NBC sitcom starring Jason Lee as Earl Hickey, a petty criminal, drunken vandal and all-round piece of obnoxious white trash who has a revelation one fateful day.He wins a hundred thousand dollars from a Scratch 'n' Win lottery ticket only to get hit by a car during his celebration dance, losing the ticket to the wind and putting him in traction.He introduced a bill, coined the "Child Modeling Exploitation Prevention Act of 2002" to outlaw web sites featuring sexually suggestive images of preteen children, saying that "these websites are nothing more than a fix for pedophiles." As it was written, the bill would have prohibited commercial photography of children and it failed due to the unmanageable burden it would have presented to the legitimate entertainment industry.Foley's legislation to change federal sex offender laws was supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh and a number of victims' rights groups.In the case of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the "FDLE conducted as thorough and comprehensive investigation as possible considering Congress and Mr. House in 1994 with 58 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat John Comerford.Foley denied us access to critical data," said FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey with the closure of the case. He was re-elected in 1996 with 64 percent of the vote against Democrat Jim Stuber and again in 1998 (this time without opposition).It occurs to Earl that possibly the reason his life sucks is because he's been nothing but a Jerkass doing bad things to a lot of people, and that maybe he would have better luck if he made up for them.
Many bad things happen to the characters, but they almost always provide character development, and serve an ultimately good purpose.
He was re-elected in 2002 with 79 percent of the vote and in 2004 with 68 percent of the vote. He spent most of his tenure in Congress as a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
He was also the first public figure to imply that Vice President Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet.
Any given item on his list is likely to be more complicated than a simple "stole 10 dollars" where it causes additional problems for the person involved and Earl goes to extremes to repair the damage he caused.
He initially starts out of karmic fear, but he finds that dedicating himself to the list and doing good things changes him. The show falls well down the ideal side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs.