Friday, August 19, 2011

Kate takes kids for back-to-school haircuts in first appearance since show canceled

After six years of exploiting the children, remarkably, Kate tweeted this morning she wanted a "money tree" to support her family.







http://www.infdaily.com/2011/08/exclusive-pics-kate-gosselin-takes-the-kids-for-haircuts-that-she-gasp-may-have-to-pay-for-herself.html

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Administrator said...

I don't think it's any coincidence this is one of the first times, if not the only time, I've ever seen Collin shoot a smile at the paps.

This is the kid who used to cover his eyes and frown at them.

Things that make you go hmmm.

Audible Click said...

@kateplusmy8
Exciting day here in Gosselinland..had emer...a slight head wound!1staple&all is well!My nursing came in handy onceagain! Whew!We're all ok.

Kate tweeted this but isn't replying to the worried sheeple who don't realize she manipulates them constantly.

Teresa said...

Apart from Collin in this pic, every other pic l have seen in years, the kids look miserable, except when they're with Jon. They always look so fearful when they are with khate.

Teresa said...

She didn't tweet HOW they got the head wound. Makes me go hmmmmm!

JudyK said...

Her nursing came in handy again today...she keeps staples AT HOME?

url said...

Why are these kids dressed alike just to get haircuts? Are they still filming or did Kart dress them up for another photo op? Her hair looks like she cut it herself after drinking a box of wine.

TLC ship is sinking said...

Is that a new "horrendously, horrendous" dress she got from those designers in Florida?

I wonder if it's another freebie like those Guess wedges she wore, posing as Daisy Duke, then tweet-promoting the company after the pap photos came out.

If not, Kate should stop spending money on herself so she can afford things the kids' need for their education.

Administrator said...

Helpful hint to Kate, if she wants to sell this idea that she is so poor and needs help, she might not want to waltz out of the house with all that chunky bling bling including a ring, bracelet AND necklace. She is nothing if not a walking contradiction.

TLC ship is sinking said...

JudyK said...Her nursing came in handy again today...she keeps staples AT HOME?

Had the same thought too! Did she actually staple the wound herself, not take him/her to see a doctor? Hope she used sterile equipment.

This isn't Deadliest Catch where the nearest clinic is hundreds of miles away.

Silicon Valley said...

She's clearly lost some weight recently (having-to-get-a-real-job-induced-stress, perhaps??). But it's making "the girls" look pretty HUGELY ridiculous. They look deformed and barely contained in that dress. "Good bra" my ass (or boobs, as the case may be...).

And the hair ... oh Lordy-be. Looks like Ted has cut her off as well. I fear that Kate's coming undone....

Administrator said...

Some more interesting information about Russell Armstrong's tragic suicide from his attorney who was on the radio this afternoon.

His attorney said he warned him not to do the reality show because he knew their marriage was already in trouble and he feared the reality show would be the last straw. His attorney said he cited all the other reality show couples who had their marriages destroyed by their reality shows. I wonder if he mentioned Jon and Kate, I'm SURE he did.

It's going to be so interesting to watch how Bravo handles this, the first episode is supposed to air the first week in September they've got two weeks to figure this out.

Audible Click said...

I don't post about Krate's personal appearance often but her straw hair looks like a bad wig. That dress is like a bad trip from the 70's and she needs to yank up those fake boobs.

Only her plastic surgeon knows.... said...

http://celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/photo/kate-gosselin-1681

Did she have a cankle-ectomy?

Chewey said...

How much does Kate get paid for these scheduled and solicited photo ops by Chris? Shameful and pitiful!

I hope the money goes into the kids accounts and not their mother's account to cover the mortgage payment. If TLC is not abusing the Gosselin 8 by filming yearly back to school haircuts, then their mother is! Again, I can't stand this woman.

Non-Mommy said...

Reminds me of that Dr. Coolsex parody of Jon and Kate where she is yelling at him while cleaning out the garage and she said something like "Maybe if I made it rain gold, we'd have money". Oh man, it is SPOT ON.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5D5OBdq3I0

If you haven't watched their parodies, oh my gosh, you're gonna die of laughter.

Moose Mania said...

Kate tweeted,

"Exciting day here in Gosselinland..had emer...a slight head wound!1staple&all is well!My nursing came in handy onceagain! Whew!We're all ok!"

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"We're all okay." Why wouldn't they be if just one child had a head wound? If one is hurt, they all suffer the same thing?

Betcha she just butterflied it and took him or her to the ER for the staple. Lots of nursing skills involved there. Been there, done that, and I have zero nursing skills, but managed to close the wound and stop the bleeding long enough to get my son to the ER.

Mel said...

Didn't see the new post...brought this over from the earlier thread.

Just noticed that the pictures are out of order. The two with Kate having a pleasant look are late in the sequence, post haircuts.

The photos of the kids pre-haircuts, they look happy enough, one of the girls smiling directly at the camera. The kids don't start looking unhappy until the pictures AFTER they've had their haircuts.

I suppose Kate told the kids while they were in the shop all about the mean paps, and how victimized she is that the paps won't leave her alone.

Blows me away how she manipulates the kids. The kids have no way of knowing that the pap was called by somebody in the Kate camp and told what time to be there.

Also, I wonder if a nanny was with. In one of the pictures you can see someone else getting in or out of the van, who isn't in any of the other photos.

Hmmmm....why not????

The person has on jean shorts, a white top, and black flip flops. Looks like a female from the style of the shorts.

Sure would be interesting to have the photographer not take such tight shots all the time, now wouldn't it....

The kids obviously don't differentiate between a pap with a camera and the crew with a camera.

They see a camera and they think, oh, there's someone we can be friendly with. They don't make the distinction between someone they know and someone they don't know. They appear to have no concept of stranger danger.

In their minds, camera = friendly person. Until Kate tells them otherwise.

Julianna said...

kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 do you have a po box that we can send stuff to? :)

88888888888888888888888

What the heck is going on here? Is she grifting so much that she's become a charity case?
If nothing else, it's really amusing.

ncgirl said...

Twitter is a never ending saga. That teen workshop woman is not very bright. I read the tweets, and she was just baffled. Maybe the teens should help her.

I have to see I got a little tweeple feeling when a celebrity tweeted that she was answering questions, and she answered mine. But I did not offer her a gift card or ask her to meet anywhere.

About the massage, Kate has mentioned a massage by Hannah on twitter. Remember an old episode, she would let the boys roll cars over her. That was probably the beginning of the kiddie massages.

Teresa said...

Admin said...she might not want to waltz out of the house with all that chunky bling bling

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Waltz? lmao...you did see her on DWTS right ? lmao

Teresa said...

Mady isn't with them.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Part 1 of 2)

Thanks for the new post with all the photos, Admin. The fewer hits we give INF for Khate's staged photo opp, the better.

I just mentioned in the last post that had a VERY long comment to post in connection with this fugly dress she's wearing. So, here it goes:

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LMAO!! Have you guys seen this? I'm not sure if it might have been posted already and I missed it earlier this week or last week with the thousands of comments here.

After seeing Khate in that hideous dress in the INF pics, I decided to check out that store in West Palm Beach again to see if it looks like one of their summer dresses. The first time that I Googled them was when she mentioned them on Twitter after an episode where she wore one of their dresses. I remember they had a lot of photos of their dresses on their site. I also checked out their Facebook page last week when we thought Khate was down there, after that mysterious tweet by that woman (the nursing student, future bride in Michigan, who somehow was the first and only person to have this photo).

Anyway, Khate was there last Thursday? When I looked last week there was nothing new on their page, but they did a post about Khate on Friday afternoon (8/12) AND they changed their Facebook pic to the photo that the woman tweeted:

http://www.facebook.com/elysa.suzanne#!/elysa.suzanne?sk=wall
Elysa Suzanne

Kate Gosselin shops at ElysaSuzanne... Sorry we closed for the day ladies but Kate wanted to spend the ENTIRE DAY SHOPPING HERE!!! :) We all had a blast!
(Photo)
Suzanne, Kate & Elysa all wearing ElysaSuzanne Couture Clothing!
August 12 at 1:53pm

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Oh, and looky here - they posted that photo on their wall, but it's in their album called "Celebrity Spottings". Click on it and you'll see the photo of Khate in the store last week, PLUS, two other photos of Khate in their hideous dresses - once on The View and the one that I think Admin (?) mentioned last week looked like one of their dresses, but it was from last year some time in NYC:

Celebrity Spottings

Scroll through that album and you see it has only those three pics, lol. Khate is the only "celebrity" they can get to wear their crap.

Also, one of the comments on their new Facebook pic with Khate says this:

Traci Roach Degeorge Congrats girls! Our dancing with the stars trip paid off!
August 13 at 12:42am

I wonder who that is. You should click on her name and check out her profile pic (the dress, the shoes, oh my). It sounds like maybe these women went to DWTS last year with freebies as a way to attract "celebrity" clientele to their store and the only one it paid off with is Khate. Oh well, too bad for them that she won't be purchasing their garbage anymore. I hope she racked up quite a bill for herself right before she got pink slipped. Although, I could see Khate trying to return it now. Except, it looks like she wore one of the brand new fugly dresses today. Oh, wait a minute - maybe this little photo opp today was a paid endorsement? No, that would be dumber than dunb, not very good marketing, I'd say.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

(Part 2 of 2)

Also, we wondered last week how much these dresses go for. I just found this and one of the four dresses in the photos is the same pattern that Khate wore in the NYC pic from last year, it's just longer. It's a "contest", but just really an advertisement in "Palm Beach Illustrated":

WIN: AN ELYSASUZANNE DRESS

ElysaSuzanne is a one-stop shop for comfortable fashion. Owners Elysa McAlees and Suzanne Stamper met more than 15 years ago when their children started dating and later married. Two years ago, the mothers-in-law decided to launch a business. Although neither of them have a fashion background, together they have years of business experience and began marketing a clothing line. The company offers 22 styles in 40 different patterns. Customers choose the style of dress, the fabric print and sizes. Sign up to win an ElysaSuzanne dress ($250 value).

Drawing: October 21, 2010
To be the first to learn about our next contest, sign up for our free eNewsletters here.

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Finally, getting back to the reason that I looked at their Facebook page again in the first place - I thought the hideous yellow, gray, black and white dress that Khate wore in the INF photo today was probably one of their dresses.

Here's Khate from INF today (or just scroll up and look at the pics in Admin's post):

Kate today, INF

And, in their Facebook album of dresses, they have a very similar dress (same style, just different color) and the name of the dress is "Kate":

Elysa Suzanne - "Kate" dress

Pam said...

Geezus, her hair is totaly fried! It looks disgusting. Why on earth would she wear that knarly bleached straw down like that? Pull that crap back with a clip for gawd's sake!



On another note, I wonder how much of her wrath the kids' have had to face since the cancellation? I bet she totally blames them and tells them things like it was cancelled because of their bad behavior and such. Just like she tells them they won't get into heaven.

Deja vu said...

Julianna said... kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 do you have a po box that we can send stuff to? :)

88888888888888888888888

What the heck is going on here? Is she grifting so much that she's become a charity case?
If nothing else, it's really amusing.

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Looks like Kate has come full circle..... Next thing you know, people will be volunteering childcare and donating furniture and ... gasp ... giving LOVE OFFERINGS.

The more things chance, the more they stay the same....

Hippie Chick said...

I wonder if she's going to change her last name back to...whatever the hell it was before Gosselin. She may have better luck trying to make it as a decent human being.

Administrator said...

Oh hell if Kate will EVER change her name. She knows full well the name Kate Gosselin is a brand.

Jon isn't good enough to be around the kids or even make decisions about the kids, but she doesn't have a problem latching onto his name for as long as she needs the brand. She's such a piece of work.

librarylady said...

Ha, I just have to laugh at her desperate measure in notifying the pap guy. The kids are dressed alike on purpose. I am almost close to being embarrassed for her...but not quite.

She'll keep throwing the kids out there for "opportunities", like this. Doing exactly as we all thought, isn't she...they will never escape even as she looks like a desperate fool trying to be in the spotlight, but never quite there anymore...

Administrator said...

You know I just have to say that isn't is SO indicative of who Kate is that she states that she needs a money tree???

No, I wish I had a great job. Or I wish I had saved their money better. Or I wish I hadn't spent so much on myself.

She just wants money to be HANDED to her. She doesn't want to work for it and EARN it herself in any way shape or form.

MickeyMcKean said...

I could not help but notice .... it seems that because TLC was not there Kate wore sensible comfortable shoes.

Bubbles, the non-blogger-ID one said...

Is someone giving Kate backpacks for the kids? Unbelievable. How about giving backpacks to some children whose parents have been out of work for months? I'm down to working one job instead of two, and raising 4 kids as a single parent, and my income just went down by over $400 a month due to loss of child support because my oldest just turned 18, and I still managed to buy my kids the school supplies and backpacks they needed, AND two new outfits each! (Thank you JCPenney sales and coupons!)

Jenna Does said...

I know Admin...I was being sarcastic! LOL

Kate really looks downtrodden in those pics up top. I really hope she is thinking about the kids future, & not herself. I hope that is why she looks so sad. I HAVE to think it's most likely because SHE won't be getting anything new or fancy, no more free trips or haircuts. But dammit, I would like to believe that she is thinking about how much happiness NOT filming will bring her kids.

They can finally have their lives back. And so can Kate. I don't understand why someone would want to be in the spotlight AND actually call paparazzi to take their pics. And I don't get why someone would want to take their kids on that ride with them. And I certainly don't understand how someone can be so disliked & STILL want to keep going.
~Hippie Chick~

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

From Twitter:

bree330 bree
@Kateplusmy8 did you get a haircut today too? Not how you usually style your hair...
44 minutes ago

Kate Gosselin
@Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
@bree330 oh, today was 'busy mom, can't be bothered' look, lol
28 minutes ago
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Oh, Khate is such a busy mom that she can't waste time styling her hair? REALLY, because from my review of her Twitter:

10:25pm Thursday night - she posted her "good night" (getting her massage from the girls)

9:07-9:30am - 6 tweets (from the haircut place?)

10:24am - she tweets that she just got back from haircuts and she has a "long list of school prep"

10:54-11:37am - Despite her "long list" of other things to do for school prep, she stays on Twitter for an hour and fifteen minutes after getting back from the haircuts; she sends about 10 more tweets (but you know she was reading through them all that time and picking out which ones she wanted to respond to)

12:59pm - Back for 2 more tweets, one of which is to say she is busy with kid stuff and freezing veggies for winter

1:58-2:35pm - After only an hour, she's back for 16 more tweets

3:30pm - 2 more tweets; the first one is to reply to mkbrown that NO, she may NOT use her quote, she "cannot be quotes unless approved"; the other is a RT about the show ending, (boo hoo)

7:12pm - I was wondering how she ever stayed away for almost 4 hours, just when she comes back to tweet that someone got injured and they had an emergency*; she does another retweet about the show, and a couple more tweets

* Note to kids: Apparently, the only way to get Mommy off of Twitter and to pay attention to you is for you to be bleeding and require a staple in the head!

9:05 She comes back to answer the above tweet about her crappy looking hair; does 7 more tweets, then this one:


Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
I'm calling it a day! It's my collin who has the boo boo.So brave,that kid! Every1 else was screaming (lots of blood!) but he was calm! GN!
1 minute ago

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And, just as I'm wondering if this witch called her papp friend to take pics of the ER run, we get this:


LEIGHSHAHAN1 leigh shahan
@Kateplusmy8 Haircuts and headwounds...man you had an eventful day!
2 hours ago

Kate Gosselin
@Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
@LEIGHSHAHAN1 good tittle for an ep, if I must say so myself! LOL
1 minute ago

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Yup, she is ALWAYS thinking of her kids in terms of EPISODES!

She STILL can't get off Twitter even though she said goodnight. This is next (notice yet AGAIN how Khate turns it all around to HER, HER kids' birthdays TWO months away!):

Chiica2006s Sarah Geisinger
@Kateplusmy8 kate how r r? im in the process of making a monster truck bday cake for my son its going great!
8 minutes ago

Chiica2006s Sarah Geisinger
@Kateplusmy8 for my daughters b-day cake i made a barbie princess it was so cute but it was her 1st bday
4 minutes ago

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
@Chiica2006s Funny, here I have two almost 11 yr olds discussing their party invite list and theme! :)
6 minutes ago

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Chiica2006s Sarah Geisinger
@Kateplusmy8 every seen that comercial when the little girls put anti aging cream on the grampa lol so funny
2 minutes ago


Kate Gosselin
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Mady just asked what will happen when I get wrinkles...Then she sd 'you'll hav wrinkle-a-titous'.Like mother,like daughter w madeup words!
3 minutes ago

Then, she does ANOTHER retweet about what a great mom and "role model" she is.

So, that makes another 12 tweets between 9:05 and
9:55pm.

Yeah, she is SUCH a busy mom! Yeah, right!

Moose Mania said...

Kate's tweet,

"@Chiica2006s Funny, here I have two almost 11 yr olds discussing their party invite list and theme! :)"

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QUICK!! Sheeple! Send send party supplies for these poor children!

gotyournumberKate said...

"Although neither of them have a fashion background"

Well, that's pretty obvious. That's the ugliest, most tacky line of clothing I've ever seen. No offense to anyone who wears these clothes, just not my taste. That does explain though why the pap for the haircuts. She probably either has to or feels she needs to be seen in them in order to still get free clothing and or endorsement money and now that her show is cancelled it's going to be harder to be seen in public.

I've been so busy lately I have had trouble trying to keep up so forgive me if I am bringing up an old subject. It just really burns me that Kate won't get the kids new backpacks and lunchboxes. It's not that I think they necessarily need them it's just all the money those kids earned for Mommy Dearest and she's hoarding it for her own future. Back to school shopping was always a fun time for my kids and myself. They loved showing off their new outfits, shoes, and bookbags (as we called them back then). It was a big deal for us. We always made a day of it and had lunch out while shopping. I was a single mother of 3 struggling but my kids always got new bookbags and lunchboxes. She's such a greedy bitch.

Administrator said...

I'm cutting off the emigrant/immigrant discussion right now. Way too much potential for folks to get offended. Please nothing further. Thanks.

A Stitch In Time said...

Kate's son had a head wound and she's going to bed? When my daughter hit her head on a table and had stitches, we were told by the doctors to check on her every two hours, and that meant waking her up to make sure she was okay.
Maybe Kate didn't learn that in nursing...

gotyournumberKate said...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/TV/08/19/reality.tv.hess/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

good article

SoCalRosie said...

not crazy about the pattern of the dress, BUT her boobs are covered and the length is ok, love her shoes. (no hooker heels!) I looked at the pics and except for her hair she looks like a mom, whats going in here?!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Someone mentioned that Mady isn't in the pics, but if you look closely at the third photo, you can see someone behind Cara. There's a white long sleeved arm around one of the boys, and I see a pair of white flip flops.

So, that might be Mady still getting out of the van in the other shot (4th pic). All you see is a white top and jean shorts. So, it could be her in that pic still getting out of the van, and then when they're all outside the van, she's behind Cara and has her arm around one of the boys.

Administrator said...

Good freakin' grief:

Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
RT @LisaWyatt10 @Jakemac7 dear lord, please let me get a rt from @Kateplusmy8 PRAYERS ANSWERED ,my friend!

Administrator said...

You know maybe this Gosselin missing school thing is very common.

I was just messaging with one of the kids' I nannied who is 15 now and oh so sweet to keep in touch with me. He started school yesterday but he's going with his parents out of state next week for three days. And his girlfriend is in New York right now with her dad and missing the first two days of school.

WTF? When did it become okay to just miss school like this for no darn good reason??? I guess about the same time kids required a new backpack every season?

Administrator said...

The Day that Changed Reality TV is an excellent article and as Russell Armstrong's death sort of sunk in I started thinking I don't see how this can't be a huge wakeup call for reality tv and the people that love to watch the train wrecks. Or won't it? I just don't know how it can't be, and yet I fear it won't.

I also thought, you see, sheep??? This is what we have been saying all along about how bad reality tv is for people's emotional health. Granted we've focused on the kids who don't have a choice, but who is to say this couldn't just as easily have been a kid, heaven forbid?

I thought, sadly, WE TOLD YOU SO.

And yet, I don't hear one peep from those who think the Gosselins are here for the viewers' own enjoyment about the Armstrongs. Not one. It's like it never happened. And in fact, Kate even continued to insult Jon with her bash about single dads not being around to help her with this stuff. Kate, have you read or heard nothing about this???? Russell Armstrong was upset at least IN PART, by all accounts, because of the way everyone was bashing him on their reality show! Get it, being publicly bashed by those you love and trust on a reality show cracks people's emotional health!

I think we all knew eventually this would happen, deep down. Eventually, someone was going to get seriously hurt or killed because of this stupid, stupid genre.

Administrator said...

Will TLC reconsider throwing poor sweet Ashley under the bus in upcoming episodes? Or will they learn absolutely nothing from this awful thing that happened?

Great quote: "Viewers want dirty, nasty, shameful reality television, whether it's in the form of dysfunctional families, ridiculous amounts of children or someone living in a pile of their own filth. Sure, there are good-natured shows like "Giuliana and Bill" and "Bethenny Ever After," but face it -- they're kind of boring when put up against table-flipping, drunken brawls and over-the-top drama for people to live through vicariously. But as we saw this week, it all comes with a cost."

Moon Over Miami said...

Did Kate say how Collin's head injury happened? Why would somebody tweet this...

hgraymommy
@Kateplusmy8 @Jordan12295 First you knock Colin in the head and now you are calling one of your girls a rat? That's real nice Kate


Kate is Kate, but this is cruel.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, she di'int:

@Kateplusmy8 Proper attire if you're a woman-mom or not :)

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Snort.

fade2black

fidosmommy said...

It looks like Shoka gave Kate her latest haircut with his teeth.

Oh, the "proper attire" tweet had to do with wearing high heels all the time when going out.
Kate's not the only one who thinks it's mandatory.

NoLoveInPhilly said...

My apologizes Admin, I meant no disrespect. I highly respect this site, and enjoy reading and posting.

Beth said...

Kate is in dire need of a good conditioner.

Moon Over Miami said...

emeraldcityjazz
@LisaTackett2 @Kateplusmy8 Collin did nothing to himself; Kate whacked him wiht something.

Another tweet! What is wrong with these people? Why would you accuse her of something like this? I know that the haters can be very cruel, but isn't this carrying it much too far?

Give Peace A Chance said...

Kelly/Walt posted on RWA. Since it is directed at this blog, some might be interested in reading it.

Administrator said...

I did read his message and I don't even know how to respond to that. Yes Kelly is the anonymous donor who apparently now wants to out himself. I thought the point of being an anonymous donor is the exact opposite, so people don't know. I actually thought it was a very kind gesture and took it as sort of a peace offering, but I didn't want any baggage attached to it by revealing who it was and even he agreed. Unlike Kate, I don't hold grudges and I accepted his gesture in good faith with open arms and thanked him for it, and what's wonderful is that I believe the winner said she is using it to help the troops. Now I get a tirade from him raking this blog over the coals and I haven't the foggiest what he is talking about someone "outing" him on twitter but I'm not sure why this blog gets blamed for it.

I'm not sure why he is still complaining about censorship as I haven't seen him try to post here since my original statement that if you harass Kate on twitter you are not welcome here. This blog is actually unmonitored now and as you can see I have had to do very little do censor anyone. I do not know what he is referring to on twitter.

I also don't understand why he doesn't understand the difference between sending a tweet to Kate or her fans directly to harass them, and simply snarking on tweets that Kate and her fans make themselves and put out there freely. One is passive, one is active. Very active and frankly, mean. I wish no one would harass Kate or her fans and just let them go at it--frankly I think we get funnier tweets out of it that way anyway. He can like it or not, but I'm not going to support harassing ANYONE on twitter.

Sigh, I'm sorry he feels that way, I thought I was making the right decision to accept his donation, and I'm just going to think about those troops who are going to get some stuff they really need because of it.

Sometimes, I hate the internet.

It's The Truth said...

Well the show ended at just the right time (well way past it's time). The kids aren't cute any more. They're ordinary and getting into that awkward stage and Lord knows they don't need that being shown on TV. She's got to dress them alike or no one will recognize them as the Gosselin sextuplets....they're not identical and again, they're not all that cute. She's a hot mess and had better do something about her hair before the damage can't be repaired.

Tizzie said...

IMO whoever did the boys' buzz cuts did a lousy job - one of them looks almost bald!

Administrator said...

I read his post again in good faith trying to make sense of what he is trying to say.

Where is all the ass kissing he speaks of lol. I didn't realize a few "thank you for this blog" once in awhile was a royal ass kissing. Sigh, I do the best I can and sometimes folks don't like it and there's other blogs to go to if you don't and looks like he has found other places to go and that's fine.

To be perfectly honest, as Kate would say, I don't know what Kelly is talking about about someone trying to "out" him here. There's been a lot of comments with the cancellation and I've had to skim some so maybe I missed it, but I don't remember seeing anything here about Kelly in quite some time. But I guess I'd just ask that as a gesture of good faith, not to bring that kind of "outing" over here.

And again, we're on unmoderation here, I would say a good 98% of people her I never censor and you all can attest to that. The only thing I've been censoring lately is some locals who like to post a lot of inside information, especially about the school, etc. I just started to get uncomfortable with it and it's not personal. At the end of the day it's about trying to create a good environment and I do my best and sometimes people aren't happy but that comes with the territory when you are the one that has to make a decision for a blog. So I don't know, I take issue with the implication this is a censorship blog because frankly, there are only about three regulars I ever have to censor, and when I do, it's rare.

Administrator said...

Tizzie said...

IMO whoever did the boys' buzz cuts did a lousy job - one of them looks almost bald!
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Someone said earlier that maybe she is cutting the kids' hair as short as possible to try to stretch out haircuts she now has to pay for out of pocket, and I hate to say it but this is Kate we're talking about and I wouldn't put it past her.

Administrator said...

NoLoveinPhilly no worries, I was just trying to stop any fights before they start before I go to sleep. ;)

Twittering and a Twattering said...

I also don't understand why he doesn't understand the difference between sending a tweet to Kate or her fans directly to harass them, and simply snarking on tweets that Kate and her fans make themselves and put out there freely.

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I saw that too, admin, and I remember that you posted that you didn't have objections to anyone from this blog tweeting, but it was harassment from both Kate fans and non-Kate fans that you didn't approve of. Therefore, you didn't want this blog associated with the hateful comments not only directed at Kate, but also directed at the sheeple and vice-versa.

I thought livin was a sheeple. Why would that person be a member of this blog? I don't understand. I don't follow twitter religiously, but I've seen enough of livin's posts to know that the person most certainly is pro-Kate. What ID does that person use on this blog? He says that "this person is part of that blog," meaning here.

If I can figure it out, I think he is saying that the person was allowed to accuse him of being a Kate imposter both here and on twitter and you didn't censor that remark or ask for verification. When he posted here, it was censored without justification or without posting his original comment. When he says when you want to play dirty, he's suiting up, is the "you" the administrator, or "livin?"

I don't know. Maybe those who regularly read the tweets can decipher it.

Teresa said...

What/who is RWA?

Twittering and a Twattering said...

Teresa - it's an anti-Kate blog. Google RWA blog and it will bring up RWA - blogspot.

Administrator said...

If I knew what he was talking about maybe I could assist! It's a little frustrating to be totally lost when someone is throwing you under the bus.

Twittering and a Twattering said...

Where's Narcissist? She knows everything that goes on with both the tweeting sheeple and haters!:)

Administrator said...

Hehe I feel just like Kate. Me? I did something wrong? What? Lol.

Teresa said...

@Twittering

Thanks! man o man, l love the folks on this blog. Very friendly and respectful of others here, and it's just a really nice place to come to. Thanks Admin for creating such a nice place to visit and share.

Silly boy said...

I know I have pissed off people on blogs and twitter and quite frankly, I don't care. I say what I feel and you can accept it or reject it and you are totally within reason to question it, refute it or agree. This is why we discuss things, here or anywhere else.

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You contradicted yourself, sir. If you REALLY didn't care you would not be posting that you are pissed off. Right?

squattmunkieRN said...

Admin: I don't want to tell you how to run your blog but, I think this might deserve it's own post. SOMETHING happened with TLC and Kate and all the workers Kate uses. Seems like they are showing her in her true form for the last episodes. I know commercials can be deceiving, but it looks like, Steve and especially Ashley have had enough.

Here is the video: http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/kate-plus-8-it-will-never-be-the-same.html

Sorry if this has already been posted!

Moon Over Miami said...

You contradicted yourself, sir. If you REALLY didn't care you would not be posting that you are pissed off. Right?

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And here's what is really funny. He says that without their tweets, this blog would have nothing to discuss. However, without the sheeple's tweets, the anti-Kate people on Twitter would find it boring to have a conversation among themselves. The sheeple keep things interesting for them. It's become a battle between the sheeple tweeters and the hater tweeters. The haters stay alive by going head-to-head with the sheeple. They depend on the sheeple in the same way that he accuses bloggers here of depending on the tweeters!

fidosmommy said...

Shoot, I say what I want to say, too. First it goes through my filter, but I still get my point across. People are free to accept, reject or
disagree with anything I say. Most people fall somewhere within that parameter. ;-)

TLC ship is sinking said...

That was very generous of Kelly to contribute to the contest; there were many creative submissions and that was, quite frankly, one of the funniest and most enjoyable threads on this blog.

Whether he lurks at this blog or not, I hope someone informs him that the winner decided to do something great with his donation by buying much needed supplies/necessities for our valiant troops.

What I don't condone is the harassment of Kate or her tweeters, when others decide to send tweets just for malicious reasons...as well as bombing them with tweet after tweet just to get their point across. I also don't buy into the excuse that because the tweeple started it or do it too, 'haters' are justified in doing the same. So if you were bullied, it's okay to bully others? It only makes the situation worse. Kate's fans and 'haters' will probably never agree on Gosselin issues, so why bother.

I personally have had enough with this competitive spirit going on among blogs - which blog is better and whatnot. Comments pitting one blog over the other are really not necessary. Each blog has its virtues and its vices.

Just because someone makes a compliment to admin doesn't mean they are trying to kiss her ass. The rare times I have complimented admin wasn't because I think she's the best, but rather because I want to show appreciation and gratitude for all the work and effort she puts into maintaining this blog. Especially when I know exactly how time-consuming maintaining a popular website, forum, or blog can be.

This blog isn't all one-sided. There have been various discussions in which I don't always agree with admin and the vast majority. However, I appreciate that many posters can debate one another without resorting to personal attacks or name calling.

If Kelly has anything else to say about this blog, I would like to hear his perspective on this blog if admin makes the exception.

silimom said...

Admin - I don't follow twitter and have no idea, really, who Walt/Kelly is except that he's been mentioned here a few times by some regulars and he's supposedly very funny in an acerbic kind of way.

I do remember reading a comment shortly after the cancellation was announced. Someone asked something about Walt - I can't remember specifically what, just that it seemed innocuous at the time, sort of a "What's Walt got to say?" kind of question. Sorry I can't be more specific but there have been what? Closing in on a thousand comments since the show was cancelled? I know it's in the high 100's.

Anyway, I hope that helps. I'm sorry the drama has apparently caused some upset for many people here. That's never any fun, whether in real life or online.

koopdedoo said...

About Khate's blond straw - I think the majority of the problem is that someone isn't very well practiced with the flatiron. Straightening your own PROCESSED hair takes a little practice AND the right equipment. The right shampoo & conditioners before you straighten, and the right sealing treatment to keep flyaways down and humidity out after.

Look of desperation said...

@kateplusmy8 Kate, how did the paps know which barber shop to find you Of all the places, you show up in a remote town and there's a Pap?
Even more evidence that Kate calls Chris when she wants photo's taken. When I look at Kate in the pictures I see desperation and boy is it unattractive!

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Look of desperation said... @kateplusmy8 Kate, how did the paps know which barber shop to find you Of all the places, you show up in a remote town and there's a Pap?
Even more evidence that Kate calls Chris when she wants photo's taken. When I look at Kate in the pictures I see desperation and boy is it unattractive!
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Ain't that the truth! This woman will do whatever is necessary to keep herself relevant! Of course, she chooses to use her kids, as deep down, she knows they are the only thing most people even care about, with the exception of the sheeples. She is utterly transparent to anyone with a brain, and completely shameless for continuing to exploit her kids for her own gratification (to see her mug out in the media). How would the paps ever know about the haircuts?

I am predicting a slow simmer from Kate, and more and more "staged" photo shoots with her kids(after she calls the paps), as she alone really has nothing to offer. And she knows it.
I do think, eventually, she will turn on TLC, as that is what she does when someone does not PLEASE her!

Falling like a brick said...

NLN: Hope you had fun 'sluething'. I did a bit myself and found these tweets interesting:

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@ENews @kateplusmy8 spotted in West Palm Beach meeting with designers #ElysaSuzanne!
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Ashley Smith
ashn02
@usweekly @kateplusmy8 spotted in West Palm Beach meeting with designers #ElysaSuzanne!
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ashn02
Ahh! @kateplusmy8 in West Palm Beach meeting with designers #ElysaSuzanne!
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What makes the tweets so interesting is that if you go to the "designer" facebook page you will see how they posted a comment about how they had to close their store so Kate could shop.

It was all a big PR move on their behalf.

All of these tweets just to get some Entertainment Rag interested in them and have their name in a national publication. Couldn't get Pamela or Nicole or Erin or Shannen (or even Neicy) to wear their horrible designs so they went for the last option: Kate.

Mission accomplished. Now if they even are acknowledged they will be recognized as ED Hardy wear for the Bleached Out, Leather Skinned, Fake Chested Cougar.

barbee said...

The interesting thing about this whole photo op (for once definitely NOT a photo shop on Kate) is the fact that NOT only does someone respond to her 'SOS' for a photographer, BUT they take some totally lame pics of the kids milling around the 'bus' and THEN they actually PRINT them! For Why?????? ?? *just love my sextuplet question marks with the twin following a couple paces behind, as do all non-essential things.

No Regrets said...

Re the PHOTO OP of Kate's at the hair place, she is SO broke, yet she still has a nanny? Part of the nanny was caught on one of the pictures. Question Kate? You need a money tree, yet you still pay for a 'helper' while taking your kids to get haircuts? Really? You really need help to do this? To load up the kids and drive for haircuts, you need help?

For this woman to be a role model and 'help' so many people is a JOKE. These fans have their heads in the sand up their ... well I won't say it. Grrrrrrrr

justme said...

Has anyone seen the commercial with Kate and the kids for some closet organizing company?I think it might be Closet Maid, not really sure.I was watching L.A. Ink and doing laundry so I didn't catch it all.They used old clips from previous shows to make the commercial.The tups were quite small.Is this Kates new way to generate income without lifting a finger.

No Regrets said...

justme no I haven't seen it. GOOD, as long as the kids aren't involved. D-listers and people on their way OUT do infomercials. BUT if it generates money to keep that nanny to help drive your kids to get haircuts. Well then so be it. LOL

If this woman were truly organized, why did they always show professionals helping her? Or as in one episode, Beth. If one is so organized, how can they forget numerous things when going somewhere. In past episodes; her cell phone, purse, shoes, even the kids' birthday cake FHS LOL

Anonymous said...

Looking at the INF photos of the hair cut trip, I noticed something small, but that is noteworthy. I know the sheeple will believe this to be petty, but because my mother-in-law is also a narcissist like Kate and therefore has a golden child among her children, I tend to notice even small things Kate does to show her favoritism to the golden child among her children. Hannah is the golden child among the Gosselin children. The golden child is commonly used against the other children, especially the scapegoat(s) of the family. The golden child is given special privileges that the other children are not privy to.

Having said this, if you notice in the photos that Hannah has on different shoes than Leah and Alexis. This is a classic golden child favoring. Hannah likely didn't want to wear the shoes the other girls were wearing and probably threw a fit so Kate gave her the privilege of wearing a different pair. Kate uses this to create division among the kids and loyalty from the golden child. She's setting the groundwork for future loyalty later in life when some (or all but the golden child) of the children turn on her. She wants to always be in control (even when the kids are adults) and she will use the golden child to manipulate the other children.

Here's a really accurate description of the golden child/scapegoat dynamic in a family with a narcissistic mother (compliments of Presi's site):

The narcissist identifies with the golden child and provides privileges to him or her as long as the golden child does just as she wants. The golden child has to be cared for assiduously by everyone in the family. The scapegoat has no needs and instead gets to do the caring. The golden child can do nothing wrong. The scapegoat is always at fault. This creates divisions between the children and this division will be fostered by the narcissist with lies and with blatantly unfair and favoritizing behavior. The golden child will defend the mother and indirectly perpetuate the abuse by finding reasons to blame the scapegoat for the mother’s actions. The golden child may also directly take on the narcissistic mother’s tasks by physically abusing the scapegoat so the narcissistic mother doesn’t have to do that herself.

Falling like a brick said...

Anonymous: RE: Shoes:
I'm not sure your theory holds water because one of the boys also is wearing different shoes than the other boys. (Joel I think) Just observing.

No Regrets: RE: Nanny:
That's Mady in the picture with the white sleeves hugging on of the boy tups(I think Collin) ...I still can't tell them apart.

No Regrets said...

"No Regrets: RE: Nanny:That's Mady in the picture with the white sleeves hugging on of the boy tups(I think Collin) ...I still can't tell them apart"

Though I do not want to give INF any more hits, look at image 10 out of 12 on their site. It is a grown woman, with jean shorts, the twin has beige shorts on. The lady is too big be one of the twins.

Administrator said...

Here's a funny one, once again, Kate thinks she owns the patent on a concept that has been around pretty much since freezers were invented:


missykeymissy key
@Kateplusmy8 from watching u i have learned to be thrifty! I freeze all leftovers then make a big yummy soup once a month!
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@Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
missykey wow! I taught you something! Good girl! I love reusing and recycling meals! Fun challenge!

And this one, Kate is so sick. It's not about the kids, it's about letting the fans take in the kids. Their childhoods do not belong to the fans, Kate! Gaa!

@Kateplusmy8 Hi Kate! Wow, have fun! :) ps I'm going to miss seeing you and your kids grow up. :( I've been there since the beginning!
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Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
SparkleySwifty I'm going to miss letting you see them... :(

No Regrets said...

Oh ADMIN I love this one. LOL

sharmon1999Sara Harmon
@Kateplusmy8 how do you unfreeze everything you freeze? Your the freezer master. LOL

How do you UNFREEZE? Really??? LOLOLOL

No Regrets said...

"No Regrets: RE: Nanny:"

Let me know what you think about the pix, if you do look at it. Anyone else see this person in the picture??

Anonymous said...

No Regrets - I think the "helper" you're seeing in the haircut pix is actually Mady. She's otherwise absent from the photos and you know that Kate would make a big deal about "Bad Mady" if she hadn't accompanied the rest of the kids to the beauty shop.

Anonymous - ITA with you about Kate pitting Hannah against the other kids. And we all know who she's designated the scapegoat, too. Although she does tend to scapegoat the boys, as well.

Re the Walt/Kelly controversy - It's admin's blog. SHE gets to set the rules and if we don't like it, we're free to go elsewhere. I think the fact that most of us remain here, and support her, speaks volumes. I haven't been here long enough to be that familiar with W/K, but having seen some of his tweets, I consider that a good thing. It was a generous donation for the sign contest. Shame that had to be spoiled. I continue to applaud the winner for using her prize to help the troops. Also for her originality and creativity.

readerlady

Administrator said...

How do you unfreeze stuff? Oh good Lord.....

I'm sorry I can't help it this twitter thing is so entertaining.

No Regrets said...

Readerlady maybe you are right. She sure looks too large to be one of the twins.

Administrator said...

Just one more comment and then I think maybe we should move on and not give it any more attention.

First, as anonymous pointed out, there are other blogs to choose from if there's something you don't agree with here. It's not like this has the monopoly on Gosselin blogs.

Second, this blog was started in September 2009. Kate did not get her twitter until April 2011. So to suggest this blog would cease to exist without twitter is just silly. We happen to like talking about Kate's twitter-twatters because it's so darn entertaining. It doesn't mean it's the only reason a blog is around.

Oh well, live and learn.

Tucker's Mom said...

gotyournumberKate said...
"Although neither of them have a fashion background"

Well, that's pretty obvious. That's the ugliest, most tacky line of clothing I've ever seen. No offense to anyone who wears these clothes, just not my taste. That does explain though why the pap for the haircuts. She probably either has to or feels she needs to be seen in them in order to still get free clothing and or endorsement money and now that her show is cancelled it's going to be harder to be seen in public.
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Bingo. It's all about getting freebies and using her kids as billboards. Can you imagine using your kids that way? I wonder how much longer all those kids will put up with being matchy matchy before they attempt to gain some control and tell Kate to screw off, they're individuals and want to express themselves.

Administrator said...

It is hard to imagine kids even at that age want to dress alike. I have known many twins and never known any who wanted to dress alike once they were past preschool if not before. Which makes me concerned what exactly may have been done to get them to go along with it. Was it something benign like a bribe (the lollypops they were sucking on after?) or was it something more severe??? :(

The odds of getting six kids all on board with dressing alike at this age are so slim....it makes me wonder.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

mkbrownlow
@kateplusmy8 Good Morning, friend! hanging at Barnes&Noble for awhile... buy u a latte!

Egads - she's at it already this morning.

Another one:
silvya023
@Kateplusmy8 hey Kate, I know where u live. Can I vist u 1 day???

These sheeple just don't give up, do they?

And the dumb ones keep getting dumber. One wanted to know how to stew tomatoes and freeze them.

"Having said this, if you notice in the photos that Hannah has on different shoes than Leah and Alexis. This is a classic golden child favoring. Hannah likely didn't want to wear the shoes the other girls were wearing and probably threw a fit so Kate gave her the privilege of wearing a different pair"

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Unless Hannah couldn't find one of her shoes or outgrew the shoes and she wore what was there when Kate was shooing them out the door!

JoyinVirginia said...

"squattmunkieRN said... SOMETHING happened with TLC and Kate and all the workers Kate uses. Seems like they are showing her in her true form for the last episodes. I know commercials can be deceiving, but it looks like, Steve and especially Ashley have had enough. Here is the video: http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/kate-plus-8-it-will-never-be-the-same.html"

I agree. TLC will do whatever it takes to wring every last penny from their property Ms. Kreider and the Krew. TLC or the production company OWNS all the footage of them from day one. Since they know Ms. Kreider is so unpopular, and even the non-fans would watch on occasion to catch her temper tantrums, I would not be surprised to see a "Worst of K8" special, or "What not to do" or even Clinton & Stacy could do a "what Kate should not wear" special. Here is an idea "The reality TV guide to destroying your marriage." Who would be best to host an "expose"?

No Regrets said...

Out of my RESPECT for ADMIN I am not going to post what I REALLY want to post about this blog entry by Kelly. BUT I do have to say this. Generous? Ok, yes. BUT I really have to ask, why make this offer to a blog you are SO offended by? THEN go to another blog and whine about it, and accuse others of being hypocritical? That really makes NO sense. If you agree to be anonymous then STAY THAT WAY. WHY even agree if you have a problem with it? Frankly, it smacks of a set up against the ADMIN.

TALKING about tweets is NOT the same as attacking with HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, MISOGYNIST and VULGAR attacks on Kate and her fans. Not sure why this is SO difficult to 'get'.

The compliments given to ADMIN by ME are sincere. I like her. I respect her. Call it whatever you want. If talking about our families is such a problem, why even bother reading here? It is something we enjoy sharing with each other and yes we do compare it to Kate's parenting. So what?

Last, if the donation is such a problem, I will gladly give it back to you, Kelly. No big deal. At least our soldiers benefitted by your donation, for whatever reason you did give the money.

ADMIN if you want to delete this, Ok by me, I understand. Apologies to others on this blog, if this offends you.

Administrator said...

The "ass kissing" comment was a little hard to take I'm not gonna lie. The definition of ass kissing to me is sucking up to someone to get something in return. For instance ponying up to a teacher in the hopes you'll get a better grade. But since I don't give grades and really cannot offer the folks here anything (sorry peeps, no money tree here!), why would there be any motive for ass kissing? I appreciate those that mention from time to time they enjoy the blog and appreciate what I do on it, but I certainly don't hold it against those that don't mention that, or by any means expect it or require it. Sigh, whatever.

Administrator said...

An f-ing walking stick could parent better than Kate so if anyone of us talk about parenting, really it does not take a lot to do it better than Kate. This is not a "my parenting is superior" blog. This is a, if you manage to breathe in and out and move your arms around a little, chances are your parenting is better than Kate's.

Hippie Chick said...

koopdedoo said...
About Khate's blond straw - I think the majority of the problem is that someone isn't very well practiced with the flatiron. Straightening your own PROCESSED hair takes a little practice AND the right equipment. The right shampoo & conditioners before you straighten, and the right sealing treatment to keep flyaways down and humidity out after.
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She should get the keratin treatment. I have. It's totally worth it, & the price goes down the more you do it. I'm going for the perma-keratin in a few weeks. It grows out when your hair does. If she wants her hair so straight, that may do the trick. Plus, it will make her hair super shiny.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Kate can not get out of the "branding mode" which is all she knows. Tups must dress alike as they are her brand. The twins have obviously chosen not to do so, and I think Kate gave up as anyone with a brain can see that Cara no longer wants to be filmed. Bless her heart. But the "money makers" may still be too young to rebel. Coming soon Kart... when the tups are old enough to understand that they are individiuals and should not prescibe to a "matchy" situation as it simply makes no sense. Let them be individuals Kart, for God's sakes. This is part of growing up. Get rid of the high chairs and bibs.. These kids are 7 years old who need to be individuals! Not clumped like a circus act. Kate will never get it. She would probably dress them alike while they were in college, if the show had lasted. She simply can not think beyond herself! She really needs help.

Administrator said...

If that is a nanny, gimme a freaking break. There is no reason when kids are this age that Kate can't drive them to the haircut place and drive them back without assistance.

Ok Kate even my narcissist managed to take her children for haircuts when the nanny had the day off. Even took them shoe shopping too. Get a freaking grip.

This is a perfect example of her blowing money. Why is she blowing money on a nanny when SHE is there and SHE can look after these kids herself? Why because she needs to twatter?

No Regrets said...

ADMIN frankly, I am too old to kiss anybody's behind. If I didn't like you, I certainly wouldn't be here on this blog. And YES I do appreciate your blog, and I don't give a fig what anyone says. That is ridiculous to even suggest butt kissing. The internet is HUGE and too damn many places to blog. Once again, I apologize. It was a stupid and unnecessary attack.

It sounds like "jellousy" to me. (Sorry couldn't help it) LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

The odds of getting six kids all on board with dressing alike at this age are so slim....it makes me wonder**********
It's all about the brand that Kate built. This is what the Gosselins look like and Kate will maintain the brand as long as there is money to be made. NB; the kids are never dressed alike with Jon.
Very. Telling.

Anonymous said...

"Reusing and recycling meals" ????? Around here they are known as "leftovers".

Jenna Does said...

My best friends growing up were twins & at age 9 they were NOT dressing alike. I asked them when they stopped because I thought it was cute (LOL) & they said they hadn't dressed alike since they were 3. They WANTED to be individuals. UM...YEAH! And they still are, I still hang out with one of them. They are so completely different. Their parents did a great job of raising them as 2 separate people. Kate, you listening??
~Hippie Chick~

No Regrets said...

"ADMIN This is not a "my parenting is superior" blog. This is a, if you manage to breathe in and out and move your arms around a little, chances are your parenting is better than Kate's."

You are absolutely right. At times, yes, I do use MY experience to compare to Kate's method. Many of her fans excuse some of the stuff as "normal" "this is what kids do" blah blah. So to compare experiences one can show that YES kids CAN be taught to not fight, or hit or whatever else. PLUS I love hearing about other's do for their kids on here. It is good to share the good things and the bad at times. LOL Yes, a walking stick could do better.

No Regrets said...

Maybe I am wrong about that woman in the picture being a nanny. BUT she sure looks too large to be one of the twins.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

The little girls look like they're dressed in prison garb with those stripes...

Now that all of Kate's weirdo sheeple are coming out of the woodwork, it's plain to see why she insisted on a bodyguard.

I've never seen so many people lacking in intelligence & common sense, all congregating in one location.

Give Peace A Chance said...

There was a discussion here on bullying and cyberbullying. Admin posted that this discussion would be permitted. There is a world of difference between passive snarking and active bullying/harassment.

Those haters who tweet Kate for hours upon hours saying exactly the same thing are harassing her, no question about it. How someone can do it for much of their waking hours, saying the same thing over and over again is what I don't understand, but that goes with them. Why they would want to is even more puzzling. What is the motive? To feel good for calling someone out - self-gratification? Is cyberharassing addictive? It appears so. It's basically the same haters day after day who engage in this practice.

Bullying is wrong, no matter if it's at school, the work place, or on the internet. What is going on through Twitter is cyberharassment. These are adults, for heaven's sakes. Grown men and women. Parents. Grandparents. Professional people. Teachers. Nurses. Retired law enforcement officers who should know better. It's harassment and it's also against the law in many states. Just because someone has put themselves out there on Twitter doesn't mean that he/she is fair game and it's right to directly torment that person. Most of us were raised better than that, and we've raised our children to know that harassment is wrong, whether it's kids, teens or adults who are doing it. It's particularly troublesome when the adults are the tormentors. What kind of an example is that setting for our children?

We've seen the outcome of harassment with the recent suicide of someone on reality television. No good can come out of it. One of these days a harasser will go too far and find himself in a court of law. It's only a matter of time. We remember the case of Phoebe Prince who committed suicide. Nine teens were charged with bullying and cyberbullying. When you go after someone specifically for the purpose of harassment, you can cry free speech all you want and hide behind the internet, but if a tragedy results from the harassment, the law will find you, and it won't be on your side.

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13495

No Regrets said...

"A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...I've never seen so many people lacking in intelligence & common sense, all congregating in one location."

THAT is the understatement of the YEAR. LOL How do you UNFREEZE food? Can I come and visit? Can we meet at a park for a play date? As SPORT posted yesterday, NOW we know why these people adore her, NOW we know.

No Regrets said...

"Give Peace A Chance said...There was a discussion here on bullying and cyberbullying. Admin posted that this discussion would be permitted. There is a world of difference between passive snarking and active bullying/harassment."

EXCELLENT post. Very well said. There is a HUGE difference between snarking and discussing Kate then the outright viciousness of some of the attackers. I do not like Kate, I do not like anything she does just about, nor do I think the majority of her fans are very bright. BUT to say some of the things that have been said TO them, is just crossing the line of human decency. Period.

Always Skeptical said...

Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this and perhaps I'm wrong, but about the Kate fan who asked how to unfreeze food, I think she meant how does one unfreeze things like zucchini which ends up soggy when frozen then defrosted (as do most kinds of squashes with soft centers.)

No Regrets said...

LOL Gotta admit this fan hits it sometimes

BigFanofKateGBigFanofKateG
@Kateplusmy8 gonna take a bath & then head over to the public library. I never see pap pics of u at the public library w/ the kids.

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Tucker's Mom said...

BigFanofKateGBigFanofKateG
@Kateplusmy8 gonna take a bath & then head over to the public library. I never see pap pics of u at the public library w/ the kids.
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Or church on Sundays. How does a pap just happen to shoe up at a mall in Central PA/Pennsyltucky and not wait outside the home on Sunday mornings when Kate swears she takes the kids to church?
This seems to also work well when Kate stupidly tweets that the kids are going to be dropped off by Jon on the weekends he has them. If she's shut the tweet up about their whereabouts, maybe the kids and Jon would not be photographed. But no, she lures the paps in.

Maybe it's just me said...

Give Peace a Chance said:"Is cyberharassing addictive? It appears so. It's basically the same haters day after day who engage in this practice."

Yes it is. I've waited a couple of years now for the end of Kate to see if it would be the end of hate/commenting/discussions, etc. I doubted it would end back then and I doubt it will end now.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

LOL Gotta admit this fan hits it sometimes

BigFanofKateGBigFanofKateG
@Kateplusmy8 gonna take a bath & then head over to the public library. I never see pap pics of u at the public library w/ the kids.

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But then again, sometimes, not! LOL! It's bad enough that the kids are matchy-matchy. Now she suggests that Kate also dress like the kids! It would never work. The girls would fall on those hooker heels, and the boys would refuse to wear satin shorts!

BigFanofKateG BigFanofKateG
@Kateplusmy8 Sometimes they have matching outfits for kids & adults. I can see u & kids modeling for them.

mama mia said...

I wonder if the sheeple finally see how every single aspect of Kate in the media has been distorted to sell products. Kate is telling them she can't comment without TLC approval, she is revealing the clothes she wears are paid endorsements, that hideous clothing company offered a celebrity a store coupon to buy clothes, Kate was the only one to bite--- really Sheeple, Kate can't afford backpacks but she can hop on a plane for free clothes?

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this and perhaps I'm wrong, but about the Kate fan who asked how to unfreeze food, I think she meant how does one unfreeze things like zucchini which ends up soggy when frozen then defrosted (as do most kinds of squashes with soft centers.)
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Is this the same one who asked how to stew tomatoes and freeze them? No need to worry about sogginess - you just stew them, let them cool, and put them in the freezer. When you un-freeze them, you have stewed tomatoes! I've done it. It works! :-)

No Regrets said...

Warmth Of The Sun

HA hadn't seen that one. LOL This same fan did suggest that the kids could become model for a clothing line. WHY do the KIDS have to work? I just don't get that.

Permanent Name said...

Oh my, off for a couple of days and come back to hints of intrigue and drama...

I must not be very sharp, as I can't seem to follow who said what to whom.... I think all I can say is:

I <3 Admin!

Now, that is not ass-kissing, brown-nosing, buttering up or anything else. I just happen to like this blog and think that it must be a LOT of work for Admin to manage. I appreciate her committment.

I also have trouble following twat streams. I think that's what they must be called. I don't have twitter and look at the ones at the top here, and occasionally go to twitter.com to try to see comment that triggers kart's stupid, incredible replies. Even there I get a little lost...

Anyhoo, I was hoping this whole kart reality sh*t would be done now..... guess we'll have to wait a little longer for her to fade off into the sunset behind her mine-all-mine mansion's back forty.............

Wouldn't it be nice if Chris the Amazing could get a job in CA, far from the queen... what would she do then?

Permanent Name said...

AND WHERE IS pURSEBOY?

Caps to indicate I'm really, really desparate to know - ROFLMAO!!!

I just can't get my mind around kart having to 'do everything' all by herself, without purseboy to run interference and protect her from her imaginary fans and paps.

She'll be leading an incredibly lonely life and it's her own choice and her own making.

I'd be very sad if at least some people didn't like me. I don't need the masses to love me, just my few friends and family, whom I hold very dear. She doesn't even have that.

Sadder still, wait til the kids realize everyone hates their mom........ that's almost a tearjerker. Those poor kids.

Just Dwindle Away said...

Terribly off-topic but Admin, please allow this post??

I wanted to let everyone know how the $40 Target Gift certif was spent.

Apparently an Army wife here in my area was newly wed and pregnant (in that order I am told) when her soldier hubs was deployed. They were living with family at that time. He is coming home now, after a year over there, and has not yet seen his own new son. She has found an apartment, and is hurrying to furnish it a bit.

With our $40 gift certif, I purchased some kitchen and bath linens for them. Very neutral of course. I was especially proud to get them 2 enormous bath towels, real 'he-man' size, thick too! I joyfully added a bit to the amount spent.

Thank you to whoever donated that gift certif to Admin for our contest.

Give Peace A Chance said...

EXCELLENT post. Very well said. There is a HUGE difference between snarking and discussing Kate then the outright viciousness of some of the attackers

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Thanks. I am concerned about cyberharassment, and what I've seen on Twitter goes, as you said, beyond human decency. I agree about the viciousness. It's not only against Kate. I don't read the tweets on a daily basis, but many that I did read were offensive and cruel. These are not only directed specifically to Kate, but to the sheeple. I've seen innocent (okay, dumb) sheeple come on there, asking a question or making a comment and they were lit into with such aggression and horrible language that I couldn't believe this was coming from adults. Some of these non-Kate fans are very angry people, and I wonder if that's the way they treat people in their lives. I guess this is their way of venting. It also can result in more anger and emotional self-destruction. It's not only the anti-Kate tweeters, though; some sheeple can sling it with the best of them!

Lee said...

Regarding the Walt/Kelly thing

Aside from the fact that Kelly has intentionally mis-characterized this blog (Admin addressed some of his points earlier), this guy seems to be annoyed that people (or one person) has published a comment (or comments) critical of Kelly.

He seems to think that his (formerly anonymous) donation of the $40 gift card should have affected what Admin allows to be appear in the comments. Why? Differing opinions are common here, the big difference is that, on this blog, they're normally stated respectfully. There's no good reason why donating a gift should have involved allowing Kelly to decide what appears on this blog.

I'm afraid Walt/Kelly's recent behavior tends to smell a bit. It looks like a set-up for Admin, and a new platform for Kelly in a new sandbox. He doesn't come across as either a nice guy or a mature one.

Kelly also complains that Admin first requested that he add to the $10 Target card, but that makes sense, especially since he seems to have at first offered to up the amount from $10 to $50. The only way to do that would have been to add to the Target card. Once it became clear that he was offering a card from a different store, it made sense that that card was offered as a second prize.

He whines about Admin not wanting to give him her address. No kidding! Admin shouldn't be giving ANYONE her address! The Internet is a potentially dangerous place, and anyone, even with a theoretically anonymous profile like Admin's needs to be very careful about this. Although she's anonymous in one sense, she, in fact, has a high profile.

Which brings me to the most interesting thing about Walt/Kelly, who posted a LOT of information about where he was and what he was doing on this blog. I noticed that at the time particularly because it wasn't very well tied to the overall subject at hand, and also because those kinds of posts, carried on at length like that, imply that someone needs a LOT of attention.

Kelly went on and on about his trip(s) to a much greater extent than needed to establish whatever point he intended in regards to Khate. Others manage to do that with only a very few paragraphs, at most, about their parenting, family life, etc. Kelly didn't, which suggests that he had another agenda, whether he realized it or not.

But his travel posts concerned me for another reason, too. "Real-time" posts are magnets for stalkers. You don't have to be famous to acquire a stalker; you just need to be available. It's just stupid to post, on any forum available to millions of readers (the Internet!), when and where you might be somewhere.

Walt/Kelly's story of "39" phone calls to his hotel by someone who located him as a result of his comments here sounds like a fabrication, but it's entirely possible that something like stalking happened to him.

He asked for it, with his foolish posting of personal information. He is now recommending that people write about trips AFTER the trip. That's smart.

He also carries on about "collecting" IP addresses, but I'll address that in the next comment. It's important.

Red Sky At Night said...

Regrets said...Out of my RESPECT for ADMIN I am not going to post what I REALLY want to post about this blog entry by Kelly.

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Ditto. Can you say "done for attention?" This is one way to get it. I agree about setting up admin. This whole thing smacks of getting even. Bouncing around and whining to others when something doesn't go your way is just so elementary school-ish. Why do it? You grow up and move on...

fidosmommy said...

I hope Kate replies to the freezer question before it's time for this person to take the
Thanksgiving turkey out of the deep freeze.

Audible Click said...

"Reusing and recycling meals"
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For some reason that made me think of Soylent Green.

Lee said...

About IP addresses

Walt/Kelly seems to believe that he's now posting at a blog that doesn't "collect" IP addresses. He's probably right about the "collect" part, but he's wrong about his IP address being unviewable.

An IP address, for those who don't know, is the "address" of your computer. If you use the internet, you have one.

When you post anything online, or even visit a site, your IP address, in virtually all cases, is recorded.

A blog owner doesn't need to "collect" your IP address when you write a comment; it appears on the back end and is visible to the blog owner.

If you're blocked, it's your IP address that gets blocked. That's how spammers are blocked, too. It's not by the names they use, but by IP address. Spammers get around this by using thousands of IP addresses, but that's another issue.

So, whether you use one name to comment, or 50, every time you comment, your IP address will always show the unique machine you used to write your comment.

IP addresses can be looked up. The simplest search will show your location. A sophisticated search can sometimes uncover other personal information about you, potentially right down to your name, address, and phone number.

The point here is 1) Kelly is wrong when he thinks his IP address is hidden and 2) there isn't really any such thing as anonymity on the Internet.

You CAN be traced unless you're a very clever security expert who has gone to great lengths to prevent it. And even then it's still possible to track you down. It's just more difficult.

Kelly's accusation that IP addresses are "collected" on this blog is just as wrong as his assumption that his IP address is hidden on his new fav.

Just Dwindle Away said...

OK I posted before I read the thread.

Just to clarify, the request to help the wife get settled in the apartment came from the soldier himself. The USO volunteers are actually moving the furniture and such. I chose this soldier/family because they live so close to me.

I still am not clear on what the drama was about, but Walt, Kelly, whoever you are, the USO thanks you.

http://www.usocleveland.org/

Administrator said...

You know just for the record, I don't "collect IPs" and don't have the first clue what anyone's IP is, except for our troll. There is only one IP I ever collected, and that was our troll. Although you did not see most of her comments, she harassed me on a daily and sometimes hourly basis for over a year. It was time to put a stop to it so I implimented a new comment system here that DOES let you grab IPs, and I snagged her within a matter of hours. Then, I implimented her IP into a banning program and have never had a problem since. Then, I went back to the original comment format folks preferred anyway.

The platform I use for this blog is Google's blogger. If you Google Blogger and IP addresses, you can see that Google has made it next to impossible to see IPs in any form that is going to be helpful to you. Conceivably, if I were that darn curious, I can see a batch of IPs using Google Analytics, but unless you only get a few hits a day, it would be very hard to match up which IP belongs to which comment (or which belong to those who don't comment).

No offense, but I could care less what your IPs are and that includes Kelly. If I have a problem it's much less time consuming to just put it on moderation and not approve comments causing problems.

The more I think about that tirade the more ridiculous this all is. I do the best I can and I personally don't think I deserved that.

Administrator said...

Just Dwindle that is wonderful!

I'm going to focus on that aspect of it and let all the baggage someone had to attach to it disappear.

I guess that's the last time I trust someone is giving a donation with no ulterior motive.

No Regrets said...

Just Dwindle Away

How very nice of you. The pay these soldiers get is horrible and not near enough for families to live. Glad that helped the family. You are very caring.

barbee said...

OT, I know, but don't you bet it is ticking kate off to read and see pics about Sarah Palin starting to film her new reality show and show off her tattoo? See, dear, you dissed 'her' family and look who is still on and who is NOT!

Administrator said...

No Regrets Said...........At times, yes, I do use MY experience to compare to Kate's method. Many of her fans excuse some of the stuff as "normal" "this is what kids do" blah blah. So to compare experiences one can show that YES kids CAN be taught to not fight, or hit or whatever else. PLUS I love hearing about other's do for their kids on here. It is good to share the good things and the bad at times. LOL Yes, a walking stick could do better.
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Another example of this is when we compare how we handle financial situations with how Kate does. For instance Kate boo-hooing the poor kids don't get new backpacks and then the sheeple allegedly buying them for them. A bunch of us jumped in and said well wait just a cotton-pickin' minute, I buy Jansport backpacks (which I wouldn't call cheap BUT they're reasonably priced and you get your money's worth) and not only do they last forever but they have really great warranties. Why does a kid need a new backpack season after season if he could just get a Jansport and have it for years?

We're not trying to say our choices in backpacks are superior (eye roll) but explain how if Kate, who forever is trying to make it seem like things have to be done a certain way or she's sunk, actually makes different decisions, she would be a lot better off financially. It's just a way to prove, through our own experiences, that you don't have to be in the financial dumps as Kate claims she is.

Our experiences shape and mold how we perceive the rest of the world and to completely ignore them and just let Kate wax on and on about how this is how things are, would be very hard.

No Regrets said...

"ADMIN Our experiences shape and mold how we perceive the rest of the world and to completely ignore them and just let Kate wax on and on about how this is how things are, would be very hard."

Exactly! Not sure why this bothers anyone that we do talk about our experiences. I would rather read that then the great number of idiotic excuses they make for Kate doing the dumb stuff she does or says, to be honest.

Kate doesn't rate said...

fidosmommy said...

I hope Kate replies to the freezer question before it's time for this person to take the
Thanksgiving turkey out of the deep freeze.

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She pretty much answered the question:

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin

@ccox22 once frozen I just use for cooking... And they can get mushy...:(

chesterctymom said...

Kids dressed alike for the photo op...must be a promotional deal...it will never end for the Gosselin 8...

Midnight Madness said...

I guess that's the last time I trust someone is giving a donation with no ulterior motive.

$$$$$$$$$$$$

It's too bad when you can't trust that someone is doing something out of kindness or generosity, isn't it? I guess you just have to learn to consider the source (sorry, Kate, for using your quote), but that's always not possible to do, and so you blindly trust, hoping for the best.
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me...

No Regrets said...

"The more I think about that tirade the more ridiculous this all is. I do the best I can and I personally don't think I deserved that."

No you did NOT deserve it, that is what made me angry. And the fact that 'baggage' was put on the feaking donation. Playing victim doesn't look good on anyone ESPECIALLY a male.

No Regrets said...

"Give Peace A Chance said...
It's not only the anti-Kate tweeters, though; some sheeple can sling it with the best of them!"

You are welcomed, that was a very good post. And yes the crap going back and forth is horrible. I just wish EVERYONE could just stop and take a breath. The new laws some states are passing HOPEFULLY will stop most of it. That one case of the man winning 400K from another poster for libelous statements is just the start.

No Regrets said...

"Midnight Madness said...(sorry, Kate, for using your quote)"

HAHA ok I really had to LMAO on that one.


"Red Sky At Night said... Why do it? You grow up and move on..."

My 'sendiments' exactly LOL

No Regrets said...

Sarah is getting a new reality show? I missed that one. Apparently, she is NOT running in '12 then.

Jenna Does said...

No Regrets said...
EXCELLENT post. Very well said. There is a HUGE difference between snarking and discussing Kate then the outright viciousness of some of the attackers. I do not like Kate, I do not like anything she does just about, nor do I think the majority of her fans are very bright. BUT to say some of the things that have been said TO them, is just crossing the line of human decency. Period.
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I agree w/ Give Peace a Chance as well. I had/have a stalker on my blog as well. Some of the things she comments (all moderated of course) are downright vicious. It's the same boring lines over & over, but when the attacks on my family start, that is crossing the line & there is no need. Especially since I do not know who this person is, NOR have I said anything to offend her. It's just immature & childish.

It has to stop. Kids can be so cruel & it really goes to far, such as Phoebe Prince. It's not just her either. There have been others. There was that college boy who killed himself when a couple of students posted a video of him & another student in a private situation for "kicks" & outed him. How cruel can you be? That poor kid. I feel awful for his family.

I'm all for differing opinions, that's what makes this country so great! But sometimes people take it too far. Respect of others opinions would be nice! I hope Kate realizes that her fans are so cruel to others.
~Hippie Chick~

Jenna Does said...

Just Dwindle said...
With our $40 gift certif, I purchased some kitchen and bath linens for them. Very neutral of course. I was especially proud to get them 2 enormous bath towels, real 'he-man' size, thick too! I joyfully added a bit to the amount spent.
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Good Karma coming your way!! Awesome way to spend that GC!!

Again, YOU ROCK!!!!!!
~Hippie Chick~

Warmth Of The Sun said...

There is only one IP I ever collected, and that was our troll. Although you did not see most of her comments, she harassed me on a daily and sometimes hourly basis for over a year. It was time to put a stop to it so I implimented a new comment system here that DOES let you grab IPs, and I snagged her within a matter of hours

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Have you ever been able to confirm it with 100 percent certainty that the troll was the person from the other blog who just wouldn't let something go that happened some time ago? I'm assuming she knows she's been snagged!! Gosh, admin, if the personal harassing was so bad on a daily basis, that person really has issues and needs to get help ASAP! She's lucky that once you found out that you didn't file a complaint against her. One of these days somebody is going to get caught. They think that they are above the law, but they'll be in for a very rude awakening.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Dwindle - your kindness will be returned to you many times over! Bless you!

Victim's R Us said...

I guess Kate isn't the only 'victim' on this blog. In Kelly's self serving mind Admin is out to get him. If Kelly belongs to any other blogs about subjects other than Kate, you can bet he's stirrin' the pot there as well. Some people always need the spotlight on themselves. He's crying poor pitiful me on RWA. They'll see right through him once they get to know him. And if you've seen any of Kelly's tweets, he's the biggest bully of them all.

How Dumb Is Dumb? said...

BigFanofKateG
@
@Kateplusmy8 Which 1 was it? did u do the staple? post a pic, please!

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Oh, my word! Why in the world would anyone want to see a picture of the staple in a child's head wound? Is this person for real?

fidosmommy said...

I hope the child with a headwound will get a little bit of extra attention from Mom. It's scary to have blood pouring out of a cut on the head. They are rarely serious, but they are quite "bleedish",

I also hope he's allowed to grow his hair a bit longer if the scar bothers him later.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Victims said,

And if you've seen any of Kelly's tweets, he's the biggest bully of them all.

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I remember awhile back a new person signed on to Twitter. She seemed like a poor soul. Her husband was a farmer and she was having financial problems. He was once a successful business owner. I had just logged on and was checking out the tweets. Kelly/Walt bullied her unmercifully for lying about her finances, what method she was using for tweeting, her husband's job, from where she was tweeting. On and on it went - page after page of tweeting cruelty, late into the night. She didn't back down, but was polite and gracious, even when called a liar and her story being called BS. I couldn't believe what I was reading. She didn't lose her cool or tweet back with nastiness. Her "story" could easily be verified on google, name, place of employment, age, husband's name and age, etc. - all the statistics were there, and yet she was branded a liar.

I haven't seen her on there for awhile, but she did stand her ground...amazing fortitude and I hope she's doing well.

Just Dwindle Away said...

barbee said... OT, I know, but don't you bet it is ticking kate off to read and see pics about Sarah Palin starting to film her new reality show and show off her tattoo?
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I dont know if Sarah has a new reality show, but BRISTOL just starting filming her's and has a new tatoo. You might have the 2 Palin gals confused with each other.

Hippie Chick said...

Does anyone know where Kelly/Walt is from??

Just Down The Road said...

Hippie Chick said...

Does anyone know where Kelly/Walt is from??

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Maryland.

Anonymous said...

Just Dwindle - What a wonderful thing you did with your gift certificate. Thank you for being caring and compassionate. May many blessings come your way.

I've just gotta say it, and I hope I don't offend anyone by this. I've had a lot of dealings with cops (as a teacher, not as a "perp" LOL). It's been my experience that many (NOT all, thankfully) are drawn to that job because they were schoolyard bullies and see the job as an opportunity to continue bullying legally. Finding out Kelly is an ex-cop explains a lot of things. Some of his tweets were vile, nasty, vicious and completely uncalled for. Most of the tweeters he attacked were not doing anything to bring such behavior down on themselves. They may be misguided and not very bright, but most of them are, I think, basically decent people.

readerlady

Hippie Chick said...

Thank You, Just Down the Road. Wasn't sure if he was my stalker. LOL I have a feeling it's a girl & someone from here unfortunately. :(

KIT not Kat said...

Now that all of Kate's weirdo sheeple are coming out of the woodwork, it's plain to see why she insisted on a bodyguard.
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Actually, it's a chicken-and-egg thing...... no one would be coming out of the woodwork if she hadn't insisted on parading her childrens' lives around.

JudyK said...

It's The Truth said... Well the show ended at just the right time (well way past it's time). The kids aren't cute any more. They're ordinary
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Not cute, ordinary? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? These children are all beautiful and extraordinary...they are adorable. Those little girls are going to be heartbreakers when they grow up. ALL of the eight (8) are precious...all of them. The problem is NOT with the children, it is FIRMLY WITH KATE and her snotty sense of entitlement.

Beth said...

I first discovered this blog when someone posted a link on the Jon and Kate board on IMDB. I have asked who Admin is but since I have never received an answer, I just figured that it was private. I have thoroughly enjoyed this board because I can come here and not be viciously attacked by a TLC plant. The people here are of the same like mind. I will continue to come here as long as the board exists. Thank you, Admin, for creating such a place for us.

It's not a zoo said...

There's nothing wrong with pointing out that these kids are "ordinary" kids. That's exactly why they don't need to have their private lives splashed all over the western world. They ARE ordinary kids, and there isn't one darn thing wrong with that.

No kids should be obligated to be "cute" or appealing to others, ever.

These kids, like their neighbors, like their schoolmates, like other kids, deserve the freedom to be themselves, in private, living their lives without entertaining others who shouldn't "know" them well enough to have opinions about whether they are appealing or not!

The only thing "extraordinary" about these kids is their selfish, greedy, horrible mother. All the more reason why these kids should at least be able to claim what they can of childhood.

LisaNH said...

Well, I'm not getting in the middle of the Kelly/Admin saga. I'm Switzerland in this situation. I appreciate Kelly's posts on here as I do admin's. I'm sorry that there is some friction that came about.

What I do want to comment on is something Admin mentioned about all the different Anti-Kate (for lack of a better way to title it)blogs. Generally people on other blogs have pretty much been respectful of each other, but there is on particular blogger (I won't mention any names- this person has a small anti Kate blog) who I have seen try and stir the pot regarding the different blogs. This person has posted negative comments about other anti Kate Blogs. That always bothered me. The whole point, IMHO, of these blogs was to expose the exploitation of the children and to bring it to an end.

The bright spot in all of this is that the blogs lasted and we all got the chance to see the show finally end. Despite this other person's efforts to create division among the blogs.

This has been on my mind for a while and I really wanted to just get it off my chest. Now on to Kate's hair. LOL. Just kidding.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

The kids are cute enough, as kids go, but they have not received any training to sustain them in show biz. They need modeling, acting lessons, dance, gymnastics to give them a strong base. Even then, so few make it to the big time. Reality TV does not make a lifetime career. Read about Spencer and Heidi Pratt.

Hard work, Kate, is what is needed to take care of 8 kids. They were not born to you to support you and your lifestyle. You are so confused. "Twisted Kate", or was that "Twist of Kate?" (Ha, Ha!)

It's the truth said...

Judy K, I'm not trashing the kids I'm just saying that they're ordinary kids, no more special or beautiful than anyone elses kids. Will the girls be beauties when they grow up? Maybe, but then again maybe not. I've seen many "cute" kids that don't stay quite as quite as cute when grown (Maculy Culkin for one). Thank you "It's not a zoo" for taking up for me. The kids are ordinary. They are no more special than the kids next door or down the street. Their claim to fame is that they are tups. Kate has filmed the crap out of them and they deserve to lead an "ordinary" lives like other kids and do "ordinary" things like other kids. One last point, Kate's fellings of entitlement are rubbing off on the kids. They learn what they live. Again, I'm not trashing the kids...yes they're cute, but no cuter than the little blondie with the curley hair and big blue eyes.

Midnight Madness said...

There's nothing wrong with pointing out that these kids are "ordinary" kids. That's exactly why they don't need to have their private lives splashed all over the western world. They ARE ordinary kids, and there isn't one darn thing wrong with that.

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I agree with this. They are ordinary kids - nothing that sets them apart unless you see them as a pack. There aren't that many sets of sextuplets out there. Individually, they are kids, cute kids, but not unlike thousands of other kids who go to school, play on playgrounds, go to summer camp, sing in youth groups, or walk their pets around the neighborhood. Anyone who says that these kids are exceptionally beautiful and outstanding hasn't been around too many children. It is their RIGHT to be ordinary. Let them be kids!

What I do see are children who need to be children. Right now, I'm afraid that there emotional issues that need to be dealt with so that they can blend in with all of the other ordinary kids and not pressured to be something that they are not. They've been performing and trained to act on cue for all of their lives. If this circus would have continued, I'm afraid they would have turned into kids with entitlement issues, not to mention extensive behavior problems. What I have seen in episodes is whining, hitting, acting out with little or no discipline. There is nothing adorable about that. It's not precious to watch fighting among siblings. They are immature - in the interviews they can't sit still and they behave like four-year-olds instead of seven-year-olds. Hopefully when they no longer have to be paraded around and expected to be cute and adorable that they can grow and mature.

I just hope she doesn't continue selling them and putting them on display. The carnival has moved on, the ringmaster needs to call it quits, and the kids must put away their clown costumes. The show is over.

New York State Of Mind said...

Readerlady said..."It's been my experience that many (NOT all, thankfully) are drawn to that job because they were schoolyard bullies and see the job as an opportunity to continue bullying legally. Finding out Kelly is an ex-cop explains a lot of things."


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If that's true (his profession). We really don't know, though, do we? But it certainly does make sense. Those, who through their jobs, are trained to deal with bullying should know what can happen when it's pushed to extreme, but unfortunately, they may become bullies themselves. I guess it goes with the territory.

Astute observation, readerlady.

I still don't understand why he volunteered to anonymously make a donation toward the prize and then turned on admin. Something to do with livin, who he says posted here (on a non-fan blog) and also on Twitter (as a sheeple). Did this person post SINCE his donation was made, and for what reason? Why the tirade between the time he made the donation and yesterday? Something does not make sense. Didn't he once apologize to a blogger or a Tweeter for being harsh and calling him out, claiming that he would never do it again, and he was not proud of this behavior? It certainly didn't take long to resume harassment of others.

barbee said...

Just Dwindle Away said... barbee said... OT, I know, but don't you bet it is ticking kate off to read and see pics about Sarah Palin starting to film her new reality show and show off her tattoo?
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I dont know if Sarah has a new reality show, but BRISTOL just starting filming her's and has a new tatoo. You might have the 2 Palin gals confused with each other.

Thanks, see what happens when I pull a kate and try to tweetletwit on 3 hours sleep? Meant Bristol, and should have caught it while I was having so much trouble deciding how to spell Sarah, which I didn't even have to know how to spell anyway! Again, thanks for the 'polite' assist, unlike any I would have gotten on some other sites.

TLC stinks said...

Check out Werny Gal's blog. She posted thatAl Walentis tweeted Kate is looking to sell the McMansion for $2.5 million and no realtors are interested.

Mel said...

Must drive Kate nuts to have other, bigger news events conflict with her news (even tho it's negative news, it keeps her name in the news, which is all she cares about).

Didn't she have something going on, and then Michael Jackson died?

Then she gets cancelled, and another reality person commits suicide, and that's all the talk instead of her cancellation.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Check out Werny Gal's blog. She posted thatAl Walentis tweeted Kate is looking to sell the McMansion for $2.5 million and no realtors are interested.

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No surprise. Market value right now is around $650,000. If she could get $700,000 to %800,000 she should grab it and never look back.

Administrator said...

I'm not sure I believe that story at all. 2.5 million asking price seems outrageous even for delusional Kate. I also think the house will be one of the last things she gives up. She will hang onto it at least another 12 months while she tries to maintain this lifestyle.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

She will hang onto it at least another 12 months while she tries to maintain this lifestyle.
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Unless she has her sights on New York or Hollywood and wants to make the move NOW while she thinks she and the kids are still marketable.

Administrator said...

Actually that could be. She's probably pretty irrational now and is thinking of running off to L.A. with the kids.

Guess what, she'll have to get Jon's permission for THAT or take him to court. Oops, pissing off Jon comes back to bite her in the ass again.

Administrator said...

Hehe wait until she sees how far $2.5 million goes in L.A.

KIT said...

Admin, do all divorce decrees these days stipulate that one parent cannot move the children out of state without the permission of the other parent? I also wonder if the judge who let K8 take the kids out of school to film (the crap out of) them in Australia did so because that's how their custody arrangement works (meaning: might K8 be allows to move them "for work"?)

fidosmommy said...

Kate tweeted she is up to her elbows in fresh vegetables she has to do something with.

I would like to see a picture of that, please Kate. You know, a confirmation of the work you say you do. Please? We missed the Easter baskets you so carefully made.

RE: possibility of sale of Gosselin home. Oh well, there goes the "forever house" she promised the kids.

Mine all mine said...

Administrator said...

Hehe wait until she sees how far $2.5 million goes in L.A.

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Ha! Wait until she sees what $650,000 buys in LA. The wake-up calls are gonna just keep coming.

I'm betting it will take two years to sell that monstrosity she's living in, if she can sell it at all. No way she'll get $700,000 for it, much less $2.5 million. How many ways can one woman be clueless?

Mary said...

I agree with those who say these children are ordinary. The reason you get to thinking they are something special is because they were "marketed" that way. If you saw one or two of them with anyone other than Kate you wouldn't look twice. However, parade six of them around in public in matching clothing and of course that will draw attention.

It's time they were given a chance to become individuals and not part of a six pack. Being "ordinary" for these children will be a good thing.

Administrator said...

Kit, no not all custody orders say that but MOST will. You'd be nuts to allow one person to have control over there. Likely it says that if one parent wants to move the children the other parent must agree. If they can't agree, they have to go back to court and let a judge decide.

The reason I'm virtually certain that Kate does not have the right to make travel/moving decisions is because Kate had to go to court when she tried to go to Australia because Jon didn't want her to. If Kate had the right to travel/move without Jon's approval, she would have just packed up shop and taken them to Australia to work without ever having to go to court. But no, Jon dragged her to court to try to stop it.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think if Kate moves, she will try to take the kids out of PA for the child labor laws and perhaps to get some of them and herself into show biz. I'm not sure I believe this house selling stuff just yet. With all of Kate (and Jon's) insistence that the house is and always will be the kids, I just don't know.
I do know that houses are quite expensive to maintain and the costs of just running that house, let along landscaping, pool maintenance, house cleaners, whew! It's got to be a ton of money.
I hope the kids don't have more upset and turmoil.

KIT said...

Thanks, Admin.

Well, IF K8 gets a job in either NY or "Hollywood", and she cannot take the kids, it certainly sets the stage for them to live with Jon, eh?

Kate doesn't rate said...

Kateplusmy8
GM my 37,956 friends!It's a busy Sat here!I plan on stewing/freezing a busheloftomatoes, chopping/fr 50+ peppers,shredding/fr lotsazucchini!
13 hours ago

Kateplusmy8
Literally can't move in my kitchen! 2 bushels of tomatoes/1 bushel of peppers, gr beans, onions, zucchini, egg plant! In over my head! Help!
1 hour ago

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In twelve hours the vegetables have multiplied!

What's she been doing for twelve hours? Thought she started this am?

LisaNH said...

Does Kate still have a nanny or did she lay off her staff due to economic down turn?

Jenna Does said...

Isn't LA just a downright BAD move on Kate's part, especially if she wants to keep the kids in show business? The laws are quite strict out there for kids, aren't they? Kate wouldn't get away with any of the stuff she pulled when she was filming in PA I would think.

So, what is she looking for? K+8 Move to LA? Hey, if this is a go, I want some pay!! Better yet, I would NOT approve this.
~Hippie Chick~

Anonymous said...

After trying to read the hatchet job that was Al Walentis' book, I'm not sure I'd believe anything coming from him. OTOH, Kate is just delusional enough to try to sell the house for $2.5M. Has she made any improvements to the property since buying it? Aside from the chicken coop, crooked houses, dog pen and dying "privacy trees"? How long did it take to move her old house? Over a year? And that was a lot more accessible to the average family than her current residence. If this is true - yet another promise to the kids has been broken.

I agree that the kids are ordinary. They're attractive and somewhat exotic looking, with their Asian heritage, but they don't have any extraordinary talents. At least, none that are apparent yet. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being ordinary. "Ordinary" people are who make the world turn. I wish them a long, ordinary, and happy life. Wish I thought they'd get it.

readerlady

Teresa said...

Since her contract doesn't end for another six months, will she still be on TLC's payroll? They may not be filming anymore, but do they have to pay her anything at all?

LisaNH said...

Hippie Chic, I owe you an email!! My bad!!

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

No way she'll get $700,000 for it, much less $2.5 million. How many ways can one woman be clueless?

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If someone is looking for acreage, she might get $700,000. There aren't that many homes on the market right now in the area with that much land. However, this could also be a drawback because it would take a unique buyer who wants to deal with that much maintenance. Not everyone wants to care for a property that size, or pay the taxes on the assessment.

I've been looking at real estate in the area, but that isn't a house that I'd want to maintain, although if I did, I'd offer $645,900 and see where it goes from there.

She may think she can command a higher price because it is owned by a famous "celebrity." However, this could be a drawback to potential buyers. Who wants to live in the Kate Gosselin house? I don't!

silimom said...

Admin wrote...I'm not sure I believe that story at all. 2.5 million asking price seems outrageous even for delusional Kate. I also think the house will be one of the last things she gives up.

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But how dramatic is it if Kate suddenly is "seen" to be putting her house on the market? "But what about the children? Won't someone think of the children?! How awful! That evil TLC, taking away their livelihood and now poor Kate has to sell her home! Oh the horror! TLC, you give her back her job RIGHT NOW! Bad TLC! Oh wicked, bad, naughty, evil TLC!"

If she's trying to downsize because she's realized that she needs to live within her means, that's reasonable and honestly I'll applaud her on that one. The cynical side of me, however, thinks that this really is just a ploy to 1) make people feel sorry for her and 2) try and convince people to hire her.

Westcoaster said...

Kate just tweeted that she would rather die than sell her children's home, in case anyone here really cares. Let's see if she is still singing that song in a year. And after processing those mountains of veggies today, she will probably be too exhausted to even stream church on the tv tomorrow morning. Between the tweeting and the zucchini grating, you have to wonder who paid attention to the children today.

Just Dwindle Away said...

Each of the kids is cute as far as kids go. One or two might be considered to be 'really cute'. But each of those children EXTRAordinary? No. They are average, normal looking, somewhat healthy American children of mixed heritage like so many are now. They are certainly not any more astonishingly stunning than any of my own 4 were, or any of my nieces or nephews or the Obama girls, for that matter.

Part of that is indeed the way they were marketed, as a matchy-matchy cutie pack, full of baby ways and mannerisms for as many years as possible. It must be odd watching adorable infantile expressions out of babes in bibs and highchairs, easy to forget those kids are 7 years old and viewers have been hoodwinked into forgetting that. But these kids are no different than if you take a pre-school class of dark haired children and have them all dress and march and recite the same on cue. Cute for the first 15 minutes, creepy after that. No child is a clog in a circus act wheel, no matter how much glitter you put on the wheel. Nor how big the boobies are on the screeching ring master.

Average, ordinary, nice looking kids who need a great deal of help with their socialization and emotional development because the young ones have been held back and the older ones have been ignored.

Barbee - you are welcome, hon!

Kate's Cart said...

Kate's making sure everyone feels sorry for her and knows she bought her bushel of tomatoes as "seconds". Hard to believe since she always wants everything perfect and second's aren't, they are usually bruised. Miss organization could not do anything besides "make sauce". Guess she can't multitask. What did she do while the tomatoes were cooking, tweet? I'm waiting for her "sauce" recipe, it's probably just cooked tomatoes, that's not sauce in my book.

silimom said...

Teresa said...
Since her contract doesn't end for another six months, will she still be on TLC's payroll? They may not be filming anymore, but do they have to pay her anything at all?
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My understanding regarding most entertainment contracts is that they pay you only if you film. It could be she negotiated a better contract that will pay her through her contract, but I doubt it. TLC isn't that stupid. They are a business.

She's Nuts said...

RT @jcmoi @Kateplusmy8 Hopefully we c the kids in thefuture...mayb Disney? THATS MADYS OWN DREAM. :) I SUPPORT IT BC I LOVE HER!;)

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Oh, good lord. I knew it. Something's up. She's not going to give these kids a rest as long as she can still take a breath.
She's got some screws loose, and it's more than just a couple.
I hope that Jon can do something to stop her.

Administrator said...

Hopefully we c the kids in thefuture...mayb Disney? THATS MADYS OWN DREAM. :) I SUPPORT IT BC I LOVE HER!;) 4 minutes ago
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What? She wants Mady to support the family doing work for Disney now????

Why does every darn thing she hopes and dreams for these kids have to do with them making money for her????

Administrator said...

She would die before she sells the house?

In the long run it's going to be far better for these kids to downsize and live below their means then to spend the next 10 years with Kate trying to get them back to work to afford a house they never could keep up with in the first place.

As the saying goes, Kate has champagne tastes on a beer budget, and the kids are expected to somehow come up with the money for champagne when everyone could get just as drunk with beer.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

I know quite a few realtors in the area. I'll ask around and see if she's been shopping her house to area firms.

Administrator said...

Funny we're talking about the kids being ordinary (wondefully ordinary, it's not an INSULT!) and that might just be what saves them from ever having to sing for their supper again.

Kate can want Mady to support her doing Disney crap all she wants all the damn day, but Mady is too ordinary to ever land anything with them. And don't think connections are going to help, because at the end of the day, the kid has to have the it factor no matter who your parents are.

TLC ship is sinking said...

Jenna Does said...Isn't LA just a downright BAD move on Kate's part, especially if she wants to keep the kids in show business?

Instead of moving to LA to pursue show business for the kids, maybe she should first invest in nurturing their talents that will make them more marketable to Hollywood. I doubt being on a reality tv show gives them a greater advantage than those who have been singing, dancing, and acting for awhile. It might actual put them at a disadvantage as they are not exactly fresh faces on the tv screen, which networks sometimes look for.

Permanent Name said...

Hello! This is your Lost-in-Space friend here....

Where is the info regarding kart possibly selling her house?

I tried wernygal's blog, didn't see anything, tried her twitter and only one tweet came up

If kart put out there somewhere that she might be trying to get the house on market, I'm really skeptical and can't find any source.

If she's talking, she's lying. It has to be some kind of manipulation for sympathy or attention.

And if she thinks or said a price of $2.5M then she is just doing what she always does, 'talking big'........

Someone, clue me in please?

Thanks :-)

Teresa said...

Thanks for that Silimom. Then l guess she's f.u.b.r(ed) How the mighty fall eh. Who would have guessed a year ago, when she told Brad how he annoyed her (Skywalk) that she would be unemployed and grifting so soon after.

Just Dwindle Away said...

Jenna Does said... Isn't LA just a downright BAD move on Kate's part, especially if she wants to keep the kids in show business? The laws are quite strict out there for kids, aren't they? Kate wouldn't get away with any of the stuff she pulled when she was filming in PA I would think.

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Hmmm... more like Kate will go to L.A to be a STAH! coz she has 8, ummm, kids to support dontchaknow, but mean Jon, ummm, raise eyebrows here, wont let her, ummm, take them out of state so they HAVE TO stay, ya know, here, glare icy eyes here,----------- but she, ummm, just, ummm, loves them soooo much, dab left eye only, that she will force herself to, umm you know, fix hair flap, ummm, leave her children, ya know, behind for a job, sob, because she simply has, umm, no choice, ------ sniffle, life is so hard, dab dab, for umm, a single mom, flip hair flap, all alone ummm, without a mayan, ummm, dab.

Oh yeah and ummm, purse full of bills.... ummm... love offerings....sob... golden platters.... ummm, kids are, ya know ummm, demanding a new ahhhhh, purseholder, er umm I mean a new mom -ER I MEAN DAD, ummmm.... me me so exhausted me me so stressed me me all alone ummmm. Please pass the love offerings up this way. Fast! I have a limo waiting!

Yes, she will go to L.A. to continue her thriving career as a public speaker since clearly she has a gift for it, as she reminds us. Sort of.

Teresa said...

Wondering if l should email Skywalk and let Brad know, the bitch who was so rude to him is now unemployed! Karma came knocking on Khate's door Brad.

Permanent Name said...

I just found al walentis on twitter... hmmm... he doesn't cite any sources....

Could this be someone stirring out pot here, trying to get us to post more about kart?

I don't believe most of what I read online.

I could say anything I wanted, in a most sincere form, and some folks might believe it even if it's a flat out made up lie....

I just don't trust folks online except for a very few on this blog....

I'd hate to see us get whipped into a frenzy about something that's not true.

Although............ having said that, it is conceivable that kart feels like she failed here (in PA mansion) and thinks moving will be the answer to her problems. Rather like taking her ball and going home - if the game doesn't go her way she'll just show us and take the ball and leave. Harumph! She'll show US!

LOL

fidosmommy said...

What acting has Mady actually done? Has she been involved in school plays and local theater?

Hollywood wants to see what kids have done previously. You know, their resume. What is Mady going to show them? Taking pity on her younger siblings, kicking a balloon, running to help her whimpering mother in Australia, getting her ears pierced? Frankly, Mady and Cara are also-rans on this show because it's all about their mother coping with SEXTUPLETS. She hasn't acted, she has reacted to events and situations and has been bashed for doing it.

My personal opinion is that Mady needs to concentrate on her school studies and her music and put her Hollywood dreams to rest for awhile.
Being almost 11 is its own job.

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