Uber-Liberal Rep. Frank Arrests ADAPTSep 18 10:55
It seems presidential candidate Sen. John McCain isn’t the only D.C. politico turned off by ADAPT’s style of activism. Yesterday 52 ADAPT activists swarmed Rep. Barney Frank’s office and refused to leave until Frank promised to find a way to fund the 500 housing vouchers he helped to authorize. Frank, from Massachusetts, is generally recognized as very liberal.
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1. wazabiker | Sep 18 12:16
I realize this is an old story--ADAPT performing for the camera, resulting in nothing being done. Why not run for public office or work on a candidate's campaign? I guarantee you'll get more attention that way than storming Barney Frank's office. The only way I learned of ADAPT's pathetic ploy for attention was from their own news release self-posted on the crip sites. You earn news coverage by making news. What ADAPT did is not news worthy.
2. Woody Osburn | Sep 18 02:37
The real"kooks" are people who believe that a letter writing campaign is more effective than direc action during an 8,5 trillion dollar housing crisis. People with disabilities are the most oppressed and disenfranchised in this national nightmare and you want to write a letter. How incredibly naive'.
3. Woody Osburn | Sep 18 02:42
The real "kooks" are people who believe that a letter-writing campaign is more effective than direct action during an 8,5 trillion dollar housing crisis. People with disabilities are the most oppressed and disenfranchised in this national nightmare and you want to write a letter. How incredibly naive'.
4. Woody Osburn | Sep 18 03:15
"it tends to make them uneasy." This just in; It is suppossed to make them uneasy. The Boston Tea Party was not meant to put the British in a comfort zone either. Too many examples to list them all here of historical "angry mobs" that changed history. Don't worry however;just keep playing that fiddle.
5. flicka | Sep 18 04:15
""But Obey can't make money that isn't there." I don't know why. It's exactly what the Federal Reserve is doing...
6. Unbreakable | Sep 18 06:03
"Woody Osburn"-- The Boston Tea Party made a statement about taxation without representation, but it also didn't have the effect of turning the colonists' allies into enemies as this wacky ADAPT scheme did. There is a time and a place for everything. You have to choose your battles. Sometimes more can be changed with choice words such as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" than with mindless, disorganized louts that just get thrown into jail like an unruly mob. The pen IS mightier than the sword after all. Otherwise, if you want to run around preaching doom and gloom, might as well put on a tinfoil hat and wait for the mothership with all the other Ron Paul supporters. As for your statement, "People with disabilities are the most oppressed and disenfranchised", As a paraplegic, I can firmly state that I don't feel oppressed or disenfranchised in the least bit. I take personal responsibility for my life and actions. Perhaps you should try it sometime?
7. Unbreakable | Sep 18 06:46
"Yesterday 52 ADAPT activists swarmed Rep. Barney Frank's office and refused to leave until Frank promised to find a way to fund the 500 housing vouchers he helped to authorize. Frank, from Massachusetts, is generally recognized as very liberal." That's because no matter how liberal or conservative you are, history has shown that people generally don't respond favorably towards angry mobs. It tends to make them uneasy. I wonder why? Perhaps a better way to approach this would have been through a letter-writing campaign or involving the news media. Who can say now? They've overplayed their hand and come across as kooks.
8. robertjf78 | Sep 18 09:41
Didn't the federal government spend 85 million dollars to bale out AIG. I guess they can make money out of nothing for the rich but not for the rest of America.
9. Unbreakable | Sep 18 11:59
I came across this little saying that, I think, basically sums up my feelings on this affair. "The strong move quiet, the weak start riots."