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06-23-2009, 06:40 PM
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Barney Frank Files Bill To Decriminalize Pot
B A controversial law in Massachusetts could go national if Congressman Barney Frank gets his way. Frank has filed a bill that would eliminate federal penalties for personal possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana. It would also make the penalty for using marijuana in public just $100. "I think John Stuart Mill had it right in the 1850s," said Congressman Frank, "when he argued that individuals should have the right to do what they want in private, so long as they don't hurt anyone else. It's a matter of personal liberty. Moreover, our courts are already stressed and...
Frank 'vigorously' opposed to F-22 fighter jet
The F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter jet in the world, is in a dogfight with a tough adversary: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Frank, the chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said Tuesday he is “vigorously” opposed to Lockheed Martin’s F-22 fighter jet. Frank has called recent congressional efforts to add more money for the production of the F-22 a “major assault” on President Obama’s efforts to control military spending. Frank is intent on striking $369 million authorized for the procurement of advance materials and items necessary to build 12 additional F-22s. House defense authorizers, in a surprising move, last...
Barney Frank's wise investing eases stock sting (Banking Queen makes out like a bandit)
Frank's wise investing eases stock stingPublished: June 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- A conservative investment strategy helped shield Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., from being bruised by the battered stock market, his financial report indicates. Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, put his $896,000 investment portfolio largely in state and local municipal bonds, the Boston Globe reported after reviewing the financial disclosure reports of Frank and other lawmakers. "It's not just coincidence -- it's putting my money where my mouth is," said Frank, who has ripped Wall Street for risky financial behavior many blame...
Barney Frank, Then and Now. . . What a piece of human excrement. . .
"Isn't He Cute ?"
Barney Frank in 2005: What Housing Bubble?
Barney Frank argued this week that he had always warned about the excesses of pushing home ownership and had advocated for rentals instead. Our friends at Verum Serum couldn’t believe their ears, because Frank has long been one of the loudest voices supporting the CRA and Fannie/Freddie policies that encouraged irresponsible lending. Here’s Frank making that clear on the floor of Congress on June 27, 2005, in support of the recognition of National Home Ownership Month:
Barney Frank rips prez’s ‘big mistake’(Bwaney's PO'ed at the Messiah!)
Fuming over anti-gay wed filing ." Bwaneys Look Of DEath Photo !"
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, one of the nation’s leading gay rights champions, blasted President Obama yesterday over a controversial anti-gay marriage court filing and is calling on the commander in chief to explain himself.
“I think the administration made a big mistake. The wording they used was inappropriate,” Frank (D-Newton) said of a brief filed by Obama’s Department of Justice that supported the Defense of Marriage Act.
The DOJ brief, which has touched off a firestorm of anger in the gay community, argued that states should not have to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, just as states don’t have to recognize incestuous marriages or unions involving underage girls.
“I’ve been in touch with the White House and I’m hoping the president will make clear these were not his views,” Frank said.
The controversy has prompted some prominent gay political donors and activists to boycott a gay/lesbian Democratic National Committee fund-raiser being co-hosted by Frank next week in Washington, D.C., Vice President Biden is slated to be the keynote speaker, but protests could mar the $1,000-a-head event.
Among those who’ve already pulled out of the fund-raiser are noted gay bloggers Andrew Towle and David Mixner, a former adviser to President Clinton.
Mixner called the DOJ brief “a sickening document that could have been written by the Rev. Pat Robertson.”
Outrageous B.S. from Barney Frank on his backroom GM deal
Last week, news leaked out that the Massachusetts Congressman placed a call to GM management in order to save a small GM distribution center in his state. The deal sets a smelly precedent of bureaucrats picking and choosing which GM facilities close down or keep operating.
Frank's damage control efforts are ridiculous. He claims the decision was "environmentally sound." Somebody please find some dirt that will get this guy kicked out of Congress .
Last edited by megimoo; 06-23-2009 at 06:45 PM.
06-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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Rep. Frank: "I Can Blame Republicans" For Financial Disaster ..Video .
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said he can "blame Republicans" for the current financial disaster. The transcript is available below.
CNBC: You have a long storied career you're more well read on financial [inaudible] than most people on the Hill. do you look back on your career and maybe at some moments in introspective candor and ask yourself, why are we always so late to the game as regulators? I mean, whether it's the S&L crisis or the stock research scandals of 10 years ago. You clearly could have seen it in '05 and '06.
FRANK: I did see it in '05 and '06.
CNBC: Why didn't you say anything then?
FRANK: I did, but the Republicans were in control.
CNBC: You can't blame the Republicans, that's like shouting fire in a crowded movie theater.
FRANK: You cannot ask me a question and interrupt me every three sentences. I can blame the Republicans, in 2005, the committee on which I served, the Financial Services committee those of us in the minority, several congressman from North Carolina and myself oppose the bill to restrict subprime lending and rejected by the Republican majority. Rep. Delay said not to do it.
06-24-2009, 01:07 AM
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Barney Fag Frank will be on Bill O. tomorrow night. That should be fun to watch. Bill will not let him get away with his lying bs.
06-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Isn't it great when we have these people on video? Then they still claim innocence. Amazing.
06-24-2009, 01:18 PM
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Same old Barney Frank. Meddling in Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae.
"Fannie, Freddie asked to relax condo loan rules: report
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:48am EDT
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1 of 1Full Size(Reuters) - Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums, saying they could threaten the viability of some developments and slow the housing-market recovery, the Wall Street Journal said.
In March, Fannie Mae (FNM.N)(FNM.P) said it would no longer guarantee mortgages on condos in buildings where fewer than 70 percent of the units have been sold, up from 51 percent, the paper said. Freddie Mac (FRE.P)(FRE.N) is due to implement similar policies next month, the paper said.
In a letter to the CEO's of both companies, Representatives Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Anthony Weiner warned that a 70 percent sales threshold "may be too onerous" and could lead condo buyers to shun new developments, according to the paper...." Continued
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