Amateur Hour at Anti-recall HQ

I'll be happy to take your money and waste it. Been doing that for years.

How many tens of thousands of dollars of Pat McKinley’s pension bucks have Anti-recall leaders “Dick” Ackerman and Dave “Dick” Ellis squandered so far?

The metamorphosis into an oxygen breathing life form conferred no added intelligence.

Tens of thousands? Here’s a hopeful blurb from Dick Ellis’ pathetic website:

Rescission Cards Flood In After Mailer Exposes Over 80 Bushala Code Enforcement Violations
Click here to view

Uh, yeah, right. Those were the cards wishfully cast out, blindly, into a sea of possible Recall signatories. The idea was that some folks would take back their recall signatures when they learned what a monster Tony Bushala is.

The “flood” turned out to be more of a trickle that evaporated before it could even form a puddle.

Now that signatures have been submitted, we also know the fruits of Dick Ackerman’s campaign genius: 145 cards returned for each of the Three Dithering Dinosaurs. 145. And many of those are the names of dead jazz musicians, infamous criminals, and assorted fictional movie characters living at impossible addresses.

Consider that when compared to over 17,000 signatures gathered for the Recall on each of the Ossified Fossils and you will understand the breadth and depth of the Anti-recall failure. And be sure to recall Pat McKinley’s winning margin in 2010 – 90 votes.

How many tens of thousands of dollars were wasted on the Anti-recall  mass mailing efforts? I don’t know. But I suggest that if you want to find out, you inquire of the experts in wasting our money: Bankhead, Jones, and McKinley.

29 Replies to “Amateur Hour at Anti-recall HQ”

  1. I am really, really tired of these cronies running Fullerton. Hats off to the recall effort, and we will rid ourselves of these ancients once and for all.

  2. Speaking with a new client who heard I lived in Fullerton proceeded to go on a 15 minute rant about how corrupt, redneck, backwards, and useless the City of Fullerton (city hall and the council, and PD) really are. They swore they would never bring another project to Fullerton after the bullshit the City put them through.

  3. it is a probem of passing the reigns to the next ggenerations of people and letting good ideas come to fruit.

    now we cut the reigns, and now were going to have to refix the bridal and guide our town toward safe valleys and greener pastures.. exciting times….

  4. Kudos to all of you recall workers!!!
    I saw many photos from last night where you were grinding away at city hall into the evening hours. What a team with some truly caring individuals and leaders.
    I’d love to be a fly on the wall in McKinley’s office.
    How’s this for an ‘Eye Blousing’ McKinley? hahahaha

  5. Working at the post office gathering signatures gave us the opportunity to not only punch up the numbers for the recall significantly, but to aid the Anti-recall campaign in spending their donation dollars. Example below:
    Dear City Clerk,
    Pursuant to the California Elections Code Sections 103 & 11303, the undersigned hereby requests that ___DICK JONES___(your name) be withdrawn from the recall petition of Fullerton council member Dick Jones. This petition has not been filed.
    “I IS A BIG DODO BIRD! I ACCIDENTALLY SIGNED TO RECALL MYSELF.”
    The Anti-recall HQ must have browned their shorts when they received handfuls of these cards for each of the councilmen. Hahahahaha… We had a lot of fun rejecting the recall.
    I’m grateful to Tony and Chris for the opportunity to work on such a worthy cause. Thanks to all the petition signature gatherers too.

    1. I’ve never had more fun while helping with the Recall signatures! Who knew it would be so delightful to try and get the “Three amigos” (as I like to refer to them as) RECALLED. And I took great delight in mailing back my postcards to the Anti Recall people stating that THE THREE AMIGOS MUST GO!!! What fun! Thanks, Chris, for allowing me to help!

  6. So what are we going to hear next? Tony Bushala called a girl ugly in 3rd grade, therefore he’s a bad, bad soul? The signature gatherers get parking tickets frequently (that I don’t know-it’s just an example), therefore the recall is bad by association?

    1. Anonymous, every time the anti-recall group blast Bushala instead of addressing the issues, they’re just blasting another hole in the bottom of their sinking ship.

  7. People should mail the cards back blank. The postage is prepaid and will cost their campaign for everyone sent back.

  8. Right on!!! let them kiss it, they will never best us!

    Thats why I signed the petition like ten times! Yeahhhhh!

  9. How many tens of thousands of dollars were wasted? Who knows but I guarantee none of the councilmen have paid for any of it with their own money. The real question is how many tens of thousands of dollars has Prince Tony spent or will spend trying to game the system by overturning an election?

    At the end I the day, I don’t think any of the three councilmen really care if they get recalled. They’ve milked the system and they’ll still walk away better off financially than all of us. I don’t understand why they would want to put up with the aggravation of having to listen to a bunch of drooling mongoloids yap like carnival barkers at council meetings or feign interest in anything you folks have to say. I’ll be willing to bet they milk this recall process on all four tits and force Tony to spend every last dime he’s got for the priveledge to do so. It looks like it’s gonna be a long, hot summer in Fullerton!

    1. Anonymous :
      I don’t think any of the three councilmen really care if they get recalled.

      It sounds like the depression is really setting in over at Camp RecallNo. Better make sure you hide the sharp objects.

    2. Anonymous :
      How many tens of thousands of dollars were wasted? Who knows but I guarantee none of the councilmen have paid for any of it with their own money. The real question is how many tens of thousands of dollars has Prince Tony spent or will spend trying to game the system by overturning an election?
      At the end I the day, I don’t think any of the three councilmen really care if they get recalled. They’ve milked the system and they’ll still walk away better off financially than all of us. I don’t understand why they would want to put up with the aggravation of having to listen to a bunch of drooling mongoloids yap like carnival barkers at council meetings or feign interest in anything you folks have to say. I’ll be willing to bet they milk this recall process on all four tits and force Tony to spend every last dime he’s got for the priveledge to do so. It looks like it’s gonna be a long, hot summer in Fullerton!

      You sound very upset, RECALL GOOD!!!

    3. No, they have paid personally, you say that like it is a plus!? All that says is the council members are willing to waste MY money! For years and years and years…and like you said …THEY DON’T CARE!!

      If I follow your logic, any person who wants to do something for the greater good of a community should not spend a penny towards that end? How bizarre is that? unlike those sheep that supported these people for many years, we won’t let this happen again. No one is following Tony off a cliff; screw me once, shame on you…screw me twice…..

      Of course they will milk the recall process, they are evil people that are running our city into the ground and THEY DON’T CARE about the residents of Fullerton.

      So are you one of “them” or Silva??? just a regular ol village idiot?

    4. “I don’t think any of the three councilmen really care if they get recalled. They’ve milked the system and they’ll still walk away better off financially than all of us.”

      Jesus H. that’s going to be the anti-recall message? Bring it on!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  10. Ellis’s canned plan of political games and sleaze, washes away like a greasy film when an active electorate wakes up. Wash ,Rinse, Repeat….

  11. I have been watching the goings on from both sides of this since last summer and I have some thoughts. I guess I could make this several separate comments but here goes:

    Battle Prep: It is obvious to me the other side is outmatched. Before anyone thinks this is a biased view, allow me to explain. Dave Ellis, sleaze bag extraordinaire, is used to ambushing unsuspecting politicos with his street fight tactics and getting some success. Go in to a fight that the opponents think has some rules of congeniality and decorum and Dave just blows them out with under handed tactics, lies tied to good timing (the last minute accusation type mailers) and he catches people off guard and rolls them.

    In this case Dave has met up with some experienced ninja warrior street fighters. Dave’s usual tricks are bush league compared to what this crowd is already used to after battles with the local police union, the Ackerwoman v. Norby race, Sidhu/unions v. Nelson etc. This crew is battle tested and motivated to fight to the death because it is what they believe. Dave Ellis is a hired gun who cares zero about Fullerton or its issues. Dave will do only when paid and he has nothing at stake.

    Recall Signatures: The anti recall group just cant get their head around the idea that 17,000+ people signed the petitions therefore, a ton of the sigs must be faulty. I’m sure it has never occurred to the that A) All newly registered voter sigs on a recall are 100% by nature. Having registered probably a few thousand new voters over the last 5 months, the recallers really need to get 8500 valid sigs from their remaining 15,500 sigs. B) It clearly has not occurred to the anti recall fools that with modern technology voter signatures can be verified and purged as collected. In other words, if all those volunteers appointed one among their ranks to verify sigs as they were collected over the last 5 months or so, the validity rate is going to be through the roof, not the other way around. Think this didnt happen? Please re-read above. This crew is battle tested and street savvy. Count on it (pun intended).

    Withdrawl cards: Nothing screams failure louder than the return of 145 cards after several thousand dollars were spent on the hail mary play from the anti recall group. Earth to Dave Ellis: in order to withdraw a sig one must have signed the petition in the first place.

    The only people who would have signed the petition were those that felt it was worth their time to challenge the three subjects of the petition. No doubt the signers could have had their own reason to want any of the three out of office or used one of those reasons offered by the sig gatherers.

    Regardless of why each person signed the petition one thing we know for sure is the anti recall effort didnt even attempt to show the petition signers their original reason for signing was invalid. Rather than debunk some lie being perpetrated by the recall sig gatherers the anti recall crew chose to attack Tony Bushala. I ask, is there anyone who signed the petition based on their fondness for Mr. Bushala’s good citizenship?

    In other words, the other side failed to consider intelligent people could very well agree with everything on the mailers disparaging Mr. Bushala and still think the three old guys need to be recalled. Best case scenario the anti recallers may have ruined Mr. Bushala’s run at city council but how the hell was that going to help their cause?

    No one was going to withdraw their sig because their original reason for signing it was never addressed.

    Excuses: I am amazed that at every step including Bankhead on the tv last night, the three old coots are constantly believing that this just cant be real. Don said on channel 4 last night that he has been told by “experts” a lot of the signatures will not be valid. McKinley said on national tv the cops may still get pout of this because they have a good lawyer. Jones had seen worse injuries in Viet Nam than Kelly’s and just couldn’t imagine how he could have died.

    These guys are going to go to the finish line having no idea what happened before, what is happening now or how it happened at all. They are all going to be former council members before they ever figure out what their role was in their own undoing.

    It’s like they say, ignorance is bliss. It is also painful to watch.

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