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'No Time to Rest' - 1st Vietnamese-American Legislator VAN TRAN's 1st Year
Orange County Register ^ | 9/25/2005 | John Gittelsohn

Posted on 09/25/2005 8:56:53 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

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'You have to grow - and do it smartly'

...California's 1st Vietnamese-American State Legislator, VAN TRAN, and the 1st to take office as a State Legislator anywhere in U.S. History.

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(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freedom

1 posted on 09/25/2005 8:56:57 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

less is more.


2 posted on 09/25/2005 8:58:39 AM PDT by CaptainKeyword (it takes a college education to make a human believe he's a monkey.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I must believe it is an interesting article; but I'm not going to sign in, although I wanted to read it. So phooey.


3 posted on 09/25/2005 9:06:44 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Vietnamese-Americans have thrived in Orange County, money should not be his problem.


4 posted on 09/25/2005 9:16:00 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); All

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The Orange County Register is the best at covering things political ...I've ever seen.

Registering to read it online is a great Plus for us Freedom-Loving Freepers.

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5 posted on 09/25/2005 9:24:12 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; ncountylee; kristinn; JLO; Calpernia; Carl/NewsMax; Rush Limbaugh; Sean Hannity

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Vietnamese-Americans have thrived in a Free Orange County because they listen to their parents and teachers in school, they work hard together as families and individuals ...who are compelled to give back much to an America that helped them be Free here.

These Freedom-Loving people are the best example I know of for the rest of us to follow...

in a new time of war
in a new Century
with an enemy that's now
just around the corner and
up your street,
with our own Freedom
directly at stake
here at home.

Vietnamese-Americans lost their Freedom once 11,000 miles away.
They just don't want to
lose it again here, for they above all others know well how it feels and the prices that are paid.

And with their help
...they, and we, won't.


For they are ones who can NEVER FORGET:


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts



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6 posted on 09/25/2005 10:17:31 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Just like the Eastern Europeans. People who tasted collectivism are the most vigorous advocates for liberty. I'm sure Vietnamese-Americans are for the most part exactly the same way.

Their children, of course, will likely be lazy, spoiled, and want the government to do things for them. just like the rest of us.


7 posted on 09/25/2005 10:24:00 AM PDT by PianoMan (and now back to practicing)
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To: PianoMan

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Actually,

...40% of Assemblyman VAN TRAN's Alma Mater University of California at Irvine (UCI) attending students are Asian-Pacific Americans.

The majority of High School Scholarship winning graduates in Central Orange County are Vietnamese-Americans.

The Computer-Led Economic Boom of the 1990's came as a result of the Vietnamese-American Community's involvement in the Silicon Valley Computer Revolution of the 1980's.

Can't wait for what the future brings from them.

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8 posted on 09/25/2005 10:36:33 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
40% of Assemblyman VAN TRAN's Alma Mater University of California at Irvine (UCI) attending students are Asian-Pacific Americans.

Cal, for years, limited the number of Asians that they admitted, so as to maintain 'diversity'.

Thay may still do so, I am not 100% certain on that point.

9 posted on 09/25/2005 10:54:47 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Michael.SF.

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That...

...40% of UC Irvine students are Asian-Americans,

...with most of them being Vietnamese-Americans,

...still stands as Reality.

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10 posted on 09/25/2005 11:38:56 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I understand that. My point was that Cal (UC Berkley), the number one public University in California, purposely keeps the number of Asian admitted down so as not to become a virtually all Asian school.
11 posted on 09/25/2005 11:47:27 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: All

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Orange County VAN TRAN Article Link:

The Morning Read:

No time to rest

Assemblyman VAN TRAN's freshman year in Sacramento mixed frustration over his lack of influence with ambition to continue in the political game

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_689388.php


12 posted on 09/25/2005 11:47:33 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Michael.SF.

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How very interesting, Michael.

Says a bunch, doesn't it..?

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13 posted on 09/25/2005 11:48:48 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
[ ...California's 1st Vietnamese-American State Legislator, VAN TRAN, and the 1st to take office as a State Legislator anywhere in U.S. History. ]

Actually hes the third.. John Kerry and John McLaim beat him to the podium.. Now theres a trifecta on our headlong race to the socialization of the United States..

14 posted on 09/25/2005 11:54:21 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: All

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For more photos, hit the lead Photo in this Orange County Register Article Link.

They all appear with today's Print Edition Article, but online they are in full color to enjoy.

All Beaut's.

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15 posted on 09/25/2005 11:55:45 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: hosepipe; All

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VAN TRAN is a longtime Conservative Republican who voted AGAINST this year's California State Budget for its still spending Billion's of Dollars more than the State takes in. One of only 13 State Assemblymen to do so. A man who talks the talk and walks the walk.

In March 2003 the Home Towm of my Heart Garden Grove, California was the 2nd City in America to officially recognize the Freedom & Heritage Flag of a once Free South Vietnam as representing their 46,000 Vietnamese-Americans residing there. This thanks to a City Council Resolution authored by then Garden Grove City Councilman VAN TRAN. This total has since grown to over 100 cities, counties and States to do so ...including Sydney, Australia.


See:

GARDEN GROVE snub irks HANOI

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1135666/posts


Working together, mutual friends JOHN KERRY & JOHN McCAIN have had other Ideas:

See:

Sen. KERRY / Vietnamese Communists Killing off Christians in Central Highlands

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/675016/posts

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16 posted on 09/25/2005 12:25:51 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
[ VAN TRAN is a longtime Conservative Republican who voted AGAINST this year's California State Budget for its still spending Billion's of Dollars more than the State takes in. One of only 13 State Assemblymen to do so. A man who talks the talk and walks the walk. ]

I stand down and am corrected.. Sounds like a Vietnamese-American I can respect, if true.. Sorry about the hip shot at him.. Am just wildly shooting in the air like a muzzie lately.. My Jihad against Big Government Republicans might be a bit flawed.. Democrats are not worth the bullets.. Call it friendly fire.. Thanks for the feedback..

17 posted on 09/25/2005 12:44:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: All; hosepipe

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And now...


...the Legacy of the Freedom-Loving Vietnamese People lives on:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050927/480/canu11309270602 *

* Photo taken last night at Los Angeles International Airport by Pulitzer Prize winning Vietnam War photographer NICK ULT.

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18 posted on 09/27/2005 9:09:51 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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