From Pine View Farm

Fred and Barney Are in Tears 2

(Actually, as I wrote the title, I realized that the Creationists’ cosmology and biology positing that humans and dinosaurs co-existed is apparently based on the Book of the Flintstones.)

A ruling by U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers states that the nine properties that make up Dinosaur Adventure Land as well as two bank accounts associated with the park will be used to satisfy $430,400 owed to the federal government.

Kent Hovind, who founded the park and a ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, is serving 10 years in federal prison for failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $470,000 in employee taxes.

He was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.

“Failure to pay employee taxes” may refer to more than failure to send the income tax witholding payments to the IRS. It may also refer to failure to remit the employer’s and employee’s portions of Social Security and Medicare taxes. Employers are obligated to do this periodically throughout the year. At my church, we do it quarterly using a form 941.

Not do so defrauds not just the government, but also the employees who may later find that they owe taxes they thought had already been paid through withholding.

As a general principle, it is not a good idea to mess with the IRS.



  1. Ray K.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Frank, A must read for you is “Idiot America. How stupidity became a virtue in the land of the free” by Charles P. Pierce. It devotes the entire first chapter to the wing nut creationist “museum in Kentucky. For the first 50 years of my life I had not heard of intelligent design or the internet, the two are related, this medium has become a clubhouse for morons, and put our country in steep intellectual decline. It has given the fans of the Jerry Spinger show a political forum that they would not otherwise have. The north Koreans have attempted to jam the entire system, I can only hope they will be successful soon.

  2. Frank

    August 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I’ll have to check it out when my things settle down.

    In other news, morons are always with us.  The internet also makes it easier to point and laugh.