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Facebook post upsets father of 23
Daily Comet ^ | January 23, 2011 | John DeSantis

Posted on 01/23/2011 9:36:41 AM PST by chemicalman

THIBODAUX — Larry Luther didn’t see the Facebook post by a Terrebonne Parish child-support hearing officer about a barroom bouncer appearing before him who has 23 children and “too much time on his hands.”

But people who read a Courier and Daily Comet story containing questions about the posting’s propriety had little trouble determining who the posting was about and called Luther to tell him.

Now the 41-year-old grandfather says he is preparing to file a Louisiana Judiciary Commission complaint against the hearing officer, William Dunckelman.

“I am waiting on the papers in the mail,” Luther said Friday night. “I am doing it for future purposes, for people in the future so that their things will be privately handled and what is in court stays in court.”

Dunckelman has de-activated the Facebook page that includes the post, which never mentioned Luther by name but which judicial-ethics experts say likely crossed acceptable lines of conduct such judges are obligated by law to uphold.

“Just had a fellow leave child support court. He works as a bouncer and has twenty-three (23) children!,” the post reads. “Of course he gets paid cash and thus pays no (0) taxes. I think he needs another job as he has way too much time on his hands! What do you think?”

What Luther thinks is that the post has negative and unfair implications. His two youngest children are 3 years old. There are three 14-year-olds and the rest are in their upper teens and in their 20s. He fathered his oldest child when he himself was 17.

(Excerpt) Read more at houmatoday.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: bouncer; children; childsupport; commission; courier; dailycomet; facebook; ghetto; grandfather; job; judiciary; law; louisiana; officer; taxes; welfare
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Your tax dollars at work.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 9:36:44 AM PST by chemicalman
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2 posted on 01/23/2011 9:39:26 AM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: chemicalman

Bringing shame upon another is one of the greatest sins in our New Society.


3 posted on 01/23/2011 9:39:45 AM PST by WNCer2010
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To: chemicalman

Don’t worry Larry. The taxpayers love supporting and raising your offspring for you. Keep on bouncing!


4 posted on 01/23/2011 9:39:45 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Boycott GE!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hmm, i missed the part in the article where the tax payers were supporting and raising his offspring.

I did see the section that talked about how this whole thing was started, but the article isn't clear why the child is in state custody (instead of with his father)

5 posted on 01/23/2011 9:47:58 AM PST by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: chemicalman

Gee. They all look so......happy.

except for a couple of the kids, they all look like they want to bust a cap in the cameraman.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 9:48:07 AM PST by digger48
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To: chemicalman

Mustn’t offend a professional Deadbeat Dad. He has a constitutional right not to be offended, dontcha know. Freedom of speech?? What’s that?


7 posted on 01/23/2011 9:50:50 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: chemicalman

That’s a future crime spree right there.


8 posted on 01/23/2011 9:52:11 AM PST by libertybell
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To: chemicalman

Antonio Cromartie says, “see, now I don’t look so bad, huh?”


9 posted on 01/23/2011 9:53:38 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: A_perfect_lady

“I have told my sons at 17 and 18 to strap up, use condoms,” Luther said. “Times are harder now than when I was coming up. A child can be a setback if you are not prepared.”

Ahhh...yes, I remember when my father once told me to “strap up”, too.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 9:56:36 AM PST by vivalaoink
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To: chemicalman

I’d be willing to kick in for corrective surgery.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 9:58:17 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’d pitch in for the vascectomy.


12 posted on 01/23/2011 10:00:58 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: chemicalman
"It’s more like he’s got 100 kids because a lot of the (women), they have kids from other men, too, and if they need something, he helps them too."

What a good daddy!

13 posted on 01/23/2011 10:03:16 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: chemicalman

I only count 17.


14 posted on 01/23/2011 10:05:38 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: chemicalman
Rasheedra Mahoney, 32, is mother to three of Luther’s children — Quarneisha, 14, Ty’quial, 10, and Larryel Mahoney, 9.
Oh yeah, "labeled" for success.
15 posted on 01/23/2011 10:10:08 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chemicalman

Gad, this article is disgusting. Not once does it mention how many mothers are involved; how many welfare payments, and dollar amounts, of ALL the ‘families’ supported; anything in any way about personal responsibility, caring for your own children.

Just breed away, sperm-man. That’s your right. We’ll pick up ALL the pieces.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 10:10:57 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: chemicalman

No more raw clams for you Larry.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 10:16:25 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: oh8eleven

Where the hell do they get these names?


18 posted on 01/23/2011 10:18:55 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: chemicalman

I’m not going to comment on the right or wrong of this man having 23 kids. IMO, the issue here is the inappropriateness of this hearing officer’s actions. He was wrong to publicly post specifics as he did. Does he feel that he can go online and post the business of everyone who appears before him, or just the ones he doesn’t respect?


19 posted on 01/23/2011 10:20:57 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: struggle
I carded a guy in the store who was 23 and bragging about having 11 kids. No telling how many of them are running around.

It goes on from generation to generation, there is no tradition of buckling down and being a real father with some people.

20 posted on 01/23/2011 10:21:01 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: chemicalman

He should have been castrated about 20 kids ago.


21 posted on 01/23/2011 10:21:17 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: chemicalman

He should have spent more time with his hand and a little less with something else.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 10:22:15 AM PST by Plumberman27
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To: vivalaoink

>>>Ahhh...yes, I remember when my father once told me to “strap up”, too.

Mine said “if you can’t be good, be careful - and if you’re not careful, don’t name it after me or you mother” - and, “play it cool, play it safe, don’t put your hands where you wouldn’t put your face”.


23 posted on 01/23/2011 10:24:55 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: chemicalman

Screaming Jay Hawkins, 50’s RnB singer, reportedly had 67 kids, with a family reunion each year. That must have been a hoot.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 10:25:18 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: chemicalman

Nice, I’m pretty sick this kind of thing. Welfare needs to be ended for everyone but, the truly helpless. The elderly and the handicapped. Let the rest go to charities like they use to do. They will hold them accountable where as the government doesn’t. Government just keeps throwing money at them with OUR hard earned dollars. AND IT ISN’T OBAMA MONEY!


25 posted on 01/23/2011 10:26:42 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: chemicalman

Why bother legalizing polygamy? Just get out there and do it!


26 posted on 01/23/2011 10:26:44 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I collect these names just for fun. I have over 1,600 now and most of those names I found in police booking reports online, or in news articles such as this one.

One of my favorite names found just this week is Du Jour. Perhaps the mama found that name on a menu.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 10:26:50 AM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I really hope that these kids know who all of their brothers and sisters are. How many more are there where the mom doesn’t exactly know who the father is?

In some of these cases I think the odds are uncomfortably high that one of them is going to unwittingly end up in bed with a sibling.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 10:29:04 AM PST by Nickname
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To: chemicalman
Of course he gets paid cash and thus pays no (0) taxes.
I'd think that, unless this Dunkelman character knows this to be a fact, he's probably looking at a whole heap of trouble for posting it publicly. IMHO, being a private citizen, Luther has been libeled by the judge's claim that he has committed tax fraud. (I didn't see anything in the article that addressed the validity of that charge.)
29 posted on 01/23/2011 10:36:29 AM PST by Bob
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

They get a lot of help from QWERTY.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 10:37:51 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: chemicalman

I know this guy and he acts like a total thug. So far, he has not paid one penny of child support, at least that’s what some of the moms tell me. And why is it he complains about a judge telling everyone all this “private” info about him and then decides he might as well pose with some of his kids for a front page article declaring to the world all about him and his apparent decision to over-populate the world with his offspring. He needs to grow a brain and take some of his own advise...”use a condom”!!


31 posted on 01/23/2011 10:39:05 AM PST by InTheKnowFor Now
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To: ruesrose

I too have a list of these names, although not nearly as long as yours. My favorite to date is Asfunzo.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 10:40:59 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: chemicalman
“Just had a fellow leave child support court. He works as a bouncer and has twenty-three (23) children!,” the post reads. “Of course he gets paid cash and thus pays no (0) taxes. I think he needs another job as he has way too much time on his hands! What do you think?”

I think the judge is about to get boned.
33 posted on 01/23/2011 10:43:16 AM PST by aruanan
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Where the hell do they get these names?

They are kept inside of this hat and pulled out when needed. My guess.

34 posted on 01/23/2011 10:48:01 AM PST by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I too have a list of these names, although not nearly as long as yours. My favorite to date is Asfunzo.

Mine are Raytheon (boy) and Yelling (girl). What's interesting to me in this thread how many "I may claim I'm for liberty but in the tradition of Jeremy Bentham and John Calvin I really just want to retrofit the rest of society for my idea of paradise" folks it brings out.
35 posted on 01/23/2011 10:48:42 AM PST by aruanan
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Where the hell do they get these names?
Throw of the dice?

36 posted on 01/23/2011 10:50:13 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chemicalman

has had to take parenting and anger-management classes to prepare for taking custody of the 3-year-old who was the subject of the support hearing


37 posted on 01/23/2011 10:52:12 AM PST by kcvl
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

All the good ones have been used already.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 11:18:16 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: chemicalman

I’d love to know how he pays for all these kids. The article states:

People respected me, and I helped make the people in the bar safe,” he said, expressing pride in a job that nets him somewhere around $1,300 per month.

Luther has other ways of raising cash, including talent restoring and repairing automobiles. He also owns some rental properties free and clear and, yes, he said, he files tax returns.

“I would describe him as an entrepreneur,” Mahoney said, when asked about Luther’s earning potential.
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So what it’s essentially saying is that all his money is paid in cash? How would anyone know what he earns and while he says he files tax returns I’d bet it’s only on the income from the rental properties.

What a mess!


39 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:28 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Asfunzo is good, but my favorite is better — Latrina.


40 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:58 AM PST by SamiGirl
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To: ruesrose

you should publish that list as a book. i’d buy it for the huge entertainment value.


41 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:05 AM PST by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I seriously resent such hearings being “private”, when the actions and outcomes involve public monies and policies.

Call me a Reactioonary, but I prefer the rough and tumble of previous centuries, when, if it was worthy of the government’s intervention, it was worthy of being in the public square or the city gate.


42 posted on 01/23/2011 11:43:34 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: duckman
50’s RnB singer, reportedly had 67 kids, with a family reunion each year. That must have been a hoot.

More likely it was a hootnanny.

43 posted on 01/23/2011 11:45:22 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: SamiGirl
Latrina: Commemorating the place of conception, same as Capricea?
44 posted on 01/23/2011 11:57:17 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: leapfrog0202

Ever heard of Earned Income Credit? See page 40 of 2009 Form 1040 for details...one interesting little quote: “The EIC is a credit for certain people who work. The credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax.” Is this not a great Country? The tables indicate that the more children you have, the greater the credit...got it?

I am not a CPA or tax specialist, so I may have it all confused, but looks like a place for large families to spend a few minutes checking things out!


45 posted on 01/23/2011 11:57:31 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: jennings2004

Ever heard of Earned Income Credit? See page 40 of 2009 Form 1040 for details...one interesting little quote: “The EIC is a credit for certain people who work. The credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax.” Is this not a great Country? The tables indicate that the more children you have, the greater the credit...got it?

I am not a CPA or tax specialist, so I may have it all confused, but looks like a place for large families to spend a few minutes checking things out!

____________________________________

That thing kills me. Some people get back every dime they pay in and because they have a family we give them more back! No one should get more back in income tax refunds than they pay in.


46 posted on 01/23/2011 11:59:32 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: chemicalman
Nice to known that there are still a lot of Pro-Life people down in Thibodaux.
47 posted on 01/23/2011 12:05:35 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Perscription drug commercials....Levitra, Viagra, Cialis, Lamotrin, etc.


48 posted on 01/23/2011 12:29:59 PM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: WNCer2010
Bringing shame upon another is one of the greatest sins in our New Society.

He is bring shame upon himself.

49 posted on 01/23/2011 12:37:57 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: tfecw

He is a bouncer and makes $1300 a month. His children have names like Quarneisha, Ty’quial, and Larryel. He has children by at least 5 or 6 women.

He is the epitome of the projects culture where everyone lives on welfare and no one is responsible for anything.


50 posted on 01/23/2011 12:57:31 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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