Skip to comments.Lisa B on 'Trading Spouses': Kerry voter?
Posted on 08/10/2004 6:00:48 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
Just a hunch. Self-proclaimed flower child in MA, bossy, wants to be the center of attention, blames everybody else when she turns people off with her rudeness(love how she got drunk in front of the children at a dinner out with her 'new' family), lots of class-warfare references seeming to arise from insecurity and jealousy, 'knows better than everyone else' yet unrealistic. "I, I, I", "Poor, poor me", victim, victim, victim. Seems to think that someone good-looking and rich couldn't simply be nice, no, they must be fake, of ill-gotten wealth, etc.
Or maybe editing does wonders. No doubt that Fox overdid the 'good mom, bad mom' angle, but did they unfairly turn her into the villian?
Or maybe she was secretly paid by Fox to act that way.
It was funny, though a bit cruel.
And i missed it?!
Guess that's what I get for goofing with a game and trying to tweak a certain setting therein.
Quick, rush out and by a sat dish, and you can still catch the West Coast feed.
Don't have a good enough sat signal here.
Have a HUGE building in the line of view to the south.
I'm not a fan of "Reality TV", but this one can be a lesson on lots of levels. The rich family contributes their haughtiness, superiority and "serve me" attitude, while the "moderate" family reflects rough edges, boorishness, unhealthy practices and laziness. I couldn't decide which were the lousiest examples.
Yeah it was funny. I never used to watch crap like that, but me and the Mrs. got caught up in this one.
The California mom made the best appearence. She was much better than the Ms. bitch that complained about everything and cut down the kids at every chance she got.
Even at home the MS. bitch cut down the rich people's belongings to make herself feel better to no avail.
Look at how her children and husband responded when she returned (even the neighbors commented that it was quieter at her house).
I almost expected the visiting mother to set aside some of the prize money to send her to get counselling (it certainly is offered on Fox's "The Swan" for these people who have a "woe is me" complex).
She's from Massachusetts and is a Democrat. If she voted odds are she voted for Kerry. She was offended by these people living in a million dollar house (although that is 3 times what the man paid for it) yet her Senator has several million dollar homes and a billionaire heiress for a wife. "Vote Democrat, they are for the working man."
What did she do? Complain that the "husband" didn't give her a drink. SHE was supposed to be greeting the guests as they arrived and serving them (possibly asking the "husband" to help her make/carry drinks).
She acted as if the party was in her honor and not the other way around.
There was something awfully strange about the California family. The children were zombies. Did the little girl ever move from the couch? The dad was downright grotesque....he seemed far removed from his children. They may have had the money but the "poor" family certainly had the love.
The visiting "wife" said that the husband was always on the phone or at work (although he was not shown in these activities). He may have even retreated from his "family" to escape the visiting "wife" who was self-admittedly obnoxious at times.
The son had reportedly stayed out late at a friend's house; remember that the visiting mom refused to let him out of the house the following night "because" he had been out. It doesn't sound like he violated a curfew, it doesn't sound like she offered a family activity (like a board game, discussion topic or anything), and it doesn't sound like she discussed the decision to basically ground the boy with the father. When the boy and the woman went out to the batting cage, she heckled him rather than giving him support.
She thought that the kids' "chosen" professions of baseball player and singer were crazy. Maybe so. These kids also appeared to be a bit younger than her own children. Did she expect the boy to say "I want to be a project manager at a telecommunications company" or "I want to be a certified public accountant"? I don't think that either of them were in high school yet.
I have a cousin who's son wanted to be a baseball player. It isn't his profession but he is a baseball coach at the high school now.
Here in Houston, a surprising number of high school baseball players are successful.
Meanwhile, in her own household was a boy who liked to cook yet didn't want to eat anything more daring than a hamburger.
What did the Mass. daughter want to do for a living?
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