Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jon joins Rep. Murt in seeking to strengthen child labor laws


In a panel discussion last Thursday that included Jon Gosselin and Paul Petersen, Rep. Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) said child labor laws in Pennsylvania still need some work. Among the changes he will pursue are an independent advocate on set and background checks for all production.

http://www.repmurt.com/NewsItem.aspx?NewsID=21977


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Kate is a twit said...

Some video clips of the meeting. One with Paul P. speaking, and 2 with Jon speaking.

http://t.co/dg9Bvp3Do7

AuntieAnn said...

“Who is looking after the kids” on these productions? Gosselin asked, adding that parents do not always have the best welfare of their kids at heart when money is involved. “I want an independent advocate to step in when the kid does not feel like filming” and the parents insist on it.



This sounds to me like some of his kids have made it clear to Jon that there are times when they don't want to film or they would like to stop it altogether, but are being pressured into by - well, who else but Kate. Dragging them onto the Today Show was clearly an example of how far she'll go to make her point, even though the stunt backfired on her.

And before the sheep start bleating that old bleat 'Jon did it too' they need to be reminded that Jon wanted out and got a royal shit-kicking by TLC when he finally managed to do just that. You can bet Kate has told those kids that if they want to keep the home and lifestyle they have now, they HAVE to keep filming and there is no other way to do it.

If there is an advocate to speak for the kids, at least they'll have a net to fall back on. As it stand now, it's Kate's way or the highway and it's probably the same in a lot of these reality show families. The parents push the kids to film and they have nowhere and no one to turn to for help.

JoyinVirginia said...

Hooray for Rep Murt, A Minor Consideration, and Mr. Gosselin!

Formerly Duped said...

Ditto, Joy. Hope something positive comes out of this.

As for Halloween, maybe the six just trick-or-treated around the basement again. They don't look too warmly dressed.

Kylie said...

I guess this shows the Kate fans that Jon looks good and is not a deadbeat Dad.

Jeanne said...

Maybe the independent consultant would at least help with filming when the kids are sick. There seemed to be a lot of filming of sick kids in the original series. They should be able to puke in peace.

sayitisntso said...

Auntie Ann- Totally agree! Several of the kids appear to want to stop filming, with a couple of them fading away. In spite of the divorce, BOTH of them should have a say in filming their kids. I think it is fairly clear that Cara wants nothing to do with filming.

sayitisntso said...

By the way, if Kate wants to film herself forever, no one cares. Just leave the kids out of it.

NJGal51 said...

@PuffX6: @LakeRat2014 @BuzzedBunny @RepTomMurt We all know Jon craves any sort of publicity so Murt's probably having 4 his own publicity.Politians!
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Here is the battle cry, they're both in it for publicity. Never mind that TFW is the one who always seems to want her mug out there. And he other battle cry? Read on.

@PuffX6: @RepTomMurt @jongosselin He's one of the worst fathers ever so why r you associating with him? He sold his father rights for $'s

Do they even know that the @@jongosselin account hasn't been active for over two years?

Karen said...

Concerned Chick @ConcernedChick · 3h 3 hours ago
So Jon Gosselin DJs at local bars. Kudos to him. Guess he isn't just out "drinking." He's working. Unlike @Kateplusmy8

Ingrid said...

NJGal51 said... 9
No they don't realize it is a closed account PLUS it was different than that too. They learned that from Kate. Pop in any name or word with an @ sign and think it is correct instead of looking it up.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It sounds to me like blogger is sort of tweeking this new letter/ number thing, changing things up. I guess we'll have to be patient.

Karen said...

raindrops @nochanceofrain · 9h 9 hours ago
So june Shannon was technically let go because of her @tlc MORAL clause? ExplAin to us @tlc how @Kateplusmy8 is still employed? Abusive mom.

Over In TFW's County said...

Sascha ‏@Sassccha 22m22 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 The soldier and gangster look as though defying you to sling them by the hair and beat them so hard ... no more, Mom!!!
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It's tweets like these that compel me to think it's time to take a break. Not amusing, doesn't even make sense. It's doubtful Kate is still "sling"ing them by the hair.

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I agree. Not amusing, and very nasty. Not only that, I've noticed that is one who tweets things that are absolutely not true; in fact, lies.

"You have been divorced now for over 5 years. Isn't it about time to stop using Jon's name? I guess not because you have always used people and things that are beneficial to you, until you are not getting a benefit out of it and unceremoniously toss things into the garbage and kick people to the curb and out of your life."

Don't most divorced women keep their husband's last name, especially when they have children?

"Kate is the laughing stock of the organized world. Who waits till the night before & morning of Halloween to iron on lettering and getting costumes ready? Nobody I know, they all prepare weeks in advance. Gee, Kate your sooo organized!"

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Quite a few of my friends waited until Thursday to get the costumes and assortment of pieces needed to complete them. Many of the stores here had 75 percent off at that time. Why pay full price a week ago when you can get them so much cheaper and don't need them until Halloween?

Over In TFW's County said...

As for Halloween, maybe the six just trick-or-treated around the basement again. They don't look too warmly dressed.

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Trick or Treating was from 6 to 8 p.m. While it wasn't summer weather, there was just a nip in the air until much later when it turned colder. The kids were dressed just fine.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Here is the battle cry, they're both in it for publicity. 9

We knew they'd spin it negatively one way or another. Whatever.
So glad that Jon is putting his energy into something positive rather than fighting battles in the rag mags.

Imagine inspiring new legislation to protect children only to have the same lawmaker come back to strengthen that legislation 2 years later because of you.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Do they even know that the @@jongosselin account hasn't been active for over two years? 9

Well, they're not the brightest bulbs on the bush.

Over In TFW's County said...

From TMZ...

"Mama June is not going to get her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season, because TLC squarely put the blame on her for the show's cancellation.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... TLC's biggest concern is the welfare of Honey Boo Boo and the other kids and show execs are deeply concerned and upset that June has put them at risk by dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.

The network does not believe June deserves full payment, so they have deducted a significant amount from what she would have gotten if the show aired.

As for the kids ... we're told they will ALL be paid in full.

Ditto Sugar Bear, who will also get his due. And Uncle Poodle has already received his loot.

Our sources say TLC is hanging its hat on a morals clause in her contract -- and cavorting with the guy who molested one of her daughters ... well, it seems to qualify."

Math Girl said...

localyocul said... 135
Admin, did you somehow change the robot check settings? I keep getting numbers instead of those squished words I can never figure out. If so thank you!
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I've been getting numbers since this whole "not a robot" thing started. I can usually read them without difficulty, but I have my screen "magnified" several degrees to make reading the comments easy.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Not exactly a critique of TLC, but this article makes some good points.
Basically, TLC is copping out.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120050/cancelation-tlcs-honey-boo-boo-missed-opportunity

Anonymous said...

Why do I think TFW heard what transpired during Thursday night's panel discussion and that is why the twins were "too busy" Friday night to pose with the sextuplets? Seems to me she is saying, 'see, I don't make my kids pose for the camera if they don't want to'.

bm

Math Girl said...

Formerly Duped said... 4
As for Halloween, maybe the six just trick-or-treated around the basement again. They don't look too warmly dressed.
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I thought that too. Maybe they are allowed to wear costumes at school, or are going to some sort of indoor event. Where I live they have trick or treating at the mall. We sometimes go just to see the costumes - we get minimal or no trick or treaters at our door.

Some of the costumes (like lego and magician) look like they would accommodate warm clothes under the costume, but others look like the only choice would be to put on a coat and cover the costume.

I though the Gs costumes were pretty good for indoor use, much better than those in previous years. Probably the kids themselves are much more involved than in the past.

Karen said...

Teens did not want in the pic... Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 16h16 hours ago
My soldier, gangster, unicorn, lego man, cheer leader and magician say Happy Halloween! #TeensWere2Busy4ThisPic pic.twitter.com/lkBzF16QvV

Anonymous said...

It may be beneficial to have a child advocate on set to prevent filming when the kids don't want to, but really, they have to go home with Dear Old Mom, don't they?

PJ

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Well cry me a river TLC. Don't employ people you never thoroughly background checked in the first place and you won't find yourself in such a PR pickle.

Winsomeone said...

God himself could be on the set when they film, and not one of those kids would ever say they don't want to film. Can you imagine what life at home would be like if one of them dared to do so?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't think a trained advocate would so much interrogate kids about whether they want to film but they should be skilled in child development and able to recognize the signs of something wrong. For instance any good child advocate would recognize Cara's negative body language lately. Whether it's because she's tired, upset or doesn't want to film, a good child advocate will intervene on her behalf. They are not just there for kids who don't want to film. They are there's for kids should SHOULDNT film even if they want to like a kid who is too tired or sick or has worked beyond the legal hours.

NJGal51 said...

Does it have to be a trained child advocate or would TFW be able to hire Jamie or someone like her? An advocate in name only.

PA Dutch Mom said...

@PuffX6: @RepTomMurt @jongosselin He's one of the worst fathers ever so why r you associating with him? He sold his father rights for $'s

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They are totally wasting their time on this. Tom Murt is not going to pay any attention to it at all. He knows Jon. He knows Kevin and Jodi, and he knows exactly the damage that reality television can do to children who are not protected by laws. Let them tweet all they want. It just makes them look like idiots.

getofftwitter said...

Over in TFW County: I hear ya! I too like the last minute discounts. But I do know lots of people who plot & plan for Halloween, especially costumes. I was poking fun of Kate's organization skills. Organized people have everything ready days to weeks in advance, they don't do last minute.

I watch the Duggars, and have to give them credit where credit is due. Not every Duggar likes to be on camera, in fact Janna, the oldest Duggar daughter is rarely seen on camera, as are a lot of the Duggar boys. I think Jimbob or Michelle said once that some of the kids don't like being on camera, so they don't force them. And they don't, if you watch this show, notice which kids are always asked questions, there are 18 kids at home(well 2 less now) and it is always the same 6-7 kids & mostly Michelle that talks to the camera. The rest once in a while.

Formerly Duped said...

Over In TFW's County said... 15
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Well, obviously you know what the weather was like! Here it was in the 40-50sF. To me Hannah (one thin layer) and Leah (tank under a light hoodie) looked a little under-dressed for going out till 8 PM, but that's JMO.The rest looked ok, assuming they had layers on.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

PA Dutch Mom (#29), it also doesn't help that tweeter's cause when
she refers to Rep. Murt and his colleagues as "politians!"

njay said...

@PuffX6: @RepTomMurt @jongosselin He's one of the worst fathers ever so why r you associating with him? He sold his father rights for $'s
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Well isn't that what Kate could be accused of if it were true, which it's not, that Jon will let the kids be filmed if he doesn't have to pay child support $$'s? Besides...when did he ever even come close to selling, giving or anything else away his FATHER'S rights? Are Kate's fans playing grownup on twitter again? Oh yeah, it's Halloween. They have an excuse this time.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

He's one of the worst fathers ever so why r you associating with him?


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Funny I was going to ask why that sheeple is associating with one of the worst mothers ever.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

They are totally wasting their time on this. Tom Murt is not going to pay any attention to it at all.

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I agree. It's unlikely he even sees the backlash from these three people. He has to have several people on staff who weed through all that.

He's already decided this is his issue. He's in a district that he has overwhelming support. It shouldn't worry him in the slightest some sheeple from the deep south or whatever thinks he's "associating" with the wrong sort. He also has his hands in many pots, it's doubtful even if he did want to read all the comments from the peanut gallery he would have time. Believe it or not this is not the only issue he cares about.

To me Murt is in a position that it would be great all politicians are in. He doesn't have to fear not being reelected, so he can work on whatever issues he truly cares about. I think one of the biggest problems with politics from the top down is that so many of them are just playing the votes game. It's frustrating. Agree or disagree with his bills, he has convinced me that he cares sincerely about Pennsylvania's growing population of children who work in the entertainment industry and that his motivations are pure.

Karen said...

http://www.zergnet.com/news/304258/sugar-bear-breaks-silence-on-boo-boo-scandal

PA Dutch Mom said...

Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan 4m4 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 omg Everyone is so adorable!! Love Collins Lego and lexis magician and Joel OMG pimp haha

Uh, Paige. I don't think Joel was supposed to be a pimp. That was a gangster costume. I'm not sure if Kate is going to appreciate him being identified as a pimp!

The kids weren't under-dressed here. In fact, we opened our door to many little Elsa and Anna characters dressed only in their short-sleeved gowns. I wouldn't have wanted to let my kids outside without a lightweight jacket at 10:00, but at that time in the early evening, it was okay. Kate took the photo inside showing their costumes. Who knows...maybe they did wear hoodies outside if they were cold.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

BM (#21), you may be right about the timing of TFW's sudden
acknowledgement of her teens' need for privacy. Where was
that concern when she trotted them in front of the Today show
cameras saying, "Spit it out!" as she tried to use them as her
mouthpieces to malign her ex? Or even as recently as a week
ago today, when they were front and center at the filmed yard
sale?

Formerly Duped said...

Well, what do you all think of Mady's Halloween look? Kate tweeted to Miranda Sings about it.

PA Dutch Mom said...

PA Dutch Mom (#29), it also doesn't help that tweeter's cause when
she refers to Rep. Murt and his colleagues as "politians!"

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lol!! At least she didn't call him a pollutant!

Yes, Representative Murt really does care about kids in the entertainment industry. It's just not some politian (sic) spouting off with empty promises. He knows what he wants to do, and he gets the job done. For the life of me, I just don't understand why these sheeple wouldn't want laws put into place for these kids. He's not trying to outlaw filming so that they'd never see their precious Kate. He wants laws enacted for the benefit of ALL kids in the entertainment industry. Kate's tweeties just can't get that into their thick heads for some reason, and so they have to go after Jon. It makes no sense.

I think that after meeting Kevin and Jodi and finding out what went on during filming, he has come to care about the Gosselin kids, who may or may not want to film even if she says that they must do so. My concern is that if Kate is hell bent on filming these kids and new laws go down, she (and TLC) are just going to pick up and yank them off to another state that doesn't have child labor laws in place.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8
@MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Thanks 4 the laughs Mady HAD 2 be U! She sounds EXACTLY like you 2! #MirandaForHalloween http://t.co/2GxmVXcxpJ

Oh, Kate. Why? Why tweet this picture?

scgal said...

Haha, I just saw this tweet. I didn't realize Joel was dressed as a pimp..
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Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan 35m35 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 omg Everyone is so adorable!! Love Collins Lego and lexis magician and Joel OMG pimp haha

NJGal51 said...

Miranda Sings told her fans that if they went as her for Halloween to text a pictures there were hundreds and Mady's is nothing special. Sorry Kate, she's just one of many and didnt really didn't stand out. BTW, MS doesn't braid the hair, tucks the shirt into the sweat pants oh and more lipstick over the top lip.

AuntieAnn said...

sayitisntso said... 8

By the way, if Kate wants to film herself forever, no one cares. Just leave the kids out of it.

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Yes. Let her have at it if she can get a gig except Kate's catch 22 is that without the kids, she's got nothing.

If and when Murt gets these restrictions in place it will not bode well for her. I can just see the death-darting glare of Cockatrice she'll give the child advocate if Kate is told 'no means no' and this time I mean it.

Karen said...

Miranda sings looks like a real role model for young teen girls not.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8
@MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Thanks 4 the laughs Mady HAD 2 be U! She sounds EXACTLY like you 2! #MirandaForHalloween http://t.co/2GxmVXcxpJ




Kate. Kate. Kate. If you won't allow your kids to tweet maybe, just maybe you shouldn't be doing it either and especially on their behalf. Now look what you've done. You stupid ass woman.

foxy said...

Pictures of everyone but none of Cara. She has always been withdrawn as far as filming goes, but lately she is totally hiding. I worry about a child who is like that. She was always the one closest to her dad and now she is like a recluse. Only 14 years old. My heart breaks for her.

Karen said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 @MirandaSings Oh that face!! :) Should have known Mady could walk that talk! LOL #Teenagers #YourInHouseDramaGirl
Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 Heard of this...but what's the story behind this particular pose? LOL Mady looks pretty intense! #SharePlease :) Patricia Chow ‏@PatriciaChow1 26m26 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Mady ...pls sing in another up coming special for tlc :)
Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 17m17 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @MirandaSings That FACE says it all! Since her early yrs we know Mady was an ace at expressing herself! #NoHoldingBack.

Jeanne said...

It really doesn't matter if Jon is a good father or the worst father ever. Rep Murt is working on laws to protect CHILDREN. They are not laws to get Jon money or whatever they think Jon wants. The sheeple care nothing about those kids. They just love Kate for some warped reason.

And Joel is a pimp? That's an awful thing to say. Esp since it means that Kate is a bad enough mom that she lets her kid learn what a pimp is and that it's fun to dress up as one. Like a warped version of some of those Toddlers and Tiaras outfits.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Esp since it means that Kate is a bad enough mom that she lets her kid learn what a pimp is and that it's fun to dress up as one

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Joel was a gangster, and Kate said that was his costume. It was Paige who tweeted that he was a pimp.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

It creeps me out when Gladys tweets again and again about the
face of a child she does not know. And I find it unconscionable
that TFW serves her children up on a silver (golden?) platter for
the fans' consumption. There's a pimp in this story, but it ain't J.

AuntieAnn said...

Jeanne said... 49

And Joel is a pimp? That's an awful thing to say. Esp since it means that Kate is a bad enough mom that she lets her kid learn what a pimp is and that it's fun to dress up as one.

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Joel is a Lego guy and it is Collin who is in the gangster suit. He isn't dressed up as a pimp. Kate did not say that.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Mqgjd7 ‏@magjd7 7m7 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 the kid in the Lego suit must be Colin...he looks beaten down...poor kid...too much work in his short life...\

How do these non-fans come up with this? Collin doesn't look "beaten down." He looks like a kid in a Lego costume.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Joel is a Lego guy and it is Collin who is in the gangster suit. He isn't dressed up as a pimp. Kate did not say that.

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Right! lol! Collin is wearing the gangster outfit and Joel is the Lego guy. I'm reading tweets and they are all blending together after awhile. Whatever. It was Paige who called the gangster boy a "pimp." I guess she thinks a pimp is a gangster and gangsters are pimps. It usually doesn't work that way and none of them looks beaten down.

Jillygee said...

Cara is a recluse because she doesn't want her pic all over the internets? I would think she's the smart one in the house.

AuntieAnn said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 51

It creeps me out when Gladys tweets again and again about the face of a child she does not know.

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Oh yes. The needle has bounced so often it broke the Gladys Creep-o-Meter and still Kate carries on with this stupid twittering. And the sheep say Jon is the bad parent. My head hurts.

Sherry Baby said...

Mqgjd7 ‏@magjd7 7m7 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 the kid in the Lego suit must be Colin...he looks beaten down...poor kid...too much work in his short life...\

How do these non-fans come up with this? Collin doesn't look "beaten down." He looks like a kid in a Lego costume.

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Why "must" it be Collin? None of the boys, neither Collin, Aaden nor Joel, looks beaten down. These non-fans, or haters if you want to call them that, so many times "see" things that just aren't there.

AuntieAnn said...

rainbowsandunicorns said... 54

It was Paige who called the gangster boy a "pimp."

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Odd that she would say that, too. Sweet, meek Paige who wept because she touched the hem of her idol. Now she's haha-ing at what she thinks is a pimp costume. Little Paigie is all grown up. Not.

Sherry Baby said...

I now have one squished word and one number. Blogger, make your mind!

Sherry Baby said...

It creeps me out when Gladys tweets again and again about the
face of a child she does not know

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Everything Gladys tweets creeps me out. She (or he) is just a creeper and gets creepier. Is there a cap on creepiness? I mean, how far can a creeper go?

Sherry Baby said...

My daughter wouldn't dress up as Miranda Sings. She wouldn't want to, and even if she did, I'd say no. I've seen the videos, and that's enough. Milo doesn't seem to know anything about this person, but wouldn't you think that if she really did have a teenage daughter, that somewhere along the line she'd know about Miranda?

AuntieAnn said...

I hope when the kids become adults they will appreciate that their dad realized the mistake he made when he agreed with their mother to put them on a reality show. And I hope that Kate hasn't alienated them to such an extent that they won't realize that he was the parent who tried to make up for it and who went to bat not only for them, but for all other kids who have lost their privacy and most of their childhood to those cameras.

It's called atoning . Yep, look it up sheep (Gladys). I'll even spell it for you so you can copy and paste it into your search box:

atonement [uh-tohn-muh nt]

**File it under 'things they didn't teach you in eweniversity'.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It really doesn't matter if Jon is a good father or the worst father ever. Rep Murt is working on laws to protect CHILDREN.


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Agree. Classic case of confusing the issues.

It's also a classic case of faulty logic.

All This Is That said...

Wow. What a difference a few years makes. Kate said awhile back that they didn't do Halloween for religious reasons, and now she has a child dressing as a gangster with a cigar, one with a gun, and a sex punk with a knife. Who would have guessed it?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It almost sounds like the east coast was warmer than us in L.A. on Halloween!

We got a bit of a rainstorm last evening, and goodness you would think Halloween was cancelled, lol! I got a third of the trick or treaters I usually get. I asked my mom to pull out some old photos of us on Halloween in various parkas, gloves, and raincoats, toughing out the weather no matter what it was, all smiles. I remember one year it must have been below freezing, and several years it poured rain. Poor L.A. kids.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Wow. What a difference a few years makes. Kate said awhile back that they didn't do Halloween for religious reasons, and now she has a child dressing as a gangster with a cigar, one with a gun, and a sex punk with a knife. Who would have guessed it?

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You know if I had to guess, I bet she still thinks Halloween is a useless holiday. A narcissist probably wouldn't like it much because everybody is awwing over the kids usually and not as much on the adults. If an adult tries to get too over the top it's usually so embarrassing they are ignored.

I bet the kids, like many kids, like Halloween and want to participate. And I really and truly think these kids walk all over her. Oh she would NEVER let on, but I think they are smart enough to know they have her over a barrel.

She is not about to risk upsetting them by telling them "NO HALLOWEEN" and then have them say sure fine then no filming, mommy dearest. Oh, they know it.

So she makes a half-assed last minute effort and lets it happen. At the end of the day I think she could be afraid of her own kids.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If you are trying to convince people to support a certain cause, you should choose your advocates carefully.

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Yes agree. Murt obviously has. His original bill sailed through despite TLC hiring a consultant to try to stop it. He's gotten a host of other bills passed too. Sounds like he knows what he's doing. I'll defer to his judgment.

Anonymous said...

Admin said...

At the end of the day I think she could be afraid of her own kids.

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Oh, I hope so.

PJ

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan 4h4 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 omg Everyone is so adorable!! Love Collins Lego and lexis magician and Joel OMG pimp haha

Wait a minute. Isn't Paige the one who has a million photos of Kate; knows everything there is to know about the children; the uber fan of all uber fans, and she doesn't know which boy is which?

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Odd that she would say that, too. Sweet, meek Paige who wept because she touched the hem of her idol. Now she's haha-ing at what she thinks is a pimp costume. Little Paigie is all grown up. Not.

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Little Paige has a potty mouth and a boyfriend who is twelve years her senior and is a younger version of her father (based on family photos). There's always been something very odd about her.

redbirdsings said...

Life flip flops on you. The kids were afraid of her, she was not afraid of them. Now, they are not afraid of her and she is very afraid of them.

Karen said...

Kate plus Dr. Phil
gosselinarchives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAknFbqstz0

NJGal51 said...

I really don't see anything wrong with the Miranda Sings costume or the fact that Mady likes her. She's a comedian. As a parent we may not like (or get) her humor but she appeals to the teens. My parents didn't really like George Carlin or Monty Python. Many people don't like Howard Stern but I'm a huge fan. I say to each his own and Ba-Ba-Booey!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can't remember what it was exactly that made me think/realize these kids are running the show, but I think it was probably something in the update special.

And also I guess Cara, too, gave me an incline Kate could no longer bully them into submission. Sure, Kate could drag her on national TV but hell if Cara was going to speak. Whatever Kate wants to think about that incident, that was Cara and Cara only calling the shots on that one.

redbirdsings said...

I have never liked Howard Stern because of his raunchy shtick (IMO) and was horrified when he was going to be a judge on America's Got Talent. I did watch when he debuted on and I was stunned at how intelligent his analyzing of the contestants, how they performed, what they could do to improve to make it to the next round.

He got it right, always it seemed. He told Mat Franco, the magician that won this year to get rid of his prop, Desmond. And he listened, focused more on real great magic that won over the audience and America and he won. The first magician ever to win AGT.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I was relieved for Paige she seemed to sort of lose interest in the Gosselins. At least she was focusing on things more appropriate to her age like a boyfriend.

It feels like she's back in it now though. She's been around a lot more.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I wonder if Gladys is allowed to stay up an extra hour tonight since we set the clocks back.
I know, I know. I need to get a life!

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I looked at this Miranda person's TL. Would someone please explain to me what she's doing in this video, and how this is funny because I don't get it. I'm usually not this dense.

Miranda Sings @MirandaSings · Oct 31
Happy haloween. https://vine.co/v/OOWi911PMZQ

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

This is making me feel old too because I don't really get the whole Miranda thing either. But I don't begrudge the kiddos from liking what they like. She seems harmless enough. She seems like sort of the Mary Catherine Gallagher from my generation. By the way I don't like feeling old and not getting what the kids like! Gaa!

AuntieAnn said...

NJGal51 said... 73

I really don't see anything wrong with the Miranda Sings costume or the fact that Mady likes her. She's a comedian. As a parent we may not like (or get) her humor but she appeals to the teens.

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I'm with you. I had never heard of Miranda Sings until she was mentioned here so I googled haters back off and watched the first thing that came up which was her message to haters. I thought she was a kind of a hoot . I like her snark... "I was looking at your comments to figure out what you want me to doowa. You all are saying mean things" lol!

NJGal51 said...

Sleepless - In that clip she was cutting the top off a pumpkin so that she could eat the seeds...you'd need to watch the entire video. To me it's not ha ha funny, it's stupid funny.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I like her snark... "I was looking at your comments to figure out what you want me to doowa. You all are saying mean things" lol!

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Lol. Sounds like what kate probably says to herself.

AuntieAnn said...

Lol. Sounds like what kate probably says to herself.

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Shmoops runs crying to lawyers and Bullyville this girl doesn't take it seriously she just mocks her 'haters'. I don't know enough about her but my guess is she's just making a parody of the whole social media thing.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can totally see thinking she is hysterical if I were a kid. You're right it's stupid funny. And now I feel positively ancient because stupid funny doesn't do much for me anymore.

NJGal51 said...

What I find funny is that all of Miranda's fans (Mirfandas apparently) were tweeting pictures of themselves or their friends if they went as Miranda for Halloween. None of them had to have their mommy tweet their picture. TFW thinks Mady will be noticed because she, the great and powerful Kate Gosselin tweeted it, but it probably just serves to make Mady look dopey to her friends.

Sue said...

If you ask me, Kate's haters have blown this whole Miranda thing out of proportion and as usual they're including her on all their tweets. Miranda would be right to say "Haters back off". They really don't know when to just drop it. I know that some of them read here and I really like to know whats the point?

Jeanne said...

Sorry. I don't always type what I mean. It makes sense in my head.

I meant that Paige was saying something awful about Kate by saying a kid was dressed as a pimp. Kate doesn't like that from her fans.

And I often don't know which kid is which. I last watched the show when they had the two one hour specials after the tups were born. I glanced at the Halloween picture but didn't figure out who was who. When Paige said it was Joel I assumed she was right.

sayitisntso said...

Jillygee said... 55
Cara is a recluse because she doesn't want her pic all over the internets? I would think she's the smart one in the house.
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Totally agree !

sayitisntso said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 66

Wow. What a difference a few years makes. Kate said awhile back that they didn't do Halloween for religious reasons, and now she has a child dressing as a gangster with a cigar, one with a gun, and a sex punk with a knife. Who would have guessed it?

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You know if I had to guess, I bet she still thinks Halloween is a useless holiday. A narcissist probably wouldn't like it much because everybody is awwing over the kids usually and not as much on the adults. If an adult tries to get too over the top it's usually so embarrassing they are ignored.

I bet the kids, like many kids, like Halloween and want to participate. And I really and truly think these kids walk all over her. Oh she would NEVER let on, but I think they are smart enough to know they have her over a barrel.

She is not about to risk upsetting them by telling them "NO HALLOWEEN" and then have them say sure fine then no filming, mommy dearest. Oh, they know it.

So she makes a half-assed last minute effort and lets it happen. At the end of the day I think she could be afraid of her own kids.
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I agree. I think as the kids get older and wiser (plus there are 8 of them), they are starting to rebel and challenge TFW's demands. Her threats of not being able to live in their current house or go to the same school may ring hollow to some of them. Now that they are getting older and wiser, they have TFW over the barrel with her filming demands. Younger kids learn from older kids and clearly M & C do not put up with her crap, as well as Collin, who clearly gets her hypocrisy and challenges her on it.

Her 8 count 'em 8 kids are going to make her life hell as she continues to coax them in to filming, and expect to see more resistance to TFW's ironclad rules - "I'm in charge and it's never going to change." Her desires over the kids' desires will at some point shift so dramatically that she will no longer be able to film. Or if they are forced to, they will make it so miserable for her that there will be very little film to show unless they film for endless hours.

I agree, the kids hold her over a barrel to some degree. And she is having/will have hell to pay for it. These kids can now think for themselves and she can no longer control their thoughts and feelings on filming. Look out TFW!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing they don't do Halloween unless a crew is there to film it. I'm guessing interns or helpers did all the costuming. I find the Lego man and the unicorn a little young for 10 year olds. Then we go to the other end of the spectrum with a gangster. I hope the kids had some say in what they wore.

As for getting the kids mixed up? I don't know any of them except for A because he wears glasses. Why should I know them? I'm not interested in someone else's kids other than their privacy and safety.

PJ

The Empress is a Clown said...

For LITTLE HOUSE/Melissa Gilbert fans: Melissa will appear on Oprah's "Where Are They Now" show tonight at 9 (ET). She'll be discussing her experiences on the TV series & will make a recipe from her new MY PRAIRIE COOKBOOK in her Michigan home.

JoyinVirginia said...

Rep. Murt discussion had Mr Gosselin as a guest, so we think of those children as being focus of thr law. Don't forget that Dance Moms is filmed in Pennsylvania, and long hours filming and abusive behavior on set is part of the current legal complaint against Abby Lee Miller and the production company. Also are any of those Amish shows filmed in Pennsylvania?

TLC stinks said...

I would guess the crew or Kate's helper got those costumes ready for filming. If she truly practiced what she used to preach, she would not celebrate Halloween. Bad enough the kids never got to believe the joy in Santa Claus. She certainly understood how to play the evangelical card.

Mady totally is in to pleasing her mother. She's been brainwashed to believe she is talented. Mady must be a handful in school with her dramatics.

Cara has always been quiet so it's no surprise as a teen she does not want to participate. This must be very vexing to Kate. Some used to say that Mady would be the first one to break ranks, but it's been Cara. Cara and Mady may be twins, but people need to remember they are fraternal and totally opposite in disposition. Good for her for refusing to be embarrassed by her mother.

NJGal51 said...

I meant to mention earlier, both the gangster and cheerleader costumes are available online form various costume sites so she didnt put any effort at all into them. They were probably also available at those costume stores that pop up this time of year. The only last minute effort she put in was to go to Mail Boxes Etc. to pick up the package.

MikeB said...

Cara is a recluse because she doesn't want her pic all over the internets? I would think she's the smart one in the house.
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Totally agree !
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Cara seems to be a fairly private person who doesn't like attention directed at her. She has activities that she enjoys herself and with small groups of her friends but withdraws when put into the spotlight.

The biggest issue with a personality like that is TFW's constant pushing her to be one of the performing monkeys is actively making her withdraw even more than she normally would. She is going to be avoiding normal activities out of fear that TFW will suddenly show up with a camera and broadcast her actions to the world. TFW needs to recognize that every child is an individual and nurture their separate talents. By lumping them in as nothing more than a piece of the Gosselin sideshow she is going to hurt those that want to do something different. There is nothing sadder than someone whose dreams are crushed in childhood and they are forced to follow their parent's plans for them even though they don't share the same interest.

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about a child that wants to drop out of school. Parents have a responsibility to make sure their kids get a good foundation. I'm talking about the parent who makes their kid play football when they would rather be in the band or pressures their kid to work in the family business when they would rather do something creative.

It is TFW's dream to live on TV and be the center of attention. She is going to make those kids toe the line of her master plan, Cara is only the most obvious one who has different likes. I guarantee at least a couple of the others are oppressed too. They are going to look back on their childhoods and think "I wish I would have" rather than "I had so much fun".

Tucker's Mom said...

I watched Jon on the videos linked above.
It's shocking how much they filmed. It made no matter whether or not the family wanted to- if they pushed off filming, they'd have to film like crazy to make up for it.
54 episodes in season 4! No wonder Jon looked like he'd had it on that last episode of the season.
That's cranking out a little more than one episode a week!
That is just nuts.

And Kate would do it again in a heartbeat.

Unreal.

sayitisntso said...

NJGal51 said... 94
I meant to mention earlier, both the gangster and cheerleader costumes are available online form various costume sites so she didnt put any effort at all into them. They were probably also available at those costume stores that pop up this time of year. The only last minute effort she put in was to go to Mail Boxes Etc. to pick up the package.
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If the crew was available to take care of costumes, I am sure they did. As we know, TFW does as little as possible, UNLESS it involves HER on the show. But the kids are getting older, and want to function like "normal kids," and may be demanding to do so, so who knows.

sayitisntso said...

JoyinVirginia said... 92
Rep. Murt discussion had Mr Gosselin as a guest, so we think of those children as being focus of thr law. Don't forget that Dance Moms is filmed in Pennsylvania, and long hours filming and abusive behavior on set is part of the current legal complaint against Abby Lee Miller and the production company. Also are any of those Amish shows filmed in Pennsylvania?
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I have read that both Kelly and Christi left the show, and hope that is true. 2 out of 4 of the original moms have allegedly left the show.. Not sure if it due to the mothers' behavior or whether both had enough. I know Kelly has a lawsuit pending, but not sure if these contracts are so ironclad, which caused her to do so.

Tucker's Mom said...

Feb. 2008- Jon said they filmed all but 2 days that month.
Holy crap!

Tucker's Mom said...

Wait, so Kate can throw a fit over Jon having a gun and act like her kids are in danger because he fired a warning shot to deter a crazy pap when she tried to approach his house, but it's great to glorify a gangster and have a toy gun for Halloween costumes.
Any school would have expelled that boy for having a toy gun.

What parent doesn't know how toy guns are shunned nowadays?
Kids have been shot for holding them!

Formerly Duped said...

The only costume that needs 'work' was the Lego one and it looks like Collin might have done it himself- good for him.Oh- and Mady's iron-on letters- but she could do that herself, really) The others were either ordered or assembled ( Like Hannah's unicorn and Aaden's soldier- didn't someone go as one last year?)

Um, I know which kid is which- they haven't changed much since when I watched the show, looked at the twitter pics, and I did watch CWS and the specials On Demand.

Tucker's Mom said...

Wouldn't a 14-year old be embarrassed that her Mommy tweeted a pic of her dressed up to the person she dressed up as?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Wait, so Kate can throw a fit over Jon having a gun and act like her kids are in danger because he fired a warning shot to deter a crazy pap when she tried to approach his house, but it's great to glorify a gangster and have a toy gun for Halloween costumes.

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Good point. I'm not one to get strung out about kids and toy weapons, but that was over the top. It was a semi automatic, and I hope it has the orange tip on it to show it was a toy for his own safety. Yes Kate guns are so so bad how dare someone legally protect their properly from a trespasser after asking them to please leave. But encourage a child that a semi automatic is all fun and games. There are numerous Army costumes for children that come with more appropriate props, like a radio or binoculars. She's an idiot.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Her threats of not being able to live in their current house or go to the same school may ring hollow to some of them. Now that they are getting older and wiser

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Yes. Time is Kate's enemy. These kids are developing their own thoughts and feelings now. Not only do I bet they know most of her threats are empty (after all they know KATE wants the house too and the school and will do anything to make it happen even if the kids don't care), but I bet they reason that even if she did take those things away, they'd manage.

I wouldn't be surprised if a child like Cara thinks to herself, well if I lost my school and my house, I'd be okay anyway. Go ahead, take it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Wouldn't a 14-year old be embarrassed that her Mommy tweeted a pic of her dressed up to the person she dressed up as?

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You would think so. More helicopter parenting and trying to be "cool" and one of the girls. This comedian is obviously for the kids and us old folk don't really understand her much, even if we don't begrudge her. Please, like Kate "gets" her any more than we do lol.

Leave the kids to tweet what they want to tweet to her. Leave the kids to have THEIR celebs and we'll have ours. They don't try to take over "our" celebs. Stop holding your baby's hand and doing it for them while you heat up their bottle.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Rep. Murt discussion had Mr Gosselin as a guest, so we think of those children as being focus of thr law. Don't forget that Dance Moms is filmed in Pennsylvania, and long hours filming and abusive behavior on set is part of the current legal complaint against Abby Lee Miller and the production company.



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Absolutely, and the Dance Moms have been getting a lot of attention lately for questionable practices.

For all we know he DID reach out to the Dance Moms but for whatever reason couldn't arrange it. Or, maybe he feels Jon is a better, more level headed partner and speaker then some of those dramatic mothers who tend to fly off the handle. I'm sure Murt knows what's best. He did get the first law through without hardly a hiccup.

Anonymous said...

I just saw TFW's tweet and the picture of Mady as Miranda Sings. I don't get the "#TheOnlyHolyOption" reference in the hash tag. Anyone know what that's about? I mean in reference to either Mady or Miranda Sings.

bm

Native Of Lancaster County said...

Also are any of those Amish shows filmed in Pennsylvania? (92)

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Absolutely, and if you search Lancasteronline, there are quite a few articles about the shows. However, the "actors" on the Amish shows aren't minors. The concerns the locals have about the shows is that they are scripted and present the Amish in a totally false way and are just not credible, not to mention the invasion of privacy.

http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-the-best-protest-against-those-degrading-reality-tv-shows/article_88c8f7ae-01f8-11e4-9e1c-001a4bcf6878.html

NJGal51 said...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_Sings

The Wikipedia article on Miranda Sings. She's more than just a teen sensation. Very interesting if you want to read it.

Tucker's Mom said...

We've always said there needs to be an advocate for the kids. The parents are not in a position to be objective when the fame and money and freebies and trips are at stake.

I saw a brief clip of Sugar Bear and he said something along the lines that he's "disappointed" the HCHBB got canceled.
Seriously?
Um... your ex has your daughter hanging around a pedophile, but the show getting canceled is disappointing to you?

These people really are as stupid as they seem.

Luke's Mom said...

I haven't read all the posts so please accept my apology if this was already discussed but....

When I first saw the pic of the Halloween picture, I thought it was from years ago because they looked smaller than they are today. But then when I looked closer at the picture, I could see that the reason they APPEARED smaller was Kate purposefully took the picture from an unusually higher position than a NORMAL mother taking pictures.

So I did assume that it was on purpose and with intent to display the kids to her fans so they would believe these 10 year olds were so much smaller and younger so she would get all the ooohs and aaaahs and cute comments as if they were toddlers.

Now I believe my assumption is true once I saw the picture Kate posted of Mady. Again she took the picture at such an unusually high position - higher than if she was just standing on the floor. And again I believe that Kate purposefully took the picture of Mady to try to make Mady appear younger and smaller than she actually is. Looking at the picture, Kate would have to be standing on a chair.

I don't know one mother or father who takes a picture of their child whether in costume or not at a position looking DOWN on their child in such an extreme angle. Especially if you want the full view of your child's costume!

Look at how they are all looking UP and not across at the picture taker (Kate). I don't think it is my assumption anymore. I see it as Kate deliberately taking pictures of her kids to deceive any fans especially new ones or returning ones from years ago to still believe her kids are little toddlers.

Does anyone else see what I am seeing? If already discussed, I am sorry for bringing up again.

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 99

Wouldn't a 14-year old be embarrassed that her Mommy tweeted a pic of her dressed up to the person she dressed up as?

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Kate didn't really think this one through either. She's always thought she could keep the kids from growing up and discovering the real world so a twitter account was not an item included on the Golden Platter menu. It's okay that mommie can make a jackass of herself on it though, right?

I'm pretty sure the twins would really want to tweet their friends, at least Mady seems like she would so there must be some terrific arguments going on over that issue. Kate is going to have to make a decision either allow them to have one or get the hell off twitter herself.

Vanessa said...

I don't know one mother or father who takes a picture of their child whether in costume or not at a position looking DOWN on their child in such an extreme angle. Especially if you want the full view of your child's costume!

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Remember the pic of Mady's legs and high heels? certainly had a different angle then! ;-)

Native Of Lancaster County said...

Luke's Mom...

Interesting theory. I noticed it right away, but I thought it was Kate just trying to be creative and also making an attempt at showing the entire costumes. If they are taken from above, looking down rather than straight ahead, that way you can see more of them without the ones in the front blocking the ones in the back.

Luke's Mom said...

Native Of Lancaster County said... 114
Luke's Mom...

Interesting theory. I noticed it right away, but I thought it was Kate just trying to be creative and also making an attempt at showing the entire costumes. If they are taken from above, looking down rather than straight ahead, that way you can see more of them without the ones in the front blocking the ones in the back.
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Yes that would make sense too. I hesitated to speculate on the picture taking at first. When you look at the one of the 6, Kate cuts off the costumes of the ones kneeling with that angle so if her intent was to show all the costumes it did not work. If she took it at a normal angle, all of the kids and costumes would show better. I see it as Kate's attempt to show her kids in costume but with the illusion that they are younger and smaller than reality. And we all know that REALITY in Kate's world is made up of smoke and mirrors and is nothing close to reality.

Native Of Lancaster County said...

This comedian is obviously for the kids and us old folk don't really understand her much, even if we don't begrudge her. (105)

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If you look at videos from her shows, there is a good sprinkling of "older folks" there as well. I just don't get the "comedy" thing. None of it is funny, and maybe the teens do find it amusing, but I don't understand why anyone older than a young teen would find this enjoyable. She's hardly someone I would want my child to become a fan of, but I guess different strokes for different folks! It will be short-lived because there's nothing of substance there to sustain this "celebrity."

Ingrid said...

father who takes a picture of their child whether in costume or not at a position looking DOWN on their child
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My son did as they were out for T or T just to be able to send me a pic. (she is 2, first time out) His ex had trouble emailing him the better pics so I am glad I got the one I did. But to show off to the world on twitter? No she was too lazy to get down.

Kate is a twit said...

Anonymous said... 107
I just saw TFW's tweet and the picture of Mady as Miranda Sings. I don't get the "#TheOnlyHolyOption" reference in the hash tag. Anyone know what that's about? I mean in reference to either Mady or Miranda Sings.

bm
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Kate use of that hashtag was probably due to this MirandaSings tweet.

Miranda Sings @MirandaSings · Oct 31
For Halloween Im being myself becuse it’s the only holy option honestly.

MirandaSings real name is Colleen Ballinger, and she's 27 years old.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Ballinger

She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award this year. Perhaps that's how Kate and Mady found out about her, because "supposedly" the twins don't do social media.

Just another celebrity that Kate wants to latch herself onto.

Tucker's Mom said...

Does anyone else see what I am seeing? If already discussed, I am sorry for bringing up again.
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I think Kate's just showing her general unawareness.
She thinks everything she does is perfect, so why would she even think to try to improve the photos?

Kate has never gotten down on the kids' level for anything, so the photo just shows what her point of view has always been.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that someone from the crew/help took the shot. Too "good" to be something she came up with. Admin? What say you?

PJ

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm pretty sure the twins would really want to tweet their friends, at least Mady seems like she would so there must be some terrific arguments going on over that issue. Kate is going to have to make a decision either allow them to have one or get the hell off twitter herself.
*******
A 14-year old should be allowed to be on social media.
I believe that the reason Kate doesn't allow the kids to have social media is to control them and thus, the show.
She's protecting the fairy tale image and heaven forbid those kids go public.
She'll put the twins on the cover of People and drag them onto live tv, but it's all about her agenda.

Kate is a twit said...

I noticed that Kate tweeted Mady's picture to Miranda not just once, but twice. She first tweeted this:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8 · 18h
@MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Dear Miranda-Thx4the laughs Mady HAD 2b U! She sounds exactly like U 2! #TheOnlyHolyOption pic.twitter.com/hlc9wFEgyP
3:29 PM - 1 Nov 2014

Then 10 minutes later she tweeted this:

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · 18h
@MirandaSings @ColleenB123 Thanks 4 the laughs
Mady HAD 2 be U! She sounds EXACTLY like you 2! #MirandaForHalloween pic.twitter.com/2GxmVXcxpJ
3:39 PM - 1 Nov 2014

She reminds me of Milo, waving her hand trying to get Miranda's attention.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Well in reading Miranda's bio I have to say I'm impressed with her hustle and drive. She went to a respected university just up the road from here, Azuza Pacific, and she's been hustling all over southern CA the past several years doing various gigs. No gig was she too good for apparently.

I may not quite find her funny but I don't mind her as a role model for girls for a woman who works hard, gets a good education, and goes out on her own at a young age. Whether that's comedy or the medical field or a teacher or whatever. Whatever is your passion.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Remember all her terrible photos of her food when she used to be obsessed with talking about her recipes? The flash would be reflecting off the counter and it would be grainy and always taken from the aerial plane.

She's a terrible photographer, and unlike other bloggers who recognize photography is an important part of it and sought to improve, she's too lazy to bother.

Seriously, if she spent one day, one day, watching some online tutorials about some basics, she could improve by leaps and bounds. Will she? Nope.

Luke's Mom said...

Tucker's Mom said... 119
Does anyone else see what I am seeing? If already discussed, I am sorry for bringing up again.
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I think Kate's just showing her general unawareness.
She thinks everything she does is perfect, so why would she even think to try to improve the photos?

Kate has never gotten down on the kids' level for anything, so the photo just shows what her point of view has always been.
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So true.

But not only does Kate not get down to their level, she goes beyond her own level. Either Kate is standing on a chair or she is holding the camera up so much higher than her own level which is very strange and unusual for taking a picture of your kids. And even stranger that she does it for the picture of Mady who is almost as tall as Kate - see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2662065/Kate-Gosselin-faces-revolt-eldest-daughters-complain-sextuplets-birthday-party-promo.html

i see it as Kate's attempt to warp reality as she has always done.

AuntieAnn said...

I just read about Colleen Ballinger too.

**The comically talentless, egotistical and quirky character was created to satirize the many people who post YouTube videos of themselves singing badly, but who appear unaware of their lack of talent. On her videos and in her stage act, the character sings and dances badly, discusses current events that she often misunderstands, gives "tutorials", collaborates with others, and rants about her critics, the "haters".**

Haha. You could almost say she's spoofing Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She basically is doing a big ole parody of dumb clucks who plaster themselves all over social media.

In that sense, not only is she spot on but she's quite clever. I don't know that that has really been parodied on such a grand scale before.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I know Miranda wanted to see pictures, but I imagine your average
14-year-old would be mortified to have their Mommy involved.
I think TFW will use any opportunity to try to get herself on a "hip" celebrity's radar. But she's 5 months away from 40, and it's starting
to seem desperate.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I did not realize that Discovery was broadcasting this.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/01/business/nik-wallendas-risk-for-discovery-channel-points-to-tvs-audience-troubles.html?hpw&rref=television&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0&referrer=

redbirdsings said...

TFW dropped a chance this Halloween to use a child and grift at the same time. Could of chosen a boy, and had him dress as "Jake, from State Farm" and then she could of tweeted the picture to @StateFarm and then they would of felt sorry for her and would then give her all the insurance she needs for free.

Dang, woman, you slippin'!

Would of been hilarious for the kids to go out with Jon, trick or treating and Jon dressed as "Jake, from State Farm"!

They even have DIY JFSF outfits on Pinterest to put together yourself.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 124
She basically is doing a big ole parody of dumb clucks who plaster themselves all over social media.
*******
Like Kate.
Remember Kate carrying on about how she was going to beat everyone on DWTS?
Check!
Kate is unremarkable in everything she truly believes she is great at.
It's like she doesn't realize that her food looked and sounded very unappealing, but there she is, saying how amazing 10/10 her meals are and taking shitty pics.

sayitisntso said...

Tucker's Mom said... 99
Feb. 2008- Jon said they filmed all but 2 days that month.
Holy crap!
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WTH! If true, she is truly one of the most selfish mothers known to mankind. Simply disgusting, selfish and non-maternal. Way to torment the kids! If true, guessing, HBB show was already under investigation. TLC went to the back up show (K+8). Disgusting.

Tucker's Mom said...

Tucker's Mom said... 131
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 124
She basically is doing a big ole parody of dumb clucks who plaster themselves all over social media.
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Like Kate.
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Kate is the epitome of unaware, and it just gets worse and worse.
On the last 2 "specials", the way she went on and on about her parenting and other boring crap, she thought she was sooooo brilliant.

"Currency" to punish kids?

Um... 1997 called and Dr. Phil wants his idea back.

I mean, Kate on that couch is more boring than watching paint dry.

Anonymous said...

Kate has not tweeted happy birthday to her BFF's twins who turned 13 today. Cute kids.

@Pumpkinbottom3: My girls are 13 today!! So beautiful! pic.twitter.com/VBDaU8h0tE

DS

Serendipity said...

Halloween costumes. I thought that Kate scoured the internet for deals, or so her coupon site claims. Apparently her scouring skills aren't so wonderful or she would have found the costume shop that last week was offering sixty dollars outfits for four dollars. I questioned the quality at that price, but thought...what the heck, for that price I'll give it a try. Oh, my gosh. They were gorgeous and had all the accessories with them. The kids will use them for dress up after Halloween. The costumes were much better than the ones that Kate came up with. I guess nobody could help her and she just didn't know where to look to find a good deal.

kris said...

YouTubers are huge with the tweens and teenagers. HUGE. Every year they hold several conventions around the country called "Playlist Live" You purchase your ticket for the weekend and you go to their performances, there are meet and greets, dance parties and swim parties. I know this because my daughter went last year in Orlando. OMGosh, I've never seen so many teenagers in one place in my life. I asked my daughter if she had ever heard of her and she said 'yeah, she was at Playlist'. Said she didn't meet her but she can be pretty funny sometimes. So Kate may think she has her kids protected from social media but Mady obviously is very familiar with You-Tube. And as we all know there are lots & lots & lots of youtube videos of her, her mother, her father, her siblings, aunts/uncles and most are not flattering.

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 121

She's protecting the fairy tale image and heaven forbid those kids go public.

She'll put the twins on the cover of People and drag them onto live tv, but it's all about her agenda.

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Yep. Narcissists tend to roll that way. She's all about keeping the sideshow going rather than protecting her kids.

If she thinks for one minute C and M aren't aware of the whole social media thing she's sadly mistaken. It's not as easy as it used to be when she thought she was doing her job by turning the tabloid covers backward at the grocery check-out.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate. Kate. Kate. If you won't allow your kids to tweet maybe, just maybe you shouldn't be doing it either and especially on their behalf. Now look what you've done. You stupid ass woman. 41

Stupid ass woman indeed.
Is that a knife she's holding?
What real mother would tweet such a thing?

Parental Choice said...

Tucker's Mom said... 121

A 14-year old should be allowed to be on social media.

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That's their parents' decision to make, not yours. And for all you know, they are on social media with private accounts under names the public wouldn't recognize.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#137), I agree that the twins are probably waaaay more
active online than Mommie Dearest can comprehend. Look at any
group of 2 or more teens walking together -- odds are, at least one
will have his/her head down looking at a phone screen, with the
others looking on. On the street, at the mall, on the bus -- it's no
longer a matter of telling a child they can't go on the internet at
So-And-So's house. It is EVERYWHERE. And even a control
freak like TFW cannot possibly monitor what their child is doing
every minute of the day.

And speaking of control...in 2 1/2 years, there will be 8 teenagers
in TFW's house. Some may be taller than she is, and some may
be stronger than she is. And many may be smarter than she is.
And that may be the day that karma train finally chugs into the
station.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Interesting that Jamie's son Clay appeared on the show but never her twins (this is a good thing, btw).
I wonder if that was Jamie's choice or Katie's.

chefsummer #Leh said...

AuntieAnn said... 137

IMO Kate didn't/doesn't care what the bad things the tabs have to say about the kids or Jon but when it comes to her noooo way the tabs & haters have to go.

When the tabs are trashing Jon or her own family she's fine but if they dare to saying anything bad about her she's calling bully or jelly or haters.

It's about Kate and her ego.

Karen said...

Concerned Chick
‏@ConcernedChick
.@Sassccha @Kateplusmy8 @DrPhil She said babies were on a strict feeding schedule. 8pm? It sickened me. I hope nurses went behind her back. Sascha ‏@Sassccha 6m6 minutes ago
@ConcernedChick @Kateplusmy8 @DrPhil If nurse was an RN she would have to feed babies when hungry .. patient comes first, always.

Andrea said...

This would also impact Dance Moms. It would be great for the girls to have an advocate on set.

Tucker's Mom said...

That's their parents' decision to make, not yours. And for all you know, they are on social media with private accounts under names the public wouldn't recognize.
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It's my opinion and I think Kate's reasoning is selfish.
Kate tweets pics and info about her kids all the fricking time, but won't allow her kids to had any social media.

Seriously, I'd make A LOT of different decisions than Kate.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

That's their parents' decision to make, not yours. And for all you know, they are on social media with private accounts under names the public wouldn't recognize.

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But Kate says that they are not. Is she saying, then, that they are not on social media under their own names, therefore leaving open the possibility that they have accounts under assumed names?

Rhymes with Witch said...

@DrPhil If nurse was an RN she would have to feed babies when hungry .. patient comes first, always. 143

Where th one exception. Katie comes first. ALWAYS.

AuntieAnn said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 140

And speaking of control...in 2 1/2 years, there will be 8 teenagers in TFW's house. Some may be taller than she is, and some may be stronger than she is. And many may be smarter than she is. And that may be the day that karma train finally chugs into the station.

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Yes. Newsflash Kate: They grow up.

There's no way she'll be able to control them. The harder she pushes the harder they'll push back. She didn't have a clue how to raise babies so how will she ever manage to ride herd on eight teens? (I can't wipe the smile off my face just imagining it)

Formerly Duped said...

Rhymes with Witch said... 141
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Jamie's twins were on the RV episode. They were very quiet, cute blonde girls.I think one was named Regan? But Clay had much more airtime. I agree Kate would not want other twins stealing the spotlight, but in a way , they did, by being well-behaved, respectful and interested in the places they visited.They did not seem all that chummy with the G kids.

Parental Choice said...

Tucker's Mom said... 145

It's my opinion and I think Kate's reasoning is selfish.
Kate tweets pics and info about her kids all the fricking time, but won't allow her kids to had any social media.

Seriously, I'd make A LOT of different decisions than Kate.
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And I'm sure thousands of parents would make a LOT of different decisions than you would. There isn't a single guide to parenting that all "good" parents follow.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

I may not quite find her funny but I don't mind her as a role model for girls for a woman who works hard, gets a good education, and goes out on her own at a young age

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I think it depends on how you define "role model." If you're talking about getting out there and hustling, knowing exactly what you want to do and go for it...the whole work ethic thing, then yes. But I've watched some of the videos on You Tube and the content of what she does is hardly what I'd call a role model for my teenager. What it comes down to is poking fun at others in a way that's not really funny and sometimes very crude. It's kind of like saying that a professional bank robber is a role model because he has worked hard perfecting what he does -- knowing how to break into vaults, executing flawless escapes or whatever. However, being a career criminal isn't my idea of being a role model. Not a good analogy, I know, but I hope the idea is there.

chefsummer #Leh said...

@DrPhil If nurse was an RN she would have to feed babies when hungry .. patient comes first, always. 143
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But if the babies are preemie should that over ride the mother?

And if they-(Kate & 6) were in the hospital the 6 are patients to and it's 6 of them sooo...they should eat first right???

AuntieAnn said...

I don't think Miranda Sings is any reason to go into pearl-clutching mode (not that anyone has). She's funny in a SNL kind of way.

She's found a niche and she's entertaining her audience with it. I've now watched a couple of her videos (Horrible Christmas Haul and Morning Routine) and I think she's lampooning the whiny, nasally, discontented teen really well. I caught myself laughing out loud a few times.

Basing my opinion on what I've seen so far she seems like harmless entertainment. Has she done something really objectionable that would change that opinion?

Craziness said...

I don't know if anyone has seen this yet, but:

http://www.gossipcop.com/sugar-bear-fainted-mike-thompson-passed-out-ambulance-mama-june-shannon-child-molester-honey-boo-boo/

Rhymes with Witch said...

Jamie's twins were on the RV episode. 149

I did not know that. Thanks for clarifying.

Kate is a twit said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 48m48 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8
Nothing is better then family pic.twitter.com/LBrt3LxFhO :)

The picture is a platitude that says "Blood makes you related, Loyalty makes you family"

Guess that explains Milo acting like she's part of Kate's family. She figures her loyalty to her queen automatically makes her a family member, and she's making sure Kate knows that.

NJGal51 said...

AntieAnn - I agree with you about Miranda Sings. I've watched some of the YouTube videos and found myself laughing. Wen she is herself (Colleen) she's really got a very lovely voice and you have to be talented to make something that good sound that bad.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And for all you know, they are on social media with private accounts under names the public wouldn't recognize.

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You should let Kate know that. She seems pretty adamant the kids aren't on social media.

I myself live on planet earth.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Raunchy humor doesn't bother me usually. I've liked SNL and shows like the Simpsons and Family Guy since I was a child. I completely understand this is a personal decision exactly what a child will be allowed to watch. Still the way I see it if the worst thing a kid ever does is really enjoy watching some raunchy comedian, you're in pretty good shape as a parent.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Actually that begs the question, it seems to me the only place to find this Miranda character is ON social media. Youtube, Vine, etc.

If the kids don't do social media how exactly do they even know who she is?

Rhetorical question.

AuntieAnn said...

NJGal, I did some more research on Colleen Ballinger and it turns out she is a classically trained singer.

In two days I've have gone from not knowing who this person was to admiring her. Go figure. She's very likeable and BONUS, she knows her onions in an interview. Kate should take a lesson or two from her.

She explains her whole schtick in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEbNqXoopQ

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 159

Raunchy humor doesn't bother me usually. I've liked SNL and shows like the Simpsons and Family Guy since I was a child. I completely understand this is a personal decision exactly what a child will be allowed to watch.

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I still watch Ren and Stimpy now and then. I blame my sons for that.

Ex Nurse said...

Parental Consent said...
And I'm sure thousands of parents would make a LOT of different decisions than you would. There isn't a single guide to parenting that all "good" parents follow.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and clearing that up.

redbirdsings said...

Recap of Paul Peterson's trip to PA.
From Paul Peterson's Facebook

Pennsylvania, like the rest of the country, has important decisions to make on Election Day.

I had more reasons to journey to the Keystone state than to support Rep Tom Murt who had the courage and tenacity to push for child labor reform. Besides, Tom is running unopposed in his District and just watching him interact with his constituents, in restaurants, on the street and on the phone is a joy. He means well and does well.

I was also in the Commonwealth to both endorse and to thank Governor Corbett who is in a tough re-election fight. When the child labor bill stalled in Harrisburg it was Gov. Corbett who took up the challenge and got the Bill passed…a stronger Bill, a better Bill. The usual suspects blame Corbett for making reductions in education (false) and pruning the regulatory octopus (true) and ignore the annual deficit that, wonder of wonders, disappeared.

Here’s what I said about my endorsement of Gov. Corbett: “I was raised with family values, at home and with Donna Reed. Four principles guide me…Please, Thank You, Excuse Me, and I’m Sorry. I’m here to say Thank You to Governor Corbett for his support of children despite the powerful interests that didn’t want to do what is right for Kids because, they said, it would endanger production in Pennsylvania where “Jon & Kate + 8” came to America’s attention. Let me remind you of the current news. Anybody hear about “Honey Boo Boo” this week?”

Tom and I were in rural Pennsylvania for my endorsement. I had a hay bale for a podium, which was a first for me. But those farm folks understood my message…and Governor Corbett’s, too. I hope the voters in Pennsylvania have the sense to return a good man to the Governor’s post. If they do we’ll have a better chance at dealing with “Dance Moms.”

We also had a chance to make a well-received presentation at a local high school with Jon Gosselin on hand to speak honestly about his experience with “Jon & Kate.” It was an enlightening evening, believe me. Jon is not the man portrayed in the tabloid press. Yes, there were lots of mistakes, which is to be expected when an entire family starts out na├»ve and inexperienced and are at the mercy of profit-driven corporations. The lessons Jon learned, however, need to be shared with every family that is contemplating hooking up with a flagrantly artificial reality show.

Lastly, I had a chance to speak directly to two-dozen college kids in Tom’s district, students studying human services and theatrical production. This was a no-nonsense, fact-based lecture meant for a smart group of students eyeing careers that will involve children. I love speaking to college students. They’re smart, engaged, and there to learn. I don’t think they realized what they were in for. We covered the waterfront, from the federal exemption to child labor laws in entertainment to the abuse of young athletes, especially the young girls on our gymnastics team. No one left the room. Two hours was not enough.

Particularly telling was Tom’s frank explanation of the pressures brought to bear on him personally and legislatively by opponents of child labor law reform in the form of highly-paid lobbyists representing several elements of the Industry and other “back-door groups.” This was a real world lecture. I hope and pray these students remember what we tried to teach them. I think they will, especially if they talk with the 20 year-old female Romanian student who was present and who had trained to be on the Romanian Olympic team. She verified every word I spoke about the officially sanctioned abuse of athletes.

Now, if someone would just invite me to Georgia, the production home of Honey Boo Boo.

Paul Petersen

TLC stinks said...

Since I no longer have teens in the house, I have never heard of Miranda Sings. Seems harmless but obviously Mady got wind of her someplace and Miranda Sings is probably popular with the girls her age at school.

What I dislike is Kate tweeting the picture of Mady and exclaiming how Mady sounds just like her. Another grifting attempt or putting Mady out there as talented? You bet. Shameful exploitation. Kudos to Cara for not being a part of Kate's scheming.

I noticed the picture distortion too, although with the tups I think it was an attempt to get them all in the picture with costumes showing. The picture of Mady was just weird.

I would guess that Steve has instructed Kate on how to block or track what the kids are reading on their iPads and iPhones. Computer spying is something Steve's company does. I think Cara and Mady do text their friends but Kate reads it all. I also believe she wants to make sure there is no contact with Jon. Remember in the infamous scene where Kate takes away Mady's phone? Cara was there on the sofa messing around with her phone too. Both were probably texting. But why was Mady picked on by Kate? Because it was set up.

This doesn't stop the kids from using their friends' phones which is what I would do if I were strictly spied on. There are also school computers, although I would assume certain sites are blocked. I have always believed Kate strictly limits their time with friends outside of school just to make sure they are not snooping around the Internet or contacting their dad. If you've raised teenagers, they are smart enough to find ways around a strict parent. In fact, they are more prone to rebel. Short of locking them up in the Konpound, it will be a losing battle for Kate.

Sue said...

Why are Kate's haters talking about the tups feeding schedule when they were babies? They seem obsessed with it these past few days. The kids are 10 and seemed to survive infant hood so what does their feeding schedule really matter? This whole discussion is on her timeline on twitter.

Sue

Anonymous said...

I know I have not said this enough and I apologise


Auntie Ann RULES!

(pun intended)

franky

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...



When is the last time she commented on that?

%%%

Pretty recently. I can't remember.

My point was not to request that Kate make a royal proclamation when they decide to join social media. My point was that Kate is an idiot who actually thinks she's going to keep these kids off social media.

redbirdsingslkbnt said...

I just wanted to post really quick, I am about to leave to go and have surgery this morning. I have an aneurysm that needs to be taken care of. Please pray that everything goes well. BP stays stable, and the anesthesia won't be a problem. I don't like general anesthesia. Thank you and Much Love to the ladies of the veranda!

Anonymous said...

Parental Choice aka K8

we get it, you are preaching to the converted

we just want peace for the 8, count'em 8

franky

Anonymous said...

Craziness said... 154
I don't know if anyone has seen this yet, but:

http://www.gossipcop.com/sugar-bear-fainted-mike-thompson-passed-out-ambulance-mama-june-shannon-child-molester-honey-boo-boo/
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I went there, took me a bit to figure out whose who on what base

I am off to shower, with a lot of soap

franky

Anonymous said...

Parental Consent said...

There isn't a single guide to parenting that all "good" parents follow.

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Yes, there is. Love and respect your children. That is universal.

Another universal law of morals and ethics is reciprocity. No where on the planet, in any culture, is it okay to be constantly taking and never contributing. I'm convinced the only people who think Kreider is a swell person are people who act the same way she does.

And that goes for her mothering skills as well. Society dictates ethics and morality and the majority of people can't stand her and disagree with her parenting methods. That tells you something.

PJ

Formerly Duped said...

redbird; You probably won't have a chance to read this now, but very best of luck with your surgery. Hope to see you back on here soon! xoxxo

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

There isn't a single guide to parenting that all "good" parents follow.

8888888888888888888888888888

Yes, there is. Love and respect your children. That is universal.

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I have to agree. There are basic tenants of parenting that should be followed. The basic manual is the same. Its many branches may be different. Some are fine and still good parenting choices. But some of those branches are bad choices, and the government has said so, as the government regulates many things about parenting. That includes laws about vaccinating your children, laws about sending them to school or proving appropriate homeschooling, and laws about their welfare. In fact the California code book I work with every day on parenting is huge.

The whole "let a parent parent as they see fit" argument the sheeple always make isn't based in the law or even common sense.

Tucker's Mom said...

Particularly telling was Tom’s frank explanation of the pressures brought to bear on him personally and legislatively by opponents of child labor law reform in the form of highly-paid lobbyists representing several elements of the Industry and other “back-door groups.”
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First, thanks for linking this!
Second, I'm sure that trying to reform child labor laws in PA has been like trying to push back the tide.
It's AMAZING that Peterson and Murt et. al. have accomplished what they have already, and I admire their stamina for wading back into the waters.
It must be daunting.
J+K+8 was perhaps PA's most broad and far-reaching advertising campaign, and to impinge upon Kate and TLC's desire to continue filming full throttle was mighty intrepid.
The laws need to be further restrictive to ensure that children have a impartial advocate during filming to ensure their well being physically, mentally and emotionally.
Parents making money hand over fist simply cannot claim objectivity.
To do so would be to deny being human, and I bet it was a slippery slope from the days when J+K actually did defer filming for the family and kids' sake, to filming during illness, duress and emotional breakdowns with no compunction whatsoever.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sue said... 166
Why are Kate's haters talking about the tups feeding schedule when they were babies? They seem obsessed with it these past few days.
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Obsessed and probably incredibly wrong. I don't believe that the tups were deprived of food.
I thought it very strange that Kate didn't get up to start her day until 8am, with 8 little kids, but we know darn well how much help they had, and I don't think the kids didn't get nutrition.
They really need to let it go.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Jon is not the man portrayed in the tabloid press.

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So I wonder if the sheeple will believe that Jon is not the man portrayed in the media. Since they always want us to believe the people who meet Kate who say SHE is not the woman portrayed in the media. Double standard.

Murt is running unopposed, wow. That really says a lot.

Tucker's Mom said...

redbirdsingslkbnt said... 169
I just wanted to post really quick, I am about to leave to go and have surgery this morning. I have an aneurysm that needs to be taken care of. Please pray that everything goes well. BP stays stable, and the anesthesia won't be a problem. I don't like general anesthesia. Thank you and Much Love to the ladies of the veranda!
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I hope everything goes smoothly and you have a speedy recovery. Please report back when you can!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Obsessed and probably incredibly wrong. I don't believe that the tups were deprived of food.

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Well and especially since they DID have massive help from the church ladies and other friends and family when they were born. I'm sure they probably had white boards or other very detailed ways to keep track of their feeding schedule and other needs. You absolutely have to keep organized when your help is rotating through so much.

The fringe haters are the fringe haters. I don't look at their tweets and I'm not sure why others do. No skin off my back if I never see it. They are irrational and can't be reasoned with no more than the nutty sheeple can be reasoned with. I think the best medicine is just ignore them. Don't dignify their nonsense by bringing it here.

Call Me Crazy said...

Bravo, PJ! (170)

redbirdsingslkbnt - I am thinking of you and sending all positive thoughts that all goes well with your surgery. Please check in with us as soon as you are able so we know you are OK.

getofftwitter said...

I really don't know why Kates camp is making such a big deal about Kates hair. This long hair style on Kate makes her look like an older woman trying to look like a 20 something. Kate should get her hair styled, not thinking that long hair will make her look younger, time is not Kates friend.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I was glad to read Paul Petersen's favorable impression of Jon.
This guy is nobody's fool. If you check out his IMDB listing, his first screen credit was a Disney project in 1956 -- almost 60 years ago.
He's done TV, movies, and even had a brief singing career. His
interest in helping children isn't some diversion while he waits for
his next gig -- it is his passion. And if the fans think Jon is trying to cozy up to him and Rep. Murt for his own gain, I'd love to know what they think that "gain" is.

I wonder if the "back-door groups" they hinted about were the
goofballs on Twitter, who oppose anything and everything that
might keep TFW out of the spotlight -- kids' welfare be damned.

Redbirdsings, thinking good thoughts for you this morning.

Tucker's Mom said...

getofftwitter said... 181
I really don't know why Kates camp is making such a big deal about Kates hair.
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You know, I wonder how the heck Kate's hair has once again become a meme.
It's long. It's straight. It's augmented with clips or extensions.

She grew it out with extensions years ago!

What is the deal?? How does she manage to get these inane things to catch fire?

You know who did look good, hair etc? Jon. He looked really good at the yard sale and even better speaking with Murt and Peterson.

sayitisntso said...

Tucker's Mom said... 110
We've always said there needs to be an advocate for the kids. The parents are not in a position to be objective when the fame and money and freebies and trips are at stake.

I saw a brief clip of Sugar Bear and he said something along the lines that he's "disappointed" the HCHBB got canceled.
Seriously?
Um... your ex has your daughter hanging around a pedophile, but the show getting canceled is disappointing to you?
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It is disgustingly interesting how fame and money destroy your perception of what is important. Most fathers would be angry and disgusted. Go Figure.

sayitisntso said...

getofftwitter said... 181
I really don't know why Kates camp is making such a big deal about Kates hair. This long hair style on Kate makes her look like an older woman trying to look like a 20 something. Kate should get her hair styled, not thinking that long hair will make her look younger, time is not Kates friend
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The salon probably makes a lot of money on her current hair style with maintenance. I think TFW looks better with shoulder length hair with layers, and would probably require much less work/$$ without the extension maintenance. Going to NY does not guarantee a great hair style.

Vanessa said...

redbirdsingslkbnt said... 169
I just wanted to post really quick, I am about to leave to go and have surgery this morning. I have an aneurysm that needs to be taken care of. Please pray that everything goes well. BP stays stable, and the anesthesia won't be a problem. I don't like general anesthesia. Thank you and Much Love to the ladies of the veranda!
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Good luck to you and I hope it's a speedy recovery!

Vanessa said...

If you've raised teenagers, they are smart enough to find ways around a strict parent. In fact, they are more prone to rebel. Short of locking them up in the Konpound, it will be a losing battle for Kate.
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YES, teens are very resourceful and rebellious. No way in the world those girls are not on social media regularly.

Vanessa said...

And for all you know, they are on social media with private accounts under names the public wouldn't recognize.

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You should let Kate know that. She seems pretty adamant the kids aren't on social media.

I myself live on planet earth.
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Exactly Admin.
tfw is the "who? MY kids? no, not mine!" in public but in private is the threatening mother with "if you EVER...(fill in the blank)"
boy oh boy, cannot WAIT for tups to be teens!

Vanessa said...

Just took a look at those twitter pics and yes, strange angle especially for M.
Isn't she almost as tall as tfw? Was she standing on a chair?

sayitisntso said...

Tucker's Mom said... 175
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Excellent post!

TLC stinks said...

I think because we commented on this site how bad Kate's hair looked and how it aged her, her defenders had to come out and say how young looking she appears. Long hair seems to be the choice among the 40-somethings in Hollywood. Not everyone can carry off very long or very short hair. I get the feeling Kate does not listen to any stylist but does what she thinks makes her look like a star. Fine, but she has ruined her hair. Same with her clothing choices. Jon said she had no taste. Classy she is not. I'd say she is a few notches above Mama June.

Tucker's Mom said...

Going to NY does not guarantee a great hair style.
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So true. Layers, movement and getting rid of the hair-pulling extensions would look great.

Anonymous said...

Giving a standing O to PJ 180ish

clap clap clap

franky

Blowing In The Wind said...

The fringe haters are the fringe haters. I don't look at their tweets and I'm not sure why others do. No skin off my back if I never see it. They are irrational and can't be reasoned with no more than the nutty sheeple can be reasoned with. I think the best medicine is just ignore them. Don't dignify their nonsense by bringing it here.

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Exactly. There are only a few left who spend 24/7 on Twitter, dishing out the same stuff day after day. At one time I did read their nonsense, but now I just scroll past it because it's so full of lies and hatred and attacks and things that just aren't true. Talking about the babies being deprived of food is so far out there. These children weren't starved, and I think that these few tweeters are running out of things to bash Kate about and have to go back eight years or more to find something. If they can't find it, they make it up or misinterpret it, reading something into it that just isn't there.

My gosh...let it go. It's over, it's done. This wears thin after awhile and all it's doing is making them look as uninformed and obsessed as the sheeple. Neither side "gets it."

Anonymous said...

Redbird, hope you are on the mend.

And I'm glad to know that comments do bounce around and it's not just my imagination.

PJ

Mel said...

redbirdsingslkbnt ...sending good thoughts to you today.

PJ #172..... spot on!

Mary said...

Sue said... 166, thinks it's time twitter steps in and shuts down some of the haters and fans twitter accounts by their IP's.

JoyinVirginia said...

Red bird sings, best wishes for your surgery! THANK YOU for the summary of Paul Peterson comments!
re.teens and social media: older dd was about 12 or 13, one evening during school year she was on phone (the land line! Long ago lol) in computer room (we only had desk top computer, hard wired! really in the dark ages!) I went in and she was on the phone and the computer, unusual situation, so I asked what she was doing. her best friend was on restriction from using the phone, but had told her mother she had to get online for homework. Best friend was IM'ing with dd, dd was on phone with other friends relaying the conversation. I thought it was really creative! But got dd to stop, told her to tell friends her Mom had to get on the computer.
That was umpteen years ago, I know kids are equally creative with technology available now!

All This Is That said...

Well, Kate's hot water heater broke. Another pity party and the sheeple want her to write another book:

dolly perez ‏@mommylovespink 25m25 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 l think you should write next book on organizing. ..share your best tips with us.:)

Gladys is alive and well with her butt-kissing again, saying that the haters are bored because Kate lives a guilt-free life. Good lord.

PJ's momma said...

Joy, I have been meaning to tell you something. Our friend won a charity auction item. It was to attend a taping of DWTS, plus hotel and all that. He was in the hotel and Rod Stewart got on the elevator. Our friend's a Brit too, a massive dude, and they had a conversation. All he took from it was that Rod is a tiny peanut and old and his wife is very young and tall. He said DWTS was fun to watch too! I thought, "I have to tell this person I don't even know about this!" I hope someday you can experience something similar!

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