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  • Thanks to pension funds, Los Angeles is close to becoming a microcosm of Greece

    11/20/2016 7:17:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in the summer of 2012 the City of Los Angeles realized that they had a serious budget problem on their hands and the culprit, as in so many other cities, was the city’s extremely generous pension plan for municipal workers. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, backed by the city council, jumped into the fray and passed what was then described as sweeping pension reform and patted themselves on the back for a job well done. (LA Times, 2012) Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll...
  • DNC: 11 Million Illegals 'Must Have A Voice In Our Party And Our Nation' [VIDEO]

    07/28/2016 4:55:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Former Los Angeles mayor and potential California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa told the Democratic National Convention the party "must stand up and fight for these 11 million" illegal aliens in the United States, "for we are our brother's keeper." "These 11 million people have no credentials to this hall," Villaraigosa said, "they don't even have a vote."
  • 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...
  • VILLARAIGOSA OUT OF SENATE RACE (CA)

    02/25/2015 12:48:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by liberal Democrat Barbara Boxer after 2016. With strong support among Latino voters in California, Villaraigosa was seen as a major potential threat to Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), who was the first to declare for the seat With Villaraigosa out of the running, the path is cleared for Harris–unless Condoleezza Rice or another household name enters the Senate fray.
  • JOHN & KEN SHOW - coming up, spoof debate Loretta Sanchez and Villaraigosa

    01/29/2015 4:45:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    kfi ^ | 1-29-15
    Listen live to John & Ken show at 5pm Pacific for what should prove to be quite a debate between potential U.S. Senate hopefuls hopefuls Loretta Sanchez and Tony Villaraigosa. They are what my state has become --- a joke and caricature of itself. Unbelievable. My guess is that they will ask questions and dub in some of the idiotic things each of these fools has said. It should be fun. LISTEN ONLINE TO KFI, LOS ANGELES
  • In California, Latino Leaders See Room to Elect One of Their Own

    01/22/2015 8:13:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrea Drusch
    With only weeks gone but years left in California's Senate race, national Democrats appear eager to anoint state Attorney General Kamala Harris as the 2016 successor to Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee weighed in lauding Harris' candidacy after she announced her decision last week, and high-profile sitting senators including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker also feted the new front-runner. But outside the Beltway, another group of Democratic power players and donors is coalescing behind the goal of electing California's first Latino senator, and they already have their candidate in mind: former Los Angeles Mayor...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for federal immigration reform

    01/17/2013 3:45:02 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA ^ | January 14, 2013 | John North
    WASHINGTON (KABC) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in the national spotlight Monday calling for federal immigration reform. With so many priorities in Washington D.C. right now, the mayor said he doesn't want this issue to fall off the radar screen. Villaraigosa spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and called repairing the nation's broken immigration system an economic imperative. He wants a pathway to citizenship as the core of any reforms. "No human being is illegal. No human being should be illegal. We must enshrine this principle into the heart and soul of this country's immigration...
  • L.A. Mayor: Keep “Non-Serious Criminal” Aliens in U.S.—It Will Make Us Safer

    01/16/2013 6:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 15, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, said the federal government should stop deporting “non-serious criminal” aliens as a means of making the nation safer. “It is time to put an end to the practice of deporting non-serious criminals,” said Villaraigosa. “Our neighborhoods will be safer and our families will be more secure.” …
  • Charlie Sheen apologizes for homophobic slur

    12/30/2012 5:11:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Newsday ^ | December 30, 2012
    Trouble-prone actor Charlie Sheen has apologized for a homophobic slur caught on video during a party Friday. "I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone," Sheen told TMZ.com Sunday after the website posted a video of him at what was billed as "Charlie Sheen's Epic Bar Grand Opening" at the El Ganzo hotel in Puerto Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico. He added to TMZ, apparently jocularly, "I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp." In the video, Sheen at a microphone warms up the crowd for musical guest...
  • L.A. To Give Illegal Immigrants ID Cards

    10/17/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2012 | Staff
    Los Angeles could soon be the latest of several cities across the nation to make life easier for illegal immigrants by offering them official photo identification cards to help them access taxpayer-funded services and open bank accounts. It’s a necessary measure to help illegal aliens incorporate into civic life, according to lawmakers in the city of about 4 million. Nearly half of L.A. residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a chunk are in the U.S. illegally. One L.A. councilman told a local newspaper that the ID cards will allow illegal aliens “who...
  • Villaraigosa platform flap now the subject of a campaign ad (U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla)

    09/09/2012 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/07/12
    Villaraigosa platform flap now the subject of a campaign adSeptember 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm An awkward moment for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Democratic National Convention has become the subject of a new television ad for a Republican congressman seeking reelection. U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced that his re-election campaign has begun running a 60-second spot on Friday that shows Villaraigosa -- acting in his role as DNC chairman -- being booed by delegates after a trio of voice votes over changes to the Democratic Party’s official platform. Those changes included the reinsertion of the word...
  • The DNC As I Saw It

    09/09/2012 3:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took time off from the busy job standing idle while an alarming number of shootings plague his city to come and party for the week. Were he to have an R after his name, the media would’ve crucified him. But he doesn’t, so let the good times roll. Lilly Ledbetter, self-appointed champion of equal pay for women, took to the stage to extoll the virtues of the Obama administration … which pays women in the White House significantly less than male employees. The irony went both unnoticed by the crowd and unmentioned by the media. Nancy...
  • Villaraigosa's handling of platform gets mixed reviews from CA

    09/06/2012 10:59:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/6/12 | Torey Van Oot
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa is still facing questions about his handling of late changes to the Democratic party platform made this week, including from some delegates hailing from his own state. Villaraigosa presided Wednesday over a vote to restore in the platform references to God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The chair declared the amendments adopted after three voice votes from a divided Time Warner Cable Arena audience, drawing objections and boos from some in the crowd who felt the ayes had not hit the two-thirds margin needed for...
  • 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.
  • Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas: Dems Caved to “Conservative [-]” by Restoring God to Platform

    09/05/2012 5:08:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 5, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    <p>Well that didn’t take long. The publisher of the vile democrat hate site, the Daily Kos is a tad displeased that the DNC added language back in that mentions God, and recognizes Israel as the capital of Israel.</p>
  • 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...
  • Villaraigosa seizes moment in spotlight

    09/04/2012 9:17:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/4/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood confidently in the midst of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., last week, a Democratic "spy" who relished his role aggressively defending President Obama. Villaraigosa mocked the GOP's outreach to Latino voters, likening it to a lousy cook who can only "burn the enchiladas." Now it's Villaraigosa's turn in the kitchen. He chairs the Democratic National Convention that opens Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., and he welcomes both the opportunity to burnish Obama's standing and the chance to discredit the Republican challengers. "You can't say one, and do something else," he said of the...
  • Villaraigosa: Obama ‘doesn’t want to cut taxes for the middle class’

    09/03/2012 6:55:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 09-02-2012 | Joel Gehrke
    "Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sounded like a Mitt Romney campaign surrogate for a moment, when he said that President Obama “doesn’t want to cut taxes for the middle class” during an interview on Fox News. “And he actually went beyond them in terms of tax cuts to the middle class,” Villaraigosa, chairman of this week’s Democratic National Convention, told Chris Wallace when asked about Obama’s rejection of his Simpson-Bowles Commission’s proposed deficit reduction plan. “He doesn’t want to cut taxes for the middle class. He’d prefer closing tax loopholes and importantly, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for...