Free Discussion 12/4 to 12/11 and Question and Answers

To corral the comments that are popping up that people are saying I don't know where to put this or are off topic for the other posts, here is a spot. Also we've seen quite a few questions lately, so put those here also.

I'll start. One question came through today asking if we had plans to convert the blog to a board. We don't at this time as I don't think direct conversion is possible and none of the admins/mods is up to handling both a board and a blog at this time. I'm sorry that sometimes it's tough to keep up with where you were last time, but right now this is what we can handle.

168 comments:

NancyH said...

I hope you leave things as they are. Boards are confusing and hard to figure out. You are doing a great job on this blog...thanks for all you do.

Sunny said...

Thanks so much for bringing back the Free Discussion category.

When I first came to this blog not being real computer savy I had a hard time reading it. In the beginning I didn't even realize some postings went on to another page. I now keep a piece of scrap paper at the computer and put down the topic and when I'm done reading the posts I mark the total posts and the time of the last post. When I log in the next time I look on the homepage to see if there is a new number of posts and if so just find the time where I left off. I guess it sounds crazy but it takes seconds and I don't spend a lot of time figuring out what I did and didn't read. I love this blog and don't want to miss anything and yes, I do realize I need to get a life! lol

Grace said...

I hope you dont change anything on the blog, I love it the way it is! And plus if you were to change it then I would have to get used to a new layout lol

momof3andlovingit said...

This thought has run through my mind so many times and I just wondered if I'm the only one...

I hope this scam doesn't give some delusional couples any grandiose ideas. How many unstable or just plain lazy women are out there hoping to find a doctor who can assist them with having a set or two of multiples? This family is so INCREDIBLY lucky to have had two healthy sets of multiples, with no serious complications. I truly think that some people out there think this fantasy life could be theirs as well and practical people know that this isn't the case...

I also shudder to think what Kate and Jon Gosselin would have done had one or more of their children had a complication or disability due to their birth (I don't consider the glasses to be either, that's so minor, JMO)...or heaven forbid if something were to happen to them now! They couldn't cope.

This family is just so sad.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Please, don't change anything on this blog. I truly enjoy coming here and reading the great recaps and comments. You do a super job, and you should be very proud of it. I love this blog with all my heart and soul. :)

Jen said...

Ive been researching about their old house and did a mapquest to see how far it was from Jodi and Kevin....0.21 miles! Breaks my heart, they lived so close. I cant imagine the strain that living so close added to the situation. Poor Jodi :(

Ressemls said...

I've been reading here for about two weeks. I quite enjoy it and I can see how people are comfortable with the blog format.

I've modded a friends website (rkmbs.com) for the last three years and i think I can offer a suggestion or two.

Have you considered adding another button to the right directing people to a message board created by yourself or a third party where users could discuss things things in controlled forums with dedicated threads for the things posted here. Adding a forum for off topic would decrease derailed comment section. In fact comment sections on the blog could then be used for asking questions alone and posting highlighted posts from the discussion thread.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

what's the difference between boards & blogs ? Boards R like chat rooms? I think that would invite too many trolls. JMO

ThreeFarmers said...

The way I keep track of all the comments is that I always check the box that says that I want all responses forwarded to my email.

Of course what happens is that whenever there is a new thread, in order for me to get those posts in my email, I have to make a post on that thread whether I actually have something to say or not. Hence a few pointless posts on my part. Of course, this only works if you're registered with Blogger and even then on my first post of the day, I have to always hit Preview first so the email option shows up and then check the box before actually making the post.

This way I get to read everything in order (pretty close) at my leisure without having to bounce from thread to thread.

Jennifer said...

I haven't seen this posted anywhere, but I live in the area of Jon and Kate's new home.

I have heard that they fenced in and gated the entire 23 acres. Can you imagine what that cost?? They have also added the same sort of "Keep Out, No Photos" signs that they had up at the old house.

I can understand a desire for privacy, but it really galls me that these two treat the public the way that they do (refusing to make eye contact in public, being rude when people try to speak to them, etc.). Without their viewers, they wouldn't be in that $1.3 million house. If they wanted to be left alone, they should have plastered their family all over TV. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, KON.

Marilee said...

Oh spare me... check out this wish on wishuponahero.com... this woman "admires [Jon & Kate's] parenting skills" and wishes she had them.

At least someone (not me) had the sense to point out KON's hypocrisy.

SAHM said...

We are heading up to the Konpound area for Christmas. If we have a Gosselin encounter i will be sure to post!

WENDY said...

Do they have an electric gate with a speaker at the Konpound? Yes, please share any sightings. I keep hoping to hear from anyone who goes to their appearances. Yes, I like reading the dirt. I'll go sit in time out now.

Tara said...

I live less than five miles from their new home, and I am planning on taking a look this weekend. I haven't heard that they put up a fence and signs yet, but I'll let you know this weeekend. I can understand a fence since the property is almost 23 acres and surrounded by farmland, etc., so access to their property would be easy and could come from all sides, but I don't understand the signs. Why bring more attention to yourself than necessary? Oh wait that's right, "Attention" is Kate's new middle name.

BannedinBerks said...

I drove past the Konpound yesterday. Didn't see the signs. Konpound is about 5 minutes from my house. Not that the kids will be seeing the inside of a public school but thank God it is in our neighboring school district and not the one my dtr is in.

Moons in Leo said...

Is it permissible to post a link to the P&G site where one can post one's dissatisfaction with their choice of spokesperson?

TIA

Charlie Rose said...

Can you image Jon & Kate having another child just for the sake of knowing what it is like to have JUST one? I truly believe if they do they are taking a risk. A risk of health issues with that child. Who DOES that? And if they do it, it isn't about loving that new child, it would be about the ratings of their show. After all, "our show is our life, our life is our show."

lifeoriley said...

Re: Jennifer-
Have they really added "keep out no photo" signs around their new property? What a sure way of drawing attention to yourself!
Of course, if they are the standard "Private property, No tresspassing" signs I can hardly blame them. In heavily wooded areas of PA, you see them often. In hunting season, they are a very good idea to keep hunters off your property. Every year there are incidents where hunters fire weapons too close to residences.

canadiangirl said...

O.K. I just spent the day at mall. I live in Ontario, Canada and noticed that this bizarre haircut of Kate's has created some sort of craze over here as well. I saw at least 5 relatively attractive women sporting this reverse mullet. Based on principle alone, even if it was a flattering style, I would never sport one (except, maybe if it was "crazy hair day" at work)

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I am sure many people has said this but I also wanted to say that I think the blog admins are doing an excellent job. They are a lesson in professionalism and sincerity (the complete opposite of Lady Gosselin!!!). This site is only 1 of 2 blogs that I visit regularly (the other one being stop sylvia browne, although I understand that closed down) because it is always interesting and very well balanced and the blog admins aren't afraid to post the real truth as far as these 2 grifters (KON) are concerned.

momof5 said...

I have heard that they fenced in and gated the entire 23 acres. Can you imagine what that cost?? They have also added the same sort of "Keep Out, No Photos" signs that they had up at the old house
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I'm sure to fence it in was tens of thousands of dollars or more depending on the type of fence. They probably had an electric fence installed to keep their money errr kids from escaping. LOL!

If they have a problem with no photos they better tell those mapping companies that take aerials views. teehee

beachluvin said...

Thank you for bringing back this thread, comments seem to drift off track and I get lost sometimes not knowing which post I am commenting under. Anyway, I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer for me.

1. The segment on Bill O'Reilley that is to be aired today, was that pre-taped and does anyone know if the Gosselins will be discussed?

2. Is their any significance to featuring their new home on the front page again?

3. When Kate was going in for her tummy tuck surgery, she was wearing some pretty thick "coke bottle" glasses. I have never seen her sport glasses since, does anyone know if she had free lasix surgery?

4. And one last thing, I watched the episode with the word "Bedrooms" in the title. Its the one where Jon is paining the twins room Pepto Bismal pink with his brother in law.
Cara wanted to stay upstairs with daddy. Kate had a cow and slapped her own leg (pretty hard) and yelled "the kids can't be down there alone!!!" I never noticed this before and it made me think of all her outbursts on the show. I am convinced now more than ever that she has real problems controlling her anger. Poor Cara was crying and Kate could care less.

How could any company want this nut to represent their product? Please please someone with talent put together a montage of Kate!
Here are a few examples:
knobgate, gumgate, we dont live our life in seasons gate, Cara^^gate, Joelgate, Colin poopgate. Also a montage with the two of them and their many discrepancies would be great!!

Maybe if this was sent to Paul Peterson, the sponsors, Bill O'Reilley it would get them thinking

Sorry for the long post

WhitneySmith said...

what's the difference between boards & blogs ? Boards R like chat rooms? I think that would invite too many trolls. JMO

This is just my personal opinion, but I believe that a board would be less messy. They use it over at the formal discussion for Little People Big World. However, it’s possible to get a better setup- and there are easier and more aesthetically pleasing boards out there.

1.) On the index of the board you can create major discussion topics and within those you can have the actual posts. You can have a ‘questions’ board and a ‘recaps’ board. To be honest, there are a few stagnant posts at the top of the blog and I know it’s not a big deal but it is cumbersome having to scroll down to see if there is a new post.

2.) Whenever there is a new post the board that it is in becomes boldface so it’s easier to see if there are replies. You can also edit it so that you’re jumped to the first of the new messages- instead of scrolling down and guessing.

3.) The administrator can allow guests to post on a board, and they can even limit guests to a specific board if it becomes a problem. But I don't foresee that happening.

4.) Concerning trolls: Whenever someone posts they leave their IP address, it’s sort of like an identification mark. The administrator can choose to hide it everyone but themselves (but you shouldn't worry about hacking from just an IP address, they'd need more than that I believe). If there is a troll they can easily ban that IP and that person/bot can no longer get on -their entire computer and connection is blocked.

5.) Screening posts.

Of course what happens is that whenever there is a new thread, in order for me to get those posts in my email, I have to make a post on that thread whether I actually have something to say or not. Hence a few pointless posts on my part. Of course, this only works if you're registered with Blogger and even then on my first post of the day, I have to always hit Preview first so the email option shows up and then check the box before actually making the post.

Now I’m starting to sound like a used car salesman, but as an admin on a board you don’t have to do a whole dancing act just to get posts sent to your email.
6.) Ease of Use: A board is different. I think as far as ease of use it is on the same level, just a different level. This is just my personal opinion again but I think that the use of GWOP has far extended what blogger has to offer as a discussion site.

beachluvin said...

It's interesting that the Gosselins feel the need to fence in their property but the Roloffs or the Duggars do not. Kate has made herself so unpopular with the viewers, she feels her family is in jeopardy. Kate - you did this to your family - you!!! no one else, you are the one is responsible!

I also find it interesting that the Duggars have a huge compound as do the Roloffs but they earned it themselves. I can see Kate in a meeting with Figure 8 or TLC, "It's just not fair that we have such a small house and they have huge houses and we are supposed to be part of the same Monday night family", it's just not fair". "It's the responsibility of TLC to provide us with a bigger house since we bring in so many viewers".
They must not be able to stand her but hey she is their cash cow in more ways than one!!!!

Virginia Lawyer said...

Please don't change this blog at all. I'm so tired of trying to figure out boards. Love coming here where everything is direct and easy and I'm reading and then off and on all day while at work with no problem.

ThreeFarmers said...

what's the difference between boards & blogs ? Boards R like chat rooms? I think that would invite too many trolls. JMO

Board are more discussion oriented where the posters can more easily talk about things in a more conversational way.

Blogs aren't intended for conversation. It's for people to post a topic and for others to comment on that topic.

A couple of months ago, I opened a Gosselin discussion board, but it never really took off so I pretty much shut it down. You can easily keep the trolls away by having everything password protected and keeping it moderated.

Kenzie said...

I watched the re-reun of the tups 3rd birthday this morning,which I have never seen before. I'm glad this general discussion forum is open because there are some things in this episode I need to comment on!

First off, Beth, Carla (who Kate says in this episode she has known for her entire life), Jodi and Kevin were all there in the days before helping out. They are all admiring the excellent job Beth did on the signs and Kate actually says something to the effect of "next year I should do this but charge people to come"...is she serious? You haven't made enough money off the backs of your kids so now you want to start charging people to attend their birthday parites?
In this episode she also tells Collin to give Alexis her doll back because "boys don't play with purple haired dolls".
It is truely sad to watch this episode. There are so many family members and friends there (Jon's grandma is even there). I wonder how often the tups or twins ask mommy dearest why they don't see these people anymore?

Sharla said...

Thank you for bringing back this thread, comments seem to drift off track and I get lost sometimes not knowing which post I am commenting under.

2. Is their any significance to featuring their new home on the front page again?
Y

You're welcome. We'll have one a week at least through the holidays.

The house is locked at the top because people were trying to sprinkle various links to the house pictures throughout other posts.

The pinned posts at the top will remain as long as people seem to need them because comments keep coming in not following our posting policy or asking the same questions.

Whitney, thank you, but I'm already the owner of a couple of boards so I'm quite familiar with how they operate. I am not the only moderator, however. We voted and pretty much everyone felt keeping the blog without a board is what we want to do. One of the readers set up a board to go along with the blog months ago, but it didn't seem to catch on with the readers.

Just a note but those having trouble keeping up, if you register with blogger (and I'm not saying you should if you don't want to do that) you can get updates delivered to you.

CincyMom said...

I know you are sticklers for grammar so I thought it would be kind of funny to share this barely related story.
I live in Cincinnati--hometown to P&G. I was at a corporate spelling bee and the newspaper sponsor of the event had misspelled the name for P&G. It is Procter with an "e" & Gamble. It was just so funny because it was at misspelled at a spelling bee, no less.
I will never forget the proper spelling of it because of this and wanted to point out that it is misspelled in the post title. Doesn't this ever happen to someone?--you always know how to spell something because a story happened around that word.

Valerie said...

Jennifer said...
I haven't seen this posted anywhere, but I live in the area of Jon and Kate's new home.

I have heard that they fenced in and gated the entire 23 acres. Can you imagine what that cost?? They have also added the same sort of "Keep Out, No Photos" signs that they had up at the old house.

I can understand a desire for privacy, but it really galls me that these two treat the public the way that they do (refusing to make eye contact in public, being rude when people try to speak to them, etc.). Without their viewers, they wouldn't be in that $1.3 million house. If they wanted to be left alone, they should have plastered their family all over TV. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, KON.

12/05/2008 5:17 AM


Oh come on! You have to fill us in on a few things, like WHERE is it? The house on this page is in Wernerville, yet according to the Redbook article, it says "Kate Gosselin, 33 of Pittsburgh". So, where did they REALLY move?

And to the person going to the Konpound for Christmas. Why? What are you goin to do? Just curious.

ashley said...

Well first off this blog is great, I check it often throughout my day and I must say its soooo easy to navigate. Also I really like that there is now no more anonymous. It was just really confusing!

Second: Regarding the KONpound, I wouldnt be surprised if they put up a fence and I feel so sorry for the people that have the unfortunate luck of running into KON. (Although I wouldnt mind reading about any encounters ;)

Third: Kates hair, its actually a popular style where I live amongst busy mom, however its slightly different. They dont have the front half grown out on one side! Its more like how here hair used to be.

Fourth (and last I promise :): The kids, I feel so bad for them, they are nothing but dollar signs to their parents and the twins realize this and the tups will too. The children are always going to expect things to be handed to them and one day the show will be over and they will have nothing. It will be hard for them all. It really wouldnt surprise me if KON was preggers, they have always wanted just one baby, it could have even happened without infertility drugs.

ThreeFarmers said...

Oh come on! You have to fill us in on a few things, like WHERE is it? The house on this page is in Wernerville, yet according to the Redbook article, it says "Kate Gosselin, 33 of Pittsburgh". So, where did they REALLY move?

And to the person going to the Konpound for Christmas. Why? What are you goin to do? Just curious.


It's near Wernersville. By the way, the mods of this site will never allow the address to be posted, however if you study the photos of the property, it can be easily located using Google Earth.

Chris said...

Are you going to put a permanent sidebar/button for asking questions to the mods? Also do you think you'll add a Q&A for Julie? Does she still post over here on this blog? Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Re: Jennifer-
Have they really added "keep out no photo" signs around their new property? What a sure way of drawing attention to yourself!
Of course, if they are the standard "Private property, No tresspassing" signs I can hardly blame them. In heavily wooded areas of PA, you see them often. In hunting season, they are a very good idea to keep hunters off your property. Every year there are incidents where hunters fire weapons too close to residences.
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Sorry, I didn't clarify in my first post. I have only *heard* about the fence and the signs, I have not seen them myself. What I heard is that they are about the same as what were put up outside the E-Town house. I do want to take a drive by one of these days, so I'll let you know!

The house is in Wernersville, PA. If a Redbook article said Pittsburgh, that was incorrect.

Refusetowatch said...

Jennifer said...

can understand a desire for privacy, but it really galls me that these two treat the public the way that they do (refusing to make eye contact in public, being rude when people try to speak to them, etc.). Without their viewers, they wouldn't be in that $1.3 million house. If they wanted to be left alone, they should have plastered their family all over TV. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, KON.


***I totally agree with you. I think REAL celebrities are nicer to people in public. Get off of your high horses, J&K and realize that when your 15 minutes of fame - if that's what you can call it- is over, you'll just be a normal (albeit big) family like the rest of us...except your kids will have no friends, because they were shut off from the rest of the world in their cushy compound! What a wonderful childhood.

AMN said...

I noticed that there is a new book being put out, "authored" by Kate. Something about 10 faces ... not sure the title, but it's pictures from their family album with commentary and scripture.

Interesting ...

amy said...

I hope this scam doesn't give some delusional couples any grandiose ideas.
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It already has. Jon + Kate Plus 8 was being discussed on a morning radio show I follow, and a man called up: He's getting a divorce because he found out his wife has secretly been taking fertility drugs. She is a huge Jon and Kate fan and wants a high multiple birth. Luckily he found out before he ended up with a litter of kids, but it destroyed the marriage.

zoey said...

I think its interesting that on the microsoft interview that Jon did about how to save money around the holidays that he says his family is doing One family gift. (a computer) why would anyone exploit their children for money and fame and not even give them all their own presents. For once, they can afford to and they wont... at least make the childrens misery and lack of privacy be for something!!! get the kids their own gifts.

MoMom said...

And to the person going to the Konpound for Christmas. Why? What are you goin to do? Just curious.

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Not the original poster but they said they were going to be in the Konpound area, not that they were going to the Konpound. I'm assuming they are going to visit family or friends for the holiday in that area and will let us know if they see any sign of Kon.

goredsox said...

hey Cincymom-

I was born and raised in Cincinnati.

Skyline rules =)

Sharla said...

Are you going to put a permanent sidebar/button for asking questions to the mods? Also do you think you'll add a Q&A for Julie? Does she still post over here on this blog? Thank you!

LOL. Short answer: no and no. Long form: I'm not up to answering all the questions that come in. We pick and choose and will continue to do that. I got home today to 57 comments waiting. I'm not complaining just letting you know what it's like.

Julie reads here when she wants and answers questions or responds to issues as she sees fit. There's really no reason to change that.

Gidget said...

Prediction...The first episode of next season will be the entire Konpound being furnished and decorated by a professional (translate---paid for by TLC). The Duggars received this when they moved into their new house. I can't imagine Kate paying for furniture when someone else got it for free.

my9cats said...

Sharla,
How do you register with blogger?

Jodie said...

Prediction...The first episode of next season will be the entire Konpound being furnished and decorated by a professional (translate---paid for by TLC). The Duggars received this when they moved into their new house. I can't imagine Kate paying for furniture when someone else got it for free.

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I totally agree!! Kate has been dropping hints for a few seasons (er, years...) about how she doesn't know how to pick out furniture, decorate walls or hang curtains.

Sharla said...

How do you register with blogger?

To get a blogger/google account go to google.com and click on the top right where it says sign in. Then go to the near bottom right to create an account.

Paula S said...

Can someone give me the link to the Reading Eagle Article where Kate "requested" the Gov of PA to BLESS Jon with a job?

I'd appreciate it!!!!

It may be the same article that she says it is society's responsibility to take care of them since society allows fertility treatments.

Every time I think I won't need the link again someone asks me for it.

Cindi said...

I forgot exactly what eppi I was watching last night but it was the one when Jon and $kate$ went looking @ properties. They were at this one paticular site and they hemmed and hawed because they said that the utilities would be astronomical and there was no way that they could afford it.Then they continued to say that they were at the hoping,praying and saving stage now. LORDY BE....looks as if their prayers have been answered..

marypoppins said...

Prediction...The first episode of next season will be the entire Konpound being furnished and decorated by a professional (translate---paid for by TLC).


Agreed- will people still give donations (love offerings) after seeing this episode?

teacher said...

They know what to say and how to say it, to get what they want. Anyone who publicly states they are "hoping" and "praying", someone out there will sure feel sorry for them. It happens over and over. They get what they want .......

marypoppins said...

'I think its interesting that on the microsoft interview that Jon did about how to save money around the holidays that he says his family is doing One family gift. (a computer)'

I did not see this interview. However Im sure the kids will get their own presents.

If ANYONE out there plans to send them gifts please DONT!

MANY people lost their jobs in the last few months- Please give if you can to a family who is down to one or no paycheck- maybe someone in your neighbourhood or child's class.

marypoppins said...

I'm familiar with Jodi's sister's website/ Gumgate (oh my!)etc.

Cousins, aunts, uncles, g parents are a big part of my life so i enjoyed seeing Jodi and kids stop by- it made the show seem realistic.

I would like to know if Jodi and family have ANY contact with the Gosselins (off camera obviously)- do they visit,will the cousins be exchanging gifts, do they go to each others birthday parties?

Teri said...

HI
Now that they are in their new house they live really close to Beth. I wonder if they will run into each other.

Tnagerine Tanya said...

beachluvin,
Someone made a comment that maybe they did have lasic surgery because on "THE BOOK" eppi Jon was vigoriously rubbing his eye during the couch interview. Perhaps they both had lasic surgery. Another frebbie I imagine

Tin Pam said...

Kenzie,

I just got through watching the tups 3rd birthday party episode and yes I heard Kate say that she would liekto charge next year.Grrrr.Kidding or not that was in bad taste. I also noticed that when Nana Joan wanted to geton the pony KAte yelled."DOTN HURT YOURSELF WE NEED YOU"...Total disregard for Nana Joan's health for a woman over 60. Only saw her a a babysitter

Justina said...

I think this blog is great and so are the mods but I do miss Serena. Why did she leave and will she be returning? How about the other original mods?

Vix said...

I was watching a re-run of JK8 and my 17 year old son sat down next to me on the sofa and here are a few questions and comments he made.

1. Dang why do they have so many
kids?

2. Don't they work??

3. If a man smacked a woman like
that would constitute abuse.

4. Dang she talks to much.

With that he got off the sofa
and walked away.

Sharla said...

There are two of us here who are from the original group. I would welcome Serena back, but I don't think there is much chance she'll be back permanently. Her reasons for leaving are private. We didn't have a falling out or anything like that.

There is a lot more work on the blog than we ever expected and people tend to burn out after a few months.

Vicki said...

Kenzie: I also saw the re-run on the Tups 3rd Birthday as I took a Vaca day Friday. I noticed too when Kate commented about charging people to come the next year. I believe most people who make off- handed remarks like Kate are not serious about their statements. With Kate, IMO, her mind works just in reverse. She is always thinking ahead as to how to make a buck off her children. Someone mentioned paper dolls etc. I expected to see a Kon doll set this Christmas Season in the market place. I believe it was on Aunt Jodi's sisters blog I read how this whole marketing of the tups venture was preplanned by Kate and well thought out and agressively sought out. Makes me sick thinking about how anyone could use their children in a manner as Kate has. Karma will be ugly for Kate one day.

my9cats said...

Sharla,
Just set up the google/blogger to have the comments forwarded.
Hope it works.
If not,....."I'll be back!"
Thanks

MsPeabody said...

beachluvin,
Someone made a comment that maybe they did have lasic surgery because on "THE BOOK" eppi Jon was vigoriously rubbing his eye during the couch interview. Perhaps they both had lasic surgery. Another frebbie I imagine

If they did have lasik surgery, I am surprised it wasn't taped and made into several episodes.

4thekids said...

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I was gone Tgiving week so I didn't watch the episode about the yard sale until the following week. Before that, it was four weeks of the wedding bonanza and all of the couch commentaries were done on the same day, same outfits and all. So there was a good span of time between the day of filming the couch commentary for the wedding month and the commentary for the yard sale.

All that to say, J&K looked really different during the yard sale commentary (esp Jon). I can't exactly put my finger on it, but it seems like Jon looked skinnier, which just made his head look weird, and his hair was different. Even Kate looked different.

Anyone else who watches the show notice this?

SmartyQ said...

I made the comment about Lasik. As a person who wore contacts for a donkey's years, I never would have rubbed my eye that way. It's almost automatic not to rub. Perhaps other contact wearers can comment?

I believe Kon did have Lasik and suspect the children paid for it. If it was free, it would have been an episode. Both Kon have serious myopia (QFI's, I think, is worse), but I'll bet Prince Ka-Ching had to stamp his little feet a lot to get Queen Freebie Irene to pay for his Lasik. Hers? Who is she to say no to her?
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On another note: I saw one of my favorite moments during the recent marathon. PK-C took Aaden when he ran his errands, and they saw a trash truck. Aaden repeated 'trash truck' slowly, and it was obvious the alliteration was pleasurable to him. The kid's a sensualist of words. So am I. :)

What'sUp? said...

I've been curious about something: Does Kate Gosselin really visit forums and post under assumed names? I read that statement from some comment on the examiner article on Jon & Kate. I was just wondering how true this was, because it doesn't sound very plausible.

Barb said...

I was just looking at their website and the Devotional page. I noticed that Kate hasn't updated her weekly essay since October 7th. The webmaster even dropped the date on the URL for the most recent one, probably so we won't notice that's she not updating. Well, so much for her completing her goal!

http://www.sixgosselins.com/devotionals/devotionals.html

louise said...

It appears to me that the Fri nite
O'reilley/Paul Petersen blip might have been shortened due to the OJ saga. I'd love to see the whole program with Paul. No mention of the g's.
The 3rd BD party is ancient history,with prior friends and family there.
Love to hear from Wernerville locals re the g's - know they must have to run errands. Enjoy this blog. Thanks.

Tangerine Tanya said...

SmartyQ,

Right Jon did rub his eye wtih alot of vigor. Something that a person with contacts would not do.

Also did you all notice that Kate was holding a invisibiline (sp) in her hand on the couch during the "IT'S A BOOK" episode?

Ahhh thank you Gosseling children for the early lasic procedure that you gave mommy and daddy..

Jen said...

"It's interesting that the Gosselins feel the need to fence in their property but the Roloffs or the Duggars do not. "

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Just to clarify. The roloffs do have a gated farm and security cameras. It is discussed on their message boards.

I do not think the Duggars have any such gate

Cindi said...

Just a few of the most irritating things that Kate has done.

1- Took all 8 children to pick out
2 bunk beds for the tups. WHAT?
Totally not necessary! The kids
were disturbing the store items,
the employees, and could care
less. Most of all Collin needed
Kate's attention and instead she
kept chomping her gum and
continued reading that catalog
as if it was someone's last will
and testament.

2- Contradict herself when it comes
to treats. On one eppie she said
the they were gonna have ice
cream as a rare treat for
dinner ( so they did) and yet
when the tups made their own
cupcakes for their birthday
party she refused to let Aaden
have his cupcake because he
didn't finish his dinner.WHAT?

3- Snatch the ice-cream from Alexis
simply because the dessert was
dripping on her dress.

4- Was RUDE to sweet Aunt Jodi on
the phone because of little gum.

5- Made the toddlers go back to
the crib for ANOTHER 45 minutes
if they got out of the crib
early.

6- When she threw a diaper
containing poop @ Jen and then
laughed about it.


7- Went out of town while her 8
children were very ill and let
Aunt Jodi watch them along
with her own 4 kids. TOTAL
amount in the house---14.
12 sick kids and Jodi and her
husband Kevin.

8- On the skiing trip to Utah when
she opted to go to the spa and
had Jon take 8 kids to the cold
mountain so that they could
learn to ski.

9- Carpet was being installed and
the kids were sick and Kate
went to get her hair cut and
then helped the twins bake
a chocolate thing. WHAT? She
needed to stay put and tend
to the sick tups.

THE LIST GOES AWN AND AWN..

somewhereinoh said...

In response to: "I was just looking at their website and the Devotional page. I noticed that Kate hasn't updated her weekly essay since October 7th. The webmaster even dropped the date on the URL for the most recent one, probably so we won't notice that's she not updating. Well, so much for her completing her goal!"


Did you actually think Kate Gosselin would just 'give away' her precious 'devotionals'. Those wishing to read the 'devotionals' of Kate Gosselin will have to wait until the release of her next book and PAY the price to read them. Im surprised the J & K website doesnt include a link that says, 'if you want to see and read more you must 'click here' and enter your credit card information.

ThreeFarmers said...

I was just looking at their website and the Devotional page. I noticed that Kate hasn't updated her weekly essay since October 7th. The webmaster even dropped the date on the URL for the most recent one, probably so we won't notice that's she not updating. Well, so much for her completing her goal!

One would think that since she and Jon are so devoted to Christ (as proven by their many t-shirts), that updating the devotional would be a priority. Certainly it seems, as Christians, they wouldn't try to give the false impression that those devotionals are being updated on a weekly basis by removing the date. That seems to me to be a misrepresentation of their faith.

berksmom said...

I live in the area and know exactly where the Gosselin's new home is. I have driven past several times. Yes, they have installed a fence along the entire front and left side of the property and were in the process of gating the driveway the last time I was in that area. I did not see any signs at that time.

Chris said...

Let me see if I have this right.
Jon says they're getting 1 "family gift", a computer.
Kate says they're using KMart layaway as "storage" for Christmas gifts for the kids.
Hey kon, get your stories straight.

Maria said...

I have a comment about the contacts/John/Lasik. I am 39 and have worn contacts since I was 13 years old. I always rubbed my eyes with my contacts in. And I mean and really rubbed them. I recently had PRK surgery on my right eye only, and the follow-up instructions I got were for PRK and LASIK and said absolutely NO RUBBING for 3 months. So I still have a contact in my left eye and can rub it whenever I want, but as for my right eye, I have to be VERY careful with it while it heals. No rubbing at all. So I think we can probably rule out that John got LASIK. Besides, if he did, I would think they would have made an episode around it, don't you?

Moose said...

I dont know if this has been posted here, but I thought that it was interesting. I was looking for this site and spelled the Gosselins name wrong (lol I know) and came across this site...

http://internetservices.readingeagle.com/blog/mother/archives/2005/05/here_we_go_agai.html

Its interesting to read about how the people from their area knew about the scam these two were pulling years ago...just thought it was an interesting read from individual from their neck of the woods

bradleymom said...

Had to pass this quote on:

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

---- Samuel Johnson

down the road said...

I live near them. There are no signs. I drove past their house today. There was however yellow caution tape tied up by the road...they are possibly getting a gate.

Why wouldn't they? I wouldn't want someone being able to just drive up my driveway.

The fence really does nothing than provide a barrier for the children from the road. It is a white split rail fence. Standard on most houses around here.

The gate isn't unusual either.

Izzie said...

Wow, there seem to be a lot of GWOPers who live close to Kon's new place. I feel sorry for you guys!

HOKate said...

Just a side note here. I also live in PA, and I work in a local ER about a half hour away from ETown.

In the episode where Jon and Kate left the kids with Jodi when the kids were quite ill, this is something serious and should not be looked lightly upon. In Pennsylvania, in the event of a medical emergency to the ER (i.e., sudden high fever, etc.) the only people who can consent for treatment would be the legal parents/ guardians, or the grandparents. A guardian such as Aunt Jodi would not be permitted to allow treatment in a situation where they would have to be taken to the ER (unless it was immediately life threatening and in that case the staff would treat first and get consent later).

Jodi would have had to have, in her possession, a legally binding document from an attorney, signed by KON, declaring her able to make medical decisions for the children (durable power of attorney, and we all know control freak Kate would risk her own life to never sign something like that).

It's not all that uncommon for a small child to go from fine to suddenly very ill in a matter of minutes when they are harboring an illness. In fact, kids typically do. The fact that they were left with a caregiver during that time is borderline abusive.

Lois said...

In response to Moose's post.

Yes, being from the area I remember when all that was going on. That's what a lot of people don't understand. Kate had this bad attitude from the beginning before the show even started. There were a lot of angry people back then. What really made a lot of people mad was when she wanted Medicaid to pay for a second year of a private duty nurse. Then she said she feels society has a responsibility to help with the children since modern medicine promotes the use of fertility drugs which can lead to multiple births. Obviously, "society" didn't take too kindly to the idea that they should take care of babies that she chose to have through fertility treatments.

allicat said...

I drove passed the new house today, the fence is up, but it isn't a privacy type fence, just a white post fence. There are two stone pillars that have been put in for some kind of gate. I didn't see any signs or anything. I just had to wait for the flock of turkeys to cross the road before I could continue my drive!

Jennifer said...

The fence really does nothing than provide a barrier for the children from the road. It is a white split rail fence. Standard on most houses around here.

The gate isn't unusual either.
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I would agree a split rail fence is common in the area...standard, except for most people in the area aren't fencing in that amount of land. If it was white, I'm guessing that it must be vinyl. That's very expensive. We had an estimate done several years ago at our old house, which had only a quarter acre lot and it came out to several thousand dollars.

I would have to disagree on the gate being standard, though. I don't see many gated homes in Berks County. They do exist, but are certainly not standard.

I'm not a fan by any means, but I don't blame them for gating their driveway. We have a very long driveway and are secluded, so I would love to have a gate if I could afford one. It's the whole KON attitude that I have a problem with. Crying poor and exploiting their kids while spending millions on a home and improvements to it. Disgusting.

Looks like the rumor I heard about the signs is untrue.

Pamela Jaye said...

Hi,
I'm new here.

I'm actually watching that show with two sets of twins right now and watching the loads of laundry, and wishing someone could send Kate over to that house to handle all of that housework (without a nanny or whatever)

or maybe this lady (I don't even know her name) could teach Kate how to deal with just eight kids...

hope that wasn't too off-topic. I just needed to vent. Kate's had that effect on me for months. (it's just that the little ones are so cute, I still watch most of the eps)

What ever did people do in the days of Yours, Mine and Ours? (10 kids plus 8 kids) That was my favorite movie as a kid. Even if it was fairly far removed from the reality (there was a book, before the movie, and my best friend had it, so I got to read it)

ThreeFarmers said...

What ever did people do in the days of Yours, Mine and Ours? (10 kids plus 8 kids) That was my favorite movie as a kid. Even if it was fairly far removed from the reality (there was a book, before the movie, and my best friend had it, so I got to read it)

That was my favorite book when I was a little kid. I went to a very small parochial school with a exceptionally small "library". I always had that book checked out and the Nuns were always trying to get it from me so other kids could read it. Loved that book.

playdont said...

I was doing some web surfing for christmas. I came across a video clip from the Kon show on the play-doh website @ hasbro.com. I remembered watching the kids play with play-doh on the show, but watching it again with the full knowledge that it was pure product placement and starring Kate, gave me the creeps.

No wonder she wasn't freaking out about them making a mess that time.

http://www.hasbro.com/common/swf/flvPlayer/flvPlayer400.cfm?video=/common/jandk_playdough.flv

goredsox said...

just had to wait for the flock of turkeys to cross the road before I could continue my drive

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Why? Were KON and the camera crew crossing the road ?

momof5 said...

What ever did people do in the days of Yours, Mine and Ours? (10 kids plus 8 kids) That was my favorite movie as a kid. Even if it was fairly far removed from the reality (there was a book, before the movie, and my best friend had it, so I got to read it)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Y,M & O is a true story. Except that the "fame" those kids experienced didn't go to their heads. Also don't forget "Cheaper by the Dozen".

shann said...

Something doesnt add up in my mind
I saw the comment that the relative left that got invited to the Hawaii wedding. The relative said the wedding was last year.
If the wedding was last year,why was Jenny there?

Vix said...

Bradleymom,

GREAT QUOTE.
...................................
Whoever compared the Gosselin's to the turkey's crossing the road. RALMAO!

Get a Clue said...

I saw the comment that the relative left that got invited to the Hawaii wedding. The relative said the wedding was last year.
If the wedding was last year,why was Jenny there?


They said the renewal was last summer as in the summer just past - a few months ago.

Pamela Jaye said...

I don't know what it was about Cheaper by the Dozen that made it ...less enjoyable for me. Perhaps it was the fact that the parents were (professional?) efficiency experts, or that i vaguely remember kids being taught to type by rapped knuckles or the "unavoidable delay" or what. They seemed more like an experiment than a family, whereas the North/Beardsleys (can't recall if that was their real names or not) just seemed like a large family.

Of the three I've seen on TLC, only this new buunch seems "normal."

btw, I haven't been able to decode KON. help?
Thanks

Lea said...

It seems that there are two types of people regarding the Gosselins. There are the ones that see this show as a window into child exploitation and the self-centered drive of two parents who feel as though they are entitled to free products no matter what the cost is to their children. The other kind is the fans who see J&K as martyrs and feel as though they are wonderful parents who are raising their kids and it does not matter that they are living free because of "love offerings" and free products because as they say, “ they have 8 kids”.

I have come to the conclusion to the reason why the fans are angry at the anti-Gosselins and why they are so supportive of these two parents. It is because they see themselves as a future Kate. They are mostly average people with little to no education, live in an average house and have an average to below-average intelligence. They look at J&K with this glow of a dream of what they could possibly have. And it is because this dream is obtainable. Yes, OBTAINABLE. Jon & Kate did not study for years to get a degree or work menial jobs and suffer for their wealth. All they did was cry infertility and BAM they had 2 sets of multiples which created a television show and years of free products. That’s why they are popular with the “sheeple”. The sheeple know that they can have that dream too. Not because of hard work and reaching their goals, but because of fertility drugs. The fans put Jon & Kate on this platform hoping to be them because they know that they COULD become them. This is the sad part. Because in this society it appears as though having multiples births is the window into stardom and riches. I believe that this portrayal of the Gosselin family is going to increase the women who are asking for fertility drugs hoping for their big break and also increase the backlash of fertility drugs to the point that women who truly need them are going to face a brick wall.

What the “sheeple” are denying is the fact that KON are not struggling on a daily basis to pay bills or care for their children. They never did. There was always someone there when their hands were out. The “sheeple’ do not realize that the Gosselins never did it alone. The fans still believe that KON are struggling against this economy. The “sheeple” hate the anti-Gossilens because we are seeing the real J&K. They do not want that dream filled with reality. The fans still want to keep KON on their pedestal because they desire that dream because if that dream were to crumble then they would not have anyone else to look up to. The “sheeple” want HOM to fulfill their non-exciting life they lead. They want the stardom and fame without truly working for it. And they simply want it by producing HOM.

goredsox said...

Pamela J-

KON = (K)ate + J(ON) and is a play on CON (artists)

Mary said...

we are traveling to Reading,Pa for Christmas....will keep my eyes open for the Scrooge of Gosselin

pam said...

It seems that there are two types of people regarding the Gosselins. There are the ones that see this show as a window into child exploitation and the self-centered drive of two parents who feel as though they are entitled to free products no matter what the cost is to their children. The other kind is the fans who see J&K as martyrs and feel as though they are wonderful parents who are raising their kids and it does not matter that they are living free because of "love offerings" and free products because as they say, “ they have 8 kids”.

Not true at all. There are many of us 'in the middle' concerning the G's. I am one of them. I dissagree with much of what the G's do. However I do not think they are the horrible people that some make them out to be. I dont go along with the 'mocking just for the fun of it' crap. Do they exploit the kids? To some extent, yes. But they do not pysically abuse the kids. The kids are healthy, have warm clean clothes, good food and a nice home and from why I see, mostly happy. Mady probably being the one in most question.

nosheeple said...

Do they exploit the kids? To some extent, yes. But they do not pysically abuse the kids. The kids are healthy, have warm clean clothes, good food and a nice home and from why I see, mostly happy. Mady probably being the one in most question.
*******
Ah..such high standards..

ThreeFarmers said...


Those planning special trips to view the Gosselins' new home should be ashamed of themselves.

You're violating Jon's privacy, Kate's privacy, and the privacy of each and every one of those children. Say all you want that Jon and Kate don't deserve privacy or respect, but the kids do. Cara, Mady, Joel, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, Hannah, and Collin deserve all the privacy and respect they can get, considering they get so little of it as it is. Making a special point of driving past their home to get a glimpse of them is no better than exploiting them on TV, IMHO.

If Jon and Kate do indeed have a fence up, I don't blame them in light of these comments. What is going on here is actual stalking, and I would (as I hope every last mother and father here would too) put up a fence if my family was being tracked down in such a manner.



I see your point, however, the Gosselins are hardly private citizens and while the children's privacy certainly should be protected, it is up to their parents to do it, which would be best accomplished by removing them from the public's eye.

Maps to celebrity homes have been marketed for 50 years, at least. While there are those of you who don't believe that J&K are celebs, there's no argument that they are well known and famous among a certain group of people.

If J&K don't like people driving by their house, I'll make them a deal. Since I don't like them exploiting their children, I'll agree to not drive by their home (a public roadway, btw) if they'll agree to quit living off the popularity of their children and asking people for "love offerings" so that the kids can get married and have an education.

Sounds fair to me.

To me, the real difference between J&K and most low-level celebs is that J&K have angered many people on both a local and national level. The blame for that falls on their shoulders alone.

Hambone said...

ThreeFarmers said...
I was just looking at their website and the Devotional page. I noticed that Kate hasn't updated her weekly essay since October 7th. The webmaster even dropped the date on the URL for the most recent one, probably so we won't notice that's she not updating. Well, so much for her completing her goal!

One would think that since she and Jon are so devoted to Christ (as proven by their many t-shirts), that updating the devotional would be a priority. Certainly it seems, as Christians, they wouldn't try to give the false impression that those devotionals are being updated on a weekly basis by removing the date. That seems to me to be a misrepresentation of their faith.
*******
I laughed when I read what her "goal" was and knew it wouldn't last at all. I was quite surprised she even did the six or so that she did...I guessed she would stop at three.

Guess she is too exhausted unpacking everything and all the new freebies in the new mansion to take time to honor God, although I'm sure she still takes time to cyber surf the blogs and read emails.

As always, the priorities for this couple are #1 Freebies, #2 Family(needed to get the freebies), then #3 God if there is time or a want on the wish list aka prayer list, or as a foot in the door of churches to keep the love offerings pouring in.

Somewhereinoh said...

nosheeple said...
Do they exploit the kids? To some extent, yes. But they do not pysically abuse the kids. The kids are healthy, have warm clean clothes, good food and a nice home and from why I see, mostly happy. Mady probably being the one in most question.
*******
Ah..such high standards..

12/07/2008 3:57 PM

IMO, this is the weakest argument of them all. The continued exploitation of the Gosselin children isnt/should be a concern, because they arent being physcially abused? Whatever.

Disney said...

Pardon me for posting this on the Q&A site as I was not sure where to post it. A previous thread was talking about how J&K ignore their fans. I was on the Disney discussion site and found this remark about Captain Sig from the show The Deadliest Catch. Sig and his brother, Edgar, treat their fans so well. J&K should take lessons.

***From Disney Discussion***
I saw them in July when they were there, they are ALL awesome!! Don't just give autographs and make you leave, they actually spend time with you, talk to you, and stuff. They're REALLY nice, and OMG, Edgar is a BABE!!! My son who is a HUGE fan ran up to Sig and was yelling "MY DADDY'S IN THE COAST GUARD!!" And Sig was talking to him about that, and how those guys are good guys, etc. Tyler was SOOOOO proud!! If you get a chance to see them, definedly do, they are truly great people!!!!
__________________

Marie-France said...

Sharla, am I cracking up or were some comments removed today, including one from Julie (truthwillsetyoufree)? Just wondering. Thanks.

timetogokon said...

Pam said:
Not true at all. There are many of us 'in the middle' concerning the G's. I am one of them. I dissagree with much of what the G's do. However I do not think they are the horrible people that some make them out to be. I dont go along with the 'mocking just for the fun of it' crap. Do they exploit the kids? To some extent, yes. But they do not pysically abuse the kids. The kids are healthy, have warm clean clothes, good food and a nice home and from why I see, mostly happy. Mady probably being the one in most question.
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1) It is not possible to exploit "to some extent". Either you are or you aren't. And KON most definitely ARE exploiting their own children.

2) That they are not being physically abused is an ignorant statement because you are imlplying that because they are not being physically hurt, there is no damage being done. There is PLENTY of damage being done to those children's souls and psyches. And, emotional scars, unlike a bruise, never heal.

3) Saying that they have clean clothing, good food and a home also implies that's all a child needs to be happy. There are definitely times when the kids are happy, but seriously, who WOULDN'T be happy swimming in the ocean on a Maui beach ? But, take into account the amount of time these kids are in front of a camera - there is no way this is not having a huge negative impact on them.

4) Mady acts out because she is smart enough to know when her parents are shoveling the BS and she's outspoken enough to say something, which is why we don't see her being filmed as much. I wish I could believe that Mady wasn't being filmed because KON realized how much she hated being in front of the camera, but it's really because they don't want Mady spilling the beans about what REALLY happens .

I am not one to snark just for the heck of it. I comment on what I see with my own eyes or hear with my own ears.

Janna said...

What is HOM?

Tigerfan said...

Those planning special trips to view the Gosselins' new home should be ashamed of themselves.

You're violating Jon's privacy, Kate's privacy, and the privacy of each and every one of those children. Say all you want that Jon and Kate don't deserve privacy or respect, but the kids do. Cara, Mady, Joel, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, Hannah, and Collin deserve all the privacy and respect they can get, considering they get so little of it as it is. Making a special point of driving past their home to get a glimpse of them is no better than exploiting them on TV, IMHO.

If Jon and Kate do indeed have a fence up, I don't blame them in light of these comments. What is going on here is actual stalking, and I would (as I hope every last mother and father here would too) put up a fence if my family was being tracked down in such a manner.

I happen to live within a mile distance of a family that was recently featured on one of those home makeover reality shows. The amount of traffic that drives down my road to get a glimpse of this family and their brand new reality tv 'sponsored' home has increased beyond obnoxious to say the least.
Do I blame the curiosity of the public and increased traffic down my street on the individuals that drive by all hours of the day and night; HE** no !! That blame goes directly on the tv network and producers of the reality tv show and the family that made the choice to put themselves in the public and entertainment limelight in exchange for the terms and conditions that awarded them a brand new home ! J & K, per their own choice, instigated the curiosity of the public when they made the choice to do a reality tv show and became popular reality television personalities as a result!!

ThreeFarmers said...

HOM = Higher Order Multiples

Sharla said...

Remembering that there are several admins and I can only speak for myself, but I only removed two comments today. Neither was from thetruthwillsetyoufree. Someone else may have removed more though.

Pamela Jaye said...

goredsox -
thanks

May Girl said...

I was just checking the TLC schedule for J+K+8 and LPBW to see what the shows were going to be about for the next few Monday nights (something to watch while I am wrapping presents)
On LPBW the Roloffs are hosting a Winter wonderland with both sides of the family. Also the next show is a tribute to their friend Mike D who died. I think these shows will be interesting as that is what I like to watch instead of seeing these families every week on vacation. Wouldn't it be great to see Jon and Kate host their families together for the holidays?

fxfanatic said...

Lea,
Great definition of sheeple.

"But they have 8 kids" is getting so old. The other one is, "She had 6 kids at one time!"
Oh well. She knew Exactly what she was doing!!

Maggie said...

I haven't removed any comments, maybe you have confused the threads?

It would be VERY interesting to see both sides of Jon & Kate's family together. It would be interesting to see even ONE member of either family.

Pamela Jaye said...

I just found something that I would wish for Kate's little ones


Mr Rogers was great for my brother but came a little too late for me.

GrammyPie said...

As I am new to posting here, I am never sure where to post, or how to navigate. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :o)

Maggie said...

GrammiePie, just scroll down the page and read the posts. If you want to make a comment on that post or read other commens, click on comments.

If you write a comment it will appear in that thread. At the bottom of the page you click to read older posts.

GrammyPie said...

Thank you Maggie.

momof5 said...

Here's a good quote from one of my twin websites....

These fertility-drug produced multiple births will most likely continue to garner headlines, media attention, and interest from people across the world but with horrible consequences. The medical dangers of these premature multiple births, not to mention the costs, are often overwhelming for the families involved. While we all marvel at the advances in modern medicine that allow these tiny babies to survive the tremendous challenges they face during large-scale multiple pregnancies, we must try as a society to find ways to allow families to conceive children safely and responsibly without placing unfair burdens on parents, hospitals, doctors and communities.

zoey said...

Jon says the kids will get small gifts in their stockings and all will share one gift. no mention of special things for anyone.. unless you can fit good stuff in a stocking.. here is part of the article.

aidensmomma508 asked how Jon and Kate buy presents for all the kids without going broke?

Jon: This year we are giving one big family gift to the kids. We have little gifts for their stockings but we decided to give the family one big present that we can all share. We are getting a new family computer, with a monster hard drive and web cam. I'm excited because I plan to use the computer to spend some quality time with the kids, by playing educational games. The kids are really excited to get the new computer, the older girls always have something they need for school, so this computer will be a big help.

Jo said...

Jon says the kids will get small gifts in their stockings and all will share one gift. no mention of special things for anyone.. unless you can fit good stuff in a stocking.. here is part of the article.

aidensmomma508 asked how Jon and Kate buy presents for all the kids without going broke?

Jon: This year we are giving one big family gift to the kids. We have little gifts for their stockings but we decided to give the family one big present that we can all share. We are getting a new family computer, with a monster hard drive and web cam. I'm excited because I plan to use the computer to spend some quality time with the kids, by playing educational games. The kids are really excited to get the new computer, the older girls always have something they need for school, so this computer will be a big help.
****
Wow! Is this ever transparent! I have the KON to English translation to this (or KON to truth?) He just became a computer spokesman, correct? Ok, so they are giving them the computer to plug over and over on the show. And mark my words, they will! I'll bet the rest of their gifts will be freebies from the Kmart campaign and that they will not be shown to us because they have plugged Kmart enough and fulfilled their obligation to them. No way are they just getting a stocking and computer! Don't forget all the stalker/fan gifts they'll get.

Tess said...

BrandWeek has a follow-up article to the one that mentioned Kate being a spokesperson for P&G in NY. It is very interesting! Seems like maybe more people are listening to the common sense of common folks!

kathleen said...

Kate, Kate, she ain't so great.

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i686368ba4cd6a88ccf66cfc8bf2dd217

Refusetowatch said...

Jon says the kids will get small gifts in their stockings and all will share one gift. no mention of special things for anyone.. unless you can fit good stuff in a stocking.. here is part of the article.

aidensmomma508 asked how Jon and Kate buy presents for all the kids without going broke?

Jon: This year we are giving one big family gift to the kids. We have little gifts for their stockings but we decided to give the family one big present that we can all share. We are getting a new family computer, with a monster hard drive and web cam. I'm excited because I plan to use the computer to spend some quality time with the kids, by playing educational games. The kids are really excited to get the new computer, the older girls always have something they need for school, so this computer will be a big help.

***So, computer from Santa, $1.3 million home from TLC. Reality check (pun intended)!

zoey said...

i particularly like the part where Jon thinks that "quality" time with his kids is playing on a computer HA HA HA

momof5 said...

Kate, Kate, she ain't so great.

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i686368ba4cd6a88ccf66cfc8bf2dd217
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I just read that & for P&G to say that didn't get any negative emails about hiring her was a load of crap. I sent P&G an email & it wasn't positive.

Refusetowatch said...

Momof5 said...

I just read that & for P&G to say that didn't get any negative emails about hiring her was a load of crap. I sent P&G an email & it wasn't positive.


Me too...but they don't want to admit that!

momof5 said...

sorry for yet another post but look what I found....halfway down read the "8 is enough" comment

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/13/earlyshow/health/main617363.shtml

Jennifer said...

Those planning special trips to view the Gosselins' new home should be ashamed of themselves.

You're violating Jon's privacy, Kate's privacy, and the privacy of each and every one of those children.

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I'm not sure why you're so upset about violating the Gosselin's privacy. Jon and Kate certainly aren't. If Jon and Kate were concerned about privacy, they shouldn't have plastered their family all over television. They made a trade off when they chose to do the show. JON AND KATE took away their children's privacy. Obviously, if a parent would allow footage of their children using the bathroom, getting bathed, etc., they aren't very concerned about privacy.

Seriously, you can't see that much by driving by anyway. It's not as if people are going to be peeking in their windows. And it is a public road afterall.

Cheryl said...

I also sent P&G an email that wasn't positive.

Lea said...

momof5 said:
These fertility-drug produced multiple births will most likely continue to garner headlines, media attention, and interest from people across the world but with horrible consequences.

I completely agree. That’s what exactly I was saying. Jon & Kate plus 8 are creating a wanting of women who desperately want HOM do gain attention for themselves without truly knowing the consequences. They see J&K as pioneers who have this wonderful life, who by the way, do not reveal that they have all the help in the world and the money from the show to support them. J&K are not struggling working 2 or 3 jobs trying to make ends meet. They are exploiting their children for the wealth. J&K also do not have any special needs children and that is a misconception too. The chances of sextuplets being born healthy without any future medical treatments are rare. And fans of J&K are very much in denial because I feel that there are many “sheeple,” who want that limelight, that will take fertility drugs, not needing them, to produce HOM with dangerous conclusions.

Shawn said...

Just found this new article.

http://www.mlive.com/grpress/lifestyles/index.ssf/2008/12/book_signing_who_kate_gosselin.html

Get a Clue said...

Here's a quote from the above article: Obviously the physical needs -- meals, clean clothing, etc. -- come first.

I think that's where Kate misses the boat. It isn't obvious that's what comes first. The kid's need clothes and food, but they more than that need emotional nurturing. Yes, they have to be fed and clothed, but she gets SO wrapped up in that that she seldom makes it to the other things. I've had friends like that and I have to tell them what a wise woman told me when my first was born. The dustbunnies will be there when the kids are gone and children will never remember an excellent meal prepared by mom all by herself in the kitchen, but they will remember the mismatched carrots that mom let them cut to go with the cheese sandwiches she let them make for dinner and the smiles and laughter while doing it.

timetogokon said...

read the Brandweek article - thanks for the link - I thought it was one of the few honest articles I've read about the G's.

And, P&G is totally lying, I also sent them an email after the original article was published.

I tried to log a comment on the Brandweek link but it got stuck.

nancy019 said...

this is a quote from the article:

I never would have chosen to have eight children; I am a very happy by-myself person.

What???? You chose to do those treatments KNOWING they could result in multiple births. She is happy by herself? Coulda fooled me, she needs someone to feed her ego.
This woman is nuts, certifiable.

from:http://www.mlive.com/grpress/lifestyles/index.ssf/2008/12/book

Christine said...

Has anyone seen the new Christmas commercial running on TLC with Kate and all 5 of her 'girls' surrounding her? It's like she's sitting on her throne with her favored 5 sitting all around her, no boys or Jon in site. The girls are all wearing their Christmas (red) pajamas and she mumbles something, sorry wasn't listening, about the holidays. I'm sure TLC will run it 125,000 more times this month.

protect8 said...

As someone who feels icky when I see a mother be mean and talk disrespectfully to her child in the grocery store (which unfortunately I see way too much of these days) I realize that lately I actually feel guilty and a little ashamed for witnessing the mistreatment heaped upon the Gosselin children by their parents week after week. And yet, I don't do anything about it. I mean, I read these boards, have written a few emails of complaint to TLC, Figure 8 and P&G and I talk with my daughters about how horrible Jon and Kate Gosselin are as people, yet I tune back in on Monday nights to see that the children are being treated worse than ever.

I am highly suspect of ANYONE who actually believes that these children are not being mistreated. In fact, it worries me that people who feel that the Jon and Kate's parenting methods are okay are demeaning their own children. Children who have their bathroom habits and temper tantrums made fun of by their parents in front of millions of viewers are being mistreated. I can only assume that any individual who believes that what is happening to the Gosselin children is perfectly fine is A) able to objectify children which is what child predators are able do which is why they can harm children to the extent that they do B)believe that money and expensive vacations do indeed buy happiness or at least are more important than happniness


For those of us who don't objectify children but rather see them as worthy of protection and respect, it seems to be time for a more organized strategy or movement to raise a loud enough ruckus to at least make TLC reconsider their choice to exploit little children for monetary gain.

Several years ago there was a powerful letter writing campaign kicked off in the San Francisco Bay area that was designed to protest, and ultimately prevent the hiring of a particular talk show host scheduled to start her own show on a local radio station. The protest was successful and the contract with her was cancelled. A scheduled television show that she was to host was also cancelled. While we sent letters to the radio and television stations involved, what made the difference were the letters sent to the sponsors. Emails were sent to the sponsors but I can't help but believe it was the actual letters with stamps sent through snail mail that made a big difference.

I haven't watched Jon and Kate Plus 8 carefully enough to know who the sponsors are other than the obvious product placements on the show but there are so many smart people posting on this board, I'm sure that several of you could come up with a long list of sponsors and addresses where we could write to complain. I've sent an email to Proctor and Gamble, TLC and K-Mart but haven't sent a letter of complaint.

As I mulled over this it crossed my mind that things could be worse for the Gossein children if the cameras weren't there to record Jon and Kate's behavior. But after watching the NYC show it dawned on me that the amenities afforded this uneducated pair of parents has turned them into monsters. It's shocking to see the difference in the earlier shows when the freebies were at a minimum. If Kate's faux celebrity was reduced to her Christian book signings and church appearances, perhaps then the kids could turn their focus to education.

C said...

Protect8 - great post! I totally agree with everything you said too.

RuthinVA said...

Protect8 said....If Kate's faux celebrity was reduced to her Christian book signings and church appearances, perhaps then the kids could turn their focus to education.


And this I could live with, jon could stay home take care of the children. By far he is the lesser of two evils.
The children could have a real childhood with friends over, do the things children should do without cameras involved. Less trips with the children should make Kate less stressed, and hopefully she has learned from all the negatives and would strive to be a better parent. All I wish for is the children to have as normal of a childhood possible with their parents. To be happy and healthy both mentally and physically.

bradleymom said...

Protect8 - this is something I have been mulling over and suggested before. I think it would be great to have a conference of some sort in some cental location. Get some great guest speakers, and start a huge signed petition(and hopefully, some legislative body that could begin the process of changing child labor laws to include reality TV). I think we may all be drawn to this site for a reason - perhaps it is something we are meant to do to make a difference(sorry to get smarmy). In this world of instantaneous news and "celebrity news" there would also probably be some airtime to cover the event. Anyone else think this is a worthwhile idea? I would totally scrimp and save some money for an airline ticket and a venue!

I don't mean to sound like a Pollyanna - just thought it might be a useful channeling of energy that might make people(meaning sponsors and network owners) stand up and take notice. When people come together in a unified way, I think, a huge difference can be made. Okay - I know someone will start to tear this apart - gentlemen, start your engines!

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Protect8
What a marvelous post. You said everything that I have been thinking.
I do have a problem with people who think that the Gosselin children are not being mistreated. It is very obvious that they are. That is probably why we don't see Aunt Jodi, Uncle Kevin, Beth, Kate's mom and dad and so on. All of these people realize what is truly going on in the Gosselin household. They have seen what "goes on" behind closed doors.

D'ocean said...

I was searching for blogs on the Gosselins & I came across this on Growing Your Baby: (do people actually believe this!!)

Fame Hasn't Changed The Gosselins

Even though she had 8 babies in three years, has a television show viewed by 3 million people each week and a best-selling book, Kate Gosselin - mother of twins and sextuplets - insists she is the same person she always was.

"We are the same people and have not changed within ourselves, but our situation in everyday life has changed," the busy mom recently revealed.

"The fact that we cannot go anywhere without being surrounded by fans -- that part is difficult for me and always will be. I am finding, though, that with the release of our first book I am enjoying signing it and seeing the joy on people's faces as they talk about it," she continues.

Grace said...

This article shows Kate to be in Grand Rapids Michigan (posted above and I also read this in tonight's paper as I live here) http://www.mlive.com/grpress/lifestyles/index.ssf/2008/12/book_signing_who_kate_gosselin.html

I also know she's going to be in Lansing Michigan on Friday (as I may be able to get to that booksigning after a meeting and I'm somewhat curious to see what she's like in person).

But my question is--I thought that this was supposed to allow her to stay home with her children? Apparently she's in Michigan all week. Makes me wonder how much traveling she is doing by herself and how often she's home, staying home with her children like she was "blessed" to do.

Although maybe it doesn't make a difference at home since she doesn't help out there anyway?

D'ocean said...

Grace, please let us know if you get to meet Kate, I too am curious to see how she acts in person!

Rach said...

Grace, I am also curious. I'm actually a student at Michigan State and would LOVE to go see what Kate is like in person. Unfortunately I don't have any spare money right now and cannot afford the book. Please report back!!

babeeberry said...

Another interesting article. Kon really live in a bubble, Kate says she has not changed one bit since beginning the show. So that means she has always been a giant biotch, right?


http://www.mlive.com/grpress/lifestyles/index.ssf/2008/12/book_signing_who_kate_gosselin.html

Kristin said...

I don't know what people are saying about there not being signs in front of their home. There aren't any about not taking pictures, but there are about six yellow "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs posted just outside of their fence. Their property is on a small hill, and the signs were posted on slope of the hill outside of the fence, close to the road. I drove by their house the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (I am from Wernersville, and I was home for Thanksgiving). With regards to the security gate, there were two large columns that were covered with blue tarp that appear to be for a security gate, but I couldn't be sure since they were covered. The fence around the property was there before they moved in. I am familiar with this house because my aunt's mother lives on the same road. It has a lot of very nice houses on it, and their house was always one of our favorites. It actually makes me kind of sad that they're now living in that beautiful home.

I'm going home again this weekend for winter break, so I'll keep you updated.

violette said...

Since this blog was started when Television Without Pity closed (and never reopened) the Jon and Kate forums on that website, I hope this is pertinent enough.

I still read some of the other forums on TWOP, and notice a great deal of the discussion there being just as snarky (TWOP's slogan is "Spare the Snark, Spoil the Network") and worse, than the Jon and Kate forum ever was, and yet those forums are still open.

Is there any particular reason that TWOP ever gave as to why the Jon and Kate forums got axed, and the "Little People, Big World" forum continues to thrive? Interestingly, while Kon is often compared against the Roloff family (another TLC family), making the Roloff's out to be Saints by comparison, the LPBW forum folks are starting to snark on the Roloff's en masse. Apparently Roloff's the recent huge house remodel and frequent luxury vacations, are starting to rankle with viewers over there.

Moose said...

Jon: This year we are giving one big family gift to the kids. We have little gifts for their stockings but we decided to give the family one big present that we can all share. We are getting a new family computer, with a monster hard drive and web cam. I'm excited because I plan to use the computer to spend some quality time with the kids, by playing educational games. The kids are really excited to get the new computer, the older girls always have something they need for school, so this computer will be a big help.





why in the world would these kids need a webcam?

Maggie said...

Violette, there is no way I can answer for TWOP, but the J & K thread was constantly being shut down. We got tired of it.

Yes, other threads at TWOP are bad, if not terrible and have to be babysat for years at a time.

It is very curious, isn't it?

We also have the Duggars Without Pity site, just because you never know what may happen!

Dunwoody Mom said...

I didn't know where to post this but, interesting:

Maybe Kate Gosselin isn't such a great choice for a spokesperson after all. The star of TLC's reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 was recently tapped to promote Procter & Gamble's brandSaver coupon book. A busy mother of sextuplets, she made her way from Elizabethtown, Pa., to the Big Apple to help launch the brandSaver Live! Pop-up store in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 28. Through Dec. 11, consumers can pop in to get their hair done (thanks to Pantene) or get a makeover (compliments of CoverGirl).

A brief article about the public relations stunt generated hundreds of responses—not because consumers liked or disliked the idea of promoting a coupon book with a live event, but rather because some people absolutely hate Gosselin.

One recent post reads: "Kate Gosselin, the child-exploiter, is a spokesperson for money-saving tips and living on a tight budget?? Well, I'd guess her number one tip would be to start a reality show, which puts your children to work for endless hours because there are no labor laws to protect them in such situations, plastering their faces all over the TV, for any person across the world to have access to . . . and then you and your husband can live off the profits!"

Another: "Procter and Gamble will be sorry they picked her . . . she will suck them dry."

Despite the harsh outcry from some, P&G rep Glenn Williams said the company itself has received no negative comments at all. "She has been terrifically successful in building positive buzz about P&G and brandSaver."

Williams added that hundreds lined up to meet her and that "Kate was very gracious. She is anything you'd want and expect from a positive spokesperson . . . Any famous person is going to have that kind of chatter surrounding them."

Still, the one thing that is strikingly consistent about reader comments was how aware viewers are of the show's various marketing partnerships. One respondent laundry-listed the brands that have apparently appeared on the show: Croc's shoes, V-Tech computers, Juicy Juice. Others were quick to point out that Gosselin also promotes Kmart's holiday layaway plan, as well as the Grain Foods Foundation.

Of course, not all of the posts were of the nasty nature. One rational response said: "My wife and I have been a P&G product user for 30+ years. I will always use them. Some of these people need to release some of their anger."

While this is probably true, consumer packaged goods marketers like Procter & Gamble, tend to be conservative about with whom they align themselves. Thus, it remains to be seen how many will continue to link themselves with Gosselin. P&G, for one, said they will stick with Gosselin to promote the coupon book for months to come.

This despite the fact that people are going out of their way to log entries like this: "I'm a longggg time Tide/Downy user, nearly 25 years, and this week I'll be buying a non PG detergent. I'll forward this article on to my family and friends and let them decide if they wish to pad this screwball's pockets with their hard and legitimately earned money. Bye-bye P&G."

That's not exactly the kind of attention CPG companies generally pay for.


http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i686368ba4cd6a88ccf66cfc8bf2dd217?imw=Y

Lea said...

Moose said...

why in the world would these kids need a webcam?


Think about it? What a great way to make mony. People would pay a membership to see the children play at any time. Just click on their website, pay the membership and BAM who are logged on to a site with the children answering questions while on a webcam. I can see it now. Come see our kids by cam and ask questions, simply by getting a Gosslin membership.

Sounds sick, bit I would not put it past KON to do this for money.

CrazyCatLady said...

The whole fiasco of J&K+8 begs the question: Why do we require a license for driving a car, but not for becoming a parent?

Protect8 said...

Yesterday, I posted a comment on this thread suggesting that those of here at GWOP (who are accused by Gosselin fans as being just a handful of people) should protest the exploitation of the Gosselin children by organizing a letter writing campaign. Our concerns about the welfare of the children should be sent (preferably through snail mail) to TLC, Figure 8 Productions and all companies that advertise on the show or engage Jon and Kate Gosselin as their spokespersons. Then to my delight today I read the following article! Yea! However, in the article P&G says that they have not received any negative feedback about hiring Kate as a spokesperson. Let's get busy folks!

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i686368ba4cd6a88c47d03793dcbca66b

Disney said...

Concerning ratings....does anyone know for certain what J/K+8 ratings have been over the past month? It would be interesting to find out if the ratings are slipping because of the horrible new episodes TLC has shown lately.

Sashaa said...

I didn't know where else to post this: http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.sixgosselins.com

Someone archived their webpage from way back in 2004!
Check out the Prayer Lists and the Praise Lists....sickening!!
THAT link needs to go to People Magazine and the rest.

Kristin said...

[i]Concerning ratings....does anyone know for certain what J/K+8 ratings have been over the past month? It would be interesting to find out if the ratings are slipping because of the horrible new episodes TLC has shown lately.[/i]

The last I heard about the ratings was when they hit their all-time high of 3.2 million viewers on Oct. 13 for the "Back to School" episode. I haven't heard anything about the "Wedding Month" episodes. I would be interested to know how they fared.

Sharla said...

I closed it since nothing was said about Jon & Kate Plus 8 on his show and there were three comments about people's opinion of the host in the queue. Talking about his show or him in general is OT for this blog. :) Should we expect something about J&K to be on in the future, we can reopen it.

KONspiracytheory said...

Some bad publicity for one of KON's sponsors:

http://www.momlogic.com/2008/07/crocs_lawsuit_pregliasco.php

Considering all the time those kids spend in airports they're lucky they haven't had any croc-related accidents.

Nat said...

Does anyone know where I can find the Toys R Us episode? Ive looked on Youtube but cant seem to find that epi.

Thanks :)

momof5 said...

Sashaa has left a new comment on the post "Free Discussion 12/4 to 12/11 and Question and Ans...":

I didn't know where else to post this: http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.sixgosselins.com

Someone archived their webpage from way back in 2004!
Check out the Prayer Lists and the Praise Lists....sickening!!
THAT link needs to go to People Magazine and the rest.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hhhhmmm looks like they were having some marital troubles then.

Kate and I pray for a strong marriage that through all this stress our relationship stays intact. We pray that others may see how difficult our lives are right now and that we are trully thankful for everything everyone has done for us. We pray that Mady and Cara continue to be strong and loving through this time of need and stress. We ask the Lord that we have faith in him and we rely on him to provide for us spiritually and financially.

We ask others to please pray for us as we go through terrible financial and family hardships. It is hard to let people into our personal lives but we are praying that people could walk in our shoes for one day and understand that God has given us these children and we are responsible to raise them the best we can. Please pray that Kate and I can do this with help of all our awesome volunteers that God has provided us. Amen.

Jonathan and Kate Gosselin

ThreeFarmers said...

The Toys R Us episode is something like "shopping for 10" and it will be aired on Monday night the week of Xmas.

michelle said...

As a child of a 'big' family (yes, bigger than the Gosselins) and the mother of 7(ages 15 to 6) I speak as somewhat of an authority on the dynamics of big families. I'm no fan of Kate but some of the things they get slammed for are very normal in larger families. A family Christmas gift is very normal and very ok! No matter how free all the little stuff is there is simply a limit on all that stuff one family can take. It doesnt matter if you have a big house (we built a house, custom to fit the dynamics of our family, it is large and I have help keeping it clean) but I can only take so much stuff. A large family gift is what we try to do (or a couple for diffrent ages) and it works great. Then a few trasures in there stocking just for them and everyone is happy. Especially mom when she is trying to look for that missing barbie shoe ;)

Nat said...

Thanks Threefarmers! :)

Little Miss Susan said...

First time poster, long time lurker. First off I want to say I love this board. I stumbled upon it one day when I was looking for some answers to my suspicions about the Gosselin empire.
Watching this show has started to be much like not being able to take our eyes off a car wreck.
Today I finally had time (I've been sooo busy and exhausted ;)) to write TLC and express my concern for these children and my general dislike for what this show has become. I doubt I'll get a response, but at least I spoke my piece. I also plan to write Juicy Juice to see if they did indeed pull their sponsorship
I look forward to interacting with you all in the future.

PA Mom said...

Looks like Jon & Kate will have some new competition soon. I read in this months Runner's World magazine that beginning in June 2009, We Tv will be airing a new show about the Hayes family and their sextuplets.

Although I'm not sure anyone needs to see another family on tv simply because they have a large family, it will be refreshing to see parents that both have jobs. They are also organized enough and apparently not as exhausted as Kate, because Jenny can find time to run at 4:45 am.

Imagine Kate getting up at 4:45 am for anything...she gets annoyed having to wake up early to go on her free vacations. Life can be tough like that sometimes.

anon1967 said...

I think thier going to keep the old house, and continue using it to tape when they come home from whatever trips they're on, to continue the charade as long as they can. Anyone else think this will happen?

Maggie said...

Who said Sharla left? She is very much here and posted a couple of new articles here today.

The blog may seem different because we have a lot of posters, and a lot of them are new.

With that many people you are going to get a broader point-of-view, and we do try to post everything that conforms to our basic posting guidelines.

Sharla said...

Sharla is here. I only went to the store for an hour. Is that how rumours get started?

If the tone of the discussion has changed, I think a lot of that has to do with people who are talking. It was a very collegial group when the blog first started and it was pretty small and manageable. In July it started growing more rapidly and in September it exploded. Naturally things are going to look different when it isn't the same group who generally shared the same viewpoints. There are more readers and commenters now and therefore more varied and sometimes extreme opinions.

pullthegosselinplug said...

I work for a firm in Harrisburg PA and today I received in the mail a solicitation from a company called Journal Publications that is sponsoring the Pennsylvania Womens Show May 1-3, 2009 at the PA Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg. My firm deals alot with women's legal issues and they are trying to get organizations to pay to set up booths at the show to either promote your organization or sell your product. Guess who the guest speakers are? That's right, Jon and Kate Gosselin! They are being billed as "Reality TV Celebrities".
I very quickly dashed off my email to them explaining that I would not spend one dime that might eventually end up going to these "celebrities" and listed some of the reasons why.
If anyone wants to add their own protest or objection, the contact person is Amy Palmer and her email address is info@pawomensshow.com
Thanks.

AuntyK.K. said...

Thankyou,"pullthegosselinplug"!

I'm glad you emailed them!

I found this site and it summarizes the HISTORY of the Gosselins extremely well. It has the articules the 'gosselins' WROTE THEMSELVES, which are NOW hard to find.

When I write these ''engagements", I include most of this history, to show them I'm serious, and to show that the quote, 'rumours' aren't 'rumours' but TRUE!
Here's the site I found:
Enjoy....



http://thegirlfromtheghetto.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/did-jon-kate-gosselin-plan-to-make-money-off-their-kids-from-the-beginning/?referer=sphere_related_content

Sharla said...

Someone asked about recent ratings. The highest I've ever seen for J&K was 3.5M viewers. The Yard Sale episode had about 2.6M viewers. We're only able to get the weekly numbers sporadically.

momof3andlovingit said...

I just wanted to share the response I received from one of the churches I e-mailed. They have the scam artist booked to speak (lie and steal, is more like it). The gentleman did not understand my point at all. Apparently selling your children's childhood is a simple "mistake".

~Thank you for your comments regarding Kate Gosselin's speaking
engagement at First Christian Church. We are doing a series of Sundays
in the month of March dealing with the Core parts of life. Each week
we will have guest speakers or interviewees who will share some of
their experiences and insights from particular areas of life and how
they lean on God in the midst of them. Jon & Kate's life is on display
on TLC as you are well aware. We've asked Kate to talk about her walk
with Christ in some of the victories and struggles of family life. I'm
sure that you would agree that none of us make all the right choices
or respond the right ways in every situation on any given day. But as
Christians we can lean on Him in the midst of it all. That's why Kate
is sharing with us; following Christ in the Core parts of life.