As anyone who has been following my blog knows, Andy Johnson, former member of the Florida House of Representatives, stole $3,500.00 from me, and despite the fact that I won the court case and have a lien on his house, he refuses to pay me back. You can read the full and sordid details about his underhanded dealings here.
And then in an even more sickening plot twist, he actually lied about it to a reporter despite the fact that I have a stack of documentation that proves everything I’ve said. You can read about that here. I don’t know if it’s an over-active sense of self importance on his part, or a mental illness that makes him actually believe his version of reality, but there you have it. It’s Andy Johnson’s world. We’re just living in it.
And what an ironically warped world it is. His motto is “Never neutral. But always fair.” If Andy Johnson were fair, and as progressive as he purports to be on his radio show, he wouldn’t be screwing me over in this blatant fashion. I’m just a little fish in this big pond of ours, and who are the progressives out here to defend if not the little fish? Clearly this man is a phony.
I really have pretty much given up on the concept of ever seeing my money. Instead I’ve made it my mission to tell my story about this man to as many people as I can. And I have definitely been successful there. Of the over 17,000 views my blog has received to date, far and away the most viewed entries are the ones I have written about Andy. The word is spreading.
I’m sure it has spread to potential advertisers, too, so I suspect he would have been out a lot less money if he had just chosen to do the right thing and pay his judgment as any law abiding citizen would. Instead, through this blog I am the gift that keeps on giving, and frankly that gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
Don’t get me wrong. I’d much rather get my money so I could delete these poisonous entries from my blog and forget this man even exists, as I feel these posts taint the overall good I attempt to do here with my writing. But I won’t hold my breath.
I am considering contacting the people who currently advertise with him next. I think it’s only fair that they know exactly whom they chose to endorse. Of course, that means I’ll have to listen to his radio show, and that makes me sick, in spite of the fact that our politics are ironically similar. It’s just that knowing what I know about the man, I find the sound of his voice and the image he attempts to project to be distinctly galling.
I do have another card up my sleeve. It occurs to me that by having this lien on Andy’s house, I essentially own a piece of him. (Talk about galling.) This is having a negative impact on his credit as well as on his reputation. And since the lien increases in value by six percent a year, it’s actually a nice little investment. Currently that original 3916.00 lien, which includes court costs, is now worth at least $4,856.00. (I have no idea if that interest gets compounded.)
Why is this a good investment when the man has no intention of paying me back? Ah, but here’s the beauty of it. There are companies out there that will buy judgments. Granted, I won’t get more than 50 percent of the money, and that’s being very optimistic, but I would get the satisfaction of knowing that they would most assuredly collect. And since Andy didn’t voluntarily do the right thing and I had to resort to this method of getting this judgment satisfied, I would feel guilt-free about continuing to spread the word for all eternity. Crime definitely does not pay. So sad.
This could all go away if Andy would just pay up. Barring that, I suppose I’ll have to engage in a bit of modern day slavery. Does anyone want to buy a piece of an overweight, overblown, former politician? I have here a judgment that’s currently worth $4,856.00. I’ll take $2,400.00 for it. Cash on the barrel head. You pay, I walk away, and you have all the fun you want after that, as will I. The family has at least two vehicles you can go after. Come and get it!
Doesn’t he look all puffed up with his own self-importance?
Actually, that’s the bad karma chewing him up from the inside out.