Tag Archives: Barney Frank

GOProud Endorsee Sean Bielat: There Is No Right To Serve In The Military

“There’s no absolute right to serve. Men under the height of 5 feet, 2 inches can’t serve — I don’t see anybody protesting. Where are the people standing in front of the White House, the short guys standing in front of the White House? You don’t see it. We understand that there’s no absolute right to serve in all these …

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New From Sean Bielat

Sean Bielat is trailing miles behind Rep. Barney Frank (10 to 25 points, depending on whose poll you believe), so today he takes a disco potshot at Frank via a woman in a fat suit.

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Olbermann On DADT Ruling

Rep. Barney Frank joins Olbermann and Servicemembers United’s Alex Nicholson, who was the plaintiff in the case.

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SLIDESHOW: Victory Fund Brunch NYC

Today I attended the first annual Victory Fund brunch in NYC, where headliner Rep. Barney Frank talked at length about the difficulties we face in the repeal of DADT and even getting ENDA to a vote. Comedian Alec Mapa hosted, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn spoke, anti-Quinn activists protested outside, and a literal who’s who of political homorati mingled over …

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Homocons GOProud Endorse Rep. Barney Frank’s GOP Opponent Sean Bielat

This just in from GOPRoud at Quisling Headquarters: Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, endorsed Republican Sean Bielat in his race to unseat Democrat Barney Frank in Massachusetts’s 4th Congressional District. “If we really want to protect gay jobs we don’t need to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA], we need to fire Barney …

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Remember This Nutjob Woman?

She’s now running for Barney Frank’s seat. Fast forward to this year, the questioner, Rachel Brown, is challenging the 15-term Democrat’s re-election bid. Brown said her exchange with Frank inspired her to run against him in the Democratic primary in the state’s 4th Congressional District. “I didn’t realize at the time that if you had a better idea, you should …

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Barney Frank On NOM Violence

“People have a constitutional right to express themselves as they wish, and that right obviously applies even to people who for some reason have dedicated much of their lives to trying to diminish the lives of others. I do not understand what it is that drives people to spend so much time trying to take away the rights of those …

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Quote Of The Day – Rep. Barney Frank

“I think it’s possible to have fun, and even to poke fun at people in my businesses, without this kind of completely unfair attack. And while I don’t usually feel compelled to comment on what various entertainers do, since you did include me in that show I wanted to make it very clear that I thought what you did was …

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Barney Frank: I’m Ashamed Of Israel

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says that as a Jew, he’s ashamed of Israel’s “victimization” of Palestinians. Frank is calling for an independent international inquiry into this weekend’s raid on the ships heading for the Gaza Strip. Frank’s words are not winning him friends among Jewish leaders in his district. “They weren’t innocent at all, it’s pretty clear,” said Nancy K. …

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Barney Frank: This Time I’m Not Stripping Trans Protections Out Of ENDA

Rep. Barney Frank is vowing that unlike in 2007, this time he will not allow transgender and gender identity protections to be stripped from ENDA. On the last go-round, Frank endured blistering criticism from many quarters (including this blog) when he reluctantly removed transgender protections from the bill to ensure its passage. And that did work last time, although the …

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Your Daily Minute Of Crazy

Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann says the president and Barney Frank are a “gangster government” because the federal bailout of General Motors including closing some dealerships. Because it would been better to let the company go bankrupt and close ALL the dealerships.

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Barney Frank On GetEQUAL’s ENDA Protest: What A Stupid Thing To Do

Barney Frank was not pleased by yesterday’s GetEQUAL action at a House Labor Committee meeting. Chris Geidner at MetroWeekly reports: ”What a stupid thing to do.” Those were the first words an agitated Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spit out when commenting on the Get Equal protest that happened Wednesday morning, April 21, at a meeting of the House Education and …

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South Carolina Teabaggers Call Out Sen. Lindsey Graham For Being Gay

Sen. Lindsey Graham got called out for being in the closet by some of his teabagger constituents in Greenville, South Carolina. “Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you. Because at least we know about Barney Frank and nobody’s gonna hold it over his head.”

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Barney Frank: ENDA Committee Vote Coming In Next Two Weeks

This weekend Barney Frank told attendees at a Victory Fund event that ENDA will be passed out of committee and submitted for a full House vote within the next two weeks. Frank, speaking to Metro Weekly after his appearance at the Victory Fund’s annual Champagne Brunch, said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – currently in the House Education and Labor …

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Out Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Gays

Out Magazine has just published their annual Power 50 list of the most prominent gays in the country. Out, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, presents the fourth annual Power 50, a veritable who’s who of prominent gay men and women representing all walks of life. From entertainers to politicians, writers, and cultural icons, the Power 50 honors …

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Plane Rude: Teabaggers Vs. Frank

Two women complaining about health care reform harassed Rep. Barney Frank while on transcontinental plane ride yesterday. Frank’s partner Jim Ready got in the women’s faces. 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 …

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Barney Frank On DADT & ENDA: Gays Need To Lobby Like The NRA

In an interview with Karen Ocamb, yesterday Rep. Barney Frank dismissed activism devices like marches and petitions, saying that if the LGBT community wants progress on DADT and ENDA, they need to lobby like the NRA – by calling their representatives personally and often. “I’ve been begging people for years to lobby their senators. And I have very little sympathy …

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Barney Frank Bans Contact With Former Staffer Turned Lobbyist

Under congressional rules, government employees who become lobbyists (usually for the industries they once regulated), are barred from contacting their former employers for one year. Today Barney Frank took that one step further, banning staffers on the House Financial Services Committee from ever speaking with a former coworker now working as a banking industry lobbyist. By law, [Peter] Roberson is …

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Barney Frank On Teabagger Taunts

Frank: “I haven’t got a lot of respect for these people, to be honest, so who cares what they say to me?” He goes on to express concern about the example set for children.

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Teabaggers: “Barney, You Faggot!”

At the behest of wingnut Rep. Steve King (R-IA), teabaggers are flooding the office buildings of Congress today. And things are getting very ugly. Things seem to be getting pretty heated in the Capitol with crowds of anti-Reform/Tea Party activists going through the halls shouting slogans and epithets at Democratic members of Congress. As our Brian Beutler reports, a few …

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