Rep Frank Explains Bombed Hoodie Joke

May 29, 2012 Full story: 7

Representative Barney Frank has been known for sticking his foot in his mouth. As reported yesterday, Frank did that again when he shoved his foot down his throat and bit it off at the knee when he made a rather flat joke about the hoodied academic robe worn by Hubie Jones at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth commencement this past Sunday.

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#1 May 29, 2012
I thought it was funny.
John E

Geneseo, NY

#2 May 29, 2012
Oh just do the "I'm sorry if anyone was offended..." stuff and let it go as a poor taste mistake. Don't feed the Faux News gremlins. They're dying for scraps of any kind to chew on these days.
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms

Souderton, PA

#3 May 29, 2012
The joke doesn't work because everyone knows the racist bigots would shoot the hoodie wearing academic right there on the dais during the ceremony.
Dane T


#4 May 29, 2012
snyper wrote:
I thought it was funny.
Frank has always been a sick joke on the citizens of MA.
He proves they are too ignorant to handle the adult responsiblity of sending quality leaders to the House of Representatives.

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#5 May 29, 2012
Dane T wrote:
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Frank has always been a sick joke on the citizens of MA.
He proves they are too ignorant to handle the adult responsiblity of sending quality leaders to the House of Representatives.
Barney was good at the skills of politics. I haven't always agreed with his choices of how to use them.

Ishpeming, MI

#7 May 31, 2012
The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C.$40 million was missing. The credit union's manager: Republican Party activist Lawrence E. "Larry" King, Jr., behind whose rise to fame and riches stood powerful figures in Nebraska politics and business, and in the nation's capital.

In the face of opposition from local and state law enforcement, from the FBI, and from the powerful Omaha World-Herald newspaper, a special Franklin committee of the Nebraska Legislature launched its own probe. What looked like a financial swindle, soon exploded into a hideous tale of drugs, Iran-Contra money-laundering, a nationwide child abuse ring, and ritual murder.

Nineteen months later, the legislative committee's chief investigator died - suddenly, and violently, like more than a dozen other people linked to the Franklin case.

Author John DeCamp knows the Franklin scandal from the inside. In 1990, his "DeCamp memo" first publicly named the alleged high-ranking abusers. Today, he is attorney for two of the abuse victims.

Using documentation never before made public, DeCamp lays bare not only the crimes, but the cover-up - a textbook case of how dangerous the corruption of institutions of government, and the press, can be. In its sweep and in what it portends for the nation, the Franklin cover-up followed the ugly precedent of the Warren Commission.

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#8 May 31, 2012
That's all very intriguing, "rider", but do you have any links to the sources of your story?

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