Sen. Alan Franken

Democrat  •  Minnesota  •  1st Term  •  Sworn In 2009

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sbechard 07/22/2009 3:16pm

I applaud Senator Franken’s effort to help wounded veterans by matching them with trained service dogs.

StringTheory 12/10/2009 2:56pm
in reply to bighume Sep 04, 2009 4:53am

That’s the first time I’ve heard a B.A. in Political Science from Harvard called a “new low” in credentials.

LucasFoxx 09/17/2009 9:07am

Al Franken is going to be a fine senator and representative of the people. I’ll be watching his career with great interest. I never really thought much of him as a comedian until he hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the mid 90’s. That show really opened my eyes to the intellectual heavy weight he is. I miss him on the radio. I was disappointed when he announced his candidacy, as I thought he would have much more influence as an un-muzzled commentator. But we need good people in government. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with. The right-wing extremists in this country are right to fear him.

katolac 07/26/2009 3:46pm

Didn’t vote for him. But I think the bill he introduced for the trained dogs is a good one.

LucasFoxx 03/01/2010 6:18pm
in reply to rugby6 Dec 19, 2009 4:45pm

BTW: You’re not the only veteran here. You disgrace the uniform when you hide behind it with those kind of comments. Not to mention your violation of Article 88 of the UCMJ. I’ve seen other comments of yours on this site that could fall under Articles 94, 117, and possibly, 132. I hope you are retired.

lko2181 07/20/2010 2:35pm
in reply to pike64 Dec 09, 2009 7:55am

The party in power (i.e. US) has apparently sponsored legislation with which this Senator agrees. Just because you appear NOT to agree with that legislation does not mean Sen.Franken should vote against his, and his constituants’ views on the subject(s) in the legislation. Thinker? Yes, he just happens to not think the way you apparently do. Get over it.

mnme 09/11/2009 3:46pm

I’d like to thank Sen Franken for hanging in there through a difficult election. He no more “stole” the election than those “stolen” by George W Bush in 2000 and 2004. Sen Franken has made numerous trips to visit the troops in Afganistan and Iraq prior to his election. His bill to provide veterans with severe injuries with trained service dogs is a good one.

Al’s not out there fearmongering and scaring people about health care reform. He’s exhibited a lot more class and dignity than the birth-ers, ten-thers, or what ever kind of “-ers” are out there. People yelling at each other and calling each other liars – yeah that’s classy, rational behavior. At least Al’s has the self control to behave himself in an appropriate fashion during the President’s speech to Congress.

AnnaSchaefer 09/01/2010 11:31pm

The College Debt Swap Act needs to get passed. These students are drowning in debt. With the College Debt Swap Act, we would get the same benefits as the Federal Student Loans have. We are not asking for a bailout. We want to repay our loans, but need a better structure in repayment that is allowed for the federal loans. This will allow these people to regain their buying power. We want to buy a home, raise a family and start new businesses, but with large debt due to the unforgiving interest rates and other fees these private lenders are allowed to saddle us with, we will never have our buying power. So how will the economy ever be strong with the majority of young, educated people at the mercy of these lenders? Please hear our pleas.

warnlm 07/19/2009 5:33pm

What a joke this moot is.

GunnyG 09/30/2009 8:55am

Seems I was proved right on the link between ACORN and Franken.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentary/61519432.html?elr=KArksDyycyUtyycyUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Wow, liberals and voter fraud. Now THERE is a shocker.

LucasFoxx 08/05/2010 5:17pm

“Corporations with government permission pose the greatest threat to your 1st Amendment rights. I believe that Net Neutrality is THE 1st Amendment issue of our time.”- Al Frankin

LucasFoxx 03/01/2010 5:51pm
in reply to rugby6 Dec 19, 2009 4:45pm

It’s working out just fine.

carhac66 08/13/2009 4:15pm

I voted for him. he’s doing pretty well so far.

lylepuppe 11/12/2009 7:23am

Senator Franken, Please lend your support to S484 to help us out of a long overdue correction to the social security/federal retirement law of years ago which screws me out of 48% to my earned social security. LCP

AnotherCitizen 10/15/2009 8:42pm

Thank you for opposing S. 773.

deanklein 01/09/2010 1:08pm

So what we are saying is: I want Governmet to provide me with free money, free health care, free education and the ability to get out of contracts that I don’t like…..all to be paid for by my neighbors, children and grandchildren???

Sign me up for life!!
Thanks Democratic Party!!

P.S.
Is there any way we can disband the military and repeal the First Amendment for Republicans?

raymond699 03/11/2010 8:15am

I totally agree with rugby6" (Al Franken and his sidekick amy) He and she are joke, just like most liberals are, and he’s a reprehensible human being". I wish the elections were coming sooner so we don’t have to listen to all the rhetoric from these losers. I’m from Minnesota and and I can’t find anyone who says they voted for either idiot. Funny how that is. And there are no more cars with bumper stickers with yo mamas name on it.

sharibear 07/07/2010 5:41pm
in reply to pelmof Jun 29, 2010 5:12am
This extention on unemployment has to be passed. I’am an American and have been unemployed since dec 2009.I look for work almost everyday with no luck at all!This is the first time in my 42 yrs of life that I havent had a job.An American born and raised in here, who needs your help! I have finished my 28 weeks of unemployment, and have no teir 1 or extention to help me with my bills.THIS BILL ON JULY 12TH NEEDS TO BE PASSED IMMEDIATELY!Or I go on the street to live. Vote yes! I thank you for your attention on this matter.
rchavez 07/21/2009 8:31am

First Jesse, now Al…..making a run at the title of “Nations most ignorant people”…..well done minnesota!

klassylady25 03/24/2010 9:20pm

While acting as presiding president @ 0117 am, Mr. Frankin was heard laughing after an
Amendment vote was closed with a 40 aye to 55 nay vote.

What a disgraceful act of nonprofessionalism.

JusticeandPeace 12/09/2009 4:41pm

Minnesota has finest state election systems, election judges from repub & democratic parties correctly called Senator Franken the rightful winner. Minnesota population highly educated, top of the list of education quality. Senator Franken top-notch! Excellent legislation women’s right to seek justice in court for contractor rape. (30 repubs voted no.)Great questioning skills in congressional hearings.
He was instrumental in providing head protection equipment when soldiers sent to Iraq with inadequate head gear. He has great heart, and I don’t need to write to tell him how to vote, because he knows what is right to do for the people. He’s not bought by corps, banksters.
Read about ACORN http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/12/acorn_report_finds_no_illegal_conduct.php
Lawyer gate with Rove/Bush: lawyers fired for not prosecuting ACORN. They didn’t prosecute because there was no evidence of wrongdoing. Repubs want ACORN shut down because they don’t want poor to vote.

pelmof 06/29/2010 5:12am

Dear Senator Franken,
S.3520 needs to be passed immediately. There are 15 million Americans who are “unemployed through no fault of their own,” and who are also frantically attempting to find new jobs that do not exist. The majority of these 15 million have a family dependent upon their income, so that increases the number to possibly 30 or even 45 million Americans who are in imminent danger of losing everything. When this happens, the financial and moral ramifications for this country will be dire indeed. I’ll say it again— S.3520 needs to be passed immediately! Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

pike64 07/28/2011 5:47pm

Our economy is in the tank. Unemployment is past 9% with nearly 19% under employed. Our good Senator spend his time putting a poll on Facebook hoping to get rid of the the Defense of Marriage Act. When will he focus on what is important to the majority of Americans and not spend his time beating the drum for a special interest group. DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

whatsherface 07/29/2011 3:56pm

Sen. Franken is a class act. He recognizes the need for balancing the interests of businesses to spur job creation and the protections needed for his constituents and this Country. Anyone who would like to see him in action should follow his work in the Judiciary Cmte. and his introduction of legislation that would prevent the enforcement of unfair and unconscionable arbitration clauses. I highly recommend watching the documentary “Hot Coffee” to see him in action.

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raymond699 03/11/2010 8:20am
in reply to JusticeandPeace Dec 09, 2009 4:41pm

Boy sound just like another idiot liberal. Hows the change going for? Thanks to Oboma were all laid off so we have plenty of time on the computer while I collect my unemployment. This is great now I know why every one does it!

Homebuilt7 01/06/2010 1:04am

Al Fruitcake.

DOUGLASFIELD 04/26/2010 12:52pm
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DEAR SENATOR,

~ SHOULD POORER AMERICANS HAVE FAITH THAT OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT IS WELL AWARE THAT AMERICAN PESTIGE INTERNATIONALLY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON HOW WELL WE TREAT OUR OWN CITIZENS~

  • U.S. SUPREME COURT TO THE RESCUE OF MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS OR IS THIS JUST ANOTHER BAD DREAM THAT REAL JUSTICE WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO NOT BE AFFORDED US LITTLE PEOPLE HERE IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ??
  • MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR RELIGIOUS AMERICANS REST OUR CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS & SATAN ~ YOUR U.S. SUPREME COURT HONOR’S !!!
  • CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN OTHER THEN SATAN HOW TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ON ONE HAND PARDONS FORMER TEXAS INMATE TIMOTHY COLE WHO WAS WRONGFULLY EXECUTED WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED TO EXONERATE HIMSELF USING DNA TESTING IN TEXAS , AND WITHIN THE SAME MONTH THIS SAME GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS DENIES YET ANOTHER DNA TEST PRIOR ANOTHER POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTION OF HANK SKINNER ???

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