Barney Frank Has Accepted $40,000 In Donations From Bailed Out Banks

And there’s more – are you sitting down for this shocka?  This comes after he swore he wouldn’t take a dime from banks that received TARP (aka YOUR) money.

Frank vowed in February 2009 that he wouldn’t accept campaign donations from banks that received money under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or political action committees tied to such institutions.

But Frank has hauled in thousands from top execs at Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Wainwright Bank, JP Morgan Chase and other institutions that received billions in TARP money.

Just yesterday, Frank made new campaign finance disclosures showing he received $17,000 from top executives of Bank of America — including $2,000 from CEO Brian Moynihan. B of A received $45 billion in bailout money. In all, Frank has hauled in at least $27,000 since 2009 from bank execs — and $13,000 from PACs — connected to banks that received TARP funding, including:

• $5,000 earlier this month from the Bank of America Corp. Federal PAC;

• $10,000 in August and September from the Bipartisan PAC/ Bank of New York Mellon Corp.; Mellon received $3 billion from TARP;

• $2,000 in June 2009 from the Financial Services Roundtable PAC, which counts TARP recipients B of A, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo among its members; and

• $1,000 in March from U.S. Bancorp PAC; the Minnesota-based bank received more than $6 billion in TARP funds.

Of course Bawney is trying to spin this as a mistake in semantics only.

In a statement last night, a Frank spokesman said the congressman has declined to take contributions only from the top 10 TARP recipients, but he noted he would accept donations from those institutions once they repaid their debts.

How big of him. 

Remember in Novemeber.

Bawney Frank: Priceline Negotiator

Friday morning humor courtesy of Boston talk radio host and Herald columnist, Michael Graham.

For those of you who live outside of the Boston area, EBT cards are debit cards for welfare recipients and it was recently revealed that they can – and are – used for staples such as booze, butts, alcohol and the slots.

Husky Blogger: Can’t We All Agree Discovery Gunman Was Just Nuts And Not A Lefitst, Al Gore Worshiping, Global Warming Alarmist, Environmental Militant?

Just like the Holocaust Museum and Pentagon shooters, right?  Since James Jay Lee doesn’t fit the narrative for the Husky Blogger, we are told we must agree that some people are motivated to do crazy things simply due to mental illness.

If anyone out there thinks for one nanosecond that if there was even the weakest whiff of a tie to any “bad crazy”, right-wing group or *gasp* the Tea Party, the Husky Blogger wouldn’t be posting thread after thread exposing the connection,  I have some 2010 LGF calendars to sell you.

“Can I Get Out Of Here, Please?” – UPDATE: Senator Liveshot Will Pay Up

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Those were the last words heard from John Kerry before he slammed the door of his chauffeured SUV (must be a family member’s) after being pummelled with questions from reporters regarding his $7 million yacht’s suspicious registration in tax-free Rhode Island.

Sen. John Kerry, hounded by questions over whether he is dodging state and local taxes on his ultra-luxe $7 million sailing yacht, yesterday slammed his car door on a pack of reporters demanding to know if he would pony up to the cash-strapped commonwealth.

“Can I get out of here, please,” the harried senior senator said before sailing off into the sunset after an event at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station .

Kerry continued to insist that he and his wife, ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz, would pay whatever taxes they owe on his new New Zealand-built Friendship sloop Isabel, but wouldn’t specifically address whether he’d cough up some $500,000 in state use and local excise taxes.

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When asked yesterday whether he had brought the Isabel into Massachusetts, Kerry replied, “It depends on who owns it.”

Kerry declined to elaborate and a spokesman didn’t respond to our query, leaving us to wonder whether the senator is looking for another legal loophole to sail through.

Typical liberal.  Taxes for thee, but not for me.

Too bad he’s not up for reelection this year.  Still, it’s another reason to Remember in November.

UPDATE:  Kerry is going to cough up the $500,000.

With his reputation on the rocks, Sen. John Kerry informed Bay State tax collectors today he will cough up some $500,000 in state and local taxes for his ultra-luxe yacht Isabel.

“As we’ve said from the beginning, we have always complied with tax laws and we always will. … The payment is being made promptly,” Kerry said in a statement to the Herald today.

“We’ve reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and made clear that, whether owned or not, we intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts,” Kerry added.

As if it were in Massachusetts?  Come on, Senator.  Is that another botched joke?

Harry The Hypocrite Invites Wall Street Firm To Donate $2500 To His Campaign

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

Obama Is Biggest Recipient Of BP Campaign Cash Evah

This is becoming a pattern for Obama.  Rake in the dough from an industry/corporation and then demonize said industry/corporation for political gain.  The latest victim is BP.

We’ll see if Dough Boy Gibbs takes his jackboot off the neck of BP long enough to respond.

Must Read Op-Ed Of The Week

Rush Limbaugh dismantles the concerted liberal effort to paint tea party rallies as the gateway to another Oklahoma City.

The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused “loud and angry voices” on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me) of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with antigovernment protest when they’re not in power. 

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we’re used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they’re violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It’s in their DNA. They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.

Now the liberals run the government and they’re using their power to implement their radical agenda. Mr. Obama and his party believe that the election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent, “transformational” changes to our society. In just 16 months they’ve added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn’t have garnered 30% of the popular vote.

Read it all.  Prepare for spontaneous fist pumps.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Watch this awesome video by Evan Coyne Maloney which takes us on a journey back to the Bush years when dissent was patriotic and it was cool to liken him to Hitler.

Via Powerline

Evan has now produced a timely new video splicing together footage that he calls “A trip down memory lane.” He describes it as four minutes of nonstop examples of violent imagery and extremist rhetoric employed by left-wing anti-Bush protesters. He writes: “For some reason, despite it being well documented at the time by me and many others, the media chose to ignore it.” Indeed.

The Husky Blogger was not available for comment.

Martha Coakley: “We need to get taxes up”

The quote from Coakley is not new, but appears in a new ad paid for by the American Future Fund.  The ad has outraged Democrats, especially John Kerry.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is condemning the ad, citing links between American Future Fund personnel and the group that attacked his Vietnam Swift Boat exploits during the 2004 presidential campaign.

“George Bush-Karl Rove shadowy attack politics have no place in the race for Ted Kennedy’s seat or in Massachusetts politics,” Kerry said in a statement. “When Bill Weld and I ran against each other for the Senate (in 1996), we kept our word to keep the outside groups out of Massachusetts.”

Shadowy?  It’s a direct quote.  I don’t see Kerry or other Democrats condemning interim Senator Paul Kirk for his blatant violation of the bill enacted by the Massachusetts legislature which expressly prohibits him from endorsing any candidates in the special election – which he did yesterday.  Take a wild guess who he endorsed.

Here is the ad:

Martha The Ice Queen wants to raise your taxes.  Scott Brown wants to cut them.  It’s that simple, folks.