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Jim Stork: voters who fought gay marriage can kiss my a--

Former Wilton Manors Mayor Jim Stork was on vacation in Mexico on Christmas when the Miami Herald wrote about his $30,000 election fine related to his 2004 Congressional race.

The Federal Election Commission concluded that Stork's ads about pie and coffee at his bakeries were essentially campaign ads paid for with corporate dollars -- a big no-no for candidates.

Stork emailed us a colorful response to the article. Here are some highlights:

"I guess it is a compliment that the federal government believes that the quality of my Stork's food can somehow influence voter decisions,'' he wrote. He added that rather than spend more money to fight the charge he decided to contribute money to those in need instead.

Stork, a Democrat, had mysteriously dropped out of his race against Republican Clay Shaw in 2004, claiming an unspecific heart ailment. He now says it was bacterial endocarditus and that he ''poorly handled communication.'' Shaw easily won the race against a replacement candidate though he lost to Ron Klein two years later.

This past year, Stork was involved in the Florida Red and Blue campaign, which failed to defeat Amendment 2 which banned gay marriage in the Constitution. About this issue he says:

"I have no more tolerance for those who voted for Amendment 2 or those who want to take my rights away ... which includes dumb rednecks, bible thumping white folks, bible thumping Hispanics, self-centered educated people who are so self absorbed that they don't bother to look into an issue, lazy gay people who don't get involved or are too weak to come out of the closet, and am now most disappointed in African Americans who should be the least likely group of folks to judge others, but are the ones who judge others the most ... all of these folks can kiss my a--.''

And for those folks who miss eating apple pie and lemon blueberry biscuits at Stork's on Las Olas which closed a few months ago, Stork says the future of the spot is ''pending, but it will not be called storks.'' The Wilton Manors location, which Stork sold to his baker, remains open.

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Stork the Racist

What a racist. Storks food and coffee is crappy and overpriced. I would walk a mile just to go somewhere else.

John K.

Jim Stork is awesome!

Joe Mustich

Kool.

Cheers, Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
Washington CT USA

http://justiceofthepeace.blogspot.com

Disgusted Republican

Wow, you stay classy there buddy.

but it is a very nice a##

Wow. I guess it does go to show that your bfriend's $$$ can't buy class.

TIME TO COME CLEAN

What was that medical "excuse" again? Time to come clean with your past supporters or get the hell out of dodge. You made fools of all of us - never again.

still love Stork!

Can't believe all you haters are still so jealous that you'd take issue with Jim Stork of all people! Jim has given tens of thousands of dollars back to this community in charitable donations, as well as helping progressive candidates running for office in our community. He invested 2 years of his life, not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars to try and defeat Amendment 2. Can't exactly blame him for being a little disappointed... and he's far from a racist!! In fact, he and Ron were among the very earliest locals to max out to Obama.

still love Stork!

oh, and you want crappy and overpriced... try that new Dunkin' Donuts down the street from Storks WM... or how about Java Boys? If it wern't for the wifi connection and the movies, who'd go there???? Stork's coffee, pastries and sandwiches are the best!!!!

Flex

Good for him, he's right! To every christian bigot, latino, and black person who voted against gay marriage: You're a human throwback in human evolution, and you deserve the sexless lives that you live in. To your dismay, Prop 8, in California, will be destroyed by June 09'! I hope you lose sleep after reading this argument from the California, AG, the lead attorney for the state, who is arguing to have prop 8 voided!
http://ag.ca.gov/cms_attachments/press/pdfs/n1642_prop_8_brief.pdf

Cynical Idealist

Wow a lot of hate being spewed here today.

The interesting twist is that, this time, it's the gay guy who started it....

Morons...all of you.

Cynical Idealist

Wow a lot of hate being spewed here today.

The interesting twist is that, this time, it's the gay guy who started it....

Morons...all of you.

Stork the Racist

How is that a twist?

Show Unity

To show unity, Black & White cookies are half price now at Stork's.

TIME TO COME CLEAN

reply to: "still love Stork!" from above.
Trust me, "jealousy" has nothing to do with it. And what "progressive candidates running for office in our community" has he helped? Until he clears up his past and comes clean with his past supporters, his involvement with ANY campaign is NOT HELPFUL. Yes, he may have Ron's money, but our community does not respect him as a leader any longer. Sad, because he could have been someone that we truely need.

Redneck

I doubt the voters will kiss it, but I am sure some of the gay guys out there will...

Nakedknowhow

We love stork

TeamFlorida

This guy is correct. Especially about the minority groups who did not stick by the gays during the various amendment votes. The very groups that were discriminated against. Pathetic.

Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz

GAY MARRIAGE IS LIKE MY BRANCH OF JUDAISM HAVING WOMEN RABBIS and CANTORS- IT IS AGAINST THE RELIGION AND CHANGING IT INTO SOMETHING IT AIN'T FOR THE "POLITICALLY CORRECT" THEORY OF BRINGING PEOPLE INTO OR KEEPING THEM IN REFORM JUDAISM. EVERYONE IN FT LAUDERDALE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS "GAY MARRIAGE" ISSUE KNOWS OF A CERTAIN BUSINESSMAN WHO SCREAMS ABOUT HIS "RIGHT TO MARRY HIS PARTNER" DURING THE WEEK AND THEN SEES HIS CAR PARKED BY ONE OF THE LOCAL BATH HOUSES!!!! OR THE GAY GUY IN NEW YORK CITY WHO HAS HAD POLITICAL PARTRONAGE JOBS FOR 20 YEARS, NEVER HAD A STEADY BOY FRIEND - EVER - AND WHEN CONFRONTED TO NAME JUST ONE GAY TWO SOME THAT IS LOYAL TO EACH OTHER CANNOT! BUT SAYS WE HAVE TO HAVE GAY MARRIAGE "TO TELL THE RIGHT WING WHO RUNS AMERICA" GAY MARRIAGE ISN'T ABOUT GAY RIGHTS; IT IS ABOUT THE HARD LEFT, NON PROFIT CORRUPT ANTI-SEMITIC WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRYING TO DEMEAN DECENT RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO SELF-HATING TO HAVE ANY OF THEIR OWN!

Wilton Manors Resident

Jim Stork sold the bakery and business to his baker probably more then a year ago at this point.

event planner

@rednieck - that's one hilarious answer ! and really really well places !:)

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