Why Recall Jones, Bankhead and McKinley? Take Your Pick.

There probably isn’t enough room on a 9×12 postcard to list all of the reasons to recall F. Dick Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley, but this commendable attempt landed in Fullerton mailboxes over the weekend.


  1. #1 by Dr. Strings on May 14, 2012

    Pat McKinley is pure, unadulterated evil, and I plan to tell him that tomorrow night

  2. #2 by plain ornery on May 14, 2012

    This is a great Postcard.
    Sure hope you have Ed Royce and his wife on your mailing list.
    Just wonder if he has the balls to get involved if his wife had been a victim of RINCON?

  3. #3 by John Doe on May 15, 2012


  4. #4 by truthseeker on May 14, 2012

    A picture is worth 15000 votes and 3 pictures are worth all 70000.

  5. #5 by mark on May 14, 2012

    any suggestions for their replacements?

  6. #6 by Chris Thompson on May 14, 2012

    Travis Kiger to replace Jones.
    Greg Sebourn to replace Bankhead
    Barry Levinson to replace McKinley.

    Just my opinion.

  7. #7 by The Fullerton Watcher on May 14, 2012

    Are those official endorsements?

  8. #8 by Wango Tango on May 14, 2012

    Not good for your reelection. These kooks added to the cheese you take from the school district and you’ll be out about 24K per year when you’re relegated to the unemployment line. Mama won’t be able to support your unemployable ass much longer.

  9. #9 by Johnny Donut on May 14, 2012

    I like seeing crazy Dick Jones in print. Please include him on all future communication materials.

  10. #10 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 14, 2012

    That picture was taken in 2006 or 2007 – five or six years ago!

  11. #11 by Longtimefullertongirl on May 14, 2012

    Great…glad to see a mailer went out to remind everyone…YEAH!

  12. #12 by Tracy on May 14, 2012

    Who is responsible for this?? Tell them, “RIGHT ON!!!” We are all slowly re-learning how our system can work for the people as we are recovering from a terrible period of apathy and self inflicted ignorance. FFF is an inspiration to us all, and I for one am very thankful! Get involved people! It’s the only way things can ever change.

  13. #13 by Devil's Food on May 14, 2012

    suggested caption for that Dick Jones photo – “To infirmity… and beyond!”

  14. #14 by Joe Sipowicz on May 14, 2012

    That’s pretty funny.

  15. #15 by just a guy on May 14, 2012

    Bankhead is sleeping in both photos.

  16. #16 by The Three Dwarfs on May 14, 2012

    Crazy, Sleepy and Creepy.

  17. #17 by Joe Sipowicz on May 14, 2012

    That picture of Jones never gets old. Does Bankhead ever stay awake? McCreepy.

  18. #18 by merijoe on May 14, 2012

    Jones and McVile looks like they yell at squirrels and children.

    I just suddenly remembered that classic infomercial featuring that picture of Bankhead with different visions in the cartoon bubbles over his head as he slept.

  19. #19 by Devil's Food on May 14, 2012

    After he yells at the squirrels, Jones devours them. “Squirrel brains is some might good eatin’!” http://www.greysquirrel.net/brain.html

  20. #20 by Friendly Neighbor on May 14, 2012

    For those who can’t wait for the council meeting tomorrow, I have been told that the 3 soon to be recalled will be at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum tonight at Fullerton Library.


  21. #21 by Asshole Adams on May 14, 2012

    Love the photoshop work on McKinnley any more of a frown and he would look like a puppet.

  22. #22 by I am hero, I deserve on May 14, 2012

    That’s the bosses everyday face. No Photoshop there.

  23. #23 by Jane H on May 14, 2012

    That’s funny because he’s the puppeteer in this theatre.

  24. #24 by admin on May 14, 2012

    Sayonara James Rustic.

  25. #25 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 14, 2012

    That may have been photoshopped, but if it was dipshit McPension did it. That came directly from his own campaign literature.

  26. #26 by JustUs on May 14, 2012

    The 3 stooges have about as much chance of beating this recall as a snowcone has staying cold and intact in a blast furnace. Each of them must know it’s over.

    Show up at the Council meeting and get your last digs in. Blast them with verbal vomit. It’s free and fun. Come one come all!

  27. #27 by JustUs on May 14, 2012

    Oh, and screen the new candidates carefully. Don’t just vote for candidates because they tell you to. Force them to make written commitments. Otherwise you will end up in the very same mess you’re in today. Believe nothing they tell you. Only watch what they do. Force them to make commitments in writing. There’s your answer.

  28. #28 by merijoe on May 14, 2012

  29. #29 by Jane H on May 14, 2012


  30. #30 by John Doe on May 15, 2012

    you think he is asleep. This guy is just fucking with all of you..he is not as stupid as he looks.

  31. #31 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 15, 2012

    Yeah, maybe he was praying for political salvation.

    Somebody take the car keys, quick, while he’s dozing.

  32. #32 by merijoe on May 15, 2012

    Yeah, hes smart as a whip and playing possum. All the time.

  33. #33 by merijoe on May 14, 2012

    Fullerton Observer candidate ideas for june 5th


  34. #34 by peaches on May 14, 2012

    Speaking of the Fullerton Unobservant, they published an anti-recall ad with several names – while many are probably Fullerton residents, two others are noticeably *not* Fullerton residents: Wayne Wedin and Alfred Gobar. Both are development/redevelopment “consultants”, Wedin is a former Brea City Manager and councilmember/mayor. Cronyism? Wishful thinking that the development/redevelopment gravy-train will continue?

  35. #35 by Hollis Dugan on May 14, 2012

    My main reason is that 20 days after the Kelly Thomas beating these three (two of them former Chief and Captain of FPD) didn’t have enough sense to even demand the assailants be placed on admin leave. They were looking for any reason to act like they had no say in the affairs of the police department leaving us at the hands of a man ultimately charged with murder and one with manslaughter.

    This was and is a failure to lead. Anyone can lead when all that is required is to move the staff recommendation. When true character was needed, none was available from these three and for that they deserve to be recalled.

  36. #36 by Tuco Ramirez on May 14, 2012

    Great point Hollis. Remember that in the absence of action by the ocean cruising Police Chief, the city council acting through the city manager can demand administrative leave. Instead, the three blowhards were swilling the grog provided by newly promoted Lt. and formerly Sgt. Andrew Goodrich.
    The fact that Goodrich was promoted shows that your current Acting Police Chief agreed that Andy’s lies about officer broken bones, etc. were OK and deserved a major award of salary and retirement benefits (and donuts!).
    The City Manager chose his sides when he essentially did NOTHING. For that he received a one year extension to his contract. Thus a new city council will have to buy him out to get rid of him.. Another reason to dump the 3 jurassics!

  37. #37 by John Doe on May 14, 2012

    Being endorsed by tons of people inculuding me!!
    See ya June 5th..Cant wait!

  38. #38 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 14, 2012

    Hoo Boy! Former Police Chief Supports Police Corruption.

    No news there. Tons of people? You’re looking at all the no votes in town, Chief.

  39. #39 by John Doe on May 14, 2012

    Martin Harabedian was loved and respected by so many. Look it up. He was a great chief and a outstanding guy..Ex LAPD!!

  40. #40 by Tell Us More on May 14, 2012

    And now he’s eighty and senile. Just the perfect front for Flackerman’s shakedown crew.

  41. #41 by Canyon Lake Clown on May 14, 2012

    Yep. Gotta be pushin’ eighty.

  42. #42 by John Doe on May 15, 2012

    Just saw him last week and he still looks cool as a cucumber and sharp as a knife. Eighty or ninety..he looks great!

  43. #43 by Wango Tango on May 14, 2012

    Holy Shit Tony. With the $250,000 you’ve poured into the campaign the least you can do is spent a few more $$ on a decent graphic artist. Christ, it looks like the same hack architect that did your buildings is designing your mail. This piece looks like Travis did it on his Mac. Horrible.

  44. #44 by Tell Us More on May 14, 2012

    Well I like it. Bold and simple. Tells the truth. Nothing like Fullerton architects.

  45. #45 by merijoe on May 14, 2012

    Mailer looks good to me. And professional. Clear, prominent and to the point. Too bad there was not enough room to fit in everything, but those things were some of the prime cuts. Nice job!

  46. #46 by John Doe on May 15, 2012

    I didn’t get one…were they just mailed south of Commonwealth?

  47. #47 by Steve Baxter on May 14, 2012

    If you love FFFF for all they have done on behalf for Kelly Thomas and the Recall, like I do, but part ways when they start talking about Chevron having property rights to develop 760 homes in Coyote Hills or have some teabagger slam the art walk because they don’t get it, and their only reference to art is their wife’s Thomas Kinkade magic cottage, and a bad eagle tat on their forearm, then i suggest you vote for:

    Jane Rands for seat held by Bankhead
    Matt Rowe for seat held by McKinley
    Glenn Georgieff for seat held by village idiot Jones

  48. #48 by John Doe on May 15, 2012

    And you think my grammar and spelling is bad..damn!!

  49. #49 by Plain Glazed on May 15, 2012

    Misspelling the name of the worst painter in the known universe doesn’t count, cop bitch.

  50. #50 by For the record on May 15, 2012

    Your grammar and spelling is bad. So’s your ability to spot satire.

  51. #51 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 15, 2012

    Hold on there, chum. Why would a tea bagger “slam” the art walk? It doesn’t cost the taxpayers anything right? Knock yourself out. And quit stereotyping.

  52. #52 by van get it da artiste on May 15, 2012

    and what is art? it is sooo subjective

  53. #53 by Plain Glazed on May 14, 2012

    Agree on Chevron. What’s the story with Georgieff?

  54. #54 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 15, 2012

    Could be one of those avant-garde artists showing in a Fullerton Art Walk gallery?

    Just a wild guess.

  55. #55 by Cristóbal García on May 15, 2012

    Since last year the people of Fullerton have been aware that something is very wrong in Fullerton. We need to remove these…uh…people from their jobs on the City council then remove the police department. Both of these moves are financially attractive and will produce a more peaceful community for all of us. It is overwhelmingly obvious that former police officers or officials cannot be elected to the City council or any other post that requires lots of public trust.

  56. #56 by Steve Baxter on May 15, 2012

    I know this site as been supportive of Sean Nelson in the past, so this truly a question, not a statement, but what has Sean’s involvement in the Kelly Thomas case been so far? He is at times a criminal defense attorney, he should feel comfortable weighing in. Has he made a statement, called for action, asked for reform and so on? I really do not know.

  57. #57 by Black Cat on May 15, 2012

    Shawn Nelson may have had something to do with the OCTA bus video being released to the public last year.

  58. #58 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 15, 2012

    It’s possible.

  59. #59 by The Fullerton Harpoon on May 15, 2012

    You don’t know? You should. He called in the FBI at the end of July. That single act forced the DAs hand to do a real investigation, and ultimately led to the charges.

    BTW: It’s “Shawn.”

  60. #60 by merijoe on May 15, 2012

    There are people (and I personally know several) who don’t particularly want attention for doing the right thing and would rather do ethical good works quietly and humbly rather than make it widely known as to what they have done.

    In all honesty, because a person doesn’t make a public statement about the things they have done for a specific person doesn’t mean they havent done anything.

  61. #61 by Fullerton Lover on May 15, 2012

    I personally saw and spoke with Shawn Nelson during the Kelly Thomas protests in front of the Fullerton police department headquarters.

    Although I had never met Mr. Nelson before that point in time, my impression was that Mr. Nelson was personable, fully engaged, and extremely responsive that day to my concerns about Fullerton’s future.

    Shawn Nelson has my admiration that day for standing alongside of us, and he will most definitely have my vote in the future.

  62. #62 by Rowe4Fullerton on May 15, 2012

    Not sure who’s seen the anti-recall piece in the Observer, but here’s a nice reply from Matt.


    June 5. Recall. Go Vote.

  63. #63 by James Cameron on May 15, 2012

    Excellent essay.

  64. #64 by van get it da artiste on May 15, 2012

    salient points that force us to recall Mckinley for humanitarian reasons

  65. #65 by Jane H on May 15, 2012

    Good job Matt!

  66. #66 by About the Candidates chosen by Baxter on May 15, 2012

    Regarding, #47 by Steve Baxter: It was good of you to have people to your home to see 3 of the candidates you liked and umm was Chaffee there too? But in all fairness, you should have asked the rest of the candidates too. The deck was already stacked.
    Jane has been at most of the City Council meetings thru the years and is certainly a reasonable person on most of the issues.
    Matt is interested in local politics but I think he needs a bit more experience before he is ready for all the council deals with he is still learning about the issues.
    Glenn Georgieff while on the Library board was upset that 8 people were there to speak out at one of their meetings and said ” keep your comments short as we do not want to be here all night, well at least I don’t want to be” ..
    I do not want to see how he would handle a meeting that would go on well past midnight with 30 or more of the public commenting on items. In my opinion, he is an “insider” and way too close to the City Manager.
    Thompsons choices are pretty solid candidates who will hit the ground running and not have to play catch up and who are not “insiders”

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