in addition to smudging his fingerprints all over subprime as chair of house financial services, bawrney allowed his gay boyfriend to run a callboy op out of the rep's boston home
fixed tens of parking tickets for the pretty little thing, in addition, and tried to get him off probation
hey, love blinds
Barney Frank - Top 10 Political Sex Scandals - TIME
only in massachusetts
while overseeing fannie and fred in the house, barney's newest boyfirend, herb moses (a dignified gentleman more the congressman's age), was an exec for fannie (the bank), which made for another embarrassing conflict for mr frank
Barney Frank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2003, while the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, Frank opposed a Bush administration proposal for transferring oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to a new agency that would be created within the Treasury Department. The proposal reflected the administration's belief that Congress "neither has the tools, nor the stature" for adequate oversight. Frank stated, "These two entities...are not facing any kind of financial crisis.... The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing." The two companies, which together own or back more than half the home mortgages in the US became "hobbled" by loan defaults. Frank clarified in 2009 that Fannie and Freddie were not in crisis at the time and many financial institutions, like Lehman Brothers, also fell into crisis from 2003 to 2008.
Conservative groups criticized Frank for campaign contributions totaling $42,350 between 1989 and 2008. They claim the donations from Fannie and Freddie influenced his support of their lending programs, and say that Frank did not play a strong enough role in reforming the institutions in the years leading up to the Economic crisis of 2008. Frank's former partner, Herb Moses, was an executive at Fannie from 1991 to 1998, where Moses helped develop many of Fannie’s housing and home improvement lending programs. In 1991, Frank pushed for reduced restrictions on two- and three-family home mortgages. During the time that Frank was in a relationship with Moses, he blocked tougher regulations on the banking companies while voting for the Government Sponsored Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1991 and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. Frank and Moses' relationship ended around the same time Moses left the company.
Last edited by The Prof; 03-08-10 at 08:03 PM.
massa says there's a whole lot more to it...
Making sex jokes is sexually harassing? We better arrest all the guys in the United States, you know, just to nip this in the bud.
I don't have a dog in this fight and I love it when Liberals fight one another but I think its a shame that because of this incident this guy is forced to resign......
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
It's is not possible for a Democrat to be forced from office for anything having to to do with being gay, acting gay, and I don't believe you can sexually harass anyone in a gay way.
Having heard that this was all over an off color joke and Omama's hit man Emanuel dressed to show off his manlinessin, (I understand it was a tiny little display) went into the showers to verbally assault Mr. Massa while in the buff I would say the gay discussion should focus on the guy who wanted to do the confronting.
Obama and his people have shown once again they have NO Class.
How about the FBI probe on the congressman from WVa what was dropped just now after three years. Guess what, he's voting YES for healthcare. Anyone surprised that Obama, Pelosi and Reid are the Axis of Evil in this govt?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Did anyone read the Prof's most educational link on Barney Frank?
I mean......would anyone else other than a Massachusetts liberal get away with this?
I mean...for the love of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and well spoken members of the House of Representatives, Barney Frank, a Democratic U.S. congressman for nearly 30 years and the first openly gay member of the House, almost undid his career in 1989 after an affair with Steve Gobie, a male prostitute. Although Frank was single at the time — thus not committing adultery — he did pay someone for sex (with personal funds), which is illegal in his state of Massachusetts. But the poor judgment didn't end there. Frank hired Gobie to run errands and allowed him to live at his home, where Frank obviously hoped he would be rehabilitated and renounce his life of sin. The only problem: Gobie kept on working as a prostitute — from Frank's home.
The Representative maintained that he had no knowledge that his digs were being used as a brothel and said that he kicked Gobie out once he learned what the escort had been doing there. Desperate to prove his limited culpability in the case, Frank requested an investigation by the House ethics committee. The 10-month probe found that Frank did not, in fact, know about the happenings in his home but that he should be reprimanded for use of House privilege in waiving 33 of Gobie's parking tickets and for writing a memo that attempted to end Gobie's probation for a prior infraction.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.