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Bower Power Purchases A “Crack House”

SO BRAVE

Katie Bower, says y’all a lot, has finally acquired the investment property she’s wanted for a while. Saying “nothing is a done deal right now”, Katie proceeded to post the address and interior photos of the property – despite the fact that the “crack house” is still occupied.

Right now it is used as low-income housing for six different people and that is why these photos show a lot of furniture and clothing and stuff.   They do still live there.  I could explain more detail but honestly, it’s hard for us to even draw up a floor plan because of all the stuff so for now, I will let a few photos do the talking…

Featuring such fun captions as “this used to be a drug dealers bathroom”, the remainder of the post is mostly photos of the interiors. Katie concludes her post by asking readers to “please pray for us” while they “bring on this crazy crack house journey”.

Because obviously the person needing prayers in this scenario is the affluent white woman who will have to *gasp* renovate, not the displaced low income families. Yay gentrification!




  1. Affiliate Lynx

    Already taken down?

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    • Stel

      Apparently, but it is still showing up in Feedly!

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      • Fired Chicken

        BEST COMMENT SECTION ON A BLOG EVER

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        • Karmalicious

          WOW! She got shredded.

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    • Pompousmousse La Crotch

      I still see it.

      She doesn't own this property yet? It's incredibly unethical to post these pictures on her blog. It's not illegal, but it's totally unethical and totally dickish. I'm not even going to "go there" with her commentary. For someone so "understanding" she's acting like a mighty asshole.

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      • foursix

        Totally dickish. Her response in the comments is that the people who live there now knew this was all being posted.

        Really? They might know the transaction is happening, but do they really know she's publishing the address and photographs to her blog that X whatever people see? Were the residents able to actually see the post itself, vet it in any way?

        And all for no reason I can possibly imagine. Once it's finalized and the place is cleared out, she can photograph it endlessly. Why now?

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  2. Omnishambles

    I used to think Bower Power stuff was pretty harmless, if boring. But this is straight up offensive.

    Is there some sorority that her and yoga girl belong to and it's Privileged-b***h Pledge Week? Alpha Beta c**ty, perhaps?

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    • I'm an Omega Moo so I don't know about any of those pretty girl sororities.

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      • Omnishambles

        How much Franzia do I have to down to rush Omega Moo? I'd like to know for...science. Totally not because I'm an alcoholic or anything.

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      • Pompousmousse La Crotch

        Omega Moo and Buckeyes, too!

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        • Bluecowsrock

          Just curious what the Buckeyes part is about?

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      • Shake Hands and Say Goodbye

        Omega Moo!! Haha...me too.

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      • Stenciled Subfloor

        revenge-of-the-nerds-o.gif

        PP, I love you. Perfect comeback and timing, always.

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        • Poindexter and Wendy!!! That's what romance should look like.

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        • COOTERPUNCH

          I feel like I see the tip of his penis in this gif.

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          • Snoop Dogey Doge (formerly Cheesy Fish and Fishy Broccoli)

            I saw it too!

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  3. seven-dollar sandwich

    Ugh. This hits so very close to home. Huscat and I lost our lease and have to be out by the end of February. Landlord is gutting the house and renovating, and we're out with two dogs, four cats and a rabbit. The rational side of me doesn't see anything wrong with purchasing and upgrading a house, but the emotional side of me just feels bad for the current residents. Moving sucks, but having to come up with deposits makes it even worse.

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    • QueenBeezy

      Same, I've had to move because my rental was sold. It was a complete nightmare! Being an animal lover makes it nearly impossible to rent these days. Between this and the yoga c**t, I think I'm done with the internet this week

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      • TurkeyVulture

        Yeah...my good friends are in the same position right now, and the woman in the couple is recovering from a major surgery at the same time. Wheee. :(

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  4. Respect privacy and lies OH MY

    LOL LOL LOL

    Good luck with it!

    How long before she's singing "no one knows the troubles we've seen"?

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    • Kati

      It's "nobody knows the troubles I've seen," and she won't be singing that. All the naysayers said the same thing when they bought their current family home. Leave Katie alone!!! I have to say- all of the people complaining about her really smell of sour grapes. She seems like a good person who can put her foot in her mouth from time to time. Who doesn't??

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      • Jar of Lights

        Ok "Kati" - even if you leave all the foreclosure stuff aside, this woman posted on a hugely popular blog the full physical address, inside pictures complete with the tenants personal belongings, outside pictures and called the home a crack house. People are still living there. Enough information is available that GOMIers have found the tenant's Craigslist ads. So are you telling us that if a potential buyer of the rental property you were living in did the same to you, you'd be A Okay with it? And that it's okay for her to do this while invoking the name of Christ? GOMI Sherry or Katie or whoever you are. There is no justifying this to anyone with a conscience or an ounce of intelligence.

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      • Stereo

        Girl, be quiet.

        Even if it is fair for her to buy a house and flip it, posting the address while people are still living there and plastering photos of their belongings across the internet and THEN making gross jokes about crack houses is ridiculous at best and cruel and idiotic at worst. I'm sick you of fan poodles who refuse to be objective. She made a horrific error in judgement and deserves to be called out on it.

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      • SecretBaby

        What if you were a child living in this house? Then some rich, entitled white woman breezed in, snapped a few pictures, turned her nose up, and informed your family they were being evicted during one of the worst winters in decades so she could fulfill her "dream" of flipping this house?

        Then, on top of that, she went on the internet and revealed your street address, posted PICTURES of your home and your family's belongings, and referred to it as a "Crack house".

        Now, imagine going to school.

        Maybe the other kids knew your house looked a little worn down on the outside, but it was still a grand old house with character. Now they know what your bedroom (and your parent's bedroom, and your grandma's bedroom...) looks crowded and in need of repair. They know that you are living in a house where "crack dealers" pooped and peed and slept and, they know you are being evicted.

        f**k you Katie Bower.

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        • SecretBaby

          Didn't edit fast enough to ask "Kati" if it was still no biggie that KB was just "putting her foot in her mouth"???

          I hope Katie chokes on that foot. (Ooooo! Threat to her life, y'all's!! Someone say a prayer for her safety! Might as well throw in another one that she likes the spring Threshold collection at Target this year so she has fun while decorating her blessed crack home project. Just swaddle her in prayer, folks. Praise be.)

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          • cady

            oh this is too true/sad/funny/onpoint- as a reader of KB;s blog & having called her out in the comments for crossing the line, then finding this link in her previous post comments. LOL'd a bit - great post, Karma :P

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  5. pfft

    They'll need lots of prayers! (rolls eyes) That house needs to be more or less gutted. Her comments about "this was the drug dealers bedroom" are gross in their "OMG DRUGS, y'all" tone.

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    • Respect privacy and lies OH MY

      New foundation, new roof, new walls, new everything and then...they will still have a 100 year old house with problems.

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      • seven-dollar sandwich

        I can only hope. Also, if I'm to pray for this bish, I pray it's haunted as all f**k.

        "Run to the light, Katie-Ann!!!"

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      • Uvabird

        I've been there, done that with a historical property. Looking through Katie (Betty) Bowers' past blog posts, it amused me to no end that much of what she called renovation was more like slapping a coat of fresh paint on everything.

        Paint is the fun part, the playing, the cake icing after months of shitty (literally) plumbing work and addressing a roof that decided it wanted its own skylight or a bedroom that preferred to be a casita and seceded from the union when the foundation shifted. Speaking from experience, a "deal" of a house can have many thousands of dollars of expenses hidden within, stuff not even discovered by top home inspectors.

        In short, I think that in very short time, she's going to think that God is punishing her for her tasteless post three months into renovations.

        Bonus- she's blocked comments claiming it's for safety when actually her fee-fees got hurt.

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  6. chevronh8

    Let's not forget how about 80% of her fan girls were even turning on her in the comments so she deleted it after her many comments saying it's against her policy to edit a post or even apologize for it...

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  7. Flight of Potatoes

    Wow, she is getting eaten up in the comments section of that post! I've never read her blog before but I'm glad that not everyone who does read it thinks this shit is cute. Disgusting.

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  8. Newmanium

    What a b***h. Have a little less disdain for the people who are currently living there, would you? It seems to her the house might as well have a cockroach infestation. Hopefully the current residents will be able to make arrangements to live elsewhere.

    And I love how commenters who respectfully voice concerns about the privacy of the residents are labeled as cyberbullies.

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    • SecretBaby

      WAIT.

      Is she kicking out residents of a NURSING HOME?!

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      • Leapover

        SHE isn't kicking them out. Whoever lost the house in foreclosure is technically kicking them out. She supposedly states they all have someplace to go. I'm sorry but they are all living in filth and an unsafe environment. It isn't Katie's job to keep a roof over their heads and provide for them. They would have to leave anyways in order for the house to be renovated. They are renters and have leases with the previous owner NOT Katie. While I don't think she should have posted until the tenants were out, I don't have a problem with her buying a piece of property that needs A LOT of renovations and posting about it.

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        • foxywingchick

          How do you feel about asking for prayers that they close on the property? On the same day babies are sleeping at school in Atlanta because they cannot get home and people are abandoning their vehicles on the interstate?

          Then, how do you feel about her claiming that this whole thing is to bring god to Monroe? That this privileged, tactless, not really all that intelligent, sheltered little girl thinks she can save a town in the name of Christ renovating one crackhouse and crossfit gym at a time?

          WTFever about foreclosures and gentrification which are rife with all kinds of social and moral issues that I doubt KB has the brain cells to grasp on the most elementary levels. My problem with her is she calls herself a Christian yet seems to lack any kind of grasp of Christ's teaching.

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          • Leapover

            I have a huge issue with most religious people who bible thump and ask for prayers for silly shit. Normally when I read her posts I glaze over those parts because I wouldn't waste my time praying for them.
            As for the whole "bring God to Monroe," I think it is humorous to think that because someone buys a house and a gym they are "bringing God to Monroe" but whatevs, seriously. Maybe others do follow her to learn about God (scary) but who are we to demand people think and feel exactly the way we do. She does seem to have a childish/just for looks view of being Christian but she is trying to do what she can to rejuvenate a town. Do you think the it would be better for that home to slip into further disrepair or that she should have an obligation to purchase the home, rebuild it around the tenants and eat the cost? While in a "perfect christian world" I guess the latter would be the ultimate best thing to do but financially that would be ridiculous.
            Why read her blog if it pisses you off so badly and you dislike her and her views so much? I don't understand why you would waste your time reading through her ramblings and then coming to complain about it unless you really do care what she says and thinks.
            I also think it's silly for one religious person to judge and bible thump against another.

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            • foxywingchick

              I am not religious at all, actually, if that matters. I firmly believe that faith is beautiful and everyone can find their own way. That said I am pretty aware of the tenets of Christianity and a few other religions.

              If she didn't want to be held up to the standards of her very own religion she should have STFU about it.

              I am judging her hypocrisy and rather monumental stupidity. Both are so glaring they burn like a thousand suns.

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  9. stan sandwich

    I've written this comment so many times to cover everything about her and this situation that pisses me off. I really think the only thing that covers my feelings is this: I hate her.

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    • bizliz

      I hate her too. I'm glad she's getting this negative attention and was forced to take the post down. And I'm glad the lemurs who stand up for her every single time she says something idiotic started to turn on her.

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    • eileenerb

      I have disliked her since I read a Xmas wrap-up post where she mentioned that she has guns in her house and isn''t afraid to use them because --and I'm paraphrasing because I can't be bothered to slog through her blog and find the original--she is a crazy Italian who loves her family. Bring on the good mom awards.

      She said she took down the offensive crack house post because threats were made to her and her family. Frankly, I am afraid of people like her. And the fact that she's raising three more people like her.

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  10. Rich dark stain

    Link is still up on her FB page too complete with contract photo showing the address. Awesome.

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    • blargh

      apparently she's taken it down because i can't find it anywhere on her page.

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  11. AQNR

    She is so thoughtless and disrespectful of others. As usual with people who pat themselves on the back for being oh, so Christian, she acts like a big ol' Pharisee.

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    • Flight of Potatoes

      Big ol' Pharisee. Ha!

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  12. Urethra Franklin

    What's going to happen to those poor vulnerable people currently living there?

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    • According to her she talked to the residents while she photographed their living spaces for her blog. She claims they all have made arrangements to move. So...yeah.

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      • Urethra Franklin

        Oh, okay. At least they (hopefully) have somewhere to go and aren't being forced onto the street by this asshole and her "crazy crack house journey". I hope her child doesn't develop a drug addiction later on in life.

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        • I mean we only have her word for it, so who knows. She doesn't say where they are going, so for all we know they told her they would move into a shelter and she thought 'ok then, they have somewhere to go'. Either way it's pretty distasteful to post photos of their living situations all over blog while she teehees about buying a real life crack house.

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          • Urethra Franklin

            Yeah, that's why I said "(hopefully)". I guess I'd like to think that those people aren't going to be disadvantaged further by this self-important asshole, instead of the reality of her saying it's all okay when she knows those people aren't able to corroborate her story on the internet.

            I personally could not bring myself to take photos of other people's living arrangements like that and post them on the internet. My heart would hurt too much just by seeing it IRL.

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          • irisheyes

            A cardboard box is a place, right? So those ungrateful wretches just need to get out so she can make her money.

            Of course, I live very close to where she's buying that house, so I doubt she's going to make as much money as she thinks, especially after they make all their renovations.

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          • Wait...What???

            But....But....She didn't share any views on their living arrangements or possessions. Please read the post again.

            OK Katie, I read it three times. What ARE those pictures of if not their living arrangements and possessions????

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  13. Cock-a-hoop

    Yes, let's pray hard this stupid cow is successful at kicking what appear to be several poor, elderly and disabled people out of their home.

    Jesus should come down from heaven and smack her.

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    • Sookie

      + Infinity, seriously.

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      • Semi Ho

        And then she should be a good Christian and let Him smack the other side of her face, too.

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