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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Is Antonio Really This Stupid?

TonyThis morning, Doug McIntyre of KABC Radio hosted all six major candidates for an hour of discussion. McIntyre who is an articulate and thoughtful commentator really pressed the case of the effect unchecked illegal immigration has on the city, to which all of the candidates (except Walter Moore) ducked dealing with the issue.

However, Antonio probably made the dumbest remark when McIntyre was discussing the impact of illegal immigration on crime. Tony Villar said that illegal immigration has nothing to do with gang crime and the 18th street gang (most of whom's members are in the country without documentation). He said to even suggest such is inflammatory.

Incidentally, Tony is way ahead in a recent poll. Of course that poll is our poll asking who the dumbest council member is. He's even putting Tom LaBonge - the George Bush of the LA City Council - to shame.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony V's counting on the 18th Street's endorsement in this election -- they're having a candidate (singular) forum, tonight.

February 15, 2005 1:24 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Did someone say endorsements? How timely. Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa's staff just (finally) had time to pull together his roster of "notable" endorsements and place them on the campaign site, and there IS a fellow city councilmember included -- Jack W. It's really a very sweet little list, all things considered, and something a first-time local-level candidate with no record in city politics and understandably limited campaign funds should be very proud of. . . Good job, ADV® campaign! (I mean it's not like this is someone who ran for mayor before and got the most votes in the primary, verdad?)

This one is full of surprises and a definite indicator that the ADV® base has broadened significantly:

"PARTIAL LIST of Organizations and Individuals Endorsing Antonio"

United Teachers Los Angeles
National Organization for Women, Los Angeles Chapter
Women For:
Sierra Club
L.A. League of Conservation Voters
California League of Conservation Voters
West L.A. Democratic Club
Northeast Democratic Club
Stonewall Democratic Club
Southern California Americans for Democratic Action
California Democratic Council
Latino Police Officers Association, California Chapter
Engineers and Architects Association
L.A. County Probation Officers Association -- AFSCME #685

Congressmember Howard Berman
Congressmember Hilda Solis
Congressmember Henry Waxman
L.A. Councilmember Jack Weiss
State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero
State Senator Sheila Kuehl
Assemblymember Karen Bass
Assemblymember Judy Chu
Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg
L.A. Community College Board Member Kelly Candaele
L.A. Community College Board Member Warren Furutani
L.A. Community College Board Member Sylvia Scott-Hayes

(*retirees excluded, that's NOT what the heading says, Webmeister)

February 15, 2005 1:27 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Jesus Christ - MEAT and Sacramento Nighties must LIVE on this blog. No sooner had I posted this article, all I did was take two minutes to read a news story on Yahoo, came back and we had already two comments.

But I am not complaining. Sac Nighties and MEAT keep you people going so good for them.

February 15, 2005 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebody already said on this blog - he doesn't count in the MS poll, he's not really on the council.

February 15, 2005 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "sleazy bars" in CD14 aren't usually open this early in the day.

February 15, 2005 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Is Antonio Really This Stupid?" If you've gotta ask, you've never met the man. He's a walking bumper sticker.

February 15, 2005 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe that is why Tony is getting more votes in the poll right now.

February 15, 2005 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nah, I don't think he's any more stupid than most on the council -- he's just made more enemies in a shorter period of time.

February 15, 2005 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Partal list" always means that's all we have now -- but we're working on it, not we just got tired of typing.

February 15, 2005 1:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony V. wouldn't have so many votes on the Mayor Sam poll, but every time Greig Smith gets another one -- he STEALS it.

February 15, 2005 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blogger makes a good point, MAYOR SAM. Considering past history, you better separate those two on the poll. Maybe move the missing Garcetti between them so's to create the Smith-Garcetti-Villaraigosa "dumb" vote pool.

February 15, 2005 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV's flacks just updated his website. There's an item called "Antonio outdistances fellow council members in leadership quality assessment poll conducted by former Mayor Sam Yorty"

"The momentum is --- momentous!"

February 15, 2005 3:01 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

G. Ford, U.S. presidential debate - 1976: "There is no Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe."

A. (ADV®) Villaraigosa, L.A. mayoral debate - 2005 (paraphrased by Mayor Sam): "...illegal immigration has nothing to do with gang crime and the 18th street gang."

February 15, 2005 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Great Moments in Political Spontaneity"

February 15, 2005 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like every other issue once again Antonio is contradicting himself. I'm sure he doesn't want the westsiders to know he supports gangs and illegal immigration. No wonder why he's against gang injunctions.

February 15, 2005 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ford, Villaraigosa: more similarities than you might think. Party hacks stuck with the sentimental favorite and lost the big one in the end.

February 15, 2005 6:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like Ford, Antonio can not tell the truth and chew gum at the same time.

February 15, 2005 7:41 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

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February 15, 2005 7:52 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Just heard a funny story in one of those infamous CD14 "recall" bars (man was it packed!).

A priest, a bishop, and a rabbi walk into a (sleazy) bar and the bartender says, "either this is some kind of joke, or you're all here for the Tony Villar 'I've gone back to church' photo-op.'"

February 15, 2005 8:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes! In answer to your question, Mayor Sam.

February 16, 2005 3:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stupid? Yes. But he's an F-ing Einstein compared to the dum-dums that keep voting for him.

February 16, 2005 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you notice Matea Gold didn't once mention this issue in her article. Instead she focused on Tony's stab at Hahn. Need any more proof that the Times is Tony's personal PR firm. Or maybe Matea is just another of Tony's Jewish groupies.

February 16, 2005 8:18 AM  

Blogger J. Harriman said:

Anti-Semitism. Another beguiling, and persistent, trait of the hard-core anti-Villaraigosa claque. How lovely.

February 16, 2005 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Coming from the same racist that just said all Latinos follow Latino candidates around like lapdogs, don't think for themselves, that's pretty Funny. Check the clothes-lines, Harriman, I think your sheets dry and you can go back to being anonymuos.

February 16, 2005 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is being endorsed by a woman's group? Whar are they think? It is like Jim Hahn being endorsed by the Ethics Commission. They don't mix. I know women are smarter than men but they are also much dummer. Do women know what Antonio does to them? Gets them pregnant out of wedlock then gets his friends tolie and say it is not his kid. This was before DNA testing, etc. But thought you should know the story.

February 16, 2005 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which part was anti-Semitic? "Jewish?" Don't think so, but I'll check with my Rabbi. Groupie? Not nice, but not related to any race. "Jewish Groupie?" Not unless it was to say that all Jews are groupies or all groupies are Jewish. He may only have two so-called "Jewish groupies" and no doubt the original poster probably believes he has "groupies" of many races and ethnicities.

On the other hand, saying that most or all people of one race or ethnicity behave the same is stereotypical at best, if not racist. Someone who would suggest that needs some sensitivity training.

February 16, 2005 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, he is stupid because he gets caught all the time. Has his wife threatened to divorce him again like when he was working for the state?

February 16, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fact that Mayor Sam has to even ask the question says it all. He has to be the dumbest candidate by far. You should hear the conversations his moron field staffers have with constituents. We should tape them because people just won't believe how really stupid ADV is and it filters down to his staff.

February 16, 2005 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The call to the field office usually goes the same way. "Thank you for your call, here's why we CAN'T do what you want us to." The subtext under that is simply - don't bother me with this district drivel. My boss is running for Mayor (like he secretly promised me before I moved into this crappy area from Sacramento), and there's a pretty good chance he'll take me downtown with him.

February 16, 2005 6:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He doesnt like white people,isnt it illegal to elect a racist into office?

August 11, 2007 4:44 PM  

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