Good Morning America – Friday, August 2, 2013 – Decision Day

IMG_4479Good morning America. As we wake up anxiously figuring out how to get through the first Friday of August (do they still have first Friday devotions) to quickly climb into one of the few remaining summer weekends we look around and marvel that at the Boston waterfront the day seems just right for the Happening.

Yes, we have anxiously waited for this day and it has now arrived. The skies, gray with intermittent showers, are waiting as anxiously as the rest of us for Whitey’s decision which will be made today on one of his final days in the sun air condition courtroom.

We’ll have evidence from three witnesses today. A reading from prior statements of Marion Hussey, common law wife of Steven Flemmi who is quite ill, telling us just how bad a pervert the government brought into bed with it after she threw him out of her bed; something from a secretary for the FBI; and the final witness, the warmup act in preparation for  the final act, Murderman Martorano who is coming back for a cameo to tell us what Flemmi said to him about strangling Debbie Davis. It’s reported Flemmi told him he had been told by Debbie, the woman he loved but wasn’t in love with, that she had found another man in Mexico that she planned to go off and live with which so excited him he reached out to hug her but accidentally put his hands around her throat and strangled her.

I suppose it fitting that Murderman John comes in with his gangster suit, dark grey shirt, pink silk tie with a matching handkerchief peeking out of the lapel pocket and his Gucci alligator shoes to be the master of ceremonies for what is to come. In my book I described him as having a bishop’s belly, now if any diocese is missing a bishop I know who swallowed him.

John will be brief. He may exchange a nice “F.U” or two with the star of the day prior to stepping off the stand. When he waddles out of the courtroom it’ll be time for the Big Show.

The well-known duet of “J,W. and Hank” of Old Oprey fame will put on their 12 gallon cowboy hats and move over to the witness stand. They have been practicing the song, “My Way.” When they start to sing it, the headline act will get up and slowly walk over to the stand having discarded his white sneakers for a pair of cowboy boots as the packed courtroom cheers in a loud silence.

When he gets there the music will stop and the show will begin. This will be the last chance, the absolute last chance this man will be able to do anything his way. It’s his time to shine. We don’t know what is going to happen at this point for the script has been locked up in the safe of the Boston FBI SAC.

Hank will sit down. J.W. will stroll over to the podium. J.W. will ask a couple of preliminary questions and then the question we all want answered, “will you tell us your life’s story? Yes or No?

Now I have been sitting through every witness in this trial so I feel I can anticipate the beginning of the testimony. This will give you a head start over all the others in knowing what will happen. So listen in along with me.

J.W. – Good morning sir, we’ve met before haven’t we.

Witness – (scowling at no one in particular) Yup.

J.W, – Would you introduce yourself to your fans, I mean the jury.

Wyshak – Objection, he’s trying to influence the public and inflame the jury.

J.W. – Objection to his speaking objection.

Judge – Sustained – ask another question J.W.

J.W, – May the  jury be instructed to ignore Mr.Wyshak’s speaking objection?

Judge – Go on J.W.

J.W. – May I make an offer of proof at the side bar on this issue?

Judge –  Yes, side bar.

Time passes slowly as the parties talk at the side of the bench. The witness leans back and looks off into space as if he hasn’t a care in the world. Time continues to pass.

Finally the parties return to their prior positions.

J.W. – Now where were we, partner.

Witness: You were asking me if I’d  met you before.

J.W. – Thank you sir. We’ve met before haven’t we.

Wyshak: Objection – Asked and answered.

J.W – Objection to his speaking objection.

Judge – Sustained – ask another question J.W.

J.W, – May the  jury be instructed to ignore Mr.Wyshak’s speaking objection?

Judge – Go on J.W.

J.W. – May I make an offer of proof at the side bar on this issue?

Judge –  Yes, side bar.

Time passes slowly as the parties talk at the side of the bench. The witness leans back and looks off into space as if he hasn’t a care in the world. Time continues to pass.

It’s finally over and the parties return to their prior places. But with the earlier three witnesses and the two side bars, it is now time for the morning  recess.

That means my good morning report has just run into my mid day report so you’ll have to wait for that to find out what happened.

Even so, you got to be happy it’s Friday and despite the worrying skies it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Wait a second, J.W. and Hank heard me type the latter line. They want to hum for you Mr. Rogers’ theme song. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Good Morning America – Friday, August 2, 2013 – Decision Day

  1. Maybe with any luck today and next week we can clear the deck of the defendant et al and somehow find our way through life without Mr. Whitey to kick around anymore

    1. Hopalong:

      Soon enough we’ll be going about our lives without Whitey. What will fill the vacuum?

  2. Good morning, not sure if you saw my response on the older story regarding stephen rakes. You had mentioned you thought that Lincoln was an odd area for a Southie boy to be in/found. The one thing that comes to mind for me about that area is Hanscom Airforce base – Southie boys, many being veterans with access to the base there at times make a trip to Hanscom in Bedford (bring a non-veteran friend) for less expensive cigarettes or other merchandise at the PX, etc. otherwise, like you, I hadn’t known too many Southie boys to have Lincoln or that area as a frequent destination.

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