Free Discussion, August, 2015

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Missy said...

Does anyone know if Anna had a home birth?

Dee said...

Happy August, everybody! I hope this month is a lighter one. Sending good thoughts, Sharla.
Be well, y'all. :)

simba said...

It looked like Anna had a home birth. Interesting that Michelle said it was her best labor and birth. I wonder if thats because there were no camera's in there...

Helen Crump said...

Yes, I too have wondered about Meredith's birth situation; it's strange that the Duggars have released virtually NO information about this. I'm pretty sure that poor girl labored once again at home, not even her own home; but her husband's parents' home. This silence about the particulars surrounding this event lead me to be more sure that "all the love, and information filmed, and revealed" by this family was just for the paycheck from TLC and People magazine. No paychecks from these corporations, ....see,? No information released. They really did sell themselves out.

gigi said...

The latest news is that they are selling t
Shirts on duggarstudios.com. They are $20 each. Have they no shame???

No Longer Anonymous said...

Wow, who in their right mind would want to wear a Duggar tee-shirt. To do so would be to promote this cult and molester son and cover-it-up parents. Oh, ya, I forgot, those who worship the Duggars will pay hard-earned money to be associated with this train-wreck of a family. So sad when there are dozens of authentic charitable organizations that really need the money and free publicity of someone wearing their shirts.

Ruby said...

So the Duggars "buy used and save the difference" and overcharge their fans for cheap t- shirts????? I just bet they will sell a ton of them to all their friends and supporters, many of whom struggle financially. How about getting a real job, boys? "Duggar Studios" is lousy video photography and immature foolishness.

hello said...

They preach that you should buy used and save the difference, yet they are selling shirts promoting themselves for $20 each. They will make at least $15 on each shirt and the Duggar lovers will surely buy them.

IUHOOSIER said...

The continued Beg-A-Thon by the Duggars is ridiculous. Since Jim Bob is such a cheapie guy, the quality of the T-shirts is probably non existent. Do these Duggars ever THINK? Do they realize how moronic they appear everytime they decide to travel the road of begging? I always believed their motto of "buy used & save the difference" was just a huge bunch of BS. From what all of us here at this wonderful blog have learned it is that Jim Bob & Michelle are dishonest & lying people promoting a dangerous cult while imprisoning their children & doing all of this on TV in front of God & everyone. Both Jim Bob & Michelle continually prove their stupidity & absolute GREED by their need for attention regardless if negative or positive. Does anyone posting to this blog believe the Duggars realize the majority of Americans want them gone for good? Is Jim Bob & Michelle that addle that they cannot comprehend the most basic opinions of people who cannot stand them? Where is the reasoning with these two? Are the Duggars completely oblivious to the fact that we are not interested to join the despicable Gothard Cult? I just believe both Jim Bib & Michelke are missing a chromosome.

Bobbi said...

Just logged on the Duggar studios site. I was correct, the T-shirts appear to be really cheaply made. I believe my dust cloths are of better quality. So thanks Duggars for providing me with yet more ammunition to continue emailing the media networks in the journey to permanently keep the Duggars from returning to TV.

Willow said...

I just thought I'd mention that, yeah, Anna's family finally did arrive in Arkansas. Better late than never. The Wallers posted family pics of themselves, the Kellers and Anna's two younger brothers visiting Josh and Anna. Wish Anna could have just had her mom and Priscilla there (for the birth) and tell the Duggars that it was her family's turn this time!! Ha.

Mary said...

Hi

this is great

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/08/01/deadbeat-duggars-are-begging-fans-to-fund-their-lifestyle-images/

Mary

Mary said...

Hi

Check out Josh in picture wow he has put on some pounds, check the hair also.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2300861/duggar-sons-selling-t-shirts-newest-duggar-financial-scheme/

Mary

Heart in Florida said...

I was reading something about Jill and derickdillard's mission trip is OVER TOMORROW?, 8/3? If this is so, the way this family carried on about saying goodbye to them, quitting his job at WalMart for this, Joy crying...for what? A few weeks maybe one month away? This doesn't make sense. Does anyone really know how long they will be out of the country away from home? I don't understand their secrecy about this missionary work they are doing; if they are asking for donations, they need to be truly up front about what, wherer and for how long they will be doing it...thanks to whoever knows the truth.

Dee said...

Mary -
Re: Josh in the picture accompanying the article on the boys selling shirts; WOW! It looks like Josh...well, ate Josh.
Stress eating, is he? ;)

Martha C. said...

(eye rolls of sarcasm)Everyone needs to buy a T-shirt to show support for this poor family. Don't just buy one for yourself! Get one for each of your dozen kids too so you'll have matching outfits to wear when you go out in public. Safety in numbers.

lemon Drop said...

How goes the courtship oh Josiah and Marjorie?

KimmieH said...

Hopefully Majorie has seen the light of day & dumped Josiah. If not, then Marjorie will be FORCED to obey the asinine rules of psycho Jim Bob & spindleless Michelle.

KatieP said...

Dee, news flash!! Josh is the new image of the Pillsbury Dough Boy! I am sure he's proud, happy & thrilled. With Josh's limited education he just doesn't know better. Poor Anna.

IUHOOSIER said...

EveryDuggar Kid has learned how to Con people, how to be shady, how to like, how to sweep issues under the rug, how to pretend a ministry, how to be dishonest. All if which these kids learned at the knee of Jim Bob & Michelle. Deceptive & depraved that's the Duggar family!

Ellyn said...

Now that Josh has ballooned, if he hasn't found work by Christmas, he could apply at a mall & become a Santa. Oh that's right, the Dumb Duggars believe that Santais from Satan. Just another stupid rule established by the despicable Gothard cult.

Michelle said...

I was wondering the same thing, Lemon Drop. I wonder if Marjorie is still around. I would love to see her run.

Confused in Germany said...

Well, Ellyn, Santa and Satan have the same letters, so they can find a way around this minor problem. They are very capable at changing their minds and making reality fit to their needs, so why not make Satan into Santa? Instead of Santa into Satan. Piece of cake for them.

As to his weight, I can really not throw a stone here, due to being overweight myself, so I won't. But I will throw one for a 27 something boy (he is no more) looking like someone my age, which is 44 and soon 45. I can do that, because I always took care to look no older. :-)
No really, he looks more like a younger brother to JB and M, than like their son.

IUHOOSIER said...

Martha, I would rather purchase snow from Alaska.

Ellyn said...

Short mission trip for Derick & Jill. Rather than resign from Walmart, perhaps Derick should have just taken a sabbatical. This way, he could become reinstated at Walmart. Re the D&J mission trip something smells fishy. It's always a shady situation with the Duggars.

puddin said...

Has anyone heard if the Babysitter that Josh layed his grimey hands on is still suing or what? I hope Dough Boy has to fess up the truth in a court of law on this, with Jboob and Meechelle telling the truth too...of course their truth is slanted to what jboob wants. In one of the current pictures of the Duggar clan/cult I seen that Josh was standing next to Joyanna...wondered how She really feels about that.

Annie said...

Yes, Anna's birth was a home birth. I am personally not a promoter of homebirths, but in light of the costs of giving birth I can see why they chose it. Plus, she/they have always done things that way. I am sure this was much less stressful as she was not in front of God and everyone giving birth. Does anyone know why HER family is NEVER there when her kids are born? For crying out loud, my mother would be the first and has been the first to be there over my in-laws. I remember when "grand-duggar #1" was born, she was 3 weeks old before Anna's parents came to visit. To me, that is outrageous!

The Duggars built in a "studio" into the upper parts of the house. It was on the move in special. I remember ol'Joshie giving a tour and saying that it was his sanctuary away from the rugrats (his words) and an area that he could be creative. I am sure that is where the family is now filming. The t-shirt is awesome!!! Love it...perhaps not. Thanks to the links about them being debt. I am going to research that next. This is so crazy. My husband and I are more solvent than they are. Why hasn't Joshie started back at his car lot in what town they lived in? I know from reading articles that they actually are admired by people locally.

Catsandra said...

In the newest photos the Dillards posted, Jill looks incredibly thin. As in, it's a little worrisome how thin.

Tooshy Gums said...

Marjorie hasn't been seen with Josiah,at least online,for at least a month.Speculation is the courtship may have ended

coleen said...

Amy Duggar is a Cherokee. https://instagram.com/p/5538pgNkDT/?taken-by=amyduggar
I wonder if this revelation is her way of distancing herself from the Duggar family.

Missy said...

That is a sad but true statement...they will leave the public hanging before they share any information regarding the circumstances of Meredith's birth. As long as Anna and baby are safe that is what matters..poor Anna has a long hard life ahead of herself..Josh makes my skin crawl!

Mary said...

OH MY Josh as santa scares the life out of me. A little girl sitting on his lap I do not believe he is cured once a molester always a molester



Mary

taurus0385 said...

They all just need to get normal jobs and have normal lives and send Josh away for a long long time.

No Longer Anonymous said...

The past few days I've been hearing a calling to do some mission work at Disney World and to take 20 of my close family members and friends along for help and encouragement and accountability. Anyone know how to set up one of those donation sites like Jill and DerickDillard did as I'm sure many would want to support my servant's heart calling. Just a little first day of the week sarcasm to get the week going.

Esther said...

Reading comments on a Facebook page about the Duggar Studios tee shirts.

They are required to have an Arkansas resale license and collect taxes on the sales. However, they are not charging tax, but it adds a $5 shipping charge. If Duggar Studios is registered in Arkansas, it will have a sales license that they have to be able to provide on demand to anyone purchasing merchandise.

One person in another state said ....we have to have a Business License, Resale Permit, DBA name and tax ID and you have to send in your sales taxes quarterly.

You have to report it to the IRS so you can pay taxes. If I don't and the IRS decides to bother me I'll owe back taxes

Someone wondered if the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, the AR Tax Commission and the IRS know about this...

Bobbi said...

Esther, thank you for providing this valuable information. Upon writing this message, I will email Leslie Rutledge about Duggar Studios. Thanks again.

Virginia said...

I thought the same thing. Her face is very thin.

Ducky said...

I shuddered at the thought of him having access to so many little ones sitting on his lap being Santa

Mary said...

Hi



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/04/the-duggars-are-broke-or-just-greedy-as-hell.html?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning


Mary

Cedric said...

I recently attended an on line seminar by John Bradshaw. It was eye opening & I realize Jim Bob & Michelle are a shame based couple & now are their children.

Mary said...

Hi

I have a question Why is Josh not lised as a sex Offender?


Mary

coleen said...

Article about DD and JD's mission. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180543/Inside-Jill-Duggar-s-life-missionary-EL-SALVADOR-husband-Derick-baby-Israel-living-armed-guard-remote-jungle-region-plagued-gang-violence-drugs-lawlessness.html

Gigli said...

There is an excellent piece on radaronline right now in the comments section where it talks about Josiah and Marjorie. The commenter is jim Phillips. He knows a lot about the sugars.

Betty said...

I enjoy it when Duggar ignorance gets show cased.
http://www.fishwrapper.com/post/2015/08/04/jessa-duggar-pictures-photos-twitter-abortion-pro-life-cecil-the-lion-death-ridiculous/

Rob said...

Josh isn't listed as a sex offender because he NEVER was put on trial for his actions. The whole scandal was kept under wraps and when finally revealed the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out.

CiD said...

Just a thought:
will they throw out Grandma Duggar now, as one less mouth to feed? She will not get any younger and there might come the time, when she will need a caretaker. So now seems (out of Duggar eyes) the best time to "get rid of her". The washing can be done bei Jana, Jinger and Joy Anna and has been largely done with Joy Anna anyway. And now Hannie is 9 or soon 10, she will surely have taken on more responsibilities.

Anyway, with Dim-Bulbs views on the sinful lives of his parents and the diminishing usefulness of his mother to him, he will surely find ways to move her out.

I don't see the older girls getting married anytime soon, unless anyone else pays for the weddings. The older boys could marry of course, as then the family of the bride would pay, but who would want an undereducated husband for their daughter and having that daughter brought up in a family where a man, to admitted to having touched minors and is not likely to have gotten proper help to get rid of this predilection (if that is the right word) grew up in. Add the creepy parents and brothers in law... spooky.

Someone has to get the kids out as well. At least the little girls. There is hope for them yet. In Hollywood, a miracle would happen:
JB&M would disappear and the kids would have a brainstorm and be able to change their lives for the better and get rid of Josh and Joseph (those are the creepiest boys, Jackson seems to develop in that direction).

Then at least Josiah through to Jason would have a chance to get a GED, James could get help with his probable ADHS, Justin could be properly supported, I think, he really is rather intelligent, so he just needs some help here. And the girls could pick up, learn something proper and get on the way to become GPs, Vets or whatever they want. Jinger might even get the chance to become a photographer. John, who supposedly is one of the GED-Holders, has a chance to get a proper Job, he is still young enough, maybe he could even make a career as a real cop. Or get the proper qualification to become a liscenced (or something like it) pilot. A commercial one.

Anna could move to Florida with her kids, with no acces for Josh to them, send them to school and kindergarden and get a job. It won't be a high paying one, but a job..

KatieP said...

One may always count on Jessa Seewald to open her mouth & spew incorrect & ignorant information. With only three Duggar kids with a GED, I am doubtful Jessa is one of those three. Jessa!s lack of correct grammar & use of vocabulary projects one who has the education of a fourth grade student. In this scenario, I am being generous.

Bobbi said...

Esther, I have emailed Ms. Rutledge regarding the data you kindly provided about taxes related to the Duggar Studios. Also included, was an edited version of the Jim Phillips post. I then emailed InTouch, Dateline NBC, 20/20 & TLC with the same information. I am currently researching to locate an email address for the Arkansas Child Protective Services & the Arkansas Board of Education & will provide these agencies with the same information. If Jim Bob believes he will outsmart educated & intelligent people such as we posters at this amazing Blog, then he needs to have his head examined as does Minnie Mouse Michelle.

Stella said...





http://www.people.com/article/josiah-duggar-ends-courtship-marjorie-jackson

Josiah Duggar Has Ended His Courtship with Marjorie Jackson After 4 Months

BY AURELIE CORINTHIOS 08/05/2015 AT 09:20 AM EDT
Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson have ended their courtship after four months, PEOPLE confirms.

"Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months," the Duggar family and the Jackson family tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord’s will for their future. A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is. Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship."

Josiah, 18, revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that he officially entered into a courtship – a Duggar-approved way of dating that has couples get to know each other in preparation for marriage – with Marjorie, 17, on April 6.

stella said...



Josiah Duggar Has Ended His Courtship with Marjorie Jackson After 4 Months

http://www.people.com/article/josiah-duggar-ends-courtship-marjorie-jackson


BY AURELIE CORINTHIOS 08/05/2015 AT 09:20 AM EDT
Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson have ended their courtship after four months, PEOPLE confirms.

"Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months," the Duggar family and the Jackson family tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord’s will for their future. A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is. Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship."

Josiah, 18, revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that he officially entered into a courtship – a Duggar-approved way of dating that has couples get to know each other in preparation for marriage – with Marjorie, 17, on April 6.

Pam said...

http://www.people.com/article/josiah-duggar-ends-courtship-marjorie-jackson?xid=rss-topheadlines

We all saw this coming

Ima in Texas said...

Article out on People.com stating that Josiah and Majorie have ended their courtship:

http://www.people.com/article/josiah-duggar-ends-courtship-marjorie-jackson

KK said...

And it's over. God they are getting predictable. She obviously liked the camera and had aspirations, and her parents most likely (thankfully) didn't want her in this mess, glad for her. Duggars statement - as usual - it was God's will!! It ALWAYS IS!!!


"We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord’s will for their future. A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is. Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship."

mom in texas said...

Just read about Josiah and Marjorie. No surprise there. The whole courtship seemed like a rushed farce to keep the Duggars in the spotlight. Once the Josh scandal hit and then the demise of the show, I felt like little Miss Marjorie and her family would be abandoning ship soon after. The Jacksons seemed a bit too ambitious, willing to sell their souls so long as the Duggars had exposure. Show ended, no "positive" exposure, no Marjorie. I hope poor Josiah isn't hurt by being used as a pawn in Jim Bob's PR game.

Mommy in PA said...

So it looks like the Josiah/Marjorie courtship has officially ended. I wonder if the decision was mutual or is Marjorie had the common sense to wake up and run far far away from the Duggars...

Ruby said...

Regarding Josiah and Marjorie, first of all, they are way too young. Secondly, Marjorie seemed too in love with the camera and the idea of being on television; it was kind of ridiculous. Thirdly, we hope that Marjorie's parents had the good sense to get their daughter away from the Duggars. Josiah needs to grow up, get a real education or a real job that pays a real living wage. Boy, these adult Duggar children are having a real hard time transitioning into adulthood. No one seems to understand the idea of GETTING A REAL JOB.

June Bug said...

I never thought from the beginning that Josiah and Marjorie would get married. They are way too young, but I expected an announcement about a break up soon after the scandal broke. I wonder if her parents made the decision to end the courtship. I can't help but wonder if we will ever see any future courtships for the Duggar kids, after all this family is pretty toxic right now. It seems like more lies are revealed every day. Really, who would want their son/daughter dating a Duggar. Jim Bob, Michelle and Josh have created a situation that may make it impossible for the others to ever have a "normal" life. Prior to the scandal all the unmarried kids were pretty isolated, but now things are worse. It's so unfair to keep these kids confined to the compound, no college, no jobs, no freedom. so much wasted potential, these parents should be ashamed.

Beth said...

i noticed in the announcement re: Josiah & Marjorie that it quietly states it ended weeks ago, but they only announced like 4 months ago, so really they were only courting about 2-3 months tops, but yet they had to be so fast to announce it like it was a done deal, smh

https://gma.yahoo.com/19-kids-counting-star-josiah-duggars-courtship-ended-154243738--abc-news-celebrities.html

Confused in Germany said...

http://thestir.cafemom.com/celebrities/188819/josiah_duggar_and_marjorie_jackson?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=rss&utm_content=celebrities_rssfeed

If this is a double-link, just delete it. Found that more bei accident. Not, that I really expected to be first with these news.

It is sad though and another indication at what's in store for the other kids. Sadly. After all, it isn't the younger kids fault, that their oldest brother is a creepy groper. And it is none of their faults (not evens Joshs) that his parents are so disturbed and brainless. So whose fault is it?

JBs Fatther because auf his "sinful" life? He was paid back by higher powers with a creepy son?
Or Me-Shall(ow)s Dad, for allowing her to marry, though she was not 18? Had he taken her with him, the relationship would have ended, JB would probably never have found anyone else so brainless and/or fruitful as Michelle. Well it is futile to think about the "What if"...

Bobbi said...

Jim Bob & Muchelle are the entire blame in the isolation of their children, limiting their education & actually preventing them from growing up into equitable & independent adults. This was cruel abuse of one of the highest forms. These two idiot Duggar parents need to become accountable & called to task. This is why earlier today I emailed the AR attorney generals office, the AR Bosrd if Education & the AR Child Protective Services encouraging each one to log on to the DWP blog & read the Jim Phillips post.

Cedric said...

The Duggars will always pour God on everything. They are ignorant people living in the world of pretend land. The thing is with pretend land, soon a huge dose of reality comparable to a title wave will hit them & hard.

Beth said...

re: Ellyn

Most Duggar mission trips are with SOS Ministries, this is who the Dillards are with, their mission trips are never usually longer than a month, most are to Central America, most of their fans assume they are doing all this good on their mission (like many other missions do, feeding the poor, building things or digging wells, etc), but really the goal of SOS is to convert Catholics to their version of Christianity (so it's not even like they're converting 'heathens' but other Christians, just ones they don't agree with), we all know the Duggars are anti-catholic based on many rants they've posted in the past, on these trips they bring tons of cheap dollar store type toys and put on Christian plays (in English usually as they are usually done by the kids, to people who speak Spanish), realistically they are doing no good in these people's lives, these people already believed in God & Jesus, what's the difference if some people around the world believed in the exact rules to following God & Jesus as you, it's just stupid, so really their missions are just vacations in Central America that make them feel good about themselves and that they can write off on taxes & beg people to fund

my thought on Derek quitting Walmart is I'm guessing while on this 'mission' I bet they brought a small camera crew to gather footage to piece together a pilot for a show that they're going to shop around to TLC and other networks to try to get a new show, Jill & Jessa both have made comments that they'd love to be on tv still, can't get a new show w/o some sort of 'angle' and footage to go with it, i'm sure they'll concentrate on raising an infant in the 'mission field' while they do so much good *eye roll*, only way i see Derek justifying the risk in completely quitting his job, it's not like it was a multi-year mission, like you stated Ellyn, he could have just taken leave (either paid or unpaid depending on their leave policy), so now they have no insurance with an infant... smart

Living in Indy said...

As a result of this latest information tactfully provided by Jim Phillios, I really don't ever foresee a return of the Duggars to TV. At this time no network would even consider interacting with the Duggars as presently the Deceptive Duggars are now viewed as "TV Poison". A title well deserved.

Ellyn said...

This idiocy of the Duggars just spreads as a disease Of which there is no cure. Hopefully no network will interact with any Duggar again. Jessa will just spew moronic nonsensical banter as she always does thus making a continuing fool of herself. Jill well we are so bored with "Like" in every sentence. I think it was Bobbi who posted the Duggars are now "TV Poison". That's a great description of these disgusting Duggars.

KimmieH said...

Beth, you are absolutely correct about the true mission of the Dillards to convert Catholics to the Gothard Cult. Why won't the Duggars/Dillards just be accountable & state their true mission? Why do these people continually fly under the guise of a working mission trip. I've never seen such outright deception. Don't these Duggars/Dillards realize the majority of us are aware of the real objective of their mission trips. The deception & lies is just astounding. Hey Duggars & Dillards why continue to deceive? With the mission of deception, how do the Duggars & Dillards plan to earn or regain respect or to be taken seriously? I am just at a loss for anything more to post.

Concerned Teacher said...

Here is an interesting article from the Recovering Grace website about a failed courtship. Just goes to show that you can "give away pieces of your heart" while courting, without having a physical relationship.

http://www.recoveringgrace.org/2013/05/when-the-courtship-crashes/

Aunt Bea said...

Why do these types of Christians go to Christian countries to convert Christians like Honduras and El Salvador? Don't they know that "el Salvador" means "the Savior" and is named after Jesus Christ.....which IS CHRISTIAN? They clearly are attempting to convert Christians....go to some other countries where there aren't ANY Christians, or anyone who has heard of Christianity in the remote parts of the Earth ....time better spent. It's an insult to Catholic Christians and other legitimate Christian religions to discount and give them no authenticity...these people have a lot of nerve. Go home, Jill and Derick and take your lumps for your family, which you claim that you are "a team". Derick, change your last name already to Duggar and make it official and shave that mustache, which ages you 15 years.

Jak&Jil said...

Thank goodness Josiah and Marjorie's courtship ended. Now Marjorie can go back to being a teenager, throw away all those awful long skirts and start wear jeans and shorts again.

And talking about skirts, saw a picture of Jill Dillard in El Salvador and she was wearing that awful wrinkled brown skirt that she wore in their anniversary pictures. I guess she gets a pass this time because I don't think she has an iron and ironing board where she is.

I say I'm not going to watch the TLC sexual abuse documentary, but I'm sure I'll cave. If the Duggars are in the documentary, I'm sure they will be minimizing the abuse and trying to do more damage control. I don't for a minute believe that the girls didn't know anything was happening because they were asleep and had to be told the abuse happened by their parents. I also believe that the abuse was on-going for a long time. The part of the Megyn Kelly's interview that got me the most was when Jessa said that Josh was going through puberty and a little too curious about girls. I have a hard time believing that Jessa even knew what the word puberty meant when she was abused. Just more lies.

Andrea said...

Has anyone else seen the photo of the Dillard's leaving the grocery store? I'm not entirely sure what to think of it. Are they trying to say: "Look how modest we are? This is how we live now." I'm really just confused. What western in their right mind takes a 3 month old to live in a developing country? Here is what was written recently about them: "What's next for the Dillards? During August, the couple will be taking language classes so they can better communicate with the people of Central America. They will also return to the United States for a short time before returning to the mission field." Seriously? I mean you didn't have the foresight to learn more Spanish before you left?

Misplaced Forgiveness said...

Jill looks very thin in the latest photo.I am wondering if she'd caught an illness while down there,or she just isn't used to the food.She's been there before though.There were no pics for awhile,so who knows

Mary said...

Hi

Jilly does not know how to irion one of her sisters did all that work. They are living in very nice housing I saw video somewhere.
Mary

Katie's Mom said...

RE:Jak&Jill's comments. I truly respect all the bloggers opinions & thank Sharla for this opportunity. However I can't imagine anyone who is so pleased that the Josiah & Marjorie's courtship is ended as I'm sure that was just another money maker for Jim Bob. Josiah's big wedding. Yet they will say, "I'm not going to watch the TLC special about sexual molestation with the Duggars involved, but yet I will probably cave. I cannot believe anyone is still so interested in what the Duggar family has to say about molestation in their own family. Believe me, you have already heard it all said, at least their take on the scandal & what the girls did to provoke it. All you will be hearing now is Jim Bob & Michelle, trying desperately to turn this around on the media, so they can keep their show. If you really want the Duggars to remain on TLC or an other network go ahead & cave. Watch the show on molestation & give them they ratings they are begging for, so Jim Bob can return as head of the: "TLC Dynasty." Again, I'm sorry if I have hurt your feelings, but that's just my humble opinion & I thought most of the bloggers wanted them off TV & not& just begging for people to realize that they are: The Godly Duggar Christians" & they want to help anyone who have been subjected to sexual molestation. They have had a PR crew working on what to say about this since May.

Just my thoughts said...

Yesterday-Thursday-Anna posted a TBT picture of face timing with Jill when Meridith was born three weeks to the day she stated. That would make Meridith's birth 07/16 not 7/19. Josh announced the birth on 7/19 but he did not say the day she was born but Michelle and Jim Bob video was also on 7/19 and they said she was born that morning. 7/19 is my daughter's birthday that is why I remember the date and it was on a Sunday this year. So is Anna trying to tell the truth that Meridith was born on the 16th or is she sleep deprived and confused?

Just Plain Offended said...

I'm finished being Incredulous. Now I'm Just Plain Offended. Several random thoughts that have been nagging at me:

Derrick lost me for good when he quit Walmart although he was already on a downhill slide after succumbing to Jim Bob and Michelle's misguided "marriage counseling." It was wrong of him to take a salaried position and quit so soon. I detest Walmart, but a company spends money to training people and a responsible adult would honor a salaried commitment for at least a couple of years. I think Jill pushed on this because she hated him working where she couldn't hold his hand all day.

I've concluded that Jim Bob is clearly intelligent, but uneducated, ignorant and has zero intellectual curiosity. He uses his smarts to be conniving, not to make ethical decisions. Ethical and moral are not necessarily synonyms. Jim Bob's hat is hung on a set of self-dictated morals. Ethics? Not so much. For example, it's obvious that Jim Bob's income stream is created around tax deductions. I would LOVE to see his tax returns. As a business owner myself, I know how an unscrupulous person with a willing CPA can manipulate the system and inflate his deductions to pay low or no taxes on a business. John David wants a plane? No problem. Turn it into some sort of vague business and write it off. Want a luxury RV? Get some speaking gigs and write off the payments, gas and upkeep. Want money to fund your mission/vacation? Turn it into a business, get donations and write everything off. Kids want some money? Turn a hobby that millions of teens have fun with, making amateur videos, into a Duggar Studios. A Duggar Homeschool Curriculum highlight! They just haven't gotten to the full registration lesson yet. Now the bankruptcy lesson Michelle gave the five-year olds makes perfect sense.

Jim Bob thinks his show was a hit because of God and/or his wholesome (choke, choke) family. In part, yes. But as time went on, people watched to see the train wreck that included a baby born on a toilet. OMG. WHO would do that to a daughter-in-law?

A psychiatric social worker told me many years ago that the best one can expect from a sociopath is that he/she might become a used car salesman and use his skills to cheat people. Hmmm.

Michelle is never seen parenting, cooking or cleaning because she's holed up with Jim Bob in their office creating new companies and suing people every day. Her name is on just about every business and legal document.

Just Plain Offended said...

Again, people are not paid to be on documentaries, so I contend that TLC is not doing a legit documentary if they are paying Duggars or anyone else who speaks to the camera. Tabloids should point this out. The special show needs to be called something else.

Mindi said...

RE: Just my thoughts comments about the date of baby Meredith's birth. I kept saying I thought she had already given birth, a few days before the announcement. I know every pregnancy & birth is different, but it did seem strange that this baby was late when all the others were early & she was also the smallest baby Anna's has had. Why would anyone believe anything the Duggars say anyway?

Just Plain Offended said...

When I read the Duggar statement about Josaiah's courtship ending, all I could do was laugh (sorry, Marjorie). I pictured what my kids would do to me if I, as their PARENT, went on social media and made a statement to the world about the end of one of their relationships. If I did that, in the blink of an eye my kids would be on the other side of the country or as far away as they could get from their meddlesome mother. They would let me know in no uncertain terms that I had crossed the line. It's only by putting myself and my family, who are far from perfect for sure, in the place of the Duggars, that I can see how way, way, way off the mark of normal they are.

I also have no more sympathy for the Duggar kids who are eighteen and older which is when they supposedly are done with high school, LOL, ready to court, get hitched and start the baby making parade. Other young people have managed to see the light and break away from their families and cults. Cynthia Jeub is one brave example, but there are many more. If Jana and Jinger are bold enough to start in on the speaking circuit, they're bold enough to start taking some responsibility for their lives. Maybe life is just too comfortable in the Duggar house.

If I read the word "sweet" in a People headline about the Duggars one more time, I'm going to know for sure that Jim Bob is in cahoots with the execs of that company. The FLDS operative word is also "sweet." Not a good connection, in my opinion.

Always said...

RE: Andrea's comments.During a number of trips, episodes or years whatever you wish to call it. The man that is in charge of the missionary project, same man that performed Jessa & Ben's wedding, was constantly telling the Duggars that they needed to "bone up on the languages spoken there." Obviously they never listened, even though they had every electronic device known to man. Jim Bob screaming at the top of his lungs: "grandee festive...gringos." He said the same thing on their trip to Asia.

Buckeye said...

Re: Josiah: since we know that 'reality' TV is anything BUT, it would not surprise me at all if Marjorie was just. 'plant' whose sole purpose was to progress the Duggar storyline. I wouldn't put it past TLC nor the Duggars. Now that the show has been cancelled, exit stage left, Marjorie - you've had your final scene - collect your paycheck and happy trails to you.

pretty girl said...

comment to always. jimbod is a very disrespectful man when they went to asia he spoke spanish and he knew they did not speak they lanuage their. also when he met derrick and they went and tried on those nepal outfit he again spoke to the man in spanish. this is so disrespectful to that person if you know that is not the right lanuange do not say it at all and he just lanughed it off.

gigi said...

Just plain offended...well said!

Just Plain Offended said...

Gigi. Thanks. I exercised as much restraint as I could muster.

cat said...

Anyone see Amys instagram about Dillards department store having a party for her tomorrow? She would love for people to stop by and meet her, dont need to bring a gift or money! Wow!!!

Meme said...

Just a comment or two. My child was ill yesterday and vomiting (sorry). I couldn't help but remember how one of Michelle's little girls was once heaving like that and how she IMMEDIATELY began calling for "JanaBuddy" to come and take over bathroom duty. That child was wanting her MOTHER. She is no mother. I was done with her after that incident. Then JimBob simulating sex on the golf course in front of his precious daughter and her boyfriend. I cannot imagine a father doing that - and a mother giggling about it! That was the day I wrote off JBob. I thought it sad that Jessa didn't seem to have much reaction to what her father did. The kids never do - just that vague little smile that they do. Siz cannot imagine not parenting and caring for my children, well OR sick. And I cannot imagine acting vulgar in front of them, which is child abuse. So I don't know why I was at all surprised at Josh's behavior.

No Longer Anonymous said...

I just read on another website that old worn out Duggar saying about buy used and save the difference. The problem with that is that most large families most certainly might buy used, but there usually isn't any difference to save. It is simply a matter of survival. If the Duggar clan actually had money to save, they couldn't have been hurting too much financially.

The same article said that their parenting style was to praise each child ten times more than they correct them. Perhaps they should have stopped praising Joshie and started correcting him and maybe he wouldn't have molested five younger girls.

Caitylady22 said...

Agreed!!! They need help from a socioeconomic standpoint, i.e. construction, education. But they already know about Christ because they are Catholic. They just need to be "saved" from Pope Francis apparently:-/

Rob said...

Extending on what No Longer Anonymous said "buying used and saving the difference" takes for granted you have the funds to buy full price and will have extra left over after making the lower cost purchase. Far too many families that buy used do NOT have any extra to fall back on. I think it is just heartless to suggest to families already scrapping for every possible dollar for daily needs they are doing it wrong. Often if there is a surplus that can be saved there is another literal priority that it will be used for. Success for them is in making it through another month breaking even. And I hasten to add those families do NOT have a film crew following their every move. Maybe TLC's next reality family should be more representative of ACTUAL REALITY!!

Misplaced Forgiveness said...

I've never once heard any Christian pastor (sans fundie) say that Catholics weren't saved.In fact,it is quite the opposite,even if they don't agree with all of the doctrines.Jesus is God and that is the litmus test,is what I've heard

Heart in Florida said...

The sad part here is that the Duggars expect the world to accommodate them in their beliefs, like dress modestly when in THEIR company, etc.. but they don't have any respect for any other religions...not even other mainstream, Christian ones. it's their way or no way...they don't accommodate other Christians,,, it will be curious to see if this group attends Amy and Dillon's more contemporary traditional reception...music, dancing and maybe a toast to the couple...if they don't attend, it will be very disrespectful of them and very close minded and prejudiced of them. They don't have to dance on the dancefloor if they choose not to, but to be in attendance in respect for others' beliefs. It is their only niece on Jim Bob's side, and HIS SISTER'S daughter's wedding after all....

Elspeth said...

Where is the assurance that Amy will have a wedding reception with music, dancing, and wine? She was talking about a city hall wedding since she can't get TLC to foot the bill. She said Jim Bob talked her out of it.

Heart in Florida said...

Elspeth: I think I read somewhere on a site for this family that Amy will have a more mainstream/traditional reception and that she will toast and have music at her reception. She is plain in that she does not adhere to her uncle's belief system. Also perhaps HIS/(Dillon's) family would like a more normal reception. They count for something too, I would hope. Thanks for asking.

Karen H. said...


The bride should have her special day the way she wants it. She shouldn't have to kowtow to her overbearing relatives' hyper-fundy standards.

Wednesday said...

In my small town ALL of the non denominational type churches believe that Catholics are not Christians. The issues range from; the Pope, early baptism, the thought that Catholics are polytheists due to praying to saints and Mary, the priesthood and any related abuses, and the belief that Christians are Republican and Catholics are Democrat. It's all so silly, but there my daughter was bullied because she isn't a "true Christian." Also, many Christian adoptions agencies will not adopt children out to Catholic families. So in my experience with these churches, the Duggars are right in line.

Chloe said...

Why the heck is nasty Jim Bob yet again sticking his nose in a wedding of which & obviously for which he won't be paying. Amy's parents are now married & Amy's Dad is Father of the Bride. If the Duggars choose to ostracize Amy's wedding this immature & cruel behavior will speak volumes as to the elitist & non accepting Gothard crap these idiot Duggars embrace. I hope Amy has more of a traditional wedding. I hope she wears shoes under her wedding gown. During the wedding reception I hope the bride & groom toast with champagne. I hope there is music & dancing. Who cares if the narcissistic Jim Bob, Michelle & family attend Amy's wedding as I am sure, stupid Jim Bob would make his usual inappropriate comments. Jim Bob would attempt to convert wedding guests to the heinous Gothard Cult. These Dumb Duggars need to go away.

Ellyn said...

I was under the impression Amy had released an album? What happened to her Nashville dreams & singing career? If Amy released an album, shouldn't she be receiving royalties from sales? This alone could help with payment of her wedding. Any thoughts?

Living in Indy said...

What is the date of cousin Amy's wedding? Curious, are any of the Duggar daughters bridesmaids in Amy's wedding? Or, would Jim Bob have a coronary or cow if Amy asked one of his Fundie daughters? The absolute stupidity of Jim Bob Duggar continues to amaze me.

Living in Indy said...

OMG I just learned that Aug 22 through 23, Michelle, Jana & Jinger Duggar are scheduled to speak at Verity Univ in My home city of Indianapolis, IN. This event is sponsored by the Gothard Cult org IBLP. Michaella Bates fiancé is scheduled to speak. If course a huge fee to attend this event is required. Not pleased the Duggars will soon be in Indianapolis. Would rather watch pair dry. Fact, would never consider attending this stupid event. What honest advice could the Duggar woman provide other that Babies, Babies & Babies. They won't be receiving money from me.

KimH said...

Wednesday, I am a Catholic & a Christian. Re politics I am an independent. Clearly the Duggars are not in line as they are embedded within the Gothard Cult similar to the FLDS Warren Jeffs Cult but no plural marriage. I have never prayed to saints & often disagree as do many others with the pope. I pray directly to God. Many Catholics are good God fearing people. Presently, Catholic Charities are in Central America. Prior to mission trips CC will deliver clothing, food & a device to purify water unlike the Duggars who only deliver toys, CC realizes those people in need of the basics to sustain life. Catholic Charities are in many Countries throughout the World. I will always contribute money to CC because I know they are an equitable & honest organization.

KimmieH said...

Hey Jim Bib I am sure Amy has kissed her fiancé before this upcoming wedding as well as OMG frontal hugged. I hope the fact that Amy does not or will never march to the beat of the dumb Duggar drum will really bug Jim Bob the epitome of stupidity.

Forgive don't sue said...

I think JB and the boys (at JB's direction) will attempt to generate a lot of attention for themselves at Amy's wedding.And since Amy likes attn,she maybe won't even mind.I suspect there will be lots of pranks and practical jokes.They are desperate for attn right now,and I wouldn't put it past them

coleen said...

Okay, I can't even. Cousin Amy's engagement shower looks pretty nice and I want to try the sorbet punch!

hello said...

Amy went into a local bridal shop and said the women there recognized her and offered her a free wedding gown. She also said she has a double date planned with Uncle Jimboob and Mullet so they can give her and her fiance marriage advice. They are the last people that should be giving marriage advice. I also wouldn't take any child rearing advice from them. I found it interesting that Amy said her friends would be bridesmaids and some of the younger Duggar girls will be flower girls and that none of her older cousins were asked to be in the wedding. If the whole family attends the wedding I am sure Jimboob will try to make it all about him. I wonder how they will react if there is dancing and music at the wedding.

Andrea said...

I wonder if Amy is pregnant? I'm being serious, she looked rather busty at her "Bridal Shower" . . . just saying. Also, got to love what she wrote: "We aren't asking for gifts or $, but if you live close we'd love to have the chance to meet you all! Thank you for all the love and support!" Really?! No gifts or $. Is that because your Bridal Shower is being held at a Department Store? I saw photos of Michelle, I wonder who else bothered to attend? Can't see Jessa being bother to attend. Jana? Jinger?

June Bug said...

So if Jana and Jinger are attending the Commit Mother/Daughter Conference in Indiana with Michelle, who will take care of the little one's at home? I am suprised Jessa isn't going, after all she and Jill think they are the professional speakers you know. And Jessa has nothing else to do all day. Isn't this the event organized by IBLP that suggested casual attire, such as a tee shirt and maxi skirt?, what a rediculous suggestion. Wow! that would be perfect for Jessa along with a completely stretched out tee shirt, so modest. I also noticed Becky Keilen on the list of speakers, I think this is the sister of Michaela Bates' Fiancé Brandon. I like Jana more than any of the Duggar girls, but I still can't imagine any Duggar female or male having anything to say that would be worth paying for, not me.

Confused in Germany said...

Re catholics are not christians. That confused me, because here in Germany the Catholic Church gives the impression, that they only are christians. Until Pope Francis declared differently, I as a protestant christian was from official catholic side in a sect. Probably on the same level as the Dumbs of the Cult.
And my confession is right down from when Martin Luther (no, not King, the original one) accidentally started it 1517. So also quite old... only without the praying to "holy" people.
Actually, DimBlob should love catholicism he might apply to be accepted as a saint. O.k., only when he is dead, but St. JimBob? I am sure, he'd love it. And I am also sure, that MOTY would not mind being prayed to as Holy Mother Duggar.
As to any catholic readers of this post: I am not blaspheming or ridiculing your religion, I am just anticipating, what DimBlob and MOTY would make out of it for themselves, if they ever grasped the "advantages".

Syndee said...



I thought it was interesting that she said the meeting was with "uncle JB and Michelle," not uncle and aunt.

Shirley said...

What Jim Bob and other fundies usually fail to grasp is that Catholics (and Orthodox) were the original Christians. If the Catholic Church didn't exist, Jim Bob would never have known about Christianity. Yes, he's dumber than dirt.

Bobbi said...

Shirley, you are 100% correct in that Orthodox & Catholics are the original church it was Martin Luther who broke away from the Catholic Church thereby Protestant churches began. However intellectually challenged in every way Jim Bob Duggar would negate this fact because well as you said he's dumber than dirt or worse.

Ellyn said...

Confused in Germany, Gradped & advantages these are words Jim
Bob & Michelle never speak it's not in their vocabulary. For the most part, these two idiots are comfortable with just one syllable words. Also true for their kids one in particular is Jill ("LIKE"). Must be that very smart ATI method of homeschooling. NOT!

Living in Indy said...

My guess is the caretakers remaining on the Duggar compound to manage the kids is Grandma Duggar & Joy Anna as Joy's name was not mentioned as one of the Duggar women to speak at this IBLP Gothard Cult event. I am still not pleased that these idiots will be traveling too & staying in my city of Indianapolis next weekend. Upon leaving, my city should be cleansed.

KatieP said...

Hello, Ok, so free wedding gown for Amy, well golf clap. Only younger Duggar daughters in Amy's wedding not surprised. Inam sure the bridesmaids dresses selected by Amy would not meet the ugly standards of JB & M. When I read that Amy & her fiancé sought marriage advice from JB & M I laughed so hard I almost fell from my sofa. As far as Jim Bob making Amy's wedding about him well heck yes his Narcissustic personality needs attention. As far as alcohol & dancing at Amy's wedding, it's her day & dumb & dumber should just remove any Duggar kids & bolt from the wedding reception. You know JB & M will bring their Bibles to Amy's wedding. I wonder how many wedding guests will be offended when Jim Bob attempts to convert them to the Gothard Cult?

June Bug said...

Still not sure I'm buying the idea that Dillards Department store reached out to Amy, I think it might be the other way around . Who has a bridal shower at the store where you are registered? But I have to say her shower cake at Dillards looked nicer than Jill's wedding cake. Now the free wedding dress, engagement pictures in People magazine, what next Amy?. You have officially become a Duggar, just like your Uncle JB always ready for a handout. This wedding will be interesting, I hope it's not a typical Duggar party, maybe JB, Michelle and the whole clan will learn a thing or two about weddings. They can learn about champagne toasts, music, dancing, fun, etc. And I am sure Amy will wear shoes under her wedding dress, I still can't believe Jill went barefoot under that wedding gown, this family is so ridiculous.

Buckeye said...

JUST WHEN I think the Gothard/Duggar/ Sewald brain trust has fully embarrassed themselves as much as humanly possible, they open their mouths again and even greater ignorance than previously imagined falls out. So abortion = holocaust and now evolution = racism??! This group's unique blend of ignorance and low intelligence is disheartening. What's even more disturbing is their desire to populate the planet with equally dumb offspring.

Just Plain Offended said...

I don't think Jim Bob is dumb, but he is surely one of the most willfully ignorant people in the public eye. Only a smart person could be as good a liar, manipulator, control freak and bully as Jim Bob is.

pretty girl said...

if you sign up for that confrence and they dont like you they can reject you if they do not like you for any reason. I was just wondering what kind of people will really show up there. people like the duggars. do any of these people really attend a real church. also what kind of college is hosting this kind of confrence?

pretty girl said...

just saw what this college is all about and its has the duggar queality list all over the. this school is run by that gothard group.

Ellyn said...

Just Plain Offended, Well with Jim Bob Duggar it's absolutely "ignorance on parade"!

Misplaced Forgiveness said...

If I were Amy,I would have a big wedding cake made like a huge birth control pill,complete with a brand no. and labeling on it.LOL

I'm guessing the Duggars are testing the waters as far as having Jana and Jinger speak.Jill is gone and Jessa will be busy as a new mom,so that's all there is left for now.I bet daddy big bucks gets a cut of the checks,too,since they are still under his roof.JMO

Carol said...

Amy has just proven herself to be the dumbest Duggar which is disappointing as I liked her. When Jill and Jessa got their free gowns they just traded publicity to the store. No made up story about free gowns for totally cool girls randomly walking in the store. They posted a copy of their engagement or wedding invite tackily listing the stores they were registered at and let their fans do their own thing not hinting to the public via IG. Can only imagine the disgusting items any got by listing her address. I for one might send her Catholicism for Dummies since it's apparently a regular topic of conversation in that family. I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they understand what the religion is - even fellow Catholics.

JeannieBean said...

Re Amy's wedding traditions...
I can just picture the reception when all those Duggars cover their eyes and yell Nike when the bride and groom do the garter toss!

Living in Indy said...

Pretty Girl, OMG so now I have to deal with the reality that Verity Univ in my city of Indpls embedded within this psyco Gothard Cult. Oh joy! Since this is the first time I've heard of Verity Univ I know most people in Indy will not care about it. I mean it's not a Big Ten Conf school of which there are two in Indiana & both receive a plethora of publicity.

Bobbi said...

Good grief the absurd rules to attend this Gothard Cult event is realty nuts. I hope attendance is really Low & that the Duggars make very little profit.

Willow said...

Bobbi - Yes, I agree about the rules for the event in Indiana. They are apparently asking for certain attire to be worn. Its almost like they are trying to start paving the way for uniforms or something. Maybe they just want to make sure nobody wears pants. Can't people see this for what it is? Oh well, JMO of course.

Chloe said...

If I were a Fundie I would walk into that Indpls event wearing pants.

KatieP said...

JeannieBean, so in order to always have the attention & focus on them, the Duggars would scream Nike at a wedding reception if they disagreed with the drinks & attire of wedding guests? Are they really this addle, stupid & ignorant? What incredible Jerks.

IUHOOSIER said...

JeannieBean, have the Duggars contacted Nike & requested permission to scream the name of Nike when they believe it's necessary. These dumb Duggars insult the name of a very successful athletic apparel & shoe company. Hey dumb Jim Bob here's a suggestion, yell Gothard vs Nike.

Helen Crump said...

About the dress code for that conference, I thought Michelle said that it was "HER OWN CONVICTION" that the Lord wanted her to quit wearing pants and that it was her personal choice.....how is it that this quiverful/gothard/ati/iblp stuff requires it's believers and followers to wear skirts and t-shirts too? Tell me there isn't a connection here,,, how stupid do you think we are, Michelle...also, that woman has never put any of her daughters in shorts or pants, even when it's a cold winter day, never gave them the option...because they belong to all those cults and won't admit it. This family has hidden their faith, not showed it as they indicated they wanted TLC to highlight when starting their TV show...another contradiction.

Concerned Teacher said...

I grew up in a fundamentalist church (Baptist) and women were not to be in positions of
authority over men. Women could teach Sunday School for children and women, but they were not to be instructing or correcting men. That is also the reason women were not allowed to be pastors. I am sure the Duggars adhere to this, too. So, how is it that Jessa can go on her Facebook page and preach? She is preaching to men as well as women, which should be a big no-no in her circle. I would love to see someone post Bible verses on her Facebook about women not being allowed to teach men and give her a righteous smackdown. (P.S. I am no longer a Baptist and never bought into the patriarchy thing).

Stella said...

This will be an interesting weekend.


EXCLUSIVE: Wedding Crashers! Duggar clan plans to hijack Bringing Up Bates daughter's reality show nuptials and get their faces back on TV

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3177978/Wedding-Crashers-Duggar-clan-plans-hijack-Bringing-Bates-daughter-s-reality-nuptials-faces-TV.html#ixzz3ieSG6LvM


Reality family daughter Michaella will wed longtime beau Brandon Keilen on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Jana Duggar is the only bridesmaid not related by blood

The Duggars are doing a 20-hour motor home caravan for the 700 mile trip from Tontitown, Arkansas

The embattled family is welcome at the wedding, but not to use it for their own agenda

Jill and Derick Dillard are missionaries in El Salvador and could make a surprise appearance

'This wedding will be a true test of their friendship,' says an insider, 'Jim Bob shouldn't use this as an opportunity to slither back into public favor'




jlp said...

So I went to the sight of Verity University to see what it was about - and a person can take online classes at home - in such subjects as photography and music. Any duggars interested in those things? Why not just read off the websites they visit?

gigi said...

Ok, now this is really gossipy and catty! But I saw Amy's ring on twitter https://twitter.com/amyduggar/media and I don't think its real. If you look close, the prongs are yellow gold which is something real diamonds never have because yellow gold is so soft. That is the one part of the ring that is usually platinum. Anyone else here have any opinions on that? Sorry to be so bad.

Chloe said...

Gigi, You are correct. Real diamonds are always set in white gold or platinum. Also this method of mounting diamonds will better showcase the diamond & as a result, the diamond appears larger.

Cedric said...

Old Jim Bob slithering that's a good one. Basically comparing Jim Bob to a snake. That's accurate. So Jana is Michaella Bates only bridesmaid. I am surprised Michaella isn't including her sisters. I hope Michaella doesn't become pregnant right away. However with the asinine Fundie Gothard Cult rules that probably won't happen. When Jim Bob begins to seek attention, hopefully someone will tie him to a post & tape hiis mouth.

Ellyn said...

I think Jill & Derick are pseudo missionaries in El Salvador.

Ellyn said...

Concerned Teacher, I too was brought up in a Conservative Baptist church which was extremely strict, negative &. threatening. In front of the congregation, the minister once smacked a child across the face as a punishment because the child refused to do his Sunday School lesson. At age 12, I soon realizedy parents chose us to join a Cult. Present day.. Long ago, my three siblings & I Bolted/Sprinted from this stupid church. Eventually, my parents left that Baptist church. However, many feelings of anger toward our parents still exists & not yet resolved. At this time, my siblings & I rarely attend any church. I see the Duggars living in this heinous Cult & am shocked that no Duggar kid has bolted from the stupid Gothard Cult rules. Perhaps because these kids from birth were raised in this despicable & absurd environment they do not know better?

KatieP said...

Why would God tell Michelle to stop wearing pants? As usual Michelle makes no sense. I believe the person who told Michelle to stop wearing pants was dim bulb Jim Bob. When Michelle married Jim Bob she definitely Dumbed Down in every capacity.

Misplaced Forgiveness said...

I can't imagine that UPtv would care to get JB and M on film.I imagine there will be some careful editing going on to make sure that doesn't happen.
Jill and Derick sure are trying,though,if they show up from another country.It screams of desperation.None of them should be using their friends to try and get back on tv

sandi said...

Considering the cost of the conference,I am thinking if you have the money,the will let you in,no matter how you are dressed

Mazie said...

It doesn't look like much is moving on Amy's registry..not like Jill and jessa's did anyway...she has a $268 Vince Camuto handbag on her registry too...who does that? Sickening!

coleen said...

per "Anonymous gigi said...
Ok, now this is really gossipy and catty! But I saw Amy's ring on twitter https://twitter.com/amyduggar/media and I don't think its real. If you look close, the prongs are yellow gold which is something real diamonds never have because yellow gold is so soft. That is the one part of the ring that is usually platinum. Anyone else here have any opinions on that? Sorry to be so bad."

It is possible that the gold prongs are decorative and not used for stability. My mother's engagement ring from 40 years ago is a yellow gold ring with gold prongs.

Heart in Florida said...

The "hardness" of gold used in jewelry is measured in the "karat content"....10karat, 14karat, 18karat, the higher the number the softer the gold. It doesn't mean it's not real if the prongs are yellow gold or not. I think it's a real diamond and real karat gold.

Syndee said...

If you look at Amy's twitter there is a picture of a bunch of puppies in the trunk. It looks like there is 19 if you look really closely. I wonder what it supposed to mean. All it says is "oops..." and "me as a wife coming home from the grocery store. Is it a slam?

Chloe said...

Mazie, pardon me if I misspell my reply because I am laughing so hard at the audacity & neve that Amy would actually record this expensive purse to a bridal registry. OMG just no class, judgment or filter. I believe Amy has spent too much time on the Duggar compound clearly she has dumbed down.

Auggie said...

Katie P, it was Gothard (who is kind of the Duggar's God, since he's the cult's leader) that told Michelle not to wear pants.

Ellyn said...

Sandi, ya think? If dressed improperly & money is pre paid these Fundies may still prevent admittance into the conference. Hello can an we say EXTORTION & it's Illegal.

KimmieH said...

Misplaced Firgiveness, the Duggars are screaming desperation. Because they are so indoctrinated within this dumb Gothard Cult they don't know how to behave in any social situation. I am surprised that Michelle didn't write a message to facebook providing instruction as to how people should dress at Michaella wedding simply because her daughter Jana is a bridesmaid. Michelle not the brightest lightbulb on the porch. The Duggars are so clueless they actually believe we heed their advice. Duh NOT!

Rudy Tecat said...

UP TV wouldn't even let Michael mention Jana's name last week, when she was running down the line-up of bridesmaids. All she said was "and one of my best friends", along with three Bates sisters, three of the groom's sisters, and her (gasp) Mom.

Willow said...

Jana Duggar is not the only bridesmaid..she is the only bridesmaid that is not a relative. Michael's mother, 3 sisters and 3 sisters of the groom are the other attendants. I hope Jana meets a nice guy at the wedding if she hasn't already. A lot of her close friends live in Chicago and work at Hq. I would think (just guessing) she would be happy there with Priscilla, Michael, Laura D., etc. JMO.

IUHOOSIER said...

Auggie, Great name. So true the Duggars worship at the feet of Gothard. They will do anything this sorry Gothard dictates & demands this is so frightening. Obviously,, it is Gothard who does all the thinking for the Duggars & I might add probably the Bates as well. The mission of old man Gothard (is he now beyond 80 years) is & will always be about minimizing women & children, removing freedom from them, forcing continual pregnancy & the dumbing down of all his blind followers. Will this Cult ever end? Who can finally OUT Gothard, the Duggars & all of Gothard's followers? This insanity needs to Stop. Any suggestions?

KatieP said...

From the beginning of the Duggars reality program, it was always backed by the sick influence of Gothard. When will the Duggars & Bates finally admit they are embedded within this Gothard Cult. We are all aware of this heinous Cult. Gothard the Duggars & Bates fool no one. It's time these Fundies become accountable, take responsibility & admit their loyalty to creepy Gothard.

Ellyn said...

About Amy, True about the purse. My guess is if Amy doesn't receive this purse, she will openly complain about it on Twiitter & Facebook as well as relatives & friends because she believes that she's entitled due to brief appearances on the 19 Kids program. The whole thing with Amy is one big Crock of garbage. The Duggars are slugs.

Carol said...

I think this talk about the Duggars making a nuisance of themselves at the wedding is overblown. It's too easy to edit them right out. The inclusion of Jana is the best they're going to do. The Bates should be grateful for their help in getting them started on tv but they're not going to risk their livelihood.

sandi said...

Ellyn,probab;y so.I was thinking there might still be admittance at the door,if someone didn't prepay.I didn't read whatever they released on it

KatieP said...

Willow, thanks for the correction & update re Jana Duggar. Will it be possible that Jana could meet a great guy at Muchaelka's wedding. I ask because thorn in every ones side Jim Bob Duggar will always be there to make waves approve & or disapprove probably hovering inappropriately over Jana. This is Jim Bob's mantra. I hope the Duggar clan (apart from Jana) is not invited to the rehearsal dinner. That to me would have Duggar disaster written all over it. Jim Bob would insist the rehearsal dinner was about him. This guy has no manners, filter or dignity. No bad behavior is beyond this hick.

Ellyn said...

Ruby, perhaps the UP channel provided smart advice to Michaella regarding the best friend. Not mentioning Jana was wise & if course it bugged or Inhooe it did, Jim Bob Duggar. No free advertisement there for good ole narcissistic Jim Bob Duggar. He needs to deal with that reality. Ha ha you lost that one Jim Bob.

Living in Indy said...

Carol, I'am sure the Bates are grateful. However, Jim Bob is addicted to attention & always needs a "Fix". Since the Duggars reality program, Jim Bob has taken on the persona of one who believes he's a celebrity & always entitled to be camera front & center. I just hope the UP network has Jim Bob's number & purposely avoid & ignore the creep. It's Michaella & Brandin's wedding & not a promotion to reinstate Dim Bulb & Minnie Mouse Duggar.

KimmieH said...

It is absolutely 100% Gothard the Duggars worship. To the Duggars God is just a side bar & the only bring out the name of God when it suits their purpose. As many previously wrote, 19 Kids Was Never About A Ministry It was & Is About the Gothard Cult promoted by Cult leader wannabe Jim Bob narcissistic Duggar.

Bobbi said...

Sandi, this "conference" is scheduled to subliminally promote the Gothard Cult. Since the Duggars worship Gothard, there's no other message they will promote. I can't believe people will actually pay & listen to Minnie Miuse voice Michelle speak. There is nothing redeeming about this lousy Mom. The cost to attend this event is somewhere around $135 less or more. $135 now, Inwoukd pay that amount to listen to my all time favorite band perform "CHICAGO" now that's worth the money & entertaining.

SarahT said...

Carol, the Duggars are the epitome of nuisance & poster family for annoyance & irritants. They remind me Of poison ivy. Disgusting.

Andrea said...

Jessa just posted photos of her and Ben on the Staten Island Ferry . . . what is she and he doing in NYC? I ask because obviously I'm jealous as I'd like to be in NYC, but also just out of curiosity. Are she and Ben there to negotiate with TLC for her own TV program?! Cannot imagine Jim Bob allowing Jessa and Ben to go to NYC not interjecting and commandeering the negotiations. Why is she and he there?!

sandi said...

Bobbi,you have my heart.I'd pay $135 just to listen to Peter Cetera alone! He's my all time fav love song singer.
Too bad the Duggars and their ilk will never know what good music really is.Of course they have no taste in anything good,anyway.JMO

gigi said...

I'm just curious as to where the Duggars are staying while at the wedding. They can't possibly all be sleeping in that bus can they????

June Bug said...

I hope Michaela Bates doesn't regret inviting the Duggars to her wedding. Thank goodness for editing, and I'm sure UP TV will be doing a bit of that. Hopefully Jana will be the only Duggar anyone will see when the wedding airs on Bringing Up Bates.

Cedric said...

Ben & Jessa in NYC why? No one wants to watch a spin off about cintinual pregnancy. That also applies to Derick & Jill as well. All Duggars move away to an island & start your own Cult Country. We would all benefit from your absence.

KatieP said...

Gigi, perhaps they will sleep in the bus? Well ya know "buy used & save the difference" they can always pitch tents & sleep on grounds of the Bates home.

Bobbi said...

Sandi, I too love Peter Cetera. Although my fave is the brass section that's the sound of CHICAGO! Jim Bob & Michelle wouldn't know good music if they heard it. Sadly their Kids have been robbed of so many things throughout their lives. I hope one day that at least one Duggar Kid will bolt from that stupid Cult.

Helen Crump said...

I remember during Jill's rehearsal dinner, the Bates family was in attendance and they had 3 seconds of camera time, shown at one of the tables. UP can do the same with the Duggar family at Michaella's wedding; just edit them out. Jana will be nice to see as a bridesmaid.
The Duggar family has always been about the Gothard Cult beliefs, NOT Christian beliefs.. they do a great disservice in calling themselves Christians. This family has NOT passed on Christian beliefs on their show, but Gothard interpretations of it..a big difference, IMO.
I also read somewhere recently that those "big real estate deals" that Jim Bob cleverly devised that "gave his family so much cash", were in reality a result of him working FOR HIS FATHER in HIS real estate business.. does anyone know what the truth is there? I also recall, that some years back when Jim Bob's vehicle broke down, it was HIS FATHER he called to help him out, not AAA..He should have had more respect for his dad...without his parents, Jim Bob Duggar really would be a nobody living in poverty with Michelle and all those kids.

D said...

Why are they (J&B) in NYC? Aren't they "so poor" now that they lost their show. A trip to NY is not cheap. Shouldn't Ben be home looking for a job with health insurance since he has a baby on the way.

Syndee said...

I thought fundies in general were pretty poor. How do they pay so much to go to these conferences?

JeannieBean said...

D said...
Why are they (J&B) in NYC? Aren't they "so poor" now that they lost their show. A trip to NY is not cheap. Shouldn't Ben be home looking for a job with health insurance since he has a baby on the way.

I'd bet that they are in NYC to tape that TLC documentary on sexual abuse. And you can bet that if it is indeed for the TLC documentary, then TLC is picking up the tab for all their expenses...travel, hotel, food etc. Same goes for Jill and Derick. If they suddenly show up back in the states I'm sure that TLC is picking up their tab too.

Willow said...

Helen Crump: YES. Jim Bob got his start from his family, including his father, and then he bad-mouthed him. JB is the lowest of the low. I read a re-post of a newspaper article many years ago that talked about several generations of Duggars being in real estate in NW AR. Jim Bob's lack of class is astounding.

Aunt Bea said...

Thank you, Willow, for concurring about JB's real estate business history. I wish Jim Bob Duggar would have told the whole truth about his beginnings..to my knowledge, has NEVER attributed, or even mentioned his father's name, or business to the viewing public and giving that man any credit in showing him the way. What a jerk..Jim Bob likes to give the impression that he is totally self made man..If I were his mother, I'd smack him for that.
On another note, regarding Amy's wedding...or the success of her marriage..I do wish those two well, but I fear if anything would happen to her marriage, ie, divorce, Jim Bob would broadcast all over the country that is was due to her "dating, kissing, and having a normal relationship" with the guy prior to marriage. He will believe that they were both sinners; that's why she isn't blessed like his daughters are...I think of this because her fiance' has a past and some hobbies and interests that are being made known, and two DUI's to his credit topped off with a side of " a temper"...

Stella said...


Article: Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Leave El Salvador, Are Spotted With Jessa In NYC

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard recently left Central America for the glitz and glam of New York City. However, the missionaries weren’t there on vacation — Jill was in the big city to film footage for TLC’s documentary about victims of sexual abuse.

According to E! News, TLC’s documentary, Breaking the Silence, is set to air on August 30, and it looks like Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar got to use the special as an excuse to visit NYC. Commenters on the Freejinger website reported that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were spotted in New York City on Thursday night, and, judging from information provided about the sexual abuse documentary, they were in town to film scenes for the commercial-free TV special.

“My friend and I live in NYC, and my friend was just in Times Square tonight after work,” a Freejinger poster wrote. “She called me saying she was right in front of Benessa, AND Jill and Derick! Aren’t they supposed to be doing some good Christian mission work!”

Another commenter shared the Instagram photo below of Jill Duggar, Jessa Duggar, Michelle Duggar, and baby Israel hanging out at a Starbucks in Times Square. Huffington Post editor Carolina J. Moreno also spotted the family visiting the M&M’s World candy store.


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2334748/jill-duggar-and-derick-dillard-leave-el-salvador-are-spotted-with-jessa-in-nyc/#kX0JwZ5gt1sd1Oj7.99


Willow said...

Grrr. I'm so livid!! WHY does mommy Duggar have to be with them???? They are married now and their husbands are with them. I'm so upset I can't stand it. Is Michelle there to monitor what they say about (shhh...whisper the bad word.. "Josh")??? I guess the only reason Jill and Derick were "allowed" to go to El Salvador was because the supervisors of SOS were there to keep an eye on them for Jim Bob. WHY do the adult children put up with it??

Bobbi said...

So the Jill & Dericks mission trip to El Salvador was very short lived. I wonder how many Catholics did they put the fear of God into & convert? This means the Dillards will attend Michaella Bates wedding. Now that the Dumb Duggars are in NYC, this upcoming documentary will be just a stupid repeat of the Fox interview. I mean how could it not. Nothing on this earth will stir the moral compass of the Duggars to tell the truth. These hicks are so accustomed to lying that it has become part of their nature & personality. I don't want to watch this disaster & listen to Michelle extreme annoying Minnie Mouse voice she's such a Fake. As far as Jim Bob goes, the guy along with Josh needs to be locked up. I'll bet Josh the perv will not be included in this documentary & why he's the perpetrator? Apparently Josh Duggar still remains Coward status. This guy is one big fat ugly mess. Frankly the entire family needs professional therapy & not from a guy who is a construction worker or Fundies from the Gothard Cult church.

Cedric said...

I am curious.. During this documentary, will the Duggsrs finaly admit to or mention they are embedded within the Gothsrd Cult? I realize the documentary focuses on sexual abuse however Gothard committed sexual abuse of young girls. If a documentary is to be produced, then Gothard's sexual abuse should be addressed as well.

Heart in Florida said...

I fail to see justification in TLC spending the amount of money that Jill, Derick and Israel required to fly them from Honduras, to NYC, house and feed them for this documentary. I really don't think that Jill's OR JESSA'S input is that vital to this subject. They have already had their say earlier on TV about it. TLC doesn't need these two girl-women for this documentary.

Sharla said...

Please notice that we have a thread on the "documentary." As long as the Duggars are involved, I reserve judgement on how much of a documentary it really is until it airs.

Living in Indy said...

The Duggars are a thorn in the side of decent, honest & truthful people.

Cedric said...

Sharla, you nailed that one. I just believe this upcoming documentary will simply be a repeat of the Fox News interview & I will boycott the episode.

Ellyn said...

I am waiting with baited breath to learn what inaccurate, uninformed & ignorant words of wisdom Jessa Seewald will soon to impart to make our day a better one. Ha ha!

Ellyn said...

The Duggars are so deceptive & dishonest, they would make Christ Cry.

Rob said...

Regarding Bobbi's comment "Jim Bob & Michelle wouldn't know good music if they heard it." Oh all that classical music the kids have been exposed to is good music. However I have always wondered how much instruction is given into the personal lives of composers. The randy ways of some of the worlds most renown composers would surely give Mommy and Daddy D apoplectic fits. Consider this quote from the Wikipedia page for Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky..."Tchaikovsky was homosexual, and some of the composer's closest relationships were with men. He sought out the company of other same-sex attracted men in his circle for extended periods, associating openly and establishing professional connections with them." Would the parents whose son held an esteemed position with the Family Research Council, one of the country's pre-eminent LGBT Hate Groups, still condone their kids playing portions of The Nutcracker Suite on the piano or listening to the CD? How about Bach, Beethoven and Handel's propensity for the love of a good beer? I'm sure if they are true to their distain of all things alcohol they would see the music of these fine composers to be less than "inspired". Oh and let's not forget Richard Wagner whose political views and subversive ways were scandalous in their time and yet both Jill and Jessa proudly walked down the aisle to a tune from one of his noted operas. (Here Comes The Bride, as it is often called, is really titled the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin) Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia page about him.." Wagner's life was characterised by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors." Yep a true stand up guy by all accounts. So in closing the Duggar version of an education is at best selective and blatantly censored at worst. The grandest of art and MUSIC in our world has often times come from far less than grand individuals. Read it and weep Jimmy B.

Hyacinth B. said...

Re: "The grandest of art and MUSIC in our world has often times come from far less than grand individuals. Read it and weep Jimmy B." And don't forget that the tunes for many traditional hymns sung in hyperfundie churches today originated in British pubs. Lyrics were set to melodies that the people of that time already recognized.

Ellyn said...

Just read on another blog that Derick & Jill flew in for the weekend to address some business, stop in NYC & to attend Michsella Bates wedding. Must be nice to afford jet setting when one wants too.. Flights are expensive. However with the now Beg-A-Thon established, people with little income who worship the Duggars & who've swallowed the Duggar Kool aid will continue to provide funds to them even though the Duggars have made a ton of money via their now defunct reality program. After the wedding & brief visit with family, Jill & Derick fly back to El Sakvador. & continue their mission converting Catholics to the Gothard Cult. Jill appears quite thin. I am sure dumb jerk Jim Bob is encouraging Jill to become pregnant with second child. Jim Bob could care less that Jill had a C section & is still healing. Jim Bob is in love with himself, self absorbed & a nasty narcissist. Ths guy makes me want to hurl as does creepy Josh Duggar. I bet Josh & Anna were not invited to the Bates wedding.

KimmieH said...

Although I was never homeschooled, yesterday I conducted research & did a comparison of several homeschooling programs vs the ATI Gothard Cult homeschooling program. The results were disturbing. The ATI program is Bible based & does not address even the most basics of education specific to state rules governing homeschooling within the state of Arkansas & I am confident the other 49 states. Actually these findings apply mostly to homeschooling specific to the level of a high school education this is where the limitstions to learn begin & sadly end. The ATI Gothard Cult method of homeschooling isn't working as is evident projected by each Duggar Kid. On a scale of 1 through 10, the ATI program ranks a pathetic 2. I am surprised the board in Arkansas that establishes the curriculum or syllabus for homeschooling is unaware of this ATI program or perhaps with the visibility of the Duggars via their reality program, this board chooses to ignore the poor or lack of education the Duggar Kids have received or continue to receive? Any thoughts?

Chloe said...

Sharla, Again thank you for creating this blog. This blog is inspiring, interesting, informative & intelligent. The wonderful people posting are respectful & positive. Many posters exhibit excellent writing talents. I find refreshing as well the favorite word "Like"' of Jill Dillard is rarely written. With the limited intelligence of Jill & Jessa, I doubt either one could assimilate the messages posted to this blog. I am confident if either one of these two women were to post under a pseudonym, immediately, we would recognize their 6th grade immature bantering.

coleen said...

On a lighter note..fan pics of Michael Bates wedding.

https://instagram.com/explore/tags/bateskeilenwedding/

Not a Duggar Fan Anymore said...

"I am confident if either one of these two women were to post under a pseudonym, immediately, we would recognize their 6th grade immature bantering."

I doubt any of the Duggars could define or spell the word "pseudonym".

Misplaced Forgiveness said...

KimmieH,I suspect Arkansas doesn't have the tax dollars to put forth into looking into their homeschooling dilemma,so they just look the other way.This is a shame,as our country is in debt for over 18 trillion dollars,which is going to require future generations to be well-educated in order to pay it off.
We should all be writing all the lawmakers we can and pointing this out!

Stella said...

:Surprise: Hopefully the Bates Family are okay with the Duggars once again taking the spotlight away.


Jill (Duggar) Dillard Reunites with Her Family to Attend a Friend's Wedding in Tennessee : People.com

http://www.people.com/article/jill-dillard-duggar-bringing-up-bates-wedding

Katie's Mom said...

Re: Heart in Florida comments, on the expense of flying Jill,Derick & Izzy home for the documentary. We have already heard way more than we want to hear from the Duggar/Dillard/Sewald girls-young women, as the are parroting what mom & dad are telling them to say. Isn't it a shame that money couldn't have been used to help feed & give medical care to people who are in need? I can't help but wonder what the fans that have donated to the:"Dillard Home Missionary Fund," are now thinking about just exactly how their donations, of their hard earned dollars are now being used. Probably for first class tickets to N.Y. & a stay at the Plaza, all while waiting to let Josh off the hook & get the show rolling again. Believe me, if Michelle as been seen in N.Y. Jim Bob can't be far behind.

Willow said...

Kathie's Mom - That was my thought as well: I don't think Jim Bob would allow Michelle to go to New York without him - especially when it is all about the TLC business. Do they really think we are that dumb? (rhetorical, of course they do!) Ha.

Ellyn said...

Although Gil Bates & Jim Bob Duggar are in the Gothard Cult, the difference between these two is that Gil is a hands on & helpful Dad to his children & wife. Jim Bob believes he's a king who should set on a throne, wear a crown & rule with a scepter he's definitely not a helpful Dad or husband but one who just walks around his house shouting orders & spewing inaccurate & uninformed opinions just as Jessa Seewald does.

Living in Indy said...

Katie's Mom, oh we definitely know that Jim Bob would never permit Michelle to fly anywhere without him especially NYC. Jim Bob is in desperate need of his me, me, me addicted to attention fix. Jim Bob is intellectually, appropiate behavior & filter challenged in every way.

Ellyn said...

Yesterday, I hope Jim Bob Duggar did not behave as a jackass at Michaela & Brandon's wedding. I find the Gothard Cult repulsive but hope the Bates/Keilen wedding was about them & not Jim Bob running to put his face in front of the camera. No one absolutely no one wants to look at Jim Bobs ugly face.

KimmieH said...

Attempting to think as I believe Jim Bob does meaning immature & entitled. Does anyone believe that Jim Bob Duggar may have or is throwing it up to Gil Bates that f it weren't for the Duggars the Bates wouldn't have a reality show on the UP network? I wouldn't be surprised if Jim Bob has or is behaving in this manner. Inam sure Jim Bob is now envious of the Bates family because they now receive an income & clearly the Buck as Stopped at the door of the Duggar compound. Jim Bob always reminds me of a three year old needing constant attention & demanding his way. Great stellar example for a Dad of 19 Kids. The Duggar Kids should be embarrassed & ashamed about the stupid behavior their Dad continually exhibits to the world.

KimmieH said...

I imagine Jim Bob Duggar is quite envious or jealous that the Bates now have a reality show & they are SOL.

Stella said...

As expected the Duggars had to make and announcement about the wedding and make it about themselves. For all we know the Bates either don't care or appreciate it. Mazel Tov!

Congratulations to the Bates Family From the Duggars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeuBMZKLINA


Helen Crump said...

I would think that the airline tickets from Honduras to NYC was paid for by TLC; the network producing this documentary...however, I would like to believe that upon flying OUT OF NYC to Tennessee, that flight would have come personally from the Dillards...also, their room and board after leaving NYC would be at their own expense, too while there. Don't know if they're hanging around at their own home in AR, waiting to go to cousin Amy's wedding on 9/6? I would think that they really aren't doing much of this very advertised "mission work" in Honduras..I wonder if Jill's home down there is safe since it's widely known that they are out of the country at this time? what about their home in Arkansas? Hopefully, it's shut down properly with security. People have to be security minded...hopefully they are, I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them, but I do think they're extreme in their belief system.

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