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  •  YOU FORGOT STARK'S PEACE SYMBOL!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Sorry to jump in line and use all capitals but this diary forgets one of the most endearing things about Stark.

    Before he was a Congressman he owned banks in the Diablo Valley Area, CA. His bank building in Walnut Creek was the tallest buliding there for many years, 11 Stories.

    All through  and untill the end of the Vietnam war there was a lighted peace symbol, maybe 60 feet high at the top of the buliding, Stark had it put there.

    When told by people that it would drive business away, he only responded, in essence: "Fuck-em--its my bank!!"

    Ive loved th guy ever since--he told the truth about Vietnam and he's telling the truth about Iraq.
    Stark should be the speaker--I want him to speak for me!!

    When guns are outlawed only conservatives will have guns

    by exlrrp on Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 06:57:41 AM PDT

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    •  My restroom encounter with Stark (0+ / 0-)

      My (1st) wife worked for the Stark's bank mentioned above.
      One time they had a big Christmas Party, my wife and I made a big cardboard cake a guy jumped out of (it was a fun bank!!)

      Best office party I wwas ever at!!! After imbibing freely, I was in the restroom takig a pee and in comes Stark and goes tight to the next urinal. No he didn't tap my foot.

      Both of us were pretty ripped but I did take the time to thank him for all he was doing to stop the war. We talked about my Vietnam service and what he was doing to stop the war (He was a bigtime antiwar activist then)
      He was elected Congresman the next year, sold the bank but Ive always remembered that

      Stark for President!!

      When guns are outlawed only conservatives will have guns

      by exlrrp on Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 07:05:58 AM PDT

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