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and thus they reach perfection . . .

See, there is justice.

Why we’ll miss Barney Frank

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Interviewer: You’ve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed?

Barney Frank: No.

Interviewer: Why not?

Barney Frank: Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I give an answer? Do you think I lie to people?

Interviewer: I thought you might explain why you support decriminalizing it but don’t smoke it.

Barney Frank: Do you think I’ve ever had an abortion?

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Barney gets it just right

I can’t embed this video – it’s hulu and a plug in seems to be required. Whenever I don’t understand how something works (like plug ins) I keep some distance, So I can only urge you to follow this link.

Barney Frank appeared on the Leno show and they talked about the current political climate and the polarization out in the country. Frank spoke of the difference between ‘then’ (the ’80’s, when Frank came to Congress) and ‘now’. And he says it’s not just wingnuts or crazies – they’ve always been there in abundance on both sides – he says it’s the amount of attention they’re accorded by a careless press. I remember the days of The Weatherman and other assorted leftist crazies – their activities were reported by the press of course; their opinions were never solicited by the press however, it being assumed that they were not be particularly rational.

FRANK: “And I think that part of the problem is that the worst behavior these days gets encouraged rather than discouraged.” and  Frank’s message for today’s protestors?  “Rudeness is not a substitute for thought.”

The media has become part of the problem – inflating things that were once barely worth their attention.