Friday, November 18, 2011

Is there hope for TLC in their new show about Southwest Airlines?

After a string of outrageously exploitive reality shows, many about children, TLC ventures into a tried and true concept--Southwest Airlines.

Will this be something actually worth watching?

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-17/travel/travel_southwest-reality-series_1_tlc-air-travel-holiday-travel-rush?_s=PM:TRAVEL

A&E's similar Airline reality show, which aired six years ago, was one of the best reality shows to ever be produced. It provided an honest look into a typical day at a busy airline. And the compassion and patience employees showed passengers even in very uncomfortable situations, endeared them to viewers.

In this clip, employees calmly deal with a drunk passenger, a passenger playing the race card, and a passenger with body odor. If only all reality shows could be so sensitive to their subjects:



135 sediments (sic) from readers:

anger issues kate said...

Wasn't most of A & E's airline show about Southwest airlines? So is TLC copy-catting? They seem to do that a lot!

Administrator said...

We received the honor of naming you, baby Honey, and it was an easy pick because you were truly as sweet as Honey!

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Pulling this over from the other thread. Correction, there was no "We" involved in naming Honey. Kate picked. Just Kate. Like Kate gets final say on everything, including naming the dogs.

Administrator said...

You were like a real life stuffed animal and were so perfect in every way!

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I can't stand this. Honey is a wild koala bear who could hurt someone. WILD ANIMAL. That's why she's being released to the wild, she's wild! Not a stuffed animal, not some baby-kins baby poo--and it does her a disservice to treat her as such.

Pity Party said...

TLC has long taken successful show ideas from other channels and put their spin on them which includes, among other things, more drama.

I wonder who helped KT write the blog?

cwgirlup75 said...

Administrator said...

Honey is a wild koala bear who could hurt someone. WILD ANIMAL. That's why she's being released to the wild, she's wild! Not a stuffed animal, not some baby-kins baby poo--and it does her a disservice to treat her as such.
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This twit is so damn dumb it's painful! Too bad Honey didn't wake up from the anesthesia and claw her eyes. Maybe then the bimbo would realize that a wild animal isn't a cuddly plaything.

PJ's momma said...

It is just incredible how RUDE people are! I could never, ever treat someone like that. I travel a LOT and I could get mad. But why? Believe me, security overseas does not mess around. If you forgot a coin in your pocket, they will pull you aside and frisk you right there, very invasively, with no questions asked. If you have a tight connection and have to go through security again (also required overseas), invariably you will end up behind some clueless wonder that doesn't get it and can't get it together. Yelling at them isn't going to help them move. To go off on someone like that is just unthinkable. It's ironic that the guy who could have had the most to complain about (the BO guy) was the calmest and just accepted what was said. Wow! Thinking back, we've seen Kate act like this on just about every show, whether it's to her own kids or the skyjump guy or the guy who put his toolbox on the counter or Jon or anyone unfortunate enough to be in her path. I couldn't fathom it......

Kate is a twit said...

Maybe Shoka helped Kate to write her lastest blog entry.

TLC stinks said...

TLC is one big copycat. I saw the advertisements for DC cupcakes gal to be on "Say Yes to the Dress" and then they were televising the wedding plans. Also saw the ads for the Duggers European trip. Yuck. So I am not surprised that they are copying the A&E show with Southwest.

Well, thanks to Nobody Likes A Narcissist. I read on Preesi how you tracked down the Reading, PA hotel Kate did her Extra interview and had a luncheon meeting with the Coupon Cabin newbie hire there on the same day. Wonder if Steve was standing off to the side? Funny how the hotel is quiet about the interview.

And it's really funny how Kate wants the perception that she was whisked off to Chicago to Coupon Cabin when it's located in a rinky dink down in Indiana. I doubt she is making much money on this internet site. It's all about keeping her name out there. She must be living off the money she socked away. She's not poor....not by a long shot....but she is well on her way to depleting all she earned by the time those kids are ready for college if she doesn't get a regular (uh, mediocre) job.

Dulcina said...

Cmpare and contrast what Kate wrote to a koal versus what she wrote to her CHILDREN ( I Just Want You to Know.

Sums Kate up perfectly. I am speechless.

chefsummer said...

I love SW airlines

LisaNH said...

Yes, TLC has copy catted a lot of shows from A&E. Remember a couple years back they had a show called "Addicted" which was essentially "Intervention". Then A&E came out with Hoarders, TLC has Hoardersa:Buried Alive. And A&E also had "Obsession" to which TLC replied with "My Strange Addiction"

I have a question though, wasn't this Airline show on A&E on around the same time they had Dallas Swatt on? That was a great show until one of the officers got into trouble with a prostitute and that was the end of the show.

cwgirlup75 said...

TLC stinks said...

Wonder if Steve was standing off to the side? Funny how the hotel is quiet about the interview.
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I wouldn't doubt if he was there. The twit seems unable to go anywhere without him.

Kate doesn't rate said...

I wonder who helped KT write the blog?

No one. It's garbage. Very poorly written, long sentences with no structure and this:

"...while your mommy lay on the operating table having surgery on her injuries caused by a car who had hit her.

A car isn't referred to as "who."

Her usage of ellipses is incorrect. There should be no space and the next word shouldn't be capitalized. And she uses an exclamation mark to end every sentence.

Ugh!

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate has more compassion for Honey than any of her kids, ever; the one boy whose anus was painful and the other who was puking and feverish when Kate put him on a cold, hard floor in a noisy, dark room. How about the boy tup who whacked his head in the airplane and somehow this is God's justice? That bang could be heard 2 counties over and Kate didn't even check to see if he was OK.
If Honey was one of Kate's kids, she would have pointed out at least 2 flaws.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

ate doesn't rate said...

I wonder who helped KT write the blog?

No one. It's garbage. Very poorly written, long sentences with no structure and this:

"...while your mommy lay on the operating table having surgery on her injuries caused by a car who had hit her.

A car isn't referred to as "who."

Her usage of ellipses is incorrect. There should be no space and the next word shouldn't be capitalized. And she uses an exclamation mark to end every sentence.

Ugh!

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Making the sentence even worse is the passive phrase "caused by a car." Rewrite and revise, Katie. Split the run-on sentence and remove the passive tense. Better yet, leave writing to the writers. It's not easy to pull something together that reads well. It takes WORK. Maybe you should go back to something you do well, like acting, dancing, and being a talk show host. Oh, wait... :D

fidosmommy said...

I'm willing to give TLC a try with its new show, since I enjoyed "Airline" so much the few times I saw it. It told a story, I thought.

But the minute they start showing the worst side of humanity, or children behaving badly, or in any way exploiting the people they catch on film, I'm done. No stressed mommies having to change dirty diapers on camera, please. We can know it's happening without having to watch it.

TLC, in my opinion, tends to go more for the drama rather than just watching a story unfold. That's what happened with Jon and Kate Plus 8. They dropped the story in order to fill time with bad behavior.

The Relevance Police said...

Excellent new post.

One an hour and fifteen minutes into it, 15 comments. Only 3 managed to not mention Kate.

The Relevance Police acting as her own Grammar Police said...

"One" or "an", not both.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Actually, now that I think about it, Kate's attitude is that writing is just throwing words on paper and adding exclamation points to make it exciting. It's as insulting to those who work at the craft of writing as her idea that she'd be good at voice overs without training. Or that, also without training, she could be in television or movies. Or that she could step into a journalist's shoes on a talk show. It's not only delusional, it's insulting to those who work hard to become good at what they do.

We won't even mention her Super Mom persona--Sport said a while back it was insulting to mothers who really put their kids first. Amen to that.

Pam said...

Maybe Kate can go be a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines! That way she can be on a reality show AND will get to travel to her hearts content.

I bet she heard about this new TLC show and is begging Southwest for a job....heehee.

fidosmommy said...

The Relevance Police said...
Excellent new post.

One an hour and fifteen minutes into it, 15 comments. Only 3 managed to not mention Kate.

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And that's a problem? I'm not sure I get your
point. But let me try.

I recall on the previous thread that our dear
Admin said it was getting too long so she made a new post, and we were free to discuss whatever came to mind on it.

So, I guess if a thread about the Airline clone
turns into more Thanksgiving Day wishes or more
dog talk, reunions, or (gasp!) Kate Gosselin, that it's OK with Admin. I know it's OK with me, a regular here. The rest who want to only discuss the Airline type show can roll the little wheel on their mouse and avoid it all. That group may include you.

Deal?

cwgirlup75 said...

The Relevance Police said...
Excellent new post.

One an hour and fifteen minutes into it, 15 comments. Only 3 managed to not mention Kate.
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Admin said to feel free to discuss whatever here. As this is a Gosselin blog, it shouldn't be a surprise to find comments about the Gosselins in any post.

Pam said...

What about all of the animals who are injured by cars in her own country? She doesn't seem to give diddly squat about them, I reckon because that gets her no media attention. She can walk in any zoo in THIS country and see injured animals on operating tables, but these zoos aren't going to have auctions to eat lunch with her and have her handprints immortalized in cement.

She goes where the attention and adoration is. And that's the bottom line.

Miss Beetle said...

I think it's pretty safe to say, nobody would be criticizing Kate's bad grammar in her blog posts had she not constantly corrected Jon's grammar on the show, and tried to act like the grammar queen.

Obviously she's no grammar queen and had no business correcting Jon.

Tucker's Mom said...

She goes where the attention and adoration is. And that's the bottom line.
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I don't know of anyone who loves the sight of her own photo as much as Kate does. My word, she loves to look at herself.
Narcissus, thy name is vanity.

chuckycheese said...

Sorry to say, if you can afford an airline ticket, then you can afford soap so you don't have body odor. It may sound like a funny situation to some, but I had to sit next to someone like that on a long flight and it is no laughing matter. I felt like I stunk after getting off that airplane.

Gift of grab said...

So here's Milo, once again, providing selfish, cranky Katie with some unsolicited, unremunerated image advice:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Teach ur kids this respect 4 animals Kate...by one day takin them 2Humane Society 2 volunteer helpin animals...can participate

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 ..in helpin clean cages...walkin dogs...lots of lil things...even donatin items & bringing them 2 the shelters! Good 4kids2see!

Like THIS is ever going to happen. Kate's interactions with animals--and people--are all on her own terms. Her koala adventures entailed first-class air and 5 days in a luxury hotel with Stevie, thereby guaranteeing HER satisfaction. I doubt if Kate plans to extend her charity to animals by cuddling a cat with mange at the local pet shelter.

Milo, give it up. You can't "soften" or change the image of someone who already thinks she's perfect. And your relentless pursuit of a "more perfect Kate" makes you look like a world-class moron.

fidosmommy said...

Obviously she's no grammar queen and had no business correcting Jon.

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We'll add that to the list of things she isn't and has no business doing. :-)

Tweets said...

I've been on twitter since it's inception and have never seen anybody use "X" for times. Eva.

cwgirlup75 said...

Gift of grab said...
So here's Milo, once again, providing selfish, cranky Katie with some unsolicited, unremunerated image advice:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Teach ur kids this respect 4 animals Kate...by one day takin them 2Humane Society 2 volunteer helpin animals...can participate

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 ..in helpin clean cages...walkin dogs...lots of lil things...even donatin items & bringing them 2 the shelters! Good 4kids2see!
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Has this Milo sheeple ever seen a single episode of the show? Kate will NEVER set foot near an animal shelter of any kind unless it is being filmed for TV.

MIdnight Madness said...

"So, I guess if a thread about the Airline clone
turns into more Thanksgiving Day wishes or more
dog talk, reunions, or (gasp!) Kate Gosselin, that it's OK with Admin. I know it's OK with me, a regular here. The rest who want to only discuss the Airline type show can roll the little wheel on their mouse and avoid it all. That group may include you."

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Exactly, Fidos. We seem to have several of these trolls popping up here telling admin how to run the blog, what to say, when to say it, how boring it it, not to pray, not to do this, not to do that. For Pete's sakes, it's not the only blog in existence.

If you don't like it, you use your google search and find one in which the discussion is exactly as you want it to be. But, don't be surprised if the admin or owner of that blog, or the other posters likewise tell you to scroll past what you don't want to read.
In addition, it shouldn't come as a shock if someone tells you to start your own blog where you are the master that controls discussions!

Gawd, I's hate to live with these people. Remind me of Kate -- controllers.

cwgirlup75 said...

Gift of grab said....

Kate's interactions with animals--and people--are all on her own terms. Her koala adventures entailed first-class air and 5 days in a luxury hotel with Stevie, thereby guaranteeing HER satisfaction. I doubt if Kate plans to extend her charity to animals by cuddling a cat with mange at the local pet shelter.
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Amen to that, Gift. Unless those animals figure out some way to serve drinks to Kate and her BF (let's just call him what he is) while they lounge in their king-size bed in a luxury hotel, Kate couldn't care less about them.

Midnight Madness said...

anger issues kate said...

Wasn't most of A & E's airline show about Southwest airlines? So is TLC copy-catting? They seem to do that a lot!

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Yes, it was about SW, and they filmed at LA, Chicago and BWI.

Westcoaster said...

Oh, i just think that more than a few people are suffering from Kate-fatigue, totally understandable. But then you don't have to come and post here either is the real point. I for one am happy to focus on all that I am grateful for as Thanksgiving week unfolds. K8 is way off my horizon for now, and i only hope her children (who sorry, sweetie, really don't care about all the fun you had without them) do have a holiday that is warm and meaningful, their first sans camera crews, too.

The Relevance Police said...

No problem with scrolling past. Just pointing out the inability of most people here to have a conversation without dragging Kate into it. It's as if you will stop breathing if you're not able to talk smack about Kate several times a day. And if there isn't a current topic that is relevant to the exploitation of her children, any old topic will do - her grammar and writing skills, her feelings towards koala bears.....

Kate is a twit said...

Re Kate's new blog post. I wonder if Shoka knows that Honey has replaced him a Kate's 9th child?

Tucker's Mom said...

The Relevance Police said... Once again, and perhaps this time you'll comprehend; Admin specifically told us to discuss whatever in this post.
Now, just go away, mmK?

Permanent Name said...

Relevance Police,

Isn't that just the sweetest thing, you taking the time to keep track and comment......

Bless your little heart!

If you list your rules, we'll all try to follow them, all righty?

cwgirlup75 said...

Tucker's Mom said...
The Relevance Police said... Once again, and perhaps this time you'll comprehend; Admin specifically told us to discuss whatever in this post.
Now, just go away, mmK?
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I will also reiterate (hey Kate, there's your word for the day) that this is a GOSSELIN blog. Why does it bother you to read criticism of Kate? Are you used to read BA BA BA (that would be 'We love Kate' in sheeple).

cwgirlup75 said...

read=reading

Damn autocorrect

anger issues kate said...

Hey, didn't Kate have the kids, last year dress up as Indians for Thanksgiving? I think it was suppose to have been for filming, but didn't make it to the screen?

cwgirlup75 said...

Do you think Steve will have Thanksgiving at the McMansion like he has the last two years? Maybe Jon will get the kids, and Kate and Steve can chow down on pizza and salad. *snark*

anger issues kate said...

According to last years post: Kate had the kids on Thanksgiving and Jon had them for the weekend. (I looked it up, there was a thread here)

Kate is unemployed said...

Honey is the perfect child to Kate: cute and cuddly, doesn't demand anything, and completely disposable. Shit, she wrote a nicer letter to honey than to her own kids in that illiterate book of letters to them.

chefsummer said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Teach ur kids this respect 4 animals Kate...by one day takin them 2Humane Society 2 volunteer helpin animals...can participate
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Kate don't help people why in the world would she help animals. Unless that animal can get her TV time or travel time..?

mamaK said...

Well, if Kate really cared about animals she would have gone to the shelter to adopt a dog in need, not to a breeder for a purebred (image) dog.
Course, if she really cared about animals she would have read all about having a dog before getting her kids invested in puppies and then taking them away.
Or, if she really cared about animals, she would have monitored her dog around her chickens. She would have made sure that her chickens were secure and safe and that HER dog stayed out if she believed he was a danger to them.
Kinda like how if she really cared for her kids she would have kept them OFF tv, would keep quiet about their father when interviewed, and would get OUT of the van to pick them up instead of Twittering away.
But, the may have come to an end if those things happened. Never know.

LisaNH said...

Miss Beetle said... I think it's pretty safe to say, nobody would be criticizing Kate's bad grammar in her blog posts had she not constantly corrected Jon's grammar on the show, and tried to act like the grammar queen.

Obviously she's no grammar queen and had no business correcting Jon.
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Great point. She is the type of person that loves to show others how stupid they are and if it's in public, even better. People like Kate just love to try and make others look bad in front of others. I had a cousin like that, who loved to point out people's faults (in her opinion) in public or in front of other family members.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm so happy that the kids might be with Jon for Turkey Day. But... Kate sure made it sound like she was going to do the turkey and all the trimmings during that CC interview in Reading. Hmm.

Red Ruby Slippers said...

No problem with scrolling past. Just pointing out the inability of most people here to have a conversation without dragging Kate into it. It's as if you will stop breathing if you're not able to talk smack about Kate several times a day. And if there isn't a current topic that is relevant to the exploitation of her children, any old topic will do - her grammar and writing skills, her feelings towards koala bears.....

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So why are your panties in a bunch over this? Is your computer frozen on this site? Why get your bowels in an uproar? It's easy to fly away - just click your heels three times and repeat...there's no place like home.

By the way, a koala isn't a bear! :)

chefsummer said...

Tucker's Mom said... I'm so happy that the kids might be with Jon for Turkey Day. But... Kate sure made it sound like she was going to do the turkey and all the trimmings during that CC interview in Reading. Hmm.
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A. I hope Steve has a big belly of all the turkey.
B. We all know that Kate tells the turth on tv...lol

Kate doesn't rate said...

The Relevance Police said...

No problem with scrolling past. Just pointing out the inability of most people here to have a conversation without dragging Kate into it. It's as if you will stop breathing if you're not able to talk smack about Kate several times a day. And if there isn't a current topic that is relevant to the exploitation of her children, any old topic will do - her grammar and writing skills, her feelings towards koala bears.....

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I have many, many conversations daily that aren't about Kate. None of my family or friends gives a rat's behind about her, some don't even know who she is I imagine.

I talk about Kate on this blog when Kate does something stupid like tries to write. It's a damn shame that she got a job blogging about coupons when I'm sure there were others connected to that organization who would have liked the chance and would have been able to write a hell of a lot better than Kate.

I don't go to your blogs and remind you that you're in the minority, idolizing and making excuses for a talentless, self-centered, dimwitted women who thinks all of you are mediocre at best and would avoid you like the plague if you came anywhere near her.

Kate doesn't rate said...

Two Can Play This Game, since you're a grammarian, tell me what you think of Kate's writing abilities, and I use the term loosely.

cwgirlup75 said...

Two Can Play This Game said...

If you feel compelled to criticize someone's grammar, you should be absolutely certain that yours if flawless. Let's examine one of your sentences, shall we?
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If you are going to criticize something, you should copy the portion of the post that you are actually criticizing.

P.S. Since this is far too well written to be Kate or her sheeple, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Steve is the author.

TLC stinks said...

Kate's post proves she doesn't consider Shoka a part of the family. BS that she brought the dog back for the kids. Shoka is a watchdog, pure and simple.

Julianna said...

Just pointing out the inability of most people here to have a conversation without dragging Kate into it.

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Speaking of inabilities -- I'm wondering if you can read. Please check out the header on this blog, in case you missed it. It's at the top center, between the caricatures of Kate and Jon, white font on a blue background: "A blog chronicling every move Kate..."

Kind of hard sticking to the theme of this blog without "dragging Kate into it," isn't it?

Grammar Grammy said...

"If you feel compelled to criticize someone's grammar, you should be absolutely certain that yours if flawless"

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Yes you should. You should be certain that yours IS flawless!

AMD said...

Kate is unemployed said... "Honey is the perfect child to Kate: cute and cuddly, doesn't demand anything, and completely disposable..."
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Exactly....and she only has to visit the "9th child" once a year while she is only too happy to let someone else actually raise it.

Gift of grab said...

Kate is unemployed said...
Honey is the perfect child to Kate: cute and cuddly, doesn't demand anything, and completely disposable.
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And don't forget, she said Honey was SEDATED at the time.

Benadryl on long plan trips, anyone?

soozbc said...

Re Kate's latest blog about Honey the Koala:
Out of 28 sentences, 24 end with a !

But clearly she showed strong editing cabapilities as none ended with !!

And she got a job as a blogger for CouponCabin how?

Gosselin Gossip said...

Off-topic but related to children in the entertainment industry:

Molester helped cast child actors
News that a registered sex offender worked under another name raises questions for studios and police. - LA Times

Summary of article:
Jason James Murphy, a register sex offender convicted of molesting and kidnapping a young boy, worked on casting child actors for movies such as "Super 8", [new] "The Three Stooges", "Bad News Bears", "The School of Rock", and "Cheaper By The Dozen 2". Although he registered as a sex offender in California, his prior convictions went unnoticed because he worked under the professional name of Jason James and did not register that alias.

After serving his sentence and receiving counseling for sex offenders, Murphy pursued a career in film and television - using an alias to work in casting child actors.

Pamela Fisher, who heads the youth division at Abrams Artists Agency in Los Angeles, which is not affiliated with J.J. Abrams, said she has worked extensively with the man she knew as Jason James. She said he helped her line up auditions for young clients. As recently as Wednesday, Fisher said, Murphy sent her an email "looking for 12-year-olds for a USC student film."

"I had no idea. I'm completely shocked," Fisher said Thursday. "We've worked together over the years on many projects and had a lot of contact. He's always been very professional, and there was never any reason to think there would ever be a problem with projects where my clients were auditioning."
[LA Times]

Although no reports of inappropriate behavior have been reported, Twentieth Century Fox studios will conduct an investigation and Paramount is planning on changing its employee screening process. "Moving forward, we … will also conduct background checks on all freelance employees, full time and part time, who work with minors on our productions," the studio said. [LA Times]

Read the full LA Times article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-fi-ct-casting-director-20111118,0,3505723.story

Tee Hee said...

Grammar Grammy said...

"If you feel compelled to criticize someone's grammar, you should be absolutely certain that yours if flawless"

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Yes you should. You should be certain that yours IS flawless!
November 18, 2011 12:25 PM


Bwhahahahahahahahaa

Tee Hee said...

TLC stinks said...

Kate's post proves she doesn't consider Shoka a part of the family. BS that she brought the dog back for the kids. Shoka is a watchdog, pure and simple.
November 18, 2011 12:14 PM


I think Shoaka was simply brought back to try to redeem herself and to have something to build an episode around. If there was no show, that dog would still be looong gone. Never would've set paw back on that property.

The Bitter End said...

Regarding the post on the koala: The meeting in Reading was to pair a writer/editor - whatever you want to call it with Katie. That person is responsible for what is published in the Coupon Cabin space. So...if there is a question as to the author of the prose that Katie recently waxed poetically on....she may be getting an assist from the Coupon Cabin person.

Regarding the dog. The dog is a photo op prop. I don't believe for one minute the dog killed the chickens. If I owned a dog that killed domestic birds (and I have owned a dog), I wouldn't keep the dog around with small children. The other questionable thing about the dog is this. That's a lot of dog to keep around a lot of kids without an authority figure. No way do I believe Katie is the authority figure with that much dog. The authority figure must be Steve-O. I don't need to hear from a bunch of posters, who have totally bonded with their dog and have complete control. This situation is different. There is no bonding, and without that sense of control in the dog, there is the potential for problems.

Kate doesn't rate said...

The Bitter End said...

Regarding the post on the koala: The meeting in Reading was to pair a writer/editor - whatever you want to call it with Katie. That person is responsible for what is published in the Coupon Cabin space. So...if there is a question as to the author of the prose that Katie recently waxed poetically on....she may be getting an assist from the Coupon Cabin person.

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If that's the case they have a crappy writer/editor giving Kate an assist.

I doubt someone at Coupon Cabin is assisting Kate in writing her blog, if that's what you're saying above.

Moose Mania said...

"I had no idea. I'm completely shocked," Fisher said Thursday. "We've worked together over the years on many projects and had a lot of contact. He's always been very professional, and there was never any reason to think there would ever be a problem with projects where my clients were auditioning." [LA Times]

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Isn't it interesting that everyone around them is always "completely shocked?" They never would have suspected it. These were professional people.
Hear that, Kate? Kate? Are you listening? This is why you don't put your children out there for every pedophile on the block! This is why you don't let them alone with a film crew. This is why you insist on background checks - you review background checks because mistakes can be made.
She is so stupid. So very stupid.

Speaking of which, has even a peep been heard out of Brownie? I saw her blog was not updated, and there were no new activities planned for her butterfly gals. Did she disappear off the face of the earth, taking her cereal with her?

Another university scandal...Syracuse U. assistant basketball coach. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

Tee Hee said...

Red Ruby Slippers said...

No problem with scrolling past. Just pointing out the inability of most people here to have a conversation without dragging Kate into it. It's as if you will stop breathing if you're not able to talk smack about Kate several times a day. And if there isn't a current topic that is relevant to the exploitation of her children, any old topic will do - her grammar and writing skills, her feelings towards koala bears.....

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So why are your panties in a bunch over this? Is your computer frozen on this site?



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Do people really come to a Gosselin site to talk about the weather or what Southwest Airlines is up to these days?

I had to chuckle seeing somebody come to a Gosselin site and scold them for only wanting to diss on Gosselin stuff. I think I will mosey over to an NFL forum and rag on them for only wanting to talk about football.

Baa....Baa....BLAH said...

"If you feel compelled to criticize someone's grammar, you should be absolutely certain that yours if flawless"

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Yes you should. You should be certain that yours IS flawless!

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It looks to me like someone needs to learn the difference between a grammatical error and a mere TYPO.

Sheesh, give the catty crap a rest, save it for the sheeple blogs.

Pam said...

OFF TOPIC:

Guess who I found out lives in my neighborhood? Dennis Davern...the guy who was the boat captain on Natalie Wood's yacht. I have said hello and waved to him for years and never knew his name til now. Ha!

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Anonymous No. 71 said...

Is there a blog for grammar lessons? Perhaps our new visitor would like to go look for one and instruct them on the difference between grammatical errors and typos.

Pam said...

I wonder if the "visitor" felt this way toward Kate when she used to correct Jon all of the time. Or, is this one of those instances where it's ok for Kate to correct people, but you must not do the same to her.

WHEN it comes out that she has been in a long term relationship with Skeve ( oops, that was a typo ), I bet a million coupons that the people who slammed Jon for cheating will give Kate a free pass on being a homewrecker. "She needs a husband. She has 8 kids to feed. Give her a break. Poor Kate."

anger issues kate said...

Regarding the dog: a guard dog may or not attack chickens, depends on how it was raised. Most guard dogs are raised not to intermingle with family, they are there to watch. So attacking the chickens, could be, cause the dog was not fed enough, or saw the chickens as invaders/intruders. A family guard dog, lives in the house, and should be monitor when with children. A 3rd type of watch dog is the family dog who lives in the house, barks when it hears any noise and might attack an intruder(depends on how loyal/bonded that dog is to you). My dogs are the 3rd kind(house dogs), they would only allow other people in the house if I'm there or the dogs know you. And even then, I would be very careful. My dogs do wrestle/play with each other and do get carried away and I have to intervene. My dogs are fine around birds, I have 4 birds, my dogs pretty much ignore them(probably cause their in cages, no threat). Kates dog is between the first and second guard dog type. Though if the dog killed some chickens, I would, be monitoring that dog around the children and guests. That dog is more likely to bite. I hope Kate has signs up saying: Beware of dog.

Pity Party said...

KT seemed to take the news of the dog killing "8" chickens exceedingly well. I just never put much credence in that story. It would have been the bloodletting from hell. Mama said once a dog tastes blood it will kill again and again. There seems to be no problem with him going after the second set of chickens. That is not to say the chickens didn't die - just - well you know.

cwgirlup75 said...

Pam said...

WHEN it comes out that she has been in a long term relationship with Skeve ( oops, that was a typo ), I bet a million coupons that the people who slammed Jon for cheating will give Kate a free pass on being a homewrecker. "She needs a husband. She has 8 kids to feed. Give her a break. Poor Kate."
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And Kate and Steve will hit the talk shows saying things like - "We never meant to fall in love." "The heart wants what it wants." "Kate is the ideal woman for me." "Steve is the perfect man for me." BARF.

Then, shortly afterward, we will hear about how Kate 'miraculously' became pregnant with the one baby she always wanted. We will then hear things like - "I never thought I'd be a father again." "This baby is a miracle to us both." "The kids are so excited to meet their new brother or sister." DOUBLE BARF.

Dwindle said...

fidosmommy said... I'm willing to give TLC a try with its new show, since I enjoyed "Airline" so much the few times I saw it. It told a story, I thought.

But the minute they start showing the worst side of humanity, or children behaving badly, or in any way exploiting the people they catch on film, I'm done.
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I think you hit the nail on the head, fidosmommy. The new show is a remake. TLC execs are probably thinking about all the great and nasty ways they could have pushed A&E's to the edge in terms of showing folks in their most unpleasant moments. In TLCs eyes, this remake will be an improvment, more "gritty" and they probably think their are 'taking it up a notch'. Meaning they will focus on the hysteria, the bawdy, the shrieking, the apparent mental illness. First thing Monday morning, a staff of writers will start drafting ways of egging on and setting-up every out of control person or general wackadoodle they think they spot walking through a concourse.

Be careful watching it, dear fidosmommy. They will start by barely meeting your standards and then week after week they will gradually LOWER your standards and find ways (through media attention) to reassure you that it is really important for you to watch this show.

And I will mention that Kreider woman any time I want to. Thank you. :)))

Dwindle said...

@fidosmommy: that last sentence was NOT directed at you at all. Sorry if it offended; I hope you know me better than that? :))

Give Peace A Chance said...

Sheesh, give the catty crap a rest, save it for the sheeple blogs.

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Are there many here who post on sheeple blogs?

rubyred said...

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey", died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...

Just something to lighten the mood here.

PJ's momma said...

rubyred, you just gave me a genuine guffaw. Thank you! That's the best thing that's happened all day, reading that little ditty! You rock!

senior citizen said...

Of course, Airline was a remake of the BBC program, Airport. Airport was filmed at Heathrow and dealt with numerous international issues as well as British Immigration.

Now that was an interesting program.

Bibby said...

Give Peace A Chance said...

Sheesh, give the catty crap a rest, save it for the sheeple blogs.

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Are there many here who post on sheeple blogs?
November 18, 2011 4:23 PM


Oh good lord, no. You can kill brain cells doing that. I admit I did a few times back in '08-'09 when things were really crazy, but I quickly felt like I was amongst the most boneheaded/stubborn/irrational/hateful people on the planet.

Administrator said...

Jason James Murphy, a register sex offender convicted of molesting and kidnapping a young boy, worked on casting child actors for movies such as "Super 8", [new] "The Three Stooges", "Bad News Bears", "The School of Rock", and "Cheaper By The Dozen 2".

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This is so scary. If there's anything that has become apparent this year, it's that these child molesters and pedophiles, at least the more sophisticated ones, seek out socially acceptable places to live and work in which they will have great access to a lot of children.

And also, many are darn good at covering up their misdeeds.

Marie said...

I looked at the airport video posted, and you know what I think? I think if all those people who were felt picked on or whatever because they couldn't get on their flights...do they not think about how other people might feel? Their spectacles should be embarrassing! Playing the racist and from the street card is really lame folks.

News tip: the airport isn't out to get you! Sure it's a hassle but if you're polite and accept a few incidences beyond working people's control it might go a little smoother for you.

It's like Kate and her going through airport, she has to make walking through an airport a big ordeal or attention getter. What, do some people just live to seek attention?

Baa....Baa....BLAH said...

Give Peace A Chance said...

Sheesh, give the catty crap a rest, save it for the sheeple blogs.

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Are there many here who post on sheeple blogs?

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I doubt any of the regulars here bother going to sheeple blogs to post or argue with them. Yet, they love to come here and try to stir stuff up. In fact, last I checked (which is NOT often), they were discussing this blog and its posts a hell of a lot more than they were discussing Kate.

She's Nuts said...

And also, many are darn good at covering up their misdeeds.

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And there are many who have people either helping to cover up their misdeeds, or simply looking the other way when they see them.

Administrator said...

chuckycheese said...
Sorry to say, if you can afford an airline ticket, then you can afford soap so you don't have body odor.

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I wanted to comment on this. He may very well be able to afford soap. But his body odor may not have been about that. His demeanor suggested he was not self-aware, he was detached, he was withdrawn. A person with poor hygiene isn't alway that way because they cannot afford soap. It's often because there is some kind of mental illness or mental impairment that is either depressing them so much they don't care about their appearance, or care to take care of themselves, or somehow interfering with their perception of normal societal norms such that they are not aware everyone else smells a lot better, that everyone else is changing their clothes and has better hygiene.

In other words, it's something off in their head, not in their pocketbook.

ncgirl said...

"She goes where the attention and adoration is. And that's the bottom line."

Yes, I agree. There must be zoos, charities, and marathons in Pennsylvania. She's such an attention seeker she always goes for the big event with the publicity.

Administrator said...

And there are many who have people either helping to cover up their misdeeds, or simply looking the other way when they see them.

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That couldn't be more true. Which is why I want to know what was suspected about Bill Blankenship after all those years in that tiny little office in North Carolina. Nothing? Nothing at all?

Twittering and a Twattering said...

the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey", died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...

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Shouldn't it be "foot?"
Regardless, thanks for the smile!

Marie said...

ncgirl said...

Yes, I agree. There must be zoos, charities, and marathons in Pennsylvania. She's such an attention seeker she always goes for the big event with the publicity.
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Well it's not like Kate would stay home, clean house, bake cookies, play with her kids and give the dog a bath. It would be just ever so mundane and boring.

Once an attention seaker, always an attention seaker. They think they limelight will always be on them. You think she'll have a mental breakdown when the light completely goes out? I guess we wouldn't know if all the lights are off...

She's Nuts said...

Which is why I want to know what was suspected about Bill Blankenship after all those years in that tiny little office in North Carolina. Nothing? Nothing at all?

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That makes two of us. I find it incredulous that nobody saw anything or suspected anything. It just doesn't fly. I wonder to what extent this will be investigated, or if it will be swept under the proverbial rug.

Administrator said...

That makes two of us. I find it incredulous that nobody saw anything or suspected anything. It just doesn't fly. I wonder to what extent this will be investigated, or if it will be swept under the proverbial rug.
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So....do....I.

Look at Sandusky. Read the Grand Jury report. It is insane the amount of people that knew, should have known, or suspected something was definitely up.

These people get sloppy. They can't keep it together for long periods of time before someone, somewhere, suspects something.

Speak up, Figure 8. Do the right thing. Don't pull a Penn State.

bearswife said...

Administrator said...
You were like a real life stuffed animal and were so perfect in every way!

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I can't stand this. Honey is a wild koala bear who could hurt someone. WILD ANIMAL. That's why she's being released to the wild, she's wild! Not a stuffed animal, not some baby-kins baby poo--and it does her a disservice to treat her as such.
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So true admin! Our local wild animal rehab centre does not allow employees or volunteers to interact with the wildlife. They want to minimize human imprinting on the animals that are going to be released into the wild.

Why the AU zoo doesn't think that is important is beyond me.

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

Blah said, Not quite. Check the title of this blog. Catty as in violating Rule #3. But, hey, thanks for proving my point. Meeeooowww.

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Golly gee, but some posters have gotten a bit on the snippy side, haven't they? Full moon was last week...

Moving on -- Nancy Grace just announced that all of the money she earned on DWTS (when she gets paid) will be given to the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children. As much as I don't like the way she treats her guests, good for her. I do get tired, though, hearing about Little Lucy and John David. I think that she mentioned them three times in her last very brief comments on DTWS. It does wear a bit thin after awhile.

Administrator said...

Why the AU zoo doesn't think that is important is beyond me.

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I have seen enough now. I do not believe that the true mission of this zoo is conservation. While I have every faith that there are many people there with pure hearts who truly do love animals and want what is best for animals, I think the true mission of the zoo is PROFIT, at all costs. If that means lying about an animal's true nature, allowing interactions with animals that are dangerous and cruel (i.e. the constant croc teasing for starters) gathering any D-list celeb they can find to help promote it, and exploit the heck out of two young children who deserve more of a life than running a circus act, then so be it.

Steve irwin's dad quitting speaks volumes.

Administrator said...

Gosselin Gossip said...
Off-topic but related to children in the entertainment industry:

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Thanks for alerting us to this important article. Read it. This guy didn't just publicly expose himself to a kid for a few seconds. He full on kidnapped an eight year old child, molested him, was obsessed with him, wanted to take him out of the country before he was caught. There WILL be a post on it that has been prepared and is scheduled to post at midnight Pacific time tonight.

I think there is good in this Penn State thing. Paramount Pictures IMMEDIATELY called police the SECOND they found out about this creep. Would they have done that absent what happened at Penn State? Makes you wonder. But, good for them.

chuckycheese said...

Admin said: In other words, it's something off in their head, not in their pocketbook.

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I had never seen this show before so I knew nothing about his demeanor.

It may very well be true that it is some kind of mental condition vs. an economic one, but as I said, if you have ever had to sit next to someone such as this on a crowded airplane it is really bad.

Administrator said...

It may very well be true that it is some kind of mental condition vs. an economic one, but as I said, if you have ever had to sit next to someone such as this on a crowded airplane it is really bad.

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I know it is not fair whatsoever to other passengers. That's why Southwest didn't let him on the plane until he cleaned up. It was how they handled it that I thought was very patient and sensitive. Good people there we saw.
They could have said sir, you smell like shit, get off my plane. Instead they were gentle, kind, and offered him fresh clothes and instructions to wash up in the bathroom, and quickly got him on the next flight. Well done.

pimp twins said...

Admin said

Why the AU zoo doesn't think that is important is beyond me. [About letting humans handle animals unnecessarily]

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The Australia Zoo doesn't care because it's all about show biz NOT about animal conservation.

That makes it a perfect fit for Kate, who has consistently mistreated her children, chickens and dog(s) without any regard or respect for their needs and desires. She and Terri Irwin make perfect partners in exploitation.

TLC and Airport or Airplane or whatever it is? ZERO interest here in seeing ANYTHING TLC films showing people at their worst, anytime, anyplace.

Administrator said...

The parallels between the Australia Zoo and the Gosselin kids are striking aren't they?

The Australia Zoo exploits crocs and other animals under the guise of "animal conservation." Kate exploits her children under the guise of "making memories and having fun trips."

Neither is about what they say they are about and most people see it. They are BOTH about money, only about money, always have been about money, at least after Jon left and Steve died. I wish they would just admit it. They're money whores, period. The animals and children are mere tools to make them money.

Administrator said...

Chuckycheese I posted the actual clip in this post of the smelly man so you can observe his demeanor for yourself.

Midnight Madness said...

TLC and Airport or Airplane or whatever it is? ZERO interest here in seeing ANYTHING TLC films showing people at their worst, anytime, anyplace.

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The original A&E Airline showed caring, compassionate employees who worked their way through all kinds of problems. It was a great show. Kind of restored your faith in human nature, knowing that there were employees who went above and beyond what was required of them.

The question is - will TLC do the same, or will the focus be on showing travelers at their worst, scripted and faked? Time will tell.

Bad Moon Rising said...

Question for those who follow Kate's Twitter:

Of the remaining six or so diehard sheeple, do you think that they are really as bats**t crazy over her as they appear to be, or are they tweeting just to torment the haters? If they would disappear completely, would the haters lose their punch with nobody to spar with? What would they do without the sheeple? The attacks there get pretty vicious and it seems like both sides can't wait for the other side to get on board.

Do they both feed off each other as some kind of nightly recreation or entertainment?

Administrator said...

The original A&E Airline showed caring, compassionate employees who worked their way through all kinds of problems. It was a great show. Kind of restored your faith in human nature, knowing that there were employees who went above and beyond what was required of them.

The question is - will TLC do the same, or will the focus be on showing travelers at their worst, scripted and faked? Time will tell.

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Yes. To me the hook of Airline was not the people behaving badly, but how good people dealt with those behaving badly. It sort of sent a message no matter how awful the ether person is being, keep your head, keep your cool, show them kindness. And it was good business sense.

A lot of times? The Southwest employees were able to diffuse the situation. Their kill 'em with kindness mantra really worked.

I guess a lot of viewers don't want to see the other party being kind and calming things down. They prefer both parties ping and pong back and forth getting madder and madder more drama more yelling and screaming. And yet I found this fascinating--how to deal with this kind of out of control behavior. The show was cancelled quickly.

Marie said...

Just struck me that Kate is really possessive.

MY kids, MY show, My koala, My trips, ME this, ME that.

I know it's typical of a narcassist to control either someone or something around them...but you'd think someone would point this out to her? Wait, maybe that's why she has nobody left.

I wonder how grateful Kate might be to people working at an airport? Never is my guess. Since she, you know, doesn't see other people. What's with that?

Midnight Madness said...

Steve irwin's dad quitting speaks volumes.

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I wonder how often he lies awake at night, talking to his son, saying, "I'm sorry, I'm so very sorry."

chefsummer said...

Sure Kate will go to LV how eals will she rid her self of the money makers I means kids?. She won't be running anything but her gums.

Marie said...

Kate has more affection to proclaim over a wild animal in a letter than she does about her own children in a book? Signs are so telling. And they are not very good.

senior citizen said...

I thought there was already a "9th" child.

I guess she's already forgetten about the supposed 9th child, which she said she had named. I guess it really wasn't all that real to her, was it?

Mel said...

I thought Jon was her 9th child....

Anonymous said...

Marie, yes, if you notice Kate always prefaces a noun with the pronoun "my" or "mine" instead of "the". Example "my leather couch" vs. "the leather couch"...."my fall decorations" vs. "the fall decorations"...a classic demonstration of an individual who is self absorbed to the exlusion of all others. Nauseating isn't it?
laurajean
(elizabethi72)

Administrator said...

The mine, mine, mine thing is very annoying indeed.
It's especially obnoxious when she would talk about Jon. My kids, and then there's Jon. Excuse me, at least do him the dignity of saying "our" kids.

Susantoyota said...

senior citizen said... I thought there was already a "9th" child.

I guess she's already forgetten about the supposed 9th child, which she said she had named. I guess it really wasn't all that real to her, was it?
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The ninth child is interchangeable, whether it is the reabsorbed fetus, Jon, Shoka, or Honey. Whatever she thinks will get her attention at the time.

Mel said...

My kids versus "the" kids....

My husband always says "my" son...while I'm sitting right there! I think tbat's sooo disrespectful to me.

Marie said...

Administrator said...

Excuse me, at least do him the dignity of saying "our" kids.

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Far as I know I've never heard Kate say, "our," it was always, "are." Now, is that a Pennsylvania Dutch thing? I don't mean disrespect just honestly asking.

At least Jon had the decency to continue to say, "our kids."

I think if she continues to be so much about herself...she's not going to have anybody left to talk to, maybe except Me, Myself and I in the end.

amyf said...

I REALLY liked Yolanda in Airline - it definitely seemed like she was a "star." I'm a little disappointed to learn that that was the plan.

In the Neighborhood said...

Far as I know I've never heard Kate say, "our," it was always, "are." Now, is that a Pennsylvania Dutch thing? I don't mean disrespect just honestly asking.

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Sadly, yes it is, and it's really difficult to correct it.

Marie said...

@In the Neighborhood,

I hope I didn't come across as being rude, don't you live in PA? I mean I have no room to talk when it comes to an accent here and all but for years I thought it was Kate. Hope I didn't point this out to anyone who Is PA Dutch! That's embarrassing to point out how people might pronounce things.

Jon as Korean and, half of something else. What is Kate's background? Is she also Pennsylvania Dutch? Which actually is German?

Administrator said...

It may seem like no big deal to say my kids/our kids, whatever. And usually it shouldn't be if you say both.

But when Kate is always saying MY kids, especially in conversations that invoke Jon, it further alienates him from his children. It invokes an "us vs. him" mentality. You're either with mommy or against mommy. It's all of us, and then there is Daddy. A child should never be made to feel like they have been recruited to team Mommy or team Daddy. They should never feel like there's so much animosity that there are literally teams and enemies.

Words are powerful and they can be very damaging to a child.

Check Please said...

In the Neighborhood said...
Far as I know I've never heard Kate say, "our," it was always, "are." Now, is that a Pennsylvania Dutch thing? I don't mean disrespect just honestly asking.

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Sadly, yes it is, and it's really difficult to correct it.
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I wouldnt say it's a PA Dutch thing as much as simply the regional dialect. "Are" and "our" are definitely considered homophones in that they sound the same when spoken. Both pronounced exactly the same as when one says the letter R.

LisaNH said...

IMHO, I cannot stand the way Kate rolls her r's. Like when she says "orrrrrrrganic", or when she says " In what orrrrrrder do we eat ourrrr food?" She puts way too much emphansis on the "r". But then again, I'm a New Englander and we really don't use "r's" too often LOL.

Check Please said...

Marie said...

Jon as Korean and, half of something else. What is Kate's background? Is she also Pennsylvania Dutch? Which actually is German?
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Who knows Kate's ethnicity. Kreider is definitely a German name and yes the PA Dutch are actually of German descent. But just because someone is of German descent and is from PA, doesn't make them Pennsylvania Dutch. They are very specific group.

Marie said...

@Check Please, no not everyone in PA is PA Dutch, but it is a bit predominate especially in, what, Lancaster I believe?

Whatever the case, if she really wants a talk show, she'd better brush up on correct or clear pronunciations. Learn not to talk about just herself...and oh yeah, she might want to ditch some of those "ums," here and there, too.

Anonymous said...

Susantoyota said

The ninth child is interchangeable, whether it is the reabsorbed fetus, Jon, Shoka, or Honey. Whatever she thinks will get her attention at the time.

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Touche’

laurajean
(elizabthi72)

Anonymous said...

emphasis on "re-absorbed fetus"(not !!)

laurajean
(elizabethi72)

Just Me said...

Admin said: I think there is good in this Penn State thing. Paramount Pictures IMMEDIATELY called police the SECOND they found out about this creep. Would they have done that absent what happened at Penn State? Makes you wonder. But, good for them.

My husband was telling me last night that since the Penn State thing hit, there have been several more schools that have suddenly had reports come forward.

Unfortunately, I can't recall which ones he told me and he's in bed now at 2am, but the one I can remember was The Citadel. There were 2-3 colleges he mentioned as well.

I know he mentioned one was a former ball boy came forward and admitted to someone molesting him and I can't remember the details of the others. I'll ask him when he gets up if he has links or details and post them.

Annie2 said...

Honey is the perfect child to Kate: cute and cuddly, doesn't demand anything, and completely disposable.
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Kate only likes cute "things". Cute babies, cute girls, cute puppies, cute shoes, cute purses exc.She sees kids and animals as objects. Something for her to hold and play with while they are in a good mood. She treats them like a rat with plague when they act out, are sick or dirty.

I also like cute babies but you dont see me having any. They cost way too much and take a lot of work. I may have children down the line when I am older and have my life in order. For now I am happy being single. I can visit my friends babies anytime I want. I can also give them back to their parents when they are grumpy or have a dirty diaper.

rubyred said...

http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2011/11/i-judged-a-child-beauty-pageant.html#more

Excellent breakdown of a day of filming Toddlers and Tiaras from a pop culture 'expert'. Explains the scoring, what judges look for, all the behind-the-scenes filming and, best of all, the crazy parents.

Anonymous said...

Interesting thread -- I just want to make a few coments.

I won't be watching the new "Airport" show. As long as TLC continues to exploit children, particularly with that odious "Toddlers and Tiaras" show, I've banned it from my house. Darn it, because I do enjoy "What Not to Wear".

B.O. isn't always caused by poor hygiene. Certain medications, medical problems, and even diet can cause an offensive odor. A person with B.O. may not even be aware of it, unless someone points it out to him/her. Your nose tends to get used to odors -- for example, you may not smell your own perfume, but it may be overwhelming to someone else.

Just Me -- the school that had the ballboys come forward about abuse is Syracuse. The article I read indicated that the coach accused had been put on immediate suspension, pending the outcome of the police investigation. Apparently, according to the article I read, it was originally reported in 2005 or 2006 but nothing came of it because the statute of limitations had run out (??!!).

When I posted my gratitude list yesterday, I made a HUGE omission. I'm thankful for our military and for the first responders who put their lives on the line so that we can be safe. To Butterfly and FireChicksKickAsh -- thank you for your service and your sacrifices.

readerlady

In the Neighborhood said...

Who knows Kate's ethnicity. Kreider is definitely a German name and yes the PA Dutch are actually of German descent. But just because someone is of German descent and is from PA, doesn't make them Pennsylvania Dutch. They are very specific group.

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I believe what Marie was asking is if Kate's strange pronunciation is common in the region, not necessarily that she is Pennsylvania Dutch. If you live around the Pennsylvania Dutch, and in the area, chances are you will pick up some of the dialect. I've written several genealogical research papers on the descendants of the immigrants from southwestern Germany and Switzerland, and their settlements throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. These are the PA Dutch (it has nothing to do with Dutch or Holland). Many of them came from Switzerland as well as Germany.

Pennsylvania Dutch encompasses not only the Mennonites, but the Amish as well, and within each of those groups are many sects, each having its own beliefs and customs.

Kreider descendants are of German origin; specifically, Bavaria. I have a few of them in my family, but as far as I know, I am not related to her. Then again, I wouldn't admit it if I were!

Boston Bonnie said...

I'm thankful that my 5 week old great-niece who needs open heart surgery was near one of the top three pediatric cardiac surgery hospitals and that her parents have her there.

I'm thankful that her mom, my sister, was able to get a flight out and is with the baby, momma and daddy to give them support.

I'm thankful that until now all my nieces and nephews were born healthy and remain healthy to this day. I never realized how blessed I am.

I'm thankful to my friends, IRL and out, that are supporting me. Figuratively wiping my tears, holding my hand and giving me a hug when I'm at my lowest point.

Anonymous said...

Boston Bonnie -- I'll remember your little Great
Niece in my prayers. The doctors are doing amazing things in pediatric surgery these days.

readerlady

Anonymous said...

With all the talk of ending sentences with the upward inflection, I have to post (for the very first time ANYWHERE) because it fits this conversation perfectly:

http://vimeo.com/3829682

CA NANA

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I noticed the hate too. I thought Kate didn't like when "haters" hate. Scrooge even hates when people start getting ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving!

Why does it matter? If you're not ready to celebrate Christmas yet, don't.

OzNTM said...

TLC's other new show about drink driving is also a copy cat - here in Australia, we have had a show about it for a couple of years. Ours is called RBT (Random Breath Test). I wouldn't be surprised if TLC got the idea for it when they were over here with Kate last time.

mama san said...

Let's put "are/our" to rest. It is a regional thing. I live near the Delaware State Line. You can hear the "are" mostly. I wasn't aware until I began reading the posts. I dislike Kate with a passion. But give it up, it is no different than New Englanders or Texans using regional dialect. It is what Makes America the United States Amen