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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:33:45 AM



http://www.suntimes.com/18165026-761/ex-tea-party-rep-joe-walsh-wants-to-stop-paying-child-support-because-hes-out-of.html
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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:40:21 AM
Family Values:

divorce 

adultery

failing to support your kids

child molestation

popes who help cover up child molestation 

domestic violence 

open homosexuality 

closet homosexuality 
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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:13:21 PM
sounds bout right
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:24:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

Family Values:

divorce 

adultery

failing to support your kids

child molestation

popes who help cover up child molestation 

domestic violence 

open homosexuality 

closet homosexuality 

careful there... this sounds like the life story some of rightwing extremist wacko-nuthjobs on this site..
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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:01:27 PM

After insisting he wasn’t a “deadbeat dad” throughout his failed campaign for re-election, ex-U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is still dogged by questions about child support.

Walsh, a flame-throwing Tea Party Republican who was trying to land a radio deal and last week announced he was forming a new conservative SuperPAC, filed court papers seeking to end his obligation to pay $2,134 per month in child support.

But once again, Walsh insists he’s no deadbeat.

Both he and his attorney say that since he is no longer employed as a congressman, they want to “modify” the previous agreement so that he pays 20 percent of his current salary.

Walsh is not currently employed and has no salary. But that could change, he said.

“I’m working on it,” he said.

But an attorney for Walsh’s ex-wife said that the former congressman is behind on child support payments that were dictated under a previous court order and that Walsh’s ex-wife was taken by surprise by a Feb. 1 court filing that asks “to terminate child support obligation,” saying Walsh “is without sufficient income or assets with which to continue to pay his support obligation.”

“This is the first communication we’ve received from the congressman; she had no information prior to receiving this filing in the mail that he was going to seek,” said Jack Coladarci, an attorney for Walsh’s ex-wife. “He did not pay January and he has not paid February support… You still have to keep paying until the judge says you can stop.”

Walsh’s court filing states: “Joe’s employment has been terminated through no voluntary act of his own and he is without sufficient income or assets with which to continue to pay his support obligation. Due to a substantial change in circumstances, Joe requests that his child support obligation be terminated based on his present income and circumstances.”

But Walsh insists he’s not trying to get out of paying anything.

He said the key part of the filing comes at the end; when it asks that the court “modify Joe’s child support obligation to a sum equal to 20 percent of his net income until the minor child graduates from high school in 2013.”

Asked why the motion was titled “motion to terminate child support,” Walsh’s lawyer, Janet Boyle, characterized the title to the motion, which Walsh signed, as misleading.

“It probably should have been a motion to modify, that’s probably what I would have captioned it. My office used a word that is getting turned around here,” Boyle said. “That’s what we’re asking for, a modification, whether that’s modified to zero or some other number has yet to be seen.”

In an interview, Walsh characterized the filing as routine and said he has no intention of backing down from paying child support payments.

“What I did was what every divorced father is supposed to do,” when a father’s employment changes. “My ex-wife’s child support payment was taken out of my paycheck,” Walsh said. “I don’t know what that will be yet,” Walsh said of what he will pay going forward. “But whatever I make these next four months will go by law to my youngest child.”

“I have paid child support ... through the end of my congressional payment,” Walsh said. “I received a check, and so my ex-wife would have received 20 or 28 percent of that. She received her normal payment. They took it out of my check, they took it out of my check in January.”

Walsh provided pay stubs to the Sun-Times. One shows that there was a $2,134 deduction for the pay period ending Dec. 31. However, Coladarci said that reflects the payment for December, not January. A pay stub from Walsh dated Feb. 1, does not show such a transfer.

“Nobody’s saying he’s not going to pay anything,” Boyle said. “All we are saying is that Mr. Walsh’s circumstances have changed and he, like every other father in the state, is entitled to seek a modification ... If he doesn’t make any more money for the next four months, why would he continue paying $2,134?”
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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:35:43 AM
this sounds exactly the type of person that would do well on a radio show...  lemmings will never think critically about the speaker or he is saying...
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Posted: 2/18/2013 2:43:05 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

Family Values:


divorce 

adultery

failing to support your kids

child molestation

popes who help cover up child molestation 

domestic violence 

open homosexuality 

closet homosexuality 

where is it that the right is for closet homosexuality?
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Posted: 2/22/2013 2:54:31 PM
Dirt,

Because I don't play favorites, And ate critical of both sides, including independents like ourselves, i am going to hold you accountable for what you posted like I do everyone else.

I get that the bible beating theocrats have merged church and state into the political party to have a clear antigay stance... But I'm not are about the closethomo thing...

Is that like don't ask don't tell?

Or that the GOP is accepting of homosexuals as long as they push their antigay agenda along with them?
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Posted: 2/22/2013 2:54:33 PM
Dirt,

Because I don't play favorites, And ate critical of both sides, including independents like ourselves, i am going to hold you accountable for what you posted like I do everyone else.

I get that the bible beating theocrats have merged church and state into the political party to have a clear antigay stance... But I'm not are about the closethomo thing...

Is that like don't ask don't tell?

Or that the GOP is accepting of homosexuals as long as they push their antigay agenda along with them?
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Posted: 2/22/2013 3:16:57 PM
basically, i'm saying that there are a lot of closet homosexuals among the rightwingers.  you know, the santorums, marcus bachmanns, larry craigs, etc.  they apparently even made a movie (documentary) about it although i haven't seen it. 

what i base that on is that it really is difficult to rationalize why the rightwingers make such an issue of happy marriage.  i get why happy people make it a huge issue but why do the rightwing nuts?  i can only come up with a couple of options. 

the first is the most obvious.  we all know republicans are only out for themselves and the rich special interests who own them.  they are only interested in helping those two groups at the expense of the common man.   so how do you keep getting elected when your purpose is to f*ck regular people over and only help yourself and the elite?  you have to take people's focus away from what you are doing.  most people are morons.  rightwingers worse than average but all the same, most people aren't prepared to think things through.  throw them a simple issue that feeds on their insecurities and small brains and that's a great way to take their eyes off the ball.  and if you can incorporate religion to dumb down the masses, well why not because that's what it's for.  and foxnews does its part.  the country has gone straight into the shitter.  and all of the people who sent it there not only didn't get held accountable but continue to make more money and cozy up to politicians.  and what do people do?  still vote for them.  why?  i geuss it's somewhat complicated to the average idiot.  it's easier to hear your politician say- gays are bad.  now that the average rightwinger can wrap his brain around. 

so, the happy marriage issue on the rightwing side is a great and critical sideshow.  abortion is great for this as well but not quite as obvious.

so what else?  well, you take a guy like santorum who is just off the wall fuckin crazy and is talking and thinking about happy people more than any politician should.  and the larry craigs of the world who just beat the happy marriage drum at every opportunity.  it has to be more than just a red herring for them.  i think it's the old, "[He} doth protest too much, mehtinks."  (that's shakespeare.  he was a writer/playwright for any rightwingers reading this and have never heard of him). 

for them, they've had their brains scrambled so badly from bible thumping that it is the ultimate sin to be happy (much worse than being divorced, child molester, wife beater, etc, as we all know).  so, although they are happy, they need to make sure no one thinks they are.   that's what forms a warped nutjob like santorum.  and results in craziness like the manti teo situation.  that's why righwingers embrace closet homosexuality.  attack homsexuality on the outside to hide closet homosexuality on the inside. 
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Posted: 2/22/2013 8:19:50 PM
Dirt, first off thank you for responding to my question rather then running like a coward...

I dont understand why people like 14 come on here just to bash and then run away when an actual discussion breaks out...

I hope you dont feel im picking on you... nothing personal... as an independent I have no alliances or allegiances I challenge everyone...

I will give my response in a few parts because you took the time to give a well thought out response to my question...

First off I see alot of people using the "wackos on both sides" argument to try to spin threads and discussion away from the specific topic...

so I agree with you about GOPs seem to have alot of closet homosexuals...  the pink elephant/widestance group are well known for their hypocrisy...

but using the "wackos on both sides" argument that some seem to be clinging to so tightly recently...  shouldnt there be closet homosexuals on the other side of the aisle?

perhaps you are neglecting all of the democratic closet homosexuals...  I know I am because I cant think of any off the top of my head...

but the closet guy phenomenon amoungst GOPs is such a rampant issue with in their own party that apparently a movie is being made about it to display this closet guy plague that has infected the GOP...

I have more on the other stuff you wrote, but lets start here...  are we not seeing that both sides are the same and both are riddled with closet homosexuals?

Or is the fact that GOP seem to be much more so?
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Posted: 2/24/2013 9:03:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Stiln:




http://www.suntimes.com/18165026-761/ex-tea-party-rep-joe-walsh-wants-to-stop-paying-child-support-because-hes-out-of.html


Current donkey president eats dog. Story on MSNBC @ 11.
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Posted: 2/25/2013 8:17:28 PM
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but using the "wackos on both sides" argument that some seem to be clinging to so tightly recently...  shouldnt there be closet homosexuals on the other side of the aisle?


i'm sure there are because even if you're not in the happy-hating party, it's still an obstacle to getting elected and political office has become such a windfall entitlement, these guys on either side aren't real quick to make getting elected more difficult.  but of course on the rightwing side, you have the extra element of the religious crazies who cling to the idea of hating various minority groups, not the least of which are the gays, so when they are happy, they need to overcompensate by coming out even stronger against their own to throw people off the trial. 
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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:08:32 PM
the first is the most obvious.  we all know republicans are only out for themselves and the rich special interests who own them.  they are only interested in helping those two groups at the expense of the common man.  





Which is of course explained by the fact that conservatives give more money to charity than liberals do.

Which is also explained by the fact you could provide no such examples of what you're claiming to be "obvious"

"Obvious"

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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:09:48 PM
basically, i'm saying that there are a lot of closet homosexuals among the rightwingers.  you know, the santorums, marcus bachmanns, larry craigs, etc.  they apparently even made a movie (documentary) about it although i haven't seen it.




Apparently made a movie!!!

Which conveniently you didn't see.

which all means this is like totally true!

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Posted: 2/26/2013 7:16:08 PM

who cares

 

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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:31:21 AM
seems like the guy who posted twice above cares passionately about the issue...

obvious
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Posted: 3/6/2013 10:09:33 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

but using the "wackos on both sides" argument that some seem to be clinging to so tightly recently...  shouldnt there be closet homosexuals on the other side of the aisle?


i'm sure there are because even if you're not in the happy-hating party, it's still an obstacle to getting elected and political office has become such a windfall entitlement, these guys on either side aren't real quick to make getting elected more difficult.  but of course on the rightwing side, you have the extra element of the religious crazies who cling to the idea of hating various minority groups, not the least of which are the gays, so when they are happy, they need to overcompensate by coming out even stronger against their own to throw people off the trial. 


I see...  so being a closet case and supporting the rights of your own shows more congruence then the GOP closet case who works against their own sexual orientation...

this incongruence and hypocritical stance is not the issue to me as much as the character and moral fiber of someone so twisted in their beliefs and thinking that they are 180 degree the wrong way in political ideology in comparison to their true actions and behaviors...

I think it is one thing to stay quiet about the issue, but actually take the insanity to this level is just utterly crazy...





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