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Antonio Villaraigosa

Mayor of Los Angeles. A far-left former college radical who's basically a truth-challenged empty suit motivated more by completely selfish personal ambition rather than ideology. Attended University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a former leader of the Chicano racial separatist organization MEChA. Despite the fact that he somewhat renounced that group in 2005, the Los Angeles Times continued its history of covering up for him. In addition to the LAT, his elite support comes from real estate developers, with his popular support coming from Hispanics including illegal aliens.

He's a strong supporter of illegal immigration, opposing immigration raids (also see this) and saying that illegal aliens have a right to remain here. He has questionable associations and after he was elected mayor he said that Mexico will play an important role in shaping his policies. He's also known to play the race card. And, he's tried to silence his critics.

In 2007, his career was dealt a blow after an affair with a TV newswoman ended his marriage. For his past history, see this, this, and this.

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Democratic Convention speakers list and immigration - 09/03/12

... - U.S. Senator of New York * Antonio Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair like Castro is a board member of Bloomberg's pro-massive immigration group. But, that's just the start: see the link * Tom Vilsack - Secretary of the Department of Agriculture * Ken Salazar - Secretary of the Department of the Interior * Cristina Saralegui the Hispanic Sally Jesse Raphael; has done...

What David Chalian won't tell you about Villaraigosa (Yahoo News) - 07/31/12

... Washington Bureau Chief - offers "Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?" (link). Want to see what David Chalian won't tell you? Take a look at the Antonio Villaraigosa posts. Chalian doesn't reveal that Villaraigosa is a former leader of a racial separatist group, nor does he reveal the many ways Tony Villar (his original name) has worked to enable illegal...

Antonio Villaraigosa to attack Mitt Romney on immigration (racist dog whistle?) - 02/08/12

From [1]: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he will call the candidate's rhetoric and anti-immigrant endorsers "beyond the pale." "For the first time in modern memory, a major political party is poised to nominate a presidential candidate who has abandoned immigration reform and instead advocates...

Hidden irony: Occupy L.A., Antonio Villaraigosa, and the Federal Reserve mural - 12/02/11

... radical history) that L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would be, say, the leftwing equivalent of Ron Paul when it comes to ending or at least keeping the Federal Reserve in check. You might think he's the Ralph Nader's Noam Chomsky when it comes to keeping corrupt banks in check. Yet, in 2009, Villaraigosa was one of the forces behind the "Bank on L.A." effort, an attempt to help major banks...

Immigrants and the Fortune 500: how Partnership for a New American Economy misleads (Bloomberg, Murdoch, Villaraigosa, Ballmer) - 09/04/11

... Nutter: Mayor, Philadelphia * Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayor, Los Angeles See most of those links for background information, especially Villaraigosa, Bloomberg, and Gordon. Don't trust billionaires - or their racial power-mad lackeys - who mislead in order to support replacing you with New Americans.

NCLR letter for DREAM Act misleads (Richardson, Villaraigosa, Linda Chavez, Lionel Sosa) - 12/16/10

... them): * Janet Murguia of the NCLR * Antonio Villaraigosa (former leader of a racial separatist group) * Linda Chavez (sits or sat on boards of two large companies that employ large numbers of low-wage workers) * Carlos Gutierrez (George W Bush Commerce Secretary who promoted amnesty while in office; see his name's link for much more) * Lionel Sosa (wanted to and may have taken money from the...

How "centrist" will No Labels be on immigration? - 11/26/10

... their kickoff announcement is Antonio Villaraigosa. Another person involved is John Avlon. And, another person involved in some way is former Los Angeles Times editor Andres Martinez (currently with the New America Foundation). If you've been following this site for a while (or clicked the links above), by now alarm bells are ringing in your ears: all those listed are bad on immigration. On...

Thomas Saenz: new president of MALDEF (Villaraigosa, Obama's DOJ, support for illegal immigration) - 07/16/09

... counsel to Los Angeles City mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - has been selected to be the new president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). He was under consideration to head the civil rights division of the Department of Justice until that was withdrawn due perhaps to him and his affiliations being a bit too on the extreme side. Under his...

Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for California governor - 06/22/09

Antonio Villaraigosa - mayor of Los Angeles, a former racial separatist leader, and a very strong supporter of illegal immigration - has just announced that he won't be running to be governor of California. Per the Los Angeles Times (a paper that's covered for him for years): the mayor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he wanted to devote his full attention to Los Angeles, which is facing its worst...

"Bank on Los Angeles": city helps corrupt banks profit from illegal activity - 03/25/09

The City of Los Angeles recently announced a new public-private partnership called "Bank on Los Angeles" (bankonla.com) that's designed to help 10,000 low-income residents who don't have bank accounts ("the unbanked") open up accounts. It's also open to illegal aliens [1], and that means that Los Angeles City will be encouraging corruption by helping major banks profit from money that was earned...

AVWatch: Barack Obama's economic advisors include... Antonio Villaraigosa - 11/07/08

... illegal activity-supporting mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - a former leader of a racial separatist group - is one of the members of Barack Obama's economic advisory board. Even the L.A.

American allegedly assaulted at National Latino Congreso - 07/19/08

A small number of people from the group No More Invasion protested in front of the National Latino Congreso/National Latino Congress yesterday, and one of their elderly female members was allegedly assaulted during the protest. There are pictures here. The LAPD arrested someone for the assault, and based on the picture and the text he appears to be from a group of anarchists/far-lefties who...

Barack Obama's LULAC speech (another lie; overload!) - 07/08/08

Barack Obama spoke to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) earlier today. Some of his remarks were already covered here. The facts the MSM won't tell you about LULAC are here. A pre-convention BHO lie is here. However, there's much more. In fact, too much, but I'll try. Thank you, Mayor.

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... was introduced by L.A.'s own Antonio Villaraigosa (link). And, corporate sponsors included Denny's, Google and Fannie Mae (link). Those at the "Patron" level got a "Web Link", something that Google might frown on. [1] lulac.org/events/fti08.html [2] lulac.org/events/convention/workshop08.html

Villaraigosa, Dellums, Nickels don't want ICE immigration raids of "responsible employers" - 06/20/08

... and the like. The mayors are: Antonio Villaraigosa (Los Angeles), Ron Dellums (Oakland), and Greg Nickels (Seattle). In effect, those mayors only want one set of laws to be enforced: wage and safety laws, just not immigration laws. The reason is so that illegal aliens will continue to live in their cities and provide them with a political power base, and one presumptive reason is also because...

Barack Obama, John McCain to speak at National Council of La Raza convention (+Villaraigosa) - 06/10/08

The annual National Council of La Raza convention - to be held July 12 to 15 in San Diego - will be a star-studded affair. We already knew that John McCain was going to speak to them, now comes the not-so-surprising word that Barack Obama will also make an appearance (link).

Jeff Bercovici, ThinkProgress spread anti-Rush Limbaugh smear (Antonio Villaraigosa) - 05/06/08

Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh said this about an event where he ran into Bill Clinton and someone else: I shook his hand, he left, comes back, the mayor of Los Angeles, I thought it was a Secret Service agent, maybe a shoeshine guy. Turns out he gives me his card, I said, "Oh, my gosh, it's the mayor of Los Angeles." I stood up, I said, "Hello, Mr. Villaraigosa." The evil airheads at...

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa complains to Michael Chertoff about ICE raids - 04/10/08

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - a former leader of the racial separatist group MEChA - has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff asking him to back off on recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the city. This is simply an attempt to a) grandstand to his base (Hispanics, whether citizens, legal immigrants, or illegal aliens as well as their...

Felipe Calderon visits the colonies (safe, legal "migration") - 02/13/08

... AP report on Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meeting with Calderon is here; per the comments, the L.A. Times doesn't seem to have reported on their meeting. The latest they appear to offer featuring both is a short report from Nancy Vogel (link), which doesn't mention anything that the reports above don't cover. The only artifact they provide from their meeting is this photo, captioned "...

Felipe Calderon Feb. 2008 U.S. visit: Eliot Spitzer, Blagojevich, Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa, Fabian Nunez - 02/09/08

... Schwarzenegger * Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa * Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (private meeting) UPDATE: According to this: ...officials said he'll meet with Mayor Richard Daley, Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other leaders... ...includes a private meeting with some Mexican community leaders at McCormick Place... ..."We will be there making our proposals to him in what we expect to be a...

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa panders at gala supporting fashion designer charged with rape (Anand Jon, McAuliffe) - 10/04/07

... co-chair, and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended a gala organized by Jon's sister for the "Friends of the South Asian American Communities". It featured a large number of people wearing t-shirts saying, "We Support Anand Jon" [2]. In addition to Tony Villar, former DNC chairman and current Chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign Terry McAuliffe was there (note...

Lotsa dogfood: Tennie Pierce LAFD settlement made ($1.43 million) - 09/21/07

Apparently the City of Los Angeles may announce later today a settlement with former L.A.

AVWatch: Tony Villar, Mirthala Salinas go greek - 09/10/07

... mayor of Los Angeles, Tony Villar/Antonio Villaraigosa is a former leader of the racial separatist group MEChA as well as being a Hillary Clinton campaign co-chair.

Peter Prengaman, Travis Loller spin "reconquista" - 09/07/07

Peter Prengaman and Travis Loller of the Associated Press offer "Anti-Immigration Forces Warn of Plot" (original AP title). It discusses those that favor some form of "reconquista" and those who oppose them and tries to downplay the influence that those favoring "reconquista" have. On the other hand, it's good to see the AP at least acknowledging that such sentiments exist and publicizing them.

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa Villarnovela; reporter shoved; Mirthala suspended - 08/03/07

... mayor, and former MEChA leader Antonio Villaraigosa continues with at least two new episodes: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today sought to put the scandal surrounding his personal life behind him, one day after the Telemundo network suspended his girlfriend, newscaster Mirthala Salinas, for covering the mayor while they were romantically involved...

L.A. DA: still investigating priest abuse scandal, criminal prosecutions not ruled out - 07/16/07

The Los Angeles diocese of the Catholic Church recently announced they were settling all outstanding civil suits in regards to the priest abuse scandal for $600 million. Now, L.A.

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa's *second* girlfriend? - 07/05/07

... leader and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently separated from his wife, and the reported reason was because he had a long-running affair with Telemundo newswoman Mirthala Salinas. She reported about him before she was taken off that beat several months ago, and Telemundo reportedly asked her a couple times prior to the big announcement whether something was going on. Now, it's come...

Stop Racism CA: Unite (with Home Depot) Against Racism! - 07/02/07

Who could be opposed to a fine, upstanding site like StopRacismCA.com? Thank you for visiting StopRacismCA.com. We are a state-wide organization that is looking to stop all forms of hate and racism. We are confronted daily with politicians, policies and individuals who are trying to take our state backwards not forward. It is our mission to promote peaceful solutions to stopping racist actions...

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa, wife separate - 06/08/07

This is usually the type of stuff we don't cover, but, from earlier this year: Apparently responding to blogger Luke Forda

Sleazy Bush proxy Michael Gerson attacks "nativists" in GOP base over immigration - 05/25/07

The Bush administration's charm offensive continues with Michael Gerson - a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and Bush's former head speechwriter ("Axis of Evil") - offering up "Letting Fear Rule/Nativism Is a Recipe for Long-Term GOP Losses".

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa, Fabian Nunez at MacArthur Park candlelight vigil? - 05/16/07

... BELOW] According to this [1]: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Nunez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. They gather at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Wilshire and Berendo about 5:30 pm and begin walking about 6:40. However, the page they link to doesn't say anything about...

AVWatch: Villaraigosa, Bratton "send message" on MacArthur Park immigration riot - 05/07/07

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD chief William Bratton is currently holding a press conference pledging a "comprehensive review" of the May 1 MacArthur Park immigration riot. Bratton is demoting two leaders of the Central Division. Tony Villar is offering his remarks in both English and Spanish. In earlier demagogic news, Louis Sahagun of the Los Angeles Times offered "L.A.

MacArthur Park immigration riot: "safe spot" for journalists - 05/06/07

... met with journalist groups, [Antonio Villaraigosa] was speaking at Cathedral Our Lady of the Angels downtown where Cardinal Roger Mahony was celebrating a Mass of consolation and healing. In other news, Bratton continues throwing his employ

Tami Abdollah, Howard Blume/LAT on McIntyre/KABC/charter school lawsuit - 04/19/07

Tami Abdollah and Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times take a "slightly different" tack on the lawsuit filed by Academia Semillas del Pueblo against Doug McIntyre of KABC ("L.A.

Los Angeles: Delgadillo, Cooley to work with ICE; Bratton resists (Special Order 40) - 04/05/07

From this: Suspected gang members who are in the country illegally and are arrested for even minor crimes could face quicker deportation under new policies unveiled Wednesday by the top two prosecutors in Los Angeles. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and L.A. County Dist. Atty.

El Diario shocker! "Cyber attack on immigrants" (Immigration Watchdog mentioned) - 04/04/07

Yesterday, New York's El Diario/La Prensa offered "Antiinmigrantes se toman la web" ("Anti-immigrants take the web" or similar). The translated version is here.

The "Mexican border town" in Los Angeles: Cudahy - 02/26/07

Somewhat surprisingly, the L.A. Weekly offers the seven-screener "The Town the Law Forgot", all about the 1.2-square-mile city of Cudahy, California, located in southeast Los Angeles County near such tourist destinations as Maywood and South Gate.

Liberals: Wikipedia not biased, Conservapedia a joke - 02/24/07

Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum has started an alternative to Wikipedia called Conservapedia. Needless to say, the usual "liberal" suspects are having a great deal of (what passes to them as) fun (link, link, link,