Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day



On this special day, we honor veteran Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, our military parents, siblings and friends, and all those who served.

Odds are you don't know the name Michael Strobl. But you may have heard of the essay he wrote, A Marine's Journey Home, which was subsequently turned into the moving film Taking Chance. Occasionally, there are "reality" stories that should be told. This was one of them.

Wrote Strobl: "I didn't know how to express my sympathy for their loss and my gratitude for their sacrifice. Now, however, they were repeatedly thanking me for bringing their son home and for my service. I was humbled beyond words. I told them that I had some of his things and asked if we could find a quiet place. The five of us ended up in what appeared to be a computer lab -- not what I had envisioned for this occasion.

After we had arranged five chairs around a small table, I told them about our trip. I told them how, at every step, Chance was treated with respect, dignity, and honor. I told them about the staff at Dover and all the folks at Northwest Airlines. I tried to convey how the entire nation -- from Dover to Philadelphia to Minneapolis to Billings and Riverton -- expressed grief and sympathy over their loss."

Taking Chance is available around the web including on Netflix, Amazon, and HBOgo.

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aggiemom09121416 said...

I watched this movie for a second time last week. Cried some more.
History Channel has some specials on today about the Vietnam War. Hard hard hard to watch.
God bless all our military, but especially our Veterans today!

Dmasy said...

Photo -- WW II. My dad.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

readerlady, thank you for your well wishes on the previous thread. I am doing much better today, and I hope our friend LBelle is, too.

butterfly said...

I cant watch it. One of my very best friends' brother died in an IED in Afghanistan while I was deployed. That's when the war became real to me, and personal. He was 20 years old. So that movie is too close to home. It's nice the rest of you enjoy it for what it represents. I'll watch one day, years from now.

Still waiting for the groomer to call me to pick up my dog. I think I am having separation anxiety. Maybe I should just drop by the shop...

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Wonderful picture, Dmasy. Thank you. I had a number of family members in the military, mostly uncles and a couple cousins. For whatever reason, my extended family never kept those pictures, or lost them. And it's sad because I would like to have them to show my grandsons to help then understand these special holidays and that they are related to some that gave their ultimate sacrifice for this great country.

butterfly said...

Dmasy,
what a great photo! I love it :)

Kate is a twit said...

I haven't seen Taking Chance, but I just may purchase the DVD as an early Christmas present to myself. I don't subscribe to HBO, but maybe my cable provider will have a free HBO weekend soon and I can watch it OnDemand.

I did watch some of the clips on YouTube, and the one above, really touched my heart.

Dwindle said...

DMASY what a wonderful picture! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Priceless.

Formerly Duped said...

From other thread:

IDModo said... 90

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Wasn't that some case! I was a teenager when the Scarborough rapist was around and my mother was always worried when I took buses ( lived in TO) and then he turned out to be Bernardo. There was the media blackout of the case but I managed to read Steven Williams' book "Invisible Darkness.' Horrific, and yes, narcissistic personality among other things . Amazing she is now free.

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LoveMyGrandsons & Kate is a Twit: I guess I have it mixed up- Remembrance Day I thought was for the dead mainly of WW1, Armistice Day. We don't have Memorial Day... confusing! But thanks for the quotation and I agree, remember both living and dead on both days.


I will have to watch more 'Taking Chance' clips today.that one gave me the chills in a reverent kind of way. "Saving Private Ryan" is another excellent war film. We went with my WW2 veteran neighbor who vouched for its realism of the brutality of war.

chefsummer said...

I'm happy to share my birth-day with veterans.

Such as my Uncles my grandfathers and my brother.

chefsummer said...

iAm Wise ‏@iAmTheWiseOne
People question the trustworthy and trust the liars. Use better judgment and you won't get screwed over.
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Um Kate you are a liar and you are so very untrustworthy.

That why people don't believe s%%t you say or tweet.

But you made me laugh w/this re-tweet.

Anonymous said...

Dwindle - Please see my thank you post to you on the previous thread (#125). I didn't notice this new topic and posted there, my mistake.

bm

Dwindle said...

chefsummer said... 10
I'm happy to share my birth-day with veterans.

Such as my Uncles my grandfathers and my brother

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GASP!!!! Birthday Lady in the house! Happy Birthday, chefsummer. Many blessings to you!

Dwindle said...

Anonymous said... 12
Dwindle - Please see my thank you post to you on the previous thread (#125). I didn't notice this new topic and posted there, my mistake.

bm
444444444444

thankyou, bm.

And I think I will drag the Flanders Field poem overhere...

NJGal51 said...
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Dwindle said...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~~Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. May 3, 1915

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Happy Birthday, chefsummer! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

BHTM said...

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

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Puppies for veterans are very busy right now.

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2012/11/veterans-day.html

readerlady said...

Happy Birthday Chef Summer! May it be a blessed day for you.

Butterfly, if you want another free meal, O'Charley's is giving active duty personnel and vets a free meal tomorrow.

butterfly said...

Chefsummer,
Happy Birthday- and no, I certainly will not ask your age :D

Someone should run out real quick and get a cake- and candles- we still have time to make this a
b-day party. Oh, and balloons- you know, the kind to make animals with- we can make all of our favorite sheeple.

Widowed Young said...

Many thanks to our Veterans who fought for or gave their life for our country! The ones no longer with us-my grandpa was Navy in WWII, my dad in the Air Force, Father in Law also Navy in WWII, plus many uncles and distant relatives from all sides of the family. My brother in law is retired pilot from Navy, and most recently very proud of my nephew who is a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force (ROTC).

I went to his graduation and "pining" and was so moved by the young generation of future officers. Most of his graduating class were only 12 years old when 9-11 happened and they volunteered knowing they would probably go to war. It was a good thing the ceremony was outside and I had on sunglasses because I secretly bawled through the whole thing!

fidosmommy said...

Today our entire church service was a Veteran's Day theme. It was not a Memorial Day service - we did that in May. We celebrated the ones who served/serve in peacetime and in wartime. Only 2 of the congregation there today were veterasn, but one High School youth is pre-enlisted in the Marines. The military is a huge deal in this small town.

Hats off to our exceptional military, past, present and future!

No veterans in my family. The last one who served was my mother's father who wore a Canadian uniform in WWI and died as a result of mustard gas poisoning. My mom was 2 years old when he died and had no memories of him. My father never served and my brother was an F4
during VietNam - medical deferment (never thought flat feet were a problem, but the Army thought they were) and student deferment.

I did not grow up with military on the mind. I grew up not thinking of it at all. But now....
now I have respect and nothing short of awe.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I posted wrong link.

Holly's puppies for veterans:

http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Bringing over from previous thread...

I finally found out what the difference is between stuffing and dressing. It's called stuffing if it's cooked inside the bird; it's called dressing if it's cooked outside of the bird in a casserole dish.

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We don't call it stuffing or dressing. We call it filling, and it's called "filling" regardless if it's made inside the bird or outside the bird!

Widowed Young said...

Oh-and back to Kate. This is how I figure a conversation went with her kids.

Kids: Mommy-did you know that tomorrow is Veterans Day?

Kate: Oh, yes, of course-and you must serve me my every want and desire tomorrow because I AM A VETERAN!

Kids: We learned in school that a Veteran served their country in the military-mommy, did you sign up to serve and die for our country????

Kate: No, silly children-I am a veteran of Dancing with the Stars, of course! It's all about ME ME ME!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Parent in Lancaster County, well there's another term for the same thing to confuse this old mind!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

According to Farrah Fawcett's portrayal Diane Downs wished she could have just used sperm donors to have her kids because children "don't need their fathers." Huh.

butterfly said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 28
According to Farrah Fawcett's portrayal Diane Downs wished she could have just used sperm donors to have her kids because children "don't need their fathers." Huh.
_______________________________
Did Diane have her father around growing up? Some people have that opinion who didn't have a father around while growing up. Just a thought, not an excuse.

Formerly Duped said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...28
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I think the Farrah Fawcett script was kept as close to to the original story as possible. The character DD certainly did not care if her kids had fathers; she just wanted that boyfriend for herself and he did not want children.The child actress who played the daughter who was shot and testified was also superb.

I think FF did an amazing job in this film ( as well as Burning Bed and Extremities)She really was talented.

Thanks for going off topic said...

Amyf:

I'm not sure which Rehab/nursing facility you are in but, if a visit from a Therapy Animal team would make you feel better -- can you ask for one to be arranged? Many facilities welcome Therapy Animals these days and it may be as simple as asking the Social Director to arrange something.

wwww.petsandpeople.org, based in Weston, MA has volunteers who visit with both cats and dogs --I think you prefer cats :-). Also, my organization (dogs only) can be contacted at www.therapydog.info to request a visit. We serve most of MA. I visit several nursing facilities on a regular basis with my Therapy Greyhounds, but am not in the Boston area myself.

I hope you feel better soon.

Twittering And Twattering said...

hollybm78
@Kateplusmy8 My daughter gets terrible knots and tangles on the ends of her hair already use detangler, brushing causes pain....any advice

I don't know if I've ever seen a needier or more helpless bunch of adults in my life. You just wonder how they ever manage to take care of themselves, much less parent a child.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yes but she says her father molested her. She says--I think it's highly suspect. These people say pathalogical things for pathological purposes. Just like Casey Anthony. I don't believe for a second her dad molested her.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

My nephew is a member of the Armed Forces, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). He has served 3 tours in Afghanistan and we are immensely proud of him.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh geez. Next they'll be asking Kate how best to pick their noses.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Twittering, I so agree with you. They ask Kate for advice on everything! Alot of times it's funny, but other times I feel sorry for them. Haven't they seen how incompetent she was on the show? I know they will never admit, though.

But to not know how to comb long hair? To ask medical advice from a stranger who hasn't been a practicing nurse in 7 or 8 years? Etc. This just floors me. Don't they have family, friends, pediatricians? Why Kate? She is the last person I would ask for toilet paper, much less anything involving children, or pets, or housekeeping, or...

LoveMyGrandsons said...

SwingsandRoundabouts, you have every right to be proud! Your nephew is an amzing young man.

Formerly Duped said...

chefsummer: Happy Birthday! Hope you have enjoyed the day :)

amyf: really hoping you are feeling better and less gloomy soon. I know you are not alone in dreading the holidays and I hope you can find something to help you through

Formerly Duped said...

So Kate is tweeting how mature Hannah and Leah are, 'just like m and c' Doesn't that put down the boys and Alexis? (as usual)

What's Next? said...

Another Tweet I would tweet to Kate if I used Twitter:

@kateplusmy8 Is it true you can tell it's a boy cow cause they have horns?

@kateplusmy8 Having a tum tuck wld U measure the location of UR Belly Button so I can tell dr where to locate mine?



Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I've noticed this more and more, Kate is on an endless quest to pit the children against each other. More and more she alienates them from each other, pits one or two or more against the other. Singles out one or two revolving goldens. I'm not sure what the pathology is behind this, if I had to guess it would be that constant states of confusion are easier for a narcissist to manage than kids that are firm and convicted in how they feel.

AuntieAnn said...

An article about the daughter (Rebecca Babcock) whom DDowns had after she was in prison said that "She (Becky) briefly corresponded with Diane’s father, but didn’t pursue a relationship in part because he still maintains a conspiracy-theory-filled website dedicated to Diane’s innocence."

So I found the website which I think she was talking about (dianedowns.com) It's hideous.

The article with Rebecca is here:

http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/2010/05/i-found-out-my-mother-was-a-killer-the-rebecca-babcock-story?currentPage=1

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEF!!!!
~~~and here's wishing you many, many more!! I always enjoy your posts here.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That web site looks like one of those off their rocker conspiracy theory spots on the web. The only issue with how the Diane Downs case was handled that I have is that the prosecutor really shouldn't have adopted her kids. It calls into question whether he could separate emotions from doing his job.

Rhymes with Witch said...

hollybm78
@Kateplusmy8 My daughter gets terrible knots and tangles on the ends of her hair already use detangler, brushing causes pain....any advice
32

Well duh. Vinegar of course!

http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/idascorner/shampvinegar.aspx

Kate is a twit said...

chefsummer--Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Admin, my mother used to pit me and my siblings against each other. Whoever she was mad at was the target. Then the siblings would get in on it to get on my mother's good side. She had her favorites and never hesitated to show each one of us who her favorites were.

She did this as far back as I can remember up until she died. It's sad to say, but all of us siblings get along much better since she is gone. I don't mean to sound heartless, but it's just the way it is.

Kate is a twit said...

I thought Milo knew everything and anything about Kate:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Wow...what a busy one....no day of rest 4U! But sounds like a fun day....barn prep? Didn't realize U had one!! New animals?

Didn't she watch the episode where Kate "built" the barn door? Or is her memory failing?

Formerly Duped said...

I think a big role in the adoption of the kids was that they were both handicapped and thus less likely to find homes and stay together. But I see your point, Admin.

This case reminds me of Susan Smith killing her boys by driving the car into a lake and then getting out herself, also for some man.

Also, has anyone read or seen 'The Bad Seed?' It's about a murderer whose daughter is fine but who then discovers the 'bad seed ' skipped a generation and her little girl is a murderer of a few people already. Chilling.

AuntieAnn said...

It calls into question whether he could separate emotions from doing his job.
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I found that very odd too.

It makes you wonder what or where was the rest of Diane's family? You would think they'd be willing to adopt the two remaining children... Unless they are all as wacked-out as Diane. What a strange case this was/is.

Remona Blue said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 41
''I've noticed this more and more, Kate is on an endless quest to pit the children against each other.''
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It's really interesting you should say this, because just yesterday my brother and I were talking about our Mother's favorite 'game'.....''let's you two fight''. Now I wonder if that 'game' is yet another sign of an abusive parent, or is it another sign of mental illness? (We have always known that our mother was certifiably insane, and it was simply our bad fortune that she never came to the attention of those who could/would actually do anything about it.)

PatK said...

Happy Birthday to you, chefsummer!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Auntie Ann, I've always thought that, too, about the adoption of Diane Downs children. Why didn't the father or any other relatives step up to adopt them? I always thought it was a little strange that they were adopted by the DA that prosecuted their mother. But obviously he and his wife loved them, and from what I read, provided a loving home and the kids are happy.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think pitting kids against each other is emotional abuse. The sabatoge of relationships among siblings can extend into adulthood long after the parent who did it is gone.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I saw the show about Diane Downs and found it extremely interesting how the interviewed psychiatrist talked about what is involved in the sociopath being #1, narcissistic. She listed two other traits as well, but the first one hit me from what we have talked about over and over on this blog. I, too, wondered about the attorney adopting two of the children and wondered why he and his wife didn't take the baby (Becky) so all the children could be together?

I saw the movie, Small Sacrifices, and it haunted me for years. It's still chilling hearing the song Diane played while she killed her children. No man, in my opinion, would be worth dumping your children. No way, no how! What kind of man would expect that of a mother? We all know the answer to that. Being a narcissist is a horrible trait for anyone to have, but especially for a parent.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I'm not sure what the pathology is behind this, if I had to guess it would be that constant states of confusion are easier for a narcissist
to manage than kids that are firm and convicted in how they feel. 41

It also puts them in competition to "make mommy love me."
That scene of Mady comforting her at the skyjump was heartbreaking.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sometimes it is mental illness but sometimes I think some parents just do it because they are bored.

readerlady said...

Ohhh, "The Bad Seed". Loved that movie. Patty McCormack was chilling as Rhoda, the "bad seed". And she fits into the theme of the blog, too, as a former child star. She's in her late 60's now and is still a respected actress. She's also one who grew up without any personal problems, although she had some trouble transitioning her career.

KK has always pitted the kids against each other. Always insisting they go in birth order and putting poor little Joel last, insisting on calling Cara the oldest even tho she knew it upset Mady, pitting the girls against the boys. That's one reason I have a hard time believing that those kids will always rely on each other and have each other's backs. I hope they will, but I think they've been set up to the point where they won't.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I saw "The Bad Seed" years ago on TCM. It stars Patty McCormack. She was great in the role, but what a scary girl she played. The mother was so sweet, and was in such denial until the evidence slapped her in the face. I didn't like Patty after seeing that movie, until I saw her recently in another movie, All Mine to Give. Quite a different part for her. Pretty child.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

LMG, thanks, he is amazing and all through his own hard work and effort.

Formerly Duped said...

readerlady:

Wasn't that the scariest movie? Did you also read the book by Wm March? It was so suspenseful and also scary to think this does happen in 'real life' I saw the film as a child and it was very haunting. Glad someone else remembers it! Wish they made more films like this and fewer slasher ones. Way more truly chilling. Rhoda was perfectly played by Patty McCormack- she was on a soap iirc?

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Admin #56, I think some parents do it just because they have a mean streak in them and they love the control over their children. To see them fight one another for her approval gives that type of mother a high, I think. Is it some type of illness? I guess I have to yes, to a certain extent. Being a mother and grandmother, I cannot imagine doing anything so cruel so you'd have to be nuts. Does that make sense?

Remona Blue said...

I think that abused children do whatever helps them get through the abuse. There were 6 of us, 7 years between me (the oldest) and my brother (the only boy). In our case, even though we often fought w/each other, we banded together and had each other's backs against our parents.

I don't know what the Gosselin children will do, but I have hope that since they have one parent that isn't abusive (unlike us) as they get older, they will more clearly see KK as the emotionally crippled, mentally disturbed, abusive person she is.....which is what my siblings and I did. (sorry about the run on sentence)

Kate is a twit said...

I googled Diane Downs and came across two very interesting sites. This one also said that she had had an abortion, and also had been a surrogate mother. Also, that of the surviving children, only Christie is the biological daughter of Steve Downs.

http://crime.about.com/od/female_offenders/a/Diane-Downs.htm

This site has several articles, and one of the articles(dated June 23, 1991 -- Child killer Downs makes legal, illegal attempts to gain freedom) state that Steve Downs relinquished his parental rights so that the 2 surviving children could be adopted. It also said that she wrote a book, which I wasn't aware of.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/oregonianextra/2008/12/diane_downs_parole_hearing_loo.html

Very interesting reading.

Formerly Duped said...

lala: You saw it too, and felt that way about Patty ! She was lucky she was not typecast. it's good to know she had a good life and fruitful career.

Just googled 'The Bad Seed' and found it was recently remade- didn't know that, and was also a stage play! I did read the book, though.

I guess there will always be sociopaths to make movies / write books about. I truly hope Kate's illness does not worsen for her kids' sakes.

Pity Party said...

I think Diane Downs escaped from prison and was out for 3 weeks and got pregnant if I am not mistaken. It has been a long time since I read that book.

Another page turner if you like true crime - very well written- Deadly Innocence - about Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmoka. The dream couple who had the dream wedding, could have been anyone's next door neighbors turned into killers of young girls starting with Karla's sister.

Formerly Duped said...

Susan Smith apparently has a diagnosis of
Dependent personality disorder (DPD)She also a says she was molested as a child. I wonder how her symptoms vary from the others discussed? To me she seemed similarly detached and unemotional about murdering her children and also blames a fake suspect like Diane did. Motive: another man who did not want kids.

Formerly Duped said...

Pity party: I will order that book- I have an interest in that case as it happened in my city of residence when I was near the age of the victims (there were others who were raped and got away, and possibly another murder) and was familiar with the horrific case it as it unfolded.
"Invisible Darkness" also details the case in graphic detail- a bit too much for me, but the truth of the horrors committed by the pair.

Kristine said...

Happy Veteran's Day to all! Most especially, our military members- active duty and other.

As a former U.S. Gov't Civilian (Deputy Chief, GS-11)... I'd like to inform the Cali locals- Knott's Berry Farm is FREE all month, to all military personnel, plus one guest. It's a great family-style Amusement Park to visit, but the hours are limited. (See details linked below :)

Admin, thanks for the scoop on 'Custom Melts' in Moorpark. We love a good Cuban sandwich, and will try it with a nice glass of Rumspringa... or... vino, next time we are in the area!

Loving the Thanksgiving recipes. I will share Granny's Broccoli Casserole w/Ritz before the holiday. I'm with OrangeCrusher's hubby (must be a Monterey Park thing!)... I dig a can of Ocean Spray Crans.

Free Knott's Tickets (Military & Civilian Members thru November)...

http://www.knotts.com/what-s-new/promotions

Alone again, naturally.. said...

Something l found a long time ago. Don't know who wrote this on another blog so l can't give credit where it's due. Whoever the owner of this piece is...thank you.

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"Anonymous said...

They may not be scheming to keep the tups off kilter, fearful, and on their toes, but by selectively and unpredictably enforcing "rules" that is the end result.

I believe there are deeper psychological forces at work. Kate has stated that she wants to keep her children babies as long as possible. To me that means she wants to keep them dependent on her. By creating a house of OCD tension with no regard to their emotional growth or well being, and by being unpredictable and by enforcing rules according to her moods, alternately showing them love and coldness, permissiveness and punishnment for the same behaviors, the result is making them emotionally attached to her in an unhealthy way. There are many psych studies that show this. Being cruel all the time will result in a disconnect between children and parents, being overly permissive with do the same thing. But the way to keep your children emotionally tied to you for life is by doing exactly what Kate is doing by creating a volatile, unpredictable and confusing emotional environment for them. When Kate when apeshit over the gum, Collin felt for a few minutes that she held his life in her hands, so to speak, she was the one who decided the fate of his comfort item. He was being drastically punished for chewing gum, which he has been allowed to do before. Then you see her in other shows solicitously packing the kids' comfort items, as if she had great regard for their emotional security. This has to be confusing for a child and the end result is having children who are confused by everything in life, can't trust their own impulses and are abnormally attached to the mother to tell them what is right and wrong for them to do, because the rules kept changing on them in early childhood according to her WHIMS. When this is all they know, the patterns will be carried to adulthood and they will look to her without trusting themselves, and they won't understand why they are doing that. Has anyone heard of Pavlov's dogs?
7/14/2008 2:01 PM"

secret2 said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 36
Twittering, I so agree with you. They ask Kate for advice on everything! Alot of times it's funny, but other times I feel sorry for them. Haven't they seen how incompetent she was on the show? I know they will never admit, though.

But to not know how to comb long hair? To ask medical advice from a stranger who hasn't been a practicing nurse in 7 or 8 years? Etc. This just floors me. Don't they have family, friends, pediatricians? Why Kate? She is the last person I would ask for toilet paper, much less anything involving children, or pets, or housekeeping, or...
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They don't really need it just want a response or retweet so they suck up to SuperMom. It works?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Today is a good day to light a candle.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=15

Kristine said...

POOHBEAR... My Papillon Pal!! !!!!!!

OT- (That's what I do to get your attention, because we BOTH sometimes take a day or 2 to get through all of the posts.)

Anyway, I got your message last night- while lurking on my phone. It was the very last one I read, well after midnight. So glad I saw it. Anita here, also has an adorable little Pap. I'll be contacting you via your Website, with my personal e-mail this weekend. We could really use your animal insight on the breed.

You'll know it's me, and not another Sheeple imposter-- trust me. Their lack of spelling/grammar, and sense of humor is almost always a dead giveaway. I see some of them have graduated onto college, so they say. So maybe there's hope!

(Just in case... I'll use our super-secret code word: Rumspringa)

secret2 said...

Want a real 15 Minuts style scare? Google Alec Devon Kreider

Pity Party said...

Formerly Duped -

Deadly Innocence is a page turner. The name came cross because Paul was proud of his preppy boy next door look that potentially enabled him to be the Scarborough rapist and the killer of several girls even as a composite was being shown on TV; his friends were like Geez that looks like you Paul. When he into the abyss he wrote a rap about his "Deadly Innocence."

readerlady said...

LaLa and Formerly -- I love horror movies, but not the slasher/gasher/basher types. I like the suspense horror films, the classics starring performers like Boris Karloff and Vincent Price and Lon Chaney Jr. I think the scariest movie I ever saw, though, and it wasn't supposed to be a horror movie, was "Night of the Hunter" with Robert Mitchum. When he's chasing Lillian Gish and the children, and shouting those Bible verses, it scared the bejeebers out of me. I slept with the lights on for a couple of nights, LOL.

I don't know about McCormack being on a soap, Formerly, but she was in "The Ropers" (short-lived spin-off of "Three's Company") and makes a lot of guest appearances on series TV. Last one I remember seeing her in was "Supernatural" earlier this year. I think she does a lot of theatre too. She originated the role of Rhoda on Broadway, IIRC. I've read the book, or maybe it was the print version of the stage play, I don't remember for sure. It's been a long time.

It's interesting to hear locals talking about Karla Homolka. I was in Canada around the time of the trial, attending a cat show, and remember reading about it in the local paper. I always tried to get a copy of a local paper when I went to the shows. Especially in Canada. Told me a lot about the area.

Parent In Lancaster County said...


secret2 said... 73

Want a real 15 Minuts style scare? Google Alec Devon Kreider

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What does that have to do with Kate? It's no relation, as far as I know, and it happened five years ago. I knew the family that was murdered. He's sitting in prison, with no parole ever. He tried appeals, and the last I heard, his recent one was put on hold.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

readerlady, I love the suspenseful horror movies, too. I will not watch the gory slasher ones. One of my faves is the very first Halloween. Although there were some gory scenes, there were not many and they didn't focus on the gore. It was more of Michael's slow, determined walk towards his victims. I first saw that movie when I was 19 and when I watched a few weeks ago, it still scared the heck out of me. Good suspenseful horror movies are hard to find these days. If you ever get a chance, check out Rose Red. That's another good one that is not gorey.

Formerly Duped said...

readerlady:

I'm with you on the type of mysteries I like, although I am interested in real crime as well.

Glad you visited Canada! Yes, that was a scary time when the Scarborough Rapist was known to be lurking and attacking young women by night at bus stops. I used public transportation all the time. Bernardo looked nothing 'like a murderer' He was preppy and even handsome.

Looked up PM- she was in As the World Turns temporarily replacing Kathryn Hays, but also did a lot of other acting. lol

Must look up Night of the Hunter!

Kristine said...

I guess I'm catching up from last night, and over-commenting today. (I never post from my phone, although I do find it stuck to my pillow many mornings... still lurking on this Blog ;)

Last night was a RIOT! "What's Next?" and "Betty" aka @BettyBakesBunts I owe you two ladies a Rumspringa! I actually have a Brother-In-Law, SWM-- freshly out of prison. I offered him up, to one of the Bloggers here once. She wasn't a taker... so our Scotty is still 37-ish SINGLE and ready to mingle (living with parents). How about it? @KatePlusMy8?

I woke Hubby up with my hysterics last night, and he's pissed about all of the giggling going on.

amyf said...

Lyrics to a song that fits the occasion - it always gave me incredible shivers when I heard it played live (I'm sure you can find a performance on youtube):

http://ericbogle.net/lyrics/lyricspdf/nomansland.pdf

Deputy Chief 14 said...

Kristine, as a deputy chief you were only an 11? Those are some low grades where you work.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Another Tweet I would tweet to Kate if I used Twitter:

@kateplusmy8 Is it true you can tell it's a boy cow cause they have horns?

@kateplusmy8 Having a tum tuck wld U measure the location of UR Belly Button so I can tell dr where to locate mine?

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lol!! I'd ask her...

My son is doing a project about farm animals. Do you know how many udders a sheep has?

Rhymes with Witch said...

What does that have to do with Kate? It's no relation, as far as I know, 76

Paranoid Paramecium Alert.

carezee said...

I remember watching the Bad Seed as a child. I can still hear that music. That was a thriller of a movie. Patty McCormack was on As The World Turns playing Kim when the actress that played left for a period of time.

Remona Blue said...

Admin, I haven't thought of Night of the Hunter in years! I came home from work and discovered my young children watching the movie w/their father. I was horrified, and asked him why on earth he was allowing them to watch. My oldest said...''Oh mommy, that man is tacky, rude, mean and nasty!'' Years and years later, when something is so bad we're at a loss for words, one of us will say...''that is so tacky, rude, mean and nasty!'' I agree with you that Robert Mitchum was really frightening, especially since my ex looked enough like him that he could have been his son!

secret2 said...

Remona Blue said... 62
I think that abused children do whatever helps them get through the abuse. There were 6 of us, 7 years between me (the oldest) and my brother (the only boy). In our case, even though we often fought w/each other, we banded together and had each other's backs against our parents.
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Did ur mom and daddy have obvious faves? Did they hurt some of ur sisters and brothers more than others? Parents have 2 much power sometimes.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Shout-out to Berks! Are you there? How was the show? I was right next door to you having dinner! I should have come over and paged Berks, but figured you would have thought I was a stalker!

carezee said...

Formerly Duped.... I didn't see that you had already answered the soap question. I remember watching her when she was on the soap. Do we know what was wrong with Kathryn? Her face looked like she had a stroke or something when she came back. Do you remember that?

Chefsummer....Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday dear chefsummer. Happy birthday to you. Just be glad that you just had to read that and not hear it. I am not known for my melodious voice.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Paranoid Paramecium Alert.

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PPA? :)

Kristine said...

Katie should consider dating my BIL. They have much in common, now that I think about it.

He doesn't have a job, so he can wait on her hand and foot. He is very good-looking, has NPD and mental OCD/control issues. He's also a compulsive liar- so he wouldn't call her out on her bullshit. He's extremely convincing... conniving... grifty... etc., etc., etc. The similarites are uncanny really. Everyone he met fell for the game he was running, up until these stints in jail. His family knew better.

Sorry to ramble, but the way I see it... the Gosselin & Kreider families are better off without Kate. Especially during the holidays. Toxic breeds toxic.

Jon?? Jo--ooooooonnn!!?? Clean up on aisle 12.

Remona Blue said...

secret2 said... 86
''Did ur mom and daddy have obvious faves? Did they hurt some of ur sisters and brothers more than others?''
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My parents had no favorites. I was the one that got the most beatings, probably because I took the blame for whatever whenever I could, but also because I was the most defiant. They never 'broke' me.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Quote from the Diane Downs expert testifying in the case, I assume this was pulled from actual transcripts:

"As a psychiatrist it is my professional opinion that Diane Down's personality disorder qualifies her as a dangerous offender. She is a sociopath, an anti-social personality without any concern for the rights of others. She's a brilliant mind with no conscious to guide it, a narcissist who sees herself as the center of everything, who will get what she wants no matter what means she has to employ no matter who or what stands in her way. She's not able to have or understand love."

Chilling.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Not too long ago, on one of the movie classics channels, I saw Patty McCormack in "Kathy O'." She's got to be pushing 70 by now.

Kristine said...

Deputy Chief 14 said... 81
Kristine, as a deputy chief you were only an 11? Those are some low grades where you work.
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Yes they were, sadly! I worked here in Los Angeles County, and we tried to request a "desk audit" to make my position a GS-12, to no avail. I worked there more than a decade, and was the youngest GS-11 assigned there. By the time I finally resigned, I my boss retired 4 months later...

Would have made Chief (yet still only a GG/GS-12 pay grade :(

Adios Government! Eight full-time jobs for ONE person to take on? Tell me about it, Kate! Haha.

Enough about me. Kate has 8 kids!

Formerly Duped said...

carezee:

I didn't watch DOOL after that time- in fact, I only watched it for a few years off and on but must say it was a guilty pleasure when I worked nights but couldn't sleep in the daytime. So I know Kathryn Hays- I'm sorry to hear that she may have had a stroke. It seems so many of the actors on those shows are gone...will never forget McDonald Carey's 'like sands though the hourglass..."


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As for scariest movie, I still vote for The Exorcist...the book was even scarier to me.

Paula said...

Original "The Hound of the Baskervilles" starring Peter Cushing on was on our local PBS station last night. I love those old "horror" movies.

Formerly Duped said...

oops, ATWT! I also watched DOOL from time to time. Tend to mix them up!

Parent In Lancaster County said...

These sheeple are so funny:

beckybgrimwood
@Kateplusmy8 kids are doing an art project with paint... Yikes! 5 kids with paint... How do u do 8?? #tryingnottofreakout

Same way you do it with five, only you add three paint brushes! Duh!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

People question the trustworthy and trust the liars. Use better judgment and you won't get screwed over.

&&&

Too bad the church people didn't have better judgment when they were getting screwed over.

Hypocritical tool.

LBelle said...

Admin....92:
Chilling x 8!!!!! Kreider fits right in there.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Why in the name of all that's holy would you tweet a picture of your dinner at a restaurant? I don't get it. I just don't get it. Is it supposed to make the sheeple salivate with envy?

kateplusmy8
Dinner with friends... Kate's 'fish (and vegetables) in paper' and mahogany cranberry almond rice... Yum! http://t.co/ZDo2LdgQ(preview)

amyf said...

Thanks for going off topic said... 31
Amyf:

I'm not sure which Rehab/nursing facility you are in but, if a visit from a Therapy Animal team would make you feel better -- can you ask for one to be arranged? Many facilities welcome Therapy Animals these days and it may be as simple as asking the Social Director to arrange something.
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I've been asking for animal visits since Day One, and I'm not getting anywhere. And apparently there is no longer an Activities Director. I've had two visits from a very sweet cat - I'd be perfectly happy to see dogs too (it's been a puppy summer pretty much 24/7 online). I tried to look at the organizations you mentioned but the sites didn't make any sense to me. Thanks for trying, though...

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Formerly Duped said... 97

oops, ATWT! I also watched DOOL from time to time. Tend to mix them up!

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I watched it when I was in college. I scheduled my afternoon classes around the show. It wouldn't surprise me to find out the story line is still basically the same! Are Bo, Hope and Marlena still hanging around?

aggiemom09121416 said...

Parent 101
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I might be wrong, but it looks like that's at her house, not a restaurant.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She's not at a restaurant she's at home. She said friends were coming over for dinner and that's her table. That's one of the first things she's made that looks halfway decent.

However, look at the reflection on the plate. It appears to be a woman wearing a white coat....the CHEF. Katherine??

HAHA BUSTED!!!!

secret2 said...

Remona Blue said... 91
secret2 said... 86
''Did ur mom and daddy have obvious faves? Did they hurt some of ur sisters and brothers more than others?''
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My parents had no favorites. I was the one that got the most beatings, probably because I took the blame for whatever whenever I could, but also because I was the most defiant. They never 'broke' me.
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Good for u Remona!!! Hope doesn't sound mean or joking. I mean it as a compliment. But if they had faves or ones they didn't like more than the others u and ur sisters and brothers wouldn't have been so close. Hard to be when ur worried about them tattling on u!

Kate is a twit said...

Don't think they went to a restaurant. Didn't Kate tweet earlier that she had dinner prep to do?

But even then, why would you take a picture of your dinner when you had company there? If I was over for dinner at a friend's house and she stopped to take a picture of the food on her plate, in order to tweet it, I would think she was nuts. But then, we are talking about Kate. She couldn't even put her Iphone away during dinner?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Notice also the careful wording. She never said in that tweet that SHE made it.

The chef did and took the pic for her.

carolina peach said...

ots

Browncoat alert! Sci Channel. 'New' episodes at 8 pm & 9 pm. Firefly: Browncoats Unite 10 pm.

SHINY!

Paula said...

I'll bet the "friend" was Katherine the Chef?

How much money is she still spending on a personal chef?

Barb In Nebraska said...

Parent in Lancaster County, I thought she made that.

By the way, there is a Social Media app called Foodspotting where you share a picture of your meal from a restaurant and rate it. I'm on it as BarbInNebraska. I also use Instagram to share my dinner. Kind of fun with friends, I find new meal ideas.

aggiemom09121416 said...

I like the J and K on the 'paper'.
keeping it classy!

aggiemom09121416 said...

Seems like her earlier tweet said she was doing 'dinner prep'...does that mean 'ordering in'?
:)

aggiemom09121416 said...

There is a plate to her right, it appears to have 'paper' on it. She also has a wine glass to the left of her plate...she isn't left-handed. She also is hogging the salt and pepper.
Lights are low...wine on the table....hmm...lol

What did the kids eat, spaghettios in the basement on paper plates?? And speaking of that...what the hell woman! Kate, eat your freaking dinner on a paper plate like you make your kids use!

butterfly said...

I saw Bad Seed as a child, too. Scared the heck out of me. I am with all of you- no slasher/gore films. I like 'em scary, but not because of bloody kill scenes.

I still haven't had a chance to look into this Diane Downs yet- Waking Dead on tonight and I have to do my homework- argh!! LOL I am trying to follow from the posts, though, so if someone wants to do a synopsis...

Formerly Duped said...

Parent:

Haven't watched in years,but I think those characters are still around. they tend to keep dying and then returning from beyond. Interestingly, Melissa Reeve(Jennifer Horton) and her husband Scott played the Dilley sextuplets' parents in the TV movie of their early years!

readerlady said...

Carolina Peach -- I don't get the Science Channel (Wish I did). I'd love to hear what the "new" episodes are like. Shiny, Shiny!! Or maybe they're the unaired episodes? There were a couple, I think, that never aired, but are on the DVD set.

Barb In Nebraska said...

Just looked at the picture she tweeted of the girls reading her book, with the doghouse in the background. I can't believe how many people have commented on her photos. They are the kind of comments that are on Radar online. Wouldn't you want to stop posting pictures if people could comment right on them. They are connected to that picture forever! Wonder how many comments are on the M shoe picture?

AuntieAnn said...

If Kate made that dinner OR took that photo I'll eat that straw cornucopia on the table.

(I called this one on the last thread. Kate, it's just getting tooooo easy. Please make a bit of an effort)

Amy2 said...

I just returned (2 hours ago) from a week's trip to Washington DC. (I live on the west coast.) Man, those flights are getting tougher as I get older.

I went to the WWII memorial. Impressive and humbling at the same time. I asked an elderly person with a Navy cap if I could help him and he asked if I would take his picture in front of the Pacific Theater side of the memorial. He then pointed to the operations (battles) he took part in years ago.

At the American History Museum (Smithsonian), there were several men from WWII were there. They were part of the Honor Flight. For those who are not familiar with Honor Flight its an organization that pays 100% of a WWII vet's expenses and a companion to go the DC to visit the WWII memorial and other WWII related exhibits. I was sitting on a bench near the elevator when the vets w/their attendants came off the elevator. I self-appointed myself as their personal tour guide. Showing them where the WWII exhibit was. Everyone thanked me, when it was I who should have been thanking them.

Went to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The precise 21 steps never changing a step or action. Everyone who was there was I was, never said a word. There was a silent sense of respect for the fallen.

I have many more stories of my week, but I will end my post with this one. For the first time I went to the Women in Service Memorial. Years ago my mother-in-law donated money for the building of memorial in her name (LT in WWII) anD myself (SGT Vietnam era). I am so happy to see that servicewomen have our own memorial and museum.

Okay, one more comment, google Honor Flight and learn about this wonderful organization.

Lynn W. said...

Happy Birthday Chef Summer! I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Berks resident said...

Parent In Lancaster County said... 87
Shout-out to Berks! Are you there? How was the show? I was right next door to you having dinner! I should have come over and paged Berks, but figured you would have thought I was a stalker!

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OMG OMG Did you eat at Loxley's???? So DID WE! We only bought the show portion because my one friend is on a gluten free diet and she was afraid they wouldn't be able to accommodate her.

WOW! what did you get? I got the crab/corn chowder and a shrimp Cesar salad.

I cannot believe you were right there. We were there between 5:10 and 7:00...our server was a sweet blonde girl who was pregnant.

WOW - to think we could have gotten together for a rumspringa!

Formerly Duped said...

Looks like Kate's last year fall decorations so must be her house. Only see three set places though. D and bf?

Berks resident said...

I was right next door to you having dinner! I should have come over and paged Berks, but figured you would have thought I was a stalker!
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Oh I would have laughed my a** off - I can just imagine - "Visitor for Berks Resident, please come to the lobby". HAHAHAHAHA (we had a couple of pinos at the restaurant, and I nearly fell head over teacups when I left my seat to visit the women's room)

kris said...

Why on earth does she always name her food "Kate's...." Goofy. Tonight I made Chili, I didn't make "Kris' Chili" even if I made the recipe up (which I didn't and I know Kate didn't make up hers) I still wouldn't call it "Kris' Chili"

koop dedoo said...

amyf #102 - have you ever watched the Shiba Inu puppy cam on ustream?? We've been watching for 4 years now. They are not usually "live" on weekends, but there are plenty of videos to watch.

Since they are west coast, try around 9:00am on weekdays.

http://www.ustream.tv/sfshiba

NJGal51 said...

Why is the paper labeled J/K? Dis the chef prepare it when they were together and it's been in the freezer all this time? Who labels parchment paper unless you're storing something in the freezer.

Kristine said...

Lol, from one "Kris" to another... me neither!

(Although, I don't have NPD either.)

Speaking of which, I was sad to have missed the Diane Downs special last night on 20/20. Thanks for the Hulu link, Admin.

Pity Party said...

She must have lured some "friends" over with the promise that Katherine would cook fish on paper after they cleaned up house and maybe the barn. Which begs the question does paper (or rather a paper towel) make the fish taste better, or is it just trendy. Or sadly, she had Katherine over to cook for her, as she only shows a table for one with any food on it. Does anyone really say within the confines of home that they are "prepping" dinner. She watches too much Top Chef, speaking of which I think the redemption comes on tonight as does I think Sister Wives. It would appear that the natives are getting restless - they feel like single moms.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Oh I would have laughed my a** off - I can just imagine - "Visitor for Berks Resident, please come to the lobby". HAHAHAHAHA (we had a couple of pinos at the restaurant, and I nearly fell head over teacups when I left my seat to visit the women's room)

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If I had known that you were a couple of sheets to the wind I would have done it. I just wasn't sure if you would have laughed or would have thought I was stalking you. I was right there!
How was the show?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She likes it because Fig and Olive does it. Yeah it's trendy but there's nothing special about it, it's just another way to steam fish. The British have been doing it for ages.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I foresee the sheeple are going to be falling all over themselves like it's the second coming when they see this photo. Kate made something that actually justifies their excitement. Sheeple, look at the reflection, that's the chef!!

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Kate's table -- Why is the wine glass to the left of the plate? I know she's left-handed, but liquids always go to the right of the place setting.

NJGal51 said...

Admin - I just don't see the chef. I see what looks like a reflection of the paper but no chef. Where on the plate are you seeing her?

NJGal51 said...

Outback used to do a "fish in paper" also. I think it was talapia with artichoke and some other veggies. It was actually quite good.

kris said...

I wouldn't be surprised if kate isn't wearing a white apron, welcoming everyone to Kate's kitchen, staring Kate as chef. Eat some Kate's fish and drink some Kate wine and for dessert some Kate Egg custard, with the eggs shot right out of Kate's ass! Yum! lol

Parent In Lancaster County said...

OMG OMG Did you eat at Loxley's???? So DID WE! We only bought the show portion because my one friend is on a gluten free diet and she was afraid they wouldn't be able to accommodate her.

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Yes, always! I was there at that time. Were you the person they picked up off the floor outside the ladies room? :) Crab soup (I always order that) and salmon with asparagus. It was a very fishy night.

Berks resident said...

If I had known that you were a couple of sheets to the wind I would have done it. I just wasn't sure if you would have laughed or would have thought I was stalking you. I was right there!
How was the show?
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Oh Parent, I would have loved it! I have been dreaming of a 15 Min. Get Together for quite some time, but more lately since the book came out. Robert could be the guest of honor (I'd pay lol). It takes a lot to ruffle my feathers, and what fun it would have been to be paged heehee. I would have felt pretty important!

Regarding the show, it was Church Basement Ladies - Second Helping. It was pretty funny. I prefer more raucous comedy but I did enjoy it. Looks like they are ready to start the Christmas Show next week. If we go, I'll give you advance notice :)))

Rachel Ray said...

I think that is a reach. I don't see a chef.

But I do see a reflection of that 50/50 custody agreement, don't you?

Berks resident said...

Yes, always! I was there at that time. Were you the person they picked up off the floor outside the ladies room? :)
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Yes that was me. And I kept calling for my booby guard, but nobody came to rescue me. I KNEW I should have had someone to lead me :(((

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Rachel Ray, welcome! I think your garbage bowls are a scam.

I changed my mind I think NJ is right the white is the paper. I still don't believe she made that.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Where is the reflection of the woman in the white coat? Bottom right of the plate? I see something white, but I can't make it out to be a person, no matter how I look at it. Am I not looking at the right place?

Kristine said...

Haa! I just realized, I may have posted upthread that I worked at the military facility in L.A. for decades.

I meant over a dozen years... but it sure seemed like decades! (Managing 50+ Sheeple sucks.)

Awaiting the real truth to come out, during the "Breaking Amish" 2-hour TLC finale episode, starting in 15 Mins. The truth as they'd like to portray it, on Discovery Network.

Rumspringas all around!

AuntieAnn said...

Oh shoot was Rachael here? and I missed her? awwww.

I couldn't agree more with you Admin. The first time I saw her trying to shill those things I actually thought it was a joke. Who buys that sh*t? I mean beside gullible sheeple.

I have a couple of big plastic bowls from the Dollar Store - if anyone wants to buy them for $19.95 plus s&h. Anyone?
Bueller?

Kate?

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Regarding the show, it was Church Basement Ladies - Second Helping. It was pretty funny. I prefer more raucous comedy but I did enjoy it. Looks like they are ready to start the Christmas Show next week. If we go, I'll give you advance notice :)))

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If you only buy the show ticket, where do they put you? We've always done the meal and the show.
Do you ever go to the Christmas show at AMT?

We should do a locals gathering over the holidays for the 15-minuters.

Admin -- are you going to be in the area?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Rachel Ray is undoubtedly a narcissist, but you know what I appreciate about her? She's like look, my career has me working crazy hours traveling this is absolutely no life for a child. I'm not cut out for it, I don't have the lifestyle for it, it would be wrong to bring a child into the world. I don't think that woman ever intends to have kids. I can appreciate recognizing you would make one heck of a bad mother, and choosing not to breed. I respect that.

Oh, and she owns a pit bull!!! Suck it Kate.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Awaiting the real truth to come out, during the "Breaking Amish" 2-hour TLC finale episode, starting in 15 Mins. The truth as they'd like to portray it, on Discovery Network.

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I've seen them out and about. Jeremiah was in a local restaurant not long ago. Man, is he homely...
That show was so fake, so scripted.

Kate is a twit said...

Has Milo watched any episodes of either show? First, she didn't know about the barn and now she says this:

miloandjack
@msgoody2shoes21 @Kateplusmy8 Kate fr the get-go was always way ahead of Jon maturity wise! She was a good influence 4him.

Right--she acted real mature in the ToysRus episode, and what about her breakdown on the plane trip to Utah? There are a lot of things Kate is, but mature isn't one of them. Milo continues to live in the delusional world of Kate Gosselin.

Berks resident said...

If you only buy the show ticket, where do they put you? We've always done the meal and the show.
Do you ever go to the Christmas show at AMT?

We should do a locals gathering over the holidays for the 15-minuters.

Admin -- are you going to be in the area?
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There are four seats right inside the entry door - that is where we sat. There are not too many seats/only. If we take the fellows with us to the Christmas show, we will definitely have to get a table.

Have never been to the AMT. Do you think the show is better?

Yes, a holiday get-together would be lovelyish. Count me in.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

No won't be back East this year, we're changing things up and going to Chicago this year.

Twittering And Twattering said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 @deannatweeting Hah...Deanna has been awful quiet 2day. Is she there eating that delicious meal U prepared? :)

This must be the nosiest person ever to hit Twitter. Now she's stalking Deanna. Kate needs to tell her to mind her own business, and not be very nice about it. It's the only thing that's going to shut her up. She's just out of control.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Have never been to the AMT. Do you think the show is better?

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Oh, absolutely. No question about it. It's really quite professionally done. Worth seeing. I drove past yesterday and the parking lot was full. A Christmas show before Thanksgiving, though, is really just not right.

Darn, admin. We would have keep the rumspringas flowing for you!

AuntieAnn said...

Also someone mentioned she just donated $500,000 worth of supplies to the hurricane victims and their pets so she certainly must have a conscience. Maybe she's feeling guilty about selling garbage bowls for a ridiculous price and is trying to redeem herself.

I shouldn't say that. Helping with the Sandy relief effort was a great thing to do.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The difference between Rachel Ray and Kate is that Rachel Ray has an awareness of what is socially acceptable behavior even if she might not enjoy it.

My narcissist understood this too and few people who spent insignificant amount of time with them had anything bad to say. Narcissists are great actors and have a great awareness of how one SHOULD behave. Then it's like lights out man when they are done playing normal for the public.

That is one respect Kate is bizarre but I attribute that simply to stupidity.

There are stories ALL over the net about Rachel Ray being a total tool. It's practically written into her Wikipedia entry now that it's become such a known fact lol. Here is one that's kinda funny:

http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/2007-12-06/bwe-exclusive-rachael-ray-is-actually-a-bitch/

rainbowsandunicorns said...

miloandjack
@mscatie @mylilabbster @Kateplusmy8 Yep...she said she has a show she developed! She's not against dating...just not her MAIN focus!

I almost feel sorry for FUFK. She really lives in her own little fantasy world and thinks that she knows everything about Kate, her feelings, ambitions, and what goes on in Kate's life all the time. If Kate were to say "enough is enough," Milo could become dangerous. She's just too bizarre to be playing with a full deck. Being ignored could trigger behavior that might have terrible consequences.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

When no one wants to date you eventually you stop focusing so much on it.

It would be like focusing on a jar of cookies that you can't get open. It gets old so you let it go and forget about them.

localyocul said...

Did I miss something? Did Kate say she developed a dating show?

What's Next? said...

Fish En papillote - can you imagine if Kate had called it by this name rather than fish in paper? Her enablers would absolutely swoon.

It is really very easy to prepare. It's something I would make for a quick and easy to prepare meal. It's just fish and veggies wrapped in parchment paper and baked in the oven served with rice.

chefsummer said...

I think Kate is BS-ing big time about her "dinner party".

I also think that it's one of two things.

1. It's her & Steve.
2. It's just her & she showing off to her sheep.

I mean if she has friends over when not snap a photo of them eating?

I mean she took a photo of Jamie so I'm sure Deanna won't mind.

localyocul said...

Parent In Lancaster County said... 152
Have never been to the AMT. Do you think the show is better?

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Oh, absolutely. No question about it. It's really quite professionally done. Worth seeing. I drove past yesterday and the parking lot was full. A Christmas show before Thanksgiving, though, is really just not right

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My mom always has everyone over the day after Thanksgiving but today said it would be Saturday instead of Friday. My sister and her husband bought a ticket for her to go with them to the Christmas show at AMT on Black Friday. They went last year and said it was excellent. I saw Rick Springfield there a few years ago and we were maybe a dozen seats from the stage. He walked across the tops of the seats right by us. The venue is excellent!

chefsummer said...

OR it's her and flat Stanley and grown a boyfriend-(LOL)

Those are the only men that can stand to be around her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yeah where's the photo of the friends? What's that? Oh, they want to be private?? So if it's an adult it's okay to respect their privacy.

Paula said...

How sad that Kate affords her "friends" more privacy than she does her own children.

That is, if there are really any "friends" there with Kate.

AuntieAnn said...

chefsummer said... 161

OR it's her and flat Stanley and grown a boyfriend-(LOL)
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lol! I thought it could be Deanna and Shoka eating out of the same bowl. She won't show pics of either of them.


Oh and thanks a lot Admin. Just when my cold, cold heart was starting to melt about RR you send over to that site. What a bitch. Guess I was wrong about her being conscientious. Maybe she just donated for tax purposes. hehe.

Twittering And Twattering said...

kateplusmy8
All is quiet here following a lovely dinner&visit... I'm doing a little reading then off to sleep- I'd say I earned a long nights rest!:)GN!

What did Katherine earn?

chefsummer said...

Maybe the Kiwi flew into the cuckoo's nest so he could plant hi NZ flag.

Anonymous said...

There is a "J/K" clearly written on the paper....Katherine the chef's note that it is Jon and Kates. KK states "Kate's dinner" in quotes....it's Katherine's dinner, but KK abbreviates it to Kate to make those that can't put 2 plus 2 together assume it is HER dinner. She did nothing for this affair but take the credit.

laurajean

Twittering And Twattering said...

chefsummer said... 161

OR it's her and flat Stanley and grown a boyfriend-(LOL)

Those are the only men that can stand to be around her.

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And Milo, if she is a he, plus Elvis, Iwana and Austin.

AuntieAnn said...

So by 'prepping for dinner' Kate meant she had to have a nap, adjust her good bra, put on her false eyelashes and find something slutty to wear before the guests arrived. It makes sense now.

Penny said...

Something tells me that all Deanna and Kate talked about was Twitter and this blog.

butterfly said...

chefsummer said... 166
Maybe the Kiwi flew into the cuckoo's nest so he could plant hi NZ flag.
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And there went my dinner, LOL!!! eewwww

I need a drink to try and forget that - bad, Chefsummer!!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm finally watching the 20/20 episode. I love that they tracked down the young reporter who first interviewed Diane Downs, that infamous interview where Diane said people say she was lucky but she didn't feel lucky because she couldn't tie her shoes for 2 months, and her kids were lucky that she wasn't shot. The reporter only looked about 28 years old. The look on her face was "oh crap" what is happening here, she's a murderer! What an interview to snag for someone so young.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 108

Notice also the careful wording. She never said in that tweet that SHE made it.

The chef did and took the pic for her.

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I mentioned before this dropping of pronouns as a cover she uses. I got the idea from a friend of mine. I was afraid to say what made me notice it because I didn't want to offend anyone (and still don't). My friend is gay, and he told me once to watch when someone drops the pronouns when speaking of their significant other. It's a way of disguising one's orientation, he said. (Don't jump on me. That's coming from him, not from me.)

Kate isn't disguising that, but she IS disguising who is doing the work. She's using the same technique. Very rarely does she ever say that SHE does any work. She just jumps right to the verb. And as someone pointed out, Kate sure likes to use the word *I*. If she ain't using it, she's hiding something....

By the way, hello, Aggies out there. I've been in Texas doing some speaking (will avoid saying where), but my hostess and her family were BIG TIME Aggie fans. I don't really follow football, but they made it seem so much fun. I enjoyed the Aggies' big victory yesterday. Congrats! Also, my hostess described herself as "an Aggie Mom" which made me think of our aggiemom. She said that Aggie Moms meet in various places, and she was fortunate enough to find one that meets in a brewery. Shades of Rumspringa! LOL.

Beautiful, historic, hospitable state, but also glad to be home.

Happy birthday, chef!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

By the way Rebecca's (youngest Downs child) adoptive parents were absolute saints. They were so protective of her yet honest.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Virginia yes spot on. The passive tense or dropping of pronouns is also a little trick journalists use when they are trying to tell the story without implicating anyone.

I've noticed Kate does this all the time. Kate does NOT miss an opportunity to say *I* made dinner or *I* did this or *I* am with the kids. When she drops the I it's very obvious.

It's so funny she is so careful not to lie about this when she's told a thousand other lies.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

There is a plate to her right, it appears to have 'paper' on it. She also has a wine glass to the left of her plate...she isn't left-handed. She also is hogging the salt and pepper.

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She is left-handed, but it doesn't matter. All glasses should be to the right of the plate.

capecodmama said...

Happy Veteran's Day to all our military members (active and retired) and their families. Many thanks for all you have done. I called my oldest daughter today and personally thanked her wounded vet boyfriend for his service. They were going out to dinner tonight in the North End of Boston for their one year anniversary. Yummy Italian food in the North End.

Chefsummer...Happy Birthday! Enjoy some Rumspringas for us all.

Re the idiotic tweet from a stupid sheeple about detangling their child's hair. Both of my daughters have very curly hair. Johnson & Johnson spray detangler worked like a charm. Never a problem. These sheeple need to get their heads out of Kate's ass and join the real world. And to think they are raising children. Can't imagine them in a real crisis.

Poisson en Papillote...Such a simple dish to make. I make it often with a nice piece of cod from my local fish market but I throw mine on the grill. Kate is such a tool.

readerlady said...

Auntie Ann -- I was the one who posted the info about Rachael Ray's donation. It was more than $500,000. She donated that plus 4 tons of wet and dry food to the ASPCA temporary shelters in New York and $100,000 and food to the people food pantries set up to help Sandy victims. That's not the first time, either. All the proceeds from her pet food line goes to animal charities. She may be a narcissist, but at least she has a heart and a conscience and talent. She worked her butt off to get where she is. I sound like I'm a Rachael Ray fan. I'm not, particularly. I like her in small doses, but she wears me out!

Capecodmama -- I agree with you about J&J detangler. I have very fine, very straight hair and the least breeze tangles it into knots. J&J detangler works like a charm.

Anonymous said...

...and the quality of the picture is not indicative of Kate's usual half-assed, rush through it, sub-standard endevor. She isn't kidding anyone and is just digging her own grave for tabloid fodder.
laura jean

readerlady said...

Sorry, Grammar Police, LOL. Post 178 -- should be . . . all the proceeds . . .go. I'm sleepy. Time for bed for me. GN.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate usually takes ariel shots of her food and really, anything.

This one was down and into the food, which is what anyone with a rudimentary understanding of food photography (i.e. a professional chef) would know to do, and practice out of habit.

LoriT said...

I guess the tweetie who asked about tangles in kid's hair missed Kate's mini-commercial "product placement" in the following episode.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Ez9uqHBdY&feature=g-hist

Hair smells yummy, works great! lol
fast-forward to 1:35

Smoochie said...

Noticed a few things about the picture, one is that there only appears to be one other plate on the table to the right, but paper to the left, so perhaps it's the angle and she has 2 guests? There's not one item down the table, nothing set up for anyone to dine. So either she doesn't have the kids or they just don't rate eating with company!

Two, while I don't like the looks of mahogany rice, she definitely is reading here, she 'set' the shot up, instead of helicoptering over it on her kitchen counter. One of the better pictures she's published of food!

Dropping the pronouns, yes, common avoidance tactic. Saying something without giving actual intimate details, easy to fool people, lead them into thinking what you want them to. She's a master of it and the sheeple fall for it every time!



amyf said...

At first glance I thought that centerpiece thingy was some kind of weird rooster...

amyf said...

Koop dedoo - I think I checked them out once, but right now I'm spending my entire life with Great Danes at explore.org. There's 6 giant puppies who are almost 5 months old, 8 3-week- olds who I watched being born (24/7 live cam), and another litter of 8 who are about a week old (we only get to see occasional glimpses of them so far). Plus a lot of bigger dogs who are in training or visiting. They're being trained as service dogs for people (veterans have preference) with balance issues who need a big sturdy dog. It's an amazing farm (VERY far removed from puppy-mill). Point being, I can't read a book, watch a movie, sleep or much of anything else. Addiction is painful. :-) I've never had a dog and I've never wanted one so badly in my life. Oh well. Oh, and explore.org has a LOT of fascinating live cameras of other animals, and a lot of interesting info on other things.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I click on Kate's twitter on the far right to view the tweets that she is responding to it won't let me and than goes to the "No replies" and not "All".

Has this happened to anyone else and how can else can I view the tweets she responds to.

Remona Blue said...

If you are asking what I think you're asking, when you click on All, the no replies turns blue, which means you're now on All. Then, in order to read what she's responding to, click on expand, and you will see what she is responding to.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Has this happened to anyone else and how can else can I view the tweets she responds to.

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If you're having trouble, go to http://twitiq.com/Kateplusmy8

It will show you the tweets that someone sent (indented) and her replies, which are flush left.

EM said...

All is quiet here following a lovely dinner&visit... I'm doing a little reading then off to sleep- I'd say I earned a long nights rest!:)GN!

maybe the kids came to visit and had dinner?

Greedy Gosselins said...

That pic Kate tweeted of that slop of a meal definitely was different than the rest she usually takes. Nice lighting, good angle... Wonder what the real story behind that was?

Has anyone googled parchment paper to figure out what that JK symbol on it was? I'll see if I can find out. I'm curious.

My ex husband stole my car and totalled it Saturday night. Of course he walked away without a scratch. I wonder how much Kate would hate Jon for doing something like that?

Berks resident said...

I saw Rick Springfield there a few years ago and we were maybe a dozen seats from the stage. He walked across the tops of the seats right by us. The venue is excellent!
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Hey Localyocul, thanks for the review! Perhaps you will consider joining us for a "locals holiday get-together"? Bring on the rumspringa!

and if MY ex stole and totalled my car, he would be in jail! That's TERRIBLE!

TLC stinks said...

My impression: she did not take that picture nor cook that meal. Also, that does not even look like a table setting she would do. All fake. Katherine set that all up. Not sure what the J/K initials were about, but the "J" does not necessarily mean Jon. It could be that "J" and Kate wanted that meal prepared by Katherine. Gawd, she is such a LIAR. Anyone familiar with Katherine's menus/recipes?

TLC stinks said...

Kathryn's Katering offers the highest quality catering services in the Blandon, PA area and the greater Berk county area. Since 1993, we have provided savory dishes and quality service that will turn you into a repeat customer! We do wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, private occasions, funerals and more.

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Is this the caterer?

Improbable Dreams said...

Nothing better than sending my kids off 2school w a heart full of love(from my hugs&kisses)& a lunch packed w their favorite homemade food!
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She's got a lot of "nothing better than..." in her life, now doesn't she? At least one similarly worded tweet, every single week. Lucky, lucky G8s, to be so richly blessed. ;)

Vanessa said...

Yes kart, because you hug and kiss them they know you love them. That's the true measure of love. And because you announce it to the world, that must mean you, and only you loves their kids. Did the nanny bring them up to your room this morning for these supposed hugs and kisses? Did the chef pack them up some of the leftovers from the meal she "prepped" yesterday? Is mommy grateful the kiddies are gone today so you can sleep off your hangover?

capecodmama said...

Hey Aggiemom...Aggies jumped from #15 to #9 in the AP poll out today. 'Bama dropped to #4. Gotta say it: Go Aggies!

localyocul said...

Berks resident said... 191
I saw Rick Springfield there a few years ago and we were maybe a dozen seats from the stage. He walked across the tops of the seats right by us. The venue is excellent!
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Hey Localyocul, thanks for the review! Perhaps you will consider joining us for a "locals holiday get-together"? Bring on the rumspringa!

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Sounds good to me!

IDModo said...

Could the J be Jamie, "Home" for the Holiday?

Improbable Dreams said...

I don't want to probe too deeply into the kids' private lives, but Kate's tweet this morning makes me wonder if their school's really open on Veteran's Day. Maybe a make-up day? *shrugs*

Nothing better than sending my kids off 2school w a heart full of love(from my hugs&kisses)& a lunch packed w their favorite homemade food!

Wowser said...

Don't Kate's kids have the day off from school? Everyone here is off and banks are closed and no mail delivery. Admin...I saw the reflection in the plate. She definitely had someone there cooking. Is she on defense mode again? Sounds like rainbows and unicorn my life is so great tweets again. I also wonder about the "early exposure" of the twat swap show and if the negative responses will get it canned before it sees the light of day. This would only make Kate more pissed and hate Robert even more!

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