It’s Congressman Menendez! We expect his daughter, Alicia Menendez, a Democratic spinner who can’t be on TV enough, but who has gone into seclusion in recent weeks, to soon throw a presser for her dad in conjunction with the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, as the newest LGTB Congressman.
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Facts down the Glory Hole –the Soros whores try to whitewash the Barney Frank whores, again!
Over at the Soros funded Media Matter for America smear site, the boys and girls like David Brock who lie for George Soros and his puppet candidates (and get nice $2 million houses on California Street in Kalorama/Embassy Row for it, unlike Soros’ mistress who went public this year because he never delivered on the condo he promised her), are performing their Orwellian function, tossing facts down the memory hole:
Right-Wing Media Celebrate Barney Frank’s Retirement By Reviving Prostitution Smear
Right-Wing Media Reviv eDiscredited Prostitution Smear Against Barney Frank
HANNITY: Did anyone — because you follow this a little more closely than I do because you’re looking for bias — did anybody mention a guy by the name of Stephen Gobie in any of these reports?BOZELL: No. No. That’s a chapter they don’t want to revisit. They don’t want to talk about the house of male prostitution that was going on in his townhouse. [Fox News, Hannity,12/1/11]
The Big Three nightly news anchors and the Times also managed to avoid any mention of Frank’s congressional reprimand for fixing the parking tickets of a male prostitute.“Representative Frank,” writes National Review, “was reprimanded by the House for making misleading statements to a Virginia prosecutor on behalf of the prostitute — whom the congressman eventually put on his own payroll — and for having fixed dozens of parking tickets on this behalf.” Frank denied knowing that his lover, a convicted drug dealer, was running a prostitution business out of the congressman’s house. The boyfriend, however, insisted that Frank knew about it. [Townhall.com, 12/1/11]
Paul Kane of the Post continued to slobber: “On the left, Frank was a hero both for his effort to rein in the nation’s largest banks and for his role in promoting gay rights, having been the first member of Congress to declare his sexual orientation while in office.”The Post glossed over the fact that Barney Frank’s homosexual roommate and lover had once used the congressman’s residence almost as a brothel. That, I assume, comes under the heading of “promoting gay rights.”For all his sexual deviancy, Barney Frank’s greatest offense had more to do with his ultra-left wing policies. [Townhall.com, 12/1/11]
Unlike the Times, the Washington Post did mention Frank’s, er, interesting partner choices over the years, one that resulted in the infamous “allegations involving his relationship with a male prostitute who worked out of the lawmaker’s Capitol Hill townhouse.” (Side note: The Washington Post frames the boyfriend as someone who “worked” out of Barney’s house? I guess that’s one way to put it. Another was that Barney Frank’s Washington, D.C., apartment was also operating as gay brothel, of which Frank denies he had any knowledge. Snort.) [Human Events, 11/29/11]
LIMBAUGH: If running a prostitution ring in your house couldn’t make you resign, what does? This is a question — wait a minute — Barney did not run the prostitution ring. He said he didn’t know that it was going on. It was his partner at the time, Steven Gobie. Yeah. Barney fixed parking tickets for the clientele at the house. So if running a prostitu- if having a prostitution ring being run out of your basement couldn’t embarrass you to retire, you have to — you do have to wonder what it is. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show,11/28/11]
GUTFELD: Can I make a prediction though? In a – where do we see Frank going? I see a memoir in eight months called “Being Frank,” ‘cause I think that’s nice. You like that? You like that? He’ll talk about being gay, struggling with his weight, and then he’s going to later after that open up a bed and breakfast. In it, there won’t be any breakfast, it’ll just be beds, but it’ll be highly successful. [Fox News, The Five, 11/29/11]
House Ethics Committee Cleared Frank Of All Allegations
Based upon information obtained under subpoena and sworn testimony, the Committee concludes that the weight of the evidence indicates that Representative Frank did not have either prior or concomitant knowledge of prostitution activities involving third parties alleged to have taken place in his apartment. … Representative Frank’s landlords … submitted sworn testimony contradicting Mr. Gobie’s assertion. … The Committee, therefore, further concludes that no further action is warranted.
Not only have Representative Frank’s landlords, Colonel and Mrs. James Daugherty, submitted sworn testimony contradicting Mr. Gobie’s assertion, Mr. Gobie’s assertion has also been rendered questionable by the fact that his claims of call-forwarding service were contradicted by the telephone company. […]While much has been said, written, and speculated with respect to Representative Barney Frank’s relationship with Stephen L. Gobie, it is clear that most, if not all, of such media attention has been the product of assertions made by Mr. Gobie. As has been discussed in detail in prior sections of this Report, the Committee went to great lengths in seeking testimony or other information relevant to the assertions. In numerous instances where an assertion made by Mr. Gobie (either publicly or during his Committee deposition) was investigated for accuracy, the assertion was contradicted by third-party sworn testimony or other evidence of Mr. Gobie himself. [CSOC Report, emphasis added, 7/20/90]
Of course all Brock and the Media Matters brothel have is that a Democratic Congressional Committee absolved Barney Frank of knowing that his roommate was a prostitute and pimp. If true, wouldn’t this imply that Barney Frank is way too stupid to hold elected office?
Wikipedia, which unlike National Public Radio and Media Matters and the Obama administration, Soros has not bought yet, records the fact that Barney Frank was REPRIMANDED by the Congress as he had fixed 33 parking tickets for Gobie’s clients who had parked illegally or for too long outside the Frank-Gobie home while being serviced:
In 1985 Frank was still closeted. That year he hired Steve Gobie for sex, a male prostitute, and they became friends more than sexual partners. Frank housed Gobie and hired him with personal funds as an aide, housekeeper and driver and paid for his attorney and court-ordered psychiatrist. In 1987 Frank kicked Gobie out after he was advised by his landlord that Gobie kept escorting despite the support and was doing so in the residence. Later that year Gobie’s friends convinced him he had a gay male version of Mayflower Madam, a TV movie they had been watching. In 1989 Gobie tried to initiate a bidding war for the story between WUSA-TV (Channel 9), the Washington Times, and The Washington Post. He then gave the story to The Washington Times for nothing, in hopes of getting a book contract. Amid calls for an investigation Frank asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate his relationship “in order to insure that the public record is clear.” The Committee found no evidence that Frank had known of or been involved in the alleged illegal activity and dismissed all of Gobie’s more scandalous claims; they recommended a reprimand for Frank using his congressional office to fix 33 of Gobie’s parking tickets and for misstatements of fact in a memorandum relating to Gobie’s criminal probation record. The House voted 408–18 to reprimand Frank.
And if there were 33 parking tickets (in DC you usually cannot park for over 2 hours during the day on a residential unmetered street if you do not have a resident parking sticker for the neighborhood), how many MORE johns and hustlers were running in and out of their home who walked, biked, used the subway, or parked legally? And why would Congress reprimand someone for fixing parking tickets if they were just neighbors or constituents? Doesn’t the reprimand imply that there was something shady about fixing these tickets — like that they were clients of Frank’s spouse, providing the Frank-Gobie household with illicit income?
Perhaps it is all explained by this cozy photo of Brock (black T shirt) and Frank getting chummy at a beach party:
Media Conservatives Absolve , Falsely Blame Barney Frank For Housing Crisis
Of course the GSE’s pushing low interest loans at marginal low income buyers is NOT the primary cause of the economic crisis, and even the GSE’s stamping a government grade A approval on shaky loans that were then accepted as government AAA rated by the bond market and securitized and sold, later to be exposed as disastrous investments was not the primary cause.
Instead the deeper cause is the government monopoly money system, which exists to allow the government, and its Federal Reserve system, to create fiat credit and currency, with no fear of consumer retribution (as there are no legal competing currencies to flee into), which is used to buy government debt and fund government expansion beyond the amount of tax predation that would result in open revolution. The inflation caused by the fiat credit steals savings from taxpayers without their initial notice, to transfer purchasing power to government. It also lowers interest rates, since the government can sell the bonds to banks using the fiat money instead of offering higher interest rates on the bonds to outbid other opportunities competing for investors. Lower interest rates inflate asset bubbles (dot.coms, housing, vacation resorts, student loans). But the fiat money that makes lower rates possible, then cause later inflation (as more dollars chase the same amount of goods) that makes the industries buying the assets no longer profitable (eg adjustable rate mortgages rise because of inflation), leading to a crash, and if the market is left free, a liquidation of the mal-investment (see FA Hayek, von Mises, Tom Woods, or Johan Norberg for fuller explanations). Barney Frank has almost always voted for increases in government spending, and like most Democrats and even most Republicans, has been little concerned about deficit spending until recently.
His chickening out has led to some good humor.
Charles Krauthammer’s epitaph for Frank’s Congressional career has me kicking myself out of envy: “Frank has finally found a way to help solve the nation’s economic crisis – retire.”
A conservative, gay unfriendly blog also had this humorous piece:
AT his 1 pm press conference he gave a long list of reasons for quitting. Not included was a need, as some wags put it, “to spend more time with his family” (Frank has had a series of 4 or more partners while in Congress, from someone who was running an escort service from his basement, to someone growing pot in the partner’s home, to a Fannie Mae bureaucrat whose work was a conflict of interest for Frank, who served on a committee overseeing Fannie Mae).