Total Trannie Recall in San Jose?

One of the northern “Trannies” (acolytes of Assemblyman Van Tran), San Jose Councilwoman Madison Nguyen (see picture above) is in hot water after she blew off residents who wanted to name their part of town “Little Saigon.” Nguyen insisted on naming it the “Saigon Business District.” The result? The townspeople are calling for her head!

One fellow has even started a hunger strike to protest Nguyen’s actions! And he has the support of a majority of the Vietnamese residents in San Jose. You can see them protesting in a video clip on YouTube. Here are a few excerpts from an article that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News:

A legendary Vietnamese activist began a hunger strike Friday that he planned to continue until San Jose leaders agree to designate a Story Road retail area “Little Saigon.”

Ly Tong, 59, (pictured above) a former South Vietnamese air force pilot known for his anti-communist leafletting campaigns, said he will stay outside City Hall eating nothing until San Jose leaders “listen to the voice of the people.”

“I’ll go day and night; I’ll do nothing but drink this water,” said Tong, seated in a lawn chair flanked by South Vietnamese and American flags and dozens of supporters.

The city council’s 8-3 vote Nov. 20 designating the retail area “Saigon Business District” infuriated many in the city’s large Vietnamese community who felt it ignored popular support for the Little Saigon name.

They have called for the ouster of Councilwoman Madison Nguyen, the city’s first Vietnamese elected official, who had proposed Saigon Business District with backing from Mayor Chuck Reed and three other council members. Council members this week agreed to reconsider the name March 4.

Tong came to the United States in 1983 after being imprisoned in communist labor camps after the Vietnam War. Since then, he has twice been convicted and imprisoned for hijacking planes and dropping leaflets on the former Saigon, urging his countrymen to overthrow the communist government. He also has leafletted over Cuba.

Imagine that – a Trannie being recalled! But wait, there’s more to this story. It turns out that the San Jose City Council will “rescind that vote March 4 because of perceptions that it violated California’s open meeting law, but a resolution of the core conflict remains elusive.” So that means they are going to have to abandon the scheme to name the area the “Saigon Business District.” And it means the San Jose City Council broke the law. Funny how the Trannies and lawbreaking go hand in hand…

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