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Friday, May 30, 2008

"Meathead" raises money for Villar 2009 Campaign

Rob Reiner, aka "MEATHEAD" or "Trujillo's Former Boss, is calling on his Hollywood friends to raise "pesos" for the "TONY VILLAR in 2009" re-election campaign.

Reiner recently hosted a fund raiser that attracted the likes of Haim Saban, Casey Wasserman and surprise, surprise, Magic Johnson.
This early rush for cash is prompted by the rumors of a Rick Caruso campaign for Mayor.
Earlier this week Caruso confirm reports that various "civic interests" had approached him about him running for Mayor.
In an interview this week, Caruso -- the man who brought you the Grove and the
newly opened Americana at Brand in Glendale -- said: "I've been approached to
run by a number of people. I'm considering it. We need some changes in the city
and some strong leadership." If he decides not to run, he says, "I would be
happy to support anyone who would move the city forward."
If Caruso were to jump into the 2009 race, expect record levels of campaign spending for the job with a "third floor view".
.......but there is this in today's "Downtown Garment and Citizen".
VILLARAIGOSA STILL EYEING GUV’S JOB?: That’s the word among wags in Sacramento, who say Hizzoner remains confident that he could top what might be a crowded statewide field. That outlook comes despite Villaraigosa’s recent statement that he plans to seek a second term as mayor, they add. A win there would see him begin a second act in City Hall in a little more than a year. That’s less than a year before the 2010 gubernatorial primary—or right in the middle of the race by current campaign standards. The Sacramento chatter grew louder recently, when the political journal Capitol Weekly listed Villaraigosa as a potential gubernatorial contender, along with Attorney General Jerry Brown, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, among others.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

God, if I had a nickel for every ounce of white liberal guilt in this town, I could OWN this town.

Or run for mayor against ADV.

May 30, 2008 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The great part is that anything Meathead/Reiner touches usually loses.

And yes, 10:27, it's all about white guilt.

By the way, nobody is going to vote for a guy with a history of jumping ship too early.

May 30, 2008 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This goes to show how stupid people with money can be. They are in LA LA Land and dont' know what's really going on in this city. Biggest deficity in the history of LA, worst traffic, overcrowded schools, health clinics closing, homeless problem all but forgotten, illegals coming in thousands and this Mayor does nothing but take credit for everyone else's hard work. HELLLL NOOO FOR VILLARAIGOSA FOR MAYOR AGAIN. If he worked for private industry they would have fired him.

May 30, 2008 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The weather attend fundraisers for ALL candidates, even when they've already made donations to others.

They love being around other weather or famous or powerful people. And they would vote for a Caruso or Magic Johnson in a heartbeat over Villaraigosa.

May 30, 2008 2:34 PM  

Anonymous diesel death zone refugee said:

Hey, send him to Sacto if people are dumb enough to vote for him. Suits the hell out of me. The farther away the better.

May 30, 2008 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Article seems to be a publie relations gimmick by Antonio's campaign to promote their guy. And written by a reporter was was gullible enough to buy into this....

May 30, 2008 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not just Reiner, it's lots of big whigs in the biz and the likes of Jeff Katzenberg who don't jump ship. Probably more backing than zuma dogg or Walter Moore are getting. Although I'd like to see Antonio AND the DA do something about enforcing laws when it comes to illegal gangmembers.

Still, it's hypocritical everyone's jumping on the Mayor's case over trip to Israel, little said except an article about Greig Smith and mere staffers for Rosendahl and Cardenas going to six countries, including expensive Japan and Germany, to study trash.

May 30, 2008 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course, they're all jumping on the Villar bandwagon! They've never had it so good...a mentally challenged, anchor baby cholo from the barrio who got lucky because the denizens of this city are mostly illiterate third worlders! A 1.4 GPA mental midget who was elected by a concensus of 289,000 votes...while everyone was sleeping.

Now, they have a Mexican puppet who dances on a string and caters to their every whim! Why shouldn't they treat him like the second-coming??? They're ALL getting rich on the backs of legal citizens!

No one would give Villar the time of day if he worked along side of his amigos at the local car wash! He just got Lucky!!! Nobody voted...except the illegals!

May 30, 2008 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

New Caption for Photo:

"Rob Reiner and Antonio Villaraigosa became Los Angeles' First Legal Same-Sex Married Couple"

May 30, 2008 6:06 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

They both love the "MEAT".

May 30, 2008 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:45, you're sounding a bit antsy, comparing AV to Zuma Dogg, aren't you?

But I can't believe you think Jeff Katzenberg doesn't jump ship. Didn't you know that he ONCE worked for Disney? And then Dreamworks moved around town a bit, too, didn't it?

Or are you just a freakin' idiot who's a bit too scared about the prospect of losing your job in city hall?

May 30, 2008 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, the wealthy just want their photo taken with whoever else is wealthy and or famous.

Almost ALL of them have photos taken with all candidates, and then put on display the photo taken with the eventual winner.

No one likes to be seen with a loser, especially when you're wealthy.

May 30, 2008 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasn't Reiner in charge of Jimmy Hahn's re-election campaign, too?


Seriously folks, there are a LOT of angry Latinas in this city who are simply not going to vote for a guy who TWICE dumped his wife.

THEN, he didn't even stand by Mirthala when she was fighting for her career.

Now she's sitting in a glendale closet reading the news on some half assed AM station

May 30, 2008 8:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker had more common sense than Meathead ever did. Archie was in the military during WWII, raised his family, went to work every day, never asked for a hand out from some stupid govenmnent program. Meathead has saddled the State with his nonsense taxes and programs which have helped cripple the state with is current economic problem and chased business to more tax friendly states. Game is over, Archie wins, Meat loses.

May 30, 2008 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The South Park episode where they goofed on Meathead and his phony anti-smoking crusade was spectacular.

Leave to a pair of immature animators to tell you more about Reiner's true essence than the LA Antonio Times ever will.

Go the F away, Meathead!!!!!

May 30, 2008 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Duh, I just realized something.

Reiner wants Villaraigosa in as Mayor, so he can be Governor (yeah, right), so he can continue with his cockamamie kids first programs.

THAT's what's behind this. Won't work. Antonio is toast.

May 30, 2008 11:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:43: you're calling someone else an idiot? God, you're pathetic.

So Jeff K leaves Disney to found Dreamworks, the most successful indie co, and it goes to who gives it the best offer, means he'll dump Antonio?

Wishful thinking? Must be someone who works for Caruso, utterly clueless about Hollywood, and you've given away one of your Achilles heels. You guy's a dork.

May 31, 2008 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meathead moved all the developers from his neck of the woods to the Valley. That kept his property values up while the hard working two hour commuters are being gobbled up by gated communities.

There aren't many celebs in the Valley to protect our open space. And no, Marilyn Manson doesn't count.

May 31, 2008 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:57: Mirthala belongs in a Glendale basement closet reading the news.

She sounds like a shallow idiot, in her L A mag interview, admits she only liked the Mayor because of the attention it got her and it made her feel important. They were using each other. Just like her and Nunez (now, there's a little weasel suited for her). She's married now to someone who sounds as immature as she is, and they're perfect.

Yeah, what a shame Antonio didn't push to make this uneducated little Mexican-born known slut First Lady. The one smart thing he did was to finally dump her.

May 31, 2008 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

....Bob Hertzberg is also sniffing around a challenge to Mayor Villaraigosa — or a run for city attorney against Jack Weiss — the former Villaraigosa friend and foe tells David Zahniser.

You are so right saying these white rich morons will have Antonio in their pocket because he's a fucking idiot!!! He's not educated, he lacks class, has no morals or ethics and takes everyones credits. What the hell has he done while Mayor? Not a damn thing. Look at this city, it looks like Iraq in some areas. Yup, the gang banger cholo Mayor is getting support from the rich and idiotic.

May 31, 2008 7:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't there a clause that states city council members can't ask Neighborhood Councils for money? What needs to happen in order for that to change? Its outrageous that council members ask neighborhood councils to give them money all the time for things they have in the community. ITs a greedy, selfish thing to do knowing they already have slush funds. This issue needs to come out in the open. Greuel asked the NC for cameras which is different then actually asking for money for an event.

May 31, 2008 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LAT and various empty headed
leftys have been drinking
VillaLaRaza's bathwater and
have now moved on to the koolaid.

Mitt Romney for Governor!!
and Master of The Grove,Mr. C.
for Mayor!!

May 31, 2008 7:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't ever forget that you are only as good as your friends.

-Rob Reiner takes tax money to fund his political programs.

-Casey "puer in nomine tutto debes" Wasserman (the little boy who owes everything to his name)

-Haim "Bill Clinton has nothing on me" Saban

-Magic "Even if I am now respectable, I still have HIV and an 80 IQ" Johnson.

Then there's Michael "the Weasel" Trujillo who loves all of the above -- and Hillary too.

Let Antonio have such friends. They fit in with his ADD, no-smarts, philandering, wanna-be-classy self.

Run Caruso, Run.

May 31, 2008 8:50 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Caruso could actually have a shot at this because let's not forget he WAS a Police Commissioner that helped get Chief Bratton the job.

Given all the BS Antonio has pulled with the Life/Emergency services, The Mayday 2007 incident along with a few unions would band together and kick Mayor Villaraigosa backside.

May 31, 2008 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The midget cholo actually thinks he can become governor? He cant even run the city let alone his own office. Let the guilty white liberals support that piece of crap all they want. I think (HOPE) that people have had enough of this corruption. Like I said in an earlier post, look at the Shaw administration from the 1930's and you would think the date is wrong, history repeating itself. We need another Fletcher Bowron, or Clifford Clifton to clean up this city, as well as a police chief in the mold and guts of William Parker to clear out the corruption.

May 31, 2008 11:44 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From the formerly "LA ANTONIA TIMES", "BIG HUG" eyeing race for Mayor or City Attorney.

Is lawyer and former state Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg looking to make another run for citywide office in Los Angeles? Our own David Zahniser goes to the source and gets some answers. Well, sort of:

That question came up after the San Fernando Valley resident was spotted Friday in San Pedro at the Dalmatian-American Club's monthly fish luncheon, a multi-course feast attended by community types and bigwigs around the Los Angeles harbor area.

The running joke is that politicians who live north of the 105 Freeway tend to show up at the luncheon once they're running for office. Hertzberg disagreed, saying he simply wanted to reconnect with some friends in San Pedro that he met during his unsuccessful 2005 mayoral campaign. But he also said he hasn't decided whether to be a candidate in next year's municipal election — either for city attorney or for mayor.

"I'm not ruling either one out," he said. And now that the June primary is almost over, "it's appropriate now to start thinking about it," he added.

That makes Hertzberg the latest person to flirt with the possibility of a run against the incumbent, Mayor Antonio Villariaogsa. Mall developer Rick Caruso offered a similarly coy message to The Times this week.

If Hertzberg runs for city attorney, he will have as an opponent Villaraigosa's closest ally, Councilman Jack Weiss. Another likely foe in the city attorney's race would be lawyer Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich, who held a campaign fund-raiser Wednesday hosted by L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and county Supervisor Don Knabe.

Trutanich held his event — where else? — at the Dalmatian-American Club in San Pedro.

Talk about a fish story.

--Veronique de Turenne

May 31, 2008 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Steve Cooley is totally arrogant and refuses to uphold the law and prosecute felons who are either powerful (the Catholic church, the MExican-Mafia financed elected crooks in the 8 notorious cities south of L A like Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Gardens), or even known illegal gangbanger felons. HE's in charge or prosecuting felonies, so blaming any lapses on local officials is more than disingenuous -- it's a big LIE.

Vote for Steve Ipsen as DA -- he's got the guts to get out the truth about Cooley. We'll never clean up crime or get rid of illegal criminals if we give Cooley another 4 years -- they'll become even more entrenched in society. Cooley pretends he's better than the local pols on the illegal issue, but he's WORSE and actively goes after any Asst. DA prosecutors who try.

He's also refusing to follow the law when it comes to VIOLENT SEXUAL PEDOPHILES released on parole, see RonKayeLA.com. Those deemed a danger are supposed to be placed in facilities which monitor their mental health -- Cooley refuses and overrules even State Attorney Gerry Brown on this. Who does he think he is, to overrule judges and the State Attorney?

May 31, 2008 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This race will be good. The white rich entertainment idiots don't have a clue what really goes on in our city causae they're stuck in their million dollar mansions. Let the internet media start posting the crap about Antonio and they'll feel like idiots for not knowing beforehand. There was a story on the demise of local newspapers and how internet news is the new wave of technology. The idiots who donated to Antonio are the ones who read local newspapers and not getting real story. Wait til Fox News starts the campaign trail.

June 01, 2008 7:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meathead and Villar deserve each other. This meathead is a real life "Meathead". The name really is true to life.

The person that mentioned white guilt is absolutely correct. This white guilt has ruined our country.

June 01, 2008 8:19 AM  

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