Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kate and twins attend TLC Block Party today

Despite the firestorm over the Duggars, TLC hasn't cancelled their media event. The Duggars won't be there anymore, but Kate is scheduled to attend.

TLC Block Party

Hosted By: TLC

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


Via Twitter
Via Twitter

Meanwhile, have a shocked and appalled cheeseburger and a rumspringa and say hello to the neighbors here at our own block party today!


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Anonymous said...

Save me a rocking chair for this circus of the absurd. We need to go appliance shopping this morning for the new house ( moving/downsizing project complete!), but will be checking in later. How about a few pitchers of white sangria in case the rumspringa runs out?

OrangeCrusher1

Susan1956 said...

It makes sense that the "talent" is scheduled over the course of TLC's 5 hour block party. Maybe overlap them a little.

I'm betting that TFMJG was contractually obligated to send out that tweet last night just as she's contractually obligated to be at the party for a certain length of time. Whether it's 1 hour, 2 hours or more, etc. how much me time will she need to recover after being forced to mingle with the masses? Or will she be good and hightail it back home tomorrow since the custody hearing is coming up?

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Here we go....

"Megan (sic) Kelly has landed much chased interview with the Duggar parents, Jim Bob and Michelle for Wednesday night for Fox News Channel. The news division will turn around the interview quickly to air in Kelly’s timeslot, 9 PM ET. The bulk of the interview will air that night, but FNC also has planned a one hour special Kelly File special for Friday night."

Admiin -- question. Is the person posting at "kaya" the same drive-by who has been after you for some time, showing up to stir the pot?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I'm betting that TFMJG was contractually obligated to send out that tweet last night just as she's contractually obligated to be at the party for a certain length of time.



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Oh, 100%. She never tweets on the road unless she has to. And notice how she was very quick to say she was going to bed RIGHT NOW. That way she wouldn't have to stick around and feel obligated to chat when her sheeple start responding to the tweet. I'm betting she didn't go to bed at all, she just fulfilled her contractual obligation to tweet and then enjoyed some nice room service with Jeff Millionaire for the next several hours.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

The Duggars are nuts to do an interview. Just nuts. There's no way they can make this better. It will only make it worse.

Anonymous said...

The Duggars are nuts to do an interview. Just nuts. There's no way they can make this better. It will only make it worse.

Oh, I totally agree. Nothing good can come from even a soft interview. This will only blow up in their faces. How can it not?

OrnageCrusher1

PatK said...

Ma and Pa Duggar are giving an interview? Oh, this will be priceless!

On the Kate front, that 3 Dogs person thinks Jon will show up at the Touching Little Children's block party to ruin it for Kate, and also that the kids are going to be there with her! Can't make this stuff up.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

That to me finally proves they are narcissists. Narcissists always think, oh if I could just explain, they'll understand. Just let me put it into my own words and the public will get it. They're delusional.

And will it just be the patriarch and Michelle? Or does Josh, a grown-ass 28 year old man, get to speak for himself?

Even IF they said all the right things this time around, that wouldn't even work, because it would just look like a line they're saying that some PR person told them to say. It's too late, they already released a statement minimizing the behavior, putting it out there they never got him the real help that they needed, and they've been caught in several lies since. It's over. It's....OVER. Let it go.

Paula said...

It's Fox News ... Raise your hand if you really believe the Duggars are going to be asked the hard questions?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

On the Kate front, that 3 Dogs person thinks Jon will show up at the Touching Little Children's block party to ruin it for Kate, and also that the kids are going to be there with her! Can't make this stuff up.

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Oh yeah, because Jon is obsessed with Kate and wants to sabotage her and her work.

Oh wait, that's Kate. You know, the one obsessed with him calling around trying to find out about his DJ gigs. Talk about projection.

The sweet and hysterical irony is that KATE, who is 14, is obsessed with Jon and KATE wants to sabotage Jon. Jon, who is the same mental age as his body like a normal person, moved on ages ago and doesn't seem to care one bit. That is the cold hard truth.

Layla said...

Kate will be in hell today. Imagine, being forced to mingle with the common folk, make small talk with them, even (oh, the horror!) have to touch them. I'm sure Steve will be right there to hustle people away, just like at the Baltimore Book Festival. Kate can sit alone and stare off into space while Steve intercepts anyone who tries to get too close.

It may not be all bad, though. I'm sure there will be free food, so Kate can stuff her face until she swells up like a blowfish. An maybe, just maybe, she'll have some fun. She recoils from the touch of mediocre fans--I've seen her do it-- but didn't she say (back when the cruise**snicker, snicker**was still a possibility) that she had tears in her eyes just thinking about meeting all her fans together? Of COURSE it was the anticipation of meeting them that brought out those tears, and not the money she was planning on fleecing off them for the cruise. Right?Riiigghhht???? Yeah, I bet she's in tears in the back of the limo right now.

Paula said...

I am not sure what Jim Bob and Michelle hope to accomplish. At the end of the day the only people that will support them are the ones that do so now. You can't explain away sexual assault and refusal to address - at least to most people.

Blowing In The Wind said...

On the Kate front, that 3 Dogs person thinks Jon will show up at the Touching Little Children's block party to ruin it for Kate, and also that the kids are going to be there with her! Can't make this stuff up.

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Collie will always be leading the nit-wits. That's what happens when you're missing your "D." Perhaps she doesn't get out much because she's so busy taking care of Brad in her basement.

Anonymous said...

It's Fox News ... Raise your hand if you really believe the Duggars are going to be asked the hard questions?
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Megan Kelly is a former attorney. Plus, she's a mom with 3 young children. I don't think she'll hold back...

~Pooshanella Goober

Blowing In The Wind said...

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx 1m1 minute ago
@JeanneKaye So excited for you today. Have a great time meeting @Kateplusmy8 and say "hi" to her from her Twitter family. 😊❤️

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This tweetie is annoying, almost as obnoxious as Brownie.

Please pass the keg and a hot dog, just a little bit on the burned side. The hot dog, not the rumspringa.

Tucker's Mom said...

Not surprised the Duggars chose a woman at Fox for the interview, but Megan Kelly is no pushover.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Megan Kelly is a former attorney. Plus, she's a mom with 3 young children. I don't think she'll hold back...

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I'm sure they are also aware that all eyes are on them ready to pounce if they give them a pass, and may actually go out of their way not to soft-ball them.

The Duggars are nuts.

Tucker's Mom said...

Megan Kelly is a former attorney. Plus, she's a mom with 3 young children. I don't think she'll hold back...
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Yup.
I think Jim Boob miscalculated . Should have gone with Geraldo.

JoyinVirginia said...

In addition to rumspringa, I have a gallon of Orange juice and a big bottle of Kahlua for Tootsie Roll drinks all around! It's yummy and really does taste like a tootsie roll!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I think Jim Boob miscalculated . Should have gone with Geraldo.

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Yes that would be a good call. They'd have a much better chance Geraldo would fill up most of the interview time talking about himself.

I'm thinking the only thing they could possibly do is just apologize for being such hypocrites and will now be getting their children the help that they need--and it must be sincere. And then indicate this is their final interview and official announcement they are now withdrawing into privacy and obscurity and we won't hear from them ever again.

That won't happen.

Tucker's Mom said...

Megan Kelly has "the" best WTF face. Seriously, watch for it.

Tucker's Mom said...

I've met Jim Bob -types and I bet most of you have too.
Underneath that plastered on smile is a misogynistic tyrant. The veneer will crack, I'm betting on it.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Goody is on a rant...

MsGoody2Shoes21 ‏@msgoody2shoes21 9h9 hours ago
@kateplusmy8 If punk a** Trashy & his black hearted posse of haters show up at @TLC block party ask his #Dumbass does he have a crush on you

And Milo is giddy with excitement over the sheeple meeting her darling...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 52m52 minutes ago
@JeanneKaye @Kateplusmy8 @amyroloffCF LOL Be sure & give Kate a #HardTime for making MissJeanneKaye wait N LINE! :) Have a fun day!

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 51m51 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 #BlockParty time! @TLC Have a fun filled wonderful day! Gr8 opportunity 2meet & greet many peeps that love & support YOU! :)

What about meeting and greeting YOU, Gladys? There was the Gr8 opportunity. Why pass it up?

Same old, same old.

AuntieAnn said...

PatK said... 7

Ma and Pa Duggar are giving an interview? Oh, this will be priceless!

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They must be putting themselves through some kind of shaming process to become true martyrs. They'd better both show up with their heads shaved bald too if that's the route they're going.

What they really need to do is find a rock to crawl under and stay there.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Megan Kelly is a former attorney. Plus, she's a mom with 3 young children. I don't think she'll hold back...

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I like her, but I really doubt she'll ask any hard questions. Michelle is probably practicing her sweet little babytalk and the tears, and Boobers will hold her hand, nodding his head and saying that all children are a blessing from God and that this has brought the entire family closer to Him. Praise the Lord and shout hallelujah. What else can they say?

Paula said...

Following #tlclockparty on Twitter...roloffs have arrived. Nothing about Kate so far.

Paula said...

Sorry... #tlcblockparty...Roloff kids are playing tlc trivia

Jane said...

@Shann_OBrien: QUEEN!!! @Kateplusmy8 http://t.co/lUeVFt9kx4

Looks like her highness has arrived at the party.

Midnight Madness said...

Collie will always be leading the nit-wits. That's what happens when you're missing your "D." Perhaps she doesn't get out much because she's so busy taking care of Brad in her basement....13

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How long has he been underground there? Do the two of them ever come up for air? ;)

I am one of Eight said...

May and Cara are at block party. I don't know how to make it clickable but you can find the picture on instagram #tlcblockparty.

Dmasy said...

Megyn Kelly has a face that speaks. She can give a look that says as much as a long sentence. I have hope this will be a "real" interview.

They should cancel and STAY home in Arkansas.

Midnight Madness said...

Jane said... 28
@Shann_OBrien: QUEEN!!! @Kateplusmy8 http://t.co/lUeVFt9kx4

Looks like her highness has arrived at the party.

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Yes, and everyone is just flocking to Kate, trying hard to contain their excitement!

angie said...

Here's a stupid question, someone please enlighten me :)

Why is the block party in PA? Why not MD or NYC?

Kate is a twit said...

Here's the picture of Kate, Mady and Cara at the block party.

http://iconosquare.com/p/996432335768497873_37833178

jbranck1980 said...

The Duggar are giving an interview? Wow. Called it last week :) Of course it won't end well....

localyocul said...

Anonymous said... 14
It's Fox News ... Raise your hand if you really believe the Duggars are going to be asked the hard questions?
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Megan Kelly is a former attorney. Plus, she's a mom with 3 young children. I don't think she'll hold back...

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She is the only Fox correspondent I can stomach, and it all goes back to her interview with Cindy Anthony. She LET HER HAVE IT.

Anonymous said...

http://t.co/lUeVFt9kx4

What a surprise, looks like someone left the hooker clothes at home. She actually looks appropriate for the occasion.

OrangeCrusher1

Serendipity said...

Kate's dress is the same print as my muumuu. I would have loaned her my orange Crocs,

Where is the picture of Mady and Cara?

Kate is a twit said...

Looks like Feeding America is also involved in this block party. The celebs are packing backpacks for them. Here's a pic of Mady, Kate and Amy Roloff.

TLC Network ‏@TLC · 3m3 minutes ago
.@Kateplusmy8, Mady, & @amyroloffCF packing backpacks for @FeedingAmerica at #TLCBlockParty! #kateplus8 #lpbw pic.twitter.com/aITg8dM7Qw

Did Kate know she would also have to "work" at this party?

angie said...

Kate in the orange dress. I like the dress, but dang she needs to learn correct posture!
Her legs look terrible.
Glad to see she's wearing the good bra today. LOL

PatK said...

Wasn't TLC paying enough for Kate to trot out the sextuplets, too?

Kate is a twit said...
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JoyinVirginia said...

I brought a veggie tray to share! Pad some down under the steps to Aunty Anne and franky.
who was going strawberry picking today? Hope they bring us some!

Q said...

Steve is there
https://instagram.com/p/3UIUMkAKyC/

JoyinVirginia said...

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2015/05/05/newly-available-outer-banks-rum-a-first-flies-off-the-shelves/
I was planning to bring some of this, but the north Carolina ABC store was out when I got there!

Kate is a twit said...

Here's the link to the instagram photos for the block party.

https://instagram.com/explore/tags/tlcblockparty/

Anonymous said...

Of course the Skeevester is there. Those girls, err mom, need protection, plus I imagine this paycheck is courtesy of TLC.

OrangeCrusher1

Kate is a twit said...

Statement from Jim Bob and Michele re the interview that they posted on their website:

"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time." -Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar

Maybe they should have Dr. Phil there with his lie detector, too. I wonder if they needed TLC's okay to do this interview.

PA Dutch Mom said...

I brought a veggie tray to share! Pad some down under the steps to Aunty Anne and franky.
who was going strawberry picking today? Hope they bring us some!

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lol, Joy! I was just about to post that my shortcakes are ready and the strawberries are sliced. I'm heading over to the veranda.

Exterior Designer said...

Dear Joy, my kids and hubs and I picked five quarts of strawberries. They are cleaned and ready to share. They're not very big this year due to lack of rain but they're still tasty. I stopped at another local farm for honey. Let me whip up some jam and I'll bring that too.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Of course the Skeevester is there. Those girls, err mom, need protection, plus I imagine this paycheck is courtesy of TLC.

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Are his rat claws sharpened and ready for a full-blown attack?

PA Dutch Mom said...

"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago

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Will the victims share their pain as well?

Jillygee said...

Why da long feece mon? (Harrypottersnark)

https://instagram.com/p/3UIoPNAKy3/

Kate is a twit said...

angie said... 33
Here's a stupid question, someone please enlighten me :)

Why is the block party in PA? Why not MD or NYC?
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TLC has a nationwide contest where people had to write an essay saying why they felt the block party should be held in their neighborhood. The winner was from Philly and that's why the party is there.

TLC was smart to cancel the Duggars. Especially since Philly is known as the "City of Brotherly Love".

Kate is a twit said...

According to the backdrop in this picture, the new special will air Tuesday, June 23, at 10pm.

https://instagram.com/p/3UEEBwxTiH/

I'll be in Boston at a Barry Manilow concert that night, so I definitely will not be watching.

Tucker's Mom said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 52
"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago

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Will the victims share their pain as well?
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Exactly. I'm really curious to find out if JB and Michelle admit that 4/5 victims were their young daughters.
Oh, look, TLC is making their talent pretend to stuff food bags. Aren't they amazing and caringish?
Nothing to see here, folks.

Is Cara there, too?

PA Dutch Mom said...

Is Cara there, too?

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Yes. It took me awhile to find the photos since there aren't too many there of Kate. Apparently she won the Trivia contest.

Kate is a twit said...

Comment on one of the instagram photos:

The Hamill family (love them) and Kate Gosselin (I've met her before and won't be waiting in that long line.... She wasn't very nice when I met her before). #tlcblockparty

https://instagram.com/p/3UI_FYr3Jw/

Anonymous said...

TMZ is reporting Casey Anthony is in NY ready to negotiate a paid interview. TLC material??

bm

PA Dutch Mom said...

I'll be in Boston at a Barry Manilow concert that night, so I definitely will not be watching.

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KIAT! Let me know if he sings, "Even Now." At each concert I keep my fingers crossed that he will sing it. I know that one of these times he will and I will miss it. We're going to the June 13 show in Philly.

Have fun!

PatK said...

Kate is a twit said... 48
I wonder if they needed TLC's okay to do this interview.

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Heck, I assumed it was TLC who arranged for it! Damage control, damage control, damage control!

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UNKxqPxbo/?tagged=tlcblockparty

Jeebus, really?
WTF is wrong with these people?
(parents AND fans)

PA Dutch Mom said...

Why is the block party in PA? Why not MD or NYC?

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Hey! Everyone in PA loves Kate, don't you know? She's the face of TLC!

PA Dutch Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UIoPNAKy3/

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Is the White Hat woman touching Kate's butt? Where's rat claws when you need him?

Midnight Madness said...

OT:

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/bruce-jenner-s-female-name-revealed-report-59478

"Kaitlyn" is one homely female.

librarylady said...

Why does she insist on wearing high-heeled clodhopper shoes with everything? Does she think they make her legs look longer or thinner? That is a cute light summer dress but it calls for cute light summer sandals, not those blocks and buckles on her feet. Her shoes (and hair) always bug me, lol.

Mel said...

Is the White Hat woman touching Kate's butt? Where's rat claws when you need him?
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Right behind them....staring at the white hat's butt.

Kate is a twit said...

I noticed in quite a few of the pictures of Kate, Steve is right there either in the background or off to the side. So he's obviously there to "protect" Kate and the twins, and not the rest of the celebs.

Those people taking pictures with Kate look really dangerous, don't they?

Midnight Madness said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UNKxqPxbo/?tagged=tlcblockparty

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What is it? The link isn't working..."page isn't available."

P.J. said...

ibrarylady said... 66
Why does she insist on wearing high-heeled clodhopper shoes with everything? Does she think they make her legs look longer or thinner? That is a cute light summer dress but it calls for cute light summer sandals, not those blocks and buckles on her feet. Her shoes (and hair) always bug me, lol.

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You beat me to the punch about the shoes. My though was that she's a dumb ass to be wearing spiked heels when she's going to be walking on grass. The rule of fashion is: the longer the hemline the higher the heel (unless you are a hooker). So, if you're wearing a little frock like she is, you wear a small wedge or flats.

BTW, I'm not surprised that she would win the trivia contest about all things TLC. I'm sure she studies their lineup constantly, looking for cracks where she can insert herself. I'm sure she's being ever so helpful with this Duggar fiasco.

Karen Kaufman said...

Kaitlyn? There's something creepy about yet another female K name from that family. Weird

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

TLC was smart to cancel the Duggars. Especially since Philly is known as the "City of Brotherly Love".

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Hashtag AWKWARD.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given.


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How does a five year old experience the complex idea of forgiveness after being sexually abused? Most victims that young report that they know what happened was bad, but that they didn't know what it was. They don't usually understand it until it hits them like a ton of bricks when they first start feeling sexual emotions when they are older. What follows is typically dysfunctional relationships, fear of sex or the opposite, promiscuity, and a host of other things. Quite frankly, I think she may need to become a mature woman before she can decide whether what he did is something she is ready to forgive. It is not her parents who need to offer forgiveness, they don't get this.

I detest the way they speak FOR the victims. Nothing they say is right.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UP07lq4Hb/?taken-by=hamphoenix

Kate's channeling her inner Princess Diana. All she needs is an eye shield.

I'm thinking this party has to be well insulated. Everyone seems comfortable and relaxed. The only fans there are teens or moms with kids. Benign people. No media allowed to discuss the Duggars or they can't come in, I bet.

jbranck1980 said...

I detest the way they speak FOR the victims. Nothing they say is right.

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Not only do they speak for the victims they speak for the abuser too.

I said last week I thought they would give an interview but thought it would have been Josh or some of the victims. After reading more about their belief system and how they were raise, I'm not at all surprised it is the parents speaking out and not their ADULT children.

Kate is a twit said...

Oh Oh--Kate forgot to tweet Zorro a Happy Birthday yesterday. Milo will be so disappointed that Zooey could send him birthday wishes.

zorrothebird 19 hours ago
it's my Hatchday! #2YearsOld 🐣🎉

https://instagram.com/p/3SRfpikOew/?taken-by=zorrothebird

P.J. said...

BTW, her ring finger seems occupied. Is this usual? I don't really pay that much attention. Or is she doing it for the kids, like she did during the divorce?

Somewhere In Time said...

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx
Yeah! Hi to Cara & Mady too!

CarleneMarie ‏@CarleneMarie_
@Mydmaxx @Kateplusmy8 Yes! So glad they're there with her!

Why would either one of them be happy that the twins are there? They didn't go to the party. Why would it matter to them one way or the other if the girls attended the event?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Another thing about that statement is how dare they imply the family all went through this pain together. Like they're all in it together, feeling it the same.

I'm sorry but being the parent of a child molester, or the child molester himself, can't even begin to compare to being the victim themselves.

Karen Kaufman said...

Note to schmoops; you STILL don't need a bodyguard.

Somewhere In Time said...

Is the White Hat woman touching Kate's butt? Where's rat claws when you need him?
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Right behind them....staring at the white hat's butt.

)))))))

Yes, but his claws aren't out. A mechanical malfunction?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

It could be a feeler again, pardon the pun, to see how the public reacts to a better more carefully crafted statement a couple weeks out.

I wouldn't be surprised if TLC said look we'll give you this one chance and see how the public takes it, but if this bombs, we're out for good. Seriously, there's no room for error on this one, and it's certain they'll blow it. That's who they are.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Does TLC not provide sufficient security at a public event like this for EVERYONE? Especially in light of recent events? Do other TLC stars have their own personal bodyguards lurking near them all the time or is this just Kate?

P.J. said...

The big block party doesn't seem to be very crowded.

When is she going to lose the french tips? So passé. Nothing ages a person faster than wearing old styles.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

The dress is perfect, the sandals could be a bit more casual, maybe flats, Gladiator style ones with lace or something. I wonder if Jeff helps her pick out her clothes now. Her legs and body type run very "solid," if she were a bodybuilder she'd bulk up in no time. Her body type reminds me of Jillian Michaels, just very firm and solid. It's a body type I've never thought looks good in heels. Being that solid gives the appearance you could snap the heel off just like that if you stepped wrong.

Fashion do!

Layla said...

Oh, cute! Cara has the same shoes that my future DIL and I just got for summer--Sperry seacoast washed canvas in mint green. Apparently mint green is "the" color this summer--this comes from my future DIL, and I'll take her word for it. She's certainly more attuned to the latest styles than I am!

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 74

https://instagram.com/p/3UP07lq4Hb/?taken-by=hamphoenix

Kate's channeling her inner Princess Diana. All she needs is an eye shield.

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Oh yeah she loves to koo-chi-koo them and pinch their little cheeks when they're someone else's kids but when her kids were that age she was flinging them into their cribs by their hair and whacking them for pooping their diapers.

Stop it Kate. Stop pretending you're the loving mommie of the century. Because You.Are.Not

Kate is a twit said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 60
I'll be in Boston at a Barry Manilow concert that night, so I definitely will not be watching.

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KIAT! Let me know if he sings, "Even Now." At each concert I keep my fingers crossed that he will sing it. I know that one of these times he will and I will miss it. We're going to the June 13 show in Philly.

Have fun!
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According to this review, Even Now is included in his set list.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/barry-manilow-one-last-time-concert-review-789057

Have fun too!!

BTW, I just realized the concert I'm going to is on the 16th not the 23rd. My grandson's elementary school graduation is on the 23rd, so I still will not be watching Kate plus 8.

Jumping In said...

Kate is a twit said... 34
Here's the picture of Kate, Mady and Cara at the block party.

http://iconosquare.com/p/996432335768497873_37833178

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Kate came with her best phoney smile, but thankfully her dead eyes
are hidden behind sunglasses today. Mady looks pretty happy, but Cara looks uncomfortable to me, likely counting down the minutes. I worry about Cara, she is likely under pressure not only from her mother but also from her more outgoing twin to step up. Mady likes the spotlight as much as her mother it seems, but Cara always looks as if she wants to stay in the background out of the glare of fame. Having said that, it's Hannah who is taking steps to get out, so perhaps Cara is just shy and less demonstrative.

P.J. said...

Admin said...

I wouldn't be surprised if TLC said look we'll give you this one chance and see how the public takes it, but if this bombs, we're out for good. Seriously, there's no room for error on this one, and it's certain they'll blow it. That's who they are.

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What could they possibly say? Who they are is arrogant, holier than thou hypocrites who look condescendingly down their noses at us poor slobs who don't know the right path to heaven. If they speak contritely of how they screwed up, it throws all of their previous preaching out the window, and if they reiterate what they've already said, nothing changes for them. This is an exercise in futility. They've put themselves in a no-win situation. It's the Kobayashi Maru. When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

AuntieAnn said...

Anonymous said... 59

TMZ is reporting Casey Anthony is in NY ready to negotiate a paid interview. TLC material??

bm

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There's another one who should hide her face forever. The friggin gall of narcissists. They make me sick.

AuntieAnn said...

If TLC trotted out all the people they've had specials about and lined them up in tents at Penn's Landing what would it look like? They have the psychic, the fat lady, the 1000 lb. man, the little mermaid girl, the little people, the twins that share a body, the tree man, the Gosselin woman with the elastic womb...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...



What could they possibly say? Who they are is arrogant, holier than thou hypocrites who look condescendingly down their noses at us poor slobs who don't know the right path to heaven. If they speak contritely of how they screwed up, it throws all of their previous preaching out the window, and if they reiterate what they've already said, nothing changes for them. This is an exercise in futility. They've put themselves in a no-win situation. It's the Kobayashi Maru. When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.


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Absolutely. There's nothing they could say. There's no out. TLC and the Duggars keep starring at that chess board like there's some good move out of this. They're not. The only thing to do is tip your king over and walk away.

Kate is a twit said...

In other news, Bill Cosby lost in an appeal to have Judy Huth's lawsuit against him dismissed.

http://www.pe.com/articles/cosby-768523-huth-court.html

To refresh everyone's memory, here is an article that explained the lawsuit when it was filed in December.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-woman-sues-bill-cosby-claiming-sexual-abuse/

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 74
https://instagram.com/p/3UP07lq4Hb/?taken-by=hamphoenix

Kate's channeling her inner Princess Diana. All she needs is an eye shield.

I'm thinking this party has to be well insulated. Everyone seems comfortable and relaxed. The only fans there are teens or moms with kids. Benign people. No media allowed to discuss the Duggars or they can't come in, I bet.
******
Some couple was handing that baby off to all the "stars" to hold and take a photo with. Cute kid, but no thanks!
They're not running for office.

The Duggars statement is not surprisingly, off the mark.
They haven't even SAID THE WORDS of what exactly Josh has done yet.

The block party looks like it was a steady trickle of pre-screened fans with lots of props and games to keep things moving along like a 6-year old'd birthday party.

Also, the little people with their little toe-headed kids, having them sit up front and sign autographs?
WTF?

just wondering said...

http://defamer.gawker.com/jim-bobs-punishment-for-masturbators-crazy-duggar-tale-1707675683

Don't know if this has been posted. First hand stories from neighbors and restaurant workers about Duggars

Tucker's Mom said...

When is she going to lose the french tips? So passé. Nothing ages a person faster than wearing old styles.

******
I have to agree. She should mix it up a bit.

Tucker's Mom said...

The only thing to do is tip your king over and walk away.
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I'll add, it's time to tap the mat.

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UP07lq4Hb/

Question for those who've met Kate or locals that have seen her- Is that all her hair?
Just seems like a lot after looking so damaged,and when she pulls it back there doesn't seem to be much volume.
I've never seen her rock a pony tail, like say, Kendra. Kendra has crazy volume. You can tell how thick the hair is by the size of the pony tail.

Sherry Baby said...

When is she going to lose the french tips? So passé. Nothing ages a person faster than wearing old styles.

******
I have to agree. She should mix it up a bit.

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Maybe those are rat claws back-ups in case he can't get to the offending fan soon enough. She uses hers instead.

Sherry Baby said...

The block party looks like it was a steady trickle of pre-screened fans with lots of props and games to keep things moving along like a 6-year old'd birthday party.

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Are they playing "Pin The Tail On The Shrek Donkey" (DWTS)?

Sherry Baby said...

If TLC trotted out all the people they've had specials about and lined them up in tents at Penn's Landing what would it look like? They have the psychic, the fat lady, the 1000 lb. man, the little mermaid girl, the little people, the twins that share a body, the tree man, the Gosselin woman with the elastic womb...

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What about the guy that has sex with his car? I would have gone just to give the vehicle a good pat-down.

Mona said...

AuntieAnne, sadly, Shiloh Pepin (the mermaid girl) died several years ago. She was so full of love.

Sherry Baby said...

From Gawker...

"Jim bobs screams made the crew run to where they were filming. Immediately they asked him what was wrong. All Jim Could reply was “idle hands are the devils playthings.” Apparently, the whole next day he was supposed to do chores around the house. But, Jim Bob had tied his hands together so that doing anything was nearly impossible. ..."

So if the poor kid had to pee, he just let it dribble on the floor?

Somewhere In Time said...

Ashley ‏@_ashleynicole17 1h1 hour ago
Kate Gosselin was so nice

LOL!! Well, of course she was, doofus! What do you expect...that she would walk around giving everyone the finger, shouting insults, and blowing off those who stood in line to see her?

Geez.

angie said...

Kate is a twit said... 48
I wonder if they needed TLC's okay to do this interview.

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Heck, I assumed it was TLC who arranged for it! Damage control, damage control, damage control!
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Fox News is the only news organization that won't ask any hardball questions.
Maybe Mike Huckabee will be there, too.
#idiot

Rhythm Of Life said...

Feral_Loner ‏@Fly_On_TheWall 5m5 minutes ago
@TLC @Kateplusmy8 @hamill_dan is that Mady beside Kate?

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No, it's Jon. Remember the Collie sheeple said to be careful because he might show up! lol!

Rhythm Of Life said...

Maybe Mike Huckabee will be there, too.
#idiot

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Holding Babytalk's hand, with a hug and a prayer for The Boober,

Tucker's Mom said...

But, Jim Bob had tied his hands together so that doing anything was nearly impossible. ..."
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Or, is it? Unless he Gorilla glue'd that kid's fingers together...

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UiRSCo4-x/?tagged=tlcblockparty

What? Jon wasn't available?

PatK said...

This is Glady's mantra for the day.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 34m34 minutes ago
Nice ur #Teens there 2support U. Good learning experience! Handling large public venue. #MomIsThe Pro.


Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 4m4 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 was nice 2see ur #TwinTeens there 2 support U! Valuable experience 4them on how2handle big public venues! #GettingOverShyness

Rainbirdie said...

"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given."
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Notice the emphasis on "twelve years ago". They are already attempting to minimize...

AuntieAnn said...

Mona said... 103

AuntieAnne, sadly, Shiloh Pepin (the mermaid girl) died several years ago. She was so full of love.

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I remember when she died, and yes it is sad.

Kate is a twit said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 52m52 minutes ago
Nice ur #Teens there 2support U. Good learning experience! Handling large public venue. #MomIsThe Pro.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 23m23 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 was nice 2see ur #TwinTeens there 2 support U! Valuable experience 4them on how2handle big public venues! #GettingOverShyness

Why do they need to know how to handle big public venues? And if Mom is such a pro, why does she need Steve there?

Kate is a twit said...

Regarding the Duggar interview, we should have a drinking party for every time they say "God", "forgive" and "pray".

Who's in charge of the rumpringa? Better make sure there's plenty on hand.

getofftwitter said...

So, the Duggars are trying to save face and their show, after all got to keep the money flowing, either with original show or spin-offs. They should really do Dr Phil, he can fix anything.

So Kate brought the twins, still trying for Growing up Gosselin? or a show with the twins focus. I wonder if the people who showed up are just the ones that had tickets, you know the free event, that you had to register for.

And lastly: so, K8 resurfaces on June 23 at 9 central 10 et, with new specials. So just how many specials are they going to torture the public with?

Possibly:
1. twins birthday
2. thanksgiving
3 xmas
4. Kates birthday
5. Tups birthday
6 twins graduation
7. another trip some where
8. Kates BS on why she has no time to date, and how she finely went on a date, after making a big deal about, not having anytime to go on a date? . And her feelings on going on a date, after all this time.

A WHOLE LOT OF BORING!!!!!

ncgirl said...

"Valuable experience 4them on how2handle big public venues! #GettingOverShyness"

Oh, yeah. Get over shyness by being part of the reality TV circus. That's the ticket.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack · 23m23 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 was nice 2see ur #TwinTeens there 2 support U!


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Gahhh Milo! To support KATE? The girls are stars of the show in their own right. They're front and center on all the promotions, as are their siblings. I assume the only reason the siblings didn't come is they are not old enough to be trusted to behave, or perhaps it was Jon's weekend and they wanted to be with him instead. It's not just the Kate show. It's Kate PLUS EIGHT. Milo outs herself as this really being all about Kate when she makes big slips like that. Did the Duggar kids come to support their parents or are they also stars of the show? Of course they're the stars too.

I was shy as a child. I took a couple public speaking classes in college, which were required for most majors, forced myself to speak up in class and join clubs and whatnot, and now I do public speaking all the time. It's not been a hindrance for me. In my day, public speaking classes were plenty enough to break you out of your shell.

Math Girl said...

A couple of questions about the block party.

Were Jenn Arnold/Bill Klein (aka Little Couple) there? I saw a picture of a billboard / backdrop for them, but don't think I saw any selfless with "the real" them. Did anyone see any or know if they were there? Were they included in the ads for the party?

Did anyone see any pictures of the twins except for early on when they were playing the trivia game? Maybe they made a brief, controlled appearance, then were wisked away to a private area and not subjected to the meet and mingle / take a selfie scrum.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

By the way that's what Terri Irwin said. This was all very valuable for her kids so they could learn public speaking.

Kate was nodding like a banshee. That's the ticket!

Milo's just plagiarizing Terri's brilliant idea.

Sad but true said...

The relative dearth on Kate's TL of happy, fawning tweets from the TLC party speaks volumes. I've seen maybe 7-8 photos tweeted (there are more posted by TLC) and maybe a dozen comments. Not like the old days, is it, Ms. Kreider?

This one's kinda funny since she tweeted the same thing twice and said "today" (as in, not other days?) in both.

XXXXXXXX ‏@XXXXX 55m55 minutes ago
@nochanceofrain Actually @Kateplusmy8 was really nice today!

XXXXXX ‏@XXXXX 49m49 minutes ago
@nochanceofrain I'm not sure who you are, but @Kateplusmy8 was actually really nice today!

Lynne In RI said...

Ashley ‏@_ashleynicole17 1h1 hour ago
Kate Gosselin was so nice

LOL!! Well, of course she was, doofus! What do you expect...that she would walk around giving everyone the finger, shouting insults, and blowing off those who stood in line to see her?

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

Brenna Selby ‏@brennaselby 52m52 minutes ago
@nochanceofrain I'm not sure who you are, but @Kateplusmy8 was actually really nice today!

They just don't get it, do they?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Were Jenn Arnold/Bill Klein (aka Little Couple) there? I saw a picture of a billboard / backdrop for them, but don't think I saw any selfless with "the real" them. Did anyone see any or know if they were there? Were they included in the ads for the party?


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I have no idea why they weren't there but I was curious if any of the families might opt out of this party in light of the Duggars.

If anyone were going to it would be them. Some of them may be doing some soul searching about all this, and whether it's all really worth it. Especially them, they have very good jobs and would be just fine without the show. They only have two kids and live in a reasonably priced area.

Kate is a twit said...

I noticed that the sheeple who travelled to meet Kate hasn't tweeted anything after she met her. This was her last tweet:

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye · 6h6 hours ago
Saw our Girl @Kateplusmy8. She looks beautiful as always. Waiting to meet her

What is with this "our girl" stuff? I've noticed that she calls Kate that a lot.

And why is Kate holding a child like this. Is it because it's an older child and not so cuddly?

https://instagram.com/p/3UbIvah55_/

Look how Whitney Way Thore held the same child. She actually seemed to be enjoying the child.

https://instagram.com/p/3UDtDPB5x2/

Even Amy Roloff seemed to be enjoying it.

https://instagram.com/p/3UFDf0B51X/

Meanwhile Kate had that plastered on faux smile of hers, looking like it was a chore to pick up that child.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

What a strange event.

It looked like a mix between a carnival, a political fundraiser, and one of those Hollywood autograph shows in a big convention center with D listers like Gerald McRaney and Rick Astley. Also it looked like maybe 25 people showed up, tops.

Kate is a twit said...

Jen and Bill (The Little Couple) are currently doing a book tour for their book "Life Is So Short" which was released Tuesday. That's probably why they weren't at the block party.

Winsomeone said...

I wonder what book Kate was autographing? It didn't look like her cook book.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Kate is a twit said... 122
I noticed that the sheeple who travelled to meet Kate hasn't tweeted anything after she met her. This was her last tweet:

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Maybe she wet her pants and slobbered over herself so much that she had to go back to the hotel to change her clothing.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 123
What a strange event.
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It looked disparate to me. A smattering of "stuff" that will be pulled together to make material for each TLC "star's" show, and perhaps a separate TLC special.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Did anyone see any pictures of the twins except for early on when they were playing the trivia game? Maybe they made a brief, controlled appearance, then were wisked away to a private area and not subjected to the meet and mingle / take a selfie scrum.

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They had their pictures taken with a few fans.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Gahhh Milo! To support KATE?

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I don't understand Milo's obsession with supporting Kate. She's a happily married female supporting Kate Gosselin. She seems to be hung up on this "support" stuff. Why does Kate need support? She can't take care of herself?

PatK said...

Kate is a twit said... 122
I noticed that the sheeple who travelled to meet Kate hasn't tweeted anything after she met her. This was her last tweet:

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye · 6h6 hours ago
Saw our Girl @Kateplusmy8. She looks beautiful as always. Waiting to meet her

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Perhaps she's licking her wounds after being manhandled by Rat Claws? ;)

Formerly Duped said...

Were the Roloff kids there?

Anyone know if any anti-Duggar sediment (sic) was expressed at this event?

Sandylove said...

I thought this guy was kind of cute; looks like he might work there for the event.

https://instagram.com/p/3UfGsrwqQB/?tagged=tlcblockparty

Ingrid said...

Math Girl said... 119 Did anyone see any pictures of the twins except for early on when they were playing the trivia game? Maybe they made a brief, controlled appearance, then were wisked away to a private area and not subjected to the meet and mingle / take a selfie scrum.

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Saw one of them with a girl who had fainted. Not sure when it happened.
Maybe they were there to help Kate get the trivia answers right. It would have been great to give her a question about who is on Mt. Rushmore.

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/explore/tags/tlcblockparty/

This instagram looks highly curated. Everyone's soooooo happy!!!!!!
Overall, it looks like the even had decent attendance. Definitely not packed, though.

Ingrid said...


getofftwitter said... 116

I am still worried that they will get to go to Camp Barnabas and be filmed helping the campers who are there. The Camp would probably be thrilled for the advertising.

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3UfGsrwqQB/?tagged=tlcblockparty
*******
Way nicer looking than Mr. Millionaire.

ncgirl said...

"Jen and Bill (The Little Couple) are currently doing a book tour for their book "Life Is So Short" which was released Tuesday. That's probably why they weren't at the block party."

I just finished reading their book. Kate thinks she's had it tough? I think they're too good for TLC. They did thank Steve and Eileen in the acknowledgments.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Formerly Duped said... 133
Were the Roloff kids there?

Yes.

Margaret Mary ‏@margaretmary__ 3m3 minutes ago
Met the Roloff's and Kate Gosselin today #TLCBlockParty pic.twitter.com/Wy5cVVRN0M

Sad but true said...

Re autographs, it looked to me like there was a stack of oversized postcards in front of K8, with a TLC promo photo of her and the 8. I think that's what she was signing for people.

Sad but true said...

Re Little Couple, they were never on the program for this event. The LI Medium was, though, and I don't think I saw any photos of her (looking at the TLC album).

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Kate is a twit said... 122
I noticed that the sheeple who travelled to meet Kate hasn't tweeted anything after she met her. This was her last tweet:

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye · 6h6 hours ago
Saw our Girl @Kateplusmy8. She looks beautiful as always. Waiting to meet herKate is a twit said... 122
I noticed that the sheeple who travelled to meet Kate hasn't tweeted anything after she met her. This was her last tweet:

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye · 6h6 hours ago
Saw our Girl @Kateplusmy8. She looks beautiful as always. Waiting to meet her

I'm sure that once she comes down to earth, she will be gushing up a storm about Our Girl.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I don't understand Milo's obsession with supporting Kate. She's a happily married female supporting Kate Gosselin. She seems to be hung up on this "support" stuff. Why does Kate need support? She can't take care of herself?

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I don't get it either. What's more, a 14 year old child should not be burdened with "supporting" their mother, even emotionally. That is not their job, nor are they emotionally ready for such a burden.

Kate is a twit said...

Winsomeone said... 127
I wonder what book Kate was autographing? It didn't look like her cook book.
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She wasn't signing books. They were cards that had the Kate plus 8 logo on them. You can see them better in this picture:

https://instagram.com/p/3UaG8ZKNuZ/

Over In TFW's County said...

Sandylove said... 134
I thought this guy was kind of cute; looks like he might work there for the event.

https://instagram.com/p/3UfGsrwqQB/?tagged=tlcblockparty

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He's not "kind of" cute. He IS cute. Maybe I should have gone!

Tucker's Mom said...

https://instagram.com/p/3U0Cf1jEoc/?tagged=tlcblockparty

This couple-who are they?

Kk said...

"Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago"
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Only narcissists would believe anyone else would be remotely interested in their 12 year old "pain". Absolutely nothing good will come of this for them; their 'fans' will not waver and everyone else is way too mad at them to care.

just wondering said...

http://defamer.gawker.com/jim-bobs-punishment-for-masturbators-crazy-duggar-tale-1707675683

..."When I spoke with Josh as a teen, I was struck by the person I saw beneath the obnoxiously outspoken persona that he parades around with. He was fiercely intelligent, weak, hurt, ambitious, and sincere. He also had tight control over his image for a teen—likely a result of living in the limelight for years. ...

Nobody told me that he was guilty of sexual molestation. I do remember that he was caught for pornography and being sent away for rehabilitation when he was 17 or so. If people look back to when Josh was bald on the show, it was because he was being “rehabilitated”. The head-shaving was part of the shaming process. I remember thinking that everyone was overreacting. When Josh returned from his “porn rehab”, he was brought before the church. After Josh gave his “testimony”, his sisters came up and hugged him and I remember seeing huge, confused tears streaming down their faces. I remember being confused about why they seemed to take it so personally.
Now it makes more sense..."

Kate is a twit said...

Interesting--remember David Perel from ROL? Apparently, he is now the Editorial Director of InTouch. I was reading an article about the Duggar's upcoming interview, and it said the following:

"On the other side, some conservatives are casting the Duggar coverage as a left wing media attack on family values. This is despite the fact that In Touch’s editorial director David Perel also is the guy who, while editor in chief of National Enquirer, broke the story of the extramarital affair and resulting child of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. That report is credited with scuttling Edwards’ bid to be named Attorney General after losing the Democratic primary – and for landing the National Enquirer a Pulitzer Prize nom.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/duggar-parents-give-interview-to-megyn-kelly-on-fox-news/ar-BBkqnT2

Too bad the stories about Kate didn't hit the main stream media like the Duggars' did. Wish he'd revisit them since with the Duggar story he's been given more credibility than he had when he was with ROL.

just wondering said...

Here is list of companies and brands that advertise on 19 Kids and Counting: (I guess about 2/3 have pulled out)

CVS
Walgreens
Macy’s
McDonald’s
Panera Bread
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Firehouse Subs
Pizza Hut
Pure Leaf Iced Tea
BehrPaint
Sherwin-Williams
State Farm Insurance
Allstate Insurance
GEICO
Benjamin Moore
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
King’s Hawaiian
Jimmy Dean
Kohl’s
Oscar Mayer
Ricola
Keurig
Ace Hardware
Arm & Hammer
Listerine
FRONTLINE Plus
Minute Maid
Party City
Crayola
Lowe’s Home Improvement
David’s Bridal
Discover
ConAgra Foods

Sleepless In Seattle said...

There she is. The "bags are packed" sheeple:

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye 3m3 minutes ago
I am still smiling from today. @Kateplusmy8 Such a pleasure to meet u. U made my day💜 pic.twitter.com/v3gan6CizV

Kate is a twit said...

I wonder if the Duggars themselves during this interview will make the announcement that their show is no longer going to be filmed. They'll say something like "We've prayed to God, and have made the decision that stopping filming would be in the best interests of our family."

This way it's a win-win for both them and TLC. TLC isn't the big bad network for cancelling them, and they get good press for saying it was their decision to stop filming, not TLC's.

just wondering said...

http://www.recoveringgrace.org/2014/04/there-is-no-victim-a-survey-of-iblp-literature-on-sexual-assault-and-abuse/

There Is No Victim: A Survey of IBLP Literature on Sexual Assault and Abuse

"...A young sexual abuse victim, or a survivor of childhood abuse, attempting to synthesize and apply all of the teachings to personal experiences now must add the considerations of “ridicule to the cause of Christ,” “the shame of detailed publicity” for the family, and childhood “modesty,” to the umbrella of authority and the suffer/flee/appeal/submit quandary. Is it surprising that many minors in ATI families who were sexually abused chose not to report to anyone outside the family, for fear of implicating or humiliating themselves and other non-abusing family members, or of stepping out from the umbrella by not working upward through the levels of authority? Even if the abuser was not a family member, might not a revelation of sexual abuse call into question the godliness and discernment of the parents? Would others think there was a hole in the umbrella? Would it be better not to report the abuse to law enforcement?..."

fidosmommy said...

http://jezebel.com/mike-huckabee-supports-josh-duggar-whose-judgment-was-1706312537

This picture shows the Duggars around the time the "mistakes" happened. One of the older girls (Jessa, I think) is hidden by her mother. You can see an ear and some hair.

Over In TFW's County said...

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye 21m21 minutes ago
@Mydmaxx @Kateplusmy8 it was awesome and Kate is beautiful, inside and out

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 13m13 minutes ago
@JeanneKaye @Mydmaxx @Kateplusmy8. That's what everyone says when they meet her N person! Happy you got the opportunity 2see the true Kate!

So the Jeanne Sheep had her picture taken with Kate and she knows that Kate is beautiful inside and out. Good gawd these people are dumber than a bag of hair.

No, Milo, not everyone says that. Trust me.

Didn't someone tweet today that she didn't go to the block party because she has met her and she wasn't very nice?

just wondering said...

Under God's Umbrella:
"... If identifying the correct authority interaction scenario is challenging for adults, it is even murkier for sexually abused minors. The same How To Get Under God’s Protection booklet gives a succinct introduction to the “umbrella of protection,” arguably the Institute’s most widely disseminated and enduring meme. Central to the concept is the fact that under the umbrella, “nothing can happen to us that God did not design for his glory and our ultimate good,” while out from under the umbrella, “we expose ourselves to the realm and power of Satan’s control.” So, is a child or young person to interpret sexual abuse from an authority figure as designed by God for glory, or the result of having strayed into the realm of Satan’s control?

Or is it the result of one of those infamous holes in the umbrella described in How to Make an Appeal, a hole for which a minor under authority has been issued a limited repair kit?

Did you read that? This is what these kids are raised and brainwashed in believing:
"..under the umbrella, “nothing can happen to us that God did not design for his glory and our ultimate good,”

Imagine trying to wrap your head around that as a child.

Jeanne said...

I predict a fake-ish interview with the Duggars. Questions pre-approved, answers prepared ahead, final approval of edit by TLC. I think the only thing we will learn is that Jim Bob still thinks he can tell us what is right and wrong.

I don't know where the fan Jeanne K lives. She flew into Philly, paid for 2 nights of hotel and meals. For that, she got a few seconds of Kate's fake smile and an autographed postcard. I don't understand. If I did all that for the woman I've been "supporting" for years, I would expect more. This whole block party seems awfully boring.

NJGal51 said...

Totally OT - I'm watching a Nurse Jackie marathon and I'm loving Tony Shalhoub as Dr. Prince.

just wondering said...

Anyone know about this place?

"And in January 2015, Josiah's going to the Alert Academy—which is like military style academy. Basically, this is where the right wing Gothard’s go to break their boy’s spirit and make sure they adhere to their type of Godly masculinity. And then he’ll do some college courses “on the side.”

NJGal51 said...

@notmikedoc: apparently @Kateplusmy8 wasn't as excited to meet me as I was to meet her 💯 http://twitter.com/notmikedoc/status/604818583076630528/photo/1
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LOL! TFW looks like she's having gas pains. She let the mask slip during this picture and let her real persona shine through.

NYY Julianna said...

NJGal51 said... 159
Totally OT - I'm watching a Nurse Jackie marathon and I'm loving Tony Shalhoub as Dr. Prince.

888888888888888

I like Tony in anything!

NYY Julianna said...

I don't know where the fan Jeanne K lives.

888888888888888

I might be wrong, but I think she lives in Virginia. She also appears to be a big Amy Roloff fan, so I don't think that Kate should feel so special.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

michael ‏@notmikedoc 34m34 minutes ago
apparently @Kateplusmy8 wasn't as excited to meet me as I was to meet her 💯 pic.twitter.com/c6NYd7YWfv

It looks like Kate is being told that she has to eat a moose hot dog.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

LOL! TFW looks like she's having gas pains. She let the mask slip during this picture and let her real persona shine through.

lol!! I just posted that picture. She looks like she's frigid and constipated.

Hey, Milo is this the TRUE Kate?

ncgirl said...

"@notmikedoc: apparently @Kateplusmy8 wasn't as excited to meet me as I was to meet her"

Did you see his other comment?

"I suggested we both do a peace sign it wasn't a good suggestion apparently"

Yeah, she looks constipated. I imagine her love for her fans was wearing off.

Mel said...

Too bad the boobs sre so huge that she has to hunch over.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I don't believe that Gawker story about Jim Bob walking in the bathroom and catching one of his sons masturbating. The story doesn't even make common sense. First it says the boy was in there for hours. That makes zero sense. And if the boy was in the bathroom doing what was not acceptable to the family then why wasn't the door locked. And then Jim Bob screams and the camera people come running. I have never, ever heard anybody even raise their voice in that family. And if Jim Bob did walk in on his son then I seriously doubt he would tell the film crew what the boy was doing. And then it is said he was made to do chores all day but his hands were tied together. Yeah, that again makes zero sense. I call bullshit on this whole story. And Gawker is not a trustworthy website to begin with.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Also another thought about the masturbation story. The boys all share one bedroom and one bathroom. And the same for the girls. So I highly doubt this boy locked himself in any bathroom in that house for hours because there are 9 or 10 boys. And that would go if the boy used another bathroom in the home such as a half-bath downstairs. No way would he masturbate for hours in an unlocked bathroom when there are 20 others plus a film crew needing to also use it. Masturbation does not take hours to do--especially for a teenage boy.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I don't believe that Gawker story about Jim Bob walking in the bathroom and catching one of his sons masturbating. The story doesn't even make common sense. First it says the boy was in there for hours. That makes zero sense

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lol! Reminds me of an old Roseanne show where DJ hid away in the bathroom for a long time. Darlene quipped, "He goes in that room cause it's the only one with a lock on it, and he's in there for like an hour at a time; which either means he's really, really good at it... or really, really bad at it."

Lynne In RI said...

Leslie (169): "And if the boy was in the bathroom doing what was not acceptable to the family then why wasn't the door locked."

))))))))))

Maybe they don't have locks on any of their doors. It's a religious thing, isn't it? The doors must be unlocked at all times. Otherwise, how would all the goodness and blessings be able to enter?

fidosmommy said...

Joseph Dugger went to Alert Academy not long ago. It is definitely a basic training course with Scripture time and prayer time in the daily schedule.

Joseph graduated from ALERT with hopes of working in rescue runs. I think there are several courses of study available. Of course, ALERT is only for boys. Apparently girls can't learn to rescue human lives.

fidosmommy said...

I have a strong suspicion the only inside door lock is found on Jim Bob and Michelle's breeding room. Locked doors make it too hard to know every little thing going on in that house. I don't doubt there are walk-ins going on there whenever Jim Bob decides there will be.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Some of the older girls took life saving at the fire station. So yes they can learn to rescue human lives. And I think one or more of the older Bates girls also took live saving courses at the fire station.

And I never heard about no locks on the doors. But even if they don't have any, the boy who got caught goes into a bathroom for HOURS to masturbate with 20 other people in the house including a film crew. I don't believe it. It defies common sense. But you are welcome to believe what you want.

Lynne In RI said...

Fidos (172): "Joseph graduated from ALERT with hopes of working in rescue runs. I think there are several courses of study available. Of course, ALERT is only for boys. Apparently girls can't learn to rescue human lives."

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I just looked at their website. They do have programs for girls.

"STEP (Young ladies ages 15+)
Skills Training for Emergency Preparedness (STEP), an outdoor adventure program for young ladies ages 15 and older, is designed to build confidence on individual and team levels, while preparing young ladies to respond to life’s emergencies, as they learn to put their trust in the Lord."

fidosmommy said...

Teenage boys can do lots of things in the bathroom besides *that*. They can groom, try out new styles to AquaNet, pose/flex in front of the mirror, or just use the bathroom as a getaway spot from an annoying sibling or 10. He might take required reading material from Mr. Gothard in there (how utterly appropriate) that he thumbs through. And THEN he makes happy. Yeah, that could take a few hours. Especially the posing/flexing in front of the mirror part.

fonferek's glen said...

Years ago on another site, I told our story of our business encounter with ALERT when it was still located near Watersmeet, MI in the UP. It still creeps out both my husband and me. 15 years later! Guns, military vehicles, camo fatigues, women dressed like the Duggers used to dress, it was bizarre. And my husband was simply following a lead he was given by a contracting agency for a routine background investigation. Yet there was an armed person in the room while he conducted the interview (they did cooperate with him,) and several occupied vehicles watching me sit inside our car waiting for him. I was way too scared to even get out and stretch my legs.

ALERT has a quasi legitimate training program for search and rescue. However, many, many local police/fire agencies refuse their help entirely, because of the reputation they have developed. Based on our two hour encounter, there MUST be a reason for the paranoia they displayed!

My husband had never heard of the Duggars until a few days ago. When I mentioned some of their boys had gone through the ALERT training, he was stunned and has followed this story with some interest.

So that's a condensed version of our experience with ALERT.

localyocul said...

Wow. Beau Biden died. So so sad.

Lynne In RI said...

Leslie (174): "And I never heard about no locks on the doors. But even if they don't have any, the boy who got caught goes into a bathroom for HOURS to masturbate with 20 other people in the house including a film crew. I don't believe it. It defies common sense. But you are welcome to believe what you want."

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

I was just kidding, Leslie. The no locks comment was said in jest. I have no idea if they have locks or if they don't, or if he spent time in the bathroom reading Playboy, testing new manly cologne or counting his chest hair. I really don't care enough to believe it or not to believe it!

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/notmikedoc/status/604818583076630528/photo/1

The girls are ginormous. Now I really want her good bra :-). Guess Nurse Kate wa absent the day that shoulder and back problems were discussed.

OrangeCrusher1

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Guns, military vehicles, camo fatigues, women dressed like the Duggers used to dress, it was bizarre. And my husband was simply following a lead he was given by a contracting agency for a routine background investigation.

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Interesting story. Thanks for sharing. Why was he doing an investigation?

getoftweeter said...

GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!!!!!!


OK, the critics are starting.

In one of the Chicago newspapers, Sundays paper, there is a cartoon by: Joe Fournier on Josh Duggar.

op-art Joe Fournier

Judge Lest Not Ye Be.....Whoops!

by Joe "There ought to be a Law... Oh wait, There is!" Fournier

Josh Duggar seeks counsel:

Josh: It's true. Years ago, I had a bad case of "wandering, grabby hands," Helping myself to the Lord's bounty without permission, or as the legal world refers to it: sexual molestation.

Josh: Aaanywaywho, with confession being good for the soul, and what with you having walked a similar path, what do you think? Did I cross a line here? Am I in Trouble?

Josh stands there waiting.

Bill Crosby: It doesn't sound so bad to me.


That is in Sundays paper.


I don't know what to make of it. Does this guy Fournier, not like Josh Duggar and/or Bill Crosby?

I'm sure there is going to be more cartoons of this kind, in weeks to come, and especially after mom & pop give that interview.

Sue_Buddy said...

Anonymous said... 180
http://twitter.com/notmikedoc/status/604818583076630528/photo/1

The girls are ginormous. Now I really want her good bra :-). Guess Nurse Kate wa absent the day that shoulder and back problems were discussed.
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I think Kate has some kind of super duper reinforced bustiere-type undergarment she wears with her dresses that gather up those girls and point them forward and at attention and cinches her waist at the same time. Her boobage isn't as in-your-face (literally) obvious when she's wearing regular tops.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I don't know what to make of it. Does this guy Fournier, not like Josh Duggar and/or Bill Crosby?

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He doesn't like Josh or Cosby. He was taking a jab at both of them.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Just finished reading all your comments with relish (on my
moose dog). Does anyone know how long TFW stayed
today?

And, Gladys, holy heck, 14-year-old girls are NOT -- repeat,
NOT -- supposed to concern themselves with supporting
their parents' endeavors. The fact that they've been filmed
against their will (I shall never forget the misspelled "No
Cameras Allowed" sign on their door) for years and years,
helping pay for the 3 cars in the garage which they're not
yet old enough to drive, is about as much support as any
child needs to offer. At their age, a sunny May afternoon
right before school's out should be about friends and music
and iPads and going to the mall. Or maybe about doing
absolutely nothing. Not smiling and posing for pictures
with total strangers. Even this Jeanne person is only part
of Mom's "twitter family" (oy vey). She means nothing
to those girls, nor should she.

NJGal51 said...

Sleepless - There are many reasons to conduct background investigations. In the military they're run if you need a clearance and depending on the MOS they may go and talk with neighbors and other people. If someone has applied to become a police officer they'll also do background investigations and talk to neighbors.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate's boobs are so fake looking. Even if you never saw any photos or years of film of her before the surgery you can tell that they are not real. But there is ton of film and photos of her before so she is dumb not to just admit it. So what, lots of women have it done now a days. She had a great excuse: I had eight kids. I can't wait until her five daughters read and see her deny, deny that she had a boob job. They will want to see this great bra of hers that does miracles. But the problem with that bra story is Kate has huge breasts in her bath suit that has no padding. Than they will know without a doubt she is a huge liar. I wonder if she will continue to lie to their faces when they confront her.

Has anybody seen those popular waist cinchers that greatly reduced the waist if worn over a period of time? I don't know where in the heck all the internal organs go but apparently it will work if you wear it on a full-time basis for a while. I always think of Kate when I see it advertised. She knows she has no waist and there is no surgery for it. I would not put it past her to get one of those contraptions. If I begin to see her waist get smaller I will laugh my ass off. I wonder what her excuse will be then.

Sue_Buddy said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 185

You're so right. Well said.

Milo is a certified, raving lunatic giving kudos to M and C for supporting their mother. In Milo's world Kate, for some reason, needs all kinds of support and high fives and back slapping and thumbs up and standing ovations from everyone on the planet on a daily basis. If anyone needs support and recognition it's those who raise their children in the worst of circumstances, who work menial jobs (maybe more than one) to pay the bills and go without (as in no spa days for heaven's sake) and take the bus to work, not play eeny meeny miney moe about which of their 3 cars to drive in any given day. I won't even go into dating a millionaire and having a bodyguard and a TV show and 24 acre spread +++.

TLC stinks said...

Two words: Horse Mouth

P.J. said...

getoftweeter said... 182

OK, the critics are starting.

In one of the Chicago newspapers, Sundays paper, there is a cartoon by: Joe Fournier on Josh Duggar.

8888888888888888888888888888

Did you see this on their website or in the actual newspaper? Could you post the link?

Thanks.

Mel said...

I think the reason Mady was there is that 1) she loves the limelight as much as TFW does, and 2) TFW can't do anything without someone holding her hand.

Parentifying the girl like that gives her a lot of unwarranted power in the household. Thus her feeling free to be bossy (which she is naturally, anyway but this makes it worse) and obnoxious to the other kids. Makes you wonder how she behaves at school. She must be a handful.

JoyinVirginia said...

http://www.people.com/article/josh-duggar-molestation-scandal-how-tontitown-springdale-fayetteville-arkansas-residents-feel

Check out the story and also the video at the end of the People editors round table.

NJGal51 said...

I agree with Mel @191 and would also like to add that it appears that the twins can be bought. I guess TFW was able to get MarindaSings concert tickets. They've got TFW's number and know how to get what they want for their participation in events/filming. The day is coming when it's going to cost her dearly to get any of the girls to participate in anything. This is how she's raised them and you reap what you sow.

Formerly Duped said...

I think Mady likes filming- she seems to enjoy attention and has said she would like to be an actress- Cara appears to go along with Mady even if she doesn't care for the spotlight ( which seems obvious that she does not) We know they can be and are aware that they are bribed.(as per couch interviews) The twins sure look different from last special! Cara is rather slim- maybe her vegetarian diet- not in a bad way.

Rainbirdie said...

Mel said... 191
I think the reason Mady was there is that 1) she loves the limelight as much as TFW does
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NJGal51 said... 193
I agree with Mel @191 and would also like to add that it appears that the twins can be bought.
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Mady seems to enjoy playing to the camera, but loves the limelight as much as Kate? No one in that household loves it as much as Kate. I think if 'celebrity' goes away, Mady will be just fine. Kate, however will no doubt be chasing that star for the rest of her days.

And I don't think it's fair to say the twins can be bought. That implies that they have an absolute choice in these things. We don't know if Kate bribed them to go or if they were commanded to go under penalty of severness.

localyocul said...

Cara is rather slim- maybe her vegetarian diet- not in a bad way.

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That reminds me. TFW always said she was not a short order cook and wouldn't cater to picky eaters. But she accommodates a vegetarian diet in a teen?

prairemary said...

I am sorry for butting in without reading from the first comment in this new thread, I am getting caught up. My Dad's cancer is back. First time around, both he and my daughter would pass in the hospital, each getting radiation treatments. That was just so sad. His was prostate cancer, her's was brain cancer. He survived, but my girl did not make it. Now after 14 +years, his is back. So coming here to read gives my brain
a bit of a break.
I watched the Willis family, with the Irish Festival the mother organized, it made me smile. So far, even though kids are a large part of the show, it somehow does not bother me, like the diggers, honey boo, and as 'poor tired never gets a rest' person does. And they have more kids than she does, but parents her kids so well. And she even treats her hubs with kindness. I want to join their family!
Anyone else conflicted?

Sue_Buddy said...

Good shot of Kate and the porta potty:

https://instagram.com/p/3WdY56CYi9/

Jane said...

Prairiemary - My heart aches for all you've endured and continue to struggle with. Blessings and comfort to you and your family.

AuntieAnn said...

There's a short Philly.com article that reads as if the staff writer at the Inquirer drew the short straw and had to say something, anything just to get it over with. It's really quite a pathetic piece.


And of course, Kate still attracts the odd sheep:

"It is inspirational," she said. "People complain. People whine about every little thing. They have nothing to complain about it. Look at Kate, she's raising all those kids. As far as I'm concerned, she's a woman and she's made it."

What the hell does that mean?

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