“Dick” Jones: We’re All Socialists Now!

Listen to Ol’ Country Doc Jones babble on last Tuesday about how evahbody’s sub-sa-dized nowadays, so con’sarn it, why not go ahead and give his buddy Dick Ackerman a big ol’ Texas-sized hunk a’ public funds. At about the three minute mark HeeHaw goes on a rant about how “everything in this country has got subsidies.”

Is it really possible that this yokel doesn’t know the difference between the words “transit” and “transient?” Apparently not. And also note the idiocy that Ackerman’s project is good ’cause it’s “mixed use” – it might contain “market rate” apartments. I”ll let that assertion go since it’s not even worth challenging.

We now know beyond the shadow of a doubt that this knucklehead really and truly believes in crony capitalism; that he believes in top down master plans that result in coercion and taxpayer subsidy; and that he believes American life necessarily revolves around gummint subsidy checks – including the millions he’s handing over to the mastermind of the anti-recall campaign – his good ol’ buddy “Dick” Ackerman.

Dick Jones is a socialist!

61 Replies to ““Dick” Jones: We’re All Socialists Now!”

  1. That’s so damn funny. What a boob…AND a socialist!

    I get that bleeding hearts want to redistribute wealth to help the very poor but the only one getting money is the developer and Tricky Dicky. They missed helping the poor by a mile and a half!

  2. Taking money from taxpayers funneling it to wealthy developers is not socialism. Its reverse socialism. Actually, its crony capitalism, as Joe put it initially.

    I’m not defending socialism (not on this blog!) but at least the ideology of socialism is based on the concept of altruism and its real-world goal is the alleviation of poverty.

    The ideology of Dick Jones’ crony capitalism is based on using the mechanisms of government and a facade of poverty reduction for the ends of enriching a few (cronies) at the expense of the masses (taxpayers).

    Karl Marx would not approve.

    1. Jt, that was my point. The idiot mixes up all sorts of government subsidy and redistribution schemes to justify giving a huge windfall to Ackerman’s corporate clients.

      Jones is close to advocating National Socialism, which, if you think about it, would explain a lot of his mindset – McKinley’s too. Too harsh?

      1. I see what you mean. I propose Ackermanism for the local variety, though we do need a good term for this phenomenon overall.

  3. Jeez, access to taxpayer funds really does warp these guys into all kinds of funny shapes. I’m finally beginning to understand your use of the term repuglican…

  4. I was looking at Jones in person during last weeks City Council meeting, and thought the guy looked like death warmed over? His face was blotchy and he looked even more lifeless than Bankhead throughout most of the meeting.
    I still flashback occasionally to the night last summer at a council meeting when Doc Jones was banging that gavel loudly and steadily for a couple of minutes and screaming at people to shut up.

    I take solace in the fact that I was helpful in removing this particular horses ass from elected office, and that my days of having to listen to Doc Hee Haw’s idiotic rants are numbered.

  5. How many of you all fall asleep when this guys starts talking?

    I wonder if the blue hairs ask this guy for his autograph when they meet him out in public.

    This guy couldn’t sell used cars on a good day.

    Close your eyes and invision his voice. Takes you right back to some small town in Arkansas trying to get their first 7-11 built.

    1. I do! I don’t know why but 30 seconds into a “Jones Rant,” my usually focused attention span starts to wander aimlessly.

        1. Mj,
          The only one I seem to not be able to get enough of is “The baby and the bathwater” montage. It’s classic, wouldn’t you agree?

          1. Gosh dern, why he’d scare a hungry bulldog off the back of a meat truck what with that metaphor/cliche

  6. I’m sure that Doc’s wife would rather eat glass than continually listen to his Dr. Cox (Scrubs) rants that always seem to be designed to showcase his intelligence, and yet always manage to highlight his dementia instead.
    I’ll bet that even the mailman tries to look hurried and busy whenever he goes by Doc’s house, just to avoid having to listen to him ramble about his latest and greatest bowel movement.

    1. “…designed to showcase his intelligence, and yet always manage to highlight his dementia instead.”

      You’ve hit the nail on the head. He wants people to think he’s’ smart and educated. And what comes out is dumb and ignorant.

      “Transient.” Hahahaha!

  7. If the people of Fullerton don’t vote yes to recall Dick Jones and yes to elect Travis Kiger in his place, then shame on them.

  8. Diane K :
    If the people of Fullerton don’t vote yes to recall Dick Jones and yes to elect Travis Kiger in his place, then shame on them.

    To bad there is not a law on the books for those who elected this guy in the first place.

    Someone might be doing jail time for this breech of paying attention.

    Unless who was the “man” back in his younger years, then my humble apologize.

    Merijoe how do YOU a fullerton resident explain this to someone outside the city??? DON’T get mad at me now!!!

  9. Good googlie-mooglie

    If I had a choice between a butt whoopin and a lecture from pops sheepherder, I’d choose the tanning of the backside.

    He loves to express himself don’t he? “when I was a boy I rode my donkey to the little red schoolhouse”
    I like how his voice starts out lifeless and monotone then gets loud and animated
    like when he inappropriately added to his speech that Dick Ackerman (who he’s known for years) to be “a smart guy who’s not against the recall cause he knows the good people are here” and then raised his chubby fists in the air-I guess he wanted to do a high five with Bankhead-but not on video – that fist raising would make a great promo video BTW.

  10. AntiCorruptionUnit :

    Diane K :
    If the people of Fullerton don’t vote yes to recall Dick Jones and yes to elect Travis Kiger in his place, then shame on them.

    To bad there is not a law on the books for those who elected this guy in the first place.
    Someone might be doing jail time for this breech of paying attention.
    Unless who was the “man” back in his younger years, then my humble apologize.
    Merijoe how do YOU a fullerton resident explain this to someone outside the city??? DON’T get mad at me now!!!

    As a Fullerton resident, I can tell you that in the past, that the only candidates who were able to afford lots of signage around town, glossy mailers, robotic calling around election day, volunteers walking precints, etc… were the candidates that were in bed with the public employees unions.

    We are primarily a “bedroom community” chocked full of residents who have families to raise which requires the majority of our time. Most of my neighbors can ill afford the time and effort that is required to research individual candidates.

    I also think that we were gullible when it came to party endorsements, as most of the voters here are conservative religious people that tend to vote their religion, which is pandered to by the Republican party, which all three of these colossal conundrums belongs to.

    I think that those factors, combined with inherent voter apathy, provided the perfect storm for us to be blinded by glossy mailers that tout how well thought of each candidate is by the Police and Fire departments.

    What those glossy mailers that all registered voters received in the mail DON’T tell you, is that the same public safety groups that are telling us what a swell person this candidate is, are also the same groups that are hedging their money for their candidates to win the election so that they will reep increased benefits and retirement once their candidate is elected.

    1. Great summation Fullerton Lover.

      And as a non-Fullerton resident (Brea) and a registered voter for a few decades, I would concure that for all the reasons you mentioned in your commentary, the same thing goes on in most other cities in the southland.

      Many of us just trusted our pretty glossy, yet extremely expensive mailers…

      Shame on the many of usses…

  11. The phony conservative candidates in bed with the parasitic union goons have done to us what the phony conservative churches have done to this community. They have neglected their neighbors, the less fortunate, bilked the unsuspecting, and lulled everyone to sleep in the process. Things are far worse than most people realize on the economic and geopolitical landscape. Our leaders both secular and ecumenical have sold us down the river. The people of Fullerton need to break their conditioning and wake up. These candidates hopefully will do just that. It is high time for change.

  12. Gotta hand it to Dexter Savage, bow tie included, for his “just a quick story about…”

    He just wouldn’t shut up. Nice guy but don’t give him a mic.

    1. The mayor should have politely thanked him for his service and pointed him straight to the line for public comments.

    2. That Bozo Savage can ramble and say absolutely nothing important and he was a shitty planning commissioner too.

      1. Yes, I recall him comparing live outdoor music to his neighbor playing his radio in his backyard. Not a clue…

  13. Phony conservative candidates in bed with the union goons leaves out the fact that they all also raise money from the garbage collector (a monopoly), the developers and other similar types.
    This has always been the Orange County way. It affects your quality of life for innumerable years. Here is an example:
    For every 100 acres developed, the county has a rule that 5 acres needs to be set aside for Parks. A number of local city councils have circumvented this “rule” on sweetheart deals with developers allowing two things: HIGHER DENSITY per acre and less parks. In commercial development, it is parking spaces, the size of each space (smaller makes the developer more money) and the number of parking spaces.
    In summary, Jesse Unrah said: “Money is the mothers milk of politics”. Politics is alive and well in Orange County where the conservatives talk saving money, but actually blow as much or more money than the liberals who of course, they hate!

    1. Affordable housing laws allowed local agencies to overlook open space requirements. Blame Sacramento for stupid laws.

  14. truthseeker :
    The phony conservative candidates in bed with the parasitic union goons have done to us what the phony conservative churches have done to this community. They have neglected their neighbors, the less fortunate, bilked the unsuspecting, and lulled everyone to sleep in the process. Things are far worse than most people realize on the economic and geopolitical landscape. Our leaders both secular and ecumenical have sold us down the river. The people of Fullerton need to break their conditioning and wake up. These candidates hopefully will do just that. It is high time for change.

    Note that there wasn’t a single religous leader of a congregation here in Fullerton that protested or spoke out about the injustice that was perpetrated by the Fullerton Police Department when they callously and visciously murdered a mentally disabled man in the town square the day after Independence Day was celebrated.

    The only religious leader that had the courage and the conviction to stand with Kelly’s Army and speak out against injustice, was the conservative Baptist pastor from Buena Park Baptist church named Wiley Drake.

    Not one religious leader from Fullerton ever protested Kelly Thomas’s death.

      1. You are probably right. You know they ought to find another line of work. Oh I forgot they are probably part of the clergy response team under F.E.M.A. That explains it. They are hirelings.

    1. Exactly. I give him credit for that and I heard him say that the cops (Buena Park) do not like him and he does not care. Loved it! I have also read some things he has said that I disagree with, but that is true of almost everyone. He seems like a stand-up guy for the less fortunate no matter what others may think. IMO he should be a part of the homeless solutions in Fullerton and wherever else in Orange County.

  15. oh brother! not in Dick Jones lifetime will fullerton become a megaopolis with millions of fullertonites crawling over each other, but we need to build affordable housing now next to a train station because when fullerton’s population rivals that of Tokyo, they will want to take a train our of downtown and so on. This is the same person who celebrated the 10 million dollar architectural facelift on our library including installing a coffee bar without one improvement to internet technology.
    Someone needs to clue Dick Jones into the fact that more people are conducting business, conferencing and other affairs in cyberspace . The need for affordable housing near a train station so these same people may commute to their downtown jobs, wherever, apparently to only flip burgers is soo last century thought. Kick Dick jones and his twentieth century cogwheels that populate the inside of his skull out of our public office before he drives our city with its 145,000 population into bankruptcy.

    1. Good observations, but the trouble with this idiot is that you don’t know if he really believes this bullshit or just hopes people will buy it and not question his real motive – pimping Ackerman’s project.

      1. “pimping ackerman’s project” with our tax dollars. Who are these pompous, petty persons who steal our money to get rich? If not for FFFF this would not be a rhetorical question but a mystery. Jones, Ackerman, et al need to be ousted from our local government and those who advocate and promise to practice smaller government put in charge of our town

  16. Okay. First off Dick doesn’t know dick. Changing the zoning to “mixed use” doesn’t mean the project is mixed use. And Heehaw is so f-ing ignorant he doesn’t even know what mixed use is.

    RECALL.

      1. I think he was thinking of the market they initially promised to build in the Fullerton Transportation Center. FTC was a pie in the sky redevelopment project though, so I guess the residents of the Ackerman pimped St. Anton Arms can walk a couple of miles for groceries or just eat at the bars. More likely, they will just drive to the supermarkets, but since St. Anton was allowed to provide fewer parking spaces because the project is “affordable,” where will those cars be parked? The city claims it will not be in the giant parking structure being built right next to it.

        1. In other words it was all bullshit.

          Not like we didn’t already know. But now Jack Franklin knows where he can find burger flippers – right across the street!

  17. PS

    The video ends right before the good Dr. Jones asserts that bike lanes are also subsidized. This profound observation was in response to a concern about the safety of train bound cyclists being able ride safely past the St. Anton project to get to the transit center parking structure next door to it. Of course, the roads themselves are built by the government, and striping them for safer cycling would ultimately save money by getting people out of their cars and on to bikes, but the good Doc does not seem to be concerned with a modest government investment that would realize a posotive return while he is busy giving away 11 million dollars of public funds to a project fronted by the man in charge of the anti-recall campaign.

  18. I really do love the way Heehaw starts out all slow and professorial-like and then gets himself worked up into a crazy, nonsensical babble about this n’ that.

    A real piece of work.

    1. WRONG that is GARY NOT DICK, or Richard.

      “Congressman Ackerman is the most recent Democrat to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Ackerman is also the Ranking Member and the most recent Democrat to Chair the House”

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