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Pelosi picks fellow Californian to take gavel after Rangel bows out (Rep. Pete Stark)
The Hill ^ | 3-3-10 | Michael O'Brien and Jared Allen

Posted on 03/03/2010 9:21:00 AM PST by Justaham

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has picked liberal firebrand Rep. Pete Stark to replace ousted Chairman Charles Rangel on the tax-writing committee, according to a House leadership aide.

The decision was made during a Wednesday morning leadership meeting following Rangel's announcement that he would temporarily step aside as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the aide said.

Rangel announced earlier Wednesday morning that he is taking a leave of absence pending the results of an ethics investigations.

In Stark, Pelosi is picking a fellow Californian to head one of the House's most powerful committees. Stark becomes the sixth House Democratic chairman from the Golden State.

Stark is next in line for the post in seniority, but his maverick personality had led some to question whether he would get the gavel even on a temporary basis. Stark has made many controversial comments over the years, and when Republicans controlled the House, Stark challenged then Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Colo.) to a fight during a Ways and Means Committee hearing.

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KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; deckchairs; draintheswamp; pelosicongress
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1 posted on 03/03/2010 9:21:00 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The Congressional Black Caucus won’t be happy about this at all, especially considering that Stark is a guy who’s only playing with about half a deck.


2 posted on 03/03/2010 9:22:04 AM PST by jpl
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To: Justaham

1) crook

2) Liar

3) psycho

Good choice!


3 posted on 03/03/2010 9:23:15 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Justaham

This guy is loony, ani American.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 9:23:40 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Justaham

When is Pelosi going to start draining the swamp of its corruption as she pledged?


5 posted on 03/03/2010 9:23:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Justaham

Pete Stark is constantly off his meds, and is a total disgrace.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 9:25:05 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Justaham

This guy is a lunatic! You might say he’s STARK raving mad!


7 posted on 03/03/2010 9:25:21 AM PST by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Justaham

Temporarily taking a leave of absence til elections are over, is not good enough for this tax cheat, liar and theif.

Contact your Representatives and Speaker Pelosi and demand he be removed and prosecuted!


8 posted on 03/03/2010 9:26:14 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Justaham

Stark? He’s daft as a brush!


9 posted on 03/03/2010 9:26:27 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: jpl

When is the Congressional White Caucus going to stand up for what is right, not what is racial?


10 posted on 03/03/2010 9:27:10 AM PST by RC2
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To: Justaham

New meaning of “Stark raving mad”!


11 posted on 03/03/2010 9:28:55 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Justaham

This femidiot is beyond belief.

My greatest wish is to get the chance to pee on her grave.


12 posted on 03/03/2010 9:29:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: jpl

You think money changed hands?


13 posted on 03/03/2010 9:29:37 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: Justaham
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14 posted on 03/03/2010 9:31:18 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Justaham

Fortney Pete Stark???

Surely she jests.

And don’t call me Shirley.


15 posted on 03/03/2010 9:37:33 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Justaham

Just a typical Democrat. Why the concern?


16 posted on 03/03/2010 9:38:40 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Justaham

This guy Stark belongs in an asylum.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 9:39:46 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

See what giving your kids funny names does to them.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 9:42:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Justaham
Putting this potty-mouthed loonie in charge oughta be a hoot.

Good call, Stretch.

19 posted on 03/03/2010 9:44:00 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Justaham

WASHINGTON - The American Humanist Association applauded Rep. Pete Stark for publicly acknowledging he does not believe in a supreme being. The declaration, it said, makes him the highest-ranking elected official - and first congressman - to proclaim to be an atheist.

--AP

20 posted on 03/03/2010 9:44:17 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Justaham

“firebrand” usually means “nutcase”, cf. Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, Al Sharpton, et al.


21 posted on 03/03/2010 9:44:42 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Justaham

Wednesday morning leadership meeting
1.how do we hide this bribe thingy
2.we just wait it out it will blow over in a week
3.our friends in the media will bens the facts for us
4.this puppy is in high spin mode
5.


22 posted on 03/03/2010 9:46:12 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Justaham

Republicans should fight to support Rangel. Stark is worse.

Better a corrupt pol we know we can influence than a loony Communist we know we can’t.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:08 AM PST by Argus (Goodbye Clowntown, Hello United States of America.)
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To: Cicero

Pete Stark, atheist:

“[I am a] Unitarian who does not believe in a Supreme Being. I look forward to working with the Secular Coalition to stop the promotion of narrow religious beliefs in science, marriage contracts, the military and the provision of social service.”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/03/14/MNG7BOKV111.DTL


24 posted on 03/03/2010 9:49:44 AM PST by Deo volente (January 19, 2010...the Second American Revolution begins, right where it all started!)
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To: Justaham

JC Watts should have beat the tar out of him. Scott McGuinnis too.


25 posted on 03/03/2010 9:49:46 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Justaham

Oh, dear. They didn’t have a non-idiot available?


26 posted on 03/03/2010 9:49:59 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: jpl

Who do you want? Alcee Hastings?


27 posted on 03/03/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Deo volente
[I am a] Unitarian who does not believe in a Supreme Being.

Strictly speaking, that makes no sense.

28 posted on 03/03/2010 9:51:35 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Justaham

Pete stark claims that the national debt is a good thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbPZAMked


29 posted on 03/03/2010 9:52:19 AM PST by arista
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To: Justaham

Stark is stark raving mad. This will surely go well.


30 posted on 03/03/2010 9:52:42 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Deo volente

In other words, he’s one of those UINOs—Unitarians in Name Only.

“I believe in one . . . nothing.”


31 posted on 03/03/2010 9:54:51 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Justaham

32 posted on 03/03/2010 10:03:08 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

33 posted on 03/03/2010 10:03:44 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

LOL!

Nailed him!


34 posted on 03/03/2010 10:04:28 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: a fool in paradise

35 posted on 03/03/2010 10:05:18 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Justaham
Stark is about as far to the Left as one can get without actually wearing a Mao jacket or praising Stalin's agricultural policy.

He is highly temperamental and injudicious with language, often resorting to epithets and personal slurs in place of argumentation. In 2007, he accused President Bush of sending soldiers "to Iraq to get their heads blown off for (his own) amusement.”

Stark is also a member of the Progressive Caucus and an atheist. In other words: he's a perfect modern Democrat.

36 posted on 03/03/2010 10:05:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Justaham

If you’re looking to advance one of the looniest suckers in the Hou$e,,

Nancy done real good with that pick.


37 posted on 03/03/2010 10:07:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: RichInOC

[I am a] Unitarian who does not believe in a Supreme Being.
Strictly speaking, that makes no sense.

Expecting reason from the unreasonable is a futile pursuit. Stand back and await the obvious implosion. When nuts run things, its merely a matter of time until the squirrels of cosmic justice find them. So it is said, so shall it be done.


38 posted on 03/03/2010 10:07:25 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: RichInOC
Apparently the democratic party isn't short on douche-bags. Here is a video of Pete Stark explaining how the national debt is a measure of how wealthy the United States is.

He's the perfect guy to be writing tax law, huh?
39 posted on 03/03/2010 10:09:10 AM PST by Honcho
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To: mojitojoe

Who is more psychotic? Stark or Pelosi??


40 posted on 03/03/2010 10:09:41 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Justaham

Get rid of a crook; replace him with a kook. Great . . .


41 posted on 03/03/2010 10:09:49 AM PST by piperpilot
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To: Justaham

“Stark becomes the sixth House Democratic chairman from the Golden State.”

all these chairman from the state that is in the worst financial trouble and bankrupt pushing the same agenda on the whole country.
They should also stop refering to california as the “Golden State”


42 posted on 03/03/2010 10:12:16 AM PST by PMAS
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Both. Liberalism is a mental illness. Most of them are batsh*t crazy, some more than others. On a scale of 1-10, they are both a solid 10.


43 posted on 03/03/2010 10:15:18 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

Hard to believe that they are in charge of anything. Even a hot dog stand.


44 posted on 03/03/2010 10:16:40 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Justaham

The article says he was “ousted”? He hasn’t been ousted.

He just agreed to lay low until the coast is clear.

After all, that’s what criminals do when the heat is on.


45 posted on 03/03/2010 10:18:16 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Justaham

I knew they had someone worse than Rangel in mind if Pelosi encouraged his exit. Why don’t the people of Californua have the responsibility of naming Rangel’s replacement rather than the Commie Speaker of the House?


46 posted on 03/03/2010 10:20:38 AM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Justaham

Dems take leave of absences and Republicans resign. Nothing new in DC land


47 posted on 03/03/2010 10:26:22 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Justaham

Rangel is too black to drum out!! Ha Ha


48 posted on 03/03/2010 10:29:18 AM PST by devistate one four ( Kimber .45 CDP Ultra 230 gn. hard ball. OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
The article says he was “ousted”? He hasn’t been ousted.

I wouldn't bet that Fortney Pete Stark will willingly give up the gavel when Oily Charley returns.

Probably worth laying in a cup of popcorn.

49 posted on 03/03/2010 10:36:23 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie
I wouldn't bet that Fortney Pete Stark will willingly give up the gavel when Oily Charley returns.

Stark v. the Congressional Black Caucus?

CBC in round two.

50 posted on 03/03/2010 10:46:31 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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