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  • Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts

    06/11/2010 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1,021+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/11/10
    A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget over the next 10 years. The Sustainable Defense Task Force, a commission of scholars from a broad ideological spectrum appointed by Frank, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, laid out actions the government could take that could save as much as $960 billion between 2011 and 2020.
  • Barney Frank calls for probe of Gaza raid

    06/04/2010 2:05:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 533+ views
    boston herald ^ | 6/4/10 | Hillary Chabot and Marie Szaniszlo
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank had harsh words yesterday for the Israeli Navy after a bloody raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla outside of Gaza, describing nine activists killed in the conflict as “innocent” and calling for an independent inquiry into the showdown. Frank, in a wide-ranging interview with the Herald, went on to say that “as a Jew,” Israeli treatment of Arabs around some of the West Bank settlements “makes me ashamed that there would be Jews that would engage in that kind of victimization of a minority.”
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Barney Frank has a history of denying his role in housing meltdown

    05/22/2010 11:22:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 635+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/21/10 | Ed Lasky
    On May 20th, Congressman Barney Frank (a promoter of the Community Reinvestment Act, a promoter of increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exposure to risky mortgages - in other words, he helped cause the financial crisis) again denied that he pushed for increased home ownership. He did this most recently yesterday on CNBC but has a history over the last couple of years of denying his culpability. Here we go again. Let's read (or listen to) his own words from 2005: Barney Frank June 27, 2005 - House Floor "We have, I think, an excessive degree of concern right now...
  • John Houseman for Smith-Barney

    05/11/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies · 221+ views
    You Tube ^ | SmithBarney
    The commercial for S/B starts at the :23sec period of the commercial..
  • Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    05/02/2010 6:29:28 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 40 replies · 1,462+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2010 | Heidi Blake
    Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships. Police officers are alleging that he made the remark in a voice loud enough to be overheard by others and have charged him with using abusive or insulting language, contrary to the Public Order Act. Christian campaigners have expressed alarm that the Public Order Act, introduced in 1986 to tackle violent rioters and football hooligans, is being used to curb religious free speech.
  • Sarah Palin Challenges Barney Frank To Weenie Roast In Honor Of Boy Scouts

    04/18/2010 4:27:08 PM PDT · by writer33 · 60 replies · 2,691+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/18/10 | Chris Davis
    Wasilla, AK—In honoring the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary, Sarah Palin has laid down the gauntlet on Congressman Barney Frank, D-MA, challenging him to a weenie roast at high noon on the White House lawn on April 25, 2009. Many agree that this is a daunting challenge for Palin, considering that there isn’t a weenie that Frank doesn’t know how to roast. The challenge will determine who would’ve been the better Boy Scout: Palin or Frank? And Palin isn’t holding back, breaking out the Hebrew National brand of Kosher Beef Hot Dogs, knowing that Barney Frank’s strength in weenies...
  • Barney Frank Calls Retirement Report 'Right-Wing Lie'

    04/10/2010 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,488+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 4/09/10
    Barney Frank Calls Retirement Report 'Right-Wing Lie'WCVB/The Boston Channel Posted Apr 09, 2010 @ 08:42 PM Needham — Newton Rep. Barney Frank is calling a Twitter post by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a "false story" that exemplifies what he called the "right-wing technique of spreading a lie," WCVB TV is reporting. Ingraham posted a message on her Twitter account that reads "Sources tell me Bawney Fwank (sic) won't run for re-election. Wants to work on the board of a bank and make $ before retirement." "She made no attempt to verify whether or not this is true -- which it...
  • Homebuyers scramble as mortgage rates jump

    04/07/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 48 replies · 1,511+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | April 7, 2010 | Alan Zibel and Adrian Sainz
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The era of record-low mortgage rates is over. The average rate on a 30-year loan has jumped from about 5 percent to more than 5.3 percent in just the past week. As mortgages get more expensive, more would-be homeowners are priced out of the market—a threat to the fragile recovery in the housing market. And if you wanted to refinance at a super-low rate, you may have missed your chance. Mortgages under 4 percent are still available, but only for loans that reset in five or seven years, probably to higher rates. Rates are going up because...
  • Barney Frank: Financial reform on way (Killing the wealthy takes another socialist step forward)

    04/02/2010 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 713+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/02/10 | Thomas Grillo
    Barney Frank: Financial reform on wayBill to require firms to keep stake in risky investments, derivatives By Thomas Grillo Friday, April 2, 2010 On the heels of a major overhaul of the health-care system, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank predicted that financial reform legislation would reach the president’s desk by Memorial Day with a lot less rancor. “This is not health care,” Frank (D-Newton) told business leaders at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce event yesterday. “The public is overwhelmingly on the side of reform.” A major element of the legislation will require a 5 percent “risk retention” for any securities...
  • Barney Frank Dances With His Fannie/Freddie Skeletons (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    03/28/2010 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/23/10 | Michael Corkery
    Barney Frank Dances With His Fannie/Freddie SkeletonsBy Michael Corkery March 23, 2010, 3:02 PM ET Congress is trying to figure out how to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but we get this feeling this might take awhile. Why? Well, first up before the House Financial Services Committee this morning was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who was to speak about what to do with the mortgage giants that are currently propping up the U.S. housing market. But before Geithner got to speak, the hearing was hijacked by the rambling spat of committee Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) and Scott Garrett...
  • Rep. Barney Frank: ‘I shouldn’t be a homeowner’ (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    03/10/2010 5:22:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 668+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/10 | Christina Wlkie
    Rep. Barney Frank: ‘I shouldn’t be a homeowner’By Christina Wlkie - 03/08/10 07:57 PM ET The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee wields a gavel with jurisdiction over the nation’s housing industry. But he’s not a homeowner. And he likes it that way. In a speech Friday to three real estate groups, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said that despite having owned condominiums before, he prefers to rent his living space. Or spaces, as it were. Frank classified himself as a double renter — he has an apartment in Washington and one in Newton, Mass. “Given my personality and my...
  • U.S. Rep. Barney Frank in Orlando to stump for Grayson

    02/23/2010 5:36:50 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 38 replies · 751+ views
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in Congress on credit card legislation, proposed laws to blunt corporate giving in campaigns and regulating the financial derivatives that sent Wall Street spiraling. On Friday, Frank will meet with a broad range of supporters — from the arts- and gay and lesbian community as well as party and financial sector stalwarts — for a fund raiser to support Central Florida’s fiery Democrat at The Sanctuary Downtown. The $250 event is being hosted by Ted Maines and Jeff Miller, local backers of Equality Florida, a group that...
  • Westminster Dog Show Scottish Terrier Won

    02/16/2010 8:20:14 PM PST · by mojo114 · 48 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Scottish Terrier won tonight.
  • Dems urge faster 'don't ask' repeal

    02/03/2010 2:13:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 440+ views
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2010 | Jen Dimascio
    The sponsor of a House bill to repeal the "don’t ask don’t tell” ban on openly gay service in the military said Wednesday that the Pentagon should move faster to implement the policy change recommended by Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “I’m skeptical that the review needs to take one year,” said Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.). Mullen’s efforts won the endorsement of retired Gen. Colin Powell, who as chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 1993 helped usher in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but the day after declaring that the need to repeal the...
  • U.S. Rep. Frank sees global moves on bank regulation (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/28/2010 2:51:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/10
    U.S. Rep. Frank sees global moves on bank regulation2 hours 48 mins ago Barney Frank, chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, said on Thursday international regulators agree they need to work together on tough new rules for global banks. Skip related content Frank said his talks with regulators and lawmakers from the European Union and other nations at this week's World Economic Forum showed a consensus that it would be dangerous to give banks the opportunity to go shopping for the easiest regulator. "There is an international consensus that we need tough regulation and we can't afford to...
  • BARNEY MAE (instead of Fannie Mae)

    01/23/2010 1:07:13 PM PST · by BraveNewCommie · 8 replies · 321+ views
    Facebook Page ^ | 1/23/2010 | FannieMae is BARNEY MAE
    Instead of "Fannie Mae," please speak of BARNEY MAE. To remind everyone that BARNEY FRANK nearly destroyed the world economy. Our mission? To STOP Barney Frank's plans for LARGER government meddling in mortgages. And to hold him responsible for his crimes. Enjoy our Photos/Videos. Become a Fan + Suggest to Friends!
  • Recruitment day (Barney Frank's district goes RED - still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/20/2010 4:33:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,266+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/20/10 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Recruitment dayBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 1/20/10 3:00 PM EST Among other things, Scott Brown’s win appears to be shot of adrenaline to GOP recruitment efforts. Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in charge of new talent for the NRCC, told me Wednesday he was spending the day dialing for candidates, revisiting some of those who’d previously taken a pass on races. He spoke to at least five and left messages for several others. “A couple have agreed to look at it again,” McCarthy said. ”If you can carry Barney Frank’s seat as Scott Brown did, you can carry any district in the...
  • Barney Frank: Fed's Role in AIG 'Troubling' (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/09/2010 12:40:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/08/10 | Alison Vekshin and Peter Cook
    Frank: Fed's Role in AIG 'Troubling'Fri Jan 8, 8:08 am ET By Alison Vekshin and Peter Cook (Bloomberg) -- Representative Barney Frank said the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's 2008 order to American International Group Inc. to suppress disclosures of bank payments is "troubling" and he supports hearings on the issue. Frank retains confidence in Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who led the New York Fed at the time, he said today in a Bloomberg Television interview. The U.S. House last month passed legislation that would prevent the Fed from having the power to bail out companies such as AIG,...
  • Md. halts policy change for transgender drivers

    12/30/2009 10:07:44 AM PST · by La Lydia · 34 replies · 1,019+ views
    Examiner, DC ^ | December 30, 2009
    Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says it has halted, at least temporarily, a policy change that would have forced people living as the opposite sex to get an amended birth certificate before applying to change their gender on their driver's license. The gay-rights group Equality Maryland said...the change would have put a financial burden on many people who are struggling financially. It would have taken effect Friday. The current policy demands only written confirmation from a physician or psychologist that the applicant is under supervision for a gender change. The decision doesn't affect a policy requiring people who have had transgender...
  • Barney v Polanski

    10/04/2009 3:09:25 PM PDT · by Sockdologer · 7 replies · 993+ views
    South Dakota Politics ^ | Oct. 04, 2009 | Miranda Flint
    I was tempted to write some scathing remarks about those who support Roman Polanski because they believe he is a great artist. But then I realized two things. One was that Dr. Blanchard had beaten me to the punch. The other was that those of us who are moviegoers or moviestayers (I am a huge fan of Netflix), are guilty of the same kind of support. Consider the case of Nicole Kidman. In 2004, she starred in the movie Birth, where she plays a widow who believes that a ten-year-old boy is her husband reincarnate. The movie features a bathtub...
  • Barney Frank's Rush "Joke" on Leno

    09/24/2009 6:45:13 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 29 replies · 1,990+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 9/24/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Remember all the rhetoric from the Washington and media leftocracy that the right is poisoning the airwaves and TV with “hate speech”? (In fact, Chris Matthews is so concerned about right-wing hate, he has preemptively laid blame at the feet of conservative radio if anything bad happens to Barack Obama.) And remember not too long ago a certain Republican Congressman, Joe Wilson, was lambasted for purportedly creating an atmosphere of incivility within the hallowed halls of Congress? Well, yesterday Jay Leno had the loathsome Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on. During the conversation, this exchange took place: LENO: If you had...
  • Barney Frank Considers Cramdown Law (real headline)

    09/12/2009 10:50:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,860+ views
    Finance Tech ^ | 9/10/09
    Frank Considers Cramdown LawRep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said slow progress in assisting troubled homeowners could lead to a new push to change bankruptcy laws. By United Press International September 10, 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Influential congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., said slow progress in assisting troubled homeowners could lead to a new push to change bankruptcy laws. Frank, chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, said Congress should revisit the issue of allowing bankruptcy judges to modify mortgages if the banking industry does not increase the pace of its help to homeowners, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The...
  • Barney Frank calls Justice Scalia a 'homophobe'

    08/19/2009 9:19:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 81 replies · 3,437+ views ^ | Last Updated 19 Aug 2009 | Jim Armstrong
    Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site . The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages. "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online. Frank's office...
  • Barney "I Can't Tell The Truth" Frank

    08/17/2009 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Grim · 17 replies · 856+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 8/17/09 | Karl Denninger
    So now President Obama wants to spend money on creating low-cost housing? Uh, that's apartments, not "homes to own": The idea is to pay for the construction of low-rise rental apartment buildings and town houses, as well as the purchase of foreclosed homes that can be refurbished and rented to low- and moderate-income families at affordable rates. Uh huh. More housing units while we have a huge number vacant. That's dumb. I got a smart idea (instead of this stupid one): Close the banks that have failed condo construction loans and seize the assets (via the FDIC.) Complete those with...

    08/10/2009 4:15:45 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies · 249+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | August 10, 2009 | Wolf Wolfman
    Barney should be the mascot for the Democratic Party. They admire and respect his not too respectable image. I'm not going to dwell on his "house of prostitution" in his apartment in Washington DC. I am going to say that homosexuals have a nasty image in my mind.
  • Barney Frank's fingerprints are all over financial fiasco ("We're not here to help you make money")

    07/27/2009 4:02:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 2,639+ views ^ | 7/28/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    Frank's fingerprints are all over the financial fiascoBy Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist / September 28, 2008 "THE PRIVATE SECTOR got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it." That's Barney Frank's story, and he's sticking to it. **SNIP** "What does it mean when Boston banks start making many more loans to minorities?" I asked in this space in 1995. "Most likely, that they are knowingly approving risky loans in order to get the feds and the activists off their backs . . . When the coming wave of foreclosures rolls through the inner city, which...
  • Barney Frank To Question Bernanke (& tax-cheat Tim Geithner) On Bank Reform (Friday, 7/24)

    07/23/2009 9:06:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 413+ views
    FOX Business ^ | 7/23/09 | Ronald D. Orol
    Frank To Question Bernanke On Bank ReformRonald D. Orol MarketWatch Pulse WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to join Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Friday to take questions from House lawmakers about key aspects of the White House's regulatory reform proposal released in June, the central bank said Thursday. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., is expected to grill Bernanke and Geithner about the Obama administration's recommendations for a systemic regulator, hedge fund regulation, buyout shop restrictions and limits on executive compensation. The panel will likely consider a White House recommendation to create a mechanism...
  • Barney Frank To Question Geithner On Bank Reform Plan (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    07/20/2009 5:52:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 360+ views
    FOX Business ^ | 7/20/09 | Ronald D. Orol
    Frank To Question Geithner On Bank Reform PlanRonald D. Orol MarketWatch Pulse WASHINGTON (MarketWatch ) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is scheduled to take questions Friday from House lawmakers for the first time about key aspects of the White House's regulatory reform proposal released last week, according to a Treasury release on Monday. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., is expected to grill Geithner about the Obama administration's recommendations for hedge fund regulation, buyout shop restrictions and limits on executive compensation. The panel will likely consider a White House recommendation to consider some banks, hedge fund managers, private...
  • Barney Frank Verbally SLAPS BHO as "Undemocratic, Unreachable"! We AGREE w/ Barney!

    07/10/2009 9:06:09 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 36 replies · 1,436+ views
    Patriot Skyline ^ | June 10, 2009 | Ben Sley
    We do not normally sing the praises of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), however, in this instance, he is exactly correct in STRONGLY CRITICIZING Pres. Obama's deliberate decision to ignore constraints in legislation he is signing. The House overwhelmingly REBUKED Obama by a vote of 429 - 2 for Obama's statement at a bill's signing that he would not follows its constraints. At issue is an amendment added to the $106 Billion Supplemental War-Funding legislation signed by Obama last month. During the signing, Obama stated he would not follow the amendment's constraints with respect to the World Bank and International Monetary...
  • Frank proposes home loan plan for jobless

    07/09/2009 7:54:12 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies · 1,004+ views
    boston globe ^ | july-09-2009 | Jenifer B. McKim
    Congressman Barney Frank wants to prevent unemployed homeowners from losing their houses by giving them government money to pay their mortgages.
  • Barney Frank: Online Gambling a Right (ANOTHER ONE? Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    07/07/2009 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 545+ views
    Online Casino Reports ^ | 7/07/09 | Daniel O
    Barney Frank: Online Gambling a RightSpoke in front of 1,700 poker players at the World Series of Poker By Daniel O Jul 07, 2009 Critic of military spending, protector of the environment and legislative leader on behalf of home owners across the United States, Representative Barney Frank (D - MA) visited Las Vegas on Sunday to speak at the World Series of Poker. His message at the event was a hopeful one. The powerful Congress member has kept been fighting against the current ban on online gambling. Two bills sponsored by Rep. Frank - HR2266 and HR2267 - aim to...
  • New Evidence on the Foreclosure Crisis

    07/04/2009 10:37:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 893+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 04th 2009
    JULY 3, 2009 New Evidence on the Foreclosure Crisis Zero money down, not subprime loans, led to the mortgage meltdown. Article STAN LIEBOWITZ. What is really behind the mushrooming rate of mortgage foreclosures since 2007? The evidence from a huge national database containing millions of individual loans strongly suggests that the single most important factor is whether the homeowner has negative equity in a house -- that is, the balance of the mortgage is greater than the value of the house. This means that most government policies being discussed to remedy woes in the housing market are misdirected. Many policy...
  • Financial lobby gears up effort against Obama plan (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    07/02/2009 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 488+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/02/09 | Silla Brush
    Financial lobby gears up effort against Obama planBy Silla Brush Posted: 07/02/09 12:35 PM [ET] A coalition of financial services interests is in the process of organizing a major lobbying campaign against the Obama administration's plan for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. The plans are not yet final, but among the groups and firms in the discussion are the American Financial Services Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Mortgage Bankers Association and Community Bankers Association, according to two industry sources familiar with the plans. The budget could be as high as several millions of dollars to organize grassroots opposition to the plan,...
  • Barney Frank: Let’s spend TARP profits before taxpayers can get them

    07/02/2009 12:55:49 AM PDT · by coachep95 · 5 replies · 527+ views
    Byron York is on to Barney Frank, who’s hand has been caught in the cookie jar, AGAIN. When President Obama announced on June 9 that some financial institutions would be allowed to repay Troubled Asset Relief Program dollars, he said the massively expensive TARP bailout had made money for the federal government. “It is worth noting that in the first round of repayments from these [TARP recipients], the government has actually turned a profit,” the president said. Indeed, TARP supporters have long held out the hope that the program might be profitable.
  • BARNEY'S BACK (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    06/28/2009 9:38:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 637+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/28/09
    BARNEY'S BACKPosted: 3:31 am June 28, 2009 Rep. Barney Frank says that unless Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac relax their recent tightening of mortgage standards on new condominiums, the economic recovery could be threatened. That would be the same Barney Frank who famously boasted that the two federal agencies -- which lost billions by making improvident loans -- were "fundamentally sound financially and [can] withstand . . . disaster scenarios." Then came the disasters. But to Barney Frank, Fannie and Freddie are essentially taxpayer-funded social-service agencies whose mission is to turn all Americans into homeowners -- whether or not they...
  • Barney Frank: Slow Learner

    06/28/2009 12:47:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 454+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-28-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    Our favorite Congressman from MA is back in the news again. No, there's not a male escort service operating out of his townhouse this time. That's so 1989. This time, Barney is pushing for, you guessed it, relaxed mortgage standards. Since that worked out so well for our country the first time, Barney wants an encore: Rep. Barney Frank says that unless Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac relax their recent tightening of mortgage standards on new condominiums, the economic recovery could be threatened. That would be the same Barney Frank who famously boasted that the two federal agencies -- which...
  • Bawhney Frank on O'Reilly

    06/24/2009 5:06:02 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 62 replies · 2,052+ views
    6/24/09 | Self
    This guy is such a loser and sissy.
  • Barney the Underwriter - Telling Fannie Mae to take more credit risk. Now there's an idea.

    06/24/2009 7:18:45 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 9 replies · 468+ views
    Back when the housing mania was taking off, Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank famously said he wanted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "roll the dice" in the name of affordable housing. That didn't turn out so well, but Mr. Frank has since only accumulated more power. And now he is returning to the scene of the calamity -- with your money. He and New York Representative Anthony Weiner have sent a letter to the heads of Fannie and Freddie exhorting them to lower lending standards for condo buyers. You read that right. After two years of telling us how lax...
  • Barney Frank's wise investing eases stock sting (Banking Queen makes out like a bandit)

    06/22/2009 7:35:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 786+ views
    UPI ^ | 6/22/09
    Frank's wise investing eases stock stingPublished: June 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- A conservative investment strategy helped shield Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., from being bruised by the battered stock market, his financial report indicates. Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, put his $896,000 investment portfolio largely in state and local municipal bonds, the Boston Globe reported after reviewing the financial disclosure reports of Frank and other lawmakers. "It's not just coincidence -- it's putting my money where my mouth is," said Frank, who has ripped Wall Street for risky financial behavior many blame...
  • All hail Barney - "He's a pro-capitalist liberal" (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    06/07/2009 10:36:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 800+ views
    Crains New York ^ | 6/07/09 | Aaron Elstein
    All hail BarneyWall Streeters court the man from Mass. They have to. He's calling the shots. By Aaron Elstein June 07, 2009 5:59 AM Just about everyone in banking wants to be Barney Frank's friend nowadays. Last week, 600 people, including executives from Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase, filled the cavernous National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., for a $5,000-per-table tribute to the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. He is marshaling legislation that promises to make Wall Street a more regulated and less prosperous place for years to come, and to hear it from some of the...
  • OHP Trooper Scuffle Caught On Videotape (Police Vs Paramedics)

    05/28/2009 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 120 replies · 3,213+ views ^ | 05/27/2009 |
    BOLEY, OK -- Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers get into a fight with a paramedic and it is all caught on videotape. The incident happened near Boley in Okfuskee County. In the video, you see OHP troopers pushing the paramedic and grabbing his neck. The fight happened during an emergency call when a patient waiting to be taken to the local hospital was in the back of the ambulance. Officials say OHP troopers became upset after the paramedic failed to yield while the troopers were rushing to a call of their own. The troopers claim the paramedic assaulted one of...
  • Rep. Barney Frank to visit Library (Lakeville, Mass. Sat. May 16, 10 am - smells like a Tea Party)

    05/08/2009 6:28:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,545+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 5/08/09
    Rep. Barney Frank to visit LibraryBy Staff reports Fri May 08, 2009, 05:48 PM EDT Lakeville - Congressman Barney Frank will be visiting the Lakeville Library on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. for a meet-and-greet/coffee hour.
  • New licensing regime aims to ease US online gambling ban

    05/06/2009 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Financial Times ^ | today | Tom Braithewaite
    A US ban on online gambling, which has sparked criminal investigations and sent share prices at betting companies around the world plunging, could be eased under legislation to be presented by the House financial services committee. Barney Frank, Democratic chairman of the committee, wants to introduce a licensing regime for online gambling companies that would modify anti-gambling laws under which investigations into executives at companies such as UK-listed PartyGaming were conducted.
  • Barney Frank's Rental Reversal (Banking Queen: "people being pushed into buying houses")

    04/21/2009 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,361+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 4/21/09 | The Maha
    Barney Frank's Rental ReversalApril 21, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we've got a couple Barney Frank spites here. He's always good for a couple sound bites. We thought about getting a Barney Frank translator in here but that would sorta destroy it. I mean, I can do it myself but sometimes it's better to leave Barney Frank un-translated. He was on Tavis Smiley's show, PBS, last night, and Smiley said, "What did you do today relative to low-income housing?" FRANK: One of the causes of the terrible crisis we had over the last few years, which has given us today's...
  • Barney Frank sent message (demonstrators blame Banking Queen for much of the financial crisis)

    04/20/2009 3:05:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 928+ views
    Sun Chronicle ^ | 4/19/09 | JIM HAND
    Frank sent messageBY JIM HAND SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Sunday, April 19, 2009 4:49 AM EDT MANSFIELD - About 15 demonstrators holding signs that read "Stop Wasting Our Money" and "Barney Lied" protested against U.S. Rep. Barney Frank outside a Democratic Party breakfast Saturday morning. The demonstrators said they blame Frank, D-Newton, who spoke at the breakfast, for much of the financial crisis gripping the nation's economy, and said they oppose government bailouts of banks. Similar protests have greeted Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, at other events, including one in Westport last October. Olivier Kozlowski, a Mansfield Republican,...
  • Barney Frank is 'Distinguished Champion of Housing Opportunities' (Banking Queen is honored)

    04/14/2009 5:46:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 406+ views
    Frank is 'Distinguished Champion of Housing Opportunities'April 11, 2009 6:00 AM ACUSHNET — The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) announced that it has named Congressman Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, its first "Distinguished Champion of Housing Opportunities." Frank received the proclamation from the association for his tireless work and support for legislation and regulations to ensure a robust and sustainable housing market. MAR made the presentation to the chairman at the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Congressional Luncheon on Friday, March 27, in Acushnet. "Chairman Frank has long been a leading voice in Congress...
  • Harvard Student Takes On Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass)4/7/09 See Video

    04/08/2009 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Sake Mike · 4 replies · 752+ views
    It all started with a question: “How much responsibility, if any, do you have for the financial crisis?” Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) and a conservative Harvard law student debated over how Frank should have handled his role as the House Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Frank was at Harvard University for a speech at the Kennedy School of Government. Frank said the student wasn’t backing up his claims, invoking some laughter from the crowd, and the student told Frank he wasn’t answering his question. See Video of Harvard Student Takes On Rep. Barney Frank click hereDaily Flag-waver
  • Harvard Student Takes On Barney Frank Over Economy

    04/07/2009 10:23:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 2,212+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/7/09 | Fox
    WFXT-TV: It all started with a question: "How much responsibility, if any, do you have for the financial crisis?" Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and a conservative Harvard law student debated over how Frank should have handled his role as the House Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.
  • Barney Frank: Republicans are like children who've lost security blanket

    04/02/2009 10:29:12 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 58 replies · 2,936+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-02-2009 | Byron York
    During an impassioned debate on the House floor Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank characterized Republican opposition to the Pay for Performance Act as a manifestation of "a psychological disorder" and compared GOP lawmakers to "kids who have had a toy bear or a security blanket" taken away.