Representative Barney Frank vs a Harvard Student
Barney Frank is a better bully than a question answerer, no?
Next time, Joel, ask Congressman Frank about these specific details. on the subprime mortgage loan meltdown in which he was complicit.
Bet Barney won’t answer those questions either.
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Has anyone noticed the angst and anger on the LEFT since Obama was elected President? Blog traffic is down at the major left-wing blogs and commenters here and elsewhere are particularly touchy and driven to the ad hominem.
Perhaps the LEFT is driven by outrage and insurrection rather than policy driven discourse? Perhaps they are unhappy with “The One?”
Perhaps they are just unhappy people.
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank Calls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe – 03/20/09
This homosexual slur or was it slur by a homosexual was in the context of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the short title of a federal law of the United States passed on September 21, 1996 as Public Law No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419. Its provisions are codified at 1 U.S.C. Â§ 7 and 28 U.S.C. Â§ 1738C. The law has two effects:
- No state (or other political subdivision within the United States) need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
- The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.
Now with that background what does the United States Supreme Court and Justice Scalia have to do with the Defense of Marriage Act? Is there a specific case or is Frank just shooting off his mouth calling people names A BIGOT to his gay friends over at 355gay.com. How do you spell demogogue?
Probably the latter.
By the way, Representative Frank you can always try to amend or change the law in Congress but looking at the last vote of 342-67 in the House – good luck with that.
The Forbidden Saturday Nigh Live skit featuring George Soros, Herbert and Marion Sandler and the pols that enabled them has been reposted as per editing and redaction by NBC.
The original SNL skit is here at Pat Dollard’s blog.
Michelle Malkin posted screens shots and a complete transcript here.
And, here is the edited skit as reposted at NBC:
So, why was the original skit taken down and censored?The company line is that the skit “didn’t meet their standards.”
A “Saturday Night Live” skit that skewered President Bush, Democrats, homebuyers and subprime lenders for their roles in the mortgage meltdown was removed from the program’s website because it “didn’t meet out standards,” a spokesman for the show said Tuesday. An edited version of the skit will be re-posted online soon, the spokesman said.
The skit, a parody of a C-SPAN news conference, ridiculed subprime borrowers, housing speculators and Herb and Marion Sandler, the real-life couple who built Golden West Financial into a subprime lending powerhouse and sold it to Wachovia before the subprime collapse. At one point in the skit, the Herb Sandler character says he made $24 billion off the subprime boom. Graphics then appear labeling the Sandlers as “People who should be shot.”
“Upon review, we caught certain elements in the sketch that didn’t meet our standards,” a spokesman for the program said in an e-mail message today. “We took it down and made some minor changes, and it will be back online soon.”
The Left dismisses the FLAP as just “sketch comedy” and nothing sinister. Oh Really?
In an interview with Gold, the showâ€™s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said the Sandlers were distraught but had not demanded the changes. He noted the â€œPeople who should be shotâ€ line was deleted as was a reference to their â€œcorrupt activities.â€
But a comparison of the two versions shows that actually a little more than that was cut. What also was excised was any mention of the involvement of Massachusettsâ€™ Rep. Frank in the Sandler subprime messâ€¦
In the original skit Sandler addresses Frank, saying, â€œAnd thank you Congressman Frank as well as many Republicans for helping block Congressional oversight of our corrupt activities.â€
To which Frank replies enthusiastically, â€œNot at all!â€
Let’s face it folks, there has been “PRESSURE” placed on NBC to edit or even remove the skit. They have resisted because of the overt censorship of the flap but made changes as a remedy when the lawsuits come. And, the will.
The fact is the Democrats, notably Congressman Barney Frank and their left-wing billionaire friends of George Soros and Herbert/Marion Sandler have been complicit in the financial meltdown which is at hand. The skit offered cynical transparency.
The parties involved did not like it and attempted to quash the speech. But…..the SNL skit had already aired.
Now, all of America knows and there WILL BE repercussions.
Flap posted about this Saturday Night Live skit yesterday and embedded the video from NBC. Shortly thereafter the video disappeared.
Pat Dollard has the skit here. Go and watch it before he gets the obligatory CEASE and DESIST letter from the NBC Universal attorneys.
NBC is furiously erasing its tracks. Any attempts to upload the forbidden SNL bailout skit skewering George Soros and his left-wing subprime schemer friends Herbert and Marion Sandler will likely be squashed. So, I transcribed the whole comedy sketch for you and provided screenshots for the 7-minute video that has disappeared from NBC and Hulu. (Pat Dollardâ€™s blog has posted the full clip on its server. Thanks to Ms. Underestimated for the .wmv file.)
The hits on the Sandlers ( â€œPeople who should be shotâ€) and Soros ( â€œOwner, Democratic Partyâ€) occur near the end of the skit.
So much for freedom of speech.
More information on the Sandlers here and their involvement with subprime mortgage loans and Wachovia Bank.
Want to bet whether George Soros threatens NBC Universal with a lawsuit along with the Sandlers? Or will NBC News allow him to explain on Meet The Press?
Flap bets the former.
SNL left out the part about Chris Dodd and Barack Obama’s complicity. But, with John McCain finally taking up the issue, there will be more.
Watch all of the skit and you will wonder why McCain has been so late to the dance.