52,254 Recall Signatures Turned In.

Moments ago the Fullerton Recall team turned in well over 50,000 signatures from Fullerton voters to initiate a recall election of councilmembers Don Bankhead, Dick Jones and Pat McKinley. The reason? Their simple failure to provide competent leadership for our city.

The individual totals are:

  • Don Bankhead: 17,064 signatures
  • F. Richard “Dick” Jones: 17,587 signatures
  • Patrick McKinley: 17,603 signatures

Next, the city clerk will turn over the signatures to be verified by the OC Registrar of Voters. Once the requirement of 10,554 valid signatures for each recallee is met, an election must scheduled by the Fullerton city council.

In that election, which will occur sometime before this summer, Fullerton voters will decide both if they want to recall each of the three officials and which candidates will replace them.

I want to give a special thank you to all of our dedicated signature gatherers who worked so hard to bring in 60% more sigs than are required.

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The sigs
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The counting begins in the City Clerk's office.
Dick Jones Don Bankhead Fullerton City Council Patdown Pat McPension The Fullerton Recall Victory

124 thoughts on “52,254 Recall Signatures Turned In.

  1. All those signatures, and those who gathered them are the true meaning of resolve.

    A job well done.

    Hey Dave Ellis if your reading this, YOUR bullshit way of doing business didn’t work, did it?

    I really hope someone kicks your ass if the opportunity presents itself.

    It would surely be a public service rendered.

    Hopefully when you call the cops on who ever did this service, the cops will tell you NO CRIME and send you on your way.

    Ellis your nothing but a fat gangbanger wearing a decent suit.

  2. I am not a Fullerton resident, but a Kelly Thomas supporter, and i want to say “GOOD JOB” to all the folks who did such hard work to make this happen.
    You proved that we DON’T have to put up with people in office doing crap jobs and letting terrible things happen to citizens, while they reel in their puffy paychecks.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    1. We? you are not welcome in this city…not today or ever MS O Crazy…you can guaranteee that….we do proove everyday we hate liars bullshitters…and frankly you chris o grady….cant you find another cause? like your own brain injury you stupid bitch…hello its shelly!..YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE CHRYSS O GRADY. Can I get an amen//…O wait I just got 233 of them..go away chryss. YOu thought july was bad—you aint seen nothing yet.

        1. Chryss…..you rapist waste bin….the only reason I posted that drivel in here–is because you run when you see me…keep outta fullerton you waste of space…your helmut is too tight…I wonder when guys sleep with you they feel guilty for sleeping with a retarded girl?

            1. I speak for every sane individual in Fullerton..we dont want her or her kind here at all..sorry if my phrasing was abrupt but that chick is a nut ball…..and a cancer.

  3. It kinda blows a big hole it Larry Bennett’s opinion that there’s no support for a recall. Looks like a bunch of people disagree.

  4. Tipping a glass to you all! Now the count and verification and then getting this recall on the ballot and reminding the people to vote for this recall too! No doubt, a lot of work by some wonderfully dedicated people!

  5. Gee, where’d the trolls go? I thought they’d be excited to hear how the signature gathering went. Wait, oh I guess not.

    Suck it Dickerman!

  6. YOU GUYS ROCK ONCE AGAIN!!!
    Wow! That is far more sigs than I figured you would get by now.
    I notice how the amount of signatures for each incompetent commensurates with all the foolish things said and done by each; McKinley has the most and Bankhead has the least.
    Still, it’s an awesome amount of signatures.
    Ba Bye Loosers!!!

  7. Lets see:

    52254 recall signatures @ $3.40 each to verify by the registrar of voters. Cost $177 thousand
    Dollars. The special recall election will occurr in August at a cost of $800 thousand dollars.
    This recall will have cost the taxpayers of Fullerton 1 million dollars.
    Then the election will take place 3 months later in November. Hell it’s not your money who cares?

      1. It will be a June regular election and it’s entirely possible that this will qualify with a sample verification. We put in the extra work and expense that may very well allow that. Your $800k is multiples of what this will cost. Even if it were that much, with a $27 million theft of illegal water taxes, $124 million unfunded pension liability, an $8 million annual deficit of spending, even $800k would be a bargain.

    1. Wrong jackoff, the election will be the June Primary.

      BTW, I don’t remember hearing you complain about the $350,000 payout because of Albert Rincon.

      Oh, that’s right. It’s not your money!

      1. Good Morning anony-miss- apparently you werent at any of the emergency council meetings where the rincon issues was discussed….O yeah you missed the meeting and its chris t fault…O yeah did I mention RECALL!

    2. Hey dummy, read the code. The election will take place in the June Primary. Minimal cost. Any costs associated with getting rid of the Three Dismal Dinosaurs and Tricky Dick Ackerman is money well-spent! 🙂

    3. Recall signature verification: $177k
      Special Election: $800k
      Expanding the Bushala empire and crowning Tony king of Fullerton: Priceless

      1. Ha. So that’s the sheet music you’re singing from? There is no special election. You losers are so addicted to lying you just can’t help yourselves.

    1. You forgot the $5 million to Ron Thomas, $1 million to Veth Mam, $300K to the ladies, hundreds of thousands to who knows who else and the $272 million annually that these bozos control. Nice try. This is chump change. This recall is an investment that will return tenfold to the taxpayers and will save LIVES. Public safety is the first priority and they have enabled the public trust to be violated one too many times. This is their belated saturnalia gift.

  8. Tax dollars :
    Lets see:
    52254 recall signatures @ $3.40 each to verify by the registrar of voters. Cost $177 thousand
    Dollars. The special recall election will occurr in August at a cost of $800 thousand dollars.
    This recall will have cost the taxpayers of Fullerton 1 million dollars.
    Then the election will take place 3 months later in November. Hell it’s not your money who cares?

    More than half of those will be thrown out…Don’t celebrate yet!!

  9. McCueball gets first place. That will teach all the retired former City department heads how much the People want you asshoes to be our elected representatives.

  10. wow! Tony Bushala wasn’t kiddin’ around the day when he announced there would be a recal of three city council members. Hopfully fullerton can get some good candidates who understand human decency and make decisions based on principal instead of the usual “conventional” ways of politics. Now it’s time to find people who would be willing to come forward and rise to the occasion. Hopefully the candidate selection process will be a democratic process that will give many people the possibility of stepping up to the plate.
    We’re half way there!

    1. Now that the trojan horse is beginning to be wheeled out of town we have some room for some real leaders. I think out of 140,000 residents we can find a few good candidates.

  11. Where’s the OC Register story on this? Isn’t submitting more than 52,000 sigs to recall 3 councilmen in a large OC city worth of print?

  12. Any idea how long it will take to verify the signatures?
    Also, I find it kind of ironic the City Council has a hand in scheduling the recall election. Alomst like they get to pick their poison….Any chance they try to shelve it or pull any foolish shenanigans? I wouldn’t put anything past them.

  13. Hopefully candidate possibilites can posted online by anybody in the community.The nominee could explain why they would like to nominate a particular candidate.The candidates should have first demonstrated upstanding contributions to the community before being considered solely for political talent. Every fullertonion should be able to be apart of the nomination process if they suspect a candidate who posses the attributes needed to put a new face on this community.

  14. I find the signature amounts very significant. During the election of 2010, Bankhead received 11.986 votes (20.9%), McKinley received 10,346 votes (18.1%). There are no totals for Jones because he was not up for elction. McKinley beat his nearest oponent by only 90 votes………..

    Point is: the Recall folks collected more recall signatures that the candidates received votes during the last election, by far.

    1. we, the good people of fullerton, don’t need to recall the CEO of the Orange County Human Relations Commission(OCHRC), Rusty Kennedy, because his cushy, do-nothing job is dependent on him ranting and raving about the tip of the iceberg racism , hate crimes and hate incidents, usually these add up to approximately 5 hate crimes a year out of a population of three million, the rest are the usual juveniles vandalizing their local junior high.
      It is our county board of supervisors who determine whether to continue funding the tax dollar subsidized OCHRC , a commission whose mission statement is protecting the civil rights of the community. The exception is when the community’s civil rights are being pummeled by the fullerton PD. Rusty Kennedy’s OCHRC never uttered a peep about hate crimes when the good people of fullerton were systematically abused by its police force. And this is very perplexing because the only representative of law enforcement on the board of OCHRC was then fullerton Police chief Pat McKinley who now serves on fullerton’s city council.
      Well, maybe Rusty was too busy declaring to the media that roving bands of white supremacists were writing racial and religious epithets on public places in the OC in the middle of the night, in January 2010. The problem with that excuse was there never existed roving bands of white supremacists who struck at midnight and struck fear into the hearts of those who believed Rusty Kennedy’s accusations had some shred of evidence. A few weeks after Rusty Kennedy’s unfounded accusations, the police found the culprit, a mentally ill fifty-six year old woman living in subsidized housing; just her and her spray paint can.
      We, the good people of the OC, must demand Rusty Kennedy simply answer the question why he never seemed to know or care his hometown’s police force molested women they arrested, perjured themselves, false arrest, excessive force and beating death of a homeless, disabled 130 pound man. And we, the good people of the OC, must demand Rusty Kennedy support his claims with credible data gained from authentic research that the number of hate crimes in the OC are “the tip of the iceberg” and indeed his OCHRC has improved multi-cultural harmony with valid evidence not his hyperbole, pathos and bathos.
      The real issue is not whether Rusty Kennedy’s Orange County Human Relations Commission is useless , the issue is why our elected officals believe it is appropriate for them as civic leaders to outsource their morals and ethics to any commission, taskforce or agency.

      1. “The real issue is not whether Rusty Kennedy’s Orange County Human Relations Commission is useless , the issue is why our elected officials believe it is appropriate for them as civic leaders to outsource their morals and ethics to any commission, taskforce or agency.”

        I love it.

  15. We got almost twice as many signatures as what was required, with a month to go before the deadline. Their anti-recall campaign failed miserably. If the three had any sense…we know they have no honor…but if they had any sense, they’d resign rather than have the humiliation of being recalled with them, their families, etc forever.

    They can’t possibly still be in denial and think they have any chance of keeping their seats.

    From an early August council meeting: “Game Over” ~Cody.

    We did it and I am so proud of every one of us!!!

  16. Good Job FFFF.

    You really set an example for others in positive change.

    As hard as it was, you skipped (maybe skimmed) over much of the bullshit surrounding this. The buzz was just that buzz, you did not lose sight. Congratulations.

    Hopefully others will learn and use this as a case study on bettering your community.

    The sad part, no the FUCKED UP PART is that it took the death of an innocent man to effect this change. that should not and will not be forgotten. Kelley’s family should know that.

    THANK YOU CHRIS, TONY AND EVERYONE WHO HELPED.

  17. If you havnt seen this you have to. Very very well done send it to voters in Fullerton, I watched it 3 times.

    How a Local Blog Broke the Kelly Thomas Story: A conversation with Friends for Fullerton’s Future

    reason.tvhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlNEUJe4v_s

  18. Job well done!!!!!!! Now can we get some folks in there that will maybe coexist with us peasants and listen for once. Great job!!!!!!!! Not an easy task and all that worked on this should be very proud.

    1. That’s because his days feeding at the public trough are coming to an end – he’s getting hungry for his next meal on the gravy train

  19. ‘ So, , You say, , a small group of dedicated
    people cannot change the World ? ‘…..

    ‘ Indeed, , That’s the only thing that ever has….’

    Eleanore Roosevelt

  20. Fidel Fullerton :
    AntiCorruptionUnit (aka Jim Erwin former union prez and chief of staff to county supervisor Neil Derry), indicted in the $102 million San Berdo County corruption case. You can read his indictment here: http://www.sbsun.com/sbcountywatch/ci_18032425. Follow the video link and you can see his perp walk in shackles.

    LMAO I ain’t Jim Erwin. Ask Steve Brow he is a regular here. LOL your dummer than a rock dude.

  21. We just got done with the city city clerk it was hard work but worth every minute!!!!!! Thank u all for your help we would have never been able to do it without u 🙂

      1. Well, about the recall…Dont you know Tony Bushala’s goal is to rule the world? and hes starting in Fullerton-all for the sake of redevelopment.

        Says the Barnum and Baily big top ring master

      2. Tony Bushala and his cohort Chris Thompson conspired with thousands of fullerton occupiers to overthrow the local government of fullerton.

        THIS IS TREASON! ALERT THE ARMY! ABOUT THIS! GRAB THE RED PHONE! ALERT General Odierno PLEASE HELP US!

        RECALL FULLERTON PROTECT NO!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Im just asking……would it be rude of me to bring a moving box over to city council…you know just to help out- were givers here…and the people have spoken—leave already…so yes or no to the moving boxes? I dont want to come off smug–wait maybe I will call Larry Bennet and see what the shameless protocol is..

  23. the teeth I knocked out :We? you are not welcome in this city…not today or ever MS O Crazy…you can guaranteee that….we do proove everyday we hate liars bullshitters…and frankly you chris o grady….cant you find another cause? like your own brain injury you stupid bitch…hello its shelly!..YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE CHRYSS O GRADY. Can I get an amen//…O wait I just got 233 of them..go away chryss. YOu thought july was bad—you aint seen nothing yet.

    AMEN!

  24. Good work everyone. I will be filing my papers soon to fill the seat. I expect an endorsement from FFFF. I’m your candidate because I know you need one. I will reign supreme!

    🙂

  25. Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas’ father, said he supports the recall for one reason: “It’s not what they [the three council members] did. It’s what they didn’t do. They wouldn’t communicate to the public. They wouldn’t communicate to me. They just sat there with those cold looks. … They treated the whole thing wrong.”
    But he’s not thrilled with Bushala and Thompson either. “I think, honestly, they were using Kelly as a platform.”
    He said “bad blood” existed between the Bushala and council camps before his son’s death. “Then, with all of this with Kelly,” it gave them ammunition to use in a recall that really is about issues that have nothing to do with Kelly Thomas.
    “I haven’t talked to them in quite awhile,” Ron Thomas said last week. The recall is “clearly a separate agenda item for them.”

    OUCH!

    1. “I think, honestly, they were using Kelly as a platform.”

      Well, no shit Ron.

      Their “platform” was the remove the corruption, cronyism and arrogance that led up to Kelly’s death also if it weren’t for their “platform” (ie this website) to publish those photos, release the bus videos and go out and interview witnesses to the beating no one would have given a shit about what happened to Kelly. He would have been dismissed as just another homeless guy who fought the police and you would have ended up with a paltry settlement at best.

      The other poster was right about Ron Thomas being an egotistical ass.

      …Whats next Ron? Are you going to accuse John & Ken of using your son’s death to get ratings?

      Ungrateful ASS!

      1. Anonymous 1 and 2 the gossiping hens of Fullerton- 1st of all you high drama mamas, you are obviously taking statements out of context and 2nd-I don’t give a fat rat if Ron Thomas is the Loch Ness Monster, it doesnt justify what those slaughterhouse 6 nazi’s did to his son.

        Ouch this

        1. you are obviously taking statements out of context

          This is the exact “context” according to the Voice of OC article which is the source of that quote.

          Thompson said the recall campaign moved from Kelly Thomas to other issues because “when you’re trying to recall three popularly elected councilmen, it would be foolish not to address all issues.” He said Kelly Thomas’ death was “the most egregious example of poor leadership.”

          Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas’ father, said he supports the recall for one reason: “It’s not what they [the three council members] did. It’s what they didn’t do. They wouldn’t communicate to the public. They wouldn’t communicate to me. They just sat there with those cold looks. … They treated the whole thing wrong.”

          But he’s not thrilled with Bushala and Thompson either. “I think, honestly, they were using Kelly as a platform.”

          He said “bad blood” existed between the Bushala and council camps before his son’s death. “Then, with all of this with Kelly,” it gave them ammunition to use in a recall that really is about issues that have nothing to do with Kelly Thomas.

          “I haven’t talked to them in quite awhile,” Ron Thomas said last week. The recall is “clearly a separate agenda item for them.”

          I don’t give a fat rat if Ron Thomas is the Loch Ness Monster, it doesnt justify what those slaughterhouse 6 nazi’s did to his son.

          I’m certainly not justifying it. They should face the same punishment that the homeless serial killer is getting after all they murdered Kelly.

          but that doesn’t change that fact that Ron is being an ungrateful ass. I don’t care if he happens to be Kelly’s dad.

          Without this site, tony bushala and chris thompson actually going out there interviewing people, contacting the media and contacting sources. Kelly Thomas would have been unheard of but for some reason Ron thinks otherwise.

          So screw him and anyone else that thinks his egotistical self centered behavior is acceptable.

    2. “when you’re trying to recall three popularly elected councilmen, it would be foolish not to address all issues.” He said Kelly Thomas’ death was “the most egregious example of poor leadership.” (Chris Thompson)

      Some of these reasons for recall include pensions for public employees, support for police unions and other public employee unions, redevelopment issues (Bushala is a Fullerton developer), a long-standing water fee or tax as recall proponents call it, and even overcrowded schools.

  26. I wonder how the recallees are going to defend themselves in the recall.

    They can’t really rely on their old “Bushala is the bogeyman and Chris is his hack” routine anymore, can they? lol

  27. Rationality and power

    The relationship between rationality and political power was studied by Flyvbjerg (1998).[9] He found that in real-life decision making rationality is context-dependent and the context of rationality is power. Thus power profoundly influences rationality, and what decision makers think of and present as rationality is often a rationalization of power positions, according to Flyvbjerg. In a paraphrase of Blaise Pascal, Flyvbjerg concludes that “power has a rationality that rationality does not know.”

    In modern times, cover ups are how even the most powerful fall. Govern for the people, not for the pockets of their friends, adios Muchachos.

  28. In philosophy, rationality is the exercise of reason. It is the manner in which people derive conclusions when considering things deliberately. It refers to the conformity of one’s conclusions with one’s reasons to conclude, or with one’s actions with one’s reasons for action. However, the term “rationality” tends to be used in differently in different disciplines, including specialized discussions of economics, sociology, psychology and political science. A rational decision is one that is not just reasoned, but is also optimal for achieving a goal or solving a problem.

  29. Well done Fullerton residents. I know there are 3 mindless jackasses who now know their culture of corruption and the stranglehold on the city is about to end. I would be on the lookout to make sure they don’t try to pad their pensions before getting kicked in the ass on their way out the door. I know I don’t need to remind you but these sneaky lowdown dirty shit stains are as dirty as the day is long and will do just about anything to keep their jobs and letting their cops murder people is not beneath them.

    1. When all else fails, divide and conquer. Works everytime.

      …So sad the political cultists are so caught up in their little left vs. right/liberal vs. conservative world that they have no clue that they are being played like a fiddle.

    2. What’s funny is Dan C. wishes to see the Recall as some sort of “conservative” civil war. he can’t bend his mind around the fact that if these three buffoons were really conservative they wouldn’t be getting recalled.

      If they really were conservative they never would have added the 10% water tax, they never would indulged in the crony capitalism of Redevelopment, and they never would have turned over the FPD to a gang of criminals.

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