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‘Secular’ Ariz. Democrat to replace sole atheist in Congress (Pete Stark)
Washington Post ^ | November 09, 2012 | Kimberly Winston

Posted on 11/09/2012 6:34:08 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., the only openly atheist member of Congress, lost his race for another term on Tuesday (Nov. 6).

But secularists will not remain unrepresented in the Capitol. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a former Arizona state senator who was raised Mormon and is a bisexual, has narrowly won her pitch for a House seat by 2,000 votes.

“We are sad to see Pete Stark go,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, which gave Stark its Humanist of the Year award in 2008.

“He was a pioneer for us, and by being open about his lack of a belief in God we hope that he has opened the door for people like Kyrsten Sinema and others that will come after...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: atheism
The psalmist has written that the fool has said in his heart that there is no god. Congress has just lost an old fool.

It is comforting that even a leftist candidate would successfully defeat this guy with an appeal to the "In God We Trust" issue. A small consolation in this election is that there are no longer any open adherents of the atheistic faith in Congress. Open atheism is generally too much for even the Sodom and Gomorrah party.

1 posted on 11/09/2012 6:34:15 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So they traded one loser for another?


2 posted on 11/09/2012 6:35:56 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Catsrus

I bet there are a lot of closet atheists in Congress, even amongst the GOP.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 6:36:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I bet there are a lot of closet atheists in Congress, even amongst the GOP.

Hell yes. There are ample atheists among pastors of mainline protestant churches.

4 posted on 11/09/2012 6:39:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Fortney Pete was always too good for his constiuents. I am glad he is gone.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by kempster
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To: Catsrus

I was overjoyed to hear that Pete “Stark Raving Mad” was gone.....

what an “A” hole.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 6:46:16 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hey, Pete Stark, I got two words for you... and it ain’t Happy Birthday! Get lost, you turd. Enjoy your pension, loser.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 6:50:33 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What do you call someone who declares themselves openly bi-sexual?

Obviously she is very sexually active.Even Promiscuous.

I looked up her image she is a fairly good looking slut.

I guess you would call her a Swinger?

Not what I would call a slave to morality.

Washington will love her.She will fit right in.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 7:04:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

9 posted on 11/09/2012 7:09:58 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She beat a wonderful black conservative named Vernon Parker. She is a first class nut job.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:19 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She does nOT really look like that.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 7:37:10 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Congressman Pete Stark — the origin of the term “stark raving mad.” Not really, but I just had to say it any way. In many ways, he was more of a moonbat that Nancy Pelosi.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 7:40:33 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Dr. Pritchett

He won’t enjoy it for very long. He’s older than dirt.

Besides, he’s such a nasty person he only enjoyed making others miserable.

Hope you have a horrible retirement Pete, and if it does turn out to be horrible, I hope it lasts a long, long time!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 7:43:55 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

He won’t enjoy it for very long. He’s older than dirt.

Besides, he’s such a nasty person he only enjoyed making others miserable.

Hope you have a horrible retirement Pete, and if it does turn out to be horrible, I hope it lasts a long, long time!


14 posted on 11/09/2012 7:44:35 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Hildy

A few years ago Sean Hannity was down on the border. To show how easy it was to get through he went under the so-called fence. She wanted him arrested for illegally entering Mexico. Yes, she’s a first class nut job.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 7:45:11 PM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: Catsrus

Krysten Sinema is a well documented Communist Party USA/Arizona sympathizer. Go to www.keywiki.org for the evidence.

This is very unusual for Arizona, which was once the most patriotic state in the Southwest/West, the home of Barry Goldwater, Sam Steiger, Joe Arpaio, etc.

The reds have systematically infiltrated the state and its local politics for decades to the point that they now have their best comrade in the U.S. Congress.

Once you get a red in Congress, it is nearly impossible to get them out. It took the people of California 36 years to get rid of rich-red Pete “I’m stark raving mad” Stark.

John Conyers is still around since the 1960’s, and he’s the reddest of the red. Charlie Rangel isn’t much better, and he’s a tax-cheat (oh, I forget about Geithner).

I think you get my point. Some Red States actually have REDS running them.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Randy Larsen

I hope he rots in hell and I am waiting for the rest of the bunch to join him.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 7:49:31 PM PST by funfan
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Stark lost and that's good. Unfortunately, he lost to another Rat. As bad as Stark was, his voting record was one of the worse in congress. This new guy will probably vote, and thereby do more damage.
18 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:45 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

For the record: In 2—6, Kyrsten Sinema accused stay at home moms of ‘leeching off their husbands and boyfriends. They just stay at home and cash the checks, like they are some sort of feminist.......that’s bul****t. I mean what the f*** are we talking about here’. (Yep, she said it!) And this woman was elected to the House? The fix was in here, too!


19 posted on 11/09/2012 8:35:44 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

That would be 2006. I should turn the light on in the computer room.......


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:40:45 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sinema...is a bisexual....

STDs to spread around in Congress too?

21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:41:49 PM PST by onedoug
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To: originalbuckeye

Probably by college students and illegals. I live in this district. I guess it does not surprise me. Part of the district had district 5 which had that Harry Mitchell character. My stomach hurts from this.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 8:53:33 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Hildy

Fraud anybody? Did Parker ask for a recount?


23 posted on 11/09/2012 9:30:12 PM PST by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Self admitted slut.

Perfect for Washington.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 3:36:18 AM PST by Venturer
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To: dfwgator

Atheists?! You’ve got to be kidding. They worship the state, power and themselves. That makes a trinity of sorts.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 5:39:59 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

The Redistricting was such a fraud. But the Judges aren’t letting Brewer bring all the gerrymandering manipulation to light. The fix was in for Arizona this election in the Congressional Districts.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 6:19:20 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: all the best

Good point. As Dylan said, “You gotta serve somebody.”


27 posted on 11/10/2012 7:36:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Barnacle

“Stark lost and that’s good.”

Not that it’s directly related, but the bank Stark founded in Walnut Creek (he built a six story ugly monstrosity for it back in the 70’s) is being torn down. Kinda’ fitting don’t you think.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 11:34:10 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

How did ANY California Democrat lose an election, especially one who has been around since CA statehood (or so it would seem).


29 posted on 11/10/2012 8:22:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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