Monday, September 13, A Rough Ride

Mady and Cara tackle the waves by taking a surf lesson, but will Kate join in on the fun? Later the Gosselin family head out to sea for some good deep sea fishing, but will the waters cause everyone to be too sick to fish?

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Scruffy's Mom said...

This title is too tempting not to comment ... boyfriend troubles?

Michelle said...

After Kate's performance on Regis & Kelly this morning, I hope people give her a clear message that it is not the way to up ratings and turn off their TVs. It will always be repeated a week later and can be watched then, but I'd love to see her under a million viewers after that appalling interview that had no purpose other than insulting the father of her children. Not a good plan TLC and Kate.

Elspeth said...

Should this be known as "What We Could Salvage from the Alaska Footage" episode? I thought these were going to be "special" not weekly episodes? Is it possible that they are simply using up what they have before everyone except the handful of fanatics quit watching?

h84kate said...

wikipedia lists the first 5 episodes as specials (3 episodes, 2 are just repeats with little text boxes), airing about a month part.

It doesn't say it now, but I am pretty sure last week wikipedia said something about TLC announcing August 23rd (ish) that Kate Plus 8 was being converted into a regular weekly series. 2 episodes so far as a weekly series (a 1 hour and a half hour), and 3 more slated for the next 3 weeks.

youtube did go ahead and delete my account after reporting and removing the episodes of Kate +8. Bummer. Never once did TLC report the J&K episodes last year, I don't know why they care about this show now.

Barbra said...

somewhere it was posted that 'rough ride' is surfing or something like that. and, yes, i do think they are just using up all the film they have on her because if you noticed there was NO mention of twisted kate on regis today. her only purpose on being there was to keep her on camera. how anyone could watch the interview and NOT hear the jon bashing is beyond me. also beyond me is WHY didn't one of them question WHY jon doesn't watch the kids at the mcmansion as ordered by the Court. WHEN and HOW did the house become HERS? So, along with wondering who in the industry she is doing what with or for, I'll question what she is doing to enable herself to manipulate judges and the Courts. What the hell does she have that warrants all that she gets? just makes you go hmmmmmmmm..............

emschick1128 said...

She is such a low life and a liar. Unbelievable what she does and says

Ohio Buckeye said...

Oh, hell. To hear K8G tell it, her entire life has been lone, long rough ride. Puhleeze, woman.

I take it from comments here that she publically bashed Jon again on R&K? Oh, you High Road Taker, you, Kate Gosselin. If yours is the high road, I hate to even imagine what you consider the low road to be.

There have been some WEIRD and pathetic crossovers so far. Poor Emeril - wonder what small print existed in his contract to force him into an episode of J&K+8? And the motorcycle guys. Sarah P? Good god, they are scraping the barrel for sure now.

Good bye, K8G. You will go unmissed.

Brummygirl said...

Whatever the rough ride is, I will not be watching once again. I could kick myself for watching her on Regis and Kelly this morning, it has caused me nothing but angst.
I know we are not supposed to say do not watch, but the only way this woman will go down in flames is by ratings dropping once again.
How does she sleep at night? Or is that when she does all her planning?

Liar, Liar, pants on Fire said...

Probably more stupid Bald Head Island - kids working vacation.

The Lies said...

I did not watch Regis and Kelly today because I knew this grifter would be on. I did however catch the one minute clip on ROL. And I saw her nose start to grow in the first 3 seconds.

Maybe Disney is looking for a new Pinocchio. This should fit in well with her acting asperations and shince we all know she can't act she has the nose growing down pat.

Teryn said...

I just saw a preview on Entertainment Tonight for next week's show. They are deep sea fishing and they showed Steve helping one of the boys ( looked like Joel, but they showed it so fast I couldn't really tell ) vomiting in a bucket!!!!!!!!!!!!! They actually show the poor kid hacking his guts out from sea sickness, and you can hear Kate asking, "Is he still puking?"

Oh Jon, PLEASE get your kids off tv and stop allowing Kate to show their most private moments to millions of strangers. PLEASE JON DO SOMETHING!!!!!!

Teryn said...

I stand corrected. They show FOUR kids puking in a bucket!!!!!!


This is an outrage!!!!!!!!!!!!

How embarrassing for those kids to be sick and vomiting and having it filmed for everyone to see. That is seriously crossing the line.

I can honestly say with my hand on the Bible, that I have never ever in my 43 years grown to hate someone more and more everyday until Kate Gosselin came along.

Aislinn said...

Teryn said...
"I stand corrected. They show FOUR kids puking in a bucket!!!!!!"

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You've got to be kidding me?! Why would you take little kids deep sea fishing of all things? And then show them being sick? Can't the kids have a single moment of privacy??

If I was their mom, I would turn around right away the moment one kid said they didn't feel good. I've been sea-sick before on choppy waters. It's miserable. I wonder if Kate said that's enough, let's go back, or decided to make the kids keep working (oops, sorry, "playing"). Gotta stick to the script!

Were they at least wearing life jackets? It can be really dangerous on the open water, especially for little kids.

Teryn said...

I saw Leah and Aaden throwing up in buckets. Then they showed Kate sitting on the couch yapping to the camera about how they had to deal with FOUR kids puking, as if SHE was the one inconvenienced. She actually counted to four on her fingers to emphasize how many kids annoyed her that day. Her tone was like how dare they make me have to deal with vomit!

Then they showed Kate with a fishing pole and doing her usual screeching.

My gawd my nerves can't take it anymore. I'm finally boycotting.
God please save the children!!!

Jane in CA said...

It is worse to be seasick than to be sick with the flu or virus, at least according to my sister. We went whale watching one time and she was sick about half an hour or less out onto the water. Even when we got back on land, the rest of the day and evening were ruined for her.

I think that the TLC people are as evil as Kate, for putting those children through such misery, plus filming it so they can money off of the whole horrible experience. Sickos, all of them.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Khate bashing and rolling her eyes at Jon was what their whole marriage was so of course it continues after divorce. The horrible thing is that she's accepted by so many and every little thing he does and says is wrong. The media sided w/ her from the very beginning and that's that! I have way more respect for him than I do for her, in fact I have NO respect for her at all. Enough is enough, a private life is what is needed for the kids and they are who count. NO MORE free vacations, no more free clothes, shoes, toys, NOTHING else.
We do not watch TLC anymore either.

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

Steve had to tend to the children that were puking? where was kate? oh yeah, talking to the camera. they were probably out on the boat for hours, those poor babies stomaches and with nothing probably to eat.

she is insane.

i looked really close at her getting into the van at 1800 percent. wow. she has liver spots, bumps, surgical scars, and acne. skin looks leathery also.

I hope their friends at school care for them and won't make fun of them.

I believe that the spot on R and K was booked by DWTS for the correspondent and they gave the green light, then when they really thought about it and how she treated everybody, they decided to drop her and asked Niecy (yea!) to be the ET reporter. that is why she was so angry, because she had no control over that situation, but now, I think she has started a fire that TLC and Kate can't put out. I still cringe for Jennifer Grey when that idiot asked her and looked at the camera and said with her evil eyes, when was the last time you heard, nobody puts baby in a corner. Jennifer looked stunned and was trying to grasp what she just heard, and she was trying to answer and being the professional she is she said, I am just going to go out there and do the best i can, just go out there and do the best i can.

kate is despicable!

gross said...

So who would want to watch ANYONE puke? What's wrong with these people? Why not go to a fishing pier and stick a pole in the kids' hands? It is all about what's better for the film crew or Kate.

readerlady said...

Ms. Katie "I'M A NURSE" Kreider apparently never heard of dramamine! Those poor kids. They must have been miserable. I bet Mady was none too happy, too. She's the only one of the 8 who opted to not go fishing with Jon a year or so ago. She's not the athletic activity type.

K8STFU said...

Being seasick IS horrible. I compare it to really bad morning sickness - but the queasiness lasts for hours and hours.

With all the "memory making" trips the kids have been forced to film, you would think that their own "mother" would know that at least some of the kids were sensitive to motion sickness.

I have been sensitive to any type of motion sickness as long I can remember - planes, trains, cars, boats. When I was younger, my mom would make sure to have Dramamine handy, as I do now for myself and my own kids, just in case. Another fine example of K8's uber-organized supermomdom.

lite beer, I am with you. K8 IS DESPICABLE.

ChurchMouse said...

"Teryn said...

I stand corrected. They show FOUR kids puking in a bucket!!!!!!"

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Just making family MEMORIES, right?

1momski said...

OK, I am 53 years old and I can still feel the embarrassment of throwing up on the gym class floor when I was in elementary school. To show the children throwing up on National TV? Well, thank god their mother, the nurse was there!
I won't watch this, it is the smallest thing I can do to not add to the exploitation of these poor children.

Minnesota Mamma said...

I am reading the comments about the promo showing the kids throwing up and I am so agitated right now I can't even explain.

My family had boats when I was a teenager and we would mostly stay in the bay (coastal NJ) and even in the bay I would get mildly seasick. Once in a while they'd go into the ocean I would get so horribly seasick I would almost want to die. I feel so bad for those poor kids right now. Being seasick is AWFUL, and it lasts even after you're back on dry land, for hours you feel like the ground is shifting under your feet and the world is spinning.

That horrible woman has absolutely NO maternal instinct whatsoever. Those kids are far too young to be out on the open ocean in the first place! And then the minute one of them started to feel ill, she should have made them turn the boat around. To let it get to the point of four (!) of them vomiting as she sits on her backside and discusses it, taking no action to help them, it just amazes me to no end. I have no words strong enough for her.

OK so I've been seeing that sheeple have been proudly pointing out the declining numbers of posts here... just want to say that it's not because many of us have stopped caring. You just get to a point where you feel so helpless. This latest news about the boat is a perfect example. WHO in authority can help these kids?? I have written TLC/Discovery, written sponsors, complained on Facebook...and yet these kids keep getting expoited and their horrible mother keeps getting richer. I don't know what else to do.

Who the H*LL takes 6-year old DEEP SEA FISHING???

Elspeth said...

A word to the sheeple crowing over the declining number of comments here, kindly go look at the declining ratings. People are boredby your idol as well as disgusted by her. Crow all you want about declining comments, but the declining ratings mean that the rest of the world is seeing what we see - a talentless shrew.

chesterctymom said...

Notice they kids are on the boat, leaning over as Khatie Krieder yells "you suck" to a crab that let go of her line without life jackets. Oh thats right, the clothing sponsors wouldn't be able to see their product on Khatie's product...

Moby Sick said...

"I feel so bad for those poor kids right now. Being seasick is AWFUL, and it lasts even after you're back on dry land, for hours you feel like the ground is shifting under your feet and the world is spinning."

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Amen. And there's nothing you can do about it. Being seasick is worse than any stomach flu. I remember when, on my first cruise, the second day at sea it hit me. You just want to die, and you're angry because you don't die. There's no place you can go to get away from it. I swore that if I ever got my feet on land, I'd never get back on a ship again.

But I did...again, again and again because there were places I wanted to visit and things to wanted to do. Fortunately, I never got seasick again. I think it was just that intial feeling of not knowing what to expect, or how to deal with it.

Kids that age have no business being out on an open sea. You'd think that if she had insisted on them doing it, she would have read up on it and given them ginger as a preventative. It doesn't always work, but it's worth a shot.

Mary said...

Two thing maybe more once I start writing

why was there no life vest on the kids?

ok we blame Kate for being for kids being filmed why seasick But what is wrong with camera men and crew for filming it. Would they have seen Kate being sea sick? I blame the crew as much as her

Jane in CA said...

The creeple seem to think that posting is some sort of competition. Again, they miss the bigger picture. Maybe they are genetically unable to see it?

Kate is on a downward spiral creeple. Less and less people like her, more and more find her tiresome, irritating, ridiculous and lame.

The reason there is less posting is that Kate, despite her best efforts, can't get the public attention she used to get. After the 100th trip to Target, or to pump gas, even the paid lonesome "paparazzi" is bored to tears, much less the viewing public.

I don't care what the creeple say. Anyone who can still defend Kate isn't right in the head.

Bagging The Barf said...

"I stand corrected. They show FOUR kids puking in a bucket!!!!!!"

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Just making family MEMORIES, right?"

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Well, doggone it! She photographed their first poop on the potty, so maybe pictures of their first seasick vomit will join the other photos in the family gallery! Or, she'll find a way to preserve it in a jar and set it on the mantel in a Christmas display. She does have a fascination with bodily fluids (didn't we see pink vomit in a plastic bag in a recent episode?)...

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Mary said..."Would they have seen Kate being sea sick? I blame the crew as much as her"

Mary-- the crew's job is to film, to get shots that are going to up the ratings. It's not their responsibility to look out for the kids. They have a job to do, they have TLC to answer to, and if they are given directions to get the shots that are going to cause controversy, or make for good editing, then that's what they are going to do. I would think that the crew also takes directives from Kate. She gives the okay, and she has no reservations about protecting the privacy of her children, so she just gives them the go-ahead.

ChurchMouse said...

And from the official North Carolina Boater Safety Education website:


Children under age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved PFD when underway on a vessel (a vessel that is not anchored or tied to shore) unless they are below deck or inside an enclosed cabin.

For more see:
http://www.boat-ed.com/nc/course/p4-7_pfds.htm

Way to look after your kids, Ms. Gosselin.

Ohio Buckeye said...

K8G was neither interested nor willing to go into the ocean to play with her kids. She always chose, instead, to sit on her arse and SCREAM (no class) at Jon about how he was interacting with the kids (not up to her standards, as always).

Now, though, that TLC wants to show us Can Do Kate 'bravely' learning to surf, what'd'ya' know... now K8G is willing to actually get up off it and get into the water.

Priorities, K8, it's all about priorities. Despite all your rhetoric, you kids have never been much of a real priority to you.

It is, always has been, always will be ALL ABOUT K8.

Brummygirl said...

Jane in CA said...
The creeple seem to think that posting is some sort of competition. Again, they miss the bigger picture. Maybe they are genetically unable to see it?
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Jane: Mental is as mental does!!! I do not put stock in anything they say, they are just that...weird!!

Frankie said...

She's such a role model christian mom ( cough..hack ).

She's fishing and catches a crab and yells to the crab in front of the kids, "You suck!"

WTH????

What is wrong with her? Is this the same woman who was on The 700 Club and did the church circuit speaking about her faith and how she keeps scripture all around?

Is Zondervan O.K. with one of their clients strutting around on tv in a bikini and yelling "YOU SUCK" in front of children?

Canadian Mom said...

Minnesota Mama said...

OK so I've been seeing that sheeple have been proudly pointing out the declining numbers of posts here...
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Posting and accounted for...

mindy said...

So are they back to weekly episodes now??

Aislinn said...

ChurchMouse said...
"And from the official North Carolina Boater Safety Education website:

Children under age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved PFD when underway on a vessel (a vessel that is not anchored or tied to shore) unless they are below deck or inside an enclosed cabin."

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I really can't believe they didn't have life jackets on. That is just crazy. If there were some emergency and the boat ran into trouble, it's possible for a boat to go down in a matter of minutes! You don't want to be struggling to put life jackets on eight kids when something goes wrong!

Or if one of the kids fell overboard, even if they can swim in the pool, it's much different than swimming in the open ocean. One wave can knock them under, and then they'd be so hard to find.

There's no way I'd take my kids on a boat without life jackets.

Sooverit said...

Canadian Mom said...

Minnesota Mama said...

OK so I've been seeing that sheeple have been proudly pointing out the declining numbers of posts here...
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Posting and accounted for...
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Silly Sheeple . . . fewer postings means less interest, which means lower ratings, which means buh-bye Kate!!! Don't let the door hit ya on the way out! Yay!

Aislinn said...

Minnesota Mamma said...
"Who the H*LL takes 6-year old DEEP SEA FISHING???"

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I was wondering that myself. Deep sea fishing is hard work! A grown man has to be straped to a chair on the boat to avoid being pulled off the boat into the water. It can take hours to haul in a large fish weighing hundreds of pounds in. How is this fun for a 6 year old?

It sounds like they're really scraping the bottom of the idea barrel for this show. What's next? Take the kids sky-diving? It's like they're more concerned with doing something new than something the kids would enjoy.

jonandkatewho? said...

This is disgusting. Now see, this is the kind of stuff that kate does or allows that really gets my blood boiling. Is there really some depraved human interest in seeing these poor children getting sick? Just like with all the poopy episodes of potty training and constipation, they seem to lower themselves to the bottom of the pits for these episodes. Poor kids. So embarrassing for them! I hate kate...i cannot believe she allows this. But TLC is just as much to blame for editing in such poor taste.

Oh by the way, shove it, sheeple! I'll keep on posting now and then till this horrible miscreant shrew and abusive mother is off my television forever.

No Shame in her Game said...

Not having life vests on is against the law if that boat was even in the water. She is so abusive as is the crew and all of their caretakers.

jasmine said...

How awful that the children were taken out on a fishing boat having to work and being filmed seasick and throwing up in buckets. What kind of a private fishing operator would even take these small children out in rough waters and not even require them to wear lifejackets? Was Steve and the bodyguard on the boat? Someone should be held accountable.

Warmth of the Sun said...

Is there a video of this? How is it known that the kids are not wearing life vests?

Pony said...

Who takes kids that young out deep sea fishing?

Actually, lots of people do. I once took my then 10 and 2 year olds out "deep sea fishing" when we were vacationing in South Carolina. There is deep sea fishing and then there is "deep sea fishing." We went on a boat that was geared toward families with kids. The fish that the kids caught were relatively small (10 inches long maybe), and pretty much all got thrown back. The "fun" of it was in the fishing. Eight years later, the kids and their dad went "deep sea fishing" for real - and my youngest and the first mate were the only ones who didn't get seasick on the entire boat. He had a blast - and his father, brother, and friend, to say nothing of the other group on the boat - had a miserable time. I, knowing that I can get seasick lying on a raft in a calm lake, went shopping.

Having not seen the promos, I have no idea which type of fishing was involved, but I must agree. Kate was horrible to not cut short the fishing trip the minute the first kid felt sick. Then again, by her own admission, she doesn't notice other people.

Rose said...

Why, you ask, do Kate and TLC come up with bizarre outings such as "deep sea fishing" to do with with the kids? Well, to me, the answer is quite simple. They go for activities that will trigger the most negative reactions from the children...you know, like exhaustion, crabbiness, tears, and yes, even physical illness. Indeed, Kate WILL cross that line, because for her and TLC, it's all about showing what a martyr she is for handling all those sick, agitated, screaming children all by herself. They want the audience to say "Look at what that poor, poor woman is left to deal with on her own while Jon is off doing his own thing and being a deadbeat dad."

The thing is, while TLC still shows absolutely no shame in portraying Kate as this woman who does it all without any help, that is insanely far from the truth. Who do you think is watching them and taking care of them while Kate is talking to the cameras about her "vomitous" children and the weight of the world that she has on her shoulders? Surely she isn't cleaning up after them...they just get a shot of her holding the plastic bag of vomit for a split second, to make it seem like she's doing the grunt work, and then they pass the job on to the nannies or "helpers" while Kate plays Supermom for the cameras. To say that she has no maternal instinct doesn't even begin to describe the true problem. Kate has no problem putting her kids in deplorable situations, driving them to tears and showing off images of their puke for the cameras. No mother who has their head screwed on properly would do that to their children for even a million dollars. I truly believe that.

Kate Gosselin has her own desires and her own agenda completely, and her kids are the one stuck in the fire of it. If purposely sending them to sea to make them throw up will help Kate look like an overworked, put-upon single mother, then that's the sacrifice they have to make for Mommy, and that's just the way it has to be for them. I don't even have words for that kind of behavior from a mother. It sickens me that this type of behavior even exists. Something is seriously wrong with her, and I just hope she gets some help and turns her life around while her kids are still young (wishful thinking, maybe). I haven't watched this show since the 6th birthday episode and don't plan to. What little free time I have will never again be devoted to watching that flat-out deception and child abuse that masquerades as a reality television show. I still come to this board now and again, but that's it.

Teryn said...

Warmth of the Sun said...
Is there a video of this? How is it known that the kids are not wearing life vests?

9/11/2010 6:05 PM



There is a webisode on the TLC website titled "Deep Sea Fishing". Colin and Leah are shown with no life jacket and it is clear they are moving out in the ocean.

I also don't recall seeing them wearing life vests while they were vomiting, as was shown as a preview on ET.

Now, if Jon had taken the children out on a boat and they were discovered to not have had life jackets on, Kate would've had a CORONARY and made the talk show rounds telling everybody how he puts the kids in danger.

Can't See Sheep said...

jasmine said...
How awful that the children were taken out on a fishing boat having to work and being filmed seasick and throwing up in buckets. What kind of a private fishing operator would even take these small children out in rough waters and not even require them to wear lifejackets?
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This is cruel, abusive & illegal. Why would you take the the children out there with no lifejackets on?? I almost asked what kind of mother would do that, but then I know that answer, unfortunately. To film the children vomiting is not right. What is wrong with TLC, everytime there's vomit or poop they're in there fliming it. They filmed the bags of vomit on the other trip. What is their fascination in what comes out of people??? It's disgusting & invasive, if they're sick then let them be sick OFF CAMERA!

I am always amazed at how quickly a boat can sink. Had anything bad happened, that boat could have been underwater before any of them would have gotten to a life jacket, muchless put one on. If a life vest has ties, it's much harder to tie anything when you're in such a panic inducing situation, unless you're trained to act under stress like many nurses are. No, I don't believe kate can do this, desptie being a nurse once upon a time.

Has anyone passed this on to Rep. Murt or Paul Peterson? Paul Peterson at the very least needs to see this, kate & TLC are clearly out of line. kate should not be taking these kids on any boat without a life vest & it's clear that no one on set, including mommy & the bodyguard, can be trusted to make certain these little ones are safe, someone needs to. Whoever was running that boat should have put their foot down & said it goes nowhere until life vests are on, no matter how much TLC was paying them, shabby operation, very shabby.

Warmth of the Sun said...

Thanks for the direction to the webisode. I never check TLC's page!

"Children under age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved PFD when underway on a vessel (a vessel that is not anchored or tied to shore) unless they are below deck or inside an enclosed cabin."

Has anyone reported this to the appropriate NC authorities?

Kate Who? said...

Should this be known as "What We Could Salvage from the Alaska Footage" episode?
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TLC might just want to forget that ever happened. Isn't that supposed to be on Sarah Palin's series premiere? If I were TLC, I might reconsider featuring Kate in the premiere. I wouldn't want to risk a ratings nose-dive.

Tami said...

Get ready, sheeple. Your idol is going to LIE to your face again on this show. I saw the commercial and she says she hates the water and has NEVER been out in water that deep. What a liar. Did we forget the Hawaii episode where she realized she loved floating out in that DEEP water off the boat? She BEGGED the captain to stay out there and he did! Ugh. She's so stupid, can't even keep track of her lies anymore.

Heide said...

Kate is really an awful parent. She does things that are detrimental to the kids both emotionally and physically. Why is this entertainment?

Aislinn said...

Can't See Sheep said...
"I am always amazed at how quickly a boat can sink."

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You're absolutely right. I was once in a boat incident where the boat capsized and sunk in about a minute. Luckily, no one was hurt, but none of us were wearing life jackets either. Once it happened, there was no time to even get them out. We were all strong adult swimmers, but that water was cold, so it was tiring floating until help came. If one of us hadn't been a good swimmer or gone into a panic, it could've been a tragedy.

That's why I'm so riled up about this. I can't imagine what could've happened to the kids if something happened. Why would anyone put them at risk like that? I didn't think any boat captain would even leave the dock without those kids in life jackets.

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

here is the link to the
Bald Head, NC Chief Safety Officer. lets fill his email box up with complaints about the kids with no life jackets and who was the boat charter who allowed the kids to not wear them while in open water in the ocean?


http://www.villagebhi.org/government/fire_ems/fire_chief.html


tried to see the webisode of the life jacket gate and i noticed that they had catergories of the gosselin 8 videos. i was appalled at top 10 or top 5 meltdowns. collin was upset at a girl tup playing with his meerkat.
here is the shocker: gum gate was so santitized it reaked BLEACH! they edited that so bad.

i wish i was an attorney and i would do their class action lawsuit. 8 defendants. the case against kate and tlc PRO BONO!

LisaMagoo said...

I feel so bad for these kids!

Did Paul Peterson from, "A Minor Consideration," give up on his crusade to help the Gosselin children?

I wish I could just bring them all to my home and take care of them....no cameras, no WORKING vacations....
They need to be away from that crazy mom...

Sigh....

mama san said...

here is Dr. Glass' comment on Kate's R&K tv appearance:
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

worth a read.

No Shame in her Game said...

It may not be illegal in the Carolinas not to wear a life vest. It is no coincidence that they film there. In Florida you are not allowed to have lights on the beach even if you live on the beach no outside lights during turtle hatching season. They also have a rigid set of requirements about life jackets and the tickets are expensive. They are using the Carolinas as a haven for their wrongdoing and not even gratefully so. I don't think has ever said it was a positive experience having them there.

Pony said...

Ack! I'm not really a crazy mom. My kids were 10 and 12 when we went "deep sea fishing." And everyone was issued life jackets and all kids were made to put them on before the captain started the engine.

I would think that the captain of the boat could possibly be fined or lose his license for allowing the children to not wear life jackets. I can't decide who is crazier and worse - Kate for allowing things that either jeopardize the safety and/or emotional well-being of her children, or the producers of the show who either script it or allow it.

It's too bad that Jon doesn't seem to want full custody. I think this latest film would be evidence to prove that the kids are in physical danger when they are with Kate. At least in some states it would be enough to have her declared an unfit mother. OTH, they are in PA, where the laws are so arcane almost everything rests on the decision of the judge - who so far seems to like sticking it to Jon.

Kubla Khan said...

"Has anyone passed this on to Rep. Murt or Paul Peterson? Paul Peterson at the very least needs to see this, kate & TLC are clearly out of line."

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They were out of state when they did this. PA laws don't extend to NC. Isn't NC very liberal in its child labor laws?

Regardless, the water safety laws in NC should have been followed and this should be reported to the department that governs water safety in NC. Mr. Petersen should see this.

This is why a set teacher needs to be with the children at all times, and this is why the Pa legislators are hoping to get the new laws passed. I am not sure, however, if a set teacher is employed, if that person goes on location for filming, or if that person's duties are confined to PA. If the latter is true, then a set teacher wouldn't have been in NC (or in any other location, such as the heat in NYC), and the kids would have no adult on the set making sure of their comfort and safety.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Some people are just prone to seasickness, it has nothing to do with rough water. The Atlantic Ocean is always going to have some sort of wave height. My dh's job always has a fishing trip where the kids are invited, some of the kids do get sick. BUT, here is the difference. If the kids get sick, the PARENT stops having fun (fishing, drinking beer with the guys, etc.) and attends to the poor child. The fact that she does not attend to her own male children, as usual, is disgusting, imo. Poor babies.

Old Salt said...

"The Atlantic Ocean is always going to have some sort of wave height."

You got that right. The highest waves I ever saw were on at trip from Bermuda to New York. The "barf bags" were placed all over the ship, people spent the night sleeping in the halls and on the pool deck, and the dining rooms were empty!

I just watched the K&J video of the sailboat adventure in Hawaii. They indeed were in deep water, and all of the children were wearing life jackets. Did Kate say (at Bald Head) that she never was in deep water before?

Brummygirl said...

I haven't seen the promos, nor do I want to after reading all the posts.
T.L.C. has earned its latest name
Torture Little Children!
When is someone going to stop this crazy excuse for a mother? Will they wait until something happens to the children?
It is mandatory to wear lifebelts on any water vehicle, who slipped up here? I could care less whether K8 wore one but after all her talk about being scared of going in water, she would have been clinging to one.

Warmth of the Sun said...

"here is the shocker: gum gate was so santitized it reaked BLEACH! they edited that so bad."

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TLC surely has no scruples. Why was it cleaned up? Here's a question for the sheeple...if perfect Kate does nothing wrong, and any other mother would have handled gum-on-bear the same way, then why would TLC edit and sanitize the video? Why take the realest of the real and not show it in its virgin form? After all, Kate's just a mom reacting as any other mom in this situation!!
WHY CLEAN IT UP?

Dumbest of the Dumb said...

I can't decide who is crazier and worse - Kate for allowing things that either jeopardize the safety and/or emotional well-being of her children, or the producers of the show who either script it or allow it.

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Kate could always plead stupidity..."But I didn't know life jackets were required. It was up to the captain to know the laws," and she'd have a point.

Kate is stupid, we know that. Even if I were told that life jackets weren't required by law, I'd still insist that each child wear one at all times. Kate's just dumb, though...it would never occur to her.

K8STFU said...

Even if life vests are not required by state law, any responsible parent (or good captain for that matter) would not allow a gaggle of small children out in the open sea without life vests. K8 herself says she cannot swim .

Complete and utter irresponsible behavior on the part of EVERY ADULT involved in this episode.

met said...

I have three children that are excellent swimmers. (Winter and Summer swim teams) My husband (an experienced boater and fisherman) would NEVER allow them on a boat without a life vest.

The crew of the boat should be fined. I'm not bothering with the big busted, ugly bleached blond cow that calls herself a mother. She will get her in due time.

ChurchMouse said...

State Laws, schmate laws. A federal law was developed to cover loophole states:

"As of December 23, 2002, a new U.S. Coast Guard interim rule took effect in 15 states that did not have child life jacket laws. This rule requires children under 13 on boats underway to wear a properly fitted and sized U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket while on Federal waters."

JJ said...

Seriously, think of the hell Jon would catch from every media outlet in the world, if he took the kids out on a boat and they wore no life jackets. What would they do if HE showed the kids puking in buckets?

They would CRUCIFY Jon over that!!

Kate, once again, gets a free pass. She can do no wrong and Jon can't do anything right.

Chris said...

9/12/2010 2:10 PM

ChurchMouse said...
State Laws, schmate laws. A federal law was developed to cover loophole states:

"As of December 23, 2002, a new U.S. Coast Guard interim rule took effect in 15 states that did not have child life jacket laws. This rule requires children under 13 on boats underway to wear a properly fitted and sized U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket while on Federal waters."
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Thank you for finding this. I hope this means that the feds are after her now. From what I know of the feds, they don't mess around.

Can't See Sheep said...

Kubla Khan said...
"Has anyone passed this on to Rep. Murt or Paul Peterson? Paul Peterson at the very least needs to see this, kate & TLC are clearly out of line."

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They were out of state when they did this. PA laws don't extend to NC.
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You're right, Paul Peterson is more in line with this, but it also doesn't hurt Rep. Murt to see what they are willing to get up to. Maybe it will give him the idea that the legislation needs to cover all states, rather than just PA, maybe once he's got PA he'll make history & see that that happens, or find someone that will, he's the one who has a good idea what channels it must go through to be inclusive of all states & possibly the people to contact to help it on it's way to covering all states. This does show that the children need protection reguardless of where they are, because clearly none of the adults there that day thought about the chidren's safety & worsened things by filming them being sick. These children aren't safe with their mother or the TLC crew, reguardless of what state they're in & something does need to be done BEFORE a child in any reality show is hurt, I don't think any state would want to be responsible for that.

Bodyguard my a$$ said...

Brummygirl, you always come up with great posts. Torture Little Children is a perfect name for that network.

I've had this gnawing feeling growing in my gut for quite awhile that something terrible is going to happen if this mess isn't stopped soon. By mess I mean Kate. She is unrecognizable in appearance, but it goes quadruple for personality and affect. I've never seen a mother so completely detached from her children. Sometimes when I turn on the news I fear there is going to be a live shot from the Orphanage, with dreadful news. I hope I'm wrong, but something is going to snap. This can't go on at this trajectory. It defies the laws of nature.

I hope I'm so wrong.

Bodyguard my a$$ said...

Hey Chris, I hope the feds make a big, fat example of her regarding the life vests. It's simply unbelievable that all those adults on board could behave so irresponsibly with the kids' lives.

While their at it, they can bring in the IRS to take a look at the cash-only love offerings. Kate and Al Capone: bit by the IRS. I would love that. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. **gag**

Soooooie said...

I'm basing this comment off of what I've seen on Entertainment tonight and the TLC webisode...

but I see Kate at the wheel of the boat with the captain ( or whomever the man is she is chatting with ), and they are looking for fish on the radar. I do not see any kids around her.

So, I'm assuming they are off wandering around the boat and left to be watched by cameramen and Steve again? Because Kate surely didn't appear to be keeping an eye on her own children. It's as if she expects everybody else to watch them so she can be freed up to be filmed.

Again, what single parent can go deep sea fishing with 8 kids under 10 and not have to watch them?

And are they even being watched is the question.

Ravello said...

Remember Joelgate? That episode upset me more than I can articulate. Kate turned her back on her forgotten child, Joel. She put him on the laundry room floor when he was febrile and vomiting, then left him alone. History repeats itself. This is not about making memories, this is about making $$$.
I think Jon reads this blog, please Jon find an attorney, call Paul Petersen. This abuse needs to stop.

Warmth of the Sun said...

"Thank you for finding this. I hope this means that the feds are after her now. From what I know of the feds, they don't mess around."

Has anyone from here reported this violation to the feds, or to the appropriate authorities? If so, it will be interesting to hear their response, if any. Please report back!

I'm ready, Mr. DeMille said...

Good grief....I just saw the video at Huffington Report and saw the self-serving beech Not answer any question and just ummed her way through the whole interview. I just was stunned (not really) that she seemed to be covering her butt and while "umming", let AC and Kelly say what they think she was meaning to say while she smuggly sat there. In a way that was a cunning move as she could now state that it was not her that said anything, it was AC and Kelly. She was squarming and appeared a little nervous, lest she forget "her lines".

After viewing this, I have a deeper appreciation for the "Aflak Duck" who appears to be more intelligent than her, although the screeching is a real tie.

jasmine said...

Does anyone know what day the children were filmed/working on the fishing boat not wearing life vests and the owner/operator of the boat?

way to stick up for the kids said...

What is wrong with TLC? The exploitation of the G8 is bad enough, but 4 kids puking in a bucket? Who wants to watch that crap? Why not edit out something so disgusting and embarrassing to those kids? Do they want the audience to know those kids are miserable and mistreated? And what about Kate? Why would she allow the cameras to roll for such a gross event?

Remember the story about an enraged Kate throwing oranges on camera at Jon...hard...and hitting him? She then went to the cameramen or producers and begged them not to include the embarrassing (to her) scene? She couldn't stand up fir her own kids the same way?

Can't See Sheep said...

I haven't watched this mess since the divorce announcement, but I did this time, I had to see who it was sailing this ship of fools. I've been looking for the company, but not having tons of luck. I found the following clip:

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/kate-plus-eight-deep-sea-fishing.html

At 00:17 you see the words on the shirt of someone on the boat, the captian? a worker? The large word says either "Winner" or "Winnes", I can't make out the other words on the shirt & don't have the software to snag the clip & blow it up enough to read them better. I'd like someone to take a second look.

I did find this deep sea fishing company online, they are from the Carolinas.

WinnerBoats
http://www.winnerboats.com/

I don't know if this is the company that took them out, I haven't been able to find a pic of one of their employees with a shirt on like the ones on the boat on Kate +8. On the contact information page they have the captian's listed. They look like a sizable company & this is all I've found so far.

Merrilee said...

Ravello said...
Remember Joelgate? That episode upset me more than I can articulate. Kate turned her back on her forgotten child, Joel. She put him on the laundry room floor when he was febrile and vomiting, then left him alone. History repeats itself. This is not about making memories, this is about making $$$.
I think Jon reads this blog, please Jon find an attorney, call Paul Petersen. This abuse needs to stop.
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When Kate and her daughters were making Kate's ORIGINAL flag cake one 4th of July, wasn't it Joel who was put down and not allowed to help with the cake because boys are so ... male?

Because guys are just dirty, and not welcome to work on the cake.

konGOaway said...

Perhaps TLC might get a little worried about airing this episode and substitute another. This way the filming of children out on the ocean on a fishing boat - breaking the law by not wearing life vests- won't be seen by everyone. I bet the clip on their website disappears soon too. Between Alaska and breaking the federal lifevest law, they are losing more footage then they can actually air!!!

Protect8 said...

"My little instructor man ..." who apparently isn't worthy of having his name learned by Queen Kate during a morning of surfing instruction.

And she is the social/role model for her children?

Just one of the reasons why Kate Gosselin is despised.

And this is childish and protective on my part but I wish Kate Gosselin would stay far, far away from the Outer Banks. I feel Bald Head Island needs a thorough ju-ju cleaning after she has been there.

Rose said...

I swore I wouldn't watch, but I turned it on for just a few minutes--enough to see all the kids sprawled out on the boat, lying down, vomiting in buckets, having their puke thrown in the water, and saying "Mommy, I don't want to be in this boat, I want to get off," to which she replied, "Nope, too late."

Honestly, I just do not have the words. I can't articulate how disgusting that imagery was and how awful it makes me feel for the kids. Aaden woke up in his own vomit, literally, with puke all up and down his back, and STILL, all Kate could do was complain to the cameras while someone else took his hand and went to clean him up.

But then, of course, the kids were shown on the infamous couch just seconds later (so much for them not working, huh?) smiling and talking about how many times they puked (six or seven times, Leah said), so the sheeple will argue that there was simply nothing wrong with any of it. Hey, the kids are still smiling and look happy, right? Um, no, actually, they're just too young to fully understand any of it and are still little enough to be forgiving about it.

I just can't comprehend how any mother would not only do that to their children, but then just whine to the cameras about it instead of actually being warm and compassionate toward them while they were sick. If Kate was the one in their situation, the world would have to stop and tend to her every whim...and yet she can barely stand to be near her own children when it happens to them. Ugh.

As a side note...I didn't realize Hannah finally got a haircut! All the girls have pretty much the same hair length now. It looks pretty on Hannah...I'm so used to seeing her with the super-long hair.

Protect8 said...

If only the ratings for this episode could include the millions of people who had to turn off their televisions when the show turned into a vomit fest.

Let's see, "We just film the kids when they are doing the normal fun things they normally do! They love it!"

Yeah - they looked like they were having loads of fun so get it on film, put it on national television and document it forever!

Exploitation at its finest. Go Kate!

Then screams and "Look at me, look at me!!! I caught a fish" from the narcissist - all worth having the kids vomit.

Sara said...

You have got to be kidding me! Here the kids are sick on the boat and all she is rambling on about is how their clothes are ruined. What a nice mom.

Brummygirl said...

Even if I broke my promise to myself, not to watch (which I wouldn't), I cannot stand to see people throw up so this would be a resounding NO for me!!!

Kubla Khan said...

"Honestly, I just do not have the words. I can't articulate how disgusting that imagery was and how awful it makes me feel for the kids."

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I watched the fishing segment only because I was curious about the company that provided this trip, and because of the life jacket issue. I've been to BHI many times, and I wanted to see if I recognized the boat.

I don't know when ANY episode bothered me the way this one did. I actually had tears running down my face when I saw those poor kids throwing up. In the preview discussions, I thought it was just one or two of them throwing up one time in a bucket, but when I saw them wearing their own vomit, lying down inside, begging to get off the boat, I lost it.

The captain said that they needed to go out 20 or so miles to get the fish. They didn't get fish. She had to buy fish at the local market. The kids were forced to endure that ride for what -- for NOTHING! How can a mother be that cruel, so abusive, and for what? MONEY!!

And to think that a super-organized mom once again had no forethought to bring a bag along with a change of clothing, but made her kids lie in their own vomit. This is beyond disgusting -- it's deplorable and NEVER should have aired. This cannot be justified, no matter how anyone tries to rationalize it. Being seasick is horrible -- it's worst than a stomach virus, and the horrible part about it is that you can't get away from it. It stays with you even after getting back to shore.

There was absolutely no reason, at the first signs of sickness, that she couldn't tell them to turn the boat around. She's a pathetic excuse for a mother.

readerlady said...

I clicked on for just a second in the midst of watching my Cincinnati Reds beat the the Arizona Diamondbacks, just to see if the kids were wearing life jackets. They weren't. And seriously, who puts DRESSES on 6 year olds to go on a boat? How inappropriate. Do those poor girls even own jeans or shorts? I don't recall ever seeing them wear anything but dresses or skirts (the twins are another matter). How awkward and uncomfortable for them. I turned it off before the barf-fest. I'm with you, Brummygirl. I can't stand to see anyone toss their cookies. Makes me sick right along with them. This show should be sooooo over!

Rose said...

Oh yeah, and right before they showed the footage of them getting on the boat, Kate said something like "If only we could have ended it there and let the audience see that and be like, oh yeah, that was nice". I obviously misquoted it, but that was the basic "gist" of it. It may have been one of the only times Kate was ever honest. It speaks perfectly to what she and TLC did in the show's early years, shielding the audience from what was going on behind closed doors. I bet she still wishes they could go back to that beautifully concealed web of lies.

K8STFU said...

Kubla Khan -
from your comments, the episode was far worse than what people expected after seeing the previews.
K8/TLC/captain of the boat - shame on all of you.

readerlady : born and raised in Cincinnati my friend !

Cheryl said...

Hm. I'm a pretty "waterish" person, but I don't think I would have enjoyed that boat ride much either.

Tami said...

I did not even realize it was on until I read it online about 5 minutes before it started. I was planning to watch something else so I was getting ready to go watch that anyway. I did turn over a couple times at commercials and omg! It was disgusting! She was slutty, nasty, the kids looked miserable and they showed lots and lots of puke! They showed Aaden's head lying in a puddle of puke! What a horrible show. It was worthless. They have totally jumped every shark in the ocean.

Tami said...

I clicked on for just a second in the midst of watching my Cincinnati Reds beat the the Arizona Diamondbacks, just to see if the kids were wearing life jackets. They weren't. And seriously, who puts DRESSES on 6 year olds to go on a boat? How inappropriate. Do those poor girls even own jeans or shorts? I don't recall ever seeing them wear anything but dresses or skirts (the twins are another matter). How awkward and uncomfortable for them. I turned it off before the barf-fest. I'm with you, Brummygirl. I can't stand to see anyone toss their cookies. Makes me sick right along with them. This show should be sooooo over!
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The smell is even worse. I can handle seeing it on tv without getting sick even though it is a gross thing they should not show anyway. If you want to see them in shorts, check out pics when they are with Jon! He normally dresses them very casually.

Tami said...

And to think that a super-organized mom once again had no forethought to bring a bag along with a change of clothing, but made her kids lie in their own vomit. This is beyond disgusting -- it's deplorable and NEVER should have aired. This cannot be justified, no matter how anyone tries to rationalize it. Being seasick is horrible -- it's worst than a stomach virus, and the horrible part about it is that you can't get away from it. It stays with you even after getting back to shore.

There was absolutely no reason, at the first signs of sickness, that she couldn't tell them to turn the boat around. She's a pathetic excuse for a mother
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Well, she barely even comforted them. She was so cold and detached. I loved how she said 'security had to hold buckets'. Way to refer to your boyfriend! Why not just say my honey-poo had to hold the puke bucket?

Aislinn said...

Kubla Khan said...
"In the preview discussions, I thought it was just one or two of them throwing up one time in a bucket, but when I saw them wearing their own vomit, lying down inside, begging to get off the boat, I lost it."

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They're actually in their own vomit?? What the freakin' %$*# is wrong with this woman? How can a mother be so self-absorbed? All she could think about was dragging the kids out there so she could have her "LOOK AT ME!" moment where she could catch a fish.

Why wouldn't she turn the boat around the moment kids started getting sick on themselves?? It would keep triggering that seasick feeling and the kids must've been beyond miserable.

Wow, I didn't even imagine that the show would be worse than the preview sounded. I guess we should've learned by now that whatever the preview shows is the GOOD parts they can piece together. Man, I'd hate to see what was on the cutting room floor!

Aislinn said...

Tami said...
"They showed Aaden's head lying in a puddle of puke! What a horrible show."

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What is wrong with these people?? I wonder if this latest disgrace will get any outrage in the media? Someone needs to speak up for those poor kids! This is just crazy! If this had happened in a hospital or a school, people would be up in arms demanding action!

Kubla Khan said...

from your comments, the episode was far worse than what people expected after seeing the previews.

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Absolutely, and I'm not one to over-react. I've cleaned up many a sick child. The vomiting, as a physical act, doesn't bother me to watch. It was the blatant exploitation of these kids that brought me to tears. I had thought that maybe there would be a head or two in a bucket, and that's all. Nope. Even the crew guy was sticking his head over the side, vomiting. They actually showed the CONTENTS of one of the kid's buckets being dumped overboard.

We didn't see much fishing. It was all vomiting.

There is no excuse for this whatsoever. I was not prepared for this abuse of seven kids (Mady didn't go). The heartbreaking thing was when they asked to go back and Kate just sat there and refused their pleas because the captain said that they had to go out if they wanted to get the fish.

I hope that Jon saves this video before TLC cleans it up, although I don't know how it could be cleaned up because the entire deep sea fishing segment was, by Kate's own admission, a vomiting fest.

Kubla Khan said...

"They're actually in their own vomit??"

Oh, yes! Lying inside in the cabin in their wet clothing. The kids actually fell asleep because they were so sick. Kate running around with paper towels, describing how one of the kids was soaked with vomit, with it running between the legs (can't remember which child because I couldn't believe what I was seeing). One of the crew members had an extra shirt with him, and one of the girls (again, don't remember which one) changed into the tee shirt and it was big enough to be a night shirt, but at least she was dry.

I don't surprise easily, but this one took me totally off guard. I hadn't expected this at all. I just wonder what we DIDN'T see.

Can't See Sheep said...

Kubla Khan said...
"In the preview discussions, I thought it was just one or two of them throwing up one time in a bucket, but when I saw them wearing their own vomit, lying down inside, begging to get off the boat, I lost it."
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Interesting, it was kate who freaked out about the one little girl getting icecream on herself. I guess vomit is easier to get out than grass stains & icecream, especially if someone else is looking after the laundry.

If this is getting served on a golden platter I'll have to say no thanks, I mean come on, laying in their own vomit & everything else everyone is describing, it sounds far worse than the promo clips. To make a child unnecessaily ill (if you know you're going out on the sea there is medication, she could have attempted to gain some) & lay in their own vomit is beyond revolting. I don't think kate would like it much if someone made her sit in puke for any length of time & it also sounds like she wasn't the one cleaning them up, a job that would have normally been reserved for Jon.

I wouldn't be kate's hired help for any amount of money. This woman & TLC need to be stopped because clearly they're capable of doing pretty much anything for ratings. They should be ashamed of themselves but I know they're not. How could you bear to see your baby with their head in a puddle of puke & not do something, not comfort them because they are feeling so sick, not turn the damn boat around?! Poor little souls. kate is NOT fit to care for those children. How is watching children vomit good TV & any sheeple defending this behavior should be slapped three ways from Sunday.

garned said...

I'm glad I didn't watch.

I am ready to throw up myself after reading the summaries of the show.

Kate seems to be spinning out of control quite rapidly these days.

Kubla Khan said...

One more thing I would like to add. There will be some who will ask, "Why did you watch this show...you're only contributing to the ratings?"

The reason I watched only the fishing segment was to see if I could identify the boat, and to see if, in fact, no life jackets were worn at any time. They weren't...at least not in the footage we were shown. I can't imagine the mess this boating company would have had if these life jackets had been vomited upon.

I'm glad I did watch because I had no idea to what extent she would go in order to exploit these kids and rob them of their privacy in a very delicate situation. I only hope that PA legislators and Mr. Petersen is able to view this footage before the September hearings. I'm sure they will be as disgusted and appalled as I am.

Kubla Khan said...

"How is watching children vomit good TV & any sheeple defending this behavior should be slapped three ways from Sunday."

What the sheeple should be made to do is to lie around in their OWN vomit and see how they like it.

Kate did clean up, to a certain extent, although I think what we saw most of all was her running around and yelling for paper towels. Steve was holding a bucket, and it looked like he was throwing up, but it was hard to tell. I'd have to watch it again, and there is no way I'm going to do that. Perhaps another blogger could report on this.

Mystical said...

In a deeply disturbing way, Kate was actually on a strange high during the vomit fest. Later, in her interview chair, she said it was surprising how she didn't melt down over the event, but didn't as she realized it would be short lived. This of course made no sense at all...and I know I don't need to elaborate on that point based on past events we've witnessed on the shows.

Even the kids were thrilled to discuss their vomiting on the boat....just like Kate. Very disturbing and unsettling indeed.

bonehead said...

Oh, yeah, did anyone catch at the end(I watched the last couple of mins to see what was for next week)The kids were saying a prayer before they ate? Since when does kate have them say prayers? And her going on about catching the big fish! She sounded like as if she were 8 years old. And why can't the kids pass the food around, kate treats them as if they are customers in a restuarant, she does not even eat with them. I hope the rating fall again.

Miss Behavin' said...

I watched at midnight.

I saw Kate actually pointing to Aaden's back and telling the cameraman, "Look at that, look at his back"...I assumed so he could zoom in on the vomit on Aaden's back with the camera. She wanted the camera to capture that.

And poor Alexis. This is twice now she's been shown vomiting on national television. I sure hope this child is growing a thick skin as she gets older. Bless her heart.

I think it's a damn shame that four six year olds and a cameraman got violently ill from seasickness, but Kate and TLC didn't put them first and turn around and go back to shore. They just HAD to get that fishing footage. Screw the kids, they'll live.

I am so glad no one got diarrhea on the boat, because lord knows that would've been ratings gold in Kate's eyes. Puke AND poop in the same episode would've had Kate doing cartwheels.

TLC, you suck. Kate, you are a chitty mother. Don't know what else to say.

Disgusting said...

This was pretty disgusting. Mady didn't go on the boat trip (smart cookie). ALL the kids vomited, except Joel. When Kate was being interviewed she said that at one point 4 kids were vomiting at once...but all of them did. Crew included.

This episode was just disgusting. Poor Collin (?) woke up in a puddle of vomit from his head all the way down his back. As the poor kid was walking away Kate shouted to the cameraman to LOOK at him, pointing and screeching!

EVERYONE was holding vomit buckets and Kate was running around with paper towels being WAY overly dramatic.

Another thing that bothered me: During the chair interview Kate was happy that she "could FINALLY sit down" since all the kids had fell asleep on the boat! Not a word of compassion for her babies feeling so sick.

If there was a child advocate/teacher on set the would have turned the damn boat around like the kids wanted to in the beginning.

Age of Aquarius said...

Bonehead said: And why can't the kids pass the food around, kate treats them as if they are customers in a restuarant,

(((((((((((((((

There are many families who serve from the stove/oven/counter, putting the food on individual plates, rather than "family style." I remember when I was a kid, we grew up the family style way, and when I went to a friend's house for dinner, it suprised the heck out of me when her mom put the meat, veggies and potatoes right on the plate. There's neither a right way, or a wrong way. It's all on how you were brought up.

Can't See Sheep said...

Kubla Khan said...
"How is watching children vomit good TV & any sheeple defending this behavior should be slapped three ways from Sunday."

What the sheeple should be made to do is to lie around in their OWN vomit and see how they like it.
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Kubla Kahn, thanks for taking one for the team!

I like your thinking. Pehaps if kate had to sit in vomit on that boat & look after the children herself, the boat would have been turned around. The shrew has no consideration for anyone but herself & it just gets sadder & more evident as this show limps on.

Acutally I posted info above trying to identify who this boating company is & if anyone can figure it out futher than I've gotten, great! I certainly would like to know, because they will get my two cents.

What is kate's fascination with vomit & poop? I haven't seen the episode but I remember how bizzarely excited she got about the poop, was she that kind of weird excited?

@garned, you're so right, kate does seem to be spinning out of control fairly quickly, I'm just wondering how much further she's going to spiral out of control before someone stops this mess. I mean is it going to take one of the kids getting seriously injured, because after this it wouldn't suprise & doesn't seem so far fetched to me anymore. kate certainly is not looking out for her kids, nor are any of the TLC adults.

@bonehead, that is strange, I don't recall the kids praying at the table either.

Brummygirl said...

More great family memories to add to all the others.
One special video under the memory of potty training, visual effects. Vomit galore, anal compaction not to mention dirty diapers aired to the public.
Magic moments, don't leave home without them!!
I actually feel queazy writing about this, I am such a woos when it comes to bodily functions.

Button Button said...

How fast would that boat have turned back to the shore if her Royal Hind-end had been the one who got sick?

penguins said...

Why must she always show so much cleavage?

Silver haired babe said...

I did not think that it was a crew members that was hanging over the railing being sick. It looked like one of Kate's production assistants. What do you all think?

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine having to go into school today after your classmates watched you lying in your own vomit? You know how cruel kids can be...well, nevermind, they must be used to cruelty with a Mom like Kate!!

dmsr said...

Wow - I read a LONG time before I got to a mention of Kates extreme cleavage baring blue top that she wore on the boat. I honestly thought she might have a wardrobe malfunction it was so low cut.

Regarding the puke-athon. With so many adults on the boat there should not have been any child who was covered in or lying in their own puke. And why was Kate shouting that she needed (i believe it was) Dramamine NOW instead of getting off her lazy ass and getting it herself. Also, who needs their "security" on a freaking boat? What was she afraid of - a pirate attack on the NC coast?

1momski said...

I will never watch anything that Kate appears in on television as that would help her to continue to exploit her children. I could never watch any show with the content of vomiting like this one was, however. Just reading comments about it makes me want to throw-up too!
I won't even be able to read the recap on this one. What these poor kids have had to live through.

JoyinVirginia said...

I did not watch but have some experience with going on boats in the Atlantic. My most recent trip was a ferry from Key West out 70 miles in the Gulf of Mexico to get to Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park. Coast Guard regulations require passenger vessels to carry enough personal floatation devices (life jackets) for each person, and to have those easily accessible in clearly marked areas. The passengers do not have to wear the life jackets at all times, so the kids not having jackets on is not an issue for me.
I am surprised Ms. Kreider the nurse has never heard of dramamine, and did not give that to the kids in advance. You better believe that my seasick-prone hubby got dramamine in advance of our two-hour trip to the Tortugas, and got more before the return trip. MULTIPLE people on our same ferry were taking dramamine, and we compared notes about which kind was best, did the skin patches work as good as the pills, etc. Also, the smaller the boat, the worse is the rocking and rolling and the worse the possible seasickness.
Why, why, why in the world does TLC think film of vomiting is a good thing to broadcast? Will K+8 morph into a Jackass-type show? "Next week, see what other things Ms. Kreider will have her kids do, and see the crew take bets on who vomits first!"

K8STFU said...

Bonehead and Sheep :

The only time I have seen the kids pray at a meal was a lame attempt during the 7/4 OBX Epi from last year. The kids had already started eating when K8 "reminded" them to pray first.

It was very obvious that praying before a meal is not the norm for the family.

Barbra said...

and the average viewer wanted to see a gaggle of kids puking, WHY? I always thought it was hard enough to watch my own kids when they were sick. And then to hear the abominable twit say something like 'they were all puking but I knew it would be short lived' so we got through it. Seasickness is not just a throw up once and its over kind of thing, Jerk! So what is the next disgusting thing she can put them through? Oh yeah, living with her!

cantfoolme said...

penguins said...
Why must she always show so much cleavage?

Because she NOW has FAKE boobs and likes showing them off!

Hippie Chick said...

So then, Kate probably took the dramamine, but didn't think to offer any to her kids? How nice. Didn't watch. Thank goodness. I can't believe what I am reading.

SchaedenKON said...

I fear for those kids having to film the walking on airplane wings episode during their fall break.

Sooverit said...

I believe K8 loves to have the camera catch poop and vomit because it is her way of saying "See what I put up with?!?" She imagines everyone is thinking, "How does she do it all? She's an incredible mom to be able to handle all of that!" In reality, all of us sane people are asking how she can be so cruel. Someone once said, "I'm only as happy as my saddest child." For most moms that is true. If one of my kids is sick and miserable I don't feel good until they feel good. There is no way I'd continue a fishing trip knowing my children were miserable.

Ch said...

Long time reader - first time poster here. Yesterdays episode was just too much!
I wasn't too impressed with Mady's behaviour during the surfing, but than again, I wasn't impressed with Kate's behaviour either.

The boat; omg! Cara seemed to be crying when they left. My guess is that Mady threw a huge fit about not wanting to go, which made Cara not want to go either. Cara's pleading to go back and not be on the boat was heartbreaking. Especially if you saw what was coming. Seriously was this the best footage they had to show the viewers?! I guess the trip was very "fun" indeed. Aiden litteraly laying in his own vomit was disturbing. I didn't see Alexis (with shirt from camera guy) fishing?! Guesss the little sweetie was just too sick.

I can't believe that these kids are not protected from what they have to endure.

The praying thing at the end was hilarious. Everyone -even Kate-repeating the "not a nanny" Ashley lol.

readerlady said...

After reading all the comments here so far, I can only conclude that this episode was far worse than I could imagine. Sea-sickness aside, it sounds ill-conceived and ill-planned. What kind of a mother takes 7 kids (Way to go, Mady - you continue to prove that you're far smarter than your mother ever hoped to be) on a boat without taking a change of clothing? I've never been blessed with motherhood, but that seems like a no-brainer to me. Heck, if I were going, I'd take a change of clothing for myself, just in case. It doesn't surprise me that Khate has no compunction about showing endless footage of her kids being sick, lying in their own vomit, being miserable. She has this strange fascination with bodily functions. I read a recent story that said Jon was the one that insisted that the actual poop on the potty training episodes be covered up. Guess without his restraining influence, anything goes. Keep it up Khate. More and more evidence is being documented to show you for the self-absorbed, thoughtless, greedy witch that you are. Hopefully, it won't be too late for at least some of your children to reclaim a normal life.

Sweetp said...

Not only did they film the vomiting, we also got to listen to Kate vividly describe how one of the girls got it all over her dress and how the vomit had pooled between her little legs. I honestly believe if I had been in that situation I would have looked straight into the camera and told TLC and whomever else was standing there to get us back to shore immediately. But no!!! They continued to travel on the boat for another 30 minutes "Where the really good fishing is." Not only that but the filming crew was hanging over the side blowing chunks!!! Good Gosh! I guess since the whole kayaking thing didn't work out and the kite flying went down in flames they figured come hell or high water (or vomit galore) they would film something to put on TV cause of course the show must by all means go on! When Kara was surfing all I could think is boy I bet she wishes Jon was there with her. She loves doing sporty things with Jon. Instead there is Mady whining on the beach and good ole Mom flirting with the instructors.

formerfan said...

So being a self-proclaimed type A personality is an excuse for being late, rude, harsh, and insensitive to others, including your own children? What have I missed in the world of excuses according to Kate?

Aunty Kim Kim said...

I saw about 5 minutes in total...about 2 min of vomiting & the last few minutes of a prayer being repeated via the 'babysitter" to the children before their dinner.
The vomiting was just so WRONG to FILM & no motherly comforting, so wrong!
Then this just proves they don't pray before every meal, as they had to repeat the very basic prayer, line by line. These children are a minimum of 6 & most children can say their prayers by heart, if they say it daily, by they time they're 2-3 years old.
ANOTHER BIG LIE. And since she said they were a God loving family from the beginning, with prayers daily but the TV network just never showed them, well, this proved otherwise......
Those kids did not know that simple prayer. "God is good, God is great, let us thank him for our food, etc"....
SO SAD to LIE about faith & religion especially to your children!!!!
It's not the children's fault, it's the parents. thank goodness they won't be held accountable as young ones!

Swissmiss said...

Upchucking may be a part of life, but that doesn't mean it needs to be shown on national TV. It's too much 'reality' in reality tv.

Also last night on TLC's Little People Big World, the dad and young adult son were on a trip, and the son got sick. We got a shot of that also. I had to turn off both shows. It makes me queasy just thinking about it.

What gives???

msrylee said...

Regarding the mess the company would have had if the life-jackets had been vomited on, life-jackets can be replaced, but childrens' lives are gone forever. It would have been an expense TLC could afford to replace the jackets, but what about the young lives? Boating accidents can happen in a blink of an eye, and there would have been no way all the Gosselins, the boat crew and camera and audio staff, could have donned life-jackets. It would have been especially difficult as so many of the adults were also sick. That is why safety devices should be put on PRIOR to the vessel leaving the dock. Shame on Kate, TLC, the security people and the boat captain.

bonehead said...

So, what were the ratings? or are they not out yet?

Sunny Daze said...

Why must she always show so much cleavage?

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What's the point of spending big bucks on a purchase if nobody can see it?

Hambone said...

penguins said...
Why must she always show so much cleavage?

9/13/2010 11:35 PM


Because she finally figured out she doesn't have enough brains and talent to keep people talking about her. So she does what all the other hoochies do, and that is whip out the girls and let them try to keep the 15 minutes going.

She knows she doesn't naturally have what it takes to stay in this business, so she went out an bought what she was thought would help.

Teryn said...

bonehead said...
Oh, yeah, did anyone catch at the end(I watched the last couple of mins to see what was for next week)The kids were saying a prayer before they ate? Since when does kate have them say prayers?

9/13/2010 10:12 PM


Obviously not very often since Ashley had to recite it for them to repeat after her. They wouldn't have known what to say if Ashley didn't tell them.

It was all for show. It was all just for the camera to make Kate look good. It's sickening. If the kids said it all on their own and had it memorized to a tee, then I might be impressed. But it was obvious by how the kids acted awkward while saying it that saying grace is foreign to them.

Minnesota Mamma said...

I thought I'd post some contact links here in case anyone wanted to write to Discovery or if you have DirecTV as your provider.

Discovery:
http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/

Discovery Communications
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 859-342-8439

DirecTV:
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/contact_us

I did email them both. When I tried to email TLC directly, their link took me back to the Discovery website. I think this has been changed? I remember back when I contacted TLC last time (had to be over a year ago) I was able to email them directly from TLC's own website.

I wandered over to the K+8 facebook fan page and I really wish I hadn't. They are defending her choice of not having the kids wear lifejackets. One lady says you don't have to because it's a big boat (uhhh sure cause they never sink- ever heard of the Titanic???). Another says well, if Khate had been *told* it was necessary then she would have done it. That one I guess I can see- because Khate has no maternal instinct at all, others have to tell her how to be a parent.

I wanted so badly to comment, but I'd have to join first, and I didn't want to give them even more numbers of "fans." I did see a few non-sheeple there, all I can say is God Bless them for being the voice of reason. How anyone can defend this woman over and over and over again is beyond me.

If anyone can list some of last night's sponsors I would love to contact them also!

Hippie Chick said...

@bonehead....Oh, yeah, did anyone catch at the end...

Uh no. I didn't watch.

Lesley said...

I wonder why Kate was pretty much the only one not to get seasick. Maybe she had a seasickness medicated patch on? My mom has those when we go out boating and they seem to work well. Didn't Kate say in some other episodes that she gets motion sickness? I could be remembering wrong, though.

Anyway, totally agree that the family doesn't say prayers before meals very often. Or at least not that particular prayer.

And good for Mady getting out of that trip. She probably had a much better time than the rest of the group.

Dutchess said...

And why was Kate shouting that she needed (i believe it was) Dramamine NOW instead of getting off her lazy ass and getting it herself.
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Heh. In one of her TH interviews describing the experience she said..."I can't belive I didn't have the foresight to bring..." and I finished her sentence-DRAMAMINE! but instead she said " a spare set of clothes for each kid". WTH??!!? I still cannot believe she was a nurse.

The boob slinging strapless pepto bismal shift looked far more appropriate at a beach home then it did at the gas station/Kinkos in Wyomissing, PA.

Bwaaahaaaa! said...

Kate truly does have one MAGIC bra.

She can expose nearly all she has, and they can hang down to her knees, and, by golly, that MAGIC bra is totally invisible!

Button Button said...

Yep, it is the "realest" reality show out there. We do know the vomit was real...too real.

I would be livid if I were that production assistant who was also filmed as he was tossing his cookies.

I would be MORE livid if I were on that boat and saw what those little kids were going through.

How fun for those little ones to go back to school this morning. I always wanted all my friends to see me vomit, let alone poop, for all the world to see. What a life!

Alice Bluegown said...

Swissmiss said...
Upchucking may be a part of life, but that doesn't mean it needs to be shown on national TV. It's too much 'reality' in reality tv.

Also last night on TLC's Little People Big World, the dad and young adult son were on a trip, and the son got sick. We got a shot of that also. I had to turn off both shows. It makes me queasy just thinking about it.

What gives???
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TLC wants to let us know their programs are the realest reality television out there.

TLC gets on a theme. Everybody gets a dog, everybody travels with babies that would rather be home, everybody has a yard sale, everybody fights and snarls at their spouse, and everybody poops and vomits.

Please, TLC, let the new families remain poop and vomit free.

Kubla Khan said...

How many of us take the entire family home when one kid pukes after a rough roller coaster ride without giving I some time to calm down first?

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Bad analogy. This wasn't ONE kid. This was five kids lying in their own vomit, so sick that they fell asleep in the cabin. It could have been prevented with medication. If you had a child get sick on a roller coaster, with vomit on his clothing, running down his legs, would you continue the family trip when that child is in distress? I wouldn't do it, but that's just me. Seasickness just isn't a case of an upset stomach on a rollercoaster. It's horrible and you can't escape it. You can get off a rollercoaster, but you can't get off a boat. I would hope that I wasn't the only one to get "emotional" over this episode. I would hope that there are others who saw this as something that no parent should ever do to a child for the sake of the almighty dollar. It was bad, and it never should have been filmed. Period.

So, since the "fun" part was yet to come, then I guess the "means" (vomiting on themselves) justified the "ends" (trying to catch a few fish). By the way, I don't think they were "almost there" when they got sick. Kate said, "the kids are never going to make it," which led me to believe that they had quite a distance to go. The point is, they could have easily turned back and they didn't. If they wanted to fish, they could have done it from a pier. As it was, they didn't catch anything anyway.

Interesting how we all have different perspectives on things. Granted, I haven't seen too many episodes, so if this wasn't bad in comparison with other things that Kate allowed to be filmed, then so be it. If this wasn't exploitation in the worst form, and other shows were so much worse, then I'm glad I'm not a regular watcher, and heaven help those children. I would hope, though, that there are still parents out there who would recognize that their children are in distress and do something about it instead of making sure that a camera crew got the perfect shot of a child's head lying in puke.

Barbra said...

my kids and grandkids and I took a pontoon boat trip this summer in the Lake Michigan Harbor and up and down a river and the only kid under 17 was 8 and she had to wear a life jacket the whole time. And that was NOT out on the ocean. WHAT a MOTHER she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And NOT to have given the kids Dramamine or at least had it on hand, and a set of spare clothes (even if they had just gotten wet it would have been cold and uncomfortable out on the ocean. It seemed odd also that even 'out-doorsy' Cara had a glum look on her face right from the start and she usually is interested in trying most anything outside.
How even more odd that SHE has NO idea what activities are age appropriate for any of her kids.

Sunny Daze said...

Regarding the rough ride -- not only were they seasick getting to "where the good fishing" was, they had to GO BACK to their destination through rough water. If you get sick on an amusement park ride, you don't vomit and get right back on it! These kids couldn't escape it!

How many of the kids were sick? Six? Was Joel, bless his heart, the only one who was spared?

Jane in California said...

Kubla Kahn said:
Seasickness just isn't a case of an upset stomach on a rollercoaster. It's horrible and you can't escape it. You can get off a rollercoaster, but you can't get off a boat. I would hope that I wasn't the only one to get "emotional" over this episode.
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I didn't watch the episode, because I've refused to watch any of these shows for probably over a year now. Still, just reading the descriptions is very upsetting to me. What is wrong with every single adult involved in this travesty?? Do none of them have even a glimmer of human kindness in their hearts?

If I was working as a member of the film crew, I would resign. There is such a thing as living by your morals, and I would not work any job that required me to sit by silently while children suffered so. It is a moral outrage and every single person that was present and said nothing, they are equally in the wrong for this. The boat captain, the crew, the film crew, Kate, the show's producers, TLC, every single one of them is equally guilty for making the children suffer like this. I hope at least one or two had a sleepless night after this experience, but it seems like heartlessness is the hallmark of this bunch.

I can only say that TLC has so tarnished their image in my eyes that I will never watch another show on that network again, no matter if they cancelled Kate Plus 8 tomorrow and denounced Kate for the child exploitation queen that she is.

I'm trying to break myself of watching any shows on the Discovery Channel too -- that's harder but at least I am aware and try to limit what I watch on that network too.

The only thing that matters to TLC and to Kate is money. If viewership goes down, advertisers won't pay as much to have their commercials run on the program, or will ask they be run on a more popular program. TLC rakes in less dough - that sure gets their attention mighty quick. If it dawns on them that most people find cruelty to children objectionable, then they will make a business decision not to showcase cruelty to children. They won't really understand the objection, but they'll follow the money.

Tami said...

Interesting how we all have different perspectives on things. Granted, I haven't seen too many episodes, so if this wasn't bad in comparison with other things that Kate allowed to be filmed, then so be it. If this wasn't exploitation in the worst form, and other shows were so much worse, then I'm glad I'm not a regular watcher, and heaven help those children. I would hope, though, that there are still parents out there who would recognize that their children are in distress and do something about it instead of making sure that a camera crew got the perfect shot of a child's head lying in puke.
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I agree about the different perspectives! You only have to look at sheeple to see this. I also don't believe they were "almost there" or that it needed to be FILMED at all! If one kids gets sick, ok, that happens. But for all to get sick and then film it? Please..Plus, Alexis was sick during the Florida trip and iirc there has been sick kids on all their recent trips. For someone who knows about "healthy" foods, her kids sure are sick a lot! My kids sure aren't constantly sick like hers.

Amanda said...

Does Kate smoke? I could swear I saw her blowing smoke. It is in the first couple minutes of the show. She is walking back towards Cara and Maddy from a tent. The instructors are talking to the girls and Kate starts to walk back towards the girl and blows smoke.

GeeGee said...

Sunny Daze said...
How many of the kids were sick? Six? Was Joel, bless his heart, the only one who was spared?

9/14/2010 10:50 AM

All of them were sick, but not all of them vomited. Cara was in tears crying to go back because she didn't feel good. Joel was crying that he felt sick, but he never threw up and they made up a little song about Joel not throwing up. "Joel Joel, he's our man, he didn't vomit in the can."

Leah, Alexis, Aaden and Collin ( and the cameraman ) were shown puking. Alexis had the worst of if, which is hard to believe because Aaden was sleeping in his vomit and it was all down his back.

They never showed Hannah sick. Imagine that.

One thing is for sure. If Kate got sick, she would never let them film her puking.

longtimelurker said...

The lack of life vests is another story. I'd like to know the law and if laws were broken, and I'd have had my kids in life vests even if it weren't required by law. Yes, Kate's an idiot.
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I, myself, would've been wearing a life vest, much less my kids.

Angel 1 said...

penguins said...
Why must she always show so much cleavage?

Why not? After all, TLC paid good money for those.

Sorry said...

Mystical - I agree with your comment. Kate did seem to be giddy. Usually she would just pass a mess like this off on anybody else, but she ran around with paper towels.

I cannot say she actually accomplished anything other than run around and point out who was covered with vomit.

henpecked said...

Amanda said...
Does Kate smoke?

There was a Blind Gossip item a while back that suggested that Kate is a smoker. She chews gum and uses Purell to kill the odor.

Stef said...

Amanda said...
Does Kate smoke? I could swear I saw her blowing smoke. It is in the first couple minutes of the show. She is walking back towards Cara and Maddy from a tent. The instructors are talking to the girls and Kate starts to walk back towards the girl and blows smoke.

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You're right, I went back and watched and at around 2:30 she can clearly be seen exhaling. I am shocked, even though nothing with her should surprise me by now.

Don't Rock The Boat said...

@Brummygirl..."Do you really think that they cared about fishing when feeling that sick?"

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Exactly!! Just because they got to the fishing spot doesn't mean they instantly stopped being sick! You can be just as sick in an anchored boat as you can be in a moving boat. Waves still rock the boat! I remember a boat trip we took when my son was ten years old. He was a "veteran" cruiser, having been in big boats, cruise ships, sailboats, row boats, speed boats, and never once got sick. However, on one particular trip, it really hit him. He was so sick that when the boat got to the dock, we got off and took another form of transportation back to our point of origin. He was still "green" the next day.

I don't even think the kids were that thrilled to go fishing in the first place. Mady didn't want to go...

Aislinn said...

Barbra said...
"How even more odd that SHE has NO idea what activities are age appropriate for any of her kids."

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That's what really gets me. It was a stupid idea in the first place! They could've taken the kids to a pier to fish early in the morning, and then visited some shops and games along the pier afterwards. The kids would've loved that.

Taking six 6 year olds deep sea fishing in rough waters just sounds crazy. Maybe it would be fun if you grew up in a family that frequently goes boating or fishing, but that's not this family. Whatever happened to just building sandcastles or hunting for seashells? Or going to an aquarium? There are so many fun things to do with your kids without making them miserable.

Sharla said...

Ratings are in:

Kate Plus 8
- 1.415 million viewers
- 1.0/2 HH
- 0.6/2 A18-49

Still less than Roloffs.

Bodyguard my a$$ said...

Hooray to all the decent people who weren't sucked in by Hate's frantic display of indecency to get ratings!!! I'm prouid of every one of you who refrained!

The Lady is a Tramp said...

There is something strange about all of that. I am sure the boat captain would have had plenty of dramamine on board and they would have been advised to have that on hand in the beginning. And she is a nurse. That was all preventable. I am so glad I didn't watch. I would call that torture as it did not have to happen. Dramamine is very effective at stopping sea sickness.

Cigarettes - funny.

E - is talking about her and the body guard. What took everyone so long. Nothing happens by accident with someone who plans out every moment of their life, this is their coming out. What was the point of trashing Jon - to take the edge off? Or is she getting bad advice from somebody these days.

Jane in CA said...

Sharla said:
Ratings are in:

Kate Plus 8
- 1.415 million viewers
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Down, down, down . . . let's keep this trend going. I want to see it close in on 1 million or less. :)

Jane in CA said...

If Kate's a smoker, more fool her. Her skin should be nice and leathery and full of creases as she hits 40, between the smoking and the over-tanning.

But does she smoke around the children? Obviously, there's no law against that, but second hand smoke is even more damaging to health than firsthand smoke. As a parent, I would never expose my child to that.

I would love to see that fact get out there more often -- because that will also decrease her remaining popularity. If there were real papparazzi, they'd snap a picture of her smoking and smacking her gum afterwards.

Kate is a mother-ish said...

You know what gets me? When they were at Discovery Cove (for their Rite of Passage) they all had life vests on...they wore them standing in waist deep water. They wore them while standing on the ground feeding birds. Kate wore one while she ORDERED LUNCH! Of course, these life vests all sported the Discovery Cove logo.

But 25 miles out to sea on the ATLANTIC OCEAN...not a soul was wearing one. No sponsers I guess.

NT said...

TMZ talked about her and the bodyguard too. Harvey said "Oh,They're doing it"!!! Then they talked about her hot body and everyone went UGH!!! They said something like "like having sex with a bucket of water"??? Not sure what they meant by that,but it was funny.

L said...

Seriously?

1. She was more worried about clothes than her children.
Hate said they can't say "Stop the world I'm getting off..."

2. Poor Mady! Constant put downs. She makes it seem that Mady would do anything to upset her mother. (i would too!)

3. If all but 1 (Joel?) got sick eventually, i would so turn around. Show or no Show. Was the boat doing work or just giving rides?

that's all...I feel slightly better.

Marie France said...

Teryn said...
I just saw a preview on Entertainment Tonight for next week's show. They are deep sea fishing and they showed Steve helping one of the boys ( looked like Joel, but they showed it so fast I couldn't really tell ) vomiting in a bucket!!!!!!!!!!!!! They actually show the poor kid hacking his guts out from sea sickness, and you can hear Kate asking, "Is he still puking?"
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Steve is a father. One would think that as a father, he would feel some compassion for these poor kids, not only for getting sick and vomiting their guts out, but for their lives in general made so horrific by their horrific non-mother. My question is: How does Steve sleep at night??

jamurray49 said...

I just finished watching the deep sea fishing episode. While the kids were puking and lying down because they were so ill, she tempted them with food and drinks if they would get up and fish.

How much more disgusting can than worthless person get? I would have had the boat turn around at the first sign of any one of the kids being sick.


But, then again... the kids are know for getting motion sickness. She should not have taken them in the first place.

K8STFU said...

Jane in CA ;

You beat me to it.

K8 smoking is the least of her troubles ( as bad as it is for one's health but hey we all have vices). BUT.....smoking around her kids is yet another notch on the irresponsible mother belt (if K8 was indeed smoking ).

Captain of the Titanic said...

If you've ever heard of how suddenly a rogue wave can pop up (something as huge as 50 or even 100 feet) on the ocean and turn over even a large cruise ship, how could you even consider taking a child on a boat with no life jacket?

There is no way anyone would have had time to put on a life jacket.

Rogue waves, I believe, are the result of several waves merging together.

Heck, there was even one that hit on Lake Erie, so they can happen anywhere. Look up "Seich" or "rogue wave".

Did TLC have enough crew members onboard prepared to rescue 7 little panic stricken kids with no life jackets on? Oh, not to mention saving themselves?

Just asking....

Auntie Anne said...

The show must go on, so the boat couldn't turn back to shore until enough film had been shot.

Hmmm...

Didn't she get out of Alaska as fast as she could? Hang TLC, get her back to those flush toilets and hot showers!

realitybites said...

How does Steve sleep at night??


Better yet. WHERE does Steve sleep at night?

Deborah said...

Wow. I am extremely proned to motion sickness and feel slightly naseaus after just reading the descriptions. Couldn't read the whole way down.

As for declining comments on here... well, I don't come on as much as usual because I just don't watch anymore. They aren't on my mind all that much. Apparently, I'm not alone. Bad ratings.

Sunshine On My Shoulder said...

"I am sure the boat captain would have had plenty of dramamine on board and they would have been advised to have that on hand in the beginning. And she is a nurse. That was all preventable."

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Not only that, but she knows that her kids are prone to motion sickness. They've been sick before. Would it be totally off the wall to say that she and TLC knew this might happen, and allowed it to happen because it made the episode much more controversial and "dramatic?" Anything for ratings...

Pattypanda said...

I don't watch, but if they were on a private fishing boat, why was Steve there. Was she going to be attacked by fish or rouge paps? It is to sad that there is no other male adult in their lives to accompany Kate on these trips, i.e., an uncle or brother figure to give the boys, especially some attention. The only attention besides Jon is a "paid" body guard and film crew.

Pattypanda said...

Look at the youtube video of the fishing trip, the crew is wearing white shirts. At the beginning, you can clearly see the word Winner - I come up with Winner fishing and cruise boats. http://www.winnerboats.com/

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HW said...

I did not watch this episode but the reports on here are extremely upsetting.
The reports of children being left in their own vomit absolutely break my heart.

I have a couple of friends who were abused as children and some of theire most horrible memories are related to vomit - being made to lie in their vomit or clean up their own vomit at a very young age after thier parents did something to make them violently ill. I can't help but think of this - how it is a premeditated way to embarrass and humiliate the children. After all, when they are so sick they can't get up from their own vomit, what strength or control do they have? Kate got them to their weakest point and then continued to show spite toward them but simply commenting on their condition and not helping them.

She has resentment and anger issues toward these children and I really think this was planned. Why else would she not, at least for the sake of the cameras, make the boat turn around and put on a show of caring for her children? And how in the world do Steve, the nanny, the crew, everybody else go along with this. I'd rather live in a box under a bridge than work for a company and a woman who abuse children like this. We don't expect a conscience from Kate, but evidenlty anybody associated with her and TLC is also free of one. Will NOBODY from TLC stand up to this and speak out? What a bunch of cowards.

Summer Daze said...

"I don't watch, but if they were on a private fishing boat, why was Steve there."

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Rogue paps! LOL!! Yeah, coming out of the sea on a 30 foot rogue wave. Kate mentioned "security" [was holding a bucket] and I thought, Security! FOR WHAT?

Autumn Sunrise said...

How does Steve sleep at night??

(((((((((((((

Probably quite well the past few nights, in a six-star hotel suite in Cabo, with Kate as his beck and call girl.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

I wonder how the fishing company feels about the Gosselin fishing episode. I'm sure the images of the children being so sick will not drum up the kind of business they were hoping the TLC exposure would bring. From the reading I've done here, I am so turned off deep sea fishing trips. It's a shame the Gosselin children had to go through the all that. Poor kids. And excellent point about Steve being on the ship...what exactly was he supposed to be guarding Kate from?!

Teryn said...

Was she really seen smoking?

She never ceases to amaze me with her phoniness.

Tami said...

TMZ talked about her and the bodyguard too. Harvey said "Oh,They're doing it"!!! Then they talked about her hot body and everyone went UGH!!! They said something like "like having sex with a bucket of water"??? Not sure what they meant by that,but it was funny.

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Oh I know exactly what they meant and haha : ) As for her body, ugh is right! She looks disgusting in the Mexico pics (and why is she in Mexico anyway??) Is that a tattoo sticking out of her bottoms? She is wearing them lower and lower cut and that is NOT a look she can pull off! Trend be damned! She has stubby legs and needs a differently cut bottom! Her shoulders look so narrow and weird and that bad posture..just a scary, scary pic. That's not even going into the tacky, mismatched suit.

Vanessa said...

You can bet your a$$ she'd have demanded they turn around and stop filming if SHE was the one barfing her guts out!

Vanessa said...

If she wasn't already a smoker, she probably took it up because she heard it keeps you from stuffing your pie hole. I wonder what the sheeple's comments will be if a pic surfaces showing her with a cig? (like they crucified Jon)

mama san said...

Nurse K8 should have realized there are alternatives to motion sickness meds, Such as ginger or the wrist bands, next as a mother of 5 active sons, I would have also, aside from life vests, insist that there would be an adult assigned to each child in the event of an emergency.
The Titanic, unsinkable, always is uppermost. Isn't this an aspect of parenting? Are ratings really worth it?

Vanessa said...

Does anyone remember the movie "Stand by Me" with the late River Phoenix? Remember the scene where the kid is in the pie eating contest and gets his revenge on being bullied by overeating until he pukes? Then all hell breaks loose and the whole town is puking, projectile vomit flying everywhere? THAT's what that scene looked like! It went on and on...BUT nobody was playing with fake puke, IT WAS REAL!

muchsmartermom said...

I saw a brief few minutes of the end of this show--we were changing channels--the kids were all chanting and dancing around the kitchen of the "vacation house".
It reminded me of bad home video's that someone makes you watch when you visit. The kids just act all goofy and annoying! It used to be all cameras in the background just watching the activity, and now it's just obnoxious behavior--and not just from Kate!
Sorry, but there is something else to watch! Anything!
The Nasa channel is more entertaining then that family.
And that's not saying much.

Heather said...

Just checked both the Coast Guard rules and the North Carolina state laws...all children under the age of 13 must wear a pfd while the vessel is underway. Only exception is if the child is in an enclosed cabin, the boat is at anchor or docked, in which case a pfd is not required.

Love to know how they got away with that one!!!

Sadie said...

HW said...
I did not watch this episode but the reports on here are extremely upsetting.
The reports of children being left in their own vomit absolutely break my heart.

I have a couple of friends who were abused as children and some of theire most horrible memories are related to vomit - being made to lie in their vomit or clean up their own vomit at a very young age after thier parents did something to make them violently ill. I can't help but think of this - how it is a premeditated way to embarrass and humiliate the children. After all, when they are so sick they can't get up from their own vomit, what strength or control do they have? Kate got them to their weakest point and then continued to show spite toward them but simply commenting on their condition and not helping them.
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I have to say this not exactly a true statement. The commenting occurred later while she was doing the interview part of the show, not while the children were sick. She did comfort and clean up after them. And, after they slept for a while, they appeared to have recovered enough to be able to enjoy the fishing.

I don't think turning around would have helped. It's not like she could twitch her nose and immediately transport them to dry land. They would still have been on the water regardless of the direction they were heading.

On the other hand, IMO the children should have always worn life vests.

The Lady is a Tramp said...

Steve was guarding Khate from the kids so she could experience all the things she missed out on when she was a poor, deprived kid. Speaking of which in the picture of Aaden being comforted by a sibling rather than his mother, he looks painfully thin. As I am sure she will one day be telling her own kids get over your childhood. We know it was bad. You have made it abundantly clear, but it doesn't justify what you are doing to your own kids.

Let's no get all "Kate" said...

“In a Position to Know said...I grew up with a mother who treated me exactly the way Katie Irene treats her sons. It does tremendous damage and IT IS ABUSE.”
I sincerely wish you hadn’t gone through that, and I don’t doubt the scars you bear or the ones that might plague the G8. But there’s a huge distance between the crappiest of crappy parents and abusive/neglectful ones. Yours probably bridged the 2 and that’s very sad. If that’s the case with Kate, evaluations throughout ongoing custody evaluations will reveal it off-camera (hopefully) as the years go on.

just wondering said...

A direct quote from the mouth of a sheeple!! Haaaa!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Kelly said...
I backed the dvr up several times.Yes, there was smoke coming out of Kate's mouth and TLC missed the edit cut...timed it too late. So what, it's probably how she lost some of the weight and it's probably why she chews gum all the time. I'm sure the future airings will have that cut out. No worries.

readerlady said...

"What exactly was he supposed to be guarding Kate from?"

The errant seagull who decided to take a crap on Kate's head?

It's interesting to read the comments here about this episode. Seems to be pretty much divided between somes of us who consider it abuse and ones of us who don't LOL. Seriously, I don't think this episode, taken alone, constitutes abuse, although it's certainly thoughtless, ill-conceived and, given the lack of life jackets, downright dangerous. However, I think that, taken in consideration with all the other things we've seen from Khate, it certainly approaches abuse. She's definitely shown as being indifferent and cold toward her children, and lacking in judgement, to put it kindly. The sad thing is, the 6 younger kids probably won't remember much of this trip - the fun parts, anyway. My parents and I took a 2 week vacation to the Smoky Mountains when I was their age. I vaguely remember seeing mountain goats, and playing with a little Cherokee girl at the reservation in N. Ca., but not much more. And at that, I don't know if I remember or if it's because I have pictures my folks took of the trip.

Tami said...

I don't think turning around would have helped. It's not like she could twitch her nose and immediately transport them to dry land. They would still have been on the water regardless of the direction they were heading.
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This does not make sense to me. If you thought your kids might be sick on a boat for 2 hours and THEN have to endure the ride back, would you rather do that or go right back? I'd rather go right back! It's not like paid for the trip. She had no way of predicting they would "recover and enjoy the fishing"!

Brummygirl said...

@readerlady:
Ha ha on the somes of us and ones of us!!

Brummygirl said...

Just Wondering said:
A direct quote from the mouth of a sheeple!! Haaaa!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Kelly said...
I backed the dvr up several times.Yes, there was smoke coming out of Kate's mouth and TLC missed the edit cut...timed it too late. So what, it's probably how she lost some of the weight and it's probably why she chews gum all the time. I'm sure the future airings will have that cut out. No worries.
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Yeh, no worries Sheeple, just like they edit all the other garbage Kate does.
The mindset of the Sheeple amazes me, that they can brush anything off as long as their *Idol* is safe!
What are they going to do when she tanks permanently...off to the glue factory!!! :)

Brummygirl said...

If she wasn't already a smoker, she probably took it up because she heard it keeps you from stuffing your pie hole. I wonder what the sheeple's comments will be if a pic surfaces showing her with a cig? (like they crucified Jon)
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Where was it shown that she was smoking?

Pattypanda said...

My response from Winners Boats regarding life jackets: Thank you for your interest in the Winner Party Boat Fleet.

We do not require nor does the US Coast Guard require children to wear lifejackets on board our size vessel. We do have a lifejacket for every person including children lifejackets available in the event of an emergency. Our jackets are not comfortable to wear out of the water. If you decide to make a trip with us make sure you call ahead and put your names on the book. In the event that we are not able to make a trip then we will have a phone number to call you. The reservation number is (910)458-FISH (3474).

K8STFU said...

We do not require nor does the US Coast Guard require children to wear lifejackets on board our size vessel. We do have a lifejacket for every person including children lifejackets available in the event of an emergency. Our jackets are not comfortable to wear out of the water. If you decide to make a trip with us make sure you call ahead and put your names on the book. In the event that we are not able to make a trip then we will have a phone number to call you. The reservation number is (910)458-FISH (3474).

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1) Who the H8LL cares if the lifevests are not comfortable out of the water ?! What an absolutely absurd and asinine thing to say.

2) Love how the company still manages to get a "pitch" in their response by talking about future reservations.

Mary said...

hi

I guess it ok Kate smokes but if Jon does it it all over the networks.
The crew and those people who was teaching them to surf they were gloating and pushing Maddy to go out surfing. They made Maddy look like a fool. Kate you will be so sorry one day for what you have done to this child

Ohh what they only could surf a little while. Cara was having fun but once the filming was done that was the end of it time is up

when are the rags going to start going after kate and her "Friend" Steve... I bet if it was Jon it would have been all over the news that he was in Mexico with another women. But Kate and Steve nothing
who is she sleeping with to get away with this. Kate those rags are fickle once you not in thier favor they will turn on you and you will need more that Steve to protect you

Warmth of the Sun said...

Has anyone contacted the Coast Guard in NC to find out if this is true?

Life jackets aren't comfortable? Neither is gasping for breath when you're drowning! If "THEIR" life jackets aren't comfortable, perhaps they should invest that some that are comfortable.

Happy Puffer said...

Where was it shown that she was smoking?

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You Tube: Kate Plus 8 - vomit-fest epi 1

Start watching at 2:21. She turns her head to her right and exhales. No doubt about it, especially when enlarged and freeze-framed.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Ok

I am not lying this just was posted. Bristol Palin is in emails with The wonderful dancer the single person refuse to call her a mother. Kate Gosslin Wait till you read andd the advice Kate gives her
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Tami said: "I am confused. What does this mean?"

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It means that Kate (the single person -- poster doesn't consider her a mother) has been e-mailing Bristol, since she knows the family having spent time with them in Alaska. Kate has told Bristol that a contestant really doesn't need to be able to dance because it's a popularity contest. I don't imagine that DWTS is too pleased with Kate's advice. She also told her to remember to smile, and even though her feet may be killing her, just to keep plugging away.

Sunshine On My Shoulder said...

Tami said...
Her shoulders look so narrow and weird and that bad posture..

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According to TLC, she was in Mexico on "official business," but it's suspected she was anxious to use one of the freebies given at the Emmys.
I'm not so sure she has bad posture. It looks more like a mild curvature of the spine disorder, such as scoliosis.

beth anne said...

I can't believe that any one hasn't mentioned Kate willing to "sell" her son, Colin to the "pirates"! The look on that little boy's face was one of pure fear...at his age it was very real to him. Does Kate lean over to him and hug him to her to reassure the poor child it was make believe? No, she cackles hysterically and brags that the kids didn't want to sell her; but they were willing and ready to sell off poor Colin! Heartless Bitch!

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