Happy Bastille Day!

 

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222 Years ago, an angry Parisian mob stormed The Bastille – traditional home for political prisoners and symbol of the hated Ancien Regime. It was empty, but that’s beside the point.

 

Time for youth and vigor...

Our Bastille is not empty. And while I admonish a more reasoned revolution that doesn’t end in a Reign of Terror, a dictatorship, and an emperor, I do believe it is appropriate to recognize that our own ancient regime in Fullerton is starting to look a lot like the decrepit and dysfunctional Bourbon dynasty en France.

 

Hell, it's only been 200 years. We just need a little more time...

And so: salut, and bon voyage, etc.

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14 thoughts on “Happy Bastille Day!

  1. great blog, there was one prisoner inside the Bastille when France’s freedom fighters for liberty, fraternity and equality stormed it. His name was Marquis de Sade.
    In keeping with the tradition of political power concentrated in the hands of a few fools, France’s King Louis 16th was more worried about the corrupting influence of this weirdo on society, then he was with his country’s economic crisis caused by ill-fought wars, suppression of free enterprise and the middle class with excessive taxation.
    History repeats itself in our city council that seeks to increase taxes on Fullerton’s businesses so they may inflict their personal vision of a better Fullerton by using our taxes to tear down and rebuild downtown. Correct me if I’m wrong, it was Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette who wasted France’s revenue rebuilding Versailles into their personal slice of paradise.
    Fullertonites don’t need a guillotine to restore sanity to our city’s government, we only need to vote them out

  2. But now, one year later, the average age of the city council has been driven to new, almost comical heights of antiquity. Pat McPension is in his seventies, right?

    I wonder how The Three Dithering Old Ladies are handling the latest police crisis.

    1. If Whitaker doesn’t do something soon you can make that four dithering old ladies. Where’s the outrage?

  3. Let’s not forget that the original motto was “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity — or Death.” Our Founding Fathers hated that and set up our government as a more reasoned alternative.

    We need some people to get trained and then to take over the GOP at the local level and get some decent candidates. (The Dems are beyond help.) The fiscal insanity led to the BK of France and then to Napoleon. Let’s not repeat that in Fullerton.

  4. Whacha’all worryin’ ya’selves for? Coyote Hills has been decided ONCE AN’ FOR ALL! Someone call Ed an’ tell him AH AM DONE! “Free at last, free at last…” An’ why ya’all got ‘ta bring the French in to it for Pete’s sake?!

  5. I long for the good old days of the Revolution. Terror is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice. Is the FPD hiring? I think that I am their kind of guy.

  6. We soon will have our own Bastille Day if all levels of government continue to approve to fund the plethora of useless government funded agencies, departments and commissions. Our very own city council should look back not in anger but in eagerness to see municipal government was needed to ensure the city’s infrastructure remain intact for its residents, How is it our current parks and recreation has sidled off into mental health care?

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