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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

Barney Frank's Badass Answer TO NYT Re: His Views On Marijuana

The Most Badass Excerpt From Barney Frank's Interview With The NY Times
Barney Frank was interviewed about a variety of subjects by the NY Times recently. Hereís how he answered a question about his views on marijuana.

Interviewer: Youíve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed?

Barney Frank: No.

Interviewer: Why not?

Barney Frank: Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I give an answer? Do you think I lie to people?

Interviewer: I thought you might explain why you support decriminalizing it but donít smoke it.

Barney Frank: Do you think Iíve ever had an abortion?


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-best-excerpt-from-barney-franks-interview-wit

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Reply Barney Frank's Badass Answer TO NYT Re: His Views On Marijuana (Original post)
kpete Jan 2012 OP
tridim Jan 2012 #1
annabanana Jan 2012 #2
bigwillq Jan 2012 #3
rhett o rick Jan 2012 #4
redqueen Jan 2012 #5
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #6
think Jan 2012 #7
closeupready Jan 2012 #8
Mopar151 Jan 2012 #9
sabrina 1 Jan 2012 #10
Enrique Jan 2012 #11
JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #12
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #13
Gregorian Jan 2012 #14
tblue37 Jan 2012 #22
hifiguy Jan 2012 #15
slay Jan 2012 #16
wandy Jan 2012 #17
Marrah_G Jan 2012 #18
felix_numinous Jan 2012 #19
valerief Jan 2012 #20
drokhole Jan 2012 #21
donheld Jan 2012 #23
ejbr Jan 2012 #24
JTFrog Jan 2012 #25
zabriskie point Jan 2012 #26

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. I love how his answer leaves open the possibility that he vapes or consumes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. Lord, Lord I'm gong to MISS that man!. . . . . n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

3. HA! Awesome response!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. First of all, it's none of your business, and second of all.... it's still none of your business. nm

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

5. lol... what an idiotic interviewer.

Hey NYT, your agenda is showing. Again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:52 PM

6. Kicked and recommended.

Kudos to Barney Frank.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. 3 Cheers for Barney! Here's hoping he stays in politics even if not in office.

He's brilliant!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:56 PM

8. Gotta love that man, sharp as a tack.

Go, Barney! K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

9. Willie Nelson to Tom Brokaw - interviewer

Tom - Have you smoked marajuana today?

Willie - Nope. Why - you got some?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

10. Lol, he is so good at slapping down the 'stenographers'. They should know better than

to try to entrap him. It always ends up bad for them with Barney. I am going to miss him on the floor of the House, tearing apart Republicans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

11. people are so stupid about marijuana

that is actually a very silly question by the NY Times. I saw a TV interviewer, MSNBC I think, be silly with Frank about marijuana and he made her look very stupid, by giving a serious answer.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

12. Barney Frank is all kinds of awesome.

Have long appreciated his quick wit & plain-spoken approach. He's great!

Julie

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

13. Priceless.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:51 PM

14. Oh. My. God.

That is so superior I can't touch it. My first thought was how men in Congress have decided what women in America will not be able to do. But he just transcended his maleness with that answer.

Funny how when I try to recommend this thread the box jumps away. I can't recommend this thread! It's ok. I'm glad I saw it.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:37 AM

22. I added a rec on your behalf. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:59 PM

15. Ba-Zing!!

Barney does not suffer fools well. I love it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

16. Nice

 

Legalize it!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

17. The man is an Icon. He will be missed. We need a few more like him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:51 PM

18. bwahahahahhaha

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:05 PM

19. He knows how to check these morons at the door

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:43 PM

20. Badda bing! That's why we love Barney Frank!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

21. "I don't play poker on the internet, either."

I believe that was the very next sentence. It really was a great answer.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:08 AM

23. lmao Only Barney could have said this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:29 AM

24. The list could go on

Do you think I ever had to go to the back of the bus?

Do you think I ever had been denied the right to vote?

Do you think I have ever been raped?

Must I have been molested as a child to be against child exploitation?

and on and on....bravo Barney!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:28 PM

25. Fanfuckingtastic answer.

Love that man.

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:29 PM

26. Betcha get stoned every night, too?

 

I am for legalization, also, but you love Frank after the catastrophe with Fannie/Freddie?

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