Monday, October 12, 2015

Blogger and reality star Jaime Primak Sullivan defends exploiting her children

Facing mounting criticism from her readers after posting daily updates and photos of her young children, the Yahoo mommy blogger and 'Jersey Belle' star lashes out.


Sullivan says it's okay to exploit her kids. Here, we respond to her flawed and misguided reasoning.

  • Sullivan says the support of strangers is a beautiful thing.

Our response: It's normal for human beings to want to feel loved and supported. However these emotions almost all feel deeper and more sincere when they come from people you have a stake in, namely family and friends. Most strangers probably have all good intentions when it comes to offering support to another stranger, but how do you distinguish the good from the unhealthy or even sinister, especially when the support is for your little children? And why aren't these strangers concentrating their support on their own friends and family?

  • Sharing her children's humor brings joy to her 100,000 readers, which in turn brings Sullivan joy.
Our response: Again we ask, wouldn't the emotion of joy be felt much deeper if it were a grandparent, husband, friend or sibling your children brought joy to? What's more, children should not be brought into the world to bring other's joy. That puts too much of a burden on a young child who will not always feel silly or joyful. A child needs to be free to experience a variety of emotions, including getting angry and acting out, without the pressure put on him to make others happy all the time, much less complete strangers.
  • I never post if they ask me not to, Sullivan says.
This is good I suppose. However, it's not enough. The Sullivan children are not teenagers like the Gosselin twins, getting to an age where they fully understand what they want the public to see and not see. They are only seven, six, and four years old. None of them are even remotely old enough to understand the implications of posting a photo on social media. They are not old enough to even be told about what physical and emotional dangers could befall them from such posts, let alone capable of understanding those dangers. Sullivan needs to be the adult here and make these adult decisions for them instead of burdening them with decisions they are not old enough to understand. Sullivan also needs a much better understanding of her children's emotional and cognitive development before burdening her children with the complex decision of whether something should be posted on social media.
  • The risk the children might someday look back on what Sullivan did and resent it are not any greater than letting a child play football, go trick-or-treating at night or to a sleepover, or letting a child ride a bicycle down the street.
Not knowing how her kids will feel someday, it's hard to compare risks. The risks may be the same. They might be less, they might be much more. It will depend on her individual children.  However the risks Sullivan compared social media to have a very important distinction. Those other risks all enhance childhood to a degree so important that it's worth any negligible danger. Those risks all promote a child's social and emotional development. It's important for children to strike out into the world and learn how to navigate it, whether that's on a bicycle or at a friend's house, or playing a team sport.

Social media, in striking contrast, does not provide any benefit to her children. Social media does not make her children's lives any better or worse. It certainly makes Sullivan feel better. It clearly justifies her, makes her feel important, makes her feel validated, and is financially lucrative. But her children reap none of these benefits. They're just kids, too young to feel the complex emotional gratification Sullivan does after every "like". 

  • Sullivan believe the risk of pedophiles coming after her children is unlikely and overstated.
Why take the risk at all when there is no benefit to them to plaster them all over social media? 

  • As a parent, Sullivan has a "given" right to decide what's best for her children.
She does. And when she chooses to make those rights public, readers have a right to criticize it.  As one comment said so pointedly on Sullivan's blog post, "The real reason(s) that you let people watch your kids online is for the money and because you want to be popular."

Final thoughts. As for the #noshameparenting hashtag, talk about confusing the issue. No one is asking anyone to feel shameful about parenting. We're simply asking that parenting be done in private. What's particularly frustrating about this situation is that Sullivan is a smart and savvy businesswoman who has made it on her own. She spent years in Los Angeles as president of a highly successful PR firm for some of the hottest bars and nightclubs, and recently started venturing into movie production. Her husband is a high powered lobbyist  She doesn't "need" to exploit her children to be successful. Due to the Sulllivans' hard work and success, their children's privacy rights can be protected without need for them to earn the family's paychecks for their parents. We urge the Sullivans to give their children that right.

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Tucker's Mom said...

Did anyone catch "The Good Wife" last night?
Very interesting and apropos. A mother photographer/artist took nude photos of her young kids and displayed them as "art" and the now adult son didn't want his nude photos out there for everyone to gawk at.
The mother was a total narc and just didn't get that the photos could be fodder for child porn sickos.
This blogger mommy-like most blogger moms- has an unhealthy need for attention and has a Messiah complex.
If strangers came up to my kids I'd feel very frightened and would quit putting them out there. The face that this pleases this mom indicates she isn't right in the cabeza.

Over And Out said...

http://celebrityabc.com/kate-gosselin-plastic-surgery?utm_content=buffer3e37c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Personal Information

Full name: Katie Irene Kreider
Net worth: $500,000
Occupation: TV Personality, Writer
Nationality: American
Marital status: Divorced from Jon Gosselin

Kate Gosselin Body Statistics

Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.66 m)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Measurements: 34-25-32 inches
Bra size: 34
Dress size: 6
Shoe Size: 9
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue

Bra size 34? LOLOLOL!! Is that with or without the good bra?

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


If strangers came up to my kids I'd feel very frightened and would quit putting them out there. The face that this pleases this mom indicates she isn't right in the cabeza.


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She was moved by an encounter I think most mothers would be completely creeped out by.

You know, the fans themselves need to get a grip. Don't approach someone's KIDS, tears streaming down your face, telling them how much they mean to you. Kids can't process something like that, especially from a complete stranger.

Dmasy said...

This mom blogger is a new name to me.

NJGal51 said...

They all say the same thing....I never post (film, etc) If they ask me not to. I seem to remember signs on the twins' bedroom door and I clearly remember one of the boys telling the cameras to go away because he was having a secret moment with one of his brothers about a toy (or something like that). Funny how that works because they continued to film without missing a beat.

Over and Out, that's just your Katespeak again. It said "bra" size 34. It didn't give the cup size though!

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

It's so hard to reconcile this woman when there are such good parents out there who are doing what's best for their children's emotional development. Like these parents of the twins on Modern Family:


http://www.womansday.com.au/real-life/true-life-stories/modern-family-real-life-twins-we-hated-being-lily-8594

Tucker's Mom said...

http://celebrityabc.com/kate-gosselin-plastic-surgery?utm_content=buffer3e37c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
8******
It's funny how this Kate page goes on and on about her plastic surgery, uh, I mean de-aging.

Jamesvader1194 said...

I just feel people who desperately want to watch someone elses kids,don't have kids of their own,i've seen fans of not just Kateplus8 but even duggar fans who don't even care what lies these families have and just want to watch the show no matter what secrets they have.I just don't get it SMH

Formerly Duped said...

There are also a lot of YouTubers who show their family life including kids' routines and private moments. They put a lot of personal information out there and open their kids up to being criticized, ogled by perverts and their privacy & safety compromised. Not even any money in it for the children. Not sure what laws govern amateur filming of minors.

Tucker's Mom said...

Not even any money in it for the children. Not sure what laws govern amateur filming of minors.
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The kids are arguably working if their parents film them every day. Yes, people who sit there and watch other people's children are strange.

P.J. said...

"I feel blessed that a giggle from my little ones can lift the hurting hearts of so many — and that when Charlie looks at the camera and reminds them that God loves them, and that she does too, she means it. "

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Uh, no, she doesn't. She couldn't. Talk about cheapening love. Talk about teaching your kid the wrong thing about love. Why in the hell is this kid in charge of cheering up adults?

This woman needs a cuff upside the head. Snap out of it!

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Uh, no, she doesn't. She couldn't. Talk about cheapening love. Talk about teaching your kid the wrong thing about love. Why in the hell is this kid in charge of cheering up adults?


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Not only that but I'm realizing how self absorbed it sounds what he's saying. As if her kids have some sot of special corner on helping the downtrodden feel better about themselves. She DOES have a Messiah complex. It's just a six year old like any little kid who get boogers in his nose and screams murder when he doesn't get his way.

She has a youtube channel too, and she's not all that. Each video only has about 100 hits. No one wants to hear you blather on for eight minutes about some old boyfriend who is being mean.

Tucker's Mom said...

This woman needs a cuff upside the head. Snap out of it!
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Word. The mother is getting her jollies over the attention and what about the dad?
Man up, dude, and lock this shit down!

Over And Out said...

Over and Out, that's just your Katespeak again. It said "bra" size 34. It didn't give the cup size though!

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Yep. I saw that, but her measurements are listed as 34-25-32. When you measure your bust don't you measure the fullest part and not put the tape measure below or above them? If so, wouldn't that be 54! As for waist measurement, what waist?

¨If strangers came up to my kids I'd feel very frightened and would quit putting them out there. The face that this pleases this mom indicates she isn't right in the cabeza.¨

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Bottom line is that she is doing this for herself and trying to justify the exploitation and throwing out whatever rationalizations she can come up with to see what sticks. She is not playing with a full deck. Fans who want to see other people's kids and have no respect or regard for their privacy are thinking only about themselves and clearly something is off with all of them. Remember the Alexis fan who had a tattoo? ¨Normal¨ people just do not do this, especially when it comes to the children of a celebrity. Something is missing in their lives that would make them jump for joy (or cry) when actually meeting them and it is so bewildering that these ¨celebrity¨parents just cannot get that through their thick heads. Are they really that stupid?

¨Logic is the battlefield of adulthood¨ (Lt. Columbo) and these sheeple are still in the first week of boot camp.

I was watching a documentary on the murder of Rebecca Schaeffer, and the narrator commented that the big difference between a casual fan and an obsessed/stalkerish fan is that the casual fan admires the celebrity, is satisfied with an autograph or a meet and greet, and goes about his/her daily life.

An obsessed fan truly believes that they are part of the celebrity's family and inner circle, speaking for the celebrity, convinced that he/she knows the celebrity and that no matter what, they will always be there for the celebrity and will do anything to support them. I thought...wow...Milo! In one of her tweets she posted:

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 The signature of your life is always being busy! I'll be here when you come back! :)

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack
Your silence tells me you are working extra hard! Soon your success will speak & make all the noise that matters! :) #CarryOn @Kateplusmy8

If that celebrity has children, obsessed fans often think of those kids as their own and they are convinced that they are the second parent, believing that they know the kids and follow their development. According to the narrator of the documentary, the children are often secondary in importance and therefore the fan supports anything that the celebrity does as a parent, even if it involves exploiting the children.

It's a perfect assessment of Kate's fans. It is also very creepy and I would pull my kids out of the public eye faster than you could say ¨Gladys.¨

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I never heard of this woman until this post, and I find her arguments
pathetic. I think we're living in a disturbing time, with people
measuring their value in numbers -- hits, likes, views, followers,
etc. It's bad enough when adults do it, but to add kids into the
mix? To dangle them like carrots to get more attention, and
pretend there aren't people out there in cyberspace with vile
intentions?

I agree that it's never a child's job to make an adult happy. And
for this woman to crow about this, at the same time getting
reflected glory as their mommy, seems creepy to me. What
every happened to the sanctity of childhood? Who is
protecting these children's interests and privacy? Yikes.

P.J. said...

As to sKate's 'vital statistics', I thought she had "rare green eyes"?

The exhibitionist tendencies of people today is getting old really, really fast. Let's face it; We're just not that into you.

Sheri said...

P.J. said...(11)

"I feel blessed that a giggle from my little ones can lift the hurting hearts of so many — and that when Charlie looks at the camera and reminds them that God loves them, and that she does too, she means it. "

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"Uh, no, she doesn't. She couldn't. Talk about cheapening love. Talk about teaching your kid the wrong thing about love. Why in the hell is this kid in charge of cheering up adults?

This woman needs a cuff upside the head. Snap out of it!"

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Isn't this akin to putting the needs/wants of strangers ahead of the well being of your own children. It is not ANY child's responsibility to "lift the hurting hearts" of ANYONE, least of all strangers.

I understand that with the advent of global communication came the concept of a global community. Though being able to instantly send messages round the planet certainly has world wide benefits, surely there should exist some boundaries.

Even more so when it comes to children who, for a lack of understanding, can not possibly consent to such an invasion of their privacy.

It does sound like this woman is more in it for her own ego than anything else. It's as though being a mom to 3 beautiful children just isn't enough. She, like Kate, needs strangers to tell her what a good job she's doing.

I'm not inclined to lump all Mommy bloggers together though. With a child on the autism spectrum and choosing to homeschool, I found a great deal of support during those early years communicating mostly through our blogs.

Apples and oranges or just a really grey area?

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks. Don't know where you all are but here we are having absolutely gorgeous weather.

P.J. said...

Sheri said...

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks. Don't know where you all are but here we are having absolutely gorgeous weather.

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I'm in shorts, on the deck, reading Game of Thrones. It's 22 degrees here and full sun. (that's 74 degrees in real life)

Ingrid said...

Law and Order; SVU is doing a show on their take of the duggar debacle.

http://www.eonline.com/news/705401/law-order-svu-is-taking-on-the-duggars-and-19-kids-and-counting-with-a-twist

Rainbirdie said...

Jaime had a short-lived Bravo reality show called Jersey Belle (yes, I watched it). Per her business website she is "one of the most influential forces in the entertainment industry today" - which is pretty amusing considering the people she lists as her clients are not exactly A-list. It appears that her real job is posting constantly on twitter, facebook & instagram & her twitter bio says she's a "celebrity blogger".

Her children are being used in her agenda to be a celebrity. Very sad.






Tucker's Mom said...

An obsessed fan truly believes that they are part of the celebrity's family and inner circle, speaking for the celebrity, convinced that he/she knows the celebrity and that no matter what, they will always be there for the celebrity and will do anything to support them. I thought...wow...Milo! In one of her tweets she posted:

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 The signature of your life is always being busy! I'll be here when you come back! :)
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Milo tweets to nothing. Air. It's like talking to a wall. Kate is MIA for days and weeks and there's Milo, tweeting to Kate like she's actually there.
Funny, yet sad.

Sheri said...

P.J. said... 18
Sheri said...

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks. Don't know where you all are but here we are having absolutely gorgeous weather.

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"I'm in shorts, on the deck, reading Game of Thrones. It's 22 degrees here and full sun. (that's 74 degrees in real life)"

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Hmmm, that's what we have here...I wonder if we're neighbours, P.J.? I'm in the NCR. ;)

Kate is a twit said...

It does sound like this woman is more in it for her own ego than anything else. It's as though being a mom to 3 beautiful children just isn't enough. She, like Kate, needs strangers to tell her what a good job she's doing
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I totally agree. I took a look a Jaime's FB page and at some of the comments on her posts.

Several people told her how wonderful it is that she posts the videos and how the videos make them feel as if they're part of her family. This is just one example--"I feel honored to be included in your circle of extended family, to be included in watching them grow up!"

Someone even posted that they were disappointed that there was no video posted one day because they needed their daily "fix". Someone else said that they wake up to watch her #cawfeetawk videos, and go to sleep watching the kids' videos.

And then there is the classic line about people who think she is wrong posting videos of her children-- "I believe the ones who complain are ones who are jealous of what you have."

I will never understand why people need to watch the lives of children who they do not know and have no relationship with. Yet that is what Jaime, Kate, the Duggars, etc. count on to reap the fame and adoration they obviously need.

Bottom line is that they exploit their children and sell them to strangers. They're just as bad as child traffickers, IMO.

Jolie Jacquelyn said...

Well I see that P.J. & Sheri don't live in my part of our country. Definitely not shorts on the sundeck Thanksgiving day here!

P.J. said...

Sheri said...

Hmmm, that's what we have here...I wonder if we're neighbours, P.J.? I'm in the NCR. ;)

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I'm south east of you. By about 6 hours. ;0 Then again, most of Canada is considered the GTA, no? LOL

franky said...

happy thanksgiving my fellow canucks, I am soaking up glorious rays on my balcony =)

franky said...

in shorts and barefoot

franky said...

LOL PJ 18...DITTO, no book, just face to the sun, came in to grab another beer, tootleldoo

Tucker's Mom said...

"With the Duggar one, it was like the double-whammy because it was his sisters and the fact—I mean, honestly, I feel like we're dealing with some topics this season that feel a bit meatier than some lunatic fringe family...I wouldn't mind doing one just because I have never been so infuriated with someone's level of hypocrisy, and lying, and then displacement of responsibility onto something else," Peter Scanavino, Detective Carisi on the show, told press on set of SVU prior to the season premiere.

And TLC thinks it's a good idea to keep this family on the boob tube. They're a cult filled with hypocrites.

Sheri said...

Kate is a twit said...(23)

"I totally agree. I took a look a Jaime's FB page and at some of the comments on her posts.

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And then there is the classic line about people who think she is wrong posting videos of her children-- "I believe the ones who complain are ones who are jealous of what you have.

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Bottom line is that they exploit their children and sell them to strangers. They're just as bad as child traffickers, IMO."

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That line is getting so old. For the love of pete, since when does criticism equate jealousy?

The fact is, it is infinitely more likely that it's the people fawning over a stranger's children that are the ones who are actually jealous and want what they have, not the people standing up and saying this is wrong.

If you're making money by posting videos of your too-young-to-understand-or-consent children on-line, then you are most assuredly exploiting them. All the rationalizing and justifying in the world doesn't change that very simple FACT.

Jealous, no...not by a freakin' long shot. I just happen to think your kids deserve better than to line your pockets and be used as fodder so strangers can feed your ego.

Sheri said...

P.J. said...(25)

Sheri said...

Hmmm, that's what we have here...I wonder if we're neighbours, P.J.? I'm in the NCR. ;)

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"I'm south east of you. By about 6 hours. ;0 Then again, most of Canada is considered the GTA, no? LOL"

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Touche P.J. :D

And Heya franky! Too nice to be hiding under the veranda today. Save me a straw for tomorrow though. Looks like mucho rain coming this way.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Localyocul said...

These people are all nuts. I watched that Jersey show maybe twice and remember little about it. This YouTube blog stuff is so weird. I checked out that Brataylay account after that poor kid died...their YouTube is bizarre. It's like watching someone's home movies with a really annoying voiceover. The mom talks relentlessly asking her kids questions acting like their bffs. If I did that when mine was 13 she would have had no part of it.
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-cn-youtube-stardom-death-1010-20151011-story.html

TLC stinks said...

Upcoming this season on Law and a Order: SVU

In the episode "Patrimonial Burden," the squad investigates a famous reality TV family of 10 children after it's discovered the virtuous 13-year-old daughter is pregnant, according to the show's description of the episode.

So, not just the Duggars but a few allusions to the story of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin, whose unwed teen pregnancy embarrassed mom during her 2008 vice-presidential race. (Bristol is about to be an unwed parent again with baby number two on the way.)

The Duggar-related plot, as it is with many of the show's plots, is about hypocrisy, sex and secrecy, plus possible crimes.

PA Dutch Mom said...

happy thanksgiving my fellow canucks, I am soaking up glorious rays on my balcony =)

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lol, franky. I was doing the same thing today, soaking up the sun, feeling its warmth on my face and knowing that one day all too soon I will be clearing snow on the driveway. Days are warm and wonderful; nights are starting to cool down, with high 30s and low 40s at night expected for the weekend. Gotta appreciate these Indian Summer days while we still have them.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Several people told her how wonderful it is that she posts the videos and how the videos make them feel as if they're part of her family. This is just one example--"I feel honored to be included in your circle of extended family, to be included in watching them grow up!"

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What is totally mind-boggling is that these sheeple are totally lacking in any kind of comprehensive skills that would allow them to realize that they are NOT, under any circumstance, part of the celebrity or blogger's family (close or extended), nor will they ever be. If you have to get your fix by watching a stranger's kids then you need to get yourself into psych evaluation NOW, not later.

Over And Out (14)...all excellent points. Spot on.

¨Milo tweets to nothing. Air. It's like talking to a wall. Kate is MIA for days and weeks and there's Milo, tweeting to Kate like she's actually there.
Funny, yet sad.¨

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Yes, truly pathetic. I almost feel sorry for her. Almost. But Gladys is such a narcissist and a hypocrite that I just can't quite feel compassion for someone who is so creepy.

I think that Milo actually believes that Kate reads and appreciates every tweet and platitude that she sends her way, but the reason she doesn't respond to Milo is that she is so busy ¨working¨ and taking care of her kids. If she is absent, Milo accepts this, but keeps pestering her anyway, justifying Kate's lack of tweets because she is such a very important person. She cannot see the forest for the trees. She is into this Celebrity Worship and there is no escape, even if she checked into an addiction program. Apparently her own family doesn't give her the time of day, so she has grabbed Kate and the kids as a surrogate family.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Case in point. Creepy fans. Read the TL. Look at the photo. Wouldn't it scare the bejeesus out of you if someone like this approached you or your children declaring that he is a member of your extended family?

Ely K ‏@Ely_K_Werdel 4h4 hours ago
#ILostABetAndNow I am the head manservant to Kate Gosselin

Somewhere In Time said...

http://www.people.com/article/michelle-duggar-sex-advice-newlywed-women

If she ¨took to" the website on Thursday, then why are the comments from April? Time travelers?

P.J. said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 36
Case in point. Creepy fans. Read the TL. Look at the photo. Wouldn't it scare the bejeesus out of you if someone like this approached you or your children declaring that he is a member of your extended family?

Ely K ‏@Ely_K_Werdel 4h4 hours ago
#ILostABetAndNow I am the head manservant to Kate Gosselin

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I think you're misunderstanding the point of that tweet.

People throw out a hashtag and collect an assortment of wacky tweets. If you search the hashtag you can see all the tweets that were submitted.

In this case the hashtag is: #LostaBetandNow... and you have to fill in the blank. For instance, I could say... #LostABetandNow I have to wear my underwear outside of my pants.

This guys timeline is full of these fun hashtag gags. He's no fan of sKate, he's mocking her. Someone floats these things out there on twitter and others pick them up and run with them.

Anonymous said...

Jamie and Kate should watch a few episodes of Web Of Lies. It should be required viewing for any parent, who thinks exploiting their kids on social media is a good idea. You should see some of the YouTube sites dedicated to two of the young Roloff boys. It's a pedofile treasure trove... and disturbing at the very least.

Kristine101

jamezvader1194 said...

For those talking about Milo.I remember someone telling me that milo created her twitter account hours after Kate made her account.Honestly i sometimes jump on the conspiracy theory that she could be Kate's sock account to feed her own ego.I wouldn't be shocked if it was Kate sending herself those twits.I remember when Kate was gone that whole month,milo went off twitter..Its clear that milo is on only for Kate and if Kate ever decides to delete her twitter account,im sure milo will do the same.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Kristine101 (#39), and if this Jaime person thinks the concern
about pedophiles is "unlikely and overstated," I wish someone
would tell her about Bill Blankinship. But something tells me
she'd be as concerned about it as TFW was -- which is to say,
not at all.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Jamezvader1194 (#40), every now and then the "Gladys Is
TFW" theory comes up. And every time I think the main reason
I disagree is that TFW is waaaay too lazy to keep up with the
charade!

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


It does sound like this woman is more in it for her own ego than anything else. It's as though being a mom to 3 beautiful children just isn't enough. She, like Kate, needs strangers to tell her what a good job she's doing.



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I never watched the show but when I reading up on her for the blog post I read that she desperately wanted a fourth child but her husband disagreed. Apparently she's still trying to convince him. Of course she wants a fourth child. More opportunities to blog about the pregnancy and new baby. I wonder if the same thought has crossed his mind.

By the way someone was asking where her husband was in all this. Busy lobbying for the NRA I presume.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Whoa I read a bit about Caleb. This is interesting. What happens when a youtube celebrity dies.

By the way I cannot believe how boring their youtube videos are. I watched their sleepy breakfast video for 30 seconds before I couldn't take it anymore. I don't understand this. There's something wrong with people who watch this stuff.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/09/caleb-bratayley-vlogger-death-not-mystery-youtube

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Jamezvader1194 (#40), every now and then the "Gladys Is
TFW" theory comes up. And every time I think the main reason
I disagree is that TFW is waaaay too lazy to keep up with the
charade!

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Yes, she would have slipped up by now. She is not that clever, and if you look at her blog, the ¨Inspiration¨ section is still Coming Soon. Either she has not been inspired by anything or she is just too darn lazy to come up with anything worth posting. You would think, though, that with all of the platitudes Milo and others tweet that she could find something worth putting up there.

too bad,so sad said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 41

Kristine101 (#39), and if this Jaime person thinks the concern
about pedophiles is "unlikely and overstated,"
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Besides the "cuff on the side of her head" someone suggested, I believe this woman should have to do what I and many others have had to do for years and years. At random times we were called over to the secretary's desk and had to look at the mug shot of someone and read and remember his name and sign off that we were aware that this pedophile was in the area of the elementary school where we worked.
Yes, it happened all too often. And this was in a community that has very, very little illegal activity and almost no violence.
And to think those were the only ones who were caught! How many others are out there?
People need to keep children out of social media and tv. I don't care if they "consent" to filming. They are not old enough to give an informed consent. They can't even go on a school field trip by giving their own consent. And they are well supervised there.
What is she thinking? Seems like self serving over safety.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Too bad so sad (#46), thanks for sharing that info about your own
experience. And, yes, that whole "consent" nonsense makes these
parents sound like idiots. Admin has used the example of letting
a child decide what's right for them, and the kid choosing things
like ice cream for dinner, or staying up all night. Remember
TFW's annual "vote" to see if her kids still wanted to film --
while they were still drinking from sippy cups?

Sheepless In Seattle said...

I never watched the show but when I reading up on her for the blog post I read that she desperately wanted a fourth child but her husband disagreed. Apparently she's still trying to convince him. Of course she wants a fourth child.

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I am sure that Jim Boob would gladly offer his services. We haven't heard that stud spouting off about how he is trying to impregnate Michelle. I wonder if he has abandoned that idea now that there is no show, and no reason to do so.

fidosmommy said...

Kate is 5'4"? I don't believe that. Of course I've never seen her in person, but still.....well, that just seems wrong to me.

redbird said...

She would risk her own life after a mini stroke to make money.

Poor St. Tony! He had to tell her he is sitting this one out!

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/tony-dolovani-im-sitting-one-out-kim-zolciak

P.J. said...

Sheri said...

That line is getting so old. For the love of pete, since when does criticism equate jealousy?

88888888888888888888888888888888

When you have the internet mentality of a twelve-year old. When you have no logical argument to make. When you're too shallow to figure out the nuances of someone's point. When you're severely short of brain cells. That's when criticism equals jealousy.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

P.J. (#51), and with internet, people like TFW and Jaime can
find 10 people who agree with them within 5 minutes. Poof --
their egos are instantly inflated. So why the heck would they
bother with the ones who don't? They just label them jellus
haterz and go back to the sycophants who adore them
unconditionally. Not really a climate conducive to personal
growth, is it?

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 52
P.J. (#51), and with internet, people like TFW and Jaime can
find 10 people who agree with them within 5 minutes. Poof --
their egos are instantly inflated. So why the heck would they
bother with the ones who don't? They just label them jellus
haterz and go back to the sycophants who adore them
unconditionally. Not really a climate conducive to personal
growth, is it?

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In every "Mommy Blogger's" defense is the notion that but for them writing, mommies all over would be hiding in shame, connecting to no one as shut-ins, and never realizing that other moms are going through the same things.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


In every "Mommy Blogger's" defense is the notion that but for them writing, mommies all over would be hiding in shame, connecting to no one as shut-ins, and never realizing that other moms are going through the same things.


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It's such a ridiculous argument you just have to laugh.

I guess the'y've never heard of something called MOPS. Or calling up your girlfriend when or mother when the color of your baby's poo is scaring you. Or heaven forbid putting your pediatrician on speed dial.

Here's a thought. While dropping your kid off at school, introduce yourself to the other parents and make friends. Instant support group!

Tucker's Mom said...

Here's a thought. While dropping your kid off at school, introduce yourself to the other parents and make friends. Instant support group!
*******
Also, don't substitute current, group-think zeitgeist for common sense, or for professional mental health advice for that matter.
These mom bloggers take all the positive affirmations and use them to confirm that what they're doing is right, and to further push back into the deep, dark recesses of their minds, the very real and not esoteric dangers of putting their children out there for public consumption.
As Admin mentioned, there are other resources for moms to share and get support. Heck, my mom was a part of a mom's club that met once a month, rotating different hostess/house party assignments.
They formed real, live friendships and inexplicably, didn't need anonymous cyber strangers to make it through the day.

Not to mention, how do these moms tell if they're being catfished?

Formerly Duped said...

I found many lifelong friends at baby groups, programs like Kindergym, later at pre-school, then school friend moms, at youth sports, other activities.Volunteering at school or other events, even if you can only manage this occasionally, is a great way to find a group of mothers going through similar stages, problems and joys of parenthood.Invite other kids over for playdates and the moms for a coffee when picking them up.Get involved as time allows.

Kate is a twit said...

Ben and Jessa Seewald appeared at the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham, AL this past weekend and TLC was there to film it. Someone who attended posted a picture of a notice from Figure8 Films about filming on Jessa's FB page.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12096104_10207420148572951_8178940911895975795_n.jpg?oh=5a854f9cbc251cbdfe8ad4b8a7527f0a&oe=56D34FD7

The notice reads:

"A TLC television series is being videotaped here today. If you enter this area, you consent to the use of your voice and likeness in the series and in any promotional or advertising materials for the series.

If you do not wish to be videotaped, please stay out of camera range. If you enter this area, you will be deemed to have waived any claim relating to the use of your voice or likeness.

Thank you for your cooperation."

It doesn't show exactly where that sign was posted and where that "designated" area was, but if you happened to be in the audience and just happened to be caught on film, that automatically means you gave consent?

What a way to get around having people sign consent forms just by making a blanket statement like that.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

These mom bloggers take all the positive affirmations and use them to confirm that what they're doing is right, and to further push back into the deep, dark recesses of their minds


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You've hit on an extremely important point about the internet. I think it was you or someone else who said you can always find support on the internet somewhere. There may be overwhelming backlash, but the support will be there somewhere too.

You can find people that love the color blue, you can find people that hate the color blue. You can find support for blanket training your child, even though the practice is generally regarded as child abuse. Because the internet is so vast you can lose sight of how people generally feel in real life, thus when you find that small pocket of support, even if it's up to 100,000 people, it's enough to justify yourself. We've seen the same phenomenon with Kate's fans. Kate is generally regarded by the public as the butt of the joke and a child exploiter with a gaggle of kids. But those fans have found each other and convinced themselves she's mother of the year. You cannot let yourself be persuaded that because you've found someone who agrees with your poor choices, they are okay. That's not how real life works and it should not be how it works on the internet. Yet Sullivan has done just that.

Sullivan has fallen into a very dangerous trap where she too has convinced herself, due to a small pocket of support that anyone could find somewhere on the internet and mostly just support her because they want to see more of her somewhat cute kids (questionable in and of itself), that what she's doing is okay. If she had more real life friends and family she listened to, she would get much better, more informed feedback about her choices.

In fact in her blog post, she admits her own mother-in-law has questioned her and been concerned about her over-sharing. Why in the world her relatives' opinion, someone who actually knows you and your kids, does not carry ten times' the weight of a bunch of strangers, is beyond me.

Now I know it's just a mother-in-law, lol, but STILL.

Tucker's Mom said...


It doesn't show exactly where that sign was posted and where that "designated" area was, but if you happened to be in the audience and just happened to be caught on film, that automatically means you gave consent?

What a way to get around having people sign consent forms just by making a blanket statement like that.
*****
Yup, same thing for Kate's yard sale.

Wondering said...

Yesterday I saw part of a TV interview with a reality TV performer named "Snooki" (real name Nicole something). She was on a show called "Jersey Shore" awhile back, and now she's continuing her self-promotion by having written a book. Anyhow, what I thought was interesting was that she said she's a mother now, and would not want her children to be on reality TV. She said something to the effect that children deserve privacy.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Too bad the G kids didn't have the option of staying out of camera
range to avoid being on TV. Those kids were front and center in
every single episode, whether they wanted to be filmed or not.
But, as their mother very clearly explained, they were simply
wandering in and out of camera range, so it's all good. Move
along, no exploitation to see here...

JoyinVirginia said...

Finally! Someone more boring than the former Mrs Jon Gosselin!
Seriously, boring. I have plenty of family, friends, co-workers who all have cute kids that I actually know! Who say and do cute things!

Math Girl said...

From Jaimie's blog:

"As #cawfeetawk grew in both viewership and popularity, so did the number of videos with Charlie and, on the rare occasion that they feel up to it, my older two. In fact, the issue most people had was that it appeared I “favored” Charlie — when, in actuality, I just listened, as my older two no longer found as much enjoyment in the nightly ritual as Charlie did."

So there is a chance that Charlie will also outgrow the "nightly ritual" of internet filming, if she's allowed to do so.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Ben and Jessa Seewald appeared at the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham, AL this past weekend and TLC was there to film it. 57

Must see TV. NOT.

fidosmommy said...

An adorably cute 3 year old visited me last night. Shall I share all the adorably cute things she did, said and sang? Or share a picture of her spinning and twirling to music?

I thought not. I'll tell her grandma instead.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Ben and Jessa Seewald appeared at the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham, AL this past weekend and TLC was there to film it. 57

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Did they take multiple pictures of her baby bump for her daily online photo of her growing belly?
Those girls and their husbands are so addicted to fame that it isn't even funny.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Yesterday I saw part of a TV interview with a reality TV performer named "Snooki" (real name Nicole something).


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Snookie was on DWTS and had some decent scores from the judges. She got into some legal trouble in New Jersey several years ago for disturbing the peace, criminal annoyance and something else, and was fined and had to do community service. My memory is fuzzy about this, but if I recall, the judge in the case had some really unfavorable things to say about her.

P.J. said...

The thing that cracks me up about these "mommy bloggers" is the fact that instead of spending time with the kid they popped out, they're spending time telling people how wonderful they are as mothers. Did none of these special little snowflakes babysit when they were growing up? Did none of them ever have to help with siblings? They act like they invented motherhood and are the only ones who've ever given birth. I've never seen such a lack of coping skills as I've seen with the 20 and 30 somethings who are now giving birth. It's bad enough with the first kid, but when the second child is born they can't handle it by themselves. They're off on maternity leave and can't manage a baby and a toddler all day. In the famous words of a mother with zero coping skills: "I just don't get it."

PA Dutch Mom said...

Kate is 5'4"? I don't believe that. Of course I've never seen her in person, but still.....well, that just seems wrong to me.

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Is is wrong. Kate is taller than I am, which would make her about 5'6¨or slightly taller. Of course, if she stood up straight and not hunched over, she would be taller than that.

PA Dutch Mom said...

The thing that cracks me up about these "mommy bloggers" is the fact that instead of spending time with the kid they popped out, they're spending time telling people how wonderful they are as mothers.

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Or constantly expecting reassurance that what they are doing is right. How in the world did our own parents ever manage to raise children without blogging and sharing every personal detail of their lives (and our lives)?

redbird said...

I called it. Jon's DJ career is skyrocketing!

GO JON GO!

DJ Jon Gosselin ‏@jgosselin10 · 2h2 hours ago
Errands, errands, errands!!! Ugh!!! Got get it done. Next week starts 4-5 gigs a week, Boom!

redbird said...

Blue Apron ‏@blueapron · 3m3 minutes ago
Couldn't make it to #Oktoberfest? No problem - we'll bring it to you

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Said the spider to the fly.

Tucker's Mom said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 70
The thing that cracks me up about these "mommy bloggers" is the fact that instead of spending time with the kid they popped out, they're spending time telling people how wonderful they are as mothers.

&&&&&&&&&&

Or constantly expecting reassurance that what they are doing is right. How in the world did our own parents ever manage to raise children without blogging and sharing every personal detail of their lives (and our lives)?
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The blogging really does seem to have a lot to do with needing a pat on the back and reassurance.
Kate is a bird of another feather with her various blogging stints. She seems eternally assured that she makes no mistakes.

Tucker's Mom said...

redbird said... 71
I called it. Jon's DJ career is skyrocketing!

GO JON GO!

DJ Jon Gosselin ‏@jgosselin10 · 2h2 hours ago
Errands, errands, errands!!! Ugh!!! Got get it done. Next week starts 4-5 gigs a week, Boom!
*******
Good for Jon. He's building his DJ brand through hard work. He seems to really enjoy it, too.

Kaya said...

Kate is a twit said... 57
Ben and Jessa Seewald appeared at the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham, AL this past weekend and TLC was there to film it. Someone who attended posted a picture of a notice from Figure8 Films about filming on Jessa's FB page.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12096104_10207420148572951_8178940911895975795_n.jpg?oh=5a854f9cbc251cbdfe8ad4b8a7527f0a&oe=56D34FD7

The notice reads:

"A TLC television series is being videotaped here today. If you enter this area, you consent to the use of your voice and likeness in the series and in any promotional or advertising materials for the series.

If you do not wish to be videotaped, please stay out of camera range. If you enter this area, you will be deemed to have waived any claim relating to the use of your voice or likeness.

Thank you for your cooperation."

It doesn't show exactly where that sign was posted and where that "designated" area was, but if you happened to be in the audience and just happened to be caught on film, that automatically means you gave consent?

What a way to get around having people sign consent forms just by making a blanket statement like that.
***********************
That's not a TLC "trick." It is standard industry practice. I have been to many events that are being filmed and the protocol is to place notices on the entrances to the venue just as was done here. Passive consent is nothing new.

redbird said...

Remember years ago when TFW said, I choose things to do that will be cost effective.

Like more bang for her buck.

redbird said...

Tucker's Mom said... 73
PA Dutch Mom said... 70
The thing that cracks me up about these "mommy bloggers" is the fact that instead of spending time with the kid they popped out, they're spending time telling people how wonderful they are as mothers.

&&&&&&&&&&

Or constantly expecting reassurance that what they are doing is right. How in the world did our own parents ever manage to raise children without blogging and sharing every personal detail of their lives (and our lives)?
********
The blogging really does seem to have a lot to do with needing a pat on the back and reassurance.

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A virtual world pat on the back.

Ingrid said...

The notice reads: "A TLC television series is being videotaped here today......

((((((
Atleast it doesn't say anything about a confidentiality agreement automatically if you happen to be in the filming sooooo if you see anything odd or whatever you can tell about it.

I wonder if security will be running around stopping people from doing their own pics and filming on their phones too.

Jane said...

Kaya - I live in an area where movies and TV shows are often filmed. Over the summer there were very similar notices posted around the downtown area. I think it was for something on HBO.

Blowing In The Wind said...

That's not a TLC "trick." It is standard industry practice. I have been to many events that are being filmed and the protocol is to place notices on the entrances to the venue just as was done here. Passive consent is nothing new.

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Not always. I have attended awards ceremonies for celebrities in DC and there were no notices posted at entrances or elsewhere. Granted, we could see the cameras filming, and they scanned the audience, but there was no way to opt out of being filmed. When the shows aired, there were we. Not that we objected, but it wasn't protocol at that time. There was no getting away from being filmed because it took place during the shows, and notices wouldn't have meant anything unless one wanted to miss the event which, of course, we did not.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Kate is a bird of another feather with her various blogging stints. She seems eternally assured that she makes no mistakes.

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With Gladys as the Chief Ewe enabler and Master Back Patter!

redbird said...


BODY LANGUAGE OF 13 YOUTUBE STAR CALEB LOGAN BRATAYLEY SUSPICIOUS BEFORE HE DIED.

https://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

Those pictures tell a story of a kid was really sick or really drugged up. I hope the drs. ran a toxicology report done to see what was going on. They usually take a couple of weeks.

redbird said...

Dr. Glass said that all of the women on the Cosby special were all telling the truth!

It is the first story on her blog from the link I just posted.

Somewhere In Time said...

I just remembered that tonight is the Democrats' debate and I haven't been following Hillary or Sanders lately, so I googled Hillary to see what she has been up to, and found this...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258858/Secret-Service-agents-view-Hillary-worst-duty-assignment-consider-assigned-form-punishment.html

I had to laugh. Many years ago a friend of mine worked the Bill Clinton campaign and had a few encounters with Mrs, Clinton. I remember him telling me at the time that she was a witch on wheels and could curse with the best of them. Some of the experiences he related made my jaw drop and I told him he was exaggerating and I found it difficult to believe.

When I read this account online, I thought...wow...maybe he was right and after all of these years I owe him an apology!

More on tonight's debaters...

http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/hillary-handlers-fear-serious-meltdown-in-debate/

Somewhere In Time said...

Not always. I have attended awards ceremonies for celebrities in DC and there were no notices posted at entrances or elsewhere. Granted, we could see the cameras filming, and they scanned the audience, but there was no way to opt out of being filmed. When the shows aired, there were we. Not that we objected, but it wasn't protocol at that time. There was no getting away from being filmed because it took place during the shows, and notices wouldn't have meant anything unless one wanted to miss the event which, of course, we did not.

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I agree. I attended a charity event that was being filmed for a snippet on a national news channel. I had a brief conversation with a crew member. There were no notices posted. I asked him how we knew if we were included in parts that were shown on television. He was a bit snippy and said that we could see the camera, and if we did not want to be shown, then to stay out of the range of the camera. Well,, the camera was zooming everywhere, and if we happened to be in that area, we would be seen on the news coverage. I suppose you could duck and hide under a table, but that would really look suspicious!

This could be embarrassing if you were caught on film with someone other than your spouse! Not me, of course!

¨Dr. Glass said that all of the women on the Cosby special were all telling the truth!

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I take whatever she says with the proverbial grain of salt, not that the women were not telling the truth, but she has zero credibility with me.

Dmasy said...

I have spent time in Palms casino in Vegas. Those signs are posted on the gambling floor when taping is in progress. Gambler, beware!

Sheepless In Seattle said...

OT...

I usually avoid commercials like the plague and mute them. The one that really gets under my skin is Liberty Insurance where the guy says his insurance company wouldn't give him the full cost of his car after a collision. This jerk is surprised to find out that his car depreciates before its first oil change. Even I know that a car depreciates as soon as you drive it off the lot.

That said, there is one that I really do like. It's the Amazon Prime commercial where the cutest little Maltese pup has a blue cast on his leg and the owner calls Amazon to order a carrier, straps it to his own chest so the dog can get out and about. There are no words in the commercial. There is no need for them. The accompanying song is ¨I Was Born Under A Wandering Star.¨ The dog is absolutely adorable, and the person or persons who thought this one up earned their pay.

That's all. Back under the veranda for some liquid refreshments.

Tucker's Mom said...

That's all. Back under the veranda for some liquid refreshments.
******
Ditto, Sheepless. The car insurance commercial? Duh?
If you pay for an insurance policy and don't know what it covers, that's your fault. Most policies aren't replacement, and who doesn't know a car depreciates before the ink is dry?
The white dog with the blue cast is precious!

Rhymes with Witch said...

Sheepeless 87, I really like the amazon/dog commercial as well.
There are numerous current commercials that really get on my nerves- too numerous to list.
Ok, I can't help myself: "you had a car, you named it Brad........". (liberty mutual).

NJGal51 said...

That said, there is one that I really do like. It's the Amazon Prime commercial where the cutest little Maltese pup has a blue cast on his leg and the owner calls Amazon to order a carrier, straps it to his own chest so the dog can get out and about.
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I ordered that carrier for my puppy (who hasn't even been born yet but mamma is pregnant).

Has little Emily grown up? She hasn't tweeted TFW for a while and she didn't wish the twins a (public) happy birthday.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Has little Emily grown up? She hasn't tweeted TFW for a while and she didn't wish the twins a (public) happy birthday.

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I'd put my money on her having found a boyfriend at college. That always does it.

fidosmommy said...

My problem with BOTH commercials is how frequently they are shown. I get bored with all of them after the first 20 or so viewings.

I have Liberty Mutual car insurance. They do give new car replacement if your new car is totaled. Not all companies do, so they are making that point. It is an important feature for some, especially those who buy a new car every 2-3 years. I know many people who do that just because they like new cars. Me? I don't buy new cars, so it's a moot point for me.
I just like the service I get from LM.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...



I take whatever she says with the proverbial grain of salt, not that the women were not telling the truth, but she has zero credibility with me.


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I could take her or leave her, but with the Youtube young man who passed away, I think she's way off base suggesting suicide or drugs or even murder. Apparently she doesn't know any teenage boys you try to wake up early in the morning. They act like that. Really super tired, even out of it. There was nothing abnormal about his behavior, and later in the day he perked up and was acting goofy and typical of a teen.

In fact I found her hyper-analysis of a teenage boy's yawns a little disrespectful to the deceased. He JUST died.

What's more, put the breaks on a conspiracy theory for a second. It's very likely an autopsy will be done, which will either confirm or deny he died of heart failure and put a rest to it. Sadly, heart failure can happen at any age. Kids drop dead from this sometimes, it's usually congenital and it's sudden and awful. Quite bluntly, what on earth would be the motive for the family to hurt him when he was their youtube star making them bank? I don't like that his family exploited him when he was alive, but it doesn't mean they're not entitled to a little peace, and respect, to mourn.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

My problem with BOTH commercials is how frequently they are shown. I get bored with all of them after the first 20 or so viewings.

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I don't watch much television on a regular basis, even if I am sleepless, so I don't know how often they are shown, but I will take your word for it!

I would seriously think twice, though, about having LM even if they offer new car replacement. The sweet little thing who says that she tapped the bumper of the station wagon and that it is no big deal and is disgusted with the insurance company because everyone makes mistakes is a real air-head. Rear-ending a car IS a big deal. A driver should have the car under control at all times. What if there were a baby in the backseat? I would think it would be a very big deal if that baby were injured. The ignorance in those commercials is scary and the one who named her car ¨Brad¨ reminded me of the guy who was addicted and in love with his car. I don't remember the name of his car, but I do remember him humping it!

I guess the reason I really like the dog commercial is because we once had an adorable little pup that looked so much like that one. She was a Christmas present and her name was Marley...named after Jacob Marley because she was as white as a ghost. Ironically enough, she came to us on Christmas when she was eight weeks old, and passed away on Christmas Eve from bone cancer, a decade later. I really miss her.

I bet that little Emily thinks that her relationship with Kate and the kids is such that to tweet them is beneath her, and it wouldn't surprise me if she sent them a special gift and called them.

Rainbirdie said...

Sheepless In Seattle said... 87
OT...

I usually avoid commercials like the plague and mute them.... That said, there is one that I really do like.
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The one commercial that never fails to amuse me is the Esurance 'sorta Marge' with the beauty queen driving the forklift.

" 'merica of the US, and therefore....yes" - makes me laugh every time.

redbird said...

I watched the last 15 minutes of the Little Family.

Wow. That mother is just rude and miserable. The dad was trying to glue a toy box/coffee table for a friend so he could pass it down to his grandkids. All the kids were circling around him outside the garage like little howlers, one question after the other. He couldn't get anything done. He was stressed out because the mother wasn't doing anything to help get them under control.

Then she finally said, Is there anything I can do to help? He didn't answer her, just kept saying things he had to do. Not once did she say, hey, I'll take the kids inside so you can get this done because he had a deadline to get it done.

The grandmother and uncle came and got the kids so the parents could get some time to breathe. Then they showed the parents on the back deck and the dad was talking and the mother said, be quiet and just enjoy the scenery.

It was so hard to watch. You could cut the tension with a knife.

I can't see them being married much longer.

Vanessa said...

http://www.thetalko.com/15-reasons-why-tlc-is-in-big-trouble/9/

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Interesting

TLC stinks said...

That article explains precisely why TLC is failing.

Blowing In The Wind said...

It was so hard to watch. You could cut the tension with a knife.

I can't see them being married much longer.

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The dad had a deadline to get a toy glued together so he could hand it down to his grandsons? I am missing something there!

You could be right, but don't forget that some of it could have been staged for dramatics. If they are a normal, loving couple viewers would become bored in no time. Think the Hayes family.

P.J. said...

R'uh R'oh! Will we have another reality "star" spending time in a federal prison?

Abby Lee Miller and Teresa Guidice can share a cell and compare brand notes.


http://6abc.com/entertainment/feds-dance-moms-star-hid-show-income-during-bankruptcy/1032793/

localyocul said...

And another one gone:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/dance-moms-star-abby-lee-miller-charged-with-bankruptcy-frau?utm_term=.okkEP83zvE

P.J. said...

localyocul said... 101

Jinx! LOL

localyocul said...

P.J. said... 102
localyocul said... 101

Jinx! LOL

(((

Haha ! These reality tv people are interchangeable

AuntieAnn said...

As for the #noshameparenting hashtag, talk about confusing the issue. No one is asking anyone to feel shameful about parenting. We're simply asking that parenting be done in private.

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She's using the so-called no shame parenting movement to justify her actions. What she's doing isn't in the same ballpark as, say, breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding or spanking vs not spanking.

I think the lady doth protest too much. If she has any maternal instinct at all, on some level I'd wager she probably is ashamed of exploiting her kids.

localyocul said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3272293/PIERS-MORGAN-Lamar-Odom-s-tragedy-just-couldn-t-Kardashians.html

"At first, he loved every minute of his new found celebrity status, throwing himself into photo-shoots, premieres, interviews and parties with all the enthusiasm of Charlie Bucket entering Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
But then, after a while, he stopped loving it.
Filming was up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end.
‘They want you to be at your wit’s end and tired,’ explained Khloe, ‘I think he (Lamar) thought we could send the cameras away whenever you want, but you can't"

"‘I don’t do Twitter,’ he protested, ‘I don’t Instagram. I don’t believe in following people around. It just came with it. Me and that girl fell in love.’
Fine words, but utterly disingenuous.
Lamar pursued and embraced his reality TV fame with the kind of ravenous hunger he used to pursue victory and titles on the basketball court.
The problem though is that you have to lay yourself bare to it, warts (sometimes literally…) and all.
There’s no ability to control the beast. Your life is public property, your human qualities and frailities exposed to millions.
Everywhere you go, everyone knows everything about you."

"It takes a very advanced degree of narcissism and the hide of a thousand rhinos to deal with that kind of scrutiny.
Lamar, unlike the family he married into, was too sensitive, too vulnerable."

"The sad, tragic truth about Lamar Odom is that he couldn’t keep up with the Kardashians.
And he should never have tried."

Mel said...

Apparently Anna & Josh have sold their Arkansas house to a Duggar family friend/attorney for $10. I wonder why for $10.

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/exclusive-josh-and-anna-duggar-sold-arkansas-home-days-after-he-was-caught-cheating-73921

Mel said...

Another Anna article....

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/10/13/anna-duggar-michelle-sex-advice-josh-affairs-cheating-exhausted/

Tucker's Mom said...

She's using the so-called no shame parenting movement to justify her actions. What she's doing isn't in the same ballpark as, say, breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding or spanking vs not spanking.
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So, I was driving today and cut someone off at the fender!
#noshamedriving

That was after I sped out of my driveway and knocked over my neighbor's very full, very stinky trashcan.
#noshamedriving

So then, I stopped at the grocery store and sampled my body weight in the produce aisle.
#noshamegroceryshopping

As I checked out, I insisted that my expired coupons be honored, 10 items get rain checks and the bagger bag my items by color, size and weight, respectively.
#noshameshopping

As I was driving home, I got so hungry that I quaffed down a liter of Pepsi and threw it out my window.
#noshamelittering

Finally, after unloading my groceries, I walked my dogs and let them shit on my neighbor's lawn and didn't pick it up.
#noshamedogwalking

HOW DARE YOU JUDGE ME!!!!! IF YOU HAD MY LIFE YOU'D DO IT TOO!!!!

JoyinVirginia said...

I have known people who bought property from a close family member, in one case it was a grandmother, for only ten dollars. The reason it was purchased instead of given as a gift had something to do with taxes, or so the rest of the family couldn't challenge the sale, or something like that. It was long ago, can't remember details. Often in property transfer section of paper there are things like this listed. It's a public transaction, property records are available to view at the appropriate office all over the country.

MikeB said...

Mel said... 106
Apparently Anna & Josh have sold their Arkansas house to a Duggar family friend/attorney for $10. I wonder why for $10.
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That is boilerplate language on deeds where I live. My deed says the same thing, probably so the actual price will remain private. The actual closing documents settled through the attorney's escrow account do show the down payment, mortgage loan, and closing costs; however, that is not a part of the public record.

http://www.answers.com/Q/Why_does_a_warranty_deed_show_Ten_Dollars_10.00_cash_in_hand_paid_versus_the_actual_amount_of_the_property_sale_price

Tucker's Mom said...


"The sad, tragic truth about Lamar Odom is that he couldn’t keep up with the Kardashians.
And he should never have tried."
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It's very sad, but it's the reality of "reality" tv stardom.
You ARE laid bare.
Who knew herbal Viagra was so dangerous????

NJGal51 said...

I bet that little Emily thinks that her relationship with Kate and the kids is such that to tweet them is beneath her, and it wouldn't surprise me if she sent them a special gift and called them.
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I have to disagree on this. Emily is all about the attention. She does seem to have other interests now like college plays, etc. and has even stopped her non-stop tweeting to the various stars that she's in love with.

MikeB said...

Tucker's Mom said... 111

Who knew herbal Viagra was so dangerous????
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I remember a couple of years ago testing was done on some of the male enhancement pills and it turned out many of them contained Viagra or some other real ED drugs in higher doses than prescription pills. Using the term "herbal" seems to be nothing more than a way to get drugs that should be regulated by the FDA onto store shelves without review.

Julie said...

I would bet you anything that if the fedgov looked into Kate's finances they would find that money was hidden during the divorce years. I'd even bet that she's still got money going into companies she's created to get tax breaks. When no one else can get you the IRS will.

fidosmommy said...

The one commercial that never fails to amuse me is the Esurance 'sorta Marge' with the beauty queen driving the forklift.

" 'merica of the US, and therefore....yes" - makes me laugh every time.

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Ah yes, Caitlin Upton, Miss S. Carolina 200(something). Poor girl got completely befuddled and sweetly spit out nonsense about education.
She had us all over the world sphere without globes or maps. She knew she was stuck but just kept talking. So that commercial for a beauty queen on a forklift is sadly hysterical.

Sleepless, I am really sorry my insurance company causes such a reaction for you! :) I think the ad about the fender bender is talking about small stuff that is still eligible for a claim. A dent to a fender (caused by any number of circumstances, including backing up in a parking lot) or a broken window (which happened to me when I was in the center lane between 2 semis - sucked a side window right out of my minivan!) or a rock flying into the windshield, etc. Anyway, LM is saying your rates will not go up on your first claim. Does anyone know how many people don't file claims and either live with the damage or pay to get it fixed so their insurance doesn't cost more? I don't know myself, but I bet there are plenty besides those whom I know personally. It is not a feature everyone wants or needs, for sure. But LM is trying to convince people who don't think about replacement costs, raised rates, or who travel the globe without maps or atlases ;) that these are things they should think about. Not everyone does. Just ask Caitlin if she did.

Note: I wrote this with absolutely no argumentative intent, honest. I apologize in advance if it doesn't come across that way.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

That is boilerplate language on deeds where I live. My deed says the same thing, probably so the actual price will remain private.


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I thought this was also a tax trick to offer consideration and get around gift taxes. Perfectly legal of course.

It makes me wonder if Josh is expecting a lawsuit and is trying to dump assets. He could always rebuy it for $10 when a threat of a lawsuit is over.

Math Girl said...

Mel said... 106
Apparently Anna & Josh have sold their Arkansas house to a Duggar family friend/attorney for $10. I wonder why for $10.
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They didn't sell it to the attorney, they sold it to a company ALB investments, LLC, that had its incorporation papers filed by the attorney. Apparently the papers don't have to say who actually owns the company. It could be Jsoh and Anna. It could be Jim Boob and Michelle. Or just Jim Boob.

Andrea said...

More reality star news: Meri Brown of Sisterwives was catfished.
http://www.people.com/article/sister-wives-meri-brow-how-i-got-catfished-into-online-relationship-with-woman

Regarding Kate diehard fans, my friend Got her PHD in Film Studies, we were talking about TV one night. She said that the TV shows that survive are the ones where the viewers can imagine themselves being part of the TV world. I think this crosses over to Reality shows exc.

Over In TFW¨s County said...

But LM is trying to convince people who don't think about replacement costs, raised rates, or who travel the globe without maps or atlases ;) that these are things they should think about. Not everyone does.

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I may be way off base, but I think what Sleepless is talking about is the stupidity of what is being put out in the commercial. The gal who says it is no big deal that she tapped the car in front of her (she doesn't say that she backed into a sign), or the guy who didn't know that his car depreciates are really dingbats. Who doesn't know that a car depreciates before the first oil change? It decreases in value as soon as you become the owner of that vehicle.

Wouldn't they be able to read it on their policy...what it covers and what it doesn't? If they can't read or understand printed info, aren't agents there to answer questions?

If a company wants to explain how their insurance works (replacement), then they need to come up with new writers who do not portray their actors to look stupid. It does not speak well for the company. Just my two cents. I agree with Sleepless! Those Liberty commercials get on my nerves!

P.J. said...

Admin said...

It makes me wonder if Josh is expecting a lawsuit and is trying to dump assets. He could always rebuy it for $10 when a threat of a lawsuit is over.

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That was my first thought.

When my brother was killed, the guy who hit him from behind sued my dad (the car was in my dad's name). My dad's attorney suggested that the home and car be put in my mother's name to prevent them from being seized in a lawsuit but they had to wait a year after the suit was filed to do the transfer. This was a long, long time ago and laws may have changed or be different depending where you live.

So, putting it in Anna's name was out of the question? What loving, trusting people they must be. I am purely speculating, so don't jump all over me. Nothing that family does surprises me.

fidosmommy said...

OK.

I guess I just don't see the commercials the same way. Moving on now. :)

Math Girl said...

With regard to Liberty Mutual and replacement cost coverage: I suspect that what they are describing is not a standard part of their insurance, but is an add-on that costs extra. I also suspect that it is not unique to Liberty Mutual.

In British Columbia, our provincial insurer ICBC offers a limited depreciation endorsement and a replacement cost endorsements as add-ons to collision insurance. The replacement cost endorsement means you get a brand new car (or cash equal to what you paid for your car) if your car is badly damaged; it's only available on new cars for the first 3 years of their "lives". They recommended it (and we took it) when we bought a brand spanking new car. Alas, she is now "too old". How the mighty are fallen. It seem like only yesterday...

Rhymes with Witch said...

One of my favorite commercials is several years old. It is in French. With English subtitles.

Two older French men in work clothes ,)not suits) wearing berets are walking down a country road. one man says to the other:
"my hard drive is maxed out."
His companion replies " bummer".

Ingrid said...

Who doesn't know that a car depreciates before the first oil change?

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I work with a guy whose car was totaled a couple weeks ago. (not his fault) He is upset because they will only give him $10K but he owes $14K. He doesn't understand since it is a "new car"-- he says. It is a 2014 with 3000 miles on it. NOT a new car. He could have gotten GAP insurance to cover the difference but never did. I always tell people to get GAP. He was injured so he's hoping the settlement will be enough to pay the car off. I had to just shake my head when I heard him whining about it.

P.J. said...

It's officially over. Kim Davis and her minions have finally caved.

http://www.examiner.com/article/kim-davis-officially-caves-will-no-longer-deny-same-sex-marriage-licenses

Math Girl said...

P.J. said... 125
It's officially over. Kim Davis and her minions have finally caved.

http://www.examiner.com/article/kim-davis-officially-caves-will-no-longer-deny-same-sex-marriage-licenses
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I think they've badly misinterpreted what's happened.

This is the hearing over the alterations Kim ordered made in the marriage licenses. Her attorneys are arguing that the governor says the altered licenses are valid, so they're A-OK. Will she next order the clerks to sign them Mickey Mouse and write "burn in hell, FAG" on them? And argue that's perfectly acceptable as well?

It seems to me the licenses should have the name of the county on them, so anyone looking at one will know where to verify that it is a real, registered, license, and verify that the marriage actually took place and was registered. The deputy clerks should also be able/required to put their name and title on them. Because Mickey Mouse isn't allowed to issue licenses, and not all notary publics are allowed to issue licenses, but deputy clerks are.

Kim Davis has not caved at all. She is just recognizing that licenses have been issued and arguing that she can order the deputies to put anything she wants on them. Because she's so special, don't you know. With her DM-ing God and all.

Over In TFW's County said...

He was injured so he's hoping the settlement will be enough to pay the car off. I had to just shake my head when I heard him whining about it.

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Tell him to make sure that he keeps all documentation to support his claim. Insurance adjusters can be real beasts. They will demand proof of injury, including MRIs, physicians reports, documentation from physical therapy, loss of income, and whatever. They will offer to settle at a ridiculously low price and a personal injury attorney will be needed. Of course, that comes out of your own pocket and his fees will be deducted when and if the case settles. If it doesn't settle and goes to trial, that could go on for months and even years and attorney's fees will continue to accrue. I believe that in most states there is a two-year statute of limitation on such cases. If you file too soon, the other insurance company will claim that you just want money; if you wait too long they will ask why you waited so long. If he doesn't have full tort, it will be a long and difficult road. Some exceptions apply, such that the other driver was under the influence and arrested or if he can prove that it was a serious injury and he needed hospitalization and is now unable to work.

Over In TFW's County said...

OK.

I guess I just don't see the commercials the same way. Moving on now. :)

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But don't you like the little white dog commercial? :)

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

OK.

I guess I just don't see the commercials the same way. Moving on now. :)

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But don't you like the little white dog commercial? :)

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Oh, my gosh...Amazon Prime commercial. I love it. The way the dog looks at his owner when the kid is on the bench is just priceless! Amazon did it right with that one.

fidosmommy said...

With regard to Liberty Mutual and replacement cost coverage: I suspect that what they are describing is not a standard part of their insurance, but is an add-on that costs extra.

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No, it is not an add-on. It's an incentive to go with LM when choosing car insurance. It is a selling point for a basic LM policy.

I guess I made a turn-around while I was moving on.

Over in TFW County, I USED to like the little doggie commercial, but like anything that is shown too much, I find that deep raspy song incredibly annoying. I'm confined to bed and chair, so the tv is on a lot even just for background noise. If I were still active, going to work, etc. I would have the tv off most of the time and wouldn't get bored with commercials.

NJGal51 said...

I like the Subaru commercial where the guy is taking his old dog on the ride of his life to fulfill the dog's bucket list. "Subaru knows it’s not about the distance traveled, but how you celebrate the journey with your best friend."

Over In TFW's County said...

I would have the tv off most of the time and wouldn't get bored with commercials.

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When I see a boring commercial or one that annoys me I mute the channel, and I run for the remote when that ASPCA commercial comes on and it seems to last forever. I hate that thing and the songs that go along with it.

¨No, it is not an add-on. It's an incentive to go with LM when choosing car insurance. It is a selling point for a basic LM policy.¨

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So are you saying that if you buy a brand new $35,000 car and you total it, they will give you a brand new car with a sticker price of $35,000 regardless of how much mileage is on that car or the age of that car? Or do you just get the value of the car at that point? If it's the latter, isn't that pretty much standard with most insurance companies? I am not sure I am understanding this correctly.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I like the Farmers Only dating site commercial where the farmer guy who looks like Woody Harrelson says his wife was a blessing in disguise. That comment makes no sense at all, which is why it's fun.

NJGal51 said...

@jgosselin10: DJ Minion!!! Went costume shopping tonight with kids! https://instagram.com/p/81jLpySF4l/

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


******
So, I was driving today and cut someone off at the fender!
#noshamedriving

That was after I sped out of my driveway and knocked over my neighbor's very full, very stinky trashcan.
#noshamedriving

So then, I stopped at the grocery store and sampled my body weight in the produce aisle.
#noshamegroceryshopping


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Yep.

And to me this is all the same thing. But for some reason no shame mommies want a special little exception carved out for motherhood that doesn't allow for any feedback or criticism. What about fathers? Same veil for them? In any case, there is no justifiable reason for this shield that anyone's articulated. And in fact, you're walking a fine line where it's unsafe. Society needs to be free to criticize someone's parenting as everyone should be in the business of the protection of children.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


@jgosselin10: DJ Minion!!! Went costume shopping tonight with kids! https://instagram.com/p/81jLpySF4l/

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It's nice to see one parent thinking about Halloween sooner than two days before!

NJGal51 said...

I've got USAA and years ago when someone hit & totaled my Civic (they also had USAA) they were just going to give me blue book. I had just had the transmission redone the previous month and Once I provided them with the receipt they added the full amount of what I paid for that to the settlement.

Sherry Baby said...

Over in TFW County, I USED to like the little doggie commercial, but like anything that is shown too much, I find that deep raspy song incredibly annoying. I'm confined to bed and chair, so the tv is on a lot even just for background noise. If I were still active, going to work, etc. I would have the tv off most of the time and wouldn't get bored with commercials.

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I'm sorry that you are confined to bed and chair. That must be so difficult for your. Since you said that you have Liberty car insurance, I assume that you do drive and manage to get out and about. I sure hope so! Be well!

redbird said...

Arkansas is not a community property state, but rather an equitable distribution jurisdiction.

P.J., I am not jumping on you, I am jumping up and down because that house is half Anna's! That manipulative weasel Jim Bob won't allow her to get anything in assets that are due to her. She needs a good lawyer and sue Josh for divorce and sue Jim Bob for anything that he owes her!

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


"It takes a very advanced degree of narcissism and the hide of a thousand rhinos to deal with that kind of scrutiny.
Lamar, unlike the family he married into, was too sensitive, too vulnerable."


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I think this is right. I don't think very many people COULD keep up.

From the outside it might look like a lot of fun and feeds the ego but after awhile it's exhausting. I think it's the same with a lot of kids on TV. It's all fun and games at first and the trips are great and the perks. Then it gets old. There is no end in sight to the Kardashians.

That other husband of that clan Scott I think struggles too. He's in and out of drinking and drugs.

Math Girl said...

From the Liberty Mutual Site

With Liberty Mutual's New Car Replacement, you don't have to worry about replacing it because you'll get the money for a brand new car - not just the depreciated value . It's a standard feature on all Liberty Mutual auto insurance policies.

Your policy deductible still applies, and coverage is for cars that are less than a year old, weren't previously owned, and have less than 15,000 miles on them. Leased cars and motorcycles are excluded. New car replacement coverage is not available in North Carolina and Wyoming.
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So it only covers cars for one year. The optional ICBC coverage is for three years, more or less.

I hadn't heard of GAP insurance before it was mentioned here. It does sound like a good idea, even if you have Liberty Mutual, as it's quite possible to be underwater on a car loan after a year. Paying off the loan doesn't solve all your problems, as you would still need a car, but not having a car and still owing money on a wrecked car is adding insult to injury.

Over In TFW's County said...

Isn't it soon time for the fans to tweet Kate and ask what the kids will be wearing for Halloween, and then Kate will respond by saying that she is so very busy creating each costume that she doesn't have time to tweet? She will be the best mommy in the world, coming up with EIGHT costumes, struggling to piece and patch, running around everywhere trying to complete the costumes when, in fact, she could go to a thrift shop and buy EIGHT costumes for a total of $65.00 and save herself so much stress!

Math Girl said...

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 140

From the outside it might look like a lot of fun and feeds the ego but after awhile it's exhausting. I think it's the same with a lot of kids on TV. It's all fun and games at first and the trips are great and the perks. Then it gets old. There is no end in sight to the Kardashians.

That other husband of that clan Scott I think struggles too. He's in and out of drinking and drugs.
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Admin, you're not keeping up. Scott and Kourtney have split. I don't think they were actually married, despite their three children together.

jamezvader1194 said...

@Over in TFW's County Jon posted a picture on instagram saying hes halloween shopping with his kids and in one of the pictures i can see hannah.So it would seem that Kate wouldn't have to make any costumes if jon buys them all costumes.Of course Kate could say she brought all their costumes but it would be a lie cause how would she explain the pics of the kids shopping for costumes with Jon?

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

What! They split!

I clearly am NOT keeping up.

P.J. said...

jamezvader1194 said... 144

Of course Kate could say she brought all their costumes but it would be a lie cause how would she explain the pics of the kids shopping for costumes with Jon?

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Hey, knowing how Schmoops operates, perhaps she's done that in the past with costumes that Jon purchased. Maybe that's why he snapped a few photos and posted them. I put nothing past her.

Susie Cincinnati said...

It looks like UGGS has a new boyfriend -- Morris Chestnut! Move over Michael Strahan. No birthday wishes for the twins of her buddy Kate. In fact, l was surprised how few tweets there were considering the number of followers she has!

Brenda Schuettler @sweetbren66
@Morris_Chestnut @RosewoodFOX #Rosewood best new show !!!!


Brenda Schuettler @sweetbren66
@Morris_Chestnut I love @RosewoodFOX and #Miami #morrisMakesMiamiHotter #newFavShow kudos !!!

Morris makes Miami hotter? Oh, UGGS...just get a room with someone -- anyone!

NJGal51 said...

jamezvader1194 said... 144
@Over in TFW's County Jon posted a picture on instagram saying hes halloween shopping with his kids and in one of the pictures i can see hannah.
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And Hannah looks like she's having a damn good time.

Sherry Baby said...

jamezvader1194 said... 144
@Over in TFW's County Jon posted a picture on instagram saying hes halloween shopping with his kids and in one of the pictures i can see hannah.So it would seem that Kate wouldn't have to make any costumes if jon buys them all costumes.Of course Kate could say she brought all their costumes but it would be a lie cause how would she explain the pics of the kids shopping for costumes with Jon?

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Is this the former ¨getofftwitter?¨ If not, hasn't that poster been absent for quite awhile?

Tucker's Mom -- the latest on Odom. Apparently it was more than herbal Viagra. Drugs may have been involved, and he is now on a ventilator, not doing very well, from all reports.

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/lamar-odom-had-drugs-system-suffered-brain-damage-sources-n444651

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Every time I hear them refer to this brothel thing that Lamarr was at, I think of the Quick and the Dead. What exactly is a brothel in 2015 terms? I know what it meant in 1886.

Anonymous said...

Fleecing... I do love the little white dog commercial. My family baby of 21A+ years was a white Maltese with an attitude! They deserve every moment they get. We used to make up jobs for our Sadie. Pumpkin patch princess.

Kristine101

Sandylove said...

Tell him to make sure that he keeps all documentation to support his claim. Insurance adjusters can be real beasts.
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Oh gosh, I was a claims adjuster for over 17 years and no one ever called me a beast. I'd like to hope I'd settled their claim fairly. However, I do know there were/are adjusters out there who qualify for that title.

Anonymous said...

So, we know it's fine to post recent pics of the Gosselin kids. I wish their parents would rethink that choice.

Kristine101

fidosmommy said...

I hadn't heard of GAP insurance before it was mentioned here. It does sound like a good idea, even if you have Liberty Mutual, as it's quite possible to be underwater on a car loan after a year. Paying off the loan doesn't solve all your problems, as you would still need a car, but not having a car and still owing money on a wrecked car is adding insult to injury.

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Why, everyone should take a page out of Kate's book - have 3 cars! It saves money, dontchaknow? If your Audi breaks down on the road you can switch to your bus until you get you newer still Audi.

Maybe she has Liberty Mutual so they just replaced the spurned Audi.
LOL.

TLC stinks said...

I have never watched the Kardashians (so trashy), but from what I am reading regarding Lamar Odom, he was also using cocaine in addition to the herbal viagra. Just wait. There will be a lawsuit.

I hope somewhere in those Kardashian hearts they realize how they are responsible for this guy being depressed. So-called reality TV does nothing but ruin lives. Some people cannot cope being used and hung out publicly. The real tragedy is that he and Khloe were not officially divorced and the bitch is making medical decisions. I can just see them making an episode out if this and that may just bring down their nasty empire.

TLC stinks said...

Since I ranted about the Kardashians, I'll give you some inside info about Bruce Jenner. I met him several years ago at a dinner where he had been hired to speak. I sat next to him. He did not act the least bit feminine. Instead of speaking on the subject matter he was supposed to, he spoke the entire time about his Olympic win.

This is my guess about him. He has been a cross dresser all his life. It does not mean you are a woman. I don't believe many Hollywood plastic surgery doctors have much in the way of scruples and Bruce, who craves attention, decided to embark on his transformation. If he had done this privately, I would feel differently, but instead went public with a reality show. You are supposed to undergo psych evals before the knife (and interestingly he kept his penis) so I think all those evals were bought and paid for too. I just never got the vibe nor witnessed anything feminine about him other than the plastic surgery to his face which was no different than what other Hollywood males have had done. This is just my opinion, no basis in fact.

P.J. said...

As much as I don't like the Kartrashians, I hardly think they are responsible for a professional athlete overdosing.

P.J. said...

No time to read this morning, but there is plenty of speculation that Anna Duggar and the kids are heading to Florida. Did she sell the house?

Also, Michelle has been floating the idea that Anna didn't satisfy Josh sexually?

Goodbye Kim Davis, we're back to Duggarland.

NJGal51 said...

Anonymous said... 153
So, we know it's fine to post recent pics of the Gosselin kids. I wish their parents would rethink that choice.
Kristine101
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He didn't post pictures of the kids. Hannah was in the background of a picture of him. He was clowning around and putting different costumes on. I didn't even notice her the first time I saw the picture.

NJGal51 said...

@MiloandJack: That moment when you realize you ARE getting #older....kids got themselves up & off 2school & hubs and I BOTH OVERSLEPT!! 😧 @Kateplusmy8
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Wait, hasn't the son graduated from high school and moved into his own apartment? And isn't the daughter 17ish? Maybe the son is still home while going to college but I think that they're both old enough to get off to school on their own By now. Why does this seem to be such a surprise to her? Maybe she's giving TFW some fodder for a tweet.

Kate is a twit said...


This is the hearing over the alterations Kim ordered made in the marriage licenses. Her attorneys are arguing that the governor says the altered licenses are valid, so they're A-OK
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Yet when Kim Davis had her little press conference the day she returned to work, she, herself, said that the licenses would not have her name on it, that they would say "pursuant to court order" instead, and claimed that they were INVALID without her name on it.

The ACLU filed their motion several weeks ago, and her attorney's are just replying now? I think they wait until the latest story about Kim fades(the Pope) and then do something to get her name back in the press.

I don't think the Kim Davis thing is going to go away for a long time. Liberty Counsel is getting too much publicity from it and they want to keep her name out there.

MikeB said...

Over In TFW's County said... 132

So are you saying that if you buy a brand new $35,000 car and you total it, they will give you a brand new car with a sticker price of $35,000 regardless of how much mileage is on that car or the age of that car?
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You have to read the fine print they hide at the bottom of the screen. They will give you the amount to buy a new one if your old one was less than a year old and had less than 15,000 miles.

I've also seen advertisements where the insurance will give you blue book value for a car one year newer than the one you had.

It's all marketing though. The insurance companies are going to build the higher costs into higher premiums. You get what you pay for.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Wait, hasn't the son graduated from high school and moved into his own apartment? And isn't the daughter 17ish? Maybe the son is still home while going to college but I think that they're both old enough to get off to school on their own


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It's tweets like that that make me skeptical she even has kids.

Unless she's one of those extreme helicopter parents, her high school kids, one who is supposed to be in college and not even living there anymore, should have been getting themselves up and off to school pretty much on their own for years now. And do she and hubs work? You can't just oversleep. Why didn't they set an alarm like a responsible adult?

At that age most kids are going to say mom I'm fine, John's coming by to pick me up, or I'll get there myself. I got my lunch money myself or I made my lunch. At that age you'd be made fun of is mommy still "got you ready and off to school" every morning.

If she's still getting her kids to school, if that's true, she needs to think seriously about cutting the apron strings. In a few short years no one will get them off to their college classes. These are the kind of kids that walk in 20 minutes late every morning to their 8 a.m. English composition class because they've never actually had to get up and off somewhere on their own and have no idea how to budget their time and get their morning things done so they can get someplace.

Kate is a twit said...

NJGal51 said... 160
@MiloandJack: That moment when you realize you ARE getting #older....kids got themselves up & off 2school & hubs and I BOTH OVERSLEPT!! 😧 @Kateplusmy8
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Wait, hasn't the son graduated from high school and moved into his own apartment? And isn't the daughter 17ish? Maybe the son is still home while going to college but I think that they're both old enough to get off to school on their own By now. Why does this seem to be such a surprise to her? Maybe she's giving TFW some fodder for a tweet.
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Her son is 20 and her daughter is 16. Guess she wants to pretend that she's just like Kate, and still has to get up each morning to get her kids off to school even though they surely are old enough to do so themselves.

Ass-istant to Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/14/politics/ivanka-trump-donald-trump-defense/index.html


Ivanka gave an interview. As usual, she's all class. Can we elect HER as president?

I had no idea Ivanka and Chelsea Clinton were such good friends.

So Kate still hasn't tweeted a word about the Donald running. At this point it looks like he's going to secure the nomination baring anything major coming up. He's leaps and bounds ahead of everyone. Is Kate too nervous to open up a political firestorm by offering her support or at least congrats, or is she still quite unaware of what's happening? Oddly enough I'm leaning toward the latter. I think she's not even paying attention, she's that out of the loop.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#163), I've doubted the existence of Gladys' kids for years.
If she was, in fact, the sort of helicopter parent who was still
supervising a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old getting to school,
I can't imagine how she'd have the energy and attention available
for the hero worship she exhibits towards TFW. A tweet from
TFW at any time of day or night elicits an almost immediate
response from her. Would a truly busy wife, businessperson,
and mother of 2 have that kind of availability?

TLC stinks said...

I've always thought the kids were her grandchildren. I don't believe Milo is that young.

TLC stinks said...

From Radar:

In the weeks leading up to Odom’s overdose at a brothel, he had “pleaded with Khloe to stop having the production crew from KUWTK film their phone conversations,” an insider told Radar. “He wanted them to remain private. But he was powerless to stop it because Lamar had previously signed off on having phone calls recorded when he was married to Khloe, and part of the show.”

“Lamar had no idea that he was going to be Khloe’s storyline during the past season. She is always talking about how much she loves the guy, but has no problem exploiting Lamar for her gain. How low can Khloe go? Lamar would call her sobbing about losing his best friend this past summer, and the first thing she thinks is to document it?”

Rhymes with Witch said...

More from Radar.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/lamar-odom-hospital-khloe-kardashian-filming-kim-kris-jenner-cameras-rolling-kuwtk/

Math Girl said...

Last night's episode of The Good Wife had a very interesting "case of the week".

The case Alicia picks up in bail-bond court this week is a fascinating one — her client is Eric, a young man whose photographer mother took nude pictures of him and his sister as children. The photos were on display at the Chicago Museum of Fine Arts, where they're about to become a part of the permanent collection, and Eric took a hammer and bashed them off the wall.

Alicia quickly offers to represent Eric not just in the matter regarding his vandalism, but in getting an injunction against the museum exhibit on the grounds that he never gave consent for the photos to be taken.

Read the full recap here:
http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/good-wife-recap-season-7-episode-2.html

The Good Wife can be a bit much for those who don't watch it regularly because of the ongoing story lines of politics and legal firm politics. This is a good recap as it puts all that stuff at the end and you can stop reading when you get to that part.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Her son is 20 and her daughter is 16. Guess she wants to pretend that she's just like Kate, and still has to get up each morning to get her kids off to school even though they surely are old enough to do so themselves.

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If she is not a catfishing old man in a facility somewhere and does have kids, she may be such an overbearing helicopter parent that she gets up with them, makes sure that they are dressed appropriately, gives them the orders of the day before she gets them off to school. Perhaps this is why they might want to ignore her, have no time for her and therefore she turns to Kate and Twitter to get her attention fix. Can you imagine having someone who pesters relentlessly and is so annoying and nosy being your parent? Remember the friends or relatives who left in the middle of the night with no forwarding address or phone number?

Blowing In The Wind said...

peterrowland ‏@peterrowland10 45m45 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 please kate I wan't you & your kids stay in the spotlight & remain in the public eye & be celebrities & forget all about jon

peterrowland ‏@peterrowland10 53m53 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 please kate I wan't you and your kids to come back to tv do more of your kate plus 8 tv specials because love you I support you

Yes, Kate...continue to exploit your kids and make them support you financially. You must do this for Peter because he loves you and that is a priority in your life.

Fans are nuts.

Rainbirdie said...

I read that even though Khloe & Lamar both signed divorce papers, there is a court backlog & they are still legally married. That's how Khloe can be in his hospital room, possibly be making medical decisions for him & self-promote the hell out of the situation.

TLC stinks said...

Radar:

Odom “has a $10 million life insurance policy, and under terms of the prenup, Khloe was to remain the sole beneficiary, even if the couple were to divorce,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Radar.

@@@@@@


There will be a legal fight before K-hole gets a dime if Odom dies.

PA Dutch Mom said...


At least the German police have some sense...

http://andyjwells.tumblr.com/post/131219063552/police-warn-parents-not-to-post-pictures-of

Julia RO ‏@my2kittens 6h6 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 The weather up there is supposed to be stormy/snowy this weekend. How is the weather right now where you are in PA?

LOL!! No, sweetie, unless the forecast changes drastically in one day, we are supposed to have a beautiful sunny fall weekend with highs in the 50s, according to the local noon weather report.

Where do they come up with this stuff?

TLC stinks said...

E! spokesperson says they are not filming at the hospital, contrary to what Radar reports, but that does not mean, IMO, what is going on with Odom will not be filmed. They are like a bunch of vultures all dressed in black.

JoyinVirginia said...

The Lamar Odom situation sounds so sad. Something really bad happened to him, very likely resulting from the drugs he took.
Washington Post has good article, those "herbal viagra" products have been subject of FDA warning and many actually contain real viagra. Cocaine alone can cause strokes and heart attacks.
Here is link to article.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/15/herbal-viagra-pills-linked-to-lamar-odom-collapse-were-subject-of-fda-warning/

TLC stinks said...

Isn't Khloe the one who is rumored to be OJ's daughter? She sure resembles him and she is a big girl, much bigger than her sisters.

Over And Out said...

Milo getting her kids off to school...geez!

I would imagine that to any teenager, and especially if Gladys is the parent, they think of her as a hulking behemoth and they got themselves off to school without her hovering over them, high-fiving each other as they got out the door! I am chuckling just thinking about it.

That is...if she has kids. Of course, they could be her grandchildren. Who knows?

Over And Out said...

Isn't Khloe the one who is rumored to be OJ's daughter? She sure resembles him and she is a big girl, much bigger than her sisters.

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Robert thought she was OJ's, but I don't think any DNA was ever done. I don't see any resemblance at all to OJ. It was rumored that Kris had quite few affairs back then, and if I remember correctly, one of the potential fathers was her hair stylist, Alex Roldan. He is a big guy and she sure looks a heck of a lot more like him than OJ!

Lanc Native said...

Julia RO ‏@my2kittens 6h6 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 The weather up there is supposed to be stormy/snowy this weekend. How is the weather right now where you are in PA?

LOL!! No, sweetie, unless the forecast changes drastically in one day, we are supposed to have a beautiful sunny fall weekend with highs in the 50s, according to the local noon weather report.

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Ha! You got that right! The high tomorrow, according to the local forecast, is 66 degrees and sunny, and cooler on Saturday and Sunday. I am trying to remember the last time it snowed when temperatures were in the 60s! Not in my lifetime, and probably never!

Watch Milo hop on this and tell Kate to be very careful driving in a foot of snow this weekend because she is the sole parent of eight kids.

P.J. said...

I think the "herbal viagra" nonsense is getting out of control.

The articles I've read about Odom stated that he had "every drug known to man" in his system. I wish I could find the article to post the link.

Forget the viagra, start thinking about cocaine.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

LOL!! No, sweetie, unless the forecast changes drastically in one day, we are supposed to have a beautiful sunny fall weekend with highs in the 50s, according to the local noon weather report.

Where do they come up with this stuff?

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Maybe she thinks Kate lives in New England. I think that Maine is supposed to get some snow this weekend.

foxy said...

The rumor has been around for a long time that OJ is Khloe's father. A while back, I think Radar, had a picture of Sydney Simpson and you would swear it was Khloe. Without make-up on she looks a lot of OJ. If you put the no makeup picture next to the full face makeup picture you would not believe it is the same person.

I think it is disgusting that the Kartrasians all jetted straight to Las Vegas for Lamar when they have been trashing him for a couple of years on TV. Now all of a sudden they are inconsolable. Sure were a lot of cameras following them.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Watch Milo hop on this and tell Kate to be very careful driving in a foot of snow this weekend because she is the sole parent of eight kids.

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Wait until it flurries for five minutes and Kate turns to her tweetie pals for comfort, lamenting the loss of all of the trees lining her driveway.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

The articles I've read about Odom stated that he had "every drug known to man" in his system. I wish I could find the article to post the link.

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If it came from CNN, I wouldn't trust their source! They had the picture of the wrong player on their news report, that of LaMarcus Aldridge of the Spurs. The two look nothing alike, although they are both approximately the same height and weight.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

The rumor has been around for a long time that OJ is Khloe's father. A while back, I think Radar, had a picture of Sydney Simpson and you would swear it was Khloe.

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Put a picture of Khloe side-by-side with OJ and I can't see any similarities, kind of like saying Collin is the spittin' image of Kate!

foxy said...

Rainbows 187...sorry, I meant she looks a lot like OJ's daughter with Nicole Brown, Sydney. I did not mean she looks like OJ.

localyocul said...

OK, so my daughter is always sending me cute animal videos. Today she sent me the youtube of the Amazon Prime dog carrying video (which I have seen and LOVE) so I thought I would put our two cents in. . We both LOVE that commercial. And I could listen to that song all day.

The commercials that get to me are the ones on KYW talk radio. They play the same corny/joke or scripted commercials over and over til you have them memorized. "I think it's time to talk about dad" "yes, we've been worried about him for a while now"

rainbowsandunicorns said...

foxy said... 188
Rainbows 187...sorry, I meant she looks a lot like OJ's daughter with Nicole Brown, Sydney. I did not mean she looks like OJ.

Thanks. I read it wrong. That happens when you've had too much wine! Someone posted that Khloe resembles OJ and I thought...what are you all seeing that I'm not! :)

NJGal51 said...

Totally OT but......

LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!

That game tonight was a real nail biter.

Andrea said...

I looked at Jons Instagram this morning. There are some pictures of the children at the beginning but then switches to goofy Jon and DJ gigs. There are no pictures of Collin or Cara. I don't know if that means anything. Jon also has a pet guinea pig.

Anyway with regards to the costumes, I doubt that Kate will allow the kids to wear them while they are at her house.

Rhymes with Witch said...

NJGal51 @ 191

I'm right there with you.

LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!

TLC stinks said...

TLC recently announced that it’s going to air the first of multiple specials centered on Jessa and Jill Duggar later this year, and some Duggar detractors are trying to hit TLC where it hurts by targeting the companies that advertise on the TLC network. The Cancel the Duggars and Contacting Sponsors #Nomoreduggars Facebook pages are encouraging critics of the Duggar family to pressure advertisers into opting out of airing ads during Jessa and Jill Duggar’s TV specials.
According to Starpulse, the anti-Duggar campaign is paying off in a very big way — almost 180 companies have confirmed that they won’t be advertising during the TV specials. The companies that have jumped ship include Crayola, Hidden Valley, KFC, CVS, Nestle, Clorox, Little Debbie, Jimmy Dean, Lysol, Durex Condoms, Arm & Hammer, Kleenex, and Cottonelle.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2480801/jessa-and-jill-duggars-tlc-specials-in-trouble-advertisers-abandon-duggars-in-droves/#MR3XVHlwIvk10Yfh.99

NJGal51 said...

almost 180 companies have confirmed that they won’t be advertising during the TV specials. The companies that have jumped ship include Crayola, Hidden Valley, KFC, CVS, Nestle, Clorox, Little Debbie, Jimmy Dean, Lysol, Durex Condoms, Arm & Hammer, Kleenex, and Cottonelle.
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Maybe there should be a push for Durex Condoms to continue to advertise. Just sayin'.

Jane said...

Since the Yankees tanked, I'm back to being a Mets fan. Remember the '86 team - best ever! Last nights game rocked but I have a feeling Admin was rooting for LA. :)

TLC stinks said...

https://www.facebook.com/Cancel-the-Duggars-309231579282510/

How about a Cancel KatePlus8 Facebook page?

Over In TFW's County said...

Anyway with regards to the costumes, I doubt that Kate will allow the kids to wear them while they are at her house.

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I am not sure I understand this. Why would the kids wear costumes while they are at their house? Kids don't wear costumes at home...they wear them to parties, festivals, or whatever. There is really no place to go trick-or-treating in her area because there isn't a neighborhood. If the kids are dressing up, it most likely would be for the school event, or Jon takes them trick-or-treating, or they go with other kids from school. She would have no reason not to let them wear costumes that Jon bought and for which he helped the kids shop.

Over In TFW's County said...

Totally OT but......

LET'S GO METS!!!!!!!

That game tonight was a real nail biter.

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Yes, lol...I was thinking about you during the game, especially at the bottom of the 9th. I am a die-hard Yankees fan, but I'll go with the Mets on this one. Utley had me so ticked off that I am now really pulling for the Mets.

Here you go...

http://nypost.com/2015/10/16/in-the-end-mets-are-the-ones-getting-last-laugh-on-utley/

TLC stinks said...

Over in TFW's County, I believe it was last year Kate posted on Twitter photos of the kids in their Halloween costumes at home. They do indeed wear them at home, but Kate may not let them wear anything that was purchased by Jon. That is what the poster meant. I have no idea where they celebrated Halloween, but they have in the past. We have photos.

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