Another Fringie®! Best Image of 2011


Due to reasonable requests from Friends for additional images, the Nominating Committee reopened the selection process and has generously included additional images for consideration.

- JFD

In one of our most popular categories our Nominating Committee considered images from 2011 that aggravated our collective angst, that seared our frayed synapses, and that moved us to laughter, rage, tears, blood and sweat. Such mind-numbing work can only be assuaged by mind-numbing medication, and so the Committee found itself self-medicating frequently and without any of the controls imposed by people who control controlled substances. Controcontrolcontrolcontrolcontr…okay where was I?

Oh, yeah. Best Image Fringie® 2011. Here are your nominees:

Large and in charge.

1. Smirking police spokesorifice Andrew Goodrich. This image of utterly smug self-satisfaction, bloated self-worth, utter disdain for the civilians that pay his engorged salary and pension, and utter disdain for the truth came to symbolize a dysfunctional police department. Image and behavior in perfect synchronization. This picture is going to be hard to beat.

Avast ye scarvy dogs. Wanta swap wives?

2. Ahoy there, matey. Back in late summer former Fullerton police sergeant Arthur Wiechmann deigned to visit our humble blog to defend the killers Ramos and Cicinelli. He left a slime trail that was quickly traced back to his own website. And what we found there was pretty creepy. In case you were wondering, yes, Swinging Loverboy is a proud member of Fullerton’s $100,000 club.

3. Until their mug shots graced world-wide news media there was no face to the cop side of the brutal beating death of Kelly Thomas. When Ramos and Cicinelli became the Faces of Fullerton to the world, the true extent of Pat McKinley’s disastrous stretch as Chief of Police became evident to all except the most delusional. If you can discern an iota of humanity in these photos, God bless you.

Ah herebah duhclare this ship launched gahdammit.

4. Back in September Fullerton opened it’s new library remodel and conference room. While only a few hundred feet away a “lynch-type mob” protested the murder-by-cop of an innocent man, a crazed Doc Heehaw and His Business as Usual Co. got tough with an over-sized scissors. Which just goes to show that when the going gets tough, the tough get to cutting ribbons.

5. Colonel HeeHaw as Colonel Sanders. Any resemblance is purely coincidental.

6. Boss HeeHaw as Boss Hogg. All hat and no cattle. Any resemblance is purely coincidental.

Lookin' out for the ladies, oh yeah!

7. The She Bear, Pat McMcKinley lumbered through our collective consciousness in 2011, leaving copious amounts of She Bear scat in his wake. This picture resonated with the Nominating Committee as one of the great reflections of hypocrisy anybody could recall. See, if you’re one of Pat’s “Special Ladies,” you are not credible and your claims to have been sexually assaulted by one of McKinley’s cops is unbelievable.

Living high on the hog...

8. This cheerful image of former City Manager Chris Meyer surfaced in connection with the bloatation of Fullerton’s $100,000 pension club. Meyer cashes a $14,300 pension check each and every month so he doesn’t have to worry where his next meal is coming from. As City Manager the Meyer oversaw a Fullerton Police Department that sank into its current Culture of Corruption.

Just doin' his job. Then off to Starbucks for a breakfast croissant.

9. Thanks to Friend JT for reminding us of this fun still harvested from an entertaining video about police union boss Barry Coffman handing out citations for “excessive horn honking” a new Vehicle Code violation cooked up by the Fullerton Police Department to harass protesters. For sheer overfed haplessness there’s just no getting around this image. That the haplessness is accompanied by a badge, a gun, arrogance, and self-entitlement should give all freedom-loving people cause to reflect.

The Year of the Protester

10. Since Time Magazine© has named “The Protester” as Person of the Year, it seems fitting to give due notice to Kelly’s Army for their diligent two-month protest in front of the police department. To all the protesters right, left, and center who joined together, God bless you.

That’s enough abuse. Who will take home the coveted Fringie©? Stay tuned and find out!

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  1. #1 by Oscar Wilde on December 14, 2011

    Wow! Just wow! How am I supposed to choose, JFD?

    Not fair!

  2. #2 by who is the foulest of them all on December 14, 2011

    … The trashiest blog in the OC .

    • #3 by SherBear on December 14, 2011

      A troll is a troll is a troll…say what you will, at least you’re allowed to speak freely it here (not to be confused with spamming), unlike your joke of a anti-recall site.

    • #4 by Anonymous on December 14, 2011

      … And proud of it now.

      Anything else you’d like to add my friend?

    • #5 by The Fullerton Harpoon on December 15, 2011

      I think you meant to say Best Blog in OC. Two years running!

  3. #6 by I'll take Jones any day before this trash on December 14, 2011

    dito

    • #7 by SherBear on December 14, 2011

      ditto (what I said to your alter ego above)

    • #8 by The Fullerton Harpoon on December 15, 2011

      Yes, but will you take him as Chicken Colonel or Boss Hogg. We need to know.

      • #9 by SherBear on December 15, 2011

        lol FH, I’m still trying to decide between those two characters for the Best Image Award!

  4. #10 by Hollis Dugan on December 14, 2011

    Andrew Goodrich as champion compulsive liar.

    • #11 by nipsey on December 14, 2011

      and champion competitive eater, biscuits & gravy category

      • #12 by Hollis Dugan on December 15, 2011

        Probably owns the rocky mountain oyster/ lamb fry class as well

  5. #13 by merijoe on December 14, 2011

    the scariest award goes to One eyed Cici and heavy set Ramos and his frito bandito mustache in a mugshot and prisioner garb-

    Is that the same as “best image”?

    but I also have a soft spot for the comparison photo of Col. Sanders and Col. Jones-always have

    undecided

    • #14 by Anonymous on December 14, 2011

      Mr Potatohead and The terminator.

  6. #15 by The Fullerton Savage on December 14, 2011

    You left out my favorite, that porky portrait of Chris Meyer with a plate in front of him.

  7. #16 by Wrong Guy on December 14, 2011

    Goodrich gets most ‘Irritating Image’.

    • #17 by Jane H on December 15, 2011

      I agree 100%

  8. #18 by Fullerton on December 14, 2011

    Fullerton politicans and its henchmen are not much different from each other.. Disgrace to Fullerton and America.
    Note: There are financial disaster, pension and budget deficit heading directly to Fullerton. Fullerton is not going to get out of this just by waiting and hoping things are going to get better.

  9. #19 by Anonymous on December 14, 2011

    Since when did Chaz Bono become a police officer?

  10. #20 by SherBear on December 14, 2011

    Why must you make it so hard to pick one? It’s a tie for me between Colonel HeeHaw – funniest image and Boss HeeHaw – most realistic image.

  11. #21 by Hick Jones on December 15, 2011

    Ah’ shore look skinny standin’ next ta’ Meyer!

    • #22 by Jane H on December 15, 2011

      The picture of Doc Hee Haw with giant scissors is wild. Bankhead looks like he was Photoshopped into the background. The same smiling face popping up everywhere like a “straw man”!

      • #23 by English Major on December 15, 2011

        I wonder if Bankhead has been photoshopped into existence.

        • #24 by Jane H on December 15, 2011

          Smiling!

  12. #25 by van get it da artiste on December 15, 2011

    I will never forget watching Ron Thomas, the father of Kelly Thomas who was murdered by Fullerton police officers, begging Jones, Bankhead, McKinley for a minute of their time to ask them about the murder of his son by their police force at one of our town’s council meetings.
    I will never forget Ron Thomas and his then small band of supporters standing outside of Fullerton city hall begging for answers about Kelly Thomas murder by Fullerton police officers while Fullerton city council person Dick Jones breezed past him after celebrating the remodeling of a library.
    I will never forget Fullerton city council person Pat McKinley highly recommending his friend and colleague, Rusy Kennedy, to head the band-aid on the beating death of Kelly Thomas, the Fullerton Task Force on the Homeless, as though another hollow government sponsored agency would fix the problem that Pat McKinley caused; fostering and promoting a police force that routinely brutalized the innocent public.
    I will never forget seeing Bankhead asleep at city council meetings
    Since Jones, McKinley and Bankhead are cut from the same flimsy, faded, fraying cloth, all three of these men may be wrapped up in their own unravelling cloth and unilaterally receive the fringie award.

  13. #26 by Erin on December 15, 2011

    Who are we? We are Kelly Thomas! What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!

    • #27 by Justice for ALL on December 15, 2011

      Amen and AMEN. Thank you for that Erin.

  14. #28 by Jane H on December 15, 2011

    “I will never forget Fullerton city council person Pat McKinley highly recommending his friend and colleague, Rusy Kennedy, to head the band-aid on the beating death of Kelly Thomas, the Fullerton Task Force on the Homeless, as though another hollow government sponsored agency would fix the problem that Pat McKinley caused; fostering and promoting a police force that routinely brutalized the innocent public.”

    Neither will I.

  15. #29 by Fred Alcazar on December 15, 2011

    Well, I have to say you have included a wide array of images from which to choose.

    I gotta go with the Bloated Liar, Goodrich.

    • #30 by James Cameron on December 15, 2011

      I agree Fred. That picture just captures the essence of “swine.”

      I bet even other cops in FPD would agree.

      • #31 by The Practical Pig on December 15, 2011

        You mean those mean, calculating little piggy eyes buried just above the snout?

    • #32 by Curious on December 15, 2011

      Fred, I agree with you, Gordo gets my vote.

  16. #33 by Fullerton Public Servant on December 15, 2011

    The picture of Colonel Heehaw is damned funny.

  17. #34 by Stone Age Bankhead on December 15, 2011

    I like Doc Scissorshand because it includes a lot of peripheral characters who had a hand in running Fullerton off the road. There’s the boob Bankhead, of course, but also Little Ed who produced the McKinley candidacy. And Sweet Loretta who wouldn’t get involved because Kelly wasn’t murdered in her district by 200 yards; Kelly was murdered in Royce’s district and he didn’t do anything, either.

    And then there’s the ginormous Chris Meyer framing the picture on the left; the guy who presided over Fullerton as things got crazier and crazier.

  18. #35 by Friendly Neighbor on December 15, 2011

    This was a tough choice. I’m gonna have to cast my vote for FPD spokeshole Andy. Swine!

  19. #36 by Curious II on December 15, 2011

    Will you be awarding a Fringie for best video?

    • #37 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2011

      Yes. I mean arf!

  20. #38 by Dark Horse on December 15, 2011

    I like the She Bear picture because of the way it’s backlit to make McPension give of a glow of sanctity. We know it’s a glow of abject hypocrisy.

  21. #39 by Steve Brow on December 15, 2011

    I don’t know if I get a vote, but I have three picks. Sharon Quirk wins in “silliest truism”. Yes, homeless people need socks. It might even be a good reminder. The timing of the remark, however, slighted the bigger issue.

    Andrew Goodrich wins “the problem is obvious”. In fact, as long as Goodtich remains spokesman, Kevin Hamilton nor the FPD can ever be taken seriously.

    The top category of “greatest outrage” goes to Pat McKinnley at the Brea Suroptimist (sp?) Club.

    • #40 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2011

      Steve, Steve, Steve. There is no “greatest outrage Fringie©.”

      And no, you don’t get a vote.

      However you do get to comment in each award category nomination thread. Your comments will be duly considered by the Award Selection Committee before the final tabulations are made and sealed by Deloitte.

      And by “duly considered” I mean possibly read between giant snorts of Wild Turkey® and nibbles on psychedelic mushrooms.

  22. #41 by English Major on December 15, 2011

    “bloatation”

    I learned a new word today.

  23. #42 by fedupwithmorons on December 15, 2011

    Bloviation is also a great word, just be pithy using it.

  24. #43 by fullerton lover on December 15, 2011

    Stone Age Bankhead :
    I like Doc Scissorshand because it includes a lot of peripheral characters who had a hand in running Fullerton off the road. There’s the boob Bankhead, of course, but also Little Ed who produced the McKinley candidacy. And Sweet Loretta who wouldn’t get involved because Kelly wasn’t murdered in her district by 200 yards; Kelly was murdered in Royce’s district and he didn’t do anything, either.
    And then there’s the ginormous Chris Meyer framing the picture on the left; the guy who presided over Fullerton as things got crazier and crazier.

    Mighty compelling words Stone Age. This image seems especially heinous to me when I just found out that each of the libraries here in Fullerton just had to give back $30,000 of this quarter’s budget to pay for settlements caused by Andy Fatbitch’s boys in blue.
    But wait it get’s better. As a result of the paid Librarian positions getting their hours drastically reduced, the local schools have decided to compel our children to perform community service at the libraries stacking books to replace the hired help.
    I don’t care who or what party you vote for that’s just plain wrong and underhanded on so many levels that our kids are having to directly pay for the morally corrupt Fullerton Police Department’s officers mistakes, and then pour salt in the wound by saying to our schoolchildren that the library is open for you to come and enjoy just as long as your stacking books for us while your here.

    • #44 by Lift Shoes on December 15, 2011

      Plus, Royce stands closest to the camera, giving the (false) impression that he is taller than Loretta Sanchez.

      • #45 by Anonymous on December 15, 2011

        Talk about dyed hair…

        • #46 by Wide Load on December 15, 2011

          Makes Nelson’s dye job look better.

  25. #47 by anonymous on December 15, 2011

    actually protesting in front of the evil pd , was really great,

    and that liar goodrich, ya he just sucks.

    im tired,

  26. #48 by The Fullerton Savage on December 15, 2011

    Thanks! I love that picture of Meyer at the trough! You just want to pinch his cheeks to hear him squeal.

    • #49 by Wide Load on December 15, 2011

      300 lbs. of hollow.

      • #50 by Anonymous on December 15, 2011

        “Hollow” or “tallow?”

        Heh heh.

  27. #51 by Wrong Guy on December 15, 2011

    English Major :“bloatation”
    I learned a new word today.

    Bloatation with bad representation is Tyranny!

  28. #52 by Wrong Guy on December 15, 2011

    Notice back when that other FPOA-hole Barry Cauffman was captured on video issuing that ticky-tack horn honking citation?
    Him and Goodrich have that same arrogant, cocky butthole-like smirk that makes one want to back-hand them into oblivion.
    Must be FPOA criteria for becoming part of the ‘Good ol’ Boy’ network.

  29. #53 by Wrong Guy on December 15, 2011

    Say this isn’t so FL:

    Mighty compelling words Stone Age. This image seems especially heinous to me when I just found out that each of the libraries here in Fullerton just had to give back $30,000 of this quarter’s budget to pay for settlements caused by Andy Fatbitch’s boys in blue.
    But wait it get’s better. As a result of the paid Librarian positions getting their hours drastically reduced, the local schools have decided to compel our children to perform community service at the libraries stacking books to replace the hired help.

    More tyranny!

  30. #54 by Jt on December 15, 2011

    I was going to say, yeah, Barry Coffman’s beauty pic here http://www.fullertonsfuture.org/2011/cop-union-president-barry-coffman-identified/ should be one of the nominations.

    And I stand by my earlier statement: Al Swearingen crossed with a cinnabon.

  31. #55 by truthseeker on December 15, 2011

    who is the foulest of them all :… The trashiest blog in the OC .

    Hey “foulest of them all” When you are done working on Sandusky’s defense I have some toilets for you to clean over at the police station and when you are done with that then you can go back to the grove.

  32. #56 by 9c1copcar on December 15, 2011

    Bunch of assclowns..

  33. #57 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2011

    Your wish has become reality.

  34. #58 by Durfee on December 15, 2011

    Where’s Sellers?

  35. #59 by Anonymous on December 15, 2011

    Anonymous :
    Since when did Chaz Bono become a police officer?

    OMG, funniest line of the day. Goodrich looks just like Chaz Bono! (no insult to Chaz intended)

  36. #60 by Fullerton5 on December 15, 2011

    This website is weak, the same old shit day in and day out. Same pictures, same slandering, un-ethical politics. I know somebody with money is behind the goon’s posting n this blog. All politicians are the same and the Police Department will be no better off under your bosses. Stupid College kids blogging on this site. Go set up your tents and protest for a job.

    • #61 by Anonymous on December 15, 2011

      Stupid College kids blogging on this site. Go set up your tents and protest for a job.

      Amen brother and I really love how you’ve confused what is happening in Fullerton with the occupy movement also lumping college kids in the mix was classic. Only thing missing is a dash of “hippies” with a hint of “liberals”.

      It’s clear headed and well spoken folks like you who have convinced me to vote against the recall. You should give yourself a hand. *clap*, *clap* and one more *clap* for you sir or madam.

    • #62 by SherBear on December 15, 2011

      Unethical? This is rich! I had two people who wanted to think about the recall info more before signing and were both so disgusted by unethical mailing sent out, they signed. One had actually gone home and returned hours later after finally the mailer from the anti recall group. Is there I’m supposed to say thank you for helping us get more signatures? bwahahaha

      • #63 by SherBear on December 15, 2011

        Typonese translation (sheesh!):
        “…finally returned hours later after finally *seeing* the mailer…”
        ” *Am* I supposed to say thank you…”

  37. #64 by Fullerton5 on December 15, 2011

    Change your material, please… So now youve gotten your bosses into power FFFF. Then what? He starts manipulating to fit his power scheme or real estate business. Everybody knows that its real estate people jacking up City Councils SO Cal wide.

    • #65 by Yrolf Naj on December 15, 2011

      You know what is plush, furry, white and dry?

  38. #66 by karma on December 15, 2011

    Hey….wait one damn minute! You are all getting paid? I haven’t gotten paid… the gig is up.

    College kids? I wish. You think typical college kids have the vaguest interest in Fullerton politics? Don’t bogart, pass it please.

    You too funny F5 :)

    • #67 by I quit my job for THIS? on December 15, 2011

      I haven’t gotten paid either! Gig’s definitely up! :)

    • #69 by Reality Is' Layoff Notice on December 17, 2011

      Most likely written by a different Wiechmann. Minus the artwork, I’d say this is more like the Artinator’s speed.

      • #70 by Jane H on December 17, 2011

        Love it!

  39. #71 by fullerton lover on December 15, 2011

    Wrong Guy :
    Say this isn’t so FL:
    Mighty compelling words Stone Age. This image seems especially heinous to me when I just found out that each of the libraries here in Fullerton just had to give back $30,000 of this quarter’s budget to pay for settlements caused by Andy Fatbitch’s boys in blue.
    But wait it get’s better. As a result of the paid Librarian positions getting their hours drastically reduced, the local schools have decided to compel our children to perform community service at the libraries stacking books to replace the hired help.
    More tyranny!

    It’s absolutely verifiably true Wrong Guy. Most city agencies were put to task a couple of weeks ago via shakedowns by the City Council with the stated purpose of legal payouts coming due. The kids working at the libraries to make up for the lack of paid adult help, sounds like the tales that you used to hear about in the Industrial Age in England that Charles Dickens used to write about. “Please sir, I’d like another book please, and this time I want to read it rather than have to stack a pile of them back on the shelves or the elders to read”.

    • #72 by van get it da artiste on December 16, 2011

      tyranny is stacking books. if the library had a lending kindle policy then no books to stack and limited space needed to stack kindles. maybe the fullerton library should be turned into a homeless shelter

      • #73 by fullerton lover on December 16, 2011

        agreed. I’d also make part of the property into campgrounds, as I know quite a few homeless who don’t like sleeping indoors.

        • #74 by Jt on December 16, 2011

          While I completely agree that it is tyranical and irresponsible to fire librarians and compel kids to stack books because of bad policing-related lawsuits, it pisses me off to hear people complaining about an actual physical library with books. My kids have checked out hundreds of those books, and I’ve checked out quite a few myself. I will never buy a doggone Kindle and I would never try to replace my own book collection or that of my kids with some digital tablet bullspit. Books , knowledge, and physical libraries re important, pretty much more important than most of what I pay taxes for and I’d fire every cop in the city and rip out the damn roads before scrapping the library or letting you guys do it.

          • #75 by Jane H on December 17, 2011

            @JT “While I completely agree that it is tyranical and irresponsible to fire librarians and compel kids to stack books because of bad policing-related lawsuits”

            Librarians are ALWAYS the first to go. It’s all about politics and money.

  40. #76 by Van get it da artiste on December 16, 2011

    Jt,kindle is a thousand books plus conveniently loaded onto a slender electronic tablet, I resent my tax dollars spent on outdated method of using paper to convey literature and librarians to tell us where to find knowledge and housing these relics in a costly building, when I may simply access at my fingertips books, newspapers,journals and knowledge . I would rather tax dollars be spent on necessary items and not your refusal to enter the 21st century

    • #77 by Jane H on December 17, 2011

      @Van get it da artiste

      I am an unemployed librarian, and I agree with you, to a point. Libraries have been trying to catch up, or play catch-up, for a very long time. Everyone saw what was going to happen when I was in graduate school in 1993. It was technology all the way!

      I focused on electronic access to information because I knew that no matter what, the public would not see the usefulness of librarians and/or libraries. That’s a damn shame because librarians can help with research skills, and I don’t mean reader’s advisory.

      You can give people the tools, but someone needs to help them understand the information path, and it’s not always available electronically. Obituary searches seemed to the one thing a lot of people wanted, and they usually have no clue where to begin. Many college students had absolutely no idea how to start research on a paper. Getting rid of libraries is not the solution; redesigning their structure to match the needs of today’s world is where they need to go. But, since it’s all about politics and money, they will be playing catch-up for eternity.

      Many students, from elementary school to the college level don’t have research skills, and don’t even get me started on the teachers and professors. I spent the bulk of my time teaching people how to use computers so they could do the work themselves, but in today’s world they just want the information, not the instruction.

      Libraries are not yet totally outmoded, but since they are usually run by politicians…can you see where I going?

  41. #78 by Jane H on December 17, 2011

    can you see where I’m going?

    Money and politics will corrupt anything. So sad.

  42. #80 by fullerton lover on December 17, 2011

    Barnett, who represents Ramos, told reporters after the court appearance that he believes charges will be dropped after the preliminary hearing.

    “There is insufficient evidence to prove the charges against my client,” Barnett said. “There is no theory of facts upon which a murder charge be sustained.

    “The acts of my client were reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances, not to mention that he was not the cause of death,” Barnett added. “My client confronted a non-compliant suspect…(and) used only that force that was necessary to restrain Kelly Thomas. He did what he was required to do and nothing more.”

    Ron Thomas – Kelly Thomas’ father, who has outspoken in demanding that the officers involved in his son’s death be prosecuted for murder – faced television cameras immediately after Barnett and said the prominent defense lawyer, “can say all the lies he wants in defense of his client…that’s his job.”
    …I especially like how Ron Thomas stays nonchalant after hearing these outrageous and egregious lies coming out of this overpaid swine mouthpiece, and simply says “Liar Liar but that’s o.k. because that’s what the policeman are paying you to do.
    Seems just a tiny bit hypocritical for police officers who implore us all daily to simply tell the truth are so incapable of doing the same. What really wreaks is that they are so incapable of ever doing so that they have to pay someone a couple of million dollars a year to do their lying for them. Sort of sub-contracted out the dirty business of ever having to come clean and tell the truth to a professional liar.

  43. #81 by ThinBlueNonsense on December 17, 2011

    Corruption spreads: 2 Ex Fullerton P.D Sergeants, who worked during the corruption years, retired from Fullerton, are now getting full retirement/pensions, and recently got hired by the O.C Sheriff’s to work in jails for another 75k a year.

  44. #82 by merijoe on December 18, 2011

    That picture of Jones with the giant scissors-I wonder what that would look like with, rather than scissors, a giant popped open champagne bottle photoshopped in, just like the position the image shows now

  45. #83 by Lucky on December 18, 2011

    I’m pretty sure I asked that guy with “one eye” if he’d like to sign my Recall petition out in front of Stater on Euclid months ago…I hadn’t seen a photo of him til Sept. 22…ooopsy. He said “NO”…go figure.

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