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(AP)   Former Congressman Mark Foley unlikely to face charges, hopes to put this page behind him   (ap.google.com) divider line 31
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2008-09-19 07:29:31 AM  
"Mark does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate e-mails and (instant messages). He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct," Roth said at the time.

The problem with the world is that uttering a statement like this does not cause one's head to explode.
 
2008-09-19 07:39:19 AM  
Nice one subby.

That reminds me; why don't congressmen use bookmarks?
 
2008-09-19 08:05:18 AM  
Now that is a somewhat subtle headline (Compared to the Johnson & Johnson & Johnson & Johnson & Johnson one). Well done.
 
2008-09-19 08:06:16 AM  
So he's turning over a new page in his life?
 
2008-09-19 08:29:23 AM  
Sybarite: Nice one subby.

That reminds me; why don't congressmen use bookmarks?


Because they just bend the pages over?

/vague memory of fark threads
 
2008-09-19 08:29:35 AM  
Sybarite: That reminds me; why don't congressmen use bookmarks?

Because they like to put their penises in underage boys?
 
2008-09-19 08:48:10 AM  
I hope the Republicans have learned the Democrats' lesson and are at least getting involved in sex scandals where they actually get some.
 
2008-09-19 08:49:02 AM  
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn't expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

As much as I hated his farking little girl text messages/IM's to his staff, no one has actually accused this man of sexual assault. They've accused him of being creepy, but that still isn't a crime in the US.

Inappropriate? Yes. Illegal? Apparently not.
 
2008-09-19 09:07:49 AM  
i27.tinypic.com

what gay news! i'll bet foley is just gay about it! gay.
 
2008-09-19 09:17:00 AM  
I just reached rock.
 
2008-09-19 09:21:20 AM  
CravenMorehead: Sybarite: That reminds me; why don't congressmen use bookmarks?

Because they like to put their penises in underage boys?


I don't know why, but i found that to be hilarious....
 
2008-09-19 09:33:36 AM  
It's funny because he's a pedophile.
 
2008-09-19 09:33:40 AM  
ExJerseyGirl: CravenMorehead: Sybarite: That reminds me; why don't congressmen use bookmarks?

Because they like to put their penises in underage boys?

I don't know why, but i found that to be hilarious....


You're not alone - I'm wiping up Oreo cookie crumbs I just spewed across my monitor.
 
2008-09-19 10:16:47 AM  
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2008-09-19 10:50:07 AM  
sigdiamond2000


Please tell that has been shopped.

That cant' be real
 
2008-09-19 10:50:24 AM  
Pocket Ninja: "Mark does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate e-mails and (instant messages). He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct," Roth said at the time.

The problem with the world is that uttering a statement like this does not cause one's head to explode.


I'm not going to point out that the statement is incredibly disingenuous. That would be wrong.
 
2008-09-19 10:52:34 AM  
Shouldn't he be putting this page in front of him?

/You know, for the sex.
//Guessing Foley is a top.
 
2008-09-19 10:55:03 AM  
baorao: I just reached rock.

I try to use this phrase as often as life and fate will allow.

pixistick: sigdiamond2000

Please tell that has been shopped.

That cant' be real


Have you looked at the pixels?
 
2008-09-19 10:55:31 AM  
nashBridges: Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn't expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

As much as I hated his farking little girl text messages/IM's to his staff, no one has actually accused this man of sexual assault. They've accused him of being creepy, but that still isn't a crime in the US.

Inappropriate? Yes. Illegal? Apparently not.


All those men arrested on "To Catch a Predator" were not accused of sexual assault either. They just did the same thing he did - send sexual emails and IM's to minors and tell them he wants to meet up with them. He invited some to his place, some even went there. So how come it's illegal for those men but not for him?
 
2008-09-19 10:58:22 AM  
Of course he isn't being charged. Much like none of us would get charged for doing the same thing.

/facepalm
 
2008-09-19 11:09:31 AM  
Don't they arrest the guys on to catch a predator for pretty much the same thing this guy did?

/all men are created equal
//except when they're not
 
2008-09-19 11:18:01 AM  
Subby, that was a low blow.
 
2008-09-19 11:18:33 AM  
HOTY candidate
 
2008-09-19 11:23:32 AM  
www.austinchronicle.com
 
2008-09-19 11:29:10 AM  
What do you expect? His brother is a Detroit cop. Of course he was going to get out of it.
 
2008-09-19 11:40:59 AM  
He should just change parties. It's a badge of honor for Democrats.
 
2008-09-19 11:59:07 AM  
MilesTeg: He should just change parties. It's a badge of honor for Democrats.

0./10
 
2008-09-19 12:16:38 PM  
+1, subby.

Kudos, to you. Kudos.
 
2008-09-20 12:31:10 AM  
FTA:
Florida authorities had said their investigation was hampered because neither Foley nor the House would let its investigators examine his congressional
computers.


WTF?

nashBridges: As much as I hated his farking little girl text messages/IM's to his staff, no one has actually accused this man of sexual assault. They've accused him of being creepy, but that still isn't a crime in the US.

At the very least, I believe it's called a hostile work environment and sexual harassment.
 
2008-09-20 11:53:25 PM  
"Blah blah Foley blah blah, [page pun]"
 
2008-09-21 12:04:03 AM  
Walker: They just did the same thing he did - send sexual emails and IM's to minors and tell them he wants to meet up with them. He invited some to his place, some even went there. So how come it's illegal for those men but not for him?

Well, I'm not the only person who hates "To catch a Predator" on Fark, but in those cases the vigilante group makes sure that the person in question has agreed to "come visit" for a meeting of a sexual nature. It's the agreement that is a violation, not the actual text messaging.

And honestly, I cannot believe that every single predator that has been on that show hasn't managed to get out of a conviction. They must have something locktight in writing before the perp ever shows up.
 
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