John Hoff As for my house, anything that needs to be taken care of will be taken care of and I am on it. I had a lot of stuff on my plate when the chance to go to Afghanistan came up, and I jumped at it.
It’s amazing, the stuff you’ll do to pay bills in a tough economy. When I couldn’t make enough money driving a truck all over the country picking up dead cats to be used as biological specimens, as well as selling my blood plasma, I enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard, the “Red Bulls.” The three months training I’d done at Fort Jackson paid all my child-support arrears. I was desperate to deploy anywhere, and I picked up every National Guard odd job I could find. http://www.thenewsleaders.com/road-to-afganistan-a-rocky-one.
In the photo I'm holding, like, eight checks. But I've received over a dozen in the past several months. These represent OVERPAYMENTS to child support. Far from being a "deadbeat dad," I have actually been paying MORE than the State of Minnesota says I should pay for several months, now. Click here for the post
When I came back, that stuff was still on my plate. But it's being addressed.
It is FREAKING OUTRAGEOUS that one criticism leveled at me by anti-Johnny haters is that I wasn't living in North Minneapolis the past year, I was living in AFGHANISTAN, and they tried to complain about my property on that basis.
Furthermore, I had every right (and a thousand damn Facebook photos) to take an extended summer road trip with my son after missing the previous summer's visitation because I had to, inter alia, sit in an exposed guard tower and scan for movement for days, weeks on end behind a 50 caliber machine gun.
The Guard sent me to Fort Jackson, S.C. to train as a 27D, which is a paralegal. I was a fine paralegal, but I couldn’t get a security clearance due to a pressing student-loan debt. Without clearance, I couldn’t get aboard a pending deployment to Kuwait.The way he toots his own horn, you would believe he is a modern day Soldier of Fortune and a decorated war hero. Nope. Far from it.