Behind the Bullshit Goes Bye-Bye

Of all the money that former City Manager Wild Ride Joe Felz wasted during his shaky tenure, nothing was quite as egregious as the annual fifty grand Stumblejoe blew on Behind the Badge, a silly, pointless PR outlet that passed along empty feel-good tales involving Fullerton cops. No one knows if anyone even bothered reading […]

Behind the Badge on the Chopping Block?

Next Tuesday’s Council meeting brings us another Budget Show, one more in a line of footling meetings strung out like faux pearls on a cheap necklace.  This one is particularly entertaining since it acknowledges a big structural deficit that the suggested cost savings will do almost nothing to correct: “modest” revenue increases are broadly suggested, […]

The Fullerton DUI Machine. An Essay

The constant public glorification by the city government of the Fullerton cops who hand out the most DUI citations has become parody worthy: public awards ceremonies at council meetings, plaques, gushing adulation from representatives of MADD. And of course there are the saccharine and witless write-ups in the taxpayer funded cop PR outlet Behind the […]

Ironic?

One of our fine stable of anonymous sources has informed us that former Fullerton star DUI cop Timothy Gibert was on the scene of former City Manager Joe Felz’s Wild Ride. Since the event in question has been deliberately shrouded in mystery, I can’t confirm if this is accurate, but I can say that if true, […]

The Torpedo

There is an old saying: “it’s the least I can do.” And once in a while you get to see the least someone can really do without doing anything at all. At the last “budget workshop” (cue: a sales tax is coming music), David Curlee brought up the idiocy of the worthless and mismanaged “Behind […]

The Swindle

It’s often said that government spends half its time fixing problems it created with the other half. And what better way to make problems go away by getting the taxpayers to pick up the tab for your mistakes? On next Tuesday’s council agenda there is an item to “study” a downtown Business Improvement District (BID). […]