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Barney Frank gives as good as he gets at Town Hall

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I never said anything about Barney's orientation.

Neither did I. :smokin:

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neither did i. :smokin:

:yeah: archie bunker ... i love it!

feel free to think what you like about frank and/or his sex life ... i have no dog in that race and never have, even when he was a local boston pol.

the point i was making is how does one deal with the kind of bullying indulged in by some pseudo-conservatives in shouting down any real discussion ... really has nothing to do with frank, per se.

hi heron :wavey: - so, sex life and sexual orientation . . . different things, right? :clown:

steph

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One would think a bright guy would sort of notice when their apartment was being used as a brothel.

This was the beginning of it all, Steph...;)

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Hi Heron :wavey: - so, sex life and sexual orientation . . . different things, right? :clown:

steph

Yep ... and we won't go there! I could show you threads on gender theory that would make your head explode!

But back to this thread ... I was responding to Marla's remark about brothels ... which was tangential to the conversation to begin with ... and her mind went to orientation all on it's own.

Anyhow, as I said, I have no dog in that race and folks are welcome to think what they please on the subject of Barney Frank. I'm perfectly willing to agree to disagree on that subject.

There are more interesting and useful things to talk about ... like how does one answer or otherwise deal with someone who is trying to shout you down?

When is it justified to shout back? Is the advice we give to nurses dealing with bullies on the job really an effective solution? Shut them up with some cutting remark or other?

Or do we just ignore them and make them irrelevant by moving on?

Whether liberal, conservative, independant or outsider, this kind of shenannigans are a waste of time and energy for reasonably thoughtful folk and get in the way of real problem-solving ... so I think it's a good thing to think about ... it's not like there aren't problems needing solutions ...

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The issue of Barney Franks and sex has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that his boyfriend was running a brothel in their apartment and Barney claims he didn't know...the genius that he is.

BTW, some will never learn.

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The issue of Barney Franks and sex has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that his boyfriend was running a brothel in their apartment and Barney claims he didn't know...the genius that he is.

BTW, some will never learn.

This has nothing to do with portraying the President of the United States as a nazi.

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PS: His name is Representative Barney Frank - http://www.house.gov/frank/

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This has nothing to do with portraying the President of the United States as a nazi.

Exactly my point. I guess it's just easier and much less threatening to wander off into some juicy gossip than to really think about a problem and find a way to talk about it that doesn't degenerate into a feeding frenzy of verbal abuse.

Maybe it's the scale of it ... our public discourse almost never occurs face to face anymore ... when there's a monitor screen, a radio station, a tv station, a newspaper, etc, etc, between me and the person I'm talking to, it's awfully easy to go for the witty (or not) bon mot, at the expense of content and rational argument. Public discussion isn't a conversation, any longer ... it's a contest between competing propaganda ... and it's incredibly violent.

:igtsyt::oornt::igtsyt:

I put in way too much overtime this weekend ... I'd better climb down from this soapbox before I fall off and break something. :uhoh3:

Peace/out.

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:yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:

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