Skip to comments.Surprise! Barney Frank Present During Boyfriend's Pot Arrest
Posted on 11/07/2009 11:11:26 AM PST by Ruby Slippers
What are the odds that had a GOP Congressman had been witness to the arrest of his gay lover's marijuana arrest, minor details like this would take two years to come to the surface? Fox reporter Alison Bologna interviews Frank on the details of the arrest and questions what Frank knew and what he seems conveniently oblivious to as well. Frank as usual goes on the offense with feigned outrage:
See her interview and report at the link.
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Well,.....isn’t that special! Barney should be convicted TOO!
RAT slime or shall we say one of Zero’s Gestapo?
Apparently this putrid excuse for a human has found the perfect district to represent.
In 1991, Barney Frank received an official reprimand for reflecting "discredit upon the House." The reprimand came as a result of his relationship with a man named Steve Gobi, a male prostitute whom Frank initially paid $80 for sex. Frank later took Gobi to live with him in his home, making him a personal aide. He paid him $20,000 in compensation (unreported to the IRS) and let him use his car. Subsequent investigation revealed that in the course of their relationship, Frank used his congressional office and stationary to fix Gobi's 33 parking fines. Frank also used his congressional letterhead to write a reference letter to Gobi's probation officer -- Gobi was under court supervision as a convicted felon with a prison record -- in which he gave false information. Most damningly, the investigation found that Gobi ran a prostitution ring from Frank's home. In his defense, Frank asserted he knew nothing of Gobi's illicit enterprise.
The Democrat -controlled House voted 408-18 to reprimand Frank after a heated debate during which some Republicans demanded expulsion. They pointed out that the claim that Frank did not know of Gobi's criminal activities was incredible to say the least.
Jeff Jacoby of The Boston Globe summed up their sentiments when he wrote: "Most pathetic of all was Frank's claim that he'd been 'victimized' -- that he was a just a 'good liberal' who was 'trying to help' Gobie, but got 'suckered.'"
Frank's Democrat colleagues, however, insisted that this was precisely what happened. During the debate, his friend Thomas Foglietta (D-PA) said, "Barney Frank is accused of being stupid and, my friend, if being stupid were grounds for expulsion, there'd be very few of us left here.
So Barney the pole smoker is also a pot smoker.
How did we end up with these despicable, lowlife, deviant subhumans in control of the greatest country in the world.
Hell hath been defined as Nancy Pelosi’s HealthCare and Bwanie Fwank DentalCare.
I think Gestapo is a good description, but obviously another liar just like BO and his team!
Simple: Who would hire them?
Bwawny Fwank trying to “sway” a judge? Shocking
My mistake, we haven’t got to that level yet.
I've been asking a lot of similar questions.
Imagine, if you will, the following scenario.
The Republican nominee for president of the United States is a lily-white conservative Christian. He's only 46 years old. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law. Then he worked for a few years as a "community organizer" in all-white neighborhoods of a large city that had been controlled for 100 years by a corrupt Republican political machine.
For 20 years, he sat in the pews of a church that was a stronghold of race-baiting and hatred for America. The lily-white racist pastor was notorious for loading his radio- and Internet-broadcast sermons with such gems as "God damn America" and "the United States of White America." The candidate dedicated his first book to the pastor, took the title of the book from one of the pastor's sermons, and described the pastor as his "personal spiritual advisor" and "close personal friend and mentor."
Imagine if Timothy McVeigh had beaten the rap for the Oklahoma City bombing, had been released and was quietly living (at taxpayer expense) as a respected professor for a state university. And imagine if this Republican candidate had launched his political career at a reception in Timothy McVeigh's living room. The corrupt Republican political machine supported him on his way up the political ladder.
Imagine if the candidate was married to the daughter of a ward boss for the corrupt Republican political machine. Imagine if the racist preacher had presided over their wedding, and baptized both of their children.
Imagine if this Republican nominee had no experience in the military, and no experience in business management. And imagine if his political experience, prior to announcing that he was running for president, was just eight years in the state senate (winning by default after getting all of his opponents disqualified), and two years in the US Senate (winning again by default, after his conservative friends at Fox News successfully sued to get salacious details into the public eye from his opponent's sealed divorce record). No foreign policy experience whatsoever.
Now suppose he bought a $1.6 million mansion with the help of a notoriously corrupt political fixer. Imagine that he had to donate to charity over $200,000 in tainted money that had been funneled into his Senate campaign by this political fixer. Imagine that the political fixer was convicted on 16 felony charges related to bribery and obstruction of justice, just a month before the presidential election.
Does anyone believe for a moment that the liberal biased news media would take such a candidate seriously? They'd be crawling all over his links to the pastor, and to Timothy McVeigh, and the political fixer. They'd be diving into the dumpsters, squeezing their confidential sources, frantic to dig up any dirt they could on this guy. And we'd never stop hearing about these controversial links to controversial people.
Now fast forward one year. The candidate somehow won the presidency. One of his "czars" proudly stated on camera that he was a Nazi. And as it turns out, he has an arrest record from neo-Nazi demonstrations. Another "czar" proudly announced, as the guest speaker at a high school commencement ceremony, that Adolf Hitler was one of her two favorite political philosophers.
Do you see where I'm going with this? Can you imagine the outrage if a Republican had done all of this?
But he’s a slick talker! And he’s got a great smile, and a private jet, and a wardrobe full of thousand dollar suits.
And he looks fabulous!
Thank you. As you can see I am not that familiar with drug culture vocabulary! I couldn’t imagine why Homland Security wasn’t called if they were confiscating bombs!
Yes, he’s just a pathetic degenerate along with all of his other lib buddies...
What’s the safest and most FReeper-friendly way to hope that Barney Frank dies (very soon) without getting banned or having my post deleted?
He has lifetime-guaranteed healthcare in which we shelled-out to “fix” his teeth.
I agree, excellent post. AS VS-21 pointed out with Barney boy and his outrageous connection with a boyfriend who probably just didn’t have enough hours in the day to be involved in more illegal activities, still nothing happens no expulsion, nothing. This would never happen had it been a Republican and MSNBC would be on a 24 hour special report mode to cover it all.
Obama is going to be looked back on as the biggest Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment in American history by historians. It says loads about our culture that people like Frank and Obama can rise to become president or be continually reelected by the sleeping masses. We’ll see who has woken up come 2010.
Really puts this mess in perspective. (Sadly, I can think of just as many more "ironies" that weren't mentioned in your post . . . *sigh*)
We've got a LOT of work to do.
I think it's because the populace has entered into a new, unspoken, social contract with our representatives:
You keep bringing home the bacon and we'll keep re-electing you.In short, we the people have become unfit for liberty, just as the Founding Fathers feared we would.
"A people may prefer a free government, but if, from indolence, or carelessness, or cowardice, or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary for preserving it; if they will not fight for it when it is directly attacked; if they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; if by momentary discouragement, or temporary panic, or a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet even of a great man, or trust him with powers which enable him to subvert their institutions; in all these cases they are more or less unfit for liberty: and though it may be for their good to have had it even for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it." J.S. Mill
Barney Frank is an elitist, a member of Congress and the laws don’t apply to him!
And now a circulating E-MAIL!!
SIN is a reproach to any people.
When are we going to repent?
"I know nothing!"
I'm an INDOOR Dino!
Just another gay Barney.
Just another gay Barney.
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