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Art Pedroza Revealed Or Why I Had Enough

I want to begin by expressing my regret and my sincerist apologies for lashing out at my former friend Art Pedroza. Up until one year ago, he was someone who not only did I consider a co-blogger, but almost like a big brother I never had. I thought we were the best of friends.

Tea Party Bigotry

I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Meagan Barth yet and State Rep. Chuck DeVore, literally a neighbor of mine in Irvine, both proclaim to be Tea Party Patriots – a group they say includes Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians and even Democrats though I still haven’t met a single Democrat who is part of this organization. …

Our Take on the NUFF Forum Last Night

A big thank you to Neighbors United For Fullerton for hosting a session last night on Political Blogging.  The panel ran about two hours and could easily have gone a third hour.  For the questions were good and I believe the audience came away with an understanding of each blog and what we’re trying to…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges Congress to pressure State Department on Vietnam

Calls on colleagues to sign letter urging Secretary Clinton to label Vietnam a “Country of Particular Concern” for abusing religious freedom. “My colleagues in the Congressional Vietnam Caucus and I are urging Secretary Clinton to take concrete action to hold Vietnam accountable for its severe abuses of religious freedom,” said Rep. Sanchez, who is Co-Chair of the Caucus. “Vietnam has shown a complete disregard for the rights of its citizens, actively suppressing religious activity and persecuting people of faith. It’s time for our country to actually penalize these abuses and place Vietnam back on the State Department’s ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ list.”

Tentative Ruling goes Against Hieu Nguyen On Ballot Designation – Also facing challenge over name

UPDATE: Judge Franz Miller has issued a ruling against Hieu Nguyen over his ballot designation. Hugh Nguyen got a little break though, he can use the “Assistant Clerk” title that he has with the Clerk of the Board. We have also learned that there is an additional challenge to Hugh/Hieu Nguyen’s ballot designation. This one of of his name. It seem that Mr. Nguyen, who is running for County Clerk-Recorder, has allegedly filed to run under an alias. Mr. Nguyen’s legal name is Hieu Nguyen. He is using an “Americanized” version of his first name Hugh.

NUFF Blogger Forum Reminder

A reminder to all those who are interested, tonight the Neighbors United for Fullerton (NUFF) will be hosting a forum on blogs and politics. The panelists include our very own Dan Chmielwski, Martin Wisckol from Total Buzz, Matt Cunningham from Red County, Tony Bushala from Friends for Fullerton’s Future and Art Pedroza from Orange Juice.