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Return of the chicken hawks
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/23/7 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 10/23/2007 7:46:23 AM PDT by SmithL

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has become the Democrats' Ann Coulter - he keeps saying things that aggrandize him while discrediting his political persuasion.

Last week, after President Bush vetoed a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover not only poor but also middle-class children, Stark accused Republicans of wanting "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send them to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked Stark for his "inappropriate" comments.

Stark then issued a new statement: "I have nothing but respect for our brave men and women in uniform and wish them the very best. But I respect neither the commander in chief who keeps them in harm's way nor the chicken hawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care."

Careful, congressman, you might want to think twice about calling folks chicken hawks. It's not in your party's interest.

Sure, in 2004 Democrats hurled the "chicken hawk" epithet at George W. Bush, who took America to war in Iraq even though he only served as a pilot in the Air National Guard. Then-Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who had no apparent qualms about President Bill Clinton's evasion of the draft, charged that Bush was "AWOL" during Vietnam.

You see, Democrats had nominated John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, who had voted for the Iraq war resolution. So, just years after President Clinton put U.S. forces into the former Yugoslavia and sent bombers over Iraq, Democrats argued that only a combat vet was suited to serve in the White House and put U.S. troops in harm's way. In that mind set, Kerry addressed the Democratic National Convention in martial terms:...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antimilitary; chickenhawks; cultureofcutandrun; fortney; sanfranciscovalues; starkravingmad

1 posted on 10/23/2007 7:46:24 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

“Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who had no apparent qualms about President Bill Clinton’s evasion of the draft, charged that Bush was “AWOL” during Vietnam.”

I used to point this out to the libs over on the Yahoo boards (R.I.P.)

As usual, they had no response.


2 posted on 10/23/2007 7:48:05 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: SmithL

3 posted on 10/23/2007 7:49:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (A cosmic castaway)
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To: SmithL

Fruitcake.

4 posted on 10/23/2007 7:50:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SmithL

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked Stark for his “inappropriate” comments.”

Of course, she didn’t do it until AFTER the media jumped on Starks insane remarks. She THANKED him immediately after they were made.

And, ahem, SF Comical (who runs the SF Gate website) — Ann Coulter is a writer - Pete Stark is in a position of responsibility in government. They are NOT the same thing.


5 posted on 10/23/2007 7:50:55 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: wastedyears

Now I say, I say, hold on there boy....you need to slow down. Nice boy but about as sharp as a bowling ball.


6 posted on 10/23/2007 7:51:04 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: SmithL

This article ought to start those San Francisco tongues wagging that weren’t already wagging.


7 posted on 10/23/2007 7:52:33 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: SmithL

Ann Coulter is a private citizen.....Stark is an elected official, it is not quite the same. Stark should apologize and step down.


8 posted on 10/23/2007 7:53:10 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: SmithL
To call someone a chickenhawk is chickensh!t... and anti First Amendment! This fits liberals to a T.

LLS

9 posted on 10/23/2007 7:53:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: SmithL

That F-102 that President Bush flew in the National Guard was known as the Widow Maker. I would like to have seen any of those people who hate him fly one. Even that a-hole Tom Harkin.


10 posted on 10/23/2007 7:53:54 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Pelosi thought they were “inappropriate” because they hurt the Dems, not because they were inaccurate.


11 posted on 10/23/2007 7:55:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SmithL

Better a chicken hawk than a Pelosi Turkey Vulture.


12 posted on 10/23/2007 7:57:16 AM PDT by null and void (Franz Kafka would have killed himself in despair if he lived in the world we inhabit today.)
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To: Slapshot68

I miss Warner Brothers cartoons. Those were some of the best.


13 posted on 10/23/2007 8:02:59 AM PDT by wastedyears (A cosmic castaway)
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To: wastedyears

“I miss Warner Brothers cartoons. Those were some of the best.”

Definitely better than the crap that’s on now. I introduced my son to Speed Racer and Tom and Jerry recently...he LOVES them.


14 posted on 10/23/2007 8:04:05 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Piquaboy

Why was it called the Widow Maker? It was very unstable in flight?


15 posted on 10/23/2007 8:04:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (A cosmic castaway)
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To: SmithL

Chickenhawks Clinton and Obama would also be dis-qualified from talking about war.


17 posted on 10/23/2007 8:07:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SmithL

Whenever I listen to Fred Barnes or Bill Kristol—”chickenhawks” is exactly what comes to mind.


18 posted on 10/23/2007 8:07:59 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
Whenever I listen to Fred Barnes or Bill Kristol—”chickenhawks” is exactly what comes to mind.

LOL this is a keeper... I can't wait for them to retire to some gated community.

19 posted on 10/23/2007 8:11:05 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: wastedyears

you got that right. You had to be on it all the time. If not you would be in the dirt. It was one of the first delta wing fighters.


20 posted on 10/23/2007 8:17:49 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: SmithL

He would not make a pimple on Ann Coulters butt.


21 posted on 10/23/2007 8:18:46 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: SmithL
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has become the Democrats' Ann Coulter

He's become a hot, smart blond babe?

22 posted on 10/23/2007 8:19:34 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is a clown car with guns.)
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To: SmithL

A chicken hawk is a man attracted to young boys. The Dems know this. They are in a sense calling Republicans child molesters and card carying members of NAMBLA.

They HAVE to know this in San Fransicko.

And to think they take outrage at being called The Democrat Party instead of Democratic Party.


23 posted on 10/23/2007 8:20:36 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: JackRyanCIA
“has become the Democrats’ Ann Coulter”

Except that Ann is a private citizen he's an elected, taxpayer funded, rep!

24 posted on 10/23/2007 8:21:12 AM PDT by NativeSon (off the Rez without a pass...)
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To: Slapshot68

Old cartoons respected the audience.


25 posted on 10/23/2007 8:43:09 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: weegee
And to think they take outrage at being called The Democrat Party instead of Democratic Party.

Someday, their true nature and name will be revealed.

26 posted on 10/23/2007 8:43:58 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SmithL
Wow!

A lib paper pointing out hypocrisy on the left?

Who'da thunk it?

27 posted on 10/23/2007 8:47:12 AM PDT by TChris (Cartels (oil, diamonds, labor) are bad. Free-market competition is good.)
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To: wastedyears
I miss Warner Brothers cartoons. Those were some of the best.

Yes!

You can't find 70's or 80's vintage DVDs of them either. The older stuff is out there, and the newer stuff too. But the 70's and early 80's were the golden age, IMO.

28 posted on 10/23/2007 8:48:48 AM PDT by TChris (Cartels (oil, diamonds, labor) are bad. Free-market competition is good.)
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To: SmithL

Coulter and Stark - the twain shall never meet. Stark is a bonehead. Any questions?


29 posted on 10/23/2007 8:51:03 AM PDT by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: Piquaboy

Service in any century series fighter was hazardous duty.


30 posted on 10/23/2007 8:53:57 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Piquaboy

Gotcha


31 posted on 10/23/2007 8:55:08 AM PDT by wastedyears (A cosmic castaway)
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To: Dead Dog

You got that right. I think it was the F-104 that had about a eight foot wing span.


32 posted on 10/23/2007 8:59:21 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Dead Dog

I meant to say about eight foot on each wing.


33 posted on 10/23/2007 9:03:12 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Slapshot68

“Now I say, I say, hold on there boy....you need to slow down. Nice boy but about as sharp as a bowling ball.”

Wait a minute, ah say wait a minute—you got it all wrong `bout ol’ Pete . . . he’s, ah say he’s a good ol’ boy but his, ah say, his elevator—hit don’t go all the way to the top, son! Now lissen to me . . .


34 posted on 10/23/2007 9:42:58 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: SmithL

John F Kerry? John F Kerry who went to Vietnam?


35 posted on 10/23/2007 9:55:17 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: Ancient Drive

...Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has become the Democrats’ Ann Coulter - he keeps saying things that aggrandize him while discrediting his political persuasion.

Hey! Ann Coulter is a credit. She can persuade me anytime she wants.

It’s amazing how much female jealousy Ann engenders.

Recent NY Post, Page Six gossip about Ann canoodling with Andrew Stein is disheartening though.


36 posted on 10/23/2007 10:30:08 AM PDT by y6162
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To: martin_fierro

So, a reprobate, an atheist and a traitor walk into a bar and the bartender says, “The usual Mr. Stark?”


37 posted on 10/23/2007 11:12:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: wastedyears

"Well, Sir. I do, I say, I do believe you are correct."

38 posted on 10/23/2007 4:59:47 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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