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Mel Reynolds
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Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree.
Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission.
He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer.
This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate....won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate...then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate!
His new job? Ready for this??







**** YOUTH COUNSELOR ****

IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?

CONFIRMED BY:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/reynolds.asp


Not that I'm comfortable with or confident in Snopes, they usually whitewash things and dance around some facts to protect their political favorites, but in this case they support what has been presented.
(Or you can search "Mel Reynolds" and the results are there so you can verify it for yourself).

Quoted from Snopes:
Quote:We can't say with absolute certainty that what's described above is "a first in American politics," since the sexual peccadilloes of American politicians were not always as widely publicized as they are now, but the gist of the piece is true (although it originally circulated back in 2001, so it now references events that occurred several years ago and not ones that happened just recently):

* 1995-1997: President Bill Clinton's sexual escapades with Monica Lewinsky, then a 21-year-old unpaid White House intern working in the office of Leon Panetta, Clinton's Chief of Staff, hardly need recounting to anyone who hasn't spent the last eight years on Mars.
* January 2001: The National Enquirer revealed that Jesse Jackson had been carrying on a four-year affair with Karin L. Stanford, a 39-year-old former aide with his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition staff, and that Jackson had fathered the child Stanford bore in May 1999. (Jackson has been married since 1963.)
* January 2001: Just before leaving office, President Clinton (at the urging of Jesse Jackson, among others) commuted the sentence of former Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds, who had spent 30 months in a state prison for having sex with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer and was serving a five-year sentence in federal prison for lying to obtain loans and illegally diverting campaign money for personal use.
* January 2001: The Chicago Sun-Times reported that former congressman Mel Reynolds would be working as the community development director of Salem Baptist Church in south-side Chicago, and as a consultant for Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, trying to decrease the number of young African-Americans going to prison. (Reynolds' position would be more accurately characterized as that of an advisor on prison reform rather than a "Youth counselor," however.)
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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#2
Isn't this info more than 5 years old? This link has a date of 9/18/2009.

http://m.topix.com/forum/city/new-lenox-...MUJSMOBN51

Here are the more recent ongoings of aldercreature Mel Reynolds.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-roo...03021.html
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Uinta Firearms;158923 Wrote:Isn't this info more than 5 years old? This link has a date of 9/18/2009.

http://m.topix.com/forum/city/new-lenox-...MUJSMOBN51

Here are the more recent ongoings of aldercreature Mel Reynolds.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-roo...03021.html

The text I quoted from Snopes says it goes back to 2001.
Yes, it's old, but I hadn't seen nor heard anything about it until yesterday and when I saw that it wasn't posted anywhere that I could find it here I decided to share with the rest of the class. (Better late than never).
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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#5
On February 18, 2014, Reynolds was arrested in Zimbabwe for overstaying his visa. He was allegedly found to be in possession of pornographic videos he had filmed with several women at the hotel where he was staying. Possession of pornography is a crime in the country. He had also purportedly accrued over $24,000 in hotel charges that he had yet to pay.[7] The pornography charges were later dropped, but he pled guilty to violating immigration laws, and was deported to South Africa. He claimed in early March 2014 to be hiding there from Zimbabwean death squads, whom he claimed were targeting him because he possessed information about American companies from Chicago doing business illegally in Zimbabwe.

From the wiki.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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#6
Piece of shit will fit right in
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"

goofin, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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goofin;158985 Wrote:Piece of shit will fit right in

Seems like he's perfect for the job. (Or the job is perfect for him).
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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#8
I don't think he could even find his office or even the building it is in. it is just a payola job or kick back.
bob308, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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bob308;159028 Wrote:I don't think he could even find his office or even the building it is in. it is just a payola job or kick back.

So it's akin to the Delaware Joint Bridge and Toll Commission?
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I don't know about that one but if a dem. is in charge . then it is crocked. the democrats are the only ones that use convictions as a job enhancement
bob308, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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