Tag Archives: Barney Frank

Barney Frank: Actually, Antonin Scalia Was The Leading Advocate Of “Fag Burning,” Not Flag Burning [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Former congressman Barney Frank Monday shocked his fellow MSNBC panel members, quipping that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “was actually the leading advocate of fag burning, not flag burning.” Discussing Donald Trump’s penchant for late-night tweetstorms, Frank warned Chris Matthews against “underestimating this man’s shrewd tactical sense.” “Scalia wrote the opinion, he was very strongly ...

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Sanders Campaign Manager Vs Barney Frank [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Tensions are running high between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the final stretch of this protracted Democratic primary and some of the most contentious moments are caught on live television. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews hosted former Congressman Barney Frank to confront Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver, who recently attempted to boot the Hillary ...

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Barney Frank Vs Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Barney Frank slammed Bernie Sanders yesterday in an interview with Slate: It’s ironic that we complain about voter suppression and shortened voting times and then we have so many caucuses. The caucuses are the least democratic political operation in America. They cater to the people who have a lot of time on their hands, and what’s interesting is Sanders is ...

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Barney Frank: Ditch Bernie Sanders

“Decades ago, Sanders made a principled choice to play a valuable part in our politics — the outsider within the system. He defied the uniquely American aversion to the word ‘socialism.’ We are, after all, the only Western democracy in which no self-identified socialist party has ever played a significant governmental role. While voting with the Democrats to organize first ...

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Barney Frank On SCOTUS Ruling: I Can’t Wait To See The Look On Scalia’s Face

The Week reports: Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is pretty bullish on the Supreme Court recognizing a national right to same-sex marriage, he told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night, though he said he hadn’t read much about the oral arguments that took place earlier in the day. He’s excited, Frank added, because he has a husband, and because “I ...

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Barney Frank To Atheist Politicians: Stay In The Closet About Your Atheism

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Barney Frank: If Aaron Schock Is Gay, He Has Forfeited His Right To The Closet

“I don’t know if he’s gay or not. But if he is, he’s forfeited any right to privacy because he votes anti-gay. My view is that people who are gay who vote to support the right of other people to do it have a right to privacy, but the right to privacy does not include hypocrisy. The one thing that ...

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Barney Frank: LGBT Folks Are Beating Prejudice Because They Stopped Hiding

Former Rep. Barney Frank was on Meet The Press yesterday where he said this: “Well, I tell you, our reality as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people beat the prejudice. I mean, the central mechanism is that we stopped hiding. And it turns out we weren’t what the stereotype was. But clearly, there was a point when the notion that I ...

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Barney Frank: Pot Will Be Legalized

“Former US House Representative Barney Frank argues that the ignorance underlying resistance to same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization is similar. In both cases, he says, reality will overcome prejudice and ultimately be adopted as the law of the land.”

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Barney Frank: Don’t Vote For Gay GOP House Candidate Richard Tisei

Former Rep. Barney Frank is urging the LGBT community not to vote for gay GOP House candidate Richard Tisei, who has the backing of the Victory Fund. The campaign for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District has received a significant amount of national attention this cycle, in large part because Richard Tisei, the challenger in the race, could become the first openly ...

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COMPILATION: Gay News In The 1980s

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled an hour of gay-related news reports that aired in the 1980s. Among the topics: hate crimes, housing rights, HIV/AIDS, immigration rights, pride parades, Barney Frank, Ronald Reagan, the 20th anniversary of Stonewall, the NAMES Project,  and rather interestingly, Houston’s 1985 battle for LGBT rights. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Compilations of gay news in the 1970s ...

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TRAILER: Compared To What: The Improbable Journey Of Barney Frank

Open this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. Executive producer: Alec Baldwin. Variety has the story: When husband-and-wife directing team Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler approached Barney Frank about making a documentary, their pitch sounded lighthearted. In late 2011, Frank was preparing to retire from his Massachusetts seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a 40-year career in public ...

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Barney Frank Slams Anti-Gay Americans For Exporting Their Hate To Uganda

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Barney Frank Joins CNBC

This should prove entertaining.

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Barney Frank Comes Out As Atheist

Barney Frank outed himself as a “pot-smoking atheist” on Bill Maher’s show Friday night. Hemant Mehta writes at Friendly Atheist: “It’s one of those things you wish he could’ve said more openly during the 32 years he sat in Congress. Somehow, it was okay to be a gay liberal, but saying he was an atheist would’ve been taking things too ...

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Barney Frank Joins Twitter

One tweet so far, but 1200+ followers in the first hour.

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Barney Frank: I’m Disappointed

“There was one thing that sort of troubled me in the discussion about it — nobody was particularly quoted; they attributed something to governor’s office and others — was that the governor would want to appoint someone who’s either a minority or a woman. And what troubled me is the question of LGBT people was just kind of swept out. ...

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Former Rep. Barney Frank Endorses Rep. Ed Markey For Special Senate Election

Former Rep. Barney Frank, who still wants to be appointed interim Senator, has endorsed Rep. Ed Markey for the special election that will be held in several months assuming that John Kerry is confirmed for Secretary of State. Markey was the first candidate to announce that he is running in the special election. Frank’s endorsement comes days after Kerry, Victoria ...

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Barney Frank: I Want To Be Senator

This morning former Rep. Barney Frank told MSNBC that he has asked Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him interim Senator to replace John Kerry. Two weeks ago Frank said he “wouldn’t say no” if Patrick appointed him.  Via Politico: “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It ...

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