I Hate Jill Zarin Flipping Out / Housewives News July 13, 2011

I Hate Jill Zarin   Flipping Out /  Housewives News for Wednesday July 13 Flipping Out by VAGirl

Rather than recap this episode in chronological order, I’ve decided to do it by subject matter.

Hiring new interns. Gage and Jeff discuss worthy applicants. Jeff says he wants someone who looks like a stripper and doesn’t even want to consider anyone who did not send a picture with their resume. Gage wants them to be able to do the job. Jeff says his clients respond to his employees, especially attractive ones. Sarah asks whether Jeff would rather have talent or beauty. Jeff accuses her of worrying about not being the prettiest one in the room. They try out three interns. The first one is Natasha. Gage thinks she is cute and talented, until…….she asks for coffee and says she is going out to get some. In the talking head, Jeff says “Are you kidding me? Is she just going to leave and get coffee? That’s a deal killer for me.” Jeff asks Zoila to make coffee for Natasha. Zoila is not happy. On to the next one, Ashley. Ashley is 30 minutes late and even though her family owns a tequila farm and Jeff’s eyes light up at the thought of free tequila, she is not hired. Last is Mai. Jeff really upsets Sarah when he tells Mai in a roundabout way what a screw up Sarah is. Jeff ends up not hiring any of these three because he feels they are just not right for the job.

The new client. Jeff has a new client at the Durand property named Jeanne. She is married to Tommy Shaw of Styxx (whom I recognized right away), but Jeff didn’t know who he was until he was told. Jeff was pretty embarrassed because he says he knows who the band Styxx is and he knows their songs, but he didn’t recognize Tommy Shaw. Sarah didn’t have a clue about what or who Styxx is. Jeanne and Tommy want to redo the house to rent it out. Anyhoo, Jeanne is a no-nonsense client with a potty mouth who is cheap and has the workers sleep at the property while they work on it. She is also slow about paying Jeff. Jeff likes Jeanne.

The Sarah problem. Sarah is a screw up and if she wasn’t Jeff’s brother’s wife’s sister, she would have been long gone. Jeff keeps a sheet of all her mistakes and he is getting really tired of Sarah making the same mistakes over and over. He has tried all approaches with her and she’s not getting any better. To make matters worse, he receives her “save the date” for her wedding in the mail and knows it would be the worst time to fire her. He bounces his frustration off Jenni and even though Jenni loves Sarah she tells Jeff to fire her before things get even worse. Even Trace is getting frustrated and doesn’t cover for her when Jeff asks about her latest mistake. Jeff eventually has a heart to heart private talk with Sarah and tells her that he is giving her a big, big Warning and Wake Up Call, and that if her sheet gets filled up with her constant mistakes, he is going to have to let her go. Jeff just could not fire her.  I’ll tell you, he is a softie when it comes to Sarah and Zoila.

Speaking of Zoila. Jeff went off on Zoila when she returned late from visiting his mother and didn’t bring the mail back like he asked her. He knows they are like family, but feels she is getting too comfortable and taking advantage of him. Zoila gets really upset about Jeff yelling at her and asks if he wants her to find another job or quit. Jeff says he never ever wants Zoila to leave him and he ends up apologizing to her. If I were Zoila, I would be confused about my role with Jeff. He kids around with her and doesn’t treat her like a normal employee, so where is the line drawn?

Jeff has another new client named Stacey who owns the Sunshine Terrace property. He was only going to redo her back yard, but when he saw the inside of her house, he said that had to be redone also. He says Stacey has a lot of expensive junk in her house.

Other notable scenes. When Jeff, Jenni and Trace are in the car, Trace tells Jenni that there is a bug in her hair. Jeff stops the car and tells Jenni to get out because he doesn’t want the bug to get in his car. Jeff’s concern for Jenni is overwhelming. Trace has to get out of the car and help Jenni get the bug/bee out of her hair. Back at the office, Sarah, Zoila, Gage and Jeff are looking at the pictures of prospective interns on the computer. Jeff wants eye candy. Hasn’t he learned his lesson from not choosing the best qualified candidates for his firm in the past? As Zoila would say, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey.

By the way, where is Jett? Does he still work for Jeff? Talk about eye candy. Wowza – those eyes!

Thanks for the great blog VAGirl!  Excellent work!  I love Jeff and Jenny!  xo

(sorry about the weird font, can’t seem to fix it, thanks WordPress!)

Bethenny on The View by LynnNChicago

Yesterday Bethenny was a guest host on The View, you can view the whole episode here: http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD55134862/the-view-712

It is clearly difficult to get a word in with these women, rather than being classy and kind to their guests they force guests to fight to get a point out there, talking over people is one of the rudest things you can do and these women do it constantly!  I am proud of our Bethenny, she did the best she could trying to speak and held her ground.

I loved the segment with Rescue Me’s Denis Leary, Bethenny used to work for him and she talks about that in her book.  He is really a funny guy and it seems that they had a lot of fun together when B cooked for Denis and the crew over at Rescue Me.  You have to give him credit for hiring a natural foods chef who could make healthy meals for his production team.  The show is worth watching just for his few minutes on the air!

While viewing the show on line, it froze up at one point while the camera was on Bethenny but Joy’s face was also partially visible and she was making the most ugly Jill Zarin face

ever!

What were they talking about at that very minute?  Bethenny being on the cover of Forbes Magazine and the reported $100 Million she earned selling Skinnygirl Cocktails. It was one thing when Bethenny was a guest on the show, Joy clearly loved slamming Bethenny at every turn and feeling superior to Bethenny because she was on The View and Bethenny was merely a reality star.  Joy loved to dig at Bethenny for her many different reality shows but Bethenny returned as a guest host to be featured the entire hour and I don’t think that Joy can feel superior any more. Joy managed to throw some pretty low blows the last time Bethenny was on The View comparing Bethenny’s career to that of Omarosa of the Apprentice.

Bethenny corrected Joy saying she wasn’t interested in that type of career, she wanted to be a business woman and would compare her career more to that of Elizabeth Hasslebeck.  The entire exchange created a firestorm of mudslinging mostly by Omarosa, her quote:

“Bethenny was a friend, and she stabbed me in the back.  When she got a tummy tuck with her C-section and pretended she lost the baby weight naturally, none of us said anything, but now she’s hurling insults.”

I think my favorite part is “none of us said anything”.  Who is the “us” Omarosa is referring to?  As if Omarosa is part of a group of Bethenny’s friends..haha, what a joke!  Bethenny remained silent and good for her!  Omarosa isn’t even on Bethenny’s radar, her 15-minutes are long since up!

Joy knew the Omarosa comment would be taken as a negative at the time and her superior attitude was sickening!  Joy’s tune has changed but her ugly “Jill like” faces give her away, she simply can’t be nice!  It’s really hysterical how much alike these two women are.

I was disappointed that Bethenny didn’t mention her new talk show, I guess she’s not allowed to talk about it yet but I’d have liked to hear more information on it, I suppose the network has to make the announcement first.

Joy Behar is one of the major reasons why I don’t like The View.  I get that she is supposed to be opinionated and tell us how she feels about “Hot Topics” but she’s not just opinionated, she’s judgmental and has been known to be rude to guests and even her cast mates.  I find her unprofessional and really don’t understand her appeal at all.  I think Barbara should either show up more often and get these women in line or she should make some major changes to the cast.  I find myself not really liking any of them.  Whoopi could do so much better, I am frankly surprised that she associates with these women.

Until Next Time…

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599 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Flipping Out / Housewives News July 13, 2011

  1. Bobbi says:

    Whoopi was reeling after her sitcom was cancelled so quickly. This show was a lifeline for her and a very easy gig. Just a few hours every morning. I’m sure she’s making fairly good money from it too.
    Totally agree with you about Joy though. She is the most obnoxious woman! She is incapable of discussing a difference of opinion in a civil manner and she is downright rude and condescending to her cohosts and guests alike. I just think Barbara keeps her around because she’s the only original one left.

  2. Rhetorica says:

    July birthdays:
    Birthstone -Ruby
    Flower: Water Lily, Sunflower
    Traits: Contented. Successful, Devoted.

    Duchess of Dryer Lint:
    Since your birthday marks the inaugural of the new Happy Birthday List, the following are events that share your special day:

    1932 –Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire.

    Jill Zarin was present for the match in England and an unidentified source claims she personally trained Verify.

    1854 –George Eastman, American inventor was born.

    Over 150 years later, Jill Zarin becomes spokesperson for Eastman’s company – at his request.

  3. Rhetorica says:

    Great job VAGirl! I love Madame Zoila but Jeff can really be mean to her. I would have a hard time working in that environment. I’ve never watched the View. And I never will after hearing everyone talk about it. Is that all they do? Soundsl ike a group (or gaggle?) of hens vying for pecking order.

  4. val says:

    It’s funny, I get what you’re saying about Joy, but I’ve met her twice now and she is so sweet in person. Twice I went to a live taping of “The View”. Joy comes right out to the audience and interacts w/ them. I also met Bethenny last year at a bottle signing in Philly. She is so sweet also and really pretty in person(and tiny!!!!)

    Anyway, I don’t post here often, but I read everyday. I love this blog even though I don’t hate Jill and actually I’m not a fan of Alex or Simon at all. I just love reading all the different perspectives:)

    • Rhetorica says:

      Hi Val, it’s nice to hear about a personal meeting with a celebrity. I think the show would make me nervous to watch. I’m glad you posted. We all don’t agree on everything here, as I’m sure you’ve seem.

    • christie says:

      Welcome Val. I’m glad there is someone else on the blog that shares my views. I read almost every day as well. Love the gossip and show writeups but the Jill bashing not so much.

  5. katie says:

    Just an fyi … the band that Tommy Shaw is in is spelled STYX, just one x, pretty easy to check. Thought you should know, not that Tommy or his band mates are reading this but if they were I would think you would want accuracy.

  6. smompy says:

    I have a self-imposed rule about not watching television during the daytime (just likee I have a rule about not drinking hard liquor before 9:00 a.m.) but I’m tempted to break that TV rule in order to see what everyone is talking about regarding Joy Behar and her negativity. I saw her stand-up act years ago and was also a faithful listener of her radio show, and I always found her funny and open minded. But apparently she’s adopted a whole different persona since getting that TV gig. I hate it when that happens!

    BTW I’m pretty sure that Melissa Gorga steals puppies from blind orphans and then sacrifices them to Satan. Of course I didn’t actually see her do this, but still, I have no choice but to assume it’s true. Those shifty eyes of hers are a dead giveaway.
    🙂

    • We Can Never Be Friends says:

      ROFL you never dissappoint! 😀

    • AZ Girl says:

      He,he,he no hard liquor before 9 a.m……Daytime t.v. is the worse (other than the news). I am the only person on the planet that did NOT watch Oprah.

    • Error404 says:

      LoL!

      Stop stealing my thoughts and posting them as your own! 😛

    • TLM says:

      I don’t get it…. I liked her standup in the past and also her solo tv show. I wonder if it’s just The View that has affected her. That show is a zoo. Even when I agree with her on certain topics, Whoopi gets on my nerves because I hate her delivery. Hasselbeck and I disagree on everything, and Sherri Shepard is an idiot IMO. I couldn’t wait to shut off the show, and only stuck with it to see Bethenny. I think she barely got a sentence in. She was just stifled there.

    • maggie_01bklyn says:

      OMG, I LOVE YOU…..

  7. AZ Girl says:

    Great Blog VAGirl! Missed Flipping Out. I thought it was on at 7 not 6.
    I thought Joy B. was close to Jill. That may be the reason for the snarky behavior. That does not come across well on T.V when you are on a talk show. Joy should know better. You invite a guest on a talk show to get information on their new ventures. Not snark on them. That is not cool.

    F.Y.I !!!!!!! Katiecoo is going to be at Bethenny’s Skinny Girl Sangria signing up in north Scottsdale this morning. If you did not see her post yesterday she plans on dressing up in a Spanish style red dress to stand out in the crowd. She will take lots of pictures. I can’t make it up there due to work (new client coming in at 11 a.m.). Bummer. Looking forward to her update on Bethenny!

  8. dianahelen says:

    you are absolutely right about the Bethany visit yesterday. she handles herself well and thinks quickly on her feet which is why she did okay with Joy. Joy is very smart and quicik but she is rude to people and a big liberal democrat who kisses the presidents and first ladies hind end by bashing people that don’t agree and boosting his ego when he was on the View.

    Not something I want to spend time watching. Barbara does let her do whatever she wants and it has hurt their show some. However I believe their ratings are still really good and it is still a good show. You just have to watch out for Joy’s reaction to the co hosts and guests b/c if she doesn’t agree with them or like them, she is rude….

    Bethany had the last laugh and if she did have a tummy tuck, good for her. Two birds with one stone. Omarrosa had a lot more than that done and she still is unattractive b/c she snipes at everyone, is arrogant and haughty and hasn’t done do do with her life. So there!!!!!!

    • kitkat says:

      Joy comes across as very angry and bitter. I used to listen to her on a local radio show in NY and her anger came through loud and clear, ESPECIALLY when people with different opinions called in, which was quite often. I would listen all the time just to hear her lose it, and she would never disappoint! 🙂 So funny that someone who demands tolerance from the world has so little of it for everybody else…

    • TLM says:

      Omarosa should have been sued by Bethenny for defamation a couple of times, but I assume she’s judgment-proof and destitute with nothing going on but these occasional appearances where shows want to trot out a “whatever happened to?” loser. This is the first time I heard the tummy tuck remark. The other time she said Jason was gay and phrased it the same way, “We all knew but none of us said anything.” I think the “we” and “us” were her imaginary friends that live in her head. I think she and Kelly Kookadoodle doo would be great friends.

  9. Pghemtchick says:

    Is it just me or is yesterday’s blog gone?

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Nope, not just you. It’s gone. I wonder if Lynn had to take it down or if someone complained to WordPress. I could guess that some reality stars would not like a Melissa Gorga interview on the web.

  10. NDS says:

    It was there at 8:30 am (est) this morning….I was reading it

  11. MISHIGA95 says:

    Hi Lynn! Excellent take on The View, and the VILE Joy Behar. She totally reminds me of Jill Zarin’s bitchy, older cousin. If Jill gets a spin-off, I can totally see her showing up! (GROSS! Kill me now!) I hate how she bulldozes her guests and really can’t stand The View because of her. Love the blog though – I’m blown away by how quickly you have it up each day (but then again, I do get the benefit of West Coast time delay) 🙂 – thanks for writing!

    • TLM says:

      I was just thinking what it would sound like to have Jill, her sister, and Joy on a radio show together, and I couldn’t stop laughing. Not only would everyone be talking at the same time, but you couldn’t tell one voice from the other. LOL.

  12. Cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Lynn! Good Morning Everyone!

    Thank you Lynn and VAgirl, great Blog!

    I forgot yesterday to thank Melissa Gorga for giving you Lynn that Interview!

    THANKS MELISSA! GOOD LUCK!

  13. Teri Pope says:

    Lynn..your assessment of Joy is spot on!! I was disgusted by the faces she made every time Betheny opened her mouth. WTH is up with her?! Thanks for another wonderful blog!

  14. ChiTownRocks says:

    As much as I love to watch Flipping out, there is NO WAY I could work for Jeff Lewis. To be honest, to hire someone just for their looks, is wrong. I’m surprised he hasn’t been turned over to the Equal Opportunity Employment people and the way he treats the help he has is just wrong in itself. I did think B handled herself well on The View. I cannot stand Joy and whomever said she was Jill’s older cousin, hit the nail on the head.

    • Error404 says:

      I find it harder and harder to watch bravo because all of the ” reality” is totally fake. Jeff is 3 kinds of whack job crazy and the reason he has employees for life who are either family or like family is because he is too crazy to deal with real people or real life. He needs Sarah more than she needs that job and the whole story line is fake fake fake fake fake.

      • kellynnola says:

        I agree the story-line seems scripted. I know some very crazy, OCD designers, but I have never met anyone like Jeff Lewis. Seems a bit contrived.

        • VAgirl says:

          But it still entertains. I’m not tired of this one yet.

          • Error404 says:

            I’m just coming from a different perspective. I never “got” Jeff. I only recapped it last year because it’s suppose to be a “design show”. I read your recap above and was like ” do they even still pretend to do work.” lol as the emphasis on personality over design last season irked me. But you’re right, it’s really just a show about a guy many find charming and that’s about the extent of it.

            • TLM says:

              I’m not sure that it’s fake, but he makes bad decisions in relationships generally and I can see where he painted himself into a corner hiring her. What’s surprising is that he’s giving her this many chances. Do you not believe that his friendship with Ryan is completely over? I believe that was all true. Jeff is all over the place. He can demand that one employee take the bus instead of driving somewhere, whereas he’ll just hand out $40 if you amuse him in some weird way.

              What do you think of Jeff Miller on Million $ Decorators? I think he’s pretty obnoxious and condescending AND superficial (“no one hires a fatty.”) Can’t stand him.

  15. Sairah says:

    Where did the interview with Melissa go? I had the page open-refreshed for new comments-and got a message that it is lost or deleted???

  16. kellynnola says:

    Bethenny did a great job holding her own yesterday. I was pregnant and on maternity leave when Rosie was on The View. I could not take Rosie and Joy together. They both were incredibly rude to anyone who dare to disagree with them. I do however think Rosie is very charitable and giving.

    I like Sherri, but at times she can be ignorant.

  17. mich_in_mich says:

    I totally agree that Joy is way to combative and negative (I definitely could see her being tight with Jill and Patti Stanger … birds of a feather). Yes Bethenny can be snarky, but she also can laugh at herself. Looking forward to AZ girl’s comments.

  18. RealMinkey says:

    Have you seen Stanger’s new face and bod? She’s had a total overhaul on the outside. Too bad she can’t do anything with the personality. There isn’t a doctor in the world who could fix THAT.

    • VAgirl says:

      What kind of matchmaker can she be if she can’t even find a match for herself? I mean, you’d think an “expert” like her would have been able to tell her long-time boyfriend/fiance wasn’t the right match. Didn’t they discuss the kid subject once in all those years? At least Patti said that’s why they broke up. She wanted kids, he didn’t.

      • I don’t think her ability to find a man disqualifies her finding someone else a love match, BUT I wonder about that 99% success rate she talks about. On that show has anyone ever married anyone? And just the other day I heard Patti say something like “there has to be something wrong with him, otherwise he wouldn’t be here.” Odd way to talk about your services.

    • mich_in_mich says:

      When it comes to Patti, pretty is as pretty does. There have been so many articles in the press about how horribly she treats her staff. And to top it off, Jill was on one of her episodes :(. I have no problem with someone kicking a** and taking names, I like Tabatha on Salon Takeover. But I find Patti to be vile.

    • TLM says:

      Do you think it was lipo? I can’t believe it was Sensa, that’s for sure.

      If she really did work off the pounds, I would be interested to see that. And it would be nice to see someone yelling at her for a change. (20 more situps! NOW! lol. ) Jackie Warner perhaps? Jillian Michaels?

  19. NAmerican says:

    Since I retired I have become a loyal View viewer. I have to totally disagree with you guys on Joy Behar, I LOVE HER!!!! She is the only reason I watch the show now, she is the only one that seems to have a grasp on the issues. Whoopi still thinks she is a major movie star, I think her next gig will be Celebrity Fit Club, where all the has-beens go. Sherri is pretty dumb – she quotes from the Bible like its News, I am tired of religious zealots spouting their dogma on others, believe what you want, but keep it to yourself – don’t have to live by your rules, stop judging others. Elisabeth is a hypocrite, she claims to be a Republican but whatever they talk about on The View she wants government intervention to regulate the problem – not a Republican value – she is proving to be more of a Socialist than the liberals on the panel. Barbara Walters is pretty good, but its time for her to retire already, its scary to watch her walk out on the set, she looks like she could use a walker – very unstable on her feet. The best thing to ever happen on the View was Rosie – she put the show on the map.

    • VAgirl says:

      You just stated every reason why I do not watch the view. I agree with your “view” except about Joy. Never, ever liked that woman, even when she was just a comedian.

    • krone says:

      I’m with you NAmerican. Sherri has NO intellectual curiosity about ANYTHING; Hasselbeck drves me up a wall and Joy can be pretty damned funny, although some of the faces do remind me of JZ. Now I have to watch the show so I’ll probably start hating Joy if she truly did dump on my bethenny (whom I love!!)
      I’ve always liked Joy because she keeps herself well-informed unlike the others and Hasselbeck’s reliance on FauxNews for “facts” is nauseating. (so happy Murdock is getting his “comeuppance”)

  20. TLM says:

    I apologize if anyone has already said this, but I find Teresa’s whole “Melissa stole my brother from me” thing creepy. It’s almost as if she and her brother had an incestuous relationship. I don’t get it.

    • VAgirl says:

      I think she means that she and her brother were once close (in a family way, not creepy way) and that Melissa has somehow alienated Joey from his family, including her.

      • TLM says:

        I get that, but it is coming off COMPLETELY creepy to me every time I hear her talk about it or see them together.

    • Error404 says:

      Not creepy, just possessive. Some families are like this. They depend on the boys to do them favors and be there for them and when the guys get married and naturally spend most of their time with their wives, the mom/ sisters get jealous. It’s like ” I was waiting for Joey to come put my storm windows up for me, but of course that bitch just had to break a tooth and be taken to the dentist! Stupid bitch probably did it on purpose just to keep him from helping me.”

      • Denise says:

        I totally agree. I think that Lauren has that possessiveness with Albie and Christopher too. I feel sorry for any women, or any kind of friends for that matter, in those boy’s lives. I think Matt is even feeling the sting a bit.

    • I definitely see that, too. I don’t think it is real incest just an odd over the top possessiveness. I have seen this before. I used to know a woman who just could not accept any of her brother’s girlfriends and actually succeeded in convincing him to break off an engagement (which really pissed me off). He was miserable for 10 years and then hunted down the gilted fiance in Europe and married her. This sister was definitely not a bad person; she just thought she owned her brother. Yes, this is sick but I guess it happens. I always think there was some sort of trauma that the kids saw that made them cling to each other more than the average brother and sister.

  21. ItsMeMe says:

    Ha, I agree about Joy on the View, one of the many reasons I can’t watch that show. It’s actually right behind talking over each other. She tries to be funny and snarky, but she comes off bitter and mean. Not someone I would ever want to talk to. The rest of them are OK….but still annoying enough on their own (Elizabeth- voice, Sherry-kind of dumb, Whoppi – can be dismisive, Barbara – condescending) I wouldn’t watch the show. Basically I hate how the show portrays woman as catty combative twits. I’ve never sat down with other woman and behaved like those loons.

    • VAgirl says:

      I agree. I don’t think the “women” panel concept works on a talk show. Either have one host or a man/woman team. Women are too competitive by nature and are always trying to one-up each or over-talk each other. They think their opinion is the only correct one. Men let things go. OK, everyone, prove my point and let me have it with both barrels!

      • Indy Anna says:

        When Meredith Viera was on the View she kept it moving and decent. When she left the whole thing fell apart.

      • TLM says:

        I think it’s just not an interesting group. I never watched on a regular basis because they bored me to death. I thought Rosie was funny to watch against Hasselbeck because Hasselbeck was so clearly outmatched by her, but even then I didn’t really watch much.

  22. ItsMeMe says:

    OH and by the way Lynn, thanks for getting a post up about something at least once a day. Makes this site worth visiting:-)

  23. Tina says:

    Where is the Melissa Interview? I’ve been dying to read it, and it’s gone. It had to be more informative than her Bravo Blogs. My day off too. Damn!

  24. mich_in_mich says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the reasons why we dislike the behaviors of some of the people/characters we see on TV. Sometimes it builds slowly over the seasons or sometimes it’s right off the bat. And isn’t it interesting that for some people a person might just be mildly annoying and for others they dislike them so much it’s down to the bone. Maybe it’s that elusive “chemistry” we hear about. I don’t have intense feelings either way about Melissa or Teresa (both seem a lot alike to me). For whatever reason I find Taylor from RHBH and Tamara from RHOC especially dislikable (and Jill and LuAnn of course). NAmerican I hope you are enjoying your retirement :).

    • Nancy says:

      mich in mich,
      Finally, someone hates Taylor as much as I do!!!

      • mich_in_mich says:

        I don’t know what it is about Taylor, but as soon as she comes on screen my blood presssure raises. I just find her phony and yucky.

        • dsc60 says:

          i agree… i can’t stand taylor. i feel the same way about her as i do about the brunettes on RHNY. some of the housewives are fun to hate… not so with all of the above, well maybe jill but i’d still rather not have to see her. not that i really HAVE to see her but hopefully you know what i mean.

    • IndianaHousewife says:

      Mich, I think LOLing stated it well a few blogs ago. She referenced how on these reality shows you feel like you have already met these women based on your past experiences with other that the reality women remind you of. I know at least for me the women that I really dislike remind me of someone else and it is hard for me to let go of those feelings and at look at them with objectivity for who they really are, not who I think they are.

      • mich_in_mich says:

        I think you and LOL are onto something. I also find that if I feel someone is constantly being treated unfairly (Alex) I will support them. Also if I feel Bravo is forcing a new “fan favorite” (Kyle on RHBH) I get alittle suspicious. I just don’t like feeling manipulated.

  25. kbinldo says:

    I don’t know what Behar’s problem is with Bethenny, but she sure looked like she was sucking on a gross of lemons while seated next to Bethenny. All the other ladies were gracious & seemed happy she was there, but Joy’s face remained screwed-up & she didn’t even look at Bethenny when they were all greeting each other at the beginning. And of course Joy has to go to bat for her CNN Headline colleague Flaming Nostrils of Justice (aka Nancy Grace), who was completely out of line bashing the jury for its verdict. Of course, as a former persecutor (er, prosecutor), Ms. Grace will never admit it was the State that messed up the case. Ah well. Loved the Dennis Leary segment!

    • dsc60 says:

      Nancy Grace isn’t my favorite and there’s many times i don’t agree with her but in this case in so happens that i do. now the jury is stating that they “weren’t allowed” to take into consideration casey’s behavior after Kaylee’s death… really? what ever gave them that idea i don’t know. at the start of deliberations, 10 out of 12 thought she was guilty of one of the substantial charges… 11 hours later all say not guilty without asking for one piece of evidence or clarification on anything! the one juror stated she couldn’t find her guilty because she didn’t know how Kaylee was killed or why. well i think why WAS proven and how they had theories, however, the prosecution does NOT have to prove either how or why. how can you know how a person died with a dry bones case? you can’t! i also think they over thought reasonable doubt and believed it meant NO doubt at all. sorry… i think they blew it.

      • dsc60 says:

        however, do i feel that they deserve hate mail and death threats? absolutely not. i at least realize it was their decision and we have to live with it. they should be left alone if they want it that way.

        • krone says:

          Nancy Grace has never met a defendant she hasn’t already convicted and in the Anthony trial feeding the hatred could be dangerous. There are a lot of unbalanced individuals who are capable of taking “justice” into their own hands ala the murder of Dr. george Tiller. I could go on all day about the American legal system because IMHO, you get the best defense you can BUY (unless it’s incredibly high-profile and the lawyers can count on lots of publicity), BUT, it’s the best system I’ve seen.

          • dsc60 says:

            my brother feels strongly that Nancy Grace is dangerous. i don’t remember the names but a while back a woman was being accused of killing her child. she appeared on Nancy Grace and i guess she let her have it (i didn’t see it myself). the woman ended up committing suicide. i’m not blaming Nancy Grace although my brother really felt that interview might have sent her over the edge. obviously we’ll never know, however, i can imagine you may be correct. however, there are many news television personalities that share Nancy Grace’s opinion in the Anthony matter. i seriously am concerned about all those concerned’s safety including the jurors.

            what i’d like to know is who is paying for this plastic surgery, name change, etc. i’m sure her attorneys will help her a bit but not sure they’ll cover everything. however, i think even with plastic surgery/name change, etc, Casey Anthony will be found and called out.

      • kbinldo says:

        How Casey acted (allegedly) after her daughter was supposedly dead wasn’t relevant to the State’s case. The State had to show intent & they failed to do so.

        • dsc60 says:

          how wasn’t it relevant? in the Scott Peterson trial, the jurors relied heavily on how he acted after the fact. are you saying they shouldn’t have? wouldn’t that be appeal worthy then?

          • krone says:

            the persecutors succeeded inshowing that Casey is a TERRIBLE person but not that she killed her daughter IMO. Everyone reacts differently to stress and trauma. I think she probably did it but the prosecution overcharged,- few will send a person to death without a proven murder weapon, motive and at least a bit of forensic evidence linking the accused to the victim. Had the persecutors charged her with 2nd degree or manslaughter, I’d bet they’d have received their verdict.

  26. Thedesigndiva says:

    Thought you all would like to see this… a movie about cyberbullying coming on Sunday July 17th on ABC Family…
    Diva

  27. Katiecoo says:

    I just got home from meeting Bethenny at Walgreens! LOL It was AWESOME. I got there an hour early and the line was around the store already–they were taping people in line and interviewing so you know I got my 2 cents in. We then went in and bought our bottles (I got 3 SG Sangrias) and then we wound our way thru the store–it was hilarious as one of my “line mates” was there w/ her 3 mth old baby girl and we paused a long time in the baby aisle and I took photos of her with her SG Sangria in the cup holder of the stroller with the baby and diapers in the backround. Classic!

    They really shuffled you thru FAST but I was able to give Bethenny the gift bag of my bath products, quickly tell her I’d made them but NOT to eat them even tho they look like candy then posed for a photo (they take) then was able to eek out “I have to thank you Bethenny…you’ve really changed my life on so many levels” and she turned her entire body around as I was moving behind her (rather being herded behind her) and she made this wide eyed eye contact and said “Really?” so sincere and genuine.

    Then immediately I was interviewed and taped again by the same people (I swear I saw this guy on the MM Matchmaker being matched by that awful Patti Stanger…maybe they work for Bravo?) I was shaking for some reason but they said “no we want to see that on camera”. Whatever! I was being myself all starstruck and affected…so there it was!

    Bethenny is WAY prettier in person, those cheekbones are crazy, she’s of course tinier but she looked healthy and happy. It was soooo great!

    Lynn I will send you the pics I took–we weren’t allowed to take pics of her unfortunately but I got the whole scene and I guess pics of us will show up on FAcebook or something.

    Oh and I wore RED from head to toe which she immediately remarked “you’re wearing my red!” I said “of course!” Hardly anyone was in red which I found odd..even my shoes were red! lol

    Ok, maybe Lynn will find a way to post some pics so you can see. It was great!!!

    AZ Girl I have a bottle for you–if you want…I could only get 2 signed (one for me and one for my bff) but I did get one extra and at least it’s from this event! 🙂

    • Happymouth says:

      How exciting !!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing .

    • Nancy says:

      Katiecoo,
      “Really?” That made me cry.
      Thank-you for sharing your day with Bethenny.
      I’m glad to hear she looks healthy. I was getting
      a little worried about her. 🙂

    • Congrats Katiecoo! How fun and exciting. I’m a little envious!

    • AZ Girl says:

      Thank you Katie! You are a sweetheart. If I remember you are at guadelupe & mcclintock? Email Lynn for my email address. I will reimburse you for the Sangria. Looking forward to your pics. At work got to run

      • Katiecoo says:

        I’m at Baseline/McClintock and I will get your email from Lynn and we’ll set up a “drop time”. lol I will include a little surprise from the event, just a silly memento but something. I’m that sentimental.

    • PantryViewer says:

      Glad you had fun, Katie! The baby aisle pictures sound funny – LOL!

    • TLM says:

      Very cool! I hope you’ll post a photo of the bath bombs you gave to B also!!!

  28. zanne says:

    If you go to the bottom on this page you will find the link to the Messisa interview – but the blog part is gone

    • Thedesigndiva says:

      The link is no longer available…HOWEVER….you can go to reality tea site..
      HWSNJ thread aboke Broke…comment number 166 has the entire interview posted…not the comments from lynns site, just the interview…
      Would however like to know WHY the interview was taken down…..hmmm
      diva

    • Nancy says:

      Does anyone know what the frigging biotch Jill is complaining about today?
      Jill, maybe you should be spending your time getting your daughter a job and not policing the internet.

      Lynn, we feel your pain. Anything we can do to help?

  29. kellynnola says:

    New interior design blog post- Meryl Streep’s Santa Barbara House in “It’s Complicated.” at kellynnola.wordpress.com

    Later this afternoon, Design Star recap!

  30. Lynn you are so right! I saw the View, too. While my screen didn’t freeze so I didn’t see that heinous face Joy Behar made, it was obvious to me Joy is jealous and yes, she does remind me of the Pill.

    I also agree that the guests have to really fight to get a word in edgewise. While I do think this is rude, for the purposes of this show, I think it is okay. This is a crazy pack of chicks. That’s who they are. Individually they are not all crazy, but together they form a fierce group that I think serves to make them the modern-day Greek chorus, announcing the way things look.

    (When the girls of the View said they wanted Anthony Wiener to quit, I knew he was done. They are a coffee klatch judge and jury. Their judgements are often the final ruling.)

    There was a time when I liked Joy. She is funny and despite her close minded opinions, she is a fast wit and I always appreciate that, but now she is nothing short of a pinched shrew, always spouting off her disdain for anything she doesn’t understand.

    I do, however like Whoopi. I agree with her at most 50% of the time, but ALWAYS appreciate her willingness to allow others to have opposing points of view.

    As for Omarosa, I don’t get why she was insulted by what Bethenny said. What I understand is that Bethenny wants a different career. That’s no insult. I suspect that Omarosa is using this as an opportunity to make herself relevant. I doubt it will work, but it does have us talking about her so I guess I am wrong.

    Thanks for posting this. No one else I know saw it. Great to read what you thought.

  31. Where did yesterdays’blog go?
    Great recap. I like “Flipping Out” although Jeff is over the top. I miss Jenni though. She was a good counter balance to Jeff’s craziness. I wish she was shown more. Sarah is a ditz but I understand where Jeff is comming from as far as firing her.
    I wasn’t really suprised about Jeff judging applicants on their looks. Sadly, it happens more often than we think. Yes, there are laws that are suppose to protect against it, but it still happens. I worked for a company in HR for many years and saw it happening all the time. We would send managers qualified applicants of varied ages, experience and looks. A lot of managers/ dept. heads gravitated to the younger and prettier applicants. Sometimes the choice was done concisely often it was sub-concisely.
    We live in a world where people are judged by their looks, good or bad. Not fair at all but it is reality. Most employers would chose younger, taller, attractive, man or woman over a man or woman who is older, less attractive or weighs more (even if that person where more qualified).
    Funny thing though, a lot of those “pretty” applicants didn’t work out so well or only used the position as a stepping stone so we ended up going back and hiring the previously passed up applicant anyways.
    Like Gage, we would screen and recomend the most qualified but ultimately, we didn’t have the final say.
    That being said, I do like Jeff’s design ascetic. I recognized Tommy Shaw immediatly. I guess that might date me! Styx,REO Speedwagon, Journey and the Eagles where all very popular in my early years of high school. I confess I did have a slight crush on hm and Don Henely for a time. Steve Perry wasn’t bad either.

    Can’t stand Joy Behar. I stopped watching “The View” because of her. She is so rude and disrespectful. I think this blog proves that people can disagree and still be respectful. Joy doesn’t espose that belief. If she doesn’t agree with you on politics, religion, social issues or anything, she is just hateful. I hate her condesending behavior and her additude of superiority. In her small mind she is all ways right, period. Reminds me so much of Jill Zarin.

    • Nancy says:

      Siamese twins.

    • TLM says:

      I missed the beginning of the show and now it all makes sense!! And I just saw Styx and Yes perform together July 4!!!! I didn’t connect that that was Tommy Shaw!!!

  32. Nancy says:

    NEWS ALERT
    **********************************************
    Rodney King was just arrested for DUI.
    Could you imagine what would happen to him
    if he has to go to jail?

  33. AZ Girl says:

    WTF. Yesterdays blog has been kidnapped by WordPress. I read the blog twice and I still can’t figure out what was bad about it? Lynn did a great job. Good questions. Bravo maybe????

  34. Jill is going to be a judge on Iron Chef. She bragged last week on Twitter that she was taping two TV shows this week. I guess this is one of the shows.

    • That is the single craziest thing I have heard in a long, long time.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Iron Chef?? No way! She has no culinary background. I can just see it. Competitors show up and see Jill and think I prepared for months and this loser is going to judge my food. I hope the key ingrediant is something really gross like tripe.

    • lillybee says:

      What does that woman know about quality food? Will she pour her diet coke on the food?

    • I usually copy and paste her tweets but since Jill and her “team” are giving Lynn a hard time, I won’t do it. The link for her Twitter page is below. She posted a picture of the set of Iron Chef.

      http://twitter.com/Jillzarin

    • kbinldo says:

      What is she going to do? Pour water on what the chefs prepare?

    • AZ Girl says:

      Jill’s tweets fromthe Iron Chef set are going to Art Smith. I am assuming that he is a fellow judge and NOT competing. What a hoot if Jill accidently gave away the competitor. BTW. Art Smith looks great. He has lost a ton of weight.

  35. I don’t think her ability to find a man disqualifies her finding someone else a love match, BUT I wonder about that 99% success rate she talks about. On that show has anyone ever married anyone? And just the other day I heard Patti say something like “there has to be something wrong with him, otherwise he wouldn’t be here.” Odd way to talk about your services, not mention your clients. Sounds like the Losers Club.

  36. Please disregard the note above. I sent it accidentally. What I meant to do is ask if anyone remembers when something on the RHONY happened. I think it was two seasons ago. In a nutshell Bethenny and Jill were in the Hamptons in Jill’s pool and Simon & Alex were in Brooklyn in their baby pool, drinking Champagne. And the scenes were back to back in the editing. Any recollections are much appreciated. Thank you!

    • Indy Anna says:

      I do remember that scene. The little blow up pool in the back yard in Brooklyn was hysterical. The Silex group was having such a good time. At Jill’s I noticed Bethenny’s left boob looked funny. The comparison was a riot. Silex actually looked like they were having much more fun.

      • Indy Anna says:

        oopppsss. I lost the person I was responding to. This makes no sense here.

      • I am desperate to know what episode that was because that was the moment when I decided I love Alex & Simon. Before that I thought they were creepy social climbers. When I saw Jill in the big fancy pool being bitchy contrasted with what appeared to be performance artists having the time of their lives in a humble baby pool I knew Alex & Simon were just fun.

        • BessiB says:

          One way to figure it out is to go to Itunes and check out the episode information for the early seasons. I’ll look on my Ipod and see if it is one I downloaded, and get back if I do.

          I think it was close to the ep in which they go to St Barts, and everyone else goes to Hamptons.

    • lola says:

      Isn’t that the scene where they were discussing Kelly? Jill was asking Bethenny alot of questions about Kelly. Bethenny’s boobs did look funny or maybe it was just the chest bones showing

    • floridagirl88 says:

      That was the scene that made me like them. Seeing them frolic in their backyard pool helped me understand that they really didn’t take themselves too seriously and knew how to just relax and have fun. If you ever had a backyard pool, you’d understand why that scene was so enjoyable.

  37. MoDee says:

    If anybody’s interested, yesterdays interview blog that disappeared can be found here. I can’t figure out why it would have been banned, but google has a cached screenshot of it. I hope I’m not overstepping here since I rarely post. Sorry Lynn, if I am.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:u4kWfgp3ZucJ:lynnnchicago101.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/i-hate-jill-zarin-exclusive-interview-with-melissa-gorga-of-the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/+Melissa+Gorga+interview,+Lynnnchicago&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I ‘member you MoDee- thank you for finding this to post.

      I was beginning to think I lost a whole day!

    • violachica says:

      why would it have been deleted?!

    • happygal says:

      Thanks for that- What an Internet wizard…. how did you do that- Really impressive!
      I re read it and unless it is the confirmation of season 4- i really can’t see anything that is wrong with the interview- There are a lot of parts of the Bravo blogs and maybe the percentage wasn’t correct in allotment… but geez… what- Bravo- do you have people counting the sentences and words re posted…

  38. kellynnola says:

    New interior design blog post- Meryl Streep’s Santa Barbara House in “It’s Complicated.” at
    http://kellynnola.wordpress.com/

  39. OneMoreInBoston says:

    I’m getting a little concerned about WordPress attempting to censor and edit this blog.

    IHJZ brings hits to WordPress too. If they are pulling entire days off, and delaying posting blogs, it may be time to shop around.

    WordPress is a platform, and shouldn’t be in the business of dictating content.

    • Agreed! These women put their lives out their for us to watch. Now when they get negative feedback for bad behavior they want to censor our reactions. I know Word Press is probably threatened by some of these twits legal advisors, but come on! Enough is enough! These women are public figures and a judge would laugh them right out of the court room!

    • California35 says:

      I agree…what can we do to help? search? I am happy to help if there is something specific I can do…count me in 🙂

      • MAMAZ says:

        Grrrr. It makes me angry. I wish there was somewhere Lynn could blog without the censorship.

  40. kellynnola says:

    Cat Ommaney just agreed to do an interview w/ me on interior design as she’s a former int. designer. Should be soon!

  41. maggie_01bklyn says:

    I am so new to all of this and already i am mega annoyed with all the pinching and pulling. What happened to our first amendment rights? This is exactly why these women are so disliked. They put themselves out there and behave like farm animals, and get paid for it. How dare they object to the public’s opinion. I do hope that the cost for pulling these blogs, the attorneys required, is coming out of their designer pockets.

    Jill there is nothing that will repair your image as long as you continue to CYBER BULLY Bravo’s fan base.

    PULL THIS JILL….

    YOU JILL ARE A HORROR, YOUR MEAN and SPOILED.
    LuMan your a JOKE….. I wish just once that you could see yourself as the rest of us see you. A friend of mine was asking about my zest for this blog, so I shared with him a few of your scenes. He laughed till he could not stand it anymore. He said to me “DARLINGggg you are so right she is a big blow hole.
    Kelly, kelly, kelly, I have to admit I feel very sorry for you, I hope your able to find out who stole your brain soon. Remember what the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz said…. some people without brains do an awful lot of talking…… If you only had a brain.
    Cindy … Thank god Cindy does have money, no one would want to be around her without some compensation.
    These women need to see the Wizard of OZ

    Auntie Em will close out this post: Em: Now you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!
    -Auntie Em

    • MsJxn says:

      LOL!! Wrote the very same thing myself many blog’s back,…and in mine, Kelly was the scare crow, too!!! thus ..flying monkey’s was born!! Hahaha!! I’ll go look,…well, don’t have the time now,..would be fun to see if we had the same comparisons of all of them. Also, could one of my more computer savvy friend’s please put up a pic of a Kewpie doll,…just for me, LOL!,…..because I realized yesterday where I had seen LouMann’s “producer” before!!! Hahaha! and thank’s to you all, and Lynn for giving us “venting room”!!!! As I said before,..Lynn, where can I send you the check,…..because this site is cheaper than therapy!!!

  42. LOLing says:

    It is gone! It was there this morning. Maybe the PR People didn’t get Bravos permission? Maybe Melissa changed her mind? Or maybe because she mentioned season 4 and they didn’t like that? I am sure Lynn will tell us.

    I can’t imagine it would be Jill (this time)…..there was only one metion of her and I don’t think it was mean?

    Weird!

    • maggie_01bklyn says:

      It’s too bad, I was able to read Melissa’s interview before it was yanked, I was impressed with her saying that “she” chose Theresa and Joe as God Parents for her children. I was wondering where her Joe was in this decision making. I would also like to know what prompted Bravo to call Melissa during that amazing Friday drive of hers.

      Now, I do have to admit that Theresa is quickly moving over to the crackpot side of my score sheet. The table flipping was unreal, but I have been angry at times and wanted to just make everyone STOP. I understand the emotions, but it happens too often with Theresa, when her brother Joe who is a rude ass pig, told her to go. If she would have shut up and just walked away, that whole incident would not have happened. Walking away Theresa would have been classy.

      I have read a few things about Melissa’s Joe having some leins against some of his business properties. Melissa start counting your pennies now.

      Theresa and Joe if you want to stop the public from intruding, stop spending. New cars, new clothes, all the time. It’s unseemly. The appearance of impropriety is as damaging as the impropriety itself.

      • LOLing says:

        I don’t think any of them can shut up and walk away. It’s not in their DNA. People like that drive me nuts!

        I don’t put too much into the spending aspects on the show (like the parties, shopping sprees etc), from ANY of the Housewives. There is so much fakery for the cameras and we don’t know what they are being compensated for and i am sure no one is going to tell us. They get a lot of free stuff just for Tweeting a dress they wore and where to buy it. It does look bad though, esp. for Teresa. I agree Melissa should be careful with her spending, you never know when the bottom will fall out! I think Teresa dreams about that at night. 🙂

        I have a sneaking suspicion Bravo called her to create drama! 🙂 They shipped Danielle off (yay!) and needed something. These shows take months to cast, it’s all very calculated. I think that Teresa is more hurt by Kathy, because they grew up together, then Melissa. I think she reacts to Kathy with so much anger b/c they were so close for so long and if anyone should “know” her, it’s Kathy. I guess if it sells cannolis, it’s all good.

  43. smompy says:

    Katiecoo, thanks so much for sharing your story about the Bethenny event! I love reading things like that. And whomever mentioned Design Star, thank you too. I didn’t realize a new season had started and I really enjoy that show…even though it sometimes infuriates me a little. Has it already been established which male contestant will apppear shirtless through the season? Oh, and shut up, Vern!

    I’m also dying to know what wordpress’s problem was this time. I read that entire blog and all its comments again, early this morning, and I can’t imagine what part of it could have been so offensive that the whole thing needed to be taken down. I mean, aside from the fact that some people had the audacity to disagree with my own personal take on the Teresa vs. Melisssa thing…I can’t imagine what was so offensive…aside from that one HIGHLY OFFENSIVE thing.
    😉

    • LOLing says:

      Did you report this offense? You know your punishment will be to listen to Teresa yell “Milania” on repeat for 12 hours. Followed by 12 hours of “spank me Joe”.

      It can’t be Jill, it wasn’t about her…it has to be Bravo related. Maybe confirming season 4? Bravo is always weird about that. Even though there were pictures on the internet of them surrounded by cameras. I’m no detective, but that kind of says to me…new season!

      • Kansas Girl says:

        My guess is with quoting large chunks of blogs .Perhaps it was more than 10%? I don’t know, as I didn’t read the NJ blogs.

        • LOLing says:

          Oh yeah, I forgot about that…but somehow I doubt WordPress would know that unless someone told them? The plot thickens….

          Is Teresa smart enough to use plays from Jill’s Playbook?

      • dsc60 says:

        i don’t think jill likes it when ANY of the housewives respects Lynn enough to give her an interview. i certainly not suggesting it was jill that got it pulled although one never knows when it comes to that creature.

  44. Thedesigndiva says:

    Here’s what really burns my ass about deleting of the topic…… they ( being whomever they are ) felt that possible something said was amiss…. I am just using conjecture here on my part…BUT… it is perfectly LEGAL for those people to picket funerals of vets !!!! It’s a world gone mad I tell ya….
    In my neck of the woods those horrible people are planning yet another picket….St Lucie County Fl… hope all their souls burn in HELL………….
    diva

    • MAMAZ says:

      Diva – I think it’s a given.

    • smompy says:

      I don’t think those Fred Phelps types actually have souls. They protested a funeral near here last year, but those motorcycle guys (I forget the name of their group) surrounded them and drowned them out by revving their engines.

      Last year I had to go to an event at the hotel that’s on the grounds of the U.S> Military Academy, and supposedly there was going to be a big “anti-gay” protest outside the gates that day. I thought maybe it was one of those so-called Westboro Baptists but then someone said it was actually a Jewish group who was protesting. Turned out to be two, count ’em TWO, older haisdic men, one was holding up an illegibly written sign and the other was sitting in a folding chair fanning himeslf with his folded up sign (it was hot that day). Most. Pathetic. Protest. Ever.

      • maggie_01bklyn says:

        Nothing like a beautiful day on the Hudson……Kiryas Joel is the Haisdic Community here in the area. We the tax payers are paying for their school. We don’t pay for any other Religious Schools, yet we pay for theirs. On top of that a large portion of their community is on government assistance, yet they continue to buy up property all around the area. They go to a catholic hospital and take the crosses off the walls. I just shake my head… How are they getting away with it???????

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          Kiryas Joel has the youngest median age (15.0) of any population center of over 5,000 residents in the United States.

          Unlike most other small communities, it lacks a real downtown and much of it is given over to residential property, which has mostly taken the form of contemporary townhouse-style condominiums. New construction is ongoing throughout the community.

          Population growth is strong. In 1990, there were 7,400 people in Kiryas Joel; in 2000, 13,100, nearly doubling the population. In 2005, the population had risen to 18,300, a rate of growth suggesting it will double again in the ten years between 2000 and 2010.

          The unusual lifestyle and growth pattern of Kiryas Joel has led to litigation on a number of fronts. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet that the Kiryas Joel school district, which covered only the village, was designed in violation of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment, because the design accommodated one group on the basis of religious affiliation. Subsequently, the New York State Legislature established a similar school district in the town that has passed legal muster. From Wikipedia

          It appears to me that since they moved to to the area to set up their own village, and are paying taxes to support a Hasidic school *and* are paying for a school established for everyone else in accordance with New York law, that is how they’re “getting away with it”.

          It’s interesting to see how people react when the majority religion of a town is *not* Christian.

          When I graduated HS in Scarsdale, the Village, being predominately Jewish, banned a display of a creche in a public space and it went all the way to the Supreme Court. They ruled in favor of the village as the majority had the right to decide how a public space was utilized.

          BTW, my father is a combat veteran and an avowed atheist. When he was in the hospital he removed the cross and brought it down to the nurse’s station. Why should anyone who doesn’t believe in a religion be forced to have that religion’s icons in a hospital room when they’re sick?

          I’m no religious scholar, but somehow that doesn’t strike me as very “Christian”.

          • smompy says:

            OMIB, from a distance it might seem like anti-semitism is the driving issue between Kiyras Joel and its problems with neighboring communities, but that’s really not accurate. This area has always had Jewish communities. The oldest Jewish homestead in North America (dating to 1713 I believe) stands in Orange County, NY. Kiyas Joel’s residents are not just Jewish…they are part of a specific sect which is extremely adept at getting federal and state funding while paying out very little. It is literally the poorest community of its size in the U.S. on paper at least….although almost every local person has witnessed KJ folks buying expesive clothing, jewelry and so on with a huge wad of greenbacks taken from their pocket and we all know theirs is a cash economy. Aprroximately 70 percent of the village residents have a reported income that’s below the poverty level. A full half of the village’s residents receive food stamps, and more than one third receive Medicaid benefits and rely on federal vouchers to pay their housing costs, yet the Satmars own between 2.5 and3 billion dollars worth of local property. They have by far the smallest school district in the area yet they recieve much more federal funding than any school district in the three surrounding counties And yes, they do pay some property taxes…to a degree…but since they are able to declare almost every property they own a house of worship, most of it is tax exempt. This commmunity also goes about expanding in a very systematic way. At first the tiny community starting buying up houses in the surrounding area. Then they deliberately let those properties become run down (assuming they hadn’t gotten them declared tax exempt yet) so that their assessed value would drop but also so that they coud bring down the property values in the rest of that neighborhood and then they could buy even more houses on the cheap. Also, even though KJ is the so-called “poorest community” in the U.S. it happens to donate more money to political campaigns than any other town in the area. I mean far, FAR more. When pollsters talk about voting “blocks” such as Practicing Cathholics or Young White Males, or whatever, they’re usually talking about 70 to maybe 80% of that group voting a certain way. KJ votes as a 100% block every time. There is literally no dissentionin the ranks. And of course they will vote for whichever politician promises to get them the most state and federal aid. They were recently granted 10.5 million in tax dollars to build a post partum center for the women of KJ. And even though there has been a lot of population growth in this part of Orange County, especially after 9/11, no local community’s population has ever even come close to exploding at the rate KJ has. They marry young and have eight or nine kids on average.

            Now of course none of this stuff is illegal, but that doesn’t mean neighboring communities don’t have a right to complain or be suspicious of what is, for all intents and purposes, a well organized politcal machine that never seems to stop feeding. After watching hamlet after hamlet, and unincorporated community after unincorported community being swallowed up by the rapidly spreading Kiryas Joel, I know that at least one bordering community has gone to the trouble of putting up a referendum in order to declare themselves a legal Village. In NY State the boundaries of a Village cannot be changed, and had those pepple not taken that step, they definitely would now be enveloped by Kryas Joelby now. I won’t even get into their toxic pipeline project, which is of course being built with our tax money, or about their allegedly hushed up spousal and/or child abuse issues, because mainly I wanted to point out that having a problem with this particular community and the way it operates doesn’t necessarily have anythng to do with being anti-semitic. Believe me, you really, really woud not want to own a home next door to KJ yourself. And if you’re still doubtful, I Would suggest searching for articles about KJ in the area newspapers. The Times Herald Record out of Middletown, NY should have lots of them.

            Damn, sorry, didn’t mean to write anywhere near that much! But once I got started…

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              no worries- I admire passion.

              I am familiar with some of the issues- my ancestors came to that very county in NY over 200 years ago. My surname is in many towns and places, and we follow a lot of the issues and politics of that particular county

              I am not alleging anti-semitism but maybe anti- otherness?

              I was aware of the political voting block. I was aware of the huge amount of poverty with some huge % of families on food stamps and welfare. I was aware of the issues surrounding the definition of a village BUT I was not aware of this:

              “since they are able to declare almost every property they own a house of worship, most of it is tax exempt. This commmunity also goes about expanding in a very systematic way. At first the tiny community starting buying up houses in the surrounding area. Then they deliberately let those properties become run down (assuming they hadn’t gotten them declared tax exempt yet) so that their assessed value would drop but also so that they coud bring down the property values in the rest of that neighborhood and then they could buy even more houses on the cheap. ”

              thank you for posting another viewpoint.

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                p.s. You are an excellent writer.

                • twoile says:

                  @S, I too will add kudos 4 ur authorship……have enjoyed many of ur postings & found this a very interesting subject, there may be something in the fear/resentment/a bit of otherness by the established population. Looks like the citizens have mastered the socio/political process much to their advantage……seems like it is similar to Oil/Gas/major corporations etc mastering their tax et al to their advantage. As I said very interesting read, thank you. Jeanne

            • MichellefromNY says:

              You’re right about a few things, but some of the things you point out ARE in fact anti-semitic to say. Saying that there’s something wrong with everyone in the community votes the same–basically insinuating that these people are brainwashed robots–is inherently exclusionary and does not abide by the pluralistic ideals of American society. If a community or sect chooses to act a certain way that abides by the law then instead of judging them, either respect their beliefs and move on or maybe try to learn more about the history of the community and why they believe what they believe.

              • smompy says:

                LOL what utter hogwash! Considering that I NEVER SAID it was WRONG for a community to vote as a block, obviously I couldn’t have “basically insinuatde” any such thing. I’m sorry if it threatens you somehow, but I was simply stating facts. After every election, the local newspapers always break down the votes by county, town, village, etc., and Kyrias Joel is the only community that votes as one single block. Again this is not a judgement. This is a fact. You can argue about it until the cows come home and it will still be a fact. It’s also a fact that this particular communtiy makes bigger per capita political donations, by far, than any community in the area. And once again, I am not saying this is good or corrupt or illegal (in fact I already DID point out that there’s nothing illegal about it), but whether you like it or not, these ARE facts. And they are also newsworthy, whether you like that or not. Maybe that’s why the New York Times and many other newspapers reported these things? As to what I ought to “learn” before getting your approval before expressing myself here, that’s obviously something about which you are completely ignorant. You do not know me and you do not know what I have seen or experienced in life. As it happens, I have in fact been a personal witness to the history of this community…the same community you suggest I “should try to learn about.” As it happens, I have no problem whatsoever with the religious beliefs of this community, or any other for that matter. And I think I made that quite clear. So for you to jump to wild conclusions about some alledged religious bigotry on my part is completely ridiculous. BTW I also made it very clear that many neighbors of kJ have problems with their POLITICS and their aggressive growth which often involves annexation of older, established neighborhoods and communities
                into their own, which is the sort of thing that would obviously tend to raise the hackles of their neighbors, no matter what religion those neighbors follow. I could not have been clearer that this was NOT about their religion. So please don’t even try to take your own paranoid inferences about things I never even wrote and publicly transform them into some non-existent “insinuations” emanating from myself. Lastly, I’m not a particularly religious person these days and I’m no about to document my own convoluted spirtual history for you, but I will say this… sure as hell didn’t spend all those boring Friday evenings in Temple just to have some anonymous blog commenter who’s clearly threatened by a recitation of simple facts label me an “Anti-Semite.” So to that idea, my only response must be:
                ADIOS, LUNATIC!

                • floridagirl88 says:

                  Well said. I am not Jewish and I find the issues of the community/culture fascinating. I like that you are saying not right, not wrong, just different.

  45. maggie_01bklyn says:

    I am disgusted and outraged their pickets of vets funerals. It just freaking stinks, There are ways to express your opinions of the war. BUT not at a vets funeral. Before they burn in hell, I hope that their insensitive, uncaring behavior comes back on them 1000x’s.

    • MAMAZ says:

      They aren’t even really expressing an opinion about the war. It’s all about their homophobia. Imagine their surprise when God tells them “I DONT hate fags but i DO hate the people who hate homosexuals!”

      • Nancy says:

        Amen sister!

        • krone says:

          My daughter is in the Marines: been to Bosnia, Haiti, Iraq and many other places (Thank Goddess she’s @ Langely now “attatched” to a General), so it’s unlikely that she or my SIL will be in harms way anytime soon. If anything happened to her or her brothers/sisters in service, I would hope I’d beat the murder rap I’d surely incur should those freaks picket any funeral/service held in their honor. Michael Moore did a brilliant job following those freaks around; did anyone see that?

  46. Thedesigndiva says:

    We have lots of ” good old boys ” here….Pickup trucks and gun racks…wink wink….lots of people who work in the Hotel Industry are keeping tabs on who checks in and letting them know what vehicle they are driving in hopes that they can BLOCK them from leaving and even showing up….hope it works… Florida is now in the process of enacting BUFFER ZONES at these funerals….The Supreme Court says they have the right to picket BUT the States have the right to regulate buffer zones…. So sad that this world is coming to this…….
    Diva
    Apologies for going off topic but this subject just frost my flakes…..

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      “The Supreme Court says they have the right to picket BUT the States have the right to regulate buffer zones”

      I didn’t know that. I wonder why other states hasn’t set up buffer zones? Or have they and I’m just woefully uninformed?

      • Thedesigndiva says:

        In the decision, the Court ruled that the Westboro protesters – who preach that soldier deaths are God’s punishment for our country’s permissiveness about homosexuality – could not be sued for demonstrating outside a military funeral in Maryland but said that the government nonetheless had a right to regulate”where and when” the picketing is conducted.

        From the Supreme Courts Ruling…..
        Diva
        What a shame that once again we have to regulate peoples manners with yet another law… DISGUSTING PEOPLE ……Good thing I think I would hate prison food….wink wink

  47. MAMAZ says:

    Katiecoo – Thanks for posting about your morning. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. Let us know how the Sangria tastes.

  48. jeepers1941 says:

    OK, I for one am getting really pissed off with the bullshit with wordpress and bravo! What the hell is they’re problem this time?
    Lynn isn’t doing anything wrong! If providing a site where people come to express opinions is wrong then I feel we are being told how we should feel. Rather they be good or bad opinions on about what they see and hear. Lynn’s site has always been fair and balanced and I feel like I am being told how I should feel. If this is because some HW made a statement they shouldn’t have, don’t hold Lynn responsible for it, tell the HW!
    BRAVO and WORDPRESS – you can go to HELL……………. 😦

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Easy there kill-ah!

      We don’t *know* that Bravo or even WordPress is censoring or editing the IHJZ blog- I *think* something like that is going on but let’s not rush to judgement until we *know* for sure what’s up.

      I agree that Lynn isn’t doing anything wrong- so maybe that’s not what’s going on here.

      Let’s just keep an eye on the blog and an open mind. Who knows it may even be a technological glitch- and nothing like censorship at all.

      • Nancy says:

        OMIB,
        What’s going on? You haven’t had anyone yelling at you for days now. 🙂

      • jeepers1941 says:

        OMIB,
        Never let it be said, “that you don’t have a right to your opinions either”, as I was just stating mine, so back off bucko! jk
        Of course we could both be wrong, I think there is a rat in the pack!
        Now I will go to my corner and come out swinging again, if I feel the need!

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        Okay…I have been out of the loop for a couple of days…two sick kiddo’s ….anyway, Does anyone know why the Melissa interview disappeared? I’m super duper ADD and admit that it got the best of me while I was searching through the comments to find out what happened!

    • Debbie says:

      Hell, if they want to shut down blogs for unpopular opinions, they can start with Westboro Baptist Church. That’s a site that spews nothing but hatred and can only be described as vulgar.
      I cannot believe the pettiness of Jill Zarin and others. If they spent their time fighting the true evil and bigotry in the world, then maybe something good would be accomplished.
      I “hate” Jill Zarinand her minions more than ever. I hope her team does what they do because they believe in JZ. But if they do work for her for a paycheck, the sin they are committing by perpetuating the JZ myth is deplorable.

  49. kellynnola says:

    DESIGN STAR Season 6 Premiere Recap on my interior design blog http://kellynnola.wordpress.com/

    • VAgirl says:

      Nice recap and I loved the pictures. I also loved looking at Streep’s movie house. I remember liking it in the movie, which was hilarious by the way.

      Katiekoo – So glad you had a great day visiting Bethenny. I’m a little jelly.

    • twoile says:

      Gr8 blog, very nicely done :0)

  50. Rhetorica says:

    Here’s a petition to have Kim G removed. Maybe we can follow the format for other issues.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/bravo-network-and-andy-cohen-remove-kim-g-granatell-from-tv

  51. BambiBaby22 says:

    Ok, most people here probably know that I really do not like Bethenny. However, Omarosa saying she got a tummy tick is ridiculous. My sister had to have two C-sections, she asked her doctor in advance of the second one if it were possible to schedule a tummy tuck at the same time. The doctor said it was not possible because of the swelling and other things. I do not care if you are a celebrity or not, a tummy tuck at the same time as a c section is just not possible. Shame on omarosa for spreading blatent lies.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      tuck…not tick….lol

      • dsc60 says:

        it didn’t sound right to me… i know a tummy tuck is MAJOR and it certainly doesn’t seem like something they would do to someone who just had a baby. the recovery time is long and hard – how would one care for a newborn? thanks for clarifying.

    • BessiB says:

      No one paid attention or believed it anyway.

    • LOLing says:

      When I had my son (Via C) I asked the doctor that question as a joke! They won’t do it. You have to wait until you get back to normal! People don’t realize C sections are major surgery (probably b/c you get a cute little baby at the end) but they are! They take out part of your freakin’ intestines and put them back!

      Funny story though, right b/f he was born I was in the OB’s office and starting chatting w/ a British woman. I mentioned I was having a scheduled C and why (I had no choice) and she said in England when you have a C, they say you are “too posh to push”, after Posh Spice. I got so much milage out of that one w/ my husband!

      Oh, and the nurse “kinda” called me a whore (I think). Good times birthin’ is!

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        After my last c-section, I asked my doctor if he could tighten and tuck the tummy a bit, half joking, and he said that they DO NOT do that after c-sections. He went on to say it is dangerous and the risk for complications doubles….so I seriously doubt that rumor is true!

  52. Nancy says:

    Rerun of Housewives OC is on right now.
    If I were one of Vicki’s kids I would have had to drop acid on a daily basis
    just to survive.

    • VAgirl says:

      Is it too much to hope that they don’t do another season of OC?

    • Thedesigndiva says:

      I drop acid just to view the show !!!!!!
      Turns it into a true Timothy Leary experience…..LOL
      COMEDY AT ITS BEST

      Diva
      yes I am child of the 60’s…Make Love not War…..

      • Nancy says:

        Oh yes the good old days…
        Actually I’m a little to young to remember the 60’s in that way
        but I’m sure they were fun. 🙂

        • Thedesigndiva says:

          well I am ONLY 55 but was always a LOVE CHILD….I was the kid in Catholic School CCD classes that always questioned the Bible and would get my kidneys punched by the nuns….I paid them back later when at a public beach I saw a bunch of them in swimsuits and announced to everyone in ear shot who they were…LOL LOL….. when I became an adult ( cough cough ) and ran into them we all had a good laugh about it…..then years later all my nuns left the convent to join the human race…..they were hoot when they drank…!!
          diva

          • AZ Girl says:

            I lived across the street from the convent and our catholic school. Night before 4th of July there would be a block party. Everyone would have food and alcohol out to share and it got rowdy. Those nuns drink and it was hilarious. Not many “sisters” exist today. Convent is now used for offices and classrooms.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            I was REARED in a CONVENT.

            …..and my grandma was a Hooker…..

            TRUE STORY!
            …..but NOT necessarily what you all MAY be thinking……..;)

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              When my dad did some genealogical research into our family tree, he found some Dutch ancestors that came to Manhattan in the 1600’s.
              Last name Skank.
              My ex boy friend’s mother’s maiden name was Hoar.
              I used to joke that if ever got married we would breed some Skank Hoars.

              p.s there is a huge statue of General Hooker from the Revolutionary War in the grounds of MA statehouse- are you related? The women of ill repute that followed his troops were called “Hookers” -hell of a family legacy there Olkie Folkie!

    • Mommy Smurf says:

      Girl….no need to drop acid….I feel like I’m on acid everytime she opens her stupid mouth. I hate her almost as much as I HATE JILL ZARIN!

  53. Nancy says:

    Someone has filed a civil suit against Casey which means she will be forced to give a deposition.
    They are trying to make this happen on Friday BEFORE Casey is let out of jail to hopefully trip her up to prove perjury. If done she could be sentenced to 5 years in prison. I know thats not justice
    but it’s something.
    The talking heads are talking about if Casey will ask for her daughters ashes that her parents have in their home when she is out of jail? Could you imagine being a police officer and getting a call from Casey saying “I’m Casey Anthony and my parents are refusing to give me my daughters ashes. Can you help?”

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      She has to pay the “babysitter” off There is no other way. The woman, I believe, was fired, left with no way to fend for her children all because he name was picked out of the blue by a psychopath. She’s a poor mother who went from obscurity to notoriety as the “KidnappingBabysitter”. That Casey’s mother knew the lady was innocent and continued the charade was also morally reprehensible, and she should be liable too. I hate dirty bitches that play the “RaceCard”. It wasn’t a “BlackGuy” this time it was a “HispanicBabysitter”. Casey will end bad. Know that.

      • Thedesigndiva says:

        And now we have to pay for her “security” detail when she is released !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        They are planning on putting her in disguise and changing her name..MAKES ME SICK….
        diva

        • Mommy Smurf says:

          WHAT??? We have to pay for her security? I feel sick…that piece of crap should be ordered to pay ALL of the money back for the search of Caley.

          • Di says:

            No we don’t. In their press conference, the local police said they are not providing any special security after she is being released from the jail in a non-disclosed location. They said they will investigate any credible threat against Casey after that if she remains in their jurisdiction (very doubtful, but will be true for any Police Dept in any jurisdiction), as they would for any citizen, but beyond that they’re not doing anything. I’m SURE many security companies will be lining up to provide her with free security for awhile (great PR for your company if you can keep her safe from the world). Otherwise, she has to pay for it.

            • dsc60 says:

              but very bad PR if they can’t… lol seriously though, as much as i despise casey anthony i truly don’t wish her harm. i do however believe that she will end up hanging herself just like OJ did. i don’t think she’d be found not guilty a second time no matter crime she may commit, although i didn’t think she would be the first time either. i guess she would deserve a FAIR trial just like anyone else (still don’t know if she’d get one.)

    • Di says:

      Hi Nancy, I don’t understand what you are saying about having the deposition on friday to hopefully trip Casey up to prove perjury. Casey never testified in court during her criminal case and therefore is not subject to perjury charges. I think the civil attorney working on behalf of Zenaida is pushing for friday because Casey is expected to change her identity and leave the jurisdiction immediately following her release. This will make it very burdensome to find her to depose her–that’s why the legal wrangling to do it while she’s available.

      Also, I see major problems with the civil suits of 1) Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez for defamation, and with 2) the volunteer search organization threatening to sue for ?? breach of contract?? (there was no contract the organization volunteered).

      1) I think one problem with Zenaida’s suit is she would have to prove that Casey intended to make this false and harmful statement about her specifically. If the name Casey used was Sue Smith, we wouldn’t even be entertaining this suit or discussion imho. For example, I just heard of a guy named Casey Anthony that’s getting a lot of crap for his name, does he have a suit? nope. Casey picked a random name, this Zenaida didn’t live in the apt complex Casey took police to, and police quickly discredited her accusation re this nanny story. Plus she didn’t lose her job, she said she couldn’t find a job because of her name, and we’ll never know if that’s really why she couldn’t find work. There’s a lot more probs with this suit, but i’ll leave it at this for now.

      2) Suit threatened on behalf of volunteer search organization. They didn’t have a contract with Casey. Casey owed them no duty. This was a VOLUNTEER search organization. enuf said 🙂

      I think Casey will be in trouble with the law again soon enough, but these civil suits are weak.

      • Nancy says:

        Di,
        Do you really think Casey could get through a deposition without perjuring herself?
        I’m not talking about the criminal case. And it doesn’t matter who is behind the civil case.
        OJ Simpson didn’t take the stand and we all know how that turned out for him.

        • Nancy says:

          Di,
          My post above sounds like i’m any with you. Not the case at all.
          I’m still angry at Casey. Sorry.

          • Nancy says:

            angry

          • Di says:

            nancy, i understand the anger at casey. i. totally. understand. however, casey will not be charged for perjury based on a deposition in a civil defamation suit. i bet the suit will be tossed pretty quickly anyway simply because it doesn’t meet the elements required for defamation. i hate casey anthony too if that helps though 🙂

            • Nancy says:

              Why were the “experts” talking about it all day then? (and I mean all day)

              • LOLing says:

                Nancy,
                You do take an oath for a deposition and you can “technically” be charged w/ perjury if you lie in a depo. BUT you would have to assume she lies in the depositon, which she may. However, you have a lawyer there, so they can almost act as if you were in court and help you answer, to prevent that. They aren’t going to ask her if she murdered her daughter anyway, just if she used this womans name falsely. Which she did. But Di is correct, she would have to be targeting her specifically and I doubt that’s true.

                OJ lost the civil case b/c in a civil trail the burden of proof is lower. Plus, OJ was found “responsible” as opposed to guilty. Even then, the court could not touch most of his real wealth anyway. The search team is suing her and Di may be correct on that to. It was volunteer. But, they wouldn’t have volunteered if Casey didn’t lie, so there’s that. Plus the state is going to sue her too. She’ll go the OJ route and commit a dumb crime and get the book throw at her as delayed justice.

                I’m still shocked she got off. I could see getting off on murder, b/c we don’t know what happened and I would be wary of putting someone to death w/out proof. Juries can’t (or shouldn’t) convict on emotion. But I thought for SURE Manslaughter or at the very least child abuse. Young law students will be studying this case in court for years.

                The irony? If someone hunts her down and beats orkill her…they will get more time than Casey. Very f-ed up!

                • Di says:

                  Thanks LOLing, great explanation.

                  Nancy, I think the “experts” (lawyers who talk to the media) have been talking about it all day because that’s what they do, and what they have been doing for weeks/months now. The interest in the Casey Anthony trial gave them a chance to get themselves on the air and that’s what those kind of people love. I used to work in PR before I was a lawyer and book these “talking heads” (not lawyers–financial types) on shows like CNBC, CNN, Today Show, etc. Lots of people LOVE to see themselves in the media and getting their names out there helps their business. Doesn’t make what they’re talking about absolutely true, just relevant. That’s my take, but maybe I’m just jaded 🙂

                  I really think Casey will trip herself up again–maybe some kind of financial fraud or tax evasion because I think she’s the typical “con-man” and she’s gotten away with a lot, so I’m sure she won’t be walking the straight-and-narrow in the future. I just hope it’s something like this that gets her next time and something more violent.

      • Kukulet says:

        Texas Equusearch had a verbal contract to search for Caylee on the grounds that her mother and grandparents all maintained that she was missing. We know that Casey knew where she was all along, and to add to the mix, Casey’s defense strategy suggests that other family members knew it too.

        None of the Anthony’s opposed TE’s efforts. Verbal compliance is just as valid as a written contract.

        • Di says:

          We’ll see what happens, but from what I know (on-air interview with the main guy from Texas Equusearch–sorry don’t remember his name) , Casey never complied with the search based on advice from her lawyer Baez. She never helped, never would answer any of their questions, never entered into a written or verbal contract. Only her parents worked with the search company to find Caylee, and I don’t think they knew anything. Can’t touch Casey in that set of facts imho.

          • dsc60 says:

            they could still find casey responsible since they based their search on her fraudulent information i believe but you do bring up a good point. put it this way, if it got through all the summary judgment motions and was brought before a trial by jury, she’ll lose. ii don’t think they’ll find another jury like the one for the criminal trial again. and the decision by the jury does not have to be unanimous.

    • kbinldo says:

      Gonna get thrown out unless that person has some sort of standing to sue. Having a similar name as the one Casey gave to the cops doesn’t give you standing to sue her.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Oh my. Did I just see that? lol

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        well, there’s no evidence that is actually his…errr…body part. It could be any random well endowed, freshly shaven…dude.

        I better go check again- just to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

        You know, in the name of research 😉

        • BessiB says:

          When you take a photo of yourself, is the image reversed? Arm is skinnier, body not as bulked up, no tat on the torso, and looks like the arm tat in on the wrong arm.

          That concludes my research.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            well if that image is reversed? good lord.

          • Scorpiosue1102 says:

            The pic could have been taken pre torso tattoo. It’s very easy to reverse pics on Photoshop too….as easy as one click.

    • JillhAter says:

      He likes attention,lol!
      Read on a blog he maybe using roids. :/

      • Thedesigndiva says:

        If he’s doing roids…that ain’t his dong…it would be more the size of a swollen pinky…..

        diva

  54. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Here’s my conspiracy theory….

    What is Teresa told MamaGorga that Melissa did the interview with the “bad site” that makes fun of her and riled the Mom and Dad to the point where Dad’s clutching his heart calling for “Elizabeth”? Then MamaG yells, screams and pleads with LilJoeG & Melissa to recant her story, or have the blog pulled in order to save Papa. Knowing what a wonderful redhead Lynn is, she sympathizes with the young couple and removes it in a show of good faith. Fantastic ain’t it? Ain’t it Joe? 🙂

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      sounds cleansy enough to me!

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        LOL!!!! She is the dumbest person alive! Cleansy! I was like a person with tourettes when I first heard her say cleansy! I could not stop saying it….drove my husband nuts! Okay dont know why I just shared that!

    • JillhAter says:

      I bet that is it.

    • maggie_01bklyn says:

      OMG………. Laughingggggg

    • LOLing says:

      Honestly, that really isn’t that crazy of a theory! In fact it is highly plausible. If you are right you get, well, probably nothing prize wise, but the satisfaction of being oh so wise! 😉

  55. Amber...Real Wife says:

    🙂 It’s gotta be clean or maybe Lynn took it down to re-renovate it because it was all skeevy with linoleum floors, when she started working P/T at Macy’s as a buyer?
    Gotta go. Cooking baked chicken, wild rice and beans w/a side salad which will be done in 1hr 15minutes before RealHubbie makes it home. I’ll send you a virtual plate. 🙂

    • Nancy says:

      Amber,
      It’s housewives like you that make housewives like me look bad.
      Maybe I should learn to cook?
      P.S. What time is dinner? 🙂

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Dinner is whenever he comes in; Today is his late day. We’ll be eating any moment now. BTW I slap it all together within 1hr and 1/2 max because I refuse to slave over the stov e., but prep is actually 20 minutes. I start the rice and beans as i’m seasoning the meat, by the time it’s seasoned, the rice is now on low, I throw the chicken in the oven, make the salad and get on the net or watch tv. Science. OOPS He’s here! 🙂

        • Nancy says:

          I’m sure he is a happy husband. I did cook for my husband
          when we first got married but he was never able to get home
          on time and then he would get called back to the hospital once he did get home.
          Plus neither of us eat meat so meal times can get difficult. I always keep
          lots of veggies and fruit on hand so we both sort of nibble rather than sit down
          for a “real” meal. He’s happy with that (I think)? 🙂

  56. VAgirl says:

    You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43744222/ns/us_news-weird_news/

  57. cabbie413 says:

    Who’s watching BIG BROTHER tonight? I am! It’s on in 20 minutes. I also wanted to tip you guys off to a great site that blogs EVERYTHING ..including live feeds and stuff. Great site! I’ve been using it to read BB updates the last 2 seasons.

    http://www.onlinebigbrother.com/

  58. Nancy says:

    Can someone tweet to Jill that on Friday Dr Phil is
    going to be talking about REAL cyber bullying.
    She might want to take notes as we all know…
    Jill is nothing without her notes!

    • Debbie says:

      I’m surprise jill hasn’t tweeted Dr. Phil asking to be on his show.. She has so much to offer in the way of advice. Her minions must be slipping.

  59. Pantry viewer says:

    Why isn’t Jenny on flipping out as much now? What’s that scoop? She makes the show for me.

  60. LavaLady says:

    Congrats to US Women’s Soccer team on another win today. The face Japan on Sunday.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Man that is going to be some game. Japan is brutal. They got 7 yellow cards in their last match.

      • AZ Girl says:

        I may have a party. Need to meet up with Katiecoo and get that bottle of sangria. Ha!!!

  61. maggie_01bklyn says:

    Watching Big Brother Now too,,,,,,,,

  62. Mookies1mom says:

    Geez Lynn, which housewife complained now? You must be in WordPress hell. But I bet that WordPress is just as sick of it as you are! Guess I’ll check back to see what kind of spanking you got this time!

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      I am lost….can someone tell me what happened? Are we in “trouble” with someone? What does this mean?

      • AZ Girl says:

        WordPress pulls the blog when someone files a complaint. Usually it is Jillsy tech group. Once the problem is resolved or portions of the blog are not compliant with the rules are removed the blog will be re-posted. I think this blog was pulled because of Bravo (IMHO) Melissa did reveal in her interview with Lynn that Bravo was filming Season 4 right now and that may have been a “no no”. Not Lynn’s fault that Melissa reveal confidential filming information. Lynn will let us know

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          ahhh…that makes sense.

          So punish the blogger because the bravo employee f*cked up. m’kay

          • Nancy says:

            That’s what I don’t get. How could word press fault Lynn for that?

            • BambiBaby22 says:

              If the issue IS with the revelation of the 4th season, then Melissa must’ve signed a contract to play dumb about future seasons and/or shows.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              well if it’s out, it’s out.

              Nothing is ever erased on the internet- instead of yanking the blog they should have figured out how to spin it.

              • Nancy says:

                But why is that Lynn’s fault?

                • OneMoreInBoston says:

                  not necessarily “fault” or “blame” it’s just yanked- Lynn and this blog are collatoral damage. Nothing personal just business with Bravo-if that’s the reason.

              • smompy says:

                Yeah, it CAN’T be that…can it?
                That’d be like Entertainment Tonight doing an interview with someone who spills the beans about something that’s going to happen on the show, and then the network which airs that show demanding that ET be taken off the air because they wanted to keep that secret. ET would tell them to go jump in a lake. Could wrordpress really be that cowardly?

                • California35 says:

                  I hope it isn’t too bad and that Lynn can tell us soon.

                • Mookies1mom says:

                  I have no idea. I’m sure Lynn will fill us in when she is able to.

                • OneMoreInBoston says:

                  WordPress may just have a policy of removing any part of a blog that there is a complaint, review it, and then put it back if nothing is found.

                  And whomever complained (whoever? Will someone PLEASE tell me the rule on this one? I asked error404 awhile ago because he used to be a teacher but my pleas fell on deaf ears- but I digress) might just know that if they complain that WordPress will remove the post- sp they do it just to f*ck with Lynn a little bit.

                  • smompy says:

                    I think you’re supposed to use “whoever” when athesentence requires a subject pronoun like he or she) and use “whomever” when the sentence calls for an object pronoun (like him or her). “Who loves you?” would be correct and “Whom do you love?” would be correct too, so whoever and whomever can follow those rules. But of course there are tricks and exceptions, so MY rule is to use “whomever” if I’m trying to convince people that I went to an expensive collitch and didn’t spend those four years getting drunk wih idiotic frat boys…WHOMever they might be! It just seems more impressive than “whoever.”

                    • Nancy says:

                      Ding, ding, ding we have a winner.
                      Don’t worry people this didn’t come from my brain
                      but my husband’s. (He majored in England before
                      going to medical school)

                    • LynnNChicago says:

                      That is how I was taught too Smompy, I always remember it by using “him” reminds me to put the “m” on Who – most times though I don’t care enough to bother 🙂 lol I really feel for people who have to learn English as a 2nd language, it really is complicated.

                  • LynnNChicago says:

                    Hi Everyone!

                    First I want to thank you all for your support! Yes, WordPress has shut down the blog for posting AGAIN! They haven’t given me the specifics yet but I can guess that it is the same person who has reported the blog to WordPress every day for the past several weeks. They report it and hope something sticks, today there is absolutely NOTHING in this blog that is against WordPress rules, it is apparently just becoming habit, Jill’s minions get up, brush their teeth (maybe) have a little breakfast and begin a report to WordPress about the blog called LynnNChicago101. After they finish the well worded report, they sharpen their teeth and their talons and begin to scour Twitter and Facebook for people who say nasty things about Jill Zarin, they snark back at them for a while and then it is probably lunch time.

                    • Nancy says:

                      Lynn,
                      We have to hang in there because I’m sure Shrill
                      and her cronies are thinking that we will give up if this keeps
                      happening. Is there anything we can do to help you?

                    • LynnNChicago says:

                      Thanks Nancy but no, nothing you can do but keep reading and commenting…we have to show them that we won’t quit no matter what! 🙂

  63. Adgirl says:

    Yesterday’s missing page. I dodn’t think Bravo would or could have a page pulled just because their employee simply confirmed what we all know season 4 is being filmed. There have been photos all over the place of them filming at the shore.

    I looked in the comments for a copy/paste of someone’s bravo blog or facebook … but nothing.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Adgirl,
      With jz in the mix, who knows what Bravo is going to do or is capable of doing?

  64. dsc60 says:

    this explains it…
    http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/whoever.asp

    it’s still kind of confusing AND i will still never remember so i like smompy’s rule better.

  65. LynnNChicago says:

    Hi Everyone!

    First I want to thank you all for your support! Yes, WordPress has shut down the blog for posting AGAIN! They haven’t given me the specifics yet but I can guess that it is the same person who has reported the blog to WordPress every day for the past several weeks. They report it and hope something sticks, today there is absolutely NOTHING in this blog that is against WordPress rules, it is apparently just becoming habit, Jill’s minions get up, brush their teeth (maybe) have a little breakfast and begin a report to WordPress about the blog called LynnNChicago101. After they finish the well worded report, they sharpen their teeth and their talons and begin to scour Twitter and Facebook for people who say nasty things about Jill Zarin, they snark back at them for a while and then it is probably lunch time.
    Dang, I wasn’t done WordPress! sheesh!
    So anyway, after lunch they review all of the photos taken by Jill and Kelly over the past few hours and decide which ones to post. They turn on the boob tube and choose which shows that Jill could make a guest appearance on and Tweet a few celebrities for Jill asking if she could be on their show. Then they take a look over at WordPress and notice ….haha no new blog, it worked!
    By now the boss is coming home from her long three diet coke lunch with the Kellster and her hair is a little droopy from the humidity in NYC so they get out the tools and get her hair back to it’s new straight look again, slap on more pancake makeup and she’s ready for the fabric king to come home from work.
    The boss is looking for some hot new jewelry so the crew will have to leave for about 15-minutes so that the boss can suck it for a while, then she’ll be going out on the town with Mr. Personality to hit every red carpet in town. Last week they even went to a car dealership, they saw a red carpet and had to stop by. It turns out it was just a sale going on so they picked up a new Land Rover for Ally.
    Thats my story of A Day In The Life…the minions get paid at the end of the day, and go to McDonalds for dinner since that’s all they can afford after being paid by the Boss…they go to pick up a few things they need at K-Mart and head off to their cracker jack box size studio apartment above Zarin Fabrics, the rent is a bit high but then they can say they live over a legend’s business.

    The End.

    I’ll be posting a new blog as soon as WordPress realizes that Jill’s minions have reported the blog in error, I’ll get the typical apology email from WordPress then we can do this all again tomorrow! Exciting huh?

    xoxo Love ya all! Lynn

    • Queen Butter Bean says:

      Lynn,

      I’d like to send you a private email. Would you mind giving me your email or else sending me one so that I can reply?

      Thanks!
      QBB

    • Nancy says:

      Lynn,
      I’m sure you will be getting a dozen red roses tomorrow from Jill.
      Enjoy. 🙂

    • Adgirl says:

      Hi Lynn,
      can you post screenshots of the apology emails from WordPress or would that piss them off. I’d love for Zaminions to see them. heh.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Lynn you are a feisty little thing…..I love it!

    • Cusi77 says:

      Oh! My – Lord! You are soooo funny Lynn! My God! I am laughing hysterically just with the image of those pour commoners and their trivial everyday low-lives… just to enable Mrs. Fabulosity feel fabulous since otherwise she could see her real image on the mirror… Well, that is not our problem! Keep the fun going on Lady! You are the FABULOUS ONE!

    • furalis says:

      Lynn – Thank you so much for sticking it out and everyone on here that remarks. I say this all the time but not nearly enough. This is a great community where everyone respects one another to post and read..

      Kudos to you!!

  66. Adgirl says:

    Missing blog: Maybe too many photos from another website?

    it’s about time we take out a “Have You Seen this Blog?” ad on every bottle of Skinny Girl booze.

  67. jeepers1941 says:

    OMIB,
    So what say ye now? Now that Lynn has confirmed what the problem was, is good enough for me.
    So yes, I stand by my comment, “wordpress can go to HELL” and kiss my patute in the process.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Well, since it *has* been confirmed- I will be sending WordPress some Chapstick, and you some easy to pull down pants

    • Nancy says:

      boston,
      How are you doing?????
      Been thinking of you.

      • boston02127 says:

        Hi Nancy, I’m doing ok. Busy w/school & work. How are you doing? 🙂
        PS—Haven’t smoked.

        • Nancy says:

          I’m sooooo proud of you. 🙂
          FYI
          The way a drug goes to market is through giving it to
          a number of people. If ONE person (out of hundreds) has a side effect
          it HAS to be posted on the “Side effects” that comes with your Rx.
          My point is don’t assume that you will have that said side effect.
          Hope that made sense. Let me know if you will re: how the patch is working
          for you.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          Yea Boston! You can do it!

        • Queen Butter Bean says:

          GREAT JOB boston!!!!!!

          • I'm in Florida says:

            Day 32 for me Boston…. I just avoid all the places that I smoked… My daughter just got the green E cig…. I will let you know about that one. I quit cold turkey… after 40 yrs. Good luck – It is the biggest monkey on our backs.

            • Queen Butter Bean says:

              IIF,

              Good for you!!! I quit cold turkey after 28 years. It was damn hard, but so glad I did!

              YOU CAN DO IT!

              But like I told Boston – be kind to yourself during this entire thing.

              I quit right before Thanksgiving ’02. On 7/4/03, I reached for a cigarette during a particular moment because that’s what I had done for years. I truly believe it takes a year to quit because of all the things that I subconsciously did that caused me to light a cigarette.

              Best of luck!

              • I'm in Florida says:

                You are right… a year… I heard it is worse than heroin….. I just know I don’t stink anymore and food tastes better — I used to sit on my back porch and paint- and read and smoke… I haven’t sat out there in a month.

            • dsc60 says:

              i got the E-cig and haven’t had a cigarette since (about two months). for me it worked great. barely even had an urge for a “real” cigarette. now i’m mad i waited so long. i got the rechargeable e-cig on line. i get the e-liquid and fill the cartridges myself as it’s much cheaper that way. the disposable ones, at least in NJ, are rather expensive. comes out to more than what a pack of cigs cost. the rechargeable one is great though. if there is interest, i’ll give more info on what site i found to be the best. trust me, if this worked for me, it can work for almost anyone.

  68. Queen Butter Bean says:

    I don’t know about you folks, but aren’t JZ and her folks bullying Lynn? Seems like it to me.

    Also, what’s the deal with “cyberbullyingreport” or whatever it is? Is it legitimate? Seems to be a mixture of seriousness and fluff without any objectivity as to what bullying, cyber or otherwise, really is.

    • BessiB says:

      Reporting for issues that continue to be shown as unfounded is certainly abusive.

      If WordPress platform emoolyees had any sense, they would look into it before they removed it in situations where they have a complain every day on the same site.

  69. Adgirl says:

    New blog title: Jill Zarin is Big Poo Poo.

  70. Katiecoo says:

    Should we write WordPress as well Lynn or would that just annoy them?

    For those who may have missed it, my little “review” of meeting Bethenny today here in Scottsdale, AZ is about halfway up.

    Lynn, I’m gonna email you my photos. 🙂

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Feel free to write to wordpress, It can’t hurt.

      Thanks Katie, yes please send the photos, I’d love to post them!

      • Katiecoo says:

        Unfortunately they wouldn’t let us take photos of HER with our cameras but they had a photographer there who took our photo with her to show up…somewhere? RIGHT NOW on Facebook there is a photo of the very place I met her! The same Walgreens! And I saw that reporter there roaming too (TV reporter).

        Ok gonna send the photos now. 🙂

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        How do we get in touch with word press to file a complaint?

        • Okie Folkie says:

          YES! Where should we write to WordPress? I’m sure if alla us kick, holler and scream louder than the horrible woman at zarin fabrics, maybe, just maybe they will finally see the light?

          Or….should we go to another blog place? I, (of course) have no clue about doing such things, but I have read blogs on yuku….If I can be of any help to you, I am happy to help in any way.

          Lynn, I just HATE that you are getten so much flak, simply for expressing YOUR 1st amendment RIGHT to FREE *effin’* speech.

          OH! And, I really, really HATE JILL ZARIN! (more today than yesterday, if thats even possible)

  71. Butters'Mom says:

    Oy. If it is JZ’s team it really makes me feel sad for her. (Still hate her) she really needs to get a life. Her need to try to control everything must be exhausting. If she could have controlled her behavior and been the person she claims to be this blog would never have been created. You reap what you sow. Really Jill you earned this and continue to do so. Let it go, move on and leave us the F alone.

  72. Grrrrr…..! I’m sorry that you have to deal with this crap Lynn. But, thank you for keeping the blog going inspite of all the childish and pathetic antics Jill and her minions throw your way. Her behavior just cements my feelings of total revile and hatred of that woman.

    She has placed her life on display for all to watch. How dare she try to censor the reaction she recieves. If she where a better person we would not react the way we do.Jill is vile, childish, spoiled, pathetic, evil, bitchy,repulsive, catty, petty,trashy, dispicible and every other adjective you want to add for a waste of a human.

    I refuse to watch any show that places that piece of trash in it. Won’t watch her on Iron Chef or any other show Bobby bribes or pulls strings to get her on. I only watch RHONY because of the Blondes. I won’t let her take that one away from me.

    • dsc60 says:

      i go out of my way to avoid other shows she’s on also. same with kelly although she’s not out there quite as much as jill. as i’ve said, i’m even getting repulsed watching her on RH now too. never watch reruns like i used to. don’t know how much longer i can watch and that sucks considering i like some of the RHNYs. and jill is bad enough, but add kelly, luann and even cindy and it becomes almost unwatchable. i swear my blood pressure goes up on Thurs between 10 and 11 pm. it’s not worth it anymore.

      • MsJxn says:

        I’m with y’all. I love this site because of the wonderful and funny people, and also because it validates some of my feelings about (some) of these vile horrid women. I guess I totally felt like a child screaming in the wind at the Bravo site,….CAN YOU HEAR MEEEE!! LOL!! She’s LYING……No THAT is NOT what happened…etc,..yelling @ talking heads and Bravo DA comments,……Wheeeeewww…okay, better now. Until I think of what Jillousy has been able to do this site, Thursday, of course! Here I go again…..ooommm….. Never watch re-runs either,.and now Dread when the shows come on because something I used to enjoy has been destroyed, and even worse the perp’s are protected and given a platform to spew their venom!! Hitting head on key board…….

  73. Adgirl says:

    Hey Lynn, I adore your tough girl stance on the harrassment. Good on you!!

  74. BessiB says:

    Whoo Hoo. Another 100,000 hits

  75. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Boy…. I was WAY OFF! LMAO Here I was making a new installment of my Jersey HW telenovela “Patterson Nights” and all along it was the schmatta peddlers wife in NY who was responsible for the “Mystery of the Missing Blog”. Lynn is more like NancyDrew everyday as she’s become adept at cracking the case of the “Missing Yenta Chronicles” . Maybe EncyclopediaBrown and Harriet the Spy can lend WordPress a hand in finding the oppressed workers stuck in a tower who are forced to make complaints for scraps of food and material that they are using to fashion a rope for their grand escape. It could happen. IT IS Happening!

  76. maggie_01bklyn says:

    To Jill and all her mini jillzilla’s… You so mean, I am so upset your cyber bullying me!!!!
    Wonders if Jillzilla and her mini me’s will be able to stop the NYC Transit Authority from Posting the Ads that will be posted advertising the IHJZ BLOG…. She may have the World Press by their kahonies, but how will she like seeing herself and her hagalots on the side of every freaking NYC BUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OK, I can’t afford to post these signs, but think about it.

  77. kellynnola says:

    Lynn if this problem continues you are free to post on my blog. I hope wordpress gets it together. -Kelly

  78. Butters'Mom says:

    Am I in wordpress jail? It says my comment is awaiting moderation. I never saw that before.

  79. Mookies1mom says:

    Jill just needs to get over the fact that the entire doesn’t think she’s fabulous! No matter how hard she tries to censor what Lynn or we have to say! Thank you Lynn for not giving up and letting the her win! I’m sure it’s not easy. The fact is she put herself in the position of being on the show and expects us not to talk about her bad behavior shows how desperate and truly stupid she is. I guess she thought Bawby’s money could buy her out of any situation she creates.

    • dsc60 says:

      this blog is far from the only blog where negative comments about jill are posted. what is she going to do? shut down the internet? now that i mention it, she’d probably try.

  80. maggie_01bklyn says:

    Dear WordPress Peples,

    My rights are being violated by Jillzill and her mini me gang. They spend the day plotting and finding new ways to ruin my blogging fun. I don’t understand why your being mean to me. She acts the greedy selfish, hag, I comment on it. So whats the problem?

    • Debbie says:

      Hell, if they want to shut down blogs for unpopular opinions, they can start with Westboro Baptist Church. That’s a site that spews nothing but hatred and can only be described as vulgar.
      I cannot believe the pettiness of Jill Zarin and others. If they spent their time fighting the true evil and bigotry in the world, then maybe something good would be accomplished.
      I “hate” Jill Zarinand her minions more than ever. I hope her team does what they do because they believe in JZ. But if they do work for her for a paycheck, the sin they are committing by perpetuating the JZ myth is deplorable.

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        I just looked up that church…WOW….just WOW. What a vile message they are spewing.

  81. We all know Jill and her minions troll this blog. So here is my open letter to Jill-

    Dear Jill,
    You have claimed to have been cyber-bullied and mean tweeted. Jill, have you ever heard the expression “Pot meet Kettel”? You are the biggest hypocrite of all.

    You have been exposed in blogs and press to send mean and hateful messages and comments on your twitter and facebook. Then, you try not to get your hand caught in the cookie jar, those nasty comments are deleted. News flash Jill! Once they are out there, they are out there! You can’t sweep it under a rug or make it all disappear.

    Your continued efforts to shut down this blog site are not working. It just exposes you as the TRUE bully. Your harrassment only cements our resolve to expose you for the hateful and mean spirited woman you are.

    You had the opportunity to speak with Lynn and convince us we were wrong about you. You passed. Your past and curent behavior just gives credence to our opinions of you. Your attempts to censor Lynn and the rest of us only makes you look petty and childish.
    You will not WIN! We won’t let you. Your attempts continue to prove that we are right about you.

    Your behavior and actions cause you to continue to lose fans. Not this blog. This blog allows us veiwers to express our feelings and examine all the housewives behaviors. Your name was given to this blog because you exhibit the most vile and dispicable behavior of any of the housewives.
    Lynn could change the name but we have asked her not to. Our disgust for you drew many of us to this blog. Only you and your behavior will be able to change the name for most of us.So far, you have not made any sincere attempts to change your behavior or our minds.

    We thank Lynn for giving us a forum to express ourselves. Bravo does not allow us to do that. I sure you had a hand in that. You will not defeat us and we will contiue to expose you.

    Sincerely,
    A LOST Fan

    • Michigan Susan says:

      And may I add to your letter, please?

      Jill, Please use your time, money, social connections, fabulous circle of friends and your minions to do GOOD instead of wasting time on petty things. We would be singing your praises if you spent any of your resources on a charity or doing something GOOD. By now you could have changed the world for better. Seriously. DO SOMETHING GOOD.

    • Mommy Smurf says:

      What she said!

    • furalis says:

      Shadows – you are so right on!!!! She is vile and disgusting and it is up to us to make sure she does not win.

  82. lillybee says:

    Thank you for being strong against the cyber bullies out there.

  83. Pghemtchick says:

    Am I the only one obsessed with toddlers & tiaras? Man, these parents are extreme lol. It kinda makes me wanna adopt a kid to pageant up.

    • BessiB says:

      Creeps my out.

    • Christine says:

      I watch it occasionally. It feels the same as slowing down by an accident scene. I feel awful for those little girls. Talk about living through your kid – so sad.

  84. zanne says:

    I have an idea Jill. The bottom floor of your store is not being used. Why don’t you make fabric. There is very little made in the USA. Just think what good you would be doing. The people your could put to work. The bedding and other things you want to make from fabric You would have control right where you work. This would be a story you would not need to call page six about because it would make news.

  85. Good nite all. I’ve got to get some beauty sleep. Gearing up for a marathon of Harry Potter movies before seeing the new one Saturday. Tickets already bought! I’m taking my 6 year old boy to see it. He is a huge fan just like mom.
    I love the books. J.K. Rowlings is a brilliant writer and I adore that she has inspired so many young ones to read. When I was a kid I hated to read. But, my mom took me to the Library often enough that I finally found books I liked. Then I developed a passion for reading. I encouraged my 5 children to read. I truly believe that the more you read the better you get at it. It broadens your horizions and helps a child do better in school.
    I work with kids now and I always encorage them to find reading material they might enjoy. Even comic books. I tell them it will help them in school. They can develop their volcabulary and comprehension skills.
    Before school ended for the summer, a lot of my kids where anxiously awaiting the new Harry Potter movies. So, we gave each other trivia quizzes from the books. What fun!
    Yes, I admit it, I’m a Potterhead!

    • Flippy says:

      Right there with you Shadows. I read the series every year. Sometimes from first to last, sometimes last to first. My husband thinks I’m crazy but she is such a gifted writer I just never tire of reading her books. Heard she is working on something now….I don’t care what it is, I just want to read it.

    • neroes says:

      I bought my grandaughter each book as it came out. I read them first of course. Now she’s going off to college and it’s something we both love.

  86. Pghemtchick says:

    P.S. I still pity Jill Zarin. Hate implies too much passion, and scum like her don’t deserve my passion. I know it’s wrong, but I hope a chef makes either a pork dish or rocky mountain oysters. For two reasons: 1.it’s not chicken so let’s see the diet coke go on it and 2. Jill should be used to balls in her mouth.

    Thank you Lynn for the wonderful blog everyday! You think we should send comments to Melissa or the PR firm regarding the sabotaging of her interview? Its funny how all of a sudden it’s that one. If Tree is behind it, that’s pathetic. If it’s Jill nada new. We shall overcome!

    Ps if we all pull we could prolly come up with the money for bus signs lololol

    • dsc60 says:

      i don’t think it’s Teresa. say what you want to about her, but i think she actually does have a life. i also don’t think she’d know the first thing about how to do it or that you even can do it. it’s just not her style. this has jill’s paw prints all over it.

  87. Cusi77 says:

    With pain in my heart I will share with all you, my friends, the depart of a great human being whom influenced my life with his friendship, music and life philosophy….

    Biography for
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    Date of Birth
    22 May 1937, Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Date of Death
    9 July 2011, Guatemala City, Guatemala (homicide)

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    Argentine singer, songwriter, and novelist who was forced into exile in Mexico when Jorge Rafael Videla rose to power in 1976.

    Killed when gunmen ambushed the vehicle he was riding in. Authorities said Cabral’s concert promoter was apparently the target (9 July 2011).

    • Cusi77 says:

      “Cuando un amigo se va, no lo puede llenar la llegada de otro amigo…”

      When a friend is gone, there is an empty space that can’t not be fill with the arrival of another friend…” Facundo Cabral. I will never forget you.

  88. AF says:

    I still can’t understand why this blog and this blog only seems to get harassment from Jill Zarin’s camp. Is it just because of the name? If so, that’s really stupid. It’s not like this blog is unique, at least in terms of the general subject matter. It’s a blog about all of the “Housewives” shows. There are numerous other Real Housewives ‘hate’ blogs (I use the term ‘hate’ loosely…), all of which contain negative posts about Jill (as well as the other housewives, of course). There’s one blog that even has at least one of Jill’s super secret blogs literally copied and pasted onto the website. However, to my knowledge, that particular blog has yet to be taken down. Seriously, Jill and her people just look ridiculous and petty by only this blog. If they were all serious about combating against ‘hate’, they wouldn’t just go after one person and one blog with so much frequency…

    • AF says:

      After reading my comment above, I realize that a few things I said might not be very clear. So, I just want to clarify that I don’t consider this a ‘hate blog’, nor was I trying to imply that only negative posts and negative exist here.

      • AF says:

        Also, I meant to say, “Jill and her people just look ridiculous and petty by attacking only this blog.”

        • Nancy says:

          The difference with this blog is that Lynn likes Alex and Simon.
          Jill will NEVER forgive Alex EVER.

    • lillybee says:

      JZ thinks everything is all about her.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      It amazes me that JZ doesn’t understand that if we didn’t gather here, we would just find another blog meeting place. As long as she doesn’t change, she is entertainment for us. And because she can’t figure out that it is HER that needs to change, not us, we will keep snarking and commenting. This is wonderful blog and I for one am so glad it exists.

      You know, Lynnnchicago101 is taking up a lot of Jill’s time. The more she protests, the larger the blog grows.

      Has anyone seen LadyBrooks latest?
      http://ladybrooks.com/2011/07/14/with-a-friend-like-jill-zarin-who-needs-enemies/

      • vilzvet says:

        That was great! I love how she said she is now moving on to Kelly, cannot wait! By the way, yesterday on NBC was a rerun of the 2009 reunion and man, how things change! Jill and Luann sat alongside Bethenny calling Kelly out on everything no matter how much she was kissing up to them. According to the timeline this was right when Bethenny met Jason and her life was going to do a 360. This also had to be when B was offered her own show and Jill went ballastic soon after.

  89. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning~JZ is at again.
    Mama’s procedures went well~they have to biopsy the results but everything looks great so far.
    What can JZ possible be upset about now? I wish she would really get a hobby. Go take care of some sick children or animals or older people. 😛

    • boston02127 says:

      BaaBee Loves Kitties—Good morning. I’m glad your mothers procedures went well. I’ll say some prayers for the biopsy results.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Thank you boston~how’s your not smoking coming along? Did you ever try Wellbutrin?
        Not sure of the spelling. It helped a lot of people stop if they couldn’t do it alone?
        Why is JZ blocking our blog this time?

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        Boston – good morning. I just wanted to let you know I feel your pain. I have been trying to stop smoking for the last two months. It seems as though I have increased instead of decreased though. I think it is because I am thinking about it more than ever before. I am going to try to be out of smokes late Friday night and then just not buy any more.

        I have warned my husband and kids to find something to do this weekend!

        • boston02127 says:

          I’m doing good. Knock on wood. I don’t think I could do it without wearing the patch thou.

          • IndianaHousewife says:

            I tried that and discovered I was able to smoke while wearing the patch. Definately not a good idea, so I am thinking it is down to just good old fashioned will power. I have plans for the money I will be saving so hopefully that will be motivating for me. 🙂

            • Liz says:

              Sunflower seeds and oatmeal (in any form even oatmeal cookies) take away some of the cravings for nicotene. I’ve told lots of people about this and it helped them kick the habit. Also lots of water to help you clean out your cells. If you want to rid your body of the toxins quicker eat greens. Or better yet get some chlorophyl from the health food store or some other greens like spirulina or blue-green algea or others. It helps to clean your body of toxins as well as the nicotene and you will not be craving smoking as much. I hope this helps.

            • dsc60 says:

              i wrote a post above about the e-cig but it’s worth repeating. if you have a difficult quitting the habit, like i did, the e-cig works great… at least it did for me. once i tried it i quit smoking immediately and really didn’t have the urge to light up. try a disposable one… if it works, i’d suggest purchasing a rechargeable one, on-line if you have to. it’s much cheaper.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Hi Indiana~I wish you both the best in quitting. I had to do it about 8 yrs ago & both Mama & I have COPD even though we both quit. So keep up the great work~ 🙂

  90. FlowerPower says:

    Still no new blog?

    Still hate Jill Zarin. Blog or no blog, that’s not gonna change as long as she continues to behave the way she does. Hey, Jill, it’s not Lynn’s fault that you give her so much to write about and all of us so much to post about. Change your behavior if you want people to feel differently about you!

  91. kbinldo says:

    Hang in there, Lynn! Your blog must be hitting a nail on the head; otherwise, she’d just be ignoring it.

  92. boston02127 says:

    We need to throw a monkey wrench in to Jill’s life and get her mind off this blog.

  93. boston02127 says:

    GTG, BBL. Have a good morning everyone.

  94. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Lynn- Hang in there.
    The more squawking there is against you, the more you know you’re hitting a nerve.
    I appreciate all that you do.
    Thank you for giving us all a place to come to share… our hatred of Jill Zarin. ha ha! No I’m kidding- seriously- thank you for giving us a place we can all share with each other.

  95. LynnNChicago says:

    Today’s blog will be posted over at TVTime101, I’ll post the link in a few minutes.

    Thanks for hanging with me while I battle this out. You’re all amazballs! xoxo

  96. LynnNChicago says:

    http://wp.me/pSo7b-2L9

    New Blog…see ya over at TVTime101 🙂

  97. violachica says:

    this whole thing is absurd to me. When JZ signed up for Real Housewives, she signed up to be a public figure. As a public figure, you get press, both good and bad. You can’t control every negative thing said about you! I don’t know why she can’t just let it go…

  98. seasquared says:

    Well to quote from my favorite show of all time (and which I got addicted to when it aired in re-runs on Bravo) West Wing: “If they’re shooting at you…..you must be doin’ something right.”

  99. Katiecoo says:

    Here I am with Bethenny!

  100. maggie_01bklyn says:

    Where is today’s blog?????????

  101. VAgirl says:

    FOR EVERYONE WHO READS THIS BLOG FROM THE BOTOM UP, LYNN IS AT AN ALTERNATE SITE TODAY. SEE MESSAGE ABOVE FROM LYNN. COME JOIN US!

  102. TLM says:

    I watched a little Nate Berkus today and I have to say, while I think Nate is a sweetheart personally, the “decorating tips” and improvements were really ghetto. Dunking flatware in plastic? Old scarves on the table? He warned that if you went too crazy with the plastic it could look like Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and I kinda thought it already did. Then this woman who was giving “design tips” used lucite photo holders with the baby pics of each guest to mark their plates. Seriously?? How are you going to get all of their baby pics, which would wreck the surprise anyway, and what’s wrong with a cute handwritten placecard?

    I thought Nate totally ruined a cool old chair by painting it antique white with gold leaf. ICK! It was a beautiful dark wood and just needed a reupholster job with a bold print. He made it look totally Beverly Hillbillies. Ditto with a light fixture they had.

    As I’m watching Million $ Decorators, all I think is how impractical half their stuff is and how ridiculous the amounts of money are, and how spoiled and unimaginative the decorators are that unless they can go to their places that charge them $2500 for a little wooden accent box, they are lost. That ugly little white table JAM got – really, he didn’t know it wasn’t big enough to be a coffee table? Did he lose all sense of proportion and reality at the antiques show? I mean we’re not talking a miscalculation of a couple of inches. This was akin to the famous “Stonehenge” moment on stage in This is Spinal Tap. I was wondering how he had no idea this table could at the most hold a telephone and a glass of water. Did anyone else wonder if JAM was stoned out of his gourd??

  103. Everytime I go away I return to craziness on here! Good luck, Lynn, working this out with wordpress. I can’t imagine the headaches this must cause you! Thank you for enduring these annoyances in order to give are clan a place to gather. You are the best!!!

  104. TLM says:

    Eh, I’m just gonna keep posting here until the next blog comes back.

    Here’s an early review of the successor show to “9 By Design” that’s now on HGTV: http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/TV_Reviews_21/-Home-by-Novogratz-odd-choices-.asp

    Like Jeff Lewis, The Novogratzes have given up house-flipping in favor of being designers hired for jobs by homeowners. Kind of a shame they couldn’t have had that job when their kids were all really little and, oh I don’t know, could have used the stability of having one home? I can’t imagine what it would be like as a kid essentially living on one job site after another, and then as soon as you have a finished place, it’s time to move again. THAT oughta make a bunch of therapists very, very rich in the future.

    • MAMAZ says:

      They have been designers all along. It’s more like the house flipping was the sideline. Or a means of funding their design studio.
      I’m all for stabilty but a house is just a building where you keep your stuff. We are a military family and have moved all over the country. My kids have made friends and fit in well at every school they’ve attended. The also keep in touch with friends made over the years. It’s all in how you approach the move. If you make it a big deal so will they. If they know they carry “home” with them they will adjust.

      • TLM says:

        I love their work…definitely more than any of the folks on M$D… but it was upsetting to see the kids living in sometimes unsafe conditions and dragging all their worldly possessions with them like hobos. Most families move at some point, but they were doing it like every year.

        Maybe some of the kids think it’s fun but I have to believe that out of 8 kids in their family, there will be some who are and will continue to be resentful about it. I remember one of the kids saying he was sick of it. Bethenny often talks about how her family moved all over the place and that she never had a sense of stability.

  105. sadtwat says:

    I suspect Bethenney has a eating disorder. She doesn’t look healthy. Her rapid fire banter is extremely annoying and it doesn’t come across as authentic. I think she is also on speed which would contribute to the weight loss.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Your name with the First Lady’s pic is extremely disrespectful.

      • sadtwat says:

        I would not call her a “lady”.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          Whether or not *you* would call her a lady is irrelevant – that is her Title.

          “First Lady of the United States is the title of the hostess of the White House. Because this position is traditionally filled by the wife of the President of the United States, the title is most often applied to the wife of a sitting president. The current First Lady is Michelle Obama.” Wikipedia

          No matter what your political affiliation, Michele Obama is the first Lady of the United States. To say otherwise is just revealing your ignorance and your lack of patriotism.

      • TLM says:

        Sounds like a troll. Ignore.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          too late.

          oh wellsies.

          I wonder if this is that guy that always comes here- WestSideDude.

      • twoile says:

        @M, ITA with your assessment, another from under the bridge “troll”.

  106. OneMoreInBoston says:

    For those who continue to post here, you are supporting WordPress- the organization that is censoring this blog by removing posts to review and to even change content based on the complaints of the neurotic paranoia of the D list “star” this blog hates.

    • Nancy says:

      OMIB,
      Something strange is going on. I have been reading the new site Lynn posted above
      but now when I click on the link it comes up as 404 error (who is one of us) and not the blog! I’ve tried many things but no luck. HELP!

      • MAMAZ says:

        Me too Nancy. I hope Imajsutsaying isn’t catching any flak from JZ and the flying monkeys.

        • IJS said she was switching to a different server and some other computer language I don’t understand. But I suspect this is what the problem is and it will be up and running soon.

        • Nancy says:

          MAMAZ,
          Jill is a child. She’s having temper tantrums but what the brat doesn’t understand is the more she TRIES to mess with us the more determined we will be. Jill, you won’t win here
          little child so stop spending your HUSBANDS money and do something good in life. It just might make you a happier person. Just saying…

          P.S. Look forward to be blogging with you OMIB tonight.

        • LavaLady says:

          The TVtime101 blog does not work for me either. ???????????????????

      • Indy501 says:

        Is she taking over the world?

        • Nancy says:

          Only in Jill’s head. She’s such a looser.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            well crap.

            At least we avoided a sad twat of a disrespectful troll above us when we were over at TV Time.

            I’m sure someone will be along to give us a new home, and provide us with refreshments.

            It is *interesting* how this is happening on a Thursday night. hmmm…

            • Cusi77 says:

              OneMore_ You are right! Someone must be really pissed off for all the comments during our chat real time while the show is on…. or we should be paying more attention to the commercials?

      • Mommy Smurf says:

        I just tried as well…I’m sure her little cyber minions are at it again. I wonder if they receive a bonus for each blog they get removed….well, temporarily removed!

    • twoile says:

      @OMIB, Been 2 the other site…..ur heads up is fine, but something “else” is happening with that site….even w/the address I could not em to ma.tt etc……so I came back in hopes this site rec’d FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’ve only read of CHINA removing blogs!! Is wordpress’s IP from CHINA?

    • BessiB says:

      I *know*! But what about the Blog Stats counter? 😦

  107. MsJxn says:

    So I wonder if IJS will be able to use the wordpress site to post the next new link to IHJZ?!! Wow!! Jillousy must pull some real shite tonight, to cause this much mayhem, all to keep us from chatting during the show…..humm..

  108. VAgirl says:

    I am still able to post on the other site. I saved it as a favorite. Unfortunately, that sadtwat has also posted her two sad comments over there too.

  109. Does anyone know why some are able to get on the other site (I keep getting comment updates) but I cannot? I also had it as a favorite but no luck.

    If I cannot get on, I have no excuse to continue avoiding housework!

  110. Mimisfbay says:

    What the heck is going on? Is all this nonsense caused by JZ and her flying monkeys? So pathetic.
    Read the tvtime101 blog and glad to see the blog was posted elsewhere. As for JZ and her minions? They are just sad and pathetic people that will not win. Go Lynn!

  111. lillybee says:

    The other site is dead to me, too.

  112. VAgirl says:

    Sorry, guys. I don’t know what to tell you. Keep checking here and if I get any news of a new link or anything like that, I’ll report back. Meantime, discuss amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic. Big Brother. Who do you think will be eliminated? New York Housewives. How many times do you think Jill will embarass herself trying to be cool and trying to keep the beat while filming Luann’s video? Now discuss.

    • VAgirl says:

      Sorry, that was two topics.

    • Nancy says:

      I’m already getting nauseated at the thought of Jill and LuMan filming a video.

    • sony4ou says:

      I am not quite sure who will get voted off tonight..I read on another blog that CBS “supposedly” is going to go into more detail about Dick’s leaving..not sure if that is true. I hope whoever wins HOH tonight put up Rachel or backdoors her…
      Jill’s dancing sucked as does she

  113. Nancy says:

    She’s trying to take away our fun for tonight during “her” show.
    We can stay right here for tonight, eh?

  114. lillybee says:

    I wonder what we will see tonight. I have a feeling that it may not be a shining moment for Jill which is why she is so gung-ho about shutting this blog down,

  115. Amy Matheson says:

    I am gone one day and man, what happened??

    Lynn, the link to your new blog is returning an error for me: http://tvtime101.com/2011/07/14/i-hate-jill-zarin-just-visiting-roccos-dinner-party-big-brother/

    Anyone else?

    Love,
    Amy

    P.S. I hate Jill Zarin.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Amy,
      Yes. Take a look at the posts above.
      The good news (IMHO) is that we are REALLY getting to Jill Zarin! 🙂

    • neroes says:

      There was a message on the other blog that said they are setting up a new blog for us but it may take a little time. We were asked to say a prayer. I think the new blog will not be on wordpress. I can’t get through either, just an error message. Hopefully Lynn will come back here soon and let us know.

      • Amy Matheson says:

        Thanks Nancy and neroes. Well, here is my prayer “whither thou goest, I shall go…”

        🙂

    • MsJxn says:

      Still up,…and site still does not work,…just letting you know,……How screwed we all got!!! and Jeff Lewis,….so sux!!!!!!!!!

  116. TLM says:

    Anyone using #getahobby or #getahobbyjill or #getoffbobbyjill hashtags on Twitter?!?

  117. Rhetorica says:

    WTF? l get home from the dr & everything is gone! This is a battle l will not back down from! I’ll keep checking to see where we are tonight. I hope imjustsaying is ok.

    • cabbie413 says:

      I understand that she’s moving her blog off wordpress..and it should be back up soon.

    • MAMAZ says:

      We’re talking about unchecked agression here, dude.

    • Nancy says:

      Rhetorica,
      Hope all news at the doctors was good. 🙂 How are you doing re: pain?
      “See” you tonight. (Jill is such a child)

  118. grittykitty says:

    First time poster here and man, I hate Jill Zarin. Here’s just another reason to add to my list.
    I’ve been disturbed since yesterday over news out of NYC (Brooklyn) about the murder of a 9 yr old Hasidic Jewish boy who got lost trying to find his way home from school. I don’t even live in NY, I’m not even Jewish, but the story is so haunting and upsetting on just every HUMAN level!

    Well, you know how these RH’s tweet about every little fart and every queef in their (self-absorbed) lives? The only one in NYC to even mention this story has been… Simon.

    I ALMOST tweeted JZ – the self-proclaimed proud Jewess herself – can’t she take a second out of her trivial pursuits to express some sympathy for this murdered Jewish boy? Even just a mention of it would make her human and show that she’s not a complete self-absorbed beyotch.
    As if.

    • Nancy says:

      grittykitty,
      What has this world come to? A lot of real Jewish people have gone to the site to give their respect to his parents. Of course Jill wouldn’t spend her time doing anything like that. It’s a dark day here on earth.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Welcome grittykitty

        Horrible story. My heart aches for his friends and family. For his whole community.
        here’s a tip for the authors of Secrets of a Jewish Mother – Show some compassion for those who are suffering.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          just so horrible. Those poor parents of that little guy-just walking home from day camp…so innocent, with such an angelic expression…trusting someone whose face was like his own, and then betrayed with the final betrayal.

        • grittykitty says:

          It’s absolutely heartbreaking.
          update: I believe Alex has posted her comments about it. But still nothing from our quintessential “Jewish mother”.
          JZ makes me sick!

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            well, just because Jill is Jewish- she’s not the spokesmodel for a whole religion and culture, right?

            I’m hating on Jill because she’s being a real a**hole right now, not because she didn’t speak out about this little boy. She may feel that it isn’t in good taste or that she doesn’t want to add to the circus atmosphere.

            Simon and Alex LIVE in Brooklyn and I *think* in Park Slope, the neighborhood where the little guy got taken.

            It probably really hits home for them because the chums are about the same age- and they probably witnessed the busloads of Hasidic Jews being bussed down from as far away as upstate NewYork to help search for this child, as well as the hordes of media descending on Park Slope. It would be tough to ignore- even if they wanted to.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Amen to that and my prayers are with those parents. I can’t imagine the pain they are going through.

    • smompy says:

      Oh, I know….that story was so disturbing to read. I’m almost sorry I clicked on it.

    • twoile says:

      @gk, welcome & ITA! My sympathies 4the family/community; I expect Simon would b more sensitive to the situation as he can certainly identify with the loss of a young boy in the city. Sad very sad. Jeanne

  119. AZ Girl says:

    Jill Zarin you suck and AZGirl never says thing like that. You are a child and your antics will not deter Lynn or the posters here. Bring it on RED. Now I need to see just how much you pissed off all the Iron Chef fans by being a judge. I hear Facebook is on fire with negative comments about you being a judge. So…..Maggie going to take on Foodnetwork’s comment section too??????

  120. Nancy says:

    Mark my words. Someone is going to bring this issue up to Jill and then she will turn up and try to get on TV for everyone to see. “See what a great person of the Jewish community I am?
    Any bets?

    • MAMAZ says:

      No thanks. My mama didn’t raise me to bet against a sure thing.

      • Nancy says:

        Now she’s tweeting that she got a HUGE check from eBay for her clothes
        and she’s going to give it to “charity.” Aka “The Zarin Trust Fund.”

        • sony4ou says:

          I am not sure how she got a huge check…I would look at her stuff and very rarely did anyone bid on it.

    • MsJxn says:

      My FIRST thought!!,…but they aren’t “filming” yet,…but, she could alway’s call page 6 to cover it!!….and I’m sure this was some way one of her stalkers,..trying to send her a message!!! Miserable pathetic Shrewww!!!

  121. Sorry guys.. in a hastey move to go live and free blog, only comments and posts are cut off as of Friday since that is the only data I have been able to extract from.

    New site NOT on wordpress is up. We are working out the kinks and for some reason all comments are going into moderation. please use this full link since the only site might be cached on your web browser..

    Ok.. having difficulties.. is anyone else getting a 404 error? my daughter right next to me views the site just fine.. weird.. mo blogga’s mo problems. 😉

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      mo problems= mo big time 😉

      easy peasy is for losahs!

      • MsJxn says:

        I knew the site would probably not hold up,…with all of the hit’s and space,..but did think something weird about being redirected to ERROR404…..really?….
        was that where you got the original name?….and got played upon?

  122. Rhetorica says:

    http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers
    This cite lists rights for bloggers.

    http://ma.tt/com
    This is WordPress founder’s email.

    I emailed Matt & asked if he knew of bloggers rights, told him ee were being harassed, and thanked him for the forum.

    Jill needs to hear from a 1st Amendment attorney.

  123. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Well I was able to get in using the full http://www.tvtime101.com and then clicking on the first blog on the right- and was able to comment BUT if every comment is going into moderation it’s going to be tough to live chat tonight.

    Maybe we need another work around?

    Maybe we should stay here until Lynn comes to pick us up from the pool.

    • Boston.. called me server hero support and they informed me it will take some time for the name servers to be updated via internet world. I ensured all comments are out of moderation and ensured it shouldnt happen again, but it appears their is a lag with changes. I will keep you guys updated !

      If anyone gets a chance.. and views the site, please enter a comment when you can for testing purposes..

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Thank you ImaJustSaying, you’re going way above and beyond the call of duty.

        Let us know what we can do to return the favor and help to support your blog as well.

      • cabbie413 says:

        posted but it says waiting moderation or somethin like that

        • MODERATION PROBLEM IS FIXED!! Now if only everyone can view the blog. I still cant but my daughter can and thank god she is sitting next to me.

    • Site is currently updating changes to be free from the claws of JilL Zarin. I was told it should be up up WAY before RHONYC! 😉

      • Thank you! Am thinking this was not in your original plan for today but we appreciate your hard work.

        • midwest you are correct! I have been playing with the new site but didnt intend to implement today. I just realized that if we comment on the old tvtime101 site hosted by wordpress, i will have the same issues Lynn is having today.. So me and daughter are in hyper mode trying to fix the problems we havent tested yet. Its all good.. we can fix the other stuff on a as needed basis. Just want the basics to work for now..

          My daughter wants to know if she can clock out yet.. I am a slave driver.. 😉

    • BessiB says:

      I was thinking we should just stay here….

      dues it run out of space?

      • BessiB says:

        does

        • MsJxn says:

          I was thinking the same thing,..this is another persons blog, and I don’t think they were prepared for the amount of hit’s they will get tonight,..also Thank You, and a big hug for allowing us to camp out here for the day!!! How generous you are of your space,…Thank you!! I hope it brings you many new visit’s in the future,….see what a little kindness can do,…JZ!!!!! Kindness fosters love and friendship,…but you never learned this in High School or life!! “You’re not happy ’till every one’s not happy”!!! sucky life motto!!!

  124. California35 says:

    Are we back here? The other place doesn’t come up anymore…I will try again.

    • smompy says:

      Yes, now the entire TVtime101 site has gone missing. Geeze, how far do this pathetic bitch’s talons reach???

      • California35 says:

        Thanks!!! I wasn’t sure if coments were old, and no one would see my coment.

        Ay ay ay 😦 we just need to hang in there ….

  125. dsc60 says:

    i know no one wants to support the Bravo site, but that one can’t be censored. if we ALL went to bravo, it would be there for everyone to see and they couldn’t do anything about it. that would teach her.

    • dsc60 says:

      i’m talking about the message board for chatting.

      • Rhetorica says:

        dsc60, might work. or do we wait for lynn as omib suggests?

        • dsc60 says:

          thanks but guess we should wait for lynn. i never really chat during the show anyway but thought it would be great to over run that board for the night to really eff up jill. i guess others see too many holes in my suggestion.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        huh?
        They take off every post anyone here has ever made!
        Do you mean just to chat full well knowing that every single post will get pulled and tossed?
        maybe…but Lynn should be along shortly, our fearless leader will tell us what to do.

        • dsc60 says:

          on the message board? ok… just a suggestion. i’ve seen the message board there and it never seemed like messages were deleted. most there hate jill and it shows. i haven’t really posted there so…

      • Sam says:

        Some of those boards (including RHNY) have been plagued by a major bully who picks on people who don’t kiss her ring and then rallies her cohorts to do the same. (It’s like Jill deciding to pick on Alex and Simon and then getting LuMan and Kelly to follow suit.) One time the bullying got so bad that Bravo banned her — but she just came back under another name. After that she behaved herself for a while but then reverted to her true self. (Again, just like Jill — and she’s a Bethenny hater too!)

        Because of this, I left those boards a long time ago, and can’t imagine going back. This place is so nice it’s spoiled me!

        • dsc60 says:

          i’ve seen trolls there also, but if a lot of us went there we’d obviously chat together and ignore any trolls like most do here. but hey, it was just a suggestion if nothing else works out. i think it would teach jill not to mess with lynn ’cause IHJZ won’t be stopped. OMIB said posts there are deleted but i’ve never seen suggestions of that.

          • dsc60 says:

            and it would be a real kick in the ass to jill knowing we’re on “her” turf.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              I apologize- I thought you meant the blogs.

              Your psychological warfare tactic is excellent! Let’s see what the others want to do. I don’t even know where the Bravo message board is

              • dsc60 says:

                ah okay… we’ll see then. spoke up thread a bit before i read this.

                • MsJxn says:

                  Let’s see where this goes,..but, year’s ago,….really years,…I started reading these,(Bravo) what were really “chat room’s”,…..different thing than Message boards,….very “clickish”,…and reason why I think we are underestimated,…mostly putting big assed pic’s of dancing cat’s etc…and other nerdy foolishness,…(sorry if I am offending, and I’m sure I am), I also got tired of reading 6 pages of 1st!.,….2nd!…then just silly shite,.. ,….can I pour the drink’s,….etc,..I want to talk about the show,…I know we all form commonalities/friendships and relationships here,..and really check and pray for each other,…I do want the show to be talked about at times,…I hope I didn’t offend,…but, I’m sure JZ thinks we are all miserable ppl with no lives,..sitting on our couches,..computers in big ‘ole lap’s eating away,..with no lives of our own,…sorry,..that’s JMHO……and I know we have people from every walk of life here,..all intelligent, and with interesting view’s,…many have very savy techno skill’s, as evidenced by our very own Ms Lynn,…IJS, VA girl and all other’s,…I hope I didn’t offend others,…but, that’s why this Message blog about the show is so amazing,…..and we don’t get deleted for not kissing the ring’s.

                  • LavaLady says:

                    Ms. J – I agree. One of the reasons I left the Bravo Message Boards for good and came here is that there was so little talk of the shows, and alot of fluff like recipes, pictures, etc.

                    • MsJxn says:

                      And, looks like “Divide and Concur” Lol!,…meant to say it that way,…b/c I think most of us do concur,….works,….too bad for the division of the (IHJZ) site,…and, from watching the show tonight,….I see Granny Andy,…has absolutely no clue regarding his audience,…none what so ever,……just pitiful, the opportunity he has thrown away,……Biotch!,.She/he may have won the battle,…but not the war,..and we are warrior’s,……also,….Jillousy,….funny to find out Alex probably came from more money than you,…..I know this,….so do some people on this board,…Lisa Vandie’ (RHBH) admitted she come’s here, as well,….. Hell,…I will say this,..if any one would ever go antisemitic,….which has honestly never crossed my mind,…Jill Z,….This is a declarative statement,……..you provoke people!!!!!!! intentionally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andy Granny,…you intentionally flip your middle finger at everyone with any moral perspective whatsoever and dare them to remark back,…sorry sweet granny Andy/Jillousy,……your time has come,…you and Jillzzzzzz can only get away with the taunting for so long,…….your fight,….don’t just show up with a bird finger and sarcasm, not for much longer,…. you have been figured out,…also,..now I know why they shot the reunion show earlier!!!! …We have proof!!!!! Biotchhhhhh!!!!! While I’m on the rant,…”there is a reason,…comedians,,,,,um,…don’t go around saying,..I’m funny!!!”

          • Sam says:

            Those trolls can be pretty obnoxious. I put them on ‘Ignore’ but it didn’t help because people kept quoting them, so I still saw their words even if I didn’t see their posts. Foul stuff!

            And yes, sometimes posts there are deleted. When they banned the bully I mentioned earlier, they deleted a whole slew of her posts, as well as some of the posts of people who had interacted with her. But while I was there I never saw them delete a post simply because it bashed a Housewife — although there’s always a first time for everything! (Especially when Jill’s involved!)

            • LavaLady says:

              The Bravo Boards are very slow. I don’t know if they would be the right thing for “Chatting”.

            • BessiB says:

              Would I have to register and be confirmed on the Message Board, or does it use the same as on the blogs

  126. Rhetorica says:

    Does anyone know where Error 404 is? It’s interesting; I haven’t seen any posts hmmm…

    • Nancy says:

      That’s what got me confused. Why does error 404 come up?
      We should just stay here tonight.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Nancy- I think Rhetorica meant OUR Error404 the poster, not the error message that we were getting from tv time.

        I dunno- does he still have house guests?

      • Rhetorica says:

        Ooh it an attempt at a joke. we kerp getting the error 404 msg @ the other site. Its taking me fotever to ppost. guess this is too much for my phone.

  127. I have to admit that I just really disliked Jill. I can’t believe I am going to say this because I RARELY say this: I HATE her! Way to win friends and influence people Jill. Good job.

    • Nancy says:

      You are not alone.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      LOL- I think she knows we can’t be won over or influenced so she’s *trying* to annihilate us.

      the operative word here is *trying*.

      Knock yourself out Mrs. Zarin.

      Bring it.

      • Nancy says:

        I bet Bobby will be treated in an ER tonight for a migraine.

        We aren’t going anywhere Bobby. Get your wife some help!

      • smompy says:

        You left off a word at the end of that sentence…i.e. “BEYOTCH!”

      • MAMAZ says:

        OMIB is right. She can’t beat us. Try not to get rattled or angry. JZ wants that. Just laugh because we will persevere.
        I can’t really even be upset with WordPress. We don’t know what kind of pressure they are under.

        BTW – I’m very dissappointed to get no response to my Lebowski comment upthread! Come on people, LEBOWSKI!!!

  128. TLM says:

    Some posters are calling for Jill to comment on the missing child in NY. I don’t think it’s any more appropriate for Jill to comment on the missing child than on any other child. Sadly, kids are abducted and killed every day, and they are all different religions. Commenting merely because she is also Jewish, to me, would be opportunistic and in very poor taste. I have taken issue in the past with Jill because she was blatantly appealing to the Jewish community or expecting approval merely because she’s the same religion. I don’t play that game. If I like you, I like you regardless of religion, and if I don’t like you, the fact we may be the same religion isn’t going to change that.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      ITA and posted my opinion upthread.

      • MAMAZ says:

        But it’s because she has blatantly appealed to the Jewish community and expects their approval that we are surprised that she hasn’t commented.
        And as others have mentioned she comments when her dog takes a crap. This is pretty big news. Especially in NYC. You don’t have to be Jewish to have compassion for his family.

    • Nancy says:

      TLM,
      You are right. Sorry.

      • MsJxn says:

        Please read,..earlier post’s,…note time stamps,….no one thought that to be a good idea,..as it would be a camera time event for her!! “What’szzzz in in fouah me,…..musta been mah stalka’s,……goin aftaaa thissss ……Bowwbbbby……wondah ifff thayyyyy were lookinnn fowah me!!!! I’m the victim heahh!!!!”…….I don’t post a lot,.(other than today, just hate to see people getting screwed)….but, flying monkey’s came from somewhere,..and remember,…when the water went down,……well,…they all cheered!!!!!!

  129. OneMoreInBoston says:

    well, all I have to say is tonight’s episode better be a doozy

    • MAMAZ says:

      Doesn’t Ramona mention The Count cheating and LuLu denies it and storms off in a huff?
      Remember when LuLu point blank asked kelly if Gilles had cheated and said she assumed he had? Isn’t that sort of similar?

      • mich_in_mich says:

        I remember that conversation with LuLu and KooKoo. The promos airing on Bravo for tonight’s episode really makes their bias totally clear. I believe the voice-over says ” the attack no one seeings coming”. How ridiculous … ATTACK … really? Romona justs asks a question. It’s not like she stabs LuLu with a piece of her true faith jewelry.

      • BessiB says:

        Ramona has called Luann out on that before. So she will probably not be saying anything she has not said to Luann before..

  130. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Upthread, @dsc60 had a deliriously delicious psychological warfare tactic- to post over on Bravo’s message boards tonight like we always do here- sort of like invading Jill’s personal space.

    IHJZ in the house, bitches!

    err… if Lynn says it’s OK

  131. MAMAZ says:

    TVTime is working for me now. Anyone else?

  132. Nancy says:

    Why don’t we just stay here?

  133. AZ Girl says:

    I was just over at the Bravo message board and they are under construction. The posts are going all over the place. I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone.

    • LavaLady says:

      I was just there as well. Only topics discussed can be Bravo related. The board moves so slow there. But TVtime101.com is now posting comments right away.

    • California35 says:

      Really?hhmm I wonder if this os becaus elf HER also, OR because there is something wrong with blogs in general?

      • LavaLady says:

        IDK Cali. The message says the boards have been redone as of last week and only housewife topics are allowed.

        I used to post on the Bravo Boards, but I find them very slow and not very user friendly.

      • Nancy says:

        California,
        Are you feeling OK?

        • California35 says:

          Heehee 😛 yes, I’m feeling fine lol – I know what your an though, why am I thinking it is something general when we all know what is going on??

    • Nancy says:

      AZ Girl,
      Why can’t we just stay here?

  134. OneMoreInBoston says:

    tvTime is working!!!!

    Yay!!!

    go to http://www.tvtime101.com/?p=11380.

    Nancy- I would prefer not to stay on WordPress because of how sh*tty they’re acting about jill Zarin (in JZ’s own words…why reward them), and ImaJustSaying has worked so hard to get this up and running for us- I’d like to try it.

    If you hate it- we can always comeback here, but will you try it?

  135. majnon says:

    Remember that teacher at Hogwarts in the “Order of the Phoneix” that woudln’t let the kids learn about the “Defense of the Dark Arts”? They had to find a room and teacher of their own.
    Lynn is our Harry Potter. It wouldn’t work Jill.

  136. Amy Matheson says:

    http://www.bravotv.com/talkbubble

    WHAT THE HELL??

    And I can’t even get back here without using my back button on my browser. All I see on home page is Melissa’s interview and (I think) no comments. I am almost afraid to navigate away for fear I can’t find my way back.

  137. Queen Butter Bean says:

    OMG!!! The episode where Bobby and Simon talk about “the blog” is on….There was a scene with LuMann at her daughter’s party. KBB stopped to look and said, “What the hell is that around her neck?”

    As I explained, he just aimlessly wondered away….

  138. maggie_01bklyn says:

    Do we have a new addy yet for the new blog….. I don’t want to lose today’s work….And i am seriously annoyed. We cannot let Jilnazi win……..

  139. maggie_01bklyn says:

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH great
    ty ty ty
    I feel like you have been my GPS today..

    • MsJxn says:

      OKay,……so flippin’ teccoingn’t,……..sound it out,………..but, what’s Ty? And yes, I think we should have all stayed put for the night just to chat,….but sooooooooo proud of Ramoma and her standing up for Avery and her opinion’s, grand for her,…applause!!!!

  140. boston02127 says:

    Hello???
    I’m lost. Can someone please link me?
    Thank you.

    • boston02127 says:

      R we on this blog?

      • boston02127 says:

        Do I need a secret password to find everyone?
        I hate Jill Zarin.
        Luann is part man.
        Kelly is stupid.

        Umm..Lynn Rocks!

        • MsJxn says:

          LOL!! just because I say Y’all alot,..hahahha!!!!! I do think we we’re all re-routed to different places,…Okay,…give me a JZ…Yah dont evah wanna know wheha ah coulda been goin…Hold up!!!!!!!!!!!!..Darren Zaharin,….did that Biotch just say Darrin Zaharin,….omg!!!!!! so funny!!!! Leave ’em alone,…they will hang themselves,…or each other!!!! LMAO!!!!
          Self destruction is funny!!,…too bad,..Granny Andy,..had to do the reunion show so far in advance!!!!!!!! now we know,…….I feel Like I just pee’d after coming home from a long road trip,……..relief!!!……How sick is that!!!!! for LM,..Muah,….Muah……!!!! don’t blame you for turning away!!!!!,….LMAO,..AC,…is short fur/for what…….!!!! hahahahahaha!!!! you go wiff you bad seff cupie doll!!!!……..I am giggling too much right now,…finally!!!!!!!

  141. boston02127 says:

    ♫♫♪♪♫♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♫♪♪♪♫♫
    In my own little corner in my own little chair
    I can be whatever I want to be.
    On the wings of my fancy I can fly anywhere and the world will open its arms to me.
    Just as long as I stay in my own little corner
    All alone in my own little chair.

    Hello?

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