Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Joy Anna and Austin's Wedding

The latest from the rumor mill is sundown this coming Friday, May 26.

Please remember no putting them down for no booze, no dancing, and no full served dinner.  Thanks!
Also it's off topic to tell us all about your wedding, your cousin in Ohio, etc.

Yes, I've gotten very tired of the repetitive wedding discussions.  :)  

Joseph and Kendra are Officially a Couple and now Engaged.

The courting was announced.

Update:  Joe proposed at Joy Anna and Austin's wedding reception.  Possibly a new low for the Duggars.

Free Discussion, May 2017

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Free Discussion, April, 2017

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Video exposing Gothard

The Cult Next Door

This is an interesting video done by a young man apparently from the area. 

Free Discussion, March, 2017

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Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 PM, A Honeymoon and a Courtship (Episode 1?)

Jeremy and Jinger have said "I do," and now the newlyweds finally get to enjoy some alone time.  Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo head down under for their honeymoon in Australia.  Meanwhile, back in Arkansas, another Duggar enters a courtship.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.229 M viewers and a .36 rating.

Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Big Day (Episode 1?)

After months of planning, Jinger's wedding day is here!  The final details from dress fittings to surprise decorations are put into place and family and friends come together to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy as they become Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo.

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.389 M viewers and a .33 rating.

Monday, February 13, 9:00 PM, All About Jinger (Episode 18)

Jinger packs for her move to Texas, which includes a surprise gift from her family. She, Jeremy, and Jed drive to her future home in Laredo. As they anticipate her big move, the siblings take a trip down memory lane remembering Jinger through the years. (episode 15)

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and a .31 rating.

The New Seaweed

Since Spurgeon's seabling is due almost any day now.  Here is the spot to discuss the new arrival.

My apologies but I frequently mistake that poor child's name and call him Sturgeon.  With a last name of Seewald, they really should be more careful.

He's here.

People article. 
 

Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Bachelor Party (Episode 17)

After weeks of wedding planning, it's time to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy with a Bachelor and Bachelorette weekend full of friends and family. Jessa and Ben find out the gender of Baby #2. Derick returns to OSU to reprise his role as Pistol Pete.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.165 M viewers and a .31 rating. 

Free Discussion, February, 2017

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Monday, January 30, 2017, 9:00 PM, Bachelor Pad Makeover (Episode 16)

Jinger and some of her siblings travel to Laredo to give Jeremy's bachelor pad a makeover. When opinions clash, will they be able to come to a decorating decision? Derick, Jill and Israel get some surprising news at their family wellness check-up.

60 minutes 

So the Duggars will redecorate the place that Jeremy's mother specifically went to Texas to help him set up?

Ratings:  1.091 M viewers and a .32 rating.

Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 PM, Could it be Twins? (Episode 15)

Jessa and Ben listen to the heartbeat of Baby #2, which makes them wonder if it's twins. They travel to see friend Flame in concert, and Ben takes center stage. Jinger continues with wedding planning and finalizes important details.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.070M viewers and a .32 rating.  

Sorry I forgot to update. 

Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Jinger Gown (Episode 14)

Jinger said yes to marrying Jeremy and now it's time to start planning for the big day, which is just 3 months away! The family takes a trip to DC to find Jinger's perfect dress. But with more options than imagined, will she find the dress of her dreams?

60 minutes 

Ratings:  1.259 M viewers and a .37 rating.

Free Discussion, January, 2017

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Comments saying or implying that Jeremy is an alcoholic will not be approved unless there is some current evidence of such a condition.  

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!!

May 2017 be better for us all than 2016.



Jill is Pregnant Again

It's in People and on Derick's twitter.

Some posts were approved earlier today and now I don't see them.  Sorry, I don't know where they went. 

Free Discussion, December, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jinger's Wedding (Episode 13)

After months of anticipation, Jinger and Jeremy's wedding day has finally arrived! Take a first look at this special day as Jinger walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.840M viewers and a .54 rating. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Courting Jinger (Episode 12)

The big day is almost here! Count down to Jinger's wedding with a look back at the special place she's held in the Duggar household.

60 minutes

Ratings:  950 K viewers and a .23 rating.

    

Free Discussion, November, 2016

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Reminder:  We don't do politics here.