Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kate Plus 8 "Cleaning House": Discussion Thread

A plan for room renovations finds Mady and Cara getting their own spaces, while the younger girls move upstairs and the boys downstairs.

1157 sediments (sic) from readers:

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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And how can skhate say phonegate happened the night before she was fired??
It was during the task that she was not present DUE TO HER BEING FIRED. What is.she insinuating?


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I immediately noticed that in her sour grapes post. There is no doubt in my mind that the incident DID happen when she said it did.

So now, in addition to being a poor sport, she is also a narc who snitched on the show splicing things together out of order. Way below board and absolutely no reason to tattle tale about that.

There is also no doubt in my mind she intended that to be a subtle slam at Trump for manipulating things like the order of events, because she holds grudges like that and will throw out whatever she can to discredit anyone who crosses her. The amazing thing is in her narcissistic mind she really and truly thought she would win. It's incredible.

You don't see that from most of the worst contestants. I don't think Shawn actually thought for one second she would win. Neither did Sig. Neither did Lorenzo. Most people who can't compete with the likes of Leeza or Geraldo have a BIT of humbleness to them. The Doofus? None.

PatK said...

Nary a word will be mentioned by the Sheepies about the CA ratings jump. I believe it was decreed at the emergency barnyard meeting.

AnnieD said...

#KatePlus8 SO much more fun than #CelebApprentice #CantTakeTheDrama
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I actually felt stressed watching Kate's show which focuses on ......her stress! It was not "fun"! Celebrity Apprentice, on the other hand, is fun to watch...and it's not because of Kate's presence, it's in spite of Kate's presence.

Remona Blue said...

I thought that when she said the phone mess happened before she was fired she meant that the phone went missing the night before. Then the message was discovered and the fight escalated into the boardroom the next day when she was fired. I'm so confused!

When Kenya was willing to swear that she didn't ''steal'' the phone, my thought was that she could swear she didn't ''steal'' it, she only took it to send the message and then got rid of it. It seemed to me that she convinced herself that since she didn't keep it for herself that she didn't really ''steal'' it. Am I confused again?

TLC stinks said...

She is so ungrateful it really is mind numbing. Can't believe it, but she is a bigger narcissist than Trump. I think he took it easy on her but I wish he had not because she was a waste of air on his show.

Oh and on the room swap show, the hands were flapping. Gawd, those hands with the French tip nails were all I noticed. Back to old habits after CA was filmed. And she's a 39 year old so stop with the "like" when talking on the couch. Real big pet peeve of mine. It makes her sound unintelligent, not young and hip.

Mel said...

Most people who can't compete with the likes of Leeza or Geraldo have a BIT of humbleness to them. The Doofus? None.

Nope. None. She actually equates herself with Geraldo.
From an interview: KG: I think Geraldo and I shared that polarizing figure sort of a situation

http://insidepulse.com/2015/01/31/murtz-on-the-scene-exclusive-interview-with-the-celebrity-apprentices-kate-gosselin/

Vanessa said...

There is no doubt in my mind that the incident DID happen when she said it did.
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Are you sure about that admin? Vivica was frantically looking for her phone when it was just her, Geraldo and kenya on team Vortex. Kate was fired, gone. To me it looked like she had just just noticed it was missing.
I do believe the splice and dice, but I don't think the phone was missing when skhate was there. And the bells went off for Vivica that kenya had taken the phone when she quoted the tweet verbatim.

Also, when Kenya's doing her talking head scene and smirks and says "little do they know I have something up my sleeve" I HIGHLY doubt she would actually hint or insinuate she was going to do something "illegal" (eyeroll) THAT clip I believe was spliced to look like it was a threat to do "something"....the phone theft and tweet.


Also came across this

http://www.realitytea.com/2015/02/02/everyone-talking-kenya-moore-vivica-foxs-celebrity-apprentice-feud/


One person not loving it is Kate Gosselin who was fired last week in the midst of Kenya and Vivica’s nonsense. #Kenyanigans!

“There’s a million ‘Kenyas’ in the world, and not to always speak from a mom’s perspective, but girls at school that are mean, I tell my girls, ‘You’re going to meet people your whole life and have to work with them. You have to find a way to work with them,'” Kate advised. “And I had to take a dose of my own medicine, really.”
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Another great example of her deflection, projection and mirroring

Vanessa said...

I actually felt stressed watching Kate's show which focuses on ......her stress!
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Not to mention the kids' stress

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I actually felt stressed watching Kate's show which focuses on ......her stress! It was not "fun"! Celebrity Apprentice, on the other hand, is fun to watch



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Couldn't agree more. While the contestants on CA may be stressed out themselves, I don't think that should stress out viewers. It's all in good fun, it's over the top, like a circus act.

But time and time again Kate Plus 8 makes viewers' blood pressures go up. I suppose because it's not just a bunch of consenting adults playing a game, this is watching some severe familial dysfunction and kids suffering for it. I think if that stresses you it just means you care that a child should not have to grow up in that sort of environment.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate's firing was uneventful. The Donald hardly had a thing to say to her besides telling her she couldn't manage Vivica and Kenya. Then it was buh bye, see ya, you're fired and *poof* she was dismissed. Of course she wasn't expecting it. She had a strategy like the one she had on DWTS which was if I say I'm gonna win that will make it happen. That's always her game plan.

She brought nothing to the table in the few weeks she was there. She couldn't open her mouth and be her usual bitchy self because she was sitting in a room with the big girls and she knew if she dared go nose to nose with any of them they'd have ripped her eight new assholes. She's a bully when she's among the weak and a milksopping pantywaist when the rubber actually meets the road.

AnnieD said...

"...I suppose because it's not just a bunch of consenting adults playing a game, this is watching some severe familial dysfunction and kids suffering for it...."
Exactly! ...and it's marketed by TLC and Kate (their mother)as "entertainment".

This, too, shall pass said...

Haven't posted here in a while.

My daughters and I came across KP8 while channel browsing late last night. Curiosity got the best of me. In short, I truly enjoyed watching and hearing Khate get her due!

Remarks made by the kids about memories of getting in trouble in their bedroom, yelling, fighting, twins annoyed by tups, and the icing on the cake was the pumpkin target contest. The kids looked confused, forced, and miserable. The dinner table scene revealed several kids are moving out as soon as they are able!

Millicent said...

Re Math Girl's post on the last thread about abbreviations for names or nicknames - I share her sediments (sic). I did use "TFW" for awhile. I probably also used other abbreviations. But mostly I just go ahead and type out the name or nickname of the person I'm referring to.

I'm not trying to tell anyone else what to do, but I think more than one or two standard abbreviations can be a little daunting.

Rhymes with Witch said...

But time and time again Kate Plus 8 makes viewers' blood pressures go up. 4

I would end up breaking my t.v.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate should be more stressed out over the comments being made about Mady, and now Cara of the Kate plus 8 FB page. As a mother and grandmother, that would totally stress me out to see people talking about my children or grandchildren that way.

But, of course, I don't have to worry about that because I don't have a reality show that I use to gain sympathy from the public.

reader2 said...

Millicent said... 13
Re Math Girl's post on the last thread about abbreviations for names or nicknames - I share her sediments (sic). I did use "TFW" for awhile. I probably also used other abbreviations. But mostly I just go ahead and type out the name or nickname of the person I'm referring to.

I'm not trying to tell anyone else what to do, but I think more than one or two standard abbreviations can be a little daunting.

# # # # # #

Thanks Math Girl and Millicent. I mentioned this a few days ago and am glad to see I wasn't alone in my feelings about keeping track of all the abbreviations.

Vanessa said...

them they'd have ripped her eight new assholes
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2nd best comment of the day!

Midnight Madness said...

Re Math Girl's post on the last thread about abbreviations for names or nicknames - I share her sediments (sic). I did use "TFW" for awhile. I probably also used other abbreviations. But mostly I just go ahead and type out the name or nickname of the person I'm referring to.

I'm not trying to tell anyone else what to do, but I think more than one or two standard abbreviations can be a little daunting.

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Same here...I can figure out TFW and TFM, but when posters use the initials of a person or thing (and some do quite frequently) I have to think about to whom they are referring, such as JSP, JR, DT, KM etc. This is really a problem when I'm hitting the rumspringa.

Of course, we all know KIAT as the blog historian!

redbirdsings said...

Came across these recipes. They look great, especially the biscuits and sausage gravy!

http://totallythebomb.com/33-3ingredient-slow-cooker-recipes

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

In TFW's defense (who knew I would ever defend her) I think she meant stop objecting to her being fired from CA, stop fussing about it, let it go. Move on to something positive, her show, which is on Tues eve.

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I have to say people here give her the benefit of the doubt more than the sheeple give us credit for.

I too, as I read the tweet halfway, gave her the benefit of the doubt and thought she innocently just meant move on.

And then I read the second part of the tweet where not only does she say her own show is more fun, but did you see the subtle knock at the authenticity of CA? She said her show was REAL. Implying CA was not. Wtf?

This is twice now she has slammed the Apprentice for not being what it seems, one when she claimed the phone incident didn't happen when it looked like it happened, and now with the "real" comment. She is a bitter old hag.

Putting the first part of her tweet in context with the second, her attempt to do damage control on this one doesn't even strike me as remotely credible. I don't care if she truly meant just "move on", the second part of her tweet was ALSO a slam on the show and can't be explained away like the first could. She's quite ungrateful of such an opportunity, isn't she.

fade2black said...

*News that is actually interesting*...

Harper Lee is publishing a second book! A sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird!
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/03/living/feat-harper-lee-new-book/

As Oprah said, "I couldn't be happier if my name was Scout."

Midnight Madness said...

And then I read the second part of the tweet where not only does she say her own show is more fun, but did you see the subtle knock at the authenticity of CA? She said her show was REAL. Implying CA was not. Wtf?

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I read this a few times, and in trying to give her the benefit of the doubt when I got inside her head (yes, there still is plenty of room in there), I wonder if she was saying "tons more fun" not referring to CA at all, but in reference to her own show, as in we had fun the past few episodes, and now there is even more fun yet to come. In other words, there will be tons more fun (in anticipation of the next show) than what you've seen in the past.

However the REAL comment...there's just no other explanation other than that her show is real as opposes to CA, which is not.

Does that make sense?

Kate is a twit said...

Is Kate borrowing from the ApprenticeNbc twitter account in order to hype her show? She tweeted this yesterday:

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · 23h 23 hours ago
Are you ready 2 join us as we clean out&have a Gosselin family yardsale??!You won't believe what happens..
Watch #KatePlus8 @TLC Tues at 9pm

You won't believe what happens? WTF is that supposed to mean?
The only thing that may happen that I wouldn't believe is that the kids tell the crew to go away and leave them alone and they all walk off the set.

I wonder if they're going to show the kid getting hurt in Skyzone and Kate rushing to his rescue.

Since they'll be showing Shoka's birthday and the twins' birthday, you want to bet that Kate will also mention that her birthday will be coming up and how she can't believe she's going to be the big 4-0.

What's the drinking game for tonight?

Anonymous said...

Admin said...

But time and time again Kate Plus 8 makes viewers' blood pressures go up. I suppose because it's not just a bunch of consenting adults playing a game, this is watching some severe familial dysfunction and kids suffering for it. I think if that stresses you it just means you care that a child should not have to grow up in that sort of environment.

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Watching her and the way they live their lives gives me flashbacks. She could be my mother. Watching that show is anything but entertaining and that's why I can't do it.

I agree with Admin, too, that people here give her the benefit of the doubt far too often, but whatever floats your boat. No way was that tweet innocent. It was a slam of CA, no ifs ands or buts. (or is that if's, and's or but's? lol)

I agree with the abbreviation thing too, but can we NOT call Prescott/Jones PJ? We already had confusion as to which one of us was a dog. I'd be happy to refer to him as Jeff, but I suspect he won't be around long enough to merit a nickname.

PJ

Tucker's Mom said...

The amazing thing is in her narcissistic mind she really and truly thought she would win. It's incredible.
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Well, CA is Dancing With The Checkbook, right?
And, of course, having 8 kids is just like getting a fake job, where you do fake tasks, and get fake fired.
No brainer!

Jumping In said...

Ok, I am confused.

Kate was eliminated from Celebrity Apprentice on Monday, January 26, 2015. The link below was posted on January16th, 10 days before she was shown the door. She is all smiles and happily rubbing elbows with Leeza during this interview, secure in her position on CA.

Although they are talking about the tension/feud between Brandi and Kenya, Leeza eludes to an "unprecedented" upcoming event. Are they referring to the stolen cell phone? If so, it happened more than a week
before the airing of TFW being fired.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=andrid+tv+interview+with+leeza+gibbons+and+kate+gosselin&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

Tucker's Mom said...

PatK said... 2
Nary a word will be mentioned by the Sheepies about the CA ratings jump. I believe it was decreed at the emergency barnyard meeting.
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And it will sound just like this:

WHAT? WHAT WHAT??

Tucker's Mom said...

I actually felt stressed watching Kate's show which focuses on ......her stress! It was not "fun"! Celebrity Apprentice, on the other hand, is fun to watch...and it's not because of Kate's presence, it's in spite of Kate's presence.
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That is exactly how I felt. I was so tense watching most of that crazy K+8 changing rooms episode.
The screaming, crying, pouting and frantic pace to get things filmed, like throwing a pumpkin at a stupid board.
Hurry! Stand here! Throw! It didn't smash! Throw again!
Next!

Ugh.

CA, otoh, was deliciously guilty tv watching, and I enjoyed it so much more without Kate's gaping maw and flapping Frenchies.

Tucker's Mom said...

Remona Blue said... 4
I thought that when she said the phone mess happened before she was fired she meant that the phone went missing the night before. Then the message was discovered and the fight escalated into the boardroom the next day when she was fired. I'm so confused!
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I'm confused, too (and catching up). I thought that Vivica first noticed her phone gone after Kate left, when she was working on team Vortex with Geraldo and Kenya.
Mucho confusedish.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Kate is just too unlikeable for words!

fade2black said...

Admin...20...Putting the first part of her tweet in context with the second, her attempt to do damage control on this one doesn't even strike me as remotely credible.
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And her retweet of her sycophant's agreeance that her show trumps Trump's show negates any backtracking she might attempt. Thinking ahead is certainly not her forte, the Donald, unlike the rarefied Kate, does carry grudges and doesn't care who knows it.

foxy said...

I also agree that 2 many initials can be quite daunting. On the previous post from JMO-42, I can't for the life of me figure out what bash SB stands for.

Redbird, thanks for that website totallythebomb.com.

Tucker's Mom said...

redbirdsings said... 19
Came across these recipes. They look great, especially the biscuits and sausage gravy!

http://totallythebomb.com/33-3ingredient-slow-cooker-recipes
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Thanks for the link!
I love to cook and I'll check out these recipes- I love to find easy ways to use up ingredients.
Sometimes simple is wonderful

Rhymes with Witch said...

Harper Lee is publishing a second book! A sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird! 21

And I can't wait!

Rhymes with Witch said...

Thinking ahead is certainly not her forte. 30

I nominate this for understatement of the year!

Susie Cincinnati said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@MY_2BCOLLIES @NoraSaysNo @Kateplusmy8 Actually the G's have done something similar 2this. Kate has done many kind charitable things.

Gladys, giving you a shout-out on national television doesn't count!

Midnight Madness said...

*News that is actually interesting*...

Harper Lee is publishing a second book! A sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird!
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/03/living/feat-harper-lee-new-book/

As Oprah said, "I couldn't be happier if my name was Scout."

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Yes! I saw that earlier and thought...wow...she wrote a new book at her age? Then I read the article where it was explained that this was the original book that she wrote, and To Kill A Mockingbird was the sequel to the original book that never was published. This "new" book is being released in its original form without editing. I hope it's a good read. I'm looking forward to it.

Tucker's Mom said...

Putting the first part of her tweet in context with the second, her attempt to do damage control on this one doesn't even strike me as remotely credible. I don't care if she truly meant just "move on", the second part of her tweet was ALSO a slam on the show and can't be explained away like the first could. She's quite ungrateful of such an opportunity, isn't she.
February 3, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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As I said before, Kate should have been gracious from the moment her firing was aired.
But, of course she wouldn't tell her lickspittles to not feel bad or angry, it was a great experience and opportunity that she is grateful for, and to please watch the rest of the season and enjoy.
Nah, then Kate wouldn't feed her ego, reading all of the hand-wringing, fist-shaking tweets, decrying her firing a TRAVESTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The show can't go on without you, Kate! I REFUSE to watch anymore! Donald Trump is a meanie who doesn't know what he's doing! He just wants drama!!
Well, no shit, sheep.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Another thing that makes me doubt the "innocence" of that
tweet. TFW had the whole week to say, "Forget CA" as in
"Cheer up" to her fans. Why say it right before the next CA
episode is about to air? Either say it a couple of days later,
or an hour before your own TLC show.

And I'm still scratching my head as to why none of the other
contestants invited her back. Oh, wait...no, I'm not.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Winsome regarding your comments about charities, I couldn't say how many charities are scams, I bet some are. But what I think even more are, are just vanity projects. Just a way for the celeb to boost their resumes with their own charity without actually pulling in anything significant. Of course there are MANY celebs who have very helpful charities. But not all.

Nonprofits are all public record and can easily be looked up. I once looked up my celeb's charity out of curiosity, since I really didn't see a whole lot of helping others going on but I did see a whole lot of fancy parties as an excuse to invite OTHER bigger celebs over and brush shoulders and get the press to turn up. I was not surprised to find that they raised zero dollars that year, zero the year before, and zero the year before.

Was it funneling money or doing anything illegal, no I don't think so, no way. Was it a shameless, frankly disgusting vanity project for a photo op and promote other RELATED businesses? Absolutely. I'm not aware of any law that says the legit charity you set up has to raise a dime. It's not illegal, but IMO it's not morally right either.

The Empress was Flagged on the Play said...

There is growing concern (suspicion) about Harper Lee's 2nd novel. I so admire her & love TKAM more than most books I've ever read.

It grieves me to think people might be taking advantage of her. :(

http://jezebel.com/be-suspicious-of-the-new-harper-lee-novel-1683488258

Suze said...

As for Kate having shingles, I don't know. Kate said at the beginning of last weeks show: I have stress related shingles or something on my face.

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Kate said she had a stress related 'disease'. I don't believe she mentioned the actual word shingles and because she said 'stress disease' it was assumed that's what she was referring to. I'm more inclined to think she was being overly dramatic - who Kate? HA - and most likely had an acne outbreak.

Tucker's Mom said...

I agree we should curb the short-cut initial, even though they are hysterical and creative.
I've noticed an influx of new names here, and would love to encourge any and all lurkers to step onto the veranda (the blog-that reference will never change!).

Suze said...

I hate the Hoarding Show,and several others due to "freak factor." TFW's show is just old, tired, and embarrassing to her kids, who clearly are not enjoying the filming.
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With the way Kate is being shown parenting and with her barely controlled anger on display, I think TLC is airing K+8 because it IS embarrassing, controversial, and frightening and because of it's freak factor. I think most viewers are tuning in to see how she's going to freak out next, not to watch a loving family or see good parenting.

Suze said...

@Kateplusmy8
That moment I came out of my bathroom aft shower&heard my kids voices,prepared2yell 'whaat?'-Only2remember I left #KatePlus8 on my tv! @TLC

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Kate was watching herself on tv, huh? LOL

Tucker's Mom said...


Was it funneling money or doing anything illegal, no I don't think so, no way. Was it a shameless, frankly disgusting vanity project for a photo op and promote other RELATED businesses? Absolutely. I'm not aware of any law that says the legit charity you set up has to raise a dime. It's not illegal, but IMO it's not morally right either.
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The first thing I thought when whispers (planted stories) of Kate starting a charity is that charity is the couponing site, and the couponing site was the new blog, and the blog was the new K+8.

This is Kate's new scheme to reinvent herself and do more media and speaking events, for which she will, of course, command a fee plus rider/demands.
Inventing a charity is a great way to rub elbows with other celebs and deep pockets, and like you said, it would take major malfeasance to something illegal to be investigated.

I remember that crazy-ass couple (the White House party crashers) on Real Housewives of DC (one-season wonder) who had a bogus charity and polo invitational.
The former being used to draw well heeled society types to the latter, to affect a champagne and caviar lifestyle.
In their case, too, the locals all knew they were fake and pathetic.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate was watching herself on tv, huh? LOL
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According to Kate, the kids love to watch themselves on tv.
Tell me that bodes well.

fade2black said...

Kate was watching herself on tv, huh? LOL
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Shades of Norma Desmond! Or is it Baby Jane who watched her old films over and over? Well shoot, now I'm getting my narcissists mixed up.

getofftwitter said...

Well, then my mother was lucky to not get it on her face. Kate does say shingles or something, then through out the episode kept changing what she had. I don't think she ever went to a Doctor and did a self diagnosis. I think she had a acne out break more than she had shingles.

Remember, a couple of years ago, Kate was on 2 different talk shows, and she was lying about something and she started to get red, all over her chest & neck and it was blotchy. I think Kate does too much self diagnosis, after all she is a tight-wad when it comes to money. When her kids are sick or injured, she waits till the last moment to do anything about it, or buys OTC. The nursing thing has gone to her head. She thinks she is an expert.

AuntieAnn said...

Suze said... 44

I think TLC is airing K+8 because it IS embarrassing, controversial, and frightening and because of it's freak factor. I think most viewers are tuning in to see how she's going to freak out next, not to watch a loving family or see good parenting.

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TLC should go back to its roots as the learning channel and parlay Kate Plus Eight into an educational 'How NOT to Parent' program.

Tucker's Mom said...

getofftwitter said... 49
Well, then my mother was lucky to not get it on her face. Kate does say shingles or something, then through out the episode kept changing what she had. I don't think she ever went to a Doctor and did a self diagnosis. I think she had a acne out break more than she had shingles.
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Although I do believe Kate had shingles, I simply cannot figure out why she shrouded the condition?
Did Shingles not pay to do a product placement on K+8?
But seriously, why not say "I had shingles"? Why not, as a nurse, shed light on the condition?

Lanc Native said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
@NoraSaysNo @Kateplusmy8 Not everything in Kate's life is on camera...privately done much 4neighbors, & community.

If someone tweeted this to and about me, I would be totally creeped out. Milo is so far gone that she claims to know what Kate does in private for her neighbors and community. If it's "private" and for neighbors and community, how would Milo have access to that information?

I'd like to know what exactly Kate has done for any community in which she has lived. Then again, I'm not privileged to private information the way that Milo is.

Call Me Crazy said...

foxy said... 32

I also agree that 2 many initials can be quite daunting. On the previous post from JMO-42, I can't for the life of me figure out what bash SB stands for.
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foxy - SB is Super Bowl.

Lanc Native said...

Remember, a couple of years ago, Kate was on 2 different talk shows, and she was lying about something and she started to get red, all over her chest & neck and it was blotchy.

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That was from nerves,an anxiety issue that happens when adrenalin interrupts the blood flow to certain areas. It has nothing to do with lying. It can be quite severe, ranging from just a light rash to full-blown hives. It was not shingles.

I remember that there was a student in one of my public speaking classes, and every time it was his turn to speak, he would break out exactly like that, only worse than Kate ever did. This poor kid would get blotchy whenever he was talking to a cute female in whom he was interested! It was like a bad case of sunburn. I sometimes wondered if he found his soul mate, married, and if those attacks subsided!

I didn't watch the show. Did she say that she went to a physician for a diagnosis? It's not at all uncommon to get shingles on the face. It's totally possible that she had a very mild case. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt on that one.

Kate is a twit said...

Milo's getting testy because someone who claims to be a local called her out about Kate's "charity" work:

D.E.F. ‏@DonnaFo1982 · 51m51 minutes ago
@SharnaPax @bitemeaholesFU @MiloandJack @NoraSaysNo @Kateplusmy8 she does nothing for the community and I'm a local
#trustme

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 16m16 minutes ago
@DonnaFo1982 @Kateplusmy8 Sorry , but there is ALOT you don't know abt Kate...don't care how "Local" you are! She doesn't blow a trumpet 4U!

So I guess Kate blows her trumpet for Milo, otherwise how would Milo "know" all the good things Kate does?

Milo, don't forget---#BeMature

Lanc Native said...

This is Kate's new scheme to reinvent herself and do more media and speaking events, for which she will, of course, command a fee plus rider/demands.

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But the really pathetic thing is that no matter how many times she tries to reinvent herself, or put forth a brand new Kate personality, she still hasn't found herself. If she doesn't even know who she is, how in the world do the sheeple (Milo, in particular) know who she is?

Kate is a twit said...

Milo was defending Kate's remark about the Super Bowl to her friend today:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 7h7 hours ago
@Pancake035 I still think Kate was stating a feeling abt some info either she read or Cara shared w/her. Healines abt the incident were...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 7h7 hours ago
@Pancake035 ...sometimes misleading & stated the incident like it was fact. So who knows what Kate read or heard. She surely doesn't have..

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 7h7 hours ago
@Pancake035 ...the time 2investigate story fully. Really, even if she misjudged something..she later "LOL'd" someone who disagreed w/her.

So if you LOL someone who disagrees with you that makes it okay?

And Milo, you lie, because Kate did not LOL about that tweet, she LOL'd about the CA tweet she made last night. She never replied to any of the tweets regarding her Super Bowl tweet about "cheaters". She didn't even reply to you.

I think Milo has dreams about Kate and what she imagines is the "real" Kate, and to her they automatically become reality.

Talk about living in a dream world.

TLC stinks said...

Of course she HAD TO INSERT "stress" into a description because that is all she talks about. I don't know whether she had shingles or not, but she did not have to say anything about it being stressed related. That is definitely HER diagnosis. That's right, blame the kids for your "illness".

foxy said...

I am looking forward to the new Harper Lee book as well. On the news this evening nobody hinted at Ms. Lee being taken advantage of. She said she did not publish it because To Kill A Mocking Bird was such a powerful book and best seller that she thought from there she could only go down. I find it fascinating that the sequel was written before To Kill A Mocking Bird. This woman is now 88 years old. I hope it gets published and I will purchase it and place it next to the other book. I purchase books I want to keep and borrow from the library or Kindle the ones I just want to read.

TLC stinks said...

Riddle me this, Milo...how much money did Kate donate from the yard sale?

Lanc Native said...

But, of course she wouldn't tell her lickspittles to not feel bad or angry, it was a great experience and opportunity that she is grateful for, and to please watch the rest of the season and enjoy.

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That is exactly what she should have said. This is what continues to baffle me. Why can't she say that? What is it in her brain that doesn't allow her to formulate responses that are polite and take the high road? She can't choose her words...just a succinct tweet as you said, and she wouldn't open herself up to criticism. Can't a narcissist do this, even if their sentiments are nothing more to total bulls$$t to him/her? Can't they fake it?

Tucker's Mom said...

I didn't watch the show. Did she say that she went to a physician for a diagnosis? It's not at all uncommon to get shingles on the face. It's totally possible that she had a very mild case. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt on that one.
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I don't think Kate mentioned going to a doctor or medication, which, again, why?
If you have shingles, you go see your doctor and if you're early enough, you might get a greatly reduced outbreak with meds.

Last year, I thought I might have shingles. I went to my doc immediately.
Turns out, my face was reacting to topical skin products that were too harsh for me.

Lanc Native said...

Thinking ahead is certainly not her forte.

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Trivia and off topic.

Did you know that the correct (17th century) original pronunciation of forte is FORT, not for-tay? An English professor friend of mine corrected me some time ago. I looked it up, and sure enough he was right, as he always is (of course, I'd never tell him that)!

Pronunciation
In the sense of a person's strong suit ( He draws well, but sculpture is his real forte), the older and historical pronunciation of forte is the one-syllable [fawrt] (Show IPA) or [fohrt] pronounced as the English word fort. The word is derived from the French word fort, meaning “strong.”

I don't know, though, that I'd pronounce it as fawrt.

Zoe said...

Speaking of charities, and why/how they are created, here's an example from my personal experience.

An acquaintance in an MBA program at a well known university received an assignment to create a charity with a team of classmates. The team used a suggestion from my acquaintance's family member for the basic idea and then did the research necessary to create the basic plan of how it would all work in real life.

After that the acquaintance and several family members used the plan, did all the necessary 501C3 paperwork, put in the necessary seed money, created the charity's website, and began operations. The family members are each listed on the website as members of the board of directors. The fact that the original research was done as an MBA project is documented and team members given credit on the website also.

In this case, the charity receives very little money from anyone other than the family members and, per my acquaintance, they like it that way because it's mainly a way to do something for family bonding time. The family members run things on their own dime from their own homes.

Beside the family bonding, the only things the family members seem to get out of it is public recognition being on the Board of Directors of a charity, and tax deductions for their contributions to their own organization. At one time I was told there was a struggle to maintain the 501C3 designation because of it being so family-centric. Last I looked the charity still has a web presence and is still providing limited aid to its intended recipients.

If creating a charity is a class project for many MBA programs, no wonder there is such a proliferation of them. Running a large charity can definitely require paid employees and there are many people who have a career in that line of work.

I don't think TFW has what it takes to create and run a real charity that primarily benefits anyone other than herself.

thuvia said...

I have tried to watch the new shows every week and cannot get past the first 10 minutes! Her whiney, self important voice, attitude and body language reminds me too much of the narcissists that I have run away from in my life and I wonder why the hell I want to revisit that in the form of ?entertainment.
I agree the kids will be dealing with the negative affects of their childhood, but most of us do, some better than others. She will end up like my ex., tolerated by his children, isolated by others and very alone. If you have the patience to wait for the inevitable outcome it can be a sad vindication for all the miserable crap that has come before.
Sorry to be so verbal but it felt like the time to let it out. I have been helped by the other ladies on the veranda who have shared life stories, it makes me feel less alone when the memories are strong.
So thanks, and if you can watch and tell me here, I will not try again.

Suze said...

I don't think Kate mentioned going to a doctor or medication, which, again, why?

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She didn't say a word about seeing a doctor. I think she self-diagnosed / possibly exaggerated for the sake of drama/sympathy. She dabbed a little Calamine Lotion on a few spots to make sure viewers would notice it and she was good to go. I tend to think of her 'stress disease' along the same lines as I do her broken 'foot'.

Tucker's Mom said...

Beside the family bonding, the only things the family members seem to get out of it is public recognition being on the Board of Directors of a charity, and tax deductions for their contributions to their own organization.
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So, wait, they use their charity to dodge taxes?

fade2black said...

I don't know, though, that I'd pronounce it as fawrt.
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Generally I would agree with you, but I think it's appropriately descriptive in this instance since blowing hot air is definitely Kate's fawrt.

Lynne In RI said...

Lanc (61): "That is exactly what she should have said. This is what continues to baffle me. Why can't she say that? What is it in her brain that doesn't allow her to formulate responses that are polite and take the high road?"

))))))))))))))

This, from "You've Got Mail," reminds me so much of Kate:

"Do you ever feel you've become the worst version of yourself? That a Pandora's box of all the secret, hateful parts - your arrogance, your spite, your condescension - has sprung open? Someone upsets you and instead of smiling and moving on, you zing them."

sorrynotsorry said...

Hey yall long time reader first time poster here. Im rewatching the room switch and wheres the scene of kate screaming at mady? Inspecting kids feet for paint? Did I miss it or was it edited out? Thanks!

Lynne In RI said...

Zoe (64): "I don't think TFW has what it takes to create and run a real charity that primarily benefits anyone other than herself."

)))))))))))))))

She can't even update the tabs on her own blog. How difficult would it be to remove the "coming events" from 2011?

Tucker's Mom said...

thuvia said... 65
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It must be hard to watch Kate, not just on "her" show.
I'm dvr'ing the new one, but I don't know if I can get in the right head space to watch.
I recorded all in this "season", but could only watch parts of last week's episode so I could comment here.
It was unpleasant to view, at best.

Tucker's Mom said...

sorrynotsorry said... 70
Hey yall long time reader first time poster here. Im rewatching the room switch and wheres the scene of kate screaming at mady? Inspecting kids feet for paint? Did I miss it or was it edited out? Thanks!
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It would be very telling if that scene was edited out. Kate's already made excuses for that outburst, "I was so sick!!".

Tucker's Mom said...

This, from "You've Got Mail," reminds me so much of Kate:

"Do you ever feel you've become the worst version of yourself? That a Pandora's box of all the secret, hateful parts - your arrogance, your spite, your condescension - has sprung open? Someone upsets you and instead of smiling and moving on, you zing them."
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Ahhh, Nora Ephron: the anti-Kate.

Sue_Buddy said...

MARIE ‏@MY_2BCOLLIES 2m2 minutes ago
��@MiloandJack @DonnaFo1982 @Kateplusmy8 So many times a ��person claims they live near Kate only to find out they don't even live in the USA.
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Ok, you locals. The Ph minus the D caught you!! Where do you really live? LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

She can't even update the tabs on her own blog. How difficult would it be to remove the "coming events" from 2011?
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Kate should just take that embarrassing mess offline.

Kate is a twit said...

Regarding Kate having shingles, she didn't mention going to the doctor on the show, but during her live tweet fest during the airing, she tweeted:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · Jan 27
Shingles is NOT something to be messed with. Doctor told me 'need to decrease your stress and rest.' ---> yeah okay. NOT! @TLC

So if, as she says, the doctor told her to reduce her stress, she came up with the bright idea to call it a "stress disease".

I've had shingles, and it took me a good month to recover, and that was even after I started an antiviral one day after the rash first started. I think it was even more painful than when I fractured a rib, because the pain was constant, no matter what position you were in.

I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Not My Regular Name For This said...

If the charity thing is true, it makes me ill. My husband and I have one that helps with education and health. We put our own money in and give it back out locally, nationally and internationally. All of it. No salaries, no parties, etc. It's just there to help, and almost always anonymously. Lots of paperwork to make sure everything is on the up and up. I can't see her putting the time and energy into keeping it legal.

Lanc Native said...

Ok, you locals. The Ph minus the D caught you!! Where do you really live? LOL

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LOL, Sue Buddy! Caught with my pants down! I don't have Twitter so I'm not the one who tweeted that Kate doesn't give a thing to her community, but I've never heard of her doing anything at all, either for the school community, her hometown of E-town, or the Reading area. If she does, it must really be on the down-low, and Milo Gladys Gruber would have no knowledge of it.

I'm a local who actually has a Ph with the D! Isn't this Marie Sheep the one who claimed that Brad Pitt (or another celebrity) lived in her basement; has several holes in her heart, and has connections in quite a few high places?

MARIE ‏@MY_2BCOLLIES 7m7 minutes ago
😜@MiloandJack @DonnaFo1982 @Kateplusmy8 So many times a 😜person claims they live near Kate only to find out they don't even live in the USA.

What's really amusing about this tweet is that she is sending it to Milo, who lives in the Deep South, has never met Kate, but yet professes to know more about what Kate does than the locals who actually live here. It must be that special way of communicating the two do with one another. Perhaps Kate shared her IRS return with Milo, who perused it and found the PRIVATE charitable contributions listed therein.

Sheeple are silly, nonsensical, vacuous and puerile, but good entertainment nevertheless.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Admin. The name of the episode is incorrect. That was last week's episode. Tonight's is "Cleaning House" and is about the garage sale.

swimgirl said...

Kate is a twit said... 57
Milo was defending Kate's remark about the Super Bowl to her friend today:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 7h7 hours ago
@Pancake035 I still think Kate was stating a feeling abt some info either she read or Cara shared w/her. Healines abt the incident were
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So Gladys is saying that TFW just reads headlines because she does not have time to read a full article. Yet she feels it is ok to call NE cheaters? How does Gladys know this and I love the way she suggests that Cara told her about NE. And Gladys says haters make things up?

Susan1956 said...

@Kateplusmy8
That moment I came out of my bathroom aft shower&heard my kids voices,prepared2yell 'whaat?'-Only2remember I left #KatePlus8 on my tv! @TLC

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Kate was watching herself on tv, huh? LOL
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Didn't she and the kids spend a lot of time watching their old show episodes before? When there were no new episodes of Kate + 8 being filmed?

Hmmm.

Zoe said...

Tucker's Mom said... 67
So, wait, they use their charity to dodge taxes?
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Well, I was just assuming they were able to deduct contributions to the charity on their taxes. I doubt this particular family does anything illegal.

terri said...

The repeat of last week's episode had the part about one of the twins tracking paint on the floor edited out. I guess TLC is trying g to stiffer all of Kate's real self showing through.

Tucker's Mom said...

Zoe said... 83
Tucker's Mom said... 67
So, wait, they use their charity to dodge taxes?
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Well, I was just assuming they were able to deduct contributions to the charity on their taxes. I doubt this particular family does anything illegal.
February 3, 2015 at 6:44 PM
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Oh, thanks, I didn't know if people do that kind of thing.

Anyone watching K+8 tonight? Can't really bring myself to watch.

Over And Out said...

Wait! Kate doesn't follow her uber-fan...is that what she's tweeting?

Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 I should get a follow 4tweeting when my kittens are walking in between my face and my phone and the TV!

Mel said...

It's not as painful as last week. She actually has a pleasant look on her face here and there.

What's really interesting is how she looks completely different from one couch interview to the next. Apparently filmed between botox sessions.

foxy said...

Call me crazy....thanks....Super Bowl...I would not have figured that out.

Sorrynotsorry,,,,the scene with the paint on the feet was edited out. She did scream at Mady non-stop and then ended up on her hands and knees scrubbing the whole floor with a wet paper towel and still mumbled through that task. Only a small drop was on the floor, not the entire floor.

redbirdsings said...

Wow. They didn't show Jon. Very Disappointing.

Ex Nurse said...

Jumping In said...
Although they are talking about the tension/feud between Brandi and Kenya, Leeza eludes to an "unprecedented" upcoming event. Are they referring to the stolen cell phone? If so, it happened more than a week
before the airing of TFW being fired.
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Wasn't that interview recent? If so, the phone incident happened last year, when it was filmed. So, of course, they would know what was coming up, because it happened almost a year ago.

Midnight Madness--that was exactly what I thought (about more fun comment). Her communication skills are absolutely terrible, so, who knows maybe she did mean that it was more fun than CA.

redbirdsings said...

Couldn't believe she said:

At the American Girl bday party for Mady and Cara, she said, it should of been her birthday it was so perfect. She is so jealous of her children. She has got to have deep deep issues from her childhood.

The poster, calendar or that paper thing that she picked up off the table and said she had paid a lot of money for and had sent off to England for and there it was on the table for sale.

How extremely awkward and CONVICTED she looked when she talked to the nice nurse lady that used to work with kate. She was squirming, putting her hand in her pocket, looking off to the side. She said she was busy. I think it really hit her how guilty she felt about living a 5 star life and how sweet that lady was. When my ex comes around, he can barely look at me in the face.

She said something about the kids having their walls decorated? But they are bare. Also the boys beds, the striped bedspreads, the railings on the bed frames.

SHAWSHANK!

They didn't have hardly anything done when kate and the kids left and WHALA! The next morning, tables all set up, clothes lines full of clothes. I wonder what happened to the left overs.

When kate was wanting to keep the witch and Mady told her to give her the witch, and kate wasn't going to and kept on about it, the young woman said, Can you tell me how much I owe you? Like, tell me the amount, let me pay you so I can get the jello out of here!!!

Math Girl said...

Jumping In said... 26

Ok, I am confused.

Kate was eliminated from Celebrity Apprentice on Monday, January 26, 2015. The link below was posted on January16th, 10 days before she was shown the door.
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Episode showing Kate's elimination was aired on Jan 26, but was filmed back in March/April 2014. So of course Leeza knew about it on Jan 16, 2015. It would be surprising, however, and show something funny was going on, if Leeza alluded to it in the episode shown Jan 16. Assuming Celebity Apprentice episodes are aired in the same order they're filmed, that is. That's a rational assumption, but things are pretty strange in Trump-land.

I think in the Celebrity Apprentice universe, the triple firing of the whole team was unprecedented and shocking. Much more so than the phone incident.

redbirdsings said...

Oh, all of you are welcome about the 33-3 ingredient crockpot recipes!

Wish I could make some of them! Would be great to make the crockpot tacos recipe and multiply it to fill biggest crock pot for the Super Bowl or even Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I thought of if kate had her mix into it, it would be called

88-8 Ingredient Crock Pot Recipes.

Kate is a twit said...

Wait! Kate doesn't follow her uber-fan...is that what she's tweeting?
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Nope, and Paige really tried tonight. Sounds like she's upset and I don't blame her. You would've thought that Kate would have followed her after they met back in 2013.

Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan · 21m21 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 oh I didn't get a follow.. Remember me Kate it's Paige your 34th follower and biggest fan!;)

getofftwitter said...

This week was a YAWN episode, very boring. Kate flapping her gums, bragging about her yearly photo shoot. But I don't think she was doing it yearly, after all TLC has paid for everything.

What is with Kate, what an ungrateful bitch. Kate said: I wasted a whole week preparing for the photo shoot. What is with her and everything is a wasted effort, especially when it comes to anything that deals with her kids? 2nd or third time she has said this.

Those 3 tup girls are out of control, I have never seen such whiny/bitchy/complaining kids, well they do take after Kate.

Poor dog does not even get to eat inside.

As for the yard sale, all the BS she said about her neighbors, and community, come on Kate we all know you think of them as mediocre disease.

And next week should be called: BOOHOO, what a terrible 10 years it was. episode. When we all know Kate brought this on herself.

We should see how many times they show Jon next week.

That was an hour I wasted.

Vanessa said...

Quick comment before bed

PINK SOCKS on the boys at that play zonr party.
You bring your own socks to these places and the girls had the same exact ones. The place surely didn't supply them

Sleepless In Seattle said...

EliWright (Alibek) ‏@EliWright16
@Kateplusmy8 What kind of bird do you have? I am trying to find one just like that. One that just sits there and behaves in the open house.

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This is exactly why I have rescues. These people who expect to buy a bird as a well-behaved "decoration" have no idea the care, patience, education and dedication it takes to own a parrot. When the bird doesn't behave as expected, it is neglected or becomes a give-away. It really ticks me off.

Kate is a twit said...

Now Milo has a pet name for Kate:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 16m16 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 I know there was a time when U thought the world was against you..WAKE UP #SweetPea..lots of folks there & everywhere love you!

Sweet Pea? Reminds of the 60's song by Tommy Roe. I guess that would be apt. Perhaps, Milo imagines herself singing it to Kate. Here of some of that song's lyrics:

Oh Sweet Pea, come on and dance with me
Come on, come on, come on and dance with me
Oh Sweet Pea, won't you be my girl?
Won't you? Won't you? Won't you be my girl?

Oh Sweet Pea I love you can't you see
Love you, love you, love you can't you see
Oh Sweet Pea, won't you be my girl?
Won't you? Won't you? Won't you be my girl?

getofftwitter said...

Sleepless in Seattle: that idiot should just go and buy a toy stuff bird. Put it on a perch and won't have to worry about cleaning it's poop or feeding it. The perfect bird. People like that should not own an animal, they are the reason why animals end up in shelters. They want an animal just like their idol, not thinking that an animal is a responsibility, not a toy, the animal has to be trained, and even the most trained animal will poop, anywhere.

reader said...

People went to the yard sale hoping to find something from the tups and the early years. That and morbid curiosity.
Kate is not civic minded.
How is that Milo thinks she knows Kate any better than the people of Berks?
I would not want Kate's name linked to any cause I care about.
People don't warm up to her dreams of celebrity, it wasn't too long ago they thought about church offerings, personal checks, and volunteering.
How is Milo so freely insults the people of Berks?
I think Kate will always feel that she is owed.

Sheeple Herder said...

I can't imagine living in that house. It's so toxic and negative. I kind of feel sorry for Kate. How can anyone be that unhappy?

Localyocul said...

Kate is a twit said... 55
Milo's getting testy because someone who claims to be a local called her out about Kate's "charity" work:

D.E.F. ‏@DonnaFo1982 · 51m51 minutes ago
@SharnaPax @bitemeaholesFU @MiloandJack @NoraSaysNo @Kateplusmy8 she does nothing for the community and I'm a local
#trustme


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That's the tweeter who had the letter k8 sent asking for money! Oh how I wish she would get back to ROL

Kate is a twit said...

Marissa Rebich ‏@MarisRebich · 1h1 hour ago
@Kateplusmy8 does Shoka live outside? We never see him on the show.

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · 1h 1 hour ago
@MarisRebich no he's in and out... He prefers to be out and sits by door to get out but I insist he sleeps inside&comes in when too cold/wet

Well, if I lived in that house I'd prefer to be out too. But he's probably outside more too because of Zorro, who seems to spend more time out of his cage than in it. And she said this last week:

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx · Jan 31
@Kateplusmy8 What does Zorro think of Shoka and vice versa?

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · Jan 31
@Mydmaxx no.. They cannot mix! The thought scares me. Shoka in? Zorro in cage/different room etc... Don't wanna even take a chance ...

Localyocal said...

Yes! I saw that earlier and thought...wow...she wrote a new book at her age? Then I read the article where it was explained that this was the original book that she wrote, and To Kill A Mockingbird was the sequel to the original book that never was published. This "new" book is being released in its originaL...
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What? I saw this on Twitter but did not realize it was a prequel to my all time favorite book! Yay!

PA Dutch Mom said...

Ok, you locals. The Ph minus the D caught you!! Where do you really live? LOL

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I'm somewhere near Japan. I just pretend to have Amish neighbors, make Schnitz und Knepp for supper, and ask the kids to "make the light out onct."

Hey, Sheeple without the D...come over here and I'll buy you some real rumspringa from the Bird-in-Hand Brewery! Bring your D along with you, and we'll get a Discount!

Sie is weenich aub.

Localyocul said...

Watching the rerun....looks like she gas three treadmill/ellipticals!

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
These kids are intolerable...especially Mady. They are so loud and cannot do any activity without throwing fits and having fights. How can they see themselves on tv and continue to act like this is beyond me.

And you have to wonder what other things do not make it to the episode. I think it is very interesting that they took the part of Kate throwing a fit about the floor out of the episode. I bet that house is more out of control than we see.

PatK said...

foxy said... 88

Sorrynotsorry,,,,the scene with the paint on the feet was edited out. She did scream at Mady non-stop and then ended up on her hands and knees scrubbing the whole floor with a wet paper towel and still mumbled through that task. Only a small drop was on the floor, not the entire floor.

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Wouldn't be surprised if Kate realized just how badly that made her look and, using her "Producer" status, demanded they edit it out for all future airings.

reader said...

So in Milo's mind she is the only person who knows Kate Krieder? And she believes Kate to be perfect?
And gets nasty with a woman who was solicited by Kate for financial support.

I guess she blames Beth Carson too.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Sweet Pea? Reminds of the 60's song by Tommy Roe. I guess that would be apt. Perhaps, Milo imagines herself singing it to Kate. Here of some of that song's lyrics:

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The song is on one of my oldies CDs. I had forgotten about it. Thanks, Kate Is A Twit. Now it's stuck in my head! :)

Remona Blue said...

Localyocal said... 104
....when I read the article where it was explained that this was the original book that she wrote, and To Kill A Mockingbird was the sequel to the original book that never was published. This "new" book is being released in its originaL...
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''What? I saw this on Twitter but did not realize it was a prequel to my all time favorite book! Yay!''
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To Kill A Mockingbird is also my very favorite book. However, wouldn't IT be the prequel? Harper Lee wrote the first book with Scout an adult, and was encouraged to write about Scout as a child. The book with Scout as a child was TKAM, and when it was released, she never released the first book...the one that is now being released.

Sad but true said...

PatK . . . 108

I'm quite sure that's what happened. They're going to rewrite history--for viewers AND the poor Gosselin kids--from one week to the next. The kids will certainly start to question whether things they know happened actually did happen. This is gaslighting taken to a whole new level.

Sue_Buddy said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 60m60 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Reaffirms fact that most people R very kind, forgiving & think positive about YOU and your family! Hope it was healing 4U!
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What is Milo admitting? That the people in her community have forgiven her? Forgiven her for what, Milo? Taking their money via church donations when Kate had just bought a mini-mansion on 24 acres? Being rude to the sales clerks in the local stores? Expecting the community to pay for a year's worth of child-care with their tax dollars? Turning their neighborhood into a circus and never even acknowledging those neighbors with a smile?

PA Dutch Mom said...

Nope, and Paige really tried tonight. Sounds like she's upset and I don't blame her. You would've thought that Kate would have followed her after they met back in 2013.

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Maybe Kate knows something that we don't know.

Didn't Paige say that she spent so much time with Steve and Kate at that show?

NJGal51 said...

@Kateplusmy8: Boo hoo... @TLC I don't think folks liked hearing '...Season Finale next week'.... #SayItAintSoTheySaid #KatePlus8
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She really is full of herself isn't she. #DoIt

I didn't watch so does anyone know how much she donated?

reader said...

I think people are shocked to see a teen acting out on reality tv.
I don't think its shocking that this teen after having years of her childhood recorded by adults, good days and bad is acting out.
The world knows of her parents ugly divorce. Her mother is controlling and obsessive. God imagine living on the other side of that camera, under Kate's control.
She is not a stepford child.
Maybe she's had enough.

Remona Blue said...

PatK said... 108
''Wouldn't be surprised if Kate realized just how badly that made her look and, using her "Producer" status, demanded they edit it out for all future airings.''
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I'm pretty sure I read a twitter comment from her about all that screaming about the paint on the floor was bad, and she was going to try to do better. So, you're probably not far off about the reason it was edited out for future airings.

Jeremy said...

during the photo shoot, besides "I wasted a week of my life on this", Kate shared "I'm always dramatic" "I'm exhausted". Clearly no one is shocked by the latter, she has been exhaustedish for 14 years now, but "I'm always dramatic"? Her persona on CA was sadder than turning 40 is not knowing who the hell you are. I guess she can be dramatic with her kids, but not so much with peers.

Tonight's show was more of the same, not as bad as last week. The young girls are emotinal wrecks, basement cleaning was the usual verbal abuse, birthday cake for a dog who clearly is never allowed in the house, party with friends for the twins, photo shoot and garage sale. She claimed to spend lot of money shipping a Christmas gift from England for Cara, who was now selling it. The donated a little more than $1000, so she clearly kept lots of cash. Looked like everyone was handing her at least a $20 (where's Math Girl when I need her!) that would be less than 50 people purchasing, and there was a large line of people there.
They are already out of story ideas - next week is Kate with verbal diarrhea, and flashbacks yet again. What truly scares me for our society is how many women and girls think she is an awesome mom. She wasn't horrific in tonight's episode, but she clearly is unstable, narsassistic, with delusions of her greatness and of her kids' helplessness and her unwillingness to parent them.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Katelin Dallas ‏@katelinlottman
how is next week already the season finally of Kate+8? #KatePlus8

Because it wasn't a season. These were "specials," but you are right that this will FINALLY be over. However, it has not ended for the kids. They have to live with her.

fade2black said...

PatK...108...I'm pretty sure I read a twitter comment from her about all that screaming about the paint on the floor was bad, and she was going to try to do better.
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Well, there we go. Kate's idea of doing better is editing the bad behavior out.

reader said...

The scene in the teens bedroom where Kate says that clearly the crew should have sympathy for her (Kate) because her teen (in tears) is complaining. Really?
All I could think about was being 13, not feeling great ,and her come adults, strangers hired to film, here they come with their large cameras and lights into my bedroom!
So I think it odd Kate barks at the tups to get out, but its okay for the production crew and all of America to see inside her teenage daughter's bedroom!
That is not nurturing.

Mel said...

I surely don't understand Geraldo sayingeTFW handles everything with grace, single handedly.

There was nothing on CA from her that was handled with grace. She ate like a pig, back stabbed everyone, was lazy, contributed no ideas, no cash, tried to alienate the younger women from the rest of their team, agreed with anything anyone said, even if they were on the other team. She clearly has no mind of her own.

And there was NOTHING handled with grace in last week's episode. How could anyone watch that episode and come up with word grace for ANY of it? She was shrewish, mean, ugly, hideous to the kids. There wasn't a kind word in the whole episode. How could he use the word grace to describe anything that he saw?

Tonight's episode wasn't as bad, but exceedingly boring. Mostly couch interviews of her and tne kids. And I still wouldn't use the word grace to describe anything I saw tonight.

I wonder what Geraldo is smoking. Or was he taken in with the smoke screen of her flirting with him? Or maybe she paid him to tweet that.

I just don't understand how he can watch these episodes and come up with the word grace. Maybe because she clammed up at the end of her time on CA and wasn't a screaming banshee like several of the other women?

readerlady said...

"I'm always dramatic." But. . . but . . . didn't she say on CA that she doesn't get into the drama? How can she always be dramatic and not get into the drama? Yet another contradiction, straight from the lips of TFMJG!

"How they can see themselves on TV and continue to act like this is beyond me." -- The kids act like this, and don't see anything wrong with it, because this is the example they are given by their mother. It's their "normal". They haven't been taught that there are other ways to behave. I feel sorry for them when they get out into the real world. Can you imagine what dorm life will be like for them, if they are allowed to go away to college and live on campus? They'll be eaten alive.

Stop the Insanity TLC said...

"I wake up every day dreaming of a second chance..."

http://www.thestar.com/life/parent/2013/10/04/kate_gosselin_hoping_love_is_in_the_mix_cookbook_will_net_another_tv_deal.html

Well, she got her 'second chance' and she's blowing it -- again!
I didn't watch but from what Jeremy wrote Kate is worse than she ever was when it was Jon & Kate + 8 and Kate + 8 ...how much longer can this go on?!! There is verbal & emotional (and physical no doubt) abuse happening right before the viewers eyes and she STILL gets away with it. I dread to even imagine what ended up on the cutting room floor.

Remona Blue said...

"How they can see themselves on TV and continue to act like this is beyond me."
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I know what you mean KK, I think the very same thing about you every time you are on TV!

Kate is a twit said...

I'm pretty sure I read a twitter comment from her about all that screaming about the paint on the floor was bad, and she was going to try to do better.
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This was the convo:

Daisy ‏@daisymaribel · Feb 1
@Kateplusmy8 it was only paint a bit of an over reaction! Having teenagers must be hard! Try to stay calm

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · Feb 1
@daisymaribel agreed. Thought same thing when I saw it..No excuse but was long day&weeks of construction and I was SO sick from shingles:(

Daisy ‏@daisymaribel · Feb 1
@Kateplusmy8 I 100% understand u had ALOT going on but u have 2 take care of urself so that shingles doesnt happen again Your kids r so cute

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · Feb 1
@daisymaribel agreed. Am trying harder.Was a heeded wakeup call:)
I love them to bits and happen to agree that they're cute:) Thanks!

Love the way she says "No excuse, BUT....."

I'm sure she pressured TLC to delete that scene because quite a few fans called her out about it.





Call Me Crazy said...

thuvia - Thank you for sharing your experiences concerning the narcissists in your life. I'm sorry you have had to deal with such difficult situations and feelings of loneliness. The good news is that you are never alone on this veranda!

I can understand why it would be hard for you to watch TFW and her special brand of nastiness. I don't watch because I cannot bear to see those children being tortured by that lunatic. I greatly appreciate that others are willing to describe what happens, even though it is really terrible to hear that several of the kids are out of control.

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Lanc Native said... 79

...Milo Gladys Gruber
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Ha! Fits her to a tee!

Math Girl said...

I actually did see one good idea from Kate on Celebrity Apprentice. When Sig was having his "meltdown" about the bartenders being late, Kate said they should use a bag to move the glasses (and she actually produced one!) to save multiple trips. I know it's not a very creative idea, but it is practical, and something Sig apparently hadn't thought of. If I recall correctly, it also helped get him out of "meltdown mode".

It is typical of Kate (and me, I'm afraid) to tackle a small part of the "trigger" rather than acknowledge the underlying problem: the bartenders were late, preparations were behind schedule, Sig was stressed, and apparently all the other team members were oblivious until he blew up.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie(
"I think people are shocked to see a teen acting out on reality tv."
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"How they can see themselves on TV and continue to act like this is beyond me." -- The kids act like this, and don't see anything wrong with it, because this is the example they are given by their mother. It's their "normal". They haven't been taught that there are other ways to behave.
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Kate said tonight specifically about her twins that they are normal. She thinks Mady's behavior is just typical teen behavior and sees nothing wrong with it. And that is why her bad behavior will continue and continue. The same with the tup girls. They are never discipled for anything. Kate keeps saying she just keeps out of their fighting. They had a hugh screaming fit over wrapping their dog's present. Hell, they scream and fight over anything and everything. Thank goodness the boys are a lot better.

And Kate does not see anything wrong with their behavior because she acts just like them. Kate has a bad tone in her voice, yells, flaps her hands around, hit them as kids, hit Jon, and complains all the time. Their mother's example taught her five daughters to be just like her.

Does Kate ever read all the negative comments on facebook about Mady? You would think that she would and that would open her eyes up. And Mady's friends' parents must cringe when they see Mady act like that on TV. They probably tell their kids not to take after Mady and that her behavior is not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I read the article above and Kate said that she is not allowed to talk about whether Jon pays any support. Yet she continually states everywhere and anywhere that she is the sole provider of her kids. That is so typical, shady Kate behavior. Well, Kate, if you state you are the sole provider than you are stating that Jon does not pay support. She is a little, tricky devil.

Rainbirdie said...

"Joel, that was a very, very interesting way of stacking books" and then she sweeps all the books - all his hard work - off of the shelf and onto the floor. And tells him to do it over so it looks like what he sees in a library. WTF??? They are in the middle of a huge cleaning project & she makes restacking the books a priority?The books are off the floor & put nicely on a shelf. So what if they can't see the titles. Just another example of Kate singling out one of the boys in a negative way.

Rainbirdie said...

While the younger kids are on the interview couch, the camera man asks "Do you all give hugs to your mom a lot?" And in near unison, they say "no". But then you can hear Colin say "I like doing it but I don't get to". Poor little guy.

Border Collie said...

I saw only the actual sale where the people were all lined up. I don't watch much on cable because I only have it in living room and it kills my back to sit on the couch. Anyway, I kept looking for Jon and I guess they didn't show him. I had the volume on prior to me watching and heard a lot of screeching that Kate loves and drives me bats. Hurts this old dog's ears.

swingsandroundabouts said...

I am another fan of To Kill A Mockingbird. Maybe the G kids can take a page from Scout's book to get out of filming and begin cussing so the film is unusable.

Scout: " ...pass the damn ham please..."

Vanessa said...

Ok, what a war zone that house is! So much like my childhood home except the boys could do no wrong with my mother.
Those poor poor boys! Those girls can say, do, hit, scream, bitch, moan, roll their eyes, talk back, steal, tattle and that bitch doesn't say a WORD!
I can't get over Hannah's ignorant mean girl act. Leah! I thought she was so sweet back in the day? And I can't even watch Mady.
Oh, she edits out HER "bad behavior"? Leaves all the shit those girls do on film? And yes, imagine--THAT'S what they used for the show? What was left out? They jammed so much into one hr, obviously not enough salvageable film to use for each 'story idea".
Mady's exaggerated use of "kajillion" times (or whatever) and her bitching about the tups, every time she spoke, it was condescending, a complaint, whine, a put down..she taught that one well!!
Oh, yeah sure! There were TWO HUNDRED people waiting for the yard sale...my God, she's such a freaking lying liar who lies!

Vanessa said...

Can you tell me how much I owe you? Like, tell me the amount, let me pay you so I can get the jello out of here!!!
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Yes, I noticed that too. Her face said it all. "Can we get on with this please"

And yeah! Her saying she wanted that Amerian Girl party to be for her birthday. The exact words she used were off. There was an attempt to sound so happy for her kids, but out it comes! She can't do it. Turning it around to make it about her.

Vanessa said...

And her going on about the witch, "I can't believe you don't remember this?"
Proof she does NOTHING without the cameras. They saw that witch along with alllllll that Halloween stuff $$$ ONCE.
Memory making and traditions...my ass.
And going on and on about how one of the boys stacked the books??
Perfect example. She calls one of the boys out, makes him look stupid, embarrasses him and pretty much tells him he doesn't know anything.
Shades of JON???

Vanessa said...

and her desperate pleading with Leah about the dress? Or just pleading witht the girls to not ruin this day for her? She asked and asked them to behave?? Trying not to let on that she probably threatened them. They are typical narcissists, throw a wrench into anything that should just go smoothly TEN yr olds should be able to take a family pic.
Hmmm, the boys were awesome! They are so well behaved...Stockholm?

Vanessa said...

And such obvious editing. Cutting Jon out of all the old clips. Saw his legs, his stomach, his hands...saw all of HER though

Vanessa said...

Some old lady flew in from California to see her?? pathetic if it was a fake story line and she was just in town. Even more pathetic if it's true

Tucker's Mom said...

reader said... 121
The scene in the teens bedroom where Kate says that clearly the crew should have sympathy for her (Kate) because her teen (in tears) is complaining. Really?
All I could think about was being 13, not feeling great ,and her come adults, strangers hired to film, here they come with their large cameras and lights into my bedroom!
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IIRC, from the moving bedrooms episode, Mady complained about people (crew) being in her bedroom, and Kate said "She promised she wouldn't do this".

Clearly, it's not OK to be in Mady's room, even if she was moving out.

I'd be mortified.

Also, do 14-year old girls really want to trampoline for their birthday party? Maybe they liked it- I didn't watch it yet.

Also, did they show the broken ankle incident, with Kate coming to the rescue?

Molly12 said...

How was Kate's interaction with Shoka during "his" birthday party? Did she show any compassion towards him at all? I worry about him.
Did they show the injured boy at the Sky Zone (I think that is the name of the place).

Rhymes with Witch said...

They are in the middle of a huge cleaning project & she makes restacking the books a priority? 131

She's not just a control freak. She is downright CRUEL.

I hope those kids get lots of hugs from Jon.

Vanessa said...

Molly, they spent waaaaayyy mire time on tfw speaking about a cake, what went in this cake, recipes she's made in the past, baking thr cake, , tasting the cake, critiquing the cake, giving herself kudos for the cake....
then if you happened to have blinked, you would have missed shoka getting to eat said cake ans then the door closing behind her flat ass leaving the MUCH LOVED 11TH member of their family. Zorro's 10th....I meant 2nd

angie said...

I *honestly* don't understand why some of the kids haven't demanded to move in with Jon. "I just don't get it'." (only thing I can think is, maybe Kate says if they move in with him she won't pay for their private schooling--but surely if that's the case, he could go back to court and get that matter taken care of).

Clearly everyone in that family needs counseling. There is no reason AT ALL for the hitting and fighting. These kids are plenty old enough to know what correct behavior is...they see it at school. Obviously they don't scream and hit their classmates (although 2 did when they were younger), so they know how to behave.

I really feel empathy for Kate. She had a horrible childhood and just hasn't had the resources to process it and break the cycle with the way she parents.
She needs HELP.

Localyocul said...

I fell asleep halfway through the rerun. Reading here though I must say her complaining kills me, at the risk of sounding jellus. Is she ever grateful? Does she not remember her panic at having 6 newborns and not being able to pay her bills? She's still whining about being exhausted from "construction"! I would love to have some home improvements...free no less! Talk about first world, no, 1percent, problems ! How can her fans buy her " I need the show to support my kids" when they see a huge house, three cars, three pieces of exercise equipment, all that furniture, a wall-sized TV , an expensive photo shoot, and all the STUFF they sorted through for the yard sale? Isn't it obvious the show is to support a lifestyle most of her fans will never have? It's sickening really

JMO said...

Zoe said... 64

I don't think TFW has what it takes to create and run a real charity that primarily benefits anyone other than herself.
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Agreed! Enter Jeff Jones/Prescott. Kate is good at getting people to do all of the work for her, but will claim all of the glory and benefits - $$$ (No abbreviations- per request) : )

Localyocul said...

Also, do 14-year old girls really want to trampoline for their birthday party? Maybe they liked it- I didn't watch it yet.

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Not around here. Nope and they would not want a friend birthday party with family they would want one with just friends

Localyocul said...

Some old lady flew in from California to see her?? pathetic if it was a fake story line and she was just in town. Even more pathetic if it's true

((((

How could that possibly be? She didn't advertise it til the day before at her syncoohants radio show

Localyocul said...

February 3, 2015 at 8:49 PM
Mel said... 122
I surely don't understand Geraldo sayingeTFW handles everything with grace, single handedly.

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He also thinks Casey Anthony was a poor, grieving, railroaded mother so there ya go

Anonymous said...

I caught the last five minutes of the show and I was stunned at how old and haggard she looked.

The meet-up with the "old friend" was awkward, to say the least. Wouldn't you throw your arms around an old friend? Does anyone think she's waking up to the fact that she's burned so many bridges? Yeah, me neither.

PJ

Layla said...

Catching up here, but...Kate tweeted that the phone thing on CA was illegal, huh? Well, according to her followers, she needs to either report it to the police or shut up about it. They order the non-fans to do that all the time, so it's only fair.

I don't watch, but I'm intrigued by so many of the kids wanting to move out as soon as possible. At age 10? It's not surprising for older teens to want to move out and be independent, but at 10 years old, they shouldn't be thinking about moving out of their parents' home. It must be a terrible home environment for them to even think that way when they are so young. Poor kids.

Vanessa said...

While the younger kids are on the interview couch, the camera man asks "Do you all give hugs to your mom a lot?" And in near unison, they say "no". But then you can hear Colin say "I like doing it but I don't get to". Poor little guy.
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Yes, out of the mouths of babes as they say. Bet they got a sreechfest for that little transgression.
Also, when she's trying to hug Cara and she shoves her away? That was pure "don't try that fake shit with me for the cameras"The rebellion is starting. She's going to get called out a hell of a lot more if she keeps going with these shows.
Then they all ha ha ha, giggle giggle-- try and hug her? This reminded me of my mother, always putting on a show for others, but you couldn't go near her or bother her when nobody was around. So much worse for those kids, the scale of fakeness they have to endure. At least my life wasn't broadcast to the masses.

when they alllll shouted NO!!!!! to her hugging them?
true dat!!

It was Joel who stacked the books? Couldn't tell from the back, thought for sure it was Colin. Proves she doesn't discriminate with the abuse towards the boys. He gets a freaking lecture and gets put down for THAT and those girls mouthing off, arguing, backtalking, dumping stuff, whining, not wanting to lift a finger get a pass. Nice

JMO said...

Lanc Native said... 56
This is Kate's new scheme to reinvent herself and do more media and speaking events, for which she will, of course, command a fee plus rider/demands.

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But the really pathetic thing is that no matter how many times she tries to reinvent herself, or put forth a brand new Kate personality, she still hasn't found herself. If she doesn't even know who she is, how in the world do the sheeple (Milo, in particular) know who she is?
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I agree, she comes up with new ideas but is not able to follow through with the actual work involved. On her show, it is clear that TLC staff and crew do most of the work, yet she always acts like she does it all.
LOL! Didn't watch last night and will not for remainder of episodes, because this family is on a downward spiral (IMO- In my opinion).

The twins have 4 more years, and will definitely leave the nest at 18, especially Cara.

Don't know how Milo thinks she knows what TFW (The Former Wife) is thinking but my guess is that it is a combo of DM's and/or TFW (see above) having access to Milo's twitter account, as needed.

Regardless, sounds like show was boring, more acting out, Kate is the hero, blah, blah, blah.... By the way, her tweet about CA (Celebrity Apprentice) was clearly a slam on the show- but... Watch ME" on Kate +8 - I'm the only real realist reality show. LOL And a sad one at that.
"We can never go back," - Goodbye Jon(who no longer wants to film) , and this show has gone way down hill, and as a mother does not have a clue when to stop filming kids.

.I read that she made a little over $1,000 for the Rescue Mission, but that there were 300 + people there. Not adding up. Didn't she say they would donate a portion of the donations to the Rescue Mission and later all proceeds. Doesn't add up.

Vanessa said...

She was cowering, almost in tears when Leah was complaining about the dress. She wanted things to go smoothly and one of them pulls a khate. How does it feel?

JMO said...

Vanessa said... 138
and her desperate pleading with Leah about the dress? Or just pleading witht the girls to not ruin this day for her? She asked and asked them to behave?? Trying not to let on that she probably threatened them. They are typical narcissists, throw a wrench into anything that should just go smoothly TEN yr olds should be able to take a family pic.
Hmmm, the boys were awesome! They are so well behaved...Stockholm?
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I agree. It's no coincidence that the girls behave SO much differently than the boys. She clearly has gender issues, and I believe that is a huge part of her issues in life.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I assumed Jon would be edited out of the old footage, so no
surprise there. But can you imagine being one of those 8 kids
watching the show, and Daddy has disappeared? I do believe
they've seen those old episodes on DVD multiple times. If it's
clear to us as viewers that he's been swiffered away, think of
how it would feel if you LIVED those particular events, and
are now watching an altered version of them. Talk about a
mindf**k.

JMO said...

And going on and on about how one of the boys stacked the books??
Perfect example. She calls one of the boys out, makes him look stupid, embarrasses him and pretty much tells him he doesn't know anything.
Shades of JON???
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Didn't watch, but this makes me sick. Those boys are silent and reprimanded if they say or do anything wrong. The girls- push, hit, scream and yell non- stop. IMO (In my opinion), she has some real "daddy issues), that she took out on Jon, as well as the boys.

These are good boys and she treats them like crap. Getting really old.

Formerly Duped said...

I only saw about 10 minutes while cleaning up in the TV room where the dog was crated ( without any tantrum!). I couldn't stand the yelling, arguing and meanness of the girl tups. Kate just pretends it's beyond her, woe is her, and makes her faces for the camera.That house must be horrible to live in.and why was the basement such a pigsty full of junk? So glad the boys have their man cave now. Didn't see Cara but in the previous episode, she can certainly voice her opinion ( as in the pumpkin smashing game) which Kate said they adored...the didn't. Mady is a mess. I really think the treatment of Collin and Alexis is awful. These kids are all living in a world of tense mayhem. No one to turn to...so I hope they get a reprieve at Jon's.

redbirdsings said...

Vanessa said... 138
and her desperate pleading with Leah about the dress?

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When Leah went over into the corner of the photo shoot room, kate was hovering over her begging her to wear the dress, that Leah had ok'd the dress, said she was going to wear the dress. And then I heard kate say:

PLEASE let me be able to REWARD YOU TODAY!

Oh, my.

I couldn't believe my eyes when she cleared that book shelf like she did that cereal in the grocery store! All that tedious work that little boy did and she did a scorch and burn. I felt so bad for the boy! She SUCKS the joy, fun, sunshine, happiness out of everything she does!

When the nurse came up to her the one I posted about earlier that worked with kate and kate looked convicted. Did she say her name was Karen? or Kelly? At least people dvr'd the original show of the Room Projects so it is on film, somewhere.

redbirdsings said...

Just thought of this. When kate talked so bad with the interview with Leeza, it would of been great as soon as kate said, Maybe...the longest...liver will win, Leeza just look with the same face our St. Tony did at the camera and just walk off. Wow. Would of loved to have seen the look on her then! What would have said if that happened?

Kate is a twit said...

Kate recommended a book to read.

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · 20m 20 minutes ago
You GOTTA get this book-It's SO inspiring! Nothing's getting done here😩bc I can't put it down! Here's link on @Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1400205832/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1423059273&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=ghost+boy&dpPl=1&dpID=51Q93wKMbtL&ref=plSrch …

Her link doesn't work, but the book she is referring to is "Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body"

I think it's fine that she's recommending a book, however, the first thought that popped into my head when I saw that tweet is whether Nicole is going to pop up again asking Kate if she read HER book. It's only been over a year since she gave it Kate.

AnnieD said...

One of Mady's revealing comments during the episode:
"I'm not acting like this because I'm a teenager. I'm acting like this because you either did something unfair or the little kids are just really annoying."
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Mady is fully aware of her own behaviour. She has Kate over a barrel.
Her little sisters are learning fast, too.

Molly12 said...

Vanessa said... 144
Molly, they spent waaaaayyy mire time on tfw speaking about a cake, what went in this cake, recipes she's made in the past, baking thr cake, , tasting the cake, critiquing the cake, giving herself kudos for the cake....
then if you happened to have blinked, you would have missed shoka getting to eat said cake ans then the door closing behind her flat ass leaving the MUCH LOVED 11TH member of their family. Zorro's 10th....I meant 2nd

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Thanks Vanessa: I guess it had to be all about Kate and not Shoka. Sad to hear.

Vanessa said...

He also thinks Casey Anthony was a poor, grieving, railroaded mother so there ya go
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Whaaaa??
are you serious?

Vanessa said...

How could that possibly be? She didn't advertise it til the day before at her syncoohants radio show
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You are right. thank you!

Rainbirdie said...

Localyocul said... 146
...How can her fans buy her " I need the show to support my kids" when they see a huge house, three cars, three pieces of exercise equipment, all that furniture, a wall-sized TV , an expensive photo shoot, and all the STUFF they sorted through for the yard sale?...
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More than once during the cleaning project, she commented that with all their accumulated junk, the house was getting too small for them. Somehow I managed to not feel sorry for her.

Vanessa said...

They are in the middle of a huge cleaning project & she makes restacking the books a priority? 131

She's not just a control freak. She is downright CRUEL.

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Yeah, all the females in that house are throwing shit here and there, dumping, complaining, arguing and that boy stacked some books. Put some order to something (like she brags about, that basement was full of shit and NOT organized in the least!) and he gets ragged on

reader said...

I think about the baggage I carried with me to high school each day, most of it exaggerated in my head, all of it no stranger than anyone else's "stuff." Thinking about some awful chore, or the fight with a sibling, "why is my brother so weird,"and "I hope my Mom doesn't embarrass me at (fill in the blank)."
But I was fortunate in that all of this stayed in my mind, maybe shared with a close friend. For these teens all of that, including discussions about your siblings toilet and underwear habits are filmed and televised for the world, and your classmates to see.
And I imagine there is no adult, not another female role model for her to confide in.
What a sad existence.
Explain to me TLC how this is not abuse?

Vanessa said...

PLEASE let me be able to REWARD YOU TODAY!
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yes, what was that?
holy eff,

There was more to that scene, I'm sure of it. They edited some out

Rhymes with Witch said...

These are good boys and she treats them like crap. Getting really old. 158

She has always treated them like crap and you're right, it's gotten REALLY old.

I don't care what her childhood was or wasn't like. She is aware that she has issues. It's HER responsibility to get help sorting them out. Instead, TLC promotes her taking them out on innocent children and animals. It's nauseating.

Vanessa said...

One of Mady's revealing comments during the episode:
"I'm not acting like this because I'm a teenager. I'm acting like this because you either did something unfair or the little kids are just really annoying."
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Mady is fully aware of her own behaviour. She has Kate over a barrel.
Her little sisters are learning fast, too.
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Also she is acting exactly like her mother. Blaming others for her behavior.
"I wouldn't do this if you didn't...." fill in the blank
justifies her treatment of others

Localyocul said...

He also thinks Casey Anthony was a poor, grieving, railroaded mother so there ya go
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Whaaaa??
are you serious?

(()(

Yes! He and Baez are buddies. He had more than a few interviews with Baez and about the case which were sympathetic to CA. Said matricide should not be a death penalty situation

Mel said...

I do think that TFW has had some trauma in her life (probably childhood).

Look at how she responded when Sig started his tantrum. She instantaneously swooped in to smooth things over.

She didn't even think about it for a nanosecond...you could see that it was a visceral response. It was crucial to her that she settle him down. Every single neuron of her being was screaming, "Shut it down!!!!"

It said a lot about something she's been through...who knows who or what, but somebody has caused her trauma.

The sad part is that she now has the money to get therapy for that. It's just sad that she continues the cycle of abuse for her own children.

At the time that whatever was happening, that was on the other person(s).

But at some point, the ball is hers. It's on her now. Is she going to be sitting in the rocking chair when she's 88 saying, but I have an excuse, whoever caused me all kinds of trauma?

No. At some point she owns it. The ball is hers now. It's up to her what she chooses to do with the ball.
It's up to her to get the therapy she needs to be able to move past it.
If she wants to hang on to the ball and never get better, that's on her.

And how she treats her children? That's on her. No excuses.

Vanessa said...

Whaaaa??
are you serious?

(()(

Yes! He and Baez are buddies. He had more than a few interviews with Baez and about the case which were sympathetic to CA. Said matricide should not be a death penalty situation
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wow

Winsomeone said...

Redbirdsings, I think? could you please post the crock pot recipes again. I saved them, but somehow they got deleted. Thanks.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I think Paige trying to get TFW's attention last night may have
also been some hard feelings about Emily's appearance on
the show.

That jealousy may also be why Gladys was positively desperate
to sound like an "insider" last night. Emily achieved Gladys' version
of nirvana -- a Twitter relationship turned into a real one. So by admonishing people with "you don't know," Gladys' subtext is,
"but I DO know." Which, of course, she doesn't. Then her
theory about Cara telling TFW something about the Patriots
and TFW misunderstanding it was pulled out of thin air. And
I think calling TFW "sweet pea" is an unnervingly intimate
name for someone you've never met.

Karen Kaufman said...

I didn't see the show and I'm so glad I didn't. She is nauseating. WTF regarding Joel and the book stacking? What a miserable CRUEL bitch. It must be terrifying and maddening to live in a house where you can be punished for doing something that you had no idea was wrong. Or not even wrong, just not what your psychotic mother wants. Are they supposed to be clairvoyant? Maybe TLC is airing this shit on purpose as a FU to Kate. Please someone intervene. Hers is the worst kind of emotional abuse.

Tucker's Mom said...

Vanessa said... 172
One of Mady's revealing comments during the episode:
"I'm not acting like this because I'm a teenager. I'm acting like this because you either did something unfair or the little kids are just really annoying."
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Mady is fully aware of her own behaviour. She has Kate over a barrel.
Her little sisters are learning fast, too.
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Also she is acting exactly like her mother. Blaming others for her behavior.
"I wouldn't do this if you didn't...." fill in the blank
justifies her treatment of others
*****
Manipulative and potentially abusive.
Wow, did Mady really say that??

smdh that Kate is doing the polar opposite to help them with their behavior.
I highly doubt that the pushing and shoving is contained to their home.
I now have some inkling about what the school was going through.

Mel said...

I thought it was really cute the way the little boy had arranged the books. He had them set up in stacks, with the covers facing out. It was kinda cute, and *so* organized.

When I saw what he'd done, my first response was, oh...isn't that sweet! So cute!

Then TFW sweeps in and starts shouting about how stupid that was. She says to the kid, in a derogatory way...haven't you ever seen how the library does it? (Implied: you idiot!).

And then she very disrespectfully, with great big arm swoops (so he'd know how stupid he was) dumps every last book off of every shelf onto the floor.

I was horrified at how disrespectful she was. Horrified.

My thought was: has TFW ever taken the kid to a real library??

I'm assuming he sees his school library. My grandchildren's school library has the books set up just the way the boy had set them up.

He was probably emulating what he'd seen at school, and then got reamed a new one for being so stupid.

For TFW's information that is *exactly* how my county and city libraries do it.
Covers facing out, with stacks of books behind them. They have many rows done the traditional way, but the first 20 rows or so are done with covers out.

That was condescending, mean, humiliating, arrogant, demeaning, degrading, shaming.
The whole point was to shame the boy. And she did a fabulous job.

Anonymous said...

I will call myself "flowers can grow in muck" for this post.

I have several siblings. We grew up in home of unpredictability, chaos and unkindness. My mother did not like having children and we were reminded (frequently) that we were her cross to bear.

My father was unable or unwilling to protect us from mom's cruelty. He just faded into another "child" who needed to be controlled.

We responded to my mother with quietness and obedience. Outsiders commented frequently on what "well-behaved children" we were. We were just cowed and submissive. We were not able to choose the path of resistance that the G kids have chosen. We were too scared of the unbalanced consequences.

We all left home as soon as we were able. Those of us who went to college paid their own way with minimum wage jobs. Only one of us mis-stepped into drugs for awhile.

We were adults before we started to "grow up". We were like shriveled plants that finally got some water. We had to learn how to make decisions with lame critical thinking skills. We managed somehow. We supported each other -- sometimes even living together for practical reasons.

I don't watch Kate's show anymore. It literally makes me sick to my stomach. I read here and it helps me to understand some of the dynamics from my past.

Her children will struggle, all because of her treatment. You do not escape without damage.

Happy ending -- all of us married kind partners. (A few missteps, but recovery.) We all love our children and raised them with respect. We found other adults to follow and allowed them to mentor us. With the grace of God, we made it to a healthy place.

I am very proud of all my siblings.

I think we always treated our elderly parents with respect. Hopefully. My mother never apologized. She was stubbornly always right until the end. I didn't mourn her passing.

I have always thought the reason many of us gravitated to this blog is because it is a place we can work out past issues. Kate is the trigger for unpleasant memories.

Well, that is almost too much analysis for an average Wednesday. Thanks for reading.

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Amanda, Iowa said...

I wonder if all that stres that caused her shingles outbreak had something to do with how she would be preceived in these new series they were filming. She knows she wasnt gonna look like a supermom on tv, she knows kids are going to act up. She's constantly telling the "film people" how they promised to cooperate, they promised not to do this", She knows she has her hands full, people dont like her, but she desperately wants to be a "teevee-stahr". All that eyerolling and whoa-me attitude, all that "its the pack against me" attitude......she's acting her butt of to be liked in her "realer then life" show but its not working...and she cannot act!

Rainbirdie said...

Mady's behavior doesn't bother me nearly as much as all the yelling, screaming & hitting of the younger girls. Actually, my absolute favorite part of the episode, with the exception of when I turned it off, was Mady putting an old pink wig on her head & doing a "come & get yer popcorn" imitation. She is a smart kid (smarter than Kate IMO) with a big personality. I think one day, when she grows into that personality, she will be a force for Kate to reckon with.

Anonymous said...

More than anything else I could say, I am so very disturbed by Mady's emotional state. This is far from typical behavior. She needs treatment.

Anon this time

Rhymes with Witch said...

IIRC, from the moving bedrooms episode, Mady complained about people (crew) being in her bedroom, and Kate said "She promised she wouldn't do this.". 141

What? Bribes and threats aren't cutting it anymore?

JMO said...

AnnieD said... 163
One of Mady's revealing comments during the episode:
"I'm not acting like this because I'm a teenager. I'm acting like this because you either did something unfair or the little kids are just really annoying."
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Mady is fully aware of her own behaviour. She has Kate over a barrel.
Her little sisters are learning fast, too.
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This is what happens when you have your kids over a barrel to film, treat the girls much better than the boys, and have lost total control of your children. My mom was a widowed mother of six at 40 and would have never considered putting any of us through filming for her own sake. Rather we all pulled together, supported ALL siblings, out of respect, older ones got jobs part-time, and did all of this out of respect for my wonderful mom.

This woman can not stop filming her kids, as she has some huge narcisstic/greed issues which are clearly not serving her children well. She has made a ton of money, but it is never enough to fit her ego. Jon wanted to stop filming and she got rid of him, and to this day, has nothing but negative things to say about him. Maybe the boys feel differently but HER feelings come first, and the kids are afraid to defy her. A really good mother would be encouraging all of her kids to visit with him, but that CLEARLY is not going on. All about her, and she is destroying her kids in the process. But her ego requires, the show must go on. She refuses to consider the kids first, as individuals, and is now paying the price, but refuses to acknowledge the dysfunction, as the show must go on. Who does this knowing how this is affecting her kids? We all know she has made a fortune off these kids, but she wants the $$$$$$$$$ and that is all that matters. I think the kids know this by know, and have lost total respect for her as they see her as she is- greedy and selfish.

AnnieD said...

Amanda, Iowa said... 183
I wonder if all that stres that caused her shingles outbreak had something to do with how she would be preceived in these new series they were filming. She knows she wasnt gonna look like a supermom on tv, she knows kids are going to act up. She's constantly telling the "film people" how they promised to cooperate, they promised not to do this", She knows she has her hands full, people dont like her, but she desperately wants to be a "teevee-stahr".
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Good points....perhaps that's why next week's episode is just Kate and flashbacks (sounds horrendous). Is it possible the kids could not be coerced into doing any additional filming?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Flowers can grow in muck (#181), thank you for your candid share.
I am always touched an impressed by those of you who open up
about how this all strikes a nerve with you.

There's an old Carly Simon lyric I love: "Sorry that your mother
dropped you on your head -- maybe her mother dropped her,
too." You can use your childhood damage as a "get out of
jail free" card your whole life and leave your own trail of
destruction, or you can get some help and stop the cycle.
TFW has the time and money to address her issues with
a professional. And with 8 children counting on her, she
certainly has the incentive.

Mel said...

TFW says she's honest and respectful. Geraldo says she handles things with grace. TFW says she's not mean girl, drama girl.

From what I saw on CA, she wasn't honest in her opinions and ideas, and was all about mean girl stuff.

She's just mad because she couldn't compete on the drama stuff.

Kenya and Vivica had her beat hands down on the drama, Leeza had her beat by a universe on classy. She couldn't be the young girl because of the Olympians. The only role left for her was the flirt with the men role. Unfortunately, she embraced it.

When they were working on brainstorming for a task, the pm would throw an idea out, TFW would wait to see if the others liked or not.

If they liked it, then she'd nod her head vigorously that she agreed that it was a good idea, and then when it didn't pan out, tell Trump that she thought it was a bad idea, but the others thought it was good, so she just went along.

If the others didn't like it, then she didn't like it either. But rather than voice her opinion honestly, out loud to the pm, she'd sit and make mean girl eyes to the others, behind the pm's back.

I hated how she was always making mean girl eyes behind people's backs. Why not just spit out what she thought? She didn't own anything.
It was pathetic the way she kept making eyes at the younger Trump men, who seemed like they weren't having any of it. She was making eyes at Ivanka also.

And I especially hated how she tried to divide and conquer with the younger women, trying to alienate them from the other women. Here, come and sit by me, the NICE lady. Don't go sit with those meanies. We're not gonna be a team with those mean people. We'll be our own team. Guess that didn't work out so well.

Rainbirdie said...

Mel said... 180
I thought it was really cute the way the little boy had arranged the books. He had them set up in stacks, with the covers facing out. It was kinda cute, and *so* organized. When I saw what he'd done, my first response was, oh...isn't that sweet! So cute! Then TFW sweeps in and starts shouting about how stupid that was. She says to the kid, in a derogatory way...haven't you ever seen how the library does it? (Implied: you idiot!). ....That was condescending, mean, humiliating, arrogant, demeaning, degrading, shaming. The whole point was to shame the boy. And she did a fabulous job.
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And it was caught on camera for all the world to see. In all fairness though, she was not "shouting about how stupid that was". She asked him a bunch of questions (have you ever seen how books are stacked in a library? How would anyone see the names of the books?) while she was dumping the books back on to the floor. She didn't raise her voice. She probably considered it a "teaching moment". But it was unnecessary & unkind.

JMO said...

Mel said... 174
I do think that TFW has had some trauma in her life (probably childhood).

Look at how she responded when Sig started his tantrum. She instantaneously swooped in to smooth things over.

She didn't even think about it for a nanosecond...you could see that it was a visceral response. It was crucial to her that she settle him down. Every single neuron of her being was screaming, "Shut it down!!!!"

It said a lot about something she's been through...who knows who or what, but somebody has caused her trauma.

The sad part is that she now has the money to get therapy for that. It's just sad that she continues the cycle of abuse for her own children.

At the time that whatever was happening, that was on the other person(s).

But at some point, the ball is hers. It's on her now. Is she going to be sitting in the rocking chair when she's 88 saying, but I have an excuse, whoever caused me all kinds of trauma?

No. At some point she owns it. The ball is hers now. It's up to her what she chooses to do with the ball.
It's up to her to get the therapy she needs to be able to move past it.
If she wants to hang on to the ball and never get better, that's on her.

And how she treats her children? That's on her. No excuses.

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I totally agree. She chose this path for whatever reason, to orchestrate twins and tups through "her methods of engineering multiples" to become famous. No excuses for her.

She has made a total mess of her 8 little blessings in her quest for fame, and only thinks of herself. And all of her kids know this. Thus the resistance from the girls, and sadly the passiveness of the boys.

This is nothing to proud of, and no excuses for her, since she chose this path, and does not have a full time job, but her parenting is simply horrible. I can't even imagine what is edited, but what is shown is that she should not be filming these kids anymore, as any decent parent would do. GET A JOB OUTSIDE of Kate Plus 8. Your show is way too damaging at this point. Can she not see this?

Hope she is ready for the "tell all" books to come from her children, and not that far down the road.

readerlady said...

Mel 174 -- Brava! Very well said. I agree that TFMJG has had some sort of trauma in her childhood that she continues to act on. I have a great deal of difficulty finding any sympathy for her, though. She so blatantly doesn't care about causing pain and injury to other people -- be it physical or emotional. She said it herself -- "I don't see other people". Unfortunately, that applies to spouse, children, and other family members as well as random strangers and those who want to be her friends. I'd have a lot more empathy and even some respect if she came out and said "Look, things happened to me when I was younger that affect the way I behave as an adult. I'm aware of it and I'm getting help for it". Unfortunately, I don't think that day will ever come.

PatK said...

So there's only one more episode of this crapfest? I see on Twitter there's already the crying, wailing and gnashing of teeth from the mindless followers over such a travesty.

I expect there will be more mini "seasons". TLC has done it with the Roloffs and I'm sure the contract has already been signed with Kate. TLC has many hours to fill in a one-year span; and, alas, the charming Boo-Boo family is no longer filling some of that.

The total destruction of eight little lives is not yet complete. That, and momma needs more shoes and facial rehabilitation. And trips. Ah, yes, don't forget the "educational" (let's laugh) trips. TLC and Kate are both so pathetic.

angie said...

Yes, Kate should be held accountable for her behavior. BUT, she needs help (and for her sheep, I don't mean 'if you aren't running you aren't helping 'help') She needs professional psychiatric long term help. I am sorry her childhood wasn't what she wanted. Very few people can say theirs was. But you deal with it and try not to continue the cycle. Kate's unable to do this.

For some of these kids to be this unhappy (Mady in particular), it really makes me wonder why 1 or more haven't moved in with Jon. And I find it interesting that the boys seem to be 'normal', despite how their mother treats them. What is going on in that house?!

(and for the life of me, if Steve is having a relationship with her, I certainly don't see the attraction. He has to be somewhat intelligent given the business he is in...how could he be attracted to someone that says 'lobsterish thingies'? For all her 'culture' from her trips, she's still so just flipping stupid it hurts.

Localyocul said...

Why is kate ignoring her?

@Paige_Kate8fan: @Kateplusmy8 Kate you're killing me... Plz follow me 😭😩

JMO said...

Mel said... 174
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I agree, but many of us have had trauma in our lives. TFW and Jon were advertising the tups before they were even born on websites, articles, things they needed, etc...

10 years later, and she is still filming her kids (Jon gone) and grifting non-stop, without any consideration for her kids to have a normal life, which they earned. She has made mega bucks, but it will never be enough for HER, not even for the sake of her kids.

JMO said...

Mel said... 190 -------------

Yep, TFW is one of the most manipulative money hungry, selfish women ever seen on any show. She just doesn't know when to stop.

Anonymous said...

Look for the book stacking to be swiffered from last nights show in the repeats. Atrocious behaviour. I'd like to deck her sorry ass.

Flowers, Vanessa and I must be your sisters. We lived the exact same crap as the G kids only we didn't have cameras in our faces. In my situation, I'm the only one who acknowledges the dysfunction we lived with. The rest of my siblings are in denial.

To the G kids: If, someday you find this blog, please know that the people here cared for you kids and wanted nothing more than to never have had your lives exposed to us. We want peace and joy and love for all of you but we don't want to witness it. I hope someday that you all have wonderful relationships with each other. Please know that you are children and are not responsible for the things that happened.


PJ

Rhymes with Witch said...

...someone that says 'lobsterish thingies'? For all her 'culture' from her

.......someone that says 'lobsterish thingies'? 195

SERIOUSLY?
(not that I'm doubting you). And there are grown people weeping and gnashing their teeth about the end of her "season"?
Frightening. Positively frightening.






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