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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Rich people who mostly don't live in Los Angeles are divided over who should be the next Mayor of Los Angeles. But it's important what they think because they're famous   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 44
    More: Asinine, human beings, Mayor of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Hollywood, David Geffen, Michael Eisner, UTA, Eric Garcetti  
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2013-02-13 03:25:07 AM  
You can tell how much JJ Abrams cares about who will be the Mayor of L.A. by the way he held a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at Soho House in friggin' West Hollywood, which isn't actually part of the city of Los Angeles.

Oh, and then there's the dude who is holding a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at his Beverly Hills mansion. Beverly Hills, *also* not part of the city of Los Angeles.

If you people care so much about who is going to be the mayor, why couldn't you be bothered to hold your fundraisers in the actual city you pretend to care about?
 
2013-02-13 03:32:28 AM  
Really? You think the choice of venue is just that important?
 
2013-02-13 03:40:31 AM  

Osomatic: You can tell how much JJ Abrams cares about who will be the Mayor of L.A. by the way he held a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at Soho House in friggin' West Hollywood, which isn't actually part of the city of Los Angeles.

Oh, and then there's the dude who is holding a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at his Beverly Hills mansion. Beverly Hills, *also* not part of the city of Los Angeles.

If you people care so much about who is going to be the mayor, why couldn't you be bothered to hold your fundraisers in the actual city you pretend to care about?


I really must disagree. Here is why- folks that live in those places run businesses in the city of and county of los angeles. idc where they hang their hat, they help keep things running, and folks working. Hell- I live in ventura county but I use a lot of the city and county of angels roads. And I buy things there.
Just my two cents. At this point I am undecided who to pull for, but my bet is on the controller winning.
LA does now need a Female Mayor, so, I draft Ellen DeGeneres.
 
2013-02-13 04:35:55 AM  

propasaurus: Really? You think the choice of venue is just that important?


Actually, yes, I do.  I get, as alienated says, that there are people who don't live in the city but do business in it and so have a stake. That said, I think that if you want to be the Mayor of Los Angeles, and your job is at least in part to convince people that it's a good idea to do business in the City of Los Angeles, that you should have your fundraisers IN the actual city you hope to lead and attract new business to.  This seems pretty much like a no-brainer to me.  I realize that Wendy didn't choose the venue herself,  but I think it behooves her to say "hey, uh, you guys...this isn't actually in LA."
 
2013-02-13 06:59:12 AM  
Salma Hyack wants Garcetti?

And Sarah Silverman wants Greuel?

But I want a threesome with both Sarah *and* Salma!!

I'm very conflicted here.
 
2013-02-13 08:00:50 AM  

quatchi: Salma Hyack wants Garcetti?

And Sarah Silverman wants Greuel?

But I want a threesome with both Sarah *and* Salma!!

I'm very conflicted here.


You have to have a threesome with Garcetti and Greuel first, then you've got a shot.

/A hepatitis shot!
 
2013-02-13 09:00:44 AM  

Osomatic: You can tell how much JJ Abrams cares about who will be the Mayor of L.A. by the way he held a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at Soho House in friggin' West Hollywood, which isn't actually part of the city of Los Angeles.


If he doesn't get the results he wants he will just use time travel to retcon the election.
 
2013-02-13 09:00:46 AM  
Too bad the majority are not so rich.
 
2013-02-13 09:01:14 AM  
Subby is mad that some people who own very large businesses in LA, don't have a very large house, inside the borders of LA. Man, that's some really important stuff to be mad about...
 
2013-02-13 09:05:14 AM  

Osomatic: You can tell how much JJ Abrams cares about who will be the Mayor of L.A. by the way he held a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at Soho House in friggin' West Hollywood, which isn't actually part of the city of Los Angeles.

Oh, and then there's the dude who is holding a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at his Beverly Hills mansion. Beverly Hills, *also* not part of the city of Los Angeles.

If you people care so much about who is going to be the mayor, why couldn't you be bothered to hold your fundraisers in the actual city you pretend to care about?


Ummm... both of those actually are part of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a big city.
 
2013-02-13 09:08:55 AM  
And Utah's state religion funded an anti-gay marriage campaign in California.

That's how politics and money work. Always have. This is nothing new. At least the actor/directors have close ties to LA and actually own businesses and/or work there regularly.
 
2013-02-13 09:14:01 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Osomatic: You can tell how much JJ Abrams cares about who will be the Mayor of L.A. by the way he held a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at Soho House in friggin' West Hollywood, which isn't actually part of the city of Los Angeles.

Oh, and then there's the dude who is holding a fundraiser for Wendy Greuel at his Beverly Hills mansion. Beverly Hills, *also* not part of the city of Los Angeles.

If you people care so much about who is going to be the mayor, why couldn't you be bothered to hold your fundraisers in the actual city you pretend to care about?

Ummm... both of those actually are part of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a big city.


OK, never mind.  Just looked it up, and apparently West Hollywood and Beverly Hills are a very small island of not-LA smack in the middle of LA.  You learn something new every day.
 
2013-02-13 09:14:46 AM  
What's the point of being rich if you can't control other people's lives without their consent?
 
2013-02-13 09:23:13 AM  
How is this any different than the DNC/GOP funding elections across the country.  Or the massive amount of outside cash that came to Scott Walkers defense?
 
2013-02-13 09:35:13 AM  

Citrate1007: How is this any different than the DNC/GOP funding elections across the country.  Or the massive amount of outside cash that came to Scott Walkers defense?


It's different because famous people.
 
2013-02-13 09:41:29 AM  

angrymacface: What's the point of being rich if you can't control other people's lives without their consent?


That whole 1 person 1 vote thing stinks if you are rich.
 
2013-02-13 09:50:55 AM  
What are their policy differences?
 
2013-02-13 10:11:13 AM  
You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"
 
2013-02-13 10:22:04 AM  

HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"


Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking.

The whole phenomenon of little "independent" cities embedded within LA proper always amused me when I lived there. I lived in LA, I worked in LA, but my commute down Santa Monica Boulevard took me through two other cities. Weird.
 
2013-02-13 10:43:26 AM  
Given that Hollywood et al don't have their own ports, full airfields, electrical generation, or telcom networks, I'm going to venture that their concern regarding who is running LA is pretty legit.  Hell, it basically controls their water, too.
 
2013-02-13 11:54:05 AM  
Hi, I'm here for the rich and famous people. Where are they?
 
2013-02-13 01:09:44 PM  
Job creators.

/that is all.
 
2013-02-13 01:15:10 PM  

HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"


I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.
 
2013-02-13 01:16:47 PM  

bdMurray: Job creators.

/that is all.


Vivid Video?
 
2013-02-13 02:04:12 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Given that Hollywood et al don't have their own ports, full airfields, electrical generation, or telcom networks, I'm going to venture that their concern regarding who is running LA is pretty legit.  Hell, it basically controls their water, too.


Simple solution: if they want a voice in the city elections, they have to become part of the city. I doubt the City of Los Angeles would turn down their annexation request.
 
2013-02-13 02:13:32 PM  

BMulligan: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking.

The whole phenomenon of little "independent" cities embedded within LA proper always amused me when I lived there. I lived in LA, I worked in LA, but my commute down Santa Monica Boulevard took me through two other cities. Weird.


This isn't as uncommon as you would think.  I know for certain that Detroit has several cities that are similiar.  Heck, South Africa surrounds an entire country (Lesotho) in this fashion.
 
2013-02-13 02:54:39 PM  

HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"


Yeah, this.

The "City of Los Angeles" has very strange outlines, first of all, and numerous smaller cities and unincorporated areas embedded inside it. It actually does matter very much to the residents of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood who the mayor of L.A. is, since they've got LA on all four sides and it's not like they can just pull their whole town out and move it.

More to the point, when people have fundraisers, they have them in venues that are both convenient to their attendees, large enough to attract enough people to make them profitable, yet small enough not to cost more than they raise, media-friendly, and ideally attractive. Like, you know, your house. Which might well be in Beverly Hills, if you live in Beverly Hills, or at the Director's Guild, which is in WeHo, or some other So Cal location that's not quite in Los Angeles proper. For a small fundraiser for mayor, they're not likely to rent out the Ahmanson or the Disney Music Center, you know?

Anyway, get back to me when people across the country don't refer to the events in Big Bear as happening in "L.A."
 
2013-02-13 02:58:35 PM  

Osomatic: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.


I think Fox is in L.A. (proper).
 
2013-02-13 03:04:46 PM  

Geotpf: BMulligan: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking.

The whole phenomenon of little "independent" cities embedded within LA proper always amused me when I lived there. I lived in LA, I worked in LA, but my commute down Santa Monica Boulevard took me through two other cities. Weird.

This isn't as uncommon as you would think.  I know for certain that Detroit has several cities that are similiar.  Heck, South Africa surrounds an entire country (Lesotho) in this fashion.


Not to mention Vatican City, a country enclosed by a city!

In the case of LA, though, it's mostly because of the way the city grew - the original city boundaries were about where downtown is now.  Other smaller cities got established nearby, but LA kept annexing new bits and pieces of unincorporated land (including the hilarious pseudopod that extends down to the port) and grew all around the independent cities.
 
2013-02-13 03:07:12 PM  

propasaurus: Osomatic: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.

I think Fox is in L.A. (proper).


I'll be darned, you're right, they're in Century City.  I stand corrected.  I coulda sworn they were in Culver City along with Sony.
 
2013-02-13 03:12:45 PM  

Osomatic: propasaurus: Osomatic: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.

I think Fox is in L.A. (proper).

I'll be darned, you're right, they're in Century City.  I stand corrected.  I coulda sworn they were in Culver City along with Sony.


And if you're going to count Raleigh, then you have to count Sunset Gower.
 
2013-02-13 03:57:13 PM  

propasaurus: Osomatic: propasaurus: Osomatic: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.

I think Fox is in L.A. (proper).

I'll be darned, you're right, they're in Century City.  I stand corrected.  I coulda sworn they were in Culver City along with Sony.

And if you're going to count Raleigh, then you have to count Sunset Gower.


I probably shouldn't count Raleigh, I only think of it because I live near there and I went there a couple times while I was working at Paramount.  It's tiny.

But in addition to forgetting Sunset/Gower, I also forgot LA Center, which has some sound stages near downtown.  So there ya go.  Still, I think it's reasonable to say that of the filming that's done in the general LA area, most of it isn't done in the city itself.
 
2013-02-13 04:20:31 PM  

propasaurus: Osomatic: propasaurus: Osomatic: HeartBurnKid: You know, the more I think about it, the more I have to laugh about this link being posted on Fark.

"Look!  These people who technically don't live in LA but live very near to LA and work in LA actually care who the mayor of LA is!  Aren't all you Farkers in the midwest, New York, and China OUTRAGED by this?!"

I personally don't find it all that outrageous that they care, but as a resident of the city, I do wish they'd at least held their damn fundraisers somewhere in the actual city.  I know in the greater scheme it doesn't make that much difference in terms of tax revenue, but it'd be nice to at least pretend.

And by the way, for the most part they probably *don't* work in LA.  The only major studio left in LA proper is Paramount (and Raleigh studios, but that's tiny); and more and more location shots are done not just outside of LA but outside of California.

I think Fox is in L.A. (proper).

I'll be darned, you're right, they're in Century City.  I stand corrected.  I coulda sworn they were in Culver City along with Sony.

And if you're going to count Raleigh, then you have to count Sunset Gower.


Isn't he the rummy who poisoned that kid?
 
2013-02-13 09:37:56 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Hi, I'm here for the rich and famous people. Where are they?


Apparently not in LA.
 
2013-02-13 11:20:59 PM  
http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com/

The only one who is not a farking crook.
 
2013-02-13 11:33:39 PM  

beerbaron: http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com/

The only one who is not a farking crook.


Yeah, the guy who defended Bush by comparing Obama to the Nazis. Good call.
 
2013-02-13 11:49:20 PM  

propasaurus: beerbaron: http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com/

The only one who is not a farking crook.

Yeah, the guy who defended Bush by comparing Obama to the Nazis. Good call.


Cite?
 
2013-02-14 12:07:11 AM  

beerbaron: propasaurus: beerbaron: http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com/

The only one who is not a farking crook.

Yeah, the guy who defended Bush by comparing Obama to the Nazis. Good call.

Cite?


I stand corrected. He didn't compare Obama to the Nazis, he accused Obama of appeasement, just like Chamberlain 'appeased' the Nazis. Without knowing exactly what Chamberlain did or why it was bad. And yes, it was done to support Bush's veiled reference to then-candidate Obama 'appeasing' terrorists.
Point remains, Kevin James is just another radical right wing blowhard Bush-league radio talk show host.
 
2013-02-14 12:13:32 AM  

propasaurus: beerbaron: propasaurus: beerbaron: http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com/

The only one who is not a farking crook.

Yeah, the guy who defended Bush by comparing Obama to the Nazis. Good call.

Cite?

I stand corrected. He didn't compare Obama to the Nazis, he accused Obama of appeasement, just like Chamberlain 'appeased' the Nazis. Without knowing exactly what Chamberlain did or why it was bad. And yes, it was done to support Bush's veiled reference to then-candidate Obama 'appeasing' terrorists.
Point remains, Kevin James is just another radical right wing blowhard Bush-league radio talk show host.


Have you ever listened to his show? In any case, my comment stands. The other candidates are scum.
 
2013-02-14 12:22:28 AM  
 Kevin James is just another radical right wing blowhard Bush-league radio talk show host.

Care to name a right wing talk show host who is not a radical blow hard?
 
2013-02-14 12:25:05 AM  

beerbaron: Kevin James is just another radical right wing blowhard Bush-league radio talk show host.

Care to name a right wing talk show host who is not a radical blow hard?


Well, that's a ringing endorsement.
 
2013-02-14 12:44:42 AM  
My vote would always go to Sgt. Joe Friday. He's just as fake as all the others, but at least I would know he cares about Los Angeles and the people who live there.

/Doesn't matter which Sgt. Joe Friday.
//Don't live in Los Angeles.
 
2013-02-14 01:07:21 AM  

propasaurus: beerbaron:

Well, that's a ringing endorsement.


So you can't name one. In your opinion, all conservatives are radical blowhards. Gotcha.

Of course, one issue with Kevin is that he is a blatant gay bashing homophobe. I wonder when that factoid will come out.
 
2013-02-14 01:07:57 AM  
So, have you listened to his show or not?
 
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