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To Be Perfectly Frank

December 1, 2011 by  

To Be Perfectly Frank

Since he let us in on his future plans, Representative Barney Frank has touched off a firestorm of discussion over his legacy of 40 years living off the largesse of the taxpayers of Massachusetts and the United States. As you might expect, much of the discussion has centered on the factor Frank spent the most time promoting: his sexual preference. (Barney liked girls, but not in that way.) I would be remiss in my duties if I sent Barney packing without so much as a nod to the fact that he is openly gay. In fact, Frank is the first-ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives to live openly as a homosexual. Even a casual glance at the fawning political epilogues being offered to Frank among today’s corporate media reveals that Frank’s sexuality is the most prominent — if not sole — reason he will be remembered.

While he made his sexual identity a sword that he used to help gays ascend to a position of political and social equality, his use of the same as a shield against any criticism may well have slowed the process. Call it a backlash, but I would suggest that Frank, much like some of the so-called black leaders, allowed his most-cherished issue to become his sole defining position. For better or worse, Frank countered criticism with unfair charges of bigotry — even when said criticism was deserved. Frank was never a Congressman; he was a gay Congressman. Something tells me that had Frank gone to cooking school, he would have become a gay chef, as opposed to just a chef. Since I am merely an average guy, I can’t necessarily identify with the difficulties Frank faced early in his career; nor can I necessarily identify with the concept of being a member of a once-disenfranchised minority of any sort. However, I wonder how Frank feels now, knowing that his entire career can be boiled down to the fact that he is gay? It strikes me that, according to Frank’s stated goal, his announcing himself as “gay” would be akin to me announcing myself as “tall.”

For those who dismiss my musings as being somehow driven by the bigotry liberals blindly assign to all conservatives, consider who’s doing the talking. The Washington Post called Frank a “hero… for his role in promoting gay rights, having been the most prominent openly gay member of Congress.” The Associated Press labeled him a “a gay pioneer in Congress” before it noted his home state. And the rusting hulk that used to be The New York Times noted Frank “… has been among the nation’s most prominent gay elected officials.”

The media’s effort to lionize Frank — while tossing out only fleeting (if any) mentions of his considerable missteps, failures and scandals — is entirely transparent. The reason has nothing to do with his sexuality and everything to do with his liberalism. Much like the abominable Ted Kennedy, who left behind a legacy of almost shockingly unrepentant corruption and offense (as well as some extraordinarily bad driving), Frank is one of the more redoubtable travelers from the far left of the American political atlas. As such, he earned a free pass from consequences. From his involvement with a prostitution ring to his well-documented complicity in the housing crisis, Frank skated away from scandals that would sink a conservative’s career.

From my perspective, Frank’s private life means nothing more to me than he wants it to. My objections to Frank are entirely political — a fact I expect would disappoint him, given the enormous effort he has put into trying to make me despise him on moral grounds. Frank has supported the Democrats’ efforts to let millions of illegal aliens dance across our borders, stood steadfast with the far left in attempting to abrogate the 2nd Amendment and pushed for government speed bumps on the information superhighway in the form of so-called “Net Neutrality.” He remains a committed supporter of the unholy profanity that is partial-birth abortion. And there is that dalliance with Fannie Mae when he took center stage in the organization’s failure and subsequent bailout for a sizable fee.

Much as it would pain him to hear it, Frank disgusts me, but only in the same way Representative Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama disgust me — no more, no less. I will remember him as unforgivably liberal. Sorry, Barney.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • s c

    Praise God for for free speech (while it lasts). Can we agree that free speech is under continuous assault by those who claim to cherish it but find ways to strangle it? Whether he likes it or not [he won't], Baaney Fwank will be the focal point of MANY books over the next ten or twenty years.
    The focus of these MANY books will be divided between Fwank’s ‘lifestyle’ and his role in crippling the economy. His ‘lifestyle’ would have been a public issue every day if he had lived when the Founding Fathers were alive.
    Fwank’s protected and self-absorbed behavior in Congress would have shortened his career then, if only because in the 18th century America had real leaders who believed that no one with character would dare put self before country.
    It needs to be said that lawyers and journalists have gone out of their way to protect Fwank. Could it be that bargain basement ethics and easy money are why people become lawyers and journalists? What else could explain lawyers and journalists who wink at Fwanks’ behavior in Congress?
    Writers and REAL journalists, here is your chance
    to make amends. In effect, Fwank has been granted immunity by lawyers, journalists, pc disciples and political icons. The cost of that ‘protection’ is a savaged economy that may or may not survive.
    Fwank has set himself above the nation. The price of pride can be very high, people. The price of living on pedestal can be higher than mere pride.
    Writers, get busy. You have a pedestal to topple. You can compensate for indifferent lawyers, journalists who never learned their trade, social engineers who chase utopias and ivory tower moralists who forgot that morality won’t go away simply because group-think demands it. In more ways than one, people, NO individual is worth more than a nation.

    • Brian

      The author didn’t show any bigotry but s c sure did. His nsme is Barney Frank not Baaany Fwank. But thanks for letting the world know you are a bigot. And thanks for proving that conservatives and liberals really aren’t all that different. Both seek to silence and outlaw everything they disagree with. You, s c, are a perfect example of why I am a libertarian and not a conservative.

      • big wyo

        well la-tee-da

      • Karolyn

        I remember when I was a little kid how kids always made fun of people’s speech impediments. I guess some people never grow out of it.

        • CJM

          I don’t think Frank has a speech impediment. I do believe he has out-grown his lisp (as many who had such a lisp as a child and learn over time to correct their speech) and simply continues it because his lover thinks it’s ‘cute’ in the same manner he thinks it’s ‘cute’ to tell the world he is a homosexual. I refuse to call these deviants ‘gay,’ because they are anything but ‘gay.’ Instead, they are a deplorable, ignorant morass representing the seedy side of life.

          • Kevin

            You think that he came out as a gay politician because he thought it was “cute”? Coming out publicly at the time that he did was anything but cute. He actually risked political suicide given the attitude towards gays in the 1980′s. The author at least came down on Frank for his political scandals and didn’t simply throw out a bunch of gay bashing comments like you did.

          • eddie47d

            CJM doesn’t grasp that fact and is a classic homophopic.

          • Dennis48e

            eddie by using the term “homophobic” you prove yourself to be hetrophobic.

      • Dagney

        I guess that makes you the most perfect and most compassionate person in the world, doesn’t it? And, aren’t we MOST gratified to know it! LOL. How about a review on the very good SUBSTANCE of s c’s comment?

      • wandamurline

        Sorry, I did not see the bigotry…to most homosexuality is a form of mental dysfunction…a choice these people make and even though it disgusts me, it is their decision to be gay. They have evolved the name gay, which to me used to mean happy…lost forever, but prior to the pyschologists and political correctness, they were called queers. The reason for the name was because of their unusual or queer behaviors. I know I will get bashed for this, but this was the name in the 70′s…I know, I was there.

        • Fed up

          You said girl! They’ve been working the word queer out of the picture for quite a while. They can do what they want behind closed doors but it should “NEVER” have been allowed to become a household excepted action. They are sick SOB’s just like all liberal, socialist, marxist, communist trash.

          • bob wire

            Well, I don’t know who to take to task first!

            The word “Queer” does not now or has it ever belonged to one political affiliation or preferred by one dirt bag over the other.

            And this statement made earlier; “a choice these people make and even though it disgusts me, it is their decision to be gay.”

            After stating that homosexuality is a mental dysfunction, one sentence conflicts the other.

            Maybe you need to stop and think about it some more as it can’t a cognoscenti thought and a free choice at the same time.

            That’s like saying, I’m not crazy but my brother is and he told me I wasn’t.

            I’ve no interest with helping you with your quandary, you must work thu the facts, looking for the “truth” in order to claim it for your own.

            There are constant natural occurring anomalies that are inconsistent with nature in all living things, a degree of randomness, as life belongs only to it’s self. It has always been so and will continue to be some in spite of anyone’s “personal preferences” or “feeling” about it. That’s the one clue I will afford you. (It could be you)

            I too, chewed on this “issue” long and hard. But without the ability to project apathy and some personal awareness, you are just stumbling around blind with such matters, a Florance Nightingale or Mother Teresa you will never be.

          • Joe H.

            bob wire,
            glad it was YOU who “chewed” on this quandry!! That’s nothing I would choose to do!!! Sorry I bothered you, go back to your “chewing” now!!!

        • Bob from SoCal

          You are so right Wanda.In the words of Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel, ” They took a perfectly good word (Gay) and ruined it”!

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Liberty

          It was also the name in the 1950′s and 1960′s…………

          • Dale on the left coast

            Anything that can be “psychologized” can also be “medicalized.” In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association voted to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the organization’s official list of mental illnesses. In other words, one day homosexuality was considered to be a mental disorder, the next day it was not. But of course this is medicine based on ideology, rather than on science. The decision by the APA to normalize homosexuality did not come as a result of unquestioned scientific studies, nor because someone in a laboratory suddenly discovered that homosexuality was in fact normal. To the contrary, the APA’s decision came because special interest groups forced the change upon them, and the physicians willingly surrendered.

        • CJM

          We used to call them faggots as well as queer–and they are queer in the manner in which they conduct themselves. We need to take back our language from political correctness as much as we need to take back our country. By following the dictates of politcal correctness, it will make it even more difficult to retake our nation. Would everyone like to name a date and time for the funeral that will bury political correctness once and for all? We can do it one by one, but that would take too long. And by the way, PC means Personal Computer…as it should be.

          • Kevin

            So if everyone calls gay people “faggot” then all of the problems in the nation will go away? That is amazing. You should run for Congress with this great platform to fix the nation!

      • T-Texas

        I am a bigot, so GOODBYE PETER PUFFER
        CALL ME ANYTHING BUT DEMOCRAT OR LIBERAL PIECE OF CRAP

        • Omer

          Amen, Brother!

          • Fed up

            DITTO on that “AMEN” brother.

        • bob wire

          Okay? ~ process of elimination , You Are a Republican piece of crap with flies a swarming about.

          • Joe H.

            bob wire,
            And what does your calling a person that make YOU??? could this affliction be the reason you divorced so many years past??? See, I can label you, as well!!!

      • Debbie

        LIBERTARIAN = DO WHAT YOU WANT.

        • CJM

          Debbie: Libertarian means that he wants company because he can’t stand to be the only guy around with the flies swarming over him. That’s the problem with those kind of nits—-they have to have their gang of thugs in order to be important! Since he can’t have his partners in thuggary around, he needs to have someone, anyone, to stay in the cesspool and commit character assassinations–so he makes his plea for help! Fortunately, there are few takers–just those with a like-minded bent for ignorance.

          • Joe H.

            CJM,
            I don’t know, it sounds just like that liberal, proggish cesspool DC to me!!!!

        • bob wire

          pretty much Debbie!

          Do what you think you are big enough to pull off before someone bigger comes along and puts a Smack Down on you and does a River Dance on your backside.

          A land of the biggest and fastest gun wins in case of any ties ~( much like a freight train)

          People with guns and the quick willingness to use them, can then be considered “wise-men” too!

          Kublai and Genghis Kong was great early Libertarians Liberators that set China and Western Europe free, from their gold, women, crops and sent many a man free to fly with the Angles that took offense.

      • DC/Tex

        The sucker Barney is no hero he is a zero. The homosexual queer agenda (not PC gay) is the absolute most evil and worst disease on the morals of the USA and the world. Homosexuals WERE NOT BORN THAT WAY so homosexuality does not qualify as a civil rights discrimination issue. Professing Christians do not condone or support homosexuality, abortion, pedophiles, or any other sins as taught by God. We are all sinners and we all can be saved by turning to our Lord and Savior, even the nasty homosexuals.

        • Kevin

          And your expertise in regards to the causes of homosexuality comes from where? If you believe that homosexuality is a choice, then please explain why someone would choose it? What are the benefits to being a homosexual? What is the big allure? Hmmmm? I betcha can’t name any aspect of homosexuality that would lead a person to willingly choose it over heterosexuality. So since there are no incentives for being gay, why is it so hard to accept that it is not a choice?
          FYI – one of those sins you might want to be more aware of is the one about sitting in judgement of others. Only God gets to do that.

          • JoMama

            Kevin -

          • Joe H.

            Kevin,
            how bout you dig into your purse and show me PROOF of the homo gene??

          • Angel Wannabe

            _ Look Kevin, let’s cut to the chase here!__I know a lot of Homo’s and down right Whack Jobs!__I’m a little tired of perversions and downright “Spoiled Brat Entitlement Behavior”, being blamed on a Medical Conditions, Mental Conditions or an Inherited Gene, or whatever else excuse you want to drum up!!__There are NO PILLS, that is going to kill this crap, or interruption of the genes poole__the only thing that’ll stop this is,_ accepting ones own soul responsibility for this behavior, a repentance of said behavior, and asking the Good Lord for forgiveness, and moving on with your life!__The Bible has everything we need to get and stay on the right path, but God is not gonna read it for ya, you have to pick it up and do that yourself!

          • LIBERTYWATCHMAN

            Ref. Kevin’s post primarily and the statement that only Jehovah God has the right to judge. That is correct . . . and HE did (Sodom & Gomorrah, He has and He will continue to do so; the regret that we who have has homos cousins, one on each side of our family, is that it was such a waste and resulting in terrible suffering for both who died a horrible death along with their several ‘significant others’ and suffering that resulted from their horrible death for their parents and their siblings as well as those of us who loved them. True, they ASSUMED THE RISK AND THEN PAID THE SUPREME PRICE; the bottom line is was it worth it . . . to them and to all that they ‘touch’ during the course of their lives. God gives each of us humans a choice; its either HIS WAY OR “THE HIGHWAY” . . . and any way you look at it that “highway” is a multi-lane super highway that is completely fill, bumper to bumper.
            Such a waste . . . but that is the result of the choice made.

        • Karolyn

          How about you prove it doesn’t exist, Joe? Now how will you feel when the proof is found? And it will be found!

          • TomP

            It’s one many “inherited” tendencies in the human condition. Along with lying, stealing, adultery (physically as well as the eyes, etc.)Many see them as part of the normal human condition, but God sees them as examples of lawlessnes on all our part and worthy of separation from Him because He is none of these. Only by turning away from them and trusting God’s payment for our crime is there any hope.

      • Sentinel

        Corruption alone should be enough to sink any politician, but partisan politics is never fair. Barney Frank should have been punished for the
        complicity in bailing out F/M real estate debacle. The prostitution ring
        run out of his home by a boyfriend, was not hearsay, and it is not merely an ethics thing. No politician with scandals like his, should get
        a “Get Out Of Jail” card, because of his connections. It stinks.

        • Joe H.

          Sentinel,
          Actually Bawney got a congressional repremand for the fact that his boyfriend was running a brothel out of his condo!!

          • Marky

            This amounts to nearly nothing.
            I believe Frank deserves a jail sentence. This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated in anyone, let alone a member of the US Congress.

            When is this country and its law going to return to normalcy and right?

    • Alcam

      Good comment. The “legal” profession has nothing to do with justice – an attitude that people in the past assumed to be the purpose – but grabbing money by masking the intent behind obscure words. When you get down to it, what is the basis of “education” for lawyers? I suggest limited library skills so they can find references to past legal “events” that will assist their case, but the prime focus is on distortion of the words, so that they can interpret anything in any way they want to. when you get down to it, most politicians have a “legal” background, they enact laws written by lawyers, these are subsequently debated by lawyers in front of a “judge” who then decides who has been able to distort the facts better. They are the winners. In a real society this would be considered an “incestuous” system. The “intent” of the law becomes completely ignored. It is the “words” that count – not the facts of the case.

      “Marriage” was set up for the purpose of ensuring that the children would be brought up with parents – male and female. Both are important to how the children will develop. You do not need new laws to allow homosexuals to live together or to make financial commitments to each other. Why call it “marriage”. Because the “legal” profession needs to have a stack of pages of legalistic mumbo-jumbo to debate and charge you for the right to be conned.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Liberty

        Amen………..Alcam

      • Kevin

        Yes, there do need to be laws to protect homosexuals who are in a marriage. How would you feel if the person you spent your entire adult life with was in the hospital and you were not permitted to visit because you were not a family member in the traditional sense. Or if that person died and you were not able to make decisions about their funeral arrangements because you were not considered their husband? There are insurance considerations, tax considerations, etc. that homosexual couples are denied, even though they have been together for longer than most heterosexual couples stay married nowadays. Also, marriage is not supposed to be about children. Should people who are infertile be denied a marriage license? What about elderly people, should we tell them that they are too old to get married? Marriage is supposed to be about commitment and love.

        • Joe H.

          Kevin,
          Every one o those problems you name can be covered by a legal paper done much like a “living will”!!! The laws are already in place, but the homosexuals want their own “Special” laws!!!

          • Angel Wannabe

            JOeH, Absolutely agree!__Go to a lawyer and get it in writing all the rest of us have too! Powers of Attorneys and so on, it all has to be set and Joeh is right, it’s all in place.

          • kevinnc

            Clearly you only have a partial understanding of things. While homosexual couples do use living wills, living wills can be contested by a person’s immediate family. This has happened many times and the immediate family has been able to take over on many occasions, forcing the individual’s long-time partner out of the process and sometimes not even allowing them to be in the hospital room when the person they love passes away. A married couple never needs to worry about situations like that. You take for granted the things that you have and don’t seem to realize how difficult it can be on the other side.

          • libertytrain

            these things can be contested gay or straight. Doesn’t matter – all you can do in any family is hope that your family is decent enough to respect your wishes. Been there, done that, paid the legal fees to protect someone – sadly…

          • Joe H.

            libertytrain,
            what you say only serves to strenghten what I say when I say they want “Special” protection under the law. If a married couple can have their wishes contested, then why should a homosexual couple have any more coverage under the law??

          • Marky

            A moral wrong does NOT make a civil right. Barney Frank is a diseased parasite that will suffer an eternal punishment for his immoral and unlawful deeds. He has cursed himself by spitting in the face of God by breaking His laws.

            I don’t think that there are any words to describe this despicable thief; but ” damned ” does come to mind.

        • moonbeam

          “Marriage is supposed to be about commitment and love.” You are correct, Kevin. But wedded marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman. Two men or two women getting married makes absolutely no natural sense whatsoever. God will not ever bless such unions.

          That’s not hate, just a fact.

        • BOE

          Oh Please Kevin! Commitment and love???? You gay guys have multiple sex partners in one night than straight people have in a life time. All the while in committed partnership. Yeah right.

          • Kevin

            That would be a myth spread by conservative bigots to make homosexuals seem like depraved monsters. If you ever actually went out and met some homosexuals you might be surprised to find out that they are not having nightly orgies and sleeping with every guy they can find. Are there promiscuous homosexuals? Of course. But not at any higher percentage than there are promiscuous heterosexuals. The majority of homosexuals are in committed relationships or are seeking a committed relationship.

          • Joe H.

            Kevin,
            What about the homosexual flight attendant that brought the FIRST case of AIDS to the US?? He used to frequent the frisco bath houses at night to have perverted sex with other men there cause they couldn’t see the sores on his body!! ACTUAL FACT, LOOK IT UP!!!

          • Kevin

            Joe, you should read my post before you respond. I said that there were promiscuous homosexuals, but that they only make up a small percentage of the homosexual population. Most homosexuals are not living promiscuous lifestyles.

      • Greg

        How did he get away with the underage male page scandal?

        • Marky

          I would also like the answer to this one as well. Who let this pervert of the Justice hook, please?

      • ron villella

        pretty close to right on.

      • Roadkill

        offensive comment removed

      • Charles Sproull

        No matter how much you rub them together, it is impossible for two male plugs or two female receptacles to be “mated” and complete the electric circuit designed by the Engineer. Likewise, it is impossible for 2 men or 2 women to be “married” and to complete the biochemical reaction created by God for the production of life. God made male and female bodies and characters with different strengths and sensitivities, so they could marry and complete His will together as one complete couple. There has never been a man or a woman (or two men or two women) who can accomplish what a faithful married couple can accomplish.

        • Omer

          Exactly. You can spend your whole life trying to screw a bolt onto a bolt, but no matter how much you say it’s OK, it’s normal, you will not accomplish anything. Here’s something else to think about- Why are the gay people trying so hard to ‘come out’? Is it because they want to prey upon our children? If they make their ‘lifestyle’ normal, when they pander our children, we will have no recourse- The law will protect them!! We should carefully note the names of these people- In the comming disaster, when we need to decide who gets the food and who gets the bullets, this will help us determine who is worth saving, and who needs to be eliminated.

      • Billythekid

        Barney was not only gay, he was also unethical, corrupt, a pathalogical liar, and morally bankrupt. In other words he was a typical liberal in every sense of the word.

        Remember Gary Studds? remember all the Democrats supported him, Barney annd every other parasite in Washington. When will the cess pool in DC be cleaned and sanitized? Keep reelecting the same diseased slime and it never will be!

      • LIBERTYWATCHMAN

        Regarding Attorneys, based on 35 years experience in working with clients and their attorneys and against opposing adversary attorneys the lasting impression gained was and is that to them the “practice of law” is no more and no less than a high stakes game of “ONEUPSMANSHIP”; no more than a ‘wrestling match’ or similar ‘physical contact sport competition’ following which the attorney-opponents can then go get ‘coffee together’ and discuss golf, baseball or football.

      • TEX

        All a an attorney is is a highly trained pro fabracator

      • John Thomas

        I have prayed over these things, I have passed them on to friends and family, but….I may have to stop reading because I become so outraged and feel so hopeless. I really can’t believe my vote counts for much anymore.

      • Jose G. Carrerro

        My dear Reader: The bible say: l-Corinthians:6:9-10 “Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators,nor idolaters, nor adulterers, not EFFEMINATE,nor abusers of themselves with mankind,No thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,nor revilers, nor extortioners, “SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD”
        Genesis 1:27-28 “So God created man in his own image,in the image of God created he him;male and female created he them”……”and God blessed them and God said unto them,be fruitful,and multiply,and re-
        plenish the earth………..” (PLEASE BE WARE!!DEAR READERS..BE NOT DECEIVED.! Now you all know the TRUE and the TRUE will be you free..!

      • Marky

        Not to mention, first and foremost that homosexuality IS a sin as stated and defined in the Bible. Barney Frank is destined to an eternity in Hell because he has sold out to greed and evil.

      • CP

        Sir, to be perfectly honest about marriage, it was not originally about the kids having two parents in a home. In fact, it wasn’t about the kids at all, other than to establish ownership of them and the mother, plus any property she may or may not have had access to. In fact, until just recently, at least in our terms, a woman could own nothing in her own name in this country, not some far off Arab state. She could be beaten or killed with little if any problem for the husband, and the same was true for the children until they were big enough to force it to stop. Now there are protections for both, and some special privileges associated with the marital state. Makes no difference whether the married couple live together, or have even seen each other for twenty or thirty years, if one spouse passes, the other is granted up to all the deceased party’s property and assets, unless there are other surviving children, in which case all assets are shared on a slightly different pattern. Still, for those who wish to take part in the ceremonies and privileges, I see no difference in one man and one woman, two men, or two women, or multiples of either or both, as long as all are in agreement to the arrangement. The only qualifier I will put on this is that all should be of sufficient age to know what they want.

      • joe a

        how can we have drifted so far from common sense? only by the intrusion of our local government parasites seeking to further bled its citizens. Let’s be perfectly clear: marriage is a relious institution, which joins 2 people into a common bond and pledged to the moral & cultural beliefs they willingly share.

        Along side of marriage is a civil union, established by our local governements to obstenively insure that pre-existing sexual disease does not fall upon an unknowing partner and a potential innocent child that may result from the civil union. Incidentally for this presumed benifit, the local government collects a fee/tax for this service – a service intended to insure that the pre-civil union blood tests are clean and disclosed to both partners.

        Thus governement cannot intrude upon a religious ceremony (both because of our constitution and because it is a voluntary moral and cultural event between 2 partners. On the other hand, the government busy-bodies can declare whatever rules for partnership is politically acceptable for the joining of 2 partners in a civil union.

        Please let us keep the 2 events and processess separate and distinct. The blurring of the 2 serves only to create distrust and anger and resentment among the citizentry – knock it off!

      • Daniel

        In the USA all words have at least three meanings. One is denatation- as defined in a dictionary. Two connatation as used in a sentence. Three is legalese as defined by a changing court system. The last one has no relation to the first two and is subject to change at the whim of a court or congress or even worse at the whim of un-elected bureucrats.Welcome to “New Speak”.

      • http://google gary gerke

        The new rules and regulations are just a way to gas light the american people and the know nothing lemmings that chose to watch american idol instead of arming themselves with factual political data that will effect them and our families for years to come. They chose to pound sand down gofher holes. The lemmings of america deserve what they reap, however, they will take the rest of us down the holes with them….GOD SAVE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • ProfessER L.R. Darnell

        I think the comment about the “legal” system is right on. But that is nothing new; read what Jesus Christ had to say about lawyers. Don’t get me wrong, not all lawyer’s are bad guys, they are doing their best, and many doing a good job, in dealing with the convuluted system.
        I believe it goes deeper than just “grabbing money”; It is Satan driven. Satan’s main objective is to make human beings miserable, and the way our “legal” system works, He certainly getting the job done. Satan’a influence can be seen everywhere and we muct be aware of His cuunning skills of distorting the trurh: jus ask Eve of the Old Testament.

      • Buck

        I,m against sexual perversion , period , I don’t need any other reasons against it . I would like to mention that you are right about lawyers , all of them take years to learn how to be slime , and most of our politicians are lawyers by education . Need I say more about the failing state of our country ?

      • http://www.realcolorwheel.com/ Don Jusko

        Faggot, queer, homo, gay.
        Graveyard, cemetery, memorial lawn park.
        Words that over time have have become a negative impact are changed to represent a positive impact.
        Wedding, wedding, wedding.
        Marriage, marriage, marriage.
        Words that have a positive impact over time don’t change.

      • http://comcast jwright

        Alcam, your are exactly right. I think the best case in point is the recent tobacco settlements states received. The intent was for the money to go to smoking cessation programs. Very little of the money has been used for that, rather, it has been used to shore up shaky budgets. And the attorneys who brought these cases made literally billions. I quit smoking 39 years ago and I’m sure I’m better off for it, just not as well off as the robbers without masks, the attorneys.

      • Francis E. Jeffery

        Worsd change with use. Gay now refers to sexual choice; in days past it meant happy response.
        Marriage has always meant the uniting of a male and female in a contract of care, whether done in a religious rite or before a justice of peace or a individual with a one time permit to unite a couple. A rose is a rose, regardless of name used and it still has its’ own perfume.
        Honest concept of care, with codicals stating care responsibilities in a legal civil union involved in a contract of care. This is the true and hones meaning of a civil union of two people regardless of sexual. There is the legal union of a couple who have lived together for a certain number of years, this does not require a legal document or authority figure. In case of a death, state property rules apply.

      • Dennis

        Lawyers charging $300/hr are relatively common. I think if anyone is worth that much money it should be the people who put their lives on the line in the course of their daily duties, the military, the firefighters, and police, all of whom are employed to protect all of us.
        Lawyers are professional parasites, they feed on the troubles of others,
        or they cause troubles for others. Law suits over spilling coffee in your lap.. The case should have been thrown out and the lawyer flogged in public, so the next lawyer would have to think twice about a stupid suit.
        Now we have some mugger in Kansas suing the people he held captive in their own home. This should not make it to a courtroom he has already been convicted of the crime, his opportunity for a law suit is expired.

        About the lawmakers: Am I the only one who thinks lawyers should not be permitted to make laws. I see it as a conflict of interests. Other positions in government are not allowed this conflict.

        Dennis

      • Holly Marcyoniak

        This is the absolute “truth”.

      • Brian

        Marriage came about only because we males wanted exclusive sex with our women to insure passing on our own genes to posterity, not to insure a 2 parent home.

      • John Burleson

        Alcam: Right on!! Your observation on the legal “profession” is absolutely perfect. “Justice” really means “just us.” Modern law exists for the sole benefit and greed of those who practice and not for the clients purposely kept in the dark with idiotic latin phrasology and arcane practices designed to reward the biggest criminals in the courtroom: the three-piece weasels. But I might not have understood the total intent of your comment, as many of the replies waste space with Barney Frank observations. So, just to be hip, I’ll add my Barney Frank diddy: a thief is a thief. His inclinations are of no concern to me unless he attempts to inflict them on me, which would be…unwise. Besides, homosexuals don’t chase women and they don’t drink beer. So if I had any opinion on this issue, it’d be everybody can start wagging their tails the wrong way. Less competition for two of my favorite pasttimes.

        John Burleson, who fears no scum

      • http://BobLivingstonLetter! Tom McCollum

        I Myself do not like Barney Frank,not because He a Homosectual,but because of Him and Chris Dodd Making Fanny and Freddie colapse. Even
        after the Bush Administration Talked to them and they both said that
        both Fanny and Freddie were doing well,which was a Big Fat Lie and that led to the Melt down of the Houseing Industry,and started many other Problems We as Americans are Faceing Now. The 2 Liberals I have
        Mentioned Caused Many Problems!!

      • TJ Goforth

        In his book “Restoring the American Dream”, Robert Ringer (a writer for Liberty Digest) calls lawyers “deal killers”. The process of deal killing involves manipulation. What better individuals to be politicians? That’s probably why so many lawyers are politicians. The U.S. has more lawyers, even as a percentage of the population than any other country. Little wonder why we are in such a mess! We have been too trusting for too long. It is time for American citizens to do what our Founding Fathers urged us to do – get involved, pay attention, demand our legislators follow the Constitution. If we fail to do so, we will become no better than slaves.

    • lori

      All you people are talking about is his lifestyle. The worst things about Frank are his liberal views, his Dodd/Frank bill, his crooked work with Fannie and Freddie. He should have been investigated years ago and it is not too late. He deserves more than the slap on the wrist that he got from congress.

      • ron villella

        for all his policy decisions and example, he should be canned and run out of town. The people
        who elect ed this jerk should be ashamed but probably are too out in left field.

    • Gail from northern ca.

      I to am a conservative and republican and have some vary mixed and passionate views.. one view I dont have is an effect on me or my decision making if the writer,politician etc. Is gay. I think we should remember Mr. Frank for what he did or didnt do for our country. I still believe the american people are smart enough to see the truth for themselves. I do believe Mr. Frank did a terrible job for the united states but I think it has and had to do with his misunderstandings of how and why the government was set up for and who for. I think if you give his private life any credit to his day job than you are giving credit where credit isnt due.

      • libertytrain

        Gail, I agree with you – however, remember HE brought his lifestyle, lovers, etc., into his world of politics and did some pretty despicable things regarding same that affected our world.

        • Karolyn

          He was only being honest and authentic.

          • libertytrain

            Sweetie if you call the illegal things he pulled honest than you have a bigger problem….

          • Joe H.

            karolyn,
            you call allowing his boyfriend to run a brothel out of his condo HONEST??? do you, by chance, run a still in your neck of thebackwoods???

          • Karolyn

            ABOUT WHO HE IS, liberty & Joe! Geez, it’s awfully hard to get a point across here!

          • libertytrain

            I’m afraid you’re still wanting it to just be that he’s gay. However what he is is all of the things we’re talking about – admitting his gayness just meant he was honest about being gay, not much else.

          • libertytrain

            and who he honestly is, is a sleazy politician that took advantage of his position and who happens to be gay….”not that there’s anything wrong with that”
            Being honest about gay is no biggy to me. I’ve known and had gay friends who were honest and openly gay in the 60′s when I was a teen- not a big deal to come down over a half century later in time and say “oh isn’t he honest for being gay.” I don’t think it deserves any special breaks… I don’t know why you do -

        • kevinnc

          He came out as a homosexual to be honest about who he is. Politicians bring their private lives into the public arena all the time. They show off their spouses and children during election campaigns, they discuss their religion to court votes, and Frank is hardly the only politician to have a sex scandal. Not that it makes the scandal any less severe, but it doesn’t make it any more special since he was gay either.

          • libertytrain

            Your focusing on his sexuality. I really don’t care about that issue. His dishonesty and sleaziness was clearly demonstrated by him, just like every other crooked politician but somehow you’re giving him preferential escapist treatment because he is gay. That is ridiculous.

          • Joe H.

            kevinnc,
            Ok, drop his sexuality. do you call his telling congress that fannie and freddie were in no crisis in his speech on Sept. 10, 2003??? If you do then YOU have some problems with YOUR values!!

          • libertytrain

            gay or straight isn’t the issue. Bringing his lifestyle – brothel’s; ticket fixing; the mess with Fannie and Freddie – are just a few outstanding things he’s done and I have issues with other politician’s who have no respect for their employment by us – but do use their office to further their and their families/boyfriends/girlfriends ops; wealth; whatever you want to call it… Classless worms – gay or straight.

          • kevinnc

            I actually do agree with you, Frank did a crappy job as a congressman. And as you say, his sexuality is not the issue and shouldn’t be either.

          • moonbeam

            kevinnc says:
            December 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm

            “He came out as a homosexual to be honest about who he is.”

            It is always sad when one can’t define himself by nothing other than his sexual preference. Truly sad.

          • Kevin

            Moonbeam – Being gay is not the 100% total of anyone’s identity. I never said that, and Barney Frank, despite his many flaws, was certainly not 100% defined by his sexuality either.

  • phredy

    franks very existance causes me great pain,to think 40 to 60% of americans believe in people like him or at least his views,it is scary. why you say, because everytime someone trys to do the wright thing,there they go again, blocking it.its almost like angeles & demonds.my vote is cancelled out by some left wing nut whos never had a job. or mabey was told by some other idiot,hes the man, got me free cheese, free welfare, free rent, and you know what, he got some poor working stiff to pay for it. cool hugh tell your friends they to can get on this gravy train.hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    • Ronnie Cowlishaw

      AMEN!SICK QUEER!

      • Brian

        And yet another right wing bigot proving the liberals correct once again. But the conservative mantra (not unlike that of the left) is ‘freedom and equality for everyone who agrees with me.’ Bigotry is a mental disorder, unlike homosexuality. So it seems you are the sick one.

        • Dagney

          Boy, you are so SURE that homosexuality is NOT a mental disorder? On what basis? Your writings do drip a bit of arrogance, not unlike most liberals actions and writings. I’m pretty sure arrogance is a mental disorder. I’m basing that on MANY years of observance.

          • Karolyn

            The term “arrogance”, as well as “self-righteousness”, might be applied to you as well, Dagney.

          • Karolyn

            Dagney, I have known a great many homosexual people in my life, several of whom have been my best friends; and they have been the kindest, most balanced, down to earth, non-judgmental, intelligent people I have ever known. Their only problems stem from society’s treatment of them. They all spoke of knowing they were different as children and having tried to fit in to what was considered “normal.” However, in order to live a life true to who they really were, they eventually realized they had to BE who they really were. No one should have to fit into another’s view of who or what they should be. I have a dear friend now who is gay, who is also a conservative Christian, despite what most conservatives think of him. I also have a dear lesbian friend with three wonderful children who are growing up to be well-rounded, intelligent, sensitive human beings. I find that most people who speak against homosexuality have never really known any homosexuals and do what they do best – JUDGE according to their religious beliefs instead of thinking for themselves.

          • Palin16

            When I was a college student (way back when LOL) I was getting ready to go out with my girlfriend at the time, when the phone rang. It was a guy I knew from high school, asking if we could get together tonight. I told him sorry, I’m going out with my gf. He got really pissed and said, what you like her more than me? This was before he came out of the closet. Clearly, he was trying to recruit me to his perverted life style. This guy also thought he was more intelligent than everyone else. Too bad he was so intelligent, but not enough common sense to stay away from risky sex practises. He later died of AIDS in his early forties.

          • Kevin

            Palin – based on that story we are supposed to believe that someone was trying to “recruit” you to be gay? Are you kidding? I hate to break it to you, but there is no “gay recruitment movement”. If you knew anything at all about homosexuality, you would know that it is not a choice, therefore, no one can be “recruited” into it. The fact that you mention his death in such a callous manner with such a “he got what was coming to him” attitude really says a lot about YOUR character. It is really lacking.

          • Palin16

            kevin
            You are in a state of denial if you don’t admit the homosexuals recruit. I’ve seen it many times. You’re in a bar, alone…some gay guy comes up to you and starts asking “haven’t you ever been curious?” or “don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.” They typically go after young, impressionable minds. It’s a learned behaviour. Why is California now going to spend billions of dollars, that they don’t have, to print new textbooks to “show the positive contributions of gays”? They are doing it to indoctrinate impressionable young minds. I would hope these new textbooks also explain the health risks of this deviant behaviour. What callous manner are you talking about? I reported a death matter of factly, somewhat like a journalist would. Were you expecting tears?

          • Joe H.

            kevin,
            find that proof of the homosexual gene yet??? What are you going to do if some day it is proven that it IS a choice??? you ask why anybody would choose it? because it is so protected that they are not afraid to “experiment” any more!!! you know, it’s funny. They found a genetic proclivity towards obesity, yet with all the money you homosexuals throw around, they can’t find the homosexual gene!!!

          • eddie47d

            Science is constantly evolving so what are YOU going to do if they do find that gene Joe? It really doesn’t make any difference to me one way or the other I’ll still treat gays as equal American citizens.

          • Karolyn

            Joe – That’s a really lame statement!

          • kevinnc

            Palin – What you are describing is called flirting. Heterosexuals behave in the same way. Have you ever seen a college boy trying to convince a girl to go home with him? It sounds pretty similar to the picture you have painted. If the person being hit on is not gay, all they have to do is say no and walk away.

            The textbooks are being changed to provide students with information about Americans who have had an impact on history. You know, like a history textbook is supposed to do. It will not be discussing sexual behaviors, so providing information about the “dangers of gay sex” would be irrelevant and inappropriate. Parents still have the right to talk to their children about sex.

            No I wouldn’t expect tears from you, that would require human compassion.

            JoeH – I never mentioned the “gay gene” because I am aware that it has not been found. That does not mean that being gay is a choice. I am not worried about anyone “determining that it is a choice” because I know that I never chose to be gay. It is a part of who I am. Simple as that. Your argument for why people would choose to be gay is extremely weak, by the way. Millions of people around the world are choosing to “experiment”? If they were “experimenting” as you call it, then why do people remain in long term homosexual relationships throughout their lives?

          • Palin16

            kevin
            Some people choose all kinds of crazy things in their lives, like being a drug addict or being a homosexual. We’ve had these discussions on Personal Liberty for years, and NONE of you have EVER changed ANY of us conservatives views on gaydom. Not dumniso, not eyesgluedshut, not edduh, none of them. GAY= Got Aids Yet?

          • Kevin

            Palin – Just because you choose not to understand homosexuality does not mean that your opinions are facts. The mere fact that you would say something as ignorant and hateful as “got AIDS yet” demonstrates the kind of person that you really are. Don’t pretend to be a Christian if you are going to wish a horrible disease onto another person. A true Christian wouldn’t wish harm or sickness to come upon any other human being, regardless of circumstances. There is an saying that comes to mind which would explain why people like you can’t open their eyes and ears and change your feelings about homosexuality – “you can’t fight stupid”. So if ignorance, intolerance, and hate are your comfort zone, that’s your business. Just don’t pretend to be a Christian since none of those things fit in with a true Christian’s lifestyle.

          • libertytrain

            I don’t think it’s the homosexual aspect that’s the problem for most people; the problem is that is being shoved down their throats (that sounds bad…) over and over and over again. And has been for at least the last 20 years. People are no longer allowed the luxury of choosing what they want to be bombarded with…

          • Kevin

            Unfortunately, people’s idea of having homosexuality “shoved down their throats” is having it mentioned at all. If a gay person even opens his mouth to speak he his accused of shoving his sexuality down everyone’s throats. I agree that there are some advocacy groups that go overboard, but having a character on a tv show or existing is not shoving anything down people’s throats.

          • libertytrain

            Well kiddo, I don’t agree with you on all you say. And I do not have a problem with folks unless they try to shove their lifestyle so far into mine that I’ve lost my freedoms. I realize you are gay. And that’s fine. But it’s gone overboard like too many other things/causes and it’s not about characters on TV — at least not for me.

          • Palin16

            kevin would please explain to us why Bawney Fwank has no teeth? I’ve heard it’s because he doesn’t want to hurt his boyfriend.

          • Kevin

            How old are you? Based on that comment I would guess about 12. Come back to the discussion when you are an adult.

          • Palin16

            kevin
            I am 63. You didn’t answer the question. In this modern day of dental implants and with all his millions he could take care of this problem, that is, if he wanted to.

          • Palin16

            Just as I suspected, the little Rump Ranger got his panties all in a wad and can’t answer a simple question!

        • RobinPC

          I am sick! I confess to being a bigot, IF bigot means speaking out against wrong. The pretty words “homosexual”, or gay is PC for a sickening lifestyle we called queers back in my day. If it means I am a bigot because I know that sex between two men is a sin and sick beyond words – good grief, even animals choose the opposite sex and have better sense. When I get a mental picture of two men petting each other, sticking their penis in every thinkable place, it makes me want to vomit. Bigot? You got that right, and I am not ashamed of it. Call it like it is – you can put a queer in a suit, but they are still a queer.

          • Dagney

            Karolyn: the old “I have many friends who are….” is such a cliche. You suppose to prove you are compassionate and unbigoted because you say this. Yet, you prove your own bigotry and arrogance with every argument against conservatives on this board. Conservatives are people who oppose government telling people how to live. That includes gays and people who oppose gays. You, on the other hand, would have the Federal government MANDATE their version of tolerance. That is not freedom. That is Tyranny. Live it. Learn it.

          • Omer

            Exactly. And what if straight people started telling everyone in public what they do behind bedroom doors? (Of course, they won’t, they don’t need to convince anybody that they are doing the right thing!)Such activity would certainly cause them to be arrested. What you do sexually is none of my business, unless you try to touch my children, then it becomes very personal, and I will do what I must. I’d suggest that good Americans take note of these people, when anarchy arrives, we will know who and where they are- they should be the first to be taken out, well, maybe politicians first-

          • Kevin

            Robin – Why are you picturing two men together? That is the issue you really should be dealing with before you start worrying about other people’s issues.

          • Kevin

            Where has the federal government been asked to mandate tolerance? By allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military? Isn’t that their right as Americans? To be allowed to marry? How does that impact your life? Shouldn’t homosexuals be allowed to create households that contribute to society as well?

          • Joe H.

            kevin,
            do you forget the term “Hate Crime”? there is already an assault law on the books. If you assault a homosexual and utter the words, “you Queer” while doing it you get extra time added to your sentence but if a homosexual assaults someone and says ” you straight” HE does not get any additional time. now tell me that isn’t government enforced acceptance!!! The law, according to the constitution, is to be used EQUALLY on ALL!!!

          • kevinnc

            Joe, I don’t agree with hate crime laws either. Assault is assault regardless. However, people shouldn’t be assaulting people anyway, so I don’t feel a whole lot of sympathy for someone who assaults another person regardless of their motivation.

        • Omer

          Bigotry is prejudice against a person based on things he or she cannot change- Gender, color, race. Each of us decides our own sexuallity, based upon education and experience. Nobody is born ‘Gay’, it is a lifestyle choice. So, these sick people DECIDED to be that way, and now must get everybody else to accept their twisted, disgusting choice, so they, too, can believe they are ‘normal’. Sorry, trying to srew a bolt onto a bolt doesn’t work, you sick POS’s!

          • Karolyn

            Have you ever confronted a homosexual with your belief and had a ciscussion of it? I would doubt it. You really don’t know what you’re talking about and are just using someone’s interpretation of an ancient book to base your opinion on.

          • eddie47d

            Omer is extremely prejudice in his remark and it would be hard to run from it. Even bringing up child molestation/violence in the same breath as homosexuals proves that. Few Homosexuals molest children that is by a wide margin done by heterosexuals. Anyone who uses anti- homosexuality to enhance their own “superior” morality has an evil agenda such as “taking people out”.

          • Kevin

            So then you are saying that you choose your sexuality? You debated whether or not you should be gay at some point in your life and opted to be attracted to women? Your attraction to women is not something that you just feel deep down inside of you? I feel really sorry for your wife if you had to choose to feel an attraction for her.

          • Brad

            Karolyn and Eddie,

            Not every person is keen on homosexuality, many find it down right disgusting to repulsive to say the least, others tollerate it or just plainly ignor it. On the other hand you (Karolyn) have embraced your homosexual friends, good for you, you have tolerance, I have none for some one whos gay. In my own personal opinnion homosexuality runs against nature, the natural order that allows flowers to bloom in spring due to pollination from an outside source. If the flower didn’t have that outside pollin source it would wither and die.

            Eddie, Omer isn’t prejudice, hes speaking and bloging his personal opinnion which you disagree with. Just to bust your pathetic bubble eddie, all you need to do is look at recent events at Penn state and the charges of child molestation against Jerry Sandusky. So far abd I might be wrong but ten men/boys have come forward claiming this respect man of molesting them. Is he gay, I don’t know, it just proves my point you like to talk out the side of your mouth. Society in general no matter what age or race or sexual orientation have abused children, but it has mainly been older men. Wasn’t it this past summer that two lesbians from S.F. CA, who dressed a young boy as a girl and started him on hormones to change his body to female and were planning on getting him a sex change operation? Yes we have sick and derainged people in our society today. The LGBT community makes up less than 1% of the nation and you want that less than 1% to have the same rights, well I’m sorry but groups have “NO RIGHTS” each individual person has rights, read your constitution. For the majority of Americans, we view homosexuality as being abnormal and disgusting, they the 1% plus democrats are trying to make the rest believe in their beliefs which in its self is wrong.

            Personnaly I don’t mind a person being homosexual or not, just don’t try teaching me or my children your lifestyle it is against the natural order. With that in mind I will never have a gay/homosexual friend and no book or as Karolyn would say “ancient book” or person can change my mind, that’s my opinnion, take it or leave it. You and Karolyn will never understand where some of us are coming from ever, Eddie and Karolyn answer just one question, would you want your children or your grandchildren brain washed believing homosexuality was normal and they took a same sex partner would you accept it, me personnaly I don’t know, I just hope my girls learn what’s right from what’s wrong. Enough said

          • Karolyn

            Brad – Yes, I am an extremely tolerant person and accept people as they are. Re your question, I have never had kids. However, I believe that if I had, I would have wanted them to be happy, even if that meant they were homosexual. We all have our own paths to walk, and far be it for me to stand in anyone’s way. It’s not a matter of right or wrong; it’s about who you are. I would rather see somebody be authentic than be a phony and try to fit in someone else’s mold. My lesbian cousin died at the age of around 40 because of alcoholism. It’s hard enough being an alcoholic, but being a homosexual alcoholic is even harder to deal with. If people would think of them more as human beings with the same wants and needs as everyone else, they wouldn’t have to suffer so much.

          • eddie47d

            Brad says he doesn’t know if Sandusky is gay or not yet chooses to attack gays. Fear rules your life Brad and so be it. My brothers step son is gay and he is a fine young man/adult(20).Yes I would fear for his life with someone like you is around and some of the others around here.

          • Joe H.

            karolyn,
            could your problem with the bible be because YOU are “GAY”?? you are not married, live alone or so you claim, you have no children, you defend “gays” like you are defending yourself. Are you gay???

          • Joe H.

            PS, remember, denying it would be just as bad as the people that you are condemning!!!

          • Karolyn

            Joe – You crack me up! :-) No, unfortunately, I am not a lesbian. It might make life much more fun and easy if I were!

          • Palin16

            Karolyn
            I think you are heterophobic.

          • Brad

            Sorry Eddie,

            I don’t let fear run my life, as you might think, why are you attacking most of the posters on our blog. Eddie are you a closet homosexual, you must be because you come to a homosexuals aid at the drop of a dime. By the way, you didn’t read my post very well, did you, I don’t care if a person is gay or not, I’ll never have a gay friend that’s my personal opinnion. Eddie you are the only lefty on this site insiting death, you said it yesterday and know today, you just make a complete azz of yourself yet again. I don’t hate homosexuals what I hate is their teaching their lifestyle in schools to impressionable young minds and expect the majority to roll over and accept it. Eddie what I see, you are the one living in fear, the fear you are on the wrong side of the fence and no one respects you. See ya tomorrow!!!

          • eddie47d

            When we stop denying individual rights to anyone is when we have lost the core of this nation. Whether in civil rights or human rights. As far as death goes I have heard dozens of death threats from the right(on this site) in what they would do to various groups OR individuals. Homosexuals are one of them and yes I would come to their defense. If someone was walloping you I would also come to your defense so you can twist it any way you want.

        • Dale on the left coast

          Hate to burst your bubble Brian butt . . .
          In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association voted to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the organization’s official list of mental illnesses. In other words, one day homosexuality was considered to be a mental disorder, the next day it was not. But of course this is medicine based on ideology, rather than on science. The decision by the APA to normalize homosexuality did not come as a result of unquestioned scientific studies, nor because someone in a laboratory suddenly discovered that homosexuality was in fact normal. To the contrary, the APA’s decision came because special interest groups forced the change upon them, and the physicians willingly surrendered.

          • Kevin

            I hate to burst your bubble Dale, but – Homosexual activist groups had very little influence in the early 1970′s, they were just getting off the ground. When the ACLU applied even the threat of legal action with the APA they changed the diagnosis. Why? Logic would have to say that they had nothing to defend the diagnosis. If the APA had enough data to back up the diagnosis, which after decades of research, they should have, then they would have welcomed the challenge. But instead they gave in. Actions sometimes speak louder than words.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Dale, “One Day Homosexuality was a Mental Disorder, the next it wasn’t”, the order to remove it probably came down from Liberal, as too many of they’re commrades names were on the list….

    • kevinnc

      Which politician can we blame for your atrocious spelling and grammar?

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLIniois

    Franks is a (offensive words removed).

  • JTB

    Barney Frank will roast in hell! He lived a gross lifestyle and “screwed” all americans! He’s a disgrace to the USA!

    • eddie47d

      Franks homosexuality was rarely mentioned and the majority of those promoting it were right wing pundits and commenter’s using it as a wedge issue. (like the sick “sausage sucker” comment) His biggest problem was trying to be generous with the taxpayers money without understanding the consequences. Even generous people need to be wide awake in distributing their own money and especially more watchful in handing out other people’s money. I think he (and Dodds) meant well with Freddie and Fannie but didn’t take the responsibility part seriously. I could also say the same with Newt Gingrich sucking blood out of Freddie and Fannie with his $1.6 million taking of the taxpayers money. Too much easy money for the elites.

      • Lastmanstanding

        you just don’t get it…good luck when the system crashes…you’ll need it.

        • eddie47d

          What don’t I get? You really thinks those Elites aren’t in bed with everyone on your side also. Maybe you are the naive one.

          • Lastmanstanding

            you have no idea of what side I’m on…you assume you know…

            I’m all for the system collapsing so that the bankers and elites (that you say I know nothing about) are on the field with us…only difference is that you will run to them…I will run at them.

          • eddie47d

            …and you know this how? Speaking of having “no idea”. LOL

          • Joe H.

            eddie,
            what are you gonna do if he’s right??? That wall street backed union pension won’t be coming in any more. good luck dork!!!

          • eddie47d

            You’re so lame Joe. It’s corporations and Wall Street that have destroyed those pensions to feed their own piggy bank. They probably have you by the tail also or are you one of them.

          • Joe H.

            eddie,
            Hate to burst your bubblebut I’m my own personand that’s what gets your panties in a bunch!!! Nobody owns me and I am willing to fight to my last breath to keep it that way. You, however are owned by the union for the rest of your life!!! Ain’t life GRAND????

      • libertytrain

        I saw an interview on some news show a couple years ago – it was a holiday and he was getting ready to leave but he made certain to tell the interviewer that he could hardly wait to get home to what good looking fellow – added “if you know what I mean” was waiting for him – he said it in such a way the interviewer was taken aback by this unsolicited candor – don’t normally see professionals being interviewed talk about these things. That was my first clue he was not interested in girls -

      • eddie47d

        There has been much gay bashing on this site for the last two years and I know that few minds will be changed. Not sure how anyone can have so much hate built up in them about another person. At least to the point where they are considered a non person with no rights of existence. Samurai has the same gay bashing rant each and every Saturday. It’s one thing in not accepting an individuals lifestyle and supporting your own but some of you take it to new heights.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Eddie, we bash anything that’s immoral and agaist the Comstitution, Homosexuality “IS” in that mix._

          • Angel Wannabe

            E, Constitution that is….

          • Kevin

            Homosexuality is against the constitution? Seriously?

          • Angel Wannabe

            Kevin, Boy, the Wise azz’s are out in force today!

          • kevinnc

            So are the ignorant bigots.

          • eddie47d

            They are a dime a dozen around here Kevin.

        • Karolyn

          Right, eddie. It seems that some people are so brainwashed they cannot see a human being behind what their sexual preference is. This all just sounds like the Klan to me!

          • Angel Wannabe

            Yeah Karolyn, and everyone on here including you, are in an anything goes mentality, the Politically Correct Crowd, which is a destroyer of freedom of speech and the down fall of this Country.__I don’t accept what I feel is wrong, never did, never will!__There IS a difference between RIGHT AND WRONG!

          • kevinnc

            You’re right Angel, bigotry is WRONG and tolerance and understanding is RIGHT.

          • College Boy

            Karolyin
            So if my sexual preference was to have sex with children or animals, as long as I was a good kind human, it would be OK?

            I feel that homosexuality is wrong in the sense that it goes against nature. God, or no God, it wasn’t meant to be. It got started (just like pedophilia and bestiality) because of the lust of humans for sex, which nature intended for reproduction.

            It’s only a matter of time before pedophilia and bestiality are considered “socially normal”. The excuse then will be as it is now with homosexuals “I didn’t choose it, I was born this way”

          • kevinnc

            CollegeBoy – that argument is lame and always has been. Homosexuality involves consenting adults. Pedophilia and bestiality involve an individual forcing another individual into a sexual situation without consent. Please let go of the idea that this argument has any merit, it doesn’t.

          • eddie47d

            Seek help College Boy! Don’t assume what is not unless you have a special ball and don’t jump to conclusions.

          • Joe H.

            Angel Wannabe,
            It’s easy to explain. the gays want it deemed genetic so, again, they can avoid PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!! The two words that strike fear into all progs and gays!!!

          • Kevin

            What is it that you think homosexuals are not being “personally responsible” for? Most of the homosexuals I know, including myself, have good jobs, help out in the community, own homes, pay bills and taxes, are in good health, and are in committed relationships. What “personal responsibilities” are we shirking? You seem to like to assume that you know everything about the homosexual community, when it seems to me that you don’t know a single factual thing.

        • Palin16

          edduh!
          do you mean the same kind of hatred the liberals showed when Sarah Palin was announced as VP candidate? All the frivolous lawsuits that amounted to absolutely nothing, especially the so-called Troopergate affair. All the stupid jokes like Letterman joking about raping her then 13-year old daughter. All motivated by deep, liberal hatred.

          • Kevin

            Once again, showing those deep Christian values, Palin. Last time I checked, two wrongs do not make a right. You seem to be trying to justify your hatred of homosexuals, and apparently liberals, by saying that the liberals started it. You are no better than the liberals who reacted to Sarah Palin in that way. Your behavior is just as bad.

          • Joe H.

            Palin16,
            you forget, that kind of stuff is only ok for the progs, if we do it it’s so WRONG!!! Proven that he says we should just get over all the crap that Sarah had to contend with and you are just being a homophobe!!!! Sarcasm ends here!!!

      • JeffH

        eddie, you are and always will be an unacceptable, immoral, horrifying, reprehensible, inconceivable, outrageous, unthinkable, appalling, confused, hypocritical and clueless liar. You are everything you hate 10 fold.

        • eddie47d

          You are even more unacceptable and proving yourself to be an even bigger liar in everything you say anymore.It’s hard to explain your downward spiral into mental chaos.

          • JeffH

            …just another of your many documented lies…prove it!

          • eddie47d

            Why do continually play this tit for tat game you little rat. Go jump off the Golden Gate Bridge if you are so miserable.

          • Joe H.

            JeffH,
            you forgot low brow, classless jerk!!!! Other than those you and I named, he’s just a normal sick PROG!!!

          • eddie47d

            Well Joe you and Jeff are the picture of sinister evil and enjoying every minute of it. Sad little trolls!

          • Joe H.

            No, eddie, nothing sinister, I just enjoy returning your progish crap in spades! Fun too!!

      • Dale on the left coast

        eddie . . . no you can’t say the same thing about Newt . . . he was paid for work.
        Bawney had his queer buddy working for Fannie making large money.
        Bawney, with the help of his Dimmicrap loons, stopped Bush and the Repugs from reigning in Fannie/Freddie back in 2003 . . . when they could have Stopped The Train before the country went over the cliff.
        Bawney is 100% responsible for the economic situation the country is in today . . . and should be sharing a cell with Madoff . . . poor Madoff.
        Tell me eddie . . . where do you get your information, from the NYT or MSNBC? You are so ill informed!!!

        • eddie47d

          Nice spin Dale and that is not all the baggage that Newt has. As far as Barney being libel for damages at 100% shows your ignorance.

    • Old Henry

      Absolutely JTB, absolutely. Right on the money in very few words.

    • Dave

      You are just as pathetic as the people you rail agoinst. God is not unforgiving…that is good for you, too. JERK.

  • Lastmanstanding

    Fwank’s legacy needs to be the FACT THAT HE AND DODD have the fannie/freddie disaster laying directly at their feet…these two pos must be pursued and imprisoned. We need to purge our 3 branches of these individuals…

    Let remember bwaney for what he truly is…a lying, economy wrecking, big spending, progressive, vile sodomite.

    • Old Henry

      I think Bawney might rather enjoy prison…

      II see the former Arapaho County – Colorado – Sheriff got busted the other day for attempting to trade drugs to a guy for sex. Has Bawney already gotten himself another gig working undercover?

    • home boy

      you forgot that he likes the hersey highway.

    • Dave

      Many more people are responsible for the mess in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both sides and for long period of time.Unregulated banking system and financial markets. People went wild on all sides of the aisle. Take them all down and in the pile of trash you will have some guilty ones and some innocent ones, too. Blaming it on a couple of “Bad Guys” and the rest of the “Gang” get off the hook.

  • dockywocky

    While the lauding varies all over the spectrum, we must remember that everything Barney did during his so-called career was to benefit Barney…It was never, ever, about “us” (meaning the people who elected him time and time again). One cannot be “gay” without the same totally selfish “ME” factor driving the machine.
    That also explains why he will never, ever, take responsibility for the messes he made and the messes he plans to leave behind.

    • Old Henry

      docky:

      “It was never, ever, about “us” (meaning the people who elected him time and time again( Doesn’t speak well for the elctorate, does it?

  • Edmund Jones

    I am not a fan of big corporate media for that very reason I give liitle if any credability to their comments or “facts” as presented on a daily basis ! One fact that I do credit them with however is they have “ballooned” Barney Frank to the point where he is about to burst !Can you imagin that didgusting mess of poison and deceit ,arogance and personel greed flying all over ! No I’m happy to see him just got and slowly deflate to the nothing that he actually is ! That is until his wretched bring is dragged through the courts and is convicted of his many crimes against this nation !

    • Old Henry

      Edmund:

      I am not sure Bawney will ever deflate as he always has someone working “behind the scenes” pumping him up…

      • Joe H.

        Old Henry,
        you can’t say no buts about THAT one!!!

  • Dusty1

    Barney Frank is the gay community’s Al Sharpton. He’s a self-enriching creep using his homosexuality for power and shielding him from critics. Like Sharpton, he’s got a big mouth, usually full of lies, and always looking to make himself richer at public expense.

    • Old Henry

      “Barney Frank is the gay community’s Al Sharpton.”

      Now I understand why I have continueally gotten those two mixed up in my mind for years. Dusty, maybe your clarification will help me keep it, ah shall we say, straight.

  • Angel Wannabe

    While B.Franks colleagues might have a different reason for remembering him & his legacy, when I look at the picture above, I see a man who got a perverbial pass to do whatever he damned well pleased in public office and got away with it, Like so many others.
    I don’t really care whether he assisted to advance the Gay Agenda or not, the only thing I remember about him, is everytime he’s interviewed and challenged on his past performance, it’s gets personal, and get’s his frickin’ panties in a bunch about something.
    When my Husband and I were kids, being Gay was hidden, something NO ONE was proud of, or acknowledged., and Unlike Ben, I am disgusted with Franks. One for blasting his homosexuality for everyone one to see and two, for being a hardcore liberal, who only interests were his own.
    The Left Right paradiehm is about shot in the azz, what were dealing with now is good vs evil. Theres a heck of a lot more liberals on the side of evil, than not.

    • Karolyn

      We live in a more educated and enlightened (for the most part) era today in which people should not have to hide who they are. How would you feel if you had to hide who you truly were all your life and live a lie?

      • home boy

        you have just told us the true definition of a politician.

        • James Hay

          Barney Frank Will Always Be Remembered As An Unrelenting Corrupt Gay Congressman.

      • big wyo

        In which case I would not be a politician. No body forced this scum bag to be gay or run for office.
        Both were choices.

      • eddie47d

        Is Romney a flip flopping “scumbag” who joins whatever side the wind is blowing on. Maybe that is your preference in inconsistencies or is this just a gay bashing issue? You know Barney is gay so let’s pound him a little harder! At least you knew where he stood on issues unlike Romney.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Yeah eddie we knew where he stood as far left as the frickin eye can see.__Ya wanna know why the Left/Dems attracted the perverse & the crooked politicians?__heres a vid-start with 1 of 9__about 10 minutes each.The Dems were floundering at one time a weak, you were infiltrated years ago, you’ve never questioned it, you’ve accepted their mantra!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCLXCDrjl6g&feature=related

        • eddie47d

          Is that your last name …big wyo?

          • Angel Wannabe

            EDDIE__????

          • eddie47d

            I asked big wyo a question and you answered …so is that your new last name? LOL

          • libertytrain

            Angel – he apparently has forgotten this isn’t the private chat room…

          • Angel Wannabe

            Liberty, I didn’t see that there was someone here by that name, until I scrolled up.

          • libertytrain

            Angel you did nothing wrong. Who knew what he was talking about -

          • eddie47d

            …and we’re suppose to understand your humor?

          • Joe H.

            eddie,
            Is your name edd duh??? Feel good???

      • http://aol hralph

        At least I don’t sucked on those ball park franks you may do and now wondering about you.All those that voted for this queer is a queer as a two dollar bill

        • Dave

          What an idiot. Stupid comment. POS>

      • Angel Wannabe

        Karaolyn Agreed we live in a more educated Society, but Education only works, if the people are willing to put forth the effort to learn, and I’m not talking ’bout how perverted we can get and see if Society rejects it!
        There is no use you and I discussing about being Gay and hiding it!
        It’s an agrumnent of Good and Evil, nothing anyone says is going make me believe, its OK to be Gay.
        NOW, To Coin a phrase, God created Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve!
        Be_ what the hell you were born to be!_-I’m not giving anyone a pass because they think God screwed up and made them a gender they’re not happy in, it’s not Gods fault, it’s theirs, happiness is a choice!

        • kevinnc

          If you are so sure that being a homosexual is a choice then please explain what would make a person choose to be a homosexual? What is the incentive or the allure? If you can’t produce an answer to this, then you do need to start questioning the “choice” argument. If there is no up side to making the choice, then why would so many people choose to be gay? Answer – they aren’t choosing. It is who they are. Good and evil have nothing to do with it. You need to be able to form ideas and opinions based on something other than a book. Faith is a wonderful thing, but blind faith is dangerous.

          • Angel Wannabe

            OK kevinnc I’ll Bite__The Homos I know are extremly over the top intelligent or Talented, and very successful. I think that they’ve overcome most of what the average person would think of a challenge, the Gay lifestyle is another challenge. So when they get bored again, what next?__What perversion or excuse will you symphathize with next, where the hell is this going to end or are you so tolerant that ANYTHING GOES???

          • Angel Wannabe

            kevinnc, blind Faith is God!

          • Kevin

            First off, there is no such thing as “the gay lifestyle.” I am gay, but it doesn’t define how I live my life. And “what happens when they get bored”? Bored with what? Being gay? Not an activity, so I don’t see how someone can get bored by it. You like to label things you don’t understand or are uncomfortable with as perversions, that doesn’t mean that they are perversions however. Also, gay people aren’t looking to take up causes. Gay people are only seeking equality at the moment. It’s really not that hard of a concept.

          • Kevin

            And blind faith is not God. God gave man the ability to use reason and logic. Blind faith, without reason and logic, leads to fanaticism. So remember your opinion on blind faith the next time you hear about a terrorist attack. They have blind faith and look what it leads to.

          • Joe H.

            Kevinnc,
            Then how do you explain the quote “Faith of a mustard seed”??? Now I sure that mustard seed sure didn’t research GOD!!!

      • Fed up

        Bullchips!!!! Being a homo goes against all moral human natures. It’s an unnatural and anti-christian action. Not to mention just plain sick.

      • John

        There is nothing “enlightened” about trashing an ancient social code that homosexuality is severely dysfunctional behavior and even just plain pointless. mentally ill individuals have no business in political office or running loose on the streets. Any society that treats and accepts such warped and destructive behavior as normal is a broken society and headed for collapse…kinda like ours. Does this make me a bigot? Ask me if I care. Your leftist epithets and labels no longer work on me and on many other like me. We’re done with that. I’m probably a racist too. So what. How does that help you? I’m immune to the Left’s attempts to undermine my opinions and somehow marginalize my world view or attempt to activate some supposed guilt on my part for being what you are convinced that I must be.
        I despise Frank because he represents everything that is wrong with America. Everything. He was a sick, perverse, corrupt, power mad, monster who, sadly, helped mightily in crashing this economy. I also despise every voter who voted for him, supported him or even merely looked the other way while he did what he did. They are equally culpable.
        Thankfully there is a cell in hell for old Bawney. I hope he has good life. It will be his last taste of freedom.

        • Angel Wannabe

          “Hear, Hear” John, I still say, if anyone sides or protects these immoral b*stards, they’re an accessory to the crime!

        • Dave

          Your epitaph can simply say…Here Lies Stupid…or Ignorant…your choice

      • Angel Wannabe

        Karolyn__ BS! I’ve never excused OR hid in the dark because of who I am,and never would!_ I could care less if people like who I am or not!

        BUT__I’ll never accept Homosexuality as a normal__NEVER!
        If that makes me a homophobe, TOUGH SHYTE!

      • Joe H.

        karolyn,
        you sure you are not???

  • Monte

    I can’t help but wonder: Why would the people of Massachusetts put this fag back in office term after term? This must be the same people behind the queer preacher absurdity. I could, but won’t, say more. I don’t want to offend some of my fellow countrymen. I will add, however, that they might as well be from another planet as compared to the people where I live. It proves one thing: Put an immoral pervert in office and you still have an immoral pervert. I fail to see anything ‘progressive’ in that.

    • rosina

      Like you Monte, i wonder about Massachusetts.
      Founded by very puritanical people, it has now developed into a MADACHUSETTS!!! REALLY MAD.
      wHY WOULD THEY RE-ELECT FOREVER THAT AWFUL TED KENNEDY? A known destroyer of a young woman? A selfish s o b who only thought of himself instead of saving the girl? Then, we have this disgusting piece of ***t who had a brothel in his basement????? Always re-elected? Is there something in the waters there that has voters voting for such rubbish?

      • libertytrain

        I’ve wondered about them for a while now…

      • Old Henry

        rosina:

        Basically it shows just how far our nation has DEVOLVED.

        To have good government it must be populated by Godly people. When you have godless deviates, communists, etc.the decay becomes pervasive to the point of no return. Welcome to modern-day Rome rosina with Little Barry as our Nero.

  • rhcrest

    I am so sick of the gays ramming their disgusting lifestyle down everyone’s throats and expecting that we “tolerate” it. Next we will be told that we need to tolerate pedophilia, incest. necrophila, sex with animals because those people “can’t help” being attracted to whoever it is that they are attracted to and we need to “understand”. The only rule seems to be if it feels good do it. There is no right and wrong. It’s all moral relativity. Think i am talking nonsens? The American Psychiatric Assn is moving to get pedophilia out of its category of mental disorders and into the “it’s just another lifestyle choice” category. Google it. I think Sodom would be a step up from where this country is today.

    • Old Henry

      rhcrest:

      “Next we will be told that we need to tolerate pedophilia,”

      That has already happened. Think Penn State & Syracuse.

    • CJM

      APA has TOO MUCH POWER…and they should be curtailed. Seems like whatever APA says it is supposed to be gospel and all absolutely must believe it. APA has dominated society for years, especially since the 1960s…put them in their place. Even the medical field doesn’t put them on a pedastal, why should the rest of us?

    • Helen2

      If God doesn’t come back soon and/or ends this perversion, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. I don’t see how we can get any more sinful than where we are now, but I pray daily that we don’t. It’s not just the perversion of sexual sin, it’s the greed of the politicians, the arrogance of man that God’s word doesn’t matter and it’s also the killing of babies and the list goes on and on. When are we going to learn as a nation you can’t ignore God and think it is okay?

  • Blue Jeans

    I really wish we wouldn’t call him (them) “gay” – he is a homosexual and what they do is disgusting!

    A well written article and I hope Barny gets to read it. I can’t add anything else that hasn’t been said! Thank You Ben. Oh, and great picture of the homosexual.

    • Monte

      I agree with you. ‘Gay’ is one of the happiest terms in our langauge. It brings to mind things like: fun, thrilling, joyous, happy. The “gay 90′s” conjures up a wonderful decade. By who’s authority did such a positive term become corrupted into something sick, twisted and perverted. It is an outrage! I refuse to call them by other than what they are. And they are certainly not ‘gay’!

      • Brian

        Awww, you poor little bigot.

        • Old Henry

          There is nothing at all bigoted about the comment Brian.

          They are deviates, and Abomination to God Almighty.

          God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Better pick up a copy of the Holy Bible and read it, Biran.

        • Brenda Choate

          A bigot is defined as someone who is unwilling to grant other people social rights or to accept other viewpoints. Does this help you with the over overuse of the work?

          • Bear SF in RVN

            In my fathers college dictionary, Funk and Wagnalls 1937, Bigot is defined thusly; An illiberal adherent of a religious creed or of any party or opinion.
            Stubbornly attached to a creed, party, opinion, or system.
            Obstinate and intolerant attachment to a cause or creed.
            (See Fanaticism)

            By this definition anyone religious, political(ANY “staunch” member of EITHER political party), Or with STRONG convictions of ANY kind, would by this definition be a “BIGOT”.

            On those terms, by my beliefs, I would have to declare myself a Proud Bigot!

          • Bear SF in RVN

            I would also add that “Political Correctness” is PURE BIGOTRY in action!

        • Dale on the left coast

          Bawney was an Heterophobe . . . how bout you Brian?

        • Fed up

          Brian, Go suck something! BTW how long have you been a fag?

      • rosina

        Once again i agree with you and BLUEJEAN
        Like you, have always objected to the use of ‘gay’ But the women remain lessies????? I always say ‘so they are miserable? And not happy like the homosexuals?”
        But, the word ‘gay’ is-was such a lovely word We used to have a ‘gay old time” Now, we have to watch what is said.

        • kevinnc

          You are aware that the terms gay and homosexual cover both men and women right?

      • http://aol hralph

        Monte you can’t tell Brian anything that he wan’t disagree with you because he is siucking on one those franks. but maybe it is Barney pepperoni as all those that agree with this fagot is a fagot themselves

        • kevinnc

          Perhaps if you spelled even half of those words right, someone might take you seriously.

          • Joe H.

            kevinnc,
            perhaps if you weren’t a sexual deviant we would take YOU seriously!!!

          • Kevin

            What a witty retort. You’ve stung me to my core. I don’t know how I will be able to go on.

          • eddie47d

            That’s how they think they win by all the name calling Kevin. Silence through intimidating tripe.

          • Joe H.

            PROMISES, PROMISES!!!

    • Brian

      I think you are a disgusting bigot. You are the one hung up on the sexual preferences of others. Not only are you a bigot you are a pervert as well.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Brian, Your either a Gay yourself or a Homo_sympathezier, either way YOU yourself are accountable for your own action or in-action. If your GAY, you’ll deal with God, If your not Gay, BUT sympathize with they’re cause, your and enabler and offer no help to try and turn they’re evil ways. That’s just a s good as guilty.

        • kevinnc

          Angel, I am gay and am at perfect ease with my life and have no worries about how I will be judged before God. I live a good Christian life, volunteer in my community, and have been in a committed relationship for much longer than many heterosexual marriages end up lasting. Being gay is merely one aspect of who I am, it is not what defines me as a person. I have no worries about how I will be judged. You may want to start considering how you will be judged in the end when God asks you about how you sat in judgement of others and tried to use His name to justify your hate.

          • Karolyn

            Thank you, kevin!

          • Angel Wannabe

            kevinnc_I knew you were Gay by the way you spoke__I’m very comfortable in my own skin as well, I’m a Christian as well But I make no apologies for how I feel!__Been Married for 36 years, together 39!

            __We will All stand before our Creator one day, and be Judged._The Original claim that Homosexuality is An Abomination, sits with GOD himself, I hide behind No ones hate, not even my own!___We hate the sin not the sinner. But I don’t tolerate ANYONE trying to make an appaisement to me, that Homosexuality is Normal. It’s not. In my Opinion, It’s pure self gratifcation and serves no purpose except lust!__You want to be Gay, then do it__My concern is the kids!!!__YOu were once a child, I’d like to know how your parents feel about your choices??? Are they with you?__I’m already aware, that you can say anything and have it be regarded as truth, because I don’t know you!!??

          • moonbeam

            “Angel, I am gay and am at perfect ease with my life and have no worries about how I will be judged before God. I live a good Christian life”

            kevinnc, If you are gay and live a “good Christian life” what does God say about homosexuality?

            Make no mistake, we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God. One of the things God asks of us is to confess and repent of our sins. Have you confessed to God your sin of homosexuality and repented of it? I’m confessing something daily! Do you read your bible and understand what God says about sodomites and where they will spend eternity? If you’re not worried, you should be.

            If you are a Christian, then you (should) know what He says. He says you are in error. Do you follow Him or do you follow the world? Or do you sit in church, praise His Holy Name then go home to jump into bed with another man, forgetting about God? The road is straight and narrow, Kevinnc. There’s no wiggle room.

            God will work with you to remove that abomination from your life. All you need do is ask Him. If you don’t ask for His help to rid you of the un-natural lust towards other men, then you have chosen to remain in error.

            I truly believe a spark of God exists even in the worst of us. Otherwise, why is His Name the first words we cry out in times of trouble? Even non-believers cry out to Him for help when they KNOW there is no one else who can.

            Eternity is from everlasting to everlasting. Your decisions today have a great impact on the hereafter and there are only two places to spend it. Hopefully you’ll make the right choice today and store up your treasures in Heaven. The other place has no ice water or a/c and is quite hot!

            Then you got that badass walking up and down in the earth seeking whom he may devour, laughing at all the people he fooled and tricked into spending eternity in a lake of fire with him. You’re a Christian, Kevinnc, right? Read Revelations, all of it, to see how he ends up. You know the one, that prideful one.

            OH!, and in case you didn’t know, Bible Prophesy always has been and always will be 100% spot on.

          • Kevin

            Angel – Don’t even try to sell me on the “hate the sin, love the sinner” crap. Based on your posts it is abundantly clear that you hate homosexuals, period. And there is no “wanting” or “choosing” to be gay. I AM gay. It is a part of how God designed me and how he designed other homosexuals as well. There was never a time in my life where I was faced with the option of being attracted to women. I have never felt any emotion other than friendship for a woman. I have no say in my emotions and attractions. I somehow doubt that God put me on this Earth to be completely alone. I am not going to pretend to know God’s plan or God’s mind, but I know myself and I know for a fact that I am 100% emotionally and physically attracted to men. I have been in a relationship for nearly seven years now, we are very much in love. Lust does not sustain a relationship for seven years. My parents, who are conservative Christians, by the way, are very much aware of everything about my life. They are loving and supportive. They have welcomed my boyfriend into the family with open arms because they love me and are good Christian people. You and Moonbeam can say whatever you want about the Bible and what you think God wants. I know in my heart that I never chose these feelings. I know in my heart that the man I am with is the man I will love for the rest of my life. If you want to believe that God would send me to hell for being in a loving and committed relationship, that’s your business. When I stand before God, I know that he will embrace me with open arms. You seem to believe that I can’t be a Christian simply because I am a homosexual. I live a very good life. I give to charities, I volunteer in the community and work with animals and different shelters for people in need, and my boyfriend and I have even allowed his parents to come and live with us since they are not able to take care of themselves as independently as they used to. They are also very devout Christians, who accept and love us. I know that I am a good Christian person, because I help people in need and always put others before myself. I am not worried about how I will be judged. I have faith in God’s love.

          • Karolyn

            moonbeam – You might want to expand your reading a little. There is much in the Bible that is up for intepretation. If you choose only one, then you are limiting your view. Everyone has their way of seeing and interpreting things, and we are all right.

  • PJD

    Barney Frank is a sad reflection of the moral deprivation that has enveloped our culture. It is ironic that, as a lawyer, he has chronically compromised the law for his personal gain and as a Congressman, he has chronically compromised the same cnstituents he was elected to represent with the legislation that he has promoted and espoused. And, finally, as a person, he epitomizes the lowest level of humanity. (not becasue of his sexual proclivity but because of his willingness and special efforts to compromise the greatest Nation in History, all for the selfish goal of personal gain.

  • aurelio nunez

    This is best thing to happen in congress. The next best thing to happen if the PREZ would happen not to run again. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS GOING TO TAKE TO WAKE UP AMERICA. We must get rid of the old cats in congress to get this country going again. Term limits would handle some of the problems. Some of
    these cats get elected and they come out millionaires. So AMERICA PLEASE WAKE UP.

    • Joe H.

      aurelio,
      do you support ron Paul?? you do realize that under your term limits he would not be running, don’t you? We already HAVE term limits, the VOTE!!!

  • Brian

    The level of bigotry here is disgusting. With every new comment you folks show the liberal claim of right wing bigotry to be true. Thank goodness I’m not a right or left winger.

    • Dave

      Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything; if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

    • Monte

      Why are you here? I’m sure there are queer sites where the perverts will make you feel more welcome. I will retain my opinion. And no number of perverts will change it. If you don’t like that, go elsewhere.

      • Old Henry

        Monte:

        Maybe Brian is into S&M. We are his whips and chains for his self-depricating behavior.

        • Joe H.

          Old Henry,
          brian says he isn’t left or right. guess he’s a plain old CATCHER!!!

    • Davis Stevens

      Brian, That’s called Freedom of Speech in case you have forgotten!

      • Old Henry

        Davis, do not forget, they define “free speach”.

        An example? Send the TEA Partiers straight to hell. It’s time to take the sons of bithces out! (Which was approved by Little Barry the admonisher of civil discourse.)

        • http://aol hralph

          Ol. Henry If the Obama gets reelected he will be impeach this time because we repulican will have controll of congress that don’t mind impeaching this president.Obama was lucky because they had the demo’s in office this time and would make impossible to impeach Obama then.Now the table has turned

      • kevinnc

        You are aware that Brian is exercising his right to free speech also. Yet you all keep telling him to shut up and go away. It seems you all only value free speech when it allows your opinions, everyone else’s opinions should be censored.

    • Davis Stevens

      Also, Brian, Watch out! Old Gums, Barney might just invite you out for a Quick Meal!! “Nuff Said”!

      • Old Henry

        LOL Davis!

    • Old Henry

      Well Brian, to quote Jack Nicolson: “You can’t handle the truth.”

      Deviant behavior is deviant behavior. It’s just that simple. Bawney was a deviate, a criminal, a narcissist, a completely immoral person whose legacy will ultimately not be at all flattering in the, for lack of a better term, annals of history.

      • kevinnc

        You have just described every politician in America.

        • libertytrain

          I think your generalization is a bit too large. There’s at least a couple out there who aren’t pond scum. Gabrielle Giffords comes to mind and of course, unless he’s really good at hiding his skeletons, Ron Paul makes my list. I’m guessing there are a few others…though probably very few.

  • Dave

    Irregardless of the repeal of “DADT” and the burgeoning population, the lamentable facts are still with us; those who choose this alternative lifestyle live on average 20-30 years less, have yet to realize the unintended consequences of fragmented families (if you can call them such), an abandoned and emotionally lost generation who will in every sense of the word “crash” whats left of the job/welfare system and wreck havoc on what’s left to resemble society.

  • AJ

    Barney should be labeled a Gay Prisoner because this SOB should be in prison for what he has done while supposidly serving the people of the USA.

  • Davis Stevens

    I wish the Lolly Pop Sucker the best case of Aids for the future! It’s the likes of him and his cronies that have gotten this country in the Mess we are in. Also, the Idiots that elected this slurper for years deserve all the Blessings that he has bestowed upon them! “Nuff Said”!!!!

    • kevinnc

      How mature, wishing AIDS on someone. Grow up.

      • Joe H.

        Kevinnc’
        Your bleeding heart comedy act is getting quite overbearing. Why shouldn’t we wish it on him? Look around you and look at what HE HAS WISHED ON US!!!

        • Karolyn

          So you believe two wrongs make a right, Joe? You really wish horrible diseases on people? THAT is sick!

      • Angel Wannabe

        kevinnc, Ok here I have to agree, I’ve always made practice to try & NOT wish anyone ill will purposly, it always comes back on ya!

  • Karolyn

    Yet another opportunity for conservatives to have a chance to blast fellow human beings for being who they really are. I have read that EVERYONE, whether they know it or not, has a small part of them that could be attracted to the same sex. Most people are not honest enough to admit to things about themselves as human beings that they do not wish to look at. OK – Have at it! :-)

    • Davis Stevens

      Karolyn,

      Just what being a Conservative has to do with talking about a Pervert to God’s Will? The Good Book, the Bible says that it is Sin! “Nuff Said”!

    • http://aol hralph

      You are dead ass wrong I don’t even think want to know what male of the opposite sex has and care less what he has and hoping he has less than I do. I like be only person knowing I can take care of all the females out there.I would be like Old deer buck gathering all the does I could in his harem

  • art

    Now Barney can spend more quality time on his marriage with his husband.

  • http://liberyalearts john p.

    DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT NEVER GO TO JAIL.
    THE CONSTITUTION SAY’S NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW .BUT THE DEMOCRATS
    ARE .THEY ALL COME OUT SMELLING LIKE A ROSE WHY IS THAT.
    CHRIS DODD AND BARNEY FRANKS SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR WHAT THEY DID TO OUR COUNTRY.BUT CONGRESS SAY’S THEY MADE A MISTAKE .

    • Brenda Choate

      Good question. I wish someone had an answer.

  • AJ

    Prision? They need a rope around their neck for treasonous acts!

  • Blue Jeans

    Brian that’s all you got “right wing bigot”? Well you’re wrong, and well the truth must hurt sometimes. Homosexuality is a perversion it is not natural unless you allow yourself to fall into a natural spiral downward into moral depravity. (Are you listening Karolyn?)

  • Joyce from Loris

    I agree with rhcrest 1000%. We have had all of this nonsense shoved down our throats, and TOLD that if we didn’t like it, there was something wrong with US! Now, they want to make it OK to molest little children. People, until we STOP turning a blind, politically correct eye, this sort of madness will only get worse. They fought to have “don’t ask, don’t tell” removed from our military, and now the transgender people are coming out, screaming for the same rights! They want sex change operations, at the expense of the American tax payers. We have to stand up and yell ENOUGH, and be gone with these hideous notions that we have to “accept” or be labeled a “hater”. I am not a hater, but I am sick and tired of all the madness that comes from our government telling me what I have to accept and what I can say or not say. I am sick of being told that if I don’t agree with a certain agenda, then I am the problem. Enough already! Every thing about our government sickens me. Congress can’t figure out why they have an 8% approval rating, when everything they do incrementally destroys our nation, our freedoms, our ability to live our lives without fear of robbing us blind of our money, bullying us into “believing” the way they want us to, and accepting every assault on our Constitution.

    • Old Henry

      Bravo Joyce.

    • kevinnc

      You may want to learn the difference between pedophiles and homosexuals. Homosexuals have no interest in children. Not that I have any real interest in the topic, but sex change operations are elective surgeries, the individual is responsible for covering the costs for the operation, taxpayers would not be responsible for a dime.

      • libertytrain

        Gosh Kevin, again with the generalizations. I knew one male pedophile homosexual in my life so I’m guessing a certain percentage of pedophiles are either straight or gay.

      • moonbeam

        Then, kevinnc, how do you explain the pedophiles who have infiltrated the boy scouts and committed heinous crimes against innocent boys?

        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44502408/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/boy-scouts-face-more-sex-abuse-claims-court/#.TthaK1a8DPw

        • moonbeam

          They are men who prefer to have sexual relations with little boys. They are homosexual pedophiles

          • Kevin

            The point is that if a person is interested in children they are a pedophile, period. Labeling them homosexual or heterosexual is irrelevant since the main urge is an attraction to children. Too many people like to make the assumption that there is a large percentage of homosexuals who are preying on children sexually. This is not true. There are pedophiles who target children of both genders out there. Girls are actually targeted three times more than boys are. Many of the pedophiles who target boys are actually married men, like Sandusky, who have been in heterosexual relationships for many years, but also have an interest in little boys. I am not going to pretend to understand pedophiles, because I find them repulsive, but there should not be a confusion between homosexuals and pedophiles.

          • libertytrain

            kevin – you are correct. Whatever the case may be pedophiles are the lowest of the low.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Kevin & libertytrain–I agree.

    • eddie47d

      It’s never okay to molest a child Joyce so why the antics about homosexuals. It’s pretty much a whole different subject. It’s like during the Inquisition where the Spanish blamed all their troubles on the Jews. Stop looking for scapegoats for your phobias.

  • Tom SC

    I believe Brian is a perfect example of why Mass. keeps sending Fwank back to congress. I also agree that his lifestyle is Sad not Gay. The lifestyle is chosen, not thrust upon one. Nobody is forced to live as a queer.

    • Karolyn

      If they want to be true to who they are, it is a force. Would you have a fulfilling life being someone you were not – playacting through your life?

      • Monte

        Karen, so you, as feely-touchy, heart-bleeding liberal condone any lifestyle, no matter how deviant or abhorrent? You believe in no standards of morality? You believe, if it feels good do it and I will support you? Oh, but wait, not if they’re conservatives. Gotta draw the line somewhere, right? Or, how ’bout Christians? You liberals are a farce!

      • Old Henry

        Karolyn:

        “it is a force.”

        That force is known as Satan. He can be resisted, and defeated. However, it takes faith in God Almighty and seeking His strength and guideance.

        • Bear SF in RVN

          AMEN!

        • Joe H.

          Old Henry,
          My friend, you just said one hell of a lot in those few words!!!!

    • Old Henry

      I have never heard of animals acting like Bawney and friends. Hmmm.

      • DaveR

        I am on the conservatives side in this discussion/debate, and agree with those who think Barney Frank’s career should be viewed at best as a disgrace. However, as a teenager living in farm country, I have witnessed animals (steers = castrated bulls) mounting one another. And there are videos posted on YouTube depicting similar behavior among a group of male horses. Such behavior was rare, but it did happen.

        If our society and individuals who have homosexual, pedophilic or other deviant behavioral desires do not rein in their activities, society at large will continue to devolve at an increasing pace to destruction, just as it did in ancient societies.

        • Bear SF in RVN

          Societies such as SODOM, and GOMORRAH!

      • Karolyn

        Yes, it does happen, Old Henry. See my post below. See? It is impossible to know everything, even though many believe they do.

        • Joe H.

          Like you karolyn????

          • Karolyn

            No, like YOU, Joe! I admit I don’t know everything, but I believe what I believe. I believe that every human being has the right to be who they are, and those who wish them harm are some sick people!

          • Joe H.

            karolyn,
            OH, I see. It’s ok for YOU to believe what you believe, but if I believe what I believe, I’m wrong??? how gracious of you!!!
            Remember, there was a jewish lawyer that defended a third reich skinhead. He told the guy,” I hate what you state and believe, but I will defend your right to your belief with my life!!! I take no actions against the homosexuals, and I don’t try to pass “special laws to cover only the straight but I will not support deviating law to cover only them!!

  • Caveman101

    The article is on Barney Frank. His sexual proclivities, are not my concern until he thrusts them into the public domain, which he did with a vengeance. What he should be remembered for, and prosecuted for, is his role in the ecnomic collapse of Western civilization. He blocked any attempt to rein in the misbegotten housing programs and the poor watchdogs, the ones that weren’t corrupt, did not have the courage to stand up to all the political correctness. The World Bank says 400,000 children died (so far) as a result of the downturn. Mr. Frank’s bloody fingerprints are all over this. Barney Frank is and should be remembered as a monster! Good riddance.

    • Monte

      Caveman, welcome to the utter hypocracy of the left. They have almost accomplished the complete destruction of our country. Idiots!

      • Old Henry

        No Monte, the idiots are those of us who have let it happen.

        The evil that is liberalism is not idiocy per se, it is simply pure evil and good men let it triumph by doing nothing.

        • Monte

          Well said Henry!

  • Tall Ted

    I learned of Rep. Frank’s retirement with sorrow. He has been my Representative for the last twelve years and I have voted for him every chance I get. Not because he’s gay, why should I care about who he sleeps with, but because he is an effective, pragmatic patriot who has worked to preserve the average citizen’s freedom from government intervention.

    • Old Henry

      Tall Ted:

      I hope you are being sarcastic and using dark humor.

      If not then you are a prime example of the systemic brain-dead elecotrate that is the demoocrap party. and you have played a key role in the utter destruction of not only our nation’s economy, but also its morals.

    • http://aol hralph

      He preserve what NOTHING.iF YOU CALL PRESERVING THE DOWN TURN OF THIS ECOMONY THEN YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG

    • Tim

      Tall Ted. You’re a friggen Idiot.

    • Tim

      Tall Ted. The last three scores on the old IQ test were: idiot, imbecile, and moron. For people who think like you there should be something after moron.

    • Angel Wannabe

      Trll Ted, Your proof, that God has a sense of Humor__Good Lord!!!!

    • Dale on the left coast

      And what’s your house worth today Ted?

  • jim

    He sure did NO good for the gays, with his EGOTISTICAL BRAT attitude!! What a poster HAG!!

  • Blue Jeans

    Bulletproof Barney Frank Retires — Liberal, Gay, Untouchable
    Larry Elder

    When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his intention not to seek re-election after a 32-year career, not one of the nightly news broadcast network anchors found time or space to mention either Frank’s central role in the housing meltdown or his congressional reprimand. Not one. Similarly, an Associated Press article headlined, “Democratic Rep. Barney Frank Announces Retirement,” mentioned the reprimand, but nada on Frank and the housing collapse.

    ABC called him “one of the most familiar, powerful and colorful characters on Capitol Hill.” NBC said, “Among his legacies — besides his legendary sharp tongue — he was the first member of Congress to publicly acknowledge he was gay, back in 1987.” In a nearly 30-paragraph press release — uh, news article — headlined, “Barney Frank, a Top Liberal, Won’t Seek Re-election,” The New York Times sanitized, purged and whitewashed.
    The “all the news that’s fit to print” newspaper, America’s most influential, left out a few things.

    Frank relentlessly defended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the “government sponsored entities” at the center of the housing meltdown. National Review editorialized: “It is as a champion of a different kind of pay-for-play operation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that the congressman did the most damage to the country.” Economist Thomas Sowell wrote last year, “No one contributed more to the policies behind the housing boom and bust, which led to the economic disaster we are now in, than Congressman Barney Frank.”

    Sowell explains: “His powerful position on the House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services gave him leverage to force through legislation and policies which pressured banks and other lenders to grant mortgage loans to people who would not qualify under the standards which had long prevailed. … With the federal regulators leaning on banks to make more loans to people who did not meet traditional qualifications — the ‘underserved population’ in political Newspeak — and quotas being given to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more of these riskier mortgages from the original lenders, critics pointed out the dangers in these pressures to meet arbitrary home ownership goals. But Barney Frank counter-attacked these critics.”

    Whom did Frank blame when the housing meltdown — and Freddie and Fannie’s role in it — became obvious even to Frank? “Right-wing Republicans,” he said.
    The Big Three nightly news anchors and the Times also managed to avoid any mention of Frank’s congressional reprimand for fixing the parking tickets of a male prostitute.

    “Representative Frank,” writes National Review, “was reprimanded by the House for making misleading statements to a Virginia prosecutor on behalf of the prostitute — whom the congressman eventually put on his own payroll — and for having fixed dozens of parking tickets on this behalf.” Frank denied knowing that his lover, a convicted drug dealer, was running a prostitution business out of the congressman’s house. The boyfriend, however, insisted that Frank knew about it.

    But wait, there’s more. NR also notes: “(Frank) was sexually involved with a Fannie Mae executive during a time when he was voting on laws affecting the organization. The final cost of the Fannie/Freddie bailouts will run into the hundreds of billions of dollars, and the real damage that the organizations did to the U.S. economy — and the world economy, for that matter — probably is incalculable.”

    UCLA political science professor and economist Tim Groseclose estimates that the pro-liberal mainstream media add 8 to 10 percentage points to the ratings of a Democratic candidate in a typical election. The bias comes in many forms, including simply leaving relevant things out, thus helping to shape public opinion that aids Democrats and hurts Republicans. The coverage of Frank’s retirement shows how this is done.
    How would consumers getting their news from ABC/NBC/CBS/Times learn that Frank was reprimanded by Congress? They wouldn’t.
    How would consumers getting their news from ABC/NBC/CBS/Times learn about his central role in the housing meltdown? They wouldn’t.

    At a 43 percent Gallup approval rating, President Barack Obama presently governs with the worst approval rating at this juncture of any president since Harry Truman — including Jimmy Carter, whose popularity temporarily spiked after the Iran hostage crisis.
    Imagine where Obama’s numbers would be if the media did not serve as a public-relations arm of the administration.
    But thanks to the media’s love and support, the bullying Congressman Frank gets to leave Congress with his head high instead of what he deserves — the deep and widespread scorn of the American people.
    But there’s worse news.

    The ranking Democrat who stands to inherit his position on the powerful House Financial Services Committee is none other than hyper-lefty Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Waters is currently under an ethics investigation for not disclosing her financial interest in a community bank for which she successfully obtained a bailout. After accusing, without evidence, oil companies of price fixing, she threatened to “socialize” them — or, as she explained to the oil execs, “Basically, taking over and the government running all of your companies.”

    On second thought, maybe Frank wasn’t so bad.

    • Tim

      Blue Jeans, You hit the nail right on the head.

    • Dale on the left coast

      Every American owes a debt of gratitude to Bawney . . . he single-handed made Housing Affordable in the USA. In some areas its even back to 1970′s levels.
      Now O’bammy . . . the guy from the Boys Club in Chicago . . . is working on getting Wages Down to 1970′s levels . . . another amazing Dimmicrap Accomplishment!!!

  • Rugged Engineering

    Unfortunately, I note that the vast majority of comments above tend to the distraction of Frank’s orientation. (Whether or not orientation matters to me is irrelevant – and should be to you IF we want to get the discourse to what it should be – what he did in his role as a Senator and how it affected the country.) Unfortunately, orientation has been employed to distract and disable those with relevant opposing views to Frank’s policies.
    What I measure Frank’s on, and more imprtantly his approach, is how it is to countered successfully so that the issues can have air without distractions. I find many of his legislative acts and positions deplorable becasue they are impractical and irrelevant to long term sustained growth for our Country, which is the only focus we should measure Politicians on (in my opinion anyway!). Whether Liberal, Conservative, Independent or whatever – what will the long term ramifications of a political position (as opposed to posture) be?
    I am a Conservative in that I beleive that we need to start with an evaluation of just what is needed from our Government,then determine how to get there and have efficiency so that the cost is minimized. What I note is that Politicians all seem to stand on the bedrock that whatever we already have is absolutely necessary – and now we need to determine how to fund it – whatever “it” is! We need to push back as Citizens and voters, and ask the first question – Why is this necessary? And have the guts to ask it not only of what is proposed, but what we already have.

  • billy

    Barney Frank is exactly what is wrong with America today. He used the gay card to shield himself from criticism over his overt leftist ideology and his flagrant pursuit of a progressive/Socialist agenda. Barney hid behind his gayness much like Rev’s Al & Jesse hide behind their blackness when they play the race card. Frank is a liar and a crook yet he is being lionized by the MSM who share his perverted view of the political landscape. There are 80+ Socialists in the Democratic Congress, Barney is one of them. His achievements are few and his damage is epic. We now celebrate Frank the Freak’s departure from the political arena and ask the voters of Mass….”what the hell is in your water up there”?

    • Monte

      Well said, Billy!

    • Old Henry

      billy:

      Well said, but see Tall Ted’s post above. Scary as hell.

  • Mark Are

    Barney Frank is a typical psychopathic politician. That’s how I will remember 99% of the politicians that are in office. PSYCHOPATHS. He proves it with his approval and support of abortion. He proves it by taking money from the bailout problems. He proves it by wanting to keep people from protecting themselves. HE HAS NO CONSCIENCE. A PSYCHOPATH HAS NO CONSCIENCE. Most politicians, police, judges, etc. fall into that category. Google, Beware The Psychopath My Son by Clinton Callahan.

  • Jim

    There must be some reason for his leaving office other than thinking he did something wrong and thus will not get the votes to win office another time around. You see, any State that kept the likes of Ted Kennedy in office for over 40 years could care less about anything regarding the truth. Frank is an idiot that should have been voted out of office over a decade ago….but noooooo…the idiots of the State of Massachusetts will always vote for the most recognized name on the ballot.

  • Raggs

    What does it say about the people who elect such TRASH as Barney?

  • Gringo Infidel

    This criminal deviant is long overdue to leave ‘public service’ (e.g. public mooching).

    What is more dangerous? Him or those who kept voting for him?

    Answer: all of them

    It was not enough to hurt his own state – he had to undermine the entire Republic.

    • Harry

      The most sickening thing about this creep is his ability to continue to draw an income from the taxpayer after he leaves, and use this money and his political connections to further his “political” causes to lobby more in Washington.

  • Tim

    Gay doesn’t matter. Barney Frank is a self centered, egotistical,arrogant, lying thief who is living proof that God made more horses asses, than he made horses.

    • Tim

      Listening to this arrogant piece of dog sh*t talk down to his constituents at town hall meetings made me wonder how he did get re-elected. They shouldn’t let people in Massachusetts. vote. With their record of voting for people like this clown and Ted “Killer” Kennedy who raised the immigration levels so high that people don’t assimilate into our society, they take over cities, and Barney was for it all.

  • Cincinnatius

    IF you have any doubt why America is on the ropes, IF you have any questions about whether we will survive, read Tall Ted’s comment. This is the kind of ignorance, i.e., I don’t know, I don’t know that I don’t know, I don’t want to know, BECAUSE I think I know and that’s all I need to know. This will kill America. We can abide many things, but NOT an overarching ignorance of the electorate.

  • Harvey

    I hope that the truth comes out in print in in history books. Then the people will wonder how in the ell could the people of a free country elect queers, socialist, communist and worst of all a Muslim president. All of these elected people have done everything within heir power to destroy the best country the world has ever scene.
    They will so wo der how the citizens could elect someone to office when there was a question about his citizenship. It is obvious that this person wanted to destroy our country. There are o my two ways to destroy America. One is by defeating our military. This will not happen if our forces are not prevented from doing their jobs by politicians. The other way is to bankrupt our country. Obama has tried his damnest to do just this. The queer Franks, and the over seventy admitted socialist that are in congress have helped.
    How much of the bailout money ended up in the personal accounts of these despicable people?

  • Karolyn

    Here is one quote from this very interesting article: “The animal evidence is also pretty strong that what happens in the womb can affect the eventual sexual orientation of the fetus. For example, exposure to differing amounts of testosterone or estrogen in the womb can affect whether an animal is hetero- or homosexual.”
    http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=155

    • Monte

      Great! Pseudo-science from leftist research. Probably done by a fag at that. Hey, I believe it. If someone tries hard enough, they can prove anything – except how to fit it into reality. At no time in the history of the world have these perverts been given recognition. And the Bible says it is an abomination; it is sin. Nuf said. What a bunch of nutcase leftists and perverts have to say about it is completely meaningless.

    • Dale on the left coast

      Back in the Day . . . two prominent sexologists did an extensive study on the homosexual thing . . . their excellent study was of course panned by the media of the day . . .
      Their Conclusion was “Homosexuality was a Learned Phonominum” . . . I totally agree as no real science has ever discovered a Queer Gene or any other indicator. This is why the same-sexers are so eager to teach our children all about their strange lifestyle . . .

      • kevinnc

        Maybe it was rejected because of words like “phonomium”. FYI – there are dozens of studies which have been conducted over the last few decades which state that homosexuality is not a learned behavior nor a chosen behavior. To date no study has been able to determine the cause of homosexuality, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t one. I can attest to the fact that it is not a choice.

        • Joe H.

          OH, YEAH, like we’re supposed to take your word as UNBIASED!!!

          • Kevin

            You can look up the studies, they aren’t hard to find. And being that I am gay and I know that I never chose to be gay, I think that my statement is relevant.

          • Joe H.

            now tell me something. if you tell me something here, I’m supposed to just accept it’s true?? And you are the one that said blind faith leads to fanaticism!!!

  • John

    There is nothing enlightened about trashing an ancient social code that homosexuality is severely dysfunctional behavior and even just plain pointless. mentally ill individuals have no business in political office or running loose on the streets. Any society that treats and accepts such warped and destructive behavior as normal is a broken society and headed for collapse…kinda like ours. Does this make me a bigot? Ask me if I care. Your leftist epithets and labels no longer work on me and on many other like me. We’re done with that. I’m probably a racist too. So what. How does that help you? I’m immune to the Left’s attempts to undermine my opinions and somehow marginalize my world view or attempt to activate some supposed guilt on my part for being what you are convinced that I must be.
    I despise Frank because he represents everything that is wrong with America. Everything. He was a sick, perverse, corrupt, power mad, monster who, sadly, helped mightily in crashing this economy. I also despise every voter who voted for him, supported him or even merely looked the other way while he did what he did. They are equally culpable.
    Thankfully there is a cell in hell for old Bawney. I hope he has good life. It will be his last taste of freedom.

    • Monte

      Right on the mark, John! It’s past time that we stood up to these bunch of brain-dead bullies! Tell them to take their political correctness and jam it somewhere that would make the evil pervert Frank smile.

    • jerry sweet

      man maybe with the letter Q in my address is not a good thing today.just kidding,i agree period.as a disciple of CHRIST and HIS church,iam reminded what the bible has to say about the people living in what i believe are the last hours of ?NORMAL? on planet earth.it states and i quote..in the last days men will think they have become wise,but instead have become UTTER FOOLS.were there/here folks.frank,and dodd and bush and newt(TERED)and everyone that voted them in,time after time,beware.GOD is not a clown.HE is loving,but He also has a side called WRATH>.America is doomed.we have had it.the camel/straw thing,is the day we voted in a person who cant even read,without teleprompters,and hates the nation of ISRAEL>they will suffer greatly in the days ahead,but they also will last forever.we tho will not stand and we will be at the top of the ole dung heap of history.i thought dung an appropriate word for todays frank topic!!

  • Angel Wannabe

    Hey Folks, Bob L. and Ben C, you’ll like this too, these vids are not about Homo’s perticularly, but are one Woman’s vision/opinion of a Country we live in since King Obama took over__Here’s the first of three vids!
    Language isn’t too bad, but not for kids!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqtYkd2gCs

  • shirley

    Apparently no one ever explained “about the birds & bees,” to Barney Frank. God intended it to be male doves mate with female doves, male bluebirds with female bluebirds, etc. Please note that should the male bird try to mate with another male bird, one would say that is queer…not gay! Glad Barney is leaving

  • CJM

    Barney Frank is “retiring” from political office in the hopes that he will be forgotten when indictments start coming down the pike…and he certainly is among the front-runners for such legal action. Take notice, BF–the arm of the law stretches mightily and can grab you where it hurts the most!!!!!!!

  • JAF

    Deviant behavior, … different from the “normal”, strange ..as defined by Webster is queer…. a rose by any other name is still a rose….Shakespere was one smart man!!! PC be dammed!!!

  • cincerely

    To me, this article is just one more evidence of Republican’s intense interest in the sex lives of Democrats. I doubt that you will find comparable discussions on a left-leaning site.

    • Alex

      You are correct, cincerely!

  • BC.

    I couldn’t care less about Mr Frank’s sex life other than his insistance on forcing it down everyones throat – who cares?
    What I do care about are his policies and how they have affected all of us, regardless of what label we attach to each other. They are a disgrace. The effects of Fannie and Freddie are long lasting and will be difficult to overcome. He and Mr. Dodd did not do any one any good
    and now we must pay for that pie in the sky dream.
    I’m glad he’s going away. I just hope he stay’s away.

  • Ladd Prier

    Aware that it is acutely non-PC, I have to wonder if Frank’s limbic mis-wire had anything to do with his buying so deeply into the myth of liberal compassion. Pushing for sub-prime mortgages which sooner or later implode and become globally toxic cannot be compassionate regardless of how noble the goal of universal housing was: that fannie-may fantasy was and is a failure of reality testing on the part of many politicos, Frank in particular.
    It is that or the much darker leftist agenda of destroying the American economy.

  • Alex

    The only problem with the Dodd-Frank Reform bill is that it did not go far enough in emasculating the whorish rampant and rabid Capitalism that eats our children.

    • Joe H.

      Alex,
      Capitalism fed our kids for many, many years! It is CRONEY capitalism that has screwed us royally!!!

  • Palin16

    I love the story of Goldfinger, wherein James Bond converts Pussy Galore from a lesbian to straight. “I must have appealed to her maternal instincts.” Earlier, she had told 007 “You can knock off the charm, Mr. Bond. I’m immune.”

  • Thinking About

    Perhaps those who refer to the “idiots” who elected Barney Frank who has some accomplishments are wondering why the “idiots” elected a representative from the 14th district of Texas who does not have any notable accomplishments.

    • Ronald R. Johnson

      Thinking About, Hymmmm, lets see now Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, boy friend of a male prostitute who he helped run a male prostitution ring.
      Yea old Barney has some accomplishments alright, except it seems that only you and the Idiots who kept electing him to office time after time thought the were Notable, the rest of us thought they stunk and were sick! God bye and good riddance to him!

  • steve in AZ

    Sung to the tune of Goodbye Norma Jean.

    Bye-bye Bawney Fwank,
    Though we always wished you would fall,
    You had the sense to get away,
    With all the gwaft you could.

    You crawled out of the woodwork,
    Sprayed saliva all around,
    We knew you were no different,
    And you never proved us wrong.

    And it seems to us you got away
    With all the money you could scam
    Knowing all along
    We’d never catch you burgling.
    And we’re glad we never met you,
    With your lithpy voith,
    We’re sure you won’t stop burgling,
    Just because you change your game.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Well, there are 2 ways to look at this. Women can feel safer around this Daffy Duck/Elmer Fudd – voiced moron than if they were around the former womanizer-in-chief Bill Clinton. But young men need to be wary around Elmer Fudd!! Either way, we should celebrate with (music from Rush Limbaugh’s show) Abba’s “Banking Queen” or Millie Small’s “My Boy Lollipop” songs. It is a good occasion for music. Think about it. Barney Fwank is wetiring!! Good widdance to this guy who should be in jail with Bernie Madoff!! ….. Well, let Elmer Fudd enjoy his wetirement. It’s better for all of us if Barney Fwank is just out hunting wabbits, instead of being in Washington DC scwewing up this countwy along with his fellow Democwaps!! HASTA LA VISTA Elmer Fudd!! Don’t hurt too many wabbits!!

  • Palin16

    They should include Jeffery Dahmer in their new textbooks in California as one of their “positive gay role models”. All of his victimes were male.

    • Joe H.

      Palin 16
      Yeah, but he was a sausage EATER!!!

  • Dave G

    I will just thank the good lord when Frank is actually gone! He has left a legacy of liberal lies and failed policies. Bye, bye Barney…

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    Seems Brian sure does not like to hear anyone put down his Hero! Barney was worthless elected official,and a thief,and person too! And messing around with male prostitutes shows he had no morals either. Why wasn’t the Bum run out of Washington a long time ago? Anyone else would have!
    Sure hope Brian is not an elected official somewhere!

  • CUZIN ERN

    God supplies all the goodies on that big buffet table, you take a bit of this and a bit of that…Some do not adhere to this fact and load up their plates with more than they can consume and they end up getting sick in the belly..
    When we have too much anything, especially money, we seem to throw caution to the wind and start experimenting with all sorts of games to get tangled up with; including your “funny Uncle” perhaps who takes to boys for instance and once you are in the fold, you are hooked for life as a sex tool to submit to his every wish and desire…So, don’t temp Satin, he has that tail with the barb on the end resembling a deer slayer, only it’s you instead of a deer but, you will do to satify his every whim…

    Just think for a moment, we have members of the cloth, coaches in sports even brothers or sisters, congressmen, presidents past and present who sooner or later reveal their hangups…pick your friends carefully…..don’t get hooked..speared or bagged….

  • jerry sweet

    the day we the people voted for a person who cant read without his teleprompter and publically states his hatred for the Jews was/is the day America was finished and waiting for complete destruction.hang on we’re in for a terrifying ride..we the voters who time and time again kept in office,frank reid pelosie,bush,hillary and that other clinton and bush no. 1 and,well you get my point.we deserve it.GOD warns us in a book ,how to know HIM, how to live and accept HIM and how to defend the apple of his eye.ISRAEL.its called —basic instructions before leaving earth,BIBle—.heavens narrow road,or hells very wide road.America chose the wrong one

  • http://www.realcolorwheel.com/ Don Jusko

    Words are important, they say what you mean.
    Faggot, queer, homo, gay.
    Graveyard, cemetery, memorial lawn park.
    Words that over time have have become a negative impact are changed to represent a positive impact.
    Wedding, wedding, wedding.
    Marriage, marriage, marriage.
    Words that have a positive impact don’t change over time.

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