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33 comments:

pumpkin_pie said...

This is so disappointing.

Irene said...

Keep going this way. The are shouting themselves in the foot, and no one to blame but themselves!
And not a moment too soon.

Judy said...

I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised about this. It's all staged. Do people really think they are "real" at this point?

Leigh Ann said...

I don't even get this:

The patriarch told a story that he was so poor growing up, he cooked some rice in a jar that was meant for decoration only. "That was our dinner!"

They didn't own a pot? My dad grew up poor. We're talking tar-paper shack, weekly baths in a washtub on the back porch, the other kids at school weren't allowed to play with them poor. Free meals at school, as a teen my dad set traps to catch small animals to help feed the family, the kids worked for the neighbor making molasses and got paid in molasses. And this was the '50s and '60s, it wasn't even the depression. Jim Bob is going to have better than that. I'm sure the family owned a pot to cook rice in.

Beth Anne said...

Speaking of stretching the truth:

"The patriarch told a story that he was so poor growing up, he cooked some rice in a jar that was meant for decoration only. "That was our dinner!" he told them, according to the insider."

Um, didn't JimBob go to a private Christian school? Hmmmmm

Jill L said...

It's Radar so let's considervthe source.....

Leigh Ann said...

Maybe things got way better. Or maybe he got a scholarship. But I really don't think he was that poor. If that's really true as Jill L. pointed out.

I couldn't even imagine cooking rice in a jar.

greatmom said...

anyone see that interview that michelle and jimbod did on the duggars others blog page. saying how happy they are for more grand kids what lies they tell. i really think michelle has her self fooled in thinking she wants more grandkids so does not even like.

Wednesday said...

I would be so embarrassed to be part of this family.

Lucy said...

The rice story has been told before. The rice to which Jim Bob refers was not cooked in the jar. It was rice used in a decorative jar as part of some home made decoration. His family was to the point where they did not have anymore food for a particular week. They used the rice in the decorative jar and cooked it in a pot.

Angela said...

Jim Bob tells his sad story of poverty and hunger from his childhood. I'm sure HIS children have MANY stories of being hungry from their childhoods. Didn't Derek mention Jill would take food to the bathroom with her so no one would steal it? He is such a hypocrite!

Dar said...

I am no fan of JimBob and Michelle, however, Radar is not exactly legitimate journalism. I think we all have seen enough to judge whether it is real or not. The unfortunate thing is that the Duggars have allowed themselves to come under scrutiny of the "Rag Mags"It will only get worse from now on. Every thing they say or do will be under a microscope. They are preaching to the masses that they are above the masses and there will be more than one source to go out of their way to prove otherwise. Jimbob has become more greedy than ever and his children, especially the older ones have learned that lesson well.

Mary said...

I bet he had a comb and greese so his hair would look good


MaryG

cat said...

I wonder what Grandma thought when she heard him say how poor they were, it has NEVER been mentioned before, if there is any truth to this donation story, they are even worse than I thought.

Brooke said...

In response to Leigh Ann asking "didn't they own a pot." The sentence about cooking the rice in a jar in the article is poorly written. Jim Bob has told the story about the rice numerous times.
The story is that they were so poor and had no food at all in the house. Mary had a jar of rice that was used as decoration, and she cooked the rice that was in the jar for dinner. The rice was in the jar. They didn't cook it in the jar. The wording of the article is confusing.

Not a Mocker said...

I don't even get this:

The patriarch told a story that he was so poor growing up, he cooked some rice in a jar that was meant for decoration only. "That was our dinner!"
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I think he meant the rice was in a "decoration jar" (I've seen them before, odd snapped jara filled with different types of rice and pasta and put on display like a painting) not that he cooked rice in a jar (besides, the heat would melt the glass)

greatmom said...

that is why i say they are phony and if they love Christ that is fine and great but they are showing the wrong imange to the world. They say keep checking their own hearts time to check them.

Andrea said...

Cracks beginning to show? On can only hope!

Esther said...

Anonymous Beth Anne said...

Um, didn't JimBob go to a private Christian school? Hmmmmm

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Yes, he was almost 19 when he graduated from Shiloh Christan School.

First Baptist Church of Springdale, AR which included Shiloh Christian School was renamed Cross Church in 2010.

This is also where Jim Bob and Michelle married.

Since the school was part of his home church and he was in the 1st graduating class (according to the family blog) maybe he got in on a scholarship.

Churches do help the poor by providing scholarships....so I dunno... maybe it is true.

(He does act like someone who was poor and money has gone to his head. We see it all the time.)

Lila said...

Yeah you definitely don't get it. The rice that he cooked was from a decorative jar. He never said he cooked it in a jar.

sandi said...

The jar rice story was in their 1st book.It was just a one time occurance,when they ran out of money.He said his dad sold a car or something the next day and then they had money for groceries.So his dad did take good care of them.
I would like to hear a response from them on the latest story.True or not?

Bobbi said...

Re the Duggar girls weddings... Sorry Jim Bob no one believes the cost of these 2 weddings was $10 to $20K. Sell your story to a Fundie that believes all of your BS.

Leigh Ann said...

" I'm sure HIS children have MANY stories of being hungry from their childhoods. "

I'm sure they do. It was hard before TLC came along. And now that they are doing very well, they have upscale cellphones but the kids are still sharing second-hand clothes and sleeping seven to a bedroom. The kids may have something to say about that when they get where they can say something about it. I almost said when they get older but some of them are plenty old right now, just not in a position to really be honest with the world. Or even themselves.

Beth Anne said...

Good points made about JimBob potentially getting a scholarship or some sort of aid to attend his church's Christian high school. I think the thing that irks me, though, is JimBob's tendency to play to the cameras and play to the crowd, even if his "crowd" is only his own family and kids. It sounds like the out of food issue was a one-time thing, yet JimBob is trying to make himself a martyr.

Like Leigh Ann, my dad grew up poor - outhouses, threadbare clothes, not enough food, etc. I'm sure JimBob experienced some lean times, but it's insulting for him to insert his one-time "rice story" into a scenario of daily hunger and constant need.

Of course, it IS Radar online, but the fact that JimBob has told the rice story before means he would probably pull it out at other times when he thinks it would serve him well - such as being in front of TLC cameras trying to relate to a poor family.

Erin said...

Jim Bob and either Jill or Jessa have made snide remarks about Jim Bob's dad making bad investments. It was said in a very put-down way.


Michelle said she was impressed by Jim Bob when they met because he had some job like a sack boy at a grocery store to help out his parents.



Andrea said...

While I agree with Beth Ann: "Of course, it IS Radar online." I think it's irrefutable attempted to give away food. The store had a photo of the promotional poster, so even if the rest of the story is BS there is some truth to it. The Duggar's went to a spot which people in need may have gathered and tried to exploit the poor's needs for Duggar personal gain. The personal gain of course being revenue for their TV show. Come to think of it, isn't that almost entirely what the Duggar's TV show is about. They're such great Christians they go out and give to others. If that was actually the case they won't need a TV crew following them around to film.

Leigh Ann said...

And I believe the store was probably mostly full of people who just wanted to meet the Duggars and weren't there to shop or get a bag of food. They might as well have just set up an autograph sessions somewhere and just dropped the food off at the food bank.

Rudy Tecat said...

Why would the Duggars go to a thrift store to pass out free food? Supposedly, they shop at thrift stores, and they don' need free food. JB probably worked out a deal with the owners of the shop for free used flipflops in exchange for the publicity. No one showed up, eh? I guess the Duggar celebrity pull was underestimated. And, all that food just goes back into the Duggar pantry/garage, I bet.

Mary said...

I read the duggar raley cook a meal. They eat junk food

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Mary

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Perry Jonas said...

The food would have gotten to the right people if they had just donated it to a local charity or food bank. Matthew 6:3

Mary said...

did not waste my time watching tonight.. I like to know if there is a count of Jimboo kissing Mullet in a shoe.. I guess he thinks its cute


Maryt

coleen said...

I'm not surprised any needy families came by for the food box. Needy families don't want to be ogled like exhibits in the zoo! They want to feed their family with dignity.