To be a fly on that wall

i-0e11fcd402fa6d925b45f3c996d65d35-201005241003.jpgFrom Eric Hovind’s twitter feed, we get a photo and a caption:

Hanging out with Dr Stephen Meyer from the Discovery Institute. Wow, smart guy!

For those who can’t keep track, Hovind is the son of Kent Hovind, currently serving time in a federal prison on charges related to tax evasion. Hovind created “Dinosaur Adventure Land,” a young earth creationist theme park, and adopted the stage persona “Dr. Dino” for his speaking tours. Hovind claims a doctorate from a diploma mill: Patriot Bible University. He also claims that creationism is excluded from schools because of a secret conspiracy involving the Israel, the British royalty, and probably the Masons. He believes that the US government lacks legal power to collect taxes, a position he tested in court to disastrous results.

While he annoys the prison chaplain for a ten year stint, Hovind’s son Eric has taken over the family business. He managed to buy back Dinosaur Adventure Land from the IRS, who seized it for back taxes. He continues touring in support of creationism. And, if his photo with Disco’s Stephen Meyer is any indication, he even appears to be smoothing over the historically tense relationship between Hovind and other creationist groups.

Comments

  1. #1 MartyM
    May 24, 2010

    “he even appears to be smoothing over the historically tense relationship between Hovind and other creationist groups.”

    I wonder if they will come to an agreement on whether the earth is older than 6000 years?

  2. #2 RLBaty
    May 24, 2010

    Where is the information to verify or rebut the claim in the article that Eric was successful in buying back the property from the IRS?

    I’ve been waiting for information to be published about that, but have yet to see it.

    Last I read it was not a done deal and the amount necessary to buy it back had gone up considerably from original estimates.

  3. #3 Burt Humburg
    May 24, 2010

    Can they agree to not eat in a hotel room again?

    Seriously, looks like a photograph bounced off a window of a fairly well-lit hotel suite, doesn’t it? I’m sure in actuality it’s a lovely restaurant, but they skimped a bit on interior design when they were putting the menu together, didn’t they?

    BCH

  4. #4 Doc Bill
    May 24, 2010

    Dumb and Dumber.

  5. #5 RLBaty
    May 24, 2010

    One of the reasons indicated for the buy back price going up is that Dr. Dino has outstanding personal income tax liabilities of over half million dollars in addition to the liabilities resulting from his criminal conviction issues.

    Additionally, both Dr. Dino and his wife recently filed petitions in the U.S. Tax Court to contest pending additional personal income tax liabilities for additional tax years totalling about $7,000,000.00!

  6. #6 RLBaty
    May 24, 2010

    Rather interesting, Dr. Dino and his wife have different lawyers for their separate Tax Court cases. Dr. Dino’s is more a shyster type; Jo’s is more legitimate. Also, Dr. Dino wants his Tax Court trial in Jacksonville while Jo wants hers in Tampa.

    What games are they playing with all of that?

    The cases probably should be consolidated for trial whereever such trial(s) might be held.

    It could get interesting if it turns out Jo is going to turn on her man when it comes to trying to get herself out of the $7,000,000.00, or some lesser figure, of personal income tax liabilities that could follow her for many years.