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Franken most foul (Al becoming "notorious" for bizarre behavior)
Power Line ^ | 8/7/2010 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 08/09/2010 2:07:09 PM PDT by mojito

When there is a local angle to a national story, the local press usually has a field day with it. That hasn't proved to be the case with the story regarding Minnesota Senator Al Franken's outrageous behavior in the Senate during Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech opposing the confirmation of Elena Kagan on Thursday. The Star Tribune ran one perfunctory story by reporter Kevin Diaz and let it go at that.

I spent the lunch hour yesterday on the phone with knowledgeable sources on Capitol Hill seeking additional information and background on the Franken incident. It didn't take much digging to discover that there is more to the story than has made its way into the local papers.

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I find Franken's behavior almost unbelievable. It is conduct unbecoming a United States Senator. Franken himself doesn't defend it. But there is more to it than this.

I was told that Franken has become notorious on Capitol Hill for incidents of this kind. He is described as someone who frequently becomes rageful and lacking in control over the behavior related to his emotions. He is susceptible to outbursts, involving Republican Senators as well as staffers, immediately following which he is consumed with regret. He fits the profile of a guy with serious anger management issues.

Several of the incidents involving Franken have been reported in the Capitol Hill press, if not in the local Minnesota media, and not all such incidents involving Franken have been reported.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 111th; alfranen; congress; democrats; fail; franken; idiotdemocrats; liberalfascism; liberalrage; liberals; minnesota; rage
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Sounds like someone is headed for a major meltdown.
1 posted on 08/09/2010 2:07:13 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

"Do I even need to say it?"

2 posted on 08/09/2010 2:08:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito
He is described as someone who frequently becomes rageful and lacking in control over the behavior related to his emotions.

That would explain the "Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot" idiocy.

3 posted on 08/09/2010 2:09:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: mojito

Becoming notorious?


4 posted on 08/09/2010 2:09:22 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: mojito
When this guy snaps publicly, we need to pound on how hard the Dems fought to get him there.
5 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:18 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: mojito

get pictures.


6 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:21 PM PDT by dalebert
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Sounds like someone with steroid abuse issues. He has the physical and emotional symptoms and has had from his days at SNL with Joe Piscopo who is CLEARLY a steroid abuser.


7 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT by metalcor
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To: mojito

Blame the Minnesota voters. What did they expect when they elected this fool? Would anyone expect any different if Paris Hilton or Mel Gibson got elected to the Senate?


8 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:46 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: mojito

Put him in the nuthouse.


9 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mojito

Franken is a bad joke.


10 posted on 08/09/2010 2:10:55 PM PDT by pallis
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I predicted he’d be in a fist fight on the Senate floor within the first six months. I was wrong, but not by much.


11 posted on 08/09/2010 2:11:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mojito
I asked the question right after he was anointed: how long until he undergoes censure?
12 posted on 08/09/2010 2:11:16 PM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is!!!")
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To: mojito

Everyone who has ever worked with Franken knows he’s mentally unstable and you see proof of it if you can find the footage of his “debate” with Bill O’Reilly on C-SPAN.


13 posted on 08/09/2010 2:11:38 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Cocaine is a helluva drug.


14 posted on 08/09/2010 2:12:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

If they think he is crazed now, wait until after the election. Diaper Boy is going to be very unhappy, and show it.


15 posted on 08/09/2010 2:13:08 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mojito

Shame on Minnesota


16 posted on 08/09/2010 2:13:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Ditto it is their fault.


17 posted on 08/09/2010 2:13:29 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

And to think that Norm Coleman lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.


18 posted on 08/09/2010 2:14:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

Hasn’t he always been quick to pop off? How much has the press been covering for him?


19 posted on 08/09/2010 2:14:19 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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http://www.startribune.com/politics/100069754.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

Read the comments at the Minneapolis Star Tribune on this story, he’s still about 50-50 in support.

Lots and lots of libs in Minnesota.


20 posted on 08/09/2010 2:15:03 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: DManA

I am so not surprised.


21 posted on 08/09/2010 2:15:14 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Shame on Minnesota

***********

Yes. Totally bogus election count.

And recount . . .

and recount . . .

and recount . . .

and


22 posted on 08/09/2010 2:15:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: mojito

That Franken is a U.S. Senator and Obama is President says awful things about our nation. That people like that can attain high office tells us this country is on the way to hell in a hand basket.


23 posted on 08/09/2010 2:17:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Nobody reads tag lines.)
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To: DManA

When the Republicans gain control of the Senate... you might just see that fist fight with Franken at the losing end of it... a very un-happy ending.


24 posted on 08/09/2010 2:17:54 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: mojito

Let’s see,
A, “professional wrestler”, voted Govenor and this uncuth carney barker as a Senator?
Yeah, You folks in Minnesota ought be REAL proud.
Idiots.


25 posted on 08/09/2010 2:18:31 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: freekitty

“Put him in the nuthouse.”

Too late. He’s ALREADY in the House of Representatives.


26 posted on 08/09/2010 2:19:16 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: mojito

2008:

“Al Franken’s mental disorder given a pass by media?”

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/huston/080201

This has been well-known for a long time.


27 posted on 08/09/2010 2:19:19 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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2008:

“Al Franken’s mental disorder given a pass by media?”

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/huston/080201

This has been well-known for a long time.


28 posted on 08/09/2010 2:19:28 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: freekitty
Put him in the nuthouse.

The US Senate IS a nuthouse - with benefits
29 posted on 08/09/2010 2:19:35 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Clioman

OK, the Senate. Same difference.


30 posted on 08/09/2010 2:20:15 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: Clioman
He’s ALREADY in the House of Representatives.

No, it's worse - he's in the SENATE.

31 posted on 08/09/2010 2:20:20 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: mojito

Minnesota, you gotta be proud...


32 posted on 08/09/2010 2:21:42 PM PDT by chimera
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In short, Al Franken is a guy with a problem. It hasn't gotten better since he was elected United States Senator. It may well have gotten worse. Someone who reports on the news for a living really should look into it.

Yeah, that will happen soon ... /sarc

33 posted on 08/09/2010 2:21:59 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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Grayson and Franken the new faces of the up and coming socialist marxist communist scumbag ahole democrats...

Man they have to be proud!!!


34 posted on 08/09/2010 2:23:16 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: dfwgator

They don’t know how to count in Minnesota.


35 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:01 PM PDT by Brilliant
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As previously stated, the voters in Minnesota did not elect FranKlown! Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, did by choosing which ballots to count.

Truth told, the Seventeenth Amendment provided Minnesota with a choice of two New York Jews (no racial/ethnic slur - just a fact) as choices for Senator. Coleman was an incumbent with money from D.C. and FranKlown was funded from New York and California.

36 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:04 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: mojito

He is the perfect defintion of a liberal!....


37 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:09 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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someone push him over the limit in front of c-span cameras please. this goon needs to go! should never have been sworn in.


38 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:26 PM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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39 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:38 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: mojito

Sounds like a drug and/or alcoholic personality to me.


40 posted on 08/09/2010 2:24:41 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Brilliant

It shouldn’t have been even close.


41 posted on 08/09/2010 2:25:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

Freanken may be obnoxious, but he fits right in with Rangel, Lee and Boxer.


42 posted on 08/09/2010 2:25:17 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: mojito

Didn’t Hannity describe some very odd behavior by Franken as well?


43 posted on 08/09/2010 2:25:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mojito

Typical lib.


44 posted on 08/09/2010 2:26:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: dfwgator
A phony Independent candidate named Barkley split the conservative vote. That stinks on ice as well.
45 posted on 08/09/2010 2:27:18 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: mojito
Franken's a clown who is jeopardizing the good thing the democrats have had in congress for the past 50 years - a malleable, go-along to get-along republican party.

Who knows - maybe his insulting belligerence will finally bring out the cowboy in his countryclub counterparts.

46 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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People with Napoleon complexes rarely get better when they’re given power.


47 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:55 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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Any truly strange stuff will be covered up and ignored. like with the Kennedys, Kerry, Frank, Pelosi and so forth.

Al Franken fits right in.


48 posted on 08/09/2010 2:30:51 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: freekitty

He IS in the nuthouse.


49 posted on 08/09/2010 2:31:37 PM PDT by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: Clioman

Actually, he’s in the Senate. A six year job.

The real nutcases here are the people who voted for this idiot. What is the governor going to do about the felon votes who put him in office?

counting, waiting...................(crickets)


50 posted on 08/09/2010 2:31:48 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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