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Posted on 05/28/2012 2:27:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Barney Frank Makes Awkward Trayvon Martin Hoodie Joke During Commmencement
Barney Frank, the retiring Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, never known to speak anything but his mind, used his address to graduating seniors at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Sunday to make a cringe-inducing joke about hoodies.
I do want to acknowledge a man who has played a major role in diminishing inequality in Massachusetts, said Frank, referring to the activist Hubie Jones. Hes a great man and Ive worked with Hubie for many years. You know he got an honorary degree today. You know when you get an honorary degree they give you one of these, said Frank, indicating the white graduation hood around his neck. Hubie, I think you have a hoodie you can wear and nobody will shoot at you.
Hoods are part of graduation dress, along with robes, for people with advanced or honorary degrees. A white one like Franks signifies a degree in the arts.
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This to me is the clearest example of how the political left have literally gone into a kind of insanity.
Democrats have always been in favor of hoods.
Barney Frank in a jerk and luckily a has been.
You idiots in Ma embarrassed yet?
I didn’t think so. :(
Barney was brilliant. Probably the smartest guy in Congress. Funny. Sharp. Peerless debater. Amazing man in every way.
It's was like a trial run for Obama, way back around 30 years ago. It seems like the "flavor of the month" Democrat is ALWAYS the most brilliant human on the planet. But with Barney, this has really worn a little thin.
As a MA resident of 50+ years, yes, I am embarrassed.
he’s much of the reason I moved to Ct.
As Booger so eloquently put it;
” I thought I was looking at my mothers old douchebag, but thats in Ohio”
Barney Frank’s brain fell out of his stretched out rectum years ago.....
And, of course, Hubie is..... ah ..... ah, a Negro!
How tasteless, Bawnie!
Massholes are not smart enough to be embarrassed. I lived there (Cape Cod) for 12 years and I know.
We have a summer home on the Cape now and I can tolerate them there because I know I can leave whenever I want to and go to my permanent home
It is a useful exercise in self identity to think of what person in the world disgusts you the most.
For me that person is Barney Frank.
It was a botched joke!
I don’t know—I think the guy presently in the WH holds that distinction for me.......
Speak anything but his what?
Clearly what he meant to say is that innocent hoodies should not wear young black males if said hoodie doesn’t want to get itself shot...
He should have said if you wear a hoodie you are most likely going to be shot by another person wearing a hoodie.
I was at the graduation and the largest part of the audience was in an auxilliary tent where the sound was terrible. I could not hear him (thankfully)