Good As You: Barney Frank Roundup

09/06/2012

Barney Frank's speech (as prepared but not delivered) #DNC2012

Rep. Barney Frank's DNC speech was completely off script. What follows are the remarks as prepared. Once I get video or text of the remarks as delivered (which included a few LGBT-specific shoutouts), I'll post for contrast: When it comes...

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01/26/2012

Frank, Ready, and able: Openly gay Congressman to 'aye' marriage

Earlier this year, longtime Congressman Barney Frank announced he'd leave that 30+ year gig for new endeavors. We now know one of them: Retiring congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will marry his longtime partner, Jim Ready. Frank and Ready plan to...

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07/09/2010

Barney's sad because he must write in Times New Roman. Or something

Apparently an ad looking like this one has been popping up on our RSS feed: If Barney's feeling so special, then why does he look so cartoonily grumpy? Oh, and I've been a homosexual for a long time now, and...

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04/22/2010

Shocker: Rep. Frank has contrarian opinions which he's not afraid to share

Congressman Frank (D-MA) on yesterday's GetEQUAL ENDA action: ''What a stupid thing to do.'' ... Frank called the action ''immature, tacky'' behavior on Wednesday afternoon and said that ''George Miller and others are working hard'' to see the bill passed...

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02/06/2010

Frankly connecting the dots of bias

"[T]he argument that we should not repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" because we are in the midst of two wars is badly flawed. Ironically, the religious fundamentalist terrorists we are fighting generally agree with the defenders of this discriminatory policy...

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10/08/2009

These boots are made for balking: B. Frank on the Equality March

Congressman Barney Frank was on Signorile's Sirius/XM show. This is how Mike sums up what the gentleman from Massachusetts had to say about this weekend's National Equality March: "I literally don't understand how this will do anything," he said. "People...

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08/19/2009

Video: Gotta love our Barney

Barney Frank Confronts Woman At Townhall Comparing Obama To Hitler [YT]

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07/07/2009

Video: For starters, the impersonation is just plain bad

This from a July 4th "TEA party" in Raleigh, NC: The homophobia? Eh, Barney's surely used to that. The simplistic reduction of Democratic views? Par for the course. But the triple chin of the cardboard cutout? That's WAY HARSH, tea...

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04/01/2009

Glenn and bear it (a gay slur)

Glenn Beck may or may not have had any anti-gayness on his mind when he ranted against Congressman Frank on last night's show: We're not gonna make presumptions about his intent, since we've already made a presumption about your ability...

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03/27/2009

Video: Frank talk vs. laughably fallible reasoning

Regardless of where you stand on gay rights, you may think that Barney Frank was out of line to call Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe." You may also think that the congressman didn't go far enough. But can anyone, on...

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03/24/2009

Fine, let's not use 'homophobe.' Game still on.

Focus on Barney: Congressman Takes a Shot at Justice Scalia [CitizenLink] And you know what? Tom and Nima are actually kinda right. Even though they clearly know what "homophobia" means in modern lexicon (and please -- that "I'm not scared...

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03/23/2009

Video: Couric + 'The L Word' - prescription drug ads - half the budget = Gay news worth peeping

Do you know that Logo has a weekly half-hour news show? It's true. "Rupaul's Drag Race" may get all the promotional muscle, but "365 Gay News" is helping the nascent network build up political voice that, quite frankly, has been...

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12/17/2008

Frank, totality of congress barred from 'take lover to work' day festivities

Openly gay congressman Barney Frank was denied in his request to bring boyfriend Jim Ready to the House floor. But before you cry "homophobia," you should know that the barring was not an anti-gay move: it was because of a...

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