On Second Thought: Episode 4

Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television. That’s why every week, I’m going to do a blog posts called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes of my Lifetime show as I process the issues presented now that I’ve seen them aired.  I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now!

Original Airdate: June 26, 2012

Fatherhood.

Just the word causes a little pang in my heart.

When I was skating with Tripp at the hockey rink in Episode 4, I said, “All men are dogs.”  On second thought, I shouldn’t have said that.  It’s not true in life generally and it’s not even true in my life specifically.  I have my dad, who’s one of the best people on the planet.  He can win the Iron Dog, braid Piper’s hair, catch salmon, teach me a life lesson, and make sure our truck engines don’t freeze overnight in the winter months.  Then, there’s Track, my brother who’s tormented his little sisters my entire life… and is still tormenting me as I wait for him to return from Afghanistan!  Of course, I also have my grandfathers who have held together our family with their character and strength.

I guess as I stood there trying to skate with Tripp, I was simply frustrated.  I never thought I’d be the one teaching Tripp to skate.  I always envisioned having a husband helping our son strap on the skates and glide over the ice.

And so, there’s a hole.  In my family.  In Tripp’s life.  In my heart.

Talking to Andy while we were stacking firewood was really poignant.  “I’ve seen my dad twice.  Once at a golf course and once after I turned 18,” he said.  “I’m fine.  I’m the person I am today, because my mom taught me everything.  My dad is just a name on a birth certificate to me.”

Of course, I think Andy’s great and his mom obviously did a great job.  However, I know it’s not God’s perfect plan for boys to be raised without dads… especially when the father lives down the street.  That’s why I said, in a previous episode, that I’d failed as a mom.  That’s why it hurts my heart so much to be in this situation.

As we drove to Anchorage, I was so nervous.  I didn’t want Tripp to be let down if Levi didn’t show.  Of course, if you saw the show you know Levi didn’t manage to make it.  Instead, I got an angry phone call from his girlfriend.

I never thought my life would be this way.  However, I’m thankful for all of the blessings that we have.  I’m thankful for all the wonderful men in my family and in my life.  Especially Tripp, who was really thankful I let him eat that icing right out of the can when we were baking.

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  • Joseppi

    You are the one who set Tripp up to be let down that day. I hope you can own that.

    • robhart

      Levi let his son down.

      • Joseppi

        Yes he has, but not that day when Bristol told him Levi would show up. Levi told Bristol he would not be part of her show even when offered money. Bristol knew that when she set Tripp up to be disappointed that day.

        • Sue

          And you know this how? Of course to you PDSers everything Levi says is pure truth.

      • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

        Total set up and you know it. Pathetic. Sad & cruel to do that to a child Bristol.

        • steven hunt

          you have no proof at all anything was a set up at all. You, all, who hate Bristol are going to say mean things to her regardless of what she says/does. She’s a good mom and a good person and you ignorant liberals hate here because she’s conservative. By the way if you want to hate someone aim your hatred at bill maher everything he says is disgusting and full of hate but because he’s a liberal he gets a pass.

          • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

            I do not HATE anyone. I don’t even know the girl. In fact, the 1st time I ever heard the word “haters!” used to describe people casually was when it was uttered by Ms. Bristol Palin in 2008. I am 54 years old. NEVER heard it, and it came out of the mouth of an immature teenager. Look at her cross-eyed? You’re a HATER! Don’t like her Mother? You’re a HATER! Don’t believe her childish lies to make herself look better to her “fans”? YOU ARE A HATER!!!! Good grief people. Get a grip. Such an ugly term to use. Even in normal conversation such as, let’s say….someone offering me a donut during a breakfast meeting? I wouldn’t say I HATE DONUTS! Pretty damn extreme. I dislike them, yes. I save HATE for murderers, rapists, child molesters and people who are cruel to animals. Did Bristol herself start this weird trend to use this term HATERS? Or was it her Mom? Maybe I am giving this family seeking fame too much credit. :) I do dislike what she is doing to her child. It’s quite cruel. And I sure hope that Levi gets the same judge that Sarah’s sister did during the child custody hearing for the Wooten children. He KNOWS when children are being used as pawns. And you all may need to re-think that idea of Levi NOT paying child support. Just because Bristol said it doesn’t mean it’s true. OK….give it to me baby…..call me a HATER! hahaha. This is like sitting in on a 3rd grade classroom reading all of these posts. (although most normal 3rd graders that are raised properly behave and articulate better than this) Quite fun actually while flying and passing the time. Cheers!

          • otlset

            Liberals popularized the term “haters” years ago referring to, well, everybody that says anything remotely derogatory to them and their ideals and their ever-victimized ‘minority’ sub-groups, which thanks to the liberal’s never-ending drive to categorize and stereotype and put people in identity boxes are legion.

            But another concern is how someone can live 54 years on the planet and claim to never have heard the term.

    • Truth101

      Come on! Ricky Hollywood passing up money. Ricky Hollywood didn’t show up because he knew that Bristol was going to call that scumbag piece of shzz out for every lie he has spread about her and family.

      That is the only reason the deadbeat baby maker dad didn’t show up.

      From what I could see from the show, Tripp wanted to hang out with the sperm bank. That right there is prove that Bristol doesn’t trash that lowlife around her son.

      Bristol, Do yourself a favor and let it go or your life and your son’s life will always be Ricky’s loon girlfriends harassing you. Hollywood and the enablers in AK may have used that dumpazz kid to trash your family but Hollywood also wants nothing to do with scum like that.

      Ricky Hollywood, How is your mom’s basement? What happen to the money, Ricky? Was it all worth it?

    • Allison

      That poor baby was so excited to see his dad, though apparently Bristol doesn’t refer to Levi as his dad. The whole time she knew he wasn’t going to be there. Why on camera Bristol, why? Why put that moment on TV? For ratings? are ratings more important than your son? What you did was sick and twisted. As someone on your hit “reality” show once said, I don’t believe in hell, but if there is one, there a spot there waiting for you.

      • k

        ur just a hater,go hate somewere else,,,,

      • steven hunt

        she wanted her son to see his dad! she did the right thing. He didn’t show up proving all along how horrible of a dad he is. Bristol didn’t know he wouldn’t be there. do you think she’s psychic? Why are you liberals so concerned about her every move? are you that judgemental when it comes to the “teen moms” on mtv or just when it comes to bristol palin? Don’t act like she puts ratings before her child she’s a good mom and who are you to judge her? What she did was anything but sick and twisted. The only thing sick and twisted is you attacking her for doing the right thing and being the best mom she can be. Anyways to say she’s going to hell shows your lack of class and character. You aren’t God and you aren’t perfect. Worry about your own life or try gettting a life!

        • k

          bravo well done

    • steven hunt

      yeah so tripp’s dad gets a pass for being a horrible father yet Bristol who is a good mom and is always there for tripp is the bad mom? you’re not serious I hope and if you are you really aren’t that bright.

      • Patriot

        Tripp’s father isn’t on a reality show using his son to make money and bad-mouthing Tripps mother.

        • otlset

          Why not take a shot at commenting on all the lies in Levi’s book Bristol has to put up with?

    • k

      ya just another hater,go hate in your own family

  • robhart

    I felt so bad when Tripp said he did not want to ever come back to the bounce house. My hope is that Levi steps up and allows you to move on with your life. Life’s a Tripp shows that mom and dad raised you right. I am proud of you. Keep your heart pointed to the heavenly “North Star” and life will be grand even in the hardest trials.

  • Joseppi

    And don’t worry, soon Tripp will have his father and his new little sister in his life, and there won’t be anything you can do to stop it this time. So it’s a win for Tripp.

    • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

      The games will hopefully stop soon. Her playing this out on TV just to slam him & lie about the REAL situation is coming to an end shortly. The beauty of it all is that it’s all recorded and cell phone records CAN be subpoenaed.

      • Truth101

        Like Bristol said, she saved all the phone calls and records that have anything to do with the deadbeat dad.

        What is Ricky going to entertain his new family in his drug addict mom’s basement. Maybe the jailbird mom can sell some more illegal drugs to help pay Ricky’s child support.

        • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

          You are so misinformed. Public court records ARE available. What about Bristol’s Aunt who likes to take her young daughter (Bristol’s cousin) along with her when she break’s into homes and steals? Yes….she was arrested and charged and found guilty dear. Don’t hear the Palin’s talking about that though. :)

          • otlset

            I hope if such records exist they are made public so you can eat your stinking words.

    • Michelle

      You’re so out of your mind “Joseppi”…. Levi is going to do to Sunny and Breeze just as he did to Bristol.. What makes you think a guy can change just like that.. Especially since he doesnt make any attempt to see his own child.. Forget the ratings, forget the show. If Levi gave two shits about his child, he would have went to Bouncing Bears that day and saw his child.. Also, why isnt he around to teach Tripp to skate? I feel bad for Tripp because he has to deal with Crazy Slut Bag Sunny & his whore of a aunt Sadie. Why the hell would Sunny tell Tripp to call her mommy to.. What a freak.. You’re pregnant with Levis baby.. Just so he would stay around.. Guess what sweetie.. He won’t..

  • Debra Poynter

    This brought tears to my eyes. You are trying so hard as a mom to include Levi in everything w Tripp’s life. It is up to him to respond, he will regret this later in life! Your parents have raised you well and you are following their foot steps. Keep up the good work as a mom and always be there for Tripp!! : )

    • Allison

      You fell right into her trap. That’s what she wants, sympathy. It’s totally orchestrated. I feel sorry for all of you suckers.

      • k

        shes not on welfare like all the demon c rats

      • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

        I don’t.
        I want to be a fly on the wall when Bristol is served her subpoena.
        Not THAT would make for good reality TV!

      • http://yahoo millie

        Allison,
        You are wrong, Bristol doesn’t want sympathy, she is trying to show the people who are
        accusing her of not letting Levi see his son who is actually telling the lie and that is Levi and
        Sunny who was telling that Bristol was not allowing him to see his son. I think she proved it
        quite well and has it recorded. This takes care of the lie that they told on Bristol.

        It is so sad that a father would not want to see his son. It is sad day but Bristol is not to
        blame.

  • Barbie M

    Dont worry to much about him not having his dad in his life, it might become a blessing later in his life. I never saw my dad and he lived just 30 minutes away from me. God puts people in our lives for a reason and God gave me my grandparents and I couldn’t have asked for a better father figure in my life than my grandfather. I learned over the course of my life that my father was just the sperm donor and like your friend says in the episode, a name on my birth certificate. His being absent from my life has had no effect on the person that I am today. My father isn’t a good guy and I’m relieved that he his isn’t in my life. On day Tripp will understand and he will be greatful for the wonderful guys that he does have in his life!! Love your show and I think you are an amazing person from an amazing family. God bless you and your family!

  • Laura

    I certainly understand your feelings. I have a 16 year old son who has seen his dad a handful of times. I have had the same feelings of failure. However, we are surrounded by many men in our church that have really stepped up to teach him lessons that I can’t or reinforced things that I have taught him. Keep your head up and shake off the negative people…including Levi and his new girlfriend.

    My daughters and I enjoy your show!

  • Britt

    Bristol,
    I am not a single mom, but I am a young mom. I got pregnant at 19. I am very lucky because my son’s dad did stick around and is an amazing father. I believe that you are doing an amazing job raising your son and I have a lot of respect for you. It is hard enough to raise a child when there are 2 let alone with just 1. There are so many challenges and it is a constant learning process. I have felt like a failure a couple of times, but it is ok. It is ok to have those feelings, it all depends on what you do to deal with them. You can wallow in them and become depressed, or you can do what you and I have done. You pick yourself up and move on and do your best to do better the next day. Keep up the good work. God Bless.

  • kameron

    Bristol,
    Hang in there, girl. Keep ignoring the hate and remember that God will always be a wonderfu Father to Tripp regardless of how many time shis earthly father has let him down! And, that boyfriend of yours on the show sure does seem to be a great earthly father. But, remember, as long as Tripp has God, he is set for life!

  • Patriot

    “Lifetime yanks Bristol Palin from prime time and replaces her with repeat episodes of Dance Mom’s.”

    The market has spoken and people aren’t buying what Bristol is selling. I love Capitalism, God Bless America!

    • Truth101

      Ten o’clock is not prime time.
      She is still getting paid.

    • http://yahoo millie

      patriot,

      Don’t you think it is kinda of sad that we have a society that would want to watch an abusive dance
      instructor yell at little young girls when she is teaching them how do dance and what is
      worst is the mom’s stand by and let their children be treated like that. As Mark Ballas has said
      about this dance instructor, the damage that she is doing to these little girls are going with them
      the rest of their lives. It is very sad.
      In case you don’t know who Mark Ballas is he is one of the best professional on Dancing With the
      Stars and he also has dance studios. He was outraged when he saw her. This women should not
      be allowed to work with children.

  • miiiir

    I’m guessing the Joseppi is either Sunny or Sadie. Haha. Gtfo Bristols page, you stalker. Didn’t your mommy teach you “If you don’t have anything nice to say, dont say it at all”? I swear. As hard as Bristol works to raise HER son, she should be able to post her own life on HER OWN PAGE. If you don’t like Bristol, OR ANY OF THE PALINS FOR THAT MATTER; simply LEAVE THEM ALONE.
    She’s doing a great job at supporting herself and her son, that she is raising.
    Which is pretty pathetic on Levis part that he can’t even have the respect to come see!!!
    Also, does Levi know what a condom is?? Two GIRLS not women GIRLS pregnant in the same, what 3 years? Disgusting Levi.

    Bristol, just focus on Tripp & you.
    If Levi doesn’t want To be there; don’t let him. He is going to have his “own family” soon. Ya. Let’s see how that works out. Seeing how he’s a lying, cheating pig.

    Ok, rant over.
    You’re an amazing woman, and a fantastic mother. You are the most beautiful girl in the Valley. Any guy would be LUCKY to have you & Tripp in their life. :]

  • bellagrazi

    Bristol, you do have a lot of wonderful men in your life. All great role models for Tripp. But why no mention of Gino? He’s been an extremely positive influence in Tripp’s life. I think he deserves a mention. My favorite scenes in Episode 4 involved those of you with Gino and Tripp. Very sweet.

  • Patsy Carlisle

    Why was it a set up? He said he would come. Now everyone knows how worthless he is as a Dad. He could have shown up and made himself look better.
    It is rough being a single mom with a dead beat dad, however, that type of influence may not be what Tripp needs. Much better for him to have positive male influences in his life.

    • ResponsibleHardworking REALSingleMom

      He specifically said he would NOT show up because Bristol told him it was for her reality show and they would PAY HIM $10,000 if he did. He does not prostitute his son like the mother does. Using simple common sense and the wish to not be set up for more lies and belittling in front of his child on TV and taking the advice of legal council and/or friends & family for this FAKE OUT was a very wise decision. And guess what? MORE VIDEO TAPE! Is this vindictive biological “mother” that stupid?
      This adorable little boy is being emotionally abused. The judge will see this.

      • http://yahoo millie

        ResponsibleHardworking
        While you are right that lifetime tried to get Levi to come on the show for an episode, Bristol
        did not say in this last show when she was trying to set up the meeting about coming on the
        reality show. I was watching and that was not mentioned at all. Lifetime contacted his manager.

      • otlset

        “prostitute his son like the mother does” He doesn’t want to have anything to do with ‘his son’. It’s Levi who is unquestionably stupid in the first place to put all the lies in his book, which causes grief to all parties in the long run.

  • Kim Castro

    Bristol, you haven’t failed as you’re doing the right thing by doing what you can to provide Tripp with the opportunity to see his dad. It’s Levi’s failure to man up and provide his son with a loving father and role model. Through God’s grace Tripp has excellent role models in your grandfathers, father and your brother when he returns. Prayers are that a real man is currently or will be in your future to fill the role of Tripp’s Father. ….Prayers to you always.

  • Justine Stewart

    Hey Bristol, I too, like Andy met my biological father twice in my life and after meeting him I realize that I really wasn’t missing out on anything. I lived my whole life without him so why would I need him now? Since my mom was the one who raised me, I didn’t know the difference. I understand that’s it’s not the ideal situation but thankfully you have your family and Gino. Just know that you’re not alone! :)

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    Maybe Tripp will be a farmer some day. I can’t believe that over 2 million have watched this video! http://t.co/1H3F9Vby

    • louiseharas

      That’s funny. Around a half a million people watched Bristol’s show. They moved her to a later time slot because her ratings are low. Maybe she should just stick to You Tube videos.

      • otlset

        Heh, Anderson Cooper would date a woman for those ratings!

  • http://us4palin.com Ron Devito

    Bristol, Listen very carefully to Andy. Let his words play over and over again in your mind…and remember what I shared with you on this site about myself on the last post. Same deal. You heard the same thing from two guys who’ve lived through it: one three years younger than you and the other more than double your age. Your final sentence says it all: “Much better for him to have positive male influences in his life.” Yes. Focus on that and let the other thing slip into the sands of time.

  • Steve

    You’re a “catch” Bristol; just wait for the right fisherman!

  • TLemmbert

    Sooooo, your show has so few viewers that it has now been kicked back an hour and replaced with re-runs. No surprise.

  • bellagrazi

    For all you haters – Your reality is twisted. Levi is a deadbeat dad, period. He has not paid child support in, what, a year? He doesn’t deserve to see his son. And, yet, Bristol still tried to include him in Tripp’s life. Whether the cameras are on or off, she’s done this. Levi didn’t show up, because he wants nothing to do with Tripp. Sad, but true. I agree with Willow – Bristol should just send Levi to jail for not paying child support. She’s given him a pass, because she probably thinks Levi will eventually come around. But he won’t. Levi only cares about Levi. It’s time Bristol stops trying to include Levi in Tripp’s life. Levi has no morals, no values and will not be a positive influence in Tripp’s life. Bristol needs to start listening to the advice given to her by the people in her life who love and care about her. DNA does not make you a dad. Gino has been more of a dad to Tripp than Levi. I think Bristol should just let Gino be the father-figure in Tripp’s life. They obviously have a strong bond. Gino said that Tripp totally has his heart. (very sweet moment) It’s not a chore for Gino to spend time with Tripp, he really enjoys it. That’s a good dad.

    • Jellybean

      O.K. bellagrazi blah, blah, blah, aka Bristol, Willow or Sarah.

    • blankenship

      I know that Bristol’s mother used to be the governor of Alaska, but even she could not send Levi to jail. The court would have to find him guilty of something first.

  • Chuck Quinn

    Listen to your heart, your wonderful family, and faithful friends. Your answers are all there. Go with the lord and Tripp will know he has a great Mom and family. Anyone can be a mother but being a great Mom is a speacial thing that a child will always cherish and remember.

  • jenny

    I am a unwed Mother of a 6 year old son. I would never talk bad about my son’s Father to my son, never! My son’s Father is not the best. But telling my son how I felt would not change anything & only create problems for my son. Bristol does it on TV. One day, years from now, Tripp will see what Bristol has done. It will not make him think better of his Mother, only less of her.

    • otlset

      Another wise crystal-ball gazer.

  • Sue

    It seems the professional liberal bloggers and haters are out in full force. If the name is Palin, they are there being paid to say hateful lies. It is an election year. Bristol, a very honest, thoughtful, and truthful post by you.

    • Mr. Peabody

      “Paid to say hateful lies”? Paid by whom, pray tell, and for what purpose? To demoralize the twenty or so readers of Bristle’s blog? Being just slightly over-dramatic, dont you think?

  • Kirstin

    I love the theme song to your show, but I can’t find it? Who sings it and whats the name?
    Can’t wait till Tuesday!

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    All of us have had similar experiences,Its rough out there no doubt about it and we all try to learn frm it,i know i have… “Keep on Truckin” See ya or not at Tampa,all rds are leading there ~ !

  • louiseharas

    I thought that Bristol’s show was supposed to be an inspiration to other single moms, showing them how she leads her life and triumphs through all of life’s adversities. What we see is how much she hates Levi and just can’t let it go. Levi was set up regarding that meeting. When he was offered $10,000 to appear on the show, he refused. His manager said that he should not answer Bristol’s calls. 15 calls is obsessive. Telling Tripp that Levi was coming, when Levi never said that he was coming, was a cruel trick to play on the kid. It was as bad as the emotional abuse he is subjected to , hearing his father being criticized on a non-stop basis.

    A reminder about emotional child abuse: When Sarah and Todd disparaged Trooper Wooten in front of his kids, the judge in the divorce case had to admonish them that what they were doing was emotional child abuse. If it continued, he would award custody of the children to their former brother-in-law, the one that they tried to get fired from his job. In some states, emotional child abuse IS a reason to award the children to the non-abusive parent.

    While people like to comment that Levi is a deadbeat dad, consider that Bristol earns hundreds of thousands of dollars more than Levi does. She has turned her series into a revenge fest of the most childish and immature order. There is nothing uplifting and charming about shooting his book or Bristol shooting off her mouth all the time. The only message that would be inspirational would be for Bristol to find a way to resolve her anger issues and move on with her life. Bristol is posting on a religious website, but she seems to have forgotten the basic teachings of Christ to turn the other cheek. Do unto others that which you would want them to do unto you. Christianity is based on forgiveness. Bristol was sad that she hadn’t asked for God’s forgiveness the moment that she had slept with Levi. (We’ll forget the part about Bristol getting drunk and forgetting take her birth control pills. No one poured liquor down her throat and hid her pills. She was responsible for her own actions.) I forgive her; we all make mistakes. But it looks as if Bristol still cannot forgive herself, and she is unlikely to forgive Levi, even though she was 50% of the equation. The program is nothing more than a format for an emotionally immature person to vent their hatred in front of an innocent child. Bristol harms Tripp emotionally every time she does that.

    The proof to me that Bristol is still emotionally immature is that she has to explain what she really meant ot say each week. She blurted out that the word “fatherhood” caused a little pang in her heart. Bristol was aiming her barb at Levi, without realizing that she had just curse her own father, grandfather and all fathers. Mature people, especially when being filmed for TV, think first. When there is a child involved, a parent should always think first. Bristol’s own message was “think before you play.” In her case, she should also think before she speaks and acts. Words have consequences, and Bristol is harming Tripp every time that she trashes Levi in front of him. The program should be called, “Bristol’s Vendetta.”

  • David Dempsey

    I like that Photo. — Bristol, maybe you should just forget about Levi. It looks like he is not interested in being part of Tripp’s life. I can’t imagine why. Levi should be proud of Tripp and want to be with him.

  • http://yahoo.com Ruth Beaty

    Jellybean, who asked for your input?? If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything….

    • Jellybean

      Sorry Ruth, or Bristol, Willow or Sarah. I’m not blinded by the awesomeness of the almighty Palin’$

      • Patriot

        LOL JB!

      • Tim

        Well, it seems you are green with envy.

        • Jellybean

          Oh yes, I am green with envy Timmy, you got me.

      • otlset

        Nope, just blinded by your own self-assured nastiness and grade-school banality.

    • Jellybean

      My head isn’t up their collective butts, like you and the rest of the gaga palin cult clan.

    • Emma Lora

      Bristol,
      Being a parent will always give you challenges and opportunities to learn lessons. It neve ends… even when your children are adults. You are doing a great job!

      The haters here are afraid of the influence you and others they hate have on them. They can’t seem to stay away. I think they only know how to hate and spue hatred. How pathetic is that. They have a need to hate and they don’t hate evil so guess where they go. Continue to ignore them and continue to be yourself.

      Your show moved to 11 is even better for me and many people record anyway. Positive people love it! haters hate it… but they can’t help it they continue to watch !! We who love it will watch it or record it and enjoy it and appreciate it… so thanks for the show.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Bristol, the lord has his eye on someone to your husband and as a father image for Tripp. As far as Levi goes he is a wimp and needs to humble himself addmit his mistakes and come forward. I only hope that you and Levi can come to some sort of agreement for Tripp’s sake. I was used as a weapon between my mother and father when thay seperated and it was very painful.

    • robert rappaport

      Levi has no reason to be “humble”- he is as real as can be, and doesnt put on some Kardashian pose the way the Palins do. How long until Willow starts shopping a reality show around? These people are the epitome of low rent trash, and Levi knows enough to stay as far away as possible. The Palins are good for one thing- latching onto whatever fleeting opportunity that happens by, and in this instance, Bristol thinks there’s something to be gained by latching back onto Levi. He has an absolutely beautiful girlfriend and a new life apart from Bristol and her ubiquitous tv cameras and he is better off for it. Maybe that is what she really resents. People seem happier the farther they can get away from the Palin clan.

      • otlset

        You gotta be kidding, Levi’s as dumb as a post.

        • John Jay

          He’s smart enough to stay far, far away from the Palin clan. And, he has the beautiful Sunny as his girlfriend. I’d say he’s doing juuuust fine.

  • Another Single Mom

    Bristol, been a fan of yours since 2008 RNC, voted for you and Mark on Dwts, bought your book, felt we were in similar parenting situations. But I hope you make amends to your son. It is upsetting how you speak of his father in front of him. His father may not be perfect but often on his facebook he writes of his love for your son. When you condemn his father so your son can hear, you are condemning half his DNA and are crushing his little soul. When my young son mentioned this to me years ago I was horrified at myself and never said anything bad again. Remember how hurt you were at the bar heckler? Please don’t let your son hear his own mother’s mouth trash his father. I learned to say “your daddy is unable to see you right now but know that he loves you.” Best of luck and look for fun in your young life. I can see your son loves you very much. Do your best!

  • HeatherAda

    Sometimes I really don’t understand you, Bristol. Your life ins’t all that hard. Try finding the father of your child hanging from a tree after searching for him all night because he ran off when you were having dinner with your family. That’s what happened to me. I would love to share my story with other people, but I don’t have a super famous mom. And I believe that God does want some children raised without a father, otherwise the father wouldn’t have left in the first place. It’s God’s plan, not ours. So stop complaining.

  • wendy

    Would a good mom arrange a meeting with her child’s father as part of a filming for her television show? Would a sincere effort to resolve issues ever be undertaken in this way? I don’t think so. This *meeting* seemed more like the fantasy of a very young teen who sees herself as the center of attention and who has no hesitation to use the natural affection of a child for his parents for her own self-centered purposes.

    • LeAnne

      Wow, Wendy. You sure are a hateful, bitter person. How sad. How about trying to encourage & support other people instead of bringing them down? Is life really that bad for you?

      • PoppySock

        Bristol’s whole show is about spewing hate! She lies about Levi trying to see Tripp, and he has the phone records to prove it. She already knew he wouldn’t be at Bouncing Bears (or whatever it’s called), he declined the $10,000 to be on her “reality” hate fest. But she set up her little boy for disappointment to add drama to her snoozefest. That is NOT being a good parent – it is abuse.

      • robert rappaport

        Keep in mind that her own mom pimped her out four years ago at the republican convention. The apple doesnt fall far from the tree, does it? Especially when it’s chock full of maggots.

        • otlset

          “pimped her out.” What is wrong with you? She was proudly showing off her family to the nation.

  • Joseph Thomas

    The “jelly”beans out there are just bigger fools and will suffer more in the long run ïf they win than the “let’s maintain the status quo” polititicans and voters. I believe Obama’s crowd have the UN as their goal. Stay tough, young lady, and learn from your folks and kin. Personally, I’m glad you are away from the TV, Hollywood crowd, except it gave you recognition to carry the message that America needs to restore its culture. And don’t worry about the Levyguy; if he grows up – maybe. As the rabbi in fiddler says, “God bless him – far away.

  • PoppySock

    Wow, wow, wow!!! I see your epic failure of a show is not only being sued, it HAS ALREADY BEEN BUMPED TO 11:00 !!! Apparently Lifetime thought your original time slot was better suited to showing and encore of Dance Moms. ROTFL !!

    • LeAnne

      I’d erase these haters, they are everywhere. Weather you are in the public eye or not, there are going to be people who want to bring you down bc of their own faults & not you personally. Hold your head up and focus on the positive people. You are a great mom doing a great job, Bristol! God bless you :)

      • PoppySock

        Bristol Lies… Her Dumb Show Dies.

        • otlset

          But the (admittedly off-topic, but since we’re sloganeering) sad reality of the current “most transparent administration in history!” however is “Holder and Obama lied — people died.”

      • Piscean Gal

        LeeAnne says, ” Weather you are in the public eye or not, there…” “Weather?”

    • Patriot

      Its hilarious Poppy! What is Lifetime thinking? It was hard enough for all the Mee-Maws and Paw Paws who watched it to stay awake to 10…they will never be able to make it to 11. Bristol better pray college students turn her show into a drinking game…everytime she whines 1 drink….everytime she cries .. 2 drinks.

      • Piscean Gal

        LMAO, Patriot! you better get that idea copyrighted and trademarked! LOL…THAT was excellent!

      • LMA

        “Mee-Maws and Paw Paws” — *chuckle* :)

      • otlset

        “DVR”

  • Ronda Szlavich

    Bristol, don’t ever give up or stop praying for Levi to be in Tripp’s life. For right now, Tripp has the most wonderful earthly father examples around him. God is the Father to the Fatherless.
    Our daughter has a handsome 3 year old little boy who’s Dad said I want nothing to do with him..Guess who just meant his son for the very first time last night? Yep!! We have been praying for a change of heart and most of all forgiveness..God’s hand is upon this situation, God’s timing is perfect.
    Blessings to you and your wonderful family.

    • PoppySock

      It is NOT a good week for the Wasilla Hillbillies ! Which means it’s a great week for America!

      • liberty

        PoppySock SATAN is jumping with joy with your remarks. He is waiting with glee for your arrival.He needs you maybe sometime soon.

        • Patriot

          Well first of alll there is no such thing as a “Satan” and secondly how pathetic is your satan if he jumps for glee cause someone said something considered “mean” to Bristol. LOL.

          • Piscean Gal

            Patriot, It seems that ANY advice that is written to Bristol, that isn’t praising her, is considered “mean.” How sad and immature….

          • liberty

            In reply to Patriot.HE certainly is not my SATAN he loves when people tear other people down mock people make fun of people. you know people like you and a lot of others on here who think their being funny the only person who is gleeful is SATAN . Their is a SATAN who knows you may meet him soon

  • Rosina G.

    Bristol…why did you tell your son Levi was going to join you in the first place? If you hadn’t not told him, especially when it was very unlikely he would show, he would not have been disappointed. He would have had a wonderful time, instead of anxiously anticipating Levi’s arrival and then ultimately had feelings of major disappointment. Instead, he left saying he never wanted to go there again. He now associates that place with a broken heart. My heart broke for him that he was put in the middle.

    He is a smart little boy and understands when you speak badly about his dad in his presence. He is going to grow up resenting you. He needs to know his dad loves him, regardless of whether Levi demonstrates it in action or not. Every child needs to know their parents love and care about them. You are a wonderful mom and doing and awesome job with Tripp. Just don’t do anything unintentionally to bring the burden of what you carry because of Levi’s uninvolvement onto Tripp. That’s between Levi and God. Levi needs a heart change, and only God can do that.

  • Another Single Mom

    Bristol, sometimes advice can seem like criticism but my advice is from experience and kindness. If your son and his father can bond tightly in the next 3 months before the new baby is born it will assure them of a special first place relationship. It seems child support may be an issue. If you can set that $ debate aside for now, it will get resolved in the future. If your son can play on all the boy toys with his dad (atv etc) and bond doing manly Alaskan things, it may save you for paying for his therapy or rebellion in the future. I know you are trying hard— just wanted to share some experience/thoughts. Have a great weekend!

  • Donna Drosche

    Bristol,
    God didn’t give eveyonr the same perfect life. Yours will change & you will so glad God helped you along the way. You are a fantastic mom!

  • Paulette

    You go girl! Trust in God, enjoy life, and take one day at a time! I speak from experience about wanting to be married when I was a single mom. Hmmm….I got married alright, but to the wrong man! There was more peace in our lives when there were two of us than when there was three (or more because he also had children). So it’s much better to be a single mom than being married to the wrong man, and therefore the wrong dad for Tripp! I also encourage you to not say anything negative to Tripp about his father. He is what he is, good or bad, and Tripp will know him for who he is or isn’t. When you read what PoppySock spews, just laugh him/her off! When he/she could be watching Fox News, they prefer to watch you & read your blogs!

  • Joseph

    Hang in there, Bristol! I tell you what, you got your boyfriend, Gino, hanging around with you and Tripp; I bet that comforts you both. From watching your show, I really like Gino; he seems like a really nice guy. On a side note, I did wanna mention about your dad that I’d say he’s the good type of dog; the Iron Dog! ;). Love you guys!!!

  • huntingmoose

    “All men are dogs”

    that is as true as

    “All women are cats”

    as with all stereotyping, there is always some deeper truth or idea behind it. There are numerous cartoons and funny jokes about it and we laugh about them because we all know there is some truth to a silly comparison like that.

  • huntingmoose

    “the value of someone’s spirit is the difference between the starting point and the ending point”

  • Barbara Landi

    Tripp is better off w/o Levi in his life, especially since there are plenty of good men in your family to play that role for him. You are still so young, there’s lots of time for a good father & husband to come into your life.

    And BTW, you can’t have “failed as a mother” when your child is still a toddler! Maybe if he grows up to be an axe murderer…or a man like LEVI…THEN you’ve failed, LOL!

    • Kelly Hoerter

      Barbara – VERY good point about how she hasn’t failed as a mother.

  • CJ

    Robert R…..
    You might want to re-read your comment and think about what or who has wounded you in your own life. Maybe then, you won’t have the need anymore to wound others. I hope you find healing.

  • Kelly Hoerter

    Thanks for including a little info on what the episode was about. We don’t have cable, so I am not able to see your show. If we did, I would watch it all the time because I like to support you and what you stand for.

  • Emma Lora

    It is always intersting to see some who want to pretend to know the facts. Especially those who are many times more abusive via writing than they think was in the show. Accusing Bristol and her show of hate only reveals your jealously, fears and your fantasy of control. Bristol confronted hate in the bar. She tried to confront Levi about his lack of involvement. She is honest and open in front of cameras instead of cowardly hiding behind phony names like Poppysock, Patriot, Piscean Gal, etc. Others hide behind their self righteousness and desparate phony bravado. You haters live in a delusional world behind your computer and mouse, pretending to be “all knowing critics” while trolling conservative sites writing silly snarky lying comments laced with fear and hate. You are merely puppets in the hand of a nasty puppeteer & you don’t even know what you are doing. Those who are not of your ilk know exactly what I am saying. God bless Bristol and her family, friends and supporters.

    • http://yahoo millie

      Emma,

      Excellent!!! Well said!!!

    • Patriot

      What happened to you in your life Emma that you feel the need to attack people who post here? We are voicing our opinions in a blog that allows us to do so. Why does that threaten you so much? And have you thought about talking to someone about your obsession with the palins? It’s not healthy. Why do you feel the need to constantly defend them? Unless you are being paid by Bristol this makes you look like a real loser. :(

      • Emma Lora

        Patroit,

        If I am on Bristol blog then I am going to be positive and supportive. The Palins don’t know me or visa versa but they are good examples of doing the best they can. I am a conservative and I also visit other conservtive sites. I am “obsessed” with Christian values. You really do have a problem knowing the difference between expressing a personal viewoint based on moral principles and voicing criticism of another’s choice that is none of your business. My life is full of loved ones with Christian values as their guide. The values that guies us to respect each other, support each other and help each other during difficult times. We don’t feel a need to attack decisions that are made by others that is none of our business even if I would not have made that decision. We will support another who is attacked by those who fantacize they have control over another’s decison and wish to manipulate or destroy another’s reputaton. I will support a neighbor, friend and even a stranger. That is what happened in my life since you asked.. I do not attack you.. I oppose you. You do have the right to express your “opinion” and I have a right to oppose your “opinion” and I reject your attempt at manipulaton and control. I don’t hate you. I am instructed to pray for my enemies and I dont even think of you as an enemy. I think of you as misguided and influenced by someone who encourages this kind of manipulation. My hope for you is that you will have a change of heart and motivations. My hope and prayer for you is that you will know the difference between constuctive criticism and destructive criticism.

        • Mr. Peabody

          “We don’t feel a need to attack decisions that are made by others that is none of our business even if I would not have made that decision. ”
          Once a person signs up to do a “reality show” they pretty much leave themselves wide-open to second-guessing by anyone who happens to be watching. That’s what “reality tv” is all about. The Palins have long suffered under the delusion that they and they alone get to determine how others percieve them, AND, if others perceive them negatively, it somehow reflects negatively on the person doing the observing. Because the Palins are somehow pristine and above reproach. It’s a false standard that very few people subscribe to. Bristol and Sarah LOVE the attention television affords them, but they are unwilling to consider the flip-side of the coin- that some people see them as opportunistic, grasping attention whores who are clawing at the quick cash with both hands for as long as they can. Many people find that distasteful and crass. Does that sound unreasonable to you?

          • Emma Lora

            Mr. Peabody does sound like a respectful name but using terms like whores does not fit that name, so is the name just an illusion? The Palins have been the most “attacked” people by many people assessment since Gov. Palin was tapped as VP nominee. So have their family. Many people are in the public eye that have not recieved this kind of assult and I do believe you know that. I have never heard them say they love the attention… They have been approached to appear here and there and they accepted the invitation. That is taking advantage not clawing, grasping etc. Many like you find it distasteful for whatever reason. If so just go somewhere else… you have a choice. Or do you feel you do not have a choice because you are so influenced and manipulated yourself?? I choose not to view those who are distateful, crass etc. and feel free to make a different choice…. so yes it is unreasonable for you to assume that most are like you. Sarah Palin has over 3.4 million likes. so you see most do not feel as you feel. I have never heard them say they think they are pristine and above reproach. Only manipulative people come to that decision and voice it as if Palins think that. You see all of the millions that respect them oppose that manipulation.. so a few of you stand alone really frustrated by your lack of influence. This group of like minded people in this little but loud group of destructive manipulative critics are so frustrated that you can’t influence new followers but you find each other that are of that same attitude. The frustration is loud and clear in your post. The last few sentence of your post really reflect that frustration for all to see. The Palins and other conservative Christians know they are not perfect but their Master is!!!

        • Patriot

          Emma you state that Sarah Palin has over 3.4 million likes. A fact which brings you to the conclusion that most people do not feel as myself or peabody or the rest of us who don’t like the palins. Are you intentionally being manipulative and lying? God would not like that. Maybe you are just bad at math. As of march there were 901 billion Facebook users. Can you figure out what percentage of that number likes mrs. Palin. It’s very small. Suffice it to say that 99 percent do not like Sarah Palin. So in reality you are in a very tiny group of people who like her.

          • Patriot

            Sorry 901 million facebook users not billion. Lol. But the math is still the same. Over 99 percent of that community does not “like” Sarah Palin. Did you realize that lady gaga has over 33 million likes? She’s way more popular than Sarah Palin.

          • Emma Lora

            Oh my Patroit… you don’t have to like the Palins or other conservative or me. It really doen not matter. Why do you hang around Palin sites? Do you really think you will influence anyone to say.. oh my Patriot is right and I will follow him/her. Do you really think your condecenion, manipulation and arrogance is appealing & influential?? Only to those of your ilk. you all sound the same… and no wonder.. you get your influence from the same source. You are merely puppets held by strings by other puppeteers. Carry on with your silliness.. I am getting bored.

          • Patriot

            Poor Emma. Like most republicans your response to facts is personal attacks. Truth hurts doesn’t it.

      • otlset

        It’s because you and your ilk do nothing *but* attack the Palins on here.

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    Who knows, maybe Tripp will have a dad that will give him piano lessons, there maybe many good surprizes ahead.

  • LMA

    “I’m thankful for all the wonderful men in my family and in my life. Especially Tripp…” Finally! Some words of empowerment! Good for you, Bristol.

  • Carol

    You had your chance at a family life with your son’s father – TWICE and you threw him out.
    Levi Johnston is a real honest young man with a big heart who’s not going to waste anymore of his life with the Palin Bullshit Machine. He has his own family now and will welcome Tripp on his terms….not your’s. Your attempt to hook up with Levi during your show only demonstrates your own hatred towards Levi, the love he represents, and yourself.
    I don’t see you show lasting the summer.
    And Sunny Oglesby appears to be a good woman, standing up for her man, stating their truth. You should honor that and stop positioning yourself as victim. Again….You took your panties off and spread your legs plenty of times to get pregnant as a teenage. No one did this to you. Amen.

    • liberty

      Carol maybe you should hook up with him then Levi is a tool for the lunatic left they are using him and he is to stupid to see that.

      • John Jay

        Better to be a “tool of the left” than one more palinbot to be manipulated for their own financial gain. Levi has a life of his own with his beautiful girlfriend Sunny. Bristol is obviously unhappy with the current cast of characters she has on her pathetic show and is trying to widen her circle for ratings. Levi wisely chose not to play that game. Too bad so sad.

        • Emma Lora

          Are you going to watch again John Jay?

          • John Jay

            I havent watched a single episode (sorry, Bristol- I know you need every set of eyeballs you can get), I just hear about the good stuff on Huffington Post. Bristol badly needs people like me and Patriot and the others to help get her outside of her bubble filled with sychophants. Appearances notwithstanding, I dont dislike Bristol, I dislike the way she has been brought up to believe she is somehow deserving of special priviliges in facing life’s challenges. We all know where she got that attitude from. If Bristol is truly interested in personal growth, she will listen to her detractors and consider what they have to say- though much of it is wrapped up in snark, I believe most of it is well-intentioned.

          • John Jay

            Bristol is censoring all my comments, so I really cant say one way or the other, lol.

        • liberty

          Oh really he did that stupid pistachio commercial he wrote a book actually some one wrote it for him he was going to run for mayor he reconciled briefly with Bristol because he wanted to do a reality show with her he wrote an article in some magazine again some one else wrote the article because Levi can’t put two sentences together he posed for playgirl he went to awards shows with that lunitic Kathy Griffen he went on numerous talk shows. BUT NO HE DOESN’ PLAY THAT GAME.

          tHIS IS IN REPLY TO JOHN JAY

    • sodakhic

      Sunny will be suing for child support in about a year

  • Gary Ernsthausen
  • Pete

    Bristol you should be ashamed of yourself! If you did not want Tripp to be let down then you should not have promised him an outing with his father at Bouncin’ Bear, without first having confirmation that his father would be in attendance. You failed to confirm the appointment with Levi beforehand and you deliberately set your son up knowing that he would be hurt. I thought that was unnecessarily cruel on your part. It’s bad enough that Levi doesn’t have a more active role in Tripp’s life but you shouldn’t create more disappointment for your son just for the sake of your reality show. This was obvious to anyone who saw the show! If I were you, I would pray for cancellation because this reality show does not portray you in a positive way, you look like a horrible parent and a petty and shallow human being. This can’t be good for your image, which obviously means a great deal to you, hence all the cosmetic surgery and post show blog entries for damage control!

    • Emma Lora

      pete

      Do you hold mothers who raise their kids alone to be more responsible than the fathers for any situations that are less than perfect.
      Do you hold Levi any responsibility for not showing up, or expressing in reasonable time that he would not show up?? Was that unnecessarily cruel on his part??
      Levi not having a more active role is Levi’s choice. Dissapointments for Tripp not seeing this father is due to Levi’s choices to not appear. Why don’t you hold him responsible for his choices??
      You as a man seem to put all responsibilies on Bristol’s shoulder instead of any on Levi’s. Why is that??
      You are concerned about Bristol’s image????Most of us see her as the more responsible one. It is only a few of you “birds of the feather” who flock together sounding alike “obviously” wanting her to take on all the responsilities for Levi’s choices. All the men in my family would never think like this, so I really am not used to this attitude. your concern over her cosmetic surgery due to her self image is a statement that men I know would never make. Her blogs for “damage control” is merely what she said… “on second thot” which is something everyone can choose to do with their own comments or decisions especially those who overlook men’s irresponsibilites while expecting women to take all of the responsibilites. Why would some men choose to think that way?? Just asking.. Come to think of it some few women also do that. I wonder why that is… What do the “birds of the feather flocking together” have in common?? The one thing I see in common is the desire to manipulate her reputation instead of just going their way to another blog.

      • John Jay

        Tripp thinks Bristol can “buy him a new daddy”- believe me, there has already been plenty of damage inflicted on Tripp’s psyche by the money-obsessed Palins. He has already been taught that money is the solution to his problems, rather than a healthy spiritual relationship with God. I see big problems in his future, and the blame will lie squarely with the hyper-materialistic Palins. Tripp needs both a new mommy and a new daddy- I hope Child Protective Services are watching “Life’s a Tripp”.

        • Emma Lora

          John Jay… are you, Patroit, Mr Peabody the same person with different names?

          You 3 have identical attitudes. Who is your biggest influence in your worldview? I’m assuming you all have the same sounce. It is amazing how identical you are.

          • John Jay

            Emma, if I had to take a wild guess, I could almost believe that youre Bristol, sock-puppeting on her own blog site. So, my advice to you is, “physician, heal thyself” : )

          • John Jay

            As much as Ive enjoyed this exchange, I cant very well continue it with Bristol censoring 80% of my posts, so I will wish you well and perhaps pick this conversation up another time when perhaps Bristol is in a more tolerant mood…

          • LMA

            Good point, John Jay. I also thought that maybe “Emma Lora” is actually Bristol. I mean, E.L. is almost incessant in her attempts to counter any and all critiques or criticisms. It’s as if she’s unhinged. Who besides Bristol (or an obsessed fan) would spend so much time doing that?

        • sodakhic

          Hey John Jay let’s go through Obamas old neighborhood and see what life is like for the single mothers. Most of them are on drugs, grandmother is watching the kids, the dad is in jail or been gunned down. I think Child Protective Services have their hands full in Chicago.

  • John Jay

    This Poster said an awful lot in very few words, and it really deserves a re-post. I hope you all will read this carefully. Especially you, Bristol-

    Bristol earns hundreds of thousands of dollars more than Levi does. She has turned her series into a revenge fest of the most childish and immature order. There is nothing uplifting and charming about shooting his book or Bristol shooting off her mouth all the time. The only message that would be inspirational would be for Bristol to find a way to resolve her anger issues and move on with her life. Bristol is posting on a religious website, but she seems to have forgotten the basic teachings of Christ to turn the other cheek. Do unto others that which you would want them to do unto you. Christianity is based on forgiveness. Bristol was sad that she hadn’t asked for God’s forgiveness the moment that she had slept with Levi. (We’ll forget the part about Bristol getting drunk and forgetting take her birth control pills. No one poured liquor down her throat and hid her pills. She was responsible for her own actions.) I forgive her; we all make mistakes. But it looks as if Bristol still cannot forgive herself, and she is unlikely to forgive Levi, even though she was 50% of the equation. The program is nothing more than a format for an emotionally immature person to vent their hatred in front of an innocent child. Bristol harms Tripp emotionally every time she does that.

    The proof to me that Bristol is still emotionally immature is that she has to explain what she really meant ot say each week. … Mature people, especially when being filmed for TV, think first.

    • Andy Sandoval

      She is working through what every woman goes through with this situation. This I is reality, unless you can’t see reality. unfortunatly thousands of women are in this same situation feeling the same emotions as Bristol is showing us. i think that is taking a lot of courage to do. Don’t you think this show may have had a different story line if one of the character had a different heart?
      And perhaps your post would have been different if you also had a different heart.

    • Emma Lora

      John Jay… I did read the post again and came to the same conclusion again.

      Bristol makes money (you don’t know how much) Levi does not make as much soo…..
      THERFORE HE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE TO HELP PROVIDE????
      You think she is about revenge because she thinks Levi should be responible, (Some go to jail for similar action)
      HE DOES NOT DO WHAT A FATHER SHOULD DO BUT HE DOES NOT NEED TO FEEL RESONSIBLE??
      You think Bristol should turn the other cheek and move on sooo….
      LEVI DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE SO HE CAN MOVE ON????
      You think Bristol is at fault for not using birth controL & drinking alcohol??…..
      BUT LEVI DOES NOT NEED TO FEEL RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT USING PROTECTION AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN UNDERAGE GIRL WHO DRANK?????
      Bristol has learned from her mistake and wants other to learn from them but…
      LEVI HAS FATHERED ANOTHER CHILD AND YOU THINK THAT IS NOT IRRESPONSIBLE?????
      You think Bristol has vented hatred because Tripp may have heard her say…”he does not answer the phone” or “Levi may be at Bouncy Bear” (Levi did not say he would not be there until too late)
      LEVI DOES NOT VISIT HIS SON WHEN HE COULD AND DOES NOT PAY SUPPORT IS NOT EMOTIONAL ABUSE TO TRIPP AND THAT IS NOT IRRESPONSIBLE?????
      You think that when Bristol wants to learn from her experience by re-evaluating her comments that she is not gutsy and mature but….
      LEVI DOES NOT LEARN BECAUSE HE DOES NOT RE-EVALUTE HIS DECISIONS AND CONTINUES TO BE IRRESONSIBLE…. AND YOU ARE OK WITH THAT?????
      I’m curious John Jay… do you have similar problem of irresponsibilites and therefore sympathetic to Levi???
      JUST ASKING!!!

      • Mr. Peabody

        Both Bristol and Levi are responsible for how they handle any given situation. The subject of this column Bristol writes is how SHE reacts in specific situations. It is intellectually lazy to use Levi as the standard she should be measured against. The standard that has been set by the original poster ( I simply re-posted them) is one of Christian Love, Forgiveness and Compassion, and by those standards, he/she found Bristol to fall short on several counts. It’s not a matter of measuring her up against Levi, it’s a matter of asking her if she lives up to what she believes are Christian standards.

        • Emma Lora

          Mr. Peabody

          I just responded to your post to me and you revealed that your attempt at such a respectful?? tone here does not match your disrespectful tone on the other blog by referring to them as whores. So you see your assessment of Christian values lived by the Palins or anyone else is questionable.
          As a Christian I will continue to support a fellow Christian, no matter who they are. I would encourage you to search your own heart to see if you live by and love Christian standards in your own life before you evaluate another.

          • Mr. Peabody

            Once again, you are trying to measure Bristol’s actions against those of other people. To what end, I’m not sure, unless it is to draw attention away from the deplorable way Bristol is raising Tripp. No normal child asks a parent to “buy me a new daddy”. Only a child that has been taught from Day One that money is the end-all be-all thinks this way. With Bristol and Sarah as role models it is no wonder this is how he thinks. The question is, do you think that is a good thing?

          • Mr. Peabody

            Once again, you are trying to measure Bristol’s actions against those of other people. To what end, I’m not sure, unless it is to draw attention away from the deplorable way Bristol is raising Tripp. No normal child asks a parent to “buy me a new daddy”. Only a child that has been taught from Day One that money is the end-all be-all thinks this way. With Bristol and Sarah as role models it is no wonder this is how he thinks. The question is, do you think that is a good thing?

          • Procyon

            “As a Christian”, I would assume you would support any other human being, not just a “fellow Christian”.

      • joe

        So your interpretation of the Bible is to do unto others as you feel they have done to you?

        • Emma Lora

          Procyn, of coures I would not support just anyone else. I would want to help someone in need regardless but support just anyone who may be dangereous, evil (Hitler) or attempting to harm someone. Once again we are talking about choices. Choice to help a victim or a perpetrator. Perpetrators of evil, ugly behavior, manipulators, control freaks…etc… absolutely no support.

          Joe I don’t know if that was a ? for me. you misquoted the scripture on purpose…. no… revenge is not my suit. Treating others as I would want them to treat me or more important my grandchildren is a good guideline. Liberals are basically not fans of Christians so the context of the comments offered that perspective. I would support a Christian who is targeted by Liberals ( most are not pro christians) But P & J you knew that was the context… but happy to clarify anyway.

          • John Jay

            “Liberals are basically not fans of Christians…”

            WTF? Fans of Christians?
            You certainly have a unique way of phrasing things, Bristol.

    • Tim

      Sorry Levi, but why don’t you pay your child support? The judge ordered you to pay child support for your son Tripp. You make a baby, you pay for the baby’s upbringing.
      Other than cash in you never done anything for Bristol and your son Tripp.

      You made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on your son Tripp!

      Shame on you Levi.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

      • Emma Lora

        John Jay,
        I noticed that my style of expressing my comments is too confusing for you. I am soryy I don’t think of you when I am writing but I will be glad to help you… “Liberals are not fans of Christians” means Liberals often ridicule or put down and even express hatred for Christians. Hope that helps you.

        • John Jay

          “I noticed that my style of expressing my comments is too confusing for you. ”
          People who speak in blanket generalizations arent confusing.
          I think “amusing” is more the word for it.

          • Emma Lora

            well good… glad to offer amusement… I think of you as vulnerable, easlily upset, so that is why I wanted to claify just for you even if I do write in “generalization” as you put it. Let me know if you need more help, I will be glad to help.

  • Brenda

    Why do you cut down your son’s father in front of him and in this “keepsake” of a show when you were supposedly so hurt and appalled by that guy in the bull bar cutting down your mom? How is it any different? Anyone? What am I missing here, I don’t get it.

    • Emma Lora

      Brenda… saying things like he doesn’t answer the phone or he won’t show up is merely dealing with reality. I personally think when he is older (teens or older) he will see that shooting a book filled with lies and negative comments about Tripp’s grandparents and mom is a statement of rejections for those lies. Do you not see the emotional abuse is the rejection by Levi? Do you put “he doesn’t answer the phone” and “your mother is a whore” and the nasty comment about Bristol on the same par of verbal abuse. If the same thing happens to you do you take full responsibilty of the other person’s behavior. I hope not… those are the tactics of an abuser. People should reject those tactics and get away from them. Take care of yourself Brenda and learn the difference from an abuser and an abuser’s prey. Lots of them out there.

      • Mr. Peabody

        “If the same thing happens to you do you take full responsibilty of the other person’s behavior. I hope not…”

        Nor should you use one person’s actions to justify those of another. Shooting holes in Levi’s book is not only childish, it refelects extremely poor problem-solving skills, something which impacts Tripp directly. I hope Child Protective Services is watching and reflecting on this…

      • http://yaho0 millie

        Emma,
        Very good reply and good points to!!!

        Mr Peabody,
        Shooting holes in a book written by your ex-bf/baby daddy that you feel is full of untruths
        about you is call anger management!!!! Not childish, on the contrary it is pretty smart thinking!!
        She is not taking the anger out on somebody verbally like you are doing, she is taking her
        anger out on the object and releasing her anger. I would say that is pretty smart don’t you think???

  • K

    Bristol, I really hope you and your mom will try to educate the idiots that support Obamacare! Because of precious Trig, your family has a strong voice to help explain why forcing insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions down our throats is bad for businesses AND taxpayers! As much as your family loves Trig and advocates in so many ways for people with disabilities, you know better than most that taxpayers cannot be expected to foot the medical bills for everyone like him whose health is likely to be bad! It’s just a heartbreaking fact that some people are going to be sicker than others (like people with Down Syndrome, sadly) but that doesn’t mean Americans should be stupid enough to let those at higher risk of health problems expect to get insurance like normal healthy people!!! Google says there are 35 MILLION people in this country who are uninsured and have pre-existing conditions! Anyone with common sense can understand that covering the cost of health care for all of those people will break the bank!!!!! Only bleeding heart liberals would think that is a good idea because it would destroy our economy (which is exactly what they hope to do)! Please, please, please let the Palin family be the voice and the face of keeping people with pre-existing conditions from ruining our economy under Obamacare!!!!!

    • Mr. Peabody

      “It’s just a heartbreaking fact that some people are going to be sicker than others (like people with Down Syndrome, sadly) but that doesn’t mean Americans should be stupid enough to let those at higher risk of health problems expect to get insurance like normal healthy people!!! ”

      You have absolutely no idea of how health insurance works, do you? Youve never heard of a “risk pool”, have you? Please read up on the subject before posting again- you clearly dont have enough information to speak intelligently on the subject.

      • Emma Lora

        mr peabody ?

        Your talent at being condecending is quite profound. If you really are intelligent about anything you don’t need to be condescending. Most American do not like Obamacare… but you think you are the smart one??? yes you do think that……

        • Mr. Peabody

          Based on what this person has said, do you think they have a sufficient grasp of how health insurance works to speak intelligently on it? A simple yes or no will suffice.

          • Emma Lora

            I don’t know if you meant that for me… Mr Peabody… there are so many people who are so much more knowledgeable then either you or I or anyone else on this blogsight. To presume you will educate any of us I will take as humor. People in DC, medical field, finances, law are debating this issue. Of course I don’t know and if you think you do then I need to let you know…. I will not seek your “expertise” on this issue.

        • Mr. Peabody

          “Most American do not like Obamacare…”

          You might wish to educate yourself on that subject a bit more-

          Yup: Public opinion remains deeply conflicted on health reform
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/yup-public-opinion-remains-deeply-conflicted-on-health-reform/2012/07/02/gJQANigUIW_blog.html

        • LMA

          Emma Lora, you’ve been had! K’s posts are all snark (and they’re funny, too). Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it? As long as any post offers even one snarky word that fits your viewpoint, you’re all for it. Read K’s post again, and then let us know if you still feel that Mr. Peabody deserves your weak rebuke.

          • otlset

            “K” wrote the truth. Mr. Peabody apparently wants to throw everybody with pre-existing conditions into the ‘risk pool’ then tax people like me forced by big government to be in the pool who are not so much of a risk to pay for them. The whole country will be pulled underwater in Mr.Peabody’s (and Obama’s) risk pool.

          • Patriot

            LMA. They aren’t smart enough to realize that k is making fun of them while making a point about their hypocrisy at the same time. Simple minds.

          • Emma Lora

            LMA I did not read K… I was responding to Peabody’s style of response!! Silly
            It doesn’t matter to me if people are playing word games, trickery… trying to be funny… or just attempting to feel superior… The attitude of not being supportive on this blog and prefering to put down or abusive to Bristol on her blog is a sign of an abusive personality. Corrective input is one thing but destructive input is another. There are motivations that encourage and build and there are motivations to tear down and destroy. Those that choose to tear down and destroy are lightweight and a waste of time to spend to much energy on.

    • http://yaho0 millie

      K,
      But there are some people like yourself that is stupid enough to believe that these little ones
      do not have the same rights as you do. As I have said who are you to assess that Trig will
      have more health problems than you. You can’t with certainty. It appalls me to some peoples
      way of thinking that they are the only ones that count and will put themselves above all others.
      Your post is one of the most self-centered post I have ever read.

      And what will happen to all of the pre-existing who are left hanging out to possibly die? It could be
      your Mother, daughter, father , son, husband and even you that will in up in this category? You
      might want to re-think all of this.

  • blackbird

    I have not seen your show Bristol but reading this post I will make an effort to watch the next one.

  • http://www.bertasue.blogspot.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

    Bristol, While I am glad you are proving to people that you have been attempting to invite Levi to be part of his son’s life, at the same time I wonder why you speak negatively about Levi in the presence of his son? And why when talking to Tripp do you refer to his dad by “Levi” rather than “your dad”? You had an issue with Tripp referring to Sunni as “mommy” and rightfully so. But how would you like Levi and Sunni to refer to you as “Bristol” instead of “mommy” when speaking to your son about you? I’m not sure if your public showing of you wanting Levi to be a part of Tripp’s life is really genuine or just for show. Why…because you speak so derogatorily about Levi in front of your son and instead of referring to Levi as “daddy” you call him by his first name.

    Have you ever heard of “parental alienation”? It’s a form of emotional/mental child abuse; the poisoning an innocent child’s mind against the other half of who they are. Like it or not, but Tripp is the spitting imagine his father. A quite handsome little guy I might say. Gino may have been there for you and Tripp, but his is NOT Tripp’s father and never will be. No one can ever replace a child’s real parents. And children deserve BOTH their parents and it’s a parent’s constitutional right to be able to parent their children. Stop making child support an issue, because it’s a separate issue. Nothing can replace the emotional and physical support of a boy’s father! It’s obvious that Tripp is not deprived of anything. Tripp deserves both his parents! I hope you will genuinely keep trying to give Tripp an opportunity to have a relationship with his father.

    I felt really bad for Tripp when you and Willow were leaving Anchorage. He said, “I don’t want to come back here”, because he was disappointed that his dad didn’t show up. Levi never confirmed he would be there. You are the one who got Tripp’s hopes up, yet Levi is the one made out to be the bad guy. You own a part of Tripp’s disappointment. Perhaps Levi had another commitment and he couldn’t make it. And for whatever reason, Sunni phoned Willow not you and when you took the phone from Willow, Sunni hung up on you. The childlessness needs to stop and you need to focus on what’s in Tripp’s best interest! You of all people, coming from a large family, should know that everyone in the village is important to the overall product of the child.

    While it would be nice to see Levi step-up and attempt to co-parent with you, it’s not fair for you to make him out to be the bad guy like you did in Episode 4. I hope he will begin to communicate with you better and will make an effort to parent his son. Both of you are very young and some people or more mature than others. Perhaps Levi doesn’t want to be on your reality show? Only he knows his reasoning behind why he won’t answer your calls and why he refuses to co-parent with you. But you don’t have to answer for him, only for yourself. I hope you will continue to encourage a father/son relationship for Tripp because it’s the right thing to do. And I hope that you will stop referring to Levi by his first name when talking to Tripp and that you will be more conscience when talking negatively about Levi that it’s not in Tripp’s presence. No child wants to hear someone talk bad about their mom or dad. I hope you will reflect upon what I have said here.

    • Tim

      Levi has never done anything for Bristol and his son Tripp.
      He went on shows and trashed Bristol and the Palin family many times and telling lies about them.
      He made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

    • Emma Lora

      Roberta… to keep it simple… he does not want to be a part of Tripp’s life. That rejecton may be painful for Tripp and maybe not but it is Levi’s choice Bristol does not have to feel guilty or responsible for Levi’s choice. That is Levi’s responsibility. Why not hold him responsible (bad guy was your words) roberta?
      To call him dad instead of Levi would be cruel since he does not want to be around. A dad is a dad of the heart not DNA.

      Sitting in your chair feeling sorry for Levi while he is with another girl… he also fathered another baby and is acting irresponsible seems very strange to me. I can’t help but wonder why you have the perspective you do.

      • http://ussharedparenting.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

        Emma Lora, Am I to assume you know Levi personally since you stated the fact that Levi does not want to be part of Tripp’s life? As far as you giving Bristol permission to not feel guilty or responsible for Levi’s choice, bravo! Bristol set her son up to be disappointed by telling him that “Levi” as she refers to her son’s father, would be there when she had no idea whether he would be or not. Why do you hold Levi responsible for that? He may not even listened to the message until AFTER Bristol took Tripp to this outing. And I used the word “bad guy” because that is the way Bristol is portraying Levi on her reality show. And please tell me how Bristol referring to Levi as “Dad” to his son is cruel and that you know for a FACT that Levi does not want to have a relationship with his son? Emma Lora, do your research and become familiar with the form of child abuse called “parental alienation”. Sounds like you have practiced it yet don’t have a clue what it is! I never said I felt sorry for Levi…I am standing up for children’s rights. Tripp has a right to have a relationship with BOTH his parents. Children can’t speak for themselves. It is our job to protect the children and their rights. I hope you better understand my perspective now.

        • Emma Lora

          I hope you are right…roberta. I hope Levi does want to be responsible… I hope he will start paying child support… I hope he will make plans to see Tripp.

          Are you saying that Bristol’s lack of not make sure Levi will be at B.B is equivalent to Levi not visiting Tripp or Paying child support? Remember Levi did not answer many of her text.

          I hope you are right.. I hope Levi will be daddy to Tripp in heart and soul… but so far he is not living up to the daddy name.

          Do you know him personally? Did you see him on Dr. Phil? Did you read his book? Did you see the Playboy issue? Tripp has a loving mother, grandparents, great grand parents aunts and uncles and large extended family. All these good people and good experiences with them far outweigh a failed connection at Bouncy Bear, or hearing that Levi does not answer the phone or calling him Levi instead of daddy. Levi can come around often and teach him to say daddy. All the things you want for Levi … Levi can make happen.

  • http://www.bertasue.blogspot.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

    Bristol, While I am glad you are proving to people that you have been attempting to invite Levi to be part of his son’s life, at the same time I wonder why you speak negatively about Levi in the presence of his son? And why when talking to Tripp do you refer to his dad by “Levi” rather than “your dad”? You had an issue with Tripp referring to Sunni as “mommy” and rightfully so. But how would you like Levi and Sunni to refer to you as “Bristol” instead of “mommy” when speaking to your son about you? I’m not sure if your public showing of you wanting Levi to be a part of Tripp’s life is really genuine or just for show. Why…because you speak so derogatorily about Levi in front of your son and instead of referring to Levi as “daddy” you call him by his first name.

    Have you ever heard of “parental alienation”? It’s a form of emotional/mental child abuse; the poisoning an innocent child’s mind against the other half of who they are. Like it or not, but Tripp is the spitting imagine his father. A quite handsome little guy I might say. Gino may have been there for you and Tripp, but he is NOT Tripp’s father and never will be. No one can ever replace a child’s real parents. And children deserve BOTH their parents and it’s a parent’s constitutional right to be able to parent their children. Stop making child support an issue, because it’s a separate issue. Nothing can replace the emotional and physical support of a boy’s father! It’s obvious that Tripp is not deprived of anything. Tripp deserves both his parents! I hope you will genuinely keep trying to give Tripp an opportunity to have a relationship with his father.

    I felt really bad for Tripp when you and Willow were leaving Anchorage. He said, “I don’t want to come back here,” because he was disappointed that his dad didn’t show up. Levi never confirmed he would be there. You are the one who got Tripp’s hopes up, yet Levi is the one made out to be the bad guy. You own a part of Tripp’s disappointment. Perhaps Levi had another commitment and he couldn’t make it. And for whatever reason, Sunni phoned Willow not you and when you took the phone from Willow, Sunni hung up on you. The childishness needs to stop and you need to focus on what’s in Tripp’s best interest! You of all people, coming from a large family, should know that everyone in the village is important to the overall product of the child.

    While it would be nice to see Levi step-up and attempt to co-parent with you, it’s not fair for you to make him out to be the bad guy like you did in Episode 4. I hope he will begin to communicate with you better and will make an effort to parent his son. Both of you are very young and some people or more mature than others. Perhaps Levi doesn’t want to be on your reality show? Only he knows his reasoning behind why he won’t answer your calls and why he refuses to co-parent with you. But you don’t have to answer for him, only for yourself. I hope you will continue to encourage a father/son relationship for Tripp because it’s the right thing to do. And I hope that you will stop referring to Levi by his first name when talking to Tripp and that you will be more conscience when talking negatively about Levi that it’s not in Tripp’s presence. No child wants to hear someone talk bad about their mom or dad. I hope you will reflect upon what I have said here.

    • http://yahoo millie

      Roberta Stark-Monahan
      Just what would you purpose Bristol to do to get Levi to be a part of Tripp’s life, take a club
      and hit him over the head and drag him into to the cave where Tripp is?????? IMO Levi does
      not want to get involved at all because he does not want to pay child support for his own child..
      As someone else has said, sometimes a child is better off not being involved with his real father
      when the father doesn’t want to be a part of his life. Why keep subjecting Tripp to being with
      someone who doesn’t want to be a part of his life. At this point Bristol needs to back off and
      move on. She proved in this last episode that it is Levi that doesn’t want to be a part of Tripp’s
      life and not Br istol keeping Levi from seeing Tripp.

      • http://www.splitntwo.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

        Millie, I assume you meant “propose” instead of “purpose”? I don’t find your sarcasm funny. This situation is not a laughing matter or one to make jokes about! Am I to assume you know Levi personally since you state he doesn’t want to pay child support? I agree, there are times children are better off not having certain parents in their life whether that be a mother or a father. But I don’t think we’ve seen anything in this situation that warrants Levi losing his parental rights. Tripp doesn’t have to be subjected to being with someone who doesn’t want to be part of his life. Tripp’s mother obviously has total control over his life and has demonstrated her disappointment in Levi in her son’s presence. So it is Bristol who is subjecting her son to disappointment. What do you mean that Bristol needs to back off and move on……move on to finding Tripp another father? She didn’t prove anything in Episode 4 that Levi doesn’t want to be part of Tripp’s life. All she proved is that she is promoting a relationship between her son and his father.

        • http://yaho0 millie

          roberta,
          Thanks for the spell corrections. I am in agreement with you on the fact that
          this is not a laughing matter. My sarcasm is directed at the fact that you keep saying
          that Bristol needs to let Levi be a part of Tripps life. While I agree with you that Levi
          needs to be a part of Tripp’s life, Bristol cannot make it happen. Levi has to want to
          be a part of that little boys life. He has not stepped up to the plate in quite some time.
          And it has seemingly been alot less with the new girlfriend and a new baby on the way.
          He and sunni has accused Bristol of not allowing him to see his son. Bristol has said
          from the time he first accused her that she is not keeping Tripp from see his father.
          Bristol in my opinion is like alot of other mother’s that are in this situation is carrying
          alot of guilt because she blame herself that Tripp is in this situation. She blame herself
          that Tripp does not have a father. She needs to realize that the only mistake that she
          made is having sex before marriage. The person that is to blame that Tripp does not
          have a father is Levi and the choises he has made, not Bristol.

          • http://yaho0 millie

            correction, choice. Typo

          • http://www.amyjlbaker.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

            Millie,
            If there’s one thing I have learned about life is, that you can’t make a relationship with someone who doesn’t want to have one with you. So I’ll agree with you there. My concern is that Bristol’s bad-mouthing Levi in front of Tripp will alienate him from his father. I know how much it hurts as a mother to have a father who walks away from his responsibility and shows absolutely no interest in his child. But no matter how much we want to spill to beans to our children and expose the truth, we can’t. We have to allow the child to find this out by themselves. It’s a very delicate situation and it’s hard because we want to protect our children from being hurt. I did everything I could to try and get my child’s father to be a part of her life, but he just walked away as if she didn’t exist. After my failed attempts to get him to step up to the plate and be a father, I gave up and went on with my life. I remarried and after a year of marriage my new husband adopted her. However, at about 15, she decided to seek out her real father. I allowed it, I even sent her there to live with him. It only took her a few weeks for her to see him for who he really was. She couldn’t get back home fast enough. He hurt her so bad emotionally, she never wants to see or talk to him again. So I didn’t have to bad-mouth him all her life. She found out for herself and doesn’t hate me or blame me for keeping her from him because she discovered the truth on her own.
            On the other hand, there are fathers out there who don’t know how to fight situations like this. They want to see their child, but they decide the hassel just isn’t worth it or they don’t have the money for an attorney. Levi is very young and he’s involved with someone who is surrounded by public scrutiny. Maybe he’s just taking the easy way out and has decided he loves his son but he just can’t take all the drama and he’s just going to move on with a new family. I’m not saying that’s right, but that happens more times than not. There are a lot of father’s who put their past behind them and start a new life because they just don’t know how to fight or they don’t have what it takes to fight and they just give up. My concern is, that in some cases, the person who really loses out is the child. I don’t know if that’s the case here, but I do know that in a couple of months Tripp will have a sister, a sister that he has a right to know. What will happen then? Will Bristol support that? Will she be jealous that Levi has another child? And if Levi and his sister are kept from knowing each other, who will that hurt? Will Tripp have a say in this? Does he have a voice?

    • http://yaho0 millie

      roberta,
      No one can make Levi out to be the bad guy, only Levi can do that and that he has done all by
      himself. If he had chosen to be a part of Tripps life then no one could make him out to be a
      bad guy/father. If a father chooses not to be a part of his son life then he has chosen to be a
      father only in DNA.

      What is so sad is that what can happen is the father that didn’t want to be there in the beginning
      of his son’s life will sometime late in life want to be a part of and in some cases it is to late. The
      child has maybe been raised by another man who gave him love and then he becomes the father
      and then the father /son relationship with the real father who rejected the son will not be the same.

      • http://www.splitntwo.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

        Millie,
        I’m so sorry you are blind. That is the one sense I would hate to lose. It must be awful to go through life not being able to see.

        • http://www.splitntwo.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

          Millie,
          Where did you get your crystal ball from? I want one!

  • tom stewart

    Hi Bristol – I heard they moved your show next week? Will it be on an hour later, so they can show another re-run of Dance Moms? I’m not supposed to stay up that late, but want to see it. Can you give us an update? I hate when they move my TV shows.

  • jane

    How interesting to read that Levi”s manager (counsellor ?) counciled him to not respond to Bristol’s request.
    It seemed to me to be very credible that she was doing this to provide a story line….nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps Ms. Palin’s time in the sun is done……Move on little lady……..move on.

  • Jason

    Oh, so because Bristol makes WAY more money than Levi, that means that Levi is exempt from responsibility? This is HIS child, too, and he is still HIS responsibility, too. If he isn’t helping out with his child, shame on him. And if he’s using Bristol’s fame and wealth as an excuse to NOT help out, shame on him even more.

  • Tim

    Levi has never done anything for Bristol and his son Tripp.
    He went on shows and trashed Bristol and the Palin family many times and telling lies about them.
    He made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

  • charli chad

    I love you Bristol! Ignore the negativity. In time, you will learn and grow stronger, as have many other moms. Everything takes time. I appreciate that you actually take time to reflect back on your actions and learn how to better yourself from them, unlike 75% of our generation. The positivity is always bigger then the negativity. The negative ones just never know when to shut-up and feel they have to scream the loudest cause no one pays attention to them. Keep your head up, you’re doing awesome and right for you and Tripp :) And Gino loves you- even if he seems unfair at times, God gave him common sense and simplicity. Don’t lose him.

    • Emma Lora

      good post charlie chad

      • Emma Lora

        This blog is interesting because we see basically 2 different kinds of people. Most come here to support and show appreciation for Bristol and her family. We show up at Bristol’s doorstep (blog) to offer gifts (positive support). We think of her as a neighbor. No nieghbor is perfect but we are here to support. the best we can. Dare I say.. a neighborhood with conservative convictions enjoying positiive, happy tea parties.

        The other group comes from another neighborhood (liberal). They appear on this doorstep and begin to criticize, evaluate, whine about what Bristol and her neighbors are saying among themselves. Feeling superior they want to impose their snarky viewpoint instead of joining their own neighbors. Bristol’s. neighbors oppose their viewpoints incouraging them to go back home. The “intruders” from the other neighborhood are offended and whine louder and louder because they are not validated in this neighborhood.

        This conservative neighborhood stands together on its own turf. The liberal gang not on their turf sound defensive, angry, bitter. They are known to have temper tantrums, but since they are smaller in numbers, some wearing masks pretending to be someone else, they attempt to appear to be more knowledgeable, more concerned etc while their neighborhood is filled with angry protestors, nasty tv personalities, caustic leaders… just their kind of people. So why don’t they go home??

        • John Jay

          I think it’s interesting that you somehow feel it necessary to defend this piece of turf like it belongs to you. Bristol herself is the only person I can see caring as much about what gets posted here, so I can only assume you are either Bristol, sock-puppeting on your own blog, or a dangerously obssessed fan of the Palins who should be monitored very carefully, because inevitably overly obssessed fans always have to get REAL close to the object of their obssession.

          • Emma Lora

            LOL Oh John Jay.. The turf is the conservative group of people. The other turf (I think you belong to) is the Liberals. Did you really have trouble with that analogy?? Neighborhood analogy also get you? Try again. I know you can get it. Whole post was full of analogies. If too much for you… you can always go home… oh yea another analogy… ummm.. don’t know how to help you.

          • Jesus

            Emma I’m not liking your tone.

    • http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

      charli chad, I was just wondering how you know that Gino loves Bristol? Because what we’ve seen during Bristol’s reality show of Gino, is very limited. Do you know Gino personally? Gino doesn’t impress me at all. While he “appears” to be a sweet guy, it seems he pressures Bristol to commit to him and to reassure him that she loves him. I’m glad Bristol told Gino that she didn’t want him to come to Anchorage with her when she thought Levi would be there to see his son. Gino had no place being there. The situation with Levi parenting his son is an issue between Bristol and Levi or any counselor they may be using to guide them through this difficult time as young parents cast in the public eye for all to see and judge. In my opinion, Gino doesn’t come across as the sharpest tool in the shed, while he may be a good friend to Bristol, I think she can do much better than this.
      I agree with you for applauding Bristol for publicly reflecting back on each of her past episodes. This shows that she truly wants to be a better person who grows and learns from her experiences. I hope she will read the positive responses here and will consider some of the advice people have taken the time to give her. Most importantly what we all should consider, is how our Father in Heaven would want any of us to conduct ourselves.

      • Emma Lora

        roberta… I am curious… How many children have you raised as a single mom? Or even as a married mom? What kind of experience do you have with young children?

    • tom stewart

      “The positivity is always bigger then the negativity.The negative ones just never know when to shut-up and feel they have to scream the loudest cause no one pays attention to them.” Did you watch? Seems like all she did was complain and whine – Levi won’t come and visit, so I trash him; Willow won’t babysit, so I guilt trip her into leaving her friends and coming back to take care of my baby. I don’t see any of the qualities you describe.

  • http://physicsgeek.mu.nu physics geek

    When I was skating with Tripp at the hockey rink in Episode 4, I said, “All men are dogs.” ,b> On second thought, I shouldn’t have said that.

    No, you shouldn’t have. I’m glad that you said so. The fact that there are a number of men who are disgrace to our sex should not tar the rest of us. I know far too many men who have essentially given up on women because “they’re all ****”. Well, you get the idea.

    Your dad appears to be a strong, good man, a true role model for both you and your brothers and sisters. He appears devoted to your mother and your family. Keep working on it and one day you’ll meet someone who possesses those qualities as well. Do NOT let yourself get too frustrated by the fact that Tripp’s father didn’t turn out to be that person. There are plenty of good men out in the world. However, a lot of them have gone into hiding due to the incessant attacks such as “all men stink”. Do not fall into that trap. Nothing turns a guy off more than a woman who knows that he will ultimately disappoint her.

  • Michelle

    BRISTOL, YOUR SUPPORTERS ARE RIGHT HERE BEHIND YOU SWEETIE.!!! YOU’RE A GREAT MOM AND A BEAUTIFUL SOUL..!!

    YOU MAKE ME PROUD TO LIVE IN WASILLA ALASKA!!! <3

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    Levi must be a Democrat, he went thru a million $ fast and forgot Tripp.

  • http://www.parentalrights.org/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

    Emma Lora, Correction: the things I want are for Tripp, because he has the right to a relationship with both his parents, and no child wants to hear someone bad-mouth their parent! I never said anything about two wrongs making a right! I said that Bristol needs to own responsibility for Tripp’s disappointment in Levi not showing up. It appears that Bristol is twisting things. She wants to appear on her show as a mother who is promoting a relationship between her child and his father, yet it has been reported that Levi has adamantly declined to be on Bristol’s reality show. So she sets things up to make Levi out to be the bad guy who hurt his son, when she’s the one who set her son up to be disappointed and painted Levis as the one who caused the disappointment. That’s really unfair for anyone to do that to somebody regardless. This has nothing to do with me liking or supporting Levi. My entire argument is about children’s rights…..Tripp’s right to both his parents, his right to not be brainwashed to dislike his father and taught that his dad a piece of crap. While he’s only a toddler, he has a right for his father to be referred to as his Dad and not by his first name. Everyone should start referring to Tripp’s mom as Bristol to him, instead of momma. You know the old saying, “What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander”. Why should there be double standards? Levi’s book, his appearance on Dr. Phil, his posing in Playboy are all non-issues when it comes to his constitutional right to parent his son. We do not walk in either Bristol or Levi’s shoes. Not knowing either of them personally, we’re only allowed a little peek into their lives and that’s only what the media reports and what Bristol has shown us through her reality show.

    • Tim

      Levi has never done anything for Bristol and his son Tripp.
      He went on shows and trashed Bristol and the Palin family many times and telling lies about the Palin family.
      He made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp!

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

    • Emma Lors

      Your right R. the show gives us a peek. The little peek gives fuel to those that want to offer their criticism as if they know so much. Thankfully she has a large family and friends that can support her with so much more knowledge of what is really going on. The know-it-alls that want to feel superior are just a waste of time. I persoally am glad to be supportive of her knowing that she is surronded with wisdom and can just ignore the negative self righteous hot air on this blog.

    • Emma Lora

      Roberta, do you have a Dr. in front of your name in real life? You come across as if you are a professional in the field of child care. My daughter has a degree in pschology and spent yrs in the child care field. Mostly with abandoned children. She never talked about a single mother who referred to the father by his first name, or showed frustration in front of a of a child about an out- of- the- picture dad, but had to deal with moms or dads who neglected or abandoned their children. To deal with calling a father by his first name or wanting to have child support or visitation would have been so welcomed by comparison to problems of neglect or abandonment. You have constantly told us your “profound” concern for Trigg. You even give the impression your concern is greater than anyone else. So surely you have some degree in something. If we should refer you to Dr. Roberta, please let us know.

  • http://www.parentalrights.org/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

    Brenda, what’s your missing here is people believe they can live “double standards”. You make an excellent point……While it was completely inappropriate, disrespectful and slanderous for that guy in the bar to holler disparaging remarks about Bristol’s mom, it is no different than Bristol making disparaging remarks about Levi in the presence of their son. In fact I think it’s worse, because I assume Tripp was created by two people who once cared about and loved each other. Bristol is a role model for her son and I believe it is wrong for her to cut Tripp’s father down in his presence.

    • http://yaho0 millie

      roberta,
      I get the opinion from your post that no one is as bad as Bristol. And that Bristol is the problem
      as to why Levi is not in his son’s life. Now if you do believe this, then I say that you are one of
      those who will only pick and choose what YOU want to believe and not interested searching for
      the true facts. Yes, there are always two sides in any situation, but you only want to see one side
      and that is Levi’s side and that he is the only one that has been wronged in the story. You can’t
      seem to bring yourself to look at the possibility that Bristol is maybe not the one who is keeping
      Levi from seeing his son, which I think was the reasoning that she did this last episode of trying to
      get Levi to meet with his son, becausing of Levi accusing that Bristol is the one keeping him from
      seeing his son. Also you are ignoring the fact that Levi hasn’t paid but very little of Tripp’s child
      support, instead we hear that he has spent his money on truck, boats, cars and hunting equipment.
      Now the way I see it if it is true that he had over a million dallars earned, IF HE CARES ABOUT
      HIS SON wouldn’t you think that he would have paid child support. I can’t get into Levi’s head
      and be sure that he doesn’t care, but actions speak lauder than words.
      Now you have the right to your opinion, but you don’t have the right judge and not consider all
      of the facts.
      Bristol has many times prior to her reality show disputted the accusations that Levi and Sunni have
      accused her of, her keeping Levi from seeing his son, and Bristol has come up with the number of time
      that he has seen his son and it unfortunately very few.

      Now if Levi happens to be reading this here is a little tibit for you for what it might be worth, REAL
      MEN will take care of their own children. I will further say if you don’t have it in you then Tripp
      would be better off without you, maybe until you grow and mature, which hopefully you will want
      to be very much part of Tripps life.

  • John Jay

    test : )

  • Senior Citizen

    Her child is GORGEOUS. She looks better after all the plastic surgery. But none of it hides the very ugly vengeful heart within.

    Does anyone watch the show? Is it still on the air?

  • Emma Lora

    Bristol… there are some here who want to criticize, hold you responsible for other’s flaws etc. Put all of that in perspective as silliness, jealously and even abusive. You have a mother and father that raised 5 children and are grandparents with a wealth of experience and knowledge. You have grandparents that are wise and loving, siblings and extended family that care. Friends and supportors that have your back. They are all good sources of honest , positive feedback and food for thought and ready support when you need it. The haters, accusers, etc. with dark, vain and selfish motives have no value in their input but offer a bright contrast to the value of the good people in your life. Just enjoy the experience of motherhood with its joys and challenges. You are doing a great job.

    • http://www.splitntwo.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

      Emma Lora, you speak as though you know ALL the Palin’s personally. Instead of making general accusations about others being “haters, accusers, etc. with dark, vain and selfish motives who have no value in their input” why don’t you specify exactly which commentors you are referring to? Anyone who would praise a parent for making disparaging remarks about the child’s other parent whom they don’t even know and tell them they are “doing a great job” makes me think you won’t mind your children referring to you as “Emma rather than momma and that you certainly won’t mind if people talk disparanging about you in front of your children. I believe Sarah is the source of encouragement in Bristol alienating Tripp from his father. I really don’t think it’s something that Bristol wants to do. Look parents have to put aside their own dislike or underlying vindictiveness they feel for their child’s other parent for the sake of their child. Stop being close-minded that it’s not important for a child to have a relationship with both their parents, especially a son with his father. Even Dr. Phil emphazes how important it is for a son to have a father to mirror. Unfortunately, children don’t get to choose their parents…..they get what they get. No matter how many aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. Tripp has, none of them can replace a child’s desire to have a relationship with their “real” parent. Did you not grow up knowing both your parents? Is that why you don’t think it’s important for a child to have a relationship with both their parents?

      • Rob Roy

        You make many valid points, Robert. I hope Bristol sees the wisdom in your words and can use them in a productive fashion in her own life. Thanks for writing.

      • Emma Lors

        I figure that since they are self proclaimed knowledgeable critics with blogs with their lengthy “intelligent” input they don’t need anyone to tell them if it applies to them…if the shoe fits… wear it, or if the shoes fits continue to go in denial.. it is a choice. You don’t know them either R. but it is a silly question yu like to ask. I have read all of the Palin books. watched docu films such as “The Undeafeted”, watched, listen to interviews by members of her family, etc. There are other books (like “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere)you can read to get to know the Palins. Of course if someone doesn’t want to like them, there are books written by haters to devour to feed that desire to hate.. I choose to respect and support them. It is a choice… Wear whatever shoe fits R.

  • Lara Croft

    I am frankly astounded at how much tracking software is on Patheos blogs- in the time it took me to scroll down to the comments section I see my DoNotTrackPlus has blocked 17 attempts to track my ‘puter. I wonder what Bristol thinks of this invasion of privacy?

  • Tim

    Levi has never done anything for Bristol and his son Tripp.
    He went on shows and trashed Bristol and the Palin family many times and telling lies about the Palin family.
    A judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay child support (because he refused to pay child support) but after all this time he still hasn’t pay child support.
    He made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

  • Roberta Stark-Monahan

    Tim,
    You are a broken record. Why do you keep posting the same thing over and over?

  • Patrick

    You can probably wrap this thing up now that the show is gonig to be cancelled! Getting dropped from a channel I’ve never even heard of.

    Ouch…

    Again I ask “Where did it say Obama obeyed his children in changing his mind on gay marriage (from your hail to the chiefs post). I’ve been asking this for a while and expect a response. Perhaps you could give one?

    • Tim

      Bristol never said in her post that Obama “obeyed” his children.
      By the way, Obama said in a interview that Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage. If you read Bristol’s article you will see that she gave a link of that interview. (CBS interview)

  • Lessy

    Cannot wait to tonight’s show!! Everyone be sure to tune in for it. Bristol is wonderful & her family is the best there is!! Even Willow, is OK. Willow might not like Bristol treating her as a Nanny, but hey after all it is Bristol!! Everyone watch tonight!!!

    • Emma Lora

      Yes!! it will be great as usual. I grew up w/ 3 brothers and 3 sisters and we also bickered as Willow and Bristol… Normal in a fmaily. That is why it is fun to watch… so normal

      • tom stewart

        Yes, so absolutely normal. No has a job, goes to school or has any ambition. 20 year old girl builds her own house, flies off to DC, wears fancy clothes and accomplishes nothing. Then a ghost writer comes onto this site, tries to undo some of the mess of videotaping your life and all’s once again completely normal.

        Oh yeah, and they don’t delete “negative” posts here because they keep getting page clicks. Hah! Awesome, go on teevee, make a fool out of yourself, make money, make a website, make more money for doing nothing. Yes, so normal. But I do agree, hilarious to watch!

        • http://yaho0 millie

          tom stewert,
          Actually Tom you are the one making a fool out of yourself and the sad thing is you
          don’t even know it. Also your side kick Patriot. You two don’t even know when you are
          in the wrong place and you don’t have to class to leave.
          Why don’t you two boys go shoot some fire crackers some place and celebrate the fact
          you are independent. Do something constructive for a change. Do something nice
          for someone else, you will feel better about yourselves!!!!

          • tom stewart

            Is any of what I’m saying not true though? Do you really look at the world through Sarah-colored glasses and think that Bristol Palin adds some value to the world through this television show? Please explain how.

            She is doing nothing back cashing in on her limited fame and cute child. That’s a tragedy and really should be pointed out to people like you who think that Sarah Palin is some incredibly smart super-politician. I read how you guys talk about her, it’s scary and outright delusional. Do you really think that Sarah’s going to ride into the Republican convention and sweep Romney out of the way? From her little table in the corner?

            Watch her interviews, she is a horrible person spewing filth, lies hate and fear on you people. She is petty and jealous and does not add anything positive to the conversation. Sure, she can jump around parroting “crony capitalism” and “common-sense conservatism” all she wants, but does any of that really mean anything?

            And yes, this probably isn’t the right place to do it, but what kind of mother is Sarah Palin for allowing her daughter to go out and get publicly ridiculed (not hear, in the newspapers you hate and fear so much, the reviews have not been kind).

            And an open comments section? Really, what kind of advice is she giving her daughter, none of this can be good for her. You really need to wake up and see what’s happening. Take off the Sarah-colored glasses and take a deep breath. Then think for yourself.

        • Emma Lora

          Tom you enjoy twisting everything into a negative. What a pitiful mindset. Does you wife or girffriend, daughter, mother get this kind of anger, jealousy, whiny attitude?

          • tom stewart

            What is there about this girl that is positive? I mean, a really positive contribution to society?

            I’m not angry at Bristol, I’m not jealous of her (nice of you to throw that middle school attitude in) and I don’t really think I’m whining that much. And if you’re not so cool with whining, I really can’t believe you can watch this show. This girl whines the entire time! With her sister, about her sister, etc., etc.

            When television stoops to the incredibly idiotic level it has to with Life’s a Tripp, do you really expect me to sit idly by? Do you really, in your heart, see this girl as any kind of positive role model? This rubbish shouldn’t be on, it deserves to be called out. It is a totally uninteresting look at a uninteresting, uneducated, unambitious, untalented 20 year old. I’m sorry, apparently she had one talent – which is why we have to suffer through her.

            And you guys defending her are hilarious, don’t you realize that her drivel is totally undercutting your Queen Esther of the North. Do you really think her “political capital” is rising with each peek into Bristol’s life of big black trucks, stints in Hollywood and Levi-bashing?

            Bristol – you made the choice to become a public figure. What a bad decision. I’m going to be here to keep reminding you of it.

        • sodakhic

          Liberals can’t figure out how to make money. Still living with their parents in Obamas depression.

          • Patriot

            I’m making a ton of money soda and own my on house and just bought a new BMW (S class). Oh and my health insurance premiums are lower than they were last year.

        • liberty

          Tom Stewart why don’t you just leave this earth and go to your father SATAN he is waiting for you and take the other children of SATAN with you who post their constant hateful drival.

          • tom stewart

            Yeah, the Church Lady appears! SATAN, SATAN, SATAN!

            Is that all you can come up with? You don’t try to argue me on the facts of Bristol Palin’s wonderful, super-dooper, fantastically interesting life?

    • cherie

      You are right Lessy. Tonight’s show is going to be the BOMB. Bomb because it might explode & never exist again, as in cancelled!

      • tom stewart

        Please don’t let it be so! It will be a wonderful time capsule to have after no one cares about you Bristol. (Which is what you want, no? No papparazzi? No death threats?)
        In four years when they announce the first Obama kid off to an Ivy League (elitist!) university, I’m going to pop on “Life’s a Tripp”, fire up the ole Google machine and check in on what nonsense the Palin kids are up to. Who knows, the possibilities are so endless! They could do anything, maybe have another reality show! About Snowmobiles? And Guns! Think of all the new children that can be born in four years. Maybe you can name your next child Challenge – Bristol Palin: Life’s a Challenge! See, they just keep writing themselves! Think of how much money you could make off a new baby.
        By that time maybe someone in your family will have actually graduated from beauty school.
        Hey, you don’t want us ripping you up on the internet? Feel hurt and insulted? Then just go away – don’t make TV shows, don’t have your own blog where you talk about your personal life. The Hiltons and Kardashians are at least hot, and they were rich before they cashed in. They were also beautiful models.
        You dear? You’re not interesting, you don’t do interesting things, you don’t have interesting friends (do they go to college?), and you don’t seem to want to change that (how long did you volunteer at that charity? Seriously, try committing to something).
        You think you’re part of a serious political family, but you’re not. Your mom’s good looking and rode a wave into public office – did a less than impressive job, then quit. No, she didn’t quit because she faced with all the legal bills – she wanted to cash in. True public reformers are not afraid of ethics challenges, if they’re BS, then the system will work itself out. She couldn’t handle it, and you know that’s the truth.
        You know lots of truths; which ones do you think we’ll find out about?

        • Patriot

          This was great! Thanks for calling it out Tom! She is totally going to call one of her kids Challange :) And yes i misspelled it intentionally because you know she can’ spell.

          • Emma Lora

            Wow tom and patriot!! mega anger. sarcasm whiny… are you ever happy?

          • tom stewart

            Hey Patriot, whaddya say we go out back and blow a doobie, just about to watch episode 5! This stuff is hilarious.

          • liberty

            HAVEN’T you went to your father SATAN yet Patriot he is calling your name SATAN wants you inHELL with him because he says your job is done so leave this earth and go directly to your home in HELL with your father SATAN.

          • Patriot

            Emma I’m am very happy watching Bristol’s ratings fall week after week. In fact I find it hilarious. Its almost as fun as watching her cross-eyed mother ramble on talking nonsense on her scientologist friend Greta’s show. Which btw do you think Sarah will ever have the nerve to go on a show where she’s not protected? What is she afraid of?

          • Patriot

            Sounds good Tom but I don’t even need to get high to laugh at this crap :)

          • Patriot

            Wow liberty! What are you 12? I realize you are not very smart but geez this is sad. the whole “satan is my father and he wants me in hell for a job well done”…is really bad. Do you have anything else?

          • liberty

            In reply to PATRIOT OH really I am not the smart one look who’s talking you seem to not know she signed an exclusive contract with FOX get ready it means she can’t go on another network unless agreed upon by Fox . No I am not 12 but if I was that would make me older than you .

            OH by the way I almost forgot YOUR FATHER SATAN IS CALLING YOUR NAME.
            HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

          • Patriot

            How pathetic that roger ailes calls the shots on where sarah can appear. Safe morning talk show ok….Any other intelligent political forum…nope, says a lot about what they think of her IMO. Ps. Dad says hi.

        • tom stewart

          Hi Emma – yes I am happy. Loving it in fact. Want me to leave, but I’m still having fun!

          Get this dumb girl off TV, out of political conversations and then we can talk.

          • http://yaho0 millie

            tom,
            Are you still at it?? Have you considered see a counselor for your anger management?
            You have a real problem. And don’t tell me you are looking at Bristol show and helping
            her ratings?? Laughing my head off!!!!
            You also need to talk with the counselor about your lack of self worth. People who feel
            they have to destroy others feel they have to bring them down to their level. And let me
            guess, you are having fun, I don’t think so, you have to much anger to be happy. You only
            think what you are doing is making you happy when in reality it is sinking you further into
            feeling bad about yourself.
            When people say everything they can possibly think of about another to try and destroy
            them they have become people who hate. Hate will eventually destroy the hater.
            My advise to you is to try God. If you already have then get back to Him for futher advise
            in learning how to love!!!!

          • Gary Ernsthausen

            Tom Stewart is a Democrat and he is so sad that BO has lost his touch! Tom is here running down the Palins because of fear that BO will be skunked,, you know the black and white striped smelly little animal. Sarah will get about twice as many votes this fall as BO did in 2008 even if she is on a 3rd party ticket. Tom, it is people like you that make this election very special.

          • liberty

            Tom Stewart you sound just like those kids who made fun of that school bus moniter. are you one of them it sure sounds like it.

            Oh I see that you are a demoncrat. that explains it. You would fit right in with those kids you could be their leader.

          • tom stewart

            “Sarah will get about twice as many votes this fall as BO did in 2008 even if she is on a 3rd party ticket.”

            Do you seriously believe this? Hilarious.

        • Emma Lora

          tom why all the bitterness and jealousy?? What is there about you and some others on the blog that have the same bitterness. You guys and few girls sound alike. Wanting to get rid of people when yu have a choice to leave… that sounds like a control freak fantasy to me but hey maybe there is a mystery about your bitter, angry “kind” whatever that”kind” is. You can choose to ignore the Palins but can’t seem to do that. Why? Something is just odd and not right about this bitterness….. What do you all have in common beside bitterness? There has got to be some common denominator… What is it???

          • tom stewart

            Seriously, bitterness and jealousy? Of who? Bristol Palin? Please tell me what is so admirable about her that she deserves a television show.

            You Palin followers are seriously delusional.

        • Jellybean

          Tom, all the regulars on here, like Emma and liberty are probably palin family members. I have to believe that, otherwise their obsession is really creepy.

    • http://yaho0 millie

      Lessy,
      I will be there with bell’s on. And I am hoping everyone will tune in for her show tonight!!!!

    • Misty

      It was a cute episode of Sarah at CPAC and then the surprise birthday party for Sarah.

  • tom stewart

    Hi Bristol – what are your plans to further your education?

    • bob

      LOL

  • bob

    Sued again, reality show kicked out of primetime LOL

    Hope willow is on diet? BTW you seem to be putting on weight around mid-waist, again.

    • liberty

      Bob SATAN is calling for you why don’t you go to him NOW .

    • http://yaho0 millie

      Bob,
      Not sued again. It is the same suit by the heckler. The media comes back an re-writes it so you
      think that it is another suit.

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    Tripp might like a couple lambs to keep Riot company. –http://t.co/LkbONzWn

  • http://www.bertasue.blogspot.com Roberta Stark-Monahan

    There are a few things I’d like to make clear to those who are reading my comments and questioning my knowledge and want to know where I stand regarding the Palin family. I like the Palin’s. I admire Sarah a great deal and it’s a good thing I wasn’t in that bar the night that gay dude hollered out innappropriate things about Bristol’s mom. Bristol wouldn’t have had to say anything because I would have been in his face giving him a piece of my mind. My heart went out to Bristol for the courage she showed in trying to defend her mom. I was upset for her having to go through what she has to with all those ignorant Palin haters. I also admire Bristol for doing this reality show and for creating this blog to reflect in thought after each episode. And I hope that she will be open-minded and take to heart some of the good advice that has been given to her through other’s incite and comments. I like Bristol and I supported her by voting for her on Dancing with the Stars. I’m also proud to say that I voted for the Cain/Palin team for U.S. Presidency and truly believe our country would be in a much better place had their ticket won the presidency instead of Obama. I do not hate or dislike the Palin’s. I am trying to be objective and open-minded with the comments I have made on Bristol’s blog. I am also a huge advocate for a child’s right to both parents. Let’s face it, too many children entering today’s society are dealt some really horrible cards. They are born to drug addicts, child molesters, alcoholics, abusers who put them in the sex-trafficting trade, etc. Every single day I read or hear about story after story of children who are being put through the most horrible, disgusting things at the hands of the very people who are suppose to love and protect them; their own parents.

    One of my missions in life is to educate the public about parental alienation, a form of emotional and mental child abuse. It’s when one parent brainwashes their child to fear and hate the other parent. I think it is one of the worst forms of child abuse. Most of us have been guilty of this at some point and time if we have had children and have gone through divorce. I admit that I have myself bad-mouthed my children’s father at one point or another. We are human and sometimes we don’t even realize we are doing it. But regardless, all the same, it’s wrong. I want to make parents aware of a child’s right to love both of their parents.

    Do you know anyone who enjoys hearing one parent speak negatively about their other parent? It’s an unwritten standard that you don’t talk about someone’s parent because it hurts them, even if it’s true, they don’t want to hear people say bad things about their mom or dad. They can talk bad about their mom or dad but it’s not okay for someone else to. I have made my issues here very clear and I want Bristol to consider if things were the other way around and Levi was conducting himself the way she is, would she approve and think it’s okay for Levi to refer to her as “Bristol” to their son instead of mommy, and would she be okay with Levi and his family to talk trash about Bristol in their son’s presence and would Bristol be paying Levi child support when he’s not letting her see her son? Unless any of us knows the Palin’s personally, we only know what we see on Bristol’s reality show, or what the media reports and any interviews we see that have been broadcast when either side as been interviewed. We only get a little peek into their lives. And what I’ve seen is that Bristol appears to be promoting a relationship between her son and his father, but at the same time, she disrepects Levi’s role as Tripp’s father by not referring to him as “daddy”; she speaks negatively about Levi in the presence of their son; and without knowing whether or not Levi is going to show up to a place Bristol leaves a message telling him she’s going to be, she gets Tripp’s hopes up and I don’t understand why Bristol would want to set her son up to be hurt and disappointed. And it makes me wonder if making Levi out to be the bad guy on her show is a greater desire than is hurting her son by disappointing him in regards to his dad. I don’t know why some of the commenters here think it’s okay for Bristol to give her son false hopes. I guess because indirectly it will make him hate his dad at some point because he will grow tired of being hurt and disappointed. I believe it is the role of all parents to protect their children at all costs…you do whatever you have to in order to protect them. When Bristol gives Tripp false hopes of seeing his dad knowing that Levi’s made it clear he is not going to be part of her reality show and he’s more than likely not going to show up, I have a problem understanding her purpose in doing that; is it to make Levi look bad in his son and the public’s eye because I don’t believe she truly wants to hurt her son.
    Oh how most of us would do things differently is we had the wisdom then that we have now. Bristol seems to have a good head on her shoulders and she has a fabulous support system. I realize she wants to be a good mother and she’s trying to compensate the best she can for the lack of a father in Tripp’s life. I just hope that at some point she and Levi can step-back and remember what they once were to one another, that they were two young people who fell in love and created this precious little boy and they will put aside all else and try to do what is best for Tripp. That’s really all that matters and that’s all I’ve been trying to say here, is to put Tripp first, wear the other’s shoes and soften your hearts for what’s in the child best interest….the love and support of both parents. I try to be the voice for the child for they have no voice!

    • Emma Lora

      Roberta, once again you write as if you have some special insight or authority on this subject. Are you a licenced therapist, degree in pschology, law degree ?? You saw what we saw.. a 1/2 hr program which gave us a tiny glimpes of a whole picture. You still come across as if you have greater concerns and greater understanding than any one else. Your last few sentences were telling.. so I would like to comment. .(roberta)…”All I am trying to say”…..(my comments).. No one will “do what is best for Tripp” more than Bristol and her entire family… more than all of us combined. No one will “put Tripp first” more than Bristol and her entire family.. more than all of us combined. No one has a “bigger heart for Tripp’s best interest” than Bristol and her family… more than all of us combined. No one will “love and support Tripp more” than Bristol and all of her family.. more than all of us combined. Because Tripp has a loving family he has a voice and they will hear him better than all of us combined… so you see you don’t have to be the voice for Tripp as if he has no voice…..!!!

      If you really have such concern for children rights in general and that is admirable then serve with Child service kind of organizations.

      • http://www.amyjlbaker.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

        Emma Lora,
        My special insight is life’s lessons. Did you listen to Bristol go into protection mode arriving in DC? She was preparing herself to attack anyone who might say something bad about her mother without even knowing what the crowd might be like. Why, why did she feel that way? Because her mother is verbally attacked a lot and she expected it to happen so she was going into defense mode to protect her mom. Any child who loves their parent has a natural desire to not allow someone to bad-mouth their parent.
        You say Tripp has a voice, but you are wrong. If he did have a voice, when he was sitting in his car seat on the way to the Bouncing Bear he would have said, “Stop calling my Dad, Levi. He’s my Dad and I love him and I know he loves and cares me. I don’t like to hear you talk bad about my Dad”. When he hears his mom bad-mouth his dad, it turns him against his dad. It’s a form of brainwashing. The child begins to believe what the parent they live with is telling them and that may not be the case at all. Then again, it may be the case, but the child has to find these things out for themself. That’s the healthy way for the child to learn things like this. Do you actually think that Bristol did what was best for Tripp by telling him Levi was going to be at Bouncing Bear and to get his hopes up only for him to be disappointed? Perhaps she didn’t consider Tripp’s feelings at all when she took that risk to play with his emotions. But the fact is, Bristol is the one who set Tripp up to be disappointed and that was NOT best for Tripp. And I’m not saying that Bristol did it deliberately. I just hope she will become more aware of what’s best for Tripp and won’t do these types of things to him anymore that will interfere with how he feels about his Dad. She has to let him find out for himself instead of brainwashing him to think what she thinks about his father. It is natural for a good, loving parent to do what they think is best for their child and at the time, we think what we’re doing is best and sometimes it’s not. When we know better, we do better and unfortunately, that usually happens when we learn from our mistakes. Bristol is making some mistakes by bad-mouthing Levi in front of Tripp, making him think that he’s dad doesn’t want him, not referring to him as his Dad, but as Levi and allowing Tripp to call Gino Dad instead of correcting him and saying, “Gino’s not your dad, but he loves you like a dad would”. Don’t confuse the child. Life is confusing enough without adding to the confusion. There are so many messed up kids these days being raised in broken homes, in same-sex relationships, etc. No wonder we have a messed up society. We live in an A-moral world unfortunately.
        Most children are too afraid to speak up and tell a parent, “Don’t talk about my mom/dad like that”, but it doesn’t mean they’re not thinking it. I’m sorry Emma Lora, but you are wrong when you say Tripp has a voice not when it comes to defending his real Dad. In a way, he did when he said, “I don’t want to come back here”. Why do you think he said that leaving the Bouncing Bear? Do you think that was his way of saying, “You told me my Dad was going to be here and he wasn’t, so I don’t want to ever come back here again”? Because he doesn’t want to feel the rejection and hurt he felt that day waiting for his Dad not to show up. And who set him up to be hurt…the very person you said will put him first? Does it sound like she put him first? I’m not condeming Bristol for her parental alienation tactics, I’m saying, “Hey do you realize you’re doing this? And if not, open your eyes and see what you’re doing to your child and stop”! It’s really hard to not say bad things about our ex’s when we see our children hurting. I know because I’ve been there and am guilty of it. That is why we must learn from others mistakes and I’m hoping Bristol will listen to my advice and stop causing damage to her little son’s innocent mind.

        • JJK

          Hi Roberta,

          Well articulated! Your passion for what you stand for shows. Your observation that Gino is being addressed as Dad comes as a bit of surprise and I find myself sharing your concern. If so, I hope someone in the family will soon correct it. Could also be that it has already been corrected but has not been captured on footage or been edited out in the interest of time. This show is not available in my country. Good wishes and God bless all of you.

        • Emma Lora

          Roberta how silly to think you are more involved with what Trip needs than they all do.. Once again what are you licenced in… pschology? law? your special insight in life lessons???? The grandparents have a history of life’s lessons. Sarah and Todd have a history in life’s lessons. She has many extended family with history in life’s lessons…. but somehow your (an observor of a tv show) life lessons are superior for their family. Put it to use with those around you if they let you. or around a child service organzation. Your sense of self importance is amazing.

          • Emma Lora

            p. s. If he did have a voice, when he was sitting in his car seat on the way to the Bouncing Bear he would have said, “Stop calling my Dad, Levi. He’s my Dad and I love him and I know he loves and cares me. I don’t like to hear you talk bad about my Dad”. roberta now you think you can know what a child wants to say???? Maybe if he could talk he would say… “Why doesn’t Roberta stop fantacising she has control over me and my family. I don’t want her to be my advocate. I have a good family” Maybe that is what he would say. Like I asked before… why don’t you find a Child Service organiztion.. ask them what kind of training you need for a real life career and not a fantasy.

    • Tim

      Levi has never done anything for Bristol and his son Tripp.
      He went on shows and trashed Bristol and the Palin family many times and telling lies about the Palin family.
      A judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay child support (because he refused to pay child support) but after all this time he still hasn’t pay child support.
      He made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp!

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

      • http://www.amyjlbaker.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

        Tim,
        I wish this site’s administrator would ban you from playing your broken record from the computer you’re hiding behind. You must be mentally challenged since all you do is cut and paste over and over and over. Gee, I’m sorry your vocabulary is so limited!

      • tom stewart

        That entire article is based on what “a source told US Weekly.” I thought after Game Change you people weren’t into anonymous sources.

        Go roll around on the floor like your hero.

        • liberty

          tom stewart WHY DON’T YOU GO TO YOUR HERO SATAN HE IS CALLING FOR YOU HURRY AND GO TO HIM NOW.

  • Steph

    U shouldn’t say alot of things. I’m glad your show got taken off the schedule. I wish you would go away and take your narrow minded homophobic views with you.

    • Emma Lora

      Steph.. you don’t have to watch her show and you don’t have to be here on her blog. So relax and find a place where you can be happy.

    • http://yaho0 millie

      steph,
      The show hasn’t been taken off only moved to 11:00PM. It will continue until it is finished. Like
      was said, you don’t have to watch it.

    • liberty

      STEPH WHY DON’T YOU GO TO BE WITH YOUR FATHER SATAN HE IS CALLING ALL OF HIS DECIPLES HOME ( THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE LANDED ON BRISTOLS BLOG) ITS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE AND TAKE THE OTHERS WITH YOU TO YOUR NEW HOME IN HELL WITH YOUR FATHER SATAN.

  • Hahaha

    You’re all fighting about Bristol Palin.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….wait, what?!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
    EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS FIASCO ARE SCUM.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    • http://www.amyjlbaker.com/ Roberta Stark-Monahan

      @Hahaha,
      You’re how old, 6 yrs.old, hiding behind a computer screen? Come out, come out wherever you are!

      • Emma Lora

        funny and good comment!

  • John Jay

    “When I was skating with Tripp at the hockey rink in Episode 4, I said, ‘All men are dogs.’ On second thought, I shouldn’t have said that. ”

    Why not? It’s the things we say spontaneously and un-rehearsed that reveal the most about us. And it is equally telling to see how a person chooses to revise their remarks. That’s what’s so charming about you, Bristol- your as transparent as a patio door…

  • Sonny Peterson

    just keep doing what you’re dong Bristol, you are doing a wonderful Job with Tripp… I can tell you are a good person. We all strive to be the best individuals we can be, there are so many people out there who think they are better than others… don’t let them get you down. I am one of those that look at other people and try not to judge them for the things they have done, I’ve seen so many judge you for winding up in the position you are in, but I look at it and say, you definitely didn’t mean to have things turn out the way they have… but you have grown up so much because of it. I certainly appreciate the power your Mother Sarah has and the Powerful voice she has and the things she tries to do to make this country better for the good of all people.
    I certainly don’t know what it is with your mom that makes her such a polarizing person I think she is an Amazing woman, and thanks for sharing her with the rest of the country…

  • Susan Brown

    It must be just terrifying for you to get those death threats. PLEASE report them to the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI now!! You may not believe it, but due to my long experience in law enforcement I know they will help.

  • Rocky Rhodes

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/bristol-palin-sued-again-as-show-is-canceled-77643/

    Bristol, is this true? Has the show really been cancelled? Wasn’t it on last night? I didn’t get to watch it because our youth group had a big bonfire. I am so sad if this is true!

    • tom stewart

      Remember Rocky, under the shirt but over the bra, wait till you’re married. Bristol didn’t.

      • Patriot

        LOL!

    • Emma Lora

      http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/bristol-palin-lifes-a-tripp/video/season-1/episode-1/

      It was on an hr later.. but you can catch it here when they add it to the que

      • Patriot

        Or you can watch a fascinating rerun of Dance Moms. Whatever you do do NOT pick up a book or try and educate yourself…the Palin’s are counting on you!

        • liberty

          PATRIOT is that what your father SATAN told you to say.

  • sodakhic

    All you pathetic liberals spewing your incendiary nonsense. Let’s see a liberal reality show about going to ACORN and screwing the taxpayers out of more money or visisting Planned Parenthood and discussing your thirteenth abortion procedure. Bristols shows are beating CNN, hahahaha

    • Emma Lora

      Great comment!!! Loud and clear message!!

    • Jellybean

      You do know that the RED states not only have the highest abortion rates, they also have the highest number of teen mothers. Talk about pathetic.

    • tom stewart

      Yes, it’s much more fun to watch a “conservative” reality show which is not based on any reality. Tell me why again does she have a show?

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    I was looking at the soda can at the party after CPAC and it was SOOO blurry,, was it a diet Coke and not Dr. Pepper?

    • liberty

      Sarah drinks diet DR. Pepper

      • Patriot

        Thats just sad. Do you know her favorite color too liberty? Have you memorized all her speeches and silently mouth the words as you stand in front of your television watching CSPAN. You do realize that Satan has put an enormous amount of porn on the internets for your viewing pleasure. Its ok I won’t tell dad.

        • liberty

          PATRIOT well you would know all about that since SATAN is your father.
          And he loves the job you are doing here on Bristols blog.

          • Patriot

            Thank you liberty!

          • liberty

            TO PATRIOT I believe your father SATAN will not be happy that you said thank you better be careful next time.

          • Jellybean

            Well liberty….aren’t you just a good little christian.

  • Gary Ernsthausen

    See Tom this article says that Conservative Republicans will have 1 Billion $ in campaign funds to win this fall. http://t.co/0VlOwufS

  • Tim

    Very ,very sad. A judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay child support (because he refused to pay child support) but after all this time he still hasn’t pay child support but he made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers but not on his son Tripp!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148850/Levi-Johnston-penniless-living-mother-squandering-1million-hes-guns-boats.html

  • Georgia

    Bristol, What is Lifetime thinking? Why did they move your show to 11:00 PM? It takes a while for a show to catch on. Your latest episode @ 11:00 PM was fantastic? It appears that your time back in Alaska with your family and friends, is the best-of-the best. Why didn’t Lifetime understand that a considerable amount of the earlier footage has been seen before, for months? The last episode, with you, Willow, Gino, Tripp and your mother at CPAC and at her birthday celebration, is by far the best footage so far, and I suspect it will only get better.

    The show will be a hit, “if”, and only “if”, Lifetime supports it properly. You are doing a wonderful job on “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp”, by just being Bristol Palin!

  • MommaWaynie

    Bristol, I just wanted to say that I think you are doing a fabulous job with Tripp. I was a single mother of three before I was 26 and I didn’t have the first one until I was 21. I wasn’t an unwed, teen mother so I don’t know how you feel about all the horrible comments aimed at you but I did marry a man who my mother, and everyone in my family for that matter, told me not to marry and he quickly made me regret not listening to any of them. I have said many things that I wished I had not said including exactly what you did about all men being dogs. Unfortunately, I do not have as many men in my life that aren’t dogs as you do. But you have the opportunity to make sure that your son does not become one of those men that turns into a ‘dog’, just as I am trying to do with my three sons. Also, unfortunately, you can’t take it back but I do appreciate the fact that you try to set things straight. That is all you can do. People who are against your family are going to throw it in your face no matter what you say or do, so just ignore them, which I am sure your mother has told you also. Something my mother always told me, that I find very helpful with my quick temper, is that a person cannot fight with himself. If someone wants to fight, let him but don’t respond, just walk away. Anyways, three years ago I met a wonderful Christian man who is still trying to clen up my ex-husbands messes, but is not giving up and he is even raising the three children that my ex deserted just like Levi did to Tripp. I am with Willow, back up when it comes to Levi’s relationship with Tripp. I tried to do the same things as you with my ex about the kids and all it ever got me and the kids was heartache and bad memories. You are a grown adult who can make her own decisions, but coming from someone who did the single mother route and has finally made it to where I was supposed to be the whole time, I wanted to tell you what I thought. My ex is screwing up enough that eventually he will lose his rights to the kids and when that happens, my husband now is ready with a pen to sign the adoption papers. I had a long, hard road to follow for disobedience against my mother (who did the single mother role also), but I am happy now because I did the right thing by following God’s road after my third baby was born and my ex walked away again. I learned my lesson. Things are still extremely stressful in my life, but that’s because I ended up with four more kids when I met my husband (he was a single dad). Plus, we are both starting college next month and he works FT for an ambulance company. Things are tough but God is with us all the way. We sometimes forget this but He never does. Best of Luck in everything!!! From: a happy mother of seven who was once in your shoes (who also is a fan of your family :o) )

  • Susan Brown

    Have you made those reports to FBI and Homeland Security??? If not I would be glad to send both of them the clips of the show for proof you have been getting so many death threats from the hating Satanic liberals. You must stay safe and keep your children safe so file those reports Ms. Palin, ASAP. or just tell me and I’ll do it for you.

  • Muriel

    Bristol,
    I understand why you made the comment you made about “men in general” and your anger that Levi hasn’t chosen to live up to his responsibilities regarding the son you created together. In him, it shows his immaturity; in you it shows your humanity. You tried to hold it together with Levi for Tripp’s sake but he wasn’t in it for Tripp, he was in it for his own personal gain and that is despicable. Having your family around you to guide you makes you a very lucky young woman. I think you realize that because you so very often mention them.
    So far as Gino is concerned I think you are afraid of making another mistake; Gino isn’t mature enough to say what you need to hear. Whether or not you actually love him only you know. Personally, I think Gino is sincere, but he says the wrong thing most of the time. I hope you both take time to think before either breaking up for good, or getting back together. He’s not the only one making mistakes though. You have had your heart broken, you are afraid of making another mistake, and you’re over thinking everything. Breathe and take a moment to understand why you acted the way you did with Gino and Willow, yet Willow got a break because you know her heart.

    Tuesdays are my favorite night for TV and I usually record the show because I often fall asleep before the show is over…it’s late for me.

    Take care, Bristol…we all say things we regret. Tripp knows your heart so he’ll understand.

    Love,
    M2

  • Heather

    Hello,

    I am a fan. I saw all of the episodes on Lifetime and watched you on Dancing With The Stars. I’m glad you are getting another chance on it this season. I know you didn’t ask my opinion, I just thought I would share a tiny piece of advice I have learned being a single mom. I never, ever, tell my daughter that her Dad’s is coming until he knocks on the front door! It just hurts them so much to be let down, so if I dont tell her and he doesnt show, she never even has to know or be hurt.

    I think you are a good example, so thank you for sharing your life.


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