A 4F Record Year


Well, Friends, 2011 was a record year for our humble little blog. We’ve had 2,013,945 visitors, and counting. I wonder what next year will bring for a blog that all began here, the day I questioned the ridiculous and deteriorating Redevelopment Styrofoam light fixtures at the downtown plaza.

See what I mean?

Styrofoam, the Redevelopment material of choice...

That was just three short years ago, and since then we’ve taken on every Sacred Cow of Fullerton’s reactionary old guard – from ridiculous Redevelopment boondogglery to a police department stewed in rampant corruption. And we’re not done yet, not by a long shot.

Stick around as we continue to poniard the pompous and demand accountability from the unaccountable. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll experience a whole range of emotions. We promise.

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  1. #1 by Wrong Guy on December 31, 2011

    Happy Birthday Tony!!!
    Nice little blog you got going on here.
    Enjoy your day.

  2. #2 by Donkey on December 31, 2011

    I have enjoyed the your words, and those of your informed readers. Have a happy new year, and many more to coome my friend!! :)

  3. #3 by Swipensnipe on December 31, 2011

    Thank you for all the wonderful work you’ve done this year. Now go blow out some candles, old fart! ;)

  4. #4 by van get it da artiste on December 31, 2011

    Tony, you and your FFFF have done more to improve the quality of life for the good people of Fullerton than our city council members and our local “activists” who cared more about coyotes than a disabled,Fullerton street person brutally murdered by our police officers.

  5. #5 by Neighbor Shelly on December 31, 2011

    Wanted to tell everyone in here- have a great new year- thanks for being part of my daily routine…coming in here and seeing what my freinds and neighbors think….thank you for being the guys that took a chance and said the truth- even if it was ugly…love and respect

  6. #6 by seer2some on December 31, 2011

    Raise a glass in appreciation of yourselves for a job well done, , God Bless!

  7. #7 by The Brea on December 31, 2011

    Thank you for keeping the comments section open and for the most part unmoderated. This policy is what makes FFFF great.

  8. #8 by SDLocal on December 31, 2011

    Count me in for another year, and more.

    Happy New Year, best wishes and all my hopes to everyone (even the trolls) in 2012.

    Thank you FFFF for aiming your flashlight on the plague of rotten cops and crappy politicians; it clearly isn’t Fullerton alone, but you, and sadly, Kelly, have brought this outrage front and center. Thank you for this, all of you.

    It’s quiet now, but we’re all still on board and paying attention out here.

    There will be justice for Kelly Thomas, and Fullerton will be fumigated after the recall is complete.

    I visit here at least once a day, every day. The bad guys are counting on fading interest, but that will never happen, ever. I remember Kelly Thomas every day, every time I visit this website.

    So like I said, thank you FFFF for doing what you do. We’re not all living in Fullerton, but we’re all with you.

    Happy New Year to everyone.

    All my hopes are with you.

  9. #9 by vw type 53a on December 31, 2011

    Happy New Year to you all!

  10. #10 by Bloated numbers on December 31, 2011

    Over 2 million visitors my ass! Maybe if you count every single blog post not each individual blogger! So in reallity you had 15-20 regular bloggers posting!

  11. #11 by Jane H on December 31, 2011

    Thank you FFFF for:

    * Bringing to light the horrible death of Kelly Thomas.

    * Allowing everyone to participate in your blog despite differences of opinion.

    * Showing the world it is possible to crack institutional corruption, forcing accountability no matter how difficult.

    * Setting an example for all cities to follow.

    * And finally, for giving me some distractions from some pretty horrific pain in the last few months. FFFF has inspired me.

    * Happy New Year to everyone! We deserve it.

  12. #12 by SherBear on December 31, 2011

    Congratulations and thank you! And a very Happy Birthday to you!!!

  13. #13 by SherBear on December 31, 2011

    Wait…isn’t your birthday not for a few days?

  14. #14 by Well? on December 31, 2011

    Well?

  15. #15 by truthseeker on December 31, 2011

    This blog and all involved are to commended for their courage wit and
    humor. There is nothing more American than the freedom to share opinions and speak out against injustice and corruption. This forum is an indispensable tool with at times an incredibly diverse audience. Happy new year to all. And to all those on the wrong side of things please remember it is never too late to do the right thing.

  16. #16 by Swipensnipe on December 31, 2011

    Poor choice of a moniker. I guess I’ll go back to being anonymous.

  17. #17 by Justice for All on December 31, 2011

    Happy New Year to everyone here who seeks justice for the brutal, horrific, merciless, unprovoked and evil murder of Kelly Thomas. Thank you FFFF, and G-D bless Kelly and his family.

  18. #18 by Tricia on December 31, 2011

    Neighbor Shelly :
    Wanted to tell everyone in here- have a great new year- thanks for being part of my daily routine…coming in here and seeing what my friends and neighbors think….thank you for being the guys that took a chance and said the truth- even if it was ugly…love and respect

    Neighbor Shelley said it best. (Hi neighbor ;) Ditto…and Happy birthday Tony!!

  19. #19 by Van get it da artiste on December 31, 2011

    Amen to that and talk to you and all the good people on this site and happy better year in 2012

  20. #20 by One for the books on December 31, 2011

    Yes, GOD bless Kelly and his family!

  21. #21 by What it Is on December 31, 2011

    Is this 2,013,945 visitors or 2,013,945 visits to the blogsite? Does on profile equal one visitor?
    Regardless this site receives quite a following.

  22. #22 by Wrong Guy on December 31, 2011

    It was a pleasure meeting you this year FFFF.
    One of your regular commentors, Spunky, told me about you the day after I learned of the Kelly Thomas murder by Fullerton police. I went down to the memorial site at the bus depot in early August and the first person I met was Cathy Thomas, Kelly’s mom. From that day forward, I have been looking at and commenting on this blog, protesting on Saturdays and speaking up at the council meetings. So glad to see there is a prosecution in motion. There wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for Kelly’s family, Kelly’s Army and FFFF’s reporting.
    Ditto to everything Jane H said in #11 above and a BIG HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU NEW FRIENDS and MAY 2012 BE BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE OF FULLERTON, THANKS TO FRIENDS FOR FULLERTON’S FUTURE!!!

  23. #23 by Bloated Reality on December 31, 2011

    That’s still a record…and why are you here?

  24. #24 by fullerton lover on December 31, 2011

    Blessed is the age when men and women have the courage to stand and tell the truth.
    Happy New Years to the people who have blessed us all.

  25. #25 by Linda Whitaker on December 31, 2011

    Happy Birthday Tony! Keep up the good work! Bruce and I wish you the best in 2012.

  26. #26 by Bruised Witttaker on December 31, 2011

    Well done Tony, let me raise a glass and twitch a shoulder to you.

    Best of luck in 2012

  27. #27 by Fred Alcazar on December 31, 2011

    My goodness, such anger. You should turn that energy toward cleaning out that pigsty on the corner of Highland and Commonwealth. Or maybe start working on that HS diploma once again.

    You, yourself seem to have visitors and commenters all mixed up in your poor, undersized noodle.

    Please do seek some sort of help in 2012. Your step kids and ex-wives will thank you for it.

  28. #28 by Speaking of bloated on December 31, 2011

    Is that you, Goodlie?

  29. #29 by Rat tat tat on December 31, 2011

    This is so funny. I see how things have not changed in three years. Tony, Travis, and Chris. Having dialog with themselves using multiple pseudonyms.

  30. #30 by The Fullerton Savage on December 31, 2011

    Happy Birthday FFFF and Tony. Happy to be here with people like you around.

  31. #31 by AntiCorruptionUnit on December 31, 2011

    You folks have done well, VERY well. Hope all of you have a safe and Happy New Year.

    Don’t stop doing what your doing.

  32. #32 by Peaches on December 31, 2011

    Enjoy “First Night” – if you have withdrawal symptoms from no alcohol, try menudo tomorrow morning to cure what ails you

  33. #33 by Peaches on December 31, 2011

    Happy New Year to all the “good” people here :)

  34. #34 by Speaking of bloated on December 31, 2011

    And two million visitors. That’s a helluva accomplishment, say, what have you ever accomplished? You had to cheat to get over the obstacle course at Chief Cueball’s Academy for Murderers. Hahahahahaha!

    BTW, yes that sport coat does make you look fat!

  35. #35 by karma on December 31, 2011

    great blog, keep it up.

    happy new year to everyone.

  36. #36 by Speaking of bloated on December 31, 2011

    Goodrich!

  37. #37 by Hollis Dugan on December 31, 2011

    Despite the critics one thing that can not be disputed is the real affect this blog has had on Fullerton, its electeds and the city staff.

    You have taken on issues no one else would have in this era of diminished press presence, cut through the stenographer mindset intent on reprinting the city issued press releases and in the process have written some exceptionally fine pieces of investigative journalism. My favorite, however, is this site’s insistence on maintaining a sense of humor.

    You have attracted your share of haters and it is clear who they are. Jealousy, fear and guilt have exposed these people for what they really are and the comfort alloted to many of the insiders of Fullerton in the past is no more.

    Job well done and here’s to 3 more years. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Admin.

  38. #38 by cg on December 31, 2011

    What can I say? THANK YOU!!!!! They have know idea, what is about to hit them. The residents are watchin you “City of Fullerton”.

    HAPPEY NEW YEAR, TO ALL…..

  39. #39 by Bloated in general on December 31, 2011

    I believe that. Think about how this blog brought out a worldwide story. 2 million is believable.

  40. #40 by Tony Serra on December 31, 2011

    Bush,

    You exemplify community service!

    Your blog has repeatedly achieved what it sets out to do, sometimes drawing the ire of others. But, you have not stuped to the level of sophmoric pranks and mindless bullshit.

    Instead, you and the Brethren at FFFF have kept their eye on the ball.

    2011 was tough for the community, hopefully next year, some of the issues we face can be brought forth and debated.

    So with that It’s off to Florinetines for cheap wine and bad food. NOT!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FFFF!

  41. #41 by Concerned Texan on December 31, 2011

    Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to reading and posting on this blog in 2012. I have appreciated how welcoming the people of Fullerton have been on here.

  42. #42 by Van get it da artiste on December 31, 2011

    You didn’t count all those who read the blogs yet did not comment on them.

  43. #43 by Van get it da artiste on December 31, 2011

    Not true

  44. #44 by SherBear on December 31, 2011

    As I get ready to enjoy some of the festivities in DTF, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Enjoy tonight and for those going out, please remember there is free towing from 6 PM to 6 AM. If you know me, feel free to call/come by later for coffee or sober time. Mi casa su casa. Peas to all :-p

  45. #45 by Andy Dubblechinns on December 31, 2011

    And if you’re a woman wear something conservative, wholesome and not too reveling that way you won’t be mistaken for a slut and have an officer molest you.

    Happy New Year from your friends at Fullerton PD

  46. #46 by Just a Champion on December 31, 2011

    A.A.A.

  47. #47 by Just a Champion on December 31, 2011

    Andy Dubblechinns :
    And if you’re a woman wear something conservative, wholesome and not too reveling that way you won’t be mistaken for a slut and have an officer molest you.
    Happy New Year from your friends at Fullerton PD

    Here is the new custom training uniforms for 2112

    http://www.motifake.com/spider-man-fat-demotivational-posters-146192.html

  48. #48 by Wrong Guy on January 1, 2012

    Happy 2012 Everyone! Hope everyone made it home safe.

  49. #49 by fedupwithmorons on January 1, 2012

    Since being unable to post this on the slimebar blog, I had a thought worth pondering by all.
    If Kelly was burglarizing cars, what burglary tools did he have in his possession when the cops stopped him? Did he have crow bars, a spark plug? A screwdriver?
    Was damage done to any car in the parking lot due to a burglary?
    What burglary tools did the cops write down in their evidence log for the main report?
    Fullerton pd’s own crime stats for the time period around Kelly’s murder show no auto bugs, just catalytic converter thefts! Let them explain this one!

  50. #50 by come on now on January 3, 2012

    Tony, it’s a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Keep up the good work FFFF…you are needed.

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