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a must read Op Ed re: the verdict

I nearly missed writing a post tonight…. My inspiration to write today literally vanished from thin air. I just had a lazy day of reading on the couch… working on my XOOM.  Have you heard of the XOOM?  It’s just like the IPad, only it’s Andriod and made by Motorola.  I love it – it’s light and very handy.  I have my Nook Books loaded on it, too.

So that’s what I did today.

My cat is in my lap now after having escaped from my dog.  But, he’s heavy and hot and it’s not easy to type over his sprawling long body, and he’s practically hanging off my lap like a rag-doll.

The cat, (his name is Beau), won’t be on my lap for too long because Jazz is bound to find him any minute.  Once Jazz (my dog) realizes the cat is on my lap, Beau will be history.  But for now, Beau has a respite and he’s happy- purring loudly.

Jazz is my first dog and I never knew dogs could be so jealous. And I never realized how smart dogs are.  This is going to sound crazy, but I swear that Jazz sometimes reads my mind.

Oh, and Jazz is worse than a boyfriend; he loses his doggy-mind if I should even THINK about talking to another person in his presence.

It never fails, should I stop and chat with a neighbor as I’m taking him for a walk, he paws at my legs and demands to be picked up.  He literally bounces on his two back legs while his front two legs are pawing me.  He jumps so high on those back legs, too.  It’s kind of funny.  All I have to do is half-crouch so my legs become a lap, and he jumps from my lap to my arms until his tongue finds my face and, oh, the facial I get!

Jazz is even more jealous when other animals are near me.  When it’s Beau, my cat, or his furry cousins, Owen, the Cocker Spaniel, or Mazy, the Chihuahua are near me.  He’s just a crazy, prancing, jealous dog that I love like a child. He is my child!  I’m mad about him.  My days revolve around HIS schedule, don’t ya know!

Anyway, I wasn’t going to talk about the Casey Anthony case, but I read a wonderful Op-Ed in the New York Times about the verdict.

It’s an excellent observation of our system at work, written by Frank Bruni, titled, A Sordid Cast of Characters Around Casey Anthony.

Note – sorry for previously inserting the wrong link!  Here’s the (REAL) op-ed link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/opinion/sunday/10bruni.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

The author, Frank Bruni, begins the opinion piece by stating:

AS a reflection of the criminal justice system, the not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony — who in all likelihood bore responsibility for her 2-year-old daughter’s death, but will never pay for that particular crime — was reassuring. Juries are supposed to presume the innocence of even the vilest defendants. Evidence must outweigh emotion. And in the end there simply wasn’t enough lucid, specific proof that Anthony had murdered her little girl.

It is definitely worth a read!

As I mentioned yesterday, I am putting the Casey Anthony story on the shelf for a while unless there’s something particularly interesting, like this article, that I want to talk about.

And, I wanted to discuss the fact that the Not Guilty One,  (or NGO), is going to be sprung in exactly one week, next Sunday to be exact.

Hal Bodeker, of the Orlando Sentinel, writes that the Defense team is promising that the NGO damsel of the defense will be whisked off as quickly as you can say NGO = to a place unknown.

Yes, Jose Baez told his bud, Geraldo Rivera, that the damsel will be treated to mental health treatment and therapy.

I’m glad to hear she’ll be getting help – she needs it, as we know.  Let’s hope she finds peace within her soul and lives out the rest of her life quietly…. maybe in a nunnery.

Let’s hope that this wannabe media princess, if there is any justice in this world, will go off into that good night never to be seen again.

I don’t think she’ll stay quiet for too long, but we can hope she will.  We can hope that she’ll become healthy enough to realize who she is and someday, after a lot of intensive introspection and therapy, she will mourn for her daughter.

I do hope redemption becomes her.

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