FORMER JUDGE JEAN BOYD (Fox News screenshot)

Remember those parents who were so wealthy they spoiled their kid to the point of being blame-free for his actions?

The Ethan Couch “affluenza” case has hit another low. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that taxpayers footed most of his $200,000 bill for residential care and support after his conviction.

Seems like a family rich enough to claim affluenza ought have a couple hundred grand lying around for rehab.


Couch was 16 and intoxicated when the truck he was driving crashed in 2013, killing four people and injuring others. District Judge Jean Boyd gave Couch probation (which he later broke) and ordered him to treatment to the tune of $20,000 a month. Couch’s parents said they couldn’t pay that much. No problem, you and I will foot the bill instead.

Boyd’s name became mud in North Texas during and after the trial, with thousands of people demanding her resignation. Boyd is now retired after 20 years on the bench, and is difficult to track down.

Someone, probably not Boyd, set up a Facebook page under her name.

The profile says, “Hi! I’m Judge Jean Boyd, and I am for sale! Are you rich? You’ll want my courtroom, as I won’t punish you, even for murder!”

“I am so glad you are no longer a judge, you don’t deserve the respect or title or position,” someone wrote in the comments section on the Facebook page. “I have no doubt you were paid off, how dumb can you be with the evidence so overwhelming in front of you. You are a disgrace to the American public. Rot…and you know where… .”

The meme makers of the world have been busy as well.















    • I’m clear on waiting and awaiting, see. Could you be kind enough to inform me how long does it require to get moderated???

  1. Someone said the Weekly was a stinking liberal outfit. Does a liberal behave like this? What gives? Whose calling the shots? Whose on first?

    • Filtering through a daily onslaught of dirty lowdown spammers who clog up the works with tons of fake comments has slowed down the moderating process in recent weeks.

  2. Do you have to go into town to keep up with the blog, or can you work at home Jeff? Do they pay you extra? How ‘s the blog working out? You like your new boss? I sure do miss your old one, do you?

  3. I’ve given up and going to bed. When you get to it, let me know if I’m a spammer. I don’t feel like one, nor do I like spammers. I’ve been sitting here over an hour looking at my comment at 11;10pm.

    • You’re not a spammer, Benny, or your posts wouldn’t get approved. You’ve never listed links to an online Viagra or fake jewelry business that I know of.

      But I’m not paying much attention to moderating comments about my pay and my boss and stuff like that at 10 pm when I’m busy trying to write the greatest country song ever written.

    • Thanks Bobby, how’s tricks? A guy told me you were getting lined up to run off with that Tea-Bagging boss-lady that presides over you and your greed-headed Bagger buddies here in Cowtown. I’m thinking you are maybe a bit precocious with the idea. Have you consulted with your spiritual advisor about your plans? You figure she can stay sober long enough to get slicked up and married up? A guy told me she was already married to a Repug T.V. preacher who is doing time in the State Slammer out in Odessa for doing sodomy on a billy-goat. Have you looked into that? I suggest you blow that silly idea off. I thank you for your praise however. I got you on my Prayer List.