Just when you thought that you could forget about our prevaricating media darling Casey, her name pops up again. This time, it is in connection with her check fraud case, in which she was found guilty of several counts in 2008.
Judge Strickland, who adjudicated that case, ruled this morning that although the Mistress of Mendacity had served her jail time for her crime, the punishment also included a one-year enforced probation provision, which requires that Ms. Anthony remain in Orange County for the duration.
Uh ohhhhhhhhh! Casey Alert!
She’s either going to have to come out of hiding or risk violating probation — perhaps going back to jail. It couldn’t happen to a nicer girl. Thank you, Judge Strickland.
“From my reading of this, she should be reporting to probation in Orlando probably within 72 hours,” Strickland said. “I suspect she’s going to be required to report to probation.”
You can expect that the vaunted “defense team” will be gearing up to fight this.
Stay tuned for further developments.
Michael H. Geldner says
“Prevaricating” is a great word choice for describing Casey! Does “hyperprevaricating” work? Maybe not without a hyphen.
Any sightings yet? I had almost forgotten about her. Amazing what the media will do.
Yes, varicating is a great word especially if you are in the medical field. I haven’t used it outside of that domain. It pays to increase your word power.
The Nittany Turkey says
Really? I can’t find a definition for “varicating” in a normal dictionary. But I would go for metaprevaricating in Casey’s case. She is indeed the quintessential prevaricator.
I believe the current scuttlebutt is that Casey’s butt has to show up in court at 10 am tomorrow. Of course, her lawyers are trying to preclude that. This morning on the dreaded Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano sided with Casey’s lawyers, stating that this seems like posturing by a judge (Strickland) seeking re-election, knowing that he’ll get plenty of media attention for it. He also said that this sort of thing doesn’t happen in places where judges are appointed instead of elected (people never tire of taking shots at Florida’s political processes), and if he were the judge, he would have recognized that Ms. Anthony had served the full sentence for the check fraud conviction plus the required probation period during her time in the Orange County jail. Thank you, Judge Napolitano (who has no forehead, and has a salt-and-pepper Addams Familyesque widow’s peak pointing at his unibrow).
My best guess is that Casey won’t be anywhere near the Orange County courthouse tomorrow at 10 am. Her sightings are being reported like Elvis’. The latest one said she was spotted in Columbus, Ohio, wearing an Ohio State University baseball cap. (It could have been Terrelle Pryor, but it sure as hell looked like Casey Anthony!
That is all for now.
We used to use the term varicating when someone with portal hypertension was bleeding from esophageal varices. It referred to a dissection of the varices and then the rupture and bleeding. This is usually an occurrence with a long term alcoholic who is in with cirrhosis among many other body declines. I am not sure if it is actually in a medical dictionary or just a term that we used in the colloquial sense.
As for Casey baby it would seem plausible that she is in Ohio if they have relatives there who would take her in and put up with her personality. I am wondering if she is manipulating them like she did everyone else. I remember Baez telling the parents that “she was safe.” Someone has to be paying for her 3 squares and a roof over her head as her $ 500 from her jail account would be spent by now (maybe on beer!!!!!!!!!!).
Up here, where the buffalo roam, judges are appointed by a panel within the judicial system. I am not sure either system is the answer but it has to be one or the other. That is to say, there are problems with both from this lowly point of view.
Also, Senators in our parliamentary system are appointed which I am totally against as it is usually a patronage appointment and often by an outgoing Prime Minister.
By the way, to continue my usual long winded rant, I like your new banner. However, is the “thing” in the armchair supposed to be a turkey?? Isn’t the beak/bill too long?
Roger, over and out.
The Nittany Turkey says
I guess the beak was exaggerated by the turkey caricaturist, who wasn’t me. I was grateful to have found a very relevant piece of clip art.
Thank you for the varices -> varicating discussion. Now I know that prevaricating must mean almost ready to fall apart due to alcoholism, a state that could indeed describe Casey as he life wears on.
Senators here used to be appointed by state governors, as their function at the time was to represent the needs of their state, not to be all powerful gods with national policy at stake. Then, the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution came along and changed it so that senators were elected by popular vote in the state they supposedly represented. That was 1913, so it’s been the case for about 100 years. I liked it better the old way. The House of Representatives represents the interests of the people; the Senate represents the interest of the states. (People tend to vote for whoever looks the best for serving their interest, which can be in serious conflict with the needs of their state.)
The Nittany Turkey says
My new post updates the Casey issue.