Here’s one for Roger Ailes‘ “Grand Old Police Blotter” feature:
Tax-protesting Maple Grove boss is on the lam
Authorities are seeking Robert Beale, an MIT-educated engineer and owner of a Maple Grove computer firm, who skipped his own trial.
Beale is on a holy quest to avoid paying taxes. Here are a few paragraphs from the story.
Over roughly seven years, Robert Beale has waged a legal war with the Internal Revenue Service and Minnesota Revenue Department, filing rambling explanations in court, citing God, the Constitution and obscure legal decisions. He even published a full-page ad in a newspaper to make his case.“He is very smart,” said Dan Scott, his lawyer. “He is very pleasant and urbane. … And he is absolutely dedicated to his beliefs.”Beale, an engineer, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a groundbreaking inventor of computer technology and the owner of a company with 70 employees and revenues of $12 million to $15 million a year, say family members.
He was a Minnesota delegate to the Republican National Convention in the 1980s, [son] Bradford Beale said, and contributed more than $10,000 to Republican candidates in the 1990s, according to Federal Election Commission records. He founded the Minnesota Christian Coalition, which is affiliated with the politically oriented Christian Coalition of America.
And yet he felt justified in setting up shell companies to shield his income, and didn’t feel the need to file tax returns from 2000-2004, despite making over $5.6 million in personal income during that period.
Theodore Beale, another son of Robert Beale, is the author of fantasy Christian novels. Interviewed from Italy, where he lives, he said he knew little about the case [...].
And here’s where we tell you the REST of the story. Little Theodore Beale grew up to be … Vox Day, WorldNetDaily columnist and blogger.
And here’s a quote from Vox about Dad that we mentioned in our
previous piece on Vox’s secret life as the son of a God-fearing, tax-avoiding techocrat millionaire.
There will also surely be many who will consider him little more than a religious nut with money, but again, that is of little concern to us. After all, this country was founded and its Constitution was written by a group of wealthy, well-armed aristocrats who also happened to be devout Christians and who believed that they had been put in the right place at the right time for an appointed purpose.
And apparently the right place for Dad right now is “out of the country.”
And speaking of Vox, this story made us wonder what’s new with him these days, so we checked out his blog. And just when we were ready to concede that he made a lot of good points, and admit that perhaps we had misjudged him, we read the entry ”A train wreck in progress,” and remembered Vox’s issues with women.Re this post: While we agree with Vox that Libertarian blogger Jacqueline is not somebody with whom we’d want to get romantically involved (even if we swung that way), Vox also sets off our ”back away slowly” social interaction alarms as loudly as she does with his remarks about her:
Her suggestions for men are fairly reasonable,
Let’s stop right here and review some of Jacqueline’s suggestions:
I realize that some of you will find this post depressing because you’ll realize that you don’t qualify as a high quality man and thus won’t be able to get a high quality woman. You have a few options: 1. Lower your standards and stop pursuing women who are out of your league. There are lots of fat single mothers out there who can’t find dates either.2. Look in the developing world. If you’re literate with a home computer and an internet connection you are very wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Citizenship or legal permanent residency in a rich country makes you more attractive to women in poorer countries. Your value on the dating market is thus much higher there.
So, Vox apparently agrees with Jackie that if you aren’t good enough for her, you should try dating fat, single mothers and poor third-world women. (Of course, since Vox is way too good for Jacqueline, he is presumably telling YOU, his inferiors, that you should check out hefty Bulgarian babes.)
But back to Vox:
though I find it amusing that despite her intelligence, she is not experienced enough to realize that “educated” is not necessarily considered a plus among highly educated, intelligent men these days.
Yeah, highly educated, intelligent men these days are going for the 8th-grade dropouts, because these women are not as uppity and demanding as those bitches with undergraduate degrees.
Unfortunately for her, she’s not anywhere nearly attractive enough to “date only the highest quality men”;
However, the highest quality men can be as ugly as sin and still insist on dating only 18-year-old supermodels with private jets – you know, because of their high quality.
if she’s more attractive than 86 percent of the single women on the planet, I’ll have to reconsider the notion of ever leaving the house again.
Jackie seems reasonably attractive to me, but I do have to smile pityingly at her claim that one of the reasons she deserves the highest quality men (and is way too good for the “single geeky guys I meet via this blog”) is because her ”new picture has been rated more attractive than 86% of the women on Hot or Not.”
Anyway, Vox weighs her and finds her wanting.
Highly intelligent, reasonably educated, and yet in the end just another self-centered woman who can’t handle basic logic when it doesn’t suit her wishes.
So, just another woman then. Yeah, it’s no wonder that our letting them vote has ”helped tear apart our society,” bringing us ”more divorce, more abortion,” and worst of all, “more obese single women on welfare.” It’s no wonder that Vox lives in Italy.
Christ, she’s a six, tops. And that’s with her mouth closed, which I’m guessing it ain’t very often.
Left by Doghouse Riley on August 18th, 2006