Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Park owner pleads not guilty to tax fraud | Local News |

Park owner pleads not guilty to tax fraud | Local News |

Guess who I'm thinking of? Dr Dino himself, the Flintstone paleontologist.
Why is it that when ever I read anything about this guy I inevitably run into some other twit just as bad. I'm thinking of his fellow anti-evilutionist, Dr Jason Gastrich. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you see a fair amount of commentary with only a few defenders of either one of them.
From the linkage provided it turns out that Jason Gastrich is a carbon copy of Flintstone-philiac.
Speaking of Hovind, in a post somewhat about him, he tried to plea "suborned of false muster." I like the section of the Pensacola news article where the reporter, failing to find it referenced in a legal dictionary, has to parse the plea word by word to figure out what the frak he's banging on about.
Here's what says about pleas:
n. 1) in criminal law, the response by an accused defendant to each charge of the commission of a crime. Pleas normally are "not guilty," "guilty," "no contest" (admitting the facts, but unwilling to plead "guilty," thus resulting in the equivalent of a "guilty" verdict but without admitting the crime), or "not guilty by reason of insanity" (at the time of the criminal act). However, the accused may make a "dilatory plea" challenging the jurisdiction of the court or claiming that he/she is the wrong defendant, requiring a special hearing. He/she may admit the acts but have excuses to be considered (a "plea in abatement"), which may affect the judge's sentence. Pleas are entered orally at arraignment (first court appearance) or a continued (postponed) arraignment. If after a preliminary hearing the judge determines the defendant must face trial for a felony, he/she will have to enter a plea again before a judge of the trial court. 2) any written answer or other response filed by a defendant to a complaint or petition in a civil lawsuit.
See also: arraignment plead preliminary hearing
Dude, seriiously, you don't get to make up shit like that in a court of law. You only get to make up your own facts when you're addressing other Xian fundies.

Lovely man.

Link to a site about Jason Gastrich
Biblical Inerrancy featuring Jason Gastrich
Law Dictionary containing no reference to Suborned of False Muster

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