Lorraine (Abner Zurd) Fontanes, Democrat Candidate
for Governor of California & Film Maker : 15th
Man Australia covers the fight for the governorship
distributing his feature article on Arnold Schwarzenegger,
via the Internet, Greg Tingle heard back from many
interesting people, including Arnie supporter, and
good friend, Ric Drasin, and Abner Zurd.
the spirit of balanced reporting and media coverage,
Media Man Australia hand's the mic over to the multi
talented, entertaining and intelligent, Abner Zurd.
interview will be transcribed at some point.
going to kick his arse (Arnold's)...
are some of the key reasons Californians should you
think that a fresh perspective is essential to breaking
the laws down to our political life and reality right
now. I represent an entirely fresh point of view.
I have the guts and the stamina to pull it of and
I have extensive resources in the financial community
to make all of the connections that we need to pull
us out of debt.
to the interview
to our first discussion before the official interview
- 13th November 2003
note: Yet another candidate who is more than qualified
for the top job. We will Abner well and appreciate
the good spirit in which the interview was done in.
Go kick Arnie's
ass Abner : ) Oh,Abner, you need to put me in your
book or movie I have a feeling you will make. A telephone
interview from Media Man Australia, one of Arnie's
mates (via the Ric
Drasin connection). See you at the top. Greg T
Media Man Australia, Greg Tingle, may just end up
being in Abner's next documentary. Why? A few reasons,
but how about starting with "Abner Zurd counts
on Greg Tingle for up-to-the-minute, smart and insider
info on international media and everything Aussie."
Dreamin' : Snapshots of Candidates for Governor -
Z official website
at the Sound of the Beep"
Schwarzenegger: King of bodybuilding, movies, politics
and media, by Greg Tingle
Man Australia interviews Graham Young, Editor of Online
Hollywood (Greg Tingle's entertainment website)
To Get A Head At Sundance - Bijou Flix website
on Sunset - Insound
Z official website
Man Australia: Entertainment News
RELEASE (from Abner Zurd official website)
310.471.8454 tel · 310.472.5609 fax
For immediate release
ABNER ZURD RUNS FOR GOVERNOR; PLANS TO KICK
Between the glitzy arrival of Schwarzenegger and the
staged fanfare for Simon, Abner Zurd entered the office
of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and proudly
submitted her paperwork to qualify for the October
7th special election. Wearing her trademark Afro,
with 21-month-old daughter Pamela on hip and tongue
firmly in cheek, she told reporters that she planned
to kick Arnolds [butt]. Running
on a campaign of Common Sense for California,
Zurd (AKA Lorraine Fontanes) admitted to being a satirist
but acknowledged she has been moved by
the experience of running for public office.
trust the people of California to decide their own
future. If they can choose between two, they can choose
among two hundred, Zurd said, referring to the
unprecedented number of candidates.
Zurd, the director of How to Get a Head at Sundance,
is a filmmaker by trade, a Californian by choice and
a politician by necessity. She is making a video document
of her quixotic adventure between completing a feature
film and taking care of her home and family. The full
text of her initial campaign statement follows:
is absurd that Gray Davis should be held accountable
for budget shortfalls in California but George W.
Bush is not held responsible for bankrupting the nation.
is absurd that a wealthy whiner like Darrell Issa
can dig into his personal piggy bank and attempt to
undo a legal election.
is absurd that our elected officials are gridlocked
is absurd that our police officers cannot afford to
live in many of the neighborhoods they serve; it is
absurd that teachers and students have paid the price
of petty politics; it is absurd that county hospitals
are on life-support and emergency personnel are not
funded for terrorism.
is absurd that the military industrial complex have
been let off the hook for polluting our drinking water,
our farmland and our food.
is absurd that California children are being diagnosed
with autism at epidemic levels and a public health
crisis has not been declared.
is absurd that we continue to build prisons instead
is absurd and I am Abner Zurd and I am running for
Governor of the State of California.