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Date: 12/19/11 08:30 PM

28 Responses to Barny Frank Takes Republicans to Task on Freedoms

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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    Link: Barny Frank Takes Republicans to Task on Freedoms - Barney Frank exposes more republican hypocrisy to George Will and Paul Ryan.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    As a libertarian, I have to admit that I agree with Democrats about 5% of the time. This is one of those times.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Why would I want to see more republican hypocrisy? How is this entertaining?

    It`s like a guy during WW2 who reads the paper only for the funnies, and the title each day keeps blaring "yes, the war is still on, in case you`ve forgotten!". What use is that to him? Can we get some better entertainment here?

    Steal something from funnyjunk if you must.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    December 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    drat Barney. He is part of the reason our country is in this mess.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    OldOllie

    if you are a libertarian you should not be worrying about how often you agree with the dems or even worrying about them at all. you should be asking yourself instead when was the last time you agreed with anything the GOP had to say or has done???
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    ...and this is why I like Ron Paul, but hate most other libertarians
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    December 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    I love the whole `Gateway Drug` conversation, because in essence it`s true. However for me and most of my friends my age, alcohol came first, -then- weed, etc..
    I can buy a bottle of vodka anywhere, and noone cares in the slightest...
    People worry about the next act of atrocity by the `Muslim Menace`, me, I`m more worried about how the government in power, both here in Australia and in the US, panders to Christian `values` to boost their votes...
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    359 posts
    December 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    Oh, and if you legalise Cannabis, the worst thing that can happen is that we raise a generation of slackers...
    Oh, wait, too late...
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    December 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    Stupidity is the gateway to the mainstream republican party
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 1:13 am
    VOTE RON PAUL VOTE RON PAUL! I don`t even smoke weed... But still.. legalize it!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    December 20, 2011 at 4:29 am
    F`ing cigarettes are they gateway drug to alcohol and the hardest to quit. War on tobacco!
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    Dessic Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2011 at 5:41 am
    But if the topic changes to gun control, Barney Frank is all for limiting freedom. Each major party, in their own way, is for personal liberty only on things with which they agree.
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    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 6:24 am
    And if the topic changes to fuel efficiency then Democrats are OK with inflicting on us CAFE standards, which kill over 40 thousand people every year, and they`re not opposed to telling us what light bulbs to use, or how much water we can have coming out of our shower heads or in our toilets, or how much salt restaurants can use. Nice try, Barney, but totally disingenuous.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 6:49 am
    @Patticakes- Could you explain how fuel efficiency kills 40k people every year?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2011 at 6:56 am
    what light bulbs to use, or how much water we can have coming out of our shower heads

    Ignorance. If you believe your sources of fresh water are unlimited then you are dreaming. And lightbulbs? Really? Energy efficient lightbulbs use less electricity and last longer than normal incandescent ones, so why bother bitching? Over time you save more than you initially spend.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2011 at 6:58 am
    Also, the whole cigs/alcohol being a gateway to weed has been apparent for decades if you believe in the gateway garbage. The only argument that could possibly go against decriminalization/legalization of weed is the standard "If we do that, EVERYONE will use it" which has never been found to be true, and also promotes the idea that use CONSTITUTES abuse, when it doesn`t, just like all the people that drink and aren`t addicted and driving drunk.
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
    133 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 7:32 am
    The internet is a gateway drug to pot. I have found that heroin is a great way to get off of crack cocaine though. Now if I just have some thing to kick the heroin. But seriously, I don`t think pot should be illegal. Use the same tax system and license system that currently applies to alcohol. But I think selling pot in a liquor store might be a bad idea. So if you open pot stores you create jobs, the store owner, the grower, the store clerk, the artist that makes the cool bongs, and the guys that sell the pot to the pot store. Just license all of them in a similiar way that alcohol is done.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 8:06 am
    Barney was spot on! Now as far as those CAFE standards killing people...that`s a myth. Traffic deaths have actually fallen, not risen, mostly due to the seat-belt laws and mandatory airbags that Conservatives fought tooth-and nail against.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Oh...and less drunk driving.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am
    Barney reminds me of a cartoon character.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Yup. I don`t have anything to add to that.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    As if, Barney is a libertarian? He loves regulations on personal liberty, when it agrees with his politics!

    Hypocrisy
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Barney reminds me of a cartoon character.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Scum bags with suits on. Doesn`t really look any different than my local landfill.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    that guy sounds like archie bunker.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Barney reminds me of a cartoon character, the one with the voice of reason.
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    tyekit Male 30-39
    15 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    @OutWest What regulations are you referring to? From what (admittedly little) I`ve read thus far, he seems to be consistently anti-regulation.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    That would be Barney Frank who is largely responsible for the catastrophic continuation of the terrible policies of Fanny and Freddie? Probably having the largest personal responsibility for the 2008 economic devastation? This man is self-serving, hypocritical and repulsive.

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