Rudy Giuliani's wife, Judith, recently filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rudy and Judi’s marriage is as dead as the dogs killed by the medical-supply company she used to shill for before marrying well for a living.
Last week the ex-nurse/sales rep, and the half-a-lunatic ex-mayor decided to call it quits after 15 years of marriage.
And because there is no end to his shamelessness, Rudy asked that people “respect the privacy of our children at this time.”
Really? The same “children” he publicly disrespected when they were still vulnerable kids? The children who are now fine adults — thanks to their mother Donna Hanover?
Meantime, Rudy himself is a man who showed zero respect for his own family when he held a press conference in 2000 to announce that he was leaving Hanover, without bothering to first tell her or his kids.
This is a man who wanted to bring his mistress into Gracie Mansion where his family was living even though Rudy and Donna had rented out their family apartment during his mayoralty.
This is a man who then paraded around with a mistress like a third world dictator to the shame of his family.
This is a man whose divorce lawyer, Raoul Felder, publicly said on Mother’s Day yet, that Hanover was “howling like a stuck pig,” and “she reminds me of the little kid who murders his parents and complains he’s an orphan."
Talk about respecting the privacy of your loved ones.
This is a man whose same lawyer told People magazine, “They’ll have to take (Hanover) biting, scratching and clawing from the premises,” calling her a woman who “doesn't care what happens to the children.” Now that’s what you call respect.
Rudy in the intervening years has often shown little respect for other people’s children, particularly black children, telling MSNBC in 2016: “Let’s teach everyone including the children of the black community that most of those police officers are the reason you’re alive. . . . Because the real danger to you is that black kid who is going to shoot you on the street.”
This is the third marriage-gone-south for both Rudy and Judi, who have been publicly bickering for years according to The News' Confidential column.
If you remember, Giuliani’s first marriage was to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi, whom he’d known since childhood, but later claimed, at the time of his annulment — after 14 years of marriage! — he hadn’t known was his cousin. Really? Who did he think the kid sitting next him at family dinners was, a stranger who wandered in for the meatballs?
Now, with three wives down, the man who gets married more often than the rest of us get manicured, is uncoupling again. But don’t fret. There are probably still plenty of cousins he still doesn’t know are his cousins.
STATE GETS HELD UP BY ORTHODOXY
State Sen. Simcha Felder held up the entire state of New York like a crook at a convenience store — and got away with it.
Felder refused to sign the budget agreement UNLESS the Hasidic community got what they wanted: more money and less educational oversight. And he got it to the detriment of every kid in New York. But hey, what’s a few million kids when your constituency will vote you back in?
Felder held the state budget hostage until the senate agreed to his outlandish proposals of $15 million in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) funding for private schools, even though most of the Yeshivas he was lobbying for don’t even teach STEM classes, according to Naftuli Moster, the founder of YAFFED (Young Advocates for a Fair Education).
Moster “graduated” with a nonsecular yeshiva education barely able to read and write English, could only do rudimentary math and knew nothing of science.
But pols look the other way when a voting block is this big.
“Maybe two out of 50 Hasidic boys high schools teach any form of STEM whatsoever,” he said. “And we’re now rolling back educational standards” to placate this group.
Felder also demanded and got them to keep $15 million in state funds for private school security even though the average tuition at secular NYC private schools is upwards of $30,000 (tuition in Hasidic yeshivas is a fraction of that), even as public schools struggle for every dime.
“By 2030, 30% of kids in Brooklyn will be in ultra-Orthodox yeshivas,” Moster said. That’s a lot of kids who won’t know a STEM from a stem.
And we taxpayers are footing a huge part of the bill.
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
Giving new meaning to “killing it at the mitzvahs,” actress and comic Tiffany Haddish related a story from her book, “The Last Black Unicorn” on “The Tonight Show.” When she worked as an “energy producer” — those people who get guests up and dancing at events — she pulled up an old guy by the tie to dance with her at a bar mitzvah. All good until she decided to shake her booty at him and he promptly dropped dead. Probably with a smile on his face.
‘DEAD’ IS ALIVE WITH QUESTIONS
Top Ten Mysteries of “The Walking Dead.”
With the season 8 finale almost upon us, these questions still remain:
1. Why hasn’t Carol’s hair grown back after the chemotherapy she had before the zombies arrived?
2. Why doesn’t Daryl — the sexiest-still-living, Harley-riding, crossbow-killing, greasy-haired hunk — ever have sex?
3. If Negan finally gets killed off tonight, will he come back as a walker and STILL overact?
4. Could an undead Negan be a Walker and chew scenery at the same time?
5. How is it possible that Maggie’s been pregnant for 93 years and still doesn’t have a baby bump, while everyone else got older?
6. Why the hell hasn’t Rick’s group commandeered a train or a boat and gotten the hell outta Georgia — or even out of the woods yet?
7. How come some people are still fat while starving through the zombie apocalypse?
8. Given that, why aren’t any walkers fat or old? Did they all turn zombie while young and thin?
9. Why are even new Walkers always in old rags?
10. What's the point of living (or watching) since Glenn died?