Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pain, agony, heartbreak, torment, grief, anguish



PA / AP Photo Steve Parsons

58 comments:

Zodiac said...

Wonder what their daughter who they claim was abducted would think seeing that picture! It is totally devoid of we are parents of a child we love dearly who was abducted by an organised gang of professional paedophiles. What on earth is Oprah Winfrey doing allowing these two (oops 3) the foot in the door to America. If O W allows the usual ask our pre-arranged questions routine, which the pic certainly portrays imo, then she should hang her head in shame, imo! Thank goodness I do not watch her show.

Zetta said...

Hi

Although Gerry McCann never seems to change, I think Kate McCann seems gaunt.

Zodiac said...

'Zodiac, I've been cahsing Chilli around all day with a plastic bag but he hasn't come up with goods. Would it be OK if I dug up a nugget from next-door's garden? Or you could have the best of both worlds and I could use squirrel's droppings - they have nuts in? Ew! Time to drop that particular subject, I think!'

Aw Dylan I'm filling up here you are so kind! I actually meant Chilli's casting fur/hair not his poop but that sounds even better! Don't bother with the squirly stuff I'm not keen on choccie with nuts. I await my luvverly goodie parcel it will be buffel! Thank you. Hugs.

Not a Goddess ZZ x

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
Was watching tv and jusr fell asleep. :-)
They do look in agony for leaving the twins, don't they.
Well, Oprah can't complain that she hasn't been warned. What she decides to do with the info she certainly has, is her decision. But one day, soon, who knows, she may be a bit embarrassed if she makes the wrong decision. :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zetta.
I wonder how she managed to look the way she does in that photo...
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Another pic of the anguished parents as they head off on holiday oops in search of their missing child.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/photos/slidesh ... 1720&sp=-1

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
Can you post the link again? It doesn't work for me.
xxxx

Zodiac said...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090422/tuk-mccanns-fly-out-for-oprah-interview-6323e80.html

Claudia got this link on 3A's with same pic and Yahoo News article.

At least this pic is in the news/public domain!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
Thank you.
Truly heartbreaking! ;-)
xxxx

Zodiac said...

"Oprah had been pressing for an interview from very early on"

Hmm the Arguido status was lifted on the 21/07/08 and they are invited to take part in a show for the 04/05/09! I would hardly call that pressing someone for an interview!

Cláudia said...

They do take a bit to make up their minds. It even happened with the 'abductor's' description! :-)
xxxx

nancy said...

Gina -

Sorry, I only just saw your last post on the other thread.

Sorry to hear you are having naff weather in Alicante, but I'm sure it's only a blip and it will soon be gloriously sunny again.

Yes, we are back in good old Blighty for a while - credit crunch and all!

Changing the subject, I think your idea to have a satellite link with GA and the McCanns would be great. I imagine it would be watched all over the world! I can't imagine them ever agreeing to it though! They would have to be dragged in kicking and screaming!

How is your hand now by the way?

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
Here it is finally sunny and warm. :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Really tired tonight!
Going to bed.
Read you all tomorrow, hopefully!
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Goodnight all read you tomorrow.

nancy said...

Hi Zetta -

Kate looks to me as though she's spending lots of time at the gym and jogging and Gerry looks trimmer too. They obviously want to look good on the Oprah show, but you won't see them smiling on there I bet. She'll just make a very brave effort to squeeze out a few tears as before.

nancy said...

Hi Zodiac -

Perhaps they are going to have their own 'Kate and Gerry' show and want to get a few tips from Oprah on how to become the hottest things in show biz!

How anyone can believe they have ever lost one night's sleep over the loss of Madeleine beats me. In my opinion, its all been about making money out of their own daughter.

Why would they plan events in advance if they thought she was still alive and could turn up any time.

They must be laughing all the way to the bank at the way a lot of the public are being taken in by their charade.

JennyH said...

Zetta and Claudia

I agree Kate looks very thin, with those twig legs. The cause is no doubt prolonged stress rather than gym; I doubt if her appearance was manufactured -- whatever people may think of her guilt or innocence. That's my opinion anyway.

To be fair, people who have been bereaved do smile sometimes -- especially at people who are kind to them.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy and Zetta.
I'm sure in normal circumstances I'm sure I would have a strong opinion about that. But I'm so sleepy, that I' not sure. :-)

I agree that even heartbroken people sometimes smile. But no one will ever convince me that there is an explanation for those photos nine days after Madeleine disappeared, outside the church. That, I will never, ever understand. They disgusted me the first time I saw them and they disgust me until today. Everytime I look at them I think it will be the last time they will make me feel sick. But they still do.

Ok, mini rant over. :-)

Sleep well, all.
xxxx

Mila said...

Saludos a todos.


Porqué sera que no me extraño?

Gina said...

Hi all,

I have no comment on the picture, except why do they always look so scruffy.

I was wondering what would have happened if a rival show to Oprahs did an interview with Amaral at the same time, I bet remote control wars would break out in homes throughout the world.

Nancy, my hand is improving, thanks for asking, but it still is very painful.

Gina said...

BTW, has the clock stopped on J4, not a tick tock or post for ages

Anonymous said...

Good morning all,

It's official! We have the hottest April for 40 years! - sorry Gina :(

Zodiac, my pleasure! I like to look after the underdog :-) I'll enclose a Haynes manual on "How to become a goddess" too, because I'm nice like that ;-)

Cláudia - get some rest. Is there any way you could have a day off from work so that you can relax?

JennyH, I take your point about grief and kindness. However, if anybody shows me kindness under those circumstances, I tend to smile and then burst into tears. It looks to me that their faces are a picture of joy rather than the above, but then we are all different and I have long since given up wondering what goes on in K&G's mind!

Having just looked at the picture again, I have to say that Gerry's smile is carefree, but Kate's is somewhat strained. Not sure why as I'm no expert on body language!

As for Oprah, despite efforts by some to inform her that there is two sides of this, unfortunately, I think it will be a one-sided show.

Have a lovely day all,

Dylan xxx

Gina said...

A BRITISH couple claim to have seen Madeleine McCann playing in a square in Malta just WEEKS ago.(sun article)

If you read this article it just makes you wonder if people actually ever use their brains. Another case of the child being grabbed and hurried away, they followed but lost them. This child was apparently PLAYING in the square, why did they not, at least, take a photo, or speak to all the kids so as to be sure. They called the cops and the British cops too but the Sun says if anyone has info call the helpline. Why not the police??? and why has it take this long for this article to appear, and if it was Madeleine she is old enough now to speak out for herself, she clearly did not seem unhappy with the situation as she was PLAYING. Hmm

Gina said...

Oh I forgot the most important thought I had. Apparently there have been several sightings in Malta recently. I thought it was mentioned at some point that one of the McCanns relations lived in Malta, so they have a man on the ground so to speak??

That's me done TTFN

Anonymous said...

There is a VERY interesting article on 3as by Paulo Reis and posted by Kazlux:

http://www.the3arguidos.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=31300&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15

It is very long but well worth a read and is about Tanner's changing descriptions of bundleman/eggman and, finally, implicating Murat as the abductor when it was realised that he matched eggman 0%!

At the end of the article it is suggested that the bungled set of witness statements by Tanner, may be enough to reopen the case, but some are saying that the Mcs will likely take the credit for it IF it happens because of the release of details of the new "suspicious" character loitering around apt 5a.

There may be trouble ahead.....

Dylan xxx

Cláudia said...

Hola, Mila!

Eu também não estranho. Absolutamente nada! :-)
Besos!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
That scenario would be funny! :-)
Hope your hand stops hurting soon.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan!
Here Spring came in February and then winter came back. It seems that Spring is now back. :-)
Yes, I can take a day off (or more) because I sort of make my own schedule, but than I would have to work an extra day, so... :-) By the end of May/ beginning of June I'll have a lot more free time. :-)
I also will never understand them. And I'm glad about it! :-)
I agree regardinh Oprah.
Have a great day too, Dylan!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
All those sightings and new suspects will be handy in a near future...
xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan. Thanks for the link.
The day G mentioned for the first time that he wanted the case to be actively investigated, I posted on the 3 As something along the lines of "He knows". And I believe he does. ;-)
xxxx

JennyH said...

Gina, Kate looks ultra-chic compared with me about to board a long-haul flight lol.

Cláudia said...

HI, JennyH!
LOL
I'm not a sportswear kind of person, so I can't comment. But what interests me in Kate are certainly not her clothes. Except the ckecked trousers the dog found interesting. ;-)
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Cláudia, he most certainly knows ;-) Glad you can take some time off. x

Gina, I just read that Sun article. Here we go again.....we thought it suspicious because she was very fair skinned and with a dark and swarthy couple! Lol! How very predictable! I take heart from that though because a "sighting" usually pre-dates something that the McCanns are not happy about! I wonder if M3 are still in their charge and how much they were paid to dream up this new sighting?!

I feel so sorry for all of these 'swarthy types' with fair skinned children. Each and every one of them seems to grab their child and run off with them when they see they are being watched. Doesn't anybody stop to think that if they were being watched, they would most likely try to take their child out of that situation where they are being gawped at by some stranger?! Good grief! The McCanns have turned swarthy types and fair children into some sort of freak show, how bl@@dy ignorant can people get?!


Dylan xxx

Anonymous said...

JennyH,

I flew to Germany back in 1990 in stilletoes (sp?) and a mini skirt because I was flying out to move in with R & L's dad. That was fine because I was 21 and you can do anything at that age. Nowadays, it's flat shoes, jeans and a generally stressed and dishevelled appearance - lol! I think I never get asked to declare anything because customs think I look swarthy!

xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan.
He does. :-)
Completely agree with you regarding the 'sighting'. It's always useful. It stimulates donations and is a great way to divert attention. ;-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Dylan, LOL!

Anonymous said...

I notice they both have trainers on. Perhaps they will be going for a pre-Oprah jog or is it because they might have to make a sharp exit?!

Just a thought, is this like a normal Oprah show where there will be audience participation or just Oprah, K & G and the cameras? I hope it's the former as I'm sure there will be at least a few members of the American public who will have 'difficult' questions to ask of them.

Dylan xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Dylan!
I also hope there's an audience. One which hasn't been silenced, preferably! :-)
xxxx

JennyH said...

Gina, I agree it's quiet on J4. But not for long I'm sure. They are probably looking up new swearwords, as they have used up so many and the impact isn't quite what it was.

helmylin2 said...

Hi Cláudia,

I think Kate looks great (I should look so good) not a care in the world. Just a happy face. Madeline who? Oh yes, our daughter the one who went missing. I do realise after time you would start to get your act together but look so darn happy I don't think so.

I don't have high hopes for the Oprah show. I think it will be more of the same old kowtowing to the Mc Cann's.

L.
xxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, JennyH!
LOL I can already imagine e-mails and texts flying around. ;-)

Cláudia said...

Hi, Helmy!
Great to read you!
I agree Kate looks quite relaxed. But I have my questions about how she managed that. Or how others have managed that...
I don't have high hopes either. At all.
Hope you're ok!
xxxx

Gina said...

Hi Jenny, I take on board what you said about their clothes for a long haul, it is just they always seem scruffy to me. I guess what I consider scruffy is the modern trend. It doesn't matter either way really, don't know why I mentioned it, just thinking aloud.

Re looking for new swear words. Well you know me always ready to help out


http://www.bawdylanguage.com/links.shtml

There is another site that gives swear words in 8 different languages, and one with humourous swear words. Hope they pick the latter

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
You really are generous! :-)
xxxx

Gina said...

I am all heart and totally misunderstood by many Claudia :-)

Cláudia said...

So am I, Gina. So am I! LOL

Cláudia said...

New thread up.
Off for a bit.
xxxx

JennyH said...

What you call scruffy is Boden-scruffy Gina. It's actually casual-smart! Don't tell me you wear a hat, tights and Manolos to go shopping in Spain.

I'm starting to feel like a bag-lady lol.

Maybe we should have a
competition for new swear words and insults. Or for old ones ...

Hi thee foul varlet, lily-livered, whey-faced poltroon.

Cláudia said...

Hi, JennyH.
I agree that for most people it is casual-smart. But I'm not a fan of it. I hate trainers. I only ever used them when exercising in some way. But as I said, that's not what interests me in those two. :-)
Loved the concept of a contest of old insults! LOL
xxxx

JennyH said...

I don't wear trainers either but they are a key part of the English national costume!

Cláudia said...

Sadly not only in England, JennyH! :-)
xxxx

Anonymous said...

De maria.

************

Ao lado desta foto, do feliz casal sem uma Filha,porque não uma foto

da Mãe Coragem,sem um FILHO há anos?
Com respectivos contadores.
Há fotos de Filomena Teixeira que a mostram em total desespero.

Zetta said...

Still think Kate looks awful - not too-much-gym-awful, but stressed out awful.

JennyH and Gina, I'm sure that as soon as/if the duck jailer gets back J4 will take off again and will be full of insults, bad guesswork, boasts about things other people have, etc.

Cláudia said...

Olá, Maria.
Esta mãe cuja foto consta naquele post é indigna de ser colocada lado a lado com uma verdadeira Mãe.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zetta!
I think she's trying not to look too bad.

As for the rest, LOL!
xxxx

JennyH said...

Whatever people's personal opinions I don't think any channel could sanction a TV programme in which a police officer was allowed to put questions to someone whom he has accused and who are no longer suspects. It would be equivalent to conducting a police interrogation in public -- unheard of. I think he is trying to create a situation whereby he would be turned down or the McCanns would withdraw.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Jenny.
But he isn't a Police officer anymore. If they were a normal couple, I'm sure they would be confronted with the other version of facts, without a doubt. The only reason it will never happen is because the McCanns would never accept it. And doesn't even have to be GA. I bet they would never accept going anywhere where they knew there would be any opposition at all. We have all seen how Gerry reacts to questions he doesn't like. And now he can't even hide behind the secrecy of justice excuse.
xxxx
P.S: we are on the latest thread!
Going to make hot chocolate! :-)