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If you were George and Cindy Anthony, what would you do to generate income?

February 6, 2009

I’ve been thinking. (I’ve been sitting in a pediatrician’s office for the last two hours with my little Carter–diagnosis: ear infection and upper respiratory infection so I’ve had a lot of time to think today!) Several of you have brought up the fact in the last post that Cindy and George have no income and no prospects for income.  I agree that it isn’t their fault that they have lost their granddaughter and I also agree that it IS their fault that they are now in this horrible fishbowl.  Their actions since Caylee’s disappearance almost guaranteed them a place in the bowl. BUT, regardless of how they got in this predicament, it is what it is.  The facts remain that they have no money coming in, and like Zenaida Gonzales claims, because of their notoriety, they have no prospects of jobs. They are in the throes of grief, in the glare of the cameras every time they leave the house, they are followed wherever they go, and there is no sign that this situation will change any time soon.

So here’s the question: What are they to do?  They have to eat and pay the bills.  What would YOU do?  Not what you WOULDN’T  do, but what WOULD you do to put food on the table?

I’m not sure I have an answer for what I would do.    Do you?

42 Comments leave one →
  1. MAND permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:11 pm

    Mystery..I was under the impression that Cindy’s place of employment had told her to take as much leave as she needed..Did something change??
    In all honesty I don’t know what I would do..I would probably try and go back to my job..it would be familiar.
    They made such spectacles of themselves it is going to very difficult to find work..they may have to go to another city and even then it will not be easy..but this case will not be going to trial for at least a year..so they will have to make some very hard..difficult decisions..they may have to think about out of state.

  2. Just sayin' permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:12 pm

    Maybe Crazy could pick up some extra cash by giving blow jobs to other inmates everyday on her one free hour.

  3. niecey456 permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:14 pm

    Isn’t George on disability??? I believe that I read where someone said for all of the people who want to donate to Casey, donate to her family instead. She doesn’t deserve it, they do, as they have been victimized by this whole situation. I agree with that. I don’t think it is wrong for them to receive public donations to help them, as long as it is clear that is what they are doing. I also don’t think it is wrong at some point for them to speak (paid speeches), to other crime victims. Maybe start a foundation to help parents with wayward children, or crime victims in some way, where they could be paid a salary, but it could still be for the greater good. JMO

  4. ZAP permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:23 pm

    Holding a job doesn’t mean she’s getting paid. I think after the memorial Cindy will be making the interview round again.

  5. niecey456 permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:28 pm

    George being an ex cop, and Cindy being an RN, coupled with this whole ordeal, they could do a great deal of good and still be able to live. It’s like John Walsh, or Tim Miller, and so many others, they can turn this around for good.

  6. niecey456 permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:29 pm

    Don’t mean to hog the conversation, but Cindy can do medical records from home on the computer, as well. I know someone who does these things for a local hospital at home.

  7. February 6, 2009 2:30 pm

    Hi Mystery, very good question. According to Cindy her job was secured for how ever long she needed, so like everyone else in tragedies that aren’t rich , she should go back to her job. George is most likely in no shape if his breakdown was actually the real thing, to go looking for a job right now. I wonder if Lee is still working? Maybe he moved in with them to combine the finances together . Also what happened to George’s last job i wonder. Anyway, your right they created their fishbowl and they will have to figure out how to get out of it. If it takes letting the Bank take their house or whatever, it would be better than selling caylee out with photos and such and going around on shows lieing all the time to make money. Caylee is not property to be used in such a manner as this and by her own family. These tactics sure want get them Help and in fact most likely in my opinion will bring them more Bad Luck.

  8. PozeLenore permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:32 pm

    I dont believe every single potential employer is going to determine these two adults as unemployable. They would be no asset to themselves or any employer if they keep TRYING to make a living off this case. One way or the other. And it is quite obviously, morally wrong to make money off the images and memories of this dead baby. I would not be comfortable doing that with my own lost family members, media must be very tempting, but nothing but their own SENSE OF WORTH is allowing them to live off donations instead of actualy getting a job.

    I do not believe they cannot work. I find it rediculous to assume that government agencies, health care agencies, entire hospitals, Walmarts, Kinkos, UPS, the airlines .. all of these entities ..

    would turn down their job app based on this.
    they have the same chances i do in life

    but they would rather be ersatz stars, on TV, and get paid for selling themselves, which is probably how this whole mess happened in the first place, little miss SELLING PHOTOGRAPHS of females. And Lee, in the entertainment business? All those porn shots of innocent lil casey? Chloroform to perhaps quiet a child while being photographed or otherwise compromised, this is a theory that should not be ignored here.

    THIS FAMILY SELLS PHOTOS. Get a clue.

    Are we going to keep buying them? I wont!

    And I wont donate money at their mockup memorials either, and with all due respect, this child needs to be buried in front of these 3 people only and we all really deeply know that.

    we can blame the media for this creation?
    i do not know. But I know this:
    IF I WERE THEM I WOULD GET JOBS.

    If they didnt BE media ho’s, maybe they would be more likely to get hired. That seems to be the only reason they couldnt get work.

  9. PozeLenore permalink
    February 6, 2009 2:38 pm

    Also: George and Cindy can sell the filthy pornographic pictures of their daughter.

    She at least AGREED to have them taken of her.
    Casey would like that too. She is an exhibitionist.

    But Caylee, maybe she would have rights of her own if they hadnt taken her life away. Maybe she never liked being in the sites of this camera .. heaven only knows who has been behind the camera with casey and her daughter.

    these sick folks are responsible for this

  10. February 6, 2009 2:59 pm

    Pozey Lenore, i agree with you. Sell Casey skanks pictures instead. In my opinion , she is the one caused it all by being a killer. Caylee is an innocent, Casey is NOT~~ Give respect to the right one Anthony’s , CAYLEE~~

  11. topcat08 permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:03 pm

    My first thought would be to sue Casey! Like you said Mystery, I don’t have a good answer for that one.

  12. Hilde permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:04 pm

    Like the Saying goes You made Your Bed, now lay in it. That might sound cold, but there is some Truth to it.
    It’s just one more Problem the Anthony’s have to face among so many and they can thank their Daughter Casey for it.
    I would hope and pray never to be in their Situation,
    I guess they just have to make the Best out of the Situation and pick their selfs up and get a Job,
    hopefully they will find one, there are lot of People who are getting laid off and Jobs are
    hard to find at this Time.
    Cindy should have no Problem, there are always Openings in the Medical Field.
    There are no easy Solutions, but they just have to do what they can to make a honest Living.
    Other People have made it after a Tragedy in their Life’s and being in the Spotlight.

  13. Boston permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:04 pm

    This is a delicate question but one that is often asked and answered by writing a book-an honest book about what they experienced as parents who had to deal with a sociopath. Many others have done it. If they gave half of the proceeds to charity…maybe this is one thing they could do to generate some income. Not in the foreseeable future but sometime after the trial is over.

    They may not be able to hold on to their home and in this market this is the second tier of the story: Anthony’s Lose Home They Will Never Be Able To Sell.

    Let’s face it- who would buy this house? Then again, Scott Peterson did sell his in order to settle Laci’s estate. I think it all went to her Mom and her organization for battered woman.

  14. MAND permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:12 pm

    Zap..I understand that but it does mean she has a job to go to..

    Niecey..I really must some what disagree with you on this..Cindy is no John Walsh or Mark Klas..I don’t think she has good people skills..as for the foundation..they were not forth coming with the information they needed to when asked about the one they set up for Caylee.
    Speaking to crime victims? They are still blaming LE for KC’ being where she is..Cindy has not accepted that KC committed the act…Conway..skirts that question every time he’s asked about that..his answer…Cindy supports KC.
    So you see Niecey..how well do think they would be? They must accept what has happened to them..stop blaming everyone but the one responsible.
    If they want to accept public donations then they should apply for public assistance until they can get back on their feet. George would have access to medical and Cindy as well for her meds..and not feel they owe anyone..after all they paid into the system.
    The working out of the home would be the best..perhaps George could also find something to do from home.

  15. MAND permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:21 pm

    You are right Boston..there are many people in a lot worse shape..maybe not the same situation but none the less have no job ..are losing their homes..yet they continue to try and make it and there are no public donations..no one is giving them anything..and a lot of these folks have families.

  16. detwill39 permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:33 pm

    I am wondering if George and Cindy are financially strapped at the present. There was alot of money made from all of Cindy’s appearances on the media shows. The licensing fees for Caylees pictures should have brought in a few grand. Lee is an accountant and moved back home and I am sure he must be helping out financially. Cindy still has her nursing job waiting for her. She is being paid while on an extended leave thru a security fund. I am unsure how long the fund will pay her. George on the other hand will have a difficult time getting employment due to his mental stability and age, 57. He may not be able to find employ in any type of security job but there may be someone out there willing to risk taking him into their company. I am sure Cindy will find a way to bring in some money. She has gained alot of experience these past few months on the know hows of doing so. Also, if she is willing to part with a few of the family secrets, the tabloids pay big bucks. JMO

  17. friendlymom permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:12 pm

    It is hard to feel sorry for them as a whole. If they had not put so much negativity into this situation, they would not be harrassed as much as they are. However, it is unfortunate that they are put in the mess to begin with, and the fact that they have lost a granddaughter at the hands of their own daughter. I believe Cindy does still have her job. She is still on leave. If I were Cindy, what would I do? I would own up to my daughter having problems, and would decide to write a book about raising a difficult child. It would help me to heal by getting out my feelings, and it would help to make much needed money. Part of my proceeds would go to the National Center for Missing Children. I have no doubt that this what I would do. I would also hope by doing this, it may help other parents from going through this same tragedy. Things happen in our lives that we often have no control over, but we can use them as learning experiences for ourselves, as well as others.

  18. friendlymom permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:17 pm

    Might I add, the book would not be about Caylee, but about a mother’s struggle of raising a troubled child, and a source for learning.

  19. friendlymom permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:18 pm

    I would title it “When to say No”

  20. PozeLenore permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:33 pm

    okay, but friendly mom, when I read a book like that, I want it to be from someone who has good advice.

    I cant think where any one would want to be counseled or guided or advised .. by the anthonys.

    And the point is missed here by those who suggest selling secrets, interviews, etc. The whole point here is that they are still making money off caylee. I find that fundamentally wrong. If this is what casey did with her camera and her baby, and I think she did, she and her family are getting the dark repercussions now and the universe is asking Cindy directly .. Cindy, how far will you sell this child for money?

    Because the universe will use that gauge to decide just how deep underground, someday, this woman will be put.

    She is digging a spiritual hole so deep, so wide and so dark .. no wooden home on earth will help these people. They dont want for food. They dont want for clothes or safety from any storm.

    Other than the storm they are trying to create .. now it needs to be fed more .. so they will schedule a memorial, a funeral .. then an interview ….. and watch those sick blood money dollars roll in.

    Fortunately, right and wrong and the universeal correction that I believe will one day take place … it has all the time that there is.

    So spend, cindy, earn and joyfully spend all the money you can gain from this baby’s snuffed out life, and down you will go, down with a woosh and forgotten forever. Not much memorial for you on that day. Cindy needs to bury this child in private, with some grace and some class.

    Is she really so worried about other folks “getting closure” or is she counting on the sale of these publicity photos, once again? If that were not true, why not let everyone takes pics and just share them all they want, this baby is gone and that is what she should care about.

    Cindy is wanting exclusives on these photos. What a media event, what a circus show, why not display her bones for a quarter a peek?

    it is pitifully obvious, let the powers
    of the past deal with these people.

    We will wait foreever.

  21. punkinpie permalink
    February 6, 2009 5:27 pm

    It is difficult to get work with such notoriety unless your a musician, politician or actor. Many places will not hire them because they don’t want the media hanging around.
    I believe Cindy still has her job. If I were the Anthony’s I would more than likely seek work in a sector that helps others. That would help ease the soul and provide selfless support to others. They need to let Casey deal with what she got herself in to and not blame themselves or anyone else. They need to heal and know that Casey would want them to continue on with life and love.
    The general public needs to let them do this as well.

  22. Paul in PG BC permalink
    February 6, 2009 6:58 pm

    SiNdY could become the PSYCHO-psychic.Georgieboy can set up a kool aid stand,get your Crazycasey cocktails!!Lee can be there PIMP!Next Hose B is gonna release nude photos of the Crazyone in jail,can you imagine how much that would generate.Or ppl could throw rocks at em for 5 bucks a pop.
    Georgieboy must be close to wanting too put her out of her misery by now,at least wait till you’ve buried your grandchild.Anyone no if Hose B released the childs remains to these whacko’s yet.

  23. Robin permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:22 pm

    I sure as hell wouldn’t be wasting any monies in my possession staying at and dining on $100 a plate dinners at the Ritz-Carlton, like POOR George and Cindy Anthony do.

    Tough rocks if they don’t have any income. They could have been righteous citizens in all of this instead of deliberately misleading the media, trying to capitalize on their ‘precious’ granddaughter’s death and treating everyone who tried to help them like dogs.

    If they had behaved in a courteous and kind manner to those who were trying to help, had been gracious to those donating toys and gifts instead of throwing them away on national television calling the items dirty, and not treated a helpless, defenseless human being murdered, no matter by whom, like a cash cow, they would have the public’s sympathy and NO problem finding gainful employment for the rest of their lives.

  24. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 6, 2009 7:39 pm

    I think you may have nailed it, Robin.

  25. MAND permalink
    February 6, 2009 8:44 pm

    AMEN ROBIN!!!!

  26. niecey456 permalink
    February 6, 2009 8:46 pm

    I have to say, I think Robin did Nail That One!!!

  27. Susan from Florida permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:44 pm

    Robin…if all of that had been true…then they would not have had the case of Casey would they?

  28. friendlymom permalink
    February 6, 2009 11:42 pm

    Robin, those are good points. When I gave my comment, that was based on if it were “me” in that kind of situation. Cindy does not have any real advice to give, because she cannot take ownership to any of her mistakes. She is still enabling that brat.

  29. February 7, 2009 12:07 am

    Mystery, hope you are “all well” soon.

    I think Nicey456’s suggestion about starting a foundation for others going through similar situations concerning lost, abducted, murdered children would be a wonderful cause for them when the time is right. Heaven knows, they know “what hell it is to suffer from this kind of situation.” Until then, I think people are probably sending donations to them. If they are not, they should “let it be known” through their attorney. People do care…even though may detest some of the actions of Cindy and Geo. Americans are the greatest, most caring people on earth, and will provide help when it is really needed.

  30. February 7, 2009 12:18 am

    The psychologist on NG (with Mike Brooks) made the comment that this memorial was “for Cindy” not Caylee. If I truly believed that I am STUNNED!! Surely, she loved little Caylee…didn’t she?
    If not, she is almost as psycho as her murderous, sadistic daughter.

  31. February 7, 2009 12:25 am

    Mystery, I just heard that poor Zeneida Gonzales WAS LIVING IN A SHELTER WITH HER 4 CHILDREN!! I will happily send her a couple of hundred dollars…where do I send it? That is awful. That makes me cry. She hasn’t done anything to deserve this. It’s shameful!

  32. Paul in PG BC permalink
    February 7, 2009 12:36 am

    Zaney did nothing and this is what this poor woman gets,while these BABYKILLER-supporters,send money so the Carzyone can eat fuckin kingdons all day.Sindy and Georgieboy living high on the hog Scumbags.Now I do wish I could throw rocks at the anthony’s ,will have to leave that too someone else.
    George go eat your gun be4 you do take the Whackjob with ya,how the hell do you ppl go out and walk with your heads up..at some point in there lives they will pay the piper,screaming all the way to hell.

  33. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 7, 2009 8:33 am

    MBFelicity
    Thanks! Carter is on the mend!

    I believe you can contribute through her attorney’s website:
    http://www.forthepeople.com
    (you’ll find a donate button in the middle a little ways down the page)
    but, I am not in any way saying you should do that. I don’t know and haven’t done any research into Zenaida’s life as it is right now, so am not able to comment on whether or not what her attorney has said is happening to her is true or not. If you are serious about donating to her, I would first email the attorney and ask how the money is being handled to make sure it is going directly to her.

    That’s sad isn’t it? There’s so much crap connected to this case that you don’t know what is or isn’t on the up and up.

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 7, 2009 8:37 am

    Susan of Florida—I think there would still have been the “case of Casey”–George and Cindy didn’t kill Caylee.

  35. Robin permalink
    February 7, 2009 9:45 am

    I agree…just because George and Cindy enabled Casey doesn’t mean they are guilty of her crime. But if they had just listened to the first people on the scene to aid them and kept their mouth’s shut, the public would be rallying around them instead of criticizing them.

    Their behavior does show that although they are in grief and denial, they are innately tacky people who are pushy, bossy, arrogant, demanding, rude, and narcisistic. And yes, Casey learned it all from them.

    But not all narcisists are murderers. Believe me, I have the pleasure of knowing dozens of them.

    George and Cindy could raise a narcisistic child by enabling her and STILL garner public sympathy.

    Unfortunately, greed (fortune) and gluttony (media attention) have overtaken them.

    Any humanity they may have once possessed died with Caylee, as far as I am concerned.

  36. MAND permalink
    February 7, 2009 11:51 am

    I don’t understand why Zenaida is staying at a woman’s shelter…what about public assistance?
    She would be eligible with 4 children..also Section 8 for housing?? Where is her family? Wasn’t she driving her brother’s car when she was at Sawgrass Apts?
    I would make sure I checked everything before sending any money.

    I find it hard to believe she cannot find some kind of work. Being Spanish I’m sure she is Catholic.. she should go see the Priest and he will put her in touch with those that can help her and the children.

  37. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 7, 2009 6:21 pm

    I may be showing my ignorance here, but isn’t a woman’s shelter where you go when you’ve been battered?

    I think she her lawyer was saying no one wants to rent to her. You’re right, Mand–she should go to her parish priest.

  38. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 7, 2009 6:22 pm

    Robin,

    I agree with you. I think the Anthonys were confrontational people before this happened with Casey.

  39. PozeLenore permalink
    February 7, 2009 9:51 pm

    Tosses his dad through plate glass window. Cindy pressures him for money. Hard to ignore what Cindy’s own brother has to say, and so early on he said it.

    These greedy people need to quit making a side show out of caylee. They need to bury her, this is just more assholery to make money.

    Put that child right, face up, and with dignity. People could be trusted to go visit her in that way, in the normal way we visit those who are gone.

    They will not really enjoy any of this profit, the world just doesnt work out that way. So we watch them dig. They just make my stomach turn.

  40. Paul in PG BC permalink
    February 8, 2009 1:19 am

    I must have missed sumpthin!!nope I did not.I do not see anywhere that Zanaida G ask for ant of this shit,if i did miss this point me in the rite direction.And yes that is what shelters are for BATTERED WOMEN,what makes Z.G. any different,lost her job cause of Crazycasey,one will rent to her -cause Crazycasy,and what do you think ppl say when they find out exactly who she is,she don’t need blackeyes,fat lips,bruises.Casey is the root of her evil,lets not forget this!!She did nothing ans she gets vilified like this. God bless america lets hope Casey walks so we can have a parade in her name…and throw money at her EH!!Zanaida if you read this come to Canada you’ll be safe here..
    Georgieboy be sure she looks you in the eyes be4 you shoot,bye bye.More made in america pulp fiction too come..

  41. catlady permalink
    February 8, 2009 9:52 pm

    Turn themselves in. It would be free meals in jail

  42. BLACKWIDOW permalink
    July 9, 2011 8:14 pm

    HOW CAN ANYBODY BLAME CASEY’S PARENTS? SHE IS A SPOILED ADULT, THAT FOR SOME REASON PEOPLE ARE SAYING SHE IS NOT PSYCOPATH OR OTHER MENTAL ILLNESS. I DIFFER, SHE IS A BAD SEED THAT IS DANGEROUS. I HOPE NOONE ELES HAS TO SUFFER. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PARENTS AND I THINK SHE LIED ABOUT SEXUAL MOLESTATION BECAUSE SHE IS A SICK INDIVIDUAL WHO GOT AWAY WITH MURDER. THE ONLY PERSON THAT PUZZLES ME IS THE METER READER, IF HE MOVED THE BODY AND BROUGHT IT BACK WHY DIDN’T HE GET LOCKED UP? THIS CASE HAS BEEN ONE BIG MESS FROM THE START. NO ONE MENTIONED HOW CASEY’S GRADES WERE IN SCHOOL. ONLY THAT SHE DROPPED OUT. THEY TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING ELES THAT DIDN’T HAVE TO DO WITH CALEE’S DEATH. I THINK THIS YOUNG WOMAN IS SUFFERING FROM A BAD MENTAL ILLNESS. SOMETIMES WE AS PARENTS DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT IT AND AS FAR AS HER NOT WANTING TO SEE HER MOTHER, I KNOW FOR MYSELF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS ARE SOMETIMES STRAINED. CINDY KEEP YOUR HEAD UP HIGH, MY DAUGHTER TREATS ME LIKE I DON’T BELONG SOMETIMES, SHE APOLOGIZES, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS, SO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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