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Why Was the Story on Pete Stark Removed?

Original post made by Dave on May 18, 2012

Story posted this morning has been removed by the Pleasanton Weekly. Why?!

Comments (16)

Posted by cautionary tale, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Possibly due to the lack of intelligence on the topic??? Just a thought!

Posted by Dave, a resident of Birdland
on May 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

To cautionary tale;
Did you read the posting? Or were you referring to Pete Stark when you said "lack of intelligence". Just asking.

Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I would like to know also. The originals comments, while endorsing Salwell without saying so directly, were accurate and verifiable. I like Chris Pareja and Eric Salwell, and think it's time to thank Pete Stark for his service and vote him into retirement by NOT voting for him. Pete Stark's performance during the candidate forum (15th Congressional District) was an embarrassment to both himself and his entire district.

If you've seen the candidate forum, hosted by The League of Women Voters, you know what I'm talking about.

Posted by Too funny, a resident of Downtown
on May 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm


Pete Stark VS Eric Swalwell Debate in a Nutshell
Web Link

I am ashamed that I voted for Stark in the past but it will not happen again.

Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

To: Too funny,

Your 36 second video clip is excellent but only partially demonstrates the ineptitude of this politician that deserves retirement. I like Chris Pareja (I), and Eric salwell (D), and think these two should be the top vote getters. My fear is that Pete Stark (D) will receive many votes because, as he stated during the forum - every union in the state has endorsed him.

Pete has been good to the public employee unions, all unions really, and he will receive support and votes because of it; no matter how out of touch he may be.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Pete Stark said that the time to talk about paying down the national debt is when the economy is growing rapidly and unemployment is low. What are Pete Stark's plans to grow the economy rapidly and reduce unemployment?

Posted by ?, a resident of Amador Estates
on May 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

stacey?! a marxist democrat growing the economy??? maybe the welfare economy. and growing government. but certainly not the private sector! the leftists like stark only make it more difficult for America to succeed. he needs to be retired.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on May 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I'm a democrat who voted for Stark in the passed but I'll never vote for him again. If you look at his voting record you'll see he's a communist who only votes for things that support the communist lord's Obama ajenda.

Posted by nancy s, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

@steve - you don't fool me...your that republican steve that bashes on "his holiness Barack Hussein Obama"...I can tell by your terrible spelling. Please make the move to Idaho soon.

@everyone else - time to get Stark out of office, but I have been saying this for a long time.

Posted by president Obama endorses, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

...Pete Stark.

"WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday officially endorsed Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term veteran of Congress who is facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's newly drawn 15th District."

Web Link

Are you saying we should listen to you and ignore the president?

Posted by STUCK in his district, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

That endorsement sorta tells it all, doesn't it. You're so right Arnold.....the 'unions' totally own him, and since those unions also totally
own the campaigns and election process in CA, sadly Stark will be one of the 'top two'. Top Two is our new primary election process in CA. IF the other two were nominated we could have an intelligent primary. Stark doesn't even live in CA any longer. He just has unions put up his signs for this month... that's it...and dummies continue to vote for him.,...what is it now 4+ decades. He had his
pro-commie logos painted on his bank building, I do believe. It's all too insane, that dummies from the 'machine' have kept him in his office. Remember the number of wives he's had in the process. I think he's still married to the college STUDENT he last married about a dozen yrs ago. She was young enough to be a Grandchild. They
have since had a child. What an embarrassment to our country.

Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I agree with you, STUCK. IMO, even the unions should bail on their endorsement of Pete Stark. According to a previous post, Obama is endorsing a congressman that is so out of touch that you need to question the Obama campaign's judgement.

For the people that truley pay attention to this issue (the 15th district) it is difficult to fathom Pete Stark receiving votes from anyone other than the unions (he said every union in the state has endorsed him - as if that is a good thing, which leads me to believe he is out of touch and doesn't even know it).

Because he is endorsed by every union in the state, and he is basically clueless at this point, it is important that people do NOT vote for him or his antiquated approach to government. The guy needs US to encourage his retirement. As a politician he is a complete embarassement to the district.

California is too messed up to include pete stark (sorry) in the discussion of our districts representation in Washington. The unions (public & private), especially now that Obama has endorsed this failed politician, will send literature to all their members encouraging them to vote for PETE STARK.

If Stark is the best this district has to offer then we are ALL in big trouble!

Chris Pareja(I) and Eric Salwell(D) are our best options. Pete Stark needs to go!

Posted by ?, a resident of Amador Estates
on May 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

While I wholeheartedly agree with you (except for your comment that another Democrat is our best option), perhaps Stark is in fact an appropriate Representative for this District...primarily because this District, and Calif in general, are so Socialist/Marxist, anti-American, anti-free market capitalism, anti-strong national defense, anti-U.S. Constitution, anti-EVERYTHING that has made this country great.

Stark needs to be soundly do ALL DEMOCRATS if America has any chance to get back on the right track and be successful. If Democrats remain in power, America is doomed.

Posted by ???!!!!???, a resident of Amador Estates
on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm


Republican good. Democrat bad.

Posted by, a resident of Parkside
on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The real question is, when will stark be removed.......

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on May 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The mostest real question is where has Stark's votes departed from partisan democratic socialistic agenda. But because most California loons are stupid and democrats, lemmings one and all, that criticism won't fly. So, boy is Stark ever chirlish and seenile.

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