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  • Who is Barney Frank?

    12/22/2010 3:10:41 PM PST · by central_va · 41 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 05, 2009 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    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...
  • Barney Frank: Death Tax Not Punishment; Heirs Didn’t Do Anything to Deserve Inheritance

    12/19/2010 6:11:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Mr. Frank's attitude seems to be that Americans need to justify why they should keep the money they inherit instead of the government needing to justify why they should be allowed to confiscate it. Video at link.
  • Time Is Ripe for Openly Gay President Says Carter

    12/19/2010 1:48:24 PM PST · by John Semmens · 85 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Former President Jimmy Carter came out forthrightly in favor of an openly gay person as president of the United States. “We’re breaking down the barriers that have been in place for hundreds of years,” Carter asserted. “President Obama is our first openly Black president. President Clinton was our first proven fornicating president. I think it’s about time that we have our first openly homosexual president.” Carter dismissed rumors that several former presidents may have been secretly gay as irrelevant. “I know there are those who say Lincoln may have been gay,” Carter admitted. “And Buchanan, a lifelong bachelor, certainly had...
  • Was Buchanan wrestler's move an illegal act? Athlete faces trial on a charge of sexual battery

    12/13/2010 3:38:24 PM PST · by billorites · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | December 6, 2010 | Pablo Lopez and Nick Giannandrea
    <p>In a crowded gym during practice in front of parents and coaches, the Buchanan High School wrestler tackled a teammate and executed a move his coaches taught him.</p> <p>He inserted his fingers between the boy's buttocks.</p> <p>It's called the "butt drag," in which a wrestler grabs a rival's butt cheek and puts fingers in the anus to get leverage. The move is widely used at matches around the country and has been around for decades.</p>
  • LTC Lakin - Rep. Frank Staff: efforts underway at DC office to "try to stop the court-martial."

    12/07/2010 2:50:31 PM PST · by rxsid · 34 replies ^ | 12/7/2010 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    "Summary of Support Terry Lakin Day: Rep. Trent Frank Staff; efforts already underway at their DC office to "try to stop the court-martial.10:30 - 11:45 AM - McCain 30 Supporters gathered at John McCain's office on 16th Street in Phoenix. Except for a group of about six that entered the office for about a 10 minute period, all marched and held signs (some photos attached) and American flags on both sides of the street for the entire time. Many drivers honked in agreement as they drove by. The group that entered the office were greeted by McCain staffer Barb Donaldson,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Recruits Dodd-Frank Enforcers From 50 States (JOBS!)

    12/02/2010 12:26:26 PM PST · by Libloather
    Link only - Elizabeth Warren Recruits Dodd-Frank Enforcers From 50 States
  • Barney Frank: Homeowners Shouldn’t Have ‘False Hopes’ (Bawney mum on 2012 Senate wace)

    11/19/2010 1:56:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/18/10 | Alan Zibel
    Barney Frank: Homeowners Shouldn’t Have ‘False Hopes’November 18, 2010, 12:00 PM ET By Alan Zibel Associated Press Rep. Barney Frank U.S. homeowners who have missed mortgage payments shouldn’t have “false hopes” that they can challenge foreclosures due to paperwork flaws, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Thursday. Frank, the outgoing chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said at a subcommittee hearing that banks should be doing “everything possible to straighten out that paperwork problem.” But, he added that, consumers should not “get false hopes that this is going to lead to a substantial number of foreclosures being permanently forgotten.” Several...
  • 10 Reasons You Should Not Waste Your Money On Film 'Inside Job'

    11/17/2010 4:40:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 17, 2010 | PAUL SPERRY
    'Inside Job" bills itself as "the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis." It exposes whoremongering Wall Street traders, economic consultants who lie on their resumes and Hank Paulson's conflicts. But it doesn't answer what caused the crisis. Of course, it thinks it does. "This is how it happened," the film confidently tells viewers before taking them, oddly enough, all the way back to the 1980s. Why then? Because the Reagan administration — "supported by economists and financial lobbyists" — started a 30-year regulatory vacation that fomented unparalleled "greed and immorality" on Wall Street. "Progressive deregulation...
  • Dear Uncle (Sam) Sucker (the facts on Warren Buffett's Op-Ed in NYT)

    11/17/2010 9:22:38 AM PST · by Fred · 10 replies
    Big Picture Blog ^ | 111710 | Barry Ritholtz
    For many years, I’ve been a fan of Warren Buffett’s long term approach to value investing. Understanding the value of a company, regardless of its momentary stock price, is a great long term investing strategy. But it pains me whenever I read commentary from Buffett that glosses over reality or is somehow self-serving. His OpEd in the NYT today – Pretty Good for Government Work – paints an artificially rosy picture of the Bailout, ignores the negatives, and omits his own financial interest in government actions. What might he have written if Sir Warren was dosed with some sodium pentothal...
  • The Massachusetts GOP: Analysis, Not a Postmortem

    11/11/2010 7:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 11, 2010 | Robert Snider
    Did turnout push the Massachusetts elections back towards the Democrats? In the wake of statewide defeat last Tuesday, Republicans in the Bay State are trying to figure out what went wrong. The blizzard of emails amongst the Republican volunteers following an election in which Massachusetts voters rejected a slate of admirable Republican candidates is a sign that the volunteers will not need to conduct a postmortem — that is, a review following death. The Massachusetts GOP, the Massachusetts Tea Party movement, and the independent, conservative portion of the citizenry are not dead. Manifestly, their governing principle is the recognition that...
  • Issa: Whole lotta probing will be going on

    11/08/2010 11:33:10 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    The GOP takeover of the House holds the nightmare scenario for Democrats of putting Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) in charge of the House Oversight Committee. Issa spent the last two years attempting to get subpoena power for a range of inquiries into activities in the Obama administration, including the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin, and to get a much closer look at the Friends of Angelo program at Countrywide Mortgage that appeared to offer sweetheart loan packages to leading Democrats in position to help Angelo Mozilo with regulators and legislation. Issa told Chris Wallace that the latter scandal would...
  • Muddy Waters: Maxine Waters, Barney Frank abuse taxpayer $$

    11/05/2010 2:06:26 PM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at 3:22 PM ET | Bethany McLean
    On Nov. 29, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will face a House ethics trial for the role she allegedly played in helping a minority-owned bank called OneUnited—a bank in which her husband owned a sizable stake and on whose board he'd once sat—get $12 million in the 2008 bank bailout. Had OneUnited failed, the ethics committee that brought the charges alleges, Waters' husband's "financial interest in OneUnited would have been worthless." The ethics committee alleges that Waters' chief of staff and grandson, Mikael Moore, was "actively involved" in helping OneUnited and that Waters' "failure to instruct [him] to refrain from assisting"...
  • Republicans to put Barney Frank, bailouts under microscope

    11/05/2010 1:06:10 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 58 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Nov 5, 2010 | By Dave Wedge
    Barney Frank — a fading Capitol Hill power broker — will return to Washington stripped of his committee clout and wearing a target on his back as top Republicans vow to probe mortgage giants bailed out by taxpayers on the Newton Democrat’s watch. “I think there’s a responsibility to get down to the errors in judgment which helped create the current financial crisis,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, a California Republican set to become a leader on the powerful Financial Services Committee chaired by Frank. “The fact that Congress was repeatedly warned by the regulators . . . requires vigorous...
  • Republicans vying to replace Barney Frank on key bank panel

    11/04/2010 5:44:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 11/4/10 | Vicki needham & Molly Hooper
    Two Republican lawmakers are battling to lead the powerful House Financial Services Committee in the next Congress. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), the panel's ranking member, and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) are competing for the chairmanship of the committee that oversees bank regulators and Wall Street. (Snip) The chairmanship of the Financial Services panel is a plum prize for lawmakers, given its enormous sway over the financial sector. The committee has more than 70 members and is now led by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who helped push a sweeping reform of Wall Street through Congress.
  • Perpetuating The Problem (Rangel, Waters & Frank)

    11/04/2010 3:05:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 4, 2010 | Adam Tragone
    Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I know a little something about corrupt politicians. Particularly, growing up in the district of arguably one of the country’s most notorious, John Murtha, I was always astounded by the fact that he kept being re-elected time and time again. Even after numerous stories like those of the ABSCAM fiasco of the 1980s, the abhorrent comments he made about the Marines in Fallujah, and the pork-laden, federally subsidized Johnstown airport that bares Murtha’s name, the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th District continued to pull the lever for Murtha. Even after his death,...
  • Frank easily wins re-election, defeats Bielat

    11/02/2010 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies ^ | 11/2/10 | Andrew Ryan
    US Representative Barney Frank, the powerful House committee chairman and influential Democrat, easily won re-election today after holding off a challenge from Republican Sean Bielat. After a scare, Frank surged to victory, winning 61 percent of the vote to Bielat's 36 percent, with 62 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.
  • First numbers for Barney

    Bielat 695 Frank 522
  • Barney Frank May be in Trouble: Massachusetts Turnout High--

    11/02/2010 3:00:53 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Timothy Knight
    Republican Charles Baker's campaign to spur Governor Deval Patrick (D) from office might have reason to celebrate before the polls close at eight o'clock (get out there and vote, if you have not already). Incumbent Barney Frank may suffer if the Republican voters also turn out just like earlier this year in the Scott Brown election. Brown received 53% in all of Massachusetts and took the 4th Congressional District. If Sean Bielat can turn out a significant number of voters, he may be the next Congressman from that district.
  • Barney Frank bemoans Sean Bielat’s ‘right wing’ tactics

    11/02/2010 1:43:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 2, 2010 | Edward Mason, Jessica Heslam and Dave Wedge
    Fighting for his political life, a frustrated U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said he was “disappointed” in Sean Bielat’s campaign, saying the surging newcomer has succumbed to the usual right-wing tactics. “I’m disappointed in the campaign,” Frank said while greeting voters in Sharon. “He’s talked very little about the issues and has been a vehicle for an angry right wing.”
  • Judge's Bombshell Ruling Exposes The Biggest Flaw In Obama's Disastrous Foreclosure Program

    11/02/2010 12:45:58 PM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/2/10 | Joe Weisenthal
    Interesting story here... CourtHouseNews (via Denninger): A La Jolla man can keep his home for now, after a federal judge granted his motion for a temporary restraining order blocking Washington Mutual and JP Morgan from foreclosing on his house because the banks misled him into defaulting on his mortgage. Kaveh Khast claimed the banks instructed him to stop making his mortgage payments so he could qualify for a loan modification. A Washington Mutual representative confirmed receipt of the documents, but did not contact Khast within two months as promised. After learning JP Morgan Chase had acquired Washington Mutual, Khast contacted...
  • Barney Frank’s Brookline stronghold flirts with Sean Bielat

    11/02/2010 6:05:39 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 2, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    Oh my God, could bluer than blue Brookline — the capital of Moonbat-istan — be breaking for Republican Sean Bielat? For 25 years I’ve lived in Brookline, where Republicans admit they’re Republicans at their own risk. Yet I haven’t seen so many lawn signs for a Republican since a few courageous matrons put a “Weld for Governor” placard on their lawn in 1990 and paid the price: social suicide. They were promptly shunned at Whole Foods. Their poor children sat alone in the cafeteria. It says something huge about Barney Frank’s fall from grace that a few brave Brookline-ites are...

    11/02/2010 4:08:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 28 Oct 2008 | Pam Geller (and other sources quoted)
    (SNIP) Today, Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) indicated how Obama's plans to gut the military would be translated into budgetary allocations. Frank told the editorial board of The Standard-Times that the Democrats would slash military spending by 25%, forcing American to withdraw from Iraq sooner. Rep. Frank said, "We don't need all these fancy new weapon Rep. Frank also called for massive increases in federal spending for social programs and increased taxes.
  • Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival (Bawney Schedules 'Election Night Event')

    11/01/2010 6:27:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Finance Tech ^ | 11/01/10
    Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for SurvivalBy Reuters November 01, 2010 BOSTON - Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, a former U.S. marine, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown. In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who...
  • Up and down the ballot, GOP is dreaming big

    10/30/2010 9:09:40 PM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/30/2010 | Frank Phillips
    Barraged for months with attack ads, competing messages from the candidates, dizzying poll numbers, and head-turning news of drama, mutiny, scandal, and sheer silliness on the campaign trail, Massachusetts voters will finally deliver an answer to the question of the political year on Tuesday. Will the state’s Republicans finally rise from the dead? Not since 1990, when fiscal and political chaos gripped Beacon Hill, has such potential existed for major Republican gains up and down the ticket. For the first time in years, the party is making spirited challenges for statewide constitutional offices, several of the state’s 10 congressional seats,...
  • Down memory lane with Barney Frank . . .

    10/29/2010 11:45:30 AM PDT · by radioone · 7 replies
    Roger's Rules ^ | 10-29-10 | Roger Kimball
    Back in September 2008, Brit Hume provided this timeline about FannieMae, FreddyMac, and the great economic collapse. Who was warning about the financial soundness of those institutions? Who reassured us — as late as the summer of 2008 — that they were “fundamentally sound”? This is a video that Sean Bielat, who is running against Barney Frank in Massachusetts (donate here), should air repeatedly until November 2.
  • MA-4: Barney Frank Tied With GOP Opponent?

    10/29/2010 10:27:05 AM PDT · by csd · 27 replies ^ | October 29, 2010 | United Liberty
    It’s an internal campaign poll, but according to Sean Beilat’s campaign, the GOP candidate is in a statistical tie with Rep. Barney Frank: We obtained a Bielat campaign internal memo on their polling from last week showing the race is a statistical dead-heat against incumbent Congressman Barney Frank. The memo, sent from an anonymous source, illustrates and echoes only what we’ve been hearing and seeing on the ground. While Sean Bielat’s number of supporters seem to be increasing at every event, Barney Frank’s supporters are all but non-existent. Charlie Cook, founder of the Cook Political Report, has moved MA-4 from...
  • Frank Says ‘Death Panels’ Await Failing Banks Under New Law

    10/26/2010 10:39:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Link only - “We do have death panels”
  • The Cynically Ruthless Barney Frank, Enabler Of The Mortgage Meltdown

    10/26/2010 6:21:07 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 12 replies ^ | 19 October 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Among longtime politicians who are being seriously challenged for the first time this election year, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts best epitomizes the cynical ruthlessness that hides behind their lofty rhetoric. Having been a key figure in promoting the risky mortgage lending practices imposed by the federal government on lenders, and on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy these risky mortgages from the lenders, Frank blamed the resulting collapse of financial markets and the economy on everybody except Barney Frank.
  • Barney Frank: Finance law won’t steer cos. offshore

    10/25/2010 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/25/10 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said yesterday he’s not concerned that the mammoth financial regulation and consumer protection bill he co-sponsored will drive banks and businesses offshore, vowing that any country promising to be a haven for bad-news banks will incur the wrath of U.S. leaders. “If any small country decides to hold itself out as a haven, we mandated that countries be denied access to the Federal Reserve and other institutions, Frank said at a Boston College forum. “We have a capacity to do that.”
  • What You Don’t Know about “Mortgagegate” Could Crush the U.S. Banking System

    10/25/2010 5:53:50 AM PDT · by Chunga85 · 24 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 10/15/2010 | Shah Gilani, Contributing Editor, Money Morning
    Frightening FalloutIn order to easily buy and sell mortgages between themselves so that these loans might be repackaged, securitized and then sold to investors as mortgage-backed securities, banks and other lenders needed a quick way to "trade" individual mortgages. They created a company called Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS). This group includes Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), GMAC LLC (NYSE: GMA), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Washington Mutual (now owned by JPMorgan Chase), the United Guaranty Corp. unit of American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG), Fannie Mae (OTC: FNMA), Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC), mortgage-servicing companies and other similarly...
  • "A European Lynch Mob Is Coming For Bank of America"

    10/25/2010 11:33:02 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10252010 | Matt Schifrin
    "The latest ugly news for Bank of America is actually coming from Europe, where big institutional money managers and other mortgage securities buyers are now beginning to organize for an assault."
  • Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Put Corporate Criminals in Jail

    10/25/2010 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 13 replies
    DailyFinance ^ | 10/22/2010 | SAM GUSTIN
    An institutionalized system of skewed incentives allowed Wall Street bankers and other corporate executives to gamble with America's wealth and then get away largely scot-free after the house of cards came tumbling down, plunging the U.S. into the worst economic crisis in decades and destroying trillions of dollars of wealth worldwide. That's the analysis of Joseph Stiglitz, an internationally renowned economist and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics. (His latest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, is just out in paperback.) During a wide-ranging interview with DailyFinance at AOL headquarters in New...
  • U.S. Housing Subprime Mortgage Market Securitization Debacle, They Knew What They Were Selling

    10/25/2010 12:54:08 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 17 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | John_Mauldin
    At the end of last week's letter on the whole mortgage foreclosure mess, I wrote: "All those subprime and Alt-A mortgages written in the middle of the last decade? They were packaged and sold in securities. They have had huge losses. But those securities had representations and warranties about what was in them. And guess what, the investment banks may have stretched credibility about those warranties. There is the real probability that the investment banks that sold them are going to have to buy them back. We are talking the potential for multiple hundreds of billions of dollars in losses...
  • Governor hopefuls stoke campaign flames - Massachusetts polling even - state in play

    10/25/2010 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/25/10 | Noah Bierman and Stephanie Ebbert
    MELROSE — With New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie offering a blueprint for GOP victory, Republican Charles D. Baker brought 800 chanting supporters to their feet yesterday as he promised to replicate Christie’s victories in Massachusetts. In one of Baker’s most energetic events to date, Christie regaled the crowd at Melrose City Memorial Hall with stories of his election win over an incumbent in a three-way race last year and the confrontations with the Legislature over taxes and spending that followed, recounting it all with the gusto and bravado of a storyteller at a tavern. He playfully threatened to “go...
  • Boston Globe poll shows Frank up 13 over Bielat, but enthusiasm breaking for GOP (Bawney at 46%)

    10/25/2010 12:29:17 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this good news/bad news for Barney Frank in his fight to hold onto his job in Massachusetts’ 4th CD. The Boston Globe reports that Frank has a 13-point lead — but only gets 46% of the vote in a two-way race, 46-33. With a week to go before voting, Frank’s inability to get a majority may reveal a serious problem, and the Globe notes that enthusiasm may be that problem (via Jim Geraghty): US Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Newton, leads his Republican challenger, Sean Bielat, by 13 percentage points among likely voters in the Fourth Congressional District. In...
  • Why Barney Frank is in danger of losing

    10/25/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Fred · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 102510 | Steve Kornacki
    A new Boston Globe poll puts Barney Frank ahead of his GOP challenger, Sean Bielat, by a 46 to 33 percent margin. That may sound like good news for the incumbent, until you consider that Frank, who was first elected in 1980, has never won a general election by fewer than 20 points -- and that he's notched at least 64 percent of the vote in every race since 1990. It's not hard to see what's going on here. As I wrote back in January, when Scott Brown knocked off Martha Coakley, Massachusetts is a perfect example of how the...
  • Rep. Barney Frank to attend Brockton foreclosure prayer vigil

    10/25/2010 9:25:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | 10/23/10 | Erik Potter
    Rep. Barney Frank to attend Brockton foreclosure prayer vigilSunday meeting also will update residents on homeowners assistance program By Erik Potter GateHouse News Service Posted Oct 23, 2010 @ 11:51 AM BROCKTON — Rep. Barney Frank and Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony will join the Brockton Interfaith Community for a community meeting and prayer vigil Sunday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting is to update citizens on a new federal homeowners assistance program that was included in the Frank-Dodd banking bill passed in July. The meeting will be Sunday at St. Patrick Church, 335 Main St.,...
  • New Ad Ties Barney Frank to Fannie & Freddie

    10/25/2010 5:14:35 AM PDT · by FreepShop1 · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10-25-2010 | Meredith Jessup
    About time someone made an ad like this. (posted on No hype, not even a voiceover. Just the facts, which are absolutely damning. I would suggest the makers of the ad adapt it to go NATIONAL. Could do a lot of damage to Dems. For now, to help run it to defeat Barney Frank, use donation link below:"BETRAYED OUR TRUST"
  • The Barney Shuffle

    10/24/2010 3:50:27 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 2 replies
    YouTUbe ^ | October 23, 2010 | FilmLadd (?)
    Excellent Bielat ad!
  • New Anti-Barney Frank Ad running: "Betrayed Our Trust" (Ties him to Fannie/Freddie collapse)

    10/24/2010 8:43:47 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    StopBarney (YouTube) ^ | 10-24-2010 | StopBarney
    This ad ran on CBS affiliate late last night in Boston. Powerful stuff. I like it a lot more than the humorous ads Beilat had been running before. What that assclown Frank did to this nation is no laughing matter. YouTube link: Betrayed Our Trust (Barney Frank and the Subprime Disaster) Donation link to run ad: DONATE
  • In tight races, some Democrats cut corners on ethics pledges (Frank, Space hit the panic button)

    10/23/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | Jonathan Strong
    In tight races, some Democrats cut corners on ethics pledgesJonathan Strong - The Daily Caller Fri Oct 22, 4:31 pm ET Facing unusually stiff competition at the ballot box, at least two Democratic congressmen are cutting corners on the ethics pledges they made regarding whom they’ll accept money from, disclosure records show. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, has accepted nearly $50,000 from individuals employed by companies that received government bailouts under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Frank has pledged he will not accept funds from companies that received TARP money, but the donations appear to skirt the pledge. In...
  • Activists Uncover Foreclosure Scandal

    10/22/2010 3:58:52 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2010 | Fox News
    Activists Uncover Foreclosure Scandal Shattered Dreams: Regular folks discover irregularities
  • Will Tea Party Sink Barney Frank's Reelection Bid? (See the Bawney Shuffle video HERE!)

    10/22/2010 11:06:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/22/10 | Erik Hayden
    Will Tea Party Sink Barney Frank's Reelection Bid?By Erik Hayden | October 22, 2010 11:53am **SNIP** Voters Are Starting to Turn Against Frank's 'Consistently Obnoxious Behavior' concludes Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory, who explains that voters used to give Frank a pass because "he unapologetically and effectively carried the flag for the most liberal of causes." That time may be ending, Bielat has already made Frank look "foolish" and may do so on election day. "Now voters are looking to D.C. and wondering what has gone wrong in a city and a system that is having such a hard time...
  • Did Financier Tied to Barney Frank Secretly Control 'Woman-Owned' Hedge Fund?

    10/21/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 20, 2010 | Alana Goodman
      A liberal financier at the center of two congressional ethics controversies may also be involved in some questionable business dealings, according to the New York Times. S. Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge-fund titan, made news after his fiancé, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), was accused of traveling on his private jet to campaign events.Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has also been scrutinized for traveling to Sussman's Virgin Islands mansion on the billionaire's plane. Republicans have said the trip had the appearance of impropriety, since Frank serves as chair of the House Finance Committee and a company owned by Sussman has...
  • Indiana couple accuses Bank of America of racketeering

    10/20/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies ^ | 10/20/10
    Bank of America Corp. and its Countrywide Home Loans unit were accused of racketeering in a lawsuit filed by two Indiana residents claiming that perjured affidavits were used to foreclose on their home. Dwayne Ransom Davis and Melisa Davis filed the complaint Tuesday in federal court in Indianapolis. Their lawyer, Irwin Levin, confirmed the filing in a phone interview, but it couldn’t be independently verified. “The defendants and their cohorts engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in which they routinely and repeatedly prepared perjured affidavits in order to rapidly churn foreclosures,” the couple said in the complaint.
  • Major Bondholders seek BofA Mortgage Repurchases

    10/20/2010 9:37:07 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Calculated Risk ^ | 19 October 2010
    This will take time - and be contested - but the battle over Reps and Warranties will probably continue to grow. Fannie and Freddie have been ramping up their push backs for some time, and here come the push backs from the private investors. I think this will be a drag on bank earnings for some time.
  • Barney Frank gives $200K to his campaign

    10/20/2010 6:49:55 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/10 | JAKE SHERMAN
    Longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years. A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday. Frank, a 15-term lawmaker from Newton, Mass., raised $316,644 last quarter and reported more than $1 million on hand with no debts. His campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Barney Frank gives $200K to his campaign

    10/19/2010 10:15:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    politico ^ | 10/19/10 | JAKE SHERMAN
    Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years. A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday. The chairman is facing one of his toughest fights in recent memory against Republican Sean Bielat, a 35-year-old Marine veteran with degrees from Georgetown, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Republican Sen. Scott Brown won Frank’s congressional district, which President Barack Obama carried in 2008. Bielat has zeroed in on Frank’s service atop the financial services committee, indicating that the Democrat...
  • Bank Of America Getting Crushed As NY Fed And PIMCO Are Suing Over Mortgage Putbacks

    10/19/2010 11:57:15 AM PDT · by Fred · 14 replies
    Business Insider CNBC ^ | 101910 | Joe Weisenthal
    Update: CNBC confirms that the New York Fed is part of a consortium that have launched a lawsuit against BofA regarding Countrywide mortgages. Shares are now off 3%. Original post: Interesting! Shares of Bank of America (BAC) are getting crushed on headlines that the New York Fed and PIMCO are about to jump on the Bank of America mortgage putback bandwagon. It's particularly surprising to see the NYFED jump in on the action, since that means they'd be actively working to weaken Bank of America. PIMCO is private, so their only interest is making more money. It makes sense. All...
  • Stopping Rocket Docket Injustice

    10/19/2010 11:01:30 AM PDT · by Chunga85 · 3 replies
    Fox News 4 ^ | 9/29/2010 | Fox 4 News
    4 In Your Corner continues to investigate the Rocket Docket. That's the speedy-foreclosure process in Southwest Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit. We have the story of one Charlotte County man who's trying to stop it. As a notary public with over 20-years experience, Ron Gillis scrutinized his mortgage documents preparing for his foreclosure hearing. And he claims to have found on paper what many of you have complained to 4 In Your Corner about, mortgage fraud and falsified documents; and in the courtroom, violation of due process and rogue judges. That's why he's filing complaints against foreclosure judges Leeann Schreiber and...