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Fundy Huggies….the danger amongst us

Well hello, Loveys!

First, let me thank all of you who read, critiqued, and shared my blog. I love writing, but it’s of course more fun when there is an audience who reads and responds back! I am so grateful that you all promoted my blog and shared it with your friends! Even the people who HATED it (they didn’t actually READ it, they claim, but they HATED it) still threw me a big shout out to their buds on Twitter. Isn’t that great? So it is to the haters that I send out this blog, so please feel the love, love, love.

Look, I don’t subscribe to team anyone when it comes to housewives. I don’t love, adore, or worship any of them. I don’t hate any of them. I watch them on TV, I don’t know them. I don’t hate Teresa. I find her….fake. Kind of like I feel Vicki makes everything all about her. (perhaps I have issues with screechy people?). But at the end of the day, the drama with Teresa and her legal troubles is no joke. It’s got the Feds involved, it’s public record. I could go ahead an be a sheeple, and believe the tabloids, or I could do who an intelligent person does, and research it. Why do I find that particular situation so fascinating? Because I worked in the mortgage industry. I know the documentation, and I know what to look for, add to that an eye for signature forging, and I’m hooked. I presented the facts, with some opinions, because it’s my blog and I have them. You know what happened? People FREAKED OUT.

I learned something. There are folks out there who see people on TV and think they KNOW them. They will blindly adore them without question. They will kiss that celebrity’s ass for a small hope the celebrity will throw them a crumb of a retweet. They are creepy. Teresa has a whole following of these people. They shun any proof that she might just be guilty. They scream she is a great mom (honestly, how would they know? Are they at her house right now?). They scream her husband is awesome (do NOT bring up that little c word incident…that makes their eyes roll into their heads).

If you are a blind adorer….I will scoff. I will.

Why? Because nobody should be a blind follower to anything. Why? Because an education is a good thing. Truth is good. Facts are good. They may be unpleasant, but they are good.

The fact is, the show is a hair away from scripted. We suspend our beliefs that it is all real as it is shown for entertainment. This isn’t reality, people. It’s set up, planned situations. Do you think these people walk around all day and night mic’d? That scene when Jac and T had that big convo about the tabloids on the deck and Caro conveniently walked up fully mic’d and prepared with a drink like she was planning a sit down…you don’t think that wasn’t set up? We act like the camera crew isn’t there. They know they are being filmed. They know what days they are filming and with who. These aren’t chance meetings they have. Nobody sees that even though everything seems fine at the end of the season, and then T the reunion there’s big drama again? Ok, sure, they’ve seen some of the crap the others have said about them, but did anyone think that maybe it’s to cause enough drama to be asked back the next year? To keep fans involved so you’ll by their products the hock? I mean, could Teresa make every blog slightly less of an infomercial? She’s turning into QVFingC with her crap.

So, the Fundamentalist Huggers got PISSED that I dared write some facts about the legal issues and mortgage stuff. Blind adoration. My personal favorite was the one who claimed she found grammatical errors in what I wrote, then claimed she never read my blog, never would, and THEN proceeded to spell “write” as “wright”. Nice job. To the other woman, who practically licks her computer screen every time Teresa tweets, thanks for calling me a bitch. I’ll try not to take that too personally from a woman who has a wall of bangs bigger than the great wall of China, and who takes her fashion queues from a woman whose rise to stardom was flashing her snooch on film. I’ll debate you ladies all day.

One last note. Since we’re talking about the Housewives, I do have one apology I need to make. I do really take umbrage with one housewife. Jill Zarin, you are one crazy see you next Tuesday. I saw what you did to TEB, and I think it makes you look like a complete psychopath. You’re a public figure who CHOSE to be one, and now you’re stalking and threatening people on Twitter. Pretty big balls for someone who lives in the public eye, don’t you think? That glass house you live in better not have any skeletons in the closet Jill. If you weren’t such an irrelevant has been whose 15 minutes were up long ago, people might start peeking in those closets like you like to do to others.

Ok, that’s my rant for tonight.

Thank goodness the reunion is tomorrow and I can get those season out of my system and go. Ack to some other material.

Are any of you Orange is the New Black fans? Downton?

Messyxx

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Huggers, answer me this. (Messy the juror)

Hi Loveys!
I’ve been so busy “twittering” or “on the twitter” this week. I know at first glance you might think, by looking at my tweets that I am totally “team not Teresa”. The fact is, I’m not team anyone. I don’t know these people personally. I’m sure they do nice things and not so nice things, just like the rest of us. The fact is, I love a debate. I love facts. Debating with facts, or t least an educated opinion, is interesting to me. Apparently, one of my followers really got her bloomers in a bunch about it, because she didn’t like facts. No, she didn’t like them at all. Shame really, because I liked her well enough, even though we don’t always agree. But if you’re going to voice an opinion and broadcast it across the world on social media, you have to recognize that people MIGHT disagree, and voce said disagreement. And that they might have FACTS or have done research to back it up. Crying and blocking makes you look….sad, and unable to back up your belief with facts. So, with no further ado, let’s discuss, shall we? If you were a juror on the upcoming Guidice trial, what would you think? I think the defense has it’s work cut out for them. This isn’t a bashing blog.

I talked to a few TreHuggers this week. This is what they communicated to me:

Teresa and Juicy are not guilty because:

EVERYONE lied about their income during that time.
Response: fraud is fraud. I don’t believe you get special treatment because “other people are doing it too!” They signed the 1003, which is a legal doc stating their true and accurate income, properties owned, and occupancy of said properties. They lied, they reviewed, they signed. Saying that other people told them to so it’s ok is like saying “well, he told me to rob someone, and other people have robbed people, so that makes me robbing someone ok, right?” No. No it doesn’t. Accountability and responsibility for your own actions is a valuable trait. You are only as good as your word. If you want to take the time to see the fraudulent signatures, you can peruse all the Morris county land record docs for the Guidices.

“It’s the brokers’/banks’/atty’s fault”
RESPONSE: I am the first one to say tht brokers et al were shady mofos. I was a loan underwriter and I consistently caught brokers/borrowers lying (and I denied the loans, TYVM). But the borrowers got the docs sent to their homes. They had to complete, read and sign them. They were responsible for that.
For those of you go think that the forms don’t ask clearly and specifically for income from the borrower (and have them sign that if they lie about it it’s a federal offense) go see this:
loan application

“They didn’t know it was wrong!”
They didn’t? Because it flat out says right where they signed that if they lied, they are knowingly committing a federal crime. See the 3rd page of the doc I just linked to.

“Tre didn’t know!”
RESPONSE: my gut feeling? Honestly? Is that there is a lot Teresa didn’t know about what her husband was doing. I researched the loan/mortgage/deeds on the properties. It’s public record. T’s name is forged on several documents. It took about 2 minute to see that without a doubt, it was forged. Why did I research it? Because I don’t blindly follow what’s in the media, and frankly, this case interested me. Do I think T is fully innocent? Nope. I think she has bullshitted her fair share. The one thing Teresa doesn’t get is that she is a PR nightmare when it comes to this case, and her emergency team is too late.

“They did it for the dream!”
No, this happened due to entitlement. Joe and Teresa feel a sense of entitlement that is borderline frightening. This is where they will run into an issue, in my opinion. Why? Because it’s too easy to point out the history of this. Let’s start with the accusation of the mortgage issues. It would appear that income was inflated, names were forged, and fraudulent information was given. Why? To be mean? Of course not! It was a means to an end…a sense of “I want it, I shall have it, regardless of whether I have my word/put me name on it.” Aka: entitlement. That’s one thing. But then you have the drivers license issue. Joe lost his license. He wanted one, so he just used his brother’s identity to get one. Entitlement. I want, so I shall have. There is the incident where Joe forged his business partner’s name to get what he wanted. Then there is the incident on LBI over a $5 beach pass. LBI Beach incident I have friends that live on LBI. They live there year round and have to buy a beach pass. The Guidice family verbally assaulting a teenager doing her job of checking for said beach passes=sense of entitlement. (And a complete lack of awareness of one’s public image). If I am a juror, and they are trotting this stuff out, it’s not gonna look good. Not at all. Joe seems to feel entitled and has made it clear he will break the law to get what he wants. He has also made it clear he will use other people’s identity to get he wants!

My opinion? The Guidice’s are going to struggle here. On WWHL, Joe alluded to the stuff he “hasn’t been caught for yet” or something to that effect. That, the LBI incident…they are a PR nightmare. I suspect they will send Joe down the river and try to save Teresa. They are playing her sometimes as “too dumb to be convicted” and others as “a smart woman in charge of an empire”. Unfortunately being ignorant doesn’t always mean you’re innocent.

No matter what happens, the losers here are the kids. Hopefully, they will be ok.

RHONJ…..love it, hate it, we still watch it.

Well, hello Loveys!

Y’all know I couldn’t let the season of RHONj pass all the way to the reunion and not throw my 2 cents in there! It’s been a long ride for the housewives, and for us. Does anyone feel, however that we just watched the last few seasons all over again, but with different costume changes? I feel like we have watched the same cast, having the same fights, the same conversations, and the same drama, at the same damned party, no less. Yet some people still care! Boy do they care a lot too. People are all sided up like we are fighting a real war here! Regardless of where you stand, we all keep watching, and waiting. For what, exactly, I’m not sure.

Personally? I am so OVER the war between Teresa and Melissa. They really are quite similar. Most of the time when you dislike someone, it’s because they mirror something about yourself you don’t like. When this came up at the reunion, they both got the same stink face about it too. Look ladies, we get it. T is hellajealous that JoeyG isn’t all about her, and Melly doesn’t like T infringing on her relationship either. I get it. Those who are saying “she’s out to DESTROY her” about either one of them….Lordy Lordy, you are quite the drama queens! Nobody is DESTROYING anyone, they are talking shit. That’s all. They talk shit, they keep enough dram to hock their wares, and they take home the checks. They signed up for it. The contracts basically say they are selling their good name to the devil for a few bucks….all in the hope of turning their name into something they can attach a sellable item to. AND THEY LOVE IT.

Look, I think we all know this so called “Reality TV” isn’t so much reality. There’s editing, scripting, and all that jazz involved. Yet….I’ll throw opinions on it.

Mel and T. Suck it up, learn to be civil and move on. Stop being jealous divas. Nobody likes a jelly bitch. The sooner you learn to get along, the better, T, learn to apologize and mean it. You said ALL season until the end you had nothing to do with all the bullshit, the. It’s “well, I kinda sorta was mad and I kinda sorta mighta”. If you had said from the get go…”look, I did some shit because I was mad at the time, it was wrong, I won’t do it again, and I’ll prove it to you”, well the respect level would have gone way up. Then again, Andy would be crying in his millions.

Caroline, I have done a turnaround on you over the years, and I enjoy you a lot these days, although the whole “Caroline is only here to offer advice and be the voice of reason” was getting a bit old. I enjoyed seeing you and Al spend some good times together, but I was really bummed to hear of the infidelity. I should have guess it was coming. They always show couples extra lovey like right before they stab you with the “you’re husband’s a cheater” rumors, This whole “I expect he has cheated but I would leave if I knew it for sure” deal is freaking me out. My gut feeling is, if he cheated, you know about it, but I think you have a lot invested in the marriage and family at this point, I’d like to say anyone who gets cheated on should leave, but I guess maybe I could understand why some people stay. Regardless, I love the rapport you have with your kids.

Jac, I can’t imagine what you go through with Nick, it’s nice that you are using our voice to promote autism awareness, but I miss your funny one liners. I’m happy to see your little boy doing well, and that you’ve made peace with T.

Kathy, I felt bad for you at your event when everyone showed up late. Sometimes families take liberties like that, and it sucks. Your kids seem awesome, and totally normal/supportive of you. You’ve done something right with those two! I see T posted a blog (which she then took down, because, well, it’s all about planting the seed) about Victoria dating Johnny the Greek’s nephew. Now, I know my parents never knew any of my teenaged boyfriend’s extended family. Jeez, I rarely introduced my parents to boyfriend’s parents. And even if you do know those two, I don’t care. I’d pretend not to know a hairstylist with a hairpiece that bad too.

Penny. Penny. Penny, Girl, you are a stylist…and what friend of your lied to you and told you that shitty ponytail matched you hair? Somebody lied to you, sister. Oof. You need to take a cue from Jac and hit that person with a stiletto. I must say though, have you all read Penny’s page? It took me a while to figure put who all the characters were, but miss Penny has a “fiction” page where she spills some beans, but in a way Bravo’s lawyers can’t get to her. I found it interesting. It basically confirms the show is mostly bullshit. You can catch it here: http://fauxrealityentertainment.com/penelope-pitstop-fictitious-hw-of-garden-state/

The reunion…well, it seemed like everyone had made nicey nice and now it’s all quivering back towards the same old bullshit. I’m curious about the second half. I don’t know why. It’s probably setting the stage for the same exact show next season. Then again, I’m sure contract time is around the corner, so they have to keep the drama high to end on a cliffhanger for next season. Me? I’m just curious as to how T’s trial will play out. Now that will be interesting.

Toodles!
Messy xx