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Charles Rangel

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U.S. Congressman

The Resume

    (June 11, 1930- )
    Served in the Army (1948-1952)
    Received a BS from NYU (1957) and a law degree from St. John's University (1960)
    Elected to the New York Assembly (1967)
    Defeated Adam Powell for 15th Congressional District (Harlem) seat in the House (1971)

Why he might be annoying:

    His name is real close to 'Charlie's Angels.'
    He said that US forces acted illegally in killing Odai and Qusay Hussein.
    He looks like Al Sharpton.
    He proposed a return to the military draft. When his bill came up for vote, he voted against his own bill.
    His justification for this legislation was that every American should bear the risk of being killed equally.
    He claimed that the US military was too small but voted against expansion of the professional force.
    He is a high school dropout.
    According to his beliefs, the United Nations was capable of handling the Iraq situation despite its decade-long failure to enforce its own resolutions.
    He opposes oil drilling in Alaska even though it would affect only a tiny fraction of the land there.
    He voted against extra patrols to secure the US-Mexico border.
    He has voted against virtually all tax reductions in the past 10 years.
    He supports affirmative action because it gets him tons of votes.
    There are conflicting reports about his opposition to or support of drug legalization.
    He was censured by the House of Representatives (December 2, 2010).

Why he might not be annoying:

    Despite dropping out of high school, he managed to get a law degree.
    Very few legislators backed his draft proposal and it went nowhere.
    He served in the Army for 4 years.
    He supports increased security for commercial airliners.
    He makes decent crayon art (

Credit: Wang

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 165 Votes: 55.15% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 667 Votes: 66.57% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 182 Votes: 56.04% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 61 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 586 Votes: 61.26% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 588 Votes: 76.02% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 518 Votes: 88.42% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 817 Votes: 64.26% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1654 Votes: 78.05% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2765 Votes: 67.23% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7461 Votes: 49.93% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 6995 Votes: 55.03% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 15203 Votes: 53.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 6487 Votes: 73.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1664 Votes: 61.30% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 480 Votes: 76.25% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 306 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 263 Votes: 69.96% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 342 Votes: 69.88% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 447 Votes: 57.05% Annoying