Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mob Wives: Ramona Rizzo "Likes It Real" Interview

Ramona Rizzo enjoying life!
As most of us know there are two new Mob Wives.  We have a new lovable fan favorite Angela Raiola a.k.a. Bigg Ang.  Then we have Ramona Rizzo who has the Mob Wives fans seemingly split down the middle.  Whether they love Ramona or hate her for having Karen's back, it makes little difference.  The most important fact is they are bumping their gums about her.  Their fingers seem to be working overtime typing about Ms. Rizzo.  It made perfect sense for me to start typing about the Italian/Spanish beauty of Mob Wives season 2.  What better way to type about the feisty woman who told her friend, "Stop being nice!" than an interview?

The interview begins.

Hello Ramona how is your day going?
So far so good for the most part, I have a sick kid and one playing like they're sick.  You're a mother, you know how it is!

I laugh.  I understand.  We know you've been friends for years with Jennifer Graziano & Karen Gravano.  When & how did you exactly meet your best friends forever?
Debbie Gravano and my mom were pregnant at the same time. Karen and I have been close friends since we were 5 or 6 years old.  Sammy was known for throwing the greatest 4th of July parties.  My family always went.  I met Jennifer when we were about 12 or 13. Her father and my grandfather were lifelong friends.  We've spent countless holidays with the Grazianos.  Our families even vacationed together.  There was play dates with both girls.  We've grown up together Sweet 16s, proms, malls and weekends together.

Recently there has been a lot of eBeef amongst the Mob Wives.  Drita D'avanzo allegedly claimed in an interview that you returned to the states to weasel your way onto the show.  When did you return to the states?
I returned (to live permanently) around 3 1/2 years ago .  I was in a situation I didn't want to be in for about 2 years before my return.  My return had nothing to do with Mob Wives.  I don't need to weasel my way into anything.

Why did you return?
I loved living in the Middle East.  I have wonderful family & friends there.  Ultimately, I missed home.  I'm American and I wanted to live an American lifestyle.  I wanted to be where I'd have the support of family & friends.

Jennifer Graziano, Ramona Rizzo, Karen Gravano & Renee Graziano.
Why do you think Drita D'avanzo also allegedly made claims that you aren't really friends with Jennifer & Karen?
When I move to a different state or country my friendships don't end.  The problem with Drita is she feels the need to try to discredit others in an attempt to justify her actions or television persona.  Jennifer, Karen and I became mothers.  Two of us moved, did we see & talk to one another all of the time? No.  We were grown women living our lives.  We did keep in touch sporadically.  My sister threw make up parties and I'd talk to Jennifer on the phone.  We'd communicate on Facebook.  There was no falling out between us.  We've always been friends and always will be; in spite the efforts of some individuals.

Interesting to say at the very least, did you have an opportunity to be part of Mob Wives season 1?
Yes I did.  I considered it.

Why didn't you go for it?
I had personal issues that weren't resolved at the time. 

We hear you are a mother of four!  Tell The Mob Wives Blogspot about your kids!
Well I have 1 boy and 3 girls.  They are all my pride & joy.  They have really good hearts.  Through all our ups and downs, my kids have the ability to adapt well in various situations.  They know that they're my priority and I'll do everything in my power to protect & provide for them.

Have you or your children experienced prejudice from individuals within the lifestyle?
Oh yes, my kids have come home asking me, "Mommy what's a sand n______?" Racial (ethnic) slurs are commonly used in our community.  Whether it's directed towards an Irish, African American or Asian guy.  When I decided to marry my kids' father, a lot of people were upset that I wasn't marrying my own kind.  For me, my own kind are people I care about & love.  It doesn't have anything to do with their ethnicity, religion or race.  At the time I loved their father, he was my own kind.

Our site has received a lot of racially bigoted comments.  My sources have claimed that a couple of Mob Wives are prejudice.
I don't feel comfortable commenting.

My sources also have nothing but great thing to say about your mother.  Tell me about her.
You are known for having excellent sources.  My mother is a dedicated mother.  She will do whatever she has to for us.  She has always been there for us no matter the storm.  She's loving and extremely supportive.

We are aware you don't speak to your father.  What happened between the two of you?
My marriage, he disapproved of my choice.  He wanted me to marry F.B.I.!

My jaw drops. He wanted you to marry F.B.I.?
Yeah, full blooded Italian! I laugh.  She continues.  My father was right, I should've never married him.  He wasn't the right person for me.  It had nothing to do with his ethnicity & everything to do we his character.

Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggiero holding his little princess Ramona.
We hear you were a granddaddy's girl.  Tell us about Lefty.
I was the first grandchild.  Pops spoiled me to the tenth degree.  I was his doll on display.  He always put a smile on my face.  He was nothing like the movie (Donnie Brasco) portrayed him.  He was full of life & a sharp dresser.

What's your fondest childhood memory?
You remember the Cabbage Patch Doll craze?

Well those dolls were sold out everywhere.  My sister, cousin and I wanted those Cabbage Patch Dolls.  He was incarcerated during the time.  He knew what his babies wanted.  And even though he was going through a lot he made sure he put a smile on our faces.  One day we get a big brown box from Pops.  Inside there were 3 Cabbage Patch Dolls for each of us.  He always put family first.

That's a sweet story!  Speaking of sweet what's your favorite ice cream?
Rocky Road, I'm nuts about chocolate.  It has marshmellows bringing in a bit of vanilla.  And the nuts gives you another texture.  You have the perfect mixture of smooth, soft and crunchy.  Baskin Robbins has the best Rocky Road.

What's your favorite color?

Purple can reflect a variety of moods.  It has a wide range.  Lavender is calm.  Bright purples represent happy.  Deeper purple with a hint of red can represent darker moods.  And I love the way I look when I wear purple.

The Mob Wives vewers seem to be split down the middle on their interpretation of you.  Some think you are a troublemaker.  How does it make you feel?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion.  It's not my job or responsibility to convince others to like or understand me.  I don't wake up thinking, "How can I make people like me?"  I wake up thinking about my kids.  They get to see an edited version of each of us.  They like what they see or they don't. 

Well others think you are beautiful & loyal.
It's always nice to receive positive energy.  I'm flattered by the compliments.  And I pride myself on being loyal.

How do you feel when individuals refer to Mob Wives as a disgrace?
Whether you like it or not, millions are tuning in.  Their opinions are just that their opinions.  Once again they're entitled to their opinions.  If I don't like a show, I simply don't watch it.

I'd really like to clear some issues up.  What was your intent in stepping up to Drita & Karen during their conversation during episode two?
We're not doing this here!  I know both women.  I was watching their body language.  Their expressions and voices were changing.  It was getting heated.  I knew where it was going.  My intent was to stop it from turning into a physical altercation.  There was kids there.  It was Renee's belated birthday party and the celebration of her life!  It was not the time nor place for Karen & Drita to have the discussion.  It definitely wasn't the place to fight.  We don't get paid extra to fight when the cameras are rolling.  So why do this and come off as animals?  We are all mothers.  I stand by my decision on trying to intervene.  Unfortunately Drita started swinging.
Drita D'avanzo & Ramona Rizzo over 2 years ago.

On the subject of kids for the last several days Drita D'avanzo has been tweeting that you talked about her kids.
Drita is a liar.  I've never talked about her kids.  Aleeyah & Giselle are beautiful, bright and delightful kids.  I am a mother first and would never talk about the children negatively.  Why don't you ask her about why she's now claiming not to really know me?

Drita and I aren't on talking or tweeting terms.  I laugh.  Does she know you?
Yes, she does.  As a matter of fact I took her daughter to see one of the Twilight movies.  I believe it was New Moon.  We had a great time.  Drita even showed up.  How is it that she doesn't know me?  And who sends their kids off in the care of people they don't know?
Drita says, writes and tweets anything that she thinks is going to make herself save face, look good or outshine others.

Back to the allegations of you talking about her kids; did you?
No. I have no reason to talk about her kids unless it's positive.  They're wonderful kids.

Where are the accusations coming from?
I did an interview with Hollywood Life.  The interviewer accurately quoted me.  I said that I think Drita coaches her children for the cameras in an attempt to garner the audience's sympathy.  My comment is directed to a grown woman and the lengths she'll go to.

Can you give me an example?
I can give you more that one.  Season 1 Aleeyah asks her about rats.  Drita then explains Lee is in jail due to rats.  One, Lee is in jail because he committed crimes.  If my kids ask about rats, I'm thinking four legs and a tail.  More importantly, "Did you see one and where?"  I think it was an attempt to dig at Karen's situation with her father Sammy.  This season Aleeyah asks Drita was she in a fight.  The scene was filmed sometime later after the fight.  Wouldn't a child ask their mother when she comes home with a black eye?  A kid is going to wait a week later when the injury is healing?  It doesn't make sense to me.  Again Aleeyah is an awesome kid.  Giselle is a great kid.  Our kids have played together.  I don't have one bad word to say about the D'avanzo girls.  My comments and opinions are directed to their mother who is a grown ass woman.  It's my opinion that Drita uses her kids when it comes to her filming scenes.  I'm entitled to my opinion.  Now another site went after Karina a 12 year old child.  It's sad someone felt my opinion gave them the green light to lie on a child. I think minor children should be off limits as far as the negativity.

Sidebar: Drita tweeted that the blogger was a good person & didn't mean any harm.  She later deleted her tweet defending the blogger. 

It's getting hot in here or I'm having hot flashes.  VH1 posted a sneak peek of episode 3, you go to jail!  What was it like?
Cold, I had to borrow someone's jacket.  I had a summer dress on.  I wasn't bored.  My boyfriend was a couple of cells down from me.

Did you pose for a mug shot?
Yeah, 2 sets and 2 sets of fingerprints, I was in there for 13 hours.  I was never charged with anything.

Lee D'avanzo puts a garter on a blushing Ramona.
Let me go back for a minute, do you know Lee D'avanzo?
Yeah, I do.  I grew up with Lee.

Is he a mobster?
No. He is not by any means. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Okay that's a definite no if I ever heard one.  What's your favorite scene from Mob Wives season 1?
She laughs.  When Renee says no with her fingers to Carla.  Renee is a character.  Her facial expressions are the best.  You have to love Renee, that scene made me laugh!

What's your least favorite scene?
When Drita threw the candle at Karen on the rooftop.  Oh let me address another situation. Drita in an interview claims Karen and I jumped a friend of Carla's.  Let me tell you now, I've never jumped her.  I challenge Drita to get the victim to come forward.  It never happened.  Drita once again is telling lies to pad her agenda.

Let's lighten this up, I love your style & look.  Who does your hair & make up?
Right now, a hair stylist named Ashley does my hair.  She's really good.  I like her work.  Several people have done my make up.  My sister Roxanne has done it and my good friend Love Majewski has too.

The Riz getting her Hookah on!
Oh my God, I almost forgot to ask you.  What the heck is hookah?
It's a pipe with water and flavored tobacco.  I don't smoke cigarettes or weed.  I do enjoy hookah.  It's a social thing in the Middle East.  Sometimes there is even fresh fruit on top!

Can you give me any inside information about Mob Wives season 2?
It's the craziest.  It's pensive.  It's definitely more competitive.  And depending on editing it could turn out to be the most accurate one.

Alright, one last question which site is your favorite Mob Wives related site to read?
I only know one site and it's yours.  I like real things & people.  You and Chiara are real.  Your site is real.  I don't like imitations or imitators.

Awwwwww, thank you for that answer!  I love it.  But there are some other good sites out there. 
Yes there are others.  Your site truly has focused on Mob Wives from day one.  You & Chiara write the truth or your opinion.  A lot of people appreciate that, no disrespect to any other site.

The interview ends.

Well Ramona Rizzo sure has great taste in blogs!  I am laughing hard as I type.  Seriously whether Ramona likes our site or not, I like her.  I like the way she has Karen's back.  I respect it so very much.  I'll share something else.  Though Carla Facciolo got in a tizzy & started bashing our site.  I equally respect how she has Drita's back.  What is good for the goose is good for the gander.  I just don't always particularly like certain geese.  Whatever your opinion of Ramona a.k.a. The Riz, she not worried about it.  She's back home in America; taking care of four kids, cast in one of the hottest reality shows and enjoying success with a couple of her dearest friends.  It's good to know that I'm not the only one who believes friendships remain intact when one moves.  Ms. Rizzo is a feisty character to watch this season.  I don't know about you.  But I am tuning in every Sunday @ 8PM to watch Mob Wives on VH1.
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Pamela said...

I use to be a Drita fan. I use to think you just were hating on her. I see now what you see A LIAR. I appreciate you backing up your opinion of her. She replies to awful comments about the other mob wives with xoxoxox and hearts. She also tweets negative shit and then deletes it. Thanks for interviewing Ramona! It's great to learn where she's coming from! My favorites are Renee and Bigg Ang.

Anonymous said...

Great interview! That "other site" wrote about Karen's kid and then went back and edited the story. If you're going to write something and can't stand by it, what good are you? And after all this, this idiot site person says: well, if I would have known it was going to cause any problems, I wouldn't have written it. WHAT??? So, you don't THINK before you throw stuff out there? I'l LOVE to know who she is. Ignorant POS.

You all have the greatest Mob Wives site. People are going to find out what kind of mess that other one is.

Mob Mistress said...

In fairness to the other site, I've taken posts down or edited on a couple of occasions, I stood by what I wrote. I just took into consideration that I could be making it difficult for certain individuals. For their benefit I edited or removed the post.

I do NOT support anyone targeting a child.

At the end of each day, I have to be comfortable with what I've written. When I hit the publish button I'm always good with my opinion and sharing of information. It's up to the reader if they believe, agree or disagree. And I'm not perfect! I make typos and can get it wrong like the next person.

Thank you for reading & taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading others' opinions or take on things.

Anonymous said...

I love this fucking blog! Great interview, I just have one question. Is Ramona trying to work out things with her father?

Deana3452` said...

YAY! I can comment again without opening a Google account. Thank you for asking what the hookah is. I really was curious. AND thank you for the pictures. While I may be bigger fans of other mobwives than others at this point, I still like reading about ALL of them.

The Underboss said...

Good interview. I think she looks hot in that first picture. I am glad she likes the blog.

Mob Mistress said...


You are such a man! I'm going to tell Karen you are moonlighting on her.

lilkunta said...

i cant like big ang bc she is painful to look at. her surgery is awful. she needs to stop.

i cant undestand her. is her voice like that bc of smoking or a bad surgery?

what is her mob connection?

ramona: i see a LIE! On the show she/karen claimed to have know 1 another since they were 3. now ramona is saying that her mom and karen's mom debbie were pregant @ same time, but they 've known 1 another since 13.

...which is it?

I wish these ladies would just admit that they have mob connections, live in staten island, but dont know 1 another.

except for karen and drita who both dated lee and i think karen lived with drita(which i find hard to believe bc drita says her albanian father was strict so why would he let some gangster's disrespectful fast daughter live with him and the daughter he was trying to make be Mia Hamm b4 there was a mia hamm?)

lilkunta said...

What is ramona's job?
Before the vh1 check [how much is that BTW, $3k an ep? ]how did she pay her rent/mortage; buy groceries; buy clothes?

Did Ramona marry in the US or iddle East? I ask bc she has divorced her husb and moved back to the US w their kids. Im surprised this was allowed. & even if they were married in the states, theyve been living in ME so even a US judge would say she would have to stay in ME so the kids may continue their relationship w their Dad.

Mob Mistress said...

You see no lie. She said her mother & Karen's mother were pregnant at the same time. She's known Karen most of her life. THEY BECAME GOOD FRIENDS @ 5 or 6 YEARS OLD.

I don't know about you. However, I've known people without being good friends immediately. EXAMPLE: I have known Susan since the 4th grade. We became good friends in high school when we were 16 years old.

It is Jennifer Graziano who she met @ 12 or 13 years old. The question was about both Karen & Jennifer.

And it is NOT Karen who lived with Drita. It is Drita who moved in with Karen.

I understand Bigg Ang perfectly. Her uncle was Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi. She's dated several wise guys.

Karen Gravano has mentioned her father is Salvatore "The Bull" Gravano, the former underboss of Gotti.

Carla Facciolo has mentioned her uncle Bruno Facciolo, a murdered mobster.

Renee Graziano's father is Anthony "T.G." Graziano was allegedly a Bonanno Consigliere.

Ramona Rizzo is the granddaughter of Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero.

Drita D'avanzo is married to a bank burglar Lee D'avanzo. He father was Lewis D'avanzo, a mobster.

Carla is from Brooklyn and now lives in S.I. She at the beginning of production knew Renee Graziano by their account. Other cast have admitted to not really knowing Carla. Carla admitted to not knowing some of the other cast members. Drita and Carla vacationed in the summer of 2011. They went to Turks & Caicos. They appear to have built a friendship.

You seem to want the Mob Wives to collectively admit to not knowing each other. The truth is they do. On this site, we have posted pictures of Karen, Jennifer and Ramona dating back well over 20 years ago. Within this interview there is a picture of the Jennifer Graziano, Ramona Rizzo, Karen Gravano and Renee Graziano dating back at least 15 years ago. I've also seen pictures of Jennifer Graziano, Karen and Drita hanging out in an apartment when they were in their early 20s. The picture of Ramona & Drita in the furs is at least two years old outside of Lana Graziano's birthday party.

The women have history and do know one another.

As far as Ramona she's lived abroad and in the states. She wanted to return home with her children & she did with some major effort. As far as a job, I believe she was previously working behind the scenes. If I interview her again, I'll try to remember to ask her.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to share your perspective.

Chiara Soprano said...

Amazing got skills!

Mob Mistress said...

Thank you, not much skill involved beyond note taking!

I wish you could've heard Ramona when she said, "It never happened!" She delivered it the same way she said, "Stop being nice!" I was giggling to myself. She came across as warm & feisty. I really enjoyed interviewing her.

Rj said...

Wow haha this blog is great. You guys really know what ur doing. Great interview! The pictures were great also. The one with Drita and Ramona made my jaw drop and laugh because Drita said she didn't know Ramona lol. I like all the mob wives for different reasons and my perception of Ramona is that she is not afraid to face controversy and will tell it like it is. Once again great job.

Chiara Soprano said...

Oh you got skills all right! I love this interview because Ramona reminds me of myself, what you see is what you get, no pretense. She says what she means and means what she says! Jennifer just upped the game adding her into the mix!

Anonymous said...

You are smarter than the average bear MM. Really great interview, like always. Can't wait for Chiara's recap. You guys are the best!

Anonymous said...

NOW..This is what the fuk IM TALKIN BOUT! I used to also like Drita in da begining..UNTIL I LEARNED MORE ON HOW SHE LIES BOUT EVRYTHANG! How u gonna say 1 day u were friends with Karen...then defending that they were NOT friends? GO FKIN FIGURE!
Thank you for settin shit straight with Ramona..KEEPIN IT FKIN REAL! We love ya sweetie!


Anonymous said...

You know, when I first saw the previews for season 1, I was sure I was going to like Karen. And, after the first episode of the first season, all I could see was Karen being a user. She used Drita to get an invite to Carla's party (while talking crap behind Drita's back). Then, I absolutely HATED the way she confronted Renee at that party. And, even after Karen and Renee made up and Karen (who was still taking crap behind Drtia's back) set her sites on Drita, I started to dislike her even more.
This season, I was willing to give Ramona a chance because I thought she might help rehab Karen's image for me. But, she totally lost me with that "stop being nice" line, because we haven't ever seen Karen be nice to Drita unless she wanted something from her.
I love the show, but I'm just not buying anything that Karen and Ramona are selling. Maybe it's because they are way too aware of the camera, or maybe it's because their tough talk seems so forced. But, they could both be removed from the show for me at this point and I wouldn't even notice.

Deana3452 said...

Here is an old article for anyone who is interested about Lee and his mob ties...

D. Rotta said...

LOVED this interview and RAMONA!! That is a REAL woman right there! Never was one to side with liars and know real from fake and Ramona is as real as it gets! Thank you SO MUCH for this interview! :D Can't wait to see things unfold.

MiamiGirl said...

Great interview - I'm still not too sure about Ramona, she says she left her husband because he was becoming involved with the mob - sounds a little hard to believe - and now the one she's with gets arrested by undercovers, etc..and she is held, but not charged?? sounds mob related to me.
I wish she would stop with the tough-guy talk, she is too pretty for that.

Anonymous said...

I really don't like Ramona lol she's still talking about Drita's kids, she should just drop it. But I still love your site! It's the only site I read about Mobwives. Ya'll make me laugh!

Mob Mistress said...

There is a difference between having ties to the lifestyle and being a mobster.

It's interesting to read all the varying opinions. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Anonymous said...

I liked Drita. She just contradicts herself too much for me. "We weren't friends when I got w/ Lee. I never said we weren't friends. I fight to I die. Get me out of here!" She entertaining but her lies are building like the boy who cried wolf. She's even change how long she's been w/ Lee. Now I get why Karen & Ramona are angry critters. I agree w/ the person who said they've up the game adding the Ramona to the mix.

Deana3452 said...

Yeah, I guess that sounds more like a gang he was running with. In any event, I guess only Jenn Graziano knows why she cast who she did...What I really wanna know is when we will ALL know if there will be a Season 3.I wonder how soon networks make a decision on something like that.

MissHappenstance said...

I loved the interview with Ramona. I really like her. However, I was a little disappointed with the "I don't feel comfortable commenting." response to the Mob Wives racism allegations.

Mob Mistress, do you know why she is uncomfortable talking about this? Most of the speculation seems to point to Drita and Carla.

Ramona hasn't held back about her dislike of the two of them. I am African-American and it is getting pretty annoying to hear people dance around this issue.

MiamiGirl said...

I think Karen should pipe down about Drita's eye- it was 2 on 1, and that's not really cool.

MissHappenstance said...


Well as you know, Drita doesn't fight fair, so why should Karen? Throwing candles, sucker punching people, and attacking someone while someone else is on top of them trying to break up the fight. Puleeze.

With that said, I really don't condone violence at all.

Mob Mistress said...

When one swings in my direction it's on. Not to bright to swing when two women are talking to you.

It's a BIG DUMMY move.

Anonymous said...

I still think Drita needs to watch it. I'm very curious to know what Karen has in her past. Renee in particular has made several comments that lead me to believe Karen is playing nice, and we don't want to know what happens when decides not to play nice anymore. She's my favorite, but at this point I really want her to go back to Arizona. New York seems to be bringing out a side of her that she appeared in season 1 to be trying to move past. Rest of the season should be interesting, Karen's temper and now they've gone and messed with her kid. I'm not a violent person and heads would be rolling if my kid was made cry.

Mob Mistress said...

Blog Announcement:

We have comments open so there can be a conversation about the cast and show in which many of us love to watch.

However, if I have to sit at the computer to monitor idiots with their racist bullshit or their PERSONAL AGENDAS, we will turn the comments off.

Anonymous said...

Fact: Drita is Albanian-American woman.

Fact: Drita married an Italian-American man and had children with him.

Fact: Drita is tolerant of other backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities to the point that she will love and marry them in exactly the same style and manner that Karen, Ramona, and Renee have.

We're all human beings and that's why it all boils down to so let's be a little more kind to one another for the sake of "humankind."

Could the rumors please stop now about her?

Love Majewski not just an urban legend said...

Ladies~I LOVED this interview! You really gave a lot of behind the scenes info & I also LOVED my dear friend RAMONA giving me kudos as her MUA!

I do want to add some info with regards to the status of Ramona's employment. Ramona's sister Roxanne is a fantastic makeup artist working on major movies & tv shows EVERYWHERE! She's so good that I carry one of her products along with my cosmetic line! If you want the deepest,darkest spar tan in the most natural NON-ORANGE color you MUST buy Roxanne Rizzo's Bronze Glow! It's amazing .long lasting,natural looking,non irritating,inexpensive,clean,easy to apply product you have ever used & one can lasts forever! But prior to MobWives fame Ramona was helping her sister's company by selling her product ( I was one of her clients) I love it!!

I also need to address the Drita comments that insinuate that she is NOT or was NOT a friend of Ramona's I have a lovely photograph of ALL of us at my christmas party 3yrs ago! RAMONA &her kids,DRITA & her kids & me & my former fiancee's children. That's right guys (NO KAREN) Drita & Ramona came TOGETHER & I have the photos to prove it! So this hole act that Ramona is just "KARENS friend or is NEW to the crew" is ridiculous! & its just an act

Mob Mistress said...

Fact: I don't give a fuck about someone who knows Drita trying to defend her inappropriate behavior.

Fact: No one mentioned Drita pertaining to the racial prejudice in this interview. Good job naming Drita, thanks!

What the fuck is tolerance of other backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities?

People of other races, ethnicities, backgrounds and brown skin don't need to be TOLERATED. There is NOTHING wrong with others that are different.

Your comment in of itself has the stain of prejudice. "Oh I'm so tolerant I deal with black people. Oh I'm so tolerant I deal with Arabs. Oh I'm so tolerant I deal with Asians."

On another note, Hey Love,

Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Anonymous said...

funny how commented this morning on ramona and it wasn't published!!! what's the matter, have to protect ur friends????

Mob Mistress said...

I just thought you were a piece of shit. And didn't want your comments on my site. Ramona Rizzo isn't my friend, try again.

Mob Mistress said...

One more question for you: What's your favorite cut of diamond?

SweetNSassy said...

This was a great interview! By the end of the season I hope light is shed on what's been done in the dark. Ramona seems to keep it REAL!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful language Mob Mistress on the post with the use of the word "tolerant".

Any educated person and/or a person with a heart knows from being taught at a young age that people are people and we need tolerance and cultural sensitivity towards everyone in this world.

Your comment "There is NOTHING wrong with others that are different" can be misinterpreted as a comment that is charged with some prejudicial bias by some readers but, again, one cannot communicate tone in an e-mail.

And, for the record, posting the facts about Drita was in response to the comments on this board and not to your interview in any single way, shape, or form whatsoever.

Carla was also mentioned in some of these comments on this thread too but there are no obvious facts like there are in terms of Drita and her marriage (but my gut tells me that that Carla is a beautiful and classy lady inside and out who is probably sick to her stomach of ANY false statement about her).

By the way, I may be considered "different" by some because of my background as well as looks and never have been accused of being prejudiced (being in the minority usually causes one not to make such permutations in regards to that). Also, I have and will continue to use "tolerance" and "cultural sensitivity" regularly as part of my lexicon in personal and professional business settings because these are issues that need to be addressed globally.

I'm also working on my campaign specifically geared towards promoting an understanding of others on national, regional, and local levels because it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Was the part about being kind to one another and supporting humankind missed entirely while reading the post?

We should also be respectful of one another in this world because we never know when you will need another human being's help (and respect begets more respect).

And, before I'm accused of going "on and on" again by you here's another fact:

FACT: I greatly enjoyed reading your well-structured interview with Ramona because it provided another dimension to her and, in my opinion, she came across as a very intriguing person.

Kendra said...

I also would like to know Romana's response to the mob wives prejudices/racism. I'm an interracial woman (black/white) and I was confused when I saw Renee talking to Ghostkiller and generally being an open person (because one of the first things you notice in gangster movies is the 'keep to your own' mentality and racial slurs against other ethnic groups). I'm glad that at least renee can see a person, but I'm curious to know who is the racist/prejudiced one so I can not like her. I really like Ramona (just watched episode 1/2) as well as Renee, and Big Ang -sometimes even drita. So please let it just be Carla. :/

Mob Mistress said...

Your facts are bullshit about Drita.

And it's extremely rude to write or say, I'm tolerant of others. As if others need to be tolerated.
I give a fuck if you don't like my cursing.


inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing: tolerant of errors.

favoring toleration: a tolerant church.

Medicine/Medical, Immunology .
able to endure or resist the action of a drug, poison, etc.

lacking or exhibiting low levels of immune response to a normally immunogenic substance.

Fact: I give a flying rat's ass if you greatly enjoyed my interview.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, seconds after I made my last post on tolerance--there was a hate crime arrest of an Anthony Graziano in New Jersey who has set fire to temples.

The Anthony Graziano arrested is not Renee's father who shares the same name but--it is proof positive that we need to be more patient and kind to one another as human beings.

Anonymous said...

I made a post literally seconds before the one about the temples was posted but for some reason that particular post did not get in these comments.

I simply pointed out that a certain someone wrote she did not give a you know what about my post but yet took the time to comment which is an action that contradicts her words.

There was also a mention of the fact that "racial INTOLERANCE' is an expression which shows a great need to be patient and tolerant of ALL people (including people from our very own races, cultures, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and/or socioeconomic classes) for a possible chance of seeing peace in our lives.

I also wrote that she may call me rude and that is fine because my actions have always proven that I am an altruistic person capable of infinite love and compassion.

A mentioning of the fact that I continue to treat the person with respect also shows that I am a kind human being who believes in taking the high road.

There was also a mention of how she's is absolutely entitled to be indifferent about my positive thoughts and remarks in regard to her interview with Ramona but that Miss Ramona stated beautifully that everyone on the show is subjected to editing.

Also, in regards to the "bs" that I supposedly wrote about Drita--is it or is it not a fact that she is an Albanian-American that married an Italian-American?

I also wrote that in the rare case our paths did ever cross--I would welcome an intellectual debate and, in addition, I would like to have a conversation with Chiara because she is pleasant and is thankful of all opinions (even those she may not tolerate).

Mob Mistress said...

I didn't see a comment about 'temples'.

Someone marrying someone of a different ethnicity or culture doesn't mean they are not prejudice towards others.

Who do you think is approving your comments? You may not like my delivery. I give a shit. At the end of the day I approve your comments. It has zero to do with tolerance.

Anonymous said...

The temple comment is the one posted right above about the Anthony Graziano arrested in NJ for setting fire to them (it's a 19 year old from Lodi).

I always welcome debates and I will always be respectful (especially on this blog comment board where I realize I'm a guest).

And, with all due respect, your comment of: "Someone marrying someone of a different ethnicity or culture doesn't mean they are not prejudice towards others" is a double negative which negates itself.

But, I understood what you meant by typing the above comment and I will write that marrying one of a different ethicity and culture certainly makes one more understanding and accepting of others (love is understanding and it makes the world a better place).

Mob Mistress said...

I've witnessed a lot of bigotry and prejudice. We disagree. A woman who can pass for white married a white man and you claim she is not prejudice because she is Albanian and he is Italian.

I've witness a white man married to an Asian woman harrass his neighbors by calling them "dirty niggers."

Sure thing Anonymous he was more understanding and accepting of others because he married outside of his race, ethnicity and culture.

*rolling eyes*

Anonymous said...

Prejudice takes on many shapes and forms and it's highly likely the man that married the Asian lady may have once even had a bias towards Asians but that was changed after being exposed to the lady that became his wife.

People are brought up with different preconceptions about every race, culture, religion, and background and only with exposure and continued learning will people eventually change their viewpoints (and hopefully for the better).

I do not know the man in the example that you brought up but his comments were unacceptable in today's day and age.

I would hope that his wife was terribly hurt by his words also and let him know that no such words are ever to come out of his mouth again or else she may leave him (but one cannot control how another thinks and/or acts).

In terms of Drita--do you not think she may have been asked throughout her life about her name and background despite being able to "pass as white?" And, do you think it's possible that those without an understanding of Albanians may have possibly viewed her in a negative light and spoke unkind words about her ethnic background behind her back?

Again, I hope that the race of humankind will rule the planet one day and that we all experience a world without war.

Mob Mistress said...

She could've. At the end of the day she's a piece of shit as far as I'm concerned. Beyond this blog I give two shits about her and her fake, fraudulent narrow ass.

You are entitled to your opinions & assumptions.

I'm good with my opinion of her. And I know for a fact she's a liar. You have a wonderful evening with rainbows, hearts and a world without war.

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful evening as well and I will continue to do good things in this world which includes working with pediatric cancer patients.

I hope that good things come your way and that much grief and discomfort does not come into your life because there is too much of that already around us.

And, in terms of my wanting a peaceful world without ethnic cleansing or war--changing thoughts lead to changing behaviors.

I would hope that our exchanging of opinions tonight will do a little good in this world and, despite the cursing and sarcasm which you are absolutely entitled to interject, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to post.

--A Human Being, M.D.

D. Rotta said...

Does Ramona have ties to Angelo Ruggerio as well?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they needed to add another Mob Wife. Big Ange is an asset to the show and very funny. Romona on the other hand is just not likeable, and doesn't add anything good to this show.

Mob Mistress said...

They wanted to add a different dynamic. You may not like Ramona. Whatever works for you is great. There are thousands who have the same opinion. Then there are thousands who like/love Ramona and thinks she's a perfect addition to season 2 of Mob Wives. I'm one of those individuals who likes what Ramona brings to the show.

Thanks for reading our site an taking the time to comment!

shortysoprano said...

Can someone just tell me where to get the beautiful tops that Ramona & Karen wear? I LOVE the tops that have the partial open part on the shoulder.

Anonymous said...

I love Ramona!!! real people can sense when someone is fake or being shady..i love the whole cast
actually, just wish they
would get carla off the show!