Ree + Photoshop = No more wrinkles

by PWSux on July 20, 2011

 

 

I should clarify that this is a publicity photo heavily making the rounds as Food Network soars into overtime promoting Ree’s cooking show which will air the end of August and I’m not the one who photoshopped it. Her face can be photoshopped but what will they do about her voice and lack of ability to, you know, cook?

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Mo (just another) July 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

FIRST. BLAM.

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

LOL

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Mo (just another) July 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Also, eyeliner fail.

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Mee Mee July 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

DAMMIT!!!

I’ve been going through past posts/comments and didn’t realize a new post was up…someday I will be as cool as Mo.

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REEpetitive July 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Well played Mo (just another). Nice emoting.

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HeeHaw July 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I saw that picture on her instagram and my jaw DROPPED.

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Amazing isn’t it? She thinks it looks GOOD! LOL

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mollys July 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

you should also give her some unnatural greeen eyes to go with the racoon liner LOL

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I was thinking of “dressing it up” a bit myself but I’m running out of time for the day. LOL But SOMEONE sure as hell went over that picture with a fine tooth airbrush!

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Suz July 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

go here, if you dare. She twittered/tweeted something about bangs a few weeks ago.

http://instagram.heroku.com/users/thepioneerwoman#p114717816

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Mo (just another) July 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Were all the twitter responses to the attention whore something like “OMG PW did you really get bangs???? You look fantastic!!! OMG Lol!!! You’re so pretty anyway, now you’re even prettier!! Your EYES OMG so unique!!!” Because multiple exclamation points always makes things true-er.

Praise jeebus if she really did get bangs to take some pressure off that five-head of hers.

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Julie July 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

you could screen movies on that five-head.

1. she really needs to do something about the color of her hair. it looks soooo artificial, esp. in that instagram pic.

2. the bangs? are too long and waaaaaay too blunt. she should take some smallish, sharp scissors and hold them vertically and snip into them a little. the ends definitely need some breaking up. of course, those could be clip-in bangs for all we know, and if that’s the case GET RID OF THEM REE. they look like shit!

3. it’s rare the young woman who can pull off that kind of eyeliner, and almost impossible for someone for someone ree’s age. having large, dark eyes (picture penelope cruz) helps. it just makes her eyes, which aren’t real big to begin with, look even smaller.

4. she needs to tell her dentist to back off on the tooth bleach. white teeth are nice, but when they look sort of blue? ick!

5. high def itv s definitely not going to be her friend.

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truth July 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

We were just commenting on how she would look so much better with a different shade of red – one more natural, and also bangs to help her face shape – having a do that is more flattering….maybe she took or hint. LOL

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Charlie July 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Her eyes are two different shades. She could’ve done the ends of her weave to be like bangs. Only what some 8th grader would do.

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SageNV July 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Wow! Those white teeth are blinding!!

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Suz July 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I think my eyes may have suffered some sort of damage from those blindingly neon-white teeth. Lemme go find my sunglasses. brb.

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Is food network going to smear vaseline on the camera lenses, or throw cheese cloth over the cameras? Food network not only photoshopped her they made her into someone else. She looks to me like a 60s burn out.

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Homschlr4ever July 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Exactly my thought – People are going to be stunned when they see the “real” her, not the photo shopped picture. Either that or she’s going to need lots of make-up, of course, no doubt she’ll have a make-up artist and hair dresser just to make her more “real” than she already is.

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I was teaching film to some middle schoolers as a guest lecturer this summer, and I was explaining the use of vaseline or gauze over a lens. They had a hard time understanding it: “Why don’t they just use Photoshop?” they asked. LOL

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Whit July 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Wtf eyeliner.

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JennNY July 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I think she looks awesome… too bad it isn’t the real Ree! :/

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May M July 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I agree Jenn. I thought the picture looked really good. I want whoever retouched those photos to retouch mine too.

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Miriam July 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

ditto

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martha July 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Just read the comments on the FN site and she is really taking a bashing. Negative posts far outweigh the positive. Help me Rhonda.

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Shawnda July 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Really? A place where her “sheeple” can’t scrub the comments before they hit? I’ve gotta go see this.

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Shawnda July 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I could not be silenced. I had to speak up. Someone posted, “It’s so sad to see such mean-spirited jealousy here.” to which I replied: “Not mean-spirited jealousy. It’s pure outrage at the fact that she is trying to be something that she’s not. Kind of like if your doctor was getting rich off treating patients and he wasn’t actually a doctor. She straight up TAKES her recipes from other sources and doesn’t bother to credit those sources. She’s been called out on numerous occasions for this and has not responded. There is documentation out there if you care to stop being a REEbot and look for yourself. Is she interesting? I used to think so. Now I’m just irritated that she’s painted this picture of this perfect life and it’s far from. (and I won’t even go into the fact that she claims to be a homeschooler, but actually hires people to come in and teach her children.) ”

Feels good to have my words out there for all to see. It’s nice to not be moderated to death!!

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Homschlr4ever July 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Good Shawnda, I left a set alone comment and then replied to some utterly ridiculous comments that other people left. It was actually kind of fun, knowing that my comments wouldn’t be immediately taken off.

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Shawnda July 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I just went back and both my comments have been removed. UNbelievable. I’m so irritated.

K July 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

(and I won’t even go into the fact that she claims to be a homeschooler, but actually hires people to come in and teach her children.)
So, it’s her home and using it as a school for her children. Who cares that she brings people in? We all do what we can for our children. Jeez, you guys are a little obesssed and yes, mean-spirited jealous of this woman.

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PWSux July 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

This is the fundamental problem I have with Ree Drummond – she claims SHE is homeschooling her kids, that SHE’S the one teaching them & doing assignments but she isn’t. I have no problem with her hiring teachers – it’s her business but I DO have a problem with her deceiving everyone with regards to her blog, her nannies, her staff, her teachers, her stories that aren’t true, etc. Do you not get that?

The Marlboro Woman July 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm

You think it’s bad now, just wait until her show airs.

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D'OH! July 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Welcome back TMW!!

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Ditto! We missed you MW!

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Kait July 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I am so tired of photoshopping. Makes me wish digital cameras had never been invented.

Her new confessions post is idiotic! Then again, what am I saying? It has been drivel for a couple of years now.

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Homschlr4ever July 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks Kait, I was going to beg PWS and Pie Near Woman to write about the post today. WTF was that? It was numbered with no reason, made no sense, and was disconnected as if she wrote it while drinking her 5th martini. There’s bad writing and then there’s just crap and the post today was, well, I don’t want to be a hater but I sure wish her readers would wake up and sense their ability to be everything she claims to be, good and decent, without the benefit of millions of dollars. You can be happy just being average.

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Samantha July 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

and again the ‘keepin’ it real’ is NOT keepin’ it real!

And she is TOO OLD for that much black eyeliner and mascara……is she channeling her ballerina days?????

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I actually think the image is cute EXCEPT for the nuclear eyeliner and eyeshadow.

If you stare at the image and close your eyes, the after image is the just the outline of her eyes…

It’s so “The Mark of Zorro” kind of masky…. Or Batman…or raccoony.

The red seems to be what is current on the east coast, and it does work with her somewhat blotchy/ ruddy/ complexsion. She definitely has blue undertones… She’d look better with a warm brown with highlights and maybe a few reddish lowlights.

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Paula S. July 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I would think it was a nice picture if not for the eye liner. The eye liner makes her look like those girls in high school who were placed in the lower levels of curriculum, had bad reputations, wore too much make up, pushed the dress code as hard as they could, and hung out in the smoking corner of the yard with the hoods.

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

You’re right Paula, it WOULD be a nice picture except for the eyeliner. And the fact that it’s been photoshopped to DEATH! LOL It’s like me sending out those pictures of Playboy bunnies as *myself* and then, you know, I show up and everyone thinks, Aw shit.

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JennNY July 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

That is ExACTLY what is going to happen when she gets on TV!

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

This is picture is photoshopping on steroids.

Paula, LOL “smoking with the hoods”.

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Amanda July 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

The picture resembles Rachel who is on Big Brother at the moment. An older version of Rachel for sure but Rachel nevertheless.

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Michele July 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Wow, Tammy Faye would be Jealous of those eyes.

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Suz July 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I was thinking that, too. Channeling Tammy Faye!!

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dimples too July 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm

It looks to me like they photoshopped a dimple in her chin. She looks so young…..gonna be hard to live up to. Much like ones wedding pictures. Does anyone ever look that beautiful again?

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wineinmyglass July 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I guess Purple is the new Orange.
Let’s see if she gives away any of the blouses she has on the FN shows.

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Mo (just another) July 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

The amount of comments for those cast-offs would be triple quadruple what they are now!

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Mo (just another) July 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm

The sheeples will come out in droves for those sweaty cast-offs! “As seen on TV!”

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wineinmyglass July 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Patsy On Wednesday, July 20 at 2:16 pm

Please tell me that you don’t always dress like the Gabor sister from Green Acres all the time and that this was just for the cameras! Love the picture of your younger daughter napping with the dog.

Ok who posted this in the comments? LOL

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anon July 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I would like to have dinner with any of the famous people my punks have read about in their homeschooling curriculum!!And I’d make them mashed potatoes in that pot!!!

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Sarida July 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Someone questioned what was up with the numbers. They’re all outta whack & #8 is repeated. I was trying to figure out if there was some cutting & pasting from previous posts since she’s recycling photos. Weird.

And did you notice she didn’t mention the girls got tonsillitis from CHURCH camp? Just from camp? Hmmmm.

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JeninWA July 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

What does CHURCH have to do with anything????

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The Marlboro Woman July 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

She thinks going to a “Church camp” will have more mass appeal. This probably isn’t the first camp those kids have gone to this summer, just the first time she’s mentioned it.

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Susie July 20, 2011 at 5:40 pm

This is a silly question, but if they make her look this “good” in print what are they going to do to make her look the SAME on tv?

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angela July 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

it’s amazing what people can do with makeup these days. i mean, look at paula deen ~ she’s 64 but they shellac her for tv. personally, i like seeing wrinkles on people and at a certain age, no one is going to judge you. i think ree will look just as good on tv. appearance is the least of FN’s worries.

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Indy Gal July 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I’ve never seen Paula Deen in person, so I can’t say whether or not she’s wrinkled. However, I’m exactly two years younger than her (born on her birthday) and I have just a couple of little wrinkles around my eyes. Most of my same-age friends have very few wrinkles. I don’t know if it’s good genes, good skin care or what, but I don’t know a lot of sixty-something women with very many wrinkles.

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Melissa July 22, 2011 at 2:50 am

A LOT of it is lighting too. Stage makeup is also pretty crazy. I was bored once at the school library, and they had a technical book explaining how to do REAL stage makeup and it was just absolutely jaw dropping to see the people transformed by it. They can easily make her look a lot younger with underlighting and stage makeup. They probably made her get the bangs to cover up her forehead lines, and whiten her teeth so that her smile looked younger. I absolutely promise you that she will end up getting plastic surgery touch ups if she gets big enough. Hollywood has a huge influence and it’s nuts how they “refine” peoples looks, and Food Network is not immune that at all.

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Debbie July 22, 2011 at 3:59 am

She’s already botoxed to hell!

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Melissa July 25, 2011 at 2:49 am

Ya, but next they’ll have her get a chin lipo, or a mini facelift, or fat injections in her hands and some laser resurfacing on them so that they don’t look so “old”, and they’ll redo her whole wardrobe.

You know, since she supposedly sweats SO MUCH, you would have thought she would have had her armpits botoxed to stop sweating. You can actually have that done and it’s a huge thing now that movie stars get before a red carpet so they don’t get pit stains. I would be flabbergasted if she had not gotten that done by now, after the huge deal she’s made about sweating.

J-anonymous July 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

Vaseline on the camera lens.

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Courtney July 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Good God. Horrendous promo picture. The hair is about one of the most fake, abhorrent shades of red I’ve ever seen short of being dyed cotton candy pink. And the eyeliner looks like she’s trying out for some belly-dancer position at some stripper joint. I wonder how much money the FN is paying her for this endeavor.

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annmarie July 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm

In case you missed her latest comments here a basic rendition of what people have said. Ree, you are so awesome. You remind me of me. We could be best friends. Can I come to the lodge? Where did you get that purple shirt? You are so funny. OMG you are hilarious Ree and so witty. Please stop ignoring us and tell me where you got that shirt because I have to have it. Oh wait, someone just posted a link for it and now I can look just like you. If we lived near each other we would be best friends, I just know it. We are so much alike. OMG you are a riot. I love you. And I love cowboys now because of you. I never thought much about cowboys at all but now I think about them all the time and it’s because of you Ree. You are so much like me. You and MM are so great together. You remind me of me and my husband. We are just like that. Are you reading Ree? Are you seeing how much we all love you and are JUST like you? If we keep acting like drooling assholes will you adopt us and let us come live at the ranch? I love that eyeliner Ree. It is so gorgeous, just like you. You are smart and sassy and such an inspiration. OMG you are just the best and most funniest and I am still laughing at your post. Brilliant, Ree, just brilliant as usual. MM is so lucky to have you and you to have him and no one, I mean no one deserves this more than you. Those starving babies in Africa couldn’t touch your ass with a ten foot pole and God knows that and that’s why he gave you a tv show and not them. Don’t listen to the haters, Ree, you deserve it woman! Tell the truth – you ARE god, aren’t you? I knew it!!!!!!

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Lily July 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

You are killing me!!! I am sitting here at a public library laughing my head off with everyone around me wondering what is so funny.

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Hellen Wheels July 21, 2011 at 1:13 am

BWAHAHAHAHA annmarie! You’re killin’ me here!

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Kait July 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Beautiful! Wonderfully done. Pretty much standard fair now. How sad.

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Oh, REEly? July 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

To quote Claire in The Breakfast Club, “You know, you look a lot better without all that black shit under your eyes.”

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Mee Mee July 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

YES YES YES THIS!!!!!!!

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

So true and funny; thanks Oh REEly!

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M July 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I posted about the photoshopping bonanza on her FB page. I imagine it was deleted-too lazy to go hunt through the comments.

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JeninWA July 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I found your site through I don’t know who….but I just had to leave a comment to tell you that I will never visit it again. It left a funny taste in my mouth. What is that??? Oh, wait – (I’m going back to high school, here…) AH, yes….jealousy. Too bad YOU can’t make a multi-I-don’t-know-how-many-dollars living off blogging like her. Instead, you have to bash someone who has “made it” in pathetic hope that you might “make it”, too. Shame on you.

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Penny July 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Well look at what we have here. One of the Sheeple done got losted and wondered her wittle self over here by mistake! Poor JeninWA… you must be really slow sweetie ‘cos the name of this site should have been A CLUE!!! See…PWSux kinda sorta means we aren’t on the pro-Ree Drummond side of the fence…get it? What I don’t understand is why you Reebots insist on coming in here all full of outrage and your pitiful self-righteous indignation and think you’re actually going to make us see the error of our ways or shame us into contrition. Trust me there’s a better chance of you winning the lottery…run on out and buy yourself a ticket honey. You must not have done much reading while you were in here because the jealousy card was played long ago…..don’t you have anything new to say? That’s the best you got? You’re just another Reebot with nothing new to say (yawns). Next……..

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Kim from Jersey July 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

Love.

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Julie July 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

dumb slunt. why is it that the sort of person who thinks ree is all that and a bag of chips also thinks that having lots of money is the only way to be successful? and that we all have to be jealous of her? i’m broke but i’m ten times the cook ree is. i’m broke but i know how to make her precious bokeh on a FILM camera, so i must be a better photographer too. i actually AM a city girl, and love the diversity of art, culture, food and people that affords me instead of surrounding myself with people as lily-white as i am to the exclusion of anyone else.

you go right on back to high school JeninWA. you’ll find ree and her warped worldview there for sure. and if “making it” means i have to call my brother a retard like she used to, i’d rather remain an anonymous failure.

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Lily July 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

ulie, powerful words

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Awww, I’m so sorry you didn’t take the time to actually READ anything here but just made such a snap judgement like that. If you’re ever bored………..

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Thank goodness you are not ever coming back. There’s so much stupidity in the world, I’m sure if you keep looking, you will find what you want.

In science they have peer review–people who critique other peoples work…critique is not jealousy girl, accepting and participating in the free market of ideas is the way both scientists and artists improve; they ignore just criticism at their peril. Try to remember something intellectual from high school instead of your childish milieu. Then, maybe you will understand what this site is about.

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Mee Mee July 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Good LORD Kristina! Well said!!!

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Meira July 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

Oh, and I just have to add – LIVING off her blogging?! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha………………………. =)

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Hellen Wheels July 21, 2011 at 1:16 am

Ooooooooh, we’ve been shamed, by someone who threatens to never come back here again because we are “jealous” and “bashing”. Those 2 words are always the fan-gurls’ favorites. Unimaginative little twunts.

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badpopeep July 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

Oh, goody… a REEbot drive by. If only they had a gun…

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’m pretty sure a lot of them do have guns– they surely do love Ree’s shooting events with MM.

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Hellen Wheels July 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I picture the Reebots driving by in a little clown car, armed with squirtguns and eggs and shaving-cream pies. Ooooh, dangerous.

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Indy Gal July 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm

The first thing that comes to mind here is “Jen, you ignorant slut.”

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Penny July 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

Love it IndyGal! Where’s Chevy Chase when we need him?

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Indy Gal July 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm

It was Dan Aykroyd.

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Melissa July 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

Oh gee. The ye olde “jealousy” comment. Congratulations for handing out yet another canned reaction to this website because you didn’t bother to read what the whole point of it actually is. Oh wait. You don’t REALLY care. You enjoy being duped and living in your fantasy land.

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Pie Near Woman July 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

She looks like she wants to seduce me. Gag! Had no idea she liked the girls.

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JeninWA July 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

AND, I just read your commenting policy, which means you will probably delete this and the last post I wrote. COWARD!

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Julie July 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

no, that’s what her hero does when someone dares to do something besides blow sunshine up her ass.

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Penny July 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

WRONG ago dumbass……we’ll leave it up so we can toss your stupidity right back in your Ree-Drummond loving face. BTW…thought you weren’t coming back…..that makes you a liar just like….ummmm…..REE!!

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Penny July 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

And what exactly do you think princess Ree does with almost every negative comment on her site? That’s right sweet pea…DELETE!!! Who’s the coward now?

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The Marlboro Woman July 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Coward? Are you calling PWSux a coward? She posted your crappy comment, didn’t she?

Let me tell you something about PWSux. She doesn’t make believe she’s just mistakenly landed on someone’s blog, then leaves a comment at 7:31 p.m. stating I will never visit [here] again and runs off with her tail between her legs only to RETURN 40 minutes later at 8:10 p.m. to leave yet another inane remark.

PWSux acts like an adult. Your behavior makes you a lying piece of shit.

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

It is like these monkeys are all cut out of the same mold. It really is very odd how Jenin is just like the rest of the monkeys with about an 8th grade education (at best).

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Paula S. July 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

What is the matter with you people? Here I leave the room to go make dinner and watch a little TV with my husband, and when I come back, you have let one of those flying monkeys in again. I told PWS she needed to have the place sprayed for them.

And, Jennin WA, if you’re still flying around, can you post any proof to refute all the evidence posted on this site about Ree’s duplicity? Un huh. Nobody else has, either.

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Kristina July 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Flying monkeys. Cracks me up every time!

Kait July 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

They don’t want to know anything bad about their hero. Then they would have to grow up.
By the way, your “…told her to have the place sprayed”, killed me. Snort. Snicker. Guffaw.

Kristina July 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Amen, MW!

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Euphoria July 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Hahahahaha, you must have PWSux confused with your goddess Ree. She’s the one who deletes any comments that aren’t shitting rainbows.

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PWSux July 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Nah, you didn’t get really nasty and go on for days like the two people that I deleted. That’s right, I’ve deleted TWO comments here and that’s it.

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Mee Mee July 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Ohhhh sweet sheeple…you didn’t really READ the comment policy.

I could explain it to you but I’m afraid you wouldn’t understand. All you need to know is that the comments left on the comment policy page and the fact that your comment(s) is(are) STILL HERE! proves that PWS doesn’t delete negative comments…that PWS doesn’t live in the world of sunshine and rainbows and bull shit (literally) on her porch*…I know it is hard to comprehend that your QuReen isn’t all that she says she is…believe me…I know…but seriously you just make yourself look like an ass when you make comments like this.

*and if you can’t see the problem with actually BULL shit on her porch (let me spell it out for you…a BULL is wandering freely around her yard/around her children,etc) than we can’t help you….

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May M July 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm

What the hell, I thought she said she wasn’t coming back? We need a doorman around here. I guess she is far more intrigued than she lets on.

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JennNY July 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

WOW.. you leave a comment and 40 min. later, after saying you won’t be back, leave another comment saying PWS will probably delete both posts.. when PWS CLEARLY has commented on both posts and if she wanted to delete them, she ALREADY WOULD HAVE!

Try leaving a negative comment on PW’s site… you’ll never even have it see the light of day… let alone have her comment on it.

Words cannot express your ignorance.

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Debbie July 21, 2011 at 2:51 am

Didn’t you just say you will never visit again? Yet there you are, leaving another comment.

Do me a favor, PWS, and check her stats. You can see precisely where she surfed on pws.com and how long she’s been here. You can also see how she got here, because what these dumb bitches don’t know is that you can see exactly what Google search brought these stalking idiots here in the first place.

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Melanie July 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Holy eyeliner, Batman!

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mollys July 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

my eyes, no amount of scrubbing is going to take away the horrrorrrr, (well maybe a lot of medicinal vodka) in looking a the behind the scenes pictures, they forgot to airbrush and photoshop several, the one of her feeding charlie/walter things were wrinkly and saggy will be interesting how these new tvs will show her may have to watch with some special glasses.

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Lily July 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Between the cruella di vil eyes (the slutty nineteen year old forest animal-eyeliner whore thing she is doing makes her look like a middle aged witch!!!), the overly fake dyed hair that looks like a nice bright colored color swatch for choosing furniture or paint color (looks like her hairdresser forgot about her and kept the color on waaaaaaaaaay too long), and the glow in the dark teeth, all of these make Ree look like a disaster from a physical point of view, as well as from an emotional point of view (trying SO hard to fight age and be something she is not). Pathetic!

In terms of reconciling her actual looks to this photograph, I wouldn’t put it past her to have some plastic work done so she can catch up in real life to her fake airbrushed image. I am against plastic surgery or other tampering stuff, but for her sake, once she put that picture out, I sure hope she does it just so teh static and live images match up a little more.

Poor woman. She has serious problems. She should learn from her mother in law who is naturally stunning, aged gracefully, with dignity etc.

Yeah, if she keeps of this fakery, like one of the above readers suggested, viewers will need special glasses to watch teh show and not be blinded. Hilarious!

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Jo July 21, 2011 at 1:29 am

No amount of photoshopping or air brushing is going to take away from the fact that Ms. Drummond looks as if she has been hit in the face by a shovel. She is what my mother used to call “dish faced”. I don’t see the attraction. But then, I’m Canadian, so maybe there’s something I’m not seeing. She’s scary looking. But, she’s rich and successful, so I guess that’s all that counts…

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Devorah July 21, 2011 at 7:07 am

I don’t see the attraction. But then, I’m Canadian

LOL, Jo!

Well, I don’t see the attraction either and I’m Australian. Maybe it’s a Commonwealth of Nations thing ;-)

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Kait July 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This Canadian is with you there. Your comment may leave me laughing for days.

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D'OH! July 22, 2011 at 12:56 am

Ouch! Shovel Slapped
LoL

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Lily July 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hey, I don’t see the attraction and I am an AMERICAN!!! so maybe it’s a UNIVERSAL thing ;)

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amanda July 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

Off topic here but a question – do you think you can buy blog readers? Read in one of the comments on MW’s site PW has a giveaway going on with over 25,000 comments. So if I take out a second mortgage and offer lots of expensive stuff on my blog, will I get tons of readers and advertisers? Is that how it works?

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Paula S. July 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

I believe to a certain extent, she has bought readers. Her comments number in the hundreds for ordinary posts, but in the thousands for a give away. Many wonderful sites, such as this one, don’t have to have give aways to attract a loyal following.

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Devorah July 21, 2011 at 7:04 am

That eyeliner…OMG. If she’s so bent on having eye makeup on, why not just swap out the black for a nice soft brown?

Heavy, dark eyeliner is so aging and it makes her look “hard”. It also has the effect of making her eyes look smaller and her nose more prominent – kind of the opposite of what she was probably aiming for!

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a real farm girl July 21, 2011 at 7:12 am

amanda, yes, that’s how it works, and yes, that’s what she did, from the beginning. A “normal” blogger can’t do that. She had millions to start with to buy traffic. Then the traffic dominoes, if you keep giving the high-dollar stuff away. Dig back in her blog to the beginning and you’ll see how she did it, starting with the supposedly “found” $50 gift cards, which were tests–they worked, so she upped it to the expensive stuff–and the traffic boomed–not for her writing but for the constant lure of $500 mixers and cameras. She bought the traffic, then parlayed it into book deals and a TV show. She’s good, at business. Don’t forget that she has a marketing degree. What’s irritating is her ongoing claim that she started her blog to share photos with her family. The business plan is very obvious. And, really, nothing wrong with it, just the deceitful manner that’s so annoying. “I’m not really running a business!” Makes you feel like she thinks you’re stupid. It’s also a way of saying, “Look at me, I’m amazing, this was all an accident!” If you had millions for a business startup, you could have an accident like that, too. No one in the media ever looks hard enough to grasp that and instead repeats her line of she started her little ol’ blog to share with her family. That’s irritating, too.

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Penny July 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

I think your comment is one of the most succint and well-stated about Ree that I have ever read…kudos to you! In one paragraph you summed up the very essence of PW and all her fakery. I want to copy, paste and save this to use on the flying monkeys when they show up. Great comment!

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Paula S. July 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

I get tired of the claim that she really just started a blog so she could send pictures to her family. If that were true, it would have been one of those websites that you had to be invited to join.

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Beth July 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

I started reading Ree’s site JUST AFTER she starting getting quite a bit of traffic. Just after the lasagna recipe started to be linked everywhere. I went back and read through all her archives. I had the briefest thought – “I wonder if a lot of her earliest commenters were fake?” Especially the winners of the gift cards. Of course, now that I know she’s always had money, I guess she could afford to give alway all that cash, but I still think it’s possible she never even gave away those early cards. All the “winners” could have been her.

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Debbie July 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

You’re definitely not the only one who thinks that.

http://ifyoucant.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/how-you-can-fake-a-giveaway-on-the-internet/

Notice how her early winners were all people without a blog? How, when you googled for it, you could never find anyone mentioning having won one of her prizes until after the money starting rolling in for her?

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Paula S. July 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

That was amazing. I never saw that before.

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Lily July 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Best comment regarding Ree Drummoond and The Pioneer Woman Inc ever!

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amanda July 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

Thanks Real Farm Girl for the explanation. Takes money to make money.

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joey July 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

thank you, a real farm girl, for explaining the REEl deal so simply. before i read PWS and PNW, i too was letting myself BELIEVE that all the crap on the blog site, but there was this little nagging voice i was hearing that was saying, “insincere, not authentic, smoke and mirrors” …..just not authentic, as she paints herself and her frontier life to be. i think i ought to know, i live on a farm. i’m not going to go as far as to diss her latest look, cuz God knows i’m not perfect, but i have to say that as far as an author of a blog goes, well, there are so many talented writers out there that put her to shame. it’s a gimmick, a product, a business that gives people what they want, and she’s going to capitalize on that, as are the suits at the food network. the quality of the content of that blog stinks, the true majority of the useful stuff is from the contributors, and the numbers keep rising because the stuff she’s giving away is pretty good. i’d love one of those blue ceramic pots or an ipad, but to blow sunshine up her butt or participate in an assinine smartypants quizz…..perhaps fun for some, but i won’t, because i feel strongly about not helping a liar succeed. now, because the comments posted to the FN site, alot of sheeple are getting their feathers ruffled, and calling those who are anti-PW jealous angry, people, but at least seeds MAY be being planted in their minds that this whole PW thing is a heaping helpin’ of bullshit. no darlins, she doesn’t love you, she isn’t just like you, she doesn’t want to be your best friend, and she doesn’t really homeschool her kids, and her keepin’ it real is far removed from the majority of everyone elses reality, and the list could go on. i guess i am outraged that this stuff happens, meaning fame and fortune comes to people who misrepresent, lie, and use, but hey, look at the what is successful on tv these days. used to be that divorce court and maury were the tackiest things on tv, now it is the gigantic number of reality shows depicting how awful humans can behave. fn executives are probably LOVING the hype that PW gets, the “war” between the sheeple and the enlightened. btw, real farm girl, please post your comments to the fn as a personal favor, they are your words, and i don’t want to take them from you, but as is stated, you put them easy to understand and they should be heard… hey, if PW hadn’t occured, i never would have had the opportunity to read PWS or PNW. you too, MW. luv you guys more than my luggage!

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Jan July 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

I also live on a farm. Her life is no where close to real. I can’t understand how people actually believe what she writes and then swoon over her recipes & husband. But I also can’t believe people like Paris Hilton and the Kardashions(sp.) are famous. Oh, wait, they also had enough money to buy their fame. Talent, creativity doesn’t seem to enter into the equation.

How does she “do everything” and still have all this extra time to watch TV/movies, go shopping? She seems have time for all this leisure activity. Also, even wearing gloves, his hands should be more “worn looking,” and shouldn’t they all be more tanned from working outside? I’m fair with freckles, wear a hat and still pick up some tan when I’m out helping my husband. ( I am the instant hired hand many times.) I think a lot of this posing is strictly for the cameras.

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a real farm girl July 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

You can’t post anonymously on FN’s Facebook page, so I don’t think so, but feel free to use my comment all you want!

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joey July 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

as soon as i come in from hosing the horses down from the heat, vetting a sick goat, checkin’ the chickens, helping the farrier by holding all the horses in 100 degree heat while they get trimmed, getting more diesel for the tractor, seeing what’s still alive in the garden, picking up the car from the mechanic when it’s done, feeding the kids’s their dinner, (maybe not in that order) i will indeed use your words, farm girl! thanks for the inspiration!

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angela July 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

i am so sick of people using “jealous” as their go-to jab and diagnosis of us. it’s so ridiculous and juvenile as to *almost* be laughable except every time i see it i get more annoyed. am i “jealous” of certain female politicians because i don’t like them? no – i disagree with their politics. i judge them based on their public front and what they espouse, and i don’t like it. hence, i don’t like them. not liking someone for who they are does not equal jealousy.

now, would i love to be wealthy and well dressed at all times? yes. but i am inexplicably NOT jealous of kate middleton, catherine zeta jones, natalie portman, padma lakshmi… i rather like all of them. however do i manage not being jealous of everyone who has things i don’t?!?

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Hellen Wheels July 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

“YER JUS JELLUS, U HATERS!!!!” Yes, that is the usual witty rejoinder of PDumb’s little fan-gurls, like 6th grade girls fighting on the playground.

Apologies to mature 6th-grade girls everywhere.

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Kait July 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Not to mention the word haters sounds stupid enough in my head, saying it out loud sounds asinine. We don’t hate anyone over here. We hate the deceit and duplicity, not the person. There is a long way from dislike to hate. I am much too happy a person to hate anyone.

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Paula S. July 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Also, one of the only times a comment was deleted from this site, it was because someone said such vulgar and unfounded things about PW and her whole family that we begged PWSux to get rid of it. Doesn’t sound like a group of haters to me.

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Denise July 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Wow… her giveaway(blue Le Crueset) got nearly 40,000 (!) comments. Seriously? And this was a follow-up to adding corn to guacamole? Oh, my head hurts!

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Sarida July 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

The question you had to answer to “win” the Le Crueset was “What famous person, dead or alive, would you like to have dinner with?” (Which I believe she has asked before in another give away.) Did anyone browse the comments & see how many wanted to have dinner with Jesus?

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D'OH! July 22, 2011 at 1:11 am

“Dinner with Jesus”

BaHaHaHaHaHa

Cos it’s my birthday, cos I chipped my beautiful front tooth (on my BD) and Cos I am going to have a few drinks on my birthday, I’ll go play that drinking game.

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KimT.N. July 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Off topic, but I thought it very telling that in Rhee’s give away last Saturday for the Nook electronic reader, her followers were asked to enter by submitting the name of the last book they read — one of the winners whom she (randomly) chose had purportedly last read the book “Atlas Shrugged”. That really pissed me off – but it also speaks very clearly to her fans — after seeing that, I was like, “Random drawing my ass! F*ck Ayn Rand; f*ck John Galt; f*ck fakery and finally, f*ck that awful recipe for chicken tortilla soup.”

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Darlene July 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I think your blog is very negative & ugly> I think you need a life. Spending all that time degrading, making fun of, and slanderizing another human-being is more like a bunch of jealous teenager’s on Lifetime for Women. Get a life all of you!!!!!! I should write a blog called PioneerWomanSuxneedsalife.com

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Kait July 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Oh you ree sheeple you. You all seem to be out in droves today. We all have lives sweetheart. Perhaps you should as well. And don’t tell me, you are not really a pw fan, you just found us by accident. Mmm hmm. Sure.

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PWSux July 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Go for it! LOL :)

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Paula S. July 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Listen you little flying monkey, I don’t know how you got out. Have you read Marlboro woman’s post with pictures proving that Ree steals recipes? Have you ever sat and read her comments and watched any that don’t praise her disappear in about two minutes? This site and sister sites have many links posted proving the lies and deceit. We can’t teach you anything if you choose to live in ignorance.

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Skattebol July 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

OMFG. Please, if you want to tell us why you dislike this blog, find something else to say besides “Get a life”. It is so cliche now. And frankly, what do you mean when you say “Get a life”? Are you suggesting that individuals posting or commenting here are not employed, do not have families, do not have hobbies, do not have friends, are not spiritual/religious, are not students – what else am I missing in this list? – ??? What do you mean? Because every time I read a comment from your like stating “Get a life”, it confounds me. If you read through the posts and comments you would understand that most of us have a rich life. That is if you and I are defining the term “Get a life” in the same way. If, by defining “Get a life” means quit calling out Ree Drummond as a fraud, then you and many of us will have to disagree on your terminology. And thus, you probably do not need to come over to this site anymore.

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

“Get a life” is an originally American idiom and catch phrase usually intended as a taunt, to indicate that the person being so addressed is devoting an inordinate amount of time to trivial or hopeless matters. The phrase has also appeared as a generally more emphatic variant of the taunt “get a job”[1][page needed] and implies the addressee needs to go out and make their way in the world, without being supported by outside sources such as parents or benefactors. It may also be directed at someone who is perceived as boring or single-minded; suggesting they acquire some other, more practical interests or hobbies and get dates, find a job, or move into their own home.
It is also applied to so-called workaholics and others who are perceived as dedicated to their work (out of “labor of love” as opposed to money or loyalty to the company) but not taking the time to relax or enjoy life.[citation needed]
Sometimes the phrase is used to describe people who are viewed as officious or meddling in others’ affairs. It is another way of saying “get your own life”, or “mind your own business”.[citation needed

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

from Wikipedia….I hope that getting the truth out about PWisn’t hopeless; to keep folks from trying to base their lives on a pack of lies isn’t trivial.

I didn’t read Skatebol as implying that folks on this site didn’t have lives, or jobs, for that matter… quite the opposite. But the idea that the idiomatic taunt for being feckless is “Get a job” is heartbreaking, given the facts of this economy.

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Skattebol July 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Yes, I was trying to make a point to Darlene that we are not simply sitting here at our computers all day bashing Ree Drummond. That we are, in fact, rich in our diverse lives.

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Well, I ain’t never slanderizerized no one in my whole durn life!No one, no how.

But if you look at Binko’s rendition of Ree’s recipe, you see Julie meets Julia. Except that Binko is Julie, and Ree is Julia. But… Ree can’t cook. So it’s more like Julie meets my mother. And Binko is funny and can cook and can write, so she’s really not like Julie. Or Ree. So this would be whatchacall a strained analogy. And Ree steals recipes. Except for Escallopped Cabbage, which no one would possibly steal. Or, for that matter

Just think of us as Ree’s little karmictest kitchen… keeping it really real. Without any slanderizing. (Were you homeschooled, by chance?)

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Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Kristina,

They didn’t have home-schooling when I was growing up. I graduated from a regular HS.

As for Ree stealing recipes, who doesn’t? I have alot of cookbooks that were written by ladies in my church and I’m sure they had to “copy” the recipe from someone.

Personally I just make up my own recipes as I go along. Perhaps I should start my own cooking show! I’d love to see more shows on cooking low fat, low cholesterol, and diabetic recipes.

My best cookbooks are the “Depression Era Cookbook” and a cookbook from World War II. The recipes are cheap, delicious, and nutritious too.

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Writing a successful blog might mean understanding difficult concepts such as parallel structure, use of the possessive, and use of the hypen. And word choices like “slanderizing” are really not the done thing.

Perhaps instead of using this blog as a place to exclaim your loyalty to our dear Pioneer Woman, you might better use your time procuring a credential called a GED. It stands for General Equivalency Diploma, and so many people out there see it as the very first step in “getting a life.” If you have already obtained said document, you might wish to strive to write in such a manner that would evidence such high achievement on your part.

Just sayin’

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Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Kristian,

Sorry about my sentence structure. I graduated college in 1995 and it’s been awhile since I’ve been in the working world thanks to cancer and other numerous illnesses. But thank you for reminding me about the GED classes. Perhaps there might be some classes at your local community college for the Mentally Challenged?

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Penny July 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

Dear Darlene:
Please do us all the favor of f**king yourself. What? I said PLEASE! You are nothing but another of Ree’s flying monkeys with nothing new to say. Let’s see:
- we’re jealous? check
- we need to get a life? check
- this blog is negative? check
If PWS had a dollar for every time one of you Reebots said any of those three things in here, she would have as much money as Ree.
As I mentioned the other day to JeninWA (another flying monkey) the name of this blog should be a clue. pioneerwomanSUX…get it? See honey….SUX means something is “not good”….so an intelligent person would’ve tumbled to the fact that a blog about someone or something with “sux” on the end, is not going to be flattering to the intended subject. If you want rainbows and unicorns, you need to skeedaddle on back to Ree’s where everything is always perfect an “real”. So you want to write a blog about PWS and us? I DARE YOU BITCH…you don’t have the talent or the balls.

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Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Penny,

Actually I have two blogs and have four years of college in education, three years in business and worked over 20 years in the medical field taking care of sick and dying patient’s. I just made one comment on this blog that I thought it was ugly. You ladies act like a bunch of immature cheerleaders I knew from HS who thought they were so cute and wonderful. But they were the ones who ended up pregnant and on welfare. Guess the joke was on them right?

I believe you are just jealous of Pioneer Woman who has a life, a husband and family who loves her, and doing something with her life rather than ragging on others. It doesn’t do much for your character to be so negative.

I just finished reading her book “The Pioneer Woman” how she met her husband and fell in love. Yes, her cooking isn’t the best but she’s still a human-being and human-beings have feelings.
I’m just tired of the ugliness in America. I wish there were more cooking shows on television with more low fat, low cholesterol cooking and diabetic as well. Ree may find out when she gets older all the fat & cholesterol in beef isn’t that good for people.

If you want to try some more positive blogs I suggest the following:

Sugarpiefarmhouse.blogspot.com
The Retro Farm Wife
OldCententennialFarmHouse
Homemaking Honeys

But please don’t start ragging on them too!

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Hellen Wheels July 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Darlene, you forgot to add: “U HATERS ARE JES JELLUS!!!”

There, fixed it for you. Now shoo, the grown-ups are talking here.

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Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Dear Hellen,

I am 58 years old. I think it’s you ladies that need to grow up and get a life. It’s apparent you must all be bored housewives.

By getting a life I mean do something more productive with your time such as volunteer work at the hospital, helping the sick and needy, writing to a soldier in the war, oh a million things that are so much more valuable than wasting your time making comments on a negative & ugly blogsite.

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Paula S. July 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Darlene, thanks so much for sharing your credentials, but we are not easily impressed. We have many highly credentialed people among our regular members. I believe most of us on here have many accomplishments and lives that we love. Enjoying visiting with each other here is far from our whole life, it’s just a little extra that we enjoy.

Since you seem to think it would be better pursuing some loftier purpose, please don’t let the cyber door hit you on the way out. And take your flying monkey with you.

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Paula S. July 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Darlene, don’t let us stop you from taking your own advice. And Helen’s a peach; we love her wit.

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Suz July 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Get a life? OK. What shall I do? I’m unemployed right now. Are you hiring??!??!?!

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Kristina July 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

“I’ll get you yet my pretty….and your little blog too!”
Bwahahhhhhhaaaahhhhh!

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Penny July 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

LOL Kristina!!

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Julie July 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm

same here! and my husband too! not that both of us haven’t been looking… as most normal people know, looking for a job sort of becomes a job, and it’s even more so in this fucked up economy.

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Skattebol July 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I agree; having a job in this economy may truly be a luxury. I do hope I did not offend anyone with my afore mentioned comment to Darlene re: a rich life. I was only trying to explain that we all have rich lives, fulfilled in many, many ways….

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Paula S. July 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I wasn’t offended at all. However, since someone else mentioned being jobless, I thought I would let her know she has a lot of company. I lost my job in Feb. of 2009. I applied for over 300 jobs, had 20 interviews, two of them second interviews. I had excellent letters of reference. No job, despite being qualified.

I finally had to face the fact that there is unspoken but very real discrimination right now against older job seekers, long term unemployed, and anyone old enough to be likely to start needing to use the insurance. I used to belong to an on line discussion board for the unemployed boasting over 10,000 members. Most members were from their late 40′s to early 60′s.

I finally got tired of playing the game and just wanted to live my life as it was, get out of limbo. My husband has Parkinson’s and got to the point he had to take early social security and early pension. I seem to be unofficially retired for the time being. I really feel I need to spend my time with him. I am very conscious of how fortunate I am that we have income. Untold millions, far more than the official figures, are in dire straits. The “incomeless” unemployed, often in danger of homelessness, are always in my thoughts.

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Melissa July 22, 2011 at 2:55 am

I’m still job hunting as well. I graduated from a 4 year college in winter of 2009. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to live with my parents, and find some temp jobs here and there. But this seriously blows. You’re def. not alone, and it’s not for lack of trying that we do not have jobs. Just keep your head up. Sorry for the off topicness, but I just figured I’d add my story and lend you some support because it’s hard not to take a blow to the ego over it.

Kait July 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I hate hearing of the unemployment in the USA. We have so many jobs available in our Provinces we are begging for people and even bringing in workers from Mexico as part of a government funded program. Perhaps we should offer the same program to American citizens.

Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

There are alot of unemployed in America right now. I haven’t worked in four years because I had cancer in 08 and on disability now. And now our president is threatening social security. I don’t believe we are just in a recession but a depression. Times are hard for everyone except the rich and the politician’s. I’ve been homeless too. My life isn’t easy either. But just hold on, I think things will get better.

Darlene July 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Suz,

I know the job industry isn’t so great right now. I may not have a social security check myself on the 3rd. But you know? My parents survived the great depression years and World War II, I presume you keep looking for a job until someone hires you. When I was out of work in my younger years I used to do housekeeping for people. One summer while in college I made beds at a hotel. They weren’t the best of jobs but sure better than staying home and whining about being out of work. Also worked years as a CNA taking care of elderly patient’s. They are always hiring.

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Paula S. July 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Darlene, if she wants your help, she will ask you. The job market is nothing like what it was when you were in college. I’m sure she could write you a book on the plight of the long term unemployed right now. Even job seekers are allowed to take a break. And what part of of several million more job seekers than jobs available don’t you understand? We’ll call you if we need you, Darlene.

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Darlene July 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Paula,

Believe me I know what I’m talking about living in bad economy’s. I survived Reagonomics in the 80′s when our president told us catshup was a vegetable. Oh yes, all that free cheese the government gave us poor people. We were plenty constipated believe me. I lived in Spotted Owl Country in Washington State over 20 years and the only thing we had to live on was Spotted Owl Stew. Things were so bad back then I had a friend who almost committed suicide because he couldn’t find a job even washing dishes. So believe me I know about hard times.

I wish there could be more cooking shows about surviving on foodbank food & government surplus garbage they give the poor in America. I love the grandma who is in her 90′s who has written a cookbook about the depression years. I have a cookbook called the “Depression Era Cookbook” I use alot. And a cookbook from World War II.

I personally couldn’t handle Ree’s cooking with the high fat and high cholesterol. We’d all have strokes if we ate the way this family apparently does.

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Darlene July 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Remember the bad witch on the Wizard of Oz? “I’m Melting! I’m Melting!” Don’t do it too fast ladies it might make you look good!

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Cat, Chaps and Emma July 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

What? Darlene? Are you the one melting? Your comment makes no sense?

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Kait July 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Paint me confused Cat. What the hell was she driving at?

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REEpetitive July 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Oh, Darlene. I’m not from the south, but I think this is apropos: Bless your heart!

The reason people are frustrated, maddened, sickened, and disgusted with Ree, is not because they are jealous. It’s because everyone’s bullshit meter has gone off the scale. No one likes to be lied to. No one likes to be patronized. In difficult times such as these, that you have alluded to, no one likes to help Ree remodel her lodge and discuss the relative merits of $40,000 floors vs. $80,000 or have her recommend $75 commuter cups or anything else that shows how very out of touch she is with real people everywhere.

It’s unseemly and crass. And Ree shows how shallow she is to an extreme degree almost daily.

She’s a liar.

She has admitted to having others help her on the blog, and in her household, in bits and pieces, but has yet to come out directly with any of it. So, people like you are taken in by it all and are dazzled by her energy when really she has tons of help. She could come out and proclaim it all, but instead she makes it seem like you could do it too! If you put your mind to it, you can do anything!!

Bullshit.

She has:

-teachers for her “homeschooled” kids
-a marketing firm to handle publicity, booking on TV shows
-a publisher to handle book tours
-people to do her laundry
-people to clean her house
-people to cook when the Food Network people come to film
-people to get groceries
-Blogher to fawn all over her and do occasional short in-house campaigns with other Blogher bloggers
-designers to help design her daughters’ bedroom
-product sponsorships
-photographers, writers, banner designers, moderators who delete any kind of negative comments and technical support all to help her with her blog
-tasty kitchen moderators

and so on, and so on, and so on. This is a partial list and only the things that have come out. There has to be much, much more.

So, it is not jealousy that drives the criticism here and elsewhere. It is contempt for such utter bullshit being foisted on people that are looking for meaningful, fulfilling things to read and connect to on the internet.

Women don’t need more bullshit. We need more authentic exchanges and interesting ideas and art to fill our lives. We need support for the hard decisions we all make daily. We need resources that direct us to more meaningful times and happenings.

We don’t need shellac nail polish removal tutorials.

We don’t need lies.

But, bless your heart, Darlene.

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Paula S. July 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Thank you, REEpetitive, you are so right. The bullshit meter made me LOL.

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Darlene July 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Thank you, I understand what you are saying perfectly. Just like in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” where they are going through dogtags and a bunch of Marine’s walk by after a major battle they just fought. And the way they look at them after going through that battle.

I guess in hard economic times people don’t want to be reminded people can actually afford to go to the grocery store and buy decent food. I personally have a hard time with more well to do people in my church who say we aren’t in a bad economy, just everyone’s imaginations.

I try and not be jealous of some of the blogspots & see the beautiful homes when I live in a one bedroom apartment. But thankfully, it is better than being homeless and I’ve been there too.

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Ree is UGLEEE August 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Are they f’ing kidding with this pan face’s eyeliner? Who the hell is she supposed to look like anyway? A reincarnation of Tammy Faye Baker? Ree Drummond is one UGLY sow!!

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