Friday, December 30, 2016

Kent Hovind Innocence Narrative The Latest Chapter

Kent Hovind's latest innocence narrative was long delayed (Originally it was going to be a January surprise.  January 2016) and had a false start, but it is up and running now.  It is the work of Brady Byrum.  And whatever else you might think of it, there seems to be an original idea here.

Kent Hovind was convicted on a 58 count indictment in 2006.  He appealed his conviction to the Eleventh Circuit which upheld it. He finished his long sentence last summer and is now on supervised release.

Brady Byrum 

Brady Byrum believes that Kent's conviction was wrongful and that, the Eleventh Circuit to the contrary notwithstanding, that the conviction can be overturned which will entitle Kent to substantial compensation.

Assuming Brady has arguments that support this conclusion, a conventional approach would be to go back to the Eleventh Circuit and argue that Kent had had ineffective assistance of counsel.  Well, that's the only thing I can think of anyway.  Brady Byrum is taking a different approach.

He is asking people to watch a series of videos that he believes will convince them that Kent Hovind is innocent and that the people complicit in his conviction, most notably Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers were altogether wicked.

Here are the videos .  I don't know of anybody who has watched them all.  None on the hearty band of Hovindologists have signed on for it.  Rudy Davis reports that he has started and is convinced that Brady is a legal genius

In the video you get a view of Rudy's garage which he is cleaning out.  It would make a good setting for a Storage Wars episode.

Anyway Rudy is geared up for the full drill so we will probably be hearing more from him.

After you watch the videos and you are convinced that Kent is innocent you are ready to take the next step, which involves a number of filings.

Forms To Fill Out

The First Set of Forms is addressed to the 11th Circuit.  There is a cover letter which seems to anticipate that the Court might be concerned about getting a boatload of these things.

Then there is a sworn affidavit of criminal complaint, which is, I guess, why you have to really listen, understand and agree with the videos so you can, you know, swear.  Among the things that you swear to is:
.  I AFFIRM that I BELIEVE that because Margaret Catherine Rodgers DID NOT refuse to accept, DID NOT abandon, DID NOT cast out and DID NOT reject the Fraud of the Federal Prosecutors contained in the Indictment thereof, during the above time span between the Indictment Filing Date of July 11, 2006 and the Trial Date of October 18, 2006, in Case Number 3:06CR83/MCR, that she therefore accepted, ratified, approved of and joined in with said Fraud, knowingly, willingly and voluntarily in a conspiracy with the other actors named herein.
OK.  So you just watched a video by a paralegal and you now believe that a judge whose opinion was upheld on appeal was in a conspiracy for accepting an indictment.  Just saying.  Here are a few more of the affirmations.

I AFFIRM I have read the three unoverturned United States Supreme Court case law quotes from the California Bankers Association v. Shultz, 416 U.S. 21 (1974); U. S. v. Murphy, 809 F. 2d 1427 (9th Circ. 1987); U.S. v. Mersky, 361 U.S. 431 (1960) cases, that clearly explain the tenet or maxim of law that when a Statute does not have its own Implementing Enforcement language, that Regulations must be written by the Executive Branch Official in charge of enforcement, for the Statute to be lawfully enforceable, applicable and prosecutable.
 I AFFIRM that I therefore BELIEVE that because the Statute 26 USC 7202 used in Counts One through Twelve of the Indictment in the Case Number of 3:06CR83/MCR had no Enforcement Regulations, it could not have been lawfully enforced against Kent Hovind, and thus SHOULD NOT have been prosecuted against Kent Hovind.
I AFFIRM I have read quotes from at least four separate Federal Case laws U.S. v. Reinis, 794 F.2d 506; U.S. v. Espriella, 781 F.2d 1432; U.S. v. Anzalone, 766 F.2d 676 and U.S. v. Varbel, 780 F.2d. 758 that clearly show the COMPLETE ABSENCE OF CRIMINALITY regarding 18 USC 2 and 31 USC 5313, when the total of transactions conducted by each individual at any single bank, on any single day, did not add up to or go over $10,000.
.  I AFFIRM that this invalidity of the Form 4789 does not JUST strip the one United States District Court in the Northern District of Florida from lawfully prosecuting the 45 Hovind Structuring charges in Case Number 3:06CR83/MCR, this also strips the lawfulness from EVERY OTHER Structuring Charge and conviction across the entire United States of America, filed against every other Defendant, making the alleged offense of Structuring an utter IMPOSSIBILITY when the Form 4789 has NOT EVER been truly mandatory to begin with.

Then there is a Complaint of Judicial Misconduct or Disability and letter to send to your Congressman and Senators looking to impeach Judge Rodgers.

The second set of forms concern one of the prosecutors Michelle Heldmyer.  The third set of forms are, I think to appeal if the first set does not work.

What About Later Case Law?

What is odd about the whole package is the notion that Brady Byrum thinks he has proved that all structuring convictions are invalid and he maintains that Judge Rodgers is criminal for not reaching the same conclusion.  If Kent and Jo Hovind had been the only people to be convicted of structuring, he might have a point, but they are hardly alone as you can see here.

I have to confess that I have not listened to all 12 hours.  I'm more of a reader, but I think I have extracted a key piece from the first video at 26:13.  It is the list of cases that Mr. Byrum will use to build his argument.

US v Reinis - 1986
US v Espriella 1986
US v Varbel 1986
US v Anzalone  1985
US v  Richter 1985
US v $200,000 1984
 California Bankers Association v Shultz 1974

What I find interesting is that the statute that the Hovinds were proved to have violated 31 USC 5324 - Structuring transactions to evade reporting requirement. was added in 1986.  So none of that case law relates to that statute directly.

There is quite a bit of post-1986 case law that is actually about the statute that the Hovinds were convicted under.  In some instances there were acquittals based on lack of willfulness, but the statute has been upheld.  US v MacPherson, for example, was decided in 2005.

Byrum's apparent lack of discussion of case law after the statute in question was passed, at least in my mind, greatly weakens his argument.  Frankly arguing that a judge is criminal for not overturning a statute that has been upheld is kind of preposterous.

About The False Start

The false start that I mentioned at the outset is alluded to. In Part 8 at the outset, you will see in small print at the bottom.
The views expressed in these materials are not necessarily the views of CSE Inc or its principals.
I asked Ernie Land of CSE about that and he gave me the following statement

Brady Byrum interviewed Dr. Kent Hovind intensively for weeks as an investigative reporter. After getting all the facts relating to Dr. Hovind’s case Brady Byrum has prepared a very well researched DVD series proving with case law Dr. Hovind’s innocence. The timing could not be more perfect as it seems this election has proven American’s have awaken to the excessive abuse in Politics,  Government and in our Judicial system as well. Many of us felt the Judge was very biased and even overreached in an effort to discriminate against Christians. The DVD series Kent Hovind Innocent revels all those abuses with case law and the real reason codes were made in Congress to prove Dr. Hovind’s innocence. The Ministry and Creation Science Evangelism appreciates Brady exposing these truth’s. With that said we however do not wish to put Dr. Hovind in jeopardy and have made a decision to have Brady market any production third party to us.

Originally the innocence series was being promoted through Kent's website and the videos were not available on youtube.  You had to spend $50 before you could watch them  They still ask for $50 in the series to get the DVDs but it appears that you can go through the whole exercise without spending any money now and the plan is being promoted on a stand alone basis.

From My Brain Trust

I reached out to my legal brain trust and, not surprisingly, did not find a lawyer who would put in 12 hours watching youtube.  Mainly I was interested in learning whether somebody could get in trouble for doing anything suggested in the videos.  Peter Goldberger did respond with some observations that might be useful even though he did not dive into the material.

Each of the 13 Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals has a process, managed by the Chief Judge of the Circuit, for receiving and acting upon complaints suggesting that a federal judge sitting within that Circuit has engaged in ethical misconduct warranting discipline. The 11th Cir rules and procedures are here.   As you will see, the general information for the public about this process correctly and accurately states, "Almost all complaints in recent years have been dismissed because they do not follow the law about such complaints. The law says that complaints about judges’ decisions and complaints with no evidence to support them must be dismissed. If you are a litigant in a case and believe the judge made a wrong decision—even a very wrong decision—you may not use this procedure to complain about the decision."  Contrary to what the Hovind website says, this is *not* a process that can lead to "impeachment.' I have not read the attached model affidavit of complaint, so I cannot say whether it contains any information that would support a valid ethical complaint against Judge Rodgers. Let me just say that I am very skeptical.   
The people of the United States have a right under the First Amendment to petition their government for a redress of grievances.  The further suggestion that people should send affidavits to their Representatives and Senators seeking impeachment proceedings against Judge Rodgers are protected by that provision. It would not call this "paper terrorism" in any sense. It is not like filing liens against judges' and prosecutors' property, for example, nor does it strike me as similar to filing bogus lawsuits against them.  If you want to see how many federal judges have actually been impeached in the last 225 years, and for what, you can look here.  
The same goes for the part of the campaign that suggests filing ethics complaints against the prosecutor with the DOJ's "Office of Professional Responsibility."  I have not read the proposed complaint, but I doubt very much it has any legitimate basis. But even if it did, the OPR is a notorious "black hole," where even serious and legitimate complaints of misconduct against federal prosecutors are generally sent to be covered up, whitewashed, and brushed aside.  
I have never seen a campaign organized this way, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out in detail.  If Rudy Davis moves forward with it, I think we can count on getting regular updates on how the various agencies respond.  I'm looking forward to it.

Peter J Reilly CPA has been following the Kent Hovind story for over four years.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Very Cinema-graphic Passage

Off and on, I have been reading The Earth Is Weeping - The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens.  It is, of course, a very sad story, one that cries out for there had to be a better way. Regardless, it is well done and rich in anecdotes.  There was one passage in the book that really struck me.  And, maybe because of the movies I have watched, it strikes me as the most cinema-graphic passage I have ever read.  I leave it to the reader to figure out the back story,  I've added clips so you can listen to music.


In the predawn hours of May 17, 1876 the staccato bugle notes of "Boots and Saddles"

pierced the black stillness at Fort Abraham Lincoln.  The field exam had begun. The regiment mounted, the band struck up "Garryowen,"

and in the receding darkness the Seventh Cavalry passed in review.  General Terry permitted married officers and men a grief pause for a farewell embrace with their families.  The band changed tunes to "The Girl I Left Behind Me,"

and the long column snaked west onto the prairie.  A furtive light knifed through the fog to reveal a singular mirage: the marching cavalry appeared suspended between earth and sky.

In a film about the same regiment in a later battle Sam Elliot evaluated Custer somewhat harshly.

(Around 1:20, but all the clips are great)

Peter J Reilly will be posting more to this blog soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ed Brown Thinks I Have A Staff - Go Figure

I'm starting small, but may be working my way into being a youtube celebrity.  My own youtube channel is a collection done mainly by Interlock Media covering Kent Hovind and Jill Stein, but now some of my blogging work is being featured on other youtube channels.  I wrote about the recent appearance of a piece on Bryan Delinger's channel.  Bryan is a King James only preacher who thinks that both Kent Hovind and I are Jesuits.

Rudy Davis

And then there is Rudy Davis.  One of the things I really admire about Rudy is the heart that he has for people who are in prison.  He was probably the most vocal Hovindicator - those fighting for the freedom of Kent Hovind, who is now in Lenox Alabama building a new Dinosaur Adventureland.

Now he has taken up Ed and Elaine Brown, who, as it happens were covered by me briefly in 2012 when I wrote about the First Circuit turning down their appeal and referencing supportive statements from then Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

I Show Ed Brown The Law

Ed Brown refused to pay income taxes until someone in authority "showed him the law" that required him to pay.  Rudy sent my article and also a print-out of a link from quatloos titled "Here is the Law That Makes the Average American Liable for the Income Tax".    I have since boiled the quatloos commentary into a handy little numerical mnenomic 26-1-61-6012, which I discuss at some length in this post about the three letters, according to Kent Hovind, proved that he had done nothing wrong.

 Title 26 of the United States Code.  Section 1 imposes an income tax on individuals.  Section 61 defines income very, very broadly including, by way of example, "compensation for services" and Section 6012 requires the filing of a return if your income is over very modest thresholds.
Not According To Ed Brown 

I did not have much hope that Ed Brown would respond well to me "showing him the law".  And that is the way it turned out as you can see here.

Here is his response.  I did some light editing, but you can see the original on the video, in case you want to check that I did not misrepresent anything.


Dear Rudy:

Thank you for the article re Pardon by Ron Paul. The article is in a seemingly sensible format, however it is rife with error.  The individual that wrote it comes from a place of Hegelian study and works i.e. Communist agenda.  He is a spin doctor and not a very good one.  I would like to do a face to face with him on a national show one day.  It would take that long to expose all the criminal weaving and creation of the law, such as the bogus 13th, 14th and 16th amendments.

The author is a condescending Liberal who supports the New World Order.  A check on his affiliations would verify this quickly.  He has the privilege of the bogus national news media, the entire status quo liberal government and an endless support of staff to convince the population how wonderful and clever he is and how, as he writes, stupid and insane anyone who objects to the unlawful, foreign controlled IRS, Federal Reserve, and B.A.R. (British Accredited Registry), communist News Media.

Everyone needs to understand that every time from the first trial we tried to present the truth before the court of government at any level we were denied the right to speak. We have never been allowed to present any of our evidence or witnesses to this day.  No one has ever sat down to a face to face with me or my wife that the public has ever seen or heard.  This is why they put us into the CMU.  To keep us silent.

I must get to a very public and live hearing.  The courts know that I know.  That is why they are all recusing themselves from current cases in the appellate and district courts, The Secret Service, FBI, Supreme Court, news media, governor, etc.  all my presentments.  Total silence.

I am a United States Constitution Ranger who always paid all taxes as the record show.  The money to cover the IRS taxes was in escrow.

I offered to pay the tax in court of the record of the Government could show me the law and neither Mr. Reilly of the Government has done so. "Any law that violates any of the Articles of the organic Constitution are to be ignored from their inception and are null and void." Am Jur

The crimes of the Crown B.A.R. are documented from the Magna Charter and the beginning of the united States. This Crown is located within the City of London called the City.  Anyway, I have the answers but need to make my report to the correct Republic government Official. So I wait.

Thank you.  I don't know how to get to you the large amount of information that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the income taxes are bogus without a presentation.

You need the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

How do we do it?




Really Not Funny

Of course there is a temptation for me to be amused by this.  I joked with Rudy that I was having trouble finding the staff that is supposed to be providing me with endless support.

The only critique that I am going to present is that Mr. Brown makes it clear that he was being just a bit disingenuous when he managed to get his supporters to say that he just wanted someone to show him the law that required him to pay income tax.  The law is in Title 26 of the United States Code (The Internal Revenue Code) and for all the talk about how complicated and confusing the law is, the basic requirement illustrated by Sections 1, 61 and 6102 are not complicated.

What Mr. Brown apparently wants is to be shown a law that is in his view, as a United States Constitution Ranger, is valid.

The reason this is not funny is that he and his wife, given their age, will be spending the rest of their lives in federal prison as did Irwin Schiff.

The article that is under discussion is this one and you will see that it is mainly a report on this First Circuit decision that upheld their conviction.  I would be interested in hearing from them their account of the events leading up to their arrest.  I did not make it clear enough that I was taking the decision at face value.

Very Sad

Like Rudy, I think it is a very sad thing that Mr. and Mrs. Brown are spending the rest of their lives in prison.  Very few people who fail to pay income taxes ever end up doing any time, but of course they tend to be more passive aggressive rather than openly defiant.  I asked Rudy that if we assume, for the sake of argument, that the tax laws are actual laws, what we need to do with people who flat out defy them.

Rudy indicated that he is giving the matter some thought.  Maybe denial of government services.  In another email he reflected more on the subject.and the statement that I find most compelling is
To imprison Ed and Elaine Brown for the the rest of their life and take all their belongings is wrong
Much as I believe that the Browns problems are entirely of their own making, I have to sympathize with that view.

At any rate, I have offered this venue for any material that Ed Brown wants the public to know about.  We'll see how that goes.  I think that Ron Paul owes the Browns a visit in prison and such aid as he can render.  As a matter of fact anybody who is out there telling people that the income tax laws are not real should be reaching out and helping the Browns.  Particularly if they are making money at it.

You Don't Get To Have Your Very Own Constitution

My bottom line on theories that somehow we deviated from the real Constitution at some point - in the case of the Browns (it is around 1865 at the latest) and we can just roll back to that point is that that is not the ways law and constitutions work.

There can be a truth about the physical universe in which you are right and everybody else is wrong, but not about human laws.  If there is overwhelming consensus on what the law is, then that is the law.  If you can convince people it is something different, then it will be something different, one way or another.

I would be really surprised if it turned out that, as Rudy believes, the earth is about 6,000 years old and has the sun orbiting around it.  The truth of those propositions, though is independent of belief, so I can't tell Rudy he is definitely wrong because of all these people who believe he is wrong.  And their changing their minds would not make him right.

Different story with the income tax.  If the whole judiciary, legislature and executive believes that it is constitutional, then it is.  If a preponderance of them change their minds, then the reality changes.

If You Care

If you want to encourage Ron Paul to reach out to the Browns, Rudy tells you how.

About The Constitutional Rangers

It appears that the United States Constitution Rangers went more or less moribund, but someone by the name of William Miller seems to have picked up the torch.
As far as I know, there is no man who has served the Rangers, as regards their original intent, nor even beginning to comprehend their original intent, more productively than I, other than Pappy Louis Robertson, who found the original charter and shield in the first place.

At least, I believe I have cracked the historical code, and I am certainly taking pro-active leadership measures, to insure that the Rangers will endure, and that the Rangers' history will make some compelling sense to someone who may care.


Peter J Reilly CPA, rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, does not have a large staff, or any staff at all, is not a Jesuit and is not affiliated with the New World Order - at least as far as he knows.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Father Kent Hovind SJ Not So Much

Kent Hovind developments keep verging on Forbes worthy, but have not quite gotten there.  For those new to this blog,  Kent Hovind is an Independent Baptist minister dedicated to Young Earth Creationism,  He has a lot of trouble with the IRS and is currently on supervised release after a long prison sentence. He is in Lenox, Alabama creating a bigger better Dinosaur Adventureland, travelling to preach and maintaining a strong youtube presence. 

I have been covering his tax travails since 2012.  I stopped covering him on last year, but continue to keep up with him on this site.

An Innocent Man

The latest drama from Kent's camp, is his innocence video which was put together by Brady Byrum.  The idea was that you spend $50 to buy the eight disc set.  The last disc of the eight instructs you to do some sort of filing which will result in Kent getting a huge judgment and Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers getting impeached - or something like that, if enough people do it.

Nobody, I know in the Hovindology community was willing to spring the fifty bucks and invest the lifespan in watching the videos.  Ernie Land sent me some of the slides.  The thing that I noted was that the case law that Brady cited on the structuring issue predated the statute under which Hovind was convicted. That is a classic tax protester error in constructing arguments.

Of course, I have not studied the whole thing so maybe it does work, somehow.  I really wish these people would communicate in writing which is much more effective for laying out legal arguments.

Field Temporarily Abandoned To The Opposition

As it happens now if you want to find out about the video you are stuck with Robert Baty's site - the one Hovindicators love to hate.  Creation Science Evangelism is no longer supporting the video.  You can read Baty's theories on the subject if you want, but I think I have the straight dope from Ernie Land who wrote me.
Brady Byrum interviewed Dr. Kent Hovind intensively for weeks as an investigative reporter. After getting all the facts relating to Dr. Hovind’s case Brady Byrum has prepared a very well researched DVD series proving with case law Dr. Hovind’s innocence. The timing could not be more perfect as it seems this election has proven American’s have awaken to the excessive abuse in Politics,  Government and in our Judicial system as well. Many of us felt the Judge was very biased and even overreached in an effort to discriminate against Christians. The DVD series Kent Hovind Innocent revels all those abuses with case law and the real reason codes were made in Congress to prove Dr. Hovind’s innocence. The Ministry and Creation Science Evangelism appreciates Brady exposing these truths. With that said we however do not wish to put Dr. Hovind in jeopardy and have made a decision to have Brady market any production third party to us.
Another development that may or may not be related is that is down.  Ernie did not have any information on that.  He told me that he knows somebody who knows somebody who runs the site, but that is it.

Kent Hovind SJ

The final thing is what the title is based on.  Bryan Delinger of King James Video Ministries has launched quite a vitriolic attack on Kent Hovind.  "Kent Hovind's Vow Of Poverty And Ecumenical Agenda"

At nearly an hour and a half it is a major lifespan investment.  A couple of key points are at 47:29 where they cite a letter that introduces this report from Jesuits Midwest finding special significance in this paragraph:

The word companions carries a special meaning for Jesuits. When founding our Order, Saint Ignatius wanted his group to be known as the Company of Jesus (synonymous with Society of Jesus). The root of company refers to people who share bread—an ancient symbol of life—mission,and community. And so our company extends beyond Jesuits and the leaders of Jesuit works to include students and alumni, parishioners and retreatants, those who are fed by Ignatian spirituality and who help heal a world in need. Together, let us look to the past with gratitude for all we have accomplished in building the Kingdom of God! 
At 55:27 Catherine (or it could be Katherine) starts discussing a very interesting document that "the Lord gave her". If you pay attention, I'll show you the mysterious way in which the Lord worked this time.  The document is Form 990, the disclosure form that not for profits file, of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Mass - Choo, choo rah, rah

She probably spends a bit more time on it than she needs to.  The point is to show that the Jesuits who work at Holy Cross don't get paid individually.

Which brings us to 1:05:00 where they discuss an article on - Minister's Vow of Poverty Does Not Beat Income Tax - And Kent Hovind Update by Peter J. Reilly who has "openly admitted to being a Jesuit"

The source for the admission is a comment I made on a previous video they did on Kent Hovind in which I said that by their standards I might be a Jesuit, since they consider anybody who has ever attended a Jesuit school to be a Jesuit alongside the people, like Kent Hovind, whose subtle Jesuiticalness needs to be teased out.

Socrates Must Die

The latter is the point of the video which essentially boils down to Kent Hovind took a vow of poverty.  Jesuits take vows of poverty.  Therefore Kent Hovind is a Jesuit. Anybody who knows that Socrates had to die, can recognize the fallacy of the undistributed middle there. Of course, there is more to it. Kent also uses the term ecumenical in referring to his ministry - another sure sign he is a Jesuit.

 In the process of laying out the argument, they provide a lot of interesting information on how Catholic clergy are compensated and the difference between clergy who are members of orders and those who are not.  You are probably  not going to find many people who know a good bit about Catholic clergy compensation and Kent Hovind, so it is not surprising they cite me as an authority.  They may be people who believe preposterous things but they believe them in a very thorough manner, so I do feel a bit flattered.

And any time somebody gives that much attention to one of my posts, I've got to show some appreciation.  I should note that my post includes a link to the Holy Cross 990, which I think makes it likely that I was the instrument the Lord used to show the document to Catherine.  Just saying.

Still I really enjoyed the video and really like Bryan and Catherine Denliger. On their website, they lay out their beliefs and values and they seem to follow through.  A couple of high points.

King James Is It

 The KJV was translated by a superior technique that guaranteed accuracy. There were 47 of Europe’s most brilliant scholars to work on the translation, and each book of the Bible had to pass through 7 different tests before it would be accepted as scripture. Many of the new versions of the twentieth century were written by only one or two men! The KJV was also translated at a time of much higher moral purity. Unlike the new versions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Our belief in the perfect authority of the KING JAMES VERSION enables us to speak God’s truth to ANYONE at any time without being dishonest. (Matthew 7:28-29) It is a sad fact that MANY pastors and Christians call their bible “God’s word” and yet in their heart they do not believe that it is without error. ( 1 John 5:10-13) This leads to what Jesus referred to as a “hypocrite”. (Read Matthew 23) If you do not have a perfect Bible, then you do not have a perfect God and Saviour!!
Male Authority in the Church and Home
 We do NOT believe in Female pastors because of the clear teaching against it in the bible. 1 Timothy 3:1-2a says, “This is a true saying, If a MAN desire the office of a bishop, HE desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife....” 1 Timothy 3:4 also says “his” twice and verse 5 says “man”, “his”, and “he”. The bible also says in 1 Timothy 2:11-12, “Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 plainly states, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”
            We believe that God has ordained the man to be the head of the home, and NOT the woman. (1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:33, & 1 Peter 3:1-7)
Modest apparel for women
        We believe that women should dress in a way that they do not draw attention to themselves. As Christians, both men and women should seek to bring glory to God with our lives. The bible tells women how they ought to dress. (1 Peter 3:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:9-10) Dressing “modestly” is not only pleasing in God’s sight, but is also a way to gain more respect from men in the world. When women dress provocatively it says something about their character. It has been well said, “If you are not in business, then don’t advertize!” We believe that men should dress and act like men, and women should dress and act like women. There should be a clear distinction between the two.
I have to say as youtube performers they model this very well.  Catherine is dressed very modestly,  Bryan does most of the talking with her standing there and nodding.  When she does speak, she appears quite chagrined when he corrects her.  From other videos, I think they have been married a year or two.  It will be interesting to watch this evolve.

YEC Of Course
We reject the theory of Evolution as an unscientific system of religious belief. (Romans 1:20-25) We believe that God “created all things by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:9) We believe in the literal account of Genesis 1. We also reject the “Gap theory” as well as the “Day-age theory”. The bible teaching of creation lines up perfectly with the known laws of science, (things were good in the beginning, and get worse with age) whereas the theory of evolution goes against this established FACT of science by teaching that everything gets BETTER with time. This is not true of the natural world, and it is not true of the spiritual world either! (1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:1-7, & 4:3-4)
The firm belief in young earth creationism makes it really hard for Bryan to call out Kent Hovind.

 Tax Consistency

On the donate page, you get this.
If you wish to make a donation to King James Video Ministries, you must realize that your donation is a "gift" and is NOT tax deductible. This ministry is NOT a 501c3 organization.
I really admire that approach to the state/church problems that are raised for churches, by our current system.

Kent Hovind As A Jesuit

Accusations that Kent Hovind is a a Jesuit are, of course, beyond preposterous.  Nonetheless I reached out to a couple of my favorite Hovindicators for comment.  Ernie Land wrote me

OK. I guess because you interviewed Kent you got him to join the organization. I find this one laughable. I guess a “vow of poverty” is for Catholicism only and as such a term none other can use.
Rudy Davis who is singled out in the video as being particularly wicked wrote me.

Yes, part of me wants to apologize on behalf of Christians everywhere... although I am not really sure if they are indeed Christians but unfortunately I do suspect that they are Christians.... anyway I refer to their stupidity at about 30 mins into the video below at the bottom.
I am sure that many people think I go overboard in my conspiracy views, I do try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt before labeling them part of some greater conspiracy.

I really thinking Rudy was a little out of line when he says "his wife looks like an Amish cult member".  Rudy takes exception to me referring to his youtube work as "a performance", but I use that term in a neutral sense to characterize the way he comes across, which I really appreciate.

In some ways I think Bryan Denlinger is the New England version of Rudy Davis

Me As A Jesuit 

I think it got started because when I heard Rudy Davis bad mouthing the Jesuits.  Because of that, when I interviewed Ernie Land

I told him that I thought highly of Jesuits and that I had eight years of Jesuit education (Xavier High School in Manhattan Class of 1970 and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Mass Class of 1974).  In a subsequent interview on God's Property Radio, Ernie translated this into my having been a Jesuit for eight years. So I found it amusing when Bryan Denlinger started in on Kent and Ernie's Jesuit connections.

But really I am not a Jesuit. I wrote to Bryan Denlinger but have not heard back from him  I suggested three possibilities.  One is that, in his view, the mind control techniques of the Jesuits are so powerful that there are thousands of people like me, who are Jesuits without being aware of it.  The second is that Bryan thinks I am a liar.  The third is that he is mistaken about me being a Jesuit.

The funny thing is that I have been doing a series about my high school days.  High school had much more direct Jesuit influence than college did. I have seen comments from my classmates to the effect that they learned tolerance, open mindedness and compassion from the Jesuits, but I think I may have come to them, to the extent I have,  from other influences like my parents, the Boy Scouts and a saint like curate in our parish, Father Charles McTague, who went on to be moderately famous.  Ironically Father McTague flunked out of Xavier.  Go figure.  But I do think those values were reinforced by the school.

Oddly enough, my memories of the military side of the school are much more vivid.  I would say that you might make a better case that Xavier made me a soldier rather than a Jesuit, but of course there is no case for the soldier either.

So it would be nice to hear if Bryan thinks I am flat out lying when I say I am not a Jesuit.  I'll still like him regardless.  I'd love to have a get together at my house some time with Rudy Davis and Bryan Denlinger and Ernie Land and the wives.  I don't think my covivant would go for it though.

So the bottom line is that I'm not a Jesuit and neither is Kent Hovind.  And I think Rudy should really apologize for that Amish crack about Mrs. Denlinger.

Peter J Reilly CPA is not now nor has he ever been a Jesuit.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Unitarian Universalist Sends Rudy Davis Seven Principles And Six Sources

When Kent Hovind was facing a new trial in 2015, I dubbed the ragtag group that came out to support him the Hovindicators.  The most visible was Rudy Davis, who turned his youtube channel pretty much into all free Kent Hovind, all the time.  I really liked Rudy's manner of presentation and admire the way he states his beliefs and what he bases them on.

When it comes to the content of his beliefs, I sometimes have serious issues and back in July I did a response to his video "Eight death penalty offenses once righteous judgement comes back to America"

It struck me as something of a dystopian nightmare.

Rudy responded to my piece soon afterwards

With some qualifications, that would reduce the body count, he allowed that I had pretty well captured the essence of his piece.  There are a couple of things he said about me that are worth me qualifying a bit. One is that he thought somebody must have brought the piece to my attention.  As it happens, I regularly check Rudy's channel just as I do Kent Hovind's although I don't watch that many of the videos, but some I find irresistible.

Then there is the matter of "retarded".  The biggest impression I ever made on Rudy apparently is when, while interviewing Kent Hovind, I asked Kent to not call people he disagreed with "retarded".  Rudy thinks that given that Kent was in prison surrounded by all this inappropriate language and behavior, it was kind of silly to chide him about that and I was too caught up in political correctness.  Although, I get his point, I actually think that I was giving Doc Dino good advice, as the use of that term in that way can really grate on the nerves of people who have or know kids with special needs. I'm glad to say that I think Hovind has dropped that term from his armory.  Now if we could just get rid of the vaseline, but that might be too much to ask.

More significantly and now we get to the buried lede. Rudy gave a pretty accurate assessment of my belief system as it relates to the bible. "Peter thinks we can learn from all the knowledge of the world" as opposed to Rudy's world view which holds the Bible, particularly the King James translation, as supreme.  It happens that I favor the King James translation, but that is just because it sounds so, you know, biblical.  Regardless, Rudy could not remember the term I used to describe myself, so I thought I would fill him in.  It is Unitarian Universalist. Unitatarian Universalism is non-creedal.  Rather than write a personal essay, I would like to share with Rudy what we have that passes for official. You can find more on Here we go

There are Seven Principles

  1. 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
And Six Sources

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
So Rudy's characterization is accurate, if not complete. 

There is a directory that would allow Rudy to find the nearest congregation if he wanted to find out more.  It would be nice if he restrained himself from using the terms sodomite and fudge packer during the visit - just kidding.

Regardless, I like Rudy's style of presentation and admire his concern for people in prison.  I'd really enjoy a line by line reaction to the principles and sources, but i realize he has other concerns.

Peter J Reilly is a Unitarian Universalist with fond feelings for his Catholic roots and a certain affection and admiration for Evangelicals including Young Earth Creationists.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Kent Hovind's Big Splash In The Conecuh County Pond

Wedding Bells

The big news in Hovind land this week, is Kent's upcoming nuptials with Mary Tocco and the resulting controversy since they are both divorced.  I'm passing much in the way of commentary on that other than to mention a reassuring note that I got from Ernie Land in response to my concern about another woman getting caught up in Kent Hovind's tax misghegas:
Mary has a pre-nup and will file separate. She can run the for profit, if she so chooses, and I expect her to remain third party to the Ministry.
Legal News Coming Soon?

I had asked Ernie whether Kent's new adviser Brady Byrum might be open to an interview.  Ernie indicated most likely not.  He did update me on the latest in that department, though:
The Ministry is really preparing for a battle that will include UCC and also next round will be defended with vigor. Here are some codes for your insight and also let you see some of what Brady is finding in Congressional archives on the codes.
What followed was a lot of stuff about the definition of a church, rules about starting a church audit and exemptions from withholding for duly ordained minister. I find the connection to Kent's situation kind of tenuous, but we'll see what they come up with.  He closes with.
As you can see a can of worms is soon to be opened on the Judge and DOJ for their fraudulent actions. And the future looks like we get to introduce the DOJ to a case they will wish they never brought and one that will remind them of the Scientology case, but the nice thing is their Attorneys paved the way with recent rulings.
We'll just have to wait and see on that.

Arguing With A Man Who Buys Ink By The Gallon

What I find of most interest is Jim Allen's response to Kent Hovind's video attack and the subsequent actions of his supporters. Here is the latest from The Monthly View of Evergreen Alabama

I've been a bit preoccupied the past couple weeks. 
In case you haven't heard, it seems Kent Hovind, aka "Dr. Dino" took exception to our July Issue, and with the assistance of one of our County Commissioners, Johnny Andrews, produced a video that's gone somewhat viral in Mr. Hovind's fundamentalist circles.  
It's certainly run the course through political circles in Conecuh County.
The Hovind Effect I wrote about has come to roost in Conecuh County, and the predictions I made concerning Hovind's presence here have come true. It didn't take long. 
As a result of the video, or as part of the attack, several of my advertisers have been harassed by Hovind's people, and I've received threatening emails and a couple of letters.
I've been working with law enforcement concerning this matter - and will continue to do so. 
Hovind said he wants this newspaper shut down. 
That's not going to happen. 
As for the video itself, what Commissioner Andrews says in this video is completely untrue. Neither myself nor this newspaper endorsed the proposed landfill outside Repton.
Mr. Hovind's performance in front of his followers goes a long way towards proving what has landed in Lenox is indeed a cult. 
If the conduct displayed in this video, and the blatant attack on this newspaper by Hovind and his people, is his example of "fine upstanding Christians," then a lot of people have been led down the wrong path. And perhaps, as it turns out, by the wrong man. 
All I can say is stay tuned. This can only get more interesting - and indeed it already has. Hovind may already be paying a price for his unjust attack on this newspaper and on me personally. 
I've always said God gave me this newspaper. But people from around here know that.
Now to review the bidding on this, it is worth noting that Jim Allen wrote a pretty ominous piece about Hovind without visiting Pearl Lane or talking to Hovind. It is also worth noting, though, that Allen's article cited primary sources in outlining the baggage that Hovind brings to Conecuh County.

It strikes me that Hovind's response was rather ill-advised. Nothing prevented him from taking a drive up to Evergreen and speaking with Allen, as far as I can tell.  Instead he found a local politician who has some sort of conflict with Allen.

Now Conecuh at over 800 square miles is not a small town geographically, but with a population in the vicinity of 13,000, I think it is likely that the politics has a small town flavor to it.  Factions can be based on ancient grudges about how somebody behaved when they were on the high school basketball team. A newcomer is best advised to defer taking sides until, they have lived there - oh a couple of decades maybe.

Kent could have let the local people make a decision about him after a period of time in which he had a chance insofar as possible to be a good neighbor. If he wanted to prove Allen wrong about his cult concerns, he could have reached out magnanimously.  Instead he or some of his supporters are attacking Allen and to some extent making Allen's case for him. So the county will likely end up with a pro-Hovind and an anti-Hovind faction with the newspaper in the hands of the anti-Hovind faction.
And the rest of the Hovindology community will break out the popcorn, as we await the next edition of the Monthly View.

Peter J Reilly has a limited amount of time to devote to Hovindolgy.  He sends his regards to Mary and Kent on their upcoming nuptials. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kent Hovind Has Conecuh County Editor Concerned

So now it is time to welcome a new member to the hearty band of Hovindologists, who to the puzzlement and sometimes chagrin of those near and dear to them follow the adventures of Kent Hovind, Doctor Dino, the young earth creationist Independent Baptist minister whose decades long struggle with the IRS is framed by himself and his supporters as a chronicle of religious persecution.

The Hovind Effect?

Jim Allen of The Monthly View wrote a piece in July titled Dr. Dino Lands In Lenox.  The purpose of the article is to introduce his readers in Conecuh County Alabama to what he calls the Hovind effect.
I'm using the term (Hovind Effect) to describe and include all of the many circumstances both positive and negative, the beliefs, the drama, the infighting, the clashes between opposing points of view, and the zeal of the people who both surround and oppose Kent Hovind and his beliefs. I use it to describe the whole package - with all it's ramifications and consequences.
There is an air of concern in the piece.
 Hovind is highly controversial and brings a train load of baggage with him to Conecuh County.
 Something that is very valuable in Allen's article is that he supports some of his observations with links to public documents.  Most notably there is Hovind's renunciation of his United States citizenship and Social Security number and the judgement by the Tax Court indicating a tax deficiency of over $3 million.

Hovind In A Smaller Pond

Allen's biggest concern is Hovind's apparent Sovereign Citizen connections.  Geographically Conecuh County is about the same size as Escambia in Florida, but population wise Hovind is in a much smaller pond.  Concecuh has a population of 13,000 as opposed to nearly 300,000 in Florida's Escambia (Alabama also has an Escambia just to confuse us a bit, I'm sure).

My own view is that Allen may be overstating the potential for trouble that Kent Hovind brings to Conecuh County.
With the baggage Hovind brings, you can bet the federal government will also have Lenox – and Conecuh County - under a magnifying glass as they too watch every move he makes and everyone he makes contact with.
Odds appear high that somewhere down the line Hovind will once again butt heads with our federal government.
The ultimate question is will Lenox, Alabama become another Bunkerville, Nevada, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, or a Waco, Texas? Or nothing at all?
I think that Hovind has gone pretty conventional and that any further disputes he has with the federal government will be played out in the court.

The Response

Even more interesting than Jim Allen's article, which is really old news by now is Kent Hovind's response, which being a youtube video requires a greater investment of lifespan.  It has the measured title of "MUST SEE Reply To Slanderous Article by Jim Allen of Evergreen AL The Monthly View Newsletter"

Being a video there are of course no links and Hoivnd's responses to some things that Allen does provide support for are pretty superficial.  Hovind leads with an an ad hominem, casting doubt on Allen's motivation.

Johnny Andrews, County Commissioner, was on the scene with a story about a plan to create a toxic waste dump that Jim Allen had supported and Andrews opposed and that Allen's attack on Kent ties in with the feud between Andrews and Allen.  Apparently, Andrews was somewhat instrumental in bringing Kent to Lenox.

Kent's Expert

At 15:00 Kent has someone from the audience, who has been researching his case, confirm that he was prosecuted for something other than what "they"said.  Kent goes on to say that "There were no taxes involved in the first place".  Kent confirms with the audience member that there was no wrongdoing and that it will all be coming out soon in a nice long video series.

Sovereign Citizens

At 18:23 Kent gets into Allen's claim that some of his followers embrace the sovereign citizen movement.  He and his audience expert observe that the term is oxymoronic.  I have to agree with them on that, but for better or worse that is the term being used for people with certain opinions about the validity of laws.

Allen makes a connection between Kent Hovind and the Bundy standoffs through Pete Santilli. Hovind has a great time yucking it about that.  He goes on to say that he was interviewed by Pete Santilli, but does not otherwise know him.  Allen also mentions Kent being interviewed by Alex Jones.

Here's the thing.  Kent Hovind did have many of the people in the right wing conspiracy bubble pulling for him last year.  Pete Santilli was among the most passionate going so far as to make an angry call to Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers to demand Kent's release.

That call was one of the factors leading to Santilli being held without bail after his arrest in the Malheur Refuge affair.  So Pete Santilli cared a lot about Kent Hovind.  It is hard to believe that Kent did not know that Pete was in jail.  On the other hand, Kent has been hyper focused on his own ministry so maybe he hasn't gotten around to thanking all the people who were advocated for him.  He may be unaware of how hard Santilli was pulling for him.

More to the point, I think this might allay Allen's fears about Pearl Lane turning into another Waco.  When, some time ago, I asked sovereign citizen expert JJ MacNab where Kent fit in with the movement, she indicated that it had really moved beyond him.  Kent Hovind seems very focused on refuting the "lie of evolution".  Believing in a 6,000 year old earth, requires the acceptance of a massive conspiracy involving pretty much the entire scientific community, so it is not surprising that Hovind embraced other conspiracy theories over the years, but for now he is focused on saving souls and refuting evolution and has apparently adopted a structure that is conventionally tax compliant.

The $3,000,000 Exposure

A bit past the 23:00 mark, the subject of Kent's civil liability for income tax comes up.  Once again he consults with his audience expert (who we learn is named Brady) and dismisses the matter as it will be addressed in the videos.  This is the part of the discussion that I find most interesting, because it is the civil rather than the criminal dispute that first pulled me into covering Hovind nearly four years ago.

Since neither Kent nor his then wife, Jo,  filed income tax returns and they did not cooperate in the investigation, the IRS tagged both of them with all the income. (According to the Tax Court Order the years in question were 1998-2006. The old Creation Science Evangelism was deemed to be their alter ego)  The 2012 decision in Jo's case tells the story in some detail.  Kent on the other hand practiced tax protester style litigation which caused him to lose without really litigating.  He appealed to the Eleventh Circuit and the judgement was confirmed.

In his discussion of the Allen piece, although he mentions his video number 5, he does not say anything about CSE 103 Class 6 Topic "Income Tax", where he says (at 2:18) that he has not filed an income tax return in 28 years.

I asked Ernie Land about this matter and he responded
Kent received no proper legal notice, which denied him an opportunity to respond to it. It is past 10 years from the claimed indebtedness and with no proper service of the hearings it has a good probability of being dropped. Brady Byrum has proof the Judge was involved in the use of law improperly by using a law for drug trafficking to seize the CSE property. He has gone back to the actual debate in record where the law was framed, so there is a good chance Paul and Glenn will file fraud charges on the Judge and Government for their improper use of the laws they used to steal the property. If it’s not a good case it will still be a great video with great information on how the Government conspires to steal property and felonize our society.
When Do You Start The Clock? 

Ernie seems to be confounding the criminal case with the civil case to some extent.  As it happens, the debt is not ten years old.  The way it works is that the IRS sends you a Notice of Intention to Assess which gives you the right to file a Tax Court petition which according to the Docket History, Kent or his attorney filed on February 23, 2010.  That prevents the IRS from doing anything.  Back to the Docket History you will see that the decision was affirmed on December 16, 2014.

Sometime after that the IRS could issue an assessment.  That is when the ten year clock starts.  Here is the somewhat ominous part that makes me a little worried for Kent.  IRS collections is overwhelmed.  There are over 13 million delinquent accounts.  Based on two recent decisions (in which the taxpayers lost) it appears that what they are doing with larger cases is prioritizing the cases where the ten year clock has been ticking a while.  If that is the pattern and it continues, then Kent Hovind will likely receive a levy notice in maybe six years.

There is a structure in place which should protect ministry assets from Kent's individual tax problems, but I have to wonder how well it will be maintained in the coming years.  As Don Camacho, the juror who is responsible for Hovind not being convicted of the most serious charges he faced last year said "This is not a guy who gives you the keys"

Despite all current good intentions, given Hovind's management style, there is some chance that the new ministry will end up being his alter ego.

I admire many things about Kent Hovind - his work ethic, his encouragement to live a purpose driven life, his attack on the prison industrial complex - but his style of argument bugs me. On the bright side, at least he has stopped calling people "retards".

Peter J Reilly CPA who has still not managed to entirely give up his day job continues to fall behind in his writing projects.  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beer For Rudy's Horses

One of the things that other Hovindologists, the small band interested in the Kent Hovind chronicle, who are not supporters of Dr. Dino, find odd about me is my affection and admiration for Rudy Davis.  There are times when he makes it hard for me.  A recent piece he did is kind of over the top even for him.

The title is "Eight death penalty offenses once righteous judgment comes back to America".

The picture of the noose is a little off, because Rudy's preferred execution method is beheading, but if you listen to the podcast you will hear a sort of dystopian nightmare, that reminds me just a bit of the Handmaid's Tale

Really just the first phase.  The energy behind the podcast is more consistent with one of my favorites  by Toby Keith and makes the noose picture more appropriate and I think it captures a bit of the Rudy Davis spirit.

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas find a tall oak tree,
Round up all them bad boys hang them high in the street
For all the people to see
 Rudy believes that there is a war going on between patriots like himself and the corporate, as opposed to the organic, United States.  The enemies are  people who hate the United States of American, the Constitution and liberty.

In this video, he is looking forward to ultimate victory.  If when that happens, God grants him a role in dealing out justice, there will be quite a few executions.  That's the dystopian part that is playing out in my mind.  You might need a course like Conspiracy Theories 101 to follow along on this, but I'll let you do your own research.  Here are the people that will be executed after a fair trial under Justice Minister Rudy Davis of the Reformed United States of America.

1. People who were paid to participate in false flag events like Sandy Hook, Oklahoma City, etc
2.  Attorneys working for the "corporate UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" who suppress exculpatory evidence.
3.  Although he doesn't name him it is pretty clear he is referring to President Obama.  Although if Ted Cruz had made it he might be included.
4. News media that have deliberately distorted the news to affect public policy
5. The people doing the chemtrails, even if their motives are pure.  Maybe fluoride in the water too.
6. People advocating to limit gun rights and force vaccinations
7. CIA and prison industrial people who have participated in torture.
8. People who have benefited from the fiat currency system the federal reserve.

I always admire Rudy's presentation.  In his summary when he says "Death penalty for you", he reminds me of the soup nazi.

Since Kent Hovind has often advocated wider application of the death penalty, I reached out to Ernie Land for comment but have not heard back.

I also reached out to Rudy to get a little clarification on some of the details and some sort of estimate of the post-restoration body count.  Here is his complete reply from two different e-mails.

Erin and I initially checked my father into an old folks home for help with his care.  A few months later my father John was approached by the administrator and she said it was the policy of the home to vaccinate all the residents.  My dad replied "Over my dead body."  The front office called me to come talk some sense into my father so that he could remain at the old folks home.  I went up to the old folks home after receiving the call and a short time later, my dad was living in my downstairs bedroom/kitchen.  I totally agreed with my dad's position on this issue. 
In regards to people trying to disarm the American public, I consider that an act of aggression and an act of genocidal war.  The documentary below makes the point and I don't even think the producer is a Christian.  Why is it so difficult for people to understand that you can't force their crap on others?  Our founders thought the second Amendment was so important that they made it #2 just behind #1.
In regards to how many forced vaccinators and gun grabbers would need to be executed..... Hmmmmm.....  Well, I think after I publicly beheaded the first ten gun grabbers and it became widely known that we are once again enforcing the US Constitution,  I believe the rest of the gun grabbers would become very quiet and there would be no need to execute the hundreds of thousands who are currently deceived.


People are free to advocate whatever they wish.  However once they have committed overt actions which are targeted to restrict American gun rights, then I believe that warrants the death penalty with a public beheading. An example would be if it is proven that Sandy Hook was a deceptive false flag event run by certain elements of the corporate United States, then I would push for the death penalty of everyone involved in the coverup and deception. Are you aware that there is a large portion of the public that don't believe we were told the truth about what happened at Sandy Hook?  I am one of those people. 

To be fair to Rudy, it is important to note that he is only advocating these executions after fair trials under a new legal regime. I did see somebody mention they would report his video to the authorities, but Rudy has been through that drill before.

Peter J Reilly CPA continues to have a certain admiration for Rudy Davis,

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Transgender Comic Julia Scotti Blows The Doors Off Fairview Famous

It takes a Jersey girl, or in this case, a transgender woman, to not only have the bravery to come out on national television, but to drop the F-bomb as well!

Steve Trevelise on Julia Scotti

Shameless Exploitation

So I'm going off topic entirely here to shamelessly exploit a celebrity connection to improve my traffic.  I mean what's the point of knowing a celebrity if you can't get traffic out of it?  At my recent grammar school reunion, there were connections to some of the most famous people from Fairview, NJ.  Lucia Scarnecchia was there and her uncle (or maybe great uncle) until this month had been the most famous person from Fairview.  John Scarne was an expert on, among other things, cheating at cards, which was kind of fit being the most famous person from Fairview.  Fairview was known as something of a gambling center back in the day.

Fairview Famous

Father Charles McTague, himself now famous, often told us about John Scarne, who also invented the game Teeko, Father McTague was with us in spirit.  If you are into jazz you may have heard of Mary Lou Williams.  She was not from Fairview, but the Jesuit priest who was her manager and preserver of her heritage Fr. Peter O'Brien SJ was.  If you attended St. John's in the fifties or sixties, you probably had an O'Brien in your class.  Well my brother, sister and I all did anyway.  My brother was in Peter's class and Patrick was in mine.

As it happens, though, at the very reunion was someone poised to blow the doors off Fairview famous.  That would be Julia Scotti who recently appeared on America's Got Talent where in a one two punch of sorts she dropped an F bomb and outed herself as transgender

Here is me and Julia in front of the famous Pop's Park in Fairview NJ

And here we are along with Patrick O'Brien getting ready to go to the 11:00 AM Mass that was dedicated to our class

And here is the whole 20% of the class that made it to the reunion along with two Franciscans who are kind of standing in for the sisters who taught us, who are all, you know, dead.

I don't know if the game of "Where's Julia" will ever catch on, but here we are in the third grade if you want to give it a shot.

A Bit Of Controversy

I connected with Julia a couple of years ago through facebook.  Oddly enough around that time I had become interested in some of the views of radical feminists.

I may well be the only person to ask a presidential candidate about "women's spaces"

What is intriguing to me is that it some ways there is an illustration here of one of the things the radfems often refer to.  The parochial grammar schools were extremely gendered such that boys and girls lived in close to parallel universes.  Oddly enough the nuns, who some said favored the girls, had elements of radical feminism about them.  That sounds like a joke, but there is probably a serious topic there.

Regardless, I think what a radical feminist might remark is that Julia did not experience girlhood.

Julia and I had a bit of discussion about that and she ended up doing a blog post about it.  Here is how it closes.

And so in closing, I believe that the growing number of visible, vocal trans people are questioning and redefining gender all over the world. I believe that in the next three or four generations, acceptance of  the gender continuum will make the current absolute definition archaic. I believe that in time, trans people will have trans role models to look toward and the desire to feel or be 100% female will disappear. Finally, I believe that someday, many will look at the trans community with some degree of envy because we who were blessed with this very natural way of being have the decided advantage of seeing, feeling and actually living with the points of view of both genders. Already, scientists are pointing toward genetic and chemical causes for gender dysphoria, itself a misnomer as it implies being trans as negative. Ask any trans person how they feel after coming out and the answer is more likely to imply euphoria than dysphoria. And who needs radical feminists for validation? I am happy. That is validation enough.

I remember this period of time when I was involved in the governance of a church that seemed to be a perpetual hotbed of content free conflict.  Somebody told me that my problem was that I was an Aquarian and wanted everybody to get along.  I also have this tendency to learn about what position various groups maintain by looking at what they write rather than what is written about them.

What Is With This "Old" Bullshit?

On a really serious note, not, though, I have to call Julia out on the ageism in her routine.  Seriously, I don't really feel that old. As a matter of fact I am kind of experiencing a second adolescence, although this one is definitely more fun.

Fairview Famous

We don't know yet whether Julia's success on America's  Got Talent will turn into the fifteen minute type of fame, but at least for the moment I think she has edged out John Scarne.  So now we have somebody who is famous for dropping an F-bomb rather than knowing how to cheat at cards.  That's Fairview for you.

By the way when it comes to Fairview famous in contemporary entertainment, Julia is also competing with Ripface Invasion. You can be the judge.

Peter J Reilly writes on taxes for which is pretty good for a Fairview kid.  His mother,s family the Lyons had four generations in Fairview, which may well be unique.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Has Kent Hovind Really Handed The Keys To Creation Science Evangelism Ministries?

If you wanted to give credit to one person for Kent Hovind being a free man today, that person would probably be Don Camacho, foreman of the jury in Kent's trial last year.   He held out against the other jurors on convicting Hovind on anything and finally by way of compromise agreed to convict on contempt of court.  That charge was then thrown out on technical grounds.

Keys To The Kingdom

Camacho, for all his sympathy with Hovind, took a jaundiced view of Hovind's claim that Creation Science Evangelism was anything other than an alter ego for Kent.

He characterizes Kent as "not a guy who gives you the keys".

That the CSE trust or whatever it was supposed to be was considered an alter ego for Kent and Jo Hovind is at the root of the large income tax liability, which is likely still hanging over them.

A New Beginning?

The new CSE is working on being different, though.  Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, Inc. has been recognized by the IRS as exempt under 501(c)(3).  And according to this release, three new board members have been added - Bill Sardi, J.R. Hughes and Diane Hummel. (Bill Sardi gave me a guest post on the Kent/Eric CSE/GQ dispute back in April.)

Ernie Land, who is also on the board, told me there had been some turnover.  I did not get it clear as to whether there is still an open seat as they are aiming for five.

Ernie told me that they claimed exemption as an educational organization, so there will be a Form 990 required and they have to provide you a copy of their Form 1024 (exempt status application) if you ask for it.  I have made an informal request on the 2Peter3   website. We'll see if I end up having to jump through hoops or not.

Dino Defender

Kent Hovind himself is not on the board nor is he an employee or agent of CSEM.  There is, however, an "exclusive contract" with Kent, whom they dub Defender of The Faith.

You and I both know that "Fidei defensor" is a title granted to Henry VIII by Pope Leo X for his book defending the notion of there being seven sacraments.

 The title is still claimed by the reigning British monarch.  It is rather an intriguing moniker for an Independent Baptist.  The earliest instance of the title being hung on Hovind that I found was by skeptic Michael Shermer who debated him in 2004.

Kind Of Transparent

CSEM has indicated that it is committed to transparency.
They will help oversee the ministry in the spirit of transparency and showing itself to be approved by others. CSEM (Creation Science Evangelism Ministries) believes it is important for ministries that rely on donations to be completely transparent about it objectives, goals and use of funds toward those ends. Any designated funds donated will be applied to those projects or expenses designated, and will only be placed into other projects or other ministry expenses, after consultation and agreement with the donor
Transparency has its limits. When I asked Ernie about the contract, this is how he responded.
Our contracts are US Constitution article 1 section 10 private contracts. They will remain private and should the IRS attack again then a snare is in place to throw it all into International Court. All are signed “Without Prejudice UCC 1 – 308”. I like the term patriot, but actually adhere more to being a Constitutionalist. As you know from my $6mil lawsuit brought against me personally and my company by the FTC, I will use the International Court, and as in that case, the Federal Court seals everything, while removing me from the suit. Hey, maybe that experience is why I believe so adamantly in Conspiracy by the elites in Government. They seal documents, or hide them like Hillary’s emails, in most of the cases they lose or should I say the 1% they lose. Pretty good game they play. I guess they learned from the Harlem Globe Trotters
The More Things Change?

One of the most important concepts in the not for profit world is "inurement".  If the contractual arrangement is, in essence, that at the end of the day it is all up to Kent, there will not be a happy ending if the arrangement ever gets examined.  Kent's recent scolding open letter to Eric gives some indication that that could be the case.
I trusted you with all the CSE assets in 2006 and simply asked for them back when I got out of prison 1 year ago. You now use lots of smoke and mirrors to not do that. You say CSE inc is a new 2015 business name. You know full well that the CSE board voted to add the “inc.” a year ago to try to keep the alphabet gang happy.
The old CSE was found to be an alter ego of Kent and he seems to be stating there that nothing has really changed.

All I can say is that if there is still a seat available on the CSEM board and you are being tapped for it, the prudent thing to do would be to pass.

More Like King Lear Than Henry VIII?

As far as the dispute between Kent and Eric goes, it is well covered on Kent Hovind Unofficial and whatever it is worth, my view is that it would probably be best for Eric Hovind to take up another trade.  If I were really inclined toward conspiracy theories I would speculate that Kent and Eric are working in concert to maximize the family's share of the "creation science" marketplace.  I'm just throwing that out for laughs right now, but if Eric comes out in favor of geocentrism and flat earth, I'll run with it.

Some Real Journalists On The Job

The other interesting development that is well covered elsewhere is the coverage by the Monroe Journal. The Monroe Journal is a weekly published in Monroeville AL.  Monroevillie is the county seat of Monroe County, the next county over from Conecuh.  MJ ran a story on Hovind in which he gave his regular narrative that he had rehearsed so well on the right wing alternative media circuit.  MJ appears to be an actual new outlet, though, so the following week they ran a story with comments from Robert Baty, Randy Dunn and me.  It is behind a paywall, so I'll leave it to you to hunt down free copies or maybe spring for $25.

Conecuh County has The Monthly View, which is not behind a paywall.  I'm keeping an eye on it to see when Doctor Dino pops up.

About This Blog

Regular readers of Your Tax Matters Partner, who may well number in the scores, will have noted that for quite a while the blog has been pretty much all Doc Dino all the time.  This is largely due to low energy on my part in not coming up with any other tax related posts that are not forbes worthy.  My productivity on has also been on the low side.  So help me out with some guest posts.  I mean I won't pay you or anything, but look at the exposure you will be getting.

Peter J Reilly CPA has been following the Kent Hovind story for going on four years.  It seems longer.