When Ken Jelinek, a 42 year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department, posted a message on Senator Frank LaRose’s Facebook wall expressing his disappointment with LaRose’s yes vote on Senate Bill 5, and his anger with Republican bloggers who twisted the words of a union lawyer to make it seem like he was threatening the Senator, the last thing he expected was to be personally attacked by LaRose’s supporters. But that’s exactly what happened.

Four minutes after Jelinek posted his comment, Tim Monaco, a 26 year old college kid who lives in Akron, kicked off a stream of attacks that have continued until today. Monaco’s attacks mainly focus on how his own health insurance costs are too high and how the mooching union members (aka Cleveland Police Officers) are getting all of their benefits paid for by taxpayers. “Your health insurance is still paid for, by me”, says Monaco. “I have to pay for mine too.”

A quick look at Tim’s LinkedIn profile shows he’s actually only had two jobs in his life – and one of them was working for a Public (read: tax-payer supported) University. The other was working on the campaign of John Husted last year.

A little more digging shows Tim actually attended two public universities (The University of Akron and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) – which means his education was at least partially funded by taxpayers. Oh, and one more interesting fact: Tim’s mother was a teacher at both schools Tim attended.

Do you see Tim’s position disappearing before your eyes?

Not only was his mother paid by public universities and, most likely, given health benefits from the same universities – from which Tim probably benefited – but students of faculty members at public universities almost always get free or seriously reduced tuition.

Quick Recap: a college kid who’s never held the same job for more than a few months and who has most likely benefited from a tax-payer funded education and health benefits is lecturing a retired police officer who spent 42 years of his life in public service on the cost of HIS health benefits?

To be fair, Tim’s arguments – while misdirected and hypocritical – certainly aren’t the worst on LaRose’s Facebook wall.

That dubious honor goes Chris Malcheski – a computer programmer who doesn’t even live in Ohio.

Compared to Mr.Malcheski’s, Tim seems almost polite.

In Malcheski’s many comments he calls unions “a cancer to the American way of life” and claims union members – including fire fighters and police officers – are bottom feeders who “are not known for intelligence.”

But he saves the bulk of his angry rants for the laziest bottom feeders of them all: Blacks.

Remember the old days, when Blacks contributed …

When did it all stop? MLK. It stopped cold. What have they done since MLK “liberated” them, and they became a sanctioned victim group? Maybe it’s just me but I’m not seeing a whole lot of heroes coming out of any official victim group.

The only group left who is not in that category is White males. And collectively we hold more power in this country than any other. You can be proud to be any race … except White. Then you’re racist. You can have a history month for any group … except Whites. Then you’re racist.

Why yes, yes you are, Mr. Malcheski.

Immediately after this rant, another participant in the discussion quickly replied: “man, one of you guys need to delete the h3ll out of the above post before some liberal blogger sees it.”

Too late.

Here’s a screen shot of Malcheski’s rant (don’t worry, I captured the rest too):

  • guest

    holy crap! So there haven’t been any African-American heroes in this country since the 1964 civil rights laws passed? Malcheski needs to take a course in American history since 1950. Seriously, most liberal arts colleges and universities offer this course. He should audit it.

    I don’t know how old he is, but he obviously hasn’t been paying attention for the last 30-40 years.

  • Tim

    I have never reported things like “who they are related to and how relatives voted” I have no way to know who someone voted for. I have NEVER done such a thing. In one thread discussion an SB 5 OPPONENT (and someone who had earlier said she was Frank Comunale’s cousin, this might be the related part), no less, asked how many people opposed to SB 5 on here actually voted for senator LaRose, I politely and completely legally looked up (not their voting records at all) just their SENATE districts of 5 randomly selected people using the ohio senate district website. I found that 3 of the 5 were not in Frank LaRose’s district. I take offense to that guest, and I have been providing facts and numbers about SB5 throughout the discussion. I have also disparaged NO ONE. In fact Opponents of SB 5 have commended me for replying in a calm, rational way using factual evidence.

  • guest

    thank you for that correction. and clarification.

  • Thanks for the Response Tim. I have been following the conversation and, like I said, you certainly aren’t the worst offender.

    Tempers often get heated in Facebook conversations and people tend to edit themselves much less when online. That is still no excuse for racist comments and I appreciate anything you may have said against such unnecessary remarks.

    That said, I still stand by my statement: your criticism of Mr. Jelinek and the benefits he receives after putting in 40+ years of public service are hypocritical given your family background and the benefits you received from my tax dollars.

    This wasn’t meant to be a personal attack (note: I intentionally left out all of the details, names, etc.), but it seems worthy of pointing out since many of the biggest promoters and defenders of Senate Bill 5 have themselves received tons of tax payer funded benefits.

  • Guest

    Tim, didn’t you admit to calling Mr. Piotrowski’s boss and asking all of yo rfriends to do the same? That seems to conflict with your claims that “Despite these threats I have said over and over that I feel no need to report them, things get heated in political discussions, no one deserves to have their life ruined by something they said on Facebook. “

  • I removed the old Facebook conversation and reworded the segue to second part about Malcheski to clear up the racism thing.

  • Tim

    I did admit to calling his boss, and I told several others to do the same… the reason for this (in comparsion to my statement concerning “Despite these threats I have said over and over that I feel no need to report them, things get heated in political discussions, no one deserves to have their life ruined by something they said on Facebook) is Mr. Piotrowski is NOT a police officer, he works for the FOP, and I felt his boss had the right to know that Mr. Piotrowski was not clarifying that, in fact his initial post (whether its a threat or not) implies that he is a police officer , I do not feel he has the right to represent himself that way. Since the FOP has a horse in this race I feel they DO need to be notified when someone who represents them, at a time when they are quite prominent, does that.

    My statement concerning “no one deserves to have their life ruined” stems from the fact that I was threatened by separate people in the heat of the argument, some through personal message, and even a couple calls on my cellphone. I do not think it is right for a police officer, or a firefighter who is blowing off steam to have me complain about police harassment, when they truly haven’t done anything but threaten.

    Anything else I can clarify for you? I would be happy to

  • Tim

    Thank you, its actually much appreciated, especially the removal of the old post, bad memories! Well good luck with your postings I will continue to read them and I appreciate the distancing of me from the racist!

  • Tim

    It may be a while before i reply to any comments people would like me to clarify, I’ll be off Plunderbund for a while however i read it everyday and will have no problem if you want me to answer for anything ive said.

  • Annekarima

    Joseph, sorry to say but some people cannot, will not or simply are not able to think for themselves. It shows.

  • reddite

    Flamewars?> On the internet? Stop the presses!

    stumbled on here from reddit.

  • Kmjelinek

    Mr. Monaco has been out of control for a while. I won’t even get into the childish names he has called me on f/b. I have received two messages on f/b from other women who actually fear him. While I don’t fear him I also do not think he is helping the cause of Mr. LaRose. His comments here are tame as are some of his newer post on f/b. After some time I did receive comments from Mr. LaRose supporters that were intelligent and mature. One mentioned he (T.M.) did not represent Mr. LaRose. The other person gave me a link to listen to Mr. LaRose’s reasons why he backtracked on SB5. While I still don’t agree with the way Mr. LaRose voted it was refreshing to know there were a few out there who wanted to engage in an adult conversation. As for the “overpaid, union thug” lawyer, I can’t even begin to explain how far out of control that went. I thank you Plunderbund for bringing it to light & for “keeping it real”. The racist remarks made me sick to my stomach. Mr. Malchelski needs a long rest and therapy.

  • Guest

    While this Monaco guy is not the worst poster, his explanations of why he called the FOP to report piotroski are a lie. Piotroski stated in his posts that he was not a cop, several times, Piotroski also never claimed to be an FOP attorney, he didn’t deny it, but never said it either. ANd to say he did not attack the 42 year cop is also a lie, when you say to a cop “I pay your pension and your health care” and demand he tell you how much both are you are attacking. The right used to have respwect for the police, guess thats not true anymore.

  • Tim

    Mr Piotrowski did NOT clarify that he was not a police officer until AFTER someone brought up the statement, yes he clarified many times afterwards, but at first it was not that way/

    I did not attack a police officer, did no such thing, the pension question was a rhetorical question i never expected an answer, and i phrased my following questions using ALL numbers.

  • Kmjelinek

    Truly you have not clarified a single thing. I am however relieved as will be others that you have pulled your offensive comments from facebook. Troll Jelinek

  • Kmjelinek

    OH, now I understand. I applaud Mr. Piotrowski, I admire his passion and his strong work ethic. Someone needs to fight for those who fight for us! What I find so remarkable is Tim’s mom is a teacher, state funded, looks like dad also had a job in the public field. I am sure Mr. Monaco has benefited greatly from his parents tax-funded employed parents. Tim refers to me as Troll Jelinek, has told me he pays our health insurance, pension etc. This coming from a boy who has yet to prove himself in the work force. From one Police Wife to another Thank You for clarifying a baffling situation.

  • James

    But it was AFTER Piotrowski told you he was NOT a cop, that you then said you were going to report him to his boss. Please do clarify how it is that you say you do NOT intend to report anyone to their bosses, and then you made a big deal about how you called Piotrowski’s boss.

    Your “clarification” above does not even make sense. So please try again.

  • Guest

    Is it true, Tim. Did Piotrowski have a case against your father’s employer that your father lost?

  • guest

    …you should see it now, several SB5 supporters are on there calling cops scumbags, stupid, thugs etc. It seems like a lot of the college republicans have disappeared, once it was questioned if they are accepting federal student loans (tax money) or federal research grants (tax money).

    I wanted to ask them how many veterans are in their ranks, but I already know the answer, zero to none.

    Big supporters of law enforcement during campaigns, not so much when they have to pay them fair wages.

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