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CA: Pete Stark (D) left scathing voice mail for a military constituent
KSFO Morning Radio Program ^ | 5/7/4 | Varmint Al

Posted on 05/07/2004 7:39:33 AM PDT by Varmint Al

I heard this on KSFO this morning. They have played the recording at least 3 times already. Can anyone fill in the details? An active military constituent wrote Pete Stark asking about his recent NO vote on the congressional resolution of yesterday. Congressman Pete Stark (D) called back and left the voice mail belittling the person and using foul language. Sussman and Morgan, the hosts, are going to get the recording to Rush this morning. Don’t miss the rest of the KSFO, 560AM on the dial, morning program. Maybe someone will have the capability to make a .wav file of the recording. They are calling for Pete Stark to resign!


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: foulmouth; pete; petestark; recording; stark
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Don't miss the show this morning.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

1 posted on 05/07/2004 7:39:33 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Varmint Al
Sounds like old Fortney's M.O.
2 posted on 05/07/2004 7:41:27 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< -- Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: Corporate Law
Same MO alright - insane ramblings laced with profanity.
3 posted on 05/07/2004 7:42:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Varmint Al
Oh goodie!
4 posted on 05/07/2004 7:42:36 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Varmint Al
Someone bump me if an audio file is posted.
5 posted on 05/07/2004 7:42:44 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Varmint Al; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the post VA. This should prove interesting.

Tonk, I thought you might be interested in this one.
6 posted on 05/07/2004 7:44:58 AM PDT by amom
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To: skeeter
Plus the threats. He has threatened to "kick the a$$" of a few legislators who have disagreed with him. I cannot recall who it was, but one time he allgedly charged another congressman in the hallway after a debate because this particular congressman had the gall to go against old Fortney.
7 posted on 05/07/2004 7:55:59 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< -- Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: All
Bookmark hoping for downloadable audio
8 posted on 05/07/2004 7:57:32 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The perfect is the enemy of the good. The lesser of evils betters the greater. Vote R!)
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To: Varmint Al
Is there a transcript of the call yet?
9 posted on 05/07/2004 7:59:20 AM PDT by holymoly (Only cops should have nail guns.)
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To: Varmint Al
I heard it. Very paranoid rantings, especially the part where Stark suggests someone put him (the soldier) up to it....whatever "it" is.
10 posted on 05/07/2004 8:00:20 AM PDT by GSWarrior (I find this tagline high spirited and a genuine toe-tapper.)
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To: jmstein7

Representative Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA)

 

Current Office: U.S. Representative
Current District: 13
Office Seeking: U.S. Representative
District Seeking: 13
First Elected: 11/07/1972
Last Elected: 11/05/2002
Next Election: 2004
Party: Democrat

In November George Bruno (R) is running in District 13 against Stark. Here is his web site:

 http://www.brunoforcongress.com/contribute.htm

Don't miss the show this morning.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

11 posted on 05/07/2004 8:16:14 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: holymoly
Here is The Letter that prompted the Voice Mail:

http://www.ksfo560.com/listingsentryfeature.asp?ID=209279&PT=KSFO+Spotlight

A listener wrote a letter to Congressman Pete Stark, D-Fremont: 

Pete Stark
House of Representatives
239 Cannon HOB
Washington D.C. 20515


Dear Mr. Stark,

I am appalled that you voted against today's House Resolution 627, Roll Number 150. This measure would have shown publicly that you condemn the abuse of the prisoners in Iraq while simultaneously commend the service of the fine men and women who are serving in Iraq that bring honor to the uniform that they wear and to the Nation that they serve.

There are many Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coastguardmen from your 13th Congressional District who are serving with pride and distinction . These men and women bring great credit upon their hometowns and the State of California.

Your "NO" vote is an indication that you do not support the troops who selflessly serve our nation and in many cases have given the ultimate sacrifice so that you might have the freedom that you enjoy as a citizen of this great Nation. Further, your "NO" vote on this resolution is a disgrace to the people of this district who have elected you.

I urge you to stop your contemptuous display of bitter partisanship and your politicization of this War. Your actions are very divisive and destructive to the morale of our troops and the morale of our nation. I know that a majority of the population of the 13th Congressional District are very strong in their support of our soldiers and in their support of the War in iraq. Your "NO" vote today reflects that you are way out of touch with the people of this district.

Very Sincerely,

Daniel L. Dow

Click here to listen to Congressman Stark's response.

 

 

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

12 posted on 05/07/2004 8:21:43 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Varmint Al
bump
13 posted on 05/07/2004 8:22:30 AM PDT by lowbridge ("You are an American. You are my brother. I would die for you." -Kurdish Sergeant)
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To: Phantom Lord
Bump and take a look and listen

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
14 posted on 05/07/2004 8:23:06 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Varmint Al
unbelievable... just listened to the audio file... A Congressman actually said that on tape???

Sounds like someone is going to be in a heap of trouble here...
15 posted on 05/07/2004 8:27:29 AM PDT by JeffreyH ("Est Sularus oth Mithas")
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To: Varmint Al
Good heavens. I don't have the polite words. It simply is astonishing what is happening to the Dems. It's like they were in bad shape before Clinton, but with their decision to support him at all costs, they lost not only their souls but whatever was left of their entire intellectual and moral apparatus to boot.

What a low-rent, slope-headed, single-helix, pre-limbic mutoid.

Dan
16 posted on 05/07/2004 8:28:03 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Varmint Al
Thank you.
17 posted on 05/07/2004 8:34:39 AM PDT by holymoly (ZZZZzzzzz)
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To: Varmint Al
Thank you for the link. I just made my first monetary campaign contribution of the year!
18 posted on 05/07/2004 8:43:02 AM PDT by bluefish (Disclaimer for Pukin: I do not believe Freepers should die for arguing with me.)
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To: Varmint Al
bump
19 posted on 05/07/2004 8:51:48 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: JeffreyH
Sounds like someone is going to be in a heap of trouble here...

While I'd like to believe that, I'm skeptical, since after all he is a Democrat. In my district in Northern Virginia, we've got a Congressman (Jim Moran) who has beaten his wife, roughed up a 10-year old kid in the street, and insulted Jewish constituents with his remarks about Israel - and these are only a few of his reported incidents. Yet, because he is a Democrat, I assume he'll sail back to the Hill with yet another re-election.

20 posted on 05/07/2004 8:53:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Varmint Al
He sounds like a guy who gets punched alot.
21 posted on 05/07/2004 8:54:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Varmint Al
Stark alleges, among other crazy things, that the letter writer doesn't know he what he's talking about because half of the words in the letter are misspelled, and so somebody must have put him up to it. In the letter I count one typo in the lack of a capitalization of the word "Iraq". That's it, and that ain't "half".

If I were Stark's opponent the next time around, I would use the audio in a campaign commercial.

Cordially,

22 posted on 05/07/2004 8:58:24 AM PDT by Diamond
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To: Varmint Al; Saundra Duffy
Pete Stark Raving Mad ALERT
23 posted on 05/07/2004 9:01:30 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (End the culture of death!)
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To: Varmint Al
"I was born in St. Louis, MO, oldest of 6 children."....Bruno for Congress Web Site.

Oh geez! Not another carpetbagger.
Gray Davis.........New York City
Barbara Boxer...New York City.
Nancy Pelosi......New Jersey.
Jack Scott..........Texas.

There has to be a CA native that can beat Stark.

24 posted on 05/07/2004 9:07:15 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: BibChr
It simply is astonishing what is happening to the Dems. ......they lost not only their souls but whatever was left of their entire intellectual and moral apparatus to boot.

The Democrats didn't loose their souls, morality or intellect, they did not have any to begin with. The Democrats pretense to these qualities are all a sham to get elected, nothing more.

25 posted on 05/07/2004 9:13:31 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Varmint Al
One would need a heart of coldest stone not to laugh out loud at the sight of such an experienced pol stepping on his johnson in such a public manner.

Was the fool drunk? Or did, as my Grandma used to say, his meanness just back up on him?
26 posted on 05/07/2004 9:33:08 AM PDT by Rifleman
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To: Varmint Al
Stark--the sex toy of the trial lawyers' lobby.
27 posted on 05/07/2004 9:37:47 AM PDT by Mamzelle (for a post-Neo conservatism)
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To: Rifleman
Pick a side. The revolution is nye!
28 posted on 05/07/2004 9:41:14 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Liberalism is communism one drink at a time)
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To: Varmint Al
I heard it as well. Staff Sgt David Dow just returned from a year in Kosovo, dealing in (I think) language and translation. I was JUST STUNNED.

He basically said that he didn't believe that he wrote the letter, and wouldn't understand most of the words in it anyway.

Was Stark drunk?

Disgraceful.

29 posted on 05/07/2004 9:43:55 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: Varmint Al
Pete Stark is a bigmouth that needs to have it forced shut.
30 posted on 05/07/2004 9:45:15 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("There's no points for second place")
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To: elbucko
Jack Scott..........Texas.

Jackass Scott is from Texas? I didn't think gun grabbers on that leverl can come from there, outside of Austin.

31 posted on 05/07/2004 9:48:50 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("There's no points for second place")
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To: COBOL2Java
While I'd like to believe that, I'm skeptical, since after all he is a Democrat. In my district in Northern Virginia, we've got a Congressman (Jim Moran) who has beaten his wife, roughed up a 10-year old kid in the street, and insulted Jewish constituents with his remarks about Israel - and these are only a few of his reported incidents. Yet, because he is a Democrat, I assume he'll sail back to the Hill with yet another re-election.

Your right. In my state we have a senator Ted Kennedy and a representative Barney Frank and a former representative Gerry Studds and they .... got re-elected. - tom

32 posted on 05/07/2004 9:54:19 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Here's the perp...


33 posted on 05/07/2004 10:03:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: Varmint Al
Stark is an absolute idiot. It's ironic that while idiots got caught because they were stupid enough to take pictures, Stark was stupid enough to leave such a message on voicemail. He's twice stupid. This one will get sufficient air time and blog time to hurt this guy politically.

Lando

34 posted on 05/07/2004 10:09:34 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (GWB in 2004)
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To: Corporate Law
Plus the threats. He has threatened to "kick the a$$" of a few legislators who have disagreed with him.

Propbably a punk pussy who would run away blubbering once he got popped in the nose.

35 posted on 05/07/2004 10:10:12 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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Forgot my signature!

Lando

36 posted on 05/07/2004 10:10:45 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (GWB in 2004)
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To: Varmint Al
What an arrogant, condescending POS!! I hope the next congressman who he threatens to kick their a$$ takes him up on it and beats the living sh!t out of him.
37 posted on 05/07/2004 10:15:52 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< -- Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: jmstein7; Congressman Billybob; longfell0w; JohnHuang2; Jeff Head; Travis McGee
The Emperor Stark has done it again, but GOOD.
38 posted on 05/07/2004 10:20:26 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: BibChr

Found this with a google search ("pete Stark" foul mouth statements)

Here is the search URL: HERE

I was reading over on the right side of the blogosphere, and was intrigued by what Dustin Frelich had to say about the recent fracas in the House of Representatives, when Rep. Pete Stark (D of California) called Rep. Scott McIniss (R of Colorado) "a little fruitcake". I hadn't paid a lot of attention to this story of childish politicians until Dustin pointed out that if a Republican had made an anti-gay remark at a Democrat, there would have been a huge outcry, whereas no-one even mildly liberal has called Stark to task for this.

An anti-gay remark? Fruitcake? Sure, I thought, it can mean that, but usually people mean it as a synonym for "lunatic" or "idiot".

Wondering what other people thought of this, and if I was somehow behind the times in my knowledge of slang, I searched around and found an intriguing article from Fox News. Now, Fox News is hardly a liberal bastion or much of a friend to gays, but what they wrote is significant:

While no cameras recorded the event, a stenographer took down every word Stark uttered. Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof recited them back on the House floor.

"'You little fruitcake, you little fruitcake, I said you are a fruitcake,'" Hulshof, R-Mo., read from the unofficial transcript.

Stark directed the word -- considered by some to be a gay slur -- at Republican Rep. Scott McInnis, who is married and by all accounts not gay.

Republican sources also claim that during the chaotic scene in the committee, Stark fired another gay slur in the direction of Chairman Thomas. The word is too vulgar to print in full, but the last half of it is "sucker."

...

Stark has a long history of making outrageous remarks. He once called Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson "a whore," and said former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan is "a disgrace to his race."
[more]

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Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

39 posted on 05/07/2004 10:21:43 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Corporate Law
Fortney "Pete" Start is indeed a POS. He used to be my congress critter before redistricting. He has always been in a safe district and there is little chance he will be voted out.
40 posted on 05/07/2004 10:24:33 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
My thoughts exactly. He seems like the school yard bully who cries and runs to the teacher when someone stands up to them.
41 posted on 05/07/2004 10:28:20 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< -- Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: mhking
Hi Michael,

Think this deserves a "Just Damn" ping?
42 posted on 05/07/2004 10:55:35 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: bootless
When a conservative talks in that manner the liberals will call them hateful. A liberal says those things and the liberals call them feisty.
43 posted on 05/07/2004 11:02:53 AM PDT by GSWarrior (I find this tagline high spirited and a genuine toe-tapper.)
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To: elbucko
I believe that you will find that Nancy (D'Allesandro) Pelosi was born in Maryland, a.k.a. the land of pleasant living. It certainly got more pleasant after she left.

Regards,

44 posted on 05/07/2004 11:09:26 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: GSWarrior
When a conservative talks in that manner the liberals will call them hateful. A liberal says those things and the liberals call them feisty.

I'm sure it's because they have higher expectations of the conservatives.

Or they're just arrogant, condescending, mean-spirited, intellectually lazy leftists who will push their power as far as they can ... and then some.

45 posted on 05/07/2004 11:10:33 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: GSWarrior
ON RUSH NOW.
46 posted on 05/07/2004 11:12:19 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: GSWarrior

Rush is reading the letter to Stark NOW!

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

47 posted on 05/07/2004 11:13:42 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: elbucko
Forgot to mention; Stark lives in southern Maryland in a very nice waterfront home in an area known as Cumberstone.

He is well know locally as a complete monkey's behind.

Quick story; one day he was ordering a sandwich at the local general store. Wanted to be served in front of about thirty other people, the owner would not bump him up. Stark says "Do you know who I am." Owner says, "Yes; you are number twenty-seven."

regards,

48 posted on 05/07/2004 11:13:49 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Varmint Al
Rush just played this.
49 posted on 05/07/2004 11:16:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: JeffreyH
I guess we had better open an investigation and assemble a full commission to investigate this cruel punishment and the mental stress caused by this message.
50 posted on 05/07/2004 11:18:42 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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