Skip to comments.Barney Frank gets a high-altitude haranguing on health care
Posted on 04/12/2010 4:21:58 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Barney Frank has enemies, even 30,000 feet in the air.
Flying back to Boston from LA yesterday, the congressman was assailed by a pair of ophthalmologists upset about the health care reform bill. An argument ensued that prompted some passengers to wonder if the plane might be forced to land.
"No one was calming things down and people were standing up shouting," said Brooke Sexton, who was seated seven rows behind Barney.
Accustomed as he is to being conservatives's favorite bad guy, Frank mostly ignored the doctors's taunts, Sexton said, but the congressman's partner, Jim Ready, did not.
The problem started soon after the ophthalmologists - two sisters on their way to a conference in Boston - boarded the Virgin flight. When they discovered that Frank was sitting nearby, the women loudly dissed the landmark health care bill as an "Obamanation." (Frank was returning from LA, where he'd received an award from the Greenlining Institute, an economic development group for minorities, and appeared on Jay Leno's show.)
"They wanted to talk to me, but I apologized and said I like to read and watch on planes," Frank told us todday. "They began to talk louder and that's when Jimmy (Ready) said, 'If you're trying to be bitchy, you're doing a good job."
Needless to say, the women didn't appreciate the remark, and things got heated. (Attempts to locate or ID the women were unsuccessful.) Sexton, who's an HR director for the UK-based retailer All Saints Spitalfields, said flight attendants weren't working hard enough to diffuse the situation, so she got involved.
"The women had been drinking, and they were crying and shouting," Sexton said. "They were clearly the antagonizers, and Mr. Frank was kind of minding his own business."
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Yeah, those two docs were way out of line on this one.
Is that the guy who ran a gay whore house out of Barney's place?
It sounds like a couple of drama queens messing with a drama queen.
Cue 70s porn guitar music.
No. That would be Mr. Steven Gobie.
Jim Ready? OMG.
that’s when Jimmy (Ready) said, ‘If you’re trying to be bitchy, you’re doing a good job.”
WOW, Bawney’s Jimmy got upset. I love it when a Man sticks up for his girl.
Thanks for the clarification. I wouldn’t want to improperly impugn Barney Frank’s current gay lover as running a whore house from Barney’s house, when it was a whole different gay lover who ran a whore house out of Barney Frank’s house.
This dirtball should be harangued every place he goes. He almost single handedly destroyed our economoy himself. Good for these ladies.
Pray for America
i don’t think so - anyone deliberately taking us down the road to commie land deserves anything anyone is willing to throw their way. Politeness and/or PC goes out the window. Add his deliberate mortgage fiasco - and this guy is truly an enemy to America. Remember his nastiness to the voters in his district at the town hall meeting. Respect? Not at all - insults/intimidation
Does Barney wear a dress around the house?
What a picture.
Better to be a bitch than a commie.
Couldn't agree more. No sympathy whatsoever.
Nonsense. This idiot should be hounded to the end of his days for what he has done to this country.
Anything short of physical assault is fine with me.
Imagine how civilly Mr. Everythings-Fine-At-Fannie would have been treated in 1776.
These traitors should be hounded everywhere they go.
They should be shouted at in the street, the groceries stores, the gas stations, everywhere.
They should be hounded until they drop dead., and then their graves should be pissed on.
Good for the women: these a$$hole$ deserve to be told off.
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