Skip to comments.'Deadbeat Dad' Runs for Office in Chicago
Posted on 02/06/2008 7:44:46 PM PST by SubGeniusX
An alleged Illinois deadbeat dad whose ex-wife says he owes more than $82,000 in unpaid child support is running as a candidate for Ward 47 Republican Committeeman in Chicago, MyFOXChicago reports.
Marie Karlin said she has been trying to locate her ex-husband, Gary Karlin, after he disappeared 14 years ago. He paid her child support for a few months, but after he took off, Marie's parents had to help support her and her now 16-year-old daughter.
Every few months, she would Google Gary's name to see if she could find him, and, last month, she was stunned to discover he was running for office under "conservative" values.
"I was in shock," Marie told MyFOXChicago.
If there's one vote Gary can't count on, it's one from his ex-wife.
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but Google Cache is great.....
appears he was a Huckabee supporter....
He also had a blog ... that is now down - http://republican47.blogspot.com/ but articles he authored can be found under google cache Here...
That should liven this place up some....
ok, makes sense, since he’s a Republican. Everybody knows that good Democrats could never be deadbeat dads.
Sounds like he would be an above average Alderman in the City of Chicago.
I actually predict this thread will be rather quiet ....
now if Mr. Karlin had a (D) after his name ... that would cause a ruckus...
But the Huckabee support might stir the pot ...
I just like the challenge when a DumbAss like this gets a web presence and the he tries to “scrub” it....
Not if they drive an Oldsmobile...
News story from My Fox Chicago
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Me thinks he just lost the race.
I’m just glad this happened in Chicago and not a swing state like Ohio, Colorado or Missouri.
Chicago has Republicans in office? Is Daley losing his grip?
I AM NOT a money hungry bitch!!! That money rightfully belongs to my daughter.
I work 2 jobs and can barely pay my electric and gas bills. My daughter will be starting college the year after next, and I have no clue how I’m going to pay for that.
Guys shouldn’t be allowed to make children and then act like they don’t exist. Why should I be the one stuck holding the bag?
No, it rightfully belongs to your husband - I think he's the one that earned it. If you cant afford to make a living with the skills you have, maybe you should have allowed your child to live with your husband. I say "allowed" because you know you automatically held all the cards at the divorce. Granted, he should be helping her out, but I suspect his willingness to pay is inversely proportional to how "mean" you were when you parted ways.
I work 2 jobs and can barely pay my electric and gas bills.
Sorry to hear that you dont have enough skills to make it in life - again, you should have sent your daughter to live with your husband AT LEAST until you could figure out how to support her. This is YOUR fault. Heaven forbid a father isn't completely discounted - except for his money - when deciding who can raise a child.
My daughter will be starting college the year after next, and I have no clue how Im going to pay for that.
Why would you? Amazingly enough, I paid for my own college and it didn't kill me.
Guys shouldnt be allowed to make children and then act like they dont exist. Why should I be the one stuck holding the bag?
And women shouldn't be allowed to make children, FORCIBLY take them from their fathers, tell their fathers to go away and then FORCE them to "support the child" - Yea, I'm sure that $500-700 a month isnt paying for your car or your groceries. YOU are holding the bag because you insisted on holding it so come whining about it on here.
I apologize for calling you a money hungry bitch - clearly you dont feel entitled to your husbands money.
“Guys shouldnt be allowed to make children and then act like they dont exist.Why should I be the one stuck holding the bag?”
Because you are the one who decided to HAVE the child.
Men have NO post conception choice.
The laws of the USA state that the woman and the woman ALONE decides....
Who to have sex with
What of the 11 forms of birth control they are going to use
What sex acts will be enjoyed
If the morning after pill will be taken
If there will be an abortion
If there will be an adoption
If ther will be a birth
Who’s name the baby will have
The list goes on.
So since you women have all the rights and none of the responsiblity, YOU should pay for it!
We have been abusing dads for decades and the problem has only gotten worse.
So logically it’s time to hold women accountable for their actions.
After all, it’s for the children.
I agree Keith, women demand ALL of the rights and choices when it comes to kids, backed of course, by the full arsenal of the judicial system, and heaven help the father when mommy wants money - regardless if he actually makes the money demanded.
Not only that but God help the dad who wants his kids!
Lots of people forget that some of us dads really love our kids and want to be part of their lives.
But somehow their is no enforcement on our vistation or our quality of time with our kids as there is to make sure that we pay up.
Could it be that’s because the child support industry is worth at least 16 BILLION each year?
whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body, but the things that out of the mouth come from the heart and these make a woman ‘unclean’ for out of the mouth come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony and slander. These are what make a woman unclean. Matthew 15: 17-20
“I AM NOT a money hungry bitch!!! That money rightfully belongs to my daughter.” -
No, it belongs to your ex-husband.
“I work 2 jobs and can barely pay my electric and gas bills. My daughter will be starting college the year after next, and I have no clue how Im going to pay for that.” -
Citizens Utility Board has some tips on how to save on energy. City, County and State have programs to help pay utilities for the indigent.
Why should you or your ex pay for college if you don’t have it. This goes back to fiscal discipline (If you don’t have it don’t spend it). There are scholarship programs and government grants. Unless you are a money hungry bitch, you will let go of your ex-husband. Jesus will forgive your sins, only if you forgive his.
“Guys shouldnt be allowed to make children and then act like they dont exist. Why should I be the one stuck holding the bag?” -
Are you sure that you didn’t prevent him from seeing your daughter? Sounds like you had a bitter divorce, and after what you write about him on several bulletin boards, I’m beginning to believe him.
And girls shouldn't spread their legs and then act surprised when they find they have to support the result of that act.
Sorry if that seems crude but such an obvious one-sided rant simply could not be left to stand without comment.
Obviously this woman is doing her part, but she shouldn’t be doing that alone. Often, women fighting for child support didn’t have a one night stand with the man, they had a committed relationship, which certainly equals responsibility on both sides. How incredibly ignorant you all sound. I hope you share these views with any women unfortunate enough to be in your company.
It's not that obvious to me.
Often, women fighting for child support didnt have a one night stand with the man, they had a committed relationship, which certainly equals responsibility on both sides.
If they were in a committed relationship she wouldn't need child support. Daddy would still be living at home.
How incredibly ignorant you all sound. I hope you share these views with any women unfortunate enough to be in your company.
How incredibly shrewish and nasty you sound. No wonder men have left you.
What the story doesn’t reveal about Marie is that
1. She took $10,000 from our joint checking account to give to her mother.
2. She took out a $250,000 insurance policy upon Gary’s death, when they first married at age 22.
3. She charged 4 credit cards to the limit, causing Gary to file for bankruptsy. These were mostly lavish gifts for her mother, brother, friends and boyfriends.
4. She was caught in bed with a guy by the name of Tim Hughes and she was charged with domestic violence and found guilty by a DuPage County judge and had several stints in jail for violating an order of protection.
5. She often called Gary’s employers, once calling 20 times a day, until his employer got sick of his ex-wife being a distraction to his co-workers. He was fired and fell behind on child support.
6. She called new employers, as soon as the Illinois Department of Labor got wind that he was going to be paid later in the week and caused him to loose more jobs.
7. It isn’t that he doesn’t care about his daughter, Marie often passed Kathryn off to some other relative while she was out at Benjamin’s, a bar across the street from where she lived nearby (Lawrence Ave, Harwood Heights), and she was seen in there having tequilla shots and beers and buying rounds for friends on credit cards and living a rather lavish lifestyle. Only when Gary was there to pick up his daughter, she never remembered where Kathryn was.
At that time there were no laws enforcing fathers’ rights to see their children.
After all this destructive behavior, Gary decided it was time to get on with his life.
It is true that Gary is a conservative; however, he is also a populist-conservative.
He spent years in Caprini Green, being a friend to fatherless black children and teaching them bible and being a boys basketball church. It was the best way he could spend many heartbroken years, being away from his daughter.
Kathryn, it was never that I didn’t care about you, but your mother kept us apart.
Gary also spent time in church on the fundraising committee, helping to raise over $100,000 annually for the community soup kitchen to feed the needy.
It is true that I ran for Republican Committeeman, mostly to bring light to how bad fathers’ rights are neglected.
During my divorce proceedings it was written in Illinois Revised Statues chapter 40 that you are to pay 20% for one child for child support, yet a corrupt court in DuPage county (and Marie) took 50% of my paycheck. As I fell behind, that amount increased to 80%. How exaclty is that fair to fathers? How can someone expect to live on nothing?
How can you make-up payments on thin air?
I now have a new organization.
http://illinoisdadsrights.blogspot.com is our blog.
It is to protect fathers in Illinois from the games that an ex wife can play in court such as excessive wage garnishment, visitation interference and job interference, which are all crimes in Illinois.