Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kate and Steve ditch the kids on Alaska vacation

Photos have emerged of the kids out in Alaska on Firday with cute little huskey stuffed animals....seeing the sites with a bodyguard (someone other than Steve) and a nanny or production person we don't recall seeing before (revolving nannies again?). No Kate or Steve in sight. Kate has truly arrived. She has become one of those rich Stepfords who go on vacation only to leave the kids behind while she does her own thing. We have looked high and low for a photo of the children smiling on this trip, because if there was one, we'd post it. But this circus act just keeps looking sadder.





http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/07/23/kate-gosselin-mia-in-alaska-kids-go-sightseeing-with-staff/

136 sediments (sic) from readers:

Tish said...

God, those kids look SO pathetic.

MIA said...

Where are the twins?

mommyinca said...

I'd rather poke my eye with a rusty nail than defend Kate BUT....maybe she's sick?
She has been looking even more tense than usual in the last few weeks....I'm wondering if she is breaking down mentally?

Administrator said...

If Kate made her kids work when they had double ear infections, throwing up, and constipated, then she sure as hell better work when she's sick too. Why does Kate get the day off when she's sick but the kids don't?

Denise said...

Carla's daughter, Ashley is traveling with them. I think that is her.

Oopsie said...

It appears Hannah is missing too -- only five are there which is probably why one is holding two stuffed animals? The twins & she are probably on an "adventure" with Katie & her protector.

TLC stinks said...

Maybe the rest of kids are already in the van?

Poor Aaden already has frown wrinkles. God, I can't stand Kate Gosselin.

Steve's wife is an idiot.

MIA said...

Oopsie said...

It appears Hannah is missing too -- only five are there which is probably why one is holding two stuffed animals?

So Hannah's stuffed animal is going sightseeing? That's odd.

Moose Mania said...

Could a pit stop for Kate and the rest of the kids be a possibility? I mean, nature DOES call, even in the wilds of Alaska.

Administrator said...

Hanna is behind the nanny, you can see a sixth pair of sneakers standing behind her.

DarlaLou said...

This is the saddest story ever told ( This whole Kate Plus $$$$$$$$ thing ).

That is Ashley in the photo. Shame on you, Ashley, if you are reading this, for partcipating in child exploitation.

Thank you for being a blog that has posted legitimate info so far, and for not resorting to making up garbage just to have a post up.

Administrator said...

Someone pointed out to me that another blog that just likes to talk about other blogs all day long because they can no longer come up with any plausable argument to defend Kate anymore, is twisting my words around about the crew member incident.

For the record I said the crew member ABSOLUTElY should help Leah if she is falling off a curb, go look at my post. Who wouldn't? I never said he shouldn't help her, **rolls eyes**. My point was, Kate is acting like they are just living their lives, and that is proof that they are not. Their lives are the crew now.

If the crew weren't there I would hope Kate would be there to help her back from the curb.

Administrator said...

I didn't recognize her as Ashley but I don't think Ashley has been on the show in quite awhile so it's been awhile.

I thought Ashley had dark hair, and was a little chubbier as I remember. This girl is a blonde and pretty thin. Ashley could have gone blonde and lost some weight.

MickeyMcKean said...

One would have to be living under a rock these days not to see that more and more negative articles are being written against Kate and this traveling circus.

In fact it seems to me that only when TLC pays for a positive story do we see one, which of course makes the dozen or so Sheeple happy.

Since Sarah Palin is in politics, and with all the negative child exploitation controversy surrounding Kate these days, I really can't see why Sarah or her PR team would think that linking her name with Kate Gosselin's name would be good for future votes.

I know that if I see Kate and Sarah together in just 1 photo that it will certainly prevent me from voting for Sarah *AGAIN*.

TO SAVE THE 8 DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE + 8

JMO.

PatK said...

Perhaps Kate had to dash off for a tan/mani touch-up.

MIA said...

Pretty thin? I'm not seeing that. And yes, I realize she's wearing a winter jacket. Where's the thin?

BeDoneNow said...

And as soon as they get home, or sooner, Kate will have those lovey stuffed animals in the trash. They must have been free. Hug them now, little ones, while you can.

BeDoneNow said...

I have no right to say this outloud, and if Admin deletes this I will understand, but in looking at the photos of the children with Kate, going back for months, is it possible the children are medicated? When they are with their mother they trudge around like zombies. Photos with Jon show them laughing, running, jumping, climbing. When under Kate's watch, they stand and stare blankly.

Vanessa said...

What a poor existence those kids have! They are corralled from one airport to another, from one min-bus to another, from one hotel to another, from one city to another, from one supervising adult to another...then when they're home they're passed between mommy and daddy's house. Sad, very sad.
As for them being medicated, I don't think so, but I certainly think they've just checked out mentally, trudging along like zombies...

fidosmommy said...

Yes, that is Ashley. If you look at her mom's blog, there are pictures of her with recent blonde highlights. Carla also said Ashley had to pack with 2 hours' notice for an 8 hour flight.

Just a question said...

Who is Ashley?

Oopsie said...

Totally agree Vanessa -- IMO they are simply resigned to the fact that they have no choice or control over anything going on in their lives especially when they are having their designated "fun" time with their Mommy Dearest. She has made it perfectly clear to them that "she always has been, is, and always will be in control of them". They know there are consequences for even asking her simple questions about what they are being told to do -- they look resigned & very confused much of the time IMO.

TLC stinks said...

You have to read the link. Whoever took the photos overheard one of the kids asking where is mommy and when is she coming back. Also, the kids have been on their own for the past two days without Kate or Steve. Something is up. Not clear where the twins are. Why drag your kids all the way to Alaska and then ditch them for two days?

Lolly said...

hi, BeDoneNow No, I do not think they medicated. Kate is a lot of things, but I seriously do not think that at all. My opinion, after seeing all the interactions with both parents, is this: with Jon, he allows them to BE kids, run around, have fun, he actually INTERACTS with them. With Kate, she is so controlling, they HAVE to stand in a certain spot, be quiet, etc and SHE has to control all aspects of any event. In other words, they cannot be themselves, thus the unhappy looks on their faces when they are with her. The disconnected look they have all ties into this, IMO.

LisaNH said...

Wow, those kids look lost. They're faces say it all. They know by now that their mother doesn't care about them. Poor things.

By the way, I have to stop reading this blog before I go to bed at night. Last night I had a dream about Kate (more like a nightmare!). In it I was staying at a hotel and when I got back to my room Kate had moved in (because she wanted my room for some reason) and she was streched out in a chair and Steve and several production assistants were feeding her by hand because she felt she was too important to feed herself. God, I can't get that ugliness out of my head!!!

emschick1128 said...

If you want to read articles by someone who is totally delusional read the Hollywood Life column by Bonnie. She actually wrote that she would love to be one of Kate's kids and how lucky they are to be going on these wonderful trips. The best line was at the end when she said how much the kids will be "thanking her" some day. I have no doubt they will be and it won't be pretty for Kate

Sadie said...

Maybe she is sending them back to PA with the nanny as she always does and is heading for a beach resort somewhere...Cara and Mady are staying behind cause they felt the mama Grizzley was more attentive than their own mother.

Administrator said...

I feel sorry for people who think that a good childhood means trips, money and STUFF.

I also feel sorry for people who impose what an adult may like on little children. Children are not adults and have different needs and wants. An adult is happy with a glass of wine and a good night of sex. Obviously a child has very different needs.

You can have a good childhood that includes trips, money, and things. But that's not WHY your childhood was good. Love and support and just being their for your kids is what makes a good childhood whether or not you can afford the extra stuff.

Betsy said...

I read the article on Hollywood life from that Bonnie person and I have to say she is more mentally ill than Gosselin. Theres a reason why she writes for a rag magazine intead of Time Magazine.

LisaNH said...

"You can have a good childhood that includes trips, money, and things. But that's not WHY your childhood was good. Love and support and just being their for your kids is what makes a good childhood whether or not you can afford the extra stuff."
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So true!! My husband's parents never had a lot of money and 4 children to feed and clothe. My father in law worked several jobs and my mother in law was a SAHM. But they were rich with love. There was always a hot meal on the table(made with love, not just a meal) and my husband's siblings all have loving, funny memories of growing up. Even when the kids were grown with families of their own, we all got together on Sat. nights to have spagetti dinner at my in-laws house. Sure their dining table was worn (from the 1970's I think), the pots and pans were worn out with age, but we had the best times. It brought great happiness for my mother in law to cook for her family and it made my father in law happy to have the kids and grandchildren around the table giggling, laughing and visiting.

Sadly, the Gosselin children will never experience that as long as they are with their mother. Their meals will consist of staff people putting together meals for them and their mother will never love cooking for her family. She will always be too busy and self involved to sit and hear about their day or listen to their jokes. What a sad empty life.

fidosmommy said...

Just a question said... Who is Ashley?

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Ashley is a Liberty University student whose mother, Carla, is a long-time friend of Kate's.
Carla and Ashley were on some of the episodes in the Andrews Ave. house. They were the ones who made decorations for the 5th birthday party in that pavillion. Ashley is a frequent babysitter, and apparently got called out at very short notice to go babysit in Alaska.

From all accounts, Carla and Ashley are both lovely women, who live by their Christian code of love and generosity.

Laurie said...

Maybe k8 left the 6 behind and took the twins to meet SP & get the science lesson from her dad. Sort of a "See, I do things with only the twins" since she's been bashed about that lately. I she's not exploiting one she exploiting the other.

Just a question said...

fidosmommy, Thanks for answering my question!

12 steps said...

I took a self-imposed vacation from everything Gosselin for almost six weeks. I felt I’d become, yes I admit it, addicted to the drama that follows Kate Gosselin wherever she goes. I thought it might be difficult, but realized I became a much more productive person when I wasn’t reading and writing about her all the time. But, as happens with addicts, I have fallen off the wagon…..temporarily. The feeling of being-Kate free is a more enjoyable feeling than being full of hate and frustration as I read about her latest exploits and exploitation of her children.

Coming back from a six week hiatus, it seems to me TLC has upped the anti by putting Kate in more controversial situations by the week. They then sit back, let the blogs take over and have “no comment.” I begrudgingly have to say, how clever of them. They’ve made lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. They took all the haters and turned them into a giant, unpaid public relations staff. In fact, even posting this is contributing to Kate’s ill-gotten celebrity. So I think I’ll climb back on the wagon.

I’m going to try harder not to bite the hooks TLC keeps throwing on there. Maybe I’ll indulge in chocolate. At least I’ll only be hurting myself.

What's with that said...

"From all accounts, Carla and Ashley are both lovely women, who live by their Christian code of love and generosity."
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Does the Christian code include not gossiping and leaving the judging of people up to God?

Abbey said...

Gina Neild has to be the most naive, gullable, blind person on the planet. Her husband is carrying on with Kate right under everyone's noses. I predict very soon that incrimidating evidence will surface that exposes this on- going affair and Kate will no longer be able to deny it. Of course, though, she'll lie and say it just started.

Administrator said...

Even he wasn't doing one thing wrong and was completely loyal to me, it would really bother me if everyone was talking about my husband always with another woman. And I would miss him and want to go on all these trips with him.

I wonder how much self respect she has.

Just a thought said...

May she doesn't like her husband and his rat claws and is glad when he's gone.

Judge NOT said...

What's with that said...

"From all accounts, Carla and Ashley are both lovely women, who live by their Christian code of love and generosity."
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Does the Christian code include not gossiping and leaving the judging of people up to God?
July 24, 2010 12:30 PM
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When have Carla and Ashley judged others? I do believe the original poster was just stating that they were good Christian women.

So now, who is doing the judging????

Carla and Ashley aren't judging, but it seems that maybe those that question the judging might be casting the first stone...

Troy Chula Vista said...

I read the article on Hollowood Life & watched the video. All I can say, OMG! I wonder how much she was paid by TLC for that fluff piece of garbage? Just as one of the commenters said, she is projecting ADULT desires onto these kids and how lucky they are. Overall, this is probably a good indicator of how a sheeple talks and thinks and there is a video for visual reference! The comment she makes about hugging Jon is so unprofessional it is clear she is a wack job. At least the other person in the video is the voice of some reason.

IBM62 said...

Those are cute stuffed animals...

Lauren said...

Why would Kate's management release a story about the kids sightseeing without Kate and Steve?

It just doesn't feel right.

They are hinting that Steve and Kate are somewhere together but we don't know that for sure.

It feels like Kate's management is playing damage control.

Kate's life is highly choreographed and this story about Kate and Steve being off alone raises many questions.

It doesn't play with TLC's super-mom script for Kate. I wonder what's up.

TLC stinks said...

I don't understand why Ashley was called on such short notice. Perhaps another nanny bailed at the last minute?

I go back and forth about an affair with Steve, and maybe the guy is true blue to his wife and the affair is totally within Kate's pea brain, but TLC is playing with fire if they allow the speculation to continue. Everytime something like this crops up, TLC drags the Nield family out so maybe we'll see Gina in Alaska?

As far as Ashley and Carla, they are making money off the Gosselins. I doubt in the long run those two will be friends with Kate Gosselin once when she moves on and tosses them aside.

I agree that Kate, Steve and the twins are at the Palins filming. Maybe that writer who is renting the house next door may end up illuminating us as to any Gosselin sightings.

Nina said...

They all have been there more than a week, betch TLC has enough footage and has already sent them packing. I see one more big trip for them before Ms Ding a Ling starts her shoe shopping for back to school...school starts here Aug 30.

Bonafide Nutcase said...

That van looks like one of those airport shuttles. They are probably flying home today. Maybe they're already home.

Kate probably worked so hard (ha) that she took a side trip to a spa and nearby mall.

JudyK said...

12 steps said... I took a self-imposed vacation from everything Gosselin for almost six weeks. I felt I’d become, yes I admit it, addicted to the drama that follows Kate Gosselin wherever she goes. I thought it might be difficult, but realized I became a much more productive person when I wasn’t reading and writing about her all the time. But, as happens with addicts, I have fallen off the wagon…..temporarily. The feeling of being-Kate free is a more enjoyable feeling than being full of hate and frustration as I read about her latest exploits and exploitation of her children.

Coming back from a six week hiatus, it seems to me TLC has upped the anti by putting Kate in more controversial situations by the week. They then sit back, let the blogs take over and have “no comment.” I begrudgingly have to say, how clever of them. They’ve made lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. They took all the haters and turned them into a giant, unpaid public relations staff. In fact, even posting this is contributing to Kate’s ill-gotten celebrity. So I think I’ll climb back on the wagon.

I’m going to try harder not to bite the hooks TLC keeps throwing on there. Maybe I’ll indulge in chocolate. At least I’ll only be hurting myself.

July 24, 2010 12:28 PM
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You said everything I've been thinking and feeling but said it so much better than I ever could have.

Heide said...

I really think that the Kate and Steve story is a cover-up for Kate and Jamie. It would explain why Steve's wife lets him go off with Kate all the time if she knows Kate is gay. I think TLC is purposely manipulating the stories so it looks like Kate and Steve are together. JMO

My kids Mom said...

JudyK and 12step - you are right on. These "anti-Kate" blogs give her more publicity than BabyMama's and the likes ever could. That's why it has crossed by mind that TLC is behind this log.

JudyK said...

I don't think for a minute TLC is behind this blog, but I think it's apparent they read it. And one thing I just have to comment on and that's Leah (was it Leah) asking, "Where did Mommy go and when is she coming back?" What kind of parent just abandons her children for two (2) days WITHOUT EVEN EXPLAINING THAT SHE'S GOING TO BE GONE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS...and I do hate Kate Gosselin.

Administrator said...

I about fell over laughing at the suggestion I am in bed with TLC. Let me make this crystal clear: TLC is not behind this blog and I have nothing to do with TLC.

I'm flattered you think I'm wise enough to pair up with them. They are, after all, making hundreds of millions of dollars off eight innocent kids. There's big money in a partnership like that.

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

JudyK and 12step - "you are right on. These "anti-Kate" blogs give her more publicity than BabyMama's and the likes ever could. That's why it has crossed by mind that TLC is behind this log."

I hadn't given any thought to perhaps TLC could be behind the anti-Kate blogs. They've stooped so low as to have someone writing a fake blog for Kate. Guess it's not impossible. I've always thought the blogs were a place to vent, but then, if they didn't read the blogs, they wouldn't get angry and wouldn't have to vent. LOL

Whether it's a willing or unintentional collaboration, all the talk is free publicity for Kate.

pepper said...

I feel that the only reason Kate dragged the kids to Alaska was so that TLC can film them camping out with Sarah Palin. I read that this will be on an episode of Kate Plus 8. They are becoming bosom buddies at the direction of TLC.
Sarah's husband and brother will also be teaching the kids about the wilderness. BARF

I would love to see just one candid picture where the kids actually look happy with Kate.

Just saying said...

pepper....here ya go! Pic of Kate and kids and the kids are smiling!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/gosselin-kid-drama-kate-p_n_645693.html

SAHM said...

I wouldn't speculate too much about Kate and Steve (although i personally think that they are mattress dancin behind closed doors) running off w/out the kids... i am sure that there had to be some kind of meeting of the minds if TLC was going to film Kate w/ Sarah Palin and crew. Its probably a pre-film thing that the kids didn't really need to tag along for... after all... the kids are just being filmed "playing" right... and playing doesn't require a script right??

mama mia said...

I think the reason the kids are so grim looking in these photos is because the production assistant is constantly reminding them to "save it for the cameras, kids". They are trained seals now,trained to perform on cue. Trained to laugh and smile and act like they are having fun and being normal kids doing normal playful things. Then the director yells "cut" and the kids are escorted off to their waiting hotel room where six grapes and 2 non fat crackers are waiting for them.

Reality Bites said...

Interesting interview with Eileen O'Neill, President and General Manager of TLC:

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2010/01/eileen_oneill_president_and_ge.php

Also, I'm not sure if Eileen is gay or straight but I seem to remember reading somewhere she is raising twins. Same with Kate Coyne (People Magazine) who appears to be a fan of Kate Gosselin's as well.

KateJonandTLCSuck said...

FWIW, Eileen O'Neill is gay.

dodger said...

Just sayin', those kids are smiling because the farmer guys are giving them a ride on top of the chicken coop, Kate has nothing to do with it.

Mystical Merlin said...

dodger said...

Just sayin', those kids are smiling because the farmer guys are giving them a ride on top of the chicken coop, Kate has nothing to do with it.

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You got that right. They'd be smiling if the Boogie Man were standing there, or nobody at all. There have to be some photos where they are having a good time because their mother is interacting with them, making them laugh and having the time of their lives. Or...maybe not?

Kelly said...

Heide,
I so agree with what you said. I'm not going to hold back on my thoughts about that either. Kate's new BFF, Jamie, who we never saw in all the episodes when J&K were married, is now in the picture as a helper. YET....we see those pics of Kate and Jamie who is built like a Marine, now shows up all the time, laying in bed with Kate, sitting close with Kate, legs crossed over Kates and she's just a helper??????? Give me a break. I don't care what your proclivity is but don't pretend to be straight when you're playing with the other team.

That is one thing that pisses everyone off, on both sides. Don't get me wrong, I'm 100 percent practicing heterosexual and really could care less if you like to dabble with strapon's but don't pretend you are an available single and the mother of the year, the best, stressed out mom who is looking for love, playing for the media when you much prefer playing with the same side.

Just saying said...

http://www.gixmi.com/hollywood/jon-and-kate-gosselin-another-day-apart/.

Here's one with one of the girls at the beach! But of course, there will be another reason the child is smiling! I give up!

Anonymous said...

I do find it a little weird that it's been a year now since the split and prob a lot longer since they marriage was over, and Kate has never had a boyfriend since that she's admitted to.

Her excuses start to sound like my cousin's excuses when it turned out he was gay--oh, I'm too busy, too much to do, haven't met someone just right. Wonderful guy love him, it's sad he felt he had to hide it for so long. He's very happy now with his bf who we all love.

The sheeple will say she has eight kids she doesn't have time for romance! She sure has time for manicures and pedicures, but no time for a bf???

Just saying said...

Sorry, I lied...here's one more. You need to scroll down about 4 paragraphs.

http://www.gixmi.com/hollywood/jon-and-kate-gosselin-another-day-apart/

PatE said...

...so, when's the last time KKate took her kids to church?

What excuse does she have now?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the kids are waiting to enter the bus that will take them to the airport. Kate isn't in the photos because she is either doing some last minute shopping or she is already on the bus with Steve in her private VIP lounge.

Kelly said...

Best thing Jon ever did in his life was to give that witch the ditch. I couldn't be married to that woman if God came into my livingroom and promised me eternity to put up with her antics. She's gross and the faster Jon runs from PA, the better off he will be.

Kate is like buying a Ford Pinto with a custom paint job. You know once you see it, it won't cost much but it explodes when you least expect, costs bucks when you want to fix it up and in the end, you just got a Ford Pinto.

ADD CARLA AND ASHLEY TO THE LIST said...

TLC STINKS,

I think Ashley is given no notice because her dumb mother would blog about it
http://homeschoolblogger.com/carkay/

I agree Carla and Ashley make big bucks from TLC/Kate/kids! How they justify this is beyond me!!! Everyone else is there lives were kicked out or left. This family needs the money,it's all about the money.

And that is MOST definitaly Ashley in the photo. I think she and Carla should get the same racking over the coals as Jamie, Steve and the rest! Exploiters turning the other cheek, staying silent for MONEY!!!!

Laura D. said...

OMG Kelly, you give me my nightly laugh. Thank you.

About the gay thing...I'm on the fence. It could be true, but then again she might be timid about aproaching men being who she is (mom of 8 and an uber-bitch). Jury's still out.

Jennifer said...

Crude comment Kelly. As bad as the "retarded" comment. Me thinks you protest too much.

Kate's not gay. She is in love with herself.

Karma said...

Ha! You are kidding right Kelly? Jon and Kate were made for each other. They both deserve each other.

Kelly said...

Laura D,
Kate's about as timid as a barn cat waiting for the mouse to ravage the barn. Kan Do Kate will do whatever she can to prove to the camera that she's all about business but in the real world, the real Kate will be exposed the minute TLC has decided they have had enough of her.......Just like we have right now. Hmmmmm, this will put the fan sights on their ears. That's what we're waiting for. The truth.

Kelly said...

Jennifer said:

Crude comment Kelly. As bad as the "retarded" comment. Me thinks you protest too much

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Jennifer,
I never made that comment about "retarded". I may say some things that aren't acceptable to some adults but I have never made any comments about the kids, other than saying they are pawns in a pimps game.

The comments about the kids are off limits with me and always will be so whomever wants to post and pose as "Kelly" with those comments can do so at their own twisted risk but I have never, nor will I ever make a nasty comment about the children. They are the reason we are blogging and trying to stop this crap.

You will never read a comment from "ME" that is derogatory about those children.

Hot In PA said...

"You know once you see it, it won't cost much but it explodes when you least expect, costs bucks when you want to fix it up and in the end, you just got a Ford Pinto."
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Plus the fact that in the end it's still an ugly-looking piece of junk whose rear-end is going to up in fire if it's hit from behind.

Speaking of which...I can't figure out the Kate-Jamie relationship. If you're climbing the social ladder, don't you want to surround yourself by people who aren't built like marines? Wouldn't you be-friend one of the beautiful, rich, classy people? Or, would you go for someone who is homely, so that in comparison, you are so much more attractive?

Anonymous said...

Even the blog that just talks about other blogs admits that Kelly probably didn't make that comment. Let it go.

Kelly said...

Karma Said:
Ha! You are kidding right Kelly? Jon and Kate were made for each other. They both deserve each other?

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No, I'm not kidding Karma. They both deserve each other. They were made for each other and they should stay with each other.

1. They pimped their pregnancy before the tups were born.

2. They posted all over the internet what they needed, including their electric bill being paid, a nine passenger van, their love offerings.

3. They got everything they hoped for, financially and continued to fleece the congretations, yet they both had no shame, nor pride to raise their kids like most familys do.

4. They are both living off the financing of TLC and putting their kids out their like freaks at a state fair.

5. Mani's/ pedi's, extensions, bachelor pads, million dollar estate, top of the line cars, trips to NY, Utah, Ed Hardy, France on a Yacht,tanning salons, Nobu, monthly appearances on daytime televison just for having a prolific uterus and the kids are still sweating.

Yeah, Karma, Jon and Kate still deserve each other because 12 years from now, when the kids rise up and tell the parents what they think of them, only Jon and Kate will need to shoulder the blame.

Yes, they still need each other when the two of them are flat broke, standing on a center island with a sign, "Will Work for Food" and hopefully it's spelled correctly, the two will no longer have eight little money makers to further their lifestyle but 8 big adults to out the two PIMPS and damage them as seniors as they did to those kids as juniors.
I CAN'T WAIT.

Annabelle said...

Maybe just maybe she is gay and will come out with it later. Look at Merdith Baxter, she had a set of twins and was married for quite some time then got divorced. Didn't see her with any man and then years later comes out and says she was gay all along and even wrote a book. Me thinks Katie Irene is Gay and it will come out later.

Get serious said...

From Carla's blog:

"Two babies kept me busy today… that and getting Ashley out the door with a 2 hr. notice. She is far, far away……. which is why I am up at 12:22 AM stumbling through this entry. I was waiting for her to text to tell me she landed ok. First time to fly with a 8 hr. flight! She did great. Good thing cuz she does it again Friday (home to be in a wedding ) and back out Sunday."

So Ashley flew home yesterday and flies back to Alaska on Sunday. If the kids are still there and that wasn't an airport shuttle they were boarding in the photo, this is probably the longest trip/filming they've been on.

I don't care about the big bucks Carla and Ashley are making or if Gina is being cheated on or whether Kate is homosexual, bisexual or asexual. But if the kids are actually being subjected to a two week filming schedule, I think someone should be seriously investigating what child labor laws could possibly be being broken. Why two weeks in Alaska? Why two weeks anywhere? School starts next month. Are they overworking the kids because of that?

Administrator said...

Many, many of us predicted the divore coming from a mile away and when it happened no one gloated. Everyone just felt sad and sorry for the kids. I can't think of anyone here who would gloat and say I told you so if the kids have messed up lives.

Mady said "I'll just die" and no one gloated. Everyone felt awful about it.

As for the filming not being that often, this is yet another case of adults imposing their mindsets on little kids. Close your eyes and think back. Remember 6 years old. Remember that summer when you were 6. Did it feel like a million years or did it feel like just a few days? Because when I was a kid it felt like there were a precious few days of nice weather and pool time and family reunion time before it was time to school shop and get back to the routine.

Not only is their money being pissed away, but so are these precious few summers they have. I would say before they have to grow up and have responsibilities like a job, but they've been working since they were 1 so.

Administrator said...

What a waste of the children's money to fly Ashley back and forth twice.

Why not bring along a nanny who can stay for the whole trip?

And two hours notice. If no one put up with these people being that inconsiderate of you, they wouldn't have any nannies to go along. But because people like Ashley put up with it, they will keep thinking it's ok.

Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like the sheeple are admitting that there IS a certain amount of filming that WOULD be bad. Because they say don't exaggerate. So therefore, there is a point where you would draw the line?

So if the kids were filming 24/7 would that be wrong? At what point is it wrong and at what point is it not enough to be wrong? Curious where you sheeples draw the line. And curious how you have come to that conclusion that X amount of hours is okay, but X amount of hours is not okay. Please give me the secret to your formula!

Remember on the series they used to have night vision cameras in the bedrooms. Until PA said you can't film in the bedrooms anymore and those were uninstalled.

The fact is after all these kids have been through, no filming is okay anymore. None at all.

Sad but true said...

Kelly said…Yes, they still need each other when the two of them are flat broke, standing on a center island with a sign, "Will Work for Food" and hopefully it's spelled correctly, the two will no longer have eight little money makers to further their lifestyle but 8 big adults to out the two PIMPS and damage them as seniors as they did to those kids as juniors.
I CAN'T WAIT.

You’ve got a long wait ahead of you, Kelly. Narcissists never, NEVER admit they’re wrong. And there will be at least one of her kids that will be her enabler. Everyone is waiting for the big crash and burn of Kate Gosselin and it’s not going to happen.

Even if, IF, she ended up in a trailer in Rattlesnake Gulch, USA, she’d blame everyone but herself. She’d still be getting her manis and pedis and be lying out on a rump sprung lounge chair under the desert sun, tanning wrinkled, leathery skin, but you’ll never see the Kate public meltdown what you’re waiting for. For all we know she could be socking away money so she DOESN’T end up in Rattlesnake Gulch.

Everyone is waiting for the fall of Kate and they’re hoping for nuclear. How disappointing it will be when that doesn’t happen.

I’d settle for her fading away due to a lack of interest, but that’s not gonna happen either, unfortunately.

OMG LMFAO said...

The only pictures of the kids smiling with Kate are from over a year ago? Well, I guess that's okay. Kids only need to be happy every few years. As long as they had fun with her at the beach a year ago (she was happily with Steve and away from Jon, might have been easy to be nice to the kids) the kids are do any loving or happiness for another year or so.

Sheesh. A picture from a year ago to prove your point. I'm laughing my @@s off.

Administrator said...

Haha.

The fact that there may be a few sporadic pictures of the kids smiling with Kate when she didn't even have her new haircut yet does not prove the point that the vast majority of the photos show miserable looking kids. It's like if we said you can get cash out of ATMs, and you go out and find that one ATM that spits out Chuckie Cheese tokens. Okay fine there are a FEW that don't give you cash but that doesn't change the fact that ATMs give cash.

Remember the photo of Ellen cuddling with Collin on the monkey bars and the way he just lighted up? With Kate the poor boy is covering his face.

OMG LMFAO said...

Just saying, the picture you linked shows everybody smiling at something or someone off camera. Neither Kate nor the kids are smiling at each other.

22Starz said...

Kates excuse about the kids loving the camera crew because they are just like family is bullshit.What does kate know about family?She has none...zero...zip...nada.I believe the kids "love" having the crew around is b/c its the only time they have any interaction with thier mother.They may be being fed lines and being told where to stand and to smile big...but damn! Moms there.When the crew is gone I believe kate does NOTHING with the kids.

Its been made clear that kate wants to be anywhere BUT with the kids.She isnt a mother to them...they are her co-stars.She needs them to make HER money.This woman is causing damage to the kids she'll never be able to understand.I dont WISH to see these kids grow into troubled teens or adults.BUT IT will happen.Look back on alot of these "child stars" and see what happened when they have parents who are far more concerned about THIER fame rather than thier childs well-being.

These kids need help...thier parents are NOT going to give it to them.We can by not watching and not looking up all things Go$$elins.When the public goes quiet the kids will have the quiet they deserve!

TLC stinks said...

Ashley must have been offered some big bucks to pack in two hours, be allowed to fly back for a wedding, and then jump on a plane to return to Alaska today. And with Kate having disappeared and not telling the tups where she is and when she'll be back (wow, what a mom!), I guess only ONE nanny managed ok with the kids. The extra nannies are not for safety, but because Kate refuses to take care of her kids. Remember in the old shows how Jon had to mostly deal with the kids on trips. I don't think anything has changed.

KateJonandTLCSuck said...

Just saying said...

http://www.gixmi.com/hollywood/jon-and-kate-gosselin-another-day-apart/.

Here's one with one of the girls at the beach! But of course, there will be another reason the child is smiling! I give up!
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And you only had to go back a year to find it, too.
Well done.

TLC stinks said...

Just Sayin'...
Of course there are old pictures of the kids smiling, but the point is being made that recently it's not that common. Even rarer is finding a recent photo of Kate smiling at her kids with her kids smiling back. When Kate smiles, it's at the camera, not at her kids. Little kids' faces are truth meters, and these kids are not happy, IMO. Of course, now that we have been talking about this, TLC will make sure those kids are grinning ear to ear from now on.

MickeyMcKean said...

TLC stinks said...

Ashley must have been offered some big bucks to pack in two hours, be allowed to fly back for a wedding, and then jump on a plane to return to Alaska today.

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According to a little blurb on Carla's blog, Ashley had 2 hours to pack and would be returning on Friday for a wedding and then on Sunday would be leaving again.

I am NOT assuming that this means that Carla is returning to Alaska after the wedding. Granted this may be the case but Ashley may have had prior plans of going somewhere else with friends after the wedding and could only help out Kate in the beginning of the Alaska trip.

However I do agree that Carla is being compensated very well for this last minute babysitting trip. I wonder if she is paid by the hour?

Anyway, all we really know is that everyone flew out on Monday which means Ashley got at least 4 nights 3 days all expenses trip paid to Alaska. Such a deal for a not-a-nanny!

AND

Bonafide Nutcase said...

That van looks like one of those airport shuttles. They are probably flying home today. Maybe they're already home.

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I'm sure this van was used as their mode of transportation during their entire stay.

Keep in mind that just because we see a photo of it does not mean they are on their way to the airport or have already returned to PA.

Whereas this may be the case but we won't know when they are back in PA until new photos are leaked to the media to keep the blog wars alive prior to the next time Kate+8 is on the air.

TO SAVE THE 8 DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE PLUS 8

JMO.

K8SUCKS said...

Just Sayin-

All snark aside, I would really love to see more pictures of the kids smiling when they are filming/with K8/vacationing, but unfortunately, those pictures are very few and far between.

The latest pictures of the kids are really sad - they are only six and look like all laughter,happiness and life have been sucked right out of them.

TLC stinks said...

Admin, if anyone is on TLC's payroll, it's Baby Mama. She is big into promoting the shows, provokes discussions on other blogs, and claims to have insider information. She may not even be who she claims to be. If she's a marketing tool, then it's very clever. Otherwise, she's an obsessed fan and that's scary because she sounds like Kate's twin.

I guess this all goes back to the discussion if blogging contributes to Kate's fame. Yes, I believe the blogging does, but it's a price to pay for bringing attention to child exploitation by reality tv.

K8SUCKS said...

...and regarding Ashley flying out TWICE -

just another example of K8 not giving one rat's a$$ about anybody but herself. Flying to Alaska from the east coast is an EXTREMELY long trip, and twice in one week ?! God forbid K8 take care of her own children for even one nano second .

And, like another poster commented, why not just call 1.800.not.a.nanny to keep someone for the entire trip?

And finally, to Kelly, your posts are ALWAYS spot on and I look forward to your comments.

Administrator said...

The used a bus just like that to get around all throughout the Florida trip. On the way to the dolphin exploitation park Kate was on a bus just like that showing us Alexis's vomit.

With that many kids and crew you can't just hire a car to get you everywhere, you need a bus.

Betsy said...

The kids aren't looking happy cause they are probably worried about their chickens and when the hell they will be home again in their own beds instead of a hotel. Children get bored easily and miss their own rooms after a week. If Ms Gosselin wants a tv career, let her have it, but she has to do it on her own without dragging her kids into it. As for Ashley (whoever this girl is) flying back to Alaska, shes probably on her way back there to fetch the kids and bring them back home. What else is there to do in Alaska after a week of filming?

Bubbles said...

I personally believe that Jon & Kate are still doing this all for $$$$ and ratings and that there is a reconcilation in the future.

Jon is just as bad as Kate. The only thing he's apparently doing to make money is tweeting ads about Farmville puppies and some stupid online survey site that pays you! He's tweeted about watching 3 or 4 different movies in the last week.

I don't remember where the info came from, I believe it was court documents filed when he filed for custody, that said he was still receiving $$ from TLC every month. Since he's no longer in any show on their network, what other reason would there be for him to receive money from them besides shutting his mouth and letting the kids be filmed? He's not doing it in as public of a way, but he is just as guilty of exploiting those kids and living off their earnings as Kate is.

Administrator said...

The deal is that Jon doesn't work but that Jon is not to interfere with the children's work. As long as he keeps his mouth shut and allows the filming to go on, TLC gives him a nice big fat paycheck every month. Therefore he has time for movies, Farmville, and online surveys because he cannot work.

This is a fact and I challenge TLC to sue us for libel if it's not.

mama mia said...

I looked at Carla's blog, she should be getting paid by TLC for being the person Kate is trying to emulate on tv. It is Carla who cuts coupons and gets $50 worth of cleaners at Kmart for $3, it is Carla who is cooking home meals and expressing delight over her hens laying eggs, it is Carla being a devoted mom and doing everything for her kids.... wow, TLC, give Carla a raise right now, and put her on tv, she is the real deal, that clown you have hired is just trash.

MickeyMcKean said...

12 steps said...

I took a self-imposed vacation from everything Gosselin for almost six weeks. I felt I’d become, yes I admit it, addicted to the drama that follows Kate Gosselin wherever she goes. I thought it might be difficult, but realized I became a much more productive person when I wasn’t reading and writing about her all the time. But, as happens with addicts, I have fallen off the wagon…..temporarily. The feeling of being-Kate free is a more enjoyable feeling than being full of hate and frustration as I read about her latest exploits and exploitation of her children.

Coming back from a six week hiatus, it seems to me TLC has upped the anti by putting Kate in more controversial situations by the week. They then sit back, let the blogs take over and have “no comment.” I begrudgingly have to say, how clever of them. They’ve made lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. They took all the haters and turned them into a giant, unpaid public relations staff. In fact, even posting this is contributing to Kate’s ill-gotten celebrity. So I think I’ll climb back on the wagon.

I’m going to try harder not to bite the hooks TLC keeps throwing on there. Maybe I’ll indulge in chocolate. At least I’ll only be hurting myself.

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12 steps,

I know exactly what you are talking about. I also have been weaning myself to some extent and I have discovered that being somewhat "kate-free" is a good thing. Whereas I have not gone to ROL and clicked on one of their stories to see all the photos in many, many weeks, I still seem to see the photos but only on the blogs, both pro and con.

At this point I do think that there are Gosselin addicts who are spending a lot of time on a family that they will never meet. It is easy to see where bloggers are getting frustrated reading everything that is "out there" no matter what side of the fence they are on.

I have a confession: I was thinking about starting my own Gosselin blog, one for both the loverz and the haterz.

I figured I would call it All Things Gosselins Addicts and it would be based on a 12 step program. To post you would have to admit you were powerless over reading/blogging about anyone with the last name of Gosselin and you have to believe that a power greater than yourself could restore you to sanity and get you off the computer and back to your real life!!!

Yeppers, I would let my bloggers post whatever they want as long as they do not mention the name Gosselin anywhere on the blog.

All things considered I figured my blog would be easy to manage :)

Folks, all kidding aside, this phenonmenon of the blog wars with polar opposite Gosselin viewpoints just blows my mind. The reason the blogs are so alive is simple: 8 innocent kids where 6 in particular have been working since the day they hit the ground.

IMO all 8 children are entitled to private lives and growing up outside of a fishbowl. We viewers, who are NOT RELATED to this family, know way too much about this family. It is not right and IMO it is wrong that TLC films these kids and calls "entertainment".

So until the 8 Gosselin children are once again OFF my television (Kate can do her own show without the kids as far as I'm concerned) I will continue to do everything I can to stop this child exploitation, especially since neither Jon or Kate are inclined to stop their kids from working so that they can live off the backs of their own kids.

Yes this includes not helping the addicts at this point in time by starting a 12 step blog. My POV is that the more people are blogging, the more people (Sheeple and just regular folk who are getting tired of hearing/seeing Kate cry about being broke when she takes all these free vacations) are finally seeing what is truly happening in Gosselinland and why it needs to stop IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE 8 GOSSELIN CHILDREN.

TO SAVE THE 8 DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE PLUS 8!!!

JMO.

Betsy said...

Where is this Carlas blog that everyone keeps talking about?

MickeyMcKean said...

Carla's blog ~

http://homeschoolblogger.com/carkay/

MickeyMcKean said...

Not too long ago Jon was quoted as saying something along the lines that his kids are getting older and they understand a lot of the things going on around them.

I felt at the time that this was a probably a true statement because the kids are in school with other kids. Even if their classmates are limited to Internet access, I'm willing to bet that some of them have older siblings who are not limited and no doubt telling their younger siblings who are in the same classes as a Gosselin about what is being said in magazines and on the Internet about them and their parents. So I can see how news outside of their fishbowl is trickling back to the Gosselin 8.

I went to the dark side this morning and found something that Ellen Ross allegedly wrote on BM's blog. Here is the last paragraph only:

"......... if ONLY you guys knew …….. i look at it froma neutral point of view..until certain things came out.. remember this.. kids arent stupid, they see things, they get treated certain ways and THEY TALK….. and i do see how he treated his women before. ppl that make claims of being with him, they get PAID for it. yes there was hailey, but unfortunately it was a bad choice for him, she was not the kind of person he needed in his life and it caused a lot of drama, thats in the past, we all mess up, lets move on and stop dwelling on it… his last relationshpi with morgan was just fine..just certain peopel arent meant for other people. please please please dont take sides anymore, im telling you stay neutral..eventually the truth comes out..when those kids are old enough to understand all this crap… you just wait.. the things they are going to say."

MickeyMcKean said...

Some day going to Alaska is on my bucket list. As it is my BF and I might even consider one day getting married on a Alaskan cruise.

I am the daughter of two teachers. This means we all had the summers off at the same time.

One summer when I was 9 we bought a new 16' RV trailer. Because my father was a fisherman we left California following the path of spawning salmon (basically the Snake River). We could go and do anything we wanted as long as in August we wound up in PA for a family reunion.

We were gone for 2 months. A lot of traveling that included at least 10 states and 3 provinces of Canada.

I'm now 54 years old. What do I remember when I was 9? Stopping at fish hatcheries to see salmon jumping the ladders, going to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful, the Grand Tetons, seeing buffalo, and a really pretty place in Canada called Lake Louise.

Perhaps more imporant is that I have a lot of general camping and fishing memories with my mother, father and brother who are now all gone.

So in regards to the 8 kids in Alaska, unless there is a Disneyworldlike park there, even if they remember some beautiful sites in Alaska, I'm willing to bet that their memory of this trip in 40+ years will be minimal. They were, after all, WORKING and dragged around Alaska in the best interest of the show without giving a damn what the kids might really enjoy doing.

I really hope that the Palins do take the kids camping. It might be the highlight of their trip even though they probably don't have a clue as to who the Palins are to begin with.

JMO.

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

MickeyMcKean, re your comments @ 8:07, very well stated. Believe it or not, I too, thought of starting a gosselin blog for addicts. Of course I didn't entertain the thought for too long because one thing about addicts is they don't admit they're addicts, so there wouldn't have been many posters. It could be informative though and perhaps interest some closet readers and motivate them to change their habits.

The thing that upsets me the most about all the blogging, pro and con, is that the children are part of the conversations and you know they're hearing what is said about them one way or another. Yes, their parents compromised their privacy, but that does not make it right that total strangers continue to do so. I'm sure the kids feel pretty creeped out by it, kind of like being stalked or having someone peering in your windows.

And to blog that the kids need their privacy and then post their pictures and do all the assuming and speculating, it is, well, creepy.

Nancy said...

Mickey McKean

Just wanted to say you are right about Lake Louise it is one of the most beautiful places in Canada I am lucky enough to have grown up and still live within 2 hours of it I am glad it made an impression on you :)

Sorry I know it's off topic but you made me smile when I read your post :)

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

Just wanted to add that some of the posts here are so anger-filled. It makes me wonder if the poster woke up seething with anger for the Gosselins or became angry after reading the blog. I tend to believe it's the blog entries and the going over and over everything about the Gosselins that brings up the anger. Why do people have the compulsion to read something that is going to make them so angry?

MickeyMcKean said...

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

And to blog that the kids need their privacy and then post their pictures and do all the assuming and speculating, it is, well, creepy.

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I must disagree with your POV. The photos give proof that something is seriously wrong in Gosselinland - if these kids are in fact "playing" as Kate alleges, why are they not smiling?

Why did the poster above have to go back to a photo taken last year to find one with a child smiling with Kate in it?

Why is it that the kids seem to smile a lot when they are with Jon? With Ellen? I find this tidbit very interesting.

If you want to talk about creepy things ... this whole Gosselin mess creeps me and when I do get frustrated I know my posts are considered by some to be anger filled. Well this too shall pass, just as soon as Kate+8 is OFF THE AIR!

JMO.

Still in Canada said...

Re: Ellen comments above (from another blog). This is not the first time I have read comments that make reference to "when the truth really comes out" - some of this from Jon himself as I recall, but that goes back quite away now. Have now heard this from several bloggers - "if you only REALLY knew the truth", "when the truth comes out", "Jon will be vindicated when people find out what's REALLY happened here". What is this truth? What secret is Kate and her camp harboring? Very interesting that the new girlfriend Ellen, now says the same things.

fidosmommy said...

Still in Canada says.....
Very interesting that the new girlfriend Ellen, now says the same things.

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As I recall, Hailey Glassman said much the same stuff when she and Jon were a couple. All very mysterious, very baiting. Usually, it is good advice to say NOTHING, hint at NOTHING, until the truth comes out. Lawyers recommend it.

Unless, of course, it is a promo for an upcoming book or movie...... then hints and
mystery make it all the more compelling.

NT said...

Maybe Kate and Steve and the twins are the only ones going camping with Sara Palin!! I would also think that Sara would be the one to say to keep it quiet. Just a thought!!

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

MickeyMcKean said...

IT'S A CIRCLE JERK said...

And to blog that the kids need their privacy and then post their pictures and do all the assuming and speculating, it is, well, creepy.
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I must disagree with your POV. The photos give proof that something is seriously wrong in Gosselinland - if these kids are in fact "playing" as Kate alleges, why are they not smiling?

Why did the poster above have to go back to a photo taken last year to find one with a child smiling with Kate in it?

Why is it that the kids seem to smile a lot when they are with Jon? With Ellen? I find this tidbit very interesting.
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MickeyMcKean, if you find it all very interesting why did you say this earlier:

IMO all 8 children are entitled to private lives and growing up outside of a fishbowl. We viewers, who are NOT RELATED to this family, know way too much about this family. It is not right and IMO it is wrong that TLC films these kids and calls "entertainment".

So until the 8 Gosselin children are once again OFF my television (Kate can do her own show without the kids as far as I'm concerned) I will continue to do everything I can to stop this child exploitation, especially since neither Jon or Kate are inclined to stop their kids from working so that they can live off the backs of their own kids.

If the 8 children are entitled to private lives, why are you so interested in the tidbits of their lives? I find your statements to be contradictory.

dee3 said...

Even more frightening (to me) that Kate has even managed to become a celebrity is that Sarah Palin is still considered to be a viable political option. What is wrong with people in this country lately? Truly scary (IMO).

As far as the issue of blogging goes....I feel that the final result will be that the children knew that there were groups of people who cared about them and were concerned about them. The internet is widely-read but as a practical matter, only a very small percentage of the show's potential audience reads this blog. To me, the important thing is that these children will one day realize that there were many of us who cared about them and tried to prevent their exploitation.

However, the one thing I do think could be an issue that could upset the children might be the rather vicious attacks on Kate....the ad hominem ones. The "blocky body", "wonky eye", "porcupine head", etc. As much as we dislike her, she IS their mother and I try my best not to write any sort of negative personal comments.....especially about things she can't help/was born with.

MickeyMcKean said...

To: Its A Circle Jerk

Thanks to the series J&K+8:

* I no longer think watching CHILDREN in a real family in a reality show, especially when the TV set is their home, is a good thing.

* I know way too much about this family who lives 2,500 miles from me. Besides, even if the tups were born on my birthday, I know they were not put on this planet to give me something to watch on TV.

* The Gosselin children are not related to me and I really have no business in knowing anything about them as they grow up.

* I do not think any CHILD should live their private life in a TV fishbowl.

* I do not watch any reality TV show with children in them regardless of what network the show is on.

* I do not have a problem in watching a sitcom/drama family TV show with children in it -- as long as they are child actors playing a role/part in said show. Examples: Huxtables, Conners, and Taylors.

* I do not want or need to watch the G8 grow up. Even if I was a dedicated fan at one time, now that I am more informed about the parents and TLC, I do not consider this show entertainment.

* I stopped watching the show and became a child advocate when I felt more like a child voyeur than a TV viewer.

* I do not go out on the Internet searching for photos; if photos are posted on a Gosselin blog I will no doubt see them.

* In order to get Kate+8 OFF THE AIR there is a need to know what is going on and yes this includes seeing the latest photos. This is why I'm here on this blog - to get information and then behind the scenes write the appropriate letter to sponsors, etc. to get this show cancelled.

* The day that the kids are once again off the air you will not be finding me posting away anyway. I have a life.

* I do not think I am an addict when it comes to the Gosselins; I have been posting a lot today because northern CA are in the middle of a 3 digit heat wave. However I'm sure I could become one since I do believe TLC manipulates the viewers.

JMO.

Moose Mania said...

"As much as we dislike her, she IS their mother and I try my best not to write any sort of negative personal comments.....especially about things she can't help/was born with."

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When parents find out that their child has been calling a classmate/peer "dumbo ears," the parent (at least one with any kind of good parenting skills) tells the child that it's not nice to make fun of something that another kid can't help. If the child tells his parent that "dumbo ears" is a really mean and nasty kid so it's okay to call him names, the parent should tell the child that it's NOT okay, under any circumstances.

And yet, many parents do the opposite of what they tell their children under the rationalization that it's okay because Kate is a mean and vile person and she deserves anything she gets, even if it means calling her a Wonky Eye.

Is this a classic case of "Do as I say, not as I do?"

dee3 said...

* "I stopped watching the show and became a child advocate when I felt more like a child voyeur than a TV viewer."
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Bravo, Mickey!
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"Is this a classic case of "Do as I say, not as I do?"
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Certainly...if the parent was telling their child one thing and then doing what they told the child not to do. I think that as parents, we are quite naturally concerned that our young children might innocently ask someone "what's wrong with your legs?" or "why are you so fat?" It's the natural curiosity of children but can be a problem out in public.
So we try to teach them the difference between "acceptable" questions/comments and ones that could be hurtful to the other person. And the most significant part of my explanation to them regarded things "that they were born with" or "through no fault of their own" or "something they have little to no control over", etc.

SO...for ME....the only issue that has made me uncomfortable about the blogs is the one about ad hominem attacks on Kate. There is plenty to criticize about her BEHAVIOR and no need, IMO, to criticize and make fun of things like body shape, "cankles", etc.

There's Plenty to Be Uncomfortable About said...

dee3 said...

SO...for ME....the only issue that has made me uncomfortable about the blogs is the one about ad hominem attacks on Kate. There is plenty to criticize about her BEHAVIOR and no need, IMO, to criticize and make fun of things like body shape, "cankles", etc.

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I agree that comments about her physical appearance should not be made, but that is far from the only thing that makes me uncomfortable about these blogs. Are you genuinely comfortable with the kids reading that their mother hates them, that their father never wanted them, that their mother is just lake Casey Anthony, etc., etc.?

Carolina Girl said...

There's Plenty to Be Uncomfortable About said...
I agree that comments about her physical appearance should not be made, but that is far from the only thing that makes me uncomfortable about these blogs. Are you genuinely comfortable with the kids reading that their mother hates them, that their father never wanted them, that their mother is just lake Casey Anthony, etc., etc.?
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You are absolutely correct There's.... I have, more than ever, become convinced that the blogs are the very thing that keep Kate in the spotlight. The pics. at ROL, ET, etc., combined with the blogs. That's why I've made the decision not to blog about her and/or the kids anymore. I can no longer justify it by saying we're bringing exploitation of the kids to the forefront, or at least the kids will know someone cares, or she's so evil, anything that's said about her is fair game, etc., IMO are just 'excuses' to soothe ourselves that we are doing it for the 'right' reasons. After mulling this over for awhile now, there's little doubt in my mind that once the blogs go away, so will Kate.

Get serious said...

From Carla's blog:

"Two babies kept me busy today… that and getting Ashley out the door with a 2 hr. notice. She is far, far away……. which is why I am up at 12:22 AM stumbling through this entry. I was waiting for her to text to tell me she landed ok. First time to fly with a 8 hr. flight! She did great. Good thing cuz she does it again Friday (home to be in a wedding ) and back out Sunday."

So Ashley flew home yesterday and flies back to Alaska on Sunday. If the kids are still there and that wasn't an airport shuttle they were boarding in the photo, this is probably the longest trip/filming they've been on.

I don't care about the big bucks Carla and Ashley are making or if Gina is being cheated on or whether Kate is homosexual, bisexual or asexual. But if the kids are actually being subjected to a two week filming schedule, I think someone should be seriously investigating what child labor laws could possibly be being broken. Why two weeks in Alaska? Why two weeks anywhere? School starts next month. Are they overworking the kids because of that?

Karma said...

Ha! You are kidding right Kelly? Jon and Kate were made for each other. They both deserve each other.

Moose Mania said...

"As much as we dislike her, she IS their mother and I try my best not to write any sort of negative personal comments.....especially about things she can't help/was born with."

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When parents find out that their child has been calling a classmate/peer "dumbo ears," the parent (at least one with any kind of good parenting skills) tells the child that it's not nice to make fun of something that another kid can't help. If the child tells his parent that "dumbo ears" is a really mean and nasty kid so it's okay to call him names, the parent should tell the child that it's NOT okay, under any circumstances.

And yet, many parents do the opposite of what they tell their children under the rationalization that it's okay because Kate is a mean and vile person and she deserves anything she gets, even if it means calling her a Wonky Eye.

Is this a classic case of "Do as I say, not as I do?"

Kelly said...

Best thing Jon ever did in his life was to give that witch the ditch. I couldn't be married to that woman if God came into my livingroom and promised me eternity to put up with her antics. She's gross and the faster Jon runs from PA, the better off he will be.

Kate is like buying a Ford Pinto with a custom paint job. You know once you see it, it won't cost much but it explodes when you least expect, costs bucks when you want to fix it up and in the end, you just got a Ford Pinto.

Anonymous said...

I do find it a little weird that it's been a year now since the split and prob a lot longer since they marriage was over, and Kate has never had a boyfriend since that she's admitted to.

Her excuses start to sound like my cousin's excuses when it turned out he was gay--oh, I'm too busy, too much to do, haven't met someone just right. Wonderful guy love him, it's sad he felt he had to hide it for so long. He's very happy now with his bf who we all love.

The sheeple will say she has eight kids she doesn't have time for romance! She sure has time for manicures and pedicures, but no time for a bf???

Mystical Merlin said...

dodger said...

Just sayin', those kids are smiling because the farmer guys are giving them a ride on top of the chicken coop, Kate has nothing to do with it.

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You got that right. They'd be smiling if the Boogie Man were standing there, or nobody at all. There have to be some photos where they are having a good time because their mother is interacting with them, making them laugh and having the time of their lives. Or...maybe not?

mama mia said...

I think the reason the kids are so grim looking in these photos is because the production assistant is constantly reminding them to "save it for the cameras, kids". They are trained seals now,trained to perform on cue. Trained to laugh and smile and act like they are having fun and being normal kids doing normal playful things. Then the director yells "cut" and the kids are escorted off to their waiting hotel room where six grapes and 2 non fat crackers are waiting for them.

Just saying said...

pepper....here ya go! Pic of Kate and kids and the kids are smiling!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/gosselin-kid-drama-kate-p_n_645693.html

Administrator said...

I about fell over laughing at the suggestion I am in bed with TLC. Let me make this crystal clear: TLC is not behind this blog and I have nothing to do with TLC.

I'm flattered you think I'm wise enough to pair up with them. They are, after all, making hundreds of millions of dollars off eight innocent kids. There's big money in a partnership like that.

My kids Mom said...

JudyK and 12step - you are right on. These "anti-Kate" blogs give her more publicity than BabyMama's and the likes ever could. That's why it has crossed by mind that TLC is behind this log.

Bonafide Nutcase said...

That van looks like one of those airport shuttles. They are probably flying home today. Maybe they're already home.

Kate probably worked so hard (ha) that she took a side trip to a spa and nearby mall.

TLC stinks said...

I don't understand why Ashley was called on such short notice. Perhaps another nanny bailed at the last minute?

I go back and forth about an affair with Steve, and maybe the guy is true blue to his wife and the affair is totally within Kate's pea brain, but TLC is playing with fire if they allow the speculation to continue. Everytime something like this crops up, TLC drags the Nield family out so maybe we'll see Gina in Alaska?

As far as Ashley and Carla, they are making money off the Gosselins. I doubt in the long run those two will be friends with Kate Gosselin once when she moves on and tosses them aside.

I agree that Kate, Steve and the twins are at the Palins filming. Maybe that writer who is renting the house next door may end up illuminating us as to any Gosselin sightings.

Troy Chula Vista said...

I read the article on Hollowood Life & watched the video. All I can say, OMG! I wonder how much she was paid by TLC for that fluff piece of garbage? Just as one of the commenters said, she is projecting ADULT desires onto these kids and how lucky they are. Overall, this is probably a good indicator of how a sheeple talks and thinks and there is a video for visual reference! The comment she makes about hugging Jon is so unprofessional it is clear she is a wack job. At least the other person in the video is the voice of some reason.

Just a thought said...

May she doesn't like her husband and his rat claws and is glad when he's gone.

What's with that said...

"From all accounts, Carla and Ashley are both lovely women, who live by their Christian code of love and generosity."
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Does the Christian code include not gossiping and leaving the judging of people up to God?

Just a question said...

fidosmommy, Thanks for answering my question!

fidosmommy said...

Just a question said... Who is Ashley?

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Ashley is a Liberty University student whose mother, Carla, is a long-time friend of Kate's.
Carla and Ashley were on some of the episodes in the Andrews Ave. house. They were the ones who made decorations for the 5th birthday party in that pavillion. Ashley is a frequent babysitter, and apparently got called out at very short notice to go babysit in Alaska.

From all accounts, Carla and Ashley are both lovely women, who live by their Christian code of love and generosity.

Sadie said...

Maybe she is sending them back to PA with the nanny as she always does and is heading for a beach resort somewhere...Cara and Mady are staying behind cause they felt the mama Grizzley was more attentive than their own mother.

LisaNH said...

Wow, those kids look lost. They're faces say it all. They know by now that their mother doesn't care about them. Poor things.

By the way, I have to stop reading this blog before I go to bed at night. Last night I had a dream about Kate (more like a nightmare!). In it I was staying at a hotel and when I got back to my room Kate had moved in (because she wanted my room for some reason) and she was streched out in a chair and Steve and several production assistants were feeding her by hand because she felt she was too important to feed herself. God, I can't get that ugliness out of my head!!!

TLC stinks said...

You have to read the link. Whoever took the photos overheard one of the kids asking where is mommy and when is she coming back. Also, the kids have been on their own for the past two days without Kate or Steve. Something is up. Not clear where the twins are. Why drag your kids all the way to Alaska and then ditch them for two days?