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« on: February 15, 2009, 01:24:33 am »
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Pete Stark's showing in 2008: 76.5-23.5
His previous best showing over his previous 18 elections to Congress: 74.9-25.1
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 01:31:32 am »
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from the website of Stark's 2008 challenger:

The War on Drugs: I am for the decriminalization of marijuana. Smoking is bad, but so is eating a lot of greasy food. We still live in a free country where you can choose to eat bacon or not to eat bacon.

he also seems to support mass deportation and FairTax... weird dude
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 03:20:19 am »
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I am so glad this guy was the representative for my high school. If only he represented my whole city.....( not like I have anything against Jerry Mcnerney but I too want an atheist rep)
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 03:35:05 am »
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I am so glad this guy was the representative for my high school. If only he represented my whole city.....( not like I have anything against Jerry Mcnerney but I too want an atheist rep)

     Yeah, I'd love an Atheist Representative as well.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 05:23:49 am »
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Pete Stark is an FF. This is good to see.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 06:15:25 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 06:16:27 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 06:18:49 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.

I seriously don't care about a politician's religion, as long as their political stances are similar to mine.  But to see people say, "I'd love an Atheist Representative" just for the hell of it doesn't make much sense to me.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 06:21:47 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.

I seriously don't care about a politician's religion, as long as their political stances are similar to mine.  But to see people say, "I'd love an Atheist Representative" just for the hell of it doesn't make much sense to me.
I think you should be frustrated at the people who only vote for people who believe in God instead.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 06:23:29 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.

I seriously don't care about a politician's religion, as long as their political stances are similar to mine.  But to see people say, "I'd love an Atheist Representative" just for the hell of it doesn't make much sense to me.
I think you should be frustrated at the people who only vote for people who believe in God instead.

Uh, I'd say about 99% of politicians believe in God some way or another. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 06:24:15 pm »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.

I seriously don't care about a politician's religion, as long as their political stances are similar to mine.  But to see people say, "I'd love an Atheist Representative" just for the hell of it doesn't make much sense to me.
I think you should be frustrated at the people who only vote for people who believe in God instead.

Uh, I'd say about 99% of politicians believe in God some way or another. 

or say so to get elected, because a clear majority of Americans would have a problem voting for an Atheist.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 06:35:10 pm »
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I seriously doubt that 99% of American politicians truly believe in God/are religious. Something like 16% of the country is nonreligious, and that percentage is even higher among well-educated, affluent types who are disproportionately politicians.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 06:36:11 pm »
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And Ronnie, why aren't you upset with Southern Republicans that would never...ever...consider voting for a non-believer?
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2009, 06:36:43 pm »
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When did I say that I accept that?
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2009, 10:27:39 pm »
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Pete Stark is a hero of mine. He has the best voting record of anyone in Congress, imo.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2009, 10:58:29 pm »
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Pete Stark is the man because of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGaNR9dVPM

The right wing morons of course found his comments outrageous...
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2009, 11:00:42 pm »
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If we had an entire party worth of Pete Starks in Congress, this country would be a whole lot better.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2009, 11:28:53 pm »
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The right wing morons of course found his comments outrageous...

Being disingenuous usually offends us normals.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 01:00:43 am »
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I hate to say this, but I think I agree with Vander Blubb here.  What's so special about not believing in God?

It's just nice to see a tolerant electorate that's willing to vote for an atheist, nothing more. It's not that I'd necessarily rather have on in office, I seriously don't care.
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I am just happy that I lived close to a sane district where people are willing to elect an atheist. Like I said before I have no problems with Mcnerney but I am just saddened when I realize Pete Stark could never be my congressman just because of his religion or lack thereof.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2009, 01:44:13 am »
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The right wing morons of course found his comments outrageous...

Being disingenuous usually offends us normals.

If Stark is disingenuous I wonder what that makes Bush and other republicans.
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2009, 02:04:14 am »
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The right wing morons of course found his comments outrageous...

Being disingenuous usually offends us normals.

If Stark is disingenuous I wonder what that makes Bush and other republicans.

Outright liars.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2009, 11:49:18 am »
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The right wing morons of course found his comments outrageous...

Being disingenuous usually offends us normals.

If Stark is disingenuous I wonder what that makes Bush and other republicans.

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