OCTOBER 6, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
October 6 is … German-American Day and Come and Take It Day
Isn’t that what the Germans tried to do twice during the 1900s? These efforts by the Germans resulted in WWI AND WWII.
I missed it yesterday but it was also National Taco Day.
Steve Jobs, the world is a better place because you lived. RIP sir.
Sarah Palin, the day after saying the Presidency is too small for her activism has said she will not run for President. Who cares and why is this news in 2011? Sarah, go live with Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox, never to be heard from again, please!
It appears Casey Anthony is nothing special in the justice system; just another lost soul with little chance of ever developing into a productive member of society.
Casey Anthony told her probation officer this week that she is unemployed and hasn't used any illegal drugs, according to a report released Tuesday by authorities.
Anthony reported to her probation officer Monday at an undisclosed location in Florida, the state Department of Corrections said in the report. She told the probation officer that she has had no source of income during the past 30 days. Her probation order requires her to "work diligently at a lawful occupation."
But Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said being jobless doesn't put Anthony in violation of her probation. Thousands of other probationers are without jobs, given Florida's 10.7 percent unemployment rate. "Probation officers encourage offenders to explore their options as it relates to employment," Plessinger said in an email. "Employment status is reviewed monthly by probation officers."
Anthony's defense attorney, Joe Baez, said last month on Fox News' "Geraldo At Large" that Anthony was undergoing therapy and counseling. But Anthony checked "no" on the probation report form that asked her if she had attended mental health or therapy programs in the past month. Anthony said on the form released to the media that she hasn't attended educational or vocational classes. The lies and deception continue. Anthony also told the probation officer that she has not used any illegal drugs and that she has consumed alcohol but not to excess. Anthony developed a party-girl reputation after photos taken in the weeks after Caylee disappeared showed her partying with friends and participating in a nightclub's "hard body" contest.
Anthony was acquitted in July on charges of murdering her daughter, Caylee. The 25-year-old was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to authorities. She told officers a baby sitter had kidnapped the child. Authorities later learned the baby sitter never existed.
Anthony currently is serving probation at an undisclosed location in Florida for unrelated check fraud charges. The details of where she is serving her probation have been kept secret because of concerns for her safety. A judge granted the Department of Corrections the ability to keep Anthony's probation details confidential even though they are part of the public record in most other cases. Anthony is required to check in monthly with a probation officer.
Chris Christie is still not running for President.
This is a nice thought to contemplate. Imagine the money this reunion would have generated.
"If John and George were still here it's highly likely we would've had a Beatles reunion. I think we would've mellowed to the point where we would've said, 'Come on, let's do it ...' The thing was whenever we got together, no matter if we were arguing, we played great ... We were like hands in a glove." -- Paul McCartney
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
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