Thursday, July 7, 2011

Current Events: Casey Anthony and Verrazano the Kitten

Taken after her child went missing.
I, "Television Girl, did not turn on the set yesterday.

I will often snap on the TV while doing work around the house so as to prevent myself from thinking.


Because thinking, if you're me, can be dangerous.

I can come up with stuff to worry about, punish myself for and feel guilty about so quickly and creatively that if awards were handed out for such things, I would win every year just like James Gandolfini did for his role as Tony Soprano. I hope he bought his own tuxedo. I would have.

So, I choose to watch Rachel Ray ricochet between fridge and "garbage bowl" or lose myself in the flare of Nancy Grace's vindictive nostrils. Though oft-annoyed by day-time TV's banalities, I am better off than if I allow the angst to creep in and set up shop in my brain.

But today there was none of that. My own dark thoughts were preferable to what I was trying to avoid...

Casey Anthony.

You know....the woman who is getting away with murder.

The woman who chose not to alert authorities that her daughter was missing for 31 days. Unbelievable? Not if you're a sociopath who wants to shed the burdens of motherhood. Then it makes sense.

The woman who fabricated a nanny and blamed her for her child's disappearance. The woman who competed in "Hot Body" contests at bars during that 31 day period and, while her daughter was missing, got a tattoo in Italian on her scrawny shoulder that translates to "Beautiful Life."

Hard to believe? Nah. Not if you're a remorseless murderess.

If Tom, at age 26 and Charlie, a soon-to-be 22 year old man, are unaccounted for for more than ten minutes, I contact the FBI... 

...Casey Anthony put duct tape over her child's mouth.

Today she will be sentenced. And, according to the talking heads on cable news, may walk out of the courtroom as a free woman.

What did I learn before taking my brief moratorium from daytime TV? Do you mean beside the fact that it's completely possible to get away with murder? I knew that already thanks to the O.J. trial.

But I did discover that many legal pundits appear to be women. 

Besides Nancy Grace, who is a category unto herself, Marcia Clark has resurfaced looking 15 years younger than when she prosecuted O.J in the nineties. She shares air time with other attorneys and jury specialists all of whom have an opinion on what happened in Florida three years ago.
Marcia Clark--a progression
They wear flowery summer frocks with matching cardigans and chunky jewelry, smiling as they try to explain why the jury acted as they did.

The jury acted as they did because their decision might have sent a woman to the electric chair. While defense attorney Jose Baez pompously intoned that "Little Caylee would not have wanted her mother to die," a jury clearly feels the weight of a capital case. As well they should.

But in this case, a murderess goes free.

She would be safer behind bars, don't you think? America truly hates her. If she's not killed on the street by some vigilante (or Nancy Grace), maybe she's got a future as a porn star. Not even Dancing with the Stars will want her.

On a totally different scale but speaking of villains, nonetheless--someone threw a five week old kitten out of a moving car on the Verrazano Bridge in New York City yesterday.

Miraculously, an animal control officer was driving behind the car and stopped traffic to save the kitten who bounced off a wall instead of disappearing into the water below.

The cat, named "Verrazanno," is now up for adoption.

Perhaps I would hand out death sentences like breath mints at a PTA meeting, but I'd send that bastard to the gallows along with Casey.

I can only suggest that if I am summoned for jury duty, this be kept in mind before I am given a seat on a panel and a handful of lunch vouchers. Attorneys, feel free to use this blog for reference.

I may have to turn off my TV more often. My own thoughts may not be so bad after all....


  1. I can't believe someone was callous enough to throw a kitten out of window of a car on the V-Z.

    Actually, I've been reading a lot about psychopaths and sociopaths, and they're more common than you'd think. Two books I read were "The Sociopath Next Door" by Dr. Martha Stout and "Without Conscience" by Dr. Robert Hare. They're somewhat sensationalistic, but the information they have is worthwhile.

    I don't even know what to say about the Anthony trial. It's one of the prime reasons I don't own a TV. I think you're right, though - she's probably a sociopath. Scary ... they walk amongst us.

  2. Hi, Serendipity.I've heard of "The Sociopath Next Door" and I fear that you are correct---that it's more common that we'd hope.

    I salute you for not owning a TV--it's barely more than mind pollution.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  3. Susan you're the BEST! How is it that you can put into words EXACTLY what i feel?

  4. Thanks, Donna...but don't admit that to too many---you'll never get picked for a jury!

  5. I love, love, love how you think kiddo. Anyone who'd do that to an animal wouldn't hesitate to do it to a child.

  6. I agree, Michele. I know you're a dog person, but look at that kitten's face!
    I want him.

  7. I want him too!
    And I want to pass a universal law that people who are cruel to children, the elderly and animals, are lined up against a wall and shot.
    No trial.
    Letting them live is a waste of space. We have them here too, sadly.

  8. How did she get off? I kind of wish I served on that jury........Four counts of lying, my ass. If anyone hurts a kid or creature in my presence, they're eating four knuckle sandwiches (cross, jab, hook, uppercut).

  9. Remind me to always stay on your good side, Katie!!

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