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12.07.2006

What A Beating

So I have to go to Jacksboro this morning for a hearing on a court appointment client. My guy hasn't paid child support for quite some time, the AG's office is after him, and the judge had given him 60 days to make a good faith effort on his past due balance. She had threatened him with jail time if he didn't. So what happens? He hasn't paid a single penny and gets thrown in jail in jail for contempt for 90 days. His defense was that he couldn't find any work any where. So when I stop at the local convenience store to get a coke on the way home, I was met with a handwritten sign of "Now Hiring. Apply Inside" taped to the front door. (I then heard dramatic music as the camera panned back and the credits began to roll.)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

jail would be a good place for him

Anonymous said...

What are his chances of paying child support from jail? While we pay to keep him penned up, we taxpayers also get to pay welfare to the family. Trash.

Anonymous said...

what is the cure for 'trash' ? what can you do for stupid people?

Anonymous said...

Too bad Barry couldn't be assigned to defend the illegal immigrant who killed the woman in a Dallas robbery. He'd been arrested some 5 times earlier BUT was still in this country to do his latest crime. Something's wrong here. Must be due to all those Republican prosecutors, and state and national politicians who are in charge.

Anonymous said...

1:38, How do you know if the family receives welfare? God does not make trash.

Anonymous said...

3 squares, free room snd board. Some people would consider that superior to working at at the convenience store. Sad ...

Anonymous said...

1:48 - I have no doubt the family is or will be getting welfare. As for God not making trash - where did Saddam, Osama, Hitler and any number of other un-nice folks come from?

Anonymous said...

i agree

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, If he can't pay his legal fees are you going to have him thrown in jail? Just because they are hiring at the incovenience store doesn't mean he is qualified. But most degenerates do work there.

Anonymous said...

I hate dead beat Moms' that use the jacked up system to mess over some guy. Plus acts like she should be first in line at food stamp line. That is what is sick.

Anonymous said...

3:01...Are you Barry's client from today in Jacksboro?

Anonymous said...

No, just got messed around by the system.

Anonymous said...

301...your right some guys get the raw deal.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have hired Barry?

Anonymous said...

I hired one of the other dorks and work in the same block.
301

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that it comes to someone having to be locked up for not supporting their children. But it is amazing, there must be a money tree in the jail. Seems like they can always come up with money from somewhere after they get locked up.

Barry was just doing his job in defending him. The Judge would not have been happy if he had appeared without an attorney.

But what always get me is that they can pay an attorney $1,000.00 to appear with them, but couldn't pay the support.

Anonymous said...

Barry ... Did he pay you yet?

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's the Quik Stop. You have to be able to reed, rite and count to work there. This guy probably didn't qualify.

Anonymous said...

I live in Jacksboro...and ANYONE that wants to work can work! Oilfield is great right now and pays well.....some just don't want to work!

and your point is? said...

Anon 1:38 how do you know his family is receiving "welfare"?

I have an ex-husband who owes me over $23,000 in child support, and believe me, I'm NOT on "welfare".

Also, Barry was APPOINTED, that means, the client does not have to pay.

Anonymous said...

oilfield sucks! I would rather be in jail than a floorman on a rig!
Plus, the foods better!! LOL

Anonymous said...

They dont hire white guys...only camel jockeys!

Anonymous said...

To: and you point is,
Get over it if your looking for a patr on the back. Look eles where cause I see Mothers' do it all the time. And are glad they have a done something. Quit hanging on to a number in which he owes.

Anonymous said...

Why should child support be "automatic" when employment circumstances and financial circumstances for the payer can fluctuate? I mean, what if a guy is laid off and out of work for a year while married with kids? The wife and kids would have to make do along with the husband. Yet divorced, it seems the wife is "guaranteed" to get hers even if it means a guy has to go to jail.

Anonymous said...

9:23 That is right. If he has lost or changed jobs. He has to make it up plus the big companies now get a fee to just to send the check in.
Because the State say they can. Everyone out to get some on his money.

Anonymous said...

It sure is funny that criminals can be on the loose, but the Wise county judge won't dismiss a bogus ticket they gave me for expired farm tags when I had current tags on the dang thing, payed for another set of tags, a penalty (which was a whopping $1.06) and did everything I was told to do, but because the tax office didn't charge me a penalty the first time I was in, the judge won't dismiss it. Talk about a screwed up system!! I pay my taxes on time, give to charities, and am kind to old folks, but still get screwed!!! How about representing me in court - I am fighting this thing to the end. I am tired of getting screwed for trying to be honest and do the right thing!!! If you want to represent me, let me know!

Anonymous said...

1:38, he didn't pay his support when he wasn't in jail so what is the difference?

3:01,deadbeat dads are what is sick, you play you pay. quit whining and support your kids.

9:23, if he is laid off and out of work for a year, he is still a bum, go get a job and stop looking for a position.

guys be real men and pay for your children whether you are married or not instead of having the rest of us pay for them.

11:16, there is probably more to the story than what you are telling, are you even a real farmer or just one of many trying to beat the system claiming farm use for a vehicle or trailer for your 5 or 10 acre spread?

Anonymous said...

You tell me if I am a real farmer or not. My family owns over 3000 head of stocker calves and 200 head of mother cows and operate over 10000 acres of country. My 71 year old mom and I ride every day checking cattle - whether it is 20 degrees and snowing or 120 degrees. Nobody appreciates the fact that we help feed you and the rest of the world. If you had to go hungry for a while you would appreciate us more buddy! Or if you had to get out of your climate controlled office and do a real days work!! Think before you open your mouth.

Anonymous said...

7:33PM - my apologies for the rudeness displayed by one of the posters. I appreciate and thank you - my family has over 100 head of cattle, and we know what hard work it is. My dad is 83 and still helps with working the calves - it keeps him active and healthier than he would be just sitting in an easy chair. Good luck in your court battle, I am sure you will do just fine, and you won't have to waste your money on a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. It is nice to know that someone understands and appreciates the work that today's people of agriculture do. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

okay, so your family has a few cows and some land, you ride a horse everyday and you help feed me and the rest of the world. with your holier than thou attitude, i am not suprised that you feel you are above having a current farm tag on your vehicle until you are ticketed for it. my guess would be that you probably use farm diesel for uses other than offroad purposes so it maybe a good thing that the officer did not check your fuel tank.

while i know farming is hard work it is not the only profession where hard work is required. in fact you would probably not like my climate controlled office which happens to be 90 feet off of the ground in the derrick of a drilling rig, where it is hot and cold there also, but they will not let your moms go to work with you though so you may get lonely without her.

I do agree with you on one point-- YOU should think before YOU open YOUR mouth and whine about how a saint such as yourself can have such a HARD ROW TO HOE !!

Anonymous said...

Put down the crack pipe, 8:57PM.

anonymouse said...

Yes, I am part of MACPOBB (mousey against crack pipes on barry's blog).
and I agree..too much crack on this blog, man.

PUT THE PIPES DOWN.

Anonymous said...

SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT'EM