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ACT! for America Update

The Mission Viejo Chapter of ACT! for America will meet on Mon., Apr. 14. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. The meeting location is the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way (Sycamore B Room), Mission Viejo. The Orange County premiere of the new film “Honor Diaries” has been postponed until May 12 to avoid an unintentional conflict with Passover.

For the Apr. 14 program, Louis Lionheart will present “Islam and Western Civilization: Are they Compatible? An Expert on World Religions Explains the Challenges of Co-Existence.” Lionheart is a scholar, truth-seeker and an American Patriot.

From the announcement:

If you've been to the Santa Monica Promenade, chances are you've seen Louis Lionheart as he engages the public in conversations about different religions and belief systems. Louis is a teacher, questioner and entertainer. He causes people to stop and think and to reevaluate their mental models and world views.
Louis has an encyclopedic knowledge of five of the world’s most populous religions. His broad understanding of religions in general gives him a unique perspective on the future of Islam and the West. He will share his experience engaging Muslims, and others, on the Promenade and his strategies for protecting and preserving Western culture. 

What You Will Learn:

  • A short history of Islam and why it is so different from all other religions. 
  • Sharia, Islamic law, compared with other legal systems.
  • The important difference between Islam and Muslims.
  • The fundamental difference between Islam's founding documents and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Is long-term coexistence between the West and Islam possible?
  • How should we respond to Islamic "colonization" and what tools should we use?

Louis Lionheart loves America and understands the dangers political Islam poses to future generations if it is allowed to grow.

Louis is the founder of Truth Defenders ( ), a personal ministry dedicated to apologetics, comparative religion and evangelism. He has been studying and discussing world religions for 16 years. Louis has read the primary source materials of every major religion, which includes reading the Qur'an more than five times. His work is primarily focused on the engaging people in open dialog about world views, on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. While his ministry is concerned with reaching and dialoguing with people of all faiths and philosophies, in recent years Islam has taken a primary role as it becomes more and more of a threat as its followers become more radicalized. Louis will speak for about 50 minutes. After a stretch break, there will be an optional question and answer session for about 25 minutes.

A $5-$10 donation is appreciated to help cover meeting room costs. Sign up for our ACT! for America chapter announcements at

Wendy Bucknum Campaign Update
Part 10, Pick a “character word” for these characters

Wendy Bucknum filed her most recent campaign finance report (Form 460) in January. She reported one of her donors is Steven Roseman, an attorney with Steven Roseman and Associates . Among his specialties is homeowner associations – Bucknum’s industry as a lobbyist. Roseman’s firm is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI), whose members are hosting Bucknum’s April. 30 fundraiser in San Juan Capistrano

This supporter of Bucknum got a mention in the Ripoff Report, where consumers post reviews of such things as scams, lawsuits and frauds.

From the report on Roseman:

Los Angeles attorney drives HOA to the brink of financial disaster.

I am a member of a 194-unit PUD [Planned Unit Development]. Over two years ago a previous, power-heady and self-serving Board hired Steven Alan Roseman as our HOA attorney. With his legal help, the Board alternately terrorized and rewarded those who spoke against them or fell in line, while taking our reserves to the brink of disaster. 

Roseman consistently suggested ways to use his legal services and pad his pockets at the same time. Last year he charged us $37,343, which was $31,343 over our annual budget. So far this year, January through April, Steven Alan Roseman, State Bar #163966, has charged the LVHOA $23,681.58, roughly $21,000 over budget for the first four months of 2012. There is no attempt to put off non-urgent items to help keep us within our allotted budget; he is a constant drain on what few resources remain. There are many of us here who are working together to file a complaint with the State Bar, but I wonder how many other HOAs he has plundered?

Bucknum’s campaign website lately has a note about negative campaigning, which she fully engaged in during her 2012 run for city council. Bucknum’s website says, “Negative campaigning comes off as bullying... please don't support campaigns that bully other candidates. We can stop the madness.” In 2012, a Political Action Committee supporting Bucknum spent $8,000 on a hit piece against Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht. It was a particularly nasty personal attack.

If anyone needs further information about Bucknum’s bullying, check the audiotapes of commission meetings and listen to Bucknum yell into her microphone at Commissioner Steve Magdziak for frequently casting the sole vote against the rubberstamping majority.

Non-government Events

Following is a sampling of events and activities that are not funded by taxpayers or promoted by the Nanny State. Please support private enterprise and non-profit groups.

Big Bucks Bingo, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. early bird and 6:45 p.m. regular games, Mission Viejo Elks Lodge, Marguerite and La Paz, Mission Viejo, 949-830-3557.

At Soka University on Fri., Apr. 11, 8:00 p.m., Eric Alexander and the Harry Allen Quintet; on Sun., Apr. 13, 3:00 p.m., solo piano recital by Umi Garrett, Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, (949) 480-4278,

Mariachis at the Mission, Sat., Apr. 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; second Saturday of each month, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 234-1300,

La Vida Drum Circle, Tues., Apr. 15, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., group meets on the evening of every full moon (May 14, June 13, July 12 etc.). Drummers should bring their drums. Firewood is appreciated for the bonfire, Aliso Beach, Aliso and Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, (949) 275-7544,

St. Kilian’s Recycling Drive, Sat., Apr. 19, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, held on the third Saturday of each month. Organized by Knights of Columbus; acceptable items include aluminum, paper and plastic. No glass or cardboard. Lower parking lot, 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, (949) 472-1249,

Cabrillo Playhouse, Sun., Apr. 20, 6:00 p.m., “Local Sunday Sessions,” every third Sunday, three local musical acts, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, (949) 492-0465,

Laguna Playhouse presents “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” with Leslie Caron and David Engel, from Apr. 26-June 8, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, (949) 497-2787, ext. 1,

First Thursday Art Walk, Laguna Beach, Thurs., May 1, 6:00 p.m., member galleries throughout Laguna Beach, including the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive at North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971,

Mount of Olives Church SHARE Food Drive on Sun., May 4, (first Sunday of each month) helps families in crisis, . Mount of Olives Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, (949) 837-7467,

Political and Government Events Calendar

Orange County Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting on Tues., Apr. 8, 9:30 a.m., Board Hearing Room, First Floor, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 834-3100,

Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a Regular Meeting on Tues., Apr. 8, starting with a Board Policy Workshop at 4:30 p.m., which is open to the public. The board meets in the district building, 25631 Peter Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, (949) 586-1234,

Nixon Library events: the 20th Annual Student Geography Awards will be presented on Wed., Apr. 9, 10:00 a.m.; weekly concert on Sun., Apr. 13, the Novo Chorale, doors open at 1:30 p.m., and music begins at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, (714) 364-1120,

OC Veterans Advisory Council, Wed., Apr. 9, 6:00 p.m. The council meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Veterans Service Office, Conference Room A/B, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Building B, Santa Ana,

Santa Margarita Water District meetings: Engineering Committee Meeting on Fri., Apr. 11, 7:30 a.m.; Finance Committee on Fri., Aprl. 18, 7:30 a.m., 26111 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 459-6420,

Rush Limbaugh Club of Orange County will meet on Sat., April 12. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The featured speaker will be Star Parker, founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. The group meets on second Saturdays of the month. Cost is $15 for breakfast or the program only for $5.00. The club pays for first-time attendees' breakfast or attendance fee. Casta del Sol Golf Clubhouse, 27601 Casta Del Sol Road, Mission Viejo, (714) 235-1430,

Moulton Niguel Water District meetings: Engineering and Operations on Mon., Apr. 14, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Finance and Information Technology on Wed., Apr. 16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Board of Directors on Thurs., Apr. 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., MNWD Main Office, 27500 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-2500,

The Mission Viejo Chapter of ACT! for America will hold a General Meeting on Mon., Apr. 14. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m., at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo.

SOC912 holds monthly meetings, usually at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

Capistrano Valley Republican Women Federated, Wed., Apr. 16, 9:00 a.m., at the Marbella Country Club, 30800 Golf Club Drive, San Juan Capistrano. CVRWF meets on third Wednesdays of most months. CVRWF meets on third Wednesdays of most months. Call (949) 240-6799 for reservations,

Saddleback Republican Assembly, Thurs., Apr. 17, 7:00 p.m. SRA meets on third Thursdays (except in July, August and December) at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. For information call (949) 769-1412.

Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a Special Board Meeting on Wed., Apr. 23, 5:45 p.m., followed by the Regular Meeting. Special Board meetings will also be held on Fri., Apr. 25, with the closed session beginning at 5:45 p.m., and on Sat., Apr. 26, with the closed session beginning at 8:00 a.m., 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano.Agenda and supporting documentation are published on the website 72 hours prior to a meeting, (949) 234-9200,

The Buzz

Post on April 5 from Mission Viejo watchdog Larry Gilbert: “Sad and shocking news today. Bill Craycraft, Mission Viejo's second mayor, passed away this week. We sat together just the past week at the memorial service for Fun With Chalk president Frank Lieberman. Bill was my political mentor over 20 years ago. We spent many hours at his home going over all the strategy and tactics used for being a candidate for political office. Bill was very active in the Rotary Club of Mission Viejo and was my sponsor in '93/'94. He also preceded me by a few years as president of the Saddleback Republican Assembly. At this time I do not have any details such as any plans for his service.”


Events this week include a meeting of the Rush Limbaugh Club of Orange County on Sat., April 12. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The featured speaker will be Star Parker, founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. The group meets on second Saturdays of the month. Cost is $15 for breakfast or $5.00 for the program only. The club pays for first-time attendees' breakfast or attendance fee. Location is the Casta del Sol Golf Clubhouse, 27601 Casta Del Sol Road, Mission Viejo, (714) 235-1430,


Councilman Frank Ury is running for a seat on the OC Board of Supervisors in the June 3 Primary Election. His campaign website says he’ll have a precinct walk and barbecue on April 26. Is this not a rewind of a precinct walk he hosted in a prior campaign? In the 2006 election, he attempted to get volunteers to come to his house to pick up walking materials and then return for a barbecue. Despite a widely advertised come-on, only one person showed up. The volunteer reported that Ury was so angry about the lack of response that the promise of a barbecue was off. The volunteer didn’t even get a hot dog for offering to walk. Ury pretended to stage a precinct walk for the OC Republican Party when he became their phony city chair during his first council campaign. That was way back when a few volunteers were still associating with him. They said Ury announced a precinct walk to cover the city to Get Out The Vote in the General Election. They said NO ONE showed up and Ury threw all the GOP’s walk pieces into the trash.


As other big talk from Ury, he’s claiming credit for the city’s triple-A rating, which he did not create, and claiming economic development success for a program that had no economic impact except to give away $400,000 of revenue from the city – the Improve, Don’t Move fiasco. He says: “Improve, Don’t Move: As Mayor I created a program to encourage homeowners to upgrade their homes by slashing permit fees. More than $400,000 was ultimately saved by taxpayers who created more than $28 million in economic development in the region…simply by being encouraged through permit fee reductions.” As demonstrated by numerous articles on this blog, Ury’s claims are false, e.g.,


Despite abandoning conservative principles and spitting in the face of the GOP, Ury is again asking for the OC GOP Central Committee’s endorsement. Astoundingly, a few of his acquaintances from the 1990s at the county level are still supporting him. Ury has no grassroots support, and his endorsements are mostly from other sellouts in office and trough-feeders who make a living as contractors and so-called political consultants. Ury runs on special-interest, out-of-town donations. In the most recent reporting period, he was clearly at the bottom in fundraising among the three candidates for the 5th District BOS seat. However, everyone should expect big bucks from such entities as unions and developers to flow into Political Action Committees for Ury.


What’s going on with city hall’s other disaster, the International Tennis Federation’s wheelchair tennis tournaments hosted by Mission Viejo? Residents should be outraged that city administrators fleeced the taxpayers to throw a week-long party for professional athletes associated with a foreign, for-profit organization. Information continues to surface about the extent of corruption in city hall. This one is by no means going away.

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