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  • The Christian Origins of Science

    04/15/2017 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    It’s Easter, a time when Christians the world over commemorate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of their Lord and Savior. However, it isn’t just Christians, but anyone and everyone who regularly reaps the incalculable benefits of Western civilization that should be grateful for the fact that Jesus of Nazareth walked among us. In virtually every conceivable way, Jesus, courtesy of the legions of disciples that He spawned throughout the centuries, has made the world that we take for granted. Though it will doubtless come as an enormous shock to such Christophobic atheists as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and their ilk,...
  • (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...