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  • (Left-wing Loon) Pete Stark's Days in Congress Might Be Numbered

    06/07/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    S. F. Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pete Stark's days in Congress might be numbered The nearly four-decade reign of Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, is about to end. Stark finished first among three candidates in the 15th Congressional District, but the message of discontent with his boorish and increasingly erratic approach to his job as a public servant could not have been louder. Nearly 59 percent of voters in the freshly realigned district preferred someone other than Stark: 36 percent for Eric Swalwell, a 31-year-old prosecutor and Dublin City Council member, and 22 percent for Chris Pareja, an independent who ran a spirited low-budget campaign. In years...
  • In the House, Is 80 Over the Hill?

    05/24/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the tea party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle. I think Lugar, 80, lost because he is out of touch with Indiana. He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977. The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since. Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the...
  • 19-term Dem Rep. Pete Stark rejects debates, isn’t campaigning; gets Obama endorsement

    05/18/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/18/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Even as he faces his most competitive Congressional challenge in decades, 19-term East Bay Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, 80, has cut back on local campaign appearances –and turned down two upcoming debates sponsored by five area Chambers of Commerce and an Asian Pacific Islander group in his district. Stark’s retreat from public and campaign appearances in the East Bay in the midst of a heated campaign has been noticeable since he made headlines recently with some eyebrow-raising campaign gaffes at a Chronicle editorial board and at a public debate in Hayward. The California Congressional delegation’s longest serving member, who has...
  • California political miscreants inhabit East Bay

    05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Dan Walters
    The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..." One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave. While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently. Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved...
  • California Democrat (Pete Stark) confuses Solyndra with electric car company

    05/05/2012 10:58:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/05/12 | Daniel Strauss
    California Democrat confuses Solyndra with electric car companyBy Daniel Strauss - 05/05/12 12:37 PM ET Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) confused failed solar energy firm Solyndra with the electric car company Tesla. "I wish I had enough expense allowance to get one of those new S's that Solyndra's going to make down there - the electric car," Stark said in a Saturday report by the San Francisco Chronicle, after being asked about the defunct solar energy company. "They run $60,000 to $90,000." Solyndra fell under scrutiny after failing despite recieving a guaranteed $535 million low-interest loan from the Obama administration. House...
  • Rep. Pete Stark faces threat to long career

    05/05/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/5/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    It was a revealing moment for California Rep. Pete Stark, the irascible East Bay liberal who has forged a reputation as a firebrand during four decades in Congress. The 80-year-old Democrat, in a meeting with Chronicle editors and reporters this week, appeared to be confused about Solyndra, the Fremont solar power company whose collapse has fueled Republican criticism of the Obama administration's energy policies this election year. "I wish I had enough expense allowance to get one of those new S's that Solyndra's going to make down there - the electric car," Stark said, after being asked about the company....
  • As primary election nears, Rep. Pete Stark apologizes for recent gaffes

    05/04/2012 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/4/12 | Josh Richman
    By many accounts, Rep. Pete Stark's re-election campaign should've been a cakewalk. But with less than five weeks to go before the primary election, his recent gaffes have left some wondering whether he's got a real race on his hands. The 80-year-old Stark, D-Fremont, has a long-standing reputation for (ahem) direct language. In 2003, he called a GOP congressman "a fruitcake." Three years ago, when a constituent asked him not to "pee on my leg and tell me it's raining," Stark replied that he wouldn't waste the urine. But those and other incidents tended either to be rhetorical ripostes or...
  • {Editorial: The case to replace Pete Stark} Eric Swalwell recommended for House

    05/03/2012 8:13:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/12 | Editor
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, should have retired by now. His performance in this campaign has produced cringe-worthy moments that show a mean-spiritedness and recklessness with the facts - and a detachment from one of the region's critical issues - that suggest it is time for change. The Democratic establishment would prefer to let the 80-year-old Stark leave on his own schedule. That is the way things work in Washington - and helps explain why Washington is not working for us. Members of Congress with records as dismal as Stark's are protected by a system of money and party discipline that...
  • Pete Stark, raving congressman

    05/03/2012 9:09:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has made some nasty charges during his 19 terms in Congress. Stark has called a female colleague a "whore," a male colleague a "little fruitcake," and a black Cabinet member "a disgrace to his race." At a political debate last month, Stark accused Democratic challenger Eric Swalwell, a Dublin city councilman, of accepting "hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes" - without presenting any proof. Later, Stark issued a lukewarm apology. At a Chronicle editorial board meeting Tuesday, Stark completed the crazy circle when he accused someone in the room of giving money to Swalwell's campaign...
  • He’s at it again: CA Rep. Pete Stark levels bizarre charge at SFChron columnist Debra J. Saunders

    05/01/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/1/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California Rep. Pete Stark, the 20-term South Bay Democratic Congressman, raised eyebrows in a public debate last month by accusing his primary challenger of misconduct — taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in bribes — without any evidence. On Tuesday, he was at it again — but this time his target was columnist Debra J. Saunders, whom he wrongly accused during a Chronicle editorial board meeting of contributing to Democratic opponent Eric Swalwell’s campaign.Stark was forced to publicly apologize to Swalwell last month after his unsubstantiated charges. On Tuesday, he had to apologize again, after he said he had documentation proving Saunders – who writes the Chronicle’s “Token Conservative” blog”...
  • Pete Stark’s non-apology apology

    04/18/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 4/18/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Pete Stark’s political consultant Alex Tourk sent out this email today to apologize to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Eric Swalwell. Stark’s bad, as The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci reported: He accused Swalwell, who serves on the Dublin city council, of accepting “hundreds of thousands” in bribes — even though Stark could not substantiate the charge. Here’s the statement:“I misspoke the other evening when I made allegations against my opponent for taking bribes and for that I apologize.   Yet I do have concerns about my opponent’s behavior. . . . “Stark gives bumbling, dyspeptic old fools who say stupid things a bad name.”
  • Bribe claim rocks Stark race

    04/15/2012 7:53:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/15/12 | Josh Richman
    An East Bay congressional candidate is on the warpath after the longtime incumbent he's challenging him publicly accused him of accepting bribes, yet hasn't produced evidence. Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, leveled the accusation against fellow Democrat, Dublin councilman and Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell during a candidates' forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Eden Area on Tuesday night at Hayward City Hall. Stark, 80, said Swalwell, who was elected to the Dublin council in 2010, has taken "hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes" from the Lin family -- among the city's most prominent real estate...
  • Need address/footage of Pete Stark's mansion

    03/14/2012 3:10:30 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 12 replies
    3/14/2012 | Guy Smith
    Pete Stark, who misrepresents a district out here, has a home (a minor mansion so I am told) in Maryland, which he tried to claim as his primary residence for taxes. See http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/20/nation/na-stark20. I intend to help unseat Stark, but I need some help from Maryland locals. I need footage of his mansion (3,600-square-foot, on 6.35 acres with an assessed value of about $1.6 million … should be easy to find) and it’s address. The footage goes into a video that will be released prior to the first campaign debates here.
  • Pete Stark Polluted Poll

    10/07/2011 12:28:01 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 7 replies
    10/07/2011 | Guy Smith
    Our favorite psychotic statesman, Pete Stark from the San Francisco Bay Area, has a rigged poll (analysis of rigging here) to which he invited his socialist-leaning constituents to respond.Might be worth providing your opinions.Drop by the survey site (https://forms.house.gov/stark/webforms/survey.htm) and when asked for your zip code, use any of the following zip codes which are in Pete’s district.9408394536-9453994540-9454694552, 94555, 94557, 9456094577-9457994580, 9458794603, 94605, 94614, 94621950029503595132, 95134, 95152
  • Stark Contrast: Schäuble suggests Asmussen before ECB chief economist [translation]

    09/10/2011 10:16:58 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand
    Train of Thoughts the Blog ^ | 091011 | Train of Thoughts
    Der Spiegel says:It's official: Jörg Asmussen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, will succeed Jürgen Stark as chief economist of the European Central Bank. Diesen Vorschlag hat Wolfgang Schäuble dem Euro-Gruppen-Chef Jean-Claude Juncker unterbreitet. This proposal was Wolfgang Schäuble the euro group chief Jean-Claude Juncker presented...Asmussen was willing to assume the position on the Governing Board and assured them he would do everything possible to ensure the stability of the euro-zone. Asmussen: "willing to assume the position." Definitely looks like the type.
  • Obamacare Ends Construction of Doctor-Owned Hospitals

    01/04/2011 9:51:45 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 3, 2011 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Physician Hospitals of America says that construction had to stop at 45 hospitals nationwide or they would not be able to bill Medicare for treatments." Stopping construction at doctor-owned hospitals might not seem like the best way to boost the economy or to promote greater access and choice in health care, but that exactly what Obamacare is doing. "Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding." American Hospital Association ... the AHA, along with Sen. [Max] Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), are responsible...
  • November is Coming

    10/20/2010 9:32:15 PM PDT · by absentee · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/20/2010 | Ben Howe
    Just watch.
  • Washington’s Self-Anointed Deities

    09/06/2010 6:03:03 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 6, 2010 | Sarah Durand
    A populace that expects salvation from the government has some representatives believing they are saviors. A few weeks ago, California Congressman Pete Stark made a revealing comment at a town hall meeting. One of his constituents inquired about using the Constitution’s commerce clause to justify health care legislation that — for the first time in American history — requires citizens to purchase a product. When asked by that constituent what the federal government can’t do, Stark replied: “The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.” Really? In late August, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth had a similarly rare...
  • Rep. Pete Stark:(PRICELESS)”The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything In This Country”

    08/02/2010 4:54:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 8+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | August 2, 2010 | annem040359
    This is PRICELESS. Why is it that people out in CA elect over and over again Representative Pete Stark? (D/CA). What he said about the USA Constitution, which makes me wonder if we are even in the next couple of years if we will EVEN have a United States of America. At the rate things are going with the take over of the auto, health, energy, and financial industries we could very much be on our way to having what national radio talk radio show host Mark Levin calls a “soft tyranny”. The skids have been greased. Give the lady...
  • Congressman [Stark, D, California] at Town Hall: ‘The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything

    08/02/2010 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies · 5+ views
    Breitbart/You Tube ^ | 02 August 2010
    Video 3:36
  • Pete Stark Proposes Currency Tax: Currency Tax Mimics UN's Millennium Goal

    07/22/2010 9:33:26 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 21 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | July 21, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Democrat Congressman Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) introduced a bill to create a tax on currency yesterday. He says it will create a U.S. fund to assist developing countries with the impacts of global warming, and create a Global Health Trust Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, and other diseases, and well as funding Obama's pledge to the U.N. This legislation is right out of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goal, which Obama is required to follow if his Global Poverty Bill ever passes.
  • Liberals try to bring back public option for health care, citing potential savings

    07/22/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/2010 | Noam N. Leavy
    WASHINGTON - At a time when both political parties are worrying about the federal deficit, an unexpected and unorthodox proposal is coming back from the shadows of last year's health-care debate the "public option." The idea of creating a major government health insurance program was roundly rejected last year, but the 128 House Democrats pushing to reconsider the idea are now advancing the argument that it would help hold down federal spending. Their bill, which faces long odds, would allow Americans who do not get insurance at work to choose a government plan for their health coverage starting in 2014....
  • Video: Rep. Pete Stark's worst moments

    07/08/2010 3:31:25 PM PDT · by paltz · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times- Watercooler ^ | 7/8/10 | Kerry Picket
    FNC host Glenn Beck aired a compilation of video clips showing Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat, mistreating his constituents and the press. One particular clip shows Mr. Stark making physical threats to a reporter.
  • Rep. Stark: I'll sell ladders to illegals at border wall

    07/02/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT · by paltz · 48 replies
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 7/2/10 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat, appears to think security on our borders is not an important issue. The Golden Gate Minutemen posted video of an exchange during a recent town hall meeting on June 26 in Fremont, where the congressman asked a border security advocate in attendance, "Who are you going to kill today?" Mr. Stark continued to heckle and mock the town hall attendees who reacted in disbelief as the congressman disrespected his own constituents. (all emphasis is mine) Mr. Stark made such outrageous statements like: "If you knew anything about our border, you would know that's not the...
  • Pete Stark: “Our borders are quite secure, thank you”

    06/30/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT · by tentmaker · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    When we last looked at Rep. Pete Stark’s idea of constituent outreach, he was expounding on the virtues of urine conservation — by telling a voter that he “wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.” See how much of this latest example you can stomach from Stark, who manages at once to be smug, rude, condescending, and completely flat-out wrong, all while explicitly refusing to perform the constitutional duty of securing the nation’s borders. Bookworm Room and the Boss Emeritus both have the nine-minute-plus video:
  • Rep. Pete Stark Mocks Border Security

    06/30/2010 4:16:41 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 33 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/30/2010 | Scott Factor
    Here, ladies and gentlemen, is disrespect of the voters at its finest hour. Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., a loone in his own right, openly made fun of the fact that the borders are not secure when asked about the federal government's lack of activity on border security. One member of the audience, who happens to be a member of the Minutemen group famous for its citizen patrols of the border, was mocked by the jerk Congressman when he asked about border security. Said the old loone, “Who are you going to kill today?" His mocking continued with, “We can't get...
  • "You wrecked my coffee brewer?! Who do you think you are??!"

    05/17/2010 8:41:28 AM PDT · by brycemax · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Some folks just have no respect for other people's property. Especially when they rip parts out of it for their own pet projects. NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks!
  • THUG-O-CRAT hit list [vanity: shocking links and headlines -- please help]

    03/05/2010 3:38:38 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 193 replies · 2,832+ views
    New Black Panthers, Bill Ayers, Rangel, Stark -- you name it -- including the "president". When Obama isn't palling around with terrorists, he's giving them Miranda rights or seeking Rezko deals. His entire thug-o-crat party has been getting more brazen than ever, and it's starting to catch up with them. Please help in blowing their cover with shocking thug-o-crat headlines, links, and blurbs.
  • Meet Your Lords and Masters: Seven Democrats Who Run Your World

    04/06/2010 3:54:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 2,560+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | John Hawkins
    “I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” -- William F. Buckley At this point, I would go Buckley one better: I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 254 people we could pull out of a minimum security prison rather than the Democrats who are currently in Congress. In all fairness to the Democrats we have in charge now, that change probably wouldn't make Congress any less corrupt (not much more corrupt either), but at least...
  • Why Pete Stark is staying put

    03/04/2010 1:04:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/4/10 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Pete Stark won't become interim chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Stark, D-Fremont, was the next-most-senior Democrat on the tax-writing committee after former Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., 79, who temporarily stepped aside Wednesday pending the conclusion of an Ethics Committee probe into his corporate-paid travel. House rules said Stark, 78, would automatically ascend to the chair unless he declined, or unless House Democrats voted to pass him over. But other Democrats on the committee reportedly were concerned about Stark's hot-tempered tendencies — which has included some eye-watering tirades and blunt speech on the House floor, in...
  • Second Ways and Means boss ousted; Levin replaces Stark

    03/04/2010 12:37:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3-4-10 | Jay Heflin
    Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) will be the acting chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced to her caucus on Thursday. The startling announcement comes a day after Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) appeared ready to take the reins of the committee from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). Stark was the next in line for the post in terms of seniority, but some panel members recoiled at the idea of his leading the committee. Stark is known for making controversial and eccentric remarks, and in 2007 he apologized on the House floor for comments about President George W....
  • Unbalanced and Unethical Dem to Replace Merely Unethical Dem (Stark for Rangel)

    03/04/2010 11:48:18 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 13 replies · 324+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 4, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Charlie Rangel may be many things; liberal, stubborn, corrupt, greedy . . . wait, I forgot my point. Oh yeah, Charlie Rangel may be many things, but crazy he is not. However, in order to "temporarily" replace Rangel as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Democrats have come up with the perfect guy: Pete Stark (D-CA). Now Pete is both corrupt and crazy, which may be entertaining. He is corrupt, as he claimed a Maryland homestead exemption on his taxes while representing California in Congress. California has a law that you must have a primary...
  • Democrats Unsure Whether Stark Fit to Replace Rangel on Tax Committee

    03/04/2010 7:08:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 864+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2010
    House Democrats on the powerful Ways and Means Committee are meeting Thursday to decide whether short-fused Rep. Pete Stark should take over as chairman for Rep. Charlie Rangel, with questions being raised about the California Democrat's temperament. Though Stark is the next most-senior member on the panel and was said to be in line for the post after Rangel stepped aside amid an ethics probe Wednesday, many Democrats are fretting that Stark is too volatile to lead such an important committee. His racially, sexually and politically charged remarks have gotten him in trouble in the past. Rep. Danny Davis,...
  • Stark Raving Stark

    03/04/2010 6:59:49 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 18 replies · 874+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/3/2010 | David Hogberg
    With Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., temporarily stepping down as chairman of the House Committee of Ways and Means under an ethics cloud, it appears Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, D-Calif., will take his place. Stark is a “colorful” fellow, to say the least. Below are some of his more entertaining moments.
  • Stark, Raving, Maryland

    03/04/2010 5:41:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,061+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    Before she became House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi promised that if Democrats won control of the House, she would "drain the swamp" in Washington. How is she doing? Last week, the House ethics committee scolded House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel for corporate-sponsored travel to the Caribbean. In that the panel had yet to resolve multiple charges involving Rangel's personal finances, rank-and-file Democrats joined GOP calls for his ouster as Ways and Means chairman, while Pelosi remained publicly silent. Wednesday, Rangel temporarily stepped aside as chairman. Now for the funny part: Next in line to chair the tax-writing committee is...
  • Rep. Pete Stark Blows Up Over National Debt (video)

    03/03/2010 4:35:43 PM PST · by South40 · 34 replies · 1,493+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 23, 2009 | Jan Helfeld
    Rep. Pete Stark (D – CA) (Charlie Rangel's replacement) says that the more debt we have the wealthier we are. When questioned about it, he tells Jan Helfeld to “get the f**k out of here” and then threatens to throw him out the window. Nice choice, Nancy. Video here
  • Pete Stark grabs House by the purse strings

    03/03/2010 3:48:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/3/10 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Pete Stark took the gavel of one of the House's most powerful committees today — at least temporarily. Stark, D-Fremont, will be interim chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, with jurisdiction over all taxation and other revenue-raising measures, as well as other programs such as Social Security; Medicare; unemployment benefits; foster care and adoption programs; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal welfare program; and child-support enforcement. The committee's second-most-senior Democrat, Stark has served as the Health Subcommittee's chairman. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., temporarily gave up the committee's chair Wednesday, days after the House Ethics Committee publicly...
  • Talk About Crazy: Pete Stark To Replace Charlie Rangel?

    03/03/2010 8:28:32 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 16 replies · 645+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | March 3, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Wow. The chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee is the gift that keeps on giving. With Charlie Rangel taking a 'leave of absence' which everyone but Rangel knows will eventually become permanent, the powerful chairmanship is up for grabs, with Pete Stark of California to the most senior member and therefore most likely to receive the position. Don't know Pete Stark? Well, he is the Democrat version of Jim Bunning...a kook that is often off the reservation.
  • Ethics Committee Launches Investigation of Democrat Pete Stark

    12/29/2009 8:27:53 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 6 replies · 705+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/29/2009 | Brian Faughnan
    If you work in Washington long enough, there are some things you get used to. One of them is the tradition of burying news by releasing it on a Friday afternoon. Or even better: on Christmas Eve. That's when the House Ethics Committee quietly announced the launch of an ethics probe into California Congressman Fortney 'Pete' Stark: The Chair and Ranking Republican Member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the Committee) have jointly decided to extend a matter regarding Representative Pete Stark, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics, for a 45-day period......
  • Peter Stark Blows Up Over National Debt

    09/03/2009 7:33:15 AM PDT · by cornelis · 27 replies · 1,500+ views
    Must watch to the end(Hat-tip to Goldberg at NRO)
  • Key Democrat suggests party moderates 'brain dead'

    08/28/2009 3:45:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 908+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2009 | Erica Werner
    A key House liberal suggested Thursday that party moderates who've pushed for changes in health care legislation are "brain dead" and out for insurance company campaign donations. Moderate Blue Dog Democrats "just want to cause trouble," said Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who heads the health subcommittee on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. "They're for the most part, I hate to say brain dead, but they're just looking to raise money from insurance companies and promote a right-wing agenda that is not really very useful in this whole process," Stark told reporters on a conference call. Kristen Hawn, spokeswoman for...
  • Internal Affairs: Just where does East Bay Rep. Pete Stark live, anyway?

    03/22/2009 3:07:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 992+ views
    Republicans danced on tabletops last week after Bloomberg News reported that longtime Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, claims a Maryland home as his "principal residence," thereby snaring a tax break. "My message to Pete Stark," said Ron Nehring, chairman of the California Republican Party, "is that California is a wonderful place to visit — and it's an even better place to live. He should try doing that. "It's an outrage," Nehring added, "for someone to purport to represent California but take a tax deduction claiming that they don't live in California." A senior member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee,...
  • { Pete Stark } Congressman questions DOD presence

    05/16/2008 1:10:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 171+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/16/8 | ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- An anti-war Democratic congressman is demanding to know why there were uniformed Defense Department personnel watching House proceedings from a public gallery Thursday, who they were and what they were doing. "If they were here on official duty, this was an abhorrent misallocation of our military resources at a time of war," Northern California Rep. Pete Stark asserted Friday in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Stark, an 18-term incumbent known for his liberal positions and outbursts of temper, said he observed the contingent of 20 or so officers, apparently Army generals, in the gallery for...
  • Pete Stark on Gay Marriage Decision: 'I wonder what they're going to do with the Mormons.

    05/16/2008 1:04:28 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 52 replies · 178+ views
    Campaign Spot ^ | 05/16/2008 | Jim Gerahgty
    Newly-announced Obama endorser and superdelegate, Rep. Pete Stark, talking about the California gay marriage decision on XM's POTUS08 earlier today: Rebecca Roberts, XM: Congressman Pete Stark of California, a new super-delegate for Barack Obama. I wanted to get your reaction, by the way, since you're a Californian, on the Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on gay marriage. Stark: I think that was, you know... California usually leads on these issues of human rights and civil rights. I was quite proud of our state supreme court. We're going to have a big fight, because you know, the born-again Christians...
  • Congressman Stark Berated ‘Dissenting’ Veteran on Answering Machine

    10/23/2007 7:18:04 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 48 replies · 141+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | Breitbart.tv
    Here's a dispicable comment that Stark said to a Veteran on his answering machine: Stark's comments to a veteran
  • Rep. Pete Stark Apologizes For Suggesting Bush Enjoys Troop Deaths in Iraq

    10/23/2007 3:27:59 PM PDT · by mware · 67 replies · 115+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark of California apologized Tuesday for comments he made last week suggesting President Bush was sending troops to Iraq to get their "heads blown off for his amusement." The apology came after the House voted 196-173 with eight members voting present to table a resolution introduced by House Minority Leader John Boehner censuring Stark.
  • GOP Moves to Censure Stark

    10/23/2007 8:05:52 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 175+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 23, 2007 | Mike Viqueira
    House Republican leader John Boehner just stood up on the House floor to put forward a motion to censure Rep. Pete Stark (D) over the congressman's "heads blown off for the president's amusement" remark on the House floor last week. Democrats will move to table -- or kill -- the motion. They will likely succeed. A vote is being taken on the tabling motion now.
  • Freep this poll

    10/21/2007 8:58:08 PM PDT · by garfab · 8 replies · 61+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct 21,2007
    Cnn Poll show 7% that Stark should "apoligise" Sorry it doesnt have a Resign option ! This one needs freeping BIGTIME! http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/american.morning/ Quick Vote Congressman Pete Stark accused Republicans of sending troops to Iraq to "get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Should he apologize? Yes 7% 989 No 93% 12287 Total Votes: 13276 This is not a scientific poll
  • Stark Raving Madmen

    10/21/2007 4:03:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 125+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Stark Raving Madmen Democrat Tourette’s syndrome gone wild. By Mark Steyn On Thursday, Congress attempted to override President Bush’s veto of the S-CHIP debate. S-CHIP? Isn’t that something to do with health care for children? Absolutely. And here is Representative Pete Stark (Democrat, California) addressing the issue with his customary forensic incisiveness “The Republicans are worried that they can’t pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don’t care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you’re telling...
  • Freep this poll!

    10/21/2007 8:38:25 AM PDT · by garfab · 1 replies · 39+ views
    CNN poll located here: http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/american.morning/ Two sites same Poll The Wacko Left is running a poll on rep. Pete Stark's "comments" on President Bush. Results so far favor the insane left (BIG Supprise) Oh yeah they left out the part of the statement about President wanting to kill your kids !