If not for the shit that she steadily pulls out of her ass, Teresa would have nothing to say. I have total faith Nicholas will grow up to possess more sense than her (and a much shorter rap sheet than Milania).
Kathy looked great a few months ago on WWHL after having only her nose done. What a shame. Caution light, indeed.
To go old school TWoP, word. As far as showing respect goes, Teresa disrespected her mother first when she used her as a means to take an unprovoked shot at Kathy. (It's okay for Teresa to relay stuff told to her behind closed doors, but it was the worst thing ever when Joey did it? Whatever, Tre.) If old mama Gorga was talking junk, then Kathy had every right to call her out.
But I don't understand how just because the Gorgas are older they are somehow these perfect, benevolent entities. I would not at all be surprised to find out that Teresa's mother is a jerk than runs her mouth about everybody on the show. I saw how she ran up to Kathy telling her to be "ashama" herself because she dared tell Teresa her child was unattended (which she was). She obviously has no problem inserting herself into the drama. Just because she's older she doesn't have permission to run her mouth about Kathy possibly getting divorced or considering lapband surgery.
Just because everyone in the room has an issue with you, and you with them, that doesn't mean there's a gang up going on. From where I was sitting during the reunion, Teresa was just as assertive, on the offensive, loud and insulting as any of them. She gets paid a pretty penny to voluntarily wallow in the dramatics that she helped to create and propagate, and it's an insult to real victims of bullying to put the likes of Teresa Giudice in their group, IMO.