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Monday, May 23, 2011

Creator of LeftTarded.com and RightTarded.com Assemblyman Mike Gatto does photo op with mentally disabled students

 "Professor/Attorney" turned Assemblyman Mike Gatto (with liquid refreshment).
Infant Assemblyman learning to whitewash past insensitivity.
Does Assemblyman Mike Gatto know any shame?
As recently as three years ago private citizen Mike Gatto was seeking internet riches by registering domains WikiGrown.com, YCMaps.com, LeftHear.com and these two, RightTarded.com, LeftTarded.com among others.
Now some three years later Assemblyman Mike Gatto is attempting in the minds of some, to "photo op away" his past insensitivity regarding his domain registration of the two "tarded.coms".
We received a email from a regular reader who was relaying information on a Friday photo at College View School in Glendale. It seems that the Western Growers Foundation had given the school a grant to create a garden on the campus and Assemblyman Gatto tag along to take photos with the students.
The parent wrote, "I can't believe officials would invite such a man to my son's school. People who have a history of disrespecting the developmentally disabled, should not be allowed to step one foot onto the College View campus." One can agree in light of Gatto's past endeavors to benefit financially from his insensative domain names.
Your thoughts..............
Scott ohnson in CD 14

Western Growers Foundation Press Release:

Assemblyman Gatto Helps Glendale Special Needs Students Plant School Garden
(GLENDALE, Calif.—May 19, 2011)  In a school garden in Glendale, the valuable lessons of farming, nutrition and the life cycle of plants come alive for the students of College View School. Assemblyman Mike Gatto will join in on this effort Friday, May 20, and help students in his district with their school garden made possible through a grant from Western Growers Foundation.
Glendale Kiwanis Club members as well as children from Monte Vista Elementary, Jewel City Community Day School and Daily High School will join Gatto to help the students who have intellectual and otherdevelopmental disabilities plant seedlings in the school’s garden.
“Not only will our students be learning how to plant and care for the garden, but this is providing us with an opportunity to bring typically developing peers into the mix so our students can have models and social interactions,” says College View Principal Jay Schwartz.
“Helping our children learn the joys of gardening pays off over their lifetime. It's an opportunity to be outside, to engage in good ol' fashioned physical work, and to grow vegetables that are good for them,” Gatto said. “I was so happy to connect College View School to Western Growers so that the students at College View could get this wonderful garden.”
Western Growers Foundation school garden grants help schools in developing and sustaining fruit and vegetable gardens to support nutrition education in California and Arizona. Western Growers Foundation has planted more than 475 schools to date. The funds for College View School garden are made possible by a grant from the Monsanto Fund.
“The students at College View School are very excited about our new garden,” Schwartz says. “We have incorporated gardening and cooking into our program for a long time …  We are looking forward to watching our plants turn into things we can cook and eat.”
Schwartz says the Western Growers Foundation grant has given the student garden new life. The grant helped to expand the garden, which includes new, accessible garden boxes so the children with physical challenges can more easily participate in gardening.
The event is open to media and there will be multiple photo and video opportunities. College View School is located at 1700 E. Mountain Street in Glendale. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information or for a full schedule of the event, please contact WG’s Mikel Pak.
About Western Growers Foundation
Western Growers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that supports innovative nutrition education projects and programs to create healthy individuals and communities. These projects include online consumer education throughProducepedia.com and school-age outreach with the School Garden Program.
Mikel Pak
Communications Manager
Western Growers
Irvine, Calif.
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Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the kind of story that gives all politicians a bad name.
First, Gatto tries to profit on the word "retard," by creating domain names that are poltically-related variations on the slur. Fortunately, there were no takers.

Then, Gatto pays a visit to a wonderful educational establishment, College View School in Glendale, to pretend he cares about kids who are developmentally disabled.

I can only imagine Gatto making "retard" jokes to-and-from the photo op. What a disgrace.

And, his partner in crime: the Western Growers Association, which sponsored the event. I wonder if Matt McInerney knew of Mike Gatto's "retard-jokester" past?

May 23, 2011 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a gutter low life Gatto is.

May 23, 2011 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you meant to write "disabled." If you would only just take an extra 30 seconds before posting your text you could easily catch these embarassing mistakes.

Just helpful advice.

May 23, 2011 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Red Spot, are you commenting anonymously on YOUR OWN POSTS again, since "NOONE" else is?


May 23, 2011 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Gatto cared about developmentally retarded children, Red Spot, he would show some concern in you.

Meanwhile, you can't ever escape the fact that you had to APOLOGIZE and DELETE everything you wrote about the guy because you LIED LIKE A RUG about his (not) getting evicted from a building in which he never lived.


May 23, 2011 7:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good job Red Spot.

Keep the heat on Gatto.

May 23, 2011 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto: Douche bag

May 23, 2011 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That has to be the longest time ever without the crying baby photo.

It was funny the fist 100 times, but ......

May 23, 2011 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let me follow the logic of trojan2002:

Gatto hates everyone but himself. Gatto tried to profit from domain names that belittled "retards." So, in order to change his public image, Gatto throws some money into a project at a school for the developmentally disabled. How cynical is that?

One more thing, though. Before Gatto went to lend a hand to "the retards," whom Gatto disrespected just a few years ago, Gatto makes sure the Western Growers Association sends out a news release touting the event. How cynical is that?

"Look at me everybody," Gatto seems to be saying. "I love the poor, pitiful developmentally disabled."

May 23, 2011 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The word is, Mike Gatto's district office is the worse the area has ever seen.

And, if Stacey Brenner was not related to the ethically-challenged Brad Sherman, she'd be back to working at the Cheesecake Factory or wherever it is she got all of her managerial and political experience.

A lifetime supply of blonde dye is not a magic potion.

May 24, 2011 1:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look, I don't know this guy but on it's face this isn't about making fun of "retards"--it is about making money on a domain name that makes fun of politicians.

May 24, 2011 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:34 is Mike Gatto.

Pathetic Mike!

May 25, 2011 12:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is disgusting that this animal can use those names which is very insentitive.

Go crawl in a hole somewhere and stay in it. You have your head in the sand!!

May 26, 2011 7:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:34 :
I don't think it funny or morally right to make fun of developmentally challenged people in any shape or form. And, it is truly wrong to make money from it.

May 27, 2011 8:07 AM  

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