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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:33 PM

Tomorrow is Barney Frank's last day...

Found this on FB... I have been such a fan, and we all should remember how hard this man fought for us! Mr. Frank, I thank you, and I hope you enjoy your retirement!


This from my friend Eric Smith --

Tomorrow, December 31, 2012, will be the final day that U.S Representative Barney Frank will serves in Congress. His departure will be something to be mourned for fewer congressmen of the past thirty plus years have done more for the cause of full equality. Though as the first openly gay representative he advanced the rights of gays, he also advanced the rights of everyone else; be it African Americans, women, the poor and the dispossessed, you name it; if you were for freedom, for full equality, then Congressman Barney Frank was on your side and he fought hard for you; whether or not you lived in his congressional district in Massachusetts or in any part of the United States.

It didn't matter if you were gay or straight, he fought for you. He far transcended his office and came to embody America as it should be; as it should have been long ago; an America that recognizes the rights of all Americans to be treated with that same dignity and respect with which they wish to be treated; be they black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, or Jew. The only thing that mattered to Barney Frank was that you were a human being and therefore entitled to full human rights. If you truly love this country then you simply have to admire the man for he represented the very best in all of us and our nation is a better country because he served and our world is a better place because he lived.

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Reply Tomorrow is Barney Frank's last day... (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #1
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #20
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #21
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #23
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #24
pinto Dec 2012 #2
PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 #3
doc03 Dec 2012 #4
Capt.Rocky300 Dec 2012 #5
babylonsister Dec 2012 #7
Mass Dec 2012 #13
DevonRex Dec 2012 #6
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #8
tavalon Dec 2012 #11
babylonsister Dec 2012 #17
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #19
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #9
DianaForRussFeingold Dec 2012 #10
dionysus Dec 2012 #12
obxhead Dec 2012 #14
Uptownpony Dec 2012 #15
Lugnut Dec 2012 #16
bigtree Dec 2012 #18
JimDandy Dec 2012 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:37 PM

1. Damn. So we're losing at least TWO REAL Democrats in the House?

Frank, Kucinich ... are there other champions of the people we are losing?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:22 AM

20. Correction... Oh, sorry... thought you said they were the ONLY...

We have plenty of other REAL Democrats. We have Gwen Moore here in WI and Mark Pocan is filling Tammy Baldwin's seat. That's just my state. I'm sure others can name many more REAL DEMOCRATS.


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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:24 AM

21. Jan Schakowsky is another.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:06 PM

23. Actually, there's a REAL DEM from my state too: Rep. Peter DeFazio nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:08 PM

24. Yay!!

Sorry, I knee-jerked and THOUGHT you implied Frank and Kucinich were the ONLY REAL DEMS. I've read similar a LOT here in the past. It bugs me because there are a lot of really good REAL DEMOCRATS. Like Rep. DeFazio.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. Thank you Mr. Frank.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:39 PM

3. Saw him just tonight on MSNBC

As always, he was spot on. Mentioning how Republicans love to talk about cutting government, but nobody ever says how they cut police officers or firefighters. The House will be losing a powerful Liberal force

I hope he has a great retirement!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:39 PM

4. We will miss him n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:41 PM

5. I would like to see Gov. Patrick.....

select Barney as interim Senator to fill Kerry's position until the special election.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:48 PM

7. I read about a week ago that Dukakis might be available to

hold the spot until Markey actually runs. I don't know how true that is, but don't think the placeholder is all that important. I hope Barney has plans for an extended vacation somewhere warm with his honey.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:10 PM

13. He said he was not. He is giving a class in CA this spring and therefore would be unavailable.

But I would love seeing Barney Frank be the interim senator.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:44 PM

6. I love Barney Frank. What an admirable man and

what a tough Congressman he has been. He is so strong and so smart. When you think of his life, for crying out loud, he achieved so much before it was even close to being "acceptable" to discuss LGBT issues publicly. But he was out and proud and a Congressman already. From an important state. With huge responsibilities. I am in awe of the man still.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:51 PM

8. stolen

As is the custom on Facebook.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:38 PM

11. LOL

Yes it is custom! I saw that one yesterday. Can't remember his sisters name, but it was sweet.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:02 AM

17. Whaaa...got a problem with that?

That's what FB is for!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:16 AM

19. I meant *I* stole it

Cuz it's a beautiful sentiment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:59 PM

9. Tomorrow is Dan Lungren's last day...

Yin and yang, no?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. K&R Nice tribute! Thank you!

I'm going to miss him so much!!!





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:52 PM

12. he's a standup guy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:52 PM

14. The only politician

The only politician I've ever wanted to have a long and glorious retirement.

He really gave it his all fighting for the least able to defend themselves.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:54 PM

15. A Great Loss

Thank you for your years of service, enjoy a long and wonderful retirement.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:23 AM

16. I'll miss Barney.

He has earned his retirement which I hope he enjoys for a long time. Thank you Rep Frank.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:29 AM

18. thanks, Mr. Frank

. . . you've been there for us as long as I've been paying attention . . . and longer still

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:51 PM

22. Great Democrat. Great democrat. Great guy.

Wish he had been from my state. Going to miss hearing hearing from him and going to miss his votes.

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