Tan Nguyen doing the worst thing possible to gain voters


Yesterday on my way home, there was a surprising amount of traffic on the Northbound 55. Everybody had been talking about how light the traffic was on the freeways because of the immigrant strike, even I posted about it yesterday. At first I figured the traffic would speed up once I got past the 5, as it normally does, but that didn’t happen. The traffic just wasn’t working for me on my way home, and I was a bit annoyed.

However, once I got to the overpass just before Katella I found out why the traffic was so slow, it was because of god damn signs lashed to the fence on the overpass. People were slowing down to read the tiny print on the signs that said “Tan. STOP Illegal Immigration.”

Well, Tan Nguyen, slowing down the traffic and making it take an extra 15 min to get home is no way to endear the voters to you. The Liberal Orange County is right Tan Nguyen is making our cities look like crap with all of his signs, and on top of that he is making my commute even longer.

16 Comments so far

  1. DanGarion (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

    Yes, because his signs are so worse then any of the other signs out there this election year or any other.

  2. DanGarion (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    More importantly. Why would a site that is supposedly liberal and supports free speech, delete a comment I made saying. “Why is not supporting illegal immigration racist?”

    I wasn’t flaming, trolling or anything the like, I was merely trying to find out their explaination.

    I’m all for people that come here legally and work on becoming legal citizens, regardless of who you are.

  3. Grant Henninger (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    Which comment was deleted? I’m the only one that has the ability to delete comments, and I haven’t. Which post was it on? Maybe it got marked as spam by our filter and never got posted in the first place. I’ll check for it just incase.

  4. Grant Henninger (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

    As for your first comment, his signs aren’t any worse, but they are much more abundant and placed in very bad locations. My main complaint was that they slowed down traffic, nobody else’s signs do that. If I find other signs doing the same thing, I will post about them. I’ve already posted about CalTrans’ Changeable Message Signs.

  5. DanGarion (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    FYI, I was talking about the OC Liberal site. It appears they have issues with their site displaying comment counts, which made it seem like the comment was deleted. :)

  6. Grant Henninger (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    Oh, I see. I thought you were saying we here at Metroblogging Orange County had deleted one of your comments. Yeah, we don’t do that, and we aren’t affiliated with The Liberal OC in any way, I just linked to them in this post.

    Thanks for commenting!

  7. DanGarion (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    No worries, I personally wish the signs weren’t allowed. Because after the elections they are still all over the place and no one takes them down. I feel that the people running for offices should be fined if the signs aren’t removed within a certain short amount of time (after the election).

  8. Grant Henninger (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. I think there is some sort of law stating that they have to be removed, when I worked on a school bond campaign we went around removing signs. But clearly if there is a law it doesn’t work well enough.

  9. md (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    you know if it was mostly azns he wouldn’t be putting those things up.

  10. Mike Lawson (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    Just a couple of things…

    1st off, the comment at TheLiberalOC.com wasn’t deleted, which you probably figured out already. The comments take a second to post. I actually responded to your comment on the page too.

    2nd, I’d like to adress MD…he said “if it was mostly azns he wouldn’t be putting those things up.” And I think that’s an interesting observation. Even though Garden Grove is home to the highest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam, the 47th Congressional District is actually 68% hispanic. So Tan’s focus on “stopping those uneducated Mexicans from coming and stealing our jobs and taking our tax money” isn’t going to win him a lot of popularity.

  11. Grant Henninger (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    May I ask what “azns” means?

  12. Mike Lawson (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    I assumed it’s shorthand for “Asians.”

  13. Angela (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 4:23 am

    Did you guys get those mailers from Tan Nguyen’s campaign with pic’s of Mexican people removing his signs, and the headline reading If you see people stealing Tan’s signs call 911? Like the police have nothing better to do than chase after people taking his signs. I have also noticed his signs posted on business properties I know he didn’t get permission to post on.

  14. Mike Lawson (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 8:14 pm

    Oh god I wish I had that mailer. If anyone knows a way I can get my grubby, liberal, hands on it, please let me know.

  15. That guy down the steet (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    Funny actually.. i noticed the 405 was clear after fairview.. which is normally non existant.. seemed to me like the answer to our traffic problem is to deport the illegal immigrants. persoanally i dont like the idea of the average government tax spending for one illegal immigrant house hold being $750. Personally i would like that to go to my already non existant social security instead.

  16. OCBlightWatch (unregistered) on May 9th, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

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