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Making America Un-great Again

July 21, 2020

Helle 2020

Roger Stone, infamous friend of trump and convicted felon, was given a get out of jail free card for his conspiring with Russia to steal an election. Same with Michael Flynn, who is also free as a bird right now.

William “Bill” McKell, former local telecommunications monopoly holder and millionaire was accused of molesting over a dozen boys in his role as a Boy Scout leader and church youth leader. He even had the audacity to make a Facebook post which basically said hell yes, I did it, sorry not sorry, and what are you going to do about it? Apparently nothing, because he’s still going on with his millionaire life.

And then today, Larry Householder, Speaker of the Ohio House is arrested for a $60 million pay to play scheme that cost Ohio taxpayers $1 billion in a bailout of nuclear plants owned by First Energy, I mean Company A. He was arrested this morning, arraigned this afternoon, and allowed to walk out of the courthouse and into his own private luxury vehicle to drive away. He has to turn in his passport and guns by 5 pm TOMORROW and was told to stick around in Southern Ohio for the meantime. Oh and the kicker is 20 other Ohio candidates received this money for their campaigns, yet Ohioans are still in the dark about who they are. I’d be remiss to mention that this is Mr. Householder’s second time being investigated for corruption. His previous misgivings were dropped in 2006 and he was never charged.

In contrast, George Floyd was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill, a misdemeanor offense that is generally hard to prove the person with the counterfeit bill actually had knowledge it was counterfeit and, in most places, usually not prosecuted. Yet, the police officers responding to that event decided to arrest him, and then act as judge and jury, and then execute him on the spot for that misdemeanor. For reference, speeding is also a misdemeanor.

I can’t qwhite put my finger on why these men would be treated $o differently…

Now, even though I grew up poor as dirt and have worked my ass off since I was 17 years old, I am not obtuse enough to not realize that even poor white trash has a privilege not afforded to black people in this country. It’s OK to say that. You don’t have to be defensive. I mean maybe you don’t realize it, but when you’re a poor, or even a middle-class white American, people like Roger Stone, Bill McKell, and Larry Householder are taking advantage of you.

I’ve been paying $100+ a month for a landline and shitty internet service that only works 70% of the time for the last 18 years to McKell’s Horizon. The fucking internet goes out when there’s a heavy rain. I’ve been paying Ohio and federal taxes for 31 years. Most years, I have to write checks to the federal government for my “fair share” while companies like Amazon pay nothing. I have to scrape my pennies and forgo vacations to help 4 children attend college and not go into crippling debt, while Mr. Householder is pocketing my tax dollars to pay off his credit card and make improvements to his Florida vacation home.

Not to mention all of this is happening during a pandemic in which none of our local or federal leaders are doing anything at all to mitigate the human or financial damages. People are really out there refusing to take basic public health precautions to protect our citizens, and Larry Householder’s Ohio GOP are the leading offenders. Dude, if you’re going to bilk me out of my hard-earned money the least you could do is require people to wear a fucking mask. But NO! That thieving mother fucker supported the attacks, including the antisemitic rhetoric, against Dr. Amy Acton, which drove her to resign from her position. And since then, Ohio has turned upside down. Ohioans spent 2 months in lockdown and sacrificed their livelihoods to nip this in the bud and then Mike DeWine was like never mind y’all, go get your hair did and hit the bars. He reminds me of that kid who takes off balls to the wall running the 3200m race and then has to walk the last few laps because he shot his wad too early.

I don’t know about y’all, but I am sick of this shit. And I can’t even run away and live my dream in the Bahamas, because we have been banned from the Bahamas. What kind of shithole country gets banned from a country that relies on tourism? We also can’t go to Canada, Mexico, or most of Europe. trump doesn’t need a fucking wall anymore. Nobody wants to come to the land of the infected and nobody wants the infected in their country.

Congrats. We’ve un-MAGA’d ourselves.

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