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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:21 AM

Love him or hate him, you can't deny Barney Frank has style...

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Reply Love him or hate him, you can't deny Barney Frank has style... (Original post)
WillParkinson Jan 2012 OP
xchrom Jan 2012 #1
Scuba Jan 2012 #2
GoneOffShore Jan 2012 #3
6000eliot Jan 2012 #4
tularetom Jan 2012 #5
WillParkinson Jan 2012 #6
redqueen Jan 2012 #7
demtenjeep Jan 2012 #8
dmallind Jan 2012 #9
AtomicKitten Jan 2012 #10

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. ...

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:29 AM

2. Mark me down as love him.

Hope he has his own talk show soon.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. I wish he wouldn't retire.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

4. And big nipples!

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:41 AM

5. Why would you hate him?

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Response to tularetom (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. I wouldn't...

Some here, however, have expressed disdain for him from time to time.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:59 PM

7. Love this.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. boom

there it is

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:48 PM

9. This displays a common idiotic attitude we should all guard against

This being the interview of course, not the OP!

I see it all the time - in everyday interactions, on DU, in serious discussions. The silly idea that people can only support policies or changes that benefit themselves directly. It's a poisonous and depressing assumption that reflects poorly on the one making the assumption and the one about whom it is made. I'm no paragon here - I've been guilty of it myself, and neither am I some noble altruistic crusader who seeks only to help his fellows. I have never indulged in marijuana in any way, and have no intent to do so. Not from prudery but from lack of interest. I'm also for legalization. Not just because people should be free to do whatever does not harm or unduly risk harm to others, but because it would free up hugely expensive enforcement resources and generate a ton of tax revenue to the public purse. I am not naive enough to suggest it would reduce crime at the serious and violent distributor level, as those top level criminals will simply switch to other contraband, but properly regulated it would simply be another personal vice industry.

I wonder why the assumption is so automatic that those in favor of policy X, be it legalized drugs, sanity instead of hysteria about driving after a few beers, legal prostitution or whatever are those who toke up a storm, drive shitfaced every night and troll the street corners looking for teenage hookers. It only seems to apply to the "personal vice" issues though. Nobody assumes death penalty opponents are all serial killers, or pacifists are all soldiers hiding from the front lines. Why is it that those who want rational approaches to booze, sex or drugs are assumed to be addicted to them?

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:50 PM

10. LOL. I'll miss his wit when he leaves Congress.

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