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Barney Frank

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U.S. Congressman

The Resume

    (March 31, 1940- )
    Democratic Representative from Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District
    Served on the House Judiciary, Finance and Homeland Security Committees
    Wrote 'Speaking Frankly (1992)'
    Subject of the film 'Let's Get Frank'
    Became first sitting member of U.S. Congress to enter into a same sex marriage (July 7, 2012)

Why he might be annoying:

    He represents the far left wing of the Democratic Party.
    He was reprimanded by the House for his unprofessional relationship with male prostitute Stephen Gobie (1990).
    He used his Congressional authority to overturn 33 parking tickets for Gobie.
    He said: 'I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left handed gay Jew.'
    Dick Armey once referred to him as 'Barney Fag' during a press conference.
    He was a firm supporter of Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
    Republicans criticize him for being 'weak on defense.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is the first openly gay United States Congressman.
    He earned a law degree from Harvard University (1977).
    He taught at Harvard, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
    He is known for his witty comments, sharp tongue and 'won't back down' attitude.
    He is a fervent supporter of civil rights, women's rights and gay rights.
    He is widely considered as one of the most intellectual members of the House of Representatives.
    He said the goal of the 'gay agenda' was to 'make people free to pursue their own nature without suffering the legal discriminations.'

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Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 92 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 42 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 83 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 91 Votes: 51.65% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 96 Votes: 57.29% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 256 Votes: 74.22% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 119 Votes: 74.79% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 187 Votes: 63.10% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 3573 Votes: 78.93% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2821 Votes: 67.95% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 2256 Votes: 53.28% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 6043 Votes: 55.20% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 11323 Votes: 49.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 39501 Votes: 58.03% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 5747 Votes: 71.65% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 269 Votes: 64.31% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 364 Votes: 66.48% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 336 Votes: 54.46% Annoying