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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:14 PM
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Pete Stark (D-CA) gets into it with a Minuteman at town meeting
Pete Stark (D-CA) got into it with a Minuteman at a recent town hall meeting:
"The minutemen want to have something to say," Stark says as one of the border security advocates begins to ask a question. "Who are you going to kill today?"

After brushing off the congressmans remark, the activist said, "I want to know why the federal government is not doing anything more to seal the borders of this country?"

"Well, we cant get enough minutemen armed," Stark answered. "Wed like to. Get all the minutemen armed so they can stop shooting people here." <...>

The man then interrupted Stark, telling the congressman, "this a very serious matter and youre sitting there making fun of it."

"I dont have to make fun of you sir," Stark responded, "you make a fine job all by yourself."

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Possumpoint Donating Member (937 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:16 PM
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1. Based on the Remarks Quoted
I'd vote against Pete Stark if given the chance.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:35 PM
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4. Glad you can't.
And the Minutemen are clueless assholes, all of them.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:54 PM
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6. he's just giving BS back in return for it being offered to him in the first place
that's always been his MO.

if people come at him with nonsense, he doesn't blather around trying to sound reasonable in response --he simply gives them the level of response their input deserves.

i think if more congresspeople did this instead of "well, i see where you're coming from..." it would be more useful.
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:56 PM
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13. I'd have to disagree there because
there is no place for ANY Congressman or elected official to get off with smug arrogance towards their constituents regardless of their Party or belief. These people had legitimate questions and he came across with put downs instead of answers. There are some things that I've seen and read about Pete Stark that I like. This wasn't one of them. I happened to see this same smug arrogance from Rick Santorum at a town hall meeting about social security and I didn't like it there either.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:41 PM
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8. Don't worry,
I sincerely doubt that any avowed atheists would have a snowball's chance in hell running for office in your neck of the woods.
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Biker13 Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:39 PM
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10. Ditto.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:22 PM
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2. What a douche!
Worst use of sarcasm all year.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:26 PM
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3. Awesome! Nt
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:42 PM
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5. kick eom
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:39 PM
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7.  I miss Pete
I just left him for Anna Eshoo a few months ago. :-(

Go Pete! Kick some Fremont redneck @SS!!!!

Missing Pete but not missing Fremont,
M
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:58 PM
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9. why not missing Fremont?
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:10 PM
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11. (1) 30 degrees cooler on the coast.
(2) Bob Wasserman and his cabal, who think there's nothing wrong with Fremont that a (a) ANOTHER shopping mall, (b) water park boondoggle or (c) "Ballpark Village" in BFE with no public transit route, won't cure.

Among other things, but these two factors were at the top of the list.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:36 PM
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14. Well, thats what makes the Bay Area unique. You can go 20 miles either way and
and get a huge variance in temp. I can put up with the politics -- all the city council are mostly dems. They are not perfect, but better than republicans
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:35 PM
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15. "Ballpark Village" boosters all
I'd had it with Fremont after the last mayoral election. Unfortunately Morrison got in the race too late to build up any significant traction. He was the only voice of sanity against Wasserman and Cho, another Ballpark Booster. Not impressed with any of the CC members, either, they just rubber-stamp whatever Wasserman and his business cronies want them to stamp. I supported Vinnie Bacon in his unsuccessful bid for CC, and I see he's running again this year, I hope he wins but I'm not counting on it.

Although the NUMMI closure did ultimately end up in something good (Tesla), Wasserman and his yes-persons could have cared less about the plant closure, they were so hot to trade those good-paying jobs for minimum-wage serf jobs at their nightmare "Ballpark Village".

Lest we forget, useless stadium boosting and ripping off the taxpayers made GW Bu$h his fortune.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid...



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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:17 PM
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12. Remind them in public how stupid they truly are.
This shoulda been done Day One. Bravo Mr. Stark. :yourock:
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 03:54 AM
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16. + 1
Here's one of the associates of the Castro Valley Minuteman, who severely needs that reminder:


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