Random thoughts . . .
momrek . . .
ABSOLUTELY agree with you that the lot of 'em need to put down the booze. They wouldn't win any prizes as saints, anyway, so fueling the devil inside them with firewater does them --- AND us! --- no favors. It's gotten real old, real quick, and I can't figure out why none of THEM seem to have figured out, yet, that the boozing only winds up making most of them look even MORE idiotic than they already are, and is the ingestible kerosene for WAAAAYYY too many unnecessary fires.
I also agree that Al went too far by telling Caroline to "Shut the eff UP!" OTOH, I can also understand he'd HAD it. HAVE to give him kudos, too, for at least not letting the actual word fly and therefore needing to be bleeped. That's a lesson in restraint that most of 'em could learn from.
IF they could stay away from oiling themselves with booze, that is.
And your description of Caroline as a "helicopter parent" was dead on target. She's been doing it for FAR too long for her to change that MO, though.
I think you're dead on with your take on T, too. She's done what she wants and mostly gotten her way for too, TOO many years to EVER change, at this late date.
Bunny . . .
I'm no shrink or psychologist, but I, too, was SMH my head at reading stories and seeing pics of T and family's Hampton adventures. Personally, I believe that somewhere between her ears, she fancies herself as the "Teflon Housewife". The more her off-kilter road show rolls on, the more she proves herself to be a person who has some serious, serious issues. Am I saying/suggesting that after her latest, HUGE bump in the road she should enter a convent? No. But MOST of us with at least a MODICUM of common sense would've KNOWN to sit our asses DOWN and stay OFF of the public radar.
At LEAST until our next court appearance, that is!
Also, if I were a member of whoever her legal team is, I HAVE to say that I believe I'd cut her loose after the Hamptons vacay being splashed all over hither and yon.
I just couldn't --- and WOULDN'T --- be bothered with the headaches that'd come with dealing with her and her crew.
Hell, I'd've probably cut her and her cast of clowns loose after her FIRST court appearance!
And canuck . . .
Thanks for your "Been there, done that!" US legal residency/citizenship info!