Housewife Light: Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita Positive Spots in a Dark Reality World

Posted on Dec 28 2014 - 3:19pm by BeachSpin

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As we wave good bye to Christmas, and welcome 2015, we thought it might be a nice change of pace to take a break from the glut criminal news, and focus on the honest and the good for just a few moments. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice, is set to surrender to federal prison is just over a week now, and while the newsworthy hits just keep on coming for this slammer bound reality princess, we thought that a refreshing little breather might be just what we all need.  A tiny ray of sunshine might be just what the reality doctor ordered, a brain cleanser if you will, before the next wave of felonious news hogs up our mind space again, probably any minute now.

RHONJ cast members, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile, along with husbands, Chris and Rich, recently enjoyed an evening out, and posted pics on Instagram, sharing with their followers a visual of the cozy pre-new year’s dinner. Kathy’s Instagram post captioned, “Getting a head start Celebrating the New Year! #2015.”

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Jacqueline posted the same photo as above on her Instagram account which captioned,”Out with my neighbors!! XOXO! #RidgewoodNJ #HappyNewYear.”

In the most recent season of the show, Kathy and Rich were building a new home (with real cash-money actually paying for the construction), and Kathy was gearing up to release her first dessert cookbook. Off camera, it was revealed that their daughter, Victoria, had been battling another brain cancer scare (brain tumor was benign), followed by another trying surgery, noting that the family weathered the rough patch as as a close unit.   

READ: RHONJ: Victoria Wakile Diagnosed With Her Second Brain Tumor

Kathy shared Victoria’s experience with All About the Tea, as well as expressing excitement about her current goal of becoming a nurse.  We witnessed Jacqueline and Chris struggle with the challenges of raising their autistic son, Nicholas,as well as learning of their plans to responsibly downsize to live within their means, in response to the high cost of Nicholas’ care.  Financial responsibility?  GASP!!  Who knew that such a thing went on in Jersey, Bravo style?  Two families, committed to each other, and honest living….just  a reminder that this phenomenon DOES exist, EVEN in the world of reality TV!

RELATED: Exclusive Interview: Kathy Wakile 

As we bask in the positive energy, please ENJOY this brief reprieve!  Because as we all know, it will be BRIEF….and I expect to report of lots of dark and lawless hijinks in the days to come, sure to invade all of this glorious light. Happy 2015 everyone!

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  • WestCoastFeed

    Thanks, Beach. The two nicest families on NJ, and maybe even of the entire housewives franchise. How nice to lift our spirits this way and let us enjoy a bit of their friendship.

  • dj j

    to call the Laurita’s financially responsible is ridiculous! It is disgusting they use their son’s autism as an excuse for their “downsizing”. How about the millions they have defrauded their business customers, like Susan G Komen? Just because they have fought to keep their lawsuit quiet, doesn’t give them clean hands. They just have better lawyers. And don’t get me started on the Wakiles. Whose only claim to fame is to appear on the show along with Teresa’s sister in law, promising to “bring it”. With family members and friends like these, I’d stay home and go nowhere.

    • Anne Green

      Very well said. I couldn’t agree more!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      The Lauritas have not been indicted for any criminal activity. They are in the midst of a civil bankruptcy suit. The Susan G Komen foundation is just one of the companies who suffered from the company bankruptcy.

    • Sue Cohen

      Bravo to you!!!

    • twifan2

      Still not in the same league as Jimbob Marcheesy!

    • Debbie

      The Laurita’s did not defraud anyone! They filed bankruptcy…..BIG DIFFERENCE. As for the Wakile’s, they were ASKED to be on the show…period. It is not the Teresa Giudice Show! (Ummm…at least not in 7 days) They came on for the same reason ALL OF THEM CAME ON, a chance for money and fame. You Tre fans are still butt hurt that Teresa was dumb enough to sign up for a REALITY SHOW knowing her whole income was being funded with STOLEN MONEY!!!!

  • Thank you Beach for pointing out the obvious. The Wakile’s and Laurita’s are a ray of positive. Finally a report on HONEST people in Jersey. I love the fact their friends off camera.

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    This is a really nice article. And to those that feel the need to go after the Lauritas, just remember they have not been arrested and charged with anything. Maybe this is the wake up call they all needed. I like seeing something positive in the show.

    • Here here, Rochelle. Well said, my friend!!

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        Hey you!!! Any plans for NY?? We are just hanging out at home. Being boring LOL

        • Hey Rochelle. No plans besides a date with my bed. I usually stay up for the ball to drop then hit the sack. LOL! 🙂

    • dj j

      It may be too late for them, but I’d be worried if I was the Gorgas, maybe that is why they are now trying to sell that lot on which he was bragging about building that monstrous mansion

  • Dana

    This is a crock of shit. The Lauritas are more crooked than the Joe and Teresa. Their day is coming then the Gorgas next.

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      And when/if that happens, we can address it then. As of now??? Not so much.

      • dj j

        Karma is a B.. When you put the focus on another person in order to make yourself look better..not always a good look. Andy Cohen has given them a pass for awhile now,but on Bravo shows, you always pay the piper, they will get exposed, and now that Teresa is gone, and they can’t blame her, maybe now it is Jac’s turn. It’s only fair, right?

    • Birdie11

      The whole franchise is gna crash and burn!! WOW!!!

    • I respectfully disagree, Dana. No formal criminal charges have been filed against the Lauritas.

      • dj j

        not yet. But it is easier to defraud and pay your way out of corporate bankruptcy, that is why rich people always incorporate EVERYTHING. It doesn’t make you a better person though, you are still cheating the taxpayers.

    • cait

      Go away, you bitter person !

      • Sue Cohen

        Why is Dana bitter when she speaks the truth. Google Signature Apparel and the Lauritas. Their time is coming next month. It’s been postponed over & over.

        • cait

          We all know stuff about people, but until you have proof, say nothing, and even then, if you can’t be kind be careful !

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Well said!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Would you substantiate your claim?

    • twifan2

      Oh but Dana, the Juicys are the ones that the Feds went after for their crooked ways! And they still be crooked. 😉

  • cait

    Didn’t the Black Mineral Water Company collapse ” This would have had a knock-on effect on Chris, as their distributor ! That’s what happens in business. One firm goes to the wall and takes many others down with them !

    • WestCoastFeed

      No, blk is still going and the distributorship keeps spreading. It’s available at Selfridge’s now, both London and Manchester.

      • cait

        Thanks West, but it’s true that firms can go under through no fault of their own. Companies are allowed a ridiculous amount of time to pay invoices over here !

        • WestCoastFeed

          I think blk is doing surprisingly well. I thought it would just be a fad item, but it is now in its 3rd year and appears to be growing.

          • cait

            I’m pleased at that. Do Chris and the boys still have dealership of the blk ? Love mineral water, but BLACK would drive me crazy !

          • WestCoastFeed

            I tried it and got used to the black very quickly. but I’m a big coffee drinker so that part was easy. It has electrolytes which makes if more refreshing than just ordinary water. Should be good for hangovers if you happen to overdo New Year’s Eve.

          • toolate2care2000

            http://www.bevreview.com/2014/10/27/review-blk-water I have plenty I can sell you if you have nothing better to do with your good money. Just let me know.

          • cait

            How much does it cost, per bottle ?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Something like $1.79, I think. I like it, but I rarely drink water so I only buy it in the summertime.

          • twifan2

            It’s way better than that Felonellini crap. It’s doesn’t have that yucky after-taste.

  • cait

    Twi, could you send Chats around for a little visit with Dana ?

    • twifan2

      Chats don’t do cray cray! 😉

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Hah…that’s funny!

  • Dave

    While nobody in New Jersey is squeaky clean, the Wakiles come close. The Laurita’s I’m not too sure about.

    • toolate2care2000

      Please explain to me EXACTLY what Richie does for a living. We know what each of the househusbands do except Richie. He seems to have plenty of time to follow Kathy around on her book tours…but that isn’t an occupation. What is this great guy actually doing to pay for that new home?

      • cait

        I thought he had quite a few Gas Station type shops, as I saw him take his son to visit one he owned.

        • toolate2care2000

          Google that fact and get back to me!

          • cait

            Done already, plus he’s involved in real estate ! Employs other people, but he’s on top of his businesses !

          • toolate2care2000

            Ok I could be wrong. Please supply the link

          • cait

            Feckin’ GOOGLE ! and screen evidence !

          • toolate2care2000

            I did and did not find what you are claiming. I am willing to admit a mistake on my part if you can point me in the right direction. Otherwise I am calling bull$hit!!

          • cait

            I used Yahoo TL2C

          • toolate2care2000

            http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/?ie=UTF8&k=BLK+Spring+Water. Cait, my heart goes out to your situation. But please do not believe what is said here as useful info. As you know first hand, parents do not need to sell their home due to having an autistic child…do not believe the nonsense about BLK, check the site I gave about its price and what it contains. Best wishes for your family.

          • cait

            Because of the NHS, my guys are getting help, but over there you seem to get charged for breathing, so to have a severely disabled child must be costly !

          • toolate2care2000

            So that is a reason to put your child on TV. I think your family would find other ways to help their lovely child besides putting them on tv for all to see. Exactly how is this helping? I have a son who suffered with ADHD. The thought of showing one of his episodes on TV is revolting to me!!!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I personally think that you or anyone else needs to speak to any specific parent as to why they would put or allow their child to be filmed/taped, etc.
            So based on that, ask Teresa why she chose to, or Vicki Gunvalson, or the Gorgas or the Lauritas or Kyle Richard’s family, etc.
            I would hesitate to make a sweeping generalization on this point as to WHY someone does that!

          • toolate2care2000

            This blog is about the Lauritas (and the Wakiles). I will repeat, I have no idea why they would exploit their child this way. Don’t try and deflect with other Bravo garbage. We are talking about the Lauritas and Wakiles here.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Uhp, Pardon me…but it appears to me that you are uncomfortable with my response. Why is that?
            My observation was based on your assumption that the Lauritas specifically targeted this program (RHONJ) in order to monetarily benefit from it by using their child Nicholas, in particular, as a story line.
            Could it possibly be that the producers of RHONJ encouraged the Lauritas to tape Nicholas with him as an individual with Autism. They may have been told that it would be a national forum to possibly be used in order to further educate and build knowledge on an adverse neurologic condition for people with Autism. Autism is basically at an epidemic level of recognition now and it’s been surfacing across all nations for decades!

            My first knowledge of this specific diagnosis was in the late 60’s.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I have a new computer and don’t know how to make links. Check out the Exxon at Eagle Rock and Eisenhower. That is one Rich owns with his brother, Robert.

          • toolate2care2000

            There is a gas station there, but unless you supply a link about who owns it and there good business standing I can give you crossroads of lots of Exxon stations. Only asking for a link- I’m geriatric and can do it. It’s called copy and paste.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I am also geriatric and I am sorry but I cannot figure out how to copy and paste links with this new computer.

          • cait

            TL2, 2 months ago my boys were called into the hosp to say goodbye to mammy, (me) So feck yourself off and do it yourself ! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT ! IF YOU WANT IT ENOUGH. Heard Docs telling my boys I was dying, saw them crying and decided enough was enough ! Found out that when you’re comatose, you aware of all going on !

          • toolate2care2000

            Goodness! I am truly sorry to hear that, calm down and take a breathe before it happens again. Now calmly explain what that has to do about what is being discussed .

        • Sue Cohen

          In addition to being sued by Exon. Believe me, not squeaky clean at all.

          • cait

            Who’s Exon ?

          • Sue Cohen

            Sorry. Exxon!

          • cait

            WTF is Exxon, then ?

          • Sue Cohen

            Exxon Mobile. Gas stations!!!! Dear lord.

          • cait

            Live on the other side of the world, never heard of Exxon, so no need to be nasty to me ! You’re on the wrong site Darlin’ !

          • toolate2care2000

            Cait WTF is nasty, darling. On any side of the world

          • cait

            See TL, What the feck far as I go !

          • toolate2care2000

            I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Jumping in here…WTF is a shortened version of a phrase that is used for all sorts of things, not just nasty. So I beg to differ with you on your assumption there “toolate”.
            Now in reading S. Cohen’s response of “Exxon Mobile. Gas Stations!!!! Dear Lord.”…that bit of phrasing seems pretty likely to have a good deal of exasperation, eye rolling, sighing with bravado and a judgement call that the person this reply response is going to is just not very intelligent. Does that sound like a decent take on the phrasing by Sue Cohen?
            Just asking…again.

          • toolate2care2000

            If I don’t know what someone is talking about I ask for clarification – politely

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Ahh…so “Cait WTF is nasty, darling.” was supposed to be a question? It seemed to me that it was a declaration.
            I don’t mind being corrected if it is necessary. Perhaps you should have punctuated differently, yes?

          • twifan2

            WTF is also used as What The Freak.

          • twifan2

            Exxon=ExxonMobil-Esso

          • Debbie

            Sue, I have heard this for 3 years now, and nothing has come of it. I think Richie and Kathy have always lived within their means and have never been flashy like the Giudices. They live in a very modest home and probably have saved over the years like most people. Good for them for being able to build their dream home and not letting greed destroy them.

    • cait

      Dave, I have an Auntie, in New Joisey, that is so squeaky clean, she could cut your throat at 100 yards ! Always asking me if I go to Mass ! I say “Yes” I’m doomed to Hell, I say “No” I’m doomed to an hour of retribution ! I’m 62yrs FFS

  • cait

    Can you imagine Dana’s house on Christmas Day ! “Sorry kids, Santa’s sleigh has crashed ! He’s DEAD ! So you won’t be getting the Louis Vuitton, Cartier etc, that he promised you ! TOUGH LUCK KIDS ! Get over it !

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      That’s funny…I can’t help it…YOU just cracked me up!

  • Sunny

    I’m relatively new to this site, but am DELIGHTED with it! Thanks so much for giving the these people a break. I’ve never really had an issue with the Laurita’s or the Wakile’s, even though Rich will go down in infamy as being the guy that said his wife smelled like fish 🙂 Not really cool, but I’m not married to him either 🙂 Anyway, thanks for the positivity!

    • Hi Sunny. Welcome and happy posting.

      • Sunny

        Thank you so much! Many blessings!

    • cait

      Sunny, I got a great welcome on here too after being sickened by the hate sites !

      • Debbie

        Me too 🙂

      • Sunny

        Hi cait! Thank you for your response, it made me feel welcomed. Blessings!

    • Sue Cohen

      You should of read all of the vile tweets Rich W sent to women and then deleted. He is a disgusting vile person.

      • paula1946

        why are you such a angry person? maybe you need to spend time minding your own affairs. your comments are disgusting. their are places in the commun ity. perhaps volunteer work would be better then spending your time,,,being mean.

  • Sue Cohen

    Based on this blogger’s love of Jacqueline and Kathy, we can now all surmise who the “sources” are of all the incorrect information that comes out about Teresa. Oh, and if you think Jack and Chris are downsizing because they are being financially fiscal, I have a bridge I can sell you. The Lauritas have major financial issues.

    • WestCoastFeed

      The Lauritas have huge lawyers’ fees as well as huge medical costs. And because of them, they are downsizing. Is that better?

      • Sue Cohen

        Actually not. I am sorry. My heart breaks for Nicholas. If money was such an issue, maybe Jacq shouldn’t spend thousands of dollars on her face, fillers, botox, etc. Also they have huge lawyers fees because of the lawsuits regarding Signature Apparrel, etc. No one is squeaky clean.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Fortunately that bankruptcy will be over by the end of January.

        • cait

          Jac has issues about herself and feels these procedures will make her feel and look better ! We’ve all had moments like that, watching the shopping channels, but Jac is a bit “Dismorphic” (think that’s the word) and is not very confident, despite what people might say.

        • Oh Sue, your blinded by your HATE for the Lauritas.

          • toolate2care2000

            Hate should be something you can understand. Now don’t point at me as a tree hugger cuz I’m not!! but you and others are definite tree haters. Are you blinded by your hate?

          • That’s laughable. I don’t HATE Teresa. I don’t condone or praise criminality. There’s a difference.

          • toolate2care2000

            And I can’t condone a family that uses an autistic child as a story line. How is Nick going to feel years from now as an adult about his mothers exploitation of his condition? Will he be proud of the clips shown of him ? Is telling the world the only thing he will drink is BLK good advice to other autistic families or only an advertisement? Why does she only show Nick, where is CJ? I don’t think we have seen him once in 2 seasons???

          • WestCoastFeed

            Where is Gabriella? Maybe CJ prefers not to be on camera. I see him a lot when Jac tweets. Jac has made it very clear that she wants to use her situation as an opportunity for more autism awareness. That means including Nick.

          • toolate2care2000

            Is he able to voice whether he wants to be shown as Gabriella can?

          • WestCoastFeed

            CJ is a very bright boy. I am sure he is quite capable of voicing his opinions.

          • toolate2care2000

            No, the question is, can Nick choose whether to be shown

          • twifan2

            Legally, he can’t. He’s a minor. Morally, if he says he doesn’t want to be before the camera-mom should abide by his wish.

          • toolate2care2000

            So you’re saying Jac and Chris explain this to Nick and he makes a cognitive decision about whether he wants to be shown on TV?

          • twifan2

            Nope, I’m saying that legally Nick has no say…UNLESS ‘someone’ steps in for the ‘betterment’ of a child. OR the parents ‘see’ that Nick doesn’t like being in front of the cameras.

          • WestCoastFeed

            You asked, “Where is CJ?” I was answering that. I have no experience with children on the autism spectrum so I can just respond from what I have seen of Nick. He certainly has a mind of his own.

          • dj j

            I didn’t like her using those flash cards and insisting he say those words. He performed like a pet monkey, and then when he was obviously tired, she pushed him too far, in order to hear the words “I love you”

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            If you can’t condone it, why are you watching?
            Who can predict what ANYBODY will “feel” a few minutes from now not to mention years from now? What is your purpose for making these comments?
            Perhaps your questions should be addressed to either THAT family, or to Bravo (I really can’t guess why though) or another family that you know that has actually done this in their family.

          • toolate2care2000

            You are correct I don’t know his feelings….that was the purpose of my question. As far as watching it, I turn on RHNJ- this is what the Lauritas filmed

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Forgive me, if you can, but were you just being facetious or just trying to amuse yourself at someone else’s expense?

          • toolate2care2000

            Please explain your meaning. I am known to be sarcastic but facetious is not my way. I turn on RHNJ because I don’t have a life (sarcasm). What the Lauritas film is their business!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I’m using “facetious” as amusing or jokingly. In my understanding that is what facetious means.
            I suppose to say that you were saying “it” just to have something to say but that it perhaps had no real basis for being said at all, is what I meant. It was amusing to you but other than that it had no real meaning for anyone else’s benefit.
            Does that make sense?

          • toolate2care2000

            My meaning is, in years to come, will this be amusing to Nick?

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I would pose that…”in years to com,…” is the working phrase here. If indeed Nicholas has autism at a level of need that requires extensive assistance throughout his life, he may indeed not even register that this program happened. Or he may think it quite amusing or he might have a very adverse reaction to it. Who knows?
            So based on my relatively extensive experience with individuals with Special Education needs from Pre K up to 21-22 years of chronological age, it appears to me that your impression is that Nicholas may indeed become “normal” later in life. I don’t know if he will or not. Therefore, I can’t posit that he will even attempt to understand this “show” later on in his life.
            I have taught 21 year old students in the Special Education program (for at least 23 years) that cognitively did not go past the mental age of 7 possibly up to 10 years old and that was iffy.

          • dj j

            I think he will feel awful if he sees this, and sees him being used this way to promote BLK. And to repeatedly be the reason they are downsizing. 8 million dollars they took from their business for private jets and fancy lifestyle had nothing to do with it,

          • I disagree with the Lauritas using Nic as a storyline. He’s a part of the family therefore should be shown. Bringing awareness to the condition is the biggest gift the Lauritas could share with the world.

          • WestCoastFeed

            They both have said that they are so grateful to others who have helped them as they live through this experience that they want to pay back by helping others through sharing their experience. I don’t call that exploitive. I call it generous.

          • dj j

            do you think it is ok for him to ALWAYS be shown with BLK water right by his side? Do you think it is ok for his mom to tweet that is ALL he drinks? Or to show him in one of those oxygen chambers? If it wasn’t so fake, it would be ok, but for her to be obsessed with him saying I love you, and for her to cry every time she mentions his name doesn’t help. If they showed her doing legitimate treatments, not stuff that she profits from would be more responsible

          • Debbie

            By the same token, all of Teresa’s fans swooned with sympathy when Gia was crying over her parents upcoming incarceration, and when Teresa made her “4 poor beautiful daughters” HER storyline all season! How are the Giudice girls going to feel for the rest of their lives watching their parents being hauled off to prison knowing it is being filmed for millions to watch?!?!? Teresa should be hanging her head in shame for not pulling the plug on being on TV as soon as the investigation began..At least Jac IS trying to raise awareness for his sons illness, Teresa on the other hand is just trying to raise MONEY. At least Nick WILL be proud that his Mom and Dad loved him enough to get him the care he needed, and are acting financially responsible to ensure they are not homeless! It amazes me that Tree’s fans try to shift blame onto others because they STILL cannot comprehend that their “HERO” did not thing of her children at all when she CHOSE to break the law over and over again!

          • Debbie

            Oops…”think” of her children.

          • toolate2care2000

            You used the word , I just repeated it asking you a question. Don’t start something you are incapable of living up to.

          • What? Your comment makes no sense.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Ruh Roh….

          • toolate2care2000

            Oh here I go having to explain to you what you say. Ok, you asked Sue if she was blinded by her hate. I just asked you the same question. Do I need to point you to your venoms remarks on here because you know I can. Just because YOU feel they are justified does not make them not hateful. And don’t use the tree hugger nonsense- hate is hate. You feel yours is justified hast as well as others feel there is!

          • cait

            NO, you twonk, we concerned about the people who were stuffed by these people !

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I’ve just come on line and have been reading this exchange.
            What I don’t understand is why anybody chooses to use the word “hate”. I would think that a less incendiary word or group of words might be more advantageous to less excitable conversations.
            But…maybe it’s hard to find a different word to use, when one gets used to saying it for numerous reasons…IDK.

          • toolate2care2000

            Agreed

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      In view of perhaps having financial issues, legal or otherwise, it seems that they are making a sound decision to downsize. That sounds logical, don’t cha think?
      Making an assumption that Beach Spin has some kind of love issues with both Jacqueline and Kathy is about as correct a thing to do as to make an assumption about you that your are, what, jealous of Beach Spin, what, a major supporter for Teresa Giudice, what, you don’t like Jacqueline or Kathy at all, what, you have a need to dump on Beach Spin, for some reasons that are apparent only to you.
      Now, really what is the reason for your decision to make these assumptions? I’m not saying that I agree OR disagree with you, at all.
      Just asking….

      • dj j

        Their lawyers just got taken off their case because they weren’t being paid, even though it is obvious Jac got another facelift. To blame their poor son for their 8 million dollar spending spree on private jets, fancy vacations, bentleys and over the top lifestyle, is horrendous! Why do you think this is ok, and then think Giudices are terrible? They are BOTH bad examples, not a positive spot

    • Why are you sooo angry? Using your convoluted logic, based on your love of the felon you must lack a moral compass.

      • cait

        Sue, are you Dana, and if not, why do you hate so much ?

        • Cait, you responded to me. I know it was meant for Sue.

          • cait

            Sorry, sweetheart, not meant for you ,of course, Sue and |Dana are so mean !

          • No worries. I know honey.

        • Sue Cohen

          Wait, who is Dana? Secondly, I am not a bitter woman. Far from it. I was responding to this blog and the writer singing the praises of Jacqueline and Kathy. I will no longer comment on this blog and give my opinions. I have a strong moral compass & resent being told otherwise. Have a good life people.

          • dj j

            Hey Sue, don’t go so fast, I agree with you. I don’t understand why they have a need to think that just because they haven’t been federally indicted, they are good people. I don’t appreciate being called a trehugger either because I point out the truth about these people.

          • Sue Cohen

            Thanks DJ. But who the hell is Dana???

    • cait

      Dana, go away you bitter woman !

      • Cait, as much as I disagree with Sue and Dana, they are entitled to their opinions and shouldn’t be ran off for them. xoxo

    • BeachSpin

      I am officially LMBO if you think that I form personal attachments to people I DO NOT know. Apparently you do, and have a penchant for the criminally inclined.

  • cait

    I have a severely Autistic grandson, so anything Jac does to promote awareness is good ! My lovely boy gets looked after by the Health and Education system over here, but the terrible stress it places on my son, his lovely wife and brother, Bobby, is terrible ! Bobby, sadly, said to me last year “Nonna, do you think Joe will ever talk to me?” I said “He will when he’s ready” then I went away and cried buckets ! The other kids also lose out.

    • Very touching story. Thanks for sharing.

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Hi Cait…Tre’s Going to Prison – TGtP with a new avatar pic.
      Anyway, I can’t imagine the concerns that a parent or family member must have to face with a child or young person or young adult with autism. I teach many students with autism and have for over 20 years, but the parents and family spend so much more in energy, emotion, concern, money and any combination thereof. It’s a taxing situation that really doesn’t appear to have much relief at all.
      I feel for you and your son, his family, and your family. It’s tough enough at this time in our world to deal with children that are “normal”
      Best of the Best to all of Y’all!

      • cait

        So why are people crucifying Jac and Chris ?

        • Jac & Chris are only being crucified by the Trehuggers that worship their felon idol.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I always wonder that same exact question.
          I generally come to a conclusion that basically indicates that they do it because they want to raise the ire of someone else. To me it’s like “baiting” for effect. And then when a response is made, the “baiter” usually has either no answer available to publish or they just ignore and make no response at all.
          Really kind of a useless tool that seems to be there to falsely boost their own feelings of something or other for themselves. And in my opinion, it’s not a very intelligent thing to do.

        • twifan2

          The TreHuggers need to deflect their frustration of their idol going away soon.

        • twifan2

          AND as 1-5-2015 gets CLOSER get ready for the onslaught! :/

        • BeachSpin

          Deflection…anyone will do and they’re mighty handy.

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          They are making money on their son’s disability. Hey, I lived not far from their town, believe me, this is a marketing gig.

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      NJ has a lot of programs for autistic kids, also NY and PA (Philadelphia area). Check it out. Don’t go by this stupid show stuff. It’s a show.

      • twifan2

        And a lot of those programs are getting cuts-severe!
        Thank you Obama-Shaft-Care! :/

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          State tax payers, not Federal taxes…….. it’s all local taxes, which means the town, county, state you are living in. I don’t like Bamy, but Federal is for public education, not local public ecucation. Check your local town, county, state. Move if you have to.

          • twifan2

            State get $$$ from Fed-that’s been cut. State has to pick up loss or cut-that’s what’s happening.
            MOST people can’t afford to move-that’s real life.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            I don’t know what state you are from, but when my husband retired we moved out of NORTH Jersey to Florida.. Cheap taxes and we live in NE FL which is the most expensive, but I don’t see that in my tax bill compared to NJ. Also, I know, personally, an autistic kid family who is thriving and also a cognitive challenged male in the family. I’ve known these folks from the North and they reside South and that’s what sold me. I would never move here until I took a vacation to check out the houses. I live in a great educational environment for the whole spectrum of disabilities and we have many golf fund raisers for all. Youi name it we do.

          • twifan2

            Good for you all.
            But don’t forget low-income people can’t move easily, afford ‘better’ health care, education, housing. They have struggle for what they can afford. 🙁

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            This is where you must ask!!!! There’s many people local who will help you through churches and Lion’s club, or any organized club; fundraisers are great. What state are you from twifan2?

          • twifan2

            LA-poor parishes abound here.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            I guess adults have to make use of local public libraries, educate themselves and form and group of like families who have the challenge, support each other, and socialize the kids teach at home along with school. The child needs other children. I will keep you in my prayers.

          • twifan2

            Thank you, but not me in your prayers. Keep those families-especially the children- in your prayers!
            🙂

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Any special intention you have I will keep in my prayers. It’s the INTENTION that matters. My intention is for all good to be the outcome for the folks with special needs and support.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Never give up, you never know whom you will meet. God works through people. Please don’t give up. Go to the local library, if you don’t, they will be taken away, too. Spread the word to use the local libraries. You can learn so much: local and state laws and all about the educational system and what you are legally entitled to.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Twifan2, how many children do you have in school? how many on spectrum?

          • twifan2

            I personally don’t have children. I, my family, mentor quite a few tho.
            They’re all over the spectrum-mentally, physically.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            They may be poor, but there’s smart people there. Check it out.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Twi, I put a comment in the wrong writer’s piece. See if you can find it. It was regarding Mayor Nag an or whatever his name was. It was about the Feds sending funds for states that apply for the education, private, No Child Left Behind Law. If LA did not apply for the money or received it and used it other than the what it was intended, it’s could be a crime IMO. I understand the local Mayor was arrested for something else years later. See if you can find my post. Shoot ya’ll all start looking alike with these names on here, lol. God bless and happy new year.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Well, I guess the “No Child Left Behind” Bush era is gone. My son benefitted from it, but we were taxed to the hilt locally and justly federally.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            You are living in a very expensive area twifan2. California is expensive. You have bad water, too. Get to the library.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I think that LA from Twi was not for Los Angeles.
            I work in the Los Angeles region.

          • twifan2

            You correct, TGtP.
            LA=Louisiana

          • twifan2

            LA=Louisiana.

          • whose gonna do my hair

            . I hear ya. Have to think on Lousianna; heck, I thought it was LA like in Hollywood. Gee! Or LA could mean Lower Alabama? Blessings to you. I’m a watchin.It’s me, whose gonna do my hair fame.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            My bad. I’m logging off, but” I can’t stop myself from posting comments”. Sorry.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Special Education and students who qualify for it are in a program that is not only mandated but it is also funded by Federal monies and also to some extent with State monies in California. I can’t comment for other states.
            For example, if I work for the Extended School Year or “summer school” program in Special Ed. IF there is a problem with budgets, I will still get paid on time, but any Regular Ed. teachers will have to wait. That’s because my program is there by Federal mandate and it has to be offered by virtue of the Individual Education Program (IEP) that is written and contracted between the parent/legal care provider and the Federal and State educational extension programs for each student in Special Education.
            When the Fed’s cut the budget, parts of the programs they fund get jerked around.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            The private school my son went to was in a rented old Catholic School used for special ed. I noticed a lot of BMW’s in the teachers’ parking lot. I believe that this “for profit” private school was enjoying local and federal monies. Of course this as in Bergen County, NJ. Hello!!!!!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            In California, in the L.A. region, LAUSD used to have schools that were singularly segregated sites for just students with special education programs that were pretty much severe and profoundly involved physical and/or mentally or both.
            A lot of upper education programs didn’t agree with that segregation because the children/youngsters never saw or experienced anyone with “normal” ability levels that could demonstrate “normal” behaviors. I actually interviewed with one of those “centers”. They wanted to hire me but I didn’t then and still don’t agree with that type of segregated setting. Children need to be able to “live, work and play” in the educational setting close to where they live during their “school” years.
            I have students from Pre K through Middle or Junior High. I used to have kids through the whole age spectrum which was Pre K through age 21-22. And I prefer working with students with Severe challenges but I have students that are also “normal” that just need specialized educational needs like math or English, etc. emphasis and attention.
            I treat my “kids”-my students like they are my child. I don’t focus only on what their medical, mental, physical (or combinations) issues are. To me, they are a person first then they have other issues to deal with. Our students sometimes get a number of things addressed like Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy, or Speech and Language or Adapted Physical Education or Behavior issues or a medical assisted assigned to them, etc. It depends on the kid’s needs.
            And I fight for help for my students and sometimes I get beat up for it. But I see that as MY JOB! And it doesn’t matter if the student’s parents are here legally or not.
            But all states may not offer this much assistance … or all parts of a state may not offer that assistance.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            This is why our public school system opted to take advantage and publically bus the kids to a for profit private school for special ed. It was great: served autistic kids and other non violent special kids. It was great, but I think that the taxpayers were supporting all those BMW’s in the parking lot. THAT, was hard to take, but hey, my kid was in.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            In my district, well over 20 years ago, especially the students with Severe Handicaps were moved to age appropriate Regular Education campuses. Their classes are nestled within and where their age appropriate peers are on their campuses.
            Some are fully included, some are mainstreamed, most are at least reverse mainstreamed and the design of that is to offer desensitizing tactics so that students with “differences” and “similarities” are in general accepted both ways as part of the campus. By both ways, I mean Reg. Ed. students see student with special needs and vice-versa.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            For a while the public schools would keep the kids in a different wing and they didn’t do anything but read, draw, discuss. The teachers were all fired and the kids were evaluated by the I.E.P. folks and bussed to the best fit school. I asked, “Which school would you send your child”? and that’s where I sent my child. Public pick up drop off by taxes, great school, taxes, therapy, taxes, but heck, they were in the minority of kids in the small town; the town could afford it. Oh, some fed monies under BUSH.

          • dj j

            I want to thank you for choosing a profession that doesn’t give you the pay and respect you deserve. And for fighting for what you believe in!! Especially with autism, exposure to other children that aren’t disabled, will teach them how to operate in the real world.
            Our state has really messed up our education system. So much so that most schools are operating in the red, and 1/2 have closed. So many parents are choosing home schooling, which allows them the same amount of money that a school gets per pupil!! There is no interaction with other kids, and I think social skills are very important in the real world. Now, if a kid gets bullied, a parent pulls them out of school, and then teaches them at home. What is that kid going to do when he grows up and has work alongside a negative person at work? I think we are raising a lot of kids with no social skills, so we are actually giving them a disablity. From my experience, it isn’t the person who does their job the best, it is the person who knows how to get along with others, and is a joy to be around who usually succeeds.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          I’m personally glad it was YOU who made that comment! And I soh agree with YOU!

          • twifan2

            Someone had to. I’m seeing more & more cuts quarterly where I was, where I am & where I lived. No bueno! 🙁
            *phsst TGtP…Chats made me say it* 😉

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            If you ask, you receive. Those are the magic words for local fund raising. Please open your mouth to the local event planners and ask for 50% of gross charity fundraising.

          • twifan2

            When people do ask here, they get put on a ‘waiting list’. That’s if they are lucky enough to still have a waiting list.

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          I am not going political on computer. All I can say is maybe I was lucky to have lived in NJ and was miserable; we were not wealthy people and the average taxes locally was 8K/year for a modest home in a great N. NJ town.

        • dj j

          this isn’t Obama’s fault. Republicans do not want government, their plan is to have ALL schools privately run, the only thing they want run by the government is Defense. Which is why they have cut education so drastically. We live in a rich district, and we closed over 1/2 of our elementary schools because Michigan has no democratic control, so they are passing extreme laws, giving free exemptions to big business, and then passing double gas tax, and property taxes on to regular folks, and then if you aren’t totally up to date on what is going on you just blame the president If we don’t recognize the extreme libertarian ways we don’t be able to change it. Now that there is republican control of most states, and the house and senate, be careful who you vote for president next. If they have full control, you had better hope you have $$ saved. By demonizing “big government”, and appointing dumb people (like Brownie) to prove that it doesn’t work, you are demonizing an education for all, clean air water, and food and drug safety, tests to make sure your car wont kill you, disaster aid. When people rail against the government, they forget all that government does. I don’t trust corporate america to do it, because they have to make a profit at ALL costs. They do not have a conscience, and if they dont make a profit, they claim bankruptcy. Hmm I wonder how that will work running the USA.

      • Hi Whose Gonna so my hair! A lot of those free programs don’t offer customized and extended therapy. Private & customized therapy is expensive.

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          Well, nothing is free, it comes from taxes that local people pay with their property taxes that cover local, county state; then, there’s the Federal taxes that YOU have income taxed. Hey, where do you live?

          • Well, I understand that fact but my point is private therapy is more effective and costly.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            I had a kid in a private school paid for by local property taxes and he had therapy every day and family once a week. That was the condition to keep him in the school, because the local middle and highschool couldn’t meet the challenge, but our NJ taxes paid for it and the No Child left Behind law by BUSH was in effect. This was in NJ. Our child graduated highschool with two diplomas one from the local high school and one from the private school The Arts program in the private school, paid by taxes, was his cure. The Arts are not in the schools anymore. We are forced to take out loans for them in the “for profit” schools after high school. Gee, sounds like a money making scam to me. What happened to art, music, plays? Now, it’s the “mommy think it over classes” and gawd knows what. Sorry for the rant.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            It didn’t sound like a rant to me.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            That wig reminds me of an Irish pub in North Jersey: Thatcher McGhees.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            NayNay’s wig looks like the Irish thatched roof.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I agree.

          • dj j

            a swiffer sweeper

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Kids need to socialize, too. They can’t be enabled and isolated.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            In my district we work to integrate the students throughout the schools curriculum if it’s a viable possibility. And what the student has going on colors it but doesn’t limit it.
            My upper education taught me to assist all kids to be able to live work and play in their community regardless of what issues they have to deal with.

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          The Ritas are raising money, and giving who knows what to autism. With the fancy cars, overhead, administration fees, caterers, looks like the autism folks get $one digit.00

      • dj j

        and then for them to always be photographed drinking that BLK. She actually tweeted that it is ALL he drinks. She doesn’t give him milk or anything. I think that is very irresponsible to do, to push this drink so they can profit off it. And how do you think that child will feel when he grows up and sees that HE is to blame for their downsizing? Why is it ok to have elective surgery when you are broke? and then blame your son for your poor money management?

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    The Liarritas had $$$ problems before their son was born. They are blessed to use him as an excuse that could work in their favor. They also rode high on the housing boom of early 2000’s, but we old farts knew better and never borrowed more than half our equity. WTF is with these stupid people on rhnj ? Blame game doesn’t work for smart people. We learned from the crash of the late 80″s. Remember?

  • cait

    Little guy, Joe,, was on a Santa Train on the East Lancs Railway last week loved it to bits ! Went to have lunch and screamed the place down, so they had to leave ! So hard on everyone,

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      I totally get it. I have a student who is also VERY autistic. He basically has almost 24/7 assistance even during school, for his waking hours. Sometimes he just has to jump up and down and screech and scream and hoot and flap, because he just needs to do it.
      If anyone could be in the mind of any of these youngsters and adults with any type of mental, physical or mental and physical combinations of problems/issues/disabilities/etc. and then explain it to the rest of us…that person could likely be able to make a qualified guess on what to do for them.
      The closest one I’ve studied so far for Autism, is Temple Grandin. That’s because she has Autism. But in reality her answers would work for people who have the flavor of Autism SHE has and that’s still just an educated guess.

      • whose gonna do my hair!

        Sounds like my granddaughter.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          If you haven’t yet seen the movie “Temple Grandin” please, do see it.
          She, Temple is a fascinating woman. I’ve seen her live at one of her seminars. She is very impressive!

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Bless all, logging off. Thank you so much for your posts which I will always love to read OFFLINE. Just a housewife watcher and blog reader. 🙂

    • twifan2

      No such thing as ‘just’! 🙂
      Hurry back when you can!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Glad you stopped by.
      Come on back around again, please!

      • twifan2

        TGtP, you into ‘horror’ series?
        The Haunting Of Radcliffe House with Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine is different from the drama norm.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Nah…my imagination is just too graphic. I dream about that stuff too much so I just won’t watch it anymore.
          I like Matthew Modine!

        • ImaSayinIt

          Hey Twifan,
          I love horror series. May I ask what network that particular show is on? I’m always looking for new well written shows. Fortunately, we are living in a wonderful time for them!
          Hope your holidays are going wonderfully!

          • twifan2

            Hi Hi & Great 2015 to you & yours, ImaSaynit! 🙂
            It was picked up by a British network-5. But it’s online on some sites.
            Imo, it’s a cross between The Shining & a 70’s hammer house thingy. The ending was 😮

      • whose gonna do my hair!

        TGtp, If your state got Fed money for the No Child left behind law and that money was put to other uses and NOT education, special ed included, then, that is a crime; the monies should have been returned to Feds; I recall the Maybe Nag ham head was arrested….. looks like bad leadership to me and not Feds. Your state should have had transportation set up for emergency evacuation routes starting in the most vulnerable areas first. Hind site is 20/20. God bless. We need look locally, first and not always Federally. Oh, I never voted for O’Bams. I knew he was a smooth swag talker; I’m too old for that stuff.

      • whose gonna do my hair!

        I tried to correct spelling: it’s was that Mayor Nag…hamhead.

    • Good night! 🙂

  • jane

    I cannot believe this article states the Lauritas are to paraphrase “responsibly downsizing to live within their means in response to the high cost of Nicholas’ care” and are honest people?! Their bankruptcy lawsuit in which they allegedly bilked his company Signature Apparel/RocaWear out of over 8 million dollars making it a skeleton company and putting many REAL HONEST hardworking people out of work to support their lavish lifestyle, was originally supposed to begin in November but has been put off indefinitely into January 2015. The charges are serious, among them being over $330,000 spent on leased cars including a Bentley and Maserati, $145,00 in private jet rentals, extravagant parties and vacations, and designer clothing, to list a few, They also allegeldy stiffed the Susan G. Komen Foundation out of $18,000. Chris Laurita himself admitted in a letter to a Judge he had lied about taking the company computers which finally turned up and lo and behold, appear to being tampered with. I hardly doubt JayZ thinks Chris and Jacqueline Laurita are honest people. And I doubt all those people who lost their jobs while the Lauritas lived high on the hog think the Lauritas are good, honest people either.
    The Giudice case is over and they are going to jail.
    It make take some time because the case is very complex with many parties involved filing individual claims and lawsuits against the Lauritas, but the Lauritas could very well be the “next wave of felonious news.”

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      Did you read about that car dealership in Ramsey, NJ that was leasing cars and shown on this past season of NJ housewives? His name is Bobby Khan and he is missing. Feds are trying to find him. Check out northjersey dot com. Shorgas rented a fancy high end car from him and he was shown in the segment. He’s a crook. I guess they are all in bed together at this point.

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      I don’t think Hey Zee has credibility if he was an alleged dealer who didn’t sell cars. He has an alleged surly past and his claim to fame is his music and his queen that he’s married to. Why would anyone do business with an alleged law breaker? Well, that will take a bit of doins .

      • jane

        JayZ’s storied past is out there in the public and at least he doesn’t pretend it didn’t happen; actually, he has admitted to it. Whether we like it or not (and I’m the first to not like it), JayZ and Beyonce are considered “royalty”. Remember the huge hype when William and Kate met “America’s Royalty” at the basketball game – Ugh! Doesn’t speak well of our society much. Whether JayZ is a hood or not, the Lauritas allegedly cheated him out of a boatload of money and put all the workers in his company out of work. Those are the people who I feel for. The Lauritas had nary a thought for them. While Jacqueiline Laurita made sure cameras were around and she was filmed as she supposedly made runs to Target for Sandy victims in her SUV marked with the BLK logo all over it, JayZ quietly donated $1 miillion dollars. Don’t like his past, don’t like the man but I’ll give him that and thank him for it. Jacqueline Laurita is as fake and plastic on the inside as she is on the outside.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          How about you walk up to each of them and tell them that (the whole group of people you mentioned).
          And while you’re at it, walk up to the Giudices and say to them that they did all sorts of stuff to the tune of $13.4 million, etc. and they pleaded guilty to this behavior so now they are Convicted Felons!
          Then, thank the Giudices for your raised taxes because you and I will end up paying for their crimes, as usual. Then offer to take their children, that they put in jeopardy because they wanted notoriety, lots of money (stolen or not) and lots of “things” so they could appear “rich” and with a rude attitude to boot toward friends and family members.

          • jane

            HeyTGtP – I don’t understand why you’re so angry. I am in complete agreement with you as far as the Giudices are concerned. As far as telling anyone how I feel, I would have no problem whatsoever, inclluding those who have been cheated because of the actions of these people.

          • aemish

            Ya, really.. wt? That one made me chuckle. Why would anyone have a problem calling these cretins out to their face given the opportunity. Moreover, I’m sure it happens all the time! We just never hear about those stories

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Actually, I am seldom angry with folks here. But if I gave you that impression, I beg your pardon (in the real sense of that phrase).
            Thanks for offering your opinion which apparently we are in agreement with each other on.

          • dj j

            I don’t understand why you aren’t just as mad at Lauritas, then? Corporate vs Personal bankruptcy doesn’t really matter it is still MILLIONS used for their personal means,..because we ALL pay for it, they are all guilty of living above their means. And we will pay for both of them. There are daily stories about the Giudices, they are guilty, but to compare the Lauritas has a positive spot in a dark reality world??? Huh??

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            I have not been watching RHONJ or much of Bravo at all, for probably at least 2 seasons, if not more.
            I haven’t chosen to keep up with the situation with the Lauritas so I am not versed on it. They aren’t as notorious as the Giudices!
            And yes, we all pay for it in our taxes which is basic crap. As an example, my home is 110 feet away from me NOT paying for flood insurance. In the last couple of years that bill has gone up at least $500 per year, and it’s not because there is any likelihood of a flood occurring where I live AT ALL. My bill went up because I’m paying for the issues that have been occurring for the last bunch of years completely across the country, and that’s it.
            That is a direct connection to how those of us who are mandated to pay for stuff that we did not originate, is played out. I resent this about people with the obvious arrogance and sense of entitlement like that of the Giudices. When it becomes as notorious with the Lauritas, you bet I will be pissed off about it as well.

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          Well, we Americans are free of the Queen of England. Thank God. We are Americans and under our Constitution not the King’s and Queen’s rule or dictated religious views….. some of us adopted it and some of us didn’t. We are American’s and we cannot let this country fall into a socialist republic …. it doesn’t work: people are not motivated to better themselves and it’s a class thing. Education is the only way to rise up while you can. Start with the public library, and bring your kids or charges. Goodnight. I’m still up eastern time and I’m dead tired. Bless all.

          • dj j

            then why should we bail out these people just because they chose to spend corporate money on themselves for private jets, plastic surgery, trips to Italy. Just because the rich have actually written the laws so they can make themselves richer doesn’t help our country. We are far from a socialist republic, we are a plutocracy, where the .1% at the top will OWN us ..the sooner we realize this the better, but I think it is too late. They have bought the media, the political system. Wait until there is no government to research cancer drugs, fix our infrastructure, bridges and roads, clean water to drink, and all corporations will be able to do as they please due to more deregulation. And the schools will be privately run, so hopefully you were born into the “right” family. But they will want to keep us dumb, so they will make sure of that. That is why they disdain intellectuals now. And everyone will be grateful to the company store. An education will be imperative, but for those who go into teaching or social work, or god forbid born disabled, I’m worried for. I’ll be ok, but I worry for my grandchildren.

      • ImaSayinIt

        The difference in Jay Z and the Lauritas?
        Jay Z has been very open about his criminal activities when he was younger.
        Jay Z then found a way to make money legitimately.
        He’s shared his wrongdoings repeatedly to try to dissuade others in that position of making the same bad decisions. He’s also tried to share knowledge in pulling yourself out of situations and working hard. Know better. Do better.
        If we choose to never forgive anyone that’s made bad choices, owned every one & paid for them, what a lonely place it will be.
        He went from being a dealer to a legitimate millionaire on his own merit. I love hearing how anyone accomplished that feat.
        Remember, he wasn’t the scheister in this situation. He was scheisted.
        Happy New Year!

        • whose gonna do my hair!

          I agree with you on that, but did Jay use his ill gotten gains to get started? Well, if he did; remember Joe Kennedy, Sr. JFK’s father? He laundered his bootleg money in Hollywood movies…the rest is history and his children have been doing penance ever since: The give back all the time, have suffered many loses and endured many challenges in their lives long and short; to this day, they are doers and some with faults, but they carry on the good for the most part….They are paying the price for their father and now grandfather in return for all that good fortune. It all comes with a price. Weird.

          • ImaSayinIt

            Whose gonna,
            Wow! That’s great stuff. Very interesting and a great point! I think you’re spot on about future generations paying for misdeeds of older.
            Now I want to read more about the story you shared. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

      Okay, then compare the Lauritas to the Giudices.
      Please highlight the way in which the Giudices EVEN RECOGNIZE that they were living outside of their means when they literally owe $13.4 million to a combined 55 individuals, businesses, banks, mortgage lending concerns, the IRS etc. that were cheated out of, lied to, not paid at all, etc. by the Giudices. And yet not very long ago (in terms of weeks or less) it appears that Teresa Giudice was still spending far too much on items and services, etc. that are questionable at best for the running of a household of 6 people.
      From what I understand, they pleaded guilty to charges that acknowledge their responsibilities for these crimes and yet there is still no recognized responsibility for this behavior for over 10 years.
      Your deflection tactic does not decrease the national legally recognized crimes they both committed. Your choice to use the Lauritas and the Wakiles in this argument does not lessen the Giudices prison sentences or make them better by any means for their choice to foist their children into such a state of jeopardy.

      • jane

        This comment was NOT intended to make a comparison between the Lauritas and Giudices. I merely stated a fact that the Giudice case is over. My comment was not in any way a “deflection tactic”. This was not a statement in defense of the Giudices or argument in their defense either. If you have ever read any of my past comments, you will know I am NOT a TreHugger and believe the Giudices belong in prison. Also, I didn’t mention the Wakiles at all in my comment. My comment is directed sole to the fact that the Lauritas are not the good hones people THEY pretend to be. Jacqueline Laurita is lying when she uses Nicholas as an excuse that she is downsizing. In my book, that is just as bad as anything the Guidices have done. She is not admitting to the public the real reason why the house is for sale or being honest. The Lauritas have been having money problems well before Nicholas was even diagnosed. They allegedly bankrupted the company in 2009 which is the same year Nicholas was born.

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Ahhh…okay….

          But nonetheless, thanks for your responses.

          • jane

            My timing is in line with this article that has a headline making Jacqueline out as being a positve breath of fresh air, when in reality, she is an alleged grifter.

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Your opinion is valid. I don’t necessarily agree with it.
            I did remove that part about the timing being suspect because I saw my incorrectness in making the comment.
            I don’t actually know her and frankly I wouldn’t want to know any of the “HW’s” in any of these franchises.
            Again, thanks for your responses.

          • jane

            LOL, no worries! You certainly are entitled to your own opinions. I just don’t want to be misunderstood as using the Lauritas as a deflection of what is going on with Teresa finally going ot prison next week. And I wouldn’t want to know or associate with any of these HWs either! Felons, screwed up values, financial problems, messed up relationships, ruined friendships, etc. Who needs that!!

          • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

            Thanks for accepting my recognition of my poor judgement.
            It’s all good!

        • ImaSayinIt

          Thank you for not drinking the Koolaid and ignoring everything we know about the Lauritas. Fact is, they are in some serious trouble! Jac pretending they aren’t doesn’t change anything. It’s not out of the question that they could have charges pressed against them.
          Also, I don’t know why this has to be said but it Obviously does, speaking of the Laurita’s legal problems does not mean anyone is deflecting from the Guidices or are a Trehugger. What it does mean is some of us would like the real story on everyone!

          • dj j

            they must have a very good lawyer to be on the “reality show”, yet all of their legal woes are off limits. How come Teresa’s isn’t? I just thought it was horrible of Jax to force Teresa to talk about her legal woes, all the while Jax was going through her own.

          • ImaSayinIt

            Oh my gosh! The night on her deck as she’s pushing Teresa to spill her legal issues, as Chris lurked in shadows. Knowing full well, they themselves were in deep doo doo! The offer to buy Giuduce’s things in a possible upcoming auction when they didn’t have funds to pay their own house note? Such noble people. Absolutely floors me that because we dare speak of anyone else’s problems & hypocrisy, we are somehow defending Teresa and are deflecting?!
            The same people ranting about their taxpayer money paying for Giudice’s living the high life while ignoring they will also be paying for Lauritas doing the same thing calling me delusional. File under Things You Can’t Make Up.

        • dj j

          I totally agree with you. I don’t understand why their fans think that pointing out the truth about them makes you a trehugger.

      • Jane, you do realize Chris & Jacqueline filed a CORPORATE bankruptcy not personal and the claims you mentioned above were made by creditors and NOT the federal goverment. Btw, creditors REGURALY make such claims in corporate bankruptcies to recoup debts. They have not been found liabe of any of the claims you mentioned. I think it’s slanderous for you to purport such comparsions to CONVICTED felons like the Giudices and state these claims as if they are guilty of them.

        • jane

          Yes, I do realize it is a corporate bankruptcy and the claims are by creditors. I also do realize such claims are regularly made to recoup debts. The defendants in the case are Jacqueline and Chris Laurita along with his brother Joseph Laurita and his wife Adeline Laurita, all being accused of absconding with company funds to finance their lavish lifestyles. I am aware they have not been found guilty yet. If my comment is slanderous then I would guess all of the articles all over the internet including the legitimate ones, not just the tabloids, would also be slanderous as well against the Lauritas. My comment was in NO WAY a comparison to the Giudices and was NEVER meant to be..

          • Yes, you are correct, many of the articles out there about the Laurita’s corporate bankruptcy case are slanderous and riddled with inneduendo. I mentioned the Giudices because you mentioned them in your comment.

          • jane

            I only mentioned the Giudices because their trial is over and they are going to jail and the Laurita case is still ongoing and could become the “next wave of felonious news” coming out of RHNJ. That is not a comparison whatsoever. By the way, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases and it is a United States trustee that is assigned to handle both the Fact and Expert discovery in such cases.

          • All bankruptcies are judicated under FEDREAL courts, that’s standard protocal. Creditors make their claims and trustees investigate the claims. This does not make the Lauritas criminals or as you put it “next wave of felonious news.” The implication is rather slanderous in nature.

          • jane

            No it does not make the Lauritas criminals but they are defendants and suspect with very serious allegations and claims being made by other parties and the trustee, based on the discovery that has been made. I will respectfully point out that there have been many, many statements made on this website towards other HWs in different franchises. not only NJ, that could very well be construed as slanderous if not outright.

          • dj j

            have you looked at all the charges the trustees have against the Lauritas? I’d be afraid if I were them. Which is why they have delayed this trial for 8 years. And the last delay was their lawyers asking to be taken off the case because they weren’t paid!! Yet, it looks like Jax got more plastic surgery. Is that ok? Wouldn’t you pay your lawyer first? I want plastic surgery too, but I don’t put it on my corporate charge card, and then have the taxpayers pay for it!!!!!

          • Shelly Jones

            I’m so glad you posted this. The Liaritas are crooks.

          • dj j

            and just because they haven’t been found guilty YET, it doesn’t look good on their character. Why do people defend people who think this ok though? Just because they haven’t been put in jail, doesn’t make them a ray of sunshine. I don’t think it is right to file for bankruptcy and then live a lavish lifestyle, with private jets, plastic surgery, all the while putting people out of work. I have a conscience.

          • The Laurita’s absolutely destroyed singer “Eve” and her Fetish line. Now every time she’s on the screen, you can see she’s not the same confident take charge woman she used to be. The Laurita’s single handedly took down many famous singer’s clothing lines!! Ruined their lives. Now they expect to still have fans back em up?! Gross.

        • Poo

          Hey Cheer, minor detail but Jane is not committing slander. She is committing libel which if persued by the libeled parties, is easier to prove because it is written. It probably meets libel criteria as it makes statements of fact that have not been challenged or proven in a court of law. It has also been written with malice toward the two parties. Sad that this site is being used for crap that belongs on ROL.

          • All About The Tea

            Just for clarification, this site is not being sued. Not sure where you got that info from but it’s false.

          • Poo

            Cheer, I know that. Just reminding Jane that there is a difference between stating FACTS vs opinions. She was writing as though all her opinions were established facts, which they are not. This site is always accurate and fair…some of the posters are not.

        • dj j

          I think it is crazy that you would defend these 2, but I’m sorry, it is NOT normal for a corporate bankruptcy to go on 8 years, and it is not normal for them to sue them for 8 million dollars used for personal items and then not paying creditors. Corporate bankruptcy isn’t any better, especially if you are using corporation just to bleed them dry, and then file for bankruptcy. I know, it is now the American way, the ignorant masses hail Donald Trump and Mitt Romney as great businessmen, but if you really looked at what they do, and if they didn’t have the multiple bankruptcies and lived in the real world like the rest of us, they would be in the POOR HOUSE. In the 7 corporate bankruptcies Donald Trump has had, he has had over 5 BILLION dollars wiped clean. Yet he has made less, so if we evened it out, he would be broke. Why is this good? Somebody has to pay for these evil geniuses who use our legal system to get rich, and then buy politicians to write our bankruptcy codes. And don’t get me started on the Wall Street thieves. Jamie Dimond needs to be imprisoned, and yet he just wrote himself legislation that just passed, allowing the banks to gamble with our money again! We didn’t learn anything from the last meltdown, because if we had true capitalism, we would have let them fail, but we will bail them out again…because they buy our politicians.

      • Sorry for addressing my comment below to you when it was meant for Jane. I was on my tablet and it screwed up (blame on the damn tablet). LOL! 🙂

        • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

          Actually, I didn’t even notice. No harm…no foul! 😉

    • Poo

      Jane, Have the Feds filed charges against the Laurita’s. If so, how many counts?

  • Bonita Gee

    Wow I didn’t know all of this about Jacqueline and Chris Laurita………… wow… Move over Joe and Teresa make room for the Lauritas………… Aaaaaaaaahhhh!!

  • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

    Nice pic. Happy to finally see people having fun & truly enjoying each others company. Nothing fake or forced for the cameras, for the show. Just friends having a good time.

    Happy to hear Victoria is excited about her nursing career & I wish her all the best. Wishing Joseph much success also.

    Hope Nicholas & CJ are doing well & I wish them both a childhood full of happiness & laughter.Two dynamite little half-pints, those little Laurita men.

  • I can’t stand neither one of them. I really can’t.

  • colleen

    I’ll honor your brief retrieve and wish everyone a fantastic 2015.,Thanks

  • Gabby

    I heard that Jac and Caroline have supposedly made up with Dina so I’m really interested in seeing their interaction on the next RHONJ. I know Caroline won’t be on (I think) but Jac pretty much said she signed on for next season.

    Also, I’d like to see more of Kathy. I feel like she got a bad rap because of Teresa. I’m interested in seeing more of her outside of a storyline with Teresa.

  • colleen

    #2 ( continued) everyone at AATT for bringing us fresh, steaming, hot tea with lemon—hmmm good tea. Hits the spot

  • TartLemon

    I like BOTH of them. Rosie too. Rich/Kathy and Chris/Jaq married and Family oriented. Thought their lives were a whole lot more interesting than the Giudices.

  • TartLemon

    Any photos of Jac’s new home?

  • Nancy Krystofik

    Is that Kathy’s grandmother sitting to her right?

  • ImaSayinIt

    I’m seriously thunderstruck.
    I’ve respected everyone’s opinion on this site concerning Teresa, only voicing my questions when it seemed posts were based on assumptions or things were getting beyond mean spirited. It’s what makes the world go round, right?
    But how can anyone relish in Teresa finally paying for her crimes while calling Jac a ray of sunshine? Bright spot? Hope?
    She & her husband took millions of dollars meant for those pesky people that had provided goods & services and used it on luxury cars, clothes and anything else you can file under, We Are Keeping Up With The Jones.
    They actually did not pay a well known Cancer foundation!!!!!!!
    They have tampered with evidence and lied to federal officials.
    So excuse me for being a bit shocked this is not only okey dokey, she’s being heralded as the bright spot?
    Someone please explain the standard of measurement used here. I’m confused.
    Furthermore, the Wakiles don’t have stellar pasts either. Writing hot checks to Exxon from your gas station? Not just once.
    Kathy chose to join a show knowing the only reason she was wanted was to bring down a family member. Honestly, that should say it all.
    I’m all about respecting opinions but I am also about the same rules applying to everyone. This is beginning to reek of Jac’s standard modus operandi. I’ll feed you dirt on Teresa. You write positive things about me. Sure hope not Tea, you wouldn’t be the first to fall for her games.

    • TartLemon

      Teresa’s not going to prison for overspending and filing bankruptcy. She and Joe had the same option to settle that Chris and Jac have. Teresa/Joe chose instead to lie to the courts and lie and lie and lie and…… Even on sentencing day Teresa lied to the Judge. Where is their income coming from now?

      I don’t condone what Jac/Chris did, but do respect they have accepted responsibility and are trying to settle.

      • ImaSayinIt

        No offense, Tart but the Lauritas have not been absolute take responsibility and make amends people,
        Remember how long it took Feds to get company computers that were supposedly non existent? Only to find out, they did exist and worse a “virus” had purposely been put on company computers in an attempt to erase them.
        They have a list a mile long of deeds most of us would never dream of doing. Not the least, causing many people to lose their jobs & income.
        I’m not comparing housewives and who did it best or worst. I am asking for the same transparency and measurement of morality for each one.
        Speaking of Lauritas deeds does not mean I suppport or condone Giudice’s deeds. It simply means I want the same real scoop on each and every one.

        • aemish

          And of course Chris’ creepy brother-in-law that throws that big ball for the local police every year — and how he was forced by the governor to resign some city commissioner job for lying on the resume that he actually lived in the county the Brownstone is in; and not his actual residence — coaching him every step of the way to destroy the evidence. Just yuck. Bravo is just plain nasty anymore. I’m done.

          • Sue Cohen

            Yep. Got free health insurance for his entire family because of that lie.

    • Debbie

      Why do Tree Fans continue to cry everyone came on the show to “bring Teresa down”?? TERESA BROUGHT HERSELF DOWN! Teresa’s felonious activities have spanned more than a decade with 41 counts, and page after page of proof, and yet: you still want to play the deflection game by accusing others of the same crime WITHOUT ANY PROOF! So, by your reasoning, The Wakiles should be punished, or be the ones going to Federal Prison for writing TWO bad checks, and Jac should be punished for coming on the show?!?! SMH at the level of delusion.

      • ImaSayinIt

        Debbie,
        I will say it once again. Speaking of others misdeeds is not a war cry that Teresa is innocent of her crimes committed!
        I understand that your dislike of Teresa makes you focus on her federal crimes only but there are many other facets of any person’s life than just one specific set of actions. To say that Teresa’s family were sought out at a particular time to come on the show and hurt Teresa has zero to do with her federal crimes. Melissa had been beyond jealous she wasn’t the one chosen for this show before the very first episode aired. She had tried numerous tactics to get on the show without a bit of success until this angle came into focus. Her first season makes her goal pretty obvious. She couldn’t speak three sentences without trashing Teresa. Her blogs were another way to do nothing but speak ill of her husband’s sister and previous best friend. Oh, and try to untangle her latest set of lies. Kathy, happily joined in, allowing her husband to actually say the vile things about her family so she could try to keep her Suzie Homemaker status intact. Call me crazy, but regardless of what’s happening in my family, and theres been some doozies! Id never allow anyone to trash my family, much less on a TV show.
        I don’t think I even closely inferred anyone else should go to prison. I merely suggested the same measuring stick be used for every single one. Also, the things I wrote about have all been proven if you care enough to focus on others as you do Teresa.

        • Sue Cohen

          I wish I could like every single one of your posts!!!

    • Sue Cohen

      So well written. I posted this yesterday. Obviously this blogger is very anti Teresa, based on the pictures that are posted. That’s fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But to call Jacqueline a ray of sunshine?? As I also said, my guess is this blogger’s sources are Jacq and Kathy. Has there ever been a written apology about the false story regarding federal agents raiding the Guidice home?

  • threesistersx3

    OMG I can’t stop laughing, I had a thought while reading this. Remember when Jackqueline kept asking Teresa if she was going to jail and the big blow out they had over Jackqueline questioning her.
    Well, now it makes sense. Jackqueline was trying to find out what Teresa did so that she and her husband didn’t make the same mistakes to avoid getting caught on their scam. lol this is like a soap opera story. They are all one, think the same and live the same.
    Steal what you want, live high on the good old hog (the tax payers)
    take advantage of the system, they slam it all against the wall and cry bankruptcy. Bankruptcy seems to be the exist door for the felons these days. Plus throw in a dose of the expense of a child with special needs….come on (they have insurance) plus the money they are skimming off their foundation. (watch that is next to be revealed.)
    I don’t believe any of them. Don’t feel sorry for them for a moment.
    They are all vampires sucking the blood out of the system and the true working man. Also, how come if Bravo is paying Jackqueline a salary why isn’t she paying back her debts? hmmm didn’t she just get a face lift and neck lift, cosmetic surgery is NOT covered by insurance. Yet, she cries on about how her child cost so much?
    They are also out and about spending money but yet are filing.
    I am surprised, shocked and insulted to read that they are a bright spot…..honest people do not hang out with felons….all these housewives and their husbands are cut from the same cloth.

    • aemish

      Ya really, Chris Laurita stole money from his investors just the same as Joe Guidice. I thought that was common knowledge.

      • This is not true. Chris Laurita has not been indicted by the feds for stealing anything.

        • dj j

          but their bankruptcy was called off just like the Giudices, because they fraudulently used 8 million dollars of company money for their own personal use! They just were lucky to have their bankruptcy under the protection of a CORPORATION. It is just a sneaky way that too many of the rich (like Donald Trump) use that wipes the slate clean, so they start another company and do it again. and again. and again. And then we call them “smart businessmen” It is all fraud against US, the little guy, who ends up paying for it all. It isn’t monopoly money.

          • That’s not correct. The Lauritas corporate bankruptcy is still in progress and it was NOT denied due to fraud like Giudices. That’s simply not true.

        • aemish

          They are preparing for it.

    • dj j

      So agree!!! what I don’t understand is it was common knowledge that they have been in legal hotwater since 2007, yet they were never exposed on the Housewives show. How Teresa could not throw that back in her face, especially when she was attacked by all of them. I’ve wanted a nose job my entire life and I’m 50! I can’t afford it, even though I’ve never filed for bankruptcy. How can they go on all of these trips, pay for all those surgeries, and then defraud Susan G Komen, and then blame it all on their son’s autism? And don’t get me started on their peddling blk to gullible parents trying to cure their kid’s autism? Snake oil salesmen of the worst degree! I don’t understand why Andy doesn’t expose these 2.

      • Sue Cohen

        It will all come out next month when they are indicted. My heart breaks for Nick. Having those bright lights in his eyes cos his mother is on a reality show. I was a fan of Jac’s in the early seasons, but she’s proven to be a loose cannon. That’s why Caroline keeps her close. She doesn’t want Jac to reveal her family secrets.

    • disqus_jpuxh67QSR

      From season 2 the Guidice’s have been dealing with fraud issues. Joe’s partner that sued them for the signature fraud included Teresa. She was only dropped from the suit mid trial when she was not held accountable for her husbands fraud. Then came the 13 million BK..then the rest of the fraud issues exposed and charged. Teresa has been dodging a bullet since season two. Her income from the show and her business allowed her to feed her shopping habits and not ever has she paid a creditor. I agree Chris Laurita has had some shady dealings in his business with his brother, but not the kid of fraud the Guidice’s have lived. I do not think you can compare the two.

  • DSS

    I cant belive Teresa or Joe would not bring the issues of Jacquline into question knowing how they like to deflect. I can see Teresa saying “I didnt do anything. I did what Jacquline and Chris do yadda yadda yadda” NOT saying they didnt do anything but the Giudices are the type to say to the judge, even that their friends got away with it. Ya know?

    • ImaSayinIt

      I respectfully disagree. Season 3, when everyone could only talk about the Giuduces and how horrible they were, the Giudices never responded in kind.
      In fact, one night in a drunken stupor Joe tried to talk about how much money they’d given little brother Joey, Teresa shut him down. Fast.
      They know everyone else’s misdeeds, they didn’t lash out.
      Even when Jac was acting like a howla monkey on Twitter 24/7, tweeting every secret Teresa had ever confided in her during their friendship, Teresa never acknowledged or responded back with Jac’s secrets. If I remember correctly, Teresa responded once and only because something Jac said made it look negatively for a child. Teresa responded she wanted to clear that one up so the child would never find it in future years on Internet and think she’d regarded her in a negative light.
      Watch reunions, the nasty ones. It’s evident as Joe & Teresa are being decimated, they have to stop themselves from saying things once said in confidence and not stoop to the vile level others had.
      I’m not saying they didn’t do crimes etc but they didn’t hang anyone else out to dry as a course of normal conversation or tweets.

      • DSS

        Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Well I didnt know about any tweets or anything but that HAD to be funny as hell!!!!!
        I think they did stuff I was just a bit surprised Teresa didnt use that as one of her zillion excuses. 🙂

      • Sue Cohen

        Absolutely. Jacq is the worst kind of friend. Anything you tell her will be blabbed to the world. How people can put Jacq up on a pedestal I will never know. She goes after Teresa non stop and then wonders why Tre doesn’t want her back in her life? Jac needs to get off the booze, get off the botox train & concentrate on her family.

    • dj j

      I have never seen Teresa deflect onto Jacqueline. She certainly could when Jax was pressuring her to be a “friend” and confide in her. Yeah, more than likely, I bet that is how Jax got out of an indictment herself. She has been proven to be very evil, and sell stories to the press about her family and friends. Which is why Caroline chooses to keep her enemies close, Jax has too much info on her family, and if you piss her off, she talks

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    Kathy and Rich …the saints of RHONJ…..big deal they used real cash to build their mc mansion……pair of phonies ……would be no where without Bravo…….Jack and Chris…..another pair of crooks who at least know enough not to play too cute with the Gov. …..

  • Brassy

    This story is. just complete hogwash.

  • ImaSayinIt

    If you think Jac is helping with autism awareness? I’m happy for you. Truly.
    But before you give money to her…remember they bilked a Cancer foundation out of $18,000. Give wisely.

    • & robbed investors outa 8million dollars to use for her own benefit.

  • Birdie11

    HAHAHAHA!! I am LMBO at how this seeming tongue in cheek prose has turned into a moral Laurita/ Giudice showdown. Hilarious…nice job Tea.