Friday, November 21, 2008

Has Kate Helped Kmart Layaway? Hate Blogs Trying To Gain Momentum?/ 700 Club Interview Rewind

Before I get into my post tonight I wanted to address for those new here how I work my comments. I have been nice enough in the past to let anyone on and post what they felt they needed to say within reason. But the trolls took advantage of this by day 3 and I had to start moderating my own board. Which basically left only a handful of comments in. I'm not here to strike up debates. That's why there's GDNNOP. I love that site and I'm on it alot. I feel they are a great place for both pro & con to discuss how they feel. But I am a fan and this is a FAN site. So understand that if your comment gets deleted. OK? Coool Beans!

Kmart Prays Kate Gosselin Can Help With Layaway / Get On Fancast.com!

I have posted recently several articles regarding Kate Gosselins push for Layaway. Finally we are seeing a positive result. NEWSWEEK reports another article about what appears to be the only store pushing the Layaway program. While the numbers started slow, it appears the gamble is starting to pay off, and Kmart may not have a Red but Black Christmas after all. How can we know for sure its because of the new spokesperson? Well ask a fan! (lol) And have you gotten on FANCAST yet? Every Jon & Kate episode is in its entirety for you to watch. And any other show! Get on this free site its too cool!

Has The Cafe Mom Blog Become The New GWOP?

Alot of people have sent me info and comments that were filtered through this site. And while I myself started on the site originally because of fertility, I found that the few sites dedicated to Jon & Kate have for the majority become worse than GWOP. Its normally a great mom networking site if you stay away from the hate blog. One in particular has gotten so bad with the gossip and lies its toxic to even go in there. And while the mods still try hard to not let anyone attack each other, the fans have to run out the door before it slams shut from all the bitter moms there. Yes the fan site that is also there is nice, but what is interesting is the trolls that start posts claiming to be neighbors and starting all kinds of drama. Some are even pushing people to write to the churches that are hosting them! Hopefully now with the move these stalkers can move on. Though they claim to be rid of the family who are they going to blog about now? The dark empty house? Don't get me wrong, there are ALOT of Jon & Kate blogs. Too many to keep track of. But since the IMDB board is hard to read, people are looking to other blogs to keep the debates going. (I have seen both the Gymboree & the Disney Boards get really interesting. I wish I had the time to read them) So for those that did not get to see the CBN Interview you can watch below. And lets hear my favorite quote from Facebook's J&K fan site: "Well behaved women rarely make history."

21 comments:

Carol said...

I was on cafemom for about a week in the "where's aunt Jodi" group, which claims to be for fans and critics alike. Fans get bashed mercilessly with demagogue techniques. They state matters of opinion as "facts" and if you disagree with the "facts," then obviously you're a moron. They claim that making children produce income is child abuse but when I pointed out child actors all make incomes their response is that child actors are protected by laws but reality tv children are not (notice how child actors producing income is not child abuse, only the Gosselins doing so is). The circular logic and venom made me run for the hills. The few fans over there begged me not to leave because they liked reading what I had to say (and complimented me on how I said it), but it was impossible.

cali-mom said...

Barbara, I think you missed the part where this is a Fan blog.

Shelly said...

Bye Barbara!!!!!!!Go back to cafemom and be happy with all you negativity. This is a happy place.

Barbara said...

Sure doesn't sound like a happy place to me. Just a nice place to bury your head in the sand place. Follow your leader.

Baby Mama said...

Once again you find a nasty person that gets on there and ruins a fansite. Sorry, but I had to delete her posts. Most of the times I could keep stuff up if they are making a point, but this person clearly thinks I am someone else and is just spewing hate. So shes out of here...

MonicaW42 said...

This is my first time posting at your site. I post over at GDDNOP. Love your site. I too started off on Cafe Mom and then got on the Wheres Aunt Jodi group. Big mistake. If you made any comments on the G's that were positive they were down your throat. I left the group after finding other blogs out there. Glad to see another blog that is not hate related.

KathyGriffith said...

You hit the nail on the head when you defined those CafeMom groups as hate groups. I've been saying the same thing ever since I found them. In response, I've recently started my own CafeMom group to counter and defend the Gosselins, since CafeMom obviously feels no social responsibility and allows hate groups to exist within their community. I would encourage EVERYONE to report these groups to CafeMom and work with me towards the abolishment of uncensored hate that is rapid in that arena.

shana1246 said...

Hi, im new here my name is Shana and I am from Ky. I have been at cafemom for about a month in the "where's aunt Jodi" forum and I started to think I was the only one who liked this show. Thankfully another poster mentioned a "fan" site and I PM'd her. She was kind enough to give me your link. I love it here :) I just wanted to post and say hi, its nice to finally have a place that isn't spreading rumors or judging every single sneeze someone is doing.

Elizabeth said...
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KathyGriffith said...

LOL...I guess the haters are finding their way over here now and I apologize for their behavior. I can thank dear Elizabeth though for making a good case in support of my words right out of the box. A prime example of the quality of people who are embraced by those groups.

momof3 said...

I am so EXCITED to have found a positive site about the Gosselins. I have always been an avid watcher of their show and I hardly ever miss an episode of theres. They have been so encouraging to me and my family. With three girls ages 6,2,and 1 it can be pretty challenging both physically and mentally. But I always look at past episodes of theres and I always say if they can do it with 8, we can surely do it with 3. I am so excited about this site and I will surely be back to read the positive information. Thank you again!!

GingerRose said...

Elizabeth has hit the nail on the head.
I truly applaud any Jon and Kate fan who promotes and supports them without participating in bashing those who disagree. Unfortunately, there are not many fans with clean hands.
CafeMom is a place where groups that promote smoking/drinking during pregnancy, sexual fetishes, and the use of illegal drugs abound. It is doubtful that any group regarding gossip about a tv show will be deleted due to complaints from those with opposing vies.
Kathy describes her group as a balanced debate, a place for fans and non-fans alike. However here, she states the purpose of the group is to "defend the Gosselins."
That group is the height of hypocrisy, as the members routinely name-call and bash anyone with a different view point. They harass other members through e-mail, and even create fake accounts so as to join groups with opposing opinions. Those who point out the hypocrisy are asked to leave. Kathy and her groupies are no better than those they accuse.

Renee' said...

I belong to several J&K groups @ cafemom and the hate is overwhelming. It is nice to find a positive site. I don't understand why mom's would make it their personal mission to try to ruin another mom's life. Especially when they have only seen this person on TV. I recently joined Kathy's group. In her group, everyone has a chance to speak their minds, not just the haters. They are not amused. This is a new concept because the other debate groups are owned by nonsupporters of the family, they usually have free reign. In Kathy's group, supporters are not called down for doing the very things the nonsupporters have been doing since the beginning. The tables have been turned, so to speak. I appreciate Kathy for giving us, the supporters a place @ cafemom, to vent w/ou repercussion.

Quiltart said...

I'm a fan of the show. I lurked on cafemom for a long time before I started posting... The "Where is Aunt Jodi" group is the one I went to because it had the most posts and the most members. I was shocked to find that every time I posted anything, the same person would come right behind me and question me or tell me I was wrong... In addition, some of these self-righteous people don't even watch the show. They think they are making a "statement" by not watching the show, but they still have to give their opinion on every aspect of the show and of the Gosselin's life.

Despite their claims of advocacy, IMHO, their main motive is jealousy... OH... and on one of the cafemom forums, the word jealousy is no longer allowed! Can you believe it? No one can state how they feel about this UNLESS they follow the non-fan line. Of course, the non-fans can say whatever they want!

Kathy's new group offers a place where we can say what we want about the show without being retaliated against... I have had a hard time finding any positive forums online where fans of the show can chat without having to worry about the non-fans coming after them....

That's why your blog, Baby Mama, is such a welcome find!

GingerRose said...

Well, Jewel/Quilt, the term "sheeple" has also been banned. The idea is to debate the issue, not to personally attack.
I love that BabyMama here has created a fan site. She is honest about her intentions.
Yet Kathy and company, not so much. They have created their own hate group and invite people in in order to gang up on them. They point fingers, and yet go and do the exact same things, only with deception. Kathy says she created a debate group, and here admits that she has started a fan/venting group to bash those who do not march in step. Once you start the name calling and bashing, you no longer qualify for the high road, sorry. To think that it is alright for you to do what you condemn others for is incredibly self-righteous.
Not everyone agrees that the kids are doing well. There are people who are concerned for their welfare and their futures and are hoping for legislation that will protect all children in reality shows. This does not equate with jealousy.

It is interesting to ponder - why no pure fan sites? I have yet to find a group of fans who do not center around bashing and ridiculing those commit the crime of choosing to disagree.

BEE said...

I joined a few groups over at Cafemom awhile back, primarily to see the wedding pics of Jon and Kate.

I don't really go over to Cafemom much anymore but like to frequent this blog as well as GDNOP.

Whether people are a fan or not, I wish that people could be cival to one another. I just don't get the hatred and cruel words.

Baby-Mama, I think you hit the nail on the head when you called it "toxic". I would rather support your blog and enjoy reading what other fans have to say, then to waste my time on hate sites.

Thanks for always doing a great job!!

DorothyGale said...

GingerRose, Kathy and her group are on the GOOD side of the debate which leaves you and your sheeple down there in the trenches of evil. This is a fan site, and contrary to your high opinions of yourself and your mission, nobody here gives a crap about what you and your team of haters have to say. So, go slither on back to your hole where you belong.

TOXIC is the perfect word.

Shelly said...

Barbara, I am not playing foloow the leader. My head in not in the sand. I am a true J&K fan. I have just recently found this site and I love it. I get very tired of all the negativity. I like having someplace to go that is nice. If i wanted to listen to you I would go to cafemom or GWOP. So, judge yourself "follow the leader". I have a clear concious.

tbeanstalk said...

Jon and Kate plus eight rules thats the best show on earth. whoever is mean an talks bad about them must be jelous and totaly mean. lets see them try to raise 8 kids i bet they cant even raise two without help

tbeanstalk said...

Does anyone know where they are moving and when

Baby Mama said...

Please click on the top of the page and get to my more recent posts. I have it all there. They already moved months ago but you will see all of that this Monday!