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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

John Karr / Hurricane Ernesto

Karr Guilty of Much, but Innocent of JonBenet's Death

Creepy John Karr will not be charged with JonBenet's death. His DNA samples didn't match what was found under her nails. They released his notes and telephone conversations recently, in which he fantasizes sexually about her. All I can say is... hold on... gotta go barf...

I certainly hope he doesn't escape the charges in Thailand. At least he'll face the charges in California. Of course, he may have been setting all this up for an insanity plea. Which is exactly why I don't believe that the insanity plea should be an excuse to get out of punishment.

Hurricane Ernesto

As The Lazy Iguana pointed out yesterday, this is generating a lot of news here in Florida. Although we may escape it, it certainly appears that it will impact the Miami-Dade area where he lives.

Right now the Cone O' Death is slanting away from the Tampa Bay Area and it looks as if Orlando is dead-center. But hurricanes have a way of surprising everyone, so I'm not ready to say we're home-free yet.

Having grown up in Florida, I have always kept my pantry stocked with canned goods. It's a weirdness that I've never been able to shake. Years ago, when no one understood the power or danger of a hurricane, my friends would often laugh at me. Now their cupboards look like mine.

Yesterday I went out and bought enough bottled water for 72 hours (3 gallons of water per person for 3 days). Michelle's hubby has been helping to get my house ready by buying plywood and sawing it, attaching spring loaded clips which allow the boards to be easily snapped in and out of the windows when the storm has passed. He's already pruned my massive oak trees out back.

All there is left to do (should the hurricane come this way) is to secure the stuff that is lying about, and then just ride it out.

However, most of us natives here believe that this isn't the one that will get us.

26 comments:

Badoozie said...

i am SOOOO FIRST

Badoozie said...

well, keeing canned goods on hand is not "weird" its smart... so there. i'll be thinking of you, and hoping for the best, but it sounds like you have some good helpers there. nice hubby, that michelles man!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Susie, Michelle's hubby IS a good guy. It's very cute to see how they're still so "together" after all these years, you know? They're not mooning over each other like teenagers, but they're "attached" strongly.

I could hire ANYone, but I hire the hubby cuz I know he's hardworking and honest. I don't think there are many of those out there. :P

You should see my pantry. One day I'll need to take a snapshot and post it. I am STOCKED UP. ;o)

Ed Abbey said...

I have a very large pantry full of canned goods and live in about as middle of the country as you can get. Why? I guess just because I have the room and stock up when things are on sale. I also don't want to be one of those people who race to the supermarket for supplies hours before the storm or are out driving in it minutes afterwards. Finally, it allows for spur of the moment cooking which with a baby now, I am becoming a master. I bring a whole new meaning to meals in minutes.

michelle said...

My husband get's more stuff done at Saur's house than our home. I do tease my husband because he has two wives now. He says yes, and they are both crazy.

mal said...

I think any where we live in the world has its own natural disasters looming on the horizon. You are doing exactly the right thing, preparing to deal with it.

Now, how do we prepare for the next dinosaur killer due in the next 30 million years or so? *G*

Miss Cellania said...

I knew John Karr would walk, but not for this reason. I figured the publicity would taint the evidence.

Good for you, being prepared for the worst!

Homo Escapeons said...

If something is too good to be true.....
it's too good to be legal!

The Lazy Iguana said...

I knew the creepy guy was not going to be charged before he took his business class flight. I posted about it, so there is evidence. They had nothing - and they knew it. So why bring him in? To bury the news that Bush's domestic spy program was unconstitutional.

As for the hurricane, I got gas! I found a station that had fuel at around 1 AM. I was not in line for very long.

Other than that - this is not going to be so bad. The cone shifted to the west, so even if the thing does become a weak cat 1 storm it will not be that bad for Dade County.

And if it shifts more to your direction - no big deal. It will be over land all the way from The Keys to Tampa - so it will loose a lot of punch. This is a fake hurricane.

exMI said...

Karr was obviously a loon with no connection except in his mind. Now he will be off to California to face some CP charges that he may or may not be found guilty of. He faces no charges in Thialand at all. A roayl money maker for the talking heads of 24 hour news and the fear of the moment mongers. Gads....

Good luck in the upcoming storm.

The Lazy Iguana said...

Exmi - Karr was used as a distraction from the real news. I knew this. The Colorado DA knew this. But nobody will say it. Nobody. The Justice Department knew about this guy for months if not years. But they left him alone. Why? Humm. They had no case, and they knew it. Once again, the media proved just how useless it is.

~Deb said...

Sick. Why would anyone claim to have done such a horrible thing? That guy needs to be put away for wasting the authorties' time.

I hope the hurricane misses you guys. That has to be a scary situation.

Notsocranky Yankee said...

I think Karr just wanted a first-class flight back to the states and his 5 minutes of fame. What a creep!

It's always good to be prepared for storms. Take care --

Grant said...

I think the media gives the insanity plea a bad rap. From what I learned in college, 1) it's used far less than people think, 2) the burden of proof is on the defendant so it almost never works as a cop-out, 3) the legal definition of insanity excludes using a mental illness like kleptomania or pedophilia as a defense, and 4) most cases that successfully use insanity as a defense are for things like indecent exposure committed by Alzheimer's patients who wander outside undressed. I was against that defense too until I learned more about how it's used today.

Scott said...

That Dude is one sick guy. I hope that he gets sent back to Thailand and they can deal with him there.

Such a messed up situation that was.

Scott

Anonymous said...

Saur,
I was wondering if you had heard about the Forbes article about not marrying career women. I would like to know your opinion of it. Here is a link to the current state of the article: http://www.forbes.com/home/2006/08/23/Marriage-Careers-Divorce_cx_mn_land.html. I wouldn't bother with the message boards they seem to be an area for men and women to fight, its quite ugly and childish.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Anon, thanks for asking. I'll cover it in detail tomorrow. I'm familiar with this. But the truth is, the study is both right, and it's wrong. I'll explain why tomorrow.

Scott, looks like he's not heading back to Thailand, according to The Lazy Iguana.

Grant, thanks for weighing in! Do you have any stats you can point us to on this? I'd be interested.

Notsocrankyyankee, yeah, that's my guess too. Thanks! We'll do our best to stay dry.

Deb, if you just look at the guy, he looks like a freak! Eek! Yeah, I hope it does minimal damage, at worst.

Lazy Iguana, good points, all. I never was a conspiracy theorist before the Bush administration, but I definately see the possibility.

Homo Escapeons, ;o)

Miss C, Well, you were right (sadly). But no worries about us here. We're battening down the hatches.

Mal, you're back! The asteroid will be taken care of by a band of hearty astronauts who will rocket out to it and bomb it to smithereens. Right? Right?

Michelle, your poor hubby. He's surround by nuts.

Ed, good call. And you're right, it makes for an easy meal!

Edge said...

This John Karr guy is a nut. At least a pedofile. The wife was reading something about him this morning in People. He married all these underage women. He's a weirdo pedofile. This may be the world's most unsolved mysteries.

As far as hurricanes. I guess you view them like we view tornados. Unless it's a monster and about to kill you, you should have prepared for it. Sounds like most people do in Florida.

~Jef

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KristieD said...

i am up here in brevard county, and we are prepared for a lot of rain...but not too worried. I wasnt able to buy any jugs of bottled water - walmart was all out last nite, but we have a case of individual bottles and are gonna fill up some other bottles we have laying around. I still have to bring in the boy's toys...but i did remember to put the wine in the fridge. ;) Good luck, hope you stay relatively dry!

oh- and Anon- we discussed that Forbes article in my Electronic Media class today. My teacher was quite fired up over it! Saur- i look forward to your take on it!

The Lazy Iguana said...

Its another fake hurricane.

Senor Caiman said...

Saur,

Excellent post.

I know John and Patsey didn't do it. I don't know about the son.

I really don't know much about hurricanes.

I laughed at your comment on the Classroom Blog. I was thinking the very same thing but that post of their's was very funny even if I couldn't understand it.

green said...

On JonBenet: I still think her father did it - with mommy's approval. Sick b-----ds.

On Ernesto: Hopefully this one will miss your area and most or all of FL and that this will be a light season for 'canes. Hopefully.

My 89 yo grandmother lives in Clearwater. She's too old to be evacuating....

Fred said...

And we have school tomorrow. Hrmphhh.

Nihilistic said...

He sure has the "Crazy Look" down very well!!

Grant said...

I don't have any stats since it was a combination of textbook material and the professor's personal experience, both from a class I took in the early 90's, but this is an official description of the legal term "insanity" (it's not a valid psychological term) which dispels some of the myths, especially the belief that insanity is an easy out and a free pass. From what my teacher told us, some people received longer sentences because of the mentally ill stigma.