Before and After….

Let’s make it easy. Here is the official CUP application blank form with the official city seal: And now, for comparison, the form submitted to the City by scofflaw Mr. Joe Florentine, and cheerfully processed by the planning department staff: I don’t know about you, but if I were a city bureaucrat, I’d looks askance […]

Fingerprints, Fingerprints…

Last Wednesday the City of Fullerton Planning Department and its Director – a guy named Matt Foulkes – set an item before the Planning Commission. It was a CUP amendment that would help The Florentine Mob bring their shaky agglomeration of scofflaws businesses into compliance with an ever-weakening system of controls for out-of-control bar owners […]

I Believe I’ve Seen This Show Before

Some poor dopes think that history repeats itself, and yet there are times when it’s hard to argue the point, as when the City Deciders of Fullerton wade out into the same quicksand again and again and again. I’m referring to the tedious habit of entering into lame exclusive agreements for stupid projects involving public […]

Meanwhile, Back @ The Ranch – Part 3

Fighting your own incompetent and belligerent government can be distracting. And so rather than be distracted, I’ve been playing catch-up with some more of the doings of our idiocracy since the City’s legal lizards tried to stomp on our 1st Amendment rights. Back on October 1, our esteemed council took on the business of people […]

Transparency 101

As many Friends now know, the City of Fullerton has decided to move on from bullying language to actually sue FFFF. Here’s a summation from The Voice of OC. The City has also posted a ponderous press release on its website, written in the high dudgeon of a bureaucrat whom you suspect already realizes that […]

The High Price of Building Our Future

I watched this little gem of a clip from Bill Maher’s cable show last night. Bill rails against the added cost laden on to stuff simply because people can get away with it it. In particular Maher notes the exorbitant cost of government projects, namely housing for the homeless and infrastructure where the “soft costs” […]

T-REX LOVES BUMS

T-REX SO HAPPY. FOOLERTON APPROVE NEW EXPERIMENT FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. YOU SLEEP IN CAR AND THE CITY GIVE YOU PRESENTS. T-REX LOVE GIVING PRESENTS TO PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. T-REX HAVE IDEAS FOR WHERE TO PUT PARKING AND GIFT GIVING. MAYBE RAYTHEON PARKING LOT. YUUUUUGE, NEXT TO JOBS AND TRAILS, NEXT TO NICE HOMES, GREAT […]

The Taxman Cometh

Folks here at FFFF have been prognosticating a new tax for several years. Even as councilcreatures Jennifer Fitzgerald and Jan Flory lied to the public by telling them the budget was balanced, we’ve been watching the strategic reserve fund dwindle away to almost nothing, leveling off last year only because so many positions were vacant. […]

The Consortium of Corruption

Friends, an environmental symbiosis exists in nature when two organisms interact in a way that is mutually beneficial. In the course of human organizational activity we see such symbioses frequently. In the nasty intersection of government and politics such relationships are depressingly common. And nowhere can we see this operation in better form than in […]