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Barney Frank on Acorn
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-23-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff

Posted on 09/22/2009 5:10:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

He calls for an investigation—of the investigators..

In a letter published nearby, Representative Barney Frank takes us to task for an editorial last week in which we noted his absence from the House's 345-75 vote to defund Acorn, the "community organizing" group that has been caught on video at least five times offering advice on how to evade the authorities while enslaving children as prostitutes. Mr. Frank, whose spokesman tells us he would have voted against the measure (that is, in favor of funding Acorn), has a point. Any implication that he is trying to dodge the matter is mistaken.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; barneyfrank; bho2009; bho44; biggovernment; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; hannahgiles; okeefe; pimpsnhos

1 posted on 09/22/2009 5:10:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

This fag is a hopeless asshole with no redeeming social value.

And I have many gay friends....but they didn’t ruin the economy


2 posted on 09/22/2009 5:12:20 PM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: GOP_Lady; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


3 posted on 09/22/2009 5:13:35 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Barney Frank may just be the biggest lying sack of doo doo yet! I guess he thinks he’s immune to voter anger and may be right considering the sink hole he comes from.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: GOP_Lady
Barney Frank on Acorn

Bet he didn't feel it...

5 posted on 09/22/2009 5:14:58 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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To: GOP_Lady

Acorn probably helped set up barneys’ male whorehouse in DC.


6 posted on 09/22/2009 5:16:40 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t know how these people can look themselves in the mirror...


7 posted on 09/22/2009 5:21:31 PM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: steveo
Bet he didn't feel it...

He might not even feel this one.

8 posted on 09/22/2009 5:21:47 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Where are are we going and how did I get in this hand basket?)
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To: GOP_Lady
Barnett "Barney" Frank was first elected to Congress in 1981 at the age of forty-one from Massachusetts' 4th district. Six years later he made national news when he publicly declared his homosexuality. By that admission he became the first openly gay member of the House of Representatives.

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 to write a reference letter to Gobi's probation officer -- Gobi was under court supervision as a convicted felon with a prison record -- in which he gave false information. Most damningly, the investigation found that Gobi ran a prostitution ring from Frank's home. In his defense, Frank asserted he knew nothing of Gobi's illicit enterprise.

The Democrat -controlled House voted 408-18 to reprimand Frank after a heated debate during which some Republicans demanded expulsion. They pointed out that the claim that Frank did not know of Gobi's criminal activities was incredible to say the least.

Jeff Jacoby of The Boston Globe summed up their sentiments when he wrote: "Most pathetic of all was Frank's claim that he'd been 'victimized' -- that he was a just a 'good liberal' who was 'trying to help' Gobie, but got 'suckered.'"

Frank's Democrat colleagues, however, insisted that this was precisely what happened. During the debate, his friend Thomas Foglietta (D-PA) said, "Barney Frank is accused of being stupid and, my friend, if being stupid were grounds for expulsion, there'd be very few of us left here.

9 posted on 09/22/2009 5:22:47 PM PDT by VR-21 (If it's a vision of the future you want......)
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To: GOP_Lady

When is someone going to investigate him?


10 posted on 09/22/2009 5:22:52 PM PDT by clove
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To: GOP_Lady

It is becoming more clear that his sister, Ann Lewis, and himself, are not as much of a problem as their constituents. The entire state of Massachusetts arrogates itself the heart and mind of the universe.


11 posted on 09/22/2009 5:23:40 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: GOP_Lady

It is becoming more clear that his sister, Ann Lewis, and himself, are not as much of a problem as their constituents. The entire state of Massachusetts arrogates itself the heart and mind of the universe.


12 posted on 09/22/2009 5:24:11 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: GOP_Lady
Mr. Frank, whose spokesman tells us he would have voted against the measure.

Of course...what would expect from someone who participated in running a queer prostitution ring out of their house? What a piece of human garbage.

13 posted on 09/22/2009 5:24:36 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: GOP_Lady
Barney Frank on Acorn

Bwanee, try the 12 step program and the rest of your B.S. in life will disappear and fall into line.

ACORN addiction is a serious hurdle to overcome.

14 posted on 09/22/2009 5:24:59 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Pweese pweese me woh yeah, like I pweese youw”


15 posted on 09/22/2009 5:25:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: sauropod

I suspect some of them don’t generate an image in the mirror...........


16 posted on 09/22/2009 5:26:22 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: GOP_Lady

IMMORAL people keep electing this IMMORAL gay.


17 posted on 09/22/2009 5:27:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GOP_Lady

The psychopath who created the world wide recession/depression.

Worst.

Congressman.

Ever.


18 posted on 09/22/2009 5:30:22 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Barney defends any group that is associated with nuts.


19 posted on 09/22/2009 5:30:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: VR-21

GOD YES LET US USE THAT CRITERIA AND GET RID OF MOST OF THEM BECAUSE THEY”RE ADMITTEDLY STUPID!!!!


20 posted on 09/22/2009 5:32:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GOP_Lady

DUDE, they were helping people set up brothels for slimy bastards to f*** kids! And you want to focus on the act of VIDEOTAPING?

Sorry if my language is crude, even if censored, but let’s call it like we see it. These people are getting FEDERAL DOLLARS, and don’t even blink about helping people use it for HUMAN TRAFFICKING, and Barney Frank wants to shoot the messenger!

Everyone should use this language, because that’s exactly what it is. So what if it shocks people? GOOD. About time the other side gets its nose rubbed in its own stench in the most repulsive terms possible. Heaven knows, they’ve been shoving their horrible crap in our faces for decades. ACORN is a seething cauldron of evil filth, to agree to help with such things and not blink an eye, and they deserve to be smeared, maligned, insulted, hated, and otherwise persecuted for such bullsh**.

Heck. It wasn’t hard to figure out that Obama supported ACORN before the election (he told them they would have “a seat at the table”). So now, anyone who supports Obama supports ACORN, and those who support ACORN support federal dollars for child sex slaves. And they need to be TOLD that, and shouted down, just like they would do to us if they had the chance.

Seriously. Just shout them down. If they support Obama, they support child sex slaves. That simple. Brand those idiots. They do it to you.

“The investigation that Messrs. Frank and Conyers envision does not, to say the least, sound aggressive. They ask the researchers to get to the bottom of, among other things, “the extent to which ACORN has assisted [the] homeless.”

Oh, but they help homeless people. So, let’s just look the other way. Look at all the homeless people they help! They have their hooks into the slimy underworld, where they help people violate children and keep them in bondage, but they help HOMELESS people, so they are beyond reproach. Yeah, we’ll just protect them by prosecuting the whisleblowers. After all, wouldn’t wanna upset those HOMELESS people (many of whom vote Democrat).

Barney Frank is a giant jackass of the highest order. He deserves to be sold into bondage himself, and I would personally LAUGH MY HEAD OFF to see it happen.


21 posted on 09/22/2009 5:39:23 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: VR-21
During the debate, his friend Thomas Foglietta (D-PA) said, "Barney Frank is accused of being stupid and, my friend, if being stupid were grounds for expulsion, there'd be very few of us left here.

Hah! One 'honest' man in Congress...
Of course he left out the corollary comments: '...if being a liar were grounds for expulsion, there'd be very few of us left here [in Congress]'...
And, of course the Democrat Rangel version, '...if being a tax-cheat were grounds for expulsion, there'd be very few of us left here [in Congress]...'

A greater den of thieves and whores I do not know (apologies to any hard-working thieves and whores out there...)...

22 posted on 09/22/2009 5:42:08 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Figment

Yeah people forgot how Barney Frank passed legislation banning bookmarks from being used at the Capitol.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 5:42:24 PM PDT by surfer
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To: GOP_Lady
Mr. Frank, whose spokesman tells us he would have voted against the measure (that is, in favor of funding Acorn),

Where ACORNhole is concerned Barney Fwank is definitely a hands-on girl.

24 posted on 09/22/2009 5:43:19 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: El Cid
"A greater den of thieves and whores I do not know (apologies to any hard-working thieves and whores out there...)... "

I agree. Our government with its legions of bureaucrats and media camp-followers has become an enormous, foul, stinking human sewer. I've come to pity the cockroaches and rats who have to share the same venues.

25 posted on 09/22/2009 5:55:07 PM PDT by VR-21 (If it's a vision of the future you want......)
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To: billhilly
The entire state of Massachusetts arrogates itself the heart and mind of the universe.

Being from Massachusetts and also having the wherewithall to castrate Barney Frank with a rusty bayonet at any opportunity, I take exception to your characterization of 'the entire state of Massachusetts'.

We are outnumbered by those you would slander (rightfully so) but we are not silent and we are growing in numbers.

26 posted on 09/22/2009 5:58:45 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Barney Frank should just go away.


27 posted on 09/22/2009 6:07:06 PM PDT by phoenix07
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To: GOP_Lady

Isn’t it against the law for an organization like ACORN to use Federal funds for partisan political purposes?

Also, please check out the following:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2345997/posts


28 posted on 09/22/2009 6:28:11 PM PDT by khnyny (Obama gives new meaning to the term "familiarity breeds contempt")
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To: Sunshine Sister

Eeeeewwwww...Barney Frank and doo doo in the same sentence. Shame on you!! Now I have to scrape the image off my brain with a scouring brush.


29 posted on 09/22/2009 6:31:19 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

Thanks for the laugh!


30 posted on 09/23/2009 8:28:18 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: FLAMING DEATH
He deserves to be sold into bondage himself, . . .

I surmise he's accept any offer for free.

31 posted on 09/23/2009 1:52:08 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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Let The Inquisition Start With Barney Frank
Investor's Business Daily | 3/6/09
FR Posted on 03/08/2009 by FreeManN

Congressman Barney Frank says he wants some of those responsible for our current financial meltdown to be prosecuted. And we couldn't agree more. First up in the court dock: Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.

Even by the extraordinarily loose standards of Congress, it takes some chutzpah for someone such as Frank to suggest that he'll seek prosecutions for those behind the housing and financial crunch and for what he called "a strongly empowered systemic risk regulator." Frank: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's point man in Washington.

For Frank, perhaps more than any single individual in private or public life, is responsible for both the housing market mess and subsequent bank disaster. And no, this isn't partisan hyperbole or historical exaggeration.

But first, a little trip down memory lane. (Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorial.com ...

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September 24, 2008
Media Mum on Barney Frank's Fannie Mae Love Connection
Businessandmedia.org BY Jeff Poor
FR Posted by khnyny

Are journalists playing favorites with some of the key political figures involved with regulatory oversight of U.S. financial markets?

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews launched several vitriolic attacks on the Republican Party on his Sept. 17, 2008, show, suggesting blame for Wall Street problems should be focused in a partisan way. However, he and other media have failed to thoroughly examine the Democratic side of the blame game.

Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae, the same government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) that donated campaign cash to top Democrats. And one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.

The media coverage of Frank’s coziness with Fannie Mae and his pro-Fannie Mae stances has been lacking. Of the eight appearances Frank made on the three broadcasts networks between Jan. 1, 2008, and Sept. 21, 2008, none of his comments dealt with the potential conflicts of interest. Only six of the appearances dealt with the economy in general and two of those appearances, including an April 6, 2008 appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” were about his opposition to a manned mission to Mars.

Frank has argued that family life “should be fair game for campaign discussion,” wrote the Associated Press on Sept 2. The comment was in reference to GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her pregnant daughter. “They’re the ones that made an issue of her family,” the Massachusetts Democrat said to the AP.

The news media have covered the relationship in the past, but there have been no mentions since 2005, according to Nexis and despite the collapse of Fannie Mae. (Excerpt) Read more at businessandmedia.org ...

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Barney Frank - Don't Blame me for the Housing Bubble !!
Yahoo Finance | Jul 20, 2009 | Yahoo Finance
FR Posted 07/20/2009 by JosephSmithNAW

Who’s to blame for the subprime housing bubble? A popular answer – especially on the right side of the aisle - is Massachusetts Democrat, Barney Frank. Why? The argument, best summed up in an Investor's Business Daily editorial published in March 2009, goes like this: "Starting in the early 1990s," Rep. Barney Frank "(and other Democrats) stood athwart efforts by regulators, Congress and the White House to get the runaway housing market under control." It goes on to say in, "2002, Frank nixed reforms" of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and that in 2003, "led by Frank, Democrats stood as a bloc against any changes" that President Bush proposed making to Fannie and Freddie.

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LIAR Barney Frank in 2005: What Housing Bubble?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW5qKYfqALE

32 posted on 09/23/2009 3:56:45 PM PDT by Liz
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To: GOP_Lady
The Democratic duo also ask CRS whether the legislation defunding Acorn "could constitute an unlawful bill of attainder" by singling out the group—as if the refusal to continue providing federal subsidies is tantamount to punishing it for a crime. Such Constitutional scruples were not evident in March, when the pair joined all but six House Democrats (and 85 Republicans) in voting to impose a 90% tax on executives of AIG and other disfavored corporations.

Hypocritical bastards.

33 posted on 09/23/2009 4:12:48 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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