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31  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: December 31, 2017, 02:56:37 AM
If frog legs, escargot, and caviar, are on your bucket list, then you need to go to the White House Restaurant in Anaheim when they reopen, the place burned, but Chef Bruno is rebuilding. Chef Bruno does a lot of charity work, and he feeds hungry children who live in motels, etc.

They have fillet mignon too.


Tony V.
32  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: December 31, 2017, 12:35:40 AM
I guess Monroe's restaurant in Malibu is now the Sunset restaurant...

Monroe's was named after Marilyn Monroe, and it was the best restaurant in Malibu. Their fillet mignon was the best. I used to sit there and eat fillet mignon and watch the sunset and drink Coronas.

I will have to try the new one.

The Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in Malibu is now owned by someone named Bob Morris...


Spruzzo in Malibu has good Lasagna, and you can eat on the patio overlooking the ocean, and they serve Peroni beer.


Tony V.
33  National / Religion and Politics / Re: Religion and Politics on: December 30, 2017, 05:56:46 PM
The Chinese are building in Skid Row, in Los Angeles, Skid Row is over, they are going to redevelop the area and relocate and help the people. 

We need to end Skid Row, we need to welcome redevelopment and improvements and investments. Skid Row is a horrible place. We need to end Skid Row and the people there need to be helped and relocated into some form of housing situation. If the Chinese want to build in the bad neighborhoods, and if they want to help redevelop and improve those areas then I say that we should welcome the investments. We also need to run many local programs, and improve on good work that is already happening. We need to clean up the slums.

Of note, they better make sure that the Chinese obey California's strict building codes, as California has earthquakes. And they should make the Chinese use real plywood instead of particle board for shear paneling, etc, etc, etc. As they build we need to also have high beautification standards, and we need to get the Chinese to build nice new expensive post offices in the redeveloped areas, and outdoors there can be nice landscaping and fountains and trees and benches to sit on, etc. We need to negotiate with the Chinese to really improve and end Skid Row and to make those areas nice. 


Tony V.
34  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 30, 2017, 02:33:25 PM

Back when I thought I was going to be able to get the money to make my film, I had a Cinematographer by the name of Paul Maibaum lined up as my Director of Photography...


And I had Sally Menke lined up to Edit, she did the Editing on "Pulp Fiction," but she died while hiking on a hot day. I do not know now who I will get to do the Editing. Maybe Paul Maibaum can recommend someone. 

My SAG rep was Ruth Garbutt Lewis. I was all set to hire Union actors. I am not sure who I want to hire to be the lead actress, maybe Ariana Grande.

My Entertainment Attorney was Leah Antonio Ketchum, I guess she worked for Robert Redford.

I had Kieth Evans lined up to help with sound, he did the sound for the shows when I worked at Universal. I am not sure who I will use now. 

My favorite Casing Director is Julie Hutchinson, when I first met her she worked for Casting at 20th Century Fox, and now she works at Universal. I met her at an acting workshop in Beverly Hills. She divided the class up into pairs of two for scene work, and there was an odd number of people, so she said that I could work with her. She played my willing kidnap victim from "A Life Less Ordinary." It was awesome. She told me that I was going to be huge. She is great. I want to hire her to be the Casting Director for my film when I make it, if she is available. 

I do not know, I need to line up the financing, and then put the team together. Filmmaking is teamwork, like Baseball. You need to have a good team.


Tony V.
35  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 30, 2017, 02:32:50 PM
2018 is going to be a great year. I am going to make some money in 2018.

I am going to get my movie made, and I am sure it will be a hit. Hugh Hefner, whom died in 2017, loved it, and he said he would put up the money to make it if Oliver Stone would direct it, but unfortunately Oliver said "No." I still have my script, maybe I can get Gene Simmons to help, or Sharon Osbourne, or someone.

And along with the filmmaking, I would love to do some acting in 2018. I need to get new headshots made. Even just small stuff pays well in the entertainment industry, if you get a job acting on "The Young and the Restless" then the pay starts at about thirty thousand dollars per week. You can work for one week, and earn enough money to buy a new Jeep, and the longer you work then the more money you make.

I would also love to find a good woman in 2018. And who knows? Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco is still single. The gossip columnists were saying that she was dating Brad Pitt, but the rumors are not true.

It would be cool to do some traveling in 2018 too.

I am optimistic about 2018.


Tony V.
36  International / Central and South America / Re: Central and South America on: December 29, 2017, 03:47:30 PM
It is cold in the winter in Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA. But one thing, they can make leather jackets out of the cattle hides. They can export leather jackets.

And, people use solar now to help to keep their heating bills lower.


They can warm their homes with solar power.


Tony V.
37  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 28, 2017, 11:50:50 PM
No excuses, folks. Don't drink and drive- and don't ride with anybody who does.Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don't have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year's Eve/ Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number... 1- 800-222-4357 . Please re-post this if you don't mind.

If you live in Anaheim, here is a number for a limousine service, they have limousines and party buses...

First Class Limousine services...


Have fun, and don't drink and drive.


Tony V.
38  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 28, 2017, 02:14:48 PM
Going out to the desert and spending Christmas with my Mother was really nice, and I have a better attitude now. I am very optimistic about the upcoming New Year.

I have a housing inspection on the 3rd of the new year, and that is very important, I need for my unit to pass. Then, after that I can focus on acting and filmmaking and stuff.

I need to go to JC Penney and get new headshots made. When I first started out I used to hire expensive photographers to do my headshots, but you do not need to do that. You can get headshots made at JC Penney for about ten dollars, and then you go to a printing shop and get copies made. The price for copies really has come down. Also, in the old days everyone used 8 x 10 photos, and now we all use 8.5 x 11. Of note too, is that in the old days we all used black and white photos, but now we all use color. Then, you use 9 x 12 manila envelopes to mail them out. A stamp to mail each one out costs about one dollar.

Here is a link for JC Penney...

I use Select Graphics and Printing in Garden Grove to make my copies...

May God bless us all!


Tony V.
39  Arts / Music / Re: Popular Music on: December 23, 2017, 02:38:31 AM
I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I am heading out to the desert the first thing in the morning to spend Christmas with my Mother.

Here is a great song...


Tony V. 
40  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: December 15, 2017, 08:14:46 PM
Marco Rubio is still Presidential....


Why I’m Voting Yes on Tax Reform


On December 2nd, when the Senate passed our version of tax reform, I voted yes with one reservation: that while the bill contained pro-growth reforms making American businesses more globally competitive, that version did not give enough relief to hardworking American families.

This week, as we have worked our way through the last steps of the tax reform process, I have been a consistent advocate for ensuring meaningful tax relief for working families is included in the final bill. I am happy to report after negotiations with my colleagues, the child tax credit has been significantly expanded to enable more lower-income workers to keep more of the money they earn.

For far too long, Washington has ignored and left behind the American working class. Increasing the refundability of the Child Tax Credit from 55% to 70% is a solid step toward broader reforms which are both pro-growth and pro-worker. But there is still much more to do in the months and years to come.  The progress made on the Child Tax Credit would not have been possible without the support of Senators Mike Lee and Tim Scott, and Ivanka Trump.

This change, along with the strong pro-growth, pro-American jobs provisions already contained in the legislation, makes me an enthusiastic yes vote for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This tax reform legislation is now a historic win for American working families.

I look forward to the vote next week, and for President Trump to sign the bill into law as an early Christmas present to the American people.


We also need to support tax breaks to help with student loans.

And we need approaches which seek to keep the fathers involved in the lives of their children. Too many children are being raised without fathers. And we need more good programs like the Big Brother / Big Sister program, etc.


Tony V.
41  Arts / Celebreality / Re: Celebreality on: December 15, 2017, 12:04:54 AM
I want to go to Club 33, I have friends from the desert who have been there, and I want to go too.


Tony V.
42  Home and Garden / Home / Re: Home on: December 14, 2017, 02:26:08 PM
On the issue of construction workers, right now people are working for low wages, cash, under the table, and they never really master their trades, the work is all shoddy. And like for an apartment complex they have maintenance men who do all of the work, and they are not masters of their work, they do shoddy work.

The best way, is for people to join the unions, and when you first start out you become an apprentice, and you work for a master craftsman while you learn your trade. Then, you work your way up. And unions make sure that the workers are paid fair. So, with the union workers you know that they are going to do good work, and they are paid fairly.

The whole issue of construction workers working for ten dollars an hour, cash, under the table, sucks, the workers never really learn how to do good work, and the workers cannot even afford to rent an apartment, and pay for food, and pay their bills, etc, and they cannot afford to take care of their families.

If the workers start as apprentices, in a union, working with master craftsmen, then they learn their trades, and they are paid fair, and they can take care of their families, etc.

Right now some construction workers work full time, and they cannot even afford to pay their rent, and they never master their trades. My advice for people who want to do construction work is for them to join unions.

And thank God for building codes, and building inspectors, to make sure that the buildings are safe. 


Tony V.
43  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 13, 2017, 06:04:33 PM
In Oregon they have canneries, canning fruits and vegetables...

And everyone who is unemployed there knows that they can go get a job at the cannery. Regardless of education, or experience, or criminal record, you can get a job at a cannery. People who are educated, or who have experience, can rise to higher paying jobs at the cannery, etc. My Grandmother on my Father's side was a supervisor at the cannery in Stayton, Oregon, and one of my Uncles was also a supervisor there. The people in Oregon are grateful to have those jobs, and they need to fight to keep those jobs from going to China, etc.

Sadly, American jobs are all going to China, and to other places, and California is not the only state that lost jobs to China and to other nations, states all over the USA have suffered.

We lost our automobile manufacturing jobs in Van Nuys, California, to Canada, so even Canada has been stealing our jobs. We need to bring the jobs back.

On the issue of factories in Mojave, California, those are the kind of jobs that Mojave needs. Whenever people are unemployed, they can go to the battery factory in Mojave and get a job, or whatever, Mojave can manufacture many things, and people will love to have those manufacturing jobs. And there can be jobs for all levels of workers, there can be jobs for uneducated and untrained people, and then there can be the supervisor jobs and stuff for the people whom have experience, and whom have an education, etc.

And I am a Republican, I have always voted for Republicans, I just do not agree with Trump on many issues, including immigration, I think that we need to make our immigrants legal like President Reagan did, and we do not need walls. We do not need a wall with Canada, and we do not need a wall with Mexico.

One Republican who was a good Senator, who might be a good President, is Gordon Smith of Oregon, he is a real Republican, and I bet he is against walls.


I also like Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, and Rubio would not build a wall.

We need high speed trains, instead of walls.

President Reagan made the immigrants legal, he did not build a wall. George W. Bush was great too, and he did not build a wall, and Jeb Bush married a Mexican lady. We need to have a "Good Neighbor" policy with our good, Christian neighbors here in the Western Hemisphere, we do not need any walls.

And Mojave, California, needs manufacturing jobs, Mojave could benefit from having factories.


Tony V.
44  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: December 12, 2017, 02:46:07 PM
A Glimpse of Another America

Mojave, California, would be the perfect place to build factories. They have railroad access, highway access, and airports, and the land prices are very low, and close-by in Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Rosamond, etc, there are half a million people, and many of the people are unemployed, and many of the people spend four hours a day trapped in traffic to go to and from work in the Los Angeles area, it would be great to have factories for the people to work at in Mojave.
Some of the ideas for stuff that could be manufactured at factories in Mojave would be to manufacture flash-light batteries, and car batteries, and cell phone batteries, and other types of batteries. People could also manufacture glass in Mojave, and airplane windows. They could also manufacture stuff to go along with the clean energy jobs, such as manufacturing windmills and windmill generators, and solar panels, and other things to go along with the clean energy jobs of the future. They can manufacture other things in Mojave as well.
Guys like Richard Branson have projects in Mojave. 
There are plenty of jobs for the brilliant scientists and for other brilliant people, building spaceships, and fighter planes, and bombers, and satellites, etc, etc, etc, but there needs to be jobs for people who are not educated and for people who are not scientists, there needs to be low skilled jobs for the people who just want to work at a factory and support their family. There are many proud workers who are uneducated, and they would love factory jobs in Mojave. 
There are many reasons why factories are needed in Mojave, and everyone would benefit.
Here is a page with info about the Antelope Valley...
Tony V. 
45  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: December 10, 2017, 11:16:09 PM
The Teppanyaki Grill Supreme Buffet in Anaheim is awesome...

They have great food, including all you can eat sushi.


Tony V.
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