Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Discovery pulls 'American Guns' from line-up

The Discovery Channel announced yesterday that they've cancelled their successful reality series about a Colorado family that restores firearms. They also won't be showing any reruns. Other shows have delayed or pulled episodes, including TLC's new special "Best Funeral Ever," which was pushed back to January. Actually growing a heart, or just concerned about bad PR? Sadly, probably the latter.


In other news, it was heartwarming to see the Red Cross blankets providing their intended comfort to those who need it. Several people were spotted wrapped in the blankets attending a memorial service on Sunday in Newtown.

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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And......this is why so many of us cringed at the come-hither Red Cross pose of seduction like Leo DiCaprio was about to do a charcoal pencil rendition.

Starz22 said...

With the picture you posted Admin...I see anything BUT kate gosselin. I think of love,hope,and peace.
I don't see the looks-like-im-naked-katie irene pose.

Did you hear Dick's sporting Good's are no longer going to sell a certain kind of gun in wake of this tragedy?We can only hope more stores will follow.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If you get a chance it's worth going back and reading the comments on some of our Red Cross blanket threads during Red Cross-gate. They are funny, and informative.

Here is one from "What a Piece of Work". Is this a regular who used a different name, fess up! It pretty much sums up the entire controversy and where she went wrong--the pose wasn't the only thing Kate screwed up that day, which I'd forgotten about.

what a piece of work said... 3
Let's count the ways Kate screwed with the Red Cross, shall we?

1. Took their iconic blanket and used it in an inappropriate and disrespectful picture.

2. Used the opportunity to shoot a provocative photo some might call "come hither" and others might call "skanky" (or worse).

3. Trivialized the seriousness of the issue the charity was addressing by turning it into a photo op in her expensive, intact, unburned home,

4. In the process, made the picture all about HER, not the Red Cross.

5. Posted HER picture on HER website before the Red Cross got their page up.

6. Got the name of the Red Cross campaign wrong.

7. Most bizarrely of all, FAILED TO PROVIDE A LINK TO THE RED CROSS in the posting on her website.

8. Said "F.U." to the Red Cross by failing to either remove the picture from her own website or to supply RC with a more appropriate one when they asked her to do so.

9. Congratulated herself on Twitter for allegedly driving contributions with the controversy.

10. Failed to use the correct acronym for the charity when tweeting.

11. Put the Red Cross in the position of having to deal with huge fallout from her narcissistic choices for days now.

Did I miss anything?

Yes, the Red Cross should have known better, but who could ever have imagined a nightmare like this one? Nobody, but nobody, does PR like Kate Gosselin.

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2011/11/nine-red-cross-celebrities-minus-kate.html

Starz22 said...

I know kate was the one who f-up'd with the Red Cross blanket.I don't blame the Red Cross at all.They actually think that most of the "celebs" who try to raise money for them has a brain and class....they never knew what was coming with kate.

I'm just saying,I haven't given a thought about kate and the RC....The RC stay's in my head not kate. I remember the Red Cross just for that....for what they do.I never associate them with kate. Then again I try not to remember a damn thing about kate other than the fact...she is a child and animal abuser!

LB said...

Let's not forget the RC gala she attended and DID NOT tweet for donations at all until after. Then attacking that philly reporter for supposely taking pictures at the gala she did not want shown. What was her defense for not tweeting? She pointed to the RC and said they told her not to tweet! All the while other celebrites were tweeting in the same timeframe in question. She just didn't want to do anything but try to rub elbows with these people.

She wasn't invited back this year, eh? I wonder why!!!

Mel said...

Look at me! I'm nekkid under this Red Cross blanket! Or want to imply that I am. #noclass #justhowmanyfundsdidyouraisewiththathairbrainedideaanyway

Mel said...

I'm nekkid under this blanket! #wholesomemomof8not #wannabemilf

Improbable Dreams said...

Hey Kate, here's a running event for you... Strides for Sandy 5K

Something that will allow you to step outside of yourself for a change, to honor the fallen & support a cause far greater than your own smallish life.

Only...In all humbleness (yours), may I suggest you stay home, volunteer or donate from a distance? Allow others take the limelight, while you take a back seat, supportive role.

Excerpt: On January 19, 2013 join us for the first annual Strides for Sandy Hook 5k. This race will be a fundraiser in which proceeds will be donated towards funding for a memorial dedicated to the victims of Friday’s tragedy.

Registration site to come in the following days. Pre-race registration will be $25, day-of registration will be $35.

Any and all volunteers or donations are welcome, whether you are running/walking or not. Please feel free to email either ERIN NEMETH or MAX BEITEL at nemetherin@gmail.com or mtbeitel@gmail.com with any questions.

Check our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/173742709416671/) and Twitter handle (@StridesforSH5k) for frequent updates about the date, time, registration!

OUR DONATION PAGE: http://www.newtown-ct.gov/Public_Documents/NewtownCT_Park/index
Scroll down to the bottom, and click Donate!


http://stridesforsh5k.wordpress.com

JudyK said...

Wish there were an edit feature here, so I didn't have to address #5 again.

Why do you feel compelled to reveal so much information? I DO watch Celebrity Apprentice, so thanks for ruining part of that experience for me.

WTH is your beef with Hippie Chick? I am so far behind here and will be for the next few months because of outside pressures, but I always liked Hippie Chick. How dare you reveal such personal information. I'd say you have put yourself in an excellent position to be sued, if the information you posted on a public message board is accurate.

kids first said...

People are getting frustrated with the downfall of their idol.so they have to come here.and attack anything and anyone. They know we are right so they are lashing out. So mature.

Dwindle said...

Remona Blue said... 20
I don't have a lights out man, but I just checked, and my very favorite sleeping pill tv show is on Science Channel. How It's Made! I defy anyone to stay awake past the three hundred twenty third step of making golf balls! Or ball point pins. Or pencil erasures. The guide says that for the next 28 minutes, I can watch them make tissues, travel trailers, slippers and motorcycle helmets!! If those don't put me to sleep, there are 30 minute episodes from now (midnight) till 2am. I don't know what they will make, but I promise it will take many many many steps!! Nite everyone!

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Remona! High Five! We, too, use certain shows as our sleeping pills and How It's Made and How It Works are our favorites! So nice to meet a kindred spirit!

Dwindle said...

Blog Girls! Put down the coffee for a minute! Clean up on aisle 5!

Improbable Dreams said...

@Kateplusmy8 THX! kind tweeties that are sending Christmas surprises r way! (I don't have some of your tweety names to thank u personally!)


Oh. my. gawd.

Santa's sled be damned. This is how Mrs. Claus rolls.

Dwindle said...

What a nice treat it was to read of some of the random acts of kindness from the last thread! Those who have had their belongings returned to them, I do believe it is a gentle hug from above when that happens.

I got a phone call one night, caller ID said it was DD. But it wasnt. It was a man who said he had just found this phone at the Nashville airport and he called the most recent number on it (me!) to find it's owner. He told me he would leave with a bartender at one of the bars in the airport, I begged him to leave his name for DD. She got there in a few hours and retrieved her phone, but he never did leave his name.

There was a time when I was a teenager when I did something dumb and put myself in harms way, although ya dont realize it at the time. A strange man spent hours and got me home safely. It was years later before I realized what could have happened to me and I always wondered who he was and why he did such a wonderful thing for me. i'll never know.

Dwindle said...

Admin and The Blog Girls: get comfy because the troll will be back tonight. She will make a brief appearance at the dinner hour EST, and then will be back again later in the night, about 10pm EST. At least this is her usual pattern.

Tucker's Mom said...

So Kate's not so subtle grifting for Xmas presents worked. It's just beyond my comprehension that her "tweeties" feel this millionaire needs their gifts. What about Gosselins give back? It would be a very nice gesture for Kate to donate these gifts or plead with her fans to donate to the needy.
Shameful.

Kate is a twit said...

"(I don't have some of your tweety names to thank u personally!)"

Well, she should have their names and return addresses. Do you think she will send them personal thank-you cards? That is paperwork that she should definitely take care of.

IMO, it was nice that she did thank those that sent something, but it also seems like she's rubbing it in the noses of those that didn't.

Of course, she should have told her tweeties weeks ago not to send anything at all, but that's not Kate's MO. Forever the grifter--that's Kate.

On another note--last week(Dec.12) she tweeted that she had "coughing kids", now they're home from school with a "flu bug". But the other day they were all happy and excited. Seems like she's not getting enough "I admire you-your such a supermom" tweets, so now she's ramping it up.


Tucker's Mom said...

If I sent a present to the Gosselins, I'd be pissed that Kate issues a blanket tweet to thank the nameless gifters. How rude and careless that Kate can't put forth the effort to thank them personally.
I personally have too much pride to take from others what I can afford myself.
Once again, shameless.

Improbable Dreams said...

I don't think it's about her expressions of gratitude (such as they are). It's more about the air of expectation...as if these gifts are somehow owed to her and the kids. Gold platter, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman here.

Omg. I wish the sheeple would adopt a needy family for the holidays and give thoughtful gifts to them. Not to someone who already has everything she could ever possibly need.

Well, except a job.

Seriously, there are so many wonderful, gracious people who are in need. So many homeless shelters that run holiday gift drives. It floors me that Kate has the audacity to accept gifts and act all humble about it, when she grifts day in and day out.

Do the sheeple think this will win them Kate's eternal love? Do they just want to be acknowledged on her twitter?

I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...


heather here ...

I wanted to share this because, well, I like what it has to say.

Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/DoreenVirtue444

We Shall Overcome

Everyone’s asking “Why?” and “How can we make sure this never happens again?” about last week’s tragedy.

Lots of people are arguing for and against gun control; others are focused upon mental health; a few are talking about violent video games; some are discussing parenting issues; and many are posting youtube videos about “false flag” theories about the tragedy as an inside job to manipulate public opinion.

To me, the most important point is to keep our light shining. No matter what the facts are surrounding this event, we can all agree that it was a dark moment in our history.

With December 21 just a few days away, there’s already enough nervousness about our earth, without adding to the fear energy. Of course, December 21 is just another day, but the fear-energy surrounding it could attract negativity. We need to be pouring light onto our planet right now . . . not adding to the fear!

Let’s not allow this tragedy to bring about more darkness. Please don’t get pulled into gun control debates, as you’re probably not going to change anyone’s mind. Please don’t obsessively watch or read news about this event all day and night, because it’s just going to upset you and won’t undo what happened.

If you feel strongly about an issue like gun control, mental health, video games, or false flags, there are PEACEFUL ways to champion a cause.

In truly healthy ways, let’s honor the children and adults whose lives were tragically taken from them. Let’s pray, honor, and support the families who are left to grieve during the holiday season. Let’s support each other in our healing.

But enough with the morbid obsession and angry debates! Let’s focus upon life!

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Didn't Paige send her a bracelet and she was never thanked? Was Austin thanked for whatever he sent to her? I know he was asking her several times if he received it.

Formerly Duped said...

Kate had to put on her Twitter that some fools are sending her gifts, probably true. I think the number will dwindle (hehe) away as time goes by, but even a few grifts/gifts here and there are enough to make Kate feel relevant and admired by 'everyone'-- after all, everyone who meets her, loves her!

Anonymous said...

Working Woman.

Improbable, exactly. She doesn't deserve it more than anybody else.

I was talking to a woman in my dance class last night, she is one of 7 kids (don't worry, Kate, no competition). She was talking about what things were like for them around the holidays. She said that when her dad was working, they did pretty well and she and her siblings got presents. However, occasionally he would be laid off and would struggle financially. There dad was always honest with them and tell them that they may not get as many gifts that year, but he would make it up to them. Maybe they would have an extra special Christmas dinner or help out at a soup kitchen as a family. Giving warm memories when they couldn't give tangible gifts.

This is what a real life family is like. Some times are harder than others, you do what you can with it, because at the end of the day, you are still with the people you love.

Kate will never get this, and I fear her kids will not either. They have had strangers sending them gifts their whole lives. They don't know what it's like to not get what you want or to learn how to make the best out of a financially rough time.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think it's a terrible precedent to set for the kids to keep accepting gifts year after year after year. And Kate keeps on nudging her fans for more instead of shutting it down.
Those kids sure have a warped view of the world, where they have crooked houses, Cadillac cars and video games showered on them, on top of VIP treatment everywhere they go.

AuntieAnn said...

@Kateplusmy8
THX! kind tweeties that are sending Christmas surprises r way! (I don't have some of your tweety names to thank u personally!)


Thanks Kate. You've just answered the question about why they're called "stupid sheeple".

Formerly Duped said...

Tucker's Mom said... 25
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I am totally pro-G kids and to save them from Kate's influence but how- the role model they have is greedy, arrogant and self-entitled. I hope the kids turn out more humble and honest than their mom, but will they? What are they like now? Rhetorical question, but I do hope this faux-lifestyle & sense of entitlement are not indelibly stamped upon them. If we are to believe Kate, they dream of trips to Paris, Australia etc and receiving expensive iPods at the age of 8.

chefsummer said...

Did I tell you guys that Kate would be Ms. Claus?-(lol)

Her fans are so stupid for sending her things. I don't see why they do it.

Why don't they send thing to a needy child instead of a rich child?

chefsummer said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
GM... Having a 'sick week' here... Kids home from school with a little flu bug- fortunately it's been a 'quick one' so far! Good day2 all!
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So did you make the sick kids sleep on the landury room floor w/a puke bucket?

Tucker's Mom said...

Why don't they send thing to a needy child instead of a rich child?

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It's part of the celeb worship mind set. I think these misguided fans feel special that the mighty Kate Gosselin accepts their gifts. They feel the need to connect to her and the kids because they feel that they know her.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman here

Kate is needy. She's in desperate need of a heart, of humility, of a smidgen of self-awareness.

Unfortunately the sheep can't send her those things.

chefsummer said...

THX! kind tweeties that are sending Christmas surprises r way! (I don't have some of your tweety names to thank u personally!) @sandiebellz
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An yet you know the exact names of companies you want to grift from.

And you can tweet and DM thoese names.

Tucker's Mom said...

An yet you know the exact names of companies you want to grift from.

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Is Kate implying that all of these gifts are sent anonymously? Doubt it. She gives a generic thanks and will then ignore them all day, and hop on at night to say how busy she was.
How hard is it to write a quick thank you note?

Kate is a twit said...

She said she didn't have some of their tweety names to thank them personally, yet in her tweet she did mention ONE tweety name. I wonder why she did that? Why mention any at all?

I wonder if that tweety sent her a super-duper suprise, and that was why she was singled out.

The people who sent them gifts have her address, and most of them obtained her addressed by emailing Kate-correct? So why couldn't Kate email them thanks, even though a personal note would be better?

No, she has to publically give them a shout out on twitter--to me, that's her way of telling the other tweeties to send her stuff.

Tucker's Mom said...

No, she has to publically give them a shout out on twitter--to me, that's her way of telling the other tweeties to send her stuff.

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The mere fact that she doesn't even attempt to stem the tide of gifts is sickening. I'd say really, stop! You're very thoughtful but please send your gifts to a shelter.

JoyinVirginia said...

Here is an interesting quote from Joe Scarborough, who is conservative and NRA member, said this on his show Scarborough Country. ”the second amendment does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military styled high caliber semiautomatic combat assault rifles with high capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.”
Follow the money, that is what it always comes back to. Who profits from fear by selling more firearms and ammunition? Gun manufacturers of course, and apparently quite a few investment forms that have stock in them.
Early days of HIV epidemic, some denied HIV caused AIDS. I recall one of that groups major funders was a porn publisher. Follow the money, an interesting concept.
The second amendment was written in 1776 or thereabouts. Anyone should have free unencumbered access to any firearm you could have purchased in, let's say, 1780. Black powder and musket balls anyone?

Virginia Pen Mom said...

And who bets Kate rewraps the gifts and puts them under the tree with her name as the giver?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If she doesn't have the tweeties names how does she know it's a fan from twitter? That makes no sense.

Just when I thought she can't get any more despicable, I can't believe in light of Sandy and Newtown this rich bitch is accepting gifts and not telling people to donate to those who are REALLY in need.

Tucker's Mom said...

Just when I thought she can't get any more despicable, I can't believe in light of Sandy and Newtown this rich bitch is accepting gifts and not telling people to donate to those who are REALLY in need.
*****
Word of the day, Sheeple: Feckless

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I personally have too much pride to take from others what I can afford myself.


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Exactly! Where is the shame??? Listen I have no problem if people truly in need have to depend on the kindness of others for Christmas. But my hunch is that most of those people have tried EVERYTHING else before resorting to charity, and that is NOT her and she knows it. She already talked at length about all the presents she is buying including IPODS so we KNOW it's not like the kids aren't getting presents this year.

And another point? I wouldn't want kids to think that they're always going to get an endless supply of gifts showered on them from thin air. It's not good for them. What will the kids do when they are teenagers and awkward and the cuteness is gone and no fan cares anymore? How will that make them feel? For that reason alone I would tell them to knock it off.

A final element is I wouldn't trust random gifts especially wrapped ones from people I don't know. She always talks about how hated she is, what makes her think any of these things are safe to open? Could be some crazy trying to hurt them. She's nuts.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm waiting for Kate to tweet about her new Dyson that was sent to her.
The more I think about it, the more I think those kids live a schizo life, with this mansion and toys galore pouring in to them with mom, and then there's Dad who is struggling financially.
The kids must feel somehow guilty that Jon was stripped of everything and Kate took him for everything she could so they can live lavishly.

Kate is a twit said...

"If she doesn't have the tweeties names how does she know it's a fan from twitter? That makes no sense."

Not only that, but knowing her tweeties, I'm sure they included their twitter name when they sent those gifts, because they would expect her to tweet them a thank you and also to make sure she knows who they are.

I do hope she at least emails them or sends them a personal thank you. If not, I don't think too many will be so quick to send her anything else.

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 35

No, she has to publically give them a shout out on twitter--to me, that's her way of telling the other tweeties to send her stuff.

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The mere fact that she doesn't even attempt to stem the tide of gifts is sickening. I'd say really, stop! You're very thoughtful but please send your gifts to a shelter.
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This is why, five or six years later, we still talk about her. She really should be put in a cage and labeled "dangerously selfish". She's a perfect candidate for Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Never in my life have I seen such a disingenuous person and one so immeasurably greedy.

PatK said...

I have no words to describe those sheeple who keep sending gifts to this d-list millionaire.

JoyinVirginia said...

Heather, I really like that article you posted. Thank you!

Dwindle, since you have figured out when sheeple stop by, should we throw crock pots at it? Just kidding! I know you will never part with any of your beloved crocks!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

There are few things Joan Crawford did right, but one of the things I actually liked was that when fans would send gifts, she let her kids accept one gift from the fans, and the rest were given to children's charities.

The kids had everything in terms of gifts. She didn't deprive them of anything materially. They didn't need MORE crap from fans. Other needy children could really use them. When even Joan Crawford knows it's wrong to accept gifts from fans, it's pretty bad.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman


Admin , this has got to be up there on the list with her worst moments... Accepting gifts from strangers when, a month and a half ago, thousands of people here on the coast lost everything. The sense of entitlement makes me sick to my stomach.

Ha, I was one of the ones who patted her on the back for donating to Toys for Tots, and thought it was great to see her be selfless for once. Does it even count as a selfless donation when you're probably getting the same value of gifts given to you by sheeple?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Speaking of Jon, if she is serious about keeping this stuff the decent thing to do is to give half of them to Jon for him to have the kids open on his custody Christmas time. The gifts are for THEIR kids, not HER kids.

It's a direct contribution to parental alienation to make your Christmas as over the top as possible while Dad's is just mediocre.

chefsummer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 38
If she doesn't have the tweeties names how does she know it's a fan from twitter? That makes no sense.
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I bet she doesn't expect gifts from haters you know cause were sooo jelly of her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


In truly healthy ways, let’s honor the children and adults whose lives were tragically taken from them. Let’s pray, honor, and support the families who are left to grieve during the holiday season. Let’s support each other in our healing.

But enough with the morbid obsession and angry debates! Let’s focus upon life!

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Maybe I'm crazy for saying this, but I for one am thrilled that mental health has become the forefront of the debate and I think it's good people are reading a lot about this tragedy and discussing it. I wouldn't call the vast majority of the debates "angry." A minority, maybe. Most people I've talked to, or read their work, or read posts on this blog, or watched on TV, are very level headed.

That article is kind of meaningless in my humble opinion. Focus on light? Huh? To me, understanding and trying to improve our mental health system, firearms system, and other weaknesses, IS good and IS focusing on light.

Tucker's Mom said...

Does it even count as a selfless donation when you're probably getting the same value of gifts given to you by sheeple?
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It always amazed me that Kate BRAGGED about donating a gift card to a needy family and whew! another one showed up in her mailbox. Why on earth would you not take it as a sign that your gift could be doubled?
Instead, God was telling Kate what a generous person she was when she dithered endlessly about donating in the first place.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

For someone so clean and germ free these kids all sure get sick a lot.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Here's an idea for the sheeple. You could order some toys and clothes from local NYC businesses hardest hit by Sandy. Then, donate those back to those hardest hit by Sandy. Double whammy, helping businesses get back on their feet while making sure needy families have a nice holiday.
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What are they like now? Rhetorical question, but I do hope this faux-lifestyle & sense of entitlement are not indelibly stamped upon them. If we are to believe Kate, they dream of trips to Paris, Australia etc and receiving expensive iPods at the age of 8.
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What I also wonder is what kind of confusion and resentment comes with one parent having an over the top excessive lavish Christmas while the other one has a normal one. Does it work, do they like the lavish one better? Do they start to resent the other one for it not being as nice? Do they see through the "buying their love" that is obviously going on? Do they have any sense the level of absurdness the gifts from the fans? At the very least this really must confuse them.

chefsummer said...

Deanna Bell ‏@deannatweeting
@MiloandJack Hi there! I've been filming 12 hour days--it's been busy! Got our tree and decorated today--tweet tomorrow!!! How are you!!?!XO
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Look what Deanna been up to guess Kate's not invited.

So much for best friends.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman


Is it wrong that I am still incredibly bothered and ticked off and Kate's "mediocre" comment that she made over a year and a half ago? I am not one to hold a grudge, but that comment was unredeemable.

The funny part is, the tweeple who send her gifts and wet themselves with excitement when she acknowledges it on twitter, that's all they are to Kate, sadly: mediocre.

These are real, living people Kate is dealing with. I may not agree with their blind worship of her, but they don't deserve to be treated like they exist to shower Kate with praise and presents. Of course, though, they allow it to happen.

Kate would be lucky to be called "mediocre". The way she treats and uses people and lives her life is in no way, shape or form, mediocre. It's downright shitty.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Just when I thought she can't get any more despicable, I can't believe in light of Sandy and Newtown this rich bitch is accepting gifts and not telling people to donate to those who are REALLY in need.

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She has a history of this. It's her MO. A leopard doesn't change its spots. The return address would be on the package. Even if you don't know who it's from (can't reconcile the real name with the tweetie name), you still send a thank you note to the name on the label. You don't tweet a THX on a public forum. What a doofus with no manners whatsoever. If these sheeple took the time to choose a gift, wrap it and mail it, then she can take the time to thank each one individually.

She knew this was coming well in advance. She should have strongly suggested that she needs NOTHING, and if they really wanted to do anything for her family at Christmas, make it known that what she REALLY wants are any donations or gifts sent to the charity of their choice.

The fact that she put the thanks out on twitter was her way of saying that she's still a celebrity with a fan base, and see...people still care about me. The thanks should never have been made public. It's her way of bragging.

Pity Party said...

If I remember correctly that donation was solicited by her sister for a member of their church. KT got the address and sent the donation directly to the person instead of through the church. I am pretty sure I read that but correct me if I am wrong.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sadly I have seen this pattern time and time again when it comes to kids who are given too much.

It's been a tough month. 17 year old close family friend has been given everything he could want in his young life. Beautiful home, the best education, trips to Europe, Africa, South Asia, all over the U.S., cruises, the best Christmases, a house full of every toy, gadget, material thing he could ever want or need. Now, he has turned to drugs and gotten kicked out of school. Why, when he has everything he could want? I often wonder in the process of giving kids everything they want, are you depriving him of that wonderful feeling of anticipation, of waiting for something you really want or working really hard for it yourself. If there is nothing to look forward to, drugs may replace that feeling. There are so many reasons kids turn to drugs, but I firmly believe this played a major role for him. He is getting help now, and this Christmas, he won't be coming home. Sad, but he is where he needs to be.

I have worried the same for the Gosselins. When they have done "everything" where is the anticipation in life of something great you can work and wait for around the corner? They've already seen every corner. They may look to increasingly destructive ways to get the natural high mediocre get.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

Admin I am glad you're family friend is getting the help he needs. Best of luck to him and his family.

Knocking on wood that nothing that extreme happens with the Gosselins. But they are learning NOTHING about how the real world works and about how you have to earn things and learn something from them.

It's the same way I always felt when Kate would justify her exploitive show by saying that the kids never would have seen all those different parts of the world if it hadn't been for that show. And why exactly does a 6-year-old need to see Alaska? Hawaii? Those types of learning experiences mean a whole lot less to a 6-year-old than it would to a 30 year old, who has worked for it and lived in anticipation for it and knows how special it is.

Not to mention its offensive to everyone who had a childhood different than that of the Gosselins. I guess I'm worse off than they are because I haven't seen different parts of the world yet and don't have strangers showering me with gifts. I think not actually.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 52
For someone so clean and germ free these kids all sure get sick a lot.

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admin, it's widespread right now in PA. Our entire family was hit, including me, and I normally am immune. I'm still not over it. When it goes around in school, there's not too much you can do about it. Our local station did a snippet on it recently, reporting that flu season is hitting earlier here than usual, and it's predicted to get worse. I can hardly wait. I need to stock up on extra sheets.

"Thanks Kate. You've just answered the question about why they're called "stupid sheeple"."

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Yes, and a troll passed by here recently and slapped bloggers for calling sheeple "stupid." They are just that, and if the shoe fits, wear it. Nobody with anything upstairs would send gifts to someone who has everything. They KNOW that she is well off and they continue to do this. In the case of scamming money out of church-goers, that was different. Most of them were unaware at the time that she had purchased a 1.2 million dollar home. They believed her and her "praise the Lord" rantings and thought that their donations really were in the name of "love."

Three years later, however, because of Twitter, they do know that she's not hurting financially, and yet they continue to send gifts. That's stupid...there's no other word. If it makes us look like we are intellectually superior to the sheeple who send her gifts, then yes, we are. We're not dumb enough to be taken in by grifting schemes.

Amy2 said...

My concern for the kids is what happens when they find out that the gifts Kate is giving them are really from fans. Do they start to wonder why Kate didn't make an effort to actually buy them gifts. Or could the fan gifts be a part of Kate's gifts and the kids not knowing who really picked out the gifts. And on the other end of the issue, does it really matter to children if the gifts came from a fan or Mom?

NJGal51 said...

My take on the whole thing is that Kate is not receiving very many gifts from fans and this is her way of getting them to pony up. They'll see that @soandso got a shout out from Kate and they'll want the same. They can still ship via FedEx and it will be there in time for Christmas.

The Toys For Tots donation? Wasn't that part of the admission fee for the LV run or maybe just sponsored by R&R? Kate didn't give freely out of the kindness of her heart.

I am afraid that Kate may be raising a bunch of little Veruca Salts. You lean what you live and Kate has always had the "don't care how, I want it now" mentality. And which Christmas will the G8 like better? If Kate's tweets are to be believed they'll want the lavish Christmas where they will receive the iPods that Jon probably can't afford. I wonder if Kate realizes that with the iPods must come the gift cards for the iTunes store. An iPod won't do you much good if you can't download your songs and things.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

So basically what we have here is a vicious cycle of besotted fans determined to send gifts to a rich fame whore in the hopes of some personal blowback from her which translates to vague tweets AND said fame whore who is so self-entitled that there will never be enough gifts and personal attention in her pathetic life. I think that pretty much sums it up. Sandy? Newtown? Why let the real world get in the way of holiday grifting.

A few toys dropped in a Toys for Tots bucket does not even begin to address her shameless exploitation of her ever shrinking fan base. Sorry, Kate, you do not know the real meaning of this season, and I am not a Christian.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


It's the same way I always felt when Kate would justify her exploitive show by saying that the kids never would have seen all those different parts of the world

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Exactly. And it's bad not to have seen the world at 6 why?? Kids appreciate travel more anyway when they are older or adults. It's fine to travel but you are not depriving a 6 year old of anything by not going to Alaska and Australia. Sheesh.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Another example of adults imposing their needs and wants on little kids. Few little kids even understand the concept of travel let alone care unless it somehow involves Disney or 6 flags.

Remona Blue said...

Dwindle said... 14
''.......A strange man spent hours and got me home safely. It was years later before I realized what could have happened to me and I always wondered who he was and why he did such a wonderful thing for me.''
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I'm sure you and your family feel the same way I did when there was such a wonderful anonymous man in my life too! We lived in the country with narrow, winding roads w/barely a shoulder. Around 11pm one night my doorbell rang, and when answered, there stood a total stranger, holding my limp 16 year old in his arms!

He said he had seen her, staggering on the road, and when he stopped to help, she was obviously in some sort of trouble. When he approached her, she went through a fence and ran from him. He was afraid to leave her, obviously in trouble, alone in the dark, so he went through the fence after her. He said she ''runs like a deer''!!, but he finally caught her, wrapped his arms around and calmed her by telling her over and over, ''Let me take you to your mother''. I was sobbing with gratitude, thanking him, squeezing my baby, talking to her, trying to discover what happened....and I realized the man was gone!

DD had been on the way home from a study group, and went onto the shoulder of the road, over-corrected, hit a big rock, which sent her car airborne, through a fence and WAY down the hill, into a (thank goodness) dry pond! At night, her car was so far away and down in the dry pond that we couldn't even see it from the road.

She was fine, thanks to the kindness and endurance of that man....who finally managed to catch my daughter, a member of the cross-country track team, who ran more than ten miles twice a day!!

I'm happy I can say, in another context, what a world...what a world!!

Tucker's Mom said...

Exactly. And it's bad not to have seen the world at 6 why?? Kids appreciate travel more anyway when they are older or adults. It's fine to travel but you are not depriving a 6 year old of anything by not going to Alaska and Australia. Sheesh.
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The stupidest trip that didn't happen was Korea. Seriously? 5 year olds schlepped to Korea?
All that was was Kate looking to get ogled and adored as the Caucasian mother with Asian children. There is no other reason as the kids can not appreciated such a trip at that age. She wanted attention.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

''.......A strange man spent hours and got me home safely. It was years later before I realized what could have happened to me and I always wondered who he was and why he did such a wonderful thing for me.''

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There are so many accounts of these things happening. Many people believe that these really are angels...literally.

NJGal51 said...

We were stationed in Germany when my son was young. Does he remember the trips to London, Paris, Berlin, etc? Nope. He knows he went to those different places because of the pictures. What does he remember? Going on the rides at Oktoberfest, going sledding in the winter and one of his favorite memories is when we went to the indoor German pool in the winter and floated to the outside portion during a snow storm! He ay not remembr the trips and places but he has good memories of the things we did as a family and that's what counts.

Dmasy said...

NJ Gal, I did not know who Veruca Salt is. Thanks for helping me learn something today!

Remona Blue, that is a story that raises goosebumps. Wow. I believe...I believe.

PJ's momma said...

I have an amazing act of kindness story.
Our granny had accelerating dementia and we had told my husband's parents they needed to take her car away, which they did not. She ended up at a grocery store, crying, because she didn't know where she was. She had moved to their town so they could watch her. But she forgot. The police were called and she told them she lived in her old town, at least 90 miles away. They asked if she could find her way and she said yes. Some kind soul was uncomfortable with that. His mom lived in her old town, so he said he would drive her home (90 miles!) and visit his mom and then take the ferry back to Seattle where his wife could pick him up. And he did it! So they pull up to the house and she remembered the garage door code - and the house was empty (for sale) and she was hysterical, thinking she was robbed. Imagine what this poor guy was thinking at this point. He was driving her car, the neighbors came over immediately to see why she was there. The inlaws were called and went and fetched her and drove him back too. It could have been catastrophic if he had criminal intent, she could have just disappeared without a trace.
Her car keys were gone that day.

Kate is a twit said...

Milo has explained the reason why people send things to Kate and the kids:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 U critics just get over it...folks LOVE Kate & her 8 & want 2share w/them. Gifts/cards say "I LOVE YOU"! #NoTimeForJealousy

Poor delusional Milo.

Tucker's Mom said...


miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 U critics just get over it...folks LOVE Kate & her 8 & want 2share w/them. Gifts/cards say "I LOVE YOU"! #NoTimeForJealousy
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Uh, it says "sucker!". And I sure hope that the kids write thank you notes to the poor suckers who sent them gifts they don't need. They're old enough to do it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If you love some strangers kids so much #creepy.... Donate in their honor! It's as simple as that.

Tucker's Mom said...

Stop with the "jellus" crap sheeple. It's an embarrassment of riches and I'd be way too proud to accept gifts as a millionaire.
Just look at Admin's attempts to give away gift cards to members here. Each one donated! Kudos.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman here

Remona, what a story! I am so glad that man found your daughter and brought her home to you.

I have a kindness story :) Last summer, I was driving down to College Park with my mom and my sister to visit. We were driving my moms new car, which was actually not "new " but a 1999 Sentra that she had bought her boyfriend's mother's old boss.

The car had been leaking some kind of fluid, we weren't sure what it was and falsely assumed it was water that had gotten stuck somewhere during a rain storm. It was actually steering wheel fluid.

By the time we were en route to College Park, this had been happening for several days. So, about an hour into the ride, when we were on the highway in relatively heavy traffic, my mom suddenly just completely lost control of the car. I'm talking car spinning around, moving across lanes like a ping pong ball, hitting the guard rail and full speed, and then banging into another car. I couldn't tell you how long it lasted, it seemed to last forever but was probably only 20 seconds or so. Eventually, we stopped and thank goodness, everybody was fine physically, as was the man who was in the car we hit. My mom was able to drive the wrecked car to the shoulder.

But I have never been so shaken up in my life. I had actually thought almost for certain that I was going to die, or that my mom or sister would. We were all crying and horrified while we waited for the cops to arrive.

The cops took a while to get to us, and we all just wanted them to arrive so this we could leave this awful scene. By that point, we had caused a gaper delay. A young man pulled over and asked if we were alright. My mom said. "Yes but this is the worst day ever." He smiled and responded. "No, this is the most beautiful day ever - you all are still alive and well."

He waited with us until the police came, so we wouldn't be alone. He had some snacks in a bag that he gave to us to munch on, since it was around lunch time. And before he got back in his car, he thanked us for inadvertently reminding him to say his prayers that night. What an amazing, truly memorable person. He really made a difference in what was a scary, awful situation for us and I will never forget it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not to mention the sheeple don't care one bit about what lavishing the kids with presents they don't need could be doing to them psychologically. They just care about getting attention from Kate. Selfishness at its best. They don't care if the kids are confused and spoiled and screwed up and turn to drugs when they are 17 as long as they got their twitter shout out.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Lancaster I totally agree. The church goers couldn't have known they were being scammed without extensive digging and research and even then not everything had come to light yet. These sheeple however know full well her situation. If I'm superior for saying this is stupidity so be it.

Kate is a twit said...

I have a random act of kindness Christmas story.

I was leaving to go to my daughter's for Christmas on a Sunday. She lives 4 hours away from me. I had a few errands to run before I left, but when I went to start my car, it was dead. I conveniently have a gas station across the street, so I went there but the attendant couldn't leave to help because he was the only person there.

I have jumper cables, but since none of my neighbors were home, I had no other car to help jump my car. There is a 7-11 store next door to me, so hoping beyond hope, I went there to see if someone could help give me a jump. One of the customers saw how upset I was, and said that as soon as he finished paying for his stuff, he would be right over. He drove a taxi.

My car was parked in my garage facing forward, so he had to push my car out of the garage, in order to get the cars lined up. He could see how upset I was, and I told him my travel plans.

After he got my car started, he told me to let the car run for a bit, then go do my errands. He gave me his cell phone number and told me that if I got stuck again to call him and he would come help me. I offered to pay him for his trouble and he refused. I really wanted him to accept payment, because through all this he was getting calls for fare pickups, and told the dispatcher to get someone else, because he was helping a customer. Yet, he adamantly refused any form of payment.

I couldn't thank him enough, I was literally crying with gratitude. He told me that he was more than happy to help, and the only thanks he needed was to know that my grandchildren would get to see their grandma on Christmas. He made me promise to call him when I got to my daughter's and again, when I got safely home, which I did.

The kindness of this stranger touched me deeply. He only told me his first name which was Fred. Every year on Christmas, I think of him and say "Merry Christmas, Fred!".

Yes, I do believe in angels.




Anonymous said...

Working Woman


The jealous accusation is like the sheeple's default argument now. They have nothing else!

Please grow up, Milo. If you actually think you love eight kids you don't even know, whose mother you don't even know, you need help. If you feel that giving to those kids, who have plenty, makes more sense than listening to our suggestions of giving them to a charity, you a BEYOND help.

Tucker's Mom said...

#20actsofkindness
#26actsofkindness

Very cool movement started by Anne Curry. Classy lady. And there's Kate gushing over gifts sent to and accepted by her.

I've got a great hashtag:
#shamekateintodonatingfangiftsthatsheandthekidsdontneedbecauseshesamillionaire

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think we should all make our next charitable gift in the kids honor and show the sheeple they can still get the attention they want without screwing these kids up. Who's with me?!

PJ's momma said...

I work with the disadvantaged, and hear some horrific stories. On Monday, a lady came in and announced her husband had dropped dead on Tuesday. What do you say to that? She is obviously still in shock and needed to talk. They lost their house to foreclosure in October. They are living in an RV. She heard a big crash and found him on the floor, tried to revive him, but he was already gone. He was the sole breadwinner. She is too young for his social security benefits. She barely works part time (not by her choice). We just held her hand and listened and gave her some resources to research. It is a helpless feeling.
Earlier, a mom came in to inquire about the Federal energy assistance program. The baseboard heaters in their house don't work and they are heating with wood only. They ran out of wood. She has a child with seizure disorder and they are all bundled up inside the house with no heat.
And Kate's tweeties think we are jealous. I speak only for myself, but I am disgusted. There are thousands of these stories all over the country, especially east coast now.

Dmasy said...

Admin, 82 -- I am with you. The donation will be made tomorrow! Great idea.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

My first big trip when I was little was to Texas for a weddings and all I remember are the fire ants that bit me. Kids just don't remember notice or appreciate the things an adult would that make adults love travel, some of them. When I went back to Texas at 23 I felt like it was a whole new place id never seen before because I really hadn't.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 82
I think we should all make our next charitable gift in the kids honor and show the sheeple they can still get the attention they want without screwing these kids up. Who's with me?!
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I am!
I was just going to post that I got an email from JCPenny about their outerwear sale. Great prices.
Last year, you all inspired me to see how much outerwear I could get for around $100, because you had amazing stories of savings and sales. DH and I wound up getting 4 coats, hats and mittens and donated to our area Catholic Charities Thrift Shop.
So, I'm going to take advantage of Penny's amazing prices again and buy coats and snow bibs for kids.
#26actsofkindness--DH and I bought a couple Holiday holly arrangements at the farmers market this past Sat. We gave one to our neighbor who is recovering from surgery and one to our neighbor who just had to put her husband in a long term care facility after a precipitous decline due to Alzheiemers. She's really devastated and lonely without him, and this Christmas is going to be very tough. She's been amazingly strong and she really appreciated the small gesture.
Giving feels good.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

#giftsinhonoroftheG8.

I bet it will piss Kate off and too bad for her.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Kate's fans wanting to send her gifts also speaks to their needs as well.

Most people that give anonymously (toys for tots, salvation army, etc), give with no expectation of a 'thank you'.

Kate's fans, on the other hand, need to have some sort of public shout out of thanks via tweet or 'dm'..they have their own selfish reasons and/or insecurities for giving to celebrities. The giver and recipient feed off each other.

Someone upthread suggested that Kate may give the kids the gifts, but Robert stated that she puts them aside for use throughout the year for good behavior incentives.

Another poster thought she should give them to Jon and let him give the kids the gifts...In Kate's mind, shecan't do that, she EARNED those gifts--on twitter.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if Kate gave the kids the gifts and said they were from her??
lol

Off topic...tamu '16 is sitting here with me, we are watching some sort of auction show. They are auctioning off a Bruce Springsteen guitar. She asked me 'who's that'?
omg!
LOL

Kate is a twit said...

Tucker's Mom said... 81

I've been following the Ann Curry story. For those that haven't heard about it, you can read more here:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15999109-if-you-do-good-youll-feel-good-ann-curry-explains-origins-of-26acts-of-kindness?lite

Why couldn't Kate use her "celebrity" status to do something like this? No, she's too busy stating how it "hit close to home" and thanking her tweeties for gifts.

She also said she'd be praying every day for those affected--but did she even go to church on Sunday?

She really disgusts me.

Jane said...

aggiemom09121416 said... 88
Wouldn't it be a hoot if Kate gave the kids the gifts and said they were from her??
lol

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I've always thought this is what Kate does.

Winter Wonderland said...

paige_kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 im home from work with a chest cough! :(

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Is that easier to treat than an ear cough? ;)

Kate is a twit said...

This is getting more and more creepier:

miloandjack
Kate....look at ur DM darlin! :)

Darlin?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Ann Curry is a reason why there is still a lot of good to be found in journalism today. God bless her.

kids first said...

I've said this before...her twitter feed is now her only public face and what company or producer would want anything to do with that mess that represents her? Her image is going from bad to worse and her tweeties have a lot to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

Just made a donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House in honor of the G8. :)

Kate should be thanking that wonderful organization every day of her life, they treated her family so well and were so warm and accommodating. Wonder if they ever even hear from her anymore?

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 77
Not to mention the sheeple don't care one bit about what lavishing the kids with presents they don't need could be doing to them psychologically. They just care about getting attention from Kate. Selfishness at its best. They don't care if the kids are confused and spoiled and screwed up and turn to drugs when they are 17 as long as they got their twitter shout out.

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Nothing is too low and too cheap for Kate when it comes to the children. Every little thing a nutfan sends is one less thing she has to purchase, unless it is a stuffed animal of course. Kate feels totally and completely entitled to demand, hint, beg for, expect and accept these items. No human on the planet earth has ever had such trials and tribulation as Katie Irene and if these little trinkets can soothe her rocky path in life, then who is she to say no.

What is troubling for the children is a probable sense of entitlement, from society, from strangers, merely because they exist. Gifts are not being given to them by their cheap and angry mother, but material items are being sent to them by total strangers merely because they breathe.

So items given are not an expression of an affectionate relationship, they are simply additional expressions of entitlement from strangers. And these entitlements from strangers are expected, BY KATE, to fill the void in the children's lives that she deliberately leaves in them. Voids of affection and approval. She would rather her sheeple send things to dump in this void rather than Kate have to bother to be a mother.

We can argue till we are blue in the face with Kate about this, but we might as well be speaking "asian" to her while her only language is 'european'. Something has misfired in her brain chemestry and she just has abnormal thought processes when it comes to her own sense of entitlement and self pity. It's just like a short circut in the a wiring panel; you cannot scold it into rerouting itself.

Dwindle said...

Jane said... 90
aggiemom09121416 said... 88
Wouldn't it be a hoot if Kate gave the kids the gifts and said they were from her??
lol

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I've always thought this is what Kate does.

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I'm with you Jane. I'll bet this week;s milk money that is exactly what she does. Too cheap for anything else!

SeeSaw said...

Admin - I LOVE your idea. Our local Salvation Army has a "Coats for Kids" drive. I've been planning to drop off some coats. I'm going to send an email to Kate at her website and say I donated in the kids' honor. Wonder if I'll get a thank you?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Bingo. Gifts from love are not the same as entitlements. These gifts teach them they are little princes and princesses. Like royals. And their subjects honor the very fact that they are alive with offerings. They are god's gift to the planet. Amen. It is psychologically damaging, especially when they suddenly stop.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 87
#giftsinhonoroftheG8.

I bet it will piss Kate off and too bad for her.

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http://www.firstbook.org/



Winsomeone said...

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Just made a donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House in honor of the G8. :)"

So you are giving to various charities in the childrens' name, and in the end, I bet that Kate will get the credit for that. And that is punishing her how?

SeeSaw said...

The woman has no shame, no class.
On Twitter someone mentioned that the only relatives Kate ever mentions are dead ones. There's a reason she has no friends or family. Who would be able to put up with her entitled attitude for any length of time? Wonder what ever happened to BFF Jamie.

chefsummer said...

Yes Milo I am so jelly that strangers are sending Kate present.

I'm so jelly that Kate will freely accept gifts from people she never met.

I'm so jelly that Kate rather accept gifts from strangers than family.

Tucker's Mom said...

So you are giving to various charities in the childrens' name, and in the end, I bet that Kate will get the credit for that. And that is punishing her how?
*****
It's a social experiment to see if we can shame Kate into giving instead of taking.
Charities benefit and if Kate gets credit, who cares? I dare her to try it.

PJ's momma said...

Wanna hear something so sweet? I have spent years with this local organization that distributes handmade scarves and hats to the homeless. I missed the deadline for the 'blessings' this year and asked my friend, the director, if she wanted these hats. She said to gift them directly to an organization. So.......I also work with a homeless youth ministry. I talked to them and said I had a bunch of stuff, but did they also need hats? Well, they do not. BECAUSE, a little 9-year-old girl who knits taught her friends to knit and these kids made 200 hats for homeless kids! 200! How awesome is that??? Imagine how proud they are and their parents too. And 200 young people, some not much older than these knitters, will be warmer because of this girl's benevolent nature. Makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

Dwindle said...

Admin, any chance you can start a new topic about this? i would love to exchange ideas with my fellow posters here. Tomorrow and Friday are my shopping days this week, and I will be on the lookout for ideas and last minute opportunities for this great idea!

And then are we flooding Kate's "blog" with our efforts?

Jane said...

Tucker's Mom said... 104
So you are giving to various charities in the childrens' name, and in the end, I bet that Kate will get the credit for that. And that is punishing her how?
*****
It's a social experiment to see if we can shame Kate into giving instead of taking.
Charities benefit and if Kate gets credit, who cares? I dare her to try it.

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Sorry, I'm just not understanding this. Kate can't be shamed - we've seen it over how many years? The list is endless of the horrible things she's done and she's almost never been called out on any of them. It's doubtful she'll even look at the mail and if she does, it'll simply say to her 'look how important my kids are and we need a tv show to keep them out in the public eye. so many people love them they donate on their behalf!" I'll continue to donate locally and to those in need from the Hurricane. Giving Kate any acknowledgement just doesn't sit well with me.

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

Not to be a party pooper. Hopefully all the various charities you donate to in Kate's kids' names won't get the mistaken idea Kate has asked her beloved fans to do that and she ends up with bogus publicity.

Dwindle said...

PJ's momma said... 83
I work with the disadvantaged, and hear some horrific stories.

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Stay strong, momma. I am a social worker and the things you and I have seen are enough to make me want to vomit all over Kate's most expensive pair of prostitute shoes.

YOU, PJ's Momma, are someone I can say DOES fill a void in others just by your presence. Because without YOU, your participants are even more alone than they were before they spoke with you.

Jane said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 108
Not to be a party pooper. Hopefully all the various charities you donate to in Kate's kids' names won't get the mistaken idea Kate has asked her beloved fans to do that and she ends up with bogus publicity.

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I think that's exactly what will happen. This gives the illusion she still has fans - fans with money who'll donate on her family's behalf.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

If we write a check to a local social services organization, for example, do we say it's in honor of the G kids? Many of our organizations here will send a card or e-mail to the family and say that a donation has been made in their honor.

Kate would get an e-mail (which she probably wouldn't read anyway) saying that a donation has been made in honor of the kids...or she might get a card. Some charities do send out cards via snail mail. Do we include her e-mail address/city address so she knows that a donation has been made in their honor? The problem is, though, she would have OUR names and addresses as being the person sending the donation unless we request that it's anonymous. I have no concern about her knowing who is sending the donation, but perhaps some folks do.

"They are living in an RV. She heard a big crash and found him on the floor, tried to revive him, but he was already gone. He was the sole breadwinner. She is too young for his social security benefits."

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Does she have children? There are survivors benefits and if she has children, she can collect at any age if she takes care of his children who are under age 16 or disabled. Each of the children can also collect.

PJ's momma said...

Ah, Dwindle, very kind of you to say, but I feel when I serve, I am doing what the Lord calls me to do. It's not about me. It's hard sometimes but it's also a joy. You know the drill.

My suggestion is to buy socks, underwear, warm weather items for a shelter. Those things are like gold for people on the street. Even our local grocery store had fleece throws for only six bucks. And this week, Old Navy has scarves, hats and gloves for 2/$5. They are fleece, so very warm.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So what if Kate gets "credit"? Charities aren't about getting credit. It's about making sure needy kids have a nice Christmas just like rich ones.

Jane said...

We often discuss keeping the kids out of the spotlight. Doesn't making donations in their name have the potential to put them back in it?

Don't get me wrong and don't call me Scrooge :) I'm all for donating and paying it forward - it's a big part if my life and that of my kids. I just don't think this is the way to go.

PJ's momma said...

Fleecing, this lady does have a daughter, but she is 31. The widow is only 57 so not even eligible for early benefits for 3 more years. They do have each other, friends, a church, and I hope that her husband's work does a little fundraiser or something. They were very insistent that she and her daughter come to the Christmas party on Saturday night (that sort of made me gasp) so hopefully they are planning on doing something. But it's a short-term solution.

kids first said...

I do not think it is a good ifea to donate in honor of the G8. More spotlight for them and it will get twisted around to benefit Kate. And giving should be done out of love, not to shame someone.

Jane said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 113
So what if Kate gets "credit"? Charities aren't about getting credit. It's about making sure needy kids have a nice Christmas just like rich ones.

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I agree! But do it without invoking the Gosselin name.

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

Jane said... 110
Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 108
Not to be a party pooper. Hopefully all the various charities you donate to in Kate's kids' names won't get the mistaken idea Kate has asked her beloved fans to do that and she ends up with bogus publicity.

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I think that's exactly what will happen. This gives the illusion she still has fans - fans with money who'll donate on her family's behalf.
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Not to mention one of more of Kate's fans tweeting Babble or some other online gossip source with information crediting Kate. I wouldn't put it past some of them. I'll withhold names I have in mind. I don't want my donations to have Kate's Gosselin's name anywhere close.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman here

When I donated, giving the Gosselins home or email address was optional, I chose not to.

I sent the following email to Kate:

Hi Kate,

My name is (insert) and I'm from Philadelphia. I wanted to let you know that, in honor of the holidays, I donated (insert amount) to my local Ronald McDonald House in honor of you children.

This wonderful organization was so accommodating to you and your family in your time of need, and they help so many others all throughout the year

While I appreciate that your fans care about you and your children, I felt that this type of gesture was much more appropriate than sending a tangible gift as a perfect stranger, as many are choosing to do.

This is what Christmas is truly about. I wanted to let you know that your kids were involved in something special.

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday.

(Insert signature)

I'm not expecting a response but I hope she gets it and can take the hint. :)

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

Jane said... 117
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 113
So what if Kate gets "credit"? Charities aren't about getting credit. It's about making sure needy kids have a nice Christmas just like rich ones.

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I agree! But do it without invoking the Gosselin name.
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I agree wholeheartedly. If the Gosselin situations inspires you to give to a charity by all means do it, but don't include the Gosselin name. I honestly don't get the point of that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

No one knows who the G8 are except people involved. You don't have to donate by name, just g8 or nothing at all. I just feel like instead of getting mad about her grifting go turn it around and make something good out of it.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

I donate to Ronald McDonald anyway and love doing it, the only difference this time is I put in honor of the Gosselin Children. Honesty, RMH couldn't care less, they just appreciate a donation for what it is.

In my respectful opinion, this doesn't put the kids in the spotlight at all. It's an anonymous donation, there are other Gosselin children I could be referring to. Nothing was mailed to them or anything like that, it won't be on television.

For me, it's not about shaming, it's about making up for what could and should have been given to a good cause but was instead given to Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I like how working woman handled it. Maybe just maybe it will inspire the sheeple and Kate. And if not at least we helped.

Kate is a twit said...

I agree with those who think it's a bad idea to donate something in the name of the Gosselin children. It doesn't sit right with me at all, as it will only bring more attention to the Gosselin children. Kate uses her children enough, I don't think anyone else should use them even if it is for charitable purposes.

If I want to donate anything in the name of any children, it will be in the name of those precious children who lost their lives in Newtown, CT.

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

Kate is a twit said... 124

If I want to donate anything in the name of any children, it will be in the name of those precious children who lost their lives in Newtown, CT.
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I love that!

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

I appreciate what you guys are saying about not involving the G children. But, with that logic, what about this blog? We talk about their mother and often them too. I don't see how one is putting them in the spotlight any more than the other.

I respect anyone who is not comfortable with this action, and everyone should donate as they wish. :) But I don't feel it's harmful to them at all.

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

Working Woman said...But I don't feel it's harmful to them at all.
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Harmful to the G8? I didn't mention anything about harmful. To me when I donate in someone's name I'm honoring that person. I, personally, don't feel the need to honor the G8. Nor do I want the mistaken impression given that Kate had anything whatsoever to do with donations going to charities in the name of her kids.

long timer said...

Working Woman, you bring up something that I have wanted to say for a long time. I wonder if this blog is keeping the spotlight on Kate? What would happen if we went silent on discussng Kate for, say, a week?

Anonymous said...

Working Woman


Tweetlee Dee, I apologize that I misunderstood :) that is a good point you make.

However anyone wishes to donate, it's still a wonderful gesture from a generous heart.

fidosmommy said...

Admin said......And another point? I wouldn't want kids to think that they're always going to get an endless supply of gifts showered on them from thin air.

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I don't think the kids ever see these gifts at Christmastime. I think we've been told that Kate puts them away and doles them out through the year as incentives. So, if J is good in March he gets the Lego that Mrs. Anonymous
sent at Christmas. Unwrapped, of course, to make it look like Mommy was the benefactor. If Mommy is the one who hands the Lego to J, then it must be from Mommy, right? Good boy. Mrs. Anonymous? Who's she, right J?

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

Working Woman, I'm all for donations and am especially moved by Kate is a twit's idea to donate in honor of the children who lost their lives in Newtown. :)

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

Long timer, thank you for the support, dear. But that's not actually what I was trying to get across. I meant that I don't feel a donation would put the kids in the spotlight any more or less than a blog does.

But I don't really feel we keep Kate in the spotlight. She's barely in the spotlight and the little attention she receives is usually elicited by something on her twitter account or an event that she is going to.

Particularly in recent posts, we also discuss many things other than Kate. :)

NJGal51 said...

I will make my donations in memory of those who lost their lives in Newtown. I agree with those who think that making a donation in the name of the G8 will somehow be used by Kate to her advantage. I will not allow her to use my donation to benefit herself with any type of publicity because by doing so would make her seem relevant.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman


Tweet-Le De, completely agree with that sentiment, what a wonderful way to commemorate those beautiful lives.

Anonymous said...

JoyinVirginia said:
The second amendment was written in 1776 or thereabouts. Anyone should have free unencumbered access to any firearm you could have purchased in, let's say, 1780. Black powder and musket balls anyone?
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I for one would wholeheartedly support that. I haven't been to this site for several days, in part because of the Christmas hustle and bustle, but also in part because my heart has been aching so badly for the loss of life in Newton, CT. I tear up every time I think of it. I certainly have no answers, but I do think we could take a page from something they did in Australia following a similar massacre.

"Twelve days after the worst mass murder in Australian history, when 35 people were shot to death at Tasmania state’s Port Arthur tourist mecca in 1996, the government issued sweeping reforms of the country’s gun laws. There hasn’t been a mass shooting since, and suicides, deaths by firearms and robberies at gunpoint have plummeted."

At some point, I hope we as a nation will have a rational discussion and enact laws that are reasonable to both gun owners and to the average citizen.

Anonymous said...

I think donating to a worthy cause is always a good thing. But I won't be donating in the name of the Gosselin children. I certainly wouldn't advise letting Kate know about your donations - in her twisted mind, it will all be about her and how she moved the giver to donate!

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate keeps Kate in the spotlight. She continues to give interviews to rags, in which she further alienates Jon. Speaking of whom, the last time Jon gave an interview was?.....

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

Anonymous said... 135 "Twelve days after the worst mass murder in Australian history, when 35 people were shot to death at Tasmania state’s Port Arthur tourist mecca in 1996, the government issued sweeping reforms of the country’s gun laws.
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What were those sweeping reforms? What were the gun laws before the reforms? That paragraph doesn't tell me anything.

Bullsh*t meter on HIGH said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8

RT @DonkeyBeShaw @Kateplusmy8 People in Berks County Pa love Kate + 8 ! YAY!AND WE LOVE OUR HOME TOWN AREA 2! SO MANY LOVING FUN PPL! XOXO

Kate is a twit said...

The person who tweeted the tweet that Kate retweeted specifically made her twitter account to disparage a non-fan, Berksgrl. Her twitter name is a parody of the non-fan's name and she has been attacking the non-fan on twitter. That account is probably a "sock" account.

The only reason she made that tweet in the first place was in response to the non-fan's tweets about Kate.

Of course, clueless Kate's picks up on that one tweet and runs with it, even though that tweeter is one of the biggest bullies defending her.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

Ha, remember the poster yesterday who accused us of being "sheeple" and said that groupthink permeates this thread?

Well, take a look here. Even though admin suggested it and some are fine with it, not everyone agrees that it's the best idea to donate in honor of the G8. People are doing what they wish.

That's groupthink? Who knew.

SeeSaw said...

Bullsh*t meter ...

DonkeyBeShow is definitely NOT a Berks resident. Good name, though, as he/she is an ass :)

Tucker's Mom said...

There are just way too many accounts of locals who say the Kate is really disliked, from their Etown house to Wernersvile. So come on, stop blowing smoke up Kate's arse.

Remona Blue said...

Sorry, but I have to agree to Jane and Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB about giving the gifts in the names of the G8. In my opinion, KK will take that gesture as confirmation that her children are so admired and they belong on television!

I'm more in favor of donating something to the Sandy victims, who seem to have been forgotten after the shooting disaster. It is COLD in the Sandy area, and I'm sure that coats and hats would be very appreciated there.

Dmasy said...

I wasn't thinking of contacting Kate or putting her children in the limelight.

I thought the idea of doing something charitable from "Children who have too much" for "Children who have too little" was just a way to make a karmic balance in this lopsided world.

Kate will never know that she inspired me to do something kind. I am going to channel my frustration toward her stupid, greedy nonsense into something positive!

Over In Kate's County said...

stevenousley
@r_boudreaux I love Kate. We've talked countless times. @Kateplusmy8 is a goddess!

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I've heard her called many things, but that's a new one. A harpie, maybe, from Greek mythology, who were once beautiful goddesses but turned into screeching, nasty creatures with bodies of birds and faces of women who tormented and carried off their prey.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Dwindle said...

It's just like a short circut in the a wiring panel; you cannot scold it into rerouting itself.

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But wouldn't it be kinda (just kinda) fun to take a soldering gun to her brain and try? ;)

I'm baaaack. Had/have the Crud. Which is the flu without the fever but every f*ing thing else.(sorry - blame the Nyquil. Question - why, if one isn't to combine tylenol with alcohol, does Nyquil combine tylenol with alcohol? Inquiring minds would like to know. Which is sorta a lucid question, so it must be time for another dose. Yes, I know you can buy the stuff without the alcohol, but "I" didn't go to the store. "I" was too sick. Besides, where's the fun in the alcohol free stuff?) blech. So very behind on everything..can't even begin to catch up :(

So just in case anyone is wondering if it's really me...here's an honest to goodness text convo dd and I had early last week about something or other Christmas related in Chi town that I don't even remember now. In my defense, I was hopped up on flu meds at the time. In her defense, she working at home, chasing a 4 year old and trying to get a brief filed or some such thing. All in all it was amazing I could text as coherently as I did.

dd: R U watching the news?

me: No. Y? (see? I would so totally be great on twitter and drive split infinitive harpees up the wall)

dd: Turn on CNN

me: Where at? (I MEANT what? where? because I was thinking in my cold med drugged out mind Syria? North Korea? Iran? Palestine? Isreal? Zombies?

dd:(being helpful)On your TV

Seriously. I think I could have figured that out if I pulled myself away from PBS long enough. The apple does not fall far from the patriarchal tree.

OK. Nap time. Later ladies.

kids first said...

Those loving tweets make me wonder if milo does indeed read here and saw what I said about Kate's reputation being ruined by her twitter feed. So quick, lets post some good stuff!

Over In Kate's County said...

altieril
@Kateplusmy8 how did you get the motivation to start working out? I've lost all motivation :(

Money, honey. She needed a new gimmick - a way to get more free vacations, and her name out there as as a physical fitness advocate. Remember when she wanted her own work-out show on television?

Oh, and Donkey Shaw, not everyone in PA loves Kate. Trust me.

Parent In Lancaster County said...


OK. Nap time. Later ladies.

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lol!! You mean people actually nap when they have the flu? That's what I'm doing wrong. I'm too busy waiting hand and foot on everyone else. They've recuperated. I've gotten worse. Is it possible to reinfect yourself?

Rumspringa works better than OTC medicine. Chicken soup is an added bonus, and those Maria Callender chicken pies and mac and cheese are a godsend.

Bullsh*t meter on HIGH said...

Over In Kate's County said... 146

stevenousley
@r_boudreaux I love Kate. We've talked countless times. @Kateplusmy8 is a goddess!

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I checked his Twitter and interestingly, one of his followers is Paige's fake/secret Twitter account that she used to tweet Jon.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

MiloandJack
Kate....look at ur DM darlin! :)

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Oh, good lord. Why would anyone embarrass themselves like this? CALL HER for pete's sakes!

‏MiloandJack
@deannatweeting Haven't heard fr U in a while....just wanted 2say HELLO! Miss our tweet chats. huh? Take care/be good! :)

Poor Deanna. Gladys just won't let her alone.

MJ said...

Amen Admin, "Just when I thought she can't get any more despicable, I can't believe in light of Sandy and Newtown this rich bitch is accepting gifts and not telling people to donate to those who are REALLY in need."

As disgusted as I am with Kate's blanket Twitter thanks to the sheeple who've sent gifts, I scratch my head about the senders too.
I just don't understand why in the world they are wasting their money sending the Gosselins gifts.

Do they think she can't afford to buy gifts for the kids by herself?
Do they think their gift will actually make an impact on them and they'll be remembered for it?
Do they yearn for recognition from her?
Do they not have family and friends that would appreciate the gesture more than what they'll ever get from Kate?
Do they not know that she's a millionaire and that their gift means so little to her that it'll probably end up in the trash?
IMO, she's dumping the gifts without even opening them which is the reason for her blanket TY via twitter - or she's just that incredibly ungrateful and rude & won't thank them personally. IF she wanted to thank them individually she could use the return addy on the pkg or mailing label.

And more importantly, do they not know their generosity is lost on her and that, especially in these tough times, they could actually be doing some good by giving to someone who would really appreciate it?

I just don't get it. Are they really that blind?

rainbowsandunicorns said...

MJ...153: "Do they think their gift will actually make an impact on them and they'll be remembered for it?"

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Didn't she make it clear with the "THX" in the tweet...she doesn't even know who they are (their tweetie names), and probably couldn't care less.


"Are they really that blind?"

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Yes. And dumb.

barbee said...

WHY does she continue to feel relevant? Because idiots keep turning every topic around to her in some way. This article should not have become a storyline about her, there is no relevance there.

Anonymous said...

MiloandJack
Kate....look at ur DM darlin! :)
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Oh, good lord. Why would anyone embarrass themselves like this? CALL HER for pete's sakes!

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I doubt Milo has or ever will have Kate's phone @. Their 'friendship' is all in Milo's mind, imo.

MJ said...


rainbowsandunicorns said... 154

MJ...153: "Do they think their gift will actually make an impact on them and they'll be remembered for it?"
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Didn't she make it clear with the "THX" in the tweet...she doesn't even know who they are (their tweetie names), and probably couldn't care less.

"Are they really that blind?"

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Yes. And dumb.

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You're right. 100%.

Remona Blue said...

MJ said... 153
''.......And more importantly, do they not know their generosity is lost on her and that, especially in these tough times, they could actually be doing some good by giving to someone who would really appreciate it?
I just don't get it. Are they really that blind?''
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MJ, they've been told over and over all the things you asked. They are absolutely convinced that all those things are LIES, told by people that hate KK. It's kinda sorta like loving a parent or sibling or child, no matter what. I think that they probably have 'issues'...some appear to be what my old Auntie called ''unhinged''.

Whatever the reason, they have proven over and over that they are incapable of processing the KK we saw on television with our own eyes in any rational way. Bottom line? I believe they really ARE that blind!!

Anonymous said...

Barbee, you can express your point without calling people. "Idiots." Kate's entitled behavior is inexcusable, we have a right to discuss. As long as she has sheeple who act like she parted the Red Sea, she will feel relevant anyway

IDModo said...

Reading about acts of kindness took me way back 58 years to when I was 11, paralysed with polio, and going to the Red Cross daily for Physio and O.T. At the time I was unable to walk.

My Mom sent me in a taxi every day with the same driver. One day he said he was getting tired of carrying me into the building, and that I had to learn to walk.

Every day for months he painstakingly supported me down the sidewalk and up the steps, one foot after the other, until I could do it on my own.He would carry me into the house when we got home to my house, and my Mom didn't know about the work we had been doing.

Finally the day came when I was able to walk very slowly up the sidewalk by myself, and climb the steps into my house.My Mom stood on the porch and cried.

The next day I had a different taxi driver. When my Mom called to see what had happened to my original friend, the dispatcher said he had quit his job that morning, saying that his job was done.

We never could find him to thank him but needless to say I believe in Angels; he certainly must have been one!

PS The physio and OT helped too; I'm not meaning to diminish their value!

Flight of the Kiwi said...

IDModo...

What a beautiful story. Bless you. Yes. Angels walk among us.

Tucker's Mom said...

IDModo said... 160
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Put yourself at the top of that list! That's an incredible thing to overcome.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kiwi...good to see you again! I wish I could give all of you sick folks my chicken soup!

Remona Blue said...

IDModo said... 160
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Oh your story caused such a lump in my throat! What a wonderful kindness.

Anonymous said...

Working Woman

IDModo, wow! Thank you so much for sharing that. What a gift that taxi driver was, bless his heart.

And what a wonderful spirit you are. That must have been tough to overcome, but you worked hard and fought. Very inspirational to read :)

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Parent

It's a "perk" of grown kids and DH out doing Christmas shopping. Still not keeping much down :( Did do the chicken soup thing last night.

Crass alert here - you might try upchucking on those making you wait on 'em. Works wonders on making people disappear. Of course, that leaves you on clean up duty. So a win/lose on that one.

Hope you feel better soon. Reinfect me? A pox on you! (j/k) PAX

Over In Kate's County said...

MJ, they've been told over and over all the things you asked. They are absolutely convinced that all those things are LIES, told by people that hate KK. It's kinda sorta like loving a parent or sibling or child, no matter what. I think that they probably have 'issues'...some appear to be what my old Auntie called ''unhinged''

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It's also very much like the Jim Jones/Guyana tragedy. A cult follows a leader. Brainwashing to the point where reasoning falls on deaf ears.

carolina peach said...

Lots to catch up on. Kate can't thank any one tweeter individually because she tears into the gifts, cards, etc like a child and has no idea who sent what. Not until they ask her if she got this or that does she even acknowlege the grift. Don't believe the children realize how much is grifted. Does anyone really think that she's going to admit the gifts came from anyone else but her?

To the rude person who was swiffered at the beginning of this post, Shame on you. I walked right up to your mess and almost got it on me. Such poison. So glad the swiffer crew got there quickly. With all that has happened why try to be mean?

fidosmommy said...

So glad I missed the posts that were swiffered.
Thanks Admin and Blog Girls.

butterfly said...

FOTK,
welcome back! As funny as ever, even w/the flu :)

PJ's momma said... 105
OMgosh, so sweet! That little girl is going to go far in life- she has is a true leader and motivator. <3 the story, thx for sharing.

So many posts today- hard to catch up.

carolina peach said...

With all the 'stuff' given to her, wonder if she has an account set up to sell or auction off what she deems junk or duplicates (X8). How heartbreaking it would be to search on ebay or craigs and see their carefully chosen gift up for sale to the highest bidder.

Remona Blue said...

For what it's worth....I've been thinking about making donations in the name of others. I've decided that I will donate to Sandy victims, in the name of the Newtown26. That is the perfect solution for me!

Anonymous said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 138
What were those sweeping reforms? What were the gun laws before the reforms? That paragraph doesn't tell me anything
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Well, you could Google it if you were truly interested. But I don't mind doing some legwork for you.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2012/12/16/gun_control_after_connecticut_shooting_could_australia_s_laws_provide_a.html

A brief blurb from the article:
"At the heart of the push was a massive buyback of more than 600,000 semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, or about one-fifth of all firearms in circulation in Australia. The country’s new gun laws prohibited private sales, required that all weapons be individually registered to their owners, and required that gun buyers present a “genuine reason” for needing each weapon at the time of the purchase. (Self-defense did not count.)"

Hope this helps clarify. I am sorry - I just assumed if people were interested in the subject, they would search out for more information themselves.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm glad that worked in Australia but I see few people mentioning that we in fact have banned assault weapons before, for 10 years. You can read about whether people think it had any impact or not. In my opinion it did not.

Anonymous said...

Australia has significantly far less people than the great USA. I know this is upsetting but population wise the USA is still very safe and safer than most places. With huge populations there will be more crazies I'm sorry it's a statistical fact. Less people less crazies.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

With all the 'stuff' given to her, wonder if she has an account set up to sell or auction off what she deems junk or duplicates (X8). How heartbreaking it would be to search on ebay or craigs and see their carefully chosen gift up for sale to the highest bidder.

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I doubt that she'd go to that much trouble. She probably wouldn't get much money, and she'd have to pay eBay and PayPal fees. Robert reported in his book that he found the Mennonite lady's homemade gifts in Kate's trash and took them home. Gift cards and big-ticket items are probably kept; all others are dumped.

Too bad that pictures aren't taken and then posted of all the things she throws away. I'm sure the sheeple would love to see where their gifts ended up.

Remona Blue said...

Fleecing The Sheeple said... 176
''.....Too bad that pictures aren't taken and then posted of all the things she throws away. I'm sure the sheeple would love to see where their gifts ended up.''
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If you remember, Robert said that he DID take photos of things...one time he mentioned having it all spread out on his kitchen table. I also remember him saying that if she called him a liar, or sued him, everything he has photos of, and physically kept would be made public. In my opinion, THAT is the reason she and Laverne and Shirley haven't sued him. Should they sue him for libel and/or slander, every single thing he has would then be revealed.

SaveTheWorldFromEvilKate said...

I agree Admin #174. Have you read that there are talks again about being able to sue gun manufacturers if a death was caused? That's ridiculous to me. What's next, suing knife manufacturers, cooking or not, car manufacturers, rope manufacturers, etc., etc. The person is accountable for their actions (aside from mental illness) not their weapon of choice whether it be a gun, wooden spoon or a screwdriver.

I don't agree with donating anything in the Gosselin kids name aside from maybe to a child abuse group and the Ronald McDonald House as that is something they are associated with. If at all possible Kate would try to get credit for any donation and just the thought of that makes me ill, not because I can't stand her, but because the person donating did it out the goodness of his/her heart and Kate would bring hate amd her own greediness into that.

I also think that any gifts the kids received from sheeple will never recieve a thank you from the kids because Kate will take credit for the presents she puts away for "good behavior" for example, lying for her saying they want to spend all of Christmas with her or they miss filming so much.

IDModo you story made me cry. What a wonderful man and what a strong girl you must have been and are. Angels are everywhere!

MelissaNV said...

Barbee said, "WHY does she continue to feel relevant? Because idiots keep turning every topic around to her in some way. This article should not have become a storyline about her, there is no relevance there."

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What article is that? Did Kate make the media again?

MelissaNV said...

How nuts are these people? How low do they set the bar when it comes to values? Empowering? To do what...grift? Throw ex-husbands under the bus? Who or what does Kate empower?

mmmelody25
@Kateplusmy8 I've been reading your book #ijustwantyoutoknow, such a wonderful insight to your personal life & thoughts. U r empowering :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I just Want You to Know isn't about anything but the children's private moments and Kate's boring commentary. Unless you means this empowers you to exploit your kids.

Mona said...

Hey Kate. I just want you to know that your
book tells the world that you don't love your kids for who they are but for what you want out of them.

Winter Wonderland said...

Could it be that not enough of the sheep are sending Kate a gift? There's just not much coming her way and what is coming is junk. She's panicking and putting it out there on twitter (mentioning the gifts) to get the fans scurrying and shipping in time for Christmas.

AuntieAnn said...

Hey sheeple...in case you don't know, here's what she does with your gifts:
(Snipped from Robert Hoffman's book)

In 2010 at Thanksgiving, I was camped outside of her front gate working, when a lovely Mennonite woman drove up with a beautifully adorned gift bag for Kate. As a reporter for US Weekly, I needed to know what was inside, so I asked. The nice woman reluctantly showed me the contents. I could see she was disgusted by my presence, being the ‘paparazzi’ and all as she called me, but she was still gracious enough to remove the gift that she brought for Kate to show me. She had hand-carved and painted three beautiful rectangular blocks of wood for Kate to put on her mantle, or a table or shelf. Each block had a single word. “Faith. Family. Friends.” This woman was from Hebron, Kentucky but visiting family in Kate’s hometown of Elizabethtown, PA, and she drove an hour to bring the gift to Kate. She rang the buzzer on the intercom for a few minutes but got no response. Kate was at home and there’s a camera on the intercom box so it’s very possible that she saw the woman dressed in conservative Mennonite clothing, but there was still no response.

The woman left the bag inside of the front gate for Kate to pick up the next time she came down the driveway. The next day, I was back at the house doing my job, when I noticed in the trashcan out front, the very same gift bag that the lady left for Kate. I picked it out of the trash and wasn’t surprised to see that the beautiful hand-carved were still in the bag along with the letter from the lady. The envelope was opened and the letter was torn in half and thrown out with the next day’s trash. I liked the blocks and the words on them and the woman who brought them, so I brought them home and gave them to my mother for her next birthday. She keeps them proudly displayed on her piano for everyone to see. The letter that Kate tore in half and threw away reads:
 
Dear Kate –   I made this gift not knowing who to give it to. Then it came to me – You! We all need these 3 in our life. Friends – during times of trouble in one’s life, this is a test of who your real/ true friends are. Family – is next. Unfortunately, some have betrayed you. We can’t choose our family. We are born into one.   Faith – is at the top. Our friends will leave us, our family will disappoint us but one thing for sure, God will never leave us or forsake us.   Kate, Happy Thanksgiving. May the Lord be with you. Take care & God Bless!  

S.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

In Kate or any celebs defense I would never touch a bag from a fan left outside my gate nor accept any gifts from fans. Too dangerous.. Only problem is Kate does appear to accept some gifts if she likes them. Either you accept them all or you don't accept any, but picking and choosing is awful.

AuntieAnn said...

Correction...That should read I picked it out of the trash and wasn’t surprised to see that the beautiful hand-carved BLOCKS were still in the bag along with the letter from the lady.


Admin, fair enough. It could be dangerous. But then God knows what could be in those boxes from UPS. It does make you wonder what some sickos have sent her too. Oh the trials of being a famous star. Poor thing.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Right either they are all dangerous or not. You don't get to cherry pick.

I think they said in the Justin Bieber doc he never accepts gifts. I think it was him. Anyway many don't.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate's accepting and in fact, encouraging gifts is kinda crazy if you think about it. There are crazy people out there and she schleps strangers' packages into her home all the time.

AuntieAnn said...

Still, someone must have at least looked inside that bag in order for it to end up in the garbage. If it wasn't Kate it was probably Mr. Bodyguard Man who reported the contents of the bag back to her. Either way the gift ended up getting tossed.

Stupid Mennonite woman...doesn't she know Kate likes cash? #snark

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I'm posting a poem that was taped to our kitchen door at work. It is a take off of the Night Before Christmas, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38, when 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate.

Their simles were contagious, their laughter filled the air, they aoulc hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. They remembered nothing of what happened earlier that day.

"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "This is Heaven," declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."

When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior; the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then he opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring; those children all flew into the arms of their King.

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had, He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below, He saw all the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let my power and presence re-enter this land!"

"May this country be delivered from the hands of the fools. I'm taking back My nation, I'm taking back My schools!"

Then He and the children stood up without a sound, "Come now My children, let Me show you around."

Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran; all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Formerly Duped said...

RT @XXXXXXXX @Kateplusmy8 People in Berks County Pa love Kate + 8 ! YAY!AND WE LOVE OUR HOME TOWN AREA 2! SO MANY LOVING FUN PPL! XOXO

What's this all about? I never saw this tweeter before.

Tucker's Mom said...

Formerly Duped said... 191
RT @XXXXXXXX @Kateplusmy8 People in Berks County Pa love Kate + 8 ! YAY!AND WE LOVE OUR HOME TOWN AREA 2! SO MANY LOVING FUN PPL! XOXO

What's this all about? I never saw this tweeter before.
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Obviously someone who doesn't live anywhere near Kate. What do neighbors think and report about Kate?
http://learningmylines.blogspot.com/2009/06/jon-kate-too-late.html

Kate is a twit said...

Formerly Duped said... 191

See my comment #140 above. It will explain who this tweeter is. Basically, she's one of the Kate's enablers whose main job is to attack the non-fans.

Kate is a twit said...

Formerly Duped said... 191

Also meant to add--if you take a look at her twitter account, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

MJ said...

Over In Kate's County said... 167

MJ, they've been told over and over all the things you asked. They are absolutely convinced that all those things are LIES, told by people that hate KK. It's kinda sorta like loving a parent or sibling or child, no matter what. I think that they probably have 'issues'...some appear to be what my old Auntie called ''unhinged''

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It's also very much like the Jim Jones/Guyana tragedy. A cult follows a leader. Brainwashing to the point where reasoning falls on deaf ears.

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I agree. No matter how much time passes nor how often it's discussed, the Kate/sheeple co-enabling behavior never ceases to amaze & profoundly disappoint me -- especially with the current economy and in light of the many recent tragedies in this country.

To a fault, I'm an eternal optimist. I know rationally that they won't change, but in my heart I still wish they'd open their eyes and see what is right in front of them. What's that saying, "there is none so blind as those who will not see"?
Kate won't/can't see because of her narcissism, but the sheeple are another animal (HA) altogether.
I worry about the teens who are so misguided that they have a washed up, child abusing, reality tv mom as their idol and about the kids who are being parented by the young moms who model their parenting styles after Kate's.

And, I'm sad that Kate who could help so many in need with just a simple tweet, refuses and instead continues to grift day after day and is proud of it.

Ignore my rambling. I think I need a pick-me-up Rumspringa before I sit down to wrap the last batch of Christmas presents. Anyone want to join me? ;-)

Formerly Duped said...

Good article, Tucker's Mom, thanks.It's all pretty consistent about what kind of person Kate has been for a long time, maybe her entire life. She's not going to change. That's what I was thinking, that the tweeter was not in the area or that the tweet was a joke.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The locals were actually the very first to catch onto Kate. They were ticked about their tax dollars. They should be commended for speaking out when it wasn't popular to do so. Especially when the kids were so little and cute and they were such a sweet looking family. They saw through the scam and spoke up.

Formerly Duped said...

Kate is a twit said... 194
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And thanks to you too. I missed the above discussion of this somehow! I am embarrassed to be as clueless as Kate although I thought it was fishy...

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Regarding my post at #190, I forgot to add the author's name: Cameo Smith. Don't know who this person is, but a co-worker loved the poem, copied it, and posted it at work.

IDModo said...

The REALLY strong person was my Mom, who knew if she helped me every time I needed to move from one place to the other, I would never do it myself.

She stayed in the kitchen, singing at the top of her lungs and doing the dishes, when she knew I was trying to get from the chair to the sofa, or into the bathroom.She only helped when I absolutely could not do it.

I can't imagine how hard it must have been as a mother, for her to hear her child struggling to move from place to place and to realize that NOT helping her was the best way for her to get better. I don't think I could have done it with my children. She was completely selfless; her own need to help didn't even enter into it.

It was an honour and a privilege for me to look after her when she became demented after a stroke,remembering her loving care when I was a child.

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