Dear Joan Rivers, My Son’s Life is Legitimate

Joan Rivers believes “everything goes” when it comes to sex… unless there’s a chance to criticize me. Then, she suddenly claims the sexual standards of the 1950s.

I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve been getting about my time on Wife Swap – it seemed like many of you really enjoyed seeing Melissa Rivers and me switching lives! Through Twitter and Facebook, I’ve gotten some questions about the show, so I thought I’d go through a few of them.

In case you missed them:

Question Number 1: “Why didn’t you just go on Fashion Police?”

Question Number 2: “Where did you get your cool headboard?”

But by far, I was asked most of all about the moment Joan Rivers said this in an off camera interview:

“Don’t play the victim…  In my generation, Tripp would be called illegitimate.  Bristol would be called the little whore down the block.”

When I first saw this, I have to be honest…  it was pretty shocking.  Joan has criticized me and my family before.  She has called my mom a “Nazi,” “crazy,” “stupid,” and “a threat.”

She has called me an “old horse,” “stupid,” and said things about my weight.  I guess we can add “whore” to the list.  But isn’t it funny how Joan suddenly goes all 1950s when it suits her?  In her comedy routines, she mentions any sort of sexual thing to shock the audience.  But when she wants to insult me, she suddenly has the sexual standards of a “Leave it to Beaver” episode.  Anyway, I have addressed my pregnancy many times in public.  I’m thankful for a God who forgives and loves.

On Wife Swap, however, she went a step too far by attacking my son Tripp.

It’s just wrong to call a child something like “illegitimate” on national television.  Life is tough, and not everyone is born into the perfect family home life. But my son is not “illegitimate.”  He’s legitimately amazing.  I like to say, “just because a kid is born into a broken family doesn’t mean the child is broken.”

All life is precious…  And Tripp is a definitely a blessing from God.

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Pray for Joan Rivers
Wife Swap Question #2: Where Did You Get Your Headboard?
Wife Swap: Why I Really Didn’t Want to Be on Fashion Police
Wife Swap Question #4: Is Tripp Still on the Sticker System?
  • Patriot

    Noun 1. illegitimate child – the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

    • Patriot

      vic·tim

      noun

      a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance.

      Use Victim in a sentence

      Bristol Palin loves to play the victim.

      • hrh40

        Illegitimate victim

        Modified noun

        A person who has no legitimate basis in reality who nonetheless spends his or her days trolling the internet to post inane hateful comments.

        Use illegitimate victim in a sentence.

        Patriot spends its days being an illegitimate victim on internet websites.

      • KatieDyd

        She’s NEVER played the victim. If she did, she’d never leave her house just because of all the judgmental ignoramuses like you who enjoy spreading hate and lies. All she does is describe how people act with double-edged swords. Bristol is probably the least spoiled person you’d meet. She’s famous in her own right, yet has had a normal life and job the whole time. She’s been lied about more than most people, but she’s still strong. I doubt most people could withstand the irrational hate.I know most couldn’t. My recommendation for you is to smile more, have more fun in your life, and see how that changes YOUR attitude towards strangers.

        • melinda

          Katie she constantly plays the victim. Read her book. Read the posts on this blogs. Famous in her own right? Sure, for being the pregnant teen of a VP candidate. Full time job? Seriously? What doctor’s office is going to keep a high school graduate employed fulltime while they are away for weeks and months at a time to be on reality TV, live in a house they bought in another state, travel to speaking gigs and on junkets with her mom, go on book tours…… seriously? Gullible.

          • KatieDyd

            That sounds crazy. You’re basically implying she’s always gone, when in reality, there were 2 stretches of time when she would’ve taken off work to pursue something. That’s like 7 months in FOUR years. Why do you care about her job? You don’t know her colleagues. you don’t even know her. How is it YOUr business and your business to judge? Bizarre. And her book is her account of bad mistakes and her after-thought reactions. That story is very similar to my own actually and it’s almost identical down to the pregnancy to my best friends story, except my friend chose adoption. She’ definitely doesn’t play the victim if you read it with a clear mind. She discusses being attacked for various things, yes. She discusses being attacked for the pure act of being pregnant, which is disgusting in and of itself. NO pregnancy is shameful. The media is backwards. If you were to playback all the disgusting remarks from tv back in 2008, you’d be appalled that people like that exist, that people could be so immature and judgmental and lose all perspective.

            Well, I hope you would feel that. I hope you are human. If someone truly felt like a victim in life, they person wouldn’t leave their home out of constant fear. Bristol’s never appeared afraid in public and has even strengthened in the last 2 years.

          • melinda

            What’s stalker ish about calling someone out for claiming they have a fulltime office job when they obviously don’t?

            And as for two stretches of time, that’s incorrect. Two DWTS episodes. A prolonged absence in Hollywood while working on the failed reality show with the Massey brothers. Then the absences for Life with Tripp and this recent Wife Swap. And the time she lived in AZ at the house she bought after first DWTS. Not to mention book tour, junkets with mom, speaking gigs, Candies shoots….. It’s more than 2 stretches of time. And even at 7 months in 4 years, that’s almost 2 months per year. Far cry from the normal 2 weeks vacation per year people get when they start work, especially at low skill jobs out of high school.

            Mental? No, falling for the fullime job crap would be “mental”. Too funny!

          • melory3

            It is creepy how you know every single detail of Bristol’s life, especially since you have nothing but hate for her, you really are mentally ill!

          • melinda

            Hilarious melory! Know every single detail of Bristol’s life? No, just what she publicizes. And oft times it doesn’t add up to what she and others are saying.

          • TBR

            You sure are paying close attention, too, aren’t you, melinda? It’s entertaining to watch you be so indignant when you’re called out for knowing all her details. Another tell-tale sign is that you are here on her blog…a lot. Go ahead and admit it, you love her! We won’t think any less of you…mostly because that’s really not possible.

          • melinda

            No it’s entertaining, and a very interesting social commentary following the rise and fall of Sarah Palin. We can learn much about others, particularly a certain segment of the population in this.

          • melinda

            Oh, and Katie…. playing the victim and truly feeling like a victim are two different things.

          • Lefsa123

            One of Bristol’s reality shows wanted to picture her at the (wink wink) doctor’s office where she has worked for the last four years as office manager. Of course, she refused to show even the outside of this imaginary dermatologist’s office. Yet Bristol had no hesitation giving the address and a “tour” of her new home in Arizona and also on Lake Lucille, even though this might put her little boy in harm’s way because she says she has so many stalkers. Hmmmmmmmm.

          • Rufus_Lee_King

            Kate, don’t argue with ignorance and jealousy.

          • melinda

            Nothing to be jealous of Rufus.

            And sorryi f the facts get in the way of what you want to believe.

          • donalddump

            OMG, here we go again. Bristol playing the victim. I quote, “It’s just wrong to call a child something like “illegitimate” on national television.”
            Who put the kid on national television, Bristol? You. You are responsible. You did it for money. You whored out your kid for money. Except responsibility and quit whining. Your kid should be with his father. He would be a much better role model.

          • Renny

            The ‘father’ did not want the responsibility. He wanted to do half-nude photos and date Kathy Griffin. Shut up.

          • Lefsa123

            Most people would say that Bristol’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars did nothing to improve her image. $arah actually wanted her to jiggle her boobs and wiggle her butt more and even wear a g string. Hard to say that Levi’s half nude photos or dating Kathy Griffin was any worse than Bristol and Willow laughing about setting Levi up to be ridiculed on national TV or the Palin family exploiting Tripp’s bad behavior. Palins just don’t seem to realize how trashy they look with all their low class or vulgar language–and constantly making up stories just to get themselves media attention. Wasilla residents seem to be enjoying all the time that Palins are spending away from Alaska–they call them the Village Idiots.

          • Lefsa123

            any one who is on the Boards knows that Bristol and the Palin family do not like to deal with the truth–rather than discuss things in a calm manner, they whine and become hysterical, telling the person that they are just jealous and calling them names (certainly not the behavior one expects from someone who wears their Christianity on their sleeve.

          • Rufus_Lee_King

            You haters can’t handle the truth, only spin. The Palin’s don’t spin.

          • Lynne2322

            If you believe this board; Bristol is the only person that ever had a child before she was married. Check out Hollywood babies. The magic word here is: She had it. She didn’t kill it so she didn’t have to care for it.

          • TBR

            Being gone for weeks and months to be on reality TV, owning a couple of houses, traveling to speaking gigs and junkets with her mom, book tours, etc…are far from “playing the victim.” If that’s victimization, somebody victimize ME! Your comment is full of hate, and you do appear a tad jealous there, melinda. Seriously. You look the most gullible of all.

          • melinda

            TBR, those things you list were not examples of Bristol playing the victim. They were examples of how she cannot possibly have a fulltime job in a doctor’s office as she claims. Read the comment again.

            No, I am not jealous of anyone who is famous for being famous and cashing in though selling their private life.

      • Rufus_Lee_King

        Victim??? No family has been reviled as the Palin family has. No holds barred, just pure hate and vile comments from the media on down. Most families would have crumbled under the constant barrage of mindless venom and harassment, never to be heard from again. The Palins are in-your-face examples of how we all should live our lives.
        You have defined yourself well unPat; deceived by your own ignorance.

        • melinda

          That’s funny, Rufus. No family has played the victim card as much as the Palins have, lead by Sarah. And all the while modelling herself after a pitbull and repeating the same tired attacks ad nauseum that play to those that shell out their hard earned dollars to her supposed PAC.When attention wanes, she stirs up controversy. That’s all she does, nothing more. It’s hilarious to hear some people think she’s even interested in being in office. It’s all about the money. But you keep on dreaming… and filling her purse.

          • Lynne2322

            Where is your evidence?

      • jackie

        get off your soap box.

    • Bree Merr

      Bristol is far from a victim. She is honest, unafraid and stands up for herself and her family and takes responsibility for herself. A victim cowers behind a phony name exposing a weak jealous mindset giving you a habitually whiny perspective. Perhaps you are young and still immature and will grow out of it.

  • hrh40

    Do you get the irony of your advice?

    Telling someone else to let go?

    Clinging to your notion that Bristol doesn’t write this blog? As if Nancy doesn’t have anything else to do?

    Do you get the irony?

    Here’s a hint:

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    Do you get it?

    Do you?

    • melinda

      “As if Nancy doesn’t have anything else to do?” She’s not doing it for free hrh! She gets paid to do this. It’s called earning a living to her

      • KatieDyd

        Why do you insist in fabricating things you know nothing about? Do you have a life? friends? Are you an adult? Mature adults don’t act like omnipresent beings who know all.

        • section9

          There’s an old saying, and a true one, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the Truth gets its pants on.” Mr. Churchill said that.
          It’s precisely because the Obama Administration is so corrupt and incompetent, precisely because Health Care was so poorly thought out, and to put the icing on the cake, precisely because Detroit has come up bankrupt after being ruled by Progressives for half a century, that Progressives MUST lie about their political opponents to stay afloat.
          But the wheels are coming off the Radio Flyer of lies and deceit; no regime founded on lies can for long stand, no matter how effective the propaganda. The lesson for those of us who oppose Obama is this: even the Soviet Union fell into tatters in the end. So will Obama and his crooked minions.
          In the end, it will be Palin that is left standing, and Obama and his followers that are disgraced. Ten years from now, half the people who post on the internet defending the man will deny they ever voted for him in the first place. Mark that down.

          • Pat

            In the end? When is that…the rapture or the 2nd coming? Trust me….Obama will go down in history as one of the most admired presidents while Palin will be giving appearances at your local Nascar race track.

          • section9

            There’s a torchlight parade you’re missing past your tin-penny fuhrer’s balcony, you know. He’s only pivoted on the economy for the 975th time.

            Jokes on you, sucker!

          • Guest

            Still posting on blogs of young women?
            Good god, man. You’re the age of the Pistol’s grand-dad.

            Sick.

          • section9

            Have you considered therapy, Klaus? A strict Freudian perhaps? It might help you deal with your unhealthy hatred of the Palin family.

          • Guest

            Answer the question.
            This girl is 20 and you are 3 times her age.

            You’re sick.

        • melinda

          No fabrication Katie. It was divulged when this blog was first written. A little slip-up. She wrote Bristol’s book. Sarah hires people to write her books and many Facebook posts. It’s a family business.

          • Pat

            It IS true. We all saw Nancy the ghost-writers name all over this blog – she accidentally left her name all over it while pretending to be bristol. Screen shots were taken and posted on another blog about. It’s a fact.

          • Lefsa123

            Bristol herself made the comment that both she and her Mom had hired Nancy to write their entries on Facebook. Score one for Melinda and Pat. heh40 gets the Pinocchio award.

  • mommalion

    …“just because a kid is born into a broken family doesn’t mean the child is broken.” Nicely said Bristol. You are an inspiration to many young people. Keep leading!

    • Patriot

      Where did Joan say her child is broken?

      • jackie

        patriot, she never said joan said that. she is saying that from her own mouth. read, read…..stop taking something and making more out of it. geez….

        • Pete

          Yeah, but she did say Joan called tripp illegitimate, which simply isn’t true! Joan was implying her generation considered children born out of wedlock to be illegitimate. So Bristol needs to stop taking something out of context and making more out of it just to garner sympathy!!! It’s very cowardly!

  • terlet

    Joan would have been called much worse things in her generation.

    • KatieDyd

      This is a very good point. It’s funny how Joan is celebrated in her comedy based on mockery. If any school-aged kid acted like that,even in a talent showcase, they’d be in the Principal’s office. I know she has said she would never mock a “real person” and that she mocks people who have made an obscene amount of money, but does she not realized that by her being famous and engaging in this behavior, she’s telling people (young people) that it’s okay to be judgmental, to be superficial?

      I have a good sense of humor, and I enjoy a joke rooted in prejudice as we all do. I also work in a middle school environment and I have some kids who are blatantly NASTY. My feel on Bristol is that she’s been the bullied kid, as most have. People now know she was the type about whom catty peers spread false rumors. I know she’s the sensitive type, partly because I am as well. I believe Joan was also bullied at one point. Like I said, most people have been bullied in some way. In my opinion, turning bullying comments in comedy doesn’t help the epidemic. And calling someone a Nazi is just immature, unless they think they are a Nazi and actually announce intentions of bringing back Nazi principles.

      • Lynne2322

        I know what happened to Joan’s husband; but where is Melissa son father, Is she that much different from Bristol? I hope Tripp never grows up to cause some of the hurts Joan has. At her age she should be thinking about the Lord Jesus Christ.

        • Patriot

          She’s Jewish you idiot.

          • terlet

            So was Jesus, you idiot.

          • Melinda

            So what terlet. Patriot’s comment was in response to Lynne saying Joan Rivers should be thinking about ” Lord Jesus Christ” . What does Jesus being Jewish have to do with that?

          • terlet

            Being Jewish does not preclude her thinking about Jesus as Jesus came in the flesh as a Jew. If anything, she should consider Him all the more.

          • Melinda

            She certainly would not be thinking of Jesus as “Lord” or as ” Him”. You really should be careful before you call someone an idiot terlet .

          • terlet

            She will someday. And, Patriot called Lynne2322 an idiot, but I’ll go ahead and add you to that list.

          • melinda

            She will someday? Why? Because you think everyone should share your religious beliefs? What a strange thing for people to think. I never understand that.

            And yes, Patriot called Lynne an idiot which wasn’t nice, but at least it applies to an idiotic statement Lynne made. You were similarly not nice, but Patriot did not make an idiotic statement. You did AND you called Patriot an idiot which makes you look both foolish and not so nice.

          • terlet

            Oh, honey. She will someday because someday “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.” Fact, whether you believe it or not.

          • Patriot

            That’s the problem with Christians like terler…they r so sure they r right that they don’t respect other faiths. You could,learn a thing or two from Melinda terlet.

          • terlet

            Patriot, you are just “real special.” It doesn’t if I believe or accept or respect or anything. The Truth does not change. You WILL learn a lot from Jesus.

          • Patriot

            Ah another bully for Jesus. Is this really how Jesus would behave Terry? I know you grew up in a backwoods redneck spot in NC and went to a Baptist college….and you clearly do not like to think critically about complex issues and are opposed to anything which is even remotely out of your comfort zone…but is that how you want to go through life? Limiting your experiences? Why live in a stuffy little box? You can do better.

          • terlet

            Bless your little heart, miss-named “patriot.” I don’t think you can do better.

          • melinda

            terlet, why do you suggest that Patriot is misnamed? What makes you think he doesn’t love his country as much as oh, let’s say Sarah Palin that “great American Patriot”? Is it because what he loves about this country and what he hopes for its future differs from your views?

          • terlet

            You can’t love America without loving its Founder.

          • melinda

            Really terlet? One has to “love” the founding fathers to love this country? And how does one “love” the founding fathers? By agreeing with everything they agreed on and wrote in the Constitution? And do you also require that one must also assume that the founding fathers would not have some different or additional things to say if they were present today, centuries later? That’s an odd assumption, considering who these men were………

          • terlet

            Founder with a capital “F.” That’s God.

          • melinda

            Alrighty then! So you feel that in order to love this country one must share your religious beliefs? That’s nonsense terlet.

          • terlet

            Oh, honey. Just, oh honey. Bless your heart.

          • melinda

            You must have a hard time terlet, living in the modern world. I can’t imagine what it must be like for someone like you.

          • terlet

            Yeah, as a post-modernist, you people still living backwards do tend to be downers.

          • melinda

            Sorry terlet, but you are delusional if you think you are ahead of your time holding such strong religious beliefs and believing that everyone should share your religious beliefs. Reality is we are becoming more secular and our religious beliefs are becoming more diverse.

            But I’m pretty sure you already knew that.

          • terlet

            Using terms like “religious beliefs” and “diverse” shows how very 2008 you are.

          • Patriot

            He’s also the kind of “Southerner” who lied when he was campaigning and passed abortion legislation anyway….but its ok because he took the protesters a plate of cookies.

          • Melinda

            Who is Patriot?

          • Melinda

            Terlet, you are so delusional.

          • terlet

            And you’re just precious.

          • Patriot

            Melinda its pretty obvious that toilet is the kind of person who believes that God is white and loves America the most. You know the kind who drives around with a “Pray for America” bumpersticker on their car. Because really…screw the rest of the world…its all about AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA. God is American!

          • Melinda

            No doubt patriot. It’s interesting to hear him. I honestly don’t know people like that. But they are out there. And Sarah Palin knows it too, that’s for sure.

          • melinda

            Um, knoooooooow terlet. It’s not a fact. It’s only your belief. And lots and lots and lots of people around the world don’t share your religious belief. But sure, you go right on trying to claim yours are fact.

          • terlet

            Oh, honey. Bless your little heart.

          • terlet

            And you are correct that it is “know.” You probably meant to type “no,” however.

  • Heaviness of Heart

    It’s sad the Joan is the “ATTENTION WHORE” that she is!

    • Lefsa123

      Pot call the Kettle Black. Both Sarah and Bristol are always bullying the President and his family–and then they whine if someone in their family gets comments about them. Bristol is the one who is exploiting her son and letting everyone see his bad behavior. Maybe Bristol is terribly naive or maybe she just doesn’t understand the meaning of the word illegitimate–but there is no sense in arguing whether or not he is illegitimate–he is. Or maybe Bristol would prefer to follow her mom’s thinking and believe that Joan was using the word in satire! If Limbaugh had called Tripp illegitimate, there is no doubt that it would have been OK,. Bristol probably would have had a mental breakdown if Joan had used the other word, Bastard. Bristol has decided that Tripp is her little money maker and that he should have no private life–both Sarah and Bristol are media whores and grifters and when they make so much money from sharing their personal life and calling anyone who differs from their beliefs “jealous” or “stupid” etc.-they are just playing the victim card. Who cares how many of Sarah’s family and employees are trying to convince the posters about how great Bristol is–her reputation follows her because there are a lot of people who know her. Most celebrities fiercely guard their child’s privacy and do not put their “babies” onto reality shows–Palins can’t call the paparazzi and tell them where they will be at a certain time–and then laugh at bad behavior and whine because people think she is a poor parent and raising a spoiled brat. They are the ones giving everyone the information to let them form opinions about their family–everyone else has learned to be more discreet and not to keep calling attention to their child’s bad behavior. The question for Bristol is whether the amount of money and attention that she got for being on Wife Swap was enough to make sure that everyone realizes that she had no parenting skills and that her son was a holy terror when he went out in public. Most everyone thought that Melissa offered Bristol good parenting skills–that it was too bad that Sarah couldn’t have been as loving and concerned. Too bad that now Bristol is trying to turn everyone against the Rivers family and pretend that she is the Mother of the Year.

  • melinda

    Joan was right to call Bristol out for playing the victim. It’s a recurring theme.

    As for calling her a whore and Tripp illigitimate, I think it’s rather a case of her saying that’s what they would have been called in the past. But society in general has evolved and we are now more open about unmarried sex, honest about women’s sexuality, and accepting of non traditional families. In the same way, society has evolved to be more accepting of homosexuality and gay marriage. Bristol’s life is better for the former, but she is critical of the latter, which makes the life of homosexuals better and more equal. Joan is calling Bristol out on this, but rather than understand that Bristol is (once again!) playing the victim in this post.

    • KatieDyd

      I gathered the same thing from Joan’s comment. But again, for a young woman like Bristol, who has been slandered an obscene amount, I see how easy it is to find attacks in most things. Despite the fact that most babies, even 20 years ago, were not “planned,” people still use her as their doormat for jokes. But honest Patriot, if it truly bothered and hurt her, she’d avoid all public arenas and never leave Alaska. She’s not an attention whore or you’d see her on the Bachelorette or those ridic shows. She’s never actually played the victim when she easily could be legitimized as such. She’s a victim of YOUR manipulative comments, Patriot. There’s some perspective.

      I think it’s best to remember that everyone struggles. Why make another’s life harder when it’s NEVER necessary? From your comments in general, I see a person who is sublimely unhappy, Patriot. True? I don’t want to invent a narrative as you’ve done a few times.

      • melinda

        Most babies even 20 years ago were not “planned”? Where do you get that statistic Katie? Family planning has been around a long time and the Pill has enabled women to have better control over there fertility. Bristol is the brunt of jokes for a number of reasons: She has cashed in on her teen mom status,for a short while she accepted payment from the Candies Foundation to speak out in support of abstinience, something that didn’t work for her and doesn’t for the vast majority.

        • KatieDyd

          Ok, I take back my possibly exaggerated “statistic.” I was referring to people I know, people in my family, and famous people. In my view, it’s a bit unrealistic for kids to be planned. I can agree that feminism has made some women push back motherhood, and I’ve met 26 year olds who live in secret regret that they don’t have kids yet.

          All in all, we should NEVER not do something because there are some people who perceive it as societally unacceptable. As long as it’s not illegal and can be legitimately and stably achieved, go for it. There will always be haters. Maybe one day, hopefully, that won’t be the case.

          • melinda

            Katie, a 26 year old should not have “regret” that they don’t have kids yet. They still have many fertile years ahead of themselves. Someone 10 years older, perhaps, who is facing imminent if not already decline in fertility and a heightened risk for complicated pregnancies and special needs children might eel some regret…. but not a 26 year old.

      • Patriot

        Oh Katie this statement “She’s not an attention whore or you’d see her on the Bachelorette or those ridic shows” is going to come back and haunt you. BET on it.

        • Lefsa123

          Pretty common knowledge that Bristol’s publicity agents are working their hardest to get her on the Bachelorette. Working just as hard as they did to get Bristol or Todd invited–and Sarah and her staff are also trying to get Willow to get gigs like Bristol. You don’t actually think that Bristol appeared on DWTS because she had so much dancing talent or athleticism, do you????

          • 1MiddleRoader

            You may be right (I’m not in the reality TV loop), but so what?
            What’s wrong with someone, especially someone who was thrust into the public spotlight, cashing in on it? She didn’t compromise her principles to be on these shows–if she does get on Bachelorette, she probably won’t be the one making out in a hot tub. If anything, she uses the shows, books, etc. to promote her views. As for DWTS, isn’t the point of the show to have celebrities paired with real dancers? They pick the people based on viewer appeal, not dancing or athletic talent. Tucker Carlson, Jerry Springer, and Tom Delay have been on the show. Personally, I don’t care for reality shows-they’re as “real” as Joan Rivers’ face, but I don’t begrudge Bristol for being on them, and blogging about it. Her life, her family, her choice.

      • Patriot

        What kind of mother would put their pregnant teenager in the national spotlight just to further their career?

        • melinda

          … and to stop rumors that were circulating even before her VP nomination that Trig was actually Bristol’s baby.

        • Guest

          A Palin would.

    • maria1

      It’s funny that she doesn’t call attention to the numerous friends and associates of hers in Hollywood and NY that don’t think twice about having children out of wedlock and they are supposed to know better. Every time I pick up a magazine it’s loaded with stories of stars and celebrities who are pregnant with every tom,dick and harry’s baby. It’s glorified in the press. Do I hear Kardashian’s? Two of them didn’t think anything about getting pregnant with someone they aren’t married to. Bristol did a foolish thing, but she was a young, naïve girl who believed some sorry jerk cared. She is a victim, by some big mouth who loves to make fun of other people. If she hadn’t had all those face lifts, it would be dragging the floor. TO ALL THE BIGOTED PEOPLE, PUT YOURSELF IN HER POSITION. IF YOU HAD A 17 YR OLD DAUGHTER THAT MADE THE MISTAKE AND ACCIDENTLY GOT PREGNANT, WOULD YOU APPRECIATE YOUR CHILD BEING CALLED THE NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN THROWN AT HER?

      • melinda

        Heaviess, I think you have missed the point of Joan’s comment. She was not calling Bristol a whore. She does not believe Bristol is a whore nor does she believe others, including her frineds and associates in Hollywood who have had babis out of wedlock are whores. She was saying that is what she WOULD have been called in the past, before our society had evolved to where it is today. Bristol accepts this progress for her own situation but not for others, specifically homosexuals. That is Joan’s point.

        • Rufus_Lee_King

          Regardless of how you twist it, Rivers had no “legitimate” reason to say it. The only purpose for that comment was to hurt others.

  • Pam Rios

    Well said Bristol. Joan Rivers goes all 1950′s!-I found that hilarious! God bless you and precious Tripp!

  • melinda

    Funny, the caption under the photo could just as easily read:

    “Bristol Palin believes “everything goes” when it comes to non-traditional families… unless there’s a chance to criticize gay marrriage . Then, she suddenly claims the sexual standards of the 1950s”

    That, I believe, is what Joan Rivers was getting at. And of course she was saying it in such a way as to get attention and playback. Surely the Palin clan can relate to that!

  • Beck

    Bristol I read once “people will love you, and people will hate you, and none of it will have anything to do with you” I have a four year old son and can’t imagine what it would be like to see people criticize my not perfect parenting on tv. I respect you and your family. Please keep being perfectly flawed. You are reaching people sister, they are just speaking softer than those criticizing you.

    • KatieDyd

      I too admire her. She’s experienced nothing about parenting we all haven’t personally seen in our own lives. We know there are stages in children. The impressive thing is she remains calm and light-hearted, and has a good relationship with her son. I’m impressed with how adaptable he is.

      • Beck

        Amen :)

      • Patriot

        She’s hardly light-hearted. I’m sure her mother can see the chip on Bristol’s shoulder from her house. What Bristol could have done is ignored Joan’s comments completely. Brought ZERO attention to them and continued to raise her son and work on her career.

        But she didn’t. Because the only way for her to get attention is to play the victim and beg for sympathy. She could have gone to college and stayed out of the lime light and NO ONE would be talking about her or her “choices” at all. Seems to me like thats what a Momma Grizzly would do…protect her young at all costs.

        You are very defensive towards Bristol. She has plenty of money and security and hardly needs your constant protection. Go outside and breath the fresh air Katie! There’s more to life than your obsession with this young lady. Try and smile more…let things slide off your back…stop looking for a fight and feeling like you need to defend faux celebrities who laugh at you behind your back.

        • melory3

          Projection, thy name is ishy!

          “Go outside and breath the fresh air ishy! There’s more to life than your obsession with this young lady. Try and smile more…let things slide off your back…stop looking for a fight and feeling like you need to defend foulmouth celebrities who laugh at you behind your back.”

          • Patriot

            Right back at you Smelly Melly

  • Mark Ward

    Oh I have to comment on this one… Bristol, she’s right in one respect. I’m not as old as her but I am 54. We were raised in a time when her generation would have called anyone born out of wedlock illegitamate and the girl would have been considered a whore for having sex before marriage, but on the other hand Joan with her trash talking routine of comedy would be called a tramp for having a fowl gutter mouth. That was her day and time, not today. Today they accept trash mouth talk from a tramp and consider it funny. I don’t I call it still talk from a tramp. I don’t think she was calling you a whore today at all, she was pointing out the differences in the generations and how they look at shocking things. She was inferring that being shocked by the comments and questions of her houseguests then you would really be shocked by how people would have treated you back in her day. There’s a difference. Your a little sensitive obviously because she did say things overboard, but not this one, I think your taking her comment out of context and bothered to much.

    • Pat

      She’s thin skinned. Like Mommy. Version 2.0. The Palin’s failed at Hollywood and keep going back for more then complain about it. Amazing what the greed turns out. Claims she works a “full-time” 9-5 job???? Yeah, riiiight lol. Can’t be in Wasilla & Hollywood at the same time.

  • KatieDyd

    Honestly, I think Bristol’s just a prudish person who grew up safety in her small town surrounded by a huge family and is learning firsthand that many people didn’t have that security and picturesque quality around them, and still don’t. Joan was poor and is a self-made woman, though it took her years. Despite a few disagreements with her, I don’t disrespect her and even admire her for her life’s accomplishments. Everyone has a story and a lesson. Cue the Breakfast Club.

    • melinda

      Oh, I wouldn’t call Bristol prudish. She was sexually active teen afterall. That’s pretty normal and not prudish

      • Patriot

        Nothing prudish about this family. Proven history of having sex before marriage..often in teens. Drug use, partying…you name it they’ve tried it.

  • Guest

    Ahh, so neither Joan nor her daughter, Melissa, had sex
    before they were married! Aren’t they such godly, Jewish ladies Or they did
    have sex, but they didn’t get pregnant…so, an unmarried girl is only a whore if
    she gets pregnant? In the 1950s Joan would
    be the filthy-mouthed, octogenarian,
    crazy grandmother who was locked up in an insane asylum for her degenerate
    mind and mouth.

    • melinda

      No, Joan and her daughter most likely had sex outside of marriage. And most women in the 1950′s did as well. Not much has changed except that society has evolved to be more open about this and accepting of women’s sexuality.

      And no, a woman is not a whore if she has sex out side of marriage or if she gets pregnant out side of marriage. That was in the past, as Joan noted. Thankfully, times have changed in this and other regards.

  • joewmelton@att.net

    joan rivers was married to a very sick man…she’s a broken woman.

  • Texarkansan

    There are NO illegitimate children……only illegitimate parents.

  • Dulleya

    You go! Forget about the haters! Here’s a saying for you, “Let the haters be your motivators”. You continue to be you and do what you do best. We love you for who you are and what you stand for, and your son Tripp is getting so big and cuter by the day :)

    • Patriot

      Oh Bristol would never use that saying Dulleya…because its a quote from a KNOWN homosexual who, gasp, is MARRIED to her same sex partner. She should use something from her hero Ted Nugent. Thats more her style.

      • Dulleya

        I’m wasn’t trying to quote anyone Patriot. I would hope that Bristol take that as some encouragement. And as I see it that saying can be used without having any mal intent. So you going on your mini rant is childish.

  • Sue B

    You always respond to these stupid people and their remarks with such grace and dignity. I support you, Bristol, 100%. Tripp is a precious blessing.

    • Patriot

      Oh please..grace and dignity? Where and when? Bristol is a spoiled brat who never met a grudge she didn’t like to hold….just like her mother,

  • Patriot

    “Rivers tells “Access Hollywood,” “They’re very nice girls. They’re
    scared girls. The mother is so out there and so opinionated, and they’re
    very careful, constantly thinking that they’re going to make the wrong
    step. She’s very, very pretty, terribly shy, very closeted.

    She’d never
    been to a Broadway musical. I was sitting there with six gay friends.
    Our mouths dropped.

    She’s never been to Europe. That’s why I said, ‘Come
    live with me for a month. Boy, oh boy, would we have a good time!
    Let’s go to Venice and put our feet in the canal. Let’s have fun.’ It
    sounds stupid, but I felt very sorry for her.

    And I liked her
    tremendously, and she is so nice — not a mean bone in her body.”

    By
    the end of the experience, Rivers found herself overly emotional about
    the swap, admitting all four women felt a new bond with one another
    after their time in each others’ homes. She divulges, “We all cried when
    the week was up. Melissa and Willow were crying and kissing, and I was
    hugging Bristol saying, ‘Come to New York. I want to show you some
    Jews!’”

    Yes Joan is a MONSTER! LOL.

    • Renny

      That was bs. One minute she talks about liking Bristol, the next she’s in a private camera moment making insinuations. That was nasty. Then again she has to keep her Hollywood cred.

      • Lily

        Why don’t you go gush all over your sweetie, pants,pooping,draft dodging, sexual predator, nugent, ya palin a## kisser.

        • NJC

          Looks like you hit a troll-nerve Renny! These trolls hate hearing the truth so they resort to name-calling, LOL!

      • $23873599

        Sure looks like the nice Christian girl is doing the same as the Rivers! She gets home, talks to Mama Grizzly, and then suddenly the Rivers are the monsters and the Palins are the victims. Joan was right–Bristol is so wishy washy that she does whatever her mentally ill mama wants her to do to get the name in the news.

  • Hans Calkins

    Bristol, don’t let someone like Joan Rivers hurt your feelings. She is from a different, less tolerant generation. Nobody ever asks her why her husband Edgar committed suicide, do they? I enjoyed the show very much, for you and Melissa. I hate Joan, she insults everyone. She is a comedienne, yes, but so area other women and they don’t insult everyone.

    • melinda

      Yes, Joan is from an older, less tolerant time than Bristol. And yet, she is more tolerant than Bristol of homosexuals. That is Joan’s point Hans.

  • annes_123

    Why in the world didn’t Bristol talk to Joan about all of this while she was living with her? Was the boat money so important that she sucked it up and played along?
    Why agree to spend 2 weeks with someone that is so evil?

    The girl makes my head spin. Nothing ever makes sense.

    • Renny

      Because Rivers said this in an ‘off stage’ comment. Bristol was not present. We don’t know when they shot this comment from Joan. She can only respond if she knows there’s something to respond to. Obviously, she only saw it when the show aired. Makes plenty of sense huh.

      • annes_123

        I have a hard time believing Bristol didn’t see the show until it aired but if so, ok. I still think coming on this blog to make a stink makes no sense. What is the point really? To get everyone feeling sorry for her and everyone despising Joan Rivers?

        ..and the “horse” and “stupid” and evil comment from Bristol’s previous post happened a few years ago – well before the she agreed to go on the show.

        Stop making excuses for Bristol! Ya’ll paint her like a big dummy.

        • Renny

          Um, this is her blog. People vent in their blogs. She’s answering a question and telling us how she feels. What’s wrong with that. If it bothers you, you shouldn’t read.

          • annes_123

            I’ll follow anyone and comment on anyone’s blog that is in the public eye trying to sway political and social opinions (Government bashing and Media bashing).
            In addition to being filthy rich while always trying to garner pity and sympathy for how much she “struggles” doesn’t help the cause either.
            In addition, I follow her mama as she has the same song and dance. Insult, grudges,.. all for sympathy and to turn folks away from anyone that has dared say something negative about them… all while being filthy rich and requesting money at every opportunity.

            As long as Bristol and Sarah continue their charade.. I will follow and question.

            They are public figures.

          • jackie

            what amazes me is, how everyone jumps on the hate train. and jumps on the judging train. joan says hurtful things all the time and that is what she does for money. joan isnt funny anymore and if you wanna be hurtful, well she could have gone down the same road and said things about how her daughters marriage failed and how joans did as well and what happened to her in the past and that joan is ugly and looks like a horse and no amount of surgery could ever change that. but all bristol did was say, hey your words are hurtful and i didnt like them. why cant she express that wihtout so much backlash? why cause everyone cant look and say, ya know that shouldnt have been said about someone’s kid. tripp didnt ask to be born, his parents wanted him. and why talk about the child. are you a parent? would you like someone talking junk about your kid? i dont think you would. Unless you are a dead beat dad or a parent who is just bad!!!

          • annes_123

            I have NOOOO problem with Bristol (or her mama) being upset with something someone said.

            The problem I have is the way they deal with it.

            Years old grudges pecking away secretly to their fans rather than addressing the person head on.

            And they never fail to slip some nasty bits of insults themselves.

            - An author makes a steal by renting a place next to his subject (Joe McGinniss) and Mz. Sarah turns him into a pedophile peeping tom watching her bend over her flower garden.

            - David Letterman makes a joke and he’s all of the sudden a pedophile rapist.

            Limp, perverted, impotent, peeping tom, gang rapists ….THAT’s how they handle insults.
            The cherry on top is having their fans HATE the person that said the insult.
            Anyone that says something “not nice” to the Palins and they are automatically the scum of the earth and no one should ever watch their show or like them ever, ever again!
            There is something seriously wrong with that… especially when begging for more $$ is always peeping behind the corner.

          • Starr

            Joan Rivers makes jokes–Sarah is obsessive and she says cruel things about people. No class at all the way she is always attacking the President’s wife and kids. Chip on her shoulder because everyone knows Sarah cost McCain the election.

          • NJC

            The people making critical comments aren’t rational, normal human beings, they do this for living. They’re on here constantly bashing Bristol and her family.

        • VL123

          are u stupid?

    • $23873599

      motivated by money.

  • http://www.twitter.com/kev_lawson Kevin Lawson

    Regardless of who she is, what Joan said is something that another person should never say to someone else. I won’t pretend we live in a fairytale land where everyone gets along but, while her intent was to paint Bristol in a negative light, all she did was reveal the true perverted and disgusting nature of her own heart.

  • Jessica

    Bristol, read her comments again. She never called you a whore or said that your son is illegitimate. She said that in her generation, people would have said those things about you. He calling you out on playing the victim was correct. You have been doing this for years!

    • Samson

      Spot on Jessica!

  • Robin Wilson-Waltz

    Joan is a disgusting lost soul just pray for her soul.
    Your baby is a gift from God and you are an amazing woman and Momma.
    You had a good teacher. Love your Momma too and how she stands up for what is right whether others agree or not.

    • Patriot

      Oh she’s a “disgusting” lost soul…then you babble on about God? HYPOCRITE! The only think that’s disgusting is people like you pretending to be Christians.

  • Lisa314

    I don’t agree with anything the Palin’s have to say politically……but, I admire the fact that Bristol is doing what she has to take care of her son. Now, he does need some discipline – but he’s 4 for crying out loud. I have a four year old grandson, and believe me, he’s a handful, but he would NEVER hit me or his mother. If he did, he’d be in so much trouble he wouldn’t know what to do! Tripp is adorable, but he needs boundaries. They need to call his bluff immediately, or when he’s a teenager, they aren’t going to know what to do with him. It’s obvious that Bristol loves her son. There’s no doubt about it, but she’s a young single mother. There is only so much she can do on her own. Keep on truckin’ Bristol!! Continue to love and care for your son, just add a little more discipline and he’ll be fine. God bless you!

  • Jan

    Joan has made millions for 60 years bullying innocent people for laughs. She is uninformed and has a filthy mouth. Move on and ignore her.

    • Patriot

      Geez for such a “bully” she sure most be very popular to have made such wealth.

    • Pat

      Let’s see….who was it in their emails (it’s in black & white & a fact!) that called Jewish Republican Rep. Jay Ramras the names “birdnose” & “vajayjay” and said that he’s not gettin’ any from the little wife and that she better keep the likes of him away from her daughter?

      Was it Sarah Palin? Or was it Joan Rivers?

  • melinda

    ” I like to say, “just because a kid is born into a broken family doesn’t mean the child is broken.””

    This is an odd thing for a young, single parent to say, don’t you think? Why would such a person refer to their family by such a term that speaks of dysfunctionality. I would think such a person would take offensive to the term. I know single moms who certainly do.

    It sounds more like something an older person with a conservative, traditional, judgemental view of families would say.

    • Patriot

      LOL! Exactly Melinda! No way Bristol writes this stupid blog. Lap it up sheep!

  • Resettozero

    Bristol, this old feller thinks you are prettier than Jennifer Lawrence and I suspect the make-up folks were instructed to make her look as much like Bristol Palin as possible, while filming her performances as Katniss Everdeen. In other words, Katniss Everdeen in the movie looked more like Bristol Palin than Jennifer Lawrence does naturally. Also, I think you are as gutsy as your Mom and Dad are.

    • Resettozero

      And I’m old enough to know that Joan Rivers never-ever was a truly funny person. Don’t believe everything they say about her being a decent comedienne; she never was all that good.

  • Renny

    I agree with you Bris. I wondered if you knew what she’d said at the time and I guessed that you didn’t. It was an add-on. Not right of her to say how much she liked you, then turn around and say that when you weren’t there. I liked Melissa and her son, but Melissa is divorced. THAT would not have gone over well in ‘Joan’s time’ either. Neither would all of her ‘gay friends’. She should remember those things before freely commenting on you. When Murphey Brown did it, on purpose, the liberals shouted,, ‘Hurrah!’ and bashed Dan Quayle for speaking out against a woman purposely having a baby without a father in it’s life. Does Joan remember that? Brown turned into an icon for women’s rights. But, then again, liberals can talk out of both sides of their mouths, and their behinds.

    • Lily

      Of course you agree with “Bris,” What are you? Her great uncle or something.

    • melinda

      Renny, you missed the point of Joan’s comment as well. Her point was that times had changed and Bristol should appreciate that.

      And fyi, a financially independent single woman who chooses to have a baby herself is quite a different situation than an unwed high school student who happens to get pregnant. And fyi, neither is considered a “whore” these days.

      • Renny

        No, I heard Joan’s comment while watching the show. Her point was that Bristol was playing the victim because in her day Bristol would have been called that and now she should shut up. Well, Bris wasn’t playing the victim and her defensiveness had nothing to do with having a baby. It comes from the constant attacks on herself and her family. You’ll recall the story that Trig was really Bristol’s and the father was her father? Really? Incest on top of all the other crap she’s had to put up with from liberals? No, I didn’t miss the point Joan did. But it was nice to hear her admit that Sarah is not stupid or she couldn’t have become Governor.

  • Lily

    Careful Bristol, you’re starting to attract the lonely old man crowd, just like your mother. Look at all the old men posting on this blog? Yuck.

    • Renny

      Concern troll. Ooooh.

      • Lily

        Hahaha, just looked at your posting history. You are a female. And….you want Ted, the child molester, Nugent to run for President. Lolllllllll.

        • Renny

          Ted the child molester? You are what I call a ‘whacko’. Troll on, whacko.

          • Lily

            Ya, Ted the child molester, pants pooping, draft dodger. You gush all over him and want him to be President. Lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    • Guest

      They already have. Men in their 50′s to 60′s post here. Sick.

  • melory3

    Low information voters run amok here at Bristols blog! Why do people who know the least know it the loudest? If they could only see themselves! At least Obambi is proud of them!

    Bristol, Rush must be so jealous of you. He’s been trying this whole year to reach out to the low information voters, and here you gather them by merely existing – all the while bombarding them with TRUTH!! Keep up the good work! The truth will set some of them free as you inform them about issues that they will never hear about from the liberal media.

    • melinda

      melory, the posts written for Bristol’s blog rarely inform. And when they attempt too, the blogwriter often gets it wrong, misunderstanding (mis representing?) the article or the issue.

      But sure, you go with that……

    • $arah

      Doesn’t surprise me that you listen to Rush Blimpbaugh. Conservatives love their, drug addicted, multiple marriages, Multiple kids from multiple women, pant crapping, draft dodging cheating, pedophiles like blimpbaugh and nugent. Lol.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    Dear Bristol Palin,
    I like to say, “just because a kid enters a non-traditional family doesn’t mean the child is illegitimate or broken.”
    P.S. You might want to send your post to the Family Research Council, since it calls rising illegitimacy America’s social catastrophe.

    Dear Sarah Palin,
    Undocumented immigrants, many of whom are children, are not illegal.

    • Stranded in Sonoma

      What they are is that they are HERE illegally. They have broken our immigration laws. Every country on this planet has the right to protect and defend its borders. That is international law. If you doubt that, try crossing Mexico’s southern border.

      What they AREN’T is UNDOCUMENTED. They have FRAUDULENT documentation out the wazoo. I suggest you do some research on the web to find out just how much. You can start at Michelle Malkin’s website. She has loads of data on the documentation in possession of illegal aliens.

      • 1MiddleRoader

        My point was about the children. I should have rephrased my last comment to “Children of illegal aliens (or whatever you choose to call them) are not illegal”. Just as Tripp is not responsible for what his parents did, neither are they. But agree with you on the right to protect our border.

  • VickiBender

    Don’t play the victim… In my generation, Tripp would be called illegitimate. Bristol would be called the little whore down the block True statement. I was born in the 50′s. That was how my mother was viewed. She told me how wen renting an apartment the land lady put in that that she could not have any men in her apartment . My grandmother and her where both kicked out of their church. Their family members who refused to allow mw in their home until he married. Teenagers had to leave school . Times have changed. That is what she was referring to. That was how I saw it when I watched the show.

  • Stranded in Sonoma

    I’ve noticed how many libtard koolaidian trolls are posting here. Bristol Palin must scare you so much you have to trash her. But if someone says anything negative about Mooshell Obama, the rending of clothes and the gnashing of teeth can be heard all the way to the moon. If you want to speak ill of Bristol Palin, just remember, that makes Mooshell and Malaria and Sharia fair game as well.

    • melinda

      Stranded,your comment is so ridiculous. Why do you accuse anyone with views other than yours of “drinking the koolaid”? Why would you even think everyone would think the same (as you)? And how on earth would Bristol “scare” anyone? I’m not so sure you thought any of that through.

    • $arah

      What would you like to say about the Obama girls? Go ahead, share all the nasty things you’d like to say about them. Probably nothing we haven’t read before on nasty conservative websites.

    • annes_123

      What in the world are you talking about?
      The First Lady and her girls have never tweeted, blogged or have a FB page insulting people, begging people to $watch their TV show or $buy their book, or brag about the fancy new boat they bought.

      And I’ve never heard one negative thing about any of them… why? because there is nothing to say. If anyone has legitimate criticism, good for them. I just can’t imagine what.

      • $arah

        Unlike Bristol and Willow and their gay bashing Facebook tantrum.

      • $arah

        I have read some pretty nasty things about the Obama girls on a few conservative websites. Hannity.com and Twitchy.com come to mind.

        • Renny

          No, you haven’t.

    • Guest

      Scare us? You mean like Sarah?

    • Lisa314

      Whatever you think of Mrs. Obama, calling her Mooshell is childish, cruel, and immature. Shame on you!

      • $23873599

        Bristol is so indignant about the comments that Joan Rivers made but almost everyone here that has lived through the 50′s agrees with her comment–not a label by her–just a comment about how it would have been. What is hypocritical is that these same people who are so upset about Joan Rivers comments see nothing wrong with making comments about the President, his wife and children, male’s anatomy and they talk about Joan’s ugly language–but yet it is OK if Sarah Palin makes her potty mouth comments about everyone’s penis or male anatomy. I guess it is alright if you use vulgar, crude language if you also say that you are a Christian but Joan should be stoned because she is Jewish and doesn’t get to….?Look at all the name calling by those trying to support Bristol on these boards–makes one think that likes attract likes and the Palin family has no class.

  • bellagrazi

    Very powerful words, Bristol. I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of you. I literally winced when I heard Joan Rivers say that. What a cruel thing to say. Every child is a blessing. Tripp is an adorable, smart little boy. I know he’s the light of your life, Bristol. No child should ever be talked about like that. But I’d be willing to bet that Joan regrets making those comments now. At least I hope she does.

  • aloha43

    Again, Bristol, boohoodleyhoo.

    *You* recited a laundry list of negative things Joan has said about you.

    And yet you chose to appear on a show with her.

    You *chose* to appear on a show and included your minor son.

    *You*, Bristol, *you*.

    *You* chose to display, on national TV, the son *you* bore out of wedlock. Like it or not, many people will react negatively to the circumstances of your son’s birth. *You* didn’t care.

    *You*, *you* Bristol, nobody but *you* decided to make the circumstances of his birth a national conversation.

    For money. You did it for money, money, money.

    And you dare to take a swipe at Joan? None of this would have happened except that *you* chose to appear on a national TV show with someone who had previously made negative remarks about you, and *you* chose to include your son in this show.

    What a typical Palin, refuse to take any personal responsibility for the consequences of your selfish actions. You are revolting and a terrible mother.

    • Sam

      The palins whine, complain and play the victim, ALL THE TIME. Poor us, poor, us, pity us, show us how much you feel sorry for us. Send money, buy our crap.

      Next up from SP, those evil liberal atheists want to destroy Christimas….buy my book. How ironic.

      • martin

        Sarah and Bristool use every opportunity to get themselves attention and lots of money. Isn’t it ironic that this family wants you to buy their book for Christmas presents–some people give money to those who are less fortunate at Christmas–but the Palins think that they are so deserving and needy that this money should go to them instead. Quite the hypocrites–you would have to be pretty dumb to think that you want to celebrate Christmas like the Palins! Sarah has already told us the last year Todd paid her plastic surgeon for “a new rack.” It’s all about the cup size for them.

  • NJC

    Sadly Joan Rivers’ husband, who was often the subject of her derogatory jokes, committed suicide for no apparent reason which was a huge slap in Joan’s face.
    Then Joan’s daughter Melissa’s most recent boyfriend, Steven Hirsch, was named by Forbes magazine “THE KING of PORN” and Melissa’s previous boyfriend, Jason Zimmerman, was also into porn.

    Joan’s grandson Cooper is sure to have issues considering his mother’s disturbing choice of men, his grandfather’s suicide, his grandmother’s propensity to surround Cooper with belligerent gays like the ones Joan invited to have dinner with you on “Wife Swap” and of course, Joan’s Freak Show of a career. Cooper seems like a nice kid, so ignore the beast and pray for Cooper.

    • Melinda

      NJC, I’m not sure how his grandfathers suicide will affect him since he didn’t know him. Unless you are suggesting Cooper may have inherited whatever mental illness his grandfather had . Nor do I see how The presence of gay men will adversely affect him. Now, as for some if his mothet’s poor choices, that may adversely affect him, just as Briatol’s may affect Tripp. It does seem however that Melissa and Joan have not hyper exposed Cooper to the limelight as Bristol has with Tripp. I didn’t even know Melissa had a son until this show.

      • Ooops

        Bristol has 2 things : her mom and her son – without them she is nothing, with them she is not that much either…

      • NJC

        Reading comprehension problems, Melinda? “Belligerent” angry, looking for a fight, hostile, aggressive gays like the ones who tried to engage Bristol in a fight by demanding she defend her or her Mom’s opinions.

        • Melinda

          Oh yes, gee gosh….. Poor, poor Bristol being asked to defend her position on gays and gay marriage. I bet that even had the nerve to ask about her erroneous statemt that ” we know ” children do better in a father/mother home. SorryN but I don’t recall seeing ” belligerent” men at that table!

          • NJC

            It was a set-up from the start by Joan to bait Bristol and of course sleazy Joan had to stack the deck with a group of guys with huge chips on their shoulders who weren’t at all interested in furthering understanding or bridging the gap. It was simply a pile-on by guys 10 yrs older or more than Bristol and their smug expressions said it all, the old creeps.

          • melinda

            Oh yes, that’s right because Bristol/Nancy/Sarah is sooooo interested in bridging the gap! You make me laigh NJC. Sorry, but is Bristol agrees to putting her name on posts against others’ rights to equality, she should expect to be called out on it. If she doesn’t like it she shouldn’t be going on reality TV for starters. What do you think they pay the bucks for?

          • $23873599

            NJC–I think you and Bristol were watching an entirely different show than what everyone else saw. Your hatred of all gays is coming through loud and clear–it is almost as if your real name is Willow. The majority of Americans (according to the polls) approve of gay marriages and do not believe that God thinks they are sinners.

      • brenda

        I think the point of NJC’s comment is that Sarah Palin is obviously mentally ill–watch Game Change and you you can see the concern of everyone who worked on the campaign trail with her; and logic tells you that all the Palins and Heath are just as sick and greedy. They have no kindness in their hearts or concern for those who are poor–the Palins only think about what’s in it for us?

    • Grifterclan

      I’d bet good money that Cooper turns out to be a more well rounded, compassionate, responsible, better educated and more accepting man than anyone in the palin clan produces.

    • MountainClimber

      Well that explains why Joan and Melissa are such a mess.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    Yes, Bristol, your son’s life is legitimate, and I understand your maternal instinct to defend him. I think Joan should have kept Tripp out of it. That said, Joan’s comment was in response to Bristol saying that she felt “attacked” at the fancy dinner b/c politics was mentioned. I guess it was Joan’s way of saying “Toughen up” (equivalent to the old “Back in my day, I had to walk 10 miles to school barefoot…”). Joan’s humor is crass and she calls everyone a tramp or a slut- her early stand-up shtick revolved around tramp jokes about a fictional classmate. Maybe Bristol is too young to remember that; otherwise she wouldn’t have been so shocked. I have to say, though, that reading some of the comments on this blog, it’s not just Joan’s older generation that calls her those names- Bristol made a mistake, and accepted the consequences. Get over it, people!

  • Tyroanee

    I’ll try to be brief Nancy…
    Please show Bristol how to use Google or Wikipedia so she may truly know the meaning of a word before chastising someone whom is speaking the truth.
    * final thought: Because Bristol named the child after her father’s prostitute this is the really sick thing he will have to endure, way more than being
    illegitimate.

  • Scott Cameron

    Bristol, disregard the critics, trolls and Joan Rivers. Let’s be blunt, Rivers is a snake and as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside. NY mag refers to her as “garbage-mouth.” She and her daughter aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer, but are vain, superficial lightweights. Anyone who obsesses like those two about their appearance, and other’s, are going to harbor resentment for natural beauties like you and Gov Palin. Rivers is supposed to tell jokes but she and Melissa have become the joke. My grandmother is aging gracefully, glad my name isn’t Cooper.

    • Patriot

      Have you seen Sarah Palin lately Scott? She’s hardly a natural beauty.

    • Trix

      Is that rubber piece implanted in Bristol’s chin natural? Are the 6 inch hooker heels and the wigs Sarah wears natural? Natural beauty, pfttt.

      • melinda

        Natural? Hahahaha!!! Beauty? Huh?

        • Traute

          Both Bristol and Sarah seem to be getting their wardrobe from Todd’s girls. Tight short skirts and high heels and wigs –what happened to all the clothes they didn’t return to the GOP?

  • Brittany

    Bristol, listen to what she said again. She did NOT call your son illegitimate. She said IF you had grown up in the 50′s, he probably would have been called that by other people. She’s saying that you shouldn’t play the victim because things could be a lot worse. NO ONE is calling your son illegitimate, and you should be grateful for that because teen moms in the 50′s didn’t have it so easy.

    • MountainClimber

      Don’t try to excuse Rivers by distorting the facts to fit the “nice Joan” narrative, it won’t wash considering the Anti-Defamation League recently demanded an apology from Rivers for what they described as a “vulgar and hideous” Holocaust joke.

  • Brittany

    Bristol, listen to what she said again. She did NOT call your son illegitimate. She said IF you had grown up in the 50′s, he probably would have been called that by other people. She’s saying that you shouldn’t play the victim because things could be a lot worse. NO ONE is calling your son illegitimate, and you should be grateful for that because teen moms in the 50′s didn’t have it so easy

  • Samson

    Poor wittle Bristol! The fact is, your son IS illegitamate. The definition of illegitimate is “born to parents who are not married to each other”. Bristol, don’t you remember when your mother trumpeted to the whole world during McCain’s campaign that you and Levi were engaged to be married? She was trying to make your unborn child legitamate. But after the campaign failed and your whole family snuck back to Alaska with the false glory shattered, it didn’t take long for you to get un-engaged. As if that were not embarrassing enough, after your child was born you and Levi then proceeded to put on a second false but public engagement in People magazine. That fell apart only days later. (worth a few bucks though!) And then you became Candy’s ambassodor for abstinence. What a load of crap! And you expect us to feel sorry for you!

    You’re just lucky no one calls your son a bastard. Because that is another word for illegitamate.

    • MountainClimber

      The word illegitimate is right in front of your ugly nose and you still can’t spell it. I heard how stupid you trolls were, but I couldn’t believe it until I read your rant. You low info, illiterate trolls never get out of your mommy’s basement so I suppose you’ve never heard of Edna Gladney who fought for children’s rights and lobbied to have the word illegitimate removed from birth certificates in ’36. Gladney’s life amounted to something, shame yours never will.

      • Samson

        Ha MC! Thought I would get a rise out of you for my mish-spellling! Too funny! Trublle is (or is that trouble?), you don’t (or is that doughn’t?) defend against one single point I brought up as to WHY Bristol’s child is illegitamate (oh sorry mate, illegitimate). You only defend not using the word illegitimate. Glad you don’t have to defend not using the b word or the r word. ..Uh sorry, I guess I can’t even complete my words spelled or not.

        Yep, it’s pretty dark in my mommy’s basement…. until I pull the curtains to let in the light of Central Park.

        Uh-oh! I just had a horrible thought. Did I mis-spell embarressing? I’m embaresed.

        Thanks spell-checker. I’ll close my curtains and go back to my basement now.

      • Patriot

        Mountain Climber the phrase “low information” has passed…its very last season. Also google comma splice.

        • melory3

          “Mountain Climber the phrase “low information” has passed…its very last season” Says Ishy the low info voter, ROFLOL! You wish, that phrase will remain with us as long as we have mind-numbed robot liberals in this world.

        • melory3

          You wish, ishy the low info voter!

  • FairyQueen Soillse

    I was never a Joan Rivers fan, but reading this has made me even less so. It disappoints me to see a person so caught up in their own righteousness that they can see nothing more then the end of their nose as it points into the air.

    Bristol, you impressed me when I read the people article about you. You won my heart on Dancing with the Stars, and with each and every blog I read from you I gain more and more respect for your approach to life.

    Tripp is a handsome and amazing gift for you. He loves you for no other reason than you are Mommy, and that is more than enough. Never, never, let anyone, particularly high horse riding, self-righteous “celebrities” put a damper on anything you do. Remain you, an amazing woman who has learned from her experiences and has found the joy and positive in everything that happens.

    May God bring you the blessing you deserve.

  • exodus2011

    Well said Bristol!

    you are such a great Leader for young Americans .. candidly addressing past decisions wrt rebellion and showing how to move on in a positive, loving and constructive way …

    “we have ALL sinned and fallen short of the Glory of G-D” (Romans 3 v 23) … it’s just that your life has been way more public than most …

    but Our Heavenly Father has provided you with special personality and character qualities plus an AMAZING Believing family which enable you to turn lemons into lemonade gal! **__**

    WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Romans 8 v 28 has been, and is now, my steady, spiritual, non-leaky lifeboat! and from your frank and honest communications I can imagine it being so for you and your family also …

    These gems in your post stood out for me today: (Thank you Bristol **__**)

    “Anyway, I have addressed my pregnancy many times in public. I’m thankful for a God who forgives and loves.”

    and

    “I like to say, “just because a kid is born into a broken family doesn’t mean the child is broken.”

    “All life is precious… And Tripp is a definitely a blessing from God.”

    You are a great encouragement to other Americans Bristol … you are Bat-nabus = ‘Daughter of Encouragement’

    (I hope I’m right with that title **__** … I was adapting the Scriptural Bar-nabus = Son of Encouragement)

    • john norton

      **__** … ~ !

    • Patriot

      Again really sad. We’re you holding a chicken while you wrote this?

      • exodus2011

        don’t be sad pat **__**

        come on over to the good guys! …there’s nothing to be fearful of you know..

        you will have a chance at having your life full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control …. instead of this constant bittnerness … negativity … bearing false witness

        it’s not good for your soul’s condition y’know pat

        come into the LIGHT!

        embrace your FEAR of the UNKNOWN!

        you don’t have to live in the dark, darting in and out from the fetid undergrowth forever

        come into the FRAGRANT FRESH AIR … take a DEEP, SUSTAINING and JOYOUS breath …and your eyes will sparkle thus:

        **__**

        btw pat,

        Isn’t it great that The 3 American Musketeers (Palin, Cruz, Demint) are roaming free, unfettered by any ties to GOPe Cronies, unfettered by any ‘deals’ with the GOPe … and therefore UNCONTROLLABLE …totally FREE to speak their Constitutional America-LOVING minds … on any issue, in any way, at any time …

        TOTALLY FREE to put America’s best interests FIRST … every … single … time …

        O YEAH

        makes my eyes brighten and sparkle greatly … just thinking about the resulting ANXIETY in the GOPe Backrooms!

        **__** (x 10)

        #BeClingers ———–> #AmericaRISING

        #WAR —————-> #CrushROVE (in the 2014 Primary cycle, Patriots! **__**)

      • Guest

        Choking the chicken.

    • Guest

      No, she is not and neither are you, freak.

      • exodus2011

        of course Bristol is not Bat-nabus for you and your ilk O cowardly GOPe Tool … she and all of us who support the Palins and the #CruzMissile and Jim Demint and everyone else climbing aboard Team Restorers = Sons and Daughters of DOOM

        DOOM to the corrupt America-Killing Status Quo!

        YEAH

        #BeClingers ——> #AmericaRISING

        **__**

        • Guest

          Jim Demint never talks about Palin. You’d know that if you lived here. Take a bath, you stink.

          • exodus2011

            LOL

            hey dollface … don’t take it out on me just cos Ma has ordered you to stay up trailing me when you are tired (btw, I will be awake for HOURS and HOURS yet .. it’s still daylight here **__**)

            btw

            the full power of the dominant Conservative Electorate has lain dormant since RWR left the scene …they only activate if The Real Deal appears

            they DID activate after Sarah Palin addressed the RNC on sep 3rd 2008 – McCain went from -3 to +3 overnight – NOT because people switched from OBama to McCain, but because a flood of new Conservative voters came off the ‘not registered’ and ‘not likely voters’ benches

            it took the puppeteers to collapse the Economy and McCain to suspend his Campaign and return to DC, backing the Bailouts (on the advice of the Ruling Class Tool Steve BULLSCHMIDT) for those new voters to abandon the ticket

            Palin and Cruz will activate the maximum power of the Conservative Electorate again

            Under the leadership of Palin, Cruz and Demint, the GOP Conservative policy platform will be restored

            all the conservative Americans who remain disconnected from the political scene due to disgust, will be motivated to

            1. REGISTER and

            2. STORM the POLLS

            with the Real Deal as Nominee we can expect landslide results as in the 1980s under Reagan, due to Conservatives MAXing at the Polls

            #BeClingers ————————-> #AmericaRISING

            #WAR ————————–> #CrushROVE (in the 2014 primary cycle, Patriots!)

            **__**

          • Guest

            This comment was deleted.

            Keep posting, baby. Soon, you’ll go *poof* just like you did at the C4P.

  • http://us4palin.com devitor

    To the posters saying that Bristol is “playing victim” by writing this article, she agreed a few weeks ago to answer reader’s questions about her run on Celebrity Wife Swap. “But by far, I was asked most of all about the moment Joan Rivers said this in an off camera interview…” Bristol did what her readers asked her to do. They questioned her on Rivers’ statement. She answered it. Some of you might not like the answer, but she did what she promised she would do.

    For the record, I don’t have any issue with Melissa Rivers, who I think was very good to Bristol, Willow, and Tripp, and I hope Bristol is continuing to foster and reward good behavior with Tripp.

    The history with Joan Rivers, however, has not been good and Bristol documented here and I documented the same things in my coverage before, during, and after the show. Joan Rivers has a long history of hatred for the Palins, and that included Bristol. Yes, things improved by the end of the show, but no reasonable person can expect Bristol to be comfortable with someone who insulted her mother and herself on multiple occasions.

    Further, as others noted, the comment was made off camera….we don’t know when it got back to Bristol. It doesn’t matter. It got back to her as it ultimately was going to.

    The core point in Rivers’ statement was to accuse Bristol of “playing victim,” which was the first sentence in the statement. By citing the history on children born out of wedlock she meant to say, “hey, you have it good for your circumstances. We had it bad in my day. Stop complaining.”

    But, Rivers was playing mind games. During the dinner, she asked Bristol if she “knew who the school slut was.” Why would Rivers ask this? Why did it matter? Was she insinuating that Bristol was the “school slut?” Apparently so, given the statement we’re all discussing here. Bristol made a mistake with one person. A slut sleeps around with multiple partners. But, facts did not matter to Rivers. She had this “slut” thing in her head and one way or the other she was going to tell it to Bristol.

    It’s been said that jokes contain the truth about what is on a person’s mind. They’re a device to cloak the person’s intentions. Psych 101. Rivers made the “slut” dig during dinner, then when Bristol is off camera – not to her face – comes out with this statement.

    Compliment Bristol with one side of her mouth, while insulting her and throwing digs with the the other side, But, Bristol is “playing victim.” How convenient for Joan Rivers and her supporters.

    • Patriot

      I fell asleep half way through this post out of sheer boredom. Does he ever get to the point?

      • http://us4palin.com devitor

        Point is Bristol was not “playing victim” either in her post or on the show. Rivers was making digs during the dinner. That’s it.
        Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

        • melinda

          Ron, of course she is playing the victim here. And during the show. Joan calle dher out on it. Bristol thought it was unfiar to be asked about her position on gay marriage and claimed that she’s not really into politics. What???? And yet she let her name be attached to a post on this blog spouting off against gay marriage. And posted suff last year in support of chic-fil-a. Sorry, but she can’t have it both ways.

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            As for Bristol “not being really into politics,” yes she has expressed her deeply held convictions on gay marriage and abortion many times. That’s a simple fact.
            But Bristol’s Blog is not principally a political site. It’s a site about Bristol’s life, experiences, observations, etc. Bristol is not running for office. She is not running a PAC.
            She expresses her political views on occasion like Joan Rivers and so many other celebrities do.
            Madonna, Springsteen, and the Dixie Chicks are all singers – and have been very vocal about their political views.
            Bristol likely did not want to discuss it with Rivers because of her prior history with the Palins.
            Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

          • Ooops

            Are you really comparing Bristol to Madonna and Springsteen ? If so you are a little delusional here !…

            Bristol doesn’t express “her” political views but tries to promote her mother’s views. This is a family business.

          • melinda

            I too think Ron is delusional Oooops! Bristol is famous for being famous, like a Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Snookie, the Teen Moms, or all those Housewies of “wherever” etc.

          • Ooops

            and her “fame” is fading quickly…

          • melinda

            No, Bristol did not want to discuss her opinin on gay marriage because she was outside her protective bubble. That’s all.

            This site is a political site and a marketing site. In the Palin world the lines are blurred. Sarah uses politics to make money. And this site, is really just an extension for that. I bet Sarah oversees it, making sure her dollars (or rather your hard-earned dollars paid to Sarah PAC) are well spent.

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            Blah, blah, blah.

            The wheels on the bus go round and round, scratch, round and round, scratch, peat, repeat.
            Find new Obama talking points or hit the OFF switch already.

            Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

          • melinda

            Ron, funny you mention bus. Reminds me of Sarah’s fake bus tour/family vacation paid for by Sarah PAC! Your “Obama talking points” is so old.

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            As is two days of the same stuff from you and “Patriot”. I’ve said my piece. Take it, or leave it. I don’t care which.
            Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

          • melinda

            That’s hilarious Ron, seeing as it’s been what? 5 years? of you writing the same old stuff “promoting Palin”?

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            What have you been doing for five years?

            All you have is ad hominem. I’m finished with this conversation and with you. Have a nice life.
            Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

          • Melinda

            Ad hominem??? Seriously Ron. No, I have facts and sound points. And so often the only response I get is ad hominem attacks. You’re funny Ron.

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            Melinda,

            Whatever. You’re not going to change my mind and I’m not going to change yours. I’ve been supporting the Palins five years; you don’t like them for whatever your reasons are.which is fine. No one is forcing you to like the Palins or anyone else. We’re not going to agree on any of this, so there is no point in continuing it. It’s counter-productive. You’ve made your points. I’ve made mine.

          • melinda

            Oh, I have no delusions of changing your mind Ron. I’m just setting the facts straight.

            btw, it’s amusing hearing you say good bye so many times.

          • Leslie

            devitor is only doing and saying what Sarah pays him to say…..

          • Patriot

            That’s an excellent point Melinda. The Palin’s don’t want to risk answering the “wrong” way so they stay clear unless they are in the comfort of mama bear who will answer correctly for them.

          • melinda

            Thanks Patriot. IT’s not just Bristol, but also Sarah that only speaks out in her bubble. FB, Twitter, Fox News and other right wing TV/radio stations, books, right wing events. She hides from anyone who might ask her real questions.

            Mama bear? More like mouse in 4 inch wedges

        • Patriot

          Ok Uncle Orson!

          • http://us4palin.com devitor

            “Patriot”

            Shove it.

            Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

      • Claudia

        I think the point was that Bristol knew that Joan might make jokes at her expense but she was willing to let everyone see how poorly her son behaved because money was more important. She wanted Melissa to give her advise about raising Tripp because nobody in the Palin family had any parenting skills. And Melissa did a beautiful job of setting rules and being consistent and teaching Tripsy more acceptable social skills.

    • melinda

      Ron, Bristol claims she is only answering her readers questions. Right…… and you buy that? Of course you do.

      As for all the negative things Joan has said about Sarah and Bristol prior to the show, why would Bristol put hersefl and her son in the position of further ridicule??? Oh that’s right….. the easy $$$$$$$!!! And of course she can always whine her later about how “badly” she was treated. Hope the new boat is worth it to her…. and her son.

      • http://us4palin.com devitor

        Nice try, Melinda.

        Participants on a Wife Swap don’t get to choose who they’re swapped with. They find out when they get there. The element of surprise is part of the show.
        Bristol did invite her readers to ask questions. They asked about this statement. She answered. Nothing to debate here no matter how you try to twist it.
        Rivers impeached her own credibility by insinuating Bristol is a “slut” during the dinner. You can’t do that then claim the person you just insulted is “playing victim.” Had Rivers not said anything of the sort, then Bristol complained, the “playing victim” argument would be sound. Bristol’s complaint is legit.
        Bottom line is: You don’t like Bristol’s answer.

        You don’t like Bristol.

        That’s why you and “Patriot” have been spouting the same talking points for two days straight.
        I stand by what I wrote and I’m not going to endlessly debate it.

        You’re not going to change anyone’s mind and we are not going to change yours.
        Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

        • melinda

          Of course they don’t choose who they swap with devitor, but they probably know beforehand. What? You actually believed Melissa’s surprise when she enters a house in Wasilla and discovers it’s Bristol’s????? Seriously? I know Wasilla is teeming with celebrities, but really???

          You are too funny Ron!

          Bristol plays the victim card again, a trick she learned from her mother.

      • Peggy

        as years go by, Tripp will HATE that boat. It shows that his Mommy wanted the money more than she wanted to protect him and give him privacy. This is something the Palins will never understand–actually I think Willow and Track do. Palins are using their flesh and blood to get themselves media attention and this is the same as pimping your kid out, making him look like a fool in front of all the kids his age. Palins threw Tripp under the bus so they could line their own bank accounts and were too dumb to realize how trashy they were being. Bristol doesn’t love Tripp–she just wants him to get her attention and bring home some money for her.

    • 1MiddleRoader

      I do agree with you about the “school slut” comment. I realize it’s part of her schtick- back in the 80′s she wrote a book about Heidi Abromowitz (fictional), who was the school slut, but it was still a low blow, and not even funny. From what I saw (didn’t see the show, just a clip) Bristol responded graciously. (She could have pointed out the Joan herself had several extramarital affairs while she was married, something she herself freely admitted.) In Joan’s (weak) defense, she’s an equal opportunity offender- She’s made 9/11 jokes and Holocaust jokes. Her latest book is called “I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me”.

  • StandProudNow

    Well said Bristol!
    Call the hag out for what she said. She is manipulative and passive aggressive, and when you called her on a few things, she said you act like a victim. Honestly, her behavior was disgraceful. She should be ashamed of herself.

    I’ve never been a fan of Joan, but after this I will boycott anything with her in it.

    • melinda

      Joan said Bristol was acting like a victim when she was complaining about being asked about her position on gay marriage, something “she” has spoken out against. That’s not calling Joan out. That’s Joan (and her friends) calling Bristol out

  • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

    Is she going for the Zsa Zsa look? At 95 I’m guessing Zsa Zsa probably looks less “used.”
    According to Wiki, Rivers/Molinsky had a lesbian affair with Streisand for six weeks, at about the same time her first husband divorced her and well before her second husband killed himself.

    In all fairness, though, Bristol should have guessed, or been advised, that her son and her family would be on the butcher block along with herself.

    • melinda

      Barabara Streisand and Joan Rivers had an affair???? And even if that were true, what does that have to do with anything Boobie?

      But yes, Bristol should have been, and probably was well aware that Joan and Melissa are no fans of the Palin clan, especially Sarah. Bristol was just cashing in on easy money.

    • Charlotte K.

      I love animals. I wouldn’t give my dog to someone who might abuse it, no matter how much money they wanted to give me. Bristol got her boat. She sold her soul, for a boat. That’s all I need to know about her.

  • CzarOfTruth

    Bristol, many, many people love and admire you and your family. Do not fret my dear. There are those who are “keeping score” as Mr Obama has said. God Bless you and Tripp.

    • Guest

      No they don’t

  • dvelikis

    Bristol, I too was a pregnant teenager. I married the father of my baby and lived in a horrible relationship for 15 years. I am now 54 years old, and can relate to the stigmatization Joan talks about. She’s right. A pregnant teenager was considered a form of low-life, and was the center of the town gossip. The names you were called may not have been as colorful as the ones Joan described, (At least not in the christian circles) but the outcast mentality applied. What made my situation even worse, was the old school mentality of divorce. Don’t get me wrong, God hates it. But abused woman remained abused because of the divorce backlash they’d receive. We are definitely living in a different world now. I admire your bravery. You get the backlash from the whole world, apposed to just a tiny town. We serve a mighty God! Today I am happily married, enjoying my grandchildren, and can say without a doubt, “God works all things together for good.”

    • melinda

      “You get the backlash from the whole world, apposed to just a tiny town.” Really? The backlash isn’t like what you experienced dvelikis as a pregnant teen. No, times have changed and Bristol parlayed that into making her richer (well, for now anyway) than she would have been had she never been a pregnant teen. The reason Bristol gets flack “from the whole world” is because she chooses to make her ( and her son’s) private life public and she sticks her foot in controversy to get attention.

      • dvelikis

        So what you’re saying is that she should not do anything good with her life? How dare she speak out against abortion! How dare she have the same right to free enterprise as someone who was not a pregnant teen! How dare she as a single mother use her position to support her child! The media made her a laughing stock for being pregnant and the bulling didn’t stop there. She’s the daughter of Sara Palin! I say, Bravo to God, who can take the hurtful inconsiderate actions of others and turn it into something good.

        • melinda

          No, that’s not what I’m saying. Of course she should do something good with her life. Selling her private life and her son’s to tabloids and reality TV is not that though. And it was her mother that made her teen pregnancy such a big announcement. And as for speaking out against abortion, Bristol accepted money from Candies Foundation and pro-life groups to speak in support of abstinence, something that didn’t work for her, her mother, her grandmother or her brother. She wouldn’t have been of more service speaking in support of responsible birth control, if anything.

          • melinda

            That shoudl obviously read “She WOULD have been of more service….”

          • dvelikis

            Christians allow God to guide their conscience, something the main stream will never understand. If you’re a christian, and chose to stand on biblical principals… abstinence is the only safe God ordained birth control. I bet if Bristol took a worldly stand and advocated various man-made birth control products she could have made a lot more money, and received a louder applause. Kudo’s to her for not selling out!

          • melinda

            Well sure, if some people want to leave their fate to whatever they believe their god will decide for them great. But fact is this country has a high rate of unwed teen pregnancy especially among the poor and it’s something we need to improve with more respnsible birth control.

            “Kudos to her for not selling out”? seriously? To the woman who sold her and her son’s private lives to tabloids and reality TV? Too funny.

          • dvelikis

            She could have used her fame for many things, like what Levi and his sister did. BTW, Posing for playboy, is a sell out Patriot. Like it or not, the left made her famous with their hostile endeavors to ridicule. Guess God is bigger, as the good book says…”You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”~ Genesis 50:20

          • melinda

            Was Playboy even interested in dvelikis? But I like your argument. It’s cute: Bristol sold out to tabloids and reality TV but she didn’t sell out to Playboy. So that means she didn’t sell out.

            And fyi, the left didn’t make her famous. Her mother did and then Bristol chose to parlay her celebrity into easy money by selling her and her son’s photos to tabloids, telling her story and her son’s to Nancy French to write about in a tell-all book, going on DWTS even though she can’t dance and isn’t a star,putting his life and her son’s on reality TV. If that, along with opinionated posts in this marketing/political blog brought on ridicule, then Bristol owns that and should not act the victim.

            But maybe as someone who believes it’s all in God’s hands, you don’t believe in personal responsibility.

          • dvelikis

            What makes you think that sharing things about your life and convictions is a sell out? We all do it to some degree, but only a chosen few actually get paid for it. Your argument is your personal conviction. Too bad you don’t get paid for having an opinion.

          • melinda

            dvelikis, selling your private life to tabloids and reality TV is a sellout. Selling your son’s private life to tablids and reality TV is even more of a sellout.

            I guess it’s kind of hard to find something about reality TV and tabloids in the bible. Maybe that’s your confusion?

          • dvelikis

            People wanted to know how Bristol and Tripp were doing, or the tabloids wouldn’t have interviewed her. Sorry to disappoint you, but she has a fan base. I’d call DWTS a once in a lifetime opportunity, that God gave her not once but twice! You can stay angry all you want, but as long as Bristol keeps the Lord in her life, His best, will outdo man’s worst every time. I’m not the least bit confused about my bible, but I thank you for your concern. In fact I’ll do one better, and pray for you.

          • melinda

            Oh good, a new approach: It people want to know about your private life and your son’s, it’s not a sellout to give it to them! And if God gets you on DWTS (not once but twice!) then it’s okay, even if you aren’t a star and can’t dance. You are cute dvelikis, I’ll give you that! And sure, pray for me if that makes you happy. It’s really for you, not for me,

          • dvelikis

            It would help if there was a face… Usually trolls don’t show them.

          • Cassandra

            Tripp would have been better off if he had been placed up for adoption. Bristol is abusing this child by putting him on reality shows so everyone can laugh at how he slugs his aunt; drops f bombs and makes anti-gay comments. She is setting him up for failure when she practices the poses he will make when the media come and take his picture–and then she calls the paparazzi and tells them where she will be… It is hard to say that her being a single parent is so much better than the person who decides to place their child up for adoption or even that the no child should be aborted. Actions speak louder than words and Bristol has decided that Melissa’s program of positive reinforcement that was working so well with Tripp is no longer to be followed. Sure sounds like Bristol is not really giving any attention to wanting her son to behave any better–it is all about getting the Palins attention.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            Melinda, I think the Candies Foundation is just trying to decrease teen pregnancy, either by abstinence or contraception. In the kind of goofy PSA she did with “the Situation” a few yrs ago, she said she chose abstinence and Situation said he uses condoms. At the end, Bristol says they can at least agree to “pause before play” . In another PSA, she acknowledges that she has it easy (as a single Mom) b/c of her money and family, but tells the viewer that it would be very hard w/o those things. Like you, I disagree w/Bristol on politics and I think she is sometimes hypocritical, but I do admire her for speaking out on teen pregnancy.

          • Melinda

            Thing is, her method of preventing pregnancy ( abstinence) didn’t work for her Middleroader ( nor her mother, grandmother, brother) and Bristol herself in her first interview after Tripp was born said abstinence wasn’t realistic.

            I think Candies foundation is good to address the issue but honestly, they could do better. They paid Bristol 6 times what they gave in donations to help prevent teen pregnancy.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            True, she was overpaid (but aren’t almost all celebrities?)And, yes abstinence isn’t realistic for all (OK, most) teens, but it is an option. Honestly, I think a lot depends on age. Young teens are not mature enough to handle the emotional aspects of sex, let alone pregnancy. For older teens, contraception is more realistic. The goal is to hold off having sex (especially if you’re being pressured into it.), but when you decide to have sex, use protection. According to Wikipedia, Candies has been criticized for spending too much on a ton of celebrities, and that may be valid. But I do like one of their campaign mottoes: ” And you thought your parents were controlling? ” LOL

      • dvelikis

        So you are saying she shouldn’t do anything good with her life because she was a pregnant teen? How dare she speak out against abortion! How dare she have the same privilege in free enterprise and support her child! The media made her a laughing stock for being an unwed pregnant teen. The bullying didn’t stop there, it continues. I say bravo to God, who takes the cruel inconsiderate actions of others, and turns it into something good. Water into wine.

  • Carol Smith

    Grow up, Bristol. Quit playing and playing the victim. Do something with your life as in get an education, a real job, etc.

  • Jazy

    Great job Bristol I love how you defend yourself without being trashy!! God loves Tripp and u (:

  • Barb M.

    Amen, darling! God bless you and your precious son!

  • Colleen Phillips

    You say it so well, Bristol! My daughter is a single mom of a 4-year-old son, and that little boy is a treasure who has brought such joy to everyone in our family just as your beautiful Tripp has done for your family. By the way, my daughter, Hannah, is training to be a medical assistant and is determined to move to Alaska as soon as she as she is able. We have family there and she is a tribal member (Tlingit.) I know she would love to meet you one of these days. Who knows? Maybe Tripp and Trey would be great friends! All the best to you and your awesome family -

  • cpargee

    Bristol, I don’t know you personally, but you sure seem to have a good head on your shoulders…I’m sure you’ve learned a lot from your amazing mother! Yes, as Christians, we are definitely not perfect, but thankful to be loved by God unconditionally!

  • Scott Cameron

    Bristol, the college age guys I know think you’re bright, funny, gorgeous, principled with a sweet disposition and admire your fortitude which doesn’t waver. Keep on rattling those troll cages with your blog and note the trolls are mostly anonymous without photos which should tell you everything about them.

  • Michael Cummings

    I am so sorry Bristol. I had no idea that you had to or would have to deal with “people” like this. I removed the picture (again) on google+ suggesting I or we would or could want to support gay marriage (it is kind of a ludicrous idea). I will say you are a very tolerant and forgiving person (and that is not based on easy money at all). People who know you love you. Tripp is better than…the people that won’t allow his name to be added to my dictionary for example, among other haters I could mention here. The hypocrites who prevent us from looking like a typical family (including the Laodician church) do not excuse their behavior here or could justify how they feel of you and such a perfect loving loved sweet considerate kind hardworking child as Tripp.
    Can I please remind these trolls even JESUS condemned hypocrisy.

  • Scott Cameron

    While bitter Rivers was being accused by the Anti-Defamation League for a sick Holocaust joke which they said was especially offensive to Holocaust survivors, Sarah Palin was the guest of legendary Parnelli Jones at the Indy 500 in May.
    No wonder so much trash talk from Joan and the trolls, Palin looked phenomenal.
    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130525/indycar/130529833

  • Stoneyjack

    Rivers is a bitter old hag. Bristol is brave & beautiful.

  • David

    Bristol, it looks like these Left-Wing-Nut Palin Haters are never going to leave you and your Family alone.
    Stay Strong.

  • daryl

    How dare that witch of the east or which ever direction she lives in say such hateful words.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    I commented before that I don’t really get Joan’s remarks; maybe I am missing the context. I didn’t watch the show, but I understand there were some gay guests at the fancy dinner. Here’s some food for thought: What if Bristol had said to them, “Don’t play the victim. 50 years ago, you’d be called mentally ill; your parents would have disowned you, and you’d never be able to have a family.”? People would be all over her and rightly so. I feel the same about Joan’s comments: she may be factually correct, but what’s her point, other than to insult and belittle? Should people feel happy just b/c they’re not being stigmatized any more?

  • Renny

    Sure looks like all the Palin haters have shown up here. SO much attention to Bristol’s blog when they dislike the Palin’s so much. The Palin’s are living rent free in their heads. Well, there is a lot of space there.

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      Free Entertainment.

  • Nana

    Joan Rivers is and idiot who drinks too much. Bristol, just consider the source. She’s a jealous old hag.

    • Keeponpimpin

      And Brissie is a reality show prostitute who has been pimping out her kid. I guess that’s all she can do. No education, no drive, no ambition. Her drug of choice is “stuff,” Headboards, boats, couches, clothes. Keep on pimping Brissie, that’s the only way that you can get your “drugs” right now.

      • 1MiddleRoader

        The woman is only 22 years old. Despite an unplanned pregnancy, she graduated from high school, took a few community college business courses, wrote a book (or if you wish, had a book ghost-written), apparently has some type of job (you can argue over whether it’s full or part-time), is/was a spokesperson against teen pregnancy, was on some TV shows, and blogs. So she bought a boat- big deal, I think she can afford it. Her parents live right by a lake; I imagine she lives not too far away. It’s a reasonable purchase. Maybe a 4-year college isn’t for her- good, judging by the college drop-out rate, it’s not for a lot of people who try it. I don’t care for her views and the sometimes snarky way she expresses them, but to say she has no ambition, education, etc. just isn’t true.

  • Kelsi

    She was pretty much saying that Bristol has no right to feel morally superior or whatever because she has made mistakes too and that back in her day people would have been horrible to her about her teenage pregnancy. It wasn’t like she was calling Bristol a whore herself. Jeez people pay attention.

  • John Wheeler

    Thank you, Bristol, for taking time to post your thoughts for us to see. You and your family are as normal as any family can be. Normal families, although imperfect, are bound together by love for one another. Why the haters want to embellish the truth and try to twist the facts around is beyond my understanding, but it happens. I hope your mother and father are living in as much peace, mutual respect and affection as their public image indicates. Something tells me they are.

    • melinda

      “Thank you Bristol for taking the time…..” Hahahahahahah! Sorry John, but that’s pretty funny

      • John Wheeler

        If I’d had any more to say, I would have said it the first time. This comment was intended only for normal people who know how to treat other human beings. Sorry, Melinda, that you are warped, but I’m not qualified to help you. Goodbye forever and may your life be better than you deserve.

      • John Wheeler

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  • Tonya Fulmer Wiseman

    You are an amazing young woman and mother! God Bless you, Tripp, and all of your family! (BTW- I have a 20 yr old son and a 17 yr old son; recently God blessed my husband and I with a third son, who is now 2 yrs old. And guess what? I am still learning the mother thing! Age, the number of children you have, being married, nor the level of education one has, will have any bearing on their ability to be a good mother! It’s your heart that matters!)

  • Tammy

    There is so much I could say or want to say, but I don’t think anyone want’s to read a novel as a post. However, as I believe it was Jesus who said, “Let he without sin cast the first stone.” I’m still learning my Bible but I don’t believe I’ve come to a verse where God gave mankind the right to judge. I am under the impression that is His job. I personally think Bristol comes from a great family. No, they’re not perfect and I don’t recall them ever claiming to be. She made an adult choice as a teen and chose to accept those consequences in an adult. She’s very blessed to have had the support and love of her family. I think the Palin’s were very brave for standing up for what they believe in. Knowing that being in the public eye, they would be judged harshly, because that is human nature. Bristol is a beautiful, smart young woman, and I’m sure she’s doing her very best to be a good mom. I think she’s very brave for continuing to put herself out there and to continue to stand up for what she believes in. God Bless the ENTIRE Palin family,.

  • Benjamin Thomás DuFault

    You would know more than I would, since you lived the situation, but I don’t think Joan is saying that Tripp is illegitimate. I think she’s just saying that if your situation happened 60+ years ago there would be a different stigma attached to you and your adorable son. Thankfully, those aren’t predominant anymore.

    The things she said about your mother, you, etc etc…well that’s part of her job. I’m not defending her attacking your weight, because fat-shaming/slut-shaming/any kind of shaming is an awful thing to do, but to go off on the politicians that she doesn’t agree with comes with the territory. If you put yourself in the limelight, it’s something that comes with the territory it seems.

    No matter what anybody says though, keep being who you are. You’re a fabulous woman who has admirers in all walks of life (I’m LGBT and disagree with a lot of your family’s politics, but I think you’re splendid), and you should be proud of that. Don’t let anybody keep you down.

    Although I haven’t seen the musical, I think of you when I hear the song ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked (Yes, the queer guy is making musical/Wizard of Oz references, stereotypes galore). Keep defying gravity darling. Love ya. <3


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