The opinions expressed in this blog post are mine, are only opinions, I state nothing as fact, and the opinions do not belong to the blog owner, our hostess, Realhousewifeofaiken.
Steps on soapbox, taps the microphone, and clears throat.
Hello friends… It’s been a little more than 2 years to the day since I came to the blogs about real housewives. I have spent a lot of time, opining on what I see on these shows. Some I have given up watching because they were just too ridiculous for words. I still like my reality TV though and for some reason, I’m still drawn to some of the RH shows. I’ve hung around a few different blogs to see what others have had to say about what happens weekly on our TV screens. This year, I actually find myself writing about one of the shows in the form of an official recap. Of course, that is RHONJ. It has never been a secret that I like Teresa Giudice on the show. It shouldn’t be a secret now, that I still do.
Agree or disagree with what I write, I don’t think anyone can say that I am not talking about what I see happen on the show. Some see things differently and that’s fine. However, what I write, in those recaps, is Always based on the show itself. It isn’t based on anyone else’s opinion or even on current events. That, will not change. We see 5 to 10 minutes per week with each cast member, of footage that was filmed months prior, and cut and spliced to feed us a storyline. The fun for many is picking apart the editing that the networks tell us is reality. Well, no it isn’t. It never has been. It is spliced together to make it appear that people are at events they never attended or left before the scene in question was actually filmed. I would bet that all cast members have experienced that same edit technique. None of that is really what this post is about however.
On Monday, July 29th, as we all know by now, Joe and Teresa Guidice were handed a 39 count indictment outlining charges including perjury, mail fraud, tax evasion and a host of others. I won’t be discussing specifics of those charges with anyone because I don’t have the legal mind to do so. All I will say is that IF true, they deserve whatever punishment is coming to them. I despise internet lawyer wannabes almost as much as I despise armchair shrinks. I am not speaking of those who have actual experience on the topics at hand, I’m speaking of those who go to google, look up what wikipedia has to say on a subject and from that, present themselves as experts. Cable news programs are full of these experts and I find them equally useless. I am not even speaking of those who have taken the actual time to learn something on the topics.
Legal cases such as this are for the courts to decide and the system in place for doing so is a pretty good one. It isn’t perfect, if the feds want to make an example of somebody, there are far more worthy and larger targets than the Guidices. People are still innocent until proven or admitted guilty in this country but that isn’t what I am seeing in this set of cases. Nothing has been proven here but accusations have been made. From the legal standpoint, that is where we are at and no one can argue differently. I am not trying to discourage anyone from talking about it. However, unless you are the federal judge, in that courtroom, you have no knowledge of what is going to happen and I would dare say, Should happen. Your opinions aside, unless, you have been in the same shoes.
I can respect everyone’s right to their own viewpoint whether they agree with me or not. Many of you think I’m just some ape beating his chest around here so it won’t matter who or what I respect. That’s fine. What and who I cannot and won’t respect is anyone celebrating the taking down or falling down of a family based on their hate for one or more members of said family. It says far more to me about said people than any federal 39 count indictment against a TV family ever will. I speak of a few of our own as well as some of these ‘reality’ star wannabes. Grannytel comes to mind because once again, she is being discussed. I thought her a vile woman when she exited the scene in New Jersey and nothing has happened to change my mind about her. I put, the few of our own, on the same level as her and it’s pretty low. To be that consumed by hate for a person not even or no longer in our lives, one has to be a lonely bitter person, just like Grannytel. That disappoints me because at one time, with some of these ‘our own’, I did enjoy their blog company in spite of our occasional disagreements about people we’ve never met.
As Grannytell continues to bask in the non glow of her dark obscurity as a never was, some of us wonder what T’s castmates are up to during this time. Sweating their Bravo paychecks is what they are doing because none of the current cast, can carry the NJ or any other franchise without Teresa as the common enemy. Even the NJ has beens are being more kind to Teresa than some of these other bravolebs are. Dina, was always Teresa’s friend so she will do whatever she can to help Teresa, even just help her forget about it for a minute. Grannytel’s favorite tactic seems to be tapping T’s old nemesis’s via twitter with her vile rants. She writes about prison makeup tips. Ink and a toothbrush for eye makeup and a pencil for eye liner. Somehow, I think a number one pencil might be required to even try that but Grannytel seems to think she can get it done with a number two. She sure seems to know a lot about prison makeup. Has she been there? I honestly don’t know but that’s a legit question. As for the rest of the cast, present and past, Danielle has told the vile one to leave her name out of her BS. The F Nut has twittered something but I have no idea how to decode it without my captain crunch little orphan annie secret decoder ring. Not many of the rest have said much, on twitter, but apparently some are talking to the rag mags. Grannytell has promised to put on her Saturday night best costume and invade the courtroom when the trials begin. IF her cast has an ounce of decency and public relation brains (which I highly doubt), they would band together and work to keep that bitch as far away from Teresa and her family as possible. They did it once at a Christmas party, they can do it again. I am not going to waste any time on these rag mag stories because they are from ‘reporters’ who think they have a clue of what’s going on. I put them right at the bottom of the same shit barrel with the experts on the cable news programs.
I watched Thursday as a judge handed a person a life +1000 years sentence for his crimes against 3 women. 900+ charges, some of which, I wouldn’t call crimes. Yes, I said that. We can talk about that if you want but things will go to hell real fast around here if we do. The judge told him he wasn’t fit for city, state, country, or even world society. I agree. I doubt he is fit for prison society but I may be proven wrong when we learn he’s found out what his idea of consentual sex really amounts to. Hoping that would happen would speak more to my own personality than his though (and I’m okay with that in this case). I do think that punishment would fit his crime of abducting 3 teen girls and keeping them as slaves for 10 years.
This isn’t my typical type of special, no cool stories about travels or my dog. I was given this space to sometimes say what I think and in a total of about 1400 words, that’s what I think. I’ll climb down off of my soapbox now.