was allegedly in the country illegally since December, making pornographic films in hotel rooms with at least 10 models
    He reportedly racked up $24,500 in unpaid hotel bills"

    And another interesting question....

    "His resignation from Congress opened up Barack Obama's first political opportunity, when a state senator stepped forward to run for the seat"

    Read more: Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films and taking 2,000 naked pictures in hotels | Mail Online
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    So we have this puke to thank for Obama?
    How did he get out of Congress? Oh that's right, he resigned. I thought only Republicans do that.

    Yes, Obama and everything Obama's done is this guy's fault. Maybe it's all a conspiracy! Obama forced this guy to resign so that he could eventually become President and enact Sharia Law (because you know, he's a Muslim). In order to do that, Reynolds had to be sent to Obama's homeland (Africa). Yes, it all makes sense now


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I really don't care about the D to R, R to D sniping, but it was interesting to see his biography. Even a biography on wikipedia:

    In 1994, indicted for sexual assault and crimilnal sexual abuse with a 16-year old campaign volunteer. Even still, he was re-elected opposed to his Chicago district.. In 1995, he was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justic and solicitation of child pornography. He finally resigned in October 1995.

    While in prison, he was convicted on 15 unrelated counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. He served the full earlier term and 42 months for the later charges when President clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud.

    In 2001, he was hired by Jess Jackson to decrease the number of young blacks going to prison. in 2004, showed his gratitude to Jesse Sr, by running and being defeated by incumbent Jesse Jackson, Jr in the Democratic primary.

    He seems like a dirt bag and I hope he has an extended stay in Zimbabwe. I hope the charges are true and not racially motivated.
    I think a black guy getting arrested in Zimbabwe isn't racially motivated.


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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Wow... j-mac playing the victim card right out of the gate. Shocker

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think a black guy getting arrested in Zimbabwe isn't racially motivated.
    You have a very simplistic view of race. According to Wikipedia, here is the ethnic breakdown of Zimbabwe (2003):

    Ethnic groups (2003):

    82% Shona
    14% Ndebele
    2% other African
    1% White
    1% Coloured and Indian

    Unless Reynolds is Shona, we certainly cannot rule out any possible racial motivation. I believe that Reynolds is African American but I'm not aware of his ancestry.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    You have a very simplistic view of race. According to Wikipedia, here is the ethnic breakdown of Zimbabwe (2003):

    Ethnic groups (2003):

    82% Shona
    14% Ndebele
    2% other African
    1% White
    1% Coloured and Indian

    Unless Reynolds is Shona, we certainly cannot rule out any possible racial motivation. I believe that Reynolds is African American but I'm not aware of his ancestry.
    Few African-Americans are. Slaveholders didn't really keep track of that sort thing. You're talking about ethnicity, not race. Italians and Germans are different ethnicities, but the same race.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, Republican's usually step down, while demo's hold fast, and in some cases get called courageous for doing so....

    But the story is devoloping....For instance...This wasn't a case of simply possessing porn....

    "Mel Reynolds was allegedly in the country illegally since December, making pornographic films in hotel rooms with at least 10 models
    He reportedly racked up $24,500 in unpaid hotel bills"

    And another interesting question....

    "His resignation from Congress opened up Barack Obama's first political opportunity, when a state senator stepped forward to run for the seat"

    Read more: Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films and taking 2,000 naked pictures in hotels | Mail Online
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    So we have this puke to thank for Obama?

    Heya J-Mac. Yeah, and then why they were investigating him in the first place.....and to think he ran for an election here in 2012, then dropped out. Then took off to Africa.....huh? Just where does the Rhodes Harvard scholarly sex offender gets the money for trips to Africa. Wonder if he is still on the sex offenders list.


    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
    Convicted sex offender arrested for alleged possession of pornographic material, an illegal act in Zimbabwe


    Police and immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in the southern African country without a valid visa, Francis Mabika, an assistant regional immigration officer, told Reuters.

    Reuters was unable to reach Reynolds for comment. A spokeswoman for the US Embassy, Karen Kelley, told the Associated Press the embassy could not comment as it was a private matter and the embassy did not did not have a privacy waiver.The state-owned Herald newspaper said the former Illinois congressman had been arrested at a hotel in the capital Harare on Monday, where he had been found in possession of pornographic videos and pictures.

    Reynolds, a former Rhodes scholar, was a fast-rising star in the US Democratic party when he was forced to resign in 1995 after being convicted of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.

    A Harvard graduate, Reynolds had unseated US Representative Gus Savage in 1992, two years after a House ethics committee determined that during an official trip to Africa Savage had made improper sexual advances to a female Peace Corps volunteer.

    But then Reynolds was convicted in his own sex case and sent to prison in 1995. Later, while still behind bars, he was convicted of fraud for concealing debts to obtain bank loans and diverting money intended for voter registration drives into his election campaign. In 2001, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud and Reynolds served his remaining time in a halfway house.....snip~

    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe | World news | theguardian.com


    Man, the Brits Press is just tearing into Mr Happy.

    Not to mention the US Embassy cant even say anything since its a Private matter.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh really? And you are the arbiter of debate 101? hahahaha! What a buffoon.....
    Compared to you, yes I am an arbiter.

    FACT: You made an assumption on the story
    FACT: You made an assumption with some strawman argument against me.
    FACT: You cannot prove your assumption about me or the story.
    FACT: You complain about people doing exactly what you are doing.

    Yes, you fail debating 101. Nothing can change the facts.

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