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Is it a media blitz? Brad Conway on ABC and George and Cindy on CBS

June 16, 2009

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Now George says that he put Caylee in the car that fateful morning?  Did he just remember that???  Cuz’ I don’t recall reading or seeing him say that before.  Also don’t remember it being early in the morning.

You can see Brad Conway’s interview in the previous post.

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  1. halfpint42592 permalink
    June 16, 2009 9:28 am

    Good Morning Mystery: I watched and whle I do believe they grieve I also still believe they cannot either begin to face the truth or cannot tell the truth. Here are the few comments that bothered me:



    George says he understand s that Ronald Cummings doesn’t want his help because it is a difficult situation and that if he ever decides to need him he will help in any way he can.
    Of course the foundation was mentioned and what bothers me is that the Anthony’s continue to maintain that Caylee was a missing child. She never was she was a murdered child.
    Funny nothing was mentioned much about Casey and they never proclaimed her innocence as they do at every opportunity… wonder why?

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 9:42 am

    Yes, I think it is odd that Brad Conway was on another network saying that of course the Anthonys know Casey knows what the truth is–whatever that means, and that she will probably testify, and then the Anthonys are on a different channel not mentioning her at all–just promo-ing their foundation.

  3. artgal16 permalink
    June 16, 2009 10:09 am

    Their foundation is a sham and they have help from the Milsteads
    who are crooks – how can people contribute money to these sham foundations which are only in place to supply the Anthonys with money?
    How does the state allow so-called non-profits to operate when we know that the money comes in for “operating expenses” which goes straight into their pockets? What do they know about running such foundations?
    There needs to be a change in the laws regarding the experience and
    expertise necessary to run such so-called non-profits. They are taking
    in money every day who have they looked for, who have they comforted
    who have they brought attention to besides themselves?

  4. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 10:20 am

    Mystery, did you post the documents that were realeased Friday? I haven’t seen them. Was there anything of interest, or just stuff we already know?

  5. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 11:36 am

    Mystery-He wants to make sure that he is “seen” taking the child to the car and putting her in her car seat on the 16 June. Why? Casey said that the child was missing for 31 days -she more than likely passed on the 16th of June. I feel so badly for George Anthony-he is saying things that even Casey would discount. Casey was gone from the home for no more than 29 days according to George.

    Cindy is a mess and a tragic figure at this point. She is so angry at Casey but she directs it at strangers. What a meanspirited question on this rememberance day to talk about another couple who are embroiled in a missing/possibly murdered child and to say, “they don’t want your help”. It’s tough not to slam the Anthony’s but today was not the day.

  6. mikka permalink
    June 16, 2009 11:41 am

    boston,it was NOT the day ,does the anthonys make her mediablitz!!!

  7. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 12:02 pm

    Boston, all I can say is that I have gone from feeling bad for the Anthonys to being outraged. I finally came to the conclusion “not” to believe much of what they say. This is “my” opinion of course. However, I do not feel that bashing them is the right approach either. They are suffering at the hands of themselves. They have to live with the discions they make, their lack of tough love, and failure to push the issue of removing little Caylee from their daughter’s care. I am sure it weighs heavy on them every day. I wish, like all others, that they would simply tell the truth, or not say anything at all. I can see them not wanting to say much, until the trial; understood. However, the part that makes everyone upset is their constant excuse making and outright lies. They are suffering because of it. Nothing anyone says will change the facts that Caylee is gone, or change the way they operate. If it would, we would have seen a tremendous change in them already. I gave up on that long ago. The only thing I care about now is seeing that monster get what she deserves.

  8. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    Also, anyone who wants to send them money, so be it. They won’t get a dime of mine. There are too many organizations that have proven to be legite. If I want to waste money, I’d rather buy stock in the car industry???

  9. June 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    OMG!!!!! That part is all new to me too Mystery! George put Caylee in the car and waved goodbye. He definitely did NOT say that this whole time, as well as under sworn statements, he told LE that he was sitting in the living room and watched them leave out the door! I think Cindy Anthony slipped up when she said yesterday (June 15) was a hard day, and then caught herself and said today is a hard, everyday is a hard day. (Her and KC’s big drag out fight that she is of course is denying ever happened on the 15th) I think she was coached about bringing on the tears because it’s all about damage control. And ol’ Brad on another network doing a 180 as well! BTW, that said, I do believe they miss Caylee but why not do in private like everybody else and just submit a written statement to the media and NOT go on a NATIONAL network for 5 minutes and plug your foundation! Cindy Anthony mentioned that Caylee was “MISSING” to them for 5 months until December 11th. (This former cop and nurse knew the minute they picked up that car that it was the smell of decomposition from a dead human body!!!) They knew EVERYONE would be thinking about Caylee especially today. They also know that other people would be doing the Caylee Memorial vigil in Florida and the Ant’s want the attention on themselves instead. I mean what was the PURPOSE of having them on their show anyway? Just another plug for their fake foundation/retirement plan. Of course Georgie had to STRESS the fact that it WAS June 16th when he last saw his granddaugter. When asked about Hayleigh’s dad refusing their help because of their other agenda, I could not believe that Cindy Anthony could sit there and say that you do NOT refuse anyone’s help when they volunteer to help find your missing child, but yet Cindy Anthony DID refuse Tim Miller’s help and did not want any part of him and Equusearch, Yeah right Cindy!!!!

    Rest in peace sweet Caylee!


  10. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 12:08 pm

    Did we honestly expect an honest statement from them? They have told so many lies, they no longer have a clue what the truth is. They are so far removed from reality that I do not know why anyone would even give them air time; except for tabloid entertainment.

  11. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 12:12 pm

    It is funny how they easily find fault in others (Hayleigh case. That is their signature line; do as we say, not as we do. I don’t care to hear anything they have to say, until they are put on the stand. It will prove interesting, to say the least. Just seeing them try to squirm past the truth is worth watching.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 12:52 pm

    friendly mom

    I did post them and added a brief summary with most of them if you want to look:

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 12:56 pm

    Hi artgal

    It must be verrryyy easy to start a non-profit in the state of Florida–It may be that easy everywhere, I don’t know. I would think having a criminal record would (or at least it should) be reason for the authorities to look closely at a non-profit. IMO, having a criminal record should mean you CANNOT run a non-profit org.

    A felon isn’t even allowed to vote so how is it that he/she can start up and be in charge of a charitable organization?

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 1:08 pm

    Boston–I don’t feel I was bashing the Anthonys? Are you saying you think I was? If so, that was not my intention. My intention was to say I think there must be something–the autopsy report maybe?–that is causing them to be on the defensive and to also have changed their opinion of Casey’s involvement.

    They chose to engage the media today and strangely not really in a “remembrance of Caylee” sort of way, but to promote their organization and then to send Brad to let people know they don’t really believe what they’ve been saying all along. (that being that their daughter is innocent, period.)

    I’m not sure why they brought up Hayleigh’s family. That was a while ago when George and Cindy tried to go to Satsuma. I personally feel that Hayleigh’s family has every right to decide who helps them. As I recall, George and Cindy refused the help of Tim Miller and TES. Isn’t what is good for the goose good for the gander? They said they didn’t want Tim to help because he was looking for a dead Caylee but my goodness, in any missing children’s case, the possibility that the child is no longer alive is more the norm than the exception. Now, they say the Cummings family should accept help from any and all (especially from them.)

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 1:15 pm

    mikka–today should have been a day of quiet reflection (JMO)

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 1:17 pm


    I agree with you. The only thing that really matters is that Casey pay for her crime. I will not be contributing to their foundation either.

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 1:22 pm

    Nancy–oops! I should have read through all the comments before commenting back. We both think alike–TES came immediately to mind when they were talking about Hayleigh’s family for me, too.

    You may be on to something–there were vigils and newspaper articles and other news stories about today marking a year since Caylee was last seen. The Anthonys may have wanted to make sure the focus was where they wanted it instead of where someone else wanted it.

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 1:24 pm


    I am hoping the real truth will shine through at the trial.

  19. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 1:28 pm

    Friendly Mom, Mikka and Nancy–They do not know how to tell the truth when they are under fire. I sincerely believe that they lie because they know the truth.

    The truth horrifies them and it horrifies us. Why lie so elaborately-not like Casey but in ways that are hurtful to others? This isn’t a case of who stole the neighbors lawnmower. This is the case of a murdered child. The generous public went out looking for her in all the wrong places while I believe they knew the child was deceased. The things they have said about Jesse, Amy, dear Zanaida Gonsalez, Mr Grund, and anyone in LE that they did not like. They didn’t do it in ways which were productive-they maligned them in the name of their dead granddaughter.

    They have been damaged by Casey Anthony. Lee is totally out of the picture but will say for public comsumption that “I believe everything my sister tells me”. He doesn’t believe one single word that rotten sister of his says. Why should he? She accused him of sexual battery-rape or incest. Pick your poison.

    This is how I see the Anthony’s. They are damaged goods. They cannot formulate their thoughts in public and when they do they alienate everyone who listens to them. They are truly corrupted by Casey. They have an agenda which is supportive and for all intents and purposes meets the standard for parental concern and love. How could they separate themselves from Casey? They are not ready to heal themselves as long as they see her languish in jail. They are angry at the world for what Casey did but consciously feel they did something to bring this on-they are riddled with guilt. Cindy and George both knew that they could have done something sooner. Casey was a walking crime spree and they allowed her to run the show.

    They had no way in which to get away from her. They hoped against hope that she would change. She only got worse. Maybe one or both of them a harboded thoughts of wanting to kill her? Maybe. Maybe not. They are the only ones who could tell us what a horror show it was to live in that house. Cindy was not a raving maniac-she had to keep the peace. George had the bad temper and loss of parental and personal emotions as a result of the constant level of high anxiety in the home, his unemployment and bad choices. He was a mess! Casey treated him like dirt.These people need intensive psychotherapy.

    Normal people would not go before the press and be beaten up. They are in desparate need of money and when asked about their Foundation she could not articulate what was written on the website. Why? Because she just doesn’t know. Maybe they are paying the mortgage with the money they receive.

    Casey ripped their hearts out and she ruined the two people who loved her and Caylee the most. I will pray for them that someday they can accept what Casey did to them. That’s the only way these two unfortunate parents can get on with their lives. Once they understand what Casey did to them they will be better able to understand why she killed Caylee.

    They loved Caylee so much. Maybe they saw first hand that Casey had no maternal instinct or empathy for her child. This frightened them. Think of the nights when she didn’t come home. Think of all the times they worried about Caylee. She wasn’t even potty trained. Imagine what they thought Caylee was witnessing when she partied? Did Cindy see Caylee with the dark circles and the slow speech? They saw plelnty.

    I fault them for not being the first responders. They were mandated to contact CPS to report this conduct. They knew first hand that she drank and drove the car with Caylee in it.

    They knew the day they found the car that Casey did something terrible to Caylee and since that day they have flipped out.

    I do not blame them for what they did-i blame them for what they failed to do. If I had that guilt on my mind I would ask someone to take me out of my misery.

  20. topcat08 permalink
    June 16, 2009 2:08 pm

    halfpint, you are right. His story did change and thats why they are helping to put the needle in casey’s arm. The more the talk to the media the more their stories will change.

  21. Lori permalink
    June 16, 2009 2:09 pm

    Boston – your words ring so true. I too believe they lie because they know the truth, the truth about Casey and the life they had with her. The truth about the kind of mother she was and what her issues were. I truly believe they both know they should have done something much sooner and the thought of that, that regret, cannot be healed. They cannot even begin to feel the enormity of what’s happened while Casey is in jail. I also believe they defend her in some ways because they feel their own sense of guilt, their own sense of failing not only Caylee but Casey herself. When I think about it, when Caylee was born George just moved back into their house. He had moved out and divorce was mentioned because he had incurred a lot of debt and Cindy had to pay it off. This was a family in great turmoil aside from Casey. Now a baby is in the house and a mother who doesn’t have much interest and does what she wants. More turmoil and Cindy seemed to be the one ‘handling’ things. She seems to rule with an iron fist but, as we all know, some things cannot be ruled…they have be handled differently and I don’t think Cindy or George were stable enough in their own lives to take that step and be the first responders. Such a sad, sad story. I also agree, damaged goods they are and who knows what will become of them when Casey is sentenced. How can they reconcile themselves? Do they want to? I cannot imagine what their days must be like and I wish them some sort of peace, if they can find it in themselves.

  22. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 2:25 pm

    Mystery-I have known you since September or October and I want to say straightaway that you have never bashed the Anthony’s. If you thought I thought you did, please allow me to apologize to you. Your writing and your input and generosity to share information and enlighten us has always been the hallmark of your Blog. You have kept your head when many have gone off the deep end on Word Press. I only read the first line of your response to me and I just had to respond. I will go now and read the rest.
    Your friend,

  23. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    Lori-You know the truly sad and devastating end result for the Anthony’s is Casey’s silence. Remember when they spoke on the phone in August in response to Cindy’s question about where Caylee might be? Casey says, “All I have time for now is my case”. Sometime during that conversation Cindy is seen scratching her head like a wild woman-someone who is beating herself up because she has heard a certain truth-she knows how her daughter “talks” and she knows what she is saying when the ambiguity hits her smack in the head. How will that woman ever survive? George was right when he said to the FBI, “Tell me first when you find out, because I want to be the one who tells my wife. It will kill her.” I hope she survives emotionally so that she can visit Casey with Lee’s child someday.

  24. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    As long as the Anthonys can keep busy defending their daughter, defending their actions, promoting their foundation, etc. etc. they don’t have time to sit down, reflect, and allow themselves to truly feel their grief and guilt. That may well be their intent. Keep moving, keep talking and it won’t hurt so much. That’s a lot easier than looking at themselves in the mirror and accepting their part in this.

    The Anthonys aren’t the first parents to have indulged their children, or to have smoothed over their kids’ mistakes, or to have made untold numbers of excuses for them as they bailed them out time and time again. They aren’t the first parents to have turned a blind eye to what was going on under their noses when it came to the parenting skills of their children. Who among us could ever believe our child could do such a heinous thing? They aren’t the first parents to have pretended everything was going to be alright in the end, thinking their kid would eventually mature. Casey was only 22.

    But, the Anthonys may well be the first parents I’ve ever heard of that have not only lied to the extent that they have to keep their child from being punished for what she did to their granddaughter, but that have gone to the lengths they have to profit from their tragedy. It has been Katie bar the door in their quest to put the blame on someone else.

    This tells me the Anthonys haven’t learned from their mistakes. They are still covering for their daughter, attempting to smooth over her mistakes and to make excuses for her. It also makes me think they have no moral compass because they obviously think it’s okay to profit from what their daughter did.

  25. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 2:38 pm

    Boston–I was worried there for a minute, girlfriend! My aim really is not to bash them though sometimes it’s majorly hard not to. Thank you for your kind words.

  26. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 2:44 pm

    Mystery-I thought that the interviewer could have avoided telling them something so sad and negative today. Why wait until the last minute to say something so hurtful-Misty and The Donald are not paragons of virtue as parents or as citizens nor have they conducted themselves in ways which help LE find their missing child.

    Unlike the Cummings, Casey will take everyone she comes in contact with to a metaphorical prison-they will want to get out but she will always be there to let them know why they should not have any bliss as long as she hasn’t the opportunity to get her Florida tan.

  27. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 16, 2009 2:46 pm

    I agree with you Boston, and you’re right. The people surrounding Hayleigh are in some ways much worse than anything the Anthonys have done.

  28. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 3:13 pm

    Mystery-I think about what they do and say. My sister looks at me and says, “What is your problem? Since when can you not see the forest through the trees. You are not thinking straight. These people are obstructing justice for goodness sake. Don’t you feel for this child?”

    For anyone who wants to know why I defend them here it is: I read Robert Hare’s Without Conscience.

    This is what she has done to unsuspecting friends and strangers.

    The police officer who actually liked her and who misrepresented the extent of his relationship with her was fired from the police force.

    Jesse loved Caylee and Casey. Casey threw him under the bus and in a “backwards sort of way” implicated him in the abduction (not the murder) and Cindy finished him off while being interviewed by A&M

    Mr Grund-He and his son both have lawyers and they will win their good names back. I hope they bring a civil suit against her.

    Zanny-Didn’t have to even know her to make her a household name in the annals of criminal justice. She is seeking damages and her name cleared. Lost her job and is presently living in Motel 6

    Amy H.-Stole her money. Amy has a law suit pending against her for economic crimes.

    Annie D.-Has to defend herself against allegations re: perscription drug pusher.

    Mr Krong is a good samaritan and he has lawyered up because someone is trying to implicate him.

    Dominic Casey and Hoover are quite capable of making themselves look foolish but Casey made it abundantly clear that she can do a better job.Just say you are working for the Anthony;s and their little princess rears her ugly head and it “game over”.

    These are just a few of teh people who she did in while incarcerated. Imagine the havoc she perpetrated on her parents and her child? Is the autopsy report going to tell us that her bones were fractured and that they were old fractures. Will the report tell us that there were signs of truama in the remaining skill bones? Will the report say that the bones didn;t fuse? Dr G. often says, “The dead speak to me”.

    Casey was an equal opportunity sociopath. I look at all of them as if the were “Laci” Peterson. They were young, did stupid things but will alwlays remain good decent people to me. Just like Llaci-she never knew what hit her. Either did Caylee.

  29. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 3:52 pm

    I agree with all of you. There are so many good points made. I agree Mystery, they occupy themselves with anything and everything to keep from having a minute free, which would allow guilty thoughts to creep in on them. They are disgusting individuals, who have done nothing constructive for themselves or anyone else. They have failed miserably in protecting Caylee, and want to put blame on ANYONE other than themselves or that animal they call daughter. I honestly do not even listen to them anymore. I feel everything that comes out of their mouths is a huge joke. They have ruined their own reputations, and as far as I am concerned, they get what the deserve. I no longer feel sorry for them. I struggled with that for a long time, and gave up a long time ago. I could give a rat’s a$$ about any of them. All I care about is hearing the guilty verdict announced. I think we have all been very mature, open-minded human beings, who all came together out of concern for a beautiful little girl. I have great respect for all who gather here.

  30. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 16, 2009 3:58 pm

    What the _______ ??? So, uuuuuuummm . . . what? They wake up, check their calendars/agendas and say, “Oh. OK. Let’s say we don’t believe Casey anymore. If we repeat it often enough people will forget that “Casey was a walking crime spree” (VERRRRY FUNNY, Boston)!

    Excuse me? George put Caylee in the car and waved goodbye??? Oh, no he didn’t!!! Or, he lied before and he wasn’t watching the cooking show as they left the house.

    OK. So. Are they actually THAT terrible at lying that they can’t remember what they said the last time? George, maybe. Not Cindy. Remember, she DID HER HOMEWORK MR. MORGAN!!!! SHE WAS PREPARED! What did Morgan say? He said he had never seen anyone “prepare” so thoroughly. I interpreted that to mean she recreated history to suit her while she studied her stories and maybe even rehearsed them.

  31. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 16, 2009 4:03 pm

    If we get through the trial without the Anthonys trying to incriminate any innocent people, I’ll be happy to eat my words!

  32. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 16, 2009 4:07 pm

    Boston, by the tone of your comment I know how seriously you are sharing your very valid points. I didn’t mean to imply that I thought anything less of your comment (crime-spree) just because it struck me as being pretty funny.

  33. June 16, 2009 4:15 pm

    Mystery, thanks for the link, I was also wondering if you posted about the documents. I guess I missed it somehow. And very well said about the Anthony’s.

    Hi Friendlymom, still praying for you friend!

    Boston, yes I agree with you about how they should stay out of the spotlight if they know it WILL all be negative for them. I have three boys, well not really boys anymore they are grown young men and now one with a child of his own, and it just horrifies me that a grandchild could be forsaken for the sake of a cover up. Sadly, I have to say that I grew up with a VERY controlling mother and unfortunately she never changed, but you forgive and move on and heal through that forgiveness. I am very thankful though, for having had a wonderful father. My dad would always tell me when correcting me and disciplining me “this is for your own good” and the infamous “this hurts me more than it hurts you”, and you grow up and find out he was right (although as a adolescent I didn’t buy it)lol. Love motivates you to do what is right and best for your child. Love NEVER fails, but control does damage, believe me I know. And I believe it clouds your judgement and unfortunatly control sometimes wins over love. IMO, selfishness and control go hand in hand. I believe that the truth sets you free. I hope that Cindy and George grab hold of truth so they can be set free of guilt, anguish and not hide behind lies any longer. Even though truth does hurt, it does allow the heart to begin to heal and it takes the sting out of the pain. All the “coping” they do only causes anguish. I know hind’s sight is 20/20 but this “unconditional love” they have for their daughter should have also motivated them to dicipline her when they should have and not looked the other way and make excuses about that the stealing only happened a few times. As a parent you make a lot of mistakes but once you see the situation for what it is, you don’t cover up your mistakes by keep making more really bad mistakes and you use better judgement.

    *** As a side note Boston, I think I remember you from Humble’s site from a while back, it’s good to talk to you again. I hope you come around more often!!


  34. June 16, 2009 4:17 pm

    Just wanted to say hi Bees!!!

  35. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 16, 2009 4:36 pm

    Hi Nancy! I agree with your point that George & Cindy will never be free until they accept the truth. As painful as the truth will be they will begin to heal then. And who knows when they are going to be ready? I hope that when they are they will be able to gain strength from each other and they will be able to put their lives back together somehow. Maybe even stronger than before. Or it could go in the opposite direction and completely destroy them. As much as I don’t like them I would not wish that on them. The truth. Let it heal you and make you stronger, George and Cindy.

  36. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 4:47 pm

    Bees-Wasn’t she just out of control? Who didn’t she steal from? They could have taken her over to the Bank of America and made some real headway in curbing her bank fraud. Why didn;t the grandmother do something? Hey, listen I am wearing myself out with my own questions. I really feel that an intervention would have been what was needed in the short term but in the end Casey would have seen to it that if she was not happy with this child they certainly were not going to be happy with her either. A person so dead inside couldn;t feel love so decided to take it away from everyone else who could.

    Nancy-Yes, a controlling parent is a tough call. I have always thought it was so hard for the Anthony’s to intervene because it would have meant taking down the mask of deception for them all. Cindy and George knew she was “not right” and Casey coped with her “nothingness” through rage and control, fowl language, manipulated her friends and walked away with their wallets not their friendship. Once she tired of them and got what she wanted she rushed on to the next paycheck.

    I doubt if anything would have helped short of shock therapy to awaken the brain or possibly lifelong therapy. Who knows what shock therapy would have awakened?

    Once the Anthony’s made it their life’s mission to pretend that Casey was above suspicion they cooked their goose. NeJame said knock it off and it’s too bad Brother Brad couldn’t of done the same. When it is all said and done Casey will have a legitimate complaint against her parents-they talked too much. They misrepresented the facts. They blamed other people when she only intended to blame an unknown person. What in the name of all that is right and just did these two broken parents not get the help they needed? Why don;t they just take a cruise out of Miami to Nowhere?

  37. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 7:05 pm

    I honestly do not know if anything, short of prison, would have stopped Casey from her antics. However, she should have been turned in for Caylee’s sake. It was no life for a child. We cannot go back. They have to live with what they did or didn’t do. I feel there was much more going on than just Casey’s disfunction. They all need professional help and quick.

  38. friendlymom permalink
    June 16, 2009 7:07 pm

    The part that people cannot forgive is their habitual lies. Yes, everyone felt their loss and came running to offer comfort and help. They are the ones who chose to push everyone away, except the small circle of crooks. Now they call foul, whatever.

  39. Boston permalink
    June 16, 2009 7:28 pm

    Bees-i took nooffense to your getting a laugh from “Casey was a walking crime spree..” Sometimes a little levity is a good thing. I know I can be a “little over the top”. I felt so sad for them today-they lie and they do so many things that just make no sense. The poor things will have a hard road to toe in teh years ahead.

    FriendlyMom expresses the sadness that we all feel. Wishing and hoping it could have been different is a normal reaction but reality is to. Acceptance is not always something that we want to do but it is often times the only thing that gets us through hard times. I honestly believe that “short of prison” Casey would have continued. No one was willing to stop her until Cindy lost her cool on June 15, 2008. Who among us wouldn’t have lost our cool? I don’t suffer fools too well-i probably would have ended up in jail before Casey!!

  40. June 16, 2009 10:39 pm

    hi ya itsamysterytome! Sure does make you wonder who had the better ratings. 🙂

  41. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    June 17, 2009 4:26 am

    Excellent comments…thanks everyone.

    At 6pm yesterday I lit a lavender candle for Caylee and shed more than a few tears whilst reading many stories and comments about her. I truly thought there would be more than ~ 25 at JB park with Rev Grund though I know by the thousands of comments on sites like Humble/Cayleedaily etc that those who attended did so on behalf of those who couldn\’t be there.

    Just a few thoughts/comments… {facts..just the facts..not bashing anyone.}

    1. G&C arranged to be on the morning show to deflect interest from the memorial.
    2. CBS didn\’t announce it until ~ 1 day before {to avoid all the boycott letters.}
    3. Conway went on TV for the same reason as {1} IMO there is some dissention between him and Baez..I have nooo idea why he would suggest that KC will take the stand.
    4. George blatantly lied..he did NOT have breakfast with Caylee..NOR did he put her in the car seat.
    5. Not sure if the Baden\’s used the same reason as {1} obviously AL has not gagged the use of the word innocent yet.

    Something very fishy going on…hmmmmm :mrgreen:

  42. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    June 17, 2009 4:28 am

    I just read that Marinade Dave went to the vigil..he counted ~ 40 people…really glad there were more than 25.

  43. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 17, 2009 7:20 am

    I was surprised by the size of their turn out too. But sometimes the smaller events end up being the more meaningful ones. I read Dave’s blog and looked at all the great photos he took. Almost made me feel like I was there. Maybe the smaller crowd will help to convince the judge that the media frenzy that may have ensued months ago is no longer an issue and the release of the autopsy report will not be met with craziness.

  44. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 7:24 am

    I think these people will try to have their faces behind the cameras for a long time to come. After all, they will want to probably try and help Crazy appeal the guilty verdict, and raise money for themselves…err I mean their foundation. I don’t think they will quietly go away and heal their broken hearts, and accept that their daughter is a baby killer. They will continue to protest until no one offers them air time.

  45. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 7:27 am

    Cindy has pushed her face out there everytime there has been a document dump, news release, and such. She is always trying to cover the mess. I guess that would make anyone act crazy, if you live this way long enough. Truth Cindy…Truth…it will set you free.

  46. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 7:54 am

    I failed to mention, yesterday my children asked if they could send a balloon to grandpa (as most of you know, I lost my dad a couple of weeks ago). I told them of course. I went to get the balloons, one for myself as well. As we were writing our notes, my 9 year old daughter asked if she could tell Caylee she loved and missed her too. I was so touched, and said yes Baby, you can and I will too. My son wrote that he was sorry she had to die. My daughter wrote that “her” grandpa would be her friend. I had to take a moment alone and let out a good cry; for my father, but also for the pride I felt in my children. I must be doing something right to have raised such thoughtful little people. Just wanted to share this with you all.

  47. laura permalink
    June 17, 2009 8:14 am

    Friendlymom, I was reading your last comment and I had to tell you, your kids should feel you with pride. It is not everyday that a child really thinks of another child’s feelings you are doing a great job raising them! I am sorry for the loss of your father.

  48. laura permalink
    June 17, 2009 8:16 am

    sorry fill, haven’t had enough starbucks yet!! lol

  49. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 8:25 am

    Sorry guys–lots going on here on the homefront! I’ll be in and out the rest of this week through the weekend. I really appreciate your comments and will respond back as I can.

    Boston —

    you wrote yesterday that the reason you defend the Anthonys is because you read “Without Conscience” and are empathetic towards them because of it. (if I’m reading that correctly?) I have read bits and pieces of the book, but I admit that I haven’t read it all.

    You give some very good examples of the wasteland of people Casey has left in her wake, and I agree with you that a sociopath can tear apart unsuspecting victims. Friends and acquaintances can manage to wrest themselves free much easier than a family can, if a family even would want to. Blood is thicker than water and it’s virtually impossible, (in my mind at least, as a mother who lives for her children and grandchildren), to detach yourself from your kids no matter what they do.

    The thing for me personally, and this is only my opinion and where I’m coming from on this topic, is that at some point the Anthonys were well-aware of Casey being a sociopath. Cindy has said those words–“Casey is a sociopath” She suggested others steer clear of her if they knew what was good for them. So, as a nurse (Cindy), or even as a well-informed anybody, if you have self-diagnosed your child, that means you, too, have read books, maybe researched the subject–maybe even read, “Without Conscience”, and knew what that child was capable of–knew the chaos and destruction she was capable of creating. (not to the extent that she could commit murder, perhaps, but you knew she could do really bad things.)

    Would you not, then, be extra-special careful of what you allowed that sociopathic child to have access to–like your bank accounts and credit cards, etc. Wouldn’t you most importantly be extra-special careful when it came to your granddaughter?

    Fast-forward to now. Even if you weren’t sure before of what your kid was capable of– now that you can clearly see it before your eyes and are suffering horribly from her actions, would you continue to cover for her, lie for her, and blame other for her crimes when you know damn well it was her that did it?. It was her that did those horrible things that your grandchild paid for with her life. Would you then be able to decide it was okay to make money from it all?

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I personally, wouldn’t. I know myself, and I would still love my daughter, but my sweet precious grandchild would trump the lies, the covering, and the blaming. I couldn’t do it. I would want my child to admit what she did and accept her punishment and I would try to go on with what life I had left and attempt to learn to live with it all–my punishment for not getting help for my family when I had the chance. Yes, my guilt would be crushing.

    Sorry this is so long. I just wanted you to know where I am coming from, because I really appreciate you and everyone else sharing your points of view.

    IMO, all of our points of view are valid and worthy of consideration and respect even if we are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Boston, none of that was aimed at you as I believe we aren’t that far apart in our views. I really do see the points you were making. I just thought today might be a good time to make sure everyone knows and understands why I feel the way I do about the Anthonys.

    I loves you guys!

  50. halfpint42592 permalink
    June 17, 2009 8:28 am

    Hi Friendly: Wow that brought tears to my eyes. While I was a little upset this morning to see the bashing of each other over on my blog, reading what your children did and said gave me a sense of calm for some reason. They truly are miraculous little creatures and I have had quite a few moments like this with my children since my mother in law has passed away. It makes me realize that no matter how much wrong there is in this world, if we see it through their eyes, the way they do with nothing more than wonder and innocence this “life” thing is truly a beautiful place….

  51. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 9:04 am

    PS: I also want to say there are lots of good blogs out there and we all have varied degrees of opinions. A few of them, but not all are listed on the right side of this blog. I’ve become personal friends with a few of the bloggers–Niecey is one. She’s a good girl, a good friend, and a thoughtful blogger. Halfpint and Humble, though I don’t know them personally, also have well-written, well-intentioned posts.

    None of us, bloggers and commenters, agree all of the time. Isn’t that wonderful? How boring it would be if we did. But, 100% of the time I value all of your opinions and am willing to look at your side of whatever topic we’re discussing as long as you present it in an adult and polite way. I believe most of us feel that way. I might not change my opinion and you might not change yours, but I would hope we would respect each other in our diversity and views.

    Name calling and accusations only cause a like response and then nothing is accomplished and the original point, good or bad, becomes lost in the fray. I think most of us feel that way as well. No one has been doing that here, but it has been happening on other blogs–good, well-written, and well-intentioned blogs. I pray it stops.

    Ok. End of lecture. I is done, and I has left the soapbox!

    Gotta head to the airport and will check back in and finish responding to comments later.

  52. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 9:31 am

    Oops–hubby just called and his plane is delayed a bit. Will take this time to try and catch up!

    Boston: One more thing. Your statement that you don’t blame the Anthonys for what they did, you blame them for what they didn’t do, is so so true and very well-said.

    Friendly Mom–I sure understand and agree with how you feel. What started out as true empathy for the family of a murdered child that was killed by her own mother, has turned 180 degrees for me, too. No respect for the Anthonys at this point and the only thing I care about is that Caylee’s murderer is punished to the full extent of the law.

    You said in these two sentences what took me paragraphs to say and I still didn’t say it this well!
    …I think we have all been very mature, open-minded human beings, who all came together out of concern for a beautiful little girl. I have great respect for all who gather here.

  53. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 9:37 am


    I, too, hope the Anthonys can come to terms with all this and find strength in each other and God to see them through it when they do.


    I hadn’t really thought about it before, but you are right. Casey has a legitimate complaint against her parents. They have not helped her in any way. (was that their intention all along maybe? hmmmm) I disagree that Casey was gonna blame a mystery person. If that had not worked she was already forming plan B with Jesse. She sure isn’t above throwing any of them under the bus and they all better be very careful cuz’ she still could.

  54. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 9:42 am

    More good points friendly mom. Casey should have gotten help–they all should have and now it’s too late.

    Humble–somehow I bet the A’s had the better ratings. lol.

    GREAT points Jill. I think something’s up with Conway, too. I don’t think he would have said what he did on his own. I wouldn’t doubt he and the defense are at odds.

    Marinade Dave’s blog on the vigil is well worth taking a look at. I agree.

  55. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 9:48 am

    friendly mom–what beautiful loving children you have. You must be so very proud of them. And what a lovely gesture for your dad.

    halfpint–You are so right. Our children make it all worthwhile don’t they?

    BTW, “What a difference a year makes.” is as good as it gets. Excellent post.

    Off to the airport–again—BBL

  56. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 10:23 am

    Thank you all for the kinds words toward my children. They never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you could lose it with them, they go and do something sweet. 🙂 I am very lucky, and I have made my children my life. I raise them with a stiff hand, but always try to balance it with love, respect and patience. I don’t always get it right, but I sure do try. My husband is wonderful, loving and greatly involved. I thank God for that. We are most definitely “old school”, and we will never appologize for it. We figure how our parents raised us worked, so why change a thing? Our children know what we expect, and know we stand behind our values, rules, and so forth 100% everytime; not just when we “feel” like dealing with it.

  57. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 10:46 am

    Well, it probably will be at trial. We will just have to wait. Thanks for passing it along Mikka.

  58. artgal16 permalink
    June 17, 2009 11:00 am

    When will they decide on whether they will release the autopsy information? Wasnt that supposed to be at the same time?

  59. ostella permalink
    June 17, 2009 2:44 pm

    Hi Mystery and everybody! Blink has a Scamthony update. This is the first in a series of articles she’s doing about the origins of the Turd Herd….

    Pretty intriguing so far…. Just thought I’d share with everybody….

  60. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 17, 2009 3:41 pm

    I found this interesting news on the Blink On Crime website (which I love):

    Starting Today, In an exclusive to, I will be exploring in an aptly titled progressive series what I believe the pivotal evidence, discrepancies in witness testimony, and behind the scenes insight of the major players in this case will reveal; and will ultimately lead to the successful prosecution of Casey Anthony in the death of her daughter Caylee Marie.

  61. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 3:43 pm

    I didn’t figure the jailhouse video would be released. I wonder if it will ever be used as evidence at the trial?

  62. friendlymom permalink
    June 17, 2009 3:45 pm

    I am wondering about the autopsy report too. When are they supposed to decide on it’s release? Anybody know?

  63. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 4:05 pm

    mikka–thanks for the update and link.

    ostella–it has yet to be determined if the video will be allowed into evidence at trial which is, I think, why Judge Strickland has kept it from being released.

    artgal–I think the autopsy report is to be addressed at a later date–possibly in a hearing.

  64. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2009 4:08 pm

    Ostella and Bees–

    Thanks for the heads up on Blink on Crime’s series. I just read the first installment. Excellent. There’s a permanent link to Blink’s website on the right side of this page.

    friendly mom–I answered your questions above.

  65. niecey456 permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:48 pm

    Hello Everyone!!! I hope you are all doing well. Mystery I just want to say that I value your friendship, you are the greatest! 🙂
    It does appear that the A’s are doing some sort of “damage control”, what I find odd is that they are rather distancing themselves from Casey and the change in George’s last day with Caylee. Story changed. I also found it very interesting that they are quick and hard pressed to give the Cummings advice that they did not take themselves. Now, if I didn’t know anything about them at all that would have been touching. They do well with the cameras. I think they do need to remember what they said before though. I agree with you Mystery about the way you feel about them, and I feel much the same. I will always have compassion for their position, but I absolutely do not agree with the deceitfulness, as they would be better off to say nothing at all.

  66. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    June 18, 2009 2:12 am

    {{{HUGS}}} to Friendlymom and your children 😆

  67. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 18, 2009 5:40 am

    Hi Jill! (((HUGS to you!!!)))

    Niecey!!! Where have you been, friend? Isn’t it interesting how the story has taken a subtle little twist all of a sudden? Hmmmmmmm. What next I wonder? Have you also checked out Blink’s site?

  68. Diana permalink
    June 18, 2009 7:37 am

    I am very curious to see how it all ends. What will have have happened in a year from now? I predict George and Cindy will move out of Fla, and Lee will follow. Not sure who would want to buy the house though, since some think the murder actually happened there.
    Casey will get life, but will serve 30 years.

  69. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 18, 2009 10:32 am

    30 years? That sounds about right Diana. At least she’ll be too old to ever have another child to destroy.

  70. Lexie permalink
    June 21, 2009 12:00 pm

    Well I see the Anthony’s press tour is having its desired effect: deflect and divert attention away from Casey and Caylee and promote the new foundation. I feel like the only reason they do these interviews is to direct the public’s anger away from Casey and toward them and it works. I have been to a couple of other “Caylee sites” and it seems 90% of the comments are about George and Cindy. I understand why people are angry with them. They make me mad to the point that I can no longer watch their appearances-I have to read the transcripts. Whatever else is to come, Casey needs to be punished and Caylee deserves not to be forgotten. George and Cindy need to stay home.

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