Free Discussion, February, 2015

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Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what they try to feed is this month. My guess is more of the same ol, same ol with Jill trying to make sure she is the most talked about Duggar. The baby bump pictures...ugh! Lets see what pretentious titles Jim bob can bestow upon his kids this month.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't Jim Bob say Jana was a doula when he was telling that she was a concert pianist? Is there a license or certificate for doulas in AR? Jill and Jana are midwife APPRENTICES according to the state of AR. Interesting that Jill broke the laws and got a ticket for racing to get to a birth ...and she is only an apprentice. WHICH BRINGS UP SOMETHING ELSE: why were we deceived into believing that all of those babies that were photographed with Jill were babies that she, an APPRENTICE delivered!

Alberta Rose said...

Anonymous Missy said...
RE; Alberta Rose's comment. I think you have very irritating nervy, obnoxious,(whatever word you choose to use) people in your life, if they actually ask an extremely personal question like; "why didn't you go for fertility treatment?" People with an ounce of class in their little finger would never ask a personal & perhaps painful question like that.
JIM Bob & Michelle went to the High Risk Pregnancy OB for two reasons:1-they wanted desperately to have #20 & #2 they needed an episode for the ministry/show!

When you leave your family size in God's hands, you get asked personal questions like that. It doesn't matter if you're like Michelle and have 19, or like myself 47(1), friend A 48(1)friend B 40(2), friend C 35(1), friend D 32 (2 adoptions), you're leaving yourself wide open to be judged, questioned or scrutinized. The one who is 32 has been told "Wow, you're the opposite extreme of Michelle Duggar. The 48 year old had to see a high risk OB when she was 45 and like Michelle was told the risks of becoming pregnant.

Carol said...

Disagree. They were careful to say that she "helped to deliver" those kids. Can't believe her obsession with wearing that plaid hat that belongs on a newsboy from the 30s. Maybe she thinks it's hipster looking. Maybe it's Arkansas hipster.

Anonymous said...

Carol said...
Can't believe her obsession with wearing that plaid hat that belongs on a newsboy from the 30s. Maybe she thinks it's hipster looking. Maybe it's Arkansas hipster.
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I also remember a white one.

It looks like she borrowed some hair bands with bows from baby girls that she HELPED to deliver.

Anonymous said...

Because her hair stylist sister doesn't live in the same house with her anymore to comb her hair for her. Did you see that big ol thick braid that went with that thrift store looking plaid hat?

Anonymous said...

The mom is the one who delivered the baby, obviously. Jill, as an apprentice midwife, may have helped the midwife.


Wonder if Jill will renew her apprentice midwife certification in August.

Anonymous said...

I have seen some comments on the internet about John David not having any authority as a constable so I looked it up:

A constable in Arkansas is, by the State Constitution, an officer of the township in the county in which he/she has been elected. Other executive officers are the State Treasurer, the Secretary of State, the County Sheriff, the County Coroner, and all State Militia officers.

The constable has the broad and primary responsibility of seeing that the laws of the County, State, and Country are faithfully executed.

The Constable is elected, by the voters of the township in which he or she lives, for a two-year term. He or she has a primary responsibility to all of the residents of the township and the county for peace keeping and all of the functions required to ensure that this comes about.

Even though a Constable is by law required to perform many and sundry duties and is liable, under the same law, for the failure to perform these duties, they receive little or no pay, no monies for expenses, and are required to provide their own uniforms, equipment, and transportation. This is neither morally nor legally acceptable but it is the way of things at this particular time.



http://www.arconstableassociation.com/what-is-a-constable/



So, it sounds, to me, like he does have some authority. (I'm glad....I like him because he isn't posting all kinds of things about himself to get noticed by everyone.)

Missy said...

RE; Alberta Rose's comment.
I have only 2 children & would have loved to have 3, but did exactly what you mentioned & didn't seek Fertility Treatments. All of my friends as well as family have more than 2 children & yet not one has ever broached that subject to me. They obviously believe it's personal, as it is. They have no idea how I would have loved a 3rd but I'm content as that's apparently what was meant to be for me. I can't believe that a decision to leave the size of your family opens you up to personal questions. As I said I would have to question just how much these people cared about me to put me in such an awkward position. Aging very personal & not requiring any questions from family or so called friends. I have friends with only 1 child & some with none & I would never presume to ask a question about their reproductive life. It's just wrong on so many levels to judge or scrutinize someone else's reproductive life. Especially when it may not even be their choice. However it's just a personal feeling that someone with 19 kids (whose complaining about not having20) really cannot have a one on one connection with each child & I believe we see that with Michelle.

Sharon said...

Can anyone fill me in on why it is the first kiss that is the line in the sand drawn by the Duggars? Why not the first touch, the first hand holding, the first side hug, etc.? Why does the first kiss count as the thing that takes a relationship to the next level? I guess they may feel that side hugs and hand holding do not give away pieces of your heart, since that seems to be why they guard against becoming too invested in a person before an engagement. I think a touch or holding hands or side hugging can be electrifying if it the first time a person has done it, and they are very attracted to that person and are starved for the touch of a person of the opposite gender. I notice the family does not engage in genuine physical contact with each other. When they see a person, even a family member, whom they have not seen in a while, they do not give loving hugs. If a person is not used to physical touch (sometimes called "skin starved") any kind of touch can cause a strong reaction in a person. I just don't understand why the first kiss is made out to be such a landmark event.

NanaD said...

I have watched my last Duggar episode. First they keep their kids removed from all the bad people out in the world. That was their choice of a lifestyle. Now they, by spreading lies in their hatemongering anti-gay parade have decided that they need to tell everyone else how to live. Sorry, Duggars. You crossed a line I just cannot ignore.

Anonymous said...

Sharon 2/3: You said it right there...great phrase "skin starved"..yes, ANY touch, side hug, can trigger an explosion of physical desires that cannot be righteously fulfilled...they are unwise to segregate their age appropriate children from interacting with peer members of the opposite sex in ANY social setting...Jill, sure didn't invest herself right away with derickdillard, did she? That girl was boiling from his first "hello" via Skype. Agree with you totally, "Sharon"...

Alberta Rose said...

Missy, go read the blog about Anna and Josh having a fourth child or how quickly Jill became pregnant. It might be easier to understand how people react when you say you are leaving family size in God's hands.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see derickdillards twitter? Hmmmmm....



Derick Dillard @derick4Him · Feb 1

Little kid: "Hey Jill" Jill: "What" Little kid: "Remember when you were skinny and beautiful?" #thingsnottosaytoapregnantgirl #babydilly

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Sharon said...

I notice the family does not engage in genuine physical contact with each other. When they see a person, even a family member, whom they have not seen in a while, they do not give loving hugs. If a person is not used to physical touch (sometimes called "skin starved") any kind of touch can cause a strong reaction in a person.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharon 2/3: You said it right there...great phrase "skin starved"..yes, ANY touch, side hug, can trigger an explosion of physical desires that cannot be righteously fulfilled...they are unwise to segregate their age appropriate children from interacting with peer members of the opposite sex in ANY social setting...Jill, sure didn't invest herself right away with derickdillard, did she? That girl was boiling from his first "hello" via Skype. Agree with you totally, "Sharon"...

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Agree with you also that poor Jill (Duggar) Dillard was skin starved. I'm betting there are others also. (Not Miracle.)

Kerstin said...

Sharon, I suspect that it's because a kiss (at least French) isn't something you don't share with family or friends (as in just friends). Even the Duggars hold hands with the little kids and give sidehugs,

Allison said...

Anyone think the Duggars are going to be making some kind of announcement prior to the season premiere? Anyone think Jessa might announce her pregnancy? They seem to do a big announcement prior to every season premiere...

Missy said...

RE: Alberta Roses comment.
It's obvious to me that neither Jill & Derick or Josh & Anna care one iota what anyone thinks about the size of their families. However they are the ones that put the information out there for the public to comment on. If all you can talk about either in interviews or on the show/ministry is pregnancy tests, i.e. how many & how often you take them, you are absolutely inviting comments from people that don't know you & perhaps have never met you. This is not the same as comments about a neighbor or even family member who has not asked for you opinion. The Duggars & Dillards have invited these comments.

Boo's Mom said...

Regardless if you plan your family or "leave it up to god" (which is NOT activity trying to conceive) . . . there are such things as boundaries.
Such personal questions, when uninvited are rude.

Anonymous said...

Google "skin hunger " . This is sad.

Anonymous said...

Everything this family does or doesn't do is related to their publicity machine. Their family has become their business a long time ago and they are still trying to pedal that "ministry" crap out to everyone. No one believes them anymore that has an ounce of sense in their heads. This, of course, is my opinion. Look at history here, announcements, etc are all timed with the airing of their shows.

Wednesday said...

The Duggars have been kind of quite lately. It's nice. It was a little too saturated for a while.

Missy said...

I agree with Boo's mom That personal comments' "when uninvited" are rude. My point again is that the Duggars, & Dillards invite these comments, by their actions of repeating over & over again about the pregnancy tests: how many, if they were positive, how heartbroken they were when the test was negative. It certainly is inviting comments when you call someone from the TV crew to come right over as you have a very important announcement just seconds after looking at the pregnancy tests as Josh & Anna did with MacKenzie. It doesn't happen with the average person as they don't put that info out there the minute they see a positive test.

no name said...

I want to know why jill drives Derek to work every day, then meet him for lunch, then come back to pick him up? It makes no sense.

Elspeth said...

Talking about or asking questions about a public persona, in this case someone on a TV show, is completely different from doing the same thing with a private person such as a neighbor or a niece. One has publicly invited comment while the other has not.

Anonymous said...

Because she has no life of her own and she doesn't realize his coworkers probably give him crap about the tight leash she keeps. Also, very sad to think that she has nothing else to occupy her time with until the baby comes, no interests, no job/skills. Just wait until the baby comes since that's all she has been prepared for in life. Pathetic! Such a waste of any talents and gifts she that G-d himself gave her:(

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that Jill and Derick are still eating lunch IN THE CAR together at work every day and bring her little brother too. Is she afraid to go anywhere by herself? Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't she hang around his work by walking in the gym and then has lunch with him?

Anonymous said...

I would think that Jill has SOMETHING to do each day when derickdillard is at work..She has a 3 story house doesn't she? There is laundry to do, grocery shopping each week, dusting, vacuuming, linen changing and washing. Look at all of that beautiful black tile foor square footage in that big house...those floors don't stay clean by themselves do they? I know, I would need to sweep/Swiffer every day or mop them to keep then looking good. She also has a baby layette, etc to buy...I think it is entitled of them to expect that everyone will give them gifts for everything she will need. Heck, I went shopping weekly for the last 2 months before my son was born and bought damn near everything, including baby lotion that I would need..I know she has work to do at home, but doesn't know what a clean, organized house is as her own was/is a mess and smelly, IMO.

Marites H. said...

I want to know why jill drives Derek to work every day, then meet him for lunch, then come back to pick him up? It makes no sense
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Sounds like overly possessive behaviour from an angry, insecure controlling boyfriend/husband who doesn't want their sweetie to have ANY contact at all with the opposite sex, therefore giving them the chance to wander. Jill is a control freak just like her daddy. She doesn't know him all that well (despite claims they are BECOMING best friends) so she might be worried about other women catching his attention & fulfilling his need for intelligent conversation with interruptions.

Anonymous said...

They brought this all on themselves when they signed up with TLC. It has gotten worse for them because of what they say and do in the public eye, they do it to keep the show going. If they didnt want to be asked personal questions or be scrutinized, they should just get off Tv.

Anonymous said...

One would think that the salary for a reality TV star or two reality TV stars I should say would be enough to support two cars.

sandi said...

Poor Derick.It sounds like he could really use some breathing room.At least to be able to drive himself to work each day,have lunch with his co-workers,and drive home alone.
If he were to try and play golf,Jill would be right there driving the golf cart!

Anonymous said...

Still sad as heck and pathetic, lol

Anonymous said...

I thought she said once (or more) that she was marrying her best friend. How many friends did she really have? Acquaintances and siblings don't count. So she saw him via Skype, declared she thought she was in love, packed her little sister's hairband in a suitcase and flew to Nepal to show him at what lengths she'd go, if he'd marry her. As soon as he came back she was hanging on to him in any way she could.

Anonymous said...

And that is why Jill has gone overboard with the boring selfies. She has got to make sure she is the most talked about Duggar. (most talked about is not the same as the most popular, Jill.)

Boo's Mom said...

Missy, Right? And whats with the pregnancy testing? Do these women NOT know how to tell if they NEED to test? Why at random? Its not rocket science to track your cycle and know when you actually need to get a test, versus just doing it "cuz"

Anonymous said...

Of course she expects everyone to buy everything for her. She even put down soft drinks on her want list. Her wedding request included several kinds of cereal. Good grief. Is she 10 years old?

Anonymous said...

Aren't they told frightening stories from birth about what could happen if they ever went anywhere alone? I'd like to know how many miles it is from the mansion to his job at walmart.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get a thank you yet from Jill got the wedding gift?

Anonymous said...

I do feel sorry for poor little Michelle. Look at the woman. She looks frail and sometimes she has a faraway look. Jim bob got ahold of her at 16 and has told her what to do. He chooses that ratty hair for her over a younger looking style, he insisted she get baby doll puff sleeves on the wedding gown for the reinactment ceremony. Ok, who would be caught dead wearing that? Her knees have to be covered and her legs hidden with old frumpy denim and thick black stockings. She is pretty but why is he so insecure? She has ruined her body delivering ever one of those kids for him. Seriously, look at her little face when he starts in on one of his harebrained ideas. She looks up at him and her forehead is wrinkled. (I wish her parents had referred to let her marry so young and given her time to grow up and see how controlling he is. )

Anonymous said...

I just saw that picture tonight along with that where she was getting the ultra sound and all you see is her head.

Anonymous said...

Does she pack an ice chest with their lunch when she drives him to work so she can just hang around there until he gets his lunch break?

Anonymous said...

one thing is good that poor Jessa has not made any baby annoucemnet yet? hope she does not make one anytime soon either.

Zoey said...

Bens mom looks eerily like priscilla

taurus0385 said...

I'm just glad Jessa and Ben are taking things slow.

Anonymous said...

One of the silliest things that this group of people say, including davidwaller,, is that they are marrying their best friend..in such a short time, how can someone become your best friend? True friendship stands the test of time not a few weeks or months. Also, they have no friends outside of siblings, who are not the same as non-blood relative friends. They marry strangers as far as I am concerned and get to know each other after they have "bought the cow or bull".

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna are celebrating Black History Month, y'all!!
They don't appear to have any black friends, or know anything at all about black history, but they posted pictures of themselves on Facebook wearing matching t-shirts that say Black Lives Count, a slogan they copied from the Ferguson protests but that they made into being about abortion.
So they hijacked Black History Month just like they hijacked the Holocaust. So ignorant. So rude.

Missy said...

Thanks Boo's Mom & Elspeth, I knew there were others out there that had at least an ounce of common sense! Private is private & TV announcements don't exactly fall into that category. Tell the world something on TV & people will beat you to death with questions, comments & not exactly anything nice to say, even if it's a first pregnancy..it will be too soon, you should have waited or oh your 4th or 5th you'll regret that. But announce it publically on your TV ministry, especially when Dad say's your show/ministry is the most popular reality/ministry TV show & you deserve what you get. Maybe they should have just announced these pregnancies in the "Home Church." Nobody would ever dare utter a word of criticism.

Missy said...

Re: anonymous 2/4 @:24pm
Got a great laugh from your line about Jill: "she packed her little sisters hairband in her suitcase & flew to Nepal." That laugh will keep me going today!

Cassia said...

She doesn't know him all that well (despite claims they are BECOMING best friends) so she might be worried about other women catching his attention & fulfilling his need for intelligent conversation with interruptions.
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Um, I think you meant "without" interruptions. In the talking head segments, Derrickdillard barely gets the chance to finish a complete sentence without his wife Jill DUGGAR (did anyone mention she's a Duggar?) butting in. She's like that really annoying girl in your 8th grade class who thinks she's so awesome because she's the first one to get a boyfriend. There is no way Derrickdillard is getting away from Duggarville and showing Jill a whole new world of opportunities and experiences. She and her whole family expect him to fall into step and without questioning authority, follow the rules set out by the grand patriarch.

Anonymous said...

Cassia hit the nail on the head with regard to Jill & Derick's relationship. Jim Bob is still the head of the family no matter where they are living. They might be as far away as DC or still under his roof. I don't see any of them going against Jim Bob's wishes. Although Jessa might be the one who decides to make a life of her own. It's obvious she was desperate to get out of that house. I know they are living in the house that Josh & Anna first lived in but I think it's a first step away from the family as she needs a husband who can support her financially. I'd love to think that perhaps she's the one that's looking into how to get her hands on her share of the money that she has earned.

Sharla said...

One of the readers has wanted to bring up Doug Phillips and his patriarchal views and escapades. Doug is only slightly related to the Duggars and I don't want a discussion of his problems to take over here. Doug discussion could take up multiple blogs. I put up a post on the catch all blog for people who want to go into that area.

http://escapefromwithoutpity.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The three marrieds report every detail of their lives. Maybe because they have lived inside the compound for so long they are not aware that people get engaged, get married and have babies every single day. In fact everyone of us are the result of a birth. Jill needs to get over herself.

Anonymous said...

I know I saw one of the younger girls wearing it. Jill probably heard someone say how cute the little girl looked and yanked it off the child's head. I wonder if it went to the mansion with her when she decided which of the shared clothes she was taking.

Anonymous said...

"bought the bull" .... LOL

I think Jim Blob is full of bull...Poor Michelle fell for it as a teenager and he has controlled her. She is probably sad that she can't get out like her two daughters at least have a chance. It sounds like from Ben's dad's blog he doesn't agree with Jim Boy. We know Jim Bod's dad did not agree with him, nor do Michelle's family members. So where can Michelle go? what could she do? She is stuck with him. She looks broken and he is probably pushing for another baby so they are ahead of the Bates

Anonymous said...

If you don't have any friends when you finally snag one the duggars bestow the title of best friend in order to make them feel too honored to run.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know about the incredibly stupid staged episode where Jumbo Bob had Jessa and "Jewel" his precious golden child and their their guys in the SUV as he went to outrun the cops.


Isn't that a misuse of funds to use an official car for something like that....for a fake chase? If i lived there I'd be torqed that my tax dollars were used to pay a cop on city or county time who was using an official car for some arrogant ass to get paid a big check.



county vehicle and it is recorded that he was "using

Anonymous said...

I hope Jessa isn't pregnant. Jill thought she was so smart rushing ahead of Jessa to get married and get pregnant.*

If I were Jessa I'd have the last laugh by letting Jill get into a houseful of stinking, dirty diapers while I enjoyed the wonderful taste of freedom that they never had.

*Jill raised her arm as derickdillard picked her up and carried her at the "weddin' " . She won the race and the mansion and in a few hours she'd also beat Jessa to being pregnant.



how she was the big winner

Anonymous said...

I like how the dungars want us to think they live way out. They don't. There are houses all around their 20 acres. I believe the junky looking building on their property
must be the commercial property they brag that they own.

Anonymous said...

No matter how hard she tries to fake it I think Anna looks like she isn't thrilled about having to lie, which she is forced to do. (for example when she said It was just the two of them on the road trip. And Jana was really there to help.)

There was all the b.s. about Josh leaving his lunch at the house so she quickly races onto D.C. with a tiny baby and that lame lunch in a brown paper sack.

It would cost less to just go buy something he really wanted....a greasy hot dog dripping with chili and cheese to wear back to the office.


TLC depends on people with low IQs to buy into that and believe that is exactly what happened.....yep, TLC just happened to be there early that morning and Anna was already up looking good and the kids had been dressed. And her car was already set up with a TLC camera so she could just hurry out there to take him his noon meal and it was recorded so all the world could see a day in the life of the wonderful D.C. Duggars.

I smell more B.S.

Anonymous said...

They had the trainer who tried to help the fat men get into some kind of shape. Also, didn't they get another "good friend" to make a big deal out of a gender reveal at the church where he is pastor.


Using a church in that way....to get paid by TLC for the announcement that was filmed in the church service.... Why do I find that distasteful?

Anonymous said...

Refused to let her
Marry ....not referred to let her marry. ( I am not loving spellchecker.)

Anonymous said...

Bought the cow..... Is that in reference to derickdillard tweeting about on of the kids asking Jill something about when she used to be beautiful and skinny?

I don't think derickdillard is too bright if he tweeted that.

Anonymous said...

Jill driving the golf cart. That kills me. So true. Remember her barking orders at everyone when I believe Anna and Josh moved.


Josh told how Jill liked to tattle on everyone. Shades of Nellie Olson (Little House On the Prairie)


Make yourself look good by tattling on everyone, Jill.

Anonymous said...

Well , cousin Amy is a nanny you know since she does babysitting for some families. I don't think that was one of Jim Bob's pretentious untruths but someone on The Duggarville Compound made the claim.

Anonymous said...

They claim to "pass on" some gifts. I wonder who got a lot of the cereal. I most certainly did not send that greedy Jill a thing but had I been a ding-bat and done so I'd be "piffed" to learn the baby blanket I'd scrimped to buy was passed on.....and they took a write-off from Goodwill.

I doubt that the expensive items she wanted more than one of were passed
on to anyone outside the family. They were probably put into one of those cleaned out buildings for the other girls

hope chests.... In case the family's
"fall" from the pedestal happens before Jim bob finds a man for each of the daughter.

Anonymous said...

When one is brainwashed from a young age she may know in her heart that certain things are not right but doesn 't believe she can question his authority.

Anonymous said...


Jill barking orders at everyone when Anna and Josh moved tattling, not allowing derickdillard to talk, driving him to work like he is too stupid to get a driver's license, hanging around his work (exercising...yeah right, she could get exercise cleaning that big house),taking him a baked potato and making him sit in the car with her to eat it, then driving him home from his job.

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Hey, Jill, I didn't think the women were supposed to wear the pants in the family.


Anonymous said...

Funny, I remember in one of the early episodes Jimbob said they would build houses for their kids, thats why they bought such a huge property. I bet none of the them would want to..

Anonymous said...

Re: anonymous comment 2/5@5:25pm
I agree with you that the whole Josh forgot his lunch & Anna runs it into DC. However many of us noticed that it was about 3pm in the afternoon when she left the house to take his "noontime lunch" to him, at least according to the clock on their kitchen wall, as well as the clock on her dashboard in the car. You're correct he could have just had a hot dog. Guess TLC thinks most of us can't tell time either.

Anonymous said...

RE Anonymous 2/5@8:55PM
I don't believe Jim Bob was generous enough to say they would build houses for their kids. What he said was that they had 20 acres of land & that was enough for each of the kids to have a home on the land. I don't think he had in mind funding the building of the homes just giving the land. After all when they built their own home the kids did a great deal of the hard work; tiling etc., & they were only kids. He would probably expect them to build the homes from the ground up now that they are adults. But no, he was only saying they had 20 acres. He has a way of saying things that make him seem more generous than he really is.

Beth Anne said...

Re: Jill needs to get over herself.

That's what happens when the family patriarch/head is full of himself and has a big ego. JimBob loves nothing more than to go on about how large his family is, how many kids he has "produced," what a ministry they have, how pure his daughters are, and that, in general, they live to a higher standard than everyone else.

Now, certainly their kids are "better" than young teens and adults who are out there stealing, joining gangs, doing drugs, etc. But there are young teens/adults from families of all sizes out there in this world who are also good people, who are getting married and having babies, and who are just living their lives, loving their spouses, parents, siblings, and children, and doing the best they can. The Duggars ALL need to get over themselves!

Anonymous said...

The trainer and the minister are black. They also had the sweet family that they worked with to hand out food.

I feel certain the tie in to us black folks is with Margaret Sanger. See Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

He must think all viewers are morons. I may watch it but I am not a gullible fan who sits there breathing through my mouth and believing all the lies.

I did not believe ol Dim Bulb paid to have the Bates home added onto.

I do not believe that the Duggar Family Flea Market was an act of generosity. It may have been brilliant on his part to get rid of crap and get all kinds of volunteers to do the work. Plus, people willingly donated lots of items to be sold. There was a truck someone donated that brought in a chunk of that money....but I'll bet it wasn't Jim Bob who donated it.
But they got all the praise and all the glory...from everyone PLUS a big fat check from TLC for that episode.

Lizbet said...

I have to wonder why sex is the absolute primary focus of this family.
There is so much else that could be the occasion of grave sin; things like preventing other citizens of this country from the basic right of marrying a person of their choice, supporting political movements that exclude the poor, but hand over money to big business.
When a parent can't embrace their child or close friends and family without fear that some sexual arousal would follow, that's not just sad, it's tragic.
The Duggar kids must all be so hyper focused on sex, because that's what happens when it's made to seem all consuming, and at the brink of overtaking reason, all the time, with all people, everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Anna had mentioned the big ol Duggar head. I guess they are born that way for the big ego that some have. (Jim Bob, Josh, Jill)

Anonymous said...

She IS Nellie Olson!! Same smirky face, same dress, same tattle taling on her brother, same holier then thou attitude and same long ratty looking hair. Just dye it blonde, Jilly; and you could be her or her twin sis!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Because she has no job sice she quit working as a midwife apprentice.

Anonymous said...

A ministry? really? And how much money goes into the ministry account and how much into Slim Bob's pocket? Don't ministries get some type of IRS exemptions?

Anonymous said...





Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw that picture tonight along with that where she was getting the ultra sound and all you see is her head.

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Jill Dillard wants the world to see every freaking detail of her life so be sure you see this!


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Anonymous said...

In her own isolated world Jill Duggar sees a fashion and figures if that baby girl has it on then it must be meant for all females.

I wonder from which sleeping baby she snatched that head ornament she is wearing.

picture

If it doesn't have a link then copy and paste this: http://r.ddmcdn.com/w_640/h_360/gif/videos/19-Kids-and-Counting-All-About-Jill-1422929618.jpg

Anonymous said...

While "Dull Jiggar" (Dillard) has been running around frantically trying to keep the attention on herself I missed this:

http://aviation-business-gazette.com/A55/B63/Pilot-John-Duggar-Duggar-Springdale-AR.html

But his name is not
John-Duggar Duggar. It is John-David Duggar.

I like the ones who are non-married as they don't work themselves into a frenzy like Josh and Jill trying to be the most popular.

Anonymous said...

Marites H., you are so right , I didn't know all this was going on there little kids in a marriage Michelle wants this so his eye wont wonder and where is everybody getting this info I never find out about this I did know she drives him to work wow

Anonymous said...

If Ben and Jessa don't have a job and live in a duggar owned house does jumbo claim them as dependents?

Anonymous said...

Derick moved away from his parents yo attend college, graduated, then moved to Nepal. He seemed sincere but now he is messed up with that cult and just goes along with Jill bullying him. She is uneducated and it really shows yet she blusters and he takes a backseat. We had such high hopes for him...yet he goes right along making a greedy want list for the wedding and the kid they are having.

Money can change people. Hated to see it. We will bet that that was his last mission trip. Anything else, going foward will be a couple of weeks and no more.

Sad he let them get to him. Should have known when Jim Bob wanted him to meet Jill and scurried to get her on a plane to Nepal before he had a chance to figure out how to get out of it.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe how the yokels were walking around New York City passing out pictures of their family. Jim Bob thinks it makes him look like such a stud since the pretty lIttle H.S. cheerleader wanted Jimbo to be babydaddy of all her
kids.

Anonymous said...

She isn't real bright.
Maybe she was reading Gothard's manual for men instead of for women and that is why she comes across as an overbearing ox instead of a nice young lady.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet he ate it even if he'd already spent both his morning break and his lunch hour licking his plates
clean at the "all you can eat" buffet.

Anonymous said...

He probably told them that he used the money the family made to buy the land. If they decide they don't want to live on the compound then it just stays in the family pot for others to enjoy. It sounds like he was real generous but I think they have paid for it.

Afterall, there would be no show (I.e. No money) if they didn't have all the kids. I wonder if he is grateful that Michelle went through all she did, wearing out and destroying her body to give him money and fame.

Anonymous said...

If they were true celebrities, instead of wannabes, the National Enquirer would be all over this blog gleaning facts about untruths and using a city or county car (tax payer money) for the the Duggars personal gain (paid for that idiotic episode),

Anonymous said...

Most of the kids have lighter eyes than Jackson and Josie. They look like black-eyed children.

Anonymous said...

To answer a question above, no simply calling something a "ministry" does not make it tax deductible. Forms have to be filed with the IRS for an exemption and it has to be approved by the IRS. This is public information and the Duggars have not done this.

Anonymous said...

Re: The duggar kids must all be so hyper focused on sex...

I haven't seen Jessa do anything gross. She seems so much classier than Jill who put on quite a sleazy performance licking the icing off of Derick's fingers.

Was that before or after she watched Jim Bob chase a young daughter around to lick frosting off of her.
some sleazing looking

Anonymous said...

I saw one of the latest pictures of Derrick and it seems he caught that high eyebrow surprised look. I guess it's infectious. Sorry I don't have the link

Anonymous said...

She doesn't have time to do much with her hair since she won't let derick get out of her sight for long enough to take a hair brush to it. So what choice does she have but to grab a hat to cover it.

Anonymous said...

Just saw the picture of the two couples on Duggar family instagram And Jessa looks pregnant. She has on that hideous gray sack of a dress that Jill wore for that rehearsal and she has on a scarf. Friend said it looks like the photoshopped Jill's body on to that picture since Jessa wa always small,

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jim bob should quit saying his reality show is his ministry since there is so much deception on it. He knows there is much but anything for the dollar. Shame on Ben and derick for being a part of it!

Anonymous said...

Someone asked about where we find out info, like Jilly Muffin driving her best friend DerickDillard to work....Just google
jilldillard instagram or her twitter and facebook...also
duggar family instagram

also google the name of the person you want to look at and click on images. When you see an image you want to read about it click on the picture.

There are lots of pictures of Jill looking surprised. She took the picture herself yet she looks surprised. Good grief!

Anonymous said...

Some say David and Priscilla look alike. In the recent picture of them with their braces, they do.

I think Jill and derickdillard look alike. She butchered Derick's hair to look like Jim Bob's.

Anonymous said...

I just noticed when I googled Duggars it popped up on the right about 19 Kids and Counting.

It shows:
Writers: Sean Overbeeke

So they admit the thing is written, just as we thought! There is no reality here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: Jill Dillard wants the world to see every freaking detail of her life so be sure you see this!

http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/s306x306/e15/10946601_3




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She should have either never allowed that picture to be shown to anyone or closed her mouth. It is not attractive at all.

A said...

I rewatched the TLC special on the bates from three years ago- a couple of observations:
1) Kelly used a MALE obgyn
2) both Kelly and Alyssa frontal hugged the doctor at Kelly's appointment

I know people say that the bates family and the duggar family are just the same, but the bates seem very different in subtle but significant ways. Much less rigid and legalistic it seems.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a pic of Anna and Josh at some fancy political dinner. Anna had on a beautiful dress and looked great. Most shocking of all was you could see some knees (gasp)! She did look very stylish though. Go Anna!

Anonymous said...

And the winner of the competition takes all....Victory! Woo-Hoo...I won the big house even if Daddy had to quickly find me someone clear around the world:
http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/news/140707/duggar-reception-2-768.jpg

Anonymous said...

Before she moved into the mansion Jessa was assigned to combing Jills hair:
http://images.fashionnstyle.com/data/images/full/67801/jill-duggar-jessa-duggar-ben-seewald.jpg?w=600



Now that she doesn't have Jessa, in the same room with her, to help dress her she does it all by herself:
http://img.theepochtimes.com/n3/eet-content/uploads/2014/10/14/Screenshot-2014-10-14-at-8.26.15-AM-546x450.png

Anonymous said...

No wonder Jill has been mad at Jessa. She is used to barking orders and for some reason Jessa won't come to the castle to help the princess Jill with her hair:
http://content-img.newsinc.com/jpg/2317/28074412/16685385.jpg?t=1414694100

Give Jessa a day off Jill, it was her wedding day:
http://cdnph.upi.com/ph/st/th/3031419873936/2014/i/14198756311543/v1.2/Jessa-Seewald-dismisses-feud-with-sister-Jill-Dillard.jpg?lg=1



http://img2-3.timeinc.net/people/i/2015/news/150105/jill-duggar-2-4345.jpg

Anonymous said...

If Jill doesn't give that silly surprised look her eyes are all squinty:

http://img2-3.timeinc.net/people/i/2015/news/150105/jill-duggar-2-4345.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f0/3b/87/f03b87697bc8703faee907bc40f15d97.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/news/140421/jillian-duggar-768.jpg

Anonymous said...

Big difference between the bates and the duggars.... Bates seems to have a easy going relationship with one another.lots of jokes and teasing. None of the stiff awkwardness I see with the duggars. Also the younger kids in the bates family treat the older siblings as what they are..SIBLINGS!!!! To me it feels like the bates family has been exposed a little more to the world, anyone else agree with me?

Anonymous said...

Why the little girls couldn't find her hair ornaments:

http://images.intouchweekly.com/uploads/posts/image/47178/jessa-seewald-jill-dillard-duggar-feud.jpg?crop=top&fit=crop&h=800&w=1200

http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/HT_jill_derick8_tk_140409_16x9_992.jpg

http://i1.wp.com/okmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/jessa-jill-duggar-4.jpg?resize=605%2C607

http://i1.wp.com/starmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/12.jpg

http://2-ps.googleusercontent.com/xk/drk6-uZKE35XCA79VUPySlhiwu/www.thehollywoodgossip.com/images.thehollywoodgossip.com/iu/t_slideshow/v1409826733/xderick-dillard-with-jill-duggar.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jXreW6YZiEvKJ5kbE51L.jpg

Sharla said...

Commentary is a appreciated as is news. Posting link after link to old pictures does not add much if anything to the discussion.

Please also remember that profanity and vulgar expressions are not favored also.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to call up those long website addresses as posted. I would like to see that picture of Jessa with the dress and scarf on in which she looks pregnant. I tried the family instagram, but no luck in finding it. Is there a simpler way? Thanks..

Anonymous said...

Link to picture of Jessa in the grey dress where she looks preggers. She does look bigger than usual (which still isn't "big") but I can't tell if she looks pregnant or not.

I'm anxiously awaiting the miracle preemie that Jillywoowoo and DerickDillard will welcome into the world in the next couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Google doodle today look like Jill and Jessa? The smirks the hair, the dresses!

Anonymous said...

who posted that picture and said jessa was going to have a baby. I think you are wrong. I think does not look at all preggo. and I thank God everyday that she does not have one for a few years. I think she might be the one to run away from this family. I think Josiah has left the family.

Anonymous said...

Alyssa Bates wears pants!

https://41.media.tumblr.com/4d484ec5a81c6f7333d0164b4f111070/tumblr_nicgz8Lev01u0tuf6o1_1280.jpg

lizzy10 said...

I would love to see a Dugger child "run", but I won't hold my breath waiting for it to happen. These kids have been raised to be blindly obedient, their curiosity about life squashed by blanket training and indoctrination in the gospel according to Jim Bob. I don't hold any of the kids accountable, they don't know any better. Sad

Anonymous said...

Alyssa Bates in pants has been around for weeks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for that "Jessa" link. That photo was taken and published a while ago before the wedding. Sorry for not being computer saavy. I still have a lot to learn in that area.

Anonymous said...

I, too believe that the Duggar kids, ALL of them, do not know what they should know due to their up bringing. None of them will ever break away. Just not going to happen. Sad to say it, but it's just not in their internal dialogue to explore such thoughts, credit going to their weird parents.

Anonymous said...

"Jill's Surprise Announcement"? That's the problem when a TV show is seriously behind real time. We all know that she is in the "glorious state" and due next month already. Step it up, TLC, I'm already let down with this "new season". It's just the past being played out for the cameras...Jessa and Ben are already wedded and bedded...Anticlimactic for me.

Katie's Mom said...

Can someone please help explain this to me? This morning in a repeat episode, Anna was making a birthday cake for Michael's first birthday. She called in Amy to help her & Joy was also helping. The cake they were working on was just gold & chocolate & about 4 layers high. The frosting was canned frosting, chocolate & white. Eventually they realized they needed more skilled help, so Anna called in her "friend," who they identified as "a Cake Doctor." She kept saying what a great job Anna had done so far, but then she asked the cameras to leave so the cake would be a surprise. Well it was a surprise to me! The cake layers were then all pastel, rainbow colors. No chocolate at all noted. The frosting was not the canned kind it was " white fondue." Also many beautiful blocks & fancy decorations. Of course, everyone marveled at how beautiful this cake was, especially for Anna's first try (did Anna make MacKezie's first birthday cake?) In my opinion that cake came from a very fancy bakery, not from Michelle's kitchen where they were supposedly making it & not made by Anna, Amy or Joy. The Duggars' may distort the truth at times but in my opinion that had to be an outright lie! Anyone else see that episode? Did you think Anna made it herself? Just realized I don't even have a friend that's a "Cake Doctor." Guess I'll need to go to a fancy bakery if I need a special cake like that one!

Anonymous said...

The Duggars sure do stretch the truth...Jilly Muffin' is sure all about herself...those buggy eyed suprised "selfies" just make me want to hurl.

coleen said...

per " Katie's Mom said...
Can someone please help explain this to me? This morning in a repeat episode, Anna was making a birthday cake for Michael's first birthday..."

Michael's first bday cake was clearly professional. IMO, the friend was a prof. baker and had brought the cake over earlier. I would like to believe that Anna really wanted to make her son's bday cake and maybe Josh ordered the other cake as a back-up. He would know if Anna could bake or not.

Wednesday said...

It was very clear that Anna didn't make that cake. It was all written for show. You know the theme they like to show Anna being the sweet dimwit who always is lost or needs help in some way.

Anonymous said...

So I agree that the cake must have been made ahead of time--however as cool as the cake looked on camera, if you looked very close the fondant was cracked and it was actually pretty messy. To me (and I've done some cake decorating), I don't think that it was a professional bakery. I wonder if it's a friend who just does it as a hobby. You can also buy ready made fondant and all you have to do is roll it out.

Katie's Mom said...

re: Coleen's comment about the birthday cake. I agree that the cake was clearly professional. I cannot imagine someone who said they had never done a project like that thinking they could do it & passing it off as their own , with a little help. It was so obvious when the "cake doctor," asked the cameras to leave, so the cake would be a surprise. I also don't believe believe Josh thought ahead enough to order another cake. Anna wouldn't have been so frazzled if she knew she had another cake all ready to go when hers failed. Jim Bob grinning & saying what a great job Anna did making the cake. We never saw the "cake doctor" at the party either. Wouldn't you think they would have invited her to stay for the party & maybe have some of the cake she "helped" Anna make?JMHO

Anonymous said...

I think when one of the Duggar girls or Anna say they can do something everyone believes them. Even when they clearly cannot accomplish the task.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that Josie evidently suffered a seizure. I guess that puts to rest the lies that Michelle was trying to pass off that Josie is perfectly fine and doesn't have any residual effects from being born prematurely. I hope that girl gets some real help in any and all areas that she may need. Her parents are in denial.
Also, why wasn't Michelle there and it was Jana, yet again, who handled things? Those parents are neglectful to say the least. Shame on them; and Michelle was "still counting" for more kids?

Anonymous said...

A seizure may or may not have anything to do with Josie's prematurity. There are plenty of children who have seizures who were born full term. It isn't like she has seizures every week.

Anonymous said...

The cake doctor was Jill's wedding planner I believe...

Anonymous said...

Did Jill have two wedding planners? Her midwife mentor was for sure a wedding planner for her.

Anonymous said...

I think it's safe to say that Josiah is gone...not in the People magazine picture. I say "run, Josiah, run!!!".

And, seriously , what is wrong with these people? Who shows a child have seizures on TV??? Sigh! I guess 'old Jim Bob figured it makes good TV ...

Csnee317 said...

Wow, I just looked up the People magazine photo. I'm really kind of shocked that Josiah is missing from it. I'm not shocked at the possibility that one of the 19 has finally had it or flown the coop or whatever, but to blatantly put this out there as the publicity shot for the new season? Did they think that no one was going to mention the missing Duggar?

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly this is not the first seizure that poor Josie has experienced. I think it does have to do with her prematurity. I also believe that the Duggars are not giving Josie the pace and lifestyle she requires. They dragged her to Israel, and other places too. That girl and the others do not have a settled peaceful daily life. It can take a toll on children too.

Anonymous said...

The cake doctor wasn't the wedding planner I guess I didn't recall correctly, but she was the one handling the root beer float "crisis" at the wedding. I did a double take because the cake doctor episode had just been on and I recognized her. Why can't they just say she's a family friend?

Marites H. said...

Once again, Jana is there at Josie's side during a health crisis instead of bio mom Michelle. I thought bad things weren't supposed to happen to Duggars. Bad things happen to other people, not the Duggars. I don't know how any parent could let the cameras keep rolling throughout their child's trauma. What's more important to them -- TV ratings or their child's well-being? I think we have our answer, folks.

Anonymous said...

Did Josh and Anna reveal the sex of their fourth child yet? I know most people are going to say it doesn't matter what the sex is as along as the baby is healthy. While I do agree with that I also hope this one is going to be a girl because Mac could use a little sister for a change. I know her aunt's are close to her age but they aren't in DC with her everyday. She'll be 6 by the end of the year and by this point if she has another brother on the way any sister born in the future the age gap will be quite wide between them

Stephanie said...

Yea the fake cake. They are as bad as the Kardashian making up stories for a plot. Pretend to makr a cake then have pro come in to "save the day" conveniently ushering out the camera crew so she could put together the cake she brought with her. I noticed that when it aired.

Andrea said...

There is another promo photo out at the moment with Jill holding an "I'm Due" sign and Jessa is holding an "I do" sign. In that photo Josiah is present but another of the boys is missing . . .I think it might be Joseph. I really can't be 100% certain, but I really can't tell the middle boys apart. Wonder what's happening there? I wish there was a name for "intentionally creating internet buzz." I mean, it could be that the Duggar's intentionally remove a member, in order that "fans" like us speculate on what's happening. The truth is nothing is happening they're just hoping the internet fabricates some sort of story to drive ratings / unique views / celebrate gossip etc. That would be like the whole Jill / Jessa feud.

Allison said...

Josh and Anna aren't in the promo pic because they are in DC, and Joseph isn't in the promo pic likely because he was away in TN for college when they were taken. Not sure why they all just didn't visit for a weekend but when it comes to the Duggars, I try not to overthink things...

Anonymous said...

Those Duggar publicity shots were poorly photoshopped. They easily could have included Josh, Anna and their kids in the process. I'm disappointed that TLC doesn't even have them show up for a family photo shoot and cheaply computerizes the photo; it's defrauding isn't it? I'm so tired of this fake family who keeps trying to pass off the family business as a ministry.If it is a ministry as they claim, they they are intentionally trying to convert us to their way of living...that's what a ministry is...getting converts to join.

Anonymous said...

sorry but if this family wants me believe this is a minstry I will never believe it. I do not know what they stand for. They show one thing to the world and do another thing. The show is better then most on tv. But I think it is time for it to end. I rather watch the bates family they seem more real. People are watching the duggar family and know and see what a real christan family is. They trust their children and let their children hold real jobs and live real lives. They do not hide them away in their houses.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone heard about Josie's seizures and if she is being treated for them?

Sharla said...

Duggar fan blogs are not discussed here. If we catch links, we delete them. Although I will say check any blog like that for ads and if they are there, they're making money.

Anonymous said...

I think it is shameful to film poor Josie in the hospital. I do hope she is doing better. I also noticed it was sistermom Jana there with her. Once agian JB and Michelle nowhere to be seen. Hopefully they were there and just busy with Josie and the docs and that's why Jana did the speaking in the video.

Bonnie Washington said...

When Jim Bob goes on about leaving the size of the family to God many people commented on the fact that his wife's health was on the line, not his. I haven't seen many comment on the health history poor Josie has. When you have too many children and your body becomes too old to carry a child to term you condemn the child to more pain than most people experience in their lives. I have a friend whose child died when he was five from seizures. This isn't an easy thing on the brain and if you have one you run a high risk of having more. I had a fourth child 9 years after my 3rd son was born. My OB thought I was just trying for a girl and was angry that I got pregnant again after my previous pregnancy issues. I was too embarrassed to tell him that I wasn't allowed to choose whether or not I wanted to be pregnant. I did get my little girl and she's a healthy beautiful person, but I had a stroke at her birth and lost my peripheral vision. But the Lord says the man knows best. I left him when my daughter was 1 and started exploring other spiritual belief systems.

roddma said...

I find the Bateses only slightly more likeable.They may not be as serious as the Duggars, but they still follow ATI and part of the Quiverfull sect.When Zach and Whitney admitted to kissing before marriage, they said they didn't want their siblings to make the same error. That spoke volumes.
Whitney was kind of normal before Zach. None of the married women or single for that matter seem to have ambitions. I feel the Bateses will be even more sugar-coated.Everyone liked the Duggars at first, too.

Anonymous said...

I find it fascinating that each season, the Duggars only watch the 1st episode & choose to ostracize the remaining episodes because they may have to scream NIKE during the commercials. How nuts is that? If it weren't for the commercials on TLC their would be no 19 kids & counting as the commercials along with TLC help to pay the Duggars salary for their program. So the Duggars again project an image of we are better than the rest if the USA & world & we are entitled. I don't see visible signs of Christianity with the Duggars but rather a sick unsubstantiated dose of a religious cult it's just diabolical.

Anonymous said...

I hope Jessa & Ben will get beyond the Duggar pregnancy obsession. If any of the couples in the Duggar cult can realize there's more to life than continual pregnancy, then I believe & hope, Ben. & Jessa may give it a fighting chance. I think it would really be in the so in your face JB & M if Jessa was on birth control. How would dictator JB handle it because JB believes he is in control of the Duggar kids marriages. How sick & nauseating is that behavior. I just can no longer stomach JB 's lack of tact, class & his pathetic attempts at humor. He's just a moron.

Anonymous said...

Why do the younger Duggar kids always have to continually re create the engagements of their older siblings? Demonstrates yet another situation or lack of anything going on other than continual pregnancy in their lives. BORING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Derick is college educated (OK State Univ) earned a Bachelors degree. Jill has not earned a college degree. A college degree is not required to become a midwife or a doula. The only reason the older Duggar girls chose to pursue midwifery & doula is because JB. & M brainwashed them in to doing so coupled with Michelle's continual pregnancies. Also College Plus IS NOT AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION. Credits will never transfer into a fully accredited & well established college or university. That's the name of that tune.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for Anna married to hot tempered, controlling jerk faced Josh. The guy is starting to resemble the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

Anonymous said...

Re Bonnie Washington:
God bless you on your road and may you find success, peace and happiness. Any belief system in which either person's "inner voice" is NOT recognized as having any value is missing something important. A woman's intuition can be her own guardian angel speaking God's will to her. We should always listen to it..man made rules should not prevail. I wish you all good things, dear lady...Grace in NC

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Bonnie, a man does not always know better simply because of his plumbing.

Anonymous said...

My opinion of Michelle somewhat varies. To me, Michelle projects an image of disposing her children via the older Duggar kids. True, Michelle LOVES to be pregnant but does not give much credence to the baby ONLY the pregnancy. Is there a definition for this behavior because I know of none at this time.

Anonymous said...

JB brags about having a servants heart & it's all about giving of oneself. Does JB really believe he has the brain capacity to fool the America viewers. JB has a TAKERS & or GREEDY mentality as he's proven many times that he will do anything short of selling out his children to remain on TLC. Not a servants heart & Not Christianity.

Anonymous said...

Yes, anonymous 2/16, Michelle has an addiction to pregnancy and the attention and special treatment it get/got her from her family and now the viewing public. She has no real interest in the child beyond nursing it....which, IMO, she does completely wrong and without emotion. One does NOT nurse while answering the door, greeting visitors, reading to school children in a classroom, covering that child with a tent and have NO eye contact with the baby while nursing it. There is no bonding being created there, it is a simple lactation exercise totally void of emotion. She also has admitted that she does not have any real set schedule of when to nurse or how much, as she said she "whips the girls out" whenever the baby seems a bit fussy, or she THINKS the baby might be hungry. This can't be right at all..she has no knowledge of how to do anything correctly.

Anonymous said...

I really hope Anna has a hospital birth with her 4th (and hopefully last child). She suffered greatly in her last 2 labors and I actually feared for her life and that of the boys. To hell with the ratings..it's not Jim Bobs life being threatened. Josh has a good job now and hopefully good insurance!

Anonymous said...

Thoroughly Modern Jessa

http://instagram.com/p/zLVf8UgJor/?modal=true

Anonymous said...

We'll need more proof than that. We've seen the girls in snow pants before.

Bonnie Washington said...

I never heard the part about Michelle not making eye contact while the child was nursing. How incredibly sad. Those were precious moments between my child and I. I would nibble on their fingers and they would try to laugh and nurse at the same time. It was so special,times I would could never give up. Wow, she has been so afraid of sexuality that she Denis the most innocent bond between herself and her kids. That's actually mentally off. I mean really off.

Anonymous said...

While I.agree with you about Michelle's lack of eye contact while feeding I do have to disagree about thete being something wronh because she doesn't follow a feeding schedule.
Breastfeeding babies don't need set times to feed and should be allowed to feed on demand. Feeding too isn't solely about nutrition and can be for comfort too etc

Especially in her case I'm glad to see she does follow their cues, it's the only time they ever really get with their mother responding to their needs as opposed to a sister-mom

Anonymous said...

It was quite apparent during the rerun of the Duggars visiting that public school for reading encouragement that Michelle was shown with Jordyn, in multiple scenes, home and school totally distracted with what was going on around her, walking around while nursing all the while Jordyn was under a tent/blanket nursing "in the dark" with no eye contact, bonding, etc. She also proudly had to tell the whole school that "baby couldn't be without mama"...well, she absolutely could have. For a few hours, Michelle could have expressed and had some bottles ready for Grandma Duggar or one of the others, maybe like JIM BOB, her father, to feed her which would have left Michelle in a more appropriate position to visit a school with hundreds of children whose parents might have NOT appreciated that experience for their children to watch...Just inappropriate all the way around in my opinion. Sorry, I think it is a more private, bonding, quiet time for mother and baby, not for the world to watch. But of course, she is all about HERSELF.

Rosie Banks said...

Breastfeeding on demand is normal. The weird tent thing is weird.

Anonymous said...

So what is Ben Seewald doing for work these days to support his wife? We see pics of them at basketball games, eating ice cream, eating out at restaurants and playing in the snow but no word on Ben doing adult things like holding down a job.

Wampascat said...

When I was a nursing mother, and I nursed three children, I always needed a quiet, calm environment or it didn't work. I mean, my milk literally wouldn't come down due to stress. It was painful and the baby was unhappy. Bad all the way around. So, for someone supposedly as modest as Michelle to just whip out her boob, even under a blanket, while in a parade, just floors me.

Wednesday said...

Sadly, I believe the viewers are supporting Jessa's new lifestyle. This is a first for me to defend Michelle, but I don't think every single breastfeeding experience has to be the perfect bonding experience. Life happens and sometimes you are talking to someone, listening to your kids read, or just too plain tired to bond while feeding. BUT this should be the exception, not the rule, because babies are only small for so long and this experience is really special.

Anonymous said...

I hope Anna watched Whitney Bate's labor and delivery show so she can see what giving birth could be like. Maybe now that Josh is employed and hopefully has health insurance, she can have a hospital delivery.

sandi said...

The show won't last forever,and you would think Ben would use this time to go back to school and prepare himself for what is ahead.I can't see that either of them could command that much for articles, speeches or books on their own.It would be wise of him to have something planned for the future.JMO

Leecy said...

Watching part of the Duggar Marathon today leading up to season premier tonite and has anyone noticed that TLC is doing a "side hug" promo with Instagram? Supposed to send in your #sidehug to Instagram. Wonder if TLC is actually making fun of this....LOL

Also, after re-watching some of these episodes, I am clearly seeing how weird this family is with the obsession over babies babies babies. Michelle made a comment that she misses the sounds around the house of babies. Bet that makes her children over 1 year old ...um 19 of them....feel real good about themselves.

Anonymous said...

I believe saving the 1st kiss for the wedding day is childish & a sad way that JB & M initiate attention as no one believes the newly married Duggar adult kids established the rules of courtship. It's so obvious it was JB & M plus the Keller parents who Forced these rules. The Seewald parents appear to be more realistic & laid back as well as educated, objective & intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Side hugs just stupid. JB & M are so superficial & dishonest. JB is all about the almighty $$$$$. Buy used save the difference has long ago gone away. So when this jerk annoyingly repeats these words on TV I want to throw a brick into the screen.

Anonymous said...

I think it's one thing to be breastfeeding while reading to your own kids but sitting in the front of a classroom of kids in a public school is whole different senerio..

Anonymous said...

Cousin Amy is one silly & boring person. Oh yes, annoying as well. Definitely NOT impressed with her less than average singing.

Anonymous said...

Sharon, you definitely nailed that one especially about annoying & complaining Michelle. I am sure your children are wonderful. You are blessed.

Anonymous said...

It's just mind boggling to me that Jill & Jessa have married the 1st guy who pursued them. Both never were given an opportunity as many of us were, to DATE. The outcome... Jill behaves as a 12 year old. I see Jessa far more mature vs Jill. I believe Jessa tells it honestly & will not back down & that includes not taking crap from the jerk Jim Bob as well as Michelle. Good for Jessa. Hopefully, Jessa will avoid pregnancy for awhile.

Anonymous said...

No ministry going on at the Duggars. Just a major dose of hypocrisy personified!!

Anonymous said...

Once again, the Duggars & Dillard's are all about continual pregnancies & let's face it, not really about the babies.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe but could be incorrect, Derick marching to the beat of the Jim Bob Duggar drum. Derick is educated & is employed with a Real job. Jim Bob is uneducated, grammatically challenged & pours God on everything. I don't believe Derick behaves in that manner. You are correct in that one day Derick could become bored with Jill's immaturity & seek the company of an intelligent & accomplished woman with whom he may communicate.

Anonymous said...

Josh is in his mid twenties however, his appearance is one of a man in his forties. Josh just isn't attractive. The egotistical persona he projects & irritating voice makes me want to hurl.

Sharla said...

There is a post for tonight's episode. Please make your comments about the episode there. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Blanket training is abusive it's sick & Michelle should be ashamed. Doubt she's ever been ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Again, Michelle just wants to be pregnant & to blazes with the baby. This is the image Michelle projects. Recently I heard K Griffin say "The Duggar Mom needs to have her lady parts steam cleaned". I enjoyed a great laugh.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember when the Duggars were riding a Christmas float in downtown Springdale, Jim Bob & Michelle were positioned front of the float & Michelle was nursing I believe Jordyn or Josie with of course the nursing blanket. It was disgusting. Just whip it out in front of God & everyone. No Class with the Duggars.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim Bob, when shopping or on vacation if I see a person in your eyes is inappropriately dressed rather than scream NIKE, I opt for ADIDAS. How does that work for you! NOT. I choose to avoid judging the manner in which people dress. It's their business meaning none of Jim Bob's business.

Anonymous said...

The Duggar kids are not permitted to watch TV. Their access to the Internet is definitely limited. I am sure when JB & M were kids they watched TV. So the Duggar kids not allowed to watch TV yet they are on TV because JB is a greedy self absorbed egotistical narcissistic jerk. It's just pathetic. After watching the season opener, I choose to avoid watching future episodes. Just the same old continual pregnancy races. It's ridiculous & stupid.

Anonymous said...

Because of the JB & M imposed limitations forced on their children, I think of what these Duggar kids could or may have become or contributed to society. Other than midwifery or doula that's all the Duggar girls have to look forward. It's just sad. Jana so musically talented, yet she's remanded to duties if a doula & permanent Duggar babysitter. Jinger loves photography yet JB & M control & limit that talent. Unfortunately, jinger will probably be forced into midwifery or to become a doula. Again, all about pregnancies. I am so pleased I chose a career vs children. A decision I've never regretted. Thankful for menopause.

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob just said on the Jill wedding episode that it's not the amount of money you spend on a wedding - it's the commitment you're making. I wanted to shout at the TV, "Then it's also not about the number of guests you have at your wedding" Any wedding with over 1000 people is kind of crazy in my opinion, unless you're Princess Diana. She probably didn't even know half the people at her wedding.

Anonymous said...

Whitney Bates and family encouraged her to get an epidural during the birth of their son, Bradley. She said it was the smartest thing she did and saved her a lot of unnecessary pain. I am looking forward to Jill's decision on this.

Anonymous said...

My guess about Jill's delivery will be that she delivers at home, under "wraps" of either sheets or camera angles....no feet or knees up in the air for her, no pain meds, as it's more Godly to suffer through it. She needs to seriously consider the size of derickdillard's baby passing through her "all holy birth canal"; as she is a small boned girl much like Anna, and we all saw what she went through needlessly. Both of them need to wise up.

Stephanie said...

Fake scene alert.
1. Since when is bible time downstairs in regular clothes in the daylight? (Even in summer hours) wasn't bible time late, in pj's in the boys room for years?
2. JimBon saying "thanks everyone for getting down here so quickly". Since when?
3. JimBob fake eyebrow surprise face he has adopted over the years to pretend to be cute or surprised. Many of the young boys have also mugged this fake face for the cameras.

He knew this was an important scene for the tv show and he got it done.

Stephanie said...

The children have worked for twenty years on a successful tv show the girls should have a dowry to hand over to the new husbands.
Why did Jill get the mansion?
I said the first time they showed the house that Anna should have had the mansion for the toilet birth and all the tv embarrassing births and other things.

Stephanie said...

The children have worked for twenty years on a successful tv show the girls should have a dowry to hand over to the new husbands.
Why did Jill get the mansion?
I said the first time they showed the house that Anna should have had the mansion for the toilet birth and all the tv embarrassing births and other things.

Anonymous said...

If Jim Bob would like to start each of his married kids out with a place to live, that place should be of equal value and opulence. Josh had that old ratty 2 bedroom out of date house, and Jill got the mcmansion...? Jessa gets the old ratty house updated and remodeled out of a health hazard necessity...so not equal to all of those kids who worked for HIM on his projects, have given up their young lives in seclusion and work on that show for probably no personal pay, other than now the married ones.

Zoey said...


I believe jim Bob sees that josh was unhappy with his stuff (house and car lot) and ultimately josh moved on to a semi new life...with a real-ish job and found his own decent home...so he wants to prevent the new sons in law from following that path with his daughters.

Anonymous said...

How do Jessa and Ben plan on adopting? They're very young, uneducated, live in (what they've professed on national television) a house with a mold problem- which they're renting and, in theory, could be evicted from, and neither of them have ever had an actual job. I've never adopted, though I've given the requirements a cursory read for the future, and I think it's a bit risky for them to come out talking about it so soon. It seems they've still got a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there were times when the cameras weren't around that Michelle didn't keep covered up while breastfeeding and had some bonding with her her babies. At least I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Often, Michelke mentions her older daughters share everything including shoes. Sharing shoes is comparable to sharing a toothbrush. It's disgusting. It's difficult to believe every older Duggar daughter wear the same shoe size?? When I was growing up, my two sisters & I only shared clothing as each of us wore a different size of shoe. If we had the same size of shoe we wouldn't have shared shoes because it would have been unhealthy & let's face it each of us walk differently wearing shoes. Too add, our educated & intelligent parents wouldn't have permitted us to share shoes nor were we interested to do so.

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob & creepy Mr Keller along with many Protestants, have implemented their own version of Eucharist which is Christ drank grape juice vs wine. That's incorrect. Grape Juice requires refrigeration. During Christ's time in Earth, electricity was not invented or an option. Clearly, Christ drank wine. I am a Catholic & offended by the Saintly all knowing uneducated attitude projected by Jim Bob & Mr Keller. Obviously, ignorance is BLISS. for the Duggars & Kellers.

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