Thursday, July 3, 2014

Recap: Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10 part 2: I hate Kate!

I love sports. I love them for many reasons, and one of them is every so often something really good and pure and genuine happens. Something that shows us something so wonderfully human and tangible. It makes the occasional stupid scandal forgettable, we forget about the millions of dollars going back and forth that sometimes taint the purity of the game, and it reminds us that we need professional recreation in our lives. Especially international events like this. It makes our lives fuller in any case, and certainly more fun.

One of these great moments happened this week during the phenomenal USA-Belgium World Cup game. As you probably heard, we lost. But we lost playing our absolute hearts out, sweat and blood and spit flying everywhere until the final seconds, which makes any loss that hard-fought just plain honorable.

So, we pretty much lost because some Belgian who must be about 15 years old named Kevin De Buryne scored an impossible goal late in the game, threading it through about four different defenders straight into the corner pocket. Not too long afterward the same guy had an assist for their second death-knell goal that won it.



Kevin looks remarkably like Prince Harry too, so predictably that was the perfect storm to set Twitter ablaze.

People are saying Prince Harry looks like Kevin De Bruyne on the Belgium team. I disagree. I think Kevin De Bruyne looks like Prince Harry.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) July 1, 2014


Times like this Twitter is tolerable.

Anyway, turns out Harry's Doppelgänger is not just a prince but also a stand-up guy. Late in the game in what I think was extra time or almost, when all the guys out there must have been absolutely dead, Harry had a fantastic steal away from American Jermaine Jones. But while trying to kick it away, Harry accidentally kicked it straight up into Jermaine's face, absolutely pummeling him across the head.

You know those old cartoons where they get hit by a sledge hammer and then all these stars float around their head? That was pretty much Jermaine's face. He kind of fell to the ground in a heap. Jermaine just broke his nose last week so you can imagine how that must have felt. Prince Harry's expression was utter shock and sympathy. Sort of an, "Ohhhh, man that's gotta hurt!!!"

Harry quickly jogged back over to Jermaine, looking at the refs and holding up his hand to indicate the game should stop. He then squatted down, tenderly placing his hands on Jermaine's chest, and then grasped his hand in his, waiting for help to arrive.



If you've seen a soccer field it's gigantic, and help does take a good 15 to 20 seconds to get there. That must feel like an eternity when you're seeing stars. I imagine it's not as bad though when royalty is with you, holding your hand. It was an awesome moment.

Anyway, I bring this up because this is more than just what true sportsmanship should be. It's just how human beings should behave in both competitions and in life. If someone is hurt or hurting or you hurt them, not only should things stop for them, but you should go comfort and help them. This makes the world spin round in a manner that creates order out of chaos and good times even in defeat.

Last week on Kate Plus 8 when Mady was injured at Play Days, instead of holding up her hand to stop and going over to help her, Kate just kept on pummeling her until Kate won. Belgian Prince Harry's simple act of kindness and sympathy just shows how deranged Kate's thinking is. Prince Harry is a normal, nice guy. Kate on the other hand is an abnormal, cruel woman. Kate's way does not teach any life lessons like she so smugly thinks. It does not make the world go 'round. Instead it derails it and makes everybody miserable. We should all be more like how Prince Harry was just now and less like that waste of space.

Coming up on Kate Plus 8. God is giving it His best effort to stop the Hobbling Harridan with plagues of hail, wind, velcro and birds. Well, unfortunately God failed and she's still around and tweeting. He should have gone for the locusts.

May, and it's yet another new look for Kate. Maybe that's what she meant by piecing and patching. Piece a trend from October 2012 here, patch another from January 2013 in here. This one is sort of a poor man's attempt at the super dark roots look that was trendy nine months ago. Only rag mags would try to convince us that ever looked good. As usual Kate can't pull it off. To me she always looks more like a two-bit hooker on the corner of Hollywood and Vine than she does Sarah Jessica Parker. I get it. I always look like it's Halloween whenever I try anything trendy or outside the box but at least I know my own limitations and just stick mostly to Sketchers, leggings and bangs.

There's a photo of Shoka featured prominently in the background, just so we remember Shmoopy never really abused him. Oh, okay.

Credits. It's 5:45 and Shmoopy's up already and messing around with something or other in the kitchen. Are they on the first breakfast or the second? I don't care, because I'm too distracted by the clip boards attached to the back of some of the children's chairs like Doogie Howser is going to walk in at any moment and start analyzing your urine sample results. 

Two questions immediately spring to mind. What the heck is on those clip boards and why are they on only some of the children's chairs? It's so flipping weird, but not much surprises me anymore about the level of psychosis in this household.

Hey, remember the awesome computer diary Doogie would type in at the end of every episode? I bet he never was careless enough to throw out those discs. He's smart.



Good gracious we certainly typed slowly in 1991, were we really that bad?

Because the internet is awesome and amazing, somebody actually collected every single diary entry from the show and put it in blog form, complete with the correct dates and everything. It includes forgotten gems like this one: "They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe if we all spent a little less time beholding -- We'd be a lot happier." F-- yeah, now that is a platitude worth repeating!

doogiehowsermd.blogspot.com

Thank you, good sir or madam. Bookmarked it!

Kate gets up every single day of her life at 5:45 a.m. Not to be nit picky but she's said many times on Twitter, even as recently as a few days ago, that they sleep in to ungodly late hours when they don't have school, so I don't think that's true. But fine, what's another lie.

They spend an untoward amount of time telling us what time they get up and how the morning routine goes. The thing I fear for these kids is that they may think any of this is even remotely interesting and grow big heads. This is not interesting. They are, bless their hearts, not interesting. At all. Not even the time they get up in the morning is interesting. I'm a big fan of children understanding they are not special. The adult world is easier on people who understand they're not special. Sorry, Mr. Rogers, but it's true.



I'm partial to this guy's high school commencement speech in which he said the opposite. You, little Johnny and Suzy, hate to say it, are not special whatsoever. Now good luck to you. It went viral because it was a great message.

They text each other in the house, which I think is preferably to screaming and shouting frankly, which they also do. Kate wants an intercom system. She should get one. The house I worked in had that and I have to say it was the nicest feature about it. Instead of screaming, shouting, or wasting time searching for various kids, I'd just pick up the phone, hold five I think, and say "monkeys, come to the kitchen Admin has dinner ready." And there they'd come even if they were downstairs or outside. It makes for a more peaceful house all around.

The kids seem to like the breakfasts she makes and they talk about how healthy the food is. I don't think white bread, eggs and cheese every day is the healthiest. I think their mother is hopelessly ignorant, not healthy. The kids are still brushing their teeth in the kitchen while Kate looks on? That seems like it may have more to do with control than anything.

Oops, Kate says they've been doing this so long it runs like clockwork. They can get ready for school in 50 minutes. Well, I have to say that is very impressive. Good for them. I think it takes a normal sized family about 50 minutes if not longer. But then doesn't that prove the point things are not as hard as she makes them out to be? Seems like the kids, who despite some of their issues are overall pretty decent kids who usually aim to please, are pretty much keeping this train on the tracks with little effort from Kate anymore. So does she have it hard and is this just so difficult, or does the U.S.S. Gosselin keep a tight orderly ship that practically runs itself? I would hope the latter by now. Heh.

The producer asks the boys what does Kate do while they're at school.

Oh, okay, so he was wondering too. I'm interested in this. I've been scratching by head over this for years.

"Work," Joel says. He's been reading the script I see. Work where and doing what exactly? I ask. Ha, Joel adds that sometimes she goes back to sleep. Well yeah I figured that much, Shmoops. How nice she found some job where you can punch in and then go back to sleep. She runs errands, says Collin. Um, errands are not work. You cannot classify as "work" what everybody else has to do too whether you have a real job or not. It is rather called, "things everybody else has to do too whether you have a real job or not."

Nah, Kate's not really running as much as she used to (she must mean since Coupon Cabin stopped paying for it) because well you see, she broke her foot.

Let me stop you right there. Toe, toe, toe, toe!!! according to the children. Can I just say it's amusing how God damned stubborn she is? Even when all the kids have explained she certainly did not break her foot, she still won't let up on that story. It's remarkable.

What? Wait, she "broke" her "foot" when the perpetually coming soon "cookbook" came out and wasn't that like in September? This is May, some nine months later.

Kate also doesn't have time to run anymore anyway. That's understandable with all the "work" she does while they're at school.

Yawn, Kate likes to do everything over the top. Yawn, Kate buys paper plates. Oh this must be at Michaels where one of the shoppers there was annoyed she and the crew were blocking the aisles. Heh, I love how much most of the locals can't stand her or this mess. Poor Shmoopy's pulled in all different directions by these damn kids and some days just wishes she could throw in the towel. Being a single mom is so tough. Oh well, shouldn't have had eight kids then divorced their father and estranged all your family and friends. Shoulda bought that cactus instead.

She never meant to portray herself as super woman. Oh, that's why she joined all those smug Mommy bloggers at The Stir. So we are reassured she actually is just like any other mommy, the truth is, sniff, sometimes she cries behind closed doors.

I like when she says shit that makes her look unstable.

When she feels overwhelmed she reminds herself it's okay to mess up the important thing is you not give up. Throw that on a poster. Now imagine doing all this with a real job.

Commercials. I heart me some Blake Shelton but sadly the Pizza Hut near me closed and was replaced by a pretentious looking Jamba Juice. If you can't even make a go of a Pizza Hut and end up getting replaced by juice you might want to get out of the restaurant business.

We're back. I still think it's funny they were so cheap with the credits and little intros that they couldn't even get one updated photo of the family. Literally the Kate Plus 8 family photo has to be three years old. Mady and Cara are half the size they are now. It's tacky looking because it's so cheap.

Kate takes the kids to the mall to pick out new outfits for their party. As usual Mady and Cara are dragged along but they make it clear they were not permitted to buy anything and were bored out of their minds as am I. I still don't understand why at their ages they can't stay at home for a few hours while Kate does this nonsense with the younger kids. They seem well old enough to me.

I don't like this discussion about the younger kids and their boyfriends and girlfriends, I think these questions are embarrassing most of them, so I'm skipping this part.

Because when she's miserable she has to make everybody else miserable too, Mady tells the kids anything they've picked out is ugly.  I'm very sorry the kid is obviously struggling with many things right now and I don't see how filming is going to help anything.

The next day, and I feel like they're explaining every little mundane thing in every little mundane detail. It's not a home improvement show. It's really getting tortuous. The bottom line is, Marie Antoinette here is going to bake a cake.

Kate's off to the bus stop while the cake cools. She needs to be out the door in "32 seconds." For the longest time I thought her odd times (like awake at 6:02 a.m.) were done just to be cute or funny. Now I think in her rigid mind it actually is 32 seconds to her just like it was 246 toothpicks and four left in the box to Rain Man. Maybe for work she could be a timekeeper of some sort. Maybe working for the railroad as a dynamite detonator. I like Westerns.

Suddenly a huge hail storm rolls in. Sort of. It wasn't exactly anywhere near her house but it did hit the bus stop. Okay those are scary. We got those maybe once every couple years back East and they actually are quite dangerous when it's happening, if you are out in it. If you're inside, using your brain and staying put it'll be fine. A really bad one like this may only happen once every ten years. They can also really dent your car or cause other damage. Kind of funny they use footage of the storm from The Reading Eagle since that newspaper absolutely hates Kate Gosselin and her ten years of scams. Heh.

I don't like parents who freak their kids out. We should not pass our fears down to our children. Kate is at the bus stop clapping at the kids to come on, it's dangerous. Well, the storm is over now and it's sunny, so I don't quite get that. They have plenty of time to get to safety should it start up again. She hurries them into the van in an absolute panic. The problem with this attitude is that in the span of 30 seconds you may have just made your child afraid of hailstorms for decades to come, and unable to handle them rationally and reasonably. It's okay to have a healthy fear of danger but it's not okay to deal with that fear by panicking. The sad thing is I think she thinks behaving this way makes her look like a caring and protective mother. Sigh.

They head to the pet store to get some beta fish for the party. Hm, I don't see anybody asking the parents of their guests if sending them home with a live animal is okay. You can't have a carnival without winning fish, Kate explains.  Gaa, these people. I suppose these are the same people that can't have a circus without abused animals, or Sea World without orcas who live in a small swimming pool as their life until they finally snap and eat their trainer. The tide is changing in remarkable ways, and these people should know they will be left behind. It's happening.

"This is starting to feel real," Kate says dramatically. The... party? Good grief you would think she is talking about having her firstborn child or earning her PhD without the D. It's just a stupid birthday party that was pretty much catered for them anyways.

Commercials. The most random people are able to get reality shows. Leah Remini, really? I mean I like her just fine but not enough to care what she does on a day to day basis.

We're back, and Kate is whipping up some frosting that has 2,000 pounds of butter. Well, then she could say it has a ton of butter and actually not be exaggerating. The layered cake looks good actually.  It's moist and has a good color, although someone on the blog here pointed out it didn't really rise. True. Here we go with yet another long, mundane explanation. I'll skip this.

Zorro, who apparently is quite a fine method actor, creeps slowly toward the cake. Yes, he's out of his cage and supposed to be perched on some little tree thing on the counter.

"Stay!" Kate commands. I don't know if birds respond to things like "stay." Uh, maybe she should put him in his cage?

Finally his big moment to show his chops, er, rather beak, is here and he flies into the cake and takes a bite.

Kate is shocked that this happened. Shocked I tell ya. Lol. You place your bird two feet away from the cake. He is eyeing the cake like he really wants it. He is even walking toward the cake. And you're shocked that this happened. She's not exactly the best at reading body language now is she?

You know, he only got a tiny piece of it. I probably would have cut that piece out and figured out a way to replace it with frosting somehow and not say anything. But because Kate is 12 and can't handle anything more complicated than a shoebox, she cries and bemoans how she can't serve it now and the party could be ruined and what will she do about the cake?

Brilliant screen writing here and Zorro hit all his marks.

For someone doing it 99% alone, there sure are a heck of a lot of workers around doing various things for the party. The tent people show up and could you put it a little to the left, now a little to the right, now do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around, perfect. 

The "surprise" for the kids is here. It came on a flatbed truck and Kate shuts it away in the barn. Based on that information I can't rule out that it could still be a Jonas brother. This is Kate we're talking about after all.

Kate's friends all live out of state, which is both funny and odd. Jamie flew in for the weekend to help out. Good ole Jamie, I remember her and Ashley and how much Kate pissed them off on the Yellowstone trip. It just so happened Jamie's kids would be away that weekend. With their father whom we're told they live with? Just saying. I always found it ironic that for all the hate and judgment toward Jon, none of Kate's fans judge Jamie or ask why her children don't live with her full time either. I have no idea what Jamie's situation is but there are dozens of reasons that custody might not be balanced that have nothing to do with whether one is a good or bad parent. Because I have no hate in my heart I've always given Jamie the benefit of the doubt on that. I just like the hypocrisy.

Jamie understands Kate. I'm glad somebody does. They are sooo similar, says Kate. Why, they even got divorced in the same year, "ironically." Hey, Alanis, that's not ironic, that's just a coincidence or perhaps even poor misfortune.

Nothing that happened on or off camera has affected this sisterhood of the traveling pants. And that's the sign of a true friend, says Kate. No Kate, that's the sign of a true enabler who I guess doesn't have the self-esteem to insist she be treated with kindness and respect by her so-called BFF.

God tries again with a freak wind storm, interrupting the family as they are trying to paint signs for the carnival. Just to drive the point home, God blows the papers straight into the heated pool. Lol, God.

"Can somebody shut the pool gate at least!" Kate screeches.

You shut it, bitch. You're the closest. She finally does.

What's funny is in the midst of all this you see what looks like a cameraman and a producer running away from all this and not helping. Not that the Jane Goodalls of reality T.V. should be interfering with what's going on, but it's hysterical the way Kate is screeching for help and production just runs away.

You know what's awesome about this? The kids love it. They fish the papers out of the pool, and Alexis blurts how funny it was, like a word scramble. Kate of course is beside herself. God owes me a perfect day tomorrow, Kate says to God as she points at the sky. So she really does have a direct line to Him like her letters to Jesus in her book. I wonder how one gets chosen for that.



I like kids and I hate adults. Adults who act like this anyway. The kids will remember this forever and get a chuckle out of it forever. Lighten the F up.

It's getting late and everyone is inside now. Kate is still pacing and strung out. The kids are fine, laughing and playing with their iPads. Why is it always the girls who are playing with the iPads and the boys watching, may I ask? Is that an iPad mini in addition to their regular gadgets? Sheesh.

They eat the cake that Colin Firth over there jumped on/the producer threw him on. Kate has to trust the party will come together tomorrow but she doesn't really think it will. Well, that's kind of rude to the catering company who did it all. I'm sure they know full well what they're doing.

Thirty-six long minutes in and it's finally time for the party at last.

"One person, too much to do," Kate says. She's just such a tool. Not to even mention the catering company there is proof did it all, what about Jamie (and as you will see Deanna) who flew in, the twins and their friends who did help seemingly for free as far as I can tell, and the birthday kids themselves? They all helped a ton! Like 2,000 pounds of butter a ton. Wtf, I don't understand her and why she always has to marginalize anybody else who busts their butt for her.

At the last minute Kate is able to get a carnival cake that looks like a big top. It's cute. It was probably ordered three weeks ago by production.

What is with this episode? Now we're spending what feels like ages watching them stuff the pinatas. This really has gotten to be just like watching old boring home movies. I can't believe anyone in their right mind thinks this should be a weekly series. With the exception of Zorro's great escape and the water boarding she did to the poor thing afterward, there is nothing remotely resembling an interesting plot here. They got nothing.

There's literally people everywhere helping out. People setting up the various stands, Mady and Cara's friends helping out, other unidentified adults doing things. I swear to god for about ten seconds I thought that blond chick with the shower wet hair and pink shorts was the new nanny. Then she spoke and I realized it's Shmoopy herself! She's so skinny. Who is she? What is she?

Kate and Jamie are setting up something or other with a staple gun and Kate is out of staples and doesn't know how to change them. For someone who does it 99% herself she sure is helpless. What did she do when she was out of staples before and she was doing it 99% herself? Maybe just stand there and hold it together with her fingers until the 1% gets there?

I don't understand the point of a party if you're going to be running ragged and stressed out beyond belief the whole time, but that's just me.

I love the two second clip of Kate giving orders to the twins' friends. Their body language is so 13. The in one ear out the other look, sure Kate yep no worries, got it. And then they're off to talk about boys and lipgloss.

"Once I mentally envision something, I just have to make it happen," Kate says, gesticulating so we see her nails.

Actually she says it more like this, "Once I mentally envision something, I just have to make it happen???"

I imagine around about 2003 that's exactly what went down???

The kids are on the couch playing with the clapperboard, shouting various things. It's kind of annoying, no offense, though it's not their fault. Obviously the producers made them do this and some of the kids, like Joel, don't look like they think this is that fun. Oh by the way Hannah smacks Joel across his cheek in the middle of this, but it's Hannah so don't worry it's okay. The clapperboard has some interesting information on it, like some of the crew members and that it was "take two" of this "reality show." So we were wondering if the crew is really the same crew Kate says they love and missed. I don't have the skills of Nev or many of the posters here, but I did a little poor man's sleuthing on IMDB to see what I could come up with.

I see two names on the clapperboard. One is C. McCarthy-Miller. I pretend Max is sitting just to my right holding his stupid little canon video camera as I pull up google.



I quickly discover "C." is some guy named Clark, and he has been part of all of two episodes, not counting these, of Kate Plus 8, as a production assistant and as a photographer. In 2011, folks. "Ohhhhh, that could be him!" Max always says, even if it's totally obvious that is him. J. Bromiley is also on the clapperboard, and that's some man named Jack, a camera man who is credited with only one episode of Kate Plus 8. Also one of the Australia episodes way back in 2011.

Assuming IMDB is correct, and I have no reason to think it's not, how could you possibly form attachments to these Clark and Jack guys and call them your daddy and family after two episode three years ago? Do the kids even remember them? When you look at IMDB, you see over a hundred people have worked in production on this show. Even if you don't count people who sit in editing bays and don't interact with the kids, it's still a ton. They have been through a whopping sixteen producers. So this whole thing about how this is such a close knit family is utter nonsense, of course.

The size of their crew is normal. This is how Hollywood works. There is constant turnover as you move on to other projects or projects and contracts overlap making you unavailable even if you wanted to be on the crew. For Kate to put forth to her dumb fans it's anything different than everybody else's television show is lunacy. And it's dangerous. How could one parent possibly vet over a hundred people to any reasonable person's satisfaction? You can't, which is how Bill Blankinship slipped through. He's still there on IMDB the proud editor of over thirteen episodes, it's not like they can remove his name just because he's a sex offender now, and still has two more years of probation to serve.

Kate puts on a clown wig and nose, and pairs it with a strapless dress that looks better suited for the beach. In this getup she sort of reminds me of Carol Burnett's Miss Hannigan, naturally the best Miss Hannigan there ever was. She was an ever-evolving mix between trendy and slutty, sober and drunk, lovesick and bitter. And she was a master scammer too and used children to her benefit. Carol nearly stole the show. This look of Kate's would be complete if she would just carry around a bottle of Sake.

You won't regret watching this clip of the great Carol, it's just incredible.



Lol, I love Mady. She is finally old enough to stop Kate in her tracts. When Kate tries to say she promised the kids she would wear it Mady immediately jumps in and says give me an ever loving break they did not want you to wear that and mortify them I saw the whole thing! Heh!

Oh, there's Deanna, another enabler and out-of-state BFF, wandering in the background carrying a present. Yet another person around to help and take the immense burden off Shmoops.

I should be shaking my head at how disrespectful the kids are about this, but in this case Kate deserves it. The clown thing is creepy, Leah says. Yes it sure is.

There's very few kids at this "carnival" but tons of adults working, plus Mady's friends. It does look good and authentic, though pretty juvenile, with popcorn and cotton candy and games.

Mady says Kate scares her friends. Yikes, I don't think she was joking about that one. Awkward.

Wow some of these games are pretty lame. Pin the nose on the clown, really? I don't know if kids in 2014 would like these.

Ugh, the horrific fish game.

Mady helps run this game, and bemoans the children's "sins of impatience." Whoa okay, sister wife!

Kate says the bowls did not have a fish in them, but I can see several betas in the bowls right there swimming while the kids are throwing balls at them, so W....T...F!!!

So for anyone who still thinks this game is all fun and dandy, I want you to imagine yourself sitting in a shallow kiddie pool all afternoon in the heat. Now imagine as you are lounging in this pool, somebody is dropping giant ping pong balls three times your size on your head, repeatedly. Then you get sent home with some kid who either forgets about you and leaves you in the car to roast, or puts you on the dining room table in that same kiddie pool and tries to remember to feed you every once in awhile because the family was neither expecting you nor was asked to have you over, so nobody else wants to care for you. Fun!

It just occurred to Kate that if any of her children actually win the fish, which several of them do, she'll have more pets in the house.

I love that the narcissist is only capable of understanding this and what a bad idea it is when it's happening to her. I.e. when her kids win and are ready to set up shop with their new pet in her house of horrors. She didn't even consider what she was dumping on other parents when she set up this game in the first place, and she still doesn't seem to think about that. Remarkable and fascinating.

I have to say I do kind of like that parents can come to this too and that there's a ton of space for them to socialize. It's fun to share in your child's fun without making them feel like you're a pain or smothering.

The velcro wall is cool and somehow seems quite fun. It does what you expect. You wear a big velcro suit, jump and get stuck to the wall. There are literally like four different workers with name tags helping to run it, so I don't think Kate is doing any of this all by herself. Kate does the velcro wall several times because it's all about her.

The piñata has nothing to do with a carnival and is totally off the theme so for that reason I don't like it. This is a perfect example of Kate really having no idea how to throw a classy, themed party. But as long as the kids enjoy it fine. Collin says something about how they hit the piñata but no one would want to hit Mommy. Obviously he hasn't found this blog yet.

A long and boring explanation about having difficulty lighting the candles on the cake. This show has been boring for awhile but I never remember it being this mind numbing. It's like they didn't even try.

Hannah violently pushes Collin away from the cake with an accusation he spit on it while he was blowing out his candles (hey it happens, don't like spit don't do candles), which I never saw, and naturally, there are no consequences.

The kids really liked their party so that's nice. Why couldn't the families just pull their cars up into the driveway and park on the grass? Why do they have to take a shuttle? Seems like an unnecessary expense for a piecer and patcher.

Now the big surprise. Hey that's not a Jonas! Instead it's a John Deere gatar four-wheeler thing that lots of big properties have. Oh, something to help them with choring! Yeaaa!!!

Collin is onto this immediately, lol. Well this is just to drive down to take care of the chickens. Yep.

Oh my god this thing is huge and powerful. Seeing it up close like this it's more immense and scary than I thought. Seemingly without any instruction Joel hops right in and starts driving. The rest of the kids drive it as well. Somebody posted that John Deere recommends that only children 16 and older drive this honking thing. Oh good grief. I would have preferred a Jonas brother.

I have never heard someone go on so long about what a birthday is really about. Good heavens it's not her birthday.


As usual very little of it is on point and the rest is in outer space. Succinct shmoops is not! It's finally over and up next another show about dwarfs? Well I guess they don't have a family yet who subscribes to the philosophy that you should not modify your home to accommodate your short stature because the world is not going to do that for you, so I guess that's new. This pretentious couple calls themselves the Brad and Angelina of the dwarf world. Yeah and I'm the Natalie Portman of the blogging world.

A couple final thoughts on what I hope is the first and only update special. I hope to never have to recap this show or anything these children are on ever again. (Don't worry, I will happily recap Celebrity Apprentice!)

It's more clear than ever before these past two weeks were as much about Kate getting a platform to play celebrity than it has a single thing to do with wanting what's best for her kids. Most of this episode was just Kate. Kate baking, Kate bird watching, Kate velcroing, and most of all Kate yapping about all things Kate. This obsessive need to be the center of attention even so far as on a nationwide stage is a dangerous one, and has only led to bad things for these poor kids.

Mady, Cara, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah are both her sword and her shield. She uses them to slash through all the red tape and get what she wants, like this very update special and many other things we well know of. And if anyone ever tries to question her, they are her human shields to hide behind. After all, you'd have to be one bitter and ugly person to attack a mother with eight sweet babies, right? Anyone who still believes this needs to seriously think about what the morally right thing is to do in a situation where two competing values butt heads. Those values of course would be, being kind, understanding and deferential to the sacredness that is motherhood, versus the promotion of a child's overall best interest and the protection of children from abuse and exploitation.

Of course in my book, the protection of children is paramount. In fact, if you don't know, like many other bloggers who have passed by the Realitytvkids porch, I too have dedicated my career to working on just such child abuse cases and much worse. You can't imagine what I've seen. You don't want to. I certainly believe very strongly in parental rights and would cut off my right arm to be sure someone is getting their due process, but at the same time I subscribe to the idea that sometimes it takes a village to protect a child. I believe the protection of children from abuse and exploitation is a matter of public concern if it has indeed crossed that line into abuse and exploitation, as I believe it has here. I could care less if a mother, or father, or anybody else gets their feelings hurt in the process. That does not matter when kids are being abused. I believe this is how it should be.

Oh, and my replacement keyboard works like a dream so I can say it without problems: I HATE Kate. Have a wonderful Fourth everyone. The porch is open and the rumspringa spiked lemonades are flowing, on me. You are in good hands with the blog girls and pool boys and I'll see you soon!


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Somewhere In Time said...

Somewhere in Time - Macey is mentally challenged. A lot of what she tweets doesn't make much sense and she tweets many stars. She had disappeared for a while but TFW answered one of her tweets last night so I assume she'll be back with a vengeance.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I'm sorry. I didn't know. I don't read her tweets. I know there's another one on there who is mentally challenged to some extent, wants Kate to call her, asked if Kate would come to meet her, and I believe once she even tweeted her phone number. She really loves Kate and Kate doesn't give her the time of day. Sometimes answering tweets from some of these fans just opens up a can of worms. Once she responds, the fan won't stop. It's hard to know what to do in such situations.

I was curious, though, about Macey, and I just looked up her profile on some links...it says that she studied at xxxx college. I guess that isn't true?

I have to grab a glass of wine and read admin't recap! I see there's a photo of Nev. Did you dump AC, admin?

chefsummer said...

Can we dare to hope that she is off TV now for good?
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We tried this once 2yrs ago and she came back lol's.

Call Me Crazy said...

Thanks for another stellar recap, Admin! I'm a little sad that your keyboard has been fixed. I've come to love "I ate ate." Have a safe and wonderful vacation!

Wowser said...

Bringing over these oldies but goodies...once a narcissist ALWAYS a narcissist


http://thelyingchannel.blogspot.com/2010/01/is-kate-gosselin-narcissist.html


http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/kate-gosselin’s-toxic-personality-comes-out-on-dancing-with-the-stars-as-she-not-only-disrespects-her-teacher-tony-dovolani-but-the-other-contestants/

Amanda, Iowa said...

Okay, you made me cry, brilliant recap....again!
We love soccer, we live soccer and were 100% Dutch so soccer is in our genes (and were winning) but how about USA goalie Tim Howard, right? He is awesome! Okay, some points here....

1. Max is hot...I forgive him.......many times :-)
2. Carol is Brilliant, thanks to her NO Annie movie will ever be the same!
3. Really Kate, Hail, windstorms, destroying birds, did you read the book of Job or Exodus? How clear do the signs need to be?
4. where do you get a special order of cake from in one day, prob more like 46.53 minutes???
5. why change into strapless long dress if you have half a second left on the clock to pick up kids? i always drive "ugly" if Im doing dropoffs or pickups.That means fresh outta bed, no makeup or hair/toothbrush or whatever im wearing during daytime, I dont change for my kids, they've seen me and ive seen them at their worst and best, and love is the same :-)
6. We all know she uses throw away plates so thats were all the leftover plates went because theyre were not more then 25 kids at that party....not like 100+ she shopped for.

7. So 4 or 5 fish of the 14 she bought went to her kids, whoop die dooh can you imagine all that extra work, all those extra tiny mouths to feed? We got 17 rats, a bunch of them rescue and anything above a handfull doesnt really add up in extra work....oh and a big clumsy, lovable labrador who loves to be where ever we are, so if you would film our family you would defenitely catch him on camera all the time....so where was Shoka???
8. Love Nev too eventhough he has a trampstamp :-)
9. We have lived all aver the world, have tons of dvd's with video on it from our kids growing up and little "adventures" and when we had family visits but watch some of those maybe once a year....defenitely not as religiously like Kates kids want to see their own video's....maybe there is something wrong with my kids? They rather see something else then themselves.
10. My youngest kid just got new soccer gear for her birthday......Im a bad, bad mom :-( Shouldve got her, and the rest of our kids, at least a snowblower :-)
Thank you admin for your recap...........I have a freshly made, ice and ice cold pina colada waiting for you on my back porch :-)

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Sleepless In Seattle said...

Right on spot. Nailed it. Hit the mark.

I really did get a chuckle out of this:

"This is starting to feel real," Kate says dramatically. The... party? Good grief you would think she is talking about having her firstborn child or earning her PhD without the D.

Is Moses hold a caterpillar on a stick? ;-)

glitter said...

How nice she found some job where you can punch in and then go back to sleep. Maybe she's a firefighter....


Just for the record, my dad was Fire Chief for a large municipality. Firefighters, when not saving others' lives while risking their own, are very busy with staying fit, participating in equipment maintenance, and constantly updating their first aid, cpr and triage skills. They do not 'punch in and then go back to sleep'. Not in the least.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Admin, I must say that that was the most boring recap I have ever read...oh wait, that's not your fault since you were just recapping what you saw and the show was that damn boring. Bring on CA!

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I've recapped a lot of boring episodes but I think this one was the worst.

I think it was the long explanations from Kate that really sunk it. It derailed the flow of it. You can't have a snappy, jazzy episode and the stop and have her talk for five minutes about baking a cake. Especially when she has no idea what she is talking about in the first place. It doesn't work. You nod off. I wish the sheeple would be honest. Did they truly, honestly, think this was interesting? Even if I liked her I don't see it.

In seriousness, these shows have story editor people who are supposed to "compose" the story and make it work and make it interesting. I think they either didn't care or didn't try or both. The best they could come up with was the Zorro thing but how long can you stretch something like that out?

Future RN said...

Excellent recap! Was the John Deere thing the only thing that Kate was shown giving the kids? I'm just curious if a group gift of something that they shouldn't even be using was shown as their only present from Kate.

About the "crew daddies"...surely there were women crew members also. Has she ever referred to any "crew mommies" or are only males allowed to be in the crew family?

I'm still shaking my head over her comments on Twitter about not being able to sleep before the party & feeling like an 80 year old afterwards. She is so out of touch with reality, and I just don't understand how anyone who reads the things she writes can still think she's a great mom and doing it all on her own.

2exhausted2name said...

I did my best to tune Kate out but what I couldn't tune out was the way she was sitting. Did she think it was sexy to basically moon the audience? The way she was curled up on that chair was just odd and disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Admin., I loved the recap and certainly did not find it boring. You put so much work into it with all the clips and side stories. It truly was one of my favorites. Thanks for all your hard work.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the JD was paid for by TLC and now, because of the backlash, she can sell it, which was likely her intention all along.

Did someone say Kate was listed as a producer on this show? That would explain the boredom. I'm betting that production just doesn't care any more and let her have the reins. They just can't even be bothered. They gave her the rope and she did the rest.

On another note, I was flipping channels last night and came across Honey Boo-boo. You can stick a fork in that one. They aren't even using subtitles anymore on some scenes, either because they don't care or they can't figure out what's being said. I predict the cancellation will be announced after the last new show has aired.

PJ

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

CHINA EL ZODIVULKAN ‏@Vector64China 2h
@Kateplusmy8 you're independent ! more melons
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Looks like Kate's Chinese Bot liked Kate in her strapless dress!!

Great recap, Admin.

Vanessa said...

Great GREAT recap! I "honestly" spit out my morning coffee many many times!

So she puts that velcro suit on over that strapless dress, imagine how uncomfortable that would be? It must have been around her ankles by the end if it....right along side of her tatas

Vanessa said...

Also, I'm thinking it would start WW3 if allllll the kids didn't get a fish? (just talking like pos, not asking a question here ;)

Vanessa said...

Oh, and I love how she "changed her mind" about setting up in THE FRONT of the house instead of THE BACK. Something about the ground being more level. Didn't get what you were expecting? Not a single pap pic. Only pics were from People mag who were invited guests. Bahahaha

Vanessa said...

Ha! PJ I've been thinking the same thing about her selling the JD. Hope Uncle Sam is notified.

Formerly Duped said...

Great recap Admin despite the material you had to work with ! I mentioned before I think the clipboards are the chicken reports- the boys were filling them in, at the barn, checking off each task.

Happy July 4th everyone in the US- although the weather looks ominous here...

FL Mama said...

Amanda, Iowa said... 5

5. why change into strapless long dress if you have half a second left on the clock to pick up kids?
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Amanda, I was thinking the same thing! The way she went running, I thought she wouldn't even have time to put on her shoes, yet there she is in that strapless dress in full make-up with her hair flat ironed perfectly as she was shrieking to her kids to "move it!".

Thanks for the recap, admin. I fell asleep right after the hailstorm. Couldn't keep my eyes open. When I saw both episodes were still on my DVR a few days ago, I deleted them (though maybe I should have kept them for those nights that I can't fall asleep, lol).

Happy Fourth everyone!! Let's hope Kate keeps her melons at a safe distance from the sparklers!!

JoyinVirginia said...

Thanks for the recap admin! We sincerely appreciate you watching this snooze fest so we don't have to!
Thanks also for the picture of Max and Nev, they are so adorable! And Carol Burnett, she is amazing.
What's more interesting than TFMJG? Coverage of Hurricane Arthur! he its heading north, watch out in Cape Cod and Nova Scotia! Is a fast moving storm so this afternoon will be lovely on the Outer Banks, wish I was there! Jim Cantore had been at Real Watersports in Waves NC, Stephanie Abrams keeps saying he is in Rodanthe but he is in village of Waves! From north to south, the tri village area is Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. Anyway, got to see Trip Foreman, one of the owners of Real Watersports. Check out their Facebook page, they will have lots of photos and video. As soon as the sound flooding goes down, and the road inspection is done, the cleanup is all that's left. thank goodness the storm moved fast, it coupled haves been so much worse.
Oh, yeah, Big Brother is really fun to watch!
Pool party today with family! The family member with a pool hosts, everyone else brings all the food and beverages. That's how you host and not worry for days ahead! And or family gathering is going to be about forty people, that's how most families who aren't estranged from each other have big get togethers! Have a terrific Fourth of July everyone! Virtual hamburgers and beer or soda for everyone!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

This was so very much worth waiting for! Hope we're all in your
rearview mirror by now, Admin, and that you have a super cool
trip.

Amanda, Iowa (#5), really enjoyed your comment! Yes, the soccer
gear you got your daughter for her birthday will be a constant
reminder that you are a mediocre mom. Bless her heart, she's
probably plotting her escape from your clutches as we speak!

Here's something I find hilarious. When TFW reads this, there is
one, and only one sentence she will take to heart:

"She's so skinny."

chefsummer said...

Happy 4th everyone have a good one.

And-(from last thread) we can't dare to hope to get rid of KK we tried that once and she came back lol.

Sheri said...

Excellent recap Admin.

"Collin says something about how they hit the piñata but no one would want to hit Mommy. Obviously he hasn't found this blog yet."

I laughed out loud throughout but the above made me actually dribble coffee...I should know better than to eat or drink while reading your recaps.

Happy 4th to all the American posters and Happy Weekend to Everyone.

:D

chefsummer said...

If KK was a producer on the show how can the sheep blame editing? You'd think.

KK would take all her back part out of the show-(that would be no show if she did) But still you'd think she would.

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

Since the JD was FREE I think she'll keep it, at least for a while. It's a great thing to take away when the kids don't behave, doncha know. Actually, I don't get why she got them that thing in the first place. I live in a rural area and the kids around here aren't riding around on JDs...oh, wait, they can't get them for FREE!! I forgot. Silly me.

Happy 4th!!

TLC stinks said...

LOL, Admin. Wonderful recap as always.

Happy Fourth everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh how true Flimsy Flamsy! I'm sure it's just killing her not to add a link to this post on her twit feed.

localyocul said...

JoyinVirginia said... 21
Thanks for the recap admin! We sincerely appreciate you watching this snooze fest so we don't have to!

(((

Joy, I'm going down to OBX in two weeks...any idea how the houses made out?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Chef (#25), good point about TFW's role as "producer" on the
show. Remember how she bragged about it once, saying, she
knew how best to represent her family, or some such nonsense?
So who would she leave in things that make her look bad? I'd
say, why would she leave in things that make her children look
bad, but I realize that is of no concern to her. Hey, for years
she's looked at the crew in the middle of things and laughed
like, see what I put up with from them? The worse her kids
behave, the more "victimish" she appears. Poor Schmoopie.

Knows Quality said...

2exhausted2name said... 11
I did my best to tune Kate out but what I couldn't tune out was the way she was sitting. Did she think it was sexy to basically moon the audience? The way she was curled up on that chair was just odd and disrespectful.
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That's the only way she CAN sit now, what with the HUGE stick up her ass...

NJGal51 said...

Admin., I loved the recap and certainly did not find it boring.
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Leslie - I was teasing Admin when I said that and I think Admin knows that I was teasing. Her recap was actually better than the show.

TFW may have thought that the whole cake thing was cute but it just shows that she won't be getting a cooking show any time soon.

Wishing a glorious 4th to all.

capecodmama said...

Great recap, Admin. Enjoy your 4th.

I love that TLC didn't take a new family picture and displayed the old one from three years ago of K&8 when running the jingle for the show. TLC didn't give a rat's ass.

With regard to Jamie I wonder if her and TCFW would still be best friends if Jamie lived in the area and saw TCFW on a regular basis. For some reason I don't imagine they would be.

Yeah, this show was boring and TLC had no problem with it being boring. When TLC cancelled K+8 they said they hoped to do an update special in the future. I'm sure TCFW made sure to negotiate that in her severance package. TLC doesn't care how boring it is because they have no intention of putting her on TV on a regular basis. Will the family be back for a special in the future? Possible, when the tups turn 13. But that is a long three years in the future. Back to the piecin' and patchin' TCFW. (snark)

We're going to get drenched here this afternoon but the show must go on and we have a party to go to. I'll lift my glass to Admin. and all the wonderful posters here. TCFW can go f&*k herself.

Hope everyone has a Happy 4th and those in the path of Arthur stay safe.

TLC stinks said...

So she had landscaping done? The only way she can get away with having hosta planted on that property is that Shoka, who roams everywhere, would scare off the deer. Deer love hosta.

She claims she does some kind of swap thing with neighbor Henry ( he supposedly mows the property) but I have always doubted that story. I think she pays out the wazoo to have landscapers come in and do EVERYTHING. The weeding? Maybe she does force the kids to do that in between the landscapers, but weeding is not fun no matter how she tries to play it on twitter or for a pap.

The John Deere Gator? Yes, strictly for whoever totes the garbage cans down that drive to the curb. Period. Maybe she sold the ATV because Jon really enjoyed it. LOL, so did Steve too. I remember reading Jon was pissed off when paps snapped Steve riding on it.

I was disturbed by Robert's description in the book that Steve actually gets along very well with the kids despite what was aired on TV that he was distant. Proves to me the guy muscled his way into the family dynamics (and he was doing Kate). I still don't see him leaving his own family for the nutjob, though, unless she has way more money than we think. Maybe he has has his own "master plan" if he were to ever marry her, like send her packing to a padded room.

AnnieD said...

Great recap, Admin. Sister Wives' commercial aired last night....they're going on an RV road trip! Deja Vu.
Does TLC have only one writer? Does it have any writers?

chefsummer said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 30

I didn't even think about her letting the kids looking bad.

But then again KK doesn't give a F about how the kids look. If the kids look bad she and wah about it if the kids look good then she's supermom-(puke).

getofftwitter said...

Admin: good recap!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!!

lukebandit said...

Very funny recap, Admin!

Loved the part where you said she should of just gotten a cactus!

Bwahahahahaha!

So funny that she tweeted she is getting ready for her 4th of July party. So she has gotten enough sleep and rest and de-aged from 80 to 39 in time for the 4th to tackle this new project?

She is such a trooper!

Oh, when the blast of wind was happening, the cameraman and producer were running for the hills, the cameraman had a BIG smile on his face, didn't get a chance to see if the producer girl did. Funny, she was closing the gate as she was saying, Would somebody close the gate???

Then she just had to mock the Lord. You owe me.

Thunderstorms, hail, gusts of winds, and something else. Funny about the locusts. I think God was trying to get her attention. But she responded by mocking and tempting Him. But, He will get her attention, in a split second, things are going to change and it will change her life forever.

lukebandit said...

OH MY SHERRI SHEPPARD!
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!

They talked about kate on the view just now! They showed Mady complaining to kate in the kitchen while kate was shoving chips in her mouth while poor Mady was saying that she didn't want to have anything to do with the birthday party! Then a tup girl hollered in the background, ME NEITHER!

Then the sandwiched couch interview, kate in the middle with the Cowardly Lion wig on gasping about Mady talking about the party.

DANG, then Sherri opened her stupid mouth and said, I feel sorry for kate because she has to work to FEED THOSE KIDS. Her ex, Jon isn't CEO of something, making money. She actually said, kate used to be a nurse and she said something like kate was having to put those kids in front of the cameras so SHE COULD FEED them or feed their a? I may be wrong on the their a part.

Guess what, Sherri, SHE STILL IS A NURSE, RN, as a matter of fact and she did go a couple of years ago and extend her license. I am sure she has. She does not intend to get a job, just TV WORK!

Also, kate released Jon from child support! A judge, kate and Jon decided this. Who in the heck does she think she is? I can't wait to get on her twitter in a few minutes! lol

I am so glad she is gone off that show! Bill Ransec? was there and said that when you do reality tv, you sell your soul to the devil. We did it to inform fertility, other things. If you want to find out about fertility, why not watch a documentary on a medical channel. Not scripted reality tv.

TLC stinks said...

Robert said, at least in the past, the edited show prior to airing would be sent to Kate for her final approval. She ok'd what we saw. She cannot blame TLC. As far as any scrubbing of repeats, I have no idea where that originates.

Surely TLC did not throw out unused footage. I would think that would make excellent leverage to keep her in line, but then again, TLC does not want any evidence that the Figure 8 crew filmed abuse and did nothing. Actually I think her narcissism and what other issues she has makes her totally unaware how inappropriate her behavior is. Really, TLC should be held accountable for continuing a business relationship with someone who is mentally ill.

Vanessa said...

I love that TLC didn't take a new family picture and displayed the old one from three years ago of K&8 when running the jingle for the show. TLC didn't give a rat's ass.
*******************************************************************
Check out the "lovely" picture they have of her on the TLC site.
She's wearing the red dress. I know some of you disagree when her "wonky eye" is mentioned, BUT that pic seems like another EFF-U to POS.
That's got to be the most unflattering pic they could have chosen and I've never seen her eye look THAT bad

Vanessa said...

Chef (#25), good point about TFW's role as "producer" on the
show. Remember how she bragged about it once, saying, she
knew how best to represent her family, or some such nonsense?
So who would she leave in things that make her look bad? I'd
say, why would she leave in things that make her children look
bad, but I realize that is of no concern to her. Hey, for years
she's looked at the crew in the middle of things and laughed
like, see what I put up with from them? The worse her kids
behave, the more "victimish" she appears. Poor Schmoopie
******************************************************************
Yes, good point. she DOES have a say it what airs. Why did part of the "broken toe" scene get deleted? Her over the top YEAH!! IN YOUR FACE!! YOU LOSE!! was deliberately put in because she actually thought (haha!) this showed GREAT parenting! And then it was a segway into her ME ME ME couch interview. gave her ever more screen time. It's ridiculous how that whooooole "update" was ALL.ABOUT.HER

Vanessa said...

OH MY SHERRI SHEPPARD!
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!
**********************************************************

Who of us will be surprised if/when Sheri has her own reality show featuring her kid(s)???

I heard her SECOND ex is going for full custody??

Jeremy said...

My favorite lines of the recap were the Jonas brother in the garage possibility. Well done
In watching some of the reruns, I noticed BodyGuard Steve in the Sesame Place episode. He was an adult riding the roller coaster with one of the kids. Apparently every kids needed to ride with an adult, (reasonable) and couch interview references "crew, park staff" so every kid had an adult.

Call Me Crazy said...

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Have fun and stay safe!

Blowing In The Wind said...

Really, TLC should be held accountable for continuing a business relationship with someone who is mentally ill.

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Why? Accountable to whom? They wouldn't care, as long as it brings in money. They had no problem airing the shows about freaks -- the guy who had sex with his car (yes, the actually showed this sick fellow UNDER this car, obviously consummating the act); the woman who ate diapers, the man who chewed mothballs, etc. etc. All of these poor souls were obviously mentally ill, and they continued to air these shows. TLC didn't get a rat's butt about having a business relationship with any of them. It's all about the $$.

Barb In Nebraska said...

Hehe! I made a version of Kate's flag cake with cupcakes and colored sprinkles. I wonder if she will see it because she blocked meon Twitter.

Blowing In The Wind said...

. Who in the heck does she think she is? I can't wait to get on her twitter in a few minutes! lol

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Sherri is gone. Sherri is stupid. Nothing anyone could say or do would change any of that. She's a Kate kisser. If she could make a remark about blowing up Jon''s car and not think twice about what she said, or offer an apology, why would any tweets about Kate/Jon make any difference in her opinion or her life?

She's history on The View, as she should be. I wouldn't waste my time on that person.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Admin, well written and snarky as ever. I have to say that this sentence crackred me up:

"Collin says something about how they hit the piñata but no one would want to hit Mommy. Obviously he hasn't found this blog yet."

JoyinVirginia said...

Hi local yokul! Your trip should be fine. Hearing from folks living there, nags head north to Corolla made out fine. Manteo had downtown flooding. Hatteras Island had soundside flooding, sounds like the worst was Waves, Salvo area where some reports are six feet of flooding. Houses on pilings hould be fine, houses on ground level might need loud of work. . Once NCDOT finishes inspecting the Bonner Bridge there will be an announcement. Www.darenc.com/emergencymanagement.

Layla said...

The new landscaping was obviously on TLC's dime. It is a lot nicer (and more expensive) than what she has shown in other photos, and we all know she was out to get every penny she could squeeze out of TLC. Remember, if TLC doesn't pay for it, then they can't film it. She was really nickel-and-diming them this time, wasn't she? I wonder how long Aaden had to wear broken glasses so that his mother could avoid paying for new ones. And the reason Mady and Cara didn't get new clothes was because they weren't free. TLC must have agreed to pay for just the tups since it was their birthday, but not M&C. Sorry, Mady and Cara!

I think the reason Kate was mooning the camera was product placement. Gotta show the design on the back pocket of those jeans. And the Under Armour logo on her pants (worn while pummeling the kids at Gaga Ball) wasn't blurred out, so those were probably product placement, too. The MB logo on the van was blurred out because she didn't get it for free. The rest was all grifted.

swingsandroundabouts said...

Thanks for the recap, Admin.

Happy Fourth of July to all of my Southern neighbours.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I certainly believe very strongly in parental rights and would cut off my right arm to be sure someone is getting their due process, but at the same time I subscribe to the idea that sometimes it takes a village to
PROTECT a child.
$$$$$$$$

That's certainly true in this case.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Great recap. Amin. Glad I didn't watch.

Vanessa....... 41 I never disagree with anything you say.

Lukebandit..... Sherri is never ever going to learn. I bet she still thinks the world is flat! But tweet away remember she does have followers and maybe one person can learn something new about Kate!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!!!

Rhymes with Witch said...

Has she ever referred to any "crew mommies" or are only males allowed to be in the crew family?
$$$$$$$$$$

As far as she is concerned, she is the one and only Mommy!
References to crew daddies are her way of dismissing Jon and elevating the crew in Jon's children's lives.

getofftwitter said...

Barb in Nebraska: kudos to you. But I would never refer to that cake in any form as Kates cake. Since that cake has been around longer than Kate has been alive. How dare Kate say she invented it. What a vain person she is. No wonder her slop book was a failure.

I wonder if that pic of her driveway is the same one she uses every year? How nicely landscaped, if Kate is trying to say she did it, she is full of shit. Maybe she was supervising the landscape people, but Kate pick up a shovel, touch dirt, not going to happen, like she did with the carnival. If anything she will have the kids do a little weeding, then take a pic and say see we do our own landscaping and her delusional fans believe it. I truely believe, Kate does little to nothing in that house, and only bakes, when she has cameras there or to post on twitter. Trying to keep up some twisted image.

Admin: I agree with you: my mother and my self would have cut out that part of the cake and put in trash, or in my case, give it to the dogs. and alter the cake a bit. And say nothing. Kate did feed the cake to the camera crew & the kids. They did not die. And I agree, that, she had order another cake, long before she made one. The home bake was for show. Oh, and you did not mention the 3 large Wilton cans of frosting on the other counter. and the can she was taking frosting out of, was also a Wilton. Kate, added butter to some frosting? Can't even give credit where credit is due. If Kate had said, I'm making the cake from scratch, I bought some frosting in a can, and to make it creamer, I'm adding butter to it, I would say ok, but to make it look like she made the frosting from scratch, when she didn't. Does not fly with me. What a tool!

TLC stinks said...

Remember, CA's are worthless when people are subpoenaed. TLC and Kate have attempted to cover their butts, but it's not ironclad. Big companies get sued all the time. They may talk a big talk, but they do not want bad publicity. If it came down to them or Kate, Kate will be thrown to the wolves. I hope the kids sue eventually. They are minors being controlled by a mental case.

getofftwitter said...

Lukebandit: Yea! Sherri gone!, could not stand her. I have stop watching The View, cause of her. For a person who, I'm ashame to say grew up in Chicago, should know better. Sherri, just slapped all nurses in the face, for being a nurse and making a living on a nurses salary, which by the way can be done, women in that profession have been doing it for decades. Kate is just LAZY!, Kate loves the perks she can grift, from TV, TV is easier, and Kate does not have to get her manicure hands dirty. If Sherri, thinks she is funny, cute, NOT! What she is is another bitter divorcee. Two marriages down the drain. No, wonder she gets along with Kate. They are both bitter and stuck with kids. I do understand, about being bitter, but you need to get over it and move on, and not take it out on the kids. Cause, I'm sure the ex's have gotten over it and moved on. At least Jenny Mccarty has moved on.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Thank you, Admin. Wonderful, thoughtful recap.

Jillygee said...

Do these nimrods really think she invented the flag cake ?....holy moly.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

There's a "Supernanny" marathon on UP TV, and I keep hearing
Nanny Jo Frost calling out parents who are like Ward and June
Cleaver compared to TFW.

One family had 2 sets of twins, and the work-from-home dad
would put them down for 3-hour naps during the day. Jo said,
what are they tired from? You're putting them down for your convenience! And she said something like, you're keeping them occupied, but you're offering them no mental stimulation. Then
she told the mom to start dressing the 3-year-old identical twins differently, because it was time to start recognizing their unique, individual identities. Does any of this sound familiar? But
these were warm, kind people who sincerely wanted to do better.

If Jo had ever showed up at TFW's door, and told her how she
felt about what she saw, she would've been drop-kicked into
the street and left to forage for dead animal carcasses with
Shoka.

AuntieAnn said...

Really great recap Admin. It was a hoot to read, but omg what a challenge it must have been to turn that sow's ear into a silk purse. I love that God has a sense of humor and Shmoopy doesn't get the joke.

Too bad on this side of the camera there really are eight minors being detained with that dingus.

Happy Independence Day my American friends!

Admin, enjoy your "holiday", but don't stay away too long. You don't want to miss too many of Gladys's platitidinous ponderosities. .

Rhymes with Witch said...

TLC keeping it classy as always (not).

http://www.adn.com/2014/07/03/3546177/alaska-natives-escape-in-tlc-show.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

Millicent said...

Admin - a really wonderful recap - got tears in my eyes as you described the soccer match and what sportsmanship truly is.

Mother Nature is not happy with Kate! LOL

Happy 4th of July to everyone :) I got out early this morning to the grocery store, and then I've been puttering in my yard, watering and trimming. So far, the temps are so pleasant and delightful, with hotter temps predicted through the week-end. Have watermelon, corn on the cob, garlic french bread and tri tip planned for our dinner - and plenty of it! Ice cream sandwiches for dessert, and if I have to go alone, I'm gonna see the fireworks this year! (16 year old son who resembles Axl on The Middle, has no desire to hang with mom lol)

This year I am also feeling a little bittersweet. A good friend of mine passed last year, and we used to get together on the 4th to BBQ at her house and go swimming.

AuntieAnn said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 61

If Jo had ever showed up at TFW's door, and told her how she felt about what she saw, she would've been drop-kicked into the street and left to forage for dead animal carcasses with Shoka.

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Would she ever! I hope professional nannies everywhere will read RH's book and use Kate's parenting methods as a what-not-to-do guideline.

Back in the heyday of J&K+8 I used to also watch Nanny 911 occasionally. In Kate's case I'd say forget the Nanny part - just call 911.

lukebandit said...

FlimsyFlamsy, what you said about SN Jo Frost about the dad putting the babies in the cribs for 3 hours for his convenience and the mother dressing the kids the same makes me want to cry.

Because it just confirms that we were right all along about kate doing these things to her babies. They got a 4 hour jail sentence everyday and matching clothes, not allowed to spit, drip, stain, poop, pee on them so she could take them to the consignment store and sell them for top dollar because that would be 2 incomes from those clothes. They were free and she didn't have to spend money for them and then the income she got for selling them. I am sure the owner and employees and new employees have to sign a CA to cover that witches backside to not tell anyone what she does with the clothes.

Hurts her piecing and a patching propaganda.

lukebandit said...

Amazon.co.us
Last Sale: 1 hour

July Sales: 200*
June Sales: 482
Current Rank: 503
Best Rank: 491
Worst Rank: 491
Average: 491

Amazon.co.uk
Last Sale: 16 hours

July Sales: 5
June Sales: 26
Current Rank: 24,067
Best Rank: 43,157
Worst Rank: 43,157
Average: 43,157

Amazon.ca
Last Sale: 3 hours

July Sales: 16*
June Sales: 64
Current Rank: 263
Best Rank: 112
Worst Rank: 112
Average: 112

GO ROBERT GO!

Over In TFW's County said...

They got a 4 hour jail sentence everyday and matching clothes, not allowed to spit, drip, stain, poop, pee on them so she could take them to the consignment store and sell them for top dollar because that would be 2 incomes from those clothes.

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I doubt if Kate got mega bucks for selling the kids' clothing at consignment shops around here. You might get two dollars for a shirt or pants in nice condition...it's not top dollar. If she's piecing and patching and trying to make some spending money, she better find another way to do it.

Over In TFW's County said...

You don't want to miss too many of Gladys's platitidinous ponderosities.

+++++++++

It sounds like something Ben Cartwright would have tweeted to his sons, if he had Twitter!

Rhymes with Witch said...

I doubt if Kate got mega bucks for selling the kids' clothing at consignment shops around here. You might get two dollars for a shirt or pants in nice condition...it's not top dollar. 68

However, she DID consign the clothes she got for free. What a cheap bitch.
Addicted to giving back my aunt fanny.

AuntieAnn said...

TLC stinks said... 34

So she had landscaping done? The only way she can get away with having hosta planted on that property is that Shoka, who roams everywhere, would scare off the deer. Deer love hosta.

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The driveway to the McManor looks gorgeous. Obviously done by a professional who probably finished it with not a hair left on their head from pulling it out because I can just hear the yard warden standing over their shoulder telling them their how to do their job.

Anyway, I am curious as to how a person who claims she "didn't make that much money" on tv can afford to have that acreage fertilized, watered, weeded and mowed all summer if she's on such a tight budget. Could it be she's fibbing about her dwindling bank accounts? Never mind, of course she's is.

Over In TFW's County said...

Remember, CA's are worthless when people are subpoenaed.

++++++++++++

Not always.There is such a thing in the judicial process as protective order and limited disclosure.

"If a subpoena is issued for information protected by the agreement, it is not unusual to see a provision requiring that the party receiving the subpoena give notice to the party who initially provided the information (unless providing notice is unlawful), along with an opportunity to
obtain a protective order before the information is disclosed. The agreement also may require the party releasing confidential information to make reasonable efforts to obtain promises of confidentiality in exchange."

This tells you just about everything you wanted to know about confidentiality agreements, but were afraid to ask! :-)

http://www.shefskylaw.com/66BE91/assets/files/Documents/Confidentiality%20and%20Nondisclosure%20Agreements%20-%20Business%20Law111.pdf

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#71), TFW said she has "no safety net," and I believe her.

Now if you'll excuse me, I just bought this bridge on Craig's List,
and now I'm off to Brooklyn to pick it up...

AuntieAnn said...

It must be Nanny Day on tv. I just watched Criminal Minds and the episode was "Nannie Dearest" (lol, oh the irony). Some guy was going around kidnapping and killing nannies because his was totally TFW-ish when he was growing up.

Over In TFW's County said...

She needs more than piecing and patching to maintain that property. Our "landscapable" (Kate word) area was just about the size of Kate's. I know what we paid to mow, mulch, weed, fertilize, trim, just general maintenance on that area per season (April through early November) and it's not just a few thousand dollars here and there. We're talking a sizable expense.

TLC stinks said...

I hope a judge would think Kate CA's are unreasonable ( with that perpetuity clause) particularly if she is using a CA to cover child abuse, scamming or whatever. It's not fair for her to use the threat of draining people's finances if they speak out. I wonder what kind of threat she used on Kevin and Jodi? She is just plain evil. Thank goodness for the few who have come forward. Robert, thank you for taking her on. I hope your book continues to sell and the media FINALLY gets it about what a monster she is.

Carole said...

She claims she does some kind of swap thing with neighbor Henry ( he supposedly mows the property) but I have always doubted that story.

I remember J&K saying that Henry mows the fields and in exchange for doing that for free he gets the hay - which I believe. It's a win-win for both of them, but I don't think he does the lawn mowing. I agree - she's paying quite a pretty penny for landscaping!

Carole said...

@SammiRyan77
Our tradition every Fourth of July! We have a cookout & then watch the July 4th episode of jon &Kate plus 8 before fireworks


Doesn't this sound like a fun family tradition? NOT

Ex nurse said...

LaLaLandNoMore said... 59
Thank you, Admin. Wonderful, thoughtful recap.
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I don't know you do it Admin. You are spinning gold from shit!

lukebandit said...

Someone posted that they thought Henry mowed kates yard. It is either him or another farmer that mows the hay in the back. He does that for her and she gives him the hay and probably leaves her some for the barn and chicken coop or other things.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

On that 4th of July episode, wasn't TFW complaining that Jon
was doing something unsafe with fireworks, and putting the kids
in harm's way? Fast forward to 2014: "Hey, kids! Here's
something you're legally unable to drive, with a sticker that
says it may kill you! Happy Birthday!"

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I read several reviews about that icing she bought from a can. They said that it is full of chemicals. Wow! You would think that would have prevented Kate from using it. I think she is too lazy and fearful to make homemade simple icing, you know, confectioner's sugar, butter, little milk, & vanilla. I mean it is so simple and fresh with zero chemicals. And to think she just published a cookbook and then used canned icing! Organic my *ss!

TLC stinks said...

Understand about the hay mowing. That makes sense, but the lawn care is different. The upkeep and bills for maintaining the house and property must be sizable, but she can afford it.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I have a question for the locals in Kate's area. Is there enough rain there to sustain her beautiful green lawns and trees or she is having to do a lot of watering of all that property. Do you know if she have any built in sprinkler system? Just curious because watering alone would be expensive for that size back and front property.

Ingrid said...

According to Novel Rank Robert has sold atleast 690 books sinceJune 22-23. In just 12 days. TWELVE DAYS!!!

I looked at the chart for Kate's crookbook. If I did it right, she sold 394 up to through August. (preorders) From Aug to Nov. she sold 632. It took her 4 months at the height of orders to sell the 643.

(I just felt like doing a comparison like this and thought others may want to see it too).

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 6m
@neverletyoupart @Kateplusmy8 LOL NatEnquirer which printed barbs against Kate fr the bk of obsessed pap is same mag says Elvis is alive!

Milo, you tool. If the NatEnguirer published a scathing story about the Evil Jon, then you'd be saying that the magazine is one hundred percent accurate. and praising them up and down for exposing Kate's ex from hell.

The story was not about Robert's book. It was a list of rules and demands from one of Kate's nannies/employees.

handinhand said...

Did anyone else notice the stain on the back of Kate's shirt in Part 1 of the birthday episode? I wonder if Zorro tagged her to call her out on her statement that the bird is somewhat cage trained. I noticed it in the scene when she's in the kitchen telling the kids about the carnival for the first time ( Aaden is crestfallen).

Aunt Connie said...

Well, heck. After I read that awesome recap, I wish I had at least recorded the show so that I could see what Admin saw. Naa, it wouldn't be the same. The book usually is better than the film, eh?

Kate is a twit said...

Ingrid said... 85
According to Novel Rank Robert has sold atleast 690 books sinceJune 22-23. In just 12 days. TWELVE DAYS!!!
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Actually, according to NovelRank, as of now, he has sold 810 books since it came out.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Why are the sheep so fixated on this darn flag cake? It doesn't take much to amuse them, does it? They are still convinced that this cake came out of Kate's creative mind.

There was one person, though, who tweeted a picture of a cake that put Kate's pathetic looking thing to shame.

Lisa_thebaker ‏@bakertow 5h
@Kateplusmy8 Here's mine. Blueberry and Raspberry for me! pic.twitter.com/tZVk1XWFl0

Remona Blue said...

Sleepless In Seattle said... 86
''Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 6m
@neverletyoupart @Kateplusmy8 LOL NatEnquirer which printed barbs against Kate fr the bk of obsessed pap is same mag says Elvis is alive!''
#####
''The story was not about Robert's book. It was a list of rules and demands from one of Kate's nannies/employees.''
~~~~~~~~~~~
Milo the tool should probably be reminded that The National Enquirer was ALSO responsible for bringing Presidential Candidate John Edwards down!

handinhand said...

Admin, thanks for the always entertaining recap.

Rhymes with Witch said...

The book usually is better than the film, eh? 88

Especially in this case.
If I had watched, my tv would be history.

July. 88

Tizzie said...

Ingrid said... 85
I looked at the chart for Kate's crookbook. If I did it right, she sold 394 up to through August. (preorders) From Aug to Nov. she sold 632. It took her 4 months at the height of orders to sell the 643.
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I don't understand why anyone would want to buy Kate's "books". Just because she has 2 sets of multiples and had her own TV show doesn't make her an author. "Eight Little Faces" sounds like it should be a family scrapbook album, not something that the general public would be interested in reading. And why would the general public be interested in letters to Kate's children that are only meant for THEM to read? As for the cookbook, what a crock of shit since we all know she does not cook except when she's pretending for the cameras.

Over In TFW's County said...

Leslie asked,
"I have a question for the locals in Kate's area. Is there enough rain there to sustain her beautiful green lawns and trees or she is having to do a lot of watering of all that property. Do you know if she have any built in sprinkler system? Just curious because watering alone would be expensive for that size back and front property."

+++++++++++++++++++++

So far we aren't in a drought situation. Yes, there has been enough rain to keep things really green. I don't know if she has a sprinkler, but she's on a well system, so the cost of watering would be negligible.

That said, she most likely employs a lawn service, such as Thomason's, TruGreen, Scotts or Lawn Doctor. Otherwise, she'd have crabgrass, clover, thistle, dandelion and everything else coming up in her yard. Lawn maintenance such as that isn't inexpensive, and can really cost an arm and a leg if you're piecing and patching.

Ingrid said...


Kate is a twit said... 89
Actually, according to NovelRank, as of now, he has sold 810 books since it came out
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Thanks for the correction. I was only adding the .com and not the other sales like .uk, and ca I should have done all of them.

lukebandit said...

I think since TLC wasn't going to spring for a trip for the tups birthday, kate thought, I meant dreamt of a big circus all over the front yard so she could get TLC to pay for the professional landscaping of the front yard for the cameras.

Can't have weeds, dandelions, thistle, wild onions, gopher holes and the yard looking like it hadn't been mowed in a couple of weeks. I think roses to lilies that they put in all those flowers and hosta plants because they look like they have just been put in.

I had my first grilled hamburger in years today! woo hoo! My middle son brought me a wonderful plate, baked beans with sausage, corn on the cob, so sweet, hot dogs, brownies. I had enough for supper tonight and I made a plate of leftovers to take to the clinic tomorrow!

I don't like to waste food either, but I always fed my kids all they wanted, and stored the rest for later. I think kate wants to cook just the right amount of what she will think they will each eat and any left over she goes nuts. You just don't do your kids that way. It is so wrong.

NJGal51 said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful 4th Lukebandit. Sometimes that grilled hamburger tastes better than the best filet mignon.

Jumping In said...

Regarding Kate's crookbook; she said she wrote it for her children (of course) because they said, "mommy, we want to have your recipes" so they could pass them on to THEIR children, (as if). Who knows a 10 year old who makes such a request, especially a 10 year old who sees such little, actual food! Giving TFW the benefit of the doubt, and IF her children really wanted her recipes for posterity, then why didn't she sit down and write them out on recipe cards? Oh, I know, she had to find a new to exploit her kids between TV gigs.

localyocul said...

JoyinVirginia said... 50
Hi local yokul! Your trip should be fine. Hearing from folks living there, nags head north to Corolla made out fine. Manteo had downtown flooding. Hatteras Island had soundside flooding, sounds like the worst was Waves, Salvo area where some reports are six feet of flooding. Houses on pilings hould be fine, houses on ground level might need loud of work. . Once NCDOT finishes inspecting the Bonner Bridge there will be an announcement. Www.darenc.com/emergencymanagement.

((((((((

Thank you! I assume Bonner bridge is the one onto the OBX. We arewill be right on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk in the first few mileposts.

I just got home...had a very Gosselin 4th! Went to my nephew's parade...his soccer team was walking. They did have a small float of displays..pulled by teenagers driving a Gator!. My niece's birthday is today and we were joined by her boyfriend and his parent's. They're from Wernsersville. I refrained from asking them about TFW because my dd would die of embarrassment. Then we went to the local fireworks/fair and there were gators EVERYWHERE. So weird.

localyocul said...

Remona Blue said... 91
Sleepless In Seattle said... 86
''Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 6m
@neverletyoupart @Kateplusmy8 LOL NatEnquirer which printed barbs against Kate fr the bk of obsessed pap is same mag says Elvis is alive!''
#####
''The story was not about Robert's book. It was a list of rules and demands from one of Kate's nannies/employees.''
~~~~~~~~~~~
Milo the tool should probably be reminded that The National Enquirer was ALSO responsible for bringing Presidential Candidate John Edwards down!

)))

I haven't seen Elvis is Alive articles since the 80s.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

I haven't seen Elvis is Alive articles since the 80s.

======================

Gladys lives in the 80s. She still wears slacks with sharp front pleats.

I think the thing now is that Michael Jackson is still alive...something about his estate and the IRS.

localyocul said...

Sue Buddy and some person defending TFW are having a debate on Twitter. The defender is saying the non-fans exaggerate, that TFW is not perfect, and that them saying TFW severely beats the kids, starves them, etc. discredits them. I have to agree with that person there, some of the outrageous tweets takes away from the bad-enough truth. I'm glad Sue came along to talk rationally with the person instead of just hurling swears and insults like the other non-fans were doing. I don't think she'll change this person's mind though. The person at least admits TFW isn't perfect as Milo does.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Come on, Shmoopers! Put down that glass of wine and answer this tweet!

Tracey ‏@JaysGranMama 1h
@Kateplusmy8 #jaydengrandmom#
I was just wondering if you and Jon co parent well since the divorce and how have the children adjusted.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Sue Buddy and some person defending TFW are having a debate on Twitter. The defender is saying the non-fans exaggerate, that TFW is not perfect, and that them saying TFW severely beats the kids, starves them, etc. discredits them. I have to agree with that person there, some of the outrageous tweets takes away from the bad-enough truth.

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I saw that. There is absolutely no reason for the resident non-fans to jump on someone and call them names, dropping the F bomb and cursing at them. The defender, who obviously doesn't know the Kate story, is correct -- the hatred, rudeness and disrespect is counter-productive to the "cause" of the haters.. It makes them look like they're nuts and Kate is the victim. I don't understand why they don't get this. If they suspect that the fan is a sheeple sock trying to start an argument, then don't respond. Ignore them and don't take the bait. But that would defeat the entire purpose of them sitting on Kate's TL.

JoyinVirginia said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your Fourth of July celebration stories. I was at a pool party where there were ten children age ten and under, plus lots of adults, extended family. Lots of fun and lots of food! I was too worn out to go see fireworks, so we watched some on TV.

AuntieAnn said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 6m
@neverletyoupart @Kateplusmy8 LOL NatEnquirer which printed barbs against Kate fr the bk of obsessed pap is same mag says Elvis is alive!

====


Good heavens. Defending her Katie must be so cumbersome at times. I wonder what that goofball is going to say if another nanny escapee goes on - oh I don't know - let's say a reputable show like Anderson Cooper 360 and spills the beans. There's not much more Gladys can bring to the table.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

same mag says Elvis is alive!


^^^^

Same mag also said John Edwards was having an affair. They were spot on.

They're right sometimes they're wrong sometimes. They're not always right or always wrong. Neither is the New York Times or any publication. The fact that they may have published some really off base stories from time to time doesn't mean this one is wrong.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

We're in Salt Lake City.

We went to Antelope Island to watch the sunset. How can something so beautiful smell so incredibly foul? It was like hanging out in a bum hole.

Other than a baby, I've never seen anything look that good yet smell that bad.

Starz22 said...

So with kate + 8 being shown ....Are the tweets from real fans? Those who follow her time line and twitter...Are these real ? Can you match up the replies to this episode? If TLC say's this...can you match it?
How fake is this all?
We just watched kate and Jon....so and so said this on twitter...Is there proof?

JoyinVirginia said...

OT Local yokul, the Wright Memorial Bridge is the one from the mainland to the OBX, Kitty Hawk and do on. The Bonner Bridge is the one crossing Oregon Inlet and giving access to Hatteras Island. Because the storms can shift the sand under the bridge supports, NCDOT inspects it using sonar on a regular basis, and always after bad storms. Takes a while because first they had to wait until the wind and waves calmed down enough that they could put a boat in the water and then do the inspection.
You will have absolutely no trouble getting to Kitty Hawk. Have a great trip! I an hoping we can go down tomorrow for a couple days.

PJ's momma said...

We just got back from our town's fireworks display over a lake. We were waiting to use a honey bucket (ugh) before it started, and a staff guy in a Gator drove by us. It is like a small truck and the bed of the 'truck' has very low sides. Man, those things really are not made for someone riding in the back. The sides are about as tall as a cinder block. And yes, it had those stickers on it! I hope nobody gets hurt on that thing....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The book usually is better than the film, eh?


%%%

lol.

prairiemary said...

When my girls were grown and on their own and starting their own families, then I sat down and wrote out a cook book for them. I did my recipes they grew up with, my mom`s recipes, and on the back of each recipe card I wrote a little history about the recipe. I also did little hints, substitutes, things like little nuggets of information to help them with their own cooking. I did the books for xmas gifts, and the girls just loved them. I think it is stupid of her to make some thing so personal become so public, it takes away the meaning of creating it in the first place! Same with the book of letters to each of them, that`s not something to share with the public, it is something that should remain sacred within the family. She always has to make it all about her, then shout the personal things out to the entire world. Nothing is ever personal and private with tfw, she has to tell everyone everything. Those 8 really do need a village to raise them because she is the village idiot!

prairiemary said...

Sorry, Happy 4th to all of you who celebrate!

Tess said...

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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


@SammiRyan77
Our tradition every Fourth of July! We have a cookout & then watch the July 4th episode of jon &Kate plus 8 before fireworks

$$$

This has to be a joke.

MamaC said...

Someone described Kate as "selfless" on Twitter.Why oh why did I have to read that.

Tizzie said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 114


@SammiRyan77
Our tradition every Fourth of July! We have a cookout & then watch the July 4th episode of jon &Kate plus 8 before fireworks

$$$

This has to be a joke.
July 5, 2014 at 4:23 AM

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I wonder who took the mandatory family photo before they could eat the flag cake that only the girls were allowed to help decorate? And did the sextuplets get to swim in the pool without the threat of being sent to bed for getting one square inch of their body wet?

Kate is a twit said...

@SammiRyan77
Our tradition every Fourth of July! We have a cookout & then watch the July 4th episode of jon &Kate plus 8 before fireworks

$$$

This has to be a joke.
===================

No more a joke than all the people who were tweeting Kate pictures of their flag cakes. There had to be a least 20 of them, if not more. Did they think Kate was running another not-a-contest for best flag cake?

And they say the "haters" need to get a life.

Tucker's Mom said...

I haven't read any comment yet, but I have to say, Admin, your new keyboard must be given off magically funny fumes.
This recap had so many zingers, I'm just about peein' in my unnawears!

First thoughts, though? Hannah needs professional intervention. Seriously.
She is too big to be acting out so violently- and I have never ever once seen Kate intervene to stop her.
I've just never seen anything like it in my life.

The hitting, spitting and shoving has to stop.

I don't think Kate's seen the last expulsion, that's for sure.

JudyK said...

Adm, your snark made me laugh out loud three different times while reading this...something I rarely do, especially before 7:00 a.m.

Good job!

Tucker's Mom said...

3. Really Kate, Hail, windstorms, destroying birds, did you read the book of Job or Exodus? How clear do the signs need to be?
*******
But, but, but.... the Lord always provides for Katie Krieder, with perfect weather for her perfect childrens' birthdays!
I mean, the Lord sits up there in heaven and thinks, "Screw starving children and tortured human beings, Katie's requesting perfect weather for the brood that emerged from her magical uterus. I've got clouds to move!!!"

Tucker's Mom said...

The cake icing with "2000 pounds of butter" is a perfect example of Kate's lies.
Let's take the store-bough icing out of the huge white tub (3 tubs? Really??) and put it in the stand mixer (why??) so it looks like I made it myself, and then, just to really sell it, I'll comment on how much butter there is in there.

Hey, Kate, shelf icing is made with shortening, not butter!!!!

What an asshat.

Tucker's Mom said...

On another note, I was flipping channels last night and came across Honey Boo-boo. You can stick a fork in that one. They aren't even using subtitles anymore on some scenes, either because they don't care or they can't figure out what's being said. I predict the cancellation will be announced after the last new show has aired.

PJ
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I hope to God that show gets canceled soon.
HBB is a hot mess, and she needs to get off tv asap.
Having a young child with her own reality tv show is a really, really bad idea.
Like Dr. Lillian Glass would say, she's just like Knut the bear- gonna die without the attention.

Tucker's Mom said...

2exhausted2name said... 11
I did my best to tune Kate out but what I couldn't tune out was the way she was sitting. Did she think it was sexy to basically moon the audience? The way she was curled up on that chair was just odd and disrespectful.
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Kate has no manners and no class.
She used to sit on her throne and put her disgusting, black-as-tar-dirty feet up on the ottoman.
Gross.

Sue_Buddy said...

Sue Buddy said... 107
The defender is saying the non-fans exaggerate, that TFW is not perfect, and that them saying TFW severely beats the kids, starves them, etc. discredits them. I have to agree with that person there, some of the outrageous tweets takes away from the bad-enough truth.

A-MEN. The haters do not help their cause AT ALL.
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The above was not posted by me and I can't remember the password to sign into my Google account. :( Why must people impersonate others?

lukebandit said...

The book sold another 25 books yesterday till 7am this morning! haha It keeps chugging along, picking up a little more speed each day.

Would love to know how many books have sold compared to the crookbook. like 10 to 1? hahaha

Didn't we think that she might have sold 2K? He has sold almost half that in 13 days. I think by the end of July, he will have sold more in 5 weeks than she did the whole time. She would of sold much more if she would of put a paypal up on her website, tweeted more about the book, advertised selling it on her media tour with mentioning going to Amazon or to her website, bundled all the books. She put zero effort into that, but put much effort planning and going to the media tour and book signings with Steve.

Tucker's Mom said...

Anonymous said... 13
I always thought the JD was paid for by TLC and now, because of the backlash, she can sell it, which was likely her intention all along.
******
Just like the stunt moped from the Tuttle episode.
All for show.

I'd love to hear Paul Sr.'s opinion of TFW.

Tucker's Mom said...

Vanessa said... 17
Oh, and I love how she "changed her mind" about setting up in THE FRONT of the house instead of THE BACK. Something about the ground being more level. Didn't get what you were expecting? Not a single pap pic. Only pics were from People mag who were invited guests. Bahahaha
July 4, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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But wait! Steve said that poor Kite has 30 paps following her at any point in time!
A gigantic CARNIVAL in the front yard, and not one pap photo??

lukebandit said...

This guy and his editor had her number back almost 10 years ago!!!

http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/vassilaros/s_334106.html#axzz36Zbvtor6

Tucker's Mom said...

chefsummer said... 36
FlimsyFlamsy said... 30

I didn't even think about her letting the kids looking bad.

But then again KK doesn't give a F about how the kids look. If the kids look bad she and wah about it if the kids look good then she's supermom-(puke).
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I would NOT like my child's violent temper to be memorialized and shown to the nation.
Good on Jon for teaching the boys to NEVER EVER hit a girl, because their sisters are physically OUT OF CONTROL, with punching, shoving and spitting.
They're 10 FOR GOD'S SAKE!!

Formerly Duped said...

IIRC the 4th of July episode was pretty grim. First Kate had all the girls in tears getting cornrows in their thin hair and bribed them with lollipops. Then they cried during the traditional photo- one had to use the bathroom but was forced to wait and Mady was really upset. The fireworks they brought weer illegal and they had a few fizzled out pop rocks ( or whatever they're called) Joel was turned away from cake decorating- so sad. Mady was annoyed when Kate made them sing Grand Old Flag.. The boys were in trouble for getting their shoes wet. Jon and Kate ate most of the seafood (catered) and Jon had the nerve to cut his hand and bleed on it. The babysitter Jenny seemed miserable and walking on eggshells although she was pretty good with the kids, despite them kicking her and disrespecting her- she had to share a room with Alexis, too. All in all, not so much fun to warrant revisiting every year.and I thought their tradition was the Wyomissing parade and a BBQ at friends- lol.How about admitting 'our NEW traditions are.."

Kelly said...

I think a better birthday theme would have been a twist on Wicked and The Wizard of Oz. The kids could have played the characters, Kate would have been Elphaba - or as I prefer - Wicked Witch of the West, Aunt Jodi could have come back as Glinda and the man behind the curtain could have played brilliantly by Steve :) Oh, a bonus is that the new driveway could have been paved in mica (let's not get away with this Kate, TLC wouldn't spring for gold even if you were Mama June). Another bonus is that the kids could have tossed one or two of their Crooked Houses on top of Kate and she could have given her usual stellar performance (dead) while her new open toed, ruby red hooker heels peeped out. I think everyone would have enjoyed it more and it would have got higher ratings but what do I know?

Glad you enjoyed that hamburger Luke! I most of the time prefer grilled hamburgers to almost anything else, except strawberry shortcake :)

fidosmommy said...

If I had even LOOKED like I was going to swing my 10 year old fist at ANYBODY, my mother would have been in my face about it.

At about that age (10) all the kids in the neighborhood had to deal with Cindy the Bully. She was spitfire mean. Think Nellie Olesen mean. Well, one day Cindy said something to me that my older brother overheard. He was sick of her mouth and decided I needed some time with her. He held her, I slapped her. Bro and I started really bonding that day. Then we went home and told our parents, who kind of chuckled under their breath but still went over to speak with Cindy's parents. I was never asked to apologize, but was told to walk away the next time. Oh, and Cindy was still mean. Sometimes the mean just doesn't slap out.

TLC stinks said...

LOL. I remember the dirty, black feet. Hmmm. I thought the germaphobe had clean floors!

I hope Robert's book keeps selling away. That's the way the media will pay attention. There are so many people out there who have no idea who the real Kate Gosselin is. Scary how we are so in tune into her antics. Like Robert said, she is a creature of habit. We can predict with astounding accuracy what she will pull next and dissect her lies. I hope more folks find this blog.

Kelly said...

Has Milo been tweeting about Katie's upcoming week on Discovery starting August 10th? Personally I'm beyond bummed. Now not only do I have to boycott Deadliest Catch but now Shark Week as well. At least I"ve found what I believe to be an exclusive photo of Seabiscuit Bruce offering up Jon up to TLC as a sort of sacrifice. He was all she had left after selling her children's childhoods and her own soul. On a side note I'm crap with PS or I would have at least the heads.

AuntieAnn said...

Good on Jon for teaching the boys to NEVER EVER hit a girl, because their sisters are physically OUT OF CONTROL, with punching, shoving and spitting.

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That's because Sergeant Asshole McPlasticFace has taught them that it's perfectly okay for women to slap men around. Lord knows we saw her do it to Jon often enough.

Dmasy said...

We had a wonderful Fourth with family. We are visiting in "corn country". My nephew's wedding is tomorrow. More family.

Happy day after the fireworks to everyone here.

chefsummer said...

I would NOT like my child's violent temper to be memorialized and shown to the nation.
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Me either Tucker I wouldn't do 90% of what KK has done/did shown about the kids.

Ugh she's just to disgusting for words sometimes..

And once the kids get older all of what they've done/did has been caught on camera I feel for them.

chefsummer said...

lukebandit said... 128

KK is lazy when was the last time she herself mentioned her own cookbook or her website or her coupons by kate site?

I know I'm lazy-(LOL) but I get stuff done when needed KK is a whole new meaning of lazy.

Tucker's Mom said...

It sounds like the kids had to do a boat load of work before the party.

Hope everyone had a great 4th!

Tucker's Mom said...

Wait- didn't TLC advertise/tease that "and family" would be at the kids' party?
What a pity.
Paid staff and Jamie and the hanger on make up girl.
Whoopdeedoo.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Adm, your snark made me laugh out loud three different times while reading this...something I rarely do, especially before 7:00 a.m.


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lol great!

Tucker's Mom said...

They head to the pet store to get some beta fish for the party. Hm, I don't see anybody asking the parents of their guests if sending them home with a live animal is okay. You can't have a carnival without winning fish, Kate explains.
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Kate sat there whining about having fish after the carnival, having brought it on herself.
How does she think the parents of the kids who won fish felt when they showed up after the fake party with a fish in hand?

It's rude, really.
I'm sure she didn't ask the parents if they'd mind having a fish to care for after the fake party.
Or, was it enumerated in the CA she made them sign?

Anonymous said...

A perfect example of a child with an NPD mother:

My mother remembered to call me today to wish me a happy birthday, I said thanks for remembering.

She said you are welcome.

-silence-

Then I asked how she was feeling.

In 3 minutes we went through her childhood ,and the only time HER mother celebrated her birthday is because that is the day they Buried Danny.

From my b-day to her whole life in 3 seconds flat.

In my defense, I know all the keywords

THANK YOU, How are you?
nevermind me, I am ok, how about YOU?
So sorry your were never LOVED

ok, gotta put fabric softner in my washer now, ttyl, k?

THANK YOU, LOVE YOU

click

This is the 8s future, I hope

franky

Carole said...

I was curious about the Wilton icing TFW used for her cake. I was particularly looking for the ingredients, but I couldn't find anything. It's got to be full of chemicals!

The quantity of icing she bought is mind boggling! Wilton says each tub, which weighs 4.5 pounds, contains 9-10 cups of icing which will decorate TEN 8-9" cake layers. She baked only 3 layers.
She had 3 tubs of this stuff which means she bought almost 14 pounds of icing and added butter, too which = approx THIRTY CUPS of icing! Good grief! What in the freakin' heck was she planning to do with all that stuff?

Carole said...

.. some person defending TFW are having a debate on Twitter. The defender is saying the non-fans exaggerate, that TFW is not perfect, and that them saying TFW severely beats the kids, starves them, etc. discredits them. I have to agree with that person there, some of the outrageous tweets takes away from the bad-enough truth.

I read that exchange, too and agree about how some of the non-fans' arguments are so counterproductive. Their arguments often do more harm than good, imo. The fan sure went round and round but didn't acknowledge the answers she was given. Did you notice her profile? - PR. Her circuitous style of 'debate' makes sense now.

Carole said...

Lukebandit - I'm so glad you enjoyed your hamburger - grilled foods taste THE BEST, don't they?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Another party problem TFW didn't have to deal with - all the guests
were picked up and delivered right to the house, and I'm sure
returned as well. There was none of the typical, oh, Aunt Sally
doesn't have a ride, she can carpool with the Smiths, but they
have to leave early, so maybe the Joneses can take her home.
That's the kind of thing that can add stress the day of the event.

Oh, wait, there is no Aunt Sally - no relatives were in attendance
(although Gladys claims TFW and her mom see each other).
And the Smiths only come over to repair things and make pizza...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Another party problem TFW didn't have to deal with - all the guests
were picked up and delivered right to the house, and I'm sure
returned as well. There was none of the typical, oh, Aunt Sally
doesn't have a ride, she can carpool with the Smiths, but they
have to leave early, so maybe the Joneses can take her home.
That's the kind of thing that can add stress the day of the event.


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Oh wow good point I didn't even think of that. We have a couple adult family members who don't drive due to disabilities and that always needs to be worked out. It does take time and effort.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate sat there whining about having fish after the carnival, having brought it on herself.

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This is what she does. Creates situations all by herself, doesn't take care of business or set things up so they work out smoothly, then whines complains and plays victim. The fish were all her idea then when the realization of what she had done hit her she bemoaned it all. YOU DID IT!

It has to be just an attention thing.

Tucker's Mom said...

This is the 8s future, I hope

franky
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I was reading an old article about the kids' explulsion from school and this is what Kate said when she was in the "revisionist history" spin phase:
"The two collided and they were just not doing well with the combinations. They were having anger issues, they were acting out behaviour things... I felt very alone.'"


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1334788/They-expelled-But-Kate-Gosselin-WAS-asked-remove-children-school.html#ixzz36c8O1Yrl
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Every flipping tup birthday, Kate has to talk about how many years she was on bed rest, how much bacon she HAD to eat (meanwhile, giving each kid one slice of turkey bacon twice a year) and how she can't believed she's survived.

I'm sorry you have a narc for a mom ;(

Tucker's Mom said...

It has to be just an attention thing.
July 5, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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She wanted the attention, and the pity, of course.
Kate wouldn't let Mady get a word in, and interrupt her very own pity party.

Tucker's Mom said...

Another party problem TFW didn't have to deal with - all the guests
were picked up and delivered right to the house, and I'm sure
returned as well.
*****
Frankly, I find this odd. She's got a driveway the length of a football field, so why can't people park there?
I'd want to leave when I decided- I can't imagine being stuck on the compound, having no way to leave.
Heaven forbid Kate leave the fricking gate open.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh, wait, there is no Aunt Sally - no relatives were in attendance
(although Gladys claims TFW and her mom see each other
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So, the see each other but mom isn't invited to her own grandkid's party?
I don't believe it for a minute.
I know at least the kids get to see Jon's family, after he was deprogrammed from the Cult of Kate.
It also sounded like they got to interact with Liz's family too.

It's amazing that no media picks up on how sad it is that Kate threw all of the kids family to the curb.

Luke's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 150
...Oh, wait, there is no Aunt Sally - no relatives were in attendance
(although Gladys claims TFW and her mom see each other).
And the Smiths only come over to repair things and make pizza...
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And IIRC the "Smiths" was just an alias for Steve Neild - who is just another FAKE "friend" like Deanna (who does Kate's make-up) - both are PAID employees!

Kate: "Do you want a job and a paycheck?
Steve and Deanna: "Yes"
Kate: "Then act like my friend and do EVERYTHING I want (clap clap snap snap) and you MUST protect and defend me or you will NOT be PAID!"
Steve and Deanna: "OK" with a sigh as they are thinking "once this crazy b***h runs out of money I am so out of here"

Kate is a twit said...

As of now, Robert has sold 845 books on Amazon Kindle in 13 days.

Kate's total Amazon sales(including pre-orders) from Mar-Sep totaled 831(both Kindle and hard copy). Kate promoted her book on her twitter, her website and national TV while Robert only promoted his on his website.

Of course, Robert's book was mentioned in various website stories, but it makes you wonder--if Kate had never filed that lawsuit last year Robert's book probably would have just been forgotten about and faded into oblivion. But because she did, when the book was re-released, more people want to know what was in the book that caused her to file the lawsuit in the first place.

Kate actually was Robert's biggest advertiser!

njay said...

I don't know if anyone caught this before and mentioned it but in the second episode A or L have Zorro on her shoulder while she was eating and the bird pecked at her eye. She just laughed and said ouch. It made me think of all the warnings that I have read posted here.

Vanessa said...

The quantity of icing she bought is mind boggling! Wilton says each tub, which weighs 4.5 pounds, contains 9-10 cups of icing which will decorate TEN 8-9" cake layers. She baked only 3 layers.
She had 3 tubs of this stuff which means she bought almost 14 pounds of icing and added butter, too which = approx THIRTY CUPS of icing! Good grief! What in the freakin' heck was she planning to do with all that stuff?
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It's just how she operates. If someone else is paying for it, or it's free, she takes advantage. She grabbed all the paper plates because she wasn't buying. The halloween episode where she was just grabbing stuff willy nilly and throwing it into the cart? She didn't even look at what she was grabbing. Didn't she also brag about clearing out a complete shelf of something or other at a grocery store? Her greed has no end.

Michelle said...

I forgot about "Coupons by Kate". What amazing effort she put into that little venture. I just checked her blog. The only entry is almost one year old (7/11/13) and states: "Right here, you will read about my savings using the coupons and special deals found here, on my site! I’ll be shopping right along with you and I’ll be bragging, er, telling you about all the savings I’ve added up."

What a tool!

Vanessa said...

Anonymous said... 146
A perfect example of a child with an NPD mother:

My mother remembered to call me today to wish me a happy birthday, I said thanks for remembering.

She said you are welcome.

-silence-

Then I asked how she was feeling.

In 3 minutes we went through her childhood ,and the only time HER mother celebrated her birthday is because that is the day they Buried Danny.

From my b-day to her whole life in 3 seconds flat.

In my defense, I know all the keywords

THANK YOU, How are you?
nevermind me, I am ok, how about YOU?
So sorry your were never LOVED

ok, gotta put fabric softner in my washer now, ttyl, k?

THANK YOU, LOVE YOU

click

This is the 8s future, I hope

************************************************8

Oh franky, are you sure our mother's weren't separated at birth??
Sounds exactly how a conversation would go for me too

Kate is a twit said...

My mother remembered to call me today to wish me a happy birthday, I said thanks for remembering.(146)

franky-Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Don't let your mom spoil it for you. Enjoy it and celebrate with your daughter!

Vanessa said...

This is what she does. Creates situations all by herself, doesn't take care of business or set things up so they work out smoothly, then whines complains and plays victim.
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Classic

lukebandit said...

When she was in Michael's getting the stuff for the party, she grabbed paper plates, counted the packages and then reached down and said, I will just buy them out! They didn't even have enough people there for that purchase. She will use them to continue the tradition of feeding her kids on paper plates.

She kept that receipt and she will take the frosting back if she has any left over.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

I disagree that the outrageous comments that haters make about Kate will turn her into a victim. Anyone who knows Kate whether in person, TV, or in writing have never thought of her as a victim. Kate threw out the victim persona out the window long ago!

Kate's fans are grasping at straws. They are trying to change the conversation from evil Kate to evil haters. Please no one in their right mind can fall for that crap!

I do believe that the hater ( BTW I hate that terminology to describe people who disagree with someone's bad behavior ) should change their tactics and go after TV stations and advertisers who put that child/ animal abuser on TV and pay her outrageous amounts of money for her bad behavior.

Again Kate is being rewarded for her horrible behavior over, and over again.

njay said...

Another party problem TFW didn't have to deal with - all the guests
were picked up and delivered right to the house,
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Could it be possible that they were all shuttled because they were all hired? Met at a shopping parking lot. loaded on a bus and driven to the party. She did yell through the megaphone toward the end for everyone to start loading because it was time to leave. It was after that she gave the "greatest" gift ever. I thought it strange. All b/day parties I've been to give the gifts with everyone around watching. Also, it is not her character to give such a lavish gift alone when there are sooooo many she can have around to see and say "what a wonderful mother she is to give such a lovely big party and top it off with such a loving gift." It's just not in her. The time was up that TLC hired the people, (X pay for X hrs) And then...who doesn't, if they are a friend, take a gift to the party? I didn't see one gift taken or given.

NJGal51 said...

Happy birthday franky!

AuntieAnn said...

And because she's so good at alienating herself from the mediocre, she's setting her kids up for a limited circle of friends. It's still in her head that it's all about HER unparalleled birthing miracle that makes everything about her life so special. So special that she has to put on a clown suit to garner attention away from the tups on THEIR tenth birthday party.

Can you hear the whisperings back at the school next year?

'Are you invited to their party?'

'Yeah, but my mom says it's too weird over at the G place so she won't let me go. And you gotta sign some stupid paper before their mom will let you come anyway.'

'That's what my mom said too. I'm not allowed to go either.'

TLC stinks said...

The girls hit because that is their normal. ITA there will be more school troubles in the future. I feel bad for their teachers having to deal with this behavior. It's so disruptive. Wonder when the school administration will have had enough . How much longer will they bend over to please Kate Gosselin? Fom Robert's description, the previous expulsion was for something so bad he agreed not to spill the beans but the rumor was that a teacher was hit. And then Kate has the gall to blame Jon and the divorce.

NJGal51 said...

I remember when my son was in pre-school (about 4 years old) he came home from a birthday party with 2 goldfish. We said something to the effect of "what kind of idiots give kids fish". The next time we saw the family they asked my son how his fish were doing and he started to repeat what we said said about them being idiots. We saved it by talking over him and saying that the fishes were called "the idiots" because when my son asked why they only swam in circles all day we said it was because they were idiots. Did they believe us? I don't know and they never mentioned the fish again and we did call the fish "the idiots" after that. Those damn fish were still alive when we PCSd to CA a year and a half later. We gave them away to my son's teenage babysitter (with her parents permission).

AuntieAnn said...

Then I asked how she was feeling.

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Never, ever ask a narcissist that question. Ever.

Happy Birthday Franky <(:^)

Vanessa said...

Frankly, I find this odd. She's got a driveway the length of a football field, so why can't people park there?
I'd want to leave when I decided- I can't imagine being stuck on the compound, having no way to leave.
Heaven forbid Kate leave the fricking gate open.
July 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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I agree, weird.
Maybe they were scanned for concealed weapons or cameras at the pickup location.

Vanessa said...

Oh and Yes, Happy Birthday franky!

I made my post about me, shame shame!! ;)

Luke's Mom said...

Tucker's Mom said... 155
Another party problem TFW didn't have to deal with - all the guests
were picked up and delivered right to the house, and I'm sure
returned as well.
*****
Frankly, I find this odd. She's got a driveway the length of a football field, so why can't people park there?
I'd want to leave when I decided- I can't imagine being stuck on the compound, having no way to leave.
Heaven forbid Kate leave the fricking gate open.
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I agree. When I or my kids go to any party, we want the flexibility to leave when we want to leave even if it is early.

Kate and TLC needed to CONTROL the guests departure.

Kate/TLC knew that any real guest (not the ones PAID to attend and required to stay to end) would want to leave early once they saw everything and got bored with the lame carnival games (just like the TV viewing audience). From all the recaps, it sounds like there were not that many guests (most were crew and workers). If the real guests left early, it would have been a pathetic looking party.

How sad that basically the guests were held captive by Kate/TLC.

lukebandit said...

Bwahahaha! The book has sold another 16 books in the last 6 hours! That is a book every 20 minutes right now.

Oh, also. I got a tweet saying that ECJ from the collie crazy that ECJ was using my twitter handle which is lukebandit, bullying people. But collie crazy put it like LukeBandit. I checked and there is no account like that. This is crazy!

Rhymes with Witch said...

The girls hit because that is their normal. 170

I agree. Kate hasn't taught them problem solving skills because she a) doesn't bother to teach those children anything (shoe laces, anyone?) and b) she has no problem solving skills herself. Her response to any perceived problem is to demand that someone fix it or to strike out if it's one of the kids.

Anonymous said...

fidosmommy said...

Sometimes the mean just doesn't slap out.

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How unfortunate. LOL

I agree with Whoopie Goldberg on this issue. Especially when a brother is being abused by his sister.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_voY-OfTcE

PJ

Tucker's Mom said...

lukebandit said... 176
Bwahahaha! The book has sold another 16 books in the last 6 hours! That is a book every 20 minutes right now.
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I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at just how many books Robert is selling.
He had no PR tour, no Today show, radio call ins, nothing but his website and Twitter.
I think the traction that he's gotten, although not major publications or media, have helped a lot.
I wish he's score just one major network talk show, so that John Q. Public would understand just who Katie Kreider is and how she treats her kids.
I think the days of filming those kids for fame and fortune would be over, and Kate would truly have to make it on her own.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

In comparing Robert's book stats with TFW's (thanks for your research, lukebandit!), I just had a funny thought. I wonder if her
book tour actually resulted in selling FEWER books than if she'd stayed the heck home? There was quite a startling contrast
between the "Love Is In The Mix" she was touting, and the
"I Hate My Ex" energy that seemed to dominate every interview.
I bet there were some people who might've bought the book had
they not had that peek behind the curtain of crazy that is TFW.

Happy Birthday, Franky!

Formerly Duped said...

I wonder why the boys seem to get along fairly well, although I too noticed what someone pointed out- Collin was at one end of the couch while the other two were squished together as far from him as possible.Maybe they bond over the chickens or their 'ickiness." They all seem to have a good sense of humor though.

The girls seem to get along at times, then spats break out.Definitely Alexis is the odd one out, (as is Collin.) The twins appear to be close at least, despite being very different in personality.

In other news, I guess people have read about former child actor Shia Leboeuf being treated for alcohol abuse after belligerent behavior at a performance of Cabaret in NYC.

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

I think there are times when people tweet Kate, see how the"haters" are being vile and crude and those people jump in and defend Kate when they wouldn't otherwise. Is that turning Kate into a victim? I don't know. I wholeheartedly believe that the arguments filled with vulgarity and insults and exaggerations degrade the "hater" and the points they are trying to make. I have no problem calling someone a "hater" who calls someone an effing c*nt. I usually go with "non-fans" however.

Another topic: I find it hilarious that RH's book is outselling Kate's. Kate's was offered on Barnes and Nobel, too, right? Wish RH's was. He'd be heading toward the 2000 number about now.

And yes Vanessa, Kate wiped out all the cereal that was on sale--19 boxes were left I believe she said and the selfish, thoughtless cretin bought them all never thinking that perhaps there were people out there who were NOT millionaires who could have appreciated the sale price.

Dmasy said...

Happy Birthday, Franky!

lukebandit said...

This just reminded me how really stupid kate really is.

Just watching TvLand's Andy Griffith marathon. Aunt Bee is going on a trip and trying to get on the bus, she realizes that her earring came out. Opie got down on the sidewalk and said, Aunt Bee, it went under the bus! ANDY said, I'LL GET IT! He swoops down and crawls under the bus and gets the earring.

Even a pretend father on a tv show wouldn't let his pretend son go under a bus to get his pretend Aunt's earring.

But a real witch would force a real precious child to go under a real, really huge van to retrieve a real piece of paper.

jbranck1980 said...

In comparing Robert's book stats with TFW's (thanks for your research, lukebandit!), I just had a funny thought. I wonder if her
book tour actually resulted in selling FEWER books than if she'd stayed the heck home? There was quite a startling contrast
between the "Love Is In The Mix" she was touting, and the
"I Hate My Ex" energy that seemed to dominate every interview.
I bet there were some people who might've bought the book had
they not had that peek behind the curtain of crazy that is TFW.

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And I wonder how low the sales really were and if she had it in her appearance contract to give one to every audience member and then since it was "bought" it helped inflate her numbers. Can anyone who knows about self-publishing give any insight on this?

Luke's Mom said...

Tucker's Mom said... 179
lukebandit said... 176
Bwahahaha! The book has sold another 16 books in the last 6 hours! That is a book every 20 minutes right now.
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I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at just how many books Robert is selling.
He had no PR tour, no Today show, radio call ins, nothing but his website and Twitter.
I think the traction that he's gotten, although not major publications or media, have helped a lot.
I wish he's score just one major network talk show, so that John Q. Public would understand just who Katie Kreider is and how she treats her kids.
I think the days of filming those kids for fame and fortune would be over, and Kate would truly have to make it on her own.
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I too am very happy that RH's book is selling so successfully.

His sales stats has to be killing Kate right now. Would love to see him on TV promoting his book not just for his success but so the general public would see the true Kate behind the curtain created by TLC and her publicist.

Even though we all know that Kate is a FAKE, it would be so good if the media, for once, really tells it like it is - all the lies, all the help, all the abuse, all the harm to the kids, all the grifting, all the FAKENESS!

AuntieAnn said...

I agree with Whoopie Goldberg on this issue. Especially when a brother is being abused by his sister.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_voY-OfTcE

PJ

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Thanks for that PJ. I agree with her too.

Tucker's Mom said...

Rhymes with Witch said... 177
The girls hit because that is their normal. 170

I agree. Kate hasn't taught them problem solving skills because she a) doesn't bother to teach those children anything (shoe laces, anyone?) and b) she has no problem solving skills herself. Her response to any perceived problem is to demand that someone fix it or to strike out if it's one of the kids.
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Kate's stellar example of hitting them is undoubtedly the root of their physical confrontations.
I thought it was gobsmacking that in kindergarten, KINDERGARTEN, 2/6 children were kicked out because of their physical altercations, bullying and language.
Expelled, despite 3 weeks of intensive intervention by the school.
How bad could they have been?
Must have been unbelievably bad.
Now, at 10, there's no change.

If my kids were thrown out of school for bullying, you'd better believe I'd be on that behavior like stink on shit. But there's Kate, either oblivious or intentionally ignoring their behavior.
"I just let them work it out".

Yeah, looks like that's working out really good for ya.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm sorry to be a pain, but can anyone post what the viewing numbers were for Part 1 and Part 2 boring 2 care?

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

Happy Birthday, Franky. Have a great one.

Tucker's Mom said...

How unfortunate. LOL

I agree with Whoopie Goldberg on this issue. Especially when a brother is being abused by his sister.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_voY-OfTcE

PJ
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I disagree to a point.
I think people should defend themselves, but men vs. woman is a way, way uneven matchup.
I think the man can defend himself and subdue, but strike in kind?
No.
No way.

IF the matchup is not even. If the woman is a bruiser and the man small, then I can see needing to actually hurt the woman to stop her, if that's the only thing that will make her stop.
But tit for tat?
No way.
A man can kill a woman with one punch, or break bones, or knock teeth out so much easier than a woman could to a man.

It's like saying if a 8-year old hits me, I can hit him back.
I could crush an 8-year old with one blow.

Bitchy Pants said...

Maybe TFMJG had "guests" shuttled to the party because she was afraid Jon might try to come if she opened the iron gates?

Happy birthday, franky.

Robert may not be doing interviews on "mainstream" shows or have articles appearing in publications like the New York Times or The Washington Post, but the ragmags have a wide readership, so the word is getting out. I'm so glad to see that he's selling more books every day.

Tucker's Mom said...

I wonder if her
book tour actually resulted in selling FEWER books than if she'd stayed the heck home? There was quite a startling contrast
between the "Love Is In The Mix" she was touting, and the
"I Hate My Ex" energy that seemed to dominate every interview.
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This ain't Katie's first rodeo, and she knows to include hundreds of books in her TV appearances.
I believe she had 500 copies sold for each appearance when she promoted Multiple Blessings.

I just can not fathom how HCL could justify 50 THOUSAND books in the first printing.

Fools!

Alberta Girl said...

I think the shuttle for the guests, was TFW's way of being able to control the end of the party. Shuttle arrives = everyone get out. And I also agree with others that possibly, these were hired guests. We didn't really see the kids palling around with their friends.

Oh! And I also hate when parents won't allow their kids open their gifts until after the party. My sister in law does this, and it drives me bonkers! Part of gift giving is being able to see that person's reaction to the gift.

Tucker's Mom said...

His sales stats has to be killing Kate right now. Would love to see him on TV promoting his book not just for his success but so the general public would see the true Kate behind the curtain created by TLC and her publicist.
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I think perhaps Robert reads here, and I'd like to say that I hope he lets us know ahead of time, if he's going to do appearances and interviews.
Thanks.

Tucker's Mom said...

Even though we all know that Kate is a FAKE, it would be so good if the media, for once, really tells it like it is - all the lies, all the help, all the abuse, all the harm to the kids, all the grifting, all the FAKENESS!
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But no! Kate does 99% of the child rearing, dontcha know?
No safety net, nothing, nada, nyet, just Kate.

Bwah!

She's got millions and millions of safety nets.
They're called dollars.

Tucker's Mom said...

Formerly Duped said... 181
I wonder why the boys seem to get along fairly well, although I too noticed what someone pointed out- Collin was at one end of the couch while the other two were squished together as far from him as possible.Maybe they bond over the chickens or their 'ickiness." They all seem to have a good sense of humor though.
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Hmm interesting.
Is Colin the boy who refuses to see Jon?

lukebandit said...

To the poster who said about the girls being out of control especially, H. Wow. She was really letting everyone have it. Can't believe kate just lets her hit anybody, anytime the mood hits her. She and her sisters are out of control and I hope their are no more explosions and expulsions or being asked to not come back to school.

Luke's Mom said...

Just looked at NovelRank and only 33 more books to sell until Robert has sold 888 books! HaHa

Anonymous said...

Beside the control factor, I wonder if the shuttle service for "guests" was to make sure the the "crowd" did not disperse before filming was complete.

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