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  • Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

    04/11/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-10-15 | Eriq Gardner
    The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages of emails plus other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and...
  • Villaraigosa Buys $2.5M Home In Hollywood Hills

    03/03/2015 2:09:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    3,600-square-foot 1977 contemporary home has 360-degree views of the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an art studio. Villraigosa was mayor of LA from 2005 to 2013, when he was termed out...

    02/27/2015 6:43:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Now that Antonio Villaraigosa has opted out of running against state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to replace Senator Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate, Latino leaders are looking for another Latino candidate who could challenge Harris for the seat. Concerned that the Latino community’s problems would not be addressed as well by Harris as they would be by a Latino, some Latino leaders with the Legislative Latino Caucus, which is meeting in Napa at a policy retreat, opined that there are other Latino candidates who could jump in the race.
  • Condoleezza Rice Leads Race to Replace Barbara Boxer in CA

    02/18/2015 9:31:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The leader in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in America’s most liberal state is… Republican Condoleezza Rice, according to a new Field Poll released Wednesday. Rice, the former Secretary of State and Stanford don, is backed by 49% of voters–ahead of Attorney General Kamala Harris, the liberal Democrat who was the first to declare. The poll, which sampled 972 likely voters in California, presented respondents with a list of 18 potential candidates and asked if they “would be inclined or not inclined to vote for that person,” with no limit on the number they could...
  • Officials: Malaysian pulled out of L.A. terror plot after seeing 9/11 carnage

    02/10/2006 9:48:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 804+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/10/06 | Sean Yoong - ap
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian recruited by al-Qaeda to pilot a plane in a second wave of Sept. 11-style attacks on the United States pulled out after observing the carnage of the 2001 assaults, Southeast Asian officials said Friday. President Bush on Thursday outlined details of an alleged plot to hijack an airliner and fly it into a skyscraper in Los Angeles. He said cooperation between Washington and several Asian countries helped expose it. The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution. Scores of arrests in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
  • Democrats risk loss of Boxer’s Senate seat if some don’t curb ambitions: Thomas Elias

    01/10/2015 5:34:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 1/09/15 | Thomas Elias
    **SNIP** After all, a Senate seat is a plum job anywhere, but especially for Democrats in California, where it’s been decades since any of them lost a reelection bid for statewide office. Whoever takes Boxer’s place can expect to become the state’s senior senator after 2018, when the then-85-year-old Dianne Feinstein is also widely expected to retire. But ambitious Democrats should beware: Their eagerness, even greed, could do in their party’s hold on Boxer’s spot. It has happened before in California, and very recently. The field of potential Democratic candidates for Boxer’s slot is large, possibly going beyond obvious prospects...
  • Herbalife Hires Antonio Villaraigosa, Preps For Battle With Latino Lawmakers Over Pyramid Scheme

    09/08/2013 3:05:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Fri., Sep. 6 2013 | Gene Maddaus
    In his retirement, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to enter the exciting world of multi-level marketing, taking on a new role as adviser to Herbalife, the Amway of nutritional supplements. The move comes as Herbalife hires lobbyists and gears up for a battle on Capitol Hill over its business model. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the company is actually operating as a pyramid scheme. villaraigosaherbalife2.jpg Wikipedia Another silly photoshop image Herbalife looks to be signing up Democrats who might have some sway with the Obama administration. Today, the New York Post...
  • Convention floor chaos: Democrats alter platform, disagree (Outrage from Jew-hating, atheist 'Rats)

    09/05/2012 6:01:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/12 | Kevin Liptak and Ashley Killough
    In a rare display of just how quickly a tightly scripted national political convention can unwind, Democrats on Wednesday struggled to complete a voice vote amending their party platform to include language referring to Jerusalem and God. It took three attempts from Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa before the platform was amended, and a loud chorus of delegates yelling "no" met each attempt to pass the changes by voice vote.
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • Obama Dems: Republicans Want 1950s, 1812, Jim Crow, Slavery

    09/02/2012 6:42:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    It’s clear that Barack Obama and his Democrats are out of ideas; they are using their party’s ancient and antiquated technique of painting the Republican Party as reactionary. The latest example came today courtesy of fly-by-night Los Angeles mayor and Democratic National Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he said that the Republican platform “looks like the platform of 1812”, adding “Reagan would be turning in his grave" to hear some of the proposals coming from the GOP.
  • Confirmed: Line-up of speakers at Democratic convention is simply terrible

    08/31/2012 12:45:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Ace wrote about this yesterday but I didn’t have time to look at the list until now. Go see for yourself. I went through it being as objective as I could about who might be interesting to watch as a young, impressive, highly touted leader of the future in the Rubio, Ryan, Christie, Jindal, Susana Martinez, Rand Paul, Brian Sandoval, Mia Love mold. Out of a list of 75 or so names, here’s what I’ve got — and I’m stretching even on some of these, just so that I’ve got something. – Cory Booker, who hasn’t held statewide office; –...
  • Villaraigosa says he'd like to be governor of California [LA Times]

    07/31/2012 5:41:28 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7-31-12 | Los Angeles Times
    As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares to take the gavel for the Democratic National Committee’s national convention in Charlotte this summer, Yahoo! News asked whether the termed-out mayor could be the nation’s first Latino president. Villaraigosa assured his interviewer that he has no interest in national office, but he does have another job in mind after 2013, when he will be forced from Getty House. "The job I've said to people I would like is I would like to be governor of the state of California," he said.
  • Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president? (Oh Jeez!)

    07/31/2012 9:12:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 07/31/12 | David Chalian
    LOS ANGELES — When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016--taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run. "The answer is no," Villaraigosa replied when asked by Yahoo...
  • Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?

    07/31/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 24 replies
    By David Chalian, Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | By David Chalian, Yahoo! News
    [Try not to Laugh] LOS ANGELES—When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte, N.C., this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Barack Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016—taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa, KTLA's Lu Parker end relationship

    07/03/2012 7:01:42 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    laslimes ^ | July 2012 | Linthicum, Zahniser
    Mayor Villaraigosa, KTLA's Lu Parker end relationship TV reporter's publicist confirms that the couple have broken up after three years. Villaraigosa declines to answer questions about Parker, who had been living at mayor's mansion. By Kate Linthicum and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times July 2, 2012, 10:26 p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and television news reporter Lu Parker, arm-in-arm regulars on the red carpet and at glitzy charity events in recent years, have broken up, a publicist for Parker said Monday. "I can confirm that Lu Parker ended her three-year committed relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as of May...
  • Villaraigosa calls for overhaul of Proposition 13

    08/16/2011 3:43:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/16/11 | Dan Walters
    In what could be an initial foray into statewide politics, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Tuesday for a renewal of progressive politics in California in the nation, including an overhaul of the state's iconic limit on property taxes, Proposition 13. "Progressives have to start thinking - and acting - big again," Villaraigosa declared in prepared remarks for the Sacramento Press Club, to counteract anti-tax and anti-government drives by the Tea Party and other conservative blocs. "If the Tea Party in Washington and their counterparts here in Sacramento are intent on pitching jobs overboard in the mindless pursuit of ideology...
  • Villaraigosa Ignores Outcry, Will Build 6-Foot Wall Around Mansion (Why Not For US Border?)

    07/01/2011 4:53:00 AM PDT · by drpix · 31 replies
    CBSlosangeles ^ | 6/30/11 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Despite the objections of his neighbors, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has ordered city officials to proceed with a plan to erect a six-foot wall around the mayor’s mansion. The wall — which would flank the sides of Getty House in Hancock Park — recently drew the ire of local residents in February when Villaraigosa filed a request for a local variance that prohibits any fencing that exceeds 42 inches in height. A proposed design for the wall includes “embedded” security features...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa agrees to pay $42,000 ethics fine for accepting free tickets ..

    04/01/2011 8:14:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/1/11 | David Zahniser
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has agreed to pay nearly $42,000 in fines to resolve state and city investigations into his practice of accepting tickets to sports events, concerts and pricey entertainment activities without reporting them as gifts, officials said Friday. In a pact drafted by officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission and the city Ethics Commission, Villaraigosa admitted that he failed to report free tickets to 34 events during his first five years in office, including Los Angeles Lakers games and concerts at such venues as Gibson Amphitheater. Villaraigosa faced a maximum fine of more than $167,000...
  • California Hispanics set turnout records in primary election (2008)

    02/06/2008 5:42:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 223+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/08 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    With Tuesday's record-setting turnout, California Hispanics for the first time performed as well as any other racial group in a statewide election. The outpouring was especially strong on the Democratic side, with Hispanics accounting for 30 percent of Tuesday's presidential primary vote. Hispanic Democrats nearly doubled their percentage from the 2000 and 2004 primaries. And they matched their percentage among California adults, suggesting the state's fast-growing Hispanic population is finally being reflected at the polls. Analysts cited a variety of possible reasons for the uptick in Hispanic voting, from the voter registration drives that developed from the 2006 immigration protests...
  • Dan Walters: Villaraigosa stumbles; others rise

    08/13/2007 8:06:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 877+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/13/7 | Dan Walters
    A few months ago, the smart money was that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would be the likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2010 and probably would become the first Latino governor in more than a century. That, however, was before he admitted to having an affair with a local television anchorwoman -- an admission that may lead to a very messy divorce case. Infidelity per se may no longer be a barrier to higher office, but the situation has generated some sharp criticism of Villaraigosa's judgment -- enough that his gubernatorial ascension is no longer the semi-sure thing it...
  • [Hillary] Clinton Taps Fabian Nunez As Campaign Co-Chair

    04/25/2007 4:10:51 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 11 replies · 388+ views
    CBS2 ^ | 4/25/07 | AP
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday named California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez -- one of the state's leading Hispanic politicians -- a national co-chair of her presidential campaign. "I'm going to be relying on him very heavily," Clinton said... ...Nunez is a close friend of popular Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose endorsement is being eagerly sought by presidential candidates. It's unclear what, if any, influence Nunez's decision will have on the mayor's thinking. Nunez said he would encourage Clinton to spend as much time as possible in California, which holds its primary on Feb. 5...
  • LA Mayor derides White House in Spanish-language speech ("America can do better,")

    01/31/2006 8:28:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,084+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/31/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in a nationally televised Spanish-language speech, faulted the White House Tuesday for policies he said pushed more Americans into poverty and failed to address a crisis in education. "America can do better," the mayor said in response to President Bush's State of the Union address. "Under this administration, 4 million people have fallen from the working class into the ranks of the poor," the mayor said. "Six million children are on the verge of failing out of school and 11 million Americans can't read a bus schedule or fill out a job application....
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa challenges L.A.: 'Dream with me'

    07/02/2005 9:58:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,392+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/2/05 | Rick Orlov and Beth Barrett
    Calling on Los Angeles to renew its dreams and work with him to meet the challenges of making the streets safer, the schools better and the air cleaner, Antonio Ramo Villaraigosa was sworn in Friday as the city's 41st mayor and the first Latino mayor since 1872. With more than 5,000 officials and residents packed onto the South Lawn of City Hall, Villaraigosa promised to work to bring the city together and urged the public to think big about how the city can become a world leader. "Let's swear a common oath today. Let's make Los Angeles a city of...
  • 'We're all Angelenos' says L.A.'s Latino mayor

    05/18/2005 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 59 replies · 2,544+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2005 | Kevin Krolicki
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday plunged into the kind of controversy that could underlie his role as the first Latino leader of the multicultural city in over a century. Villaraigosa, 52, the high school dropout son of Mexican immigrants, scored a resounding election victory over incumbent James Hahn in Tuesday's mayoral elections, making him one of the nation's highest profile Latino leaders. Despite a campaign that underplayed race and a result that reflected cross-cultural support, Villaraigosa's historic win also underscored the growing influence of Latino voters in California and across the United...
  • Hispanic Challenger Defeats L.A.'s Mayor(Villaraigosa First Latino to Run City in 133 Years)

    05/18/2005 6:48:14 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 66 replies · 2,711+ views ^ | 5 18 05 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES (May 18) - Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa trounced Mayor James Hahn to become the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century as voters turned to the promise of change in a metropolis troubled by gridlock, gangs and failing schools. Tuesday's election confirms the rising political power of Latinos in the nation's second-largest city. In a victory speech before thousands of supporters in downtown Los Angeles, Villaraigosa, 52, paid tribute to his heritage while promising to bring the city's diverse racial and ethnic groups together. ''I stand here today because people believed in me. I want you to...
  • Chuck Todd: Why Do Republicans Have More Women and Hispanic Governors?

    08/31/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 8/31/12 | Daniel Halper
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd asked the co-chair of the Democratic party's convention, L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, why there are more Republican women and Hispanic governors: "Let me ask you though, this one question, why is it that the Republicans have elected more women governors and have two Hispanic governors and the Democrats don’t?," asked Todd. "Don’t have as many women governors and don’t have Hispanic governors, why do you think that is?"
  • Police Union Sues LAPD Over Car Impound Reprieve for Illegal Aliens

    04/19/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-20-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Sanctuary City Clowns Villaraigosa and Beck - putting the needs of illegals aliens above public safety. by John HillStand With Arizona Finally, a voice of sanity has emerged to stand against the madness that is America's Sanctuary City - Los Angeles. The Police Protective League (PPL) - the union that represents Los Angeles police officers - has sued the city and Police Chief Charlie Beck this week over his disgraceful new policy that allows illegal alien unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded for 30 days - as California state law mandates.We profiled Beck's announcement...
  • Doug McIntyre: Tony an NYC hit; big flop at home

    03/06/2012 9:51:53 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Doug McIntyre
    Like a beautiful butterfly emerging from his cocoon, a remarkable political metamorphosis is taking place right before our eyes. You won't see this on the Nature Channel; instead you have to watch the savants on CNN and MSNBC to witness Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa transform from a "Failure," as Los Angeles Magazine called him in 2009, into a statesman. From their offices high above New York's Sixth Avenue the editors of Time Magazine have also discovered mayoral virtues invisible from Ventura Boulevard. Adam Nagourney of The New York Times gave "Tony the Butterfly" two thumbs up, claiming, "His record is substantial...
  • City backpedals on Occupy L.A. lease deal

    11/22/2011 8:07:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | November 22,2011 | Dakota Smith
    Occupy L.A leaders said on Tuesday that city officials backpedaled on an offer to lease a downtown space to the group after news outlets published details of the offer. Looking for a peaceful way to end the Occupy L.A. encampment, the city offered to lease a 10,000 square foot office space in the Los Angeles Mall. The city-owned space, most recently occupied by B. Dalton Booksellers, was offered to the protesters for $1 a year lease. But Occupy L.A. organizer Ryan Rice, who met with representatives from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office on Tuesday afternoon, said the city staff were unhappy...
  • Villaraigosa Fights For Taller Walls Around Mayor’s Mansion

    02/25/2011 11:25:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | February 25, 2011 |
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) —Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked for approval for a six-foot-wall around the Getty House, the mayor’s official residence in Windsor Square, according to city documents. But at least one planning official was “caught off guard” by Villaraigosa’s request for increased security around the taxpayer-owned property. The mayor’s office filed its request on Feb. 2 for a variance to city bylaws with plans to erect a security wall around the property at 605 S. Irving Blvd. Officials say the wall’s design includes “embedded” security features that will save taxpayer money by cutting costs for security staffing. Initially, the...
  • L.A. City Schedule Cut to Four Days a Week?

    01/25/2011 4:10:10 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 9 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | Simone Wilson
    And on the fifth day, they rested. It's a wild notion: Would the Los Angeles City Council really go so far as to cut an entire day out of the workweek for all city-run agencies? The LA Daily News thinks it's a real possibility, and Councilman Bernard Parks is having the Budget and Finance Committee take a good hard look at it, what with the $40 million city deficit and all. (So... We're going to briefly make this a selfish thing and complain about how we already can't get a hold of L.A. city politicians, attorneys and myriad secretaries --...
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Cries for Vengeance Against L.A. Cops Who Shot Knife-Wielding Thug

    09/16/2010 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 16, 2010 | Jack Dunphy
    Manuel Jamines went after the responding police with his blade, but the mob wants the cops on trial for murder because he was "unarmed." Everyone knows there are few certainties in life. Yes, you always hear about death and taxes, but recent events here in Los Angeles have revealed other certainties which are, perhaps not coincidentally, related to the first two. The first is this: If it is your custom to spend your afternoons getting drunk, wielding knives, and menacing passers-by on busy street corners, and if, after the police have arrived as they must when this behavior has been...
  • LA mayor enjoyed freebies galore

    06/12/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 369+ views
    upi. ^ | June 12, 2010
    LOS ANGELES, - A lawyer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says his honor has received free passes to 81 concerts and sporting events since 2005. Attorney Brian Currey told the Los Angeles Times that city hall was still trying to round up documentation on who provided the ducats, but no formal records were kept. "There were no logs kept," Currey said. "There's just not much documentation.'' City law allows the mayor to accept freebies as long as his attendance is part of his official duties. The Times said Saturday that the details of the official nature of the appearances...
  • VIDEO: L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa's May Day Speech, Los Angeles 2010

    05/08/2010 4:22:30 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Pt. 1 of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's May Day speech in downtown in 2010. Crowd estimate turned out to be around 70,000 to 80,000 even though the mayor says it is 250,000. Hey, he's a politician, what do you expect?
  • Eve of Justice Candlelight Demonstrations Planned for Prop 8 (Against - Gaystapo Alert)

    03/03/2009 3:53:51 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies · 606+ views ^ | 3 March 2009 | some faggot persumably
    Eve of Justice Candlelight Demonstrations Planned for Prop 8 This Wednesday, March 4th, Eve of Justice will hold candlelight demonstrations in cities across the state of California in solidarity against the passing of Proposition 8. The event will fall on the evening before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the validity of Prop 8. In Los Angeles, the demonstration will be held at 5:30 PM on Olvera Street, Downtown LA. MC’s will be Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty) and Lisa Powell. Also expected to attend is Jenny Pizer of Lambda Legal, who will be arguing before the Supreme Court...
  • { Antonio Villaraigosa } L.A. mayor's star on the rise again as higher office beckons

    02/02/2009 7:51:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 525+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/2/9 | Peter Hecht
    LOS ANGELES – Barely a year ago, Antonio Villaraigosa's political star seemed anything but luminous.His wife divorced him after he admitted an affair with a Spanish-language television reporter. A court blocked his high-profile move to seize control of Los Angeles' troubled school system. News columnists charged that a notorious self-promoter was getting his public comeuppance.And yet the Los Angeles mayor is soaring again in the City of Angels. He is running virtually unchallenged for re-election in March against a field of under-funded unknowns. He is widely discussed as a likely 2010 gubernatorial candidate. Villaraigosa, who emerged from a difficult upbringing...
  • CA: Former South Bay lawmaker considers run at governorship (RINO Tom Campbell alert)

    07/08/2008 9:20:38 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 31 replies · 333+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8 July 2008 | Mike Zapler
    Former South Bay lawmaker considers run at governorship SACRAMENTO - Former South Bay Republican congressman Tom Campbell - a fiscal conservative, social moderate and respected academic who twice before unsuccessfully sought statewide office, is eyeing a possible run in 2010 to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Campbell, 55, filed papers last week to form an "exploratory committee" for governor, which allows him to begin raising money for a potential bid. He joins two other GOP moderates from Silicon Valley - state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former eBay chief Meg Whitman - among Republicans who have expressed interest in running. On...
  • Designer Anand Jon faces new rape charges [McAuliffe and Villaraigosa attend rapist's benefit]

    10/04/2007 10:45:57 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 39 replies · 1,509+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/04/07 | Reuters
    Designer Anand Jon faces new rape charges LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California officials unsealed new rape charges against celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon on Thursday, bringing the number of women he is accused of raping or sexually assaulting to 20. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California officials unsealed new rape charges against celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon on Thursday, bringing the number of women he is accused of raping or sexually assaulting to 20. Jon, 33, who once appeared on television show "America's Next Top Model," is accused of luring women back to Los Angeles to work as models and then...
  • { Antonio Villaraigosa } Mayor Pleads to Move on After Affair

    08/03/2007 4:29:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 690+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/3/7 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer
    Los Angeles (AP) -- In a town that thrives on scandal, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hasn't disappointed with the revelation he had an extramarital affair with a television reporter. The question now is whether voters will make him pay for it. The first-term Democrat has been struggling to make a show of normalcy at City Hall as his troubled personal life played out on front pages and TV newscasts. On Friday, he again struggled to turn a new page as he faced questions about the girlfriend who covered him as a TV newscaster. "It's time to move on and move on...
  • Vitter Vs Villaraigosa (Rush Limbaugh: Double Standard On Morality Alert)

    07/11/2007 4:12:46 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 61 replies · 5,493+ views
    Rush ^ | 07/11/2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, this David Vitter thing. Have you noticed...? You know, we have Larry Flynt out there now, and Flynt is taking credit here now for outing David Vitter, and Flynt says, "Well, we're going to find some Democrats in this list, but probably we'll throw 'em back in the river, because Democrats are not hypocrites on this. Democrats are not out there talking about moral values." Well, that may be true, and I'm not naïve and I understand this, but I gotta tell you something. Have you noticed when Democrats have sex outside of marriage, even with interns, it's...
  • Cheaters Who Prosper (Villar Vs Newsom -Dem Adulterers For Governor In 2010 Alert)

    07/06/2007 1:21:28 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 720+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/06/2007 | Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
    This theory is by no means foolproof. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, remains popular despite an affair with his campaign manager's wife. Former Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) was unseated in the mid-'90s amid groping allegations that would make Schwarzenegger blush. But it may well be that Republicans are better at using their opponents' sexual peccadilloes against them, summoning up the moral outrage among voters that can be deadly in a close race. It also doesn't help roving-eyed Democrats that women are a mainstay of the party, and women don't appreciate men who cheat. Villaraigosa, a Democrat who is...
  • 'Living wage' for LAX hotel staffs blocked

    05/05/2007 7:31:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies · 1,385+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2007 | Joe Mathews and Steve Hymon
    A judge Friday delivered a stinging rebuke to Los Angeles' labor and political leadership, barring the city from enforcing a ballyhooed new ordinance that would have extended the city's "living wage" protections to workers at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport. The eight-page order by Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe went far beyond merely blocking a law that had been considered a point of pride for the city's powerful labor interests. As a practical matter, Yaffe dealt a political defeat to the City Council, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the union that championed the law. During a yearlong political and...
  • Mayor vetoes dog-food settlement

    11/20/2006 6:37:16 PM PST · by Omega Man II · 18 replies · 1,525+ views
    Mayor vetoes dog-food settlement BY KERRY CAVANAUGH Staff Writer LA Daily News Article Last Updated:11/20/2006 05:28:52 PM PST Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today vetoed the controversial $2.7 million settlement with a Los Angeles firefighter tricked into eating dog food, after reviewing photos that showed the firefighter had engaged in hazing and pranks himself. The mayor's veto - his first in office - sends the settlement back to the City Council, which had approved the payout Nov. 8. "The behavior underlying this case must be eliminated in our city workforce," Villaraigosa said this afternoon. "At the same time, settlements of this magnitude...
  • What Karl Rove Should Tell La Raza

    07/10/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 742 replies · 8,343+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/10/06 | The Human Events View
    White House adviser Karl Rove is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the annual conference of the federally funded, left-wing, open-borders-advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza. If he does not want his speech to look like an act of appeasement, he should confront La Raza on its opposition to commonsense policies designed to secure both U.S. borders and U.S. pocketbooks. La Raza, which means “The Race” in Spanish, has denounced as “horrendous” and “appalling” the House immigration bill passed in December, which was sponsored by Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.) and supported by the overwhelming majority of House Republicans....
  • Schwarzenegger Moves To Shore Up Vulnerability With Latinos

    07/10/2006 11:40:04 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 36 replies · 705+ views
    La Weekly ^ | 07/10/ | Bill Bradley
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is moving to shore up an area of vulnerability in his re-election campaign against his trailing Democratic opponent, Phil Angelides. On Tuesday at an event in L.A., he will announce the formation of Hispanic Families for Arnold. When he was elected in the 2003 recall election, Schwarzenegger garnered 34 percent of the Latino vote, a good total given that the replacement Democratic nominee, Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, is Mexican-American. But in some recent polls matched up against Angelides, Schwarzenegger is running under 20 percent. Forty to fifty community leaders and their families will join Schwarzenegger at the...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28 (not the live thread)

    05/26/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 1,012+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/26/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The power of the MSM is unassailable!watch as they destroy the evil right wingers and crown the good progressives while blaming everything on the United States (It's what they do best) Topics: Reports of a massacre in Haditha, IraqThe immigration debate Guests Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Duncan Hunter doesn't realize it yet, but he's...
  • Mexican lawmakers will travel to Los Angeles to support immigrant protests

    04/28/2006 12:26:22 PM PDT · by bordergal · 93 replies · 1,868+ views ^ | 4/27/2006 | Ioan Grillo
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity. The declaration, issued late Thursday by all the political parties in the lower house of Congress, contrasts with the position of Mexico's Foreign Department, which has said it will discipline any consular officials who take part in the protests. The delegation of lawmakers will meet with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, it said in a news release from Congress. “The only thing we are looking for...
  • L.A. Mayor Blindsided by Bush Announcement

    02/09/2006 1:31:15 PM PST · by Thanatos · 159 replies · 4,733+ views
    AP Wires ^ | 2-9-2006 | AP Wire
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush's announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as "nonexistent." "I'm amazed that the president would make this (announcement) on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels," the mayor told The Associated Press. "I don't expect a call from the president _ but somebody." Bush has referred to the 2002 plot before but he publicly filled in the details Thursday. Bush said Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of...
  • Help the Democrats promote Antonio Villaraigosa!

    01/27/2006 4:23:59 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 3 replies · 223+ views
    RedState ^ | 1/27/06 | lonewacko_dot_com
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ("AV") is a rising star in the Democratic Party, and I encourage everyone to help the Democrats promote him in any way they can. He's been selected to give the State of the Union rebuttal in Spanish, and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement that they're "proud to have his diverse voice within the party." I encourage you to increase that pride by highlighting his many accomplishments... [See just some of his many accomplishments at the link]