You Know That Relative that Always Forwards You Tea Party Chain Emails? Michael Antonovich is That Guy...

Over the past six years, Supervisor Michael Antonovich has sent around some disgusting – and some downright bizarre – email chains. Antonovich Uncensored is publishing these emails because his constituents have the right to know what he’s sending from his county email address.

Not only do the emails show his extreme right-wing ideology, but also a good deal of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Some highlights…

November 20, 2014

Antonovich forwards to undisclosed recipients a series of 23 cartoons and other images blasting President Obama. One reads “How to starve an Obama supporter…hide his food stamps under his work shoes”. Another shows the murdered U.S. Ambassador to Lybia, J. Christopher Stevens, with the words “I trusted my government with my life do you trust them with YOUR healthcare?..”

August 22, 2014

Antonovich forwards to undisclosed recipients an opinion piece by David Horowitz for “The Freedom Center”. Among the claims in the piece:

...why shouldn't Obama want to destroy the two-party system since he is also in utter contempt of the Constitutional framework, making law illegally, and defying an impotent Congress to stop him? Of course every radical, like Obama, hates the Constitutional framework…”

March 29, 2014

Antonovich forwards to undisclosed recipients a series of 22 anti-Obama internet memes, saying “Some really good ones in this bunch”.

One meme shows Obama working at his desk with the words “Twenty-Eight Amendment: Barack Obama is hereby the king of the United States, and everyone who disagrees is a racist.”

August 27, 2011

Antonovich forwards an email chain calling President Obama a “chicken shit” for his speech announcing the successful operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

March 28, 2009

Antonovich forwards an email to five individuals with the subject line “Purchase vs lease???”

The email makes a joke that Elliot Spitzer “leased” his “hooker” for $4,000 per hour, whereas Paul McCartney “purchased” his wife, costing him a $49 million divorce.

From the email:

Had Paul McCartney "employed" [Spitzer's prostitute] for 5 years, he would have paid $7.3 million in total, for an hour of sex every night for 5 years: (a $41.7 million savings).

Value-added benefits are:

  • a 22 year old hot babe,
  • no begging
  • no coaxing
  • never a headache
  • happily agrees to all requests
  • no bitching and complaining
  • no honey-do lists

Best of all, she leaves when you're done, and comes back when asked.

All at 1/7th the cost and no legal fees.

Sometimes leasing just makes more sense.


November 18, 2008

Antonovich forwards an email with the subject line “Obama’s family moving to Washington” – inside is a photograph of what appears to be about 100 African fighters on a truck in the desert.


November 12, 2008

Antonovich exchanges emails with a Howard Winkler and a Robert Dorn about gays in Los Angeles.

Winkler writes to Antonovich: “The queers are rampaging through the streets of Hollyweird!!!”

Dorn writes to Antonovich: “It is apalling to watch the tearing down of our society by these gay terrorists-----thank you for hanging in there and upholding the moral rights that we all cherish”

Antonovich responds: “Following your Dad’s values”

Before he started using email Antonovich was criticized for using taxpayer money to send “phonebook-size collections of his favorite ‘news’ items to a few hundred friends and colleagues, costing the county thousands of dollars for each mailing.(1)

According to an editorial by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez:

The material has included a report that the Russians removed Saddam’s WMDs before the U.S. could locate them, a photo caption suggesting that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended a ‘Marxist’ law college, and my personal favorite — a story reporting that there’s mathematical proof of God’s existence.

After Lopez’s original column came out, he wrote this in a follow up:

A reader named Steve Parker got worked into a lather when he read my column and emailed Antonovich to demand an explanation.

The supervisor responded in writing, calling my column ‘way off the wall and defending his mailed articles as ‘pro-Israel, anti-terrorist, pro-legal immigration, anti-illegal immigration,’ saying they included ‘topics affecting Los Angeles County and the world.’

Interesting that those who claim to advocate freedom of expression are really ‘thought police’ using their political correctness to suppress other points of view that support the State of Israel and the efforts against terrorism,’ Antonovich continued.
  1. Lopez editorial, Los Angeles Times, 7/5/2006