Editor’s Note: While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.
For heartlanders, new and improved ways of communicating were kicked to the curb and replaced by a good old-fashioned tongue lashing, a few boos and hisses, and the preferred dish served by rural farm wives, the cold shoulder. All of which is fine and acceptable forms of sending a message of displeasure, whether the offender is in your midst or another part of the good old U. S. of A. If elitists from both parties haven’t yet paid attention, now would be a suitable time to take notice – before 2022 becomes the next “WTH” happened?
When You Throw an Election and No One Votes
Is it a harbinger of things to come when an entire town forgoes an election? One small Missouri town, La Russell, hit a new low in voter turnout as not one person cast a vote. Not. One. Vote. This particular local election was to decide if La Russell would annex into the neighboring Avilla Fire Protection District and to select two vacant seats on the Board of Trustees. One might think the trustee candidates might have made an effort. But they would be wrong. Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis told the local paper his office had looked high and low for a ballot from La Russell but came up empty. It caused a stir and a few wagging tongues.
The city clerk, Deborah Burton, spent the week prior at her husband’s hospital bed. Not that it matters but her husband is the mayor of La Russell. He was not up for reelection. Nevertheless, Burton was with her hospitalized man and not promoting the election: “I was there with him, so I guess we didn’t throw up the flag and let everyone know there was an election, so nobody went.” If only certain parts of the country had faced similar issues in 2020…
As Gerald Gaa from neighboring Illinois said: “[It’s} a crazy world when the guys running did not vote.” Indeed.
Meanwhile, in Liberal Land
Two of Illinois’ elected officials walked onto Guaranteed Rate Field ballpark in Chicago and were met with a prickly crowd of White Sox and Royals fans. As the public address system announced Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, fans could hear chants of “Beetlejuice” and “Fat boy” amid loud and boisterous boos and hisses. Local fan Nash Ruby observed: “You know it’s pretty bad when even the south side boos.”
At one point, the “you suck” was let fly, followed by “get the hell out of Chicago.” Another fan, Paul Nino, found the rainbow of the situation: “So glad Sox fans can agree with Cub fans on this one.” The unfriendly audience kept the pressure on until both Pritzker and Lightfoot retreated to safe spaces. As a season ticket holder to the Sox, several wonder if Lightfoot will have her passes up for sale in the near future.
Ghislaine In Deep Doo-Doo
The ex-girlfriend and alleged pimp for the dearly departed Jeffrey Epstein is causing problems in her prison ward these days. Yes, Ghislaine Maxwell is still very much alive and somewhat cantankerous with her hosts at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn. After filing a complaint about an “inappropriately conducted pat-down search,” which videotapes proved unfounded, Maxwell was told she must clean her own cell.
How damn horrifying? As guards of the facility stated in a report to the powers that be, the cell was a stinky place because Ghislaine “frequently did not flush her toilet after using it.” After the embarrassing portion of the report, MDC officials assured the courts that Maxwell was safe and sound in her filthy cell as prison guards are “required to confirm every fifteen minutes that the defendant is not in distress.” The shorthand of said missive would say they point a flashlight to the ceiling of Maxwell’s pen to make sure she is breathing.
Some Flyover folks were surprised she was still in the pokey. Others that she was still breathing, but none felt sorry for the alleged child sex trafficker. Denise Wehrle in Glendale, AZ, felt no sympathy: “My first thought was to let her live in her crap…but those who have to look after her should not have to put up with it…so, yes, make her clean up after herself.”
Barry Kemler of Durango, CO, asked: “was she waiting for Housekeeping?” We can all imagine how life has changed for Ms. Maxwell. It makes heartlanders smile with guilty pleasure at her circumstances of late.
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