Friday, September 4, 2009

Rep. Craig Frank's Itchy "Delete Comment" Finger


Rep. Craig Frank, of non-binding resolution and Prosthelytize, Ambassador! fame, found some criticism of Barack Obama's "I Pledge" video posted at UPD by his "mentor," Providence Mayor and poli-sci professor Randy Simmons, simply HI-LARIOUS.

What he didn't like was our feedback.

Being a man of integrity, and most definitely not one to dumb down the discussion, no sir, no way, what did Rep. Frank decide to do?

He deleted all comments on the post.

Misty @ Saintless had seen my comments, and planned to add her own later, but when she loaded the page, she noticed mine were missing. She mentioned this on the post, but that comment, too, was deleted. Later, Craig41 noticed a strange word wrapping in Randy's original "thoughts" at UPD, and discovered that Randy's "thoughts" may have actually be lifted -- a la Chris Buttars -- from other blogs (Randy of course denies this... they are his, he wrote them, and need he remind you he is a PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE?!). Those comments, of course, are gone.

Rep. Frank's actions speak volumes about an inherent lack of integrity. What it says -- especially considering he's left standing all comments on a previous, related post that are more... supportive -- is that Rep. Frank likes criticism, as long as it's not directed at him. Talks big, but back it up, as my father used to say. Can dish it out, but can't take it. Is a giant sissy, as JM Bell would say.

It's like middle school out there, some days (and we haven't even gotten to Rep. Carl Wimmer yet!).

In the interest of reinstituting a little honesty in our political discourse here are the comments Rep. Frank couldn't stomach and deleted (If you hurry, you can see the comments I've reposted on his blog before he deletes them again):

#jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Randy Simmons. Sigh… Please everyone, I URGE you to take a moment to go read this amazing chunk of wit Rep. Craig Frank thinks is just so witty and full of ingenious wit that he should link to it. I’ll wait…

Back already? Yeah. It was that stupid. And yep, that man is a “Professor.” They’ll hire anyone, huh?

If there were an award for the ability to find the most nonsensical, trite, and free from all reality article or essay or post on the internet and linking to it on your blog, I would give you that award tonight, Frank.

I don’t know how you do it, but you, my man, are at least consistent.

Randy Simmons… LOL.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 3rd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

OH, I missed that he was your mentor. Double LOL. This is starting to make so much sense now.

## Misty Fowler Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:16 am

Yeah, there were 2 comments on here earlier, before Craig’s. Where’d they go?

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:10 am

I think someone was considering deleting my comments from their page, were I to guess.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:18 am

Oh, my comments are awaiting moderation now.

Sounds like somebody is being sensitive on the internet.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:19 am

The comments were:

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Randy Simmons. Sigh… Please everyone, I URGE you to take a moment to go read this amazing chunk of wit Rep. Craig Frank thinks is just so witty and full of ingenious wit that he should link to it. I’ll wait…

Back already? Yeah. It was that stupid. And yep, that man is a “Professor.” They’ll hire anyone, huh?

If there were an award for the ability to find the most nonsensical, trite, and free from all reality article or essay or post on the internet and linking to it on your blog, I would give you that award tonight, Frank.

I don’t know how you do it, but you, my man, are at least consistent.

Randy Simmons… LOL.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 3rd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

OH, I missed that he was your mentor. Double LOL. This is starting to make so much sense now.

#Misty Fowler Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:22 am

That’s better. Thanks for posting them, Jason. I’m sure that they just got lost in cyberspace somewhere.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:27 am

Lost to the same place the post where Rep. Frank suggested Huntsman use his new ambassadorship in China as a chance to prosthelytize.

The internet can be challenging.

#Misty Fowler Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:30 am

The internet can be challenging, but that’s why we have screenshots, right? As Wimmer found out earlier today….

#craig41 Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:24 am

your mentor puts chain emails in a blog post without crediting them, do you look up to buttars too?

no wonder ethics reform never gets anywhere in this state’s legislature.

# jasonthe Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 4th, 2009 at 12:29 am

Oh now THAT makes this even funnier, Craig (41… not the one mentored by the plagiarist).

5 comments:

  1. What a childish man. Has this man ever actually been elected, or is he still an appointed rep?

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  2. He was elected in 2006 when Dave Hogue ran for the State Senate in the Republican primary against Howard Stephenson (and lost). He beat Hogue, then running as a Democrat, in 2008.

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  3. I see that they are back. Rep. Frank is full of shit to say he was having problems with his moderation filter.

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  4. Rep. Frank is about as relevant to meaningful discussion as a bag of lawn clippings is to gourmet meals. His argument about "moderation filters" might pass muster, though, if he's using the Spam Karma plugin and ended up accidentally retro-spanking comments that had been previously approved. I'm betting, however, that this isn't the case.

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