Skip to comments.Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes "No One Will Shoot At You" For Wearing A "Hoodie"
Posted on 05/28/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was one of several speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement that took place this Sunday. Frank was also one of two people that received the Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal at the event.
However, Congressman Frank made a controversial comment about Hubie Jones, a black recipient of an honorary doctorate, that elicited an audible gasp from the audience.
In reference to the Trayvon Martin case, Frank said "you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you." After the audience reacted, Frank said, "I think you'll feel, I hope, pretty protected by that."
"Finally, I do want to acknowledge a man who has played a major role in diminishing inequality in Massachusetts and other spheres, and that's Hubie Jones," Barney Frank said.
"One of the great men that I've worked with Hubie for many years and I'm particularly pleased that Hubie got an honorary degree today. You know, when you get an honorary degree they give you one of these and Hubie, I think you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you. So, I think you'll feel, I hope, pretty protected by that," Frank said.
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I hope Romney uses that senators comments to show who Obama associates with.
Barney Frank must be sippin’ on some Sizzurp.
The fellow should have knocked over Barney and pounded his head into the pavement.
“Want to shoot me now?”
And yet Zim is supposed to get a “fair trial’ with all these prominent implied guilty comments?
Keep talkin, Punks. The more you say the more the defense attorneys are rubbing their hands with glee. Even a racist jury were to find him “guilty” it would get reversed on appeal. Dr. Sam Sheppard, anyone?
Amazing how a long-time pol can have such a tin ear when it comes to figuring out what is and isn’t appropriate to say in public. He doesn’t seem to have much of an appreciation for what to do and what not to do in private, either. Host a gay prostitution ring out of his townhouse, what could be wrong with that, anyway?
Guess that’s what a lack of effective competition year after year can do to a guy - it seems to have turned him into a fat, vulgar, out of touch, effeminate slob.
What’s that, you say? You mean that he has always been a fat, vulgar, out of touch, effeminate slob? Have the voters in his district always been that foolish? Well, guess that theory goes down the drain, huh...
What a size 12 a-hole.
“Way to turn someones personal moment into your OWN agenda driven purpose.”
Yo, Hubie I’m real happy for you and I’ma let you finish but first i haffa tell you I got one a the greatest records in Congress. Ax me.
Not many people, perhaps none, have been shot for wearing a hoodie, but a lot of people have been shot by people wearing hoodies.
There’s no fool like an old fag. And nothing more pathetic.
Barney is the United States Congress. In fact, he is the poster boy for our entire government.
I don’t think Hubie is going to be too offended.
He is a longstanding liberal from way back.