Wal-Mart, Van Tran, and the not-so-secret secret

Chris Prevatt already blogged about the Wal-Mart walk that will take place this Saturday from 10-2pm in Garden Grove. Read Chris’ post here.

And I really hate to be the pessimistic person on this topic, but I have a very strong feeling that the Wal-Mart Super Center protests are futile.

steve-jones.jpgThe newly appointed Garden Grove City Councilman and what some are calling the tie-breaking vote on the Super Center, Steve Jones, has ties with the Van Tran group. (I refuse to call them “Trannies” like others bloggers have referred to the Van Tran puppets. I think that “Trannie” is a deprecating name for transvestites, and I don’t think that it’s appropriate.)

Jones may pussyfoot around the issue publicly with his “I have not made up my mind” bull, but take a look at his voting record on the Garden Grove Planning Commission. And then tell me that Van Tran pulled strings to get Jones appointed, and he’s not expecting a vote or two.

The picture in this post only cements my belief that Jones is embedded with the Van Tran gang. The photos, which ran in a Vietnamese newspaper when the Trung Nguyen for Supervisor campaign was calling Paul Lucas a racist, shows Trung Nguyen and Van Tran working in the foreground, and Steve Jones working in the back left corner.

The photo is hardly proof that Jones will be a Wal-Mart supporter, but it isn’t too tough to connect the dots.

  3 comments for “Wal-Mart, Van Tran, and the not-so-secret secret

  1. Anonymous
    May 12, 2007 at 7:45 am

    What does that tell you about the council memebers who put him on that council. Tran puppets maybe?

  2. Robin Marcario
    May 12, 2007 at 11:56 am

    The three City Council Members who voted for Jones are Bruce Broadwater, Mark Rosen and Dina Nguyen. Mayor Dalton did not vote to appoint Jones. Jones has voted yes for every development presented before him on the planning commission over the past seven years. The appointment was crucial due to the impending proposed Super-Walmart, grocer and retail store, and the upcoming adoption of a revised General Plan which will set the stage for future development for the next ten years, not to mention the impending use of eminent domain on Harbor Blvd. The council needed the fourth vote to use eminent domain and they are assured of a yes vote with the new Council Member Mr. Jones.
    Thoughtfully, Robin Marcario

  3. Oc Voter
    May 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Guys check out Orange Juice’s Political Chismes. The same guys who got the voter registration drive are registering Democrats behind the scene. Even 2 showed up from Rosemead. The mayor and Mayor Pro Tem as well as Democrat Andrew Nguyen who is a school board member.


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