Free Discussion, March, 2016


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coleen said...

per " Syndee said...


There must have been some issue with the smaller kids being on TV. The little kids were popular so there must have been a reason to feature only the kids over 18 on the new show.


2/29/2016 10:09 AM"

The adult kids are legal and can sign their own contracts. Maybe JB and M wouldn't let the minor kids on unless the original 19kids was brought back.

CATMOM said...

So, now that it is March, has Josh been "sprung" yet? Ugh.

Leia said...

Josh what a Pig! Everytime he opens his mouth, lies spew. He has zero credibility, he's a serial cheater & he's never grown up & never will. He detests me he's the eternal Creep!

Eli said...

Jim Bob and Michelle are so greedy I can't imagine them not allowing the little kids on the show so they can pocket any money they make. I wonder if TLC decided against filming the younger kids as part of the promise to not bring 19 kids back. Technically, "Counting On" is not the same as 19 kids.

lisa mc gins said...

yesterday was Josh birthday wonder what he did? I hope he really reflected on what he did and really wants to get the help he needs and get away from the life style he grew up with and encourage his wife to get an education and a job

Aimee said...

I think the little kids not being part of the show was TLCs doing. They know this family is a moneymaker but they also had to pretend to take in the consideration all of the backlash. So many have complained that these kids don't have a say, it's not normal to always have cameras around and to have to be "on" at all times, they never have school, etc that TLC offered the big kids this new show and are keeping the little ones off air as a "compromise" with the public. I don't care why they aren't on air -- I just hope it means they FINALLY will be schooled and have their own privacy! Now if only Josh, Jill, and Jessa would allow their children privacy as well.

Heart in Florida said...

The older Duggar children being over 18 years old, IMO, means nothing to this family. Since they are UNMARRIED adult children, their belief system gives them NO REAL rights or abilities that their father doesn't approve of first. They may need to sign their own contracts out here in the real world, but it is done so only with the permission and approval of Jim Bob. Don't kid yourselves. Also those featured in this TV show, I believe, are most likely paid through a "Jim Bob and Michelle" funnel of money that goes to a general fund...with the parents being in complete control of that. Also it would behoove Jim Bob to take another piece of their pie in acting as their "manager/negotiator" too. There has to be paperwork somewhere which shows what's really done. I understand, that on one hand, their father is paying for all of their support, but on the other hand, they aren't given a choice in the matter either. The daughters just aren't allowed to officially seek any real training or employment outside of the house. Just so sad that the girls don't have ANY choice or opportunity...so, Jim Bob SHOULD pay his daughters' freight.

Aunt Bea said...

You know, what? I take the media/TV attention that this family has received from the beginning as being VERY IMMODEST of them completely. Any REALLY, TRULY devout religious family that claims modesty, lives without publicity about themselves, regardless of the subject matter. They live a QUIET, obscure, devout life. Does this describe the Duggars to you? I agree with Heart in Florida totally.

Wednesday said...

I really don't like Josh, in fact I despise him. But why was the Duggar response to the Ashley Madison scandal so extreme? Why is it that he needed to be placed in rehab for 6+ months? He was barred away from bonding with his new daughter, away from his other children who are too young to understand why daddy is gone, away from his wife who he should be going to counseling with constantly to either end or fix things. I'm not condoning what he did, (and I'm trying to separate Josh the molester with Josh the adulterer for this post) Josh's adultery is a symptom of something bigger and worse in his marriage. He clearly wasn't happy. Instead of just being an adult and standing up and saying that he is in a loveless marriage, that he doesn't want 20 kids, that he just wanted the $$ and positions that reality tv have opened the door for, he is in rehab. He is taking a vacation from all the things that are making him crazy instead of dealing with them head on. I just don't get it. Adults don't run away for 6 months because they looked at some porn and had an affair.

Peaches said...

I was watching the Bates program last week and noticed a few nice things.
They don't shove the holier than though attitude down your throat.
*The girls wear skirts that show their knees and nice sandals that are not flip flops
*the boys wear shorts
*They allow front hugs.
*they are more lenient on courting or at least they don't repeat the rules for courting every time it comes up
*the kids are free to speak their mind during the interviews and not any of that canned polite responses that the Duggars do
*The girls can go out and not have to be escorted by a male figure (the world is not a scary place)

I know they are Gothard, but it seems they are not the extreme side like the Duggars, which can come across the like the FLDS people. Jim Bob has to have control of all things so there is a fear instilled in the family members that he is king.

Denisean said...

Wednesday-
I believe they were acting as may celebs do- ex: Tiger woods. He went off to sex rehab too. That is a way to save face for any celeb with a former squeaky clean image. And on top of that, the Duggars really had to do something extreme because 1) the molestation already came out showing they did *nothing* and the public was outraged already over that, and 2) because they have to, at all costs, preserve their christian image. I also think that maybe they thought by sending Josh away, they would get to keep their show. But I think had the molestation not come out, and only the affair/porn, he would not have been sent away, and they would have handled it completely differently-making excuses for him like they did for the molestation. But since this was strike 2 for Josh and the Duggars in a 2 or 3 month span of time, they had to do something drastic.

Denisean said...

Peaches- I bet that the Duggars initially allowed those things as well (showing knees, front hugs), until their perfect son molested his sisters.

Just Plain Offended said...

I've concluded that the kids have all learned to be super lazy bums like their parents. By lazy, I mean sleeping in until whenever, not caring if they're late to any event, not having to go to school, do homework, or be an accountable academic team member, not having an outside job with a timeclock, not answering to a boss other than their dad, and basically never having to do anything on someone else' timetable. So why wouldn't the older kids want to film the show? The show is what allows them to maintain their lazy lifestyle and still have their "fans," iPhones, and time to apply gobs of eye liner and mascara. It certainly does appear that Jana does the most work, but quite frankly, who really knows. It's hard to believe that at least one of these kids couldn't escape. Other kids in cults have done it (e.g., Cynthia Jeub), so why not these kids? I could be wrong, of course, but I think they're just too lazy to do anything productive.

Always said...

Re:Wednesday Comment. Yes many adults do run away when it's revealed that they are addicted to porn as Josh admitted at first. That part of the statement was later removed from his original statement. Also I don't consider it affair, when it's having sex with a prostitute. It's cheating on his wife for sure, but it's not the next door neighbor, or a woman at work. Still wrong as wrong can be, when you have a job & a family that supposedly has higher morals than others, oh & an income from what is deemed a family show. Yes you do run far & fast.

cat said...

I saw that some sites are saying Anna is pregnant, anyone know if its true?

lisa mc gins said...

call discovery and complain about diggers on tv.
https://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/

Rudy Tecat said...

I'll say it again. Those rules for how the Duggar women are to dress and act and sleep were not time-held, ancient Biblical rules... they were just reactions to Josh molesting his sisters. Another Duggar lie.

Meme said...

Really astute observations, ladies. It is hard for me to discern what Duggar behaviors are Gothard-related or Jim Bob-related. I do know that these parents INSIST on controlling their offspring, even the young adults with families of their own. I try to imagine 10 years down the road when there is no reality show or other source of income. No educations to fall back, no work experiences, no nothing. And I think that the only Duggar who will still have money is dear ole Dad. (Of course it will be money that was earned by the children). Nevertheless, Jim Bob will still be in control, won't he?

Did I mention that I really hate that these folks are from Arkansas? Somebody please tell me that Gothard grew up far away from here.......never mind. Sigh.

Missy said...

Re: Wednesday's comment that adults don't just run away. With the Duggars none of their kids are adults, no matter what their actual age. Josh was never really on his own from the day he got married until today. Never mind Michelle's famous quote, that he would "leave & cleave" when he married. He was handed the car lot, a home to live in, given a high profile job in DC not because of his abilities, but because of the PR his family could bring to their causes. Nobody from that house has been on their own in the real sense of the word.

Chloe said...

Perhaps the Bates are projecting "Gothard Light" just guessing.

Andrea said...

I find the Duggar's birthday wishes to Josh rather cryptic: "We love you Josh and believe your best days can be ahead of you." It kind of seems like maybe Josh doesn't believe there are brighter days ahead. It's just so odd that we've head nothing more about her whereabouts or "recovery." It probably would have been better for them to just ignore his birthday . . . I mean would anyone have even noticed?

Lydee said...

Another Duggar blind item reveal on Crazy Days and Nights....

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2016/03/blind-items-revealed-8-100.html

Wondering said...

Re: Amiee's comments. Just because the younger kids are not being filmed & we really don't know how long that will last,it doesn't mean they will now have schooling or privacy. Michelle firmly believes, that they always need a buddy with them & this was way before the issues with Josh. As she has said many times, they want their kids always to be in pairs, because that's the way Jesus sent his apostles out. So although they might not have the cameras in their faces, they will always have someone watching them. And just exactly how are they going to be keeping the young ones out of the filming. Will the kids never be visiting Jessa's house? If Jana, Jinger & Joy, are going shopping at the thrift store they will probably have some of the little ones with them, after all you can't expect Michelle to "babysit" the young kids, while Jana, Jinger or Joy are out of the house, just becaue she's their mother.

coleen said...

per " cat said...

I saw that some sites are saying Anna is pregnant, anyone know if its true?

3/04/2016 1:18 PM"


Don't know if it is true or not. It's just speculation based on recent pics of her wearing loose tops.

mickey said...

The Duggars have obviously under gone a huge change in attitude. I saw a commercial for "Counting On", and snorted my milk, in complete disgust. They are now advertising that they are "survivors".

What?! They completely DENIED and MINIMIZED their abuse from Josh!!!! Now, they have changed the story...just for money.

That story about sexual abuse on TLC, it was odd the reaction of the Duggars, I wasn't even sure why they were on the show..."Wow, lots of good information" was the statement from Jessa...now, she is a "survivor"!?

Does anyone else find this as offensive and disgusting as I do? They decided now, to embrace their abuse...

I would not be as outraged, if it did not seem so manipulative. The original plan was "minimize and deny", the new plan is to be a "survivor of abuse". It sickens me.

Sharon M said...

Okay, I finally realized that the Bates show was running again, and I set my DVR to record it. I have watched a few of them now, and I have a question, does anyone think that the opening song lyrics sound as though (and I am guessing it is the Bates son who is singing) they are "making mammaries"? I know it is supposed to be "making memories", but I have listened to it several times, and sorry buddy, it's either his accent or his style, but it just seems creepy!

Morgan said...

I've noticed there has been some speculation that the new season of Counting On will reveal a courtship for Jana. This has been hinted at before, but there are a couple reasons I think this one might be legit. First of all, it would make sense that TLC would search for any reason to keep the Duggars relevant and draw more viewers to this spin off show. It seems to me that the courtships/wedding/baby story lines always drew the most attention during the main series.

Second observation: noticed on the family blog post "Milestones and Mexican Food" the top photo shows a guy behind Jackson that they describe in the caption as a "friend of the family." I don't recognize him--does anyone here? Jana is in the picture too--could be her new beau?

Third observation: several Duggar accounts (Anna, Jessa, Jill, family acct.) have all recently followed Austin Forsyth. I am assuming this is the same Austin Forsyth who's family owns Fort Rock Family Camp--frequently visited by the Duggars and other fundie fams.
Is it possible that is who Jana is courting? Would definitely be a Jim Bob approved match--another fundie family and possible discounts on camps/retreats for his brood!
For Jana's sake I hope she has found someone who makes her happy. His Instagram profile pic makes him look handsome and describes him as an EMT and small business owner. Too bad its a private acct ;)

Cindy said...

Amy posted some comments on Instagram about only being able to spend quality time with her cousins at their house. She also said that it used to really hurt her, but not so much now. Let me get this right. JimPerv and Meechelle don't want their daughters around Amy, but have no problem with Josh being around them???

Mary said...

Hi

If Anna is pregnant this is the [perfect chance for Josh's return after all we need to see him to go to bed while his wife is in labor

sandi said...

Cindy,that would include Josh's own girls,too,since they do not want to see a divorce.
I hope Gma D escapes the laundry room and goes to live with them.Anna needs another set of eyes to keep the girls safe,imo

paxtondukelilyted said...

Does anyone else find it odd while part of the "rehab" Josh is supposedly attending includes go to various church services in the area and working away from the facility - that there have been no sightings of Josh? None. And there has been no mention of his getting out even though his six months is up. Makes one wonder if he ever really went. Is he just locked up on the compound somewhere?

Cindy said...

Sandi, I agree about Mack and Meredith. I really fear for their safety. But if you think about it, Anna did hang around Amy a lot. They seem to be close. I even remember Anna going to Amy's house.

CatMom said...

New promo is here:

http://www.people.com/article/anna-duggar-addresses-josh-scandal-new-tlc-promo

Wondering said...

When I read various comments about how people hope Jana will find someone that will make her happy, someone that's suited to her personality etc. I can't help but wonder where do people think Jana will find this person? We all know that so far, in the lives of the married Duggars, it has been only by the choice & approval of Jim Bob, that a spouse has been brought into the family. Truthfully, I don't think Michelle has any input into who they will court or date,or marry. I think Jana is by far the most attractive of the girls & she seems to have a nice personality. I don't know what's in store for her, but I so wish that she would have the freedom to meet someone that's her own choice. It's so very sad to think of a beautiful young woman like Jana, being held captive to spend her days serving as house maid & childcare servant, especially so that Jim Bob & Michelle who brought all these blessing into this world, can now discard them & go off & travel the world with no worries.
I wonder if Jana has any hopes or dreams for her own life or isn't she allowed to dream?

Leia said...

Jana is so isolated & indoctrinated I doubt that she thinks about her future spouse. I believe Jana will just go along with dictator Jim Bob because she knows nothing else. Each Duggar kid is a puppet & Kim Bob is the master puppeteer. I have deleted the TLC channel & thankfully will not be subjected to Counting On. Or Counting No.

Living in Indy said...

Sadly Jana & her siblings have been taught thinking for themselves is a sin. Jana will never question the decisions of her parents it's just not in her DNA. All independent thinking was long ago ripped from the Duggar kids.

Cedric said...

JMO re Jim Bob... JB is the ruler & dictator of his little kingdom. I believe he relates to his family via fear, underlying threats, intimidation under the guise of "humor". To the viewing public, Jim Bob attempts (poorly) to project that he is a caring & loving husband & father. He is neither. Jim Bob's motivation is money, power & greed & he will do anything short of selling out his kids to achieve it. Jim Bob is Not an Authentic person of which he's proven on many occasion. It's obvious his kids fear him & ithe abuse is obvious as well. I believe Jim Bob has an unhealthy obsession with sex as indicated by many inuendo's when referring to Michele as well as exhibiting inappropriate behavior in front of Jessa & Ben while playing miniature golf. Jim Bob speaks from both sides of his mouth thus, he's a person of low morals & always demands his way at the expense & disrespect of his family & viewers. Jim Bob is a legend in his own mind. He is a person who uses Scripture to suit his purpose. Jim Bob makes up rules that are definitely Not Biblical. To me this guy can be a "time bomb" & I believe he's dangerous. It's not a surprise to me that Josh has become the sorry excuse that he is. I am confident that Josh learned his adddiction from Jim Bob. Both are too obsessed with illicit things. Jim Bob pours God on everything it's a ruse to distract viewers from the real truth about Michelle & he. One day all of Jim Bob's crap will be exposed. It's just a matter of time.

Sunny said...

I guess I'm not the nicest person for pointing this out, but does anyone else think Israel should be wearing a sun hat while Jill & Derrick are hiking?

Memories said...

Re:CatMom's comment. Please,if anyone can see or hear Anna saying anything new in this promo, please tell me how to find it. I logged onto People & didn't see or hear anything new or different from Anna. It's another cheap & I do mean cheap ploy by the Duggars & TLC to continue promoting this new show, as well as having a continuing story relating to the Duggars weekly in People Magazine. I've got to hand it to the Duggars PR Team, they have been able to have a continuing story line no matter how repetitive, every week in People. That two faced, man-child Josh, has yet to show his face. Again letting the women in the family smooth things over & care for him. The Duggars, TLC & People Magazine have certainly formed a tight knit little group.
Now is the time for all good women to come to the aid of the Duggar children by ignoring this new show, Jill, Jessa & of course Anna & counting!

Syndee said...

In the cult the "stay at home daughter" takes care of the elderly parents. That sounds so horrible, but really, which seems worse, staying as a spinster all your live or being married to a Ben or Dereck? Maybe it could be worse for Jana.

I just saw the promo and did anyone find it weird that, when asked about who is next for courting, Jana (sitting next to John David) waved her finger back and forth between the two of them. Meaning I suppose that one of them would be next to court, but it just looked for a second that she meant the two of them together. Which just sort of cracked me up for a second. :)

HardyHar said...

Re: Anonymous Lydee said...
Another Duggar blind item reveal on Crazy Days and Nights....

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2016/03/blind-items-revealed-8-100.html


That's a pretty scary accusation. Does anyone know how accurate their blind items are?

Denisean said...

"I don't know how to handle each situation," Anna adds. "It's not anything I ever would have thought I would walk through. [I tell myself,] 'Just do the next right thing, have the next right response for the next 15 minutes.' "

Just do the next right thing? Just have the *right* response? This is sickening.

Anna is not responsible for Josh's sins said...

Yes,Josh is the one who needs to come up with the right response,and doing the right thing,not just for the next 15 minutes,but for the rest of his life.Although I think Anna should have gotten out of there a long time ago! Why she thinks staying is the right thing to do is beyond me

Meme said...

Anna Duggar is right about one thing: her situation is not anything she would have ever imagined for herself. Everyone in her world was raised as she was raised. No education or independence. She got married and had kids. She thought her life was as it was supposed to be. Nothing left to decide. Then the unthinkable happened, and it WAS LITERALLY unthinkable. But guess what? There is still nothing left to decide. In Anna's world women aren't taught to be independent thinkers because their decision-making (thinking) skills are not needed. Husbands take care of all that.

So Anna will rejoin Josh and soldier on.

Cindy said...

Apparently Joshie is out of rehab. If Anna isn't pregnant now, she will be soon. UGH!

lisa mc gins said...

read on prom for the new show the kids say they forgive their brother but they do not trust him? ok they do not trust him then way do they encourage Ann to keep staying with him? and were is he going after rehab? because their is only one place he can go home to mom and dad? He has no job and no money so someone has to support his family and that is daddy digger.

Chloe said...

Yuch! Pregnancy & the Duggars, uneducated people with tunnel vision & one track mind. Disgusting. The Duggar men are all about wearing out the bodies of their spouses before their time. Zero respect for women. Taught by Gothard, Duggar men view women as resepticals & nothing more. What Creeps all of them.

Leia said...

Don't see Josh accountable for anything. Consistently Josh as proven through his actions that he is definitely a COWARD! B

Living in Indy said...

Yes Israel absolutely needs to wear a hat to protect his eyes & his skin. Re Derick & Jill's parenting, it is Non Existant. They are a joke.

s said...

So Josh is a grown 28 year old man who should take responsibility for his own actions and speak for himself. Ma and Pa Duggar are treating him like a little boy.

KimmieH said...

Anna & the right response hmmm. Anna not too bright. The right response coached by Daddy Duggar. This family is just stupid in every sense of the word.

mickey said...

I hope that the show has dismal ratings. Who even watches this trashy, hick family?

Just Plain Offended said...

People quotes the Duggars: "Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program." No. Josh has finished the first step of his reprogramming program. The one that's intended to force him to think, walk, talk and quack like a mindless little Duggar soldier every waking and sleeping moment.

Just Me said...

Doesn't it seem strange that Jill & Derrick conceived their son, Israel on their honeymoon & although he's now going on 11 months, there has been no announcement of another pregnancy? I absolutely believe they are using some form of birth control. I don't think Jill will want to go through pregnancy & childbirth in a 3rd world country. She ended up having a C-section & was hospitalized for the first baby, so it doesn't bode well for another delivery in an area where good hospital care is not available. That's not even taking into account the virus (forget the name)that's around & so very harmful to babies. After all Michelle would definitely be pregnant whenever she had one getting close to a year.

Jamison said...

So self imposed St Jim Bob is not monitoring thecsex life of Jill & Derick? Is not throwing a childish fit because Jill isn't expecting baby #2? Will he chastise Jill & Detick. After all Jim Bob 's brain is extremely Limited in every capacity. The guy is a Joke!

Eli said...

I truly hope the reason Jill & Derrick haven't announced another pregnancy is because they are following medical advice for both safe spacing of pregnancies following a C-section and with the risk of Zika virus, not because they are waiting for the best time to conceive for TV ratings. But knowing the Duggars, I don't have high hopes for good motives.

lisa Magines said...

why do the duggars keep bringing up Josh don't they have anything else to talk about. first all they talk about is babies and how many michelle can pop out. courtships and how fast their kids can marry and that never stops. now josh how long will they keep talking about this until something else big happens. their is nothing in this family worth talking about so they keep talking about the same thing over and over again until everyone is sick of it. I know I am sick of hearing about Josh.

Stephanie said...

Please don't judge me too harshly for this comment. In the commercial for the new show Jessa looks frumpy and five years older. I don't how else to say it but motherhood is not agreeing with her or something. Maybe it's not as bad as I think it's just bad parts in the commercial. We have never seen her heavy ever and when she was pregnant he looked great. Either she is really not taking care of herself, or she is doing everything for the baby and nothing for herself (but that doesn't sound like her) especially after their big proclamations of how Ben was going to be so hands on an certainly Ben is not putting in 40 hours a week with Jimbob. I don't know she just looks so different and it's not the haircut. She needed a haircut because they look kinda silly with their childhood hair in their twenties

Stephanie said...

The Austin Forsyth speculation of him courting Jana sounds like Jana is definitely staying 100% Gothard .
EMT? Family camp? Small business owner? Right up Jimbobs alley isn't it. I wonder if Jimbob brought him around on purpose to see if he liked any of the the girls. He picked out Derick and set that up. Ben has vended to please Jimbob in every way. This Austin sounds good on paper to Jimbob. How many other guys has Jimbob contacted? The girls can't meet anyone on their own because they can't even speak to another man (in the water in Isreal you remember) no wonder Jana is single and how in the world is John David his age and not wanting to be with a girl? I always hoped he had a girl in town he was secretly seeing. Those twins are ridiculous for staying in that house at their age.

Cindy said...

Stephanie, I am speculating. But there might be a chance that Jana and John David are there looking out for the kids.

pretty girl said...

heard ginger now owns a used car business what is up with that? wonder how she pulled that one off.

sandi said...

I think the car lot for Jinger is a prop for the show,just like it was for Josh.It's just to take the viewer's minds off the fact they really work for tlc.JMO

Just Me said...

I didn't mean Jill was waiting for the TV show for ratings with a pregnancy announcement. Just that for a Duggar it's sort of a long time. Although I agree after a C-section they should wait, but mother of the year Michelle didn't always wait &she had a number C-sections.

Syndee said...

If Jana and JD are just there looking after the kids, and not really wanting to be there, man they sure can act. I've noticed Jana looking at Michelle when she was talking and giving nods and smiles, even when she was in the background and probably not aware the cameras were catching her. If she is not really into the Gothard lifestyle, she should win an Emmy.

Willow said...

I think Jinger said she was working in the car lot with her brothers because she saw them making some money. I don't think she said she bought one of her own. Also, how come this has never been mentioned before - that some of the boys have a car lot? I thought they sold it when Josh went to D.C. This family can never get their stories straight, too many people in one family that have to "fib". They are just a mess, IMO. Can't believe anything they say and what they say will change in a matter of 5 minutes anyway, so what is the point?

Andrea said...

Stephanie said... "In the commercial for the new show Jessa looks frumpy and five years older." I dislike Jessa but please, she just had a baby. I think on camera she comes off as sociopathic. The time she asked Anna how she was doing and Anna broke down in tears and Jessa just sat there, I was like, check this girl, she's pure evil. I mean, it could have been editing, but she comes off very badly on TV.

Cedric said...

Well Mickey, 2015, I or one deleted the TLC channel. It's the Fundie Gothard cult people those with TV, who follow & adore the lying & trashy Duggars. Others will watch out of curiosity & I guess disgust.

Leia said...

Yes Josh is age 28. However & clearly his brain is forever stuck in adolescence. Just way too obvious.

Cindy said...

Sydnee, I'm sorry, I wasn't clear in my statement. I thought maybe they are looking out for the safety of the other children. I could be wrong.

Stephanie said...

I saw the commercial again and I think it's the way Jessa is dressed. The way the dress is cut that a he has on and sweater is frumpy. She's probably nursing which does havoc on your figure. She's going to be like Michelle even earlier than I thought

Just Asking said...

The Dugars are now saying that Josh will now continue with "Professional Counseling," now that he is home from rehab. If there was "Professional Counseling'" available in AR why didn't he & his family have counseling there in AR a long time ago?

Always said...

Re: Syndee's comment about Jana. Jana is the oldest girl, so she has had the most indoctrination all these yrs. She is actually now no more than a robot. There are no real feelings, she is always in agreement with her parents that's why she is acknowledging with a nod & a smile, that whatever they are saying, they are absolutely correct. It matters not whether or not the cameras are rolling. She is well aware of her fate in life. She's a shell of a young woman & it's beyond sad.

Rob said...

7:15 PM 3/13/2016 while I was watching a program on ABC they aired an ad for Good Morning America's program tomorrow 3/14/2016 which will feature an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the Duggar Children!! Visible in the brief video are Jinger, Joseph, John-David as well as most of the other older ones. I'm nauseated at the prospect of another major network morning program (yes I'm referring to you TODAY) coddling this family for ratings. Also like anything else related to this family you just know Dad had a huge influence on getting the interview and what the kids are going to say. So I wont be watching. This is just an FYI for those of you who may be interested.

Aimee said...

Does anyone else find it interesting that Josh is out of rehab just one week ahead of the new show airing? They managed to keep him away long enough to film this new season. Who knows if TLC would have filmed if there was even a chance of having Josh in the background of a shot. And now that filming, I am guessing, is done - he is magically cured and now can return to the Duggar House. He has returned just in time for a blog post and commentary to drum up more "interest" in the show.

Syndee said...

Anonymous Cindy said...
Sydnee, I'm sorry, I wasn't clear in my statement. I thought maybe they are looking out for the safety of the other children. I could be wrong


I meant, I agree, it could be true. But to have to stay there and pretend you like the cult beliefs, just to stay for the kids, that must be torture. Like when people stay in marriages and pretend to the husband it's all ok, just so they can keep and eye on the kids and not risk losing custody in a divorce.

Chloe said...

Always, excellent analogy of Jana. I agree with you. Robotic behavior is definitely Jana. She knows no other way in which to live. It's tragic.

Andrea said...

Jessa said the following in the GMA interview: "If we can encourage even one other person out there who's struggling, then that needs to be our goal." Right, because TLC / Discovery Network is all about your goal of support victims of abuse. Really everyone know it's about the money. I also loved the hosts questions about who does the laundry. John David: "Oh, the girls love doing the laundry." Sure thing John David because every women loves doing mounds and mounds of laundry every day. I cannot believe this continues and that GMA is enabling the Duggar's. Only Robin Roberts seemed to be critical of the family.

Just Me said...

I agree that Robin Roberts was the one that took the high road re:the Duggars, & how they presented their family all those yrs. the show was on. I am wondering why they were featured on GMA when they always appeared to have a tight relationship with the Today Show? Are they also going to make an appearance on the Today Show or are they done with the Duggars?

Melissa said...

I agree that Jana is no more than a robot now. She just automatically finds herself nodding in agreement & smiling, with either her Mom or Dad when they are speaking. It's actually similar to the way she responded when she was told she was the one that would alter all the bridesmaids dresses for Jill's wedding. There wasn't even a question asked by Jana. How many times have we seen Jim Bob look over his shoulder as he is leaving the house & a houseful of kids, & say: "Jana can you hold down the fort?" He leaves without any answer, because he knows the answer as well as Jana does. I also wish Jana could someway be reprogrammed as that's the only way she could survive in the real world. I would love to have her as a daughter-in-law if she didn't bring the Duggars values & restrictions with her. It truly is a shame that CPS is not responsible for this type of emotional abuse that I feel she has suffered from, without actually knowing there's more to life than raising your siblings & being a housemaid. I wish Grandma D, or others in extended family would stand up for her, but nobody will as Jim Bob's control apparently reaches far & wide.

lisa Magines said...

also watched the interview asked what was coming on the show Jessa said a double wedding of the twins? ok don't believe that one. nothing worth watching. they will be on people each week. they say they are ready to be on tv again. of course they are only way to make a living. now if only the fans would not watch.

Auggie said...

Every dysfunctional family has a scapegoat and Jana has been the Duggar scapegoat probably most of her life. At the end of the Duggar's last TV season, just before the first scandal broke, TLC was airing a lot of old Duggar show and I saw one I had never seen. The four older girls were speaking at a conference, probably the home schooling conference in Big Sandy. Jana was talking about when they were young Jessa had the bunk beneath hers and was constantly kicking Jana's bed and pulling the blankets off. Jana talked to her parents who suggested she be extra kind to Jessa, which was supposed to convince Jessa to me nice back. Jana talked about giving Jessa a music box which was her 'prized possession'. Her voice choked up as she was telling how she gave Jessa this music box. Then Jessa spoke about how Jana was so nice it made her want to be nice back to her. I'm not sure that was really the end result. So Jessa was being a nasty sister and Jana has her armed twisted into giving Jessa her music box. Jim Bob insisted Jessa be rewarded for bad behaviour at Jana's expense. And today Jana is still giving and Jessa is still bossy and nasty!!!

Just Saying said...

Re: lisa Magines' comment about Jessa making a comment about a double wedding. I am no fan of Jessa's but must step in & say that was absolutely said with tongue in cheek. She was asked pointedly what new & exciting things would be coming up for the family. She said with a laugh "oh I'm not sure & I won't even mention the twins double wedding." That's where Jana & John D started waving their hands, as if to say; "no way."

coleen said...

Saw the GMA interview with the adult Duggar kids, poor Jinger looked like she was going to crack at any moment.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/duggar-family-opens-life-josh-duggars-scandals-37623685

Cindy said...

I just watched the interview. I don't even want to see JimPerv, Michelle, or Joshie's faces. Jill and Jessa make me cringe too. But I can't dislike the rest of the older kids. They seem like nice young people. It's nice to see John David speak more. But I'm still not going to watch their new show.

Jamison said...

After watching the Duggar fiasco on GMA, I emailed GMA & provided detailed information re the Gothard cult & the Duggars involvement in this Cult. I suggested In the future GMA boycott the Duggars. My email was extremely detailed & included information re the Gothard Cult ojectification of women & the Josh scandal.

Ginger said...

God Bless you, Jamison!! Thanks for taking the time & effort. Greatly appreciated, although I wouldn't really expect any reply or any type but you never know until you try.

Lilly said...

Re Counting on..Oh joy, here we go again, another Boring Duggar rerun. Jill has the personality of toast, no expression just flat. Jessa always snotty. I just can't. Changing channels.

Ginny said...

Re:Lilly's comment. I must apologize to you as I was just about to write a scathing comment to you, thinking that you were saying that you "just couldn't change the channel." So glad I re-read you comment & so pleased to know that there are those who will change the channel.

Denisean said...

You know what really makes me sick is JoyAnna in the Duggar promo, crying like that. What- did they wait for her to cry and then film it for a promo? It's just white in the background, like it is done on a photoshoot set. This wasn't her talking and then getting a little teary-eyed. Sick sick sick. I think Joy will be the one to get out and write a tell-all book someday.

Meme said...

Melissa you are singing my song.

I have given a lot of thought to Grandma Duggar's role in the family. I always felt that she started doing the laundry to give Jana a break. She seems the type who would do that rather than confront Jim Bob and Michelle about overworking those poor girls. I also noticed that Grandma only wears dresses around the Dugs, although she and Deanna wear pants frequently. I seem to remember some veiled remark that Michelle once made about Grandma honoring what they were trying to do with the kids. In other words, G was wearing dresses around Jim Bob's family. I can just imagine the dresses-only conversation between the 3 adults.

Another incident that I recall involved one of the Josie emergencies. Jana was babysitting again. During the crisis, Jana began to panic and cry. Both Grandma and Deanna were there but were acting strangely removed from the situation. If Jana was your niece/granddaughter wouldn't you jump in to help that child? Not to mention helping Josie! Maybe the camera guy (Scott?) had some sort of medical background, I do not know. But the older women did nothing but mumble and watch. Strange.

So what do we know about Mary Duggar? We know that she made phone calls to Campbell's soup on behalf of the family, trying to get some food deal going or something. We know that she spoke up quite a bit for Amy while serving as Amy's "manager." And SOMEBODY taught ole Jim Bob to wheel and deal. I think that Mrs. Mary is a true steel magnolia.

In summary, there seems to be a no fly zone surrounding Jim Bob's and Michelle's property.......um, children. Let's say it, altogether now: CULT CULT CULT. Carefully controlled people in a carefully supervised environment. I'm still waiting for someone (anyone!) who is brave enough to let a little light in. Who will it be? Grandma or Deanna? No. The in-laws? Apparently not. Derick or Ben, the kept men? Snort.

Lord, bless the beasts and the children.

cat said...

I wasn't going to watch it, but I did. They seem to care more about the cheating than on the molesting and Anna being so excited to go visit Josh with her "goody box" was sickening. I also felt they have been paying attention to things written about them, Jana was included in everything and they all worked together and Joy-anna took care of the baby. it was funny hearing Jessa say she didn't realize how much work a newborn was, interesting as she helped raise most of the younger ones, she should have been an old pro, lol. I think the worst for me was seeing Jill's 3 bedroom home with the beautiful view and washing machine and all other basics all homes have. They don't look like they are on any mission trip, more like a vacation...

Springtime said...

I don't know about Denisea's comments re:Joy getting out & being the one to write a tell all book. I'd certainly like to see that be the outcome but, I don't even recognize her as the Johanna we all knew. She has become the "I'm in charge person," ordering her older sister Jana around, " why go small when you can go big?" Also the crying jag was, in my opinion her attempt at both acting & following the party line. I always loved her & her personality, but now I am sure she's fully indoctrinated into the cult. What a shame another Duggar woman gone to who knows where.

Springtime said...

I was referring to Joyanna(Joy) & not Johanna when I wrote before. Sorry but that's what happens when you have names that are almost exactly the same..Joyanna & Johanna.

Hello said...

I would like to know what Anna's parents really think about the whole Josh situation. I think they believe Anna married into Gothard royalty. It seems like Jboob took over being Anna's authirity figure while Josh is away at Jesus camp praying away his sins. Why do they have her and her kids sleeping in the girl's dorm? They could have let her stay in Jill and Derrick's house, but I guess she couldn't be controlled if she was allowed to have her own space.

KimmieH said...

Cat, I too watched this Boring & Painful Counting On. Although after seeing a tour of Jill & Derick's home I thought it looked like a poor hovel. When Jill mention there was a couger next door. With a newborn that's just frightening. I question the intelligence & judgment of Jill & Derick thus far, not too smart.

Lilly said...

Hey Ginny, no prob. We are good. Those dumb Duggars are disgusting. I hope the person that wrote to GMA makes an impact & GMA will initiate an investigation about the creepy Duggars. Especially that SOB Jim Bob.

KatieP said...

I really believe that again, TLC will make a stupid decision to return ugly & creepy Josh to the Counting On program. Anna was the catalyst TLC used to get this sick ball rolling. When Anna mentioned a goody bag, I almost hurled.

Jamison said...

Re Jill Dillard... Did anyone else notice there's nothing in Jill's eyes. Jill always comes off Vacant. Of all the Duggar girls, Jill is the one who really creeps me out. There's just something wrong about this girl. Jill always seems insincere & non interested about almost everything including learning the Spanish language & care of Israel. Just my observation.

Chloe said...

Agreed Jill seems to have a checked out personality.

Leia said...

Jill is just vacuous. Both Derick & Jill give me the creeps. I feel very sorry for Israel & any future children these two bafoons may have.

Denisean said...

Re: Jill's home and neatness...

(prefacing with I can't stand Jill...but just saying on this issue)...

Who cares if her house is immaculate all the time? Maybe she is tired of doing chores..she's a grown woman now with her own family and home. I say, let her have it messy if she wants. At least that's something she can control without JB&M telling her how it has to be.

Chloe said...

Re Jill & Derick pseudo mission trip aka vacation... I can think of more appealing countries I'd prefer to visit & Central America is Last on my list.

Wondering said...

Anyone who doesn't expect to see a good deal of the senior Duggars probably shouldn't watch any future episodes. Jim Bob's statement at the end of last night's episode about how a good number of them, I don't remember the exact amt. 18( maybe) would be coming to CA within a couple of weeks, should expect to see plenty of Jim Bob as he always takes front & center on those trips. Also the previews showed him beginning one of his prayers for the safety of all the Duggars traveling to CA. As far as I'm concerned that will just be another episode of been there, done that! Unless something remarkable happens & they are shown digging a well or building a schoolhouse for the children there. But it's a rather safe bet that it will be Christmas & time for them to give out all the gifts of candy to the malnourished children, & have the girls paint the nails of the hungry kids there.

Grossed out. said...

I wouldn't want 1.6 million people to see a messy house. Mine can get messy but I can straighten and clean pretty quick when company is coming.

I betcha old Jim Bob has it in his contract that TLC springs for his house to be cleaned by professionals.

Josie might pick up his smelly underwear for the camera bit I bet it isn't really in her jurisdiction. I cannot imagine having a tribe of people with people who walk on the counters and sleep without sheets on the bed.

Just Furious said...

Did anyone else think to themselves, that all the time they thought TLC was Done with the Duggars, they were in fact actually filming them. This weeks episode was filmed in the fall near Thanksgiving. The scandal about Josh & prostitutes & addiction to porn, only came out in August & if they are going to CA as a group (not just Jim Bob & Michelle) but a large number as Jim Bob said, we all know they always go at Christmas or early Dec. So I now know that while I was under the impression that there wasn't going to be any more 19 Kids & Counting, that TLC had severed ties, they were all being filmed. Whose more of a hypocrite here TLC or the Duggars?? I think we all remember just recently, the woman executive at TLC was saying they were not sure if the Duggars would return.

Just Furious said...

It was in January that Nancy Daniels, General Manager of TLC, said she didn't know if the Duggars would be back. We now know she was lying through her teeth, as they were already filming the harvest meal episode, in the Fall of 2015. I don't know about others, but I hate being blatantly lied to.

Lilly said...

Here are several words overly spoken or incorrectly spoken by the Duggars

Walking through - Enough already
Fall feast - it's Thanksgiving dumb Duggars
Servants Heart- Let me Hurl
Dating with a purpose - BS
Courting - just sick & wrong
God as birth control - stupid planning

This last one is a doozie


Jurisdiction - Definition...
The right, power or authority to administer justice by hearing & determining controversies. Well Michelle & Jim Bob once again you've misused this word. Your children are assigned CHORES & NOT jurisdictions. Thus, the incredible ignorance & stupidity of the Duggar parents. Michelle & Jim Bob you shouldn't use Big Words that you do not understand.

Chloe said...

Nancy Daniels is a Fool minus honesty, truth & ethics.

Denisean said...

I think they use the term 'jurisdictions'- as in that person has jurisdiction over that part of the home- laundry room, bathroom, etc- like that is their territory to take care of. I believe that is how they are using the word, and would be sort of correct in that sense.

Jurisdiction definition number 4 on dictionary.com- "the territory over which authority is exercised"

Jen said...

Speaking of Anna: someone mentioned Anna looked pregnant to them. I don't think she did - it was in the fall. She might be pregnant by now but I doubt she was pregnant then.
Jill and Jessa don't look like motherhood is good for them: they had such nice slim bodies and now they look pretty big for their age and almost like Michelle... Jessa had just had the baby then but I know lots of people that got back into shape really shortly after having given birth and there's not that much else they can do anyway except for gender reveal parties, baby showers, and weddings ... I wonder if they don't care about looking good any more because they know they'll just end up being birth machines and that there's no way to ever go back to looking the way they did before with having a new baby each year for the next 20 years. Poor girls ...

One of you said that Jill's eyes showed no emotion: I agree but I think the others are just the same. Jessa looks better now but Jana for example looks dead inside and so do joy and jinger. The boys don't look any more alive in my opinion

Believe said...

Re: Jen's comment. I was the one that mentioned that I thought Anna looked pregnant. I'm sorry I should have been more specific. I was referring to a recent photo on social media, when Anna was shown with Michelle at some theater after a movie, I believe. Anna was shown saying that the female star of the show was her heroine. So that was a recent picture, as opposed to when the filming of this weeks episode was done.

laura said...

I have seen this site for a few years but never gone to it til last month. During which time I have been voraciously gulping down these comments. I thought I was alone. Something was always 'off' about this family. I wonder, do people remember their strong support of this 'educated', 'well-spoken' 'well mannered' 'perfect' family, where parenting is done by children, under the support of a sex-obssesed, insincere, non-emotionally present control freak? Support of keeping a horde of blessings under COMPLETE control before and during marriage, with threat of total alienation? Tha' comments about this family. Seems to me as adults, these children very much exhibit the wrongness in the way they were raised. Self righteous, ignorant, holier-than- thou, bruised and screaming children is okay attitudes. Josh. John-david, Jill. That's all the proof that is needed. Sending you kids to 'camp' to reset their dreams? How I lament over this crushing of souls. So sad that theyare coddled on in their poor character. Would I be proud of my adult children walking around with NO parenting skills or understanding of the way the world works while simultaneously denouncing all other ways of life. Poor poor things. I think my obsession with them begins with the fact that I am the oldest of a large Catholic family who help raised 6 other siblings. Those siblings to this day tell others I raised them. We are all close! We love each other. However. I would not EVER recommend this way to others. Parenting is not for everyone, as is so apperent Eternal hope to this sad family for individuality, creativity, education, acceptance, music ,beer, ART, science and so much else. I feel so sorry for these poor brainwashed cult children. Religion and ignorance has done this to these innocent childrens' lives.

Missy said...

Re:Denisean comment about the use of the word jurisdiiction. Your definition is absolutely correct. But #1 in the dictionary is-"the right, power, or authority to administer justice." I think the Duggars pick & choose as they do with verses from the Bible.

Always said...

Welcome friend laura, absolutely excellent post. You hit the nail on the head & have summed up the family dynamics more accurately & succinctly than I ever could.

Leia said...

Always, the words accurately & succinctly will never be spoken from the lame vocabulary of Jill & Jessa.

Chloe said...

Laura, your post very insightful. The Duggars family motto placed above the entryway to their home should read... The Duggars "Welcome to Stupidville".

Meme said...

Always, I ALWAYS enjoy your posts.

Laura, you remind us of so much that is SO wrong with this family (still). Like the bruises, for one. These kids have suffered so many needless injuries. Really horrific scars on a little girl's face, little boy who falls from a great distance while rough housing inside a church. I remember ABC news correspondent Dan Harris spending a day with the Duggars and remarking on the lack of supervision of the children. They were running wild, as usual. It's hard to believe that they are all still alive. It was infuriating to watch very young children pick up their even younger "buddies" as they tried to care for them. I can just imagine the number of times a baby has been dropped on its head due to a buddy being unable to lift a child of approximately the same weight. And we won't even talk about children doling out bad behavior consequences for other children. Anyway, just a memory trip down Duggar Lane. Thank God they are hopefully too old to reproduce anymore.

The Duggar kids are kept under lock and key said...

Many of us would like to see some of the kids run away.

They know they are too well-known to be able to hide. The slave master would have them brought and they would be more closely guarded. Imagine being 26 and Your dad locking you in at night. What chance do you think you have when you have been brainwashed to believe everyone outside your family and Gothard are horrible people. If you are fed those lies and you know what your own brother and Gothard and dirty minded dad are like then you choose what you believe is the lesser evil and stay there.

Even if they could flee how can they work? Would Jim bob even let them know what social security number they were assigned?

As long as he keeps them undrr lock and key they can keep their sick secrets within the metal building. Think how devastating to Jim Blob and Michelle it would be if any of them talked.

Always said...

Re: Leia's comment. I am well aware that the words accurate & succinctly will never be used to compliment any of the Duggars. I wouldn't just limit that to Jill & Jessa. I just wanted to compliment Laura on a great first post on the blog. Again, welcome Laura.

Always said...

Meme, your post also right on target. When you mentioned that we don't know how often a buddy dropped a baby on it's head,it reminded me that I wondered how many time a buddy dropped a little one while going up or down that horrible staircase. I also thought many times, that one of those kids was going to go over the railing & fall from the second floor right down to the main floor. I can't believe that never happened, since we did see little ones trying to retrieve a doll or some toy that an older one had put out of their reach. Of course, just because we didn't see those things happen doesn't mean they didn't happen. The Duggars only show us what they want us to see & believe me it's more than enough, especially when it comes to safety issues.

Mary said...

Confused.....In the Fox interview they state that as soon as the touching happened under the clothes, they sent him away. Yet, according to the police report, it happened TWICE. At least.

too bad,so sad said...

Lilly- I agree that the Duggars seem to use words in a very different way. To me it reminds me of reading English novels and having to stop and remember what certain words mean, even though they are English, they have a very different meaning.
To add to the list:
defaud- the dictionary definition involves money, not sex. With the Duggars, why don't men defaud women when they display their 6 pack abs? Not that I know whether or not any Duggar men have them.

On another topic. Jill and Derick learning Spanish in CA. On fan sites homeschooling is held in high esteem and public school more or less turns out uneducated fools that can't hold a candle to the home schooled kids. That leads me to wonder why Jill and the other Duggars don't already speak Spanish or another foreign language. Foreign language is a mandatory subject in all our schools. Most districts start teaching it in Kindergarten and continue through high school. Students can choose to continue one language throughout or change to a different language in middle and high school. Don't home schooled kids have to complete the same mandated subjects as public school students? Here home school students have to pass state tests in all subjects. Is it different in Arkansas?

Mindi said...

Does anyone know how the Duggars celebrate Easter or do they? I know that in the past their Christmas celebration has included being in a Christmas parade complete with a camel that they borrowed from another friend.However the only time I saw a Christmas tree, was when they were staying in the home of "friends" in Little Rock during the Josie ordeal. Of course, there has never been a Santa included in their Christmas. All the kids open their one gift & clamor around Jim Bob & Michelle saying "thank you momma & daddy." Also the kids doing their Christmas shopping in the thrift store for presents for brothers & sisters, while the parents got a great photo album put together by their cameraman. If had as many friends that were always wanted to loan me items, provide help with any renovations I needed, or plan a wedding, donate food or all the other freebies they get from these convenient "friends," I guess we could retire & live off the donations of "friends." What a lesson to teach your children

Mindi said...

I just wanted to mention that have nothing against families that don't include a "Santa" in their Christmas & focus more on the religious aspect of the holiday, but I do remember seeing photos of the kids when Josh was little & they included Santa in their Christmas celebration then.

Ginger said...

When I see comments about Anna taking the blame on herself for Josh's "mistakes." It reminds me, that Anna took the blame the time that Josh was scheduled to have oral surgery & drank sweet tea. The surgery had to be rescheduled & as a joke Josh brought the oral surgeon a gallon of sweet tea the following week. The Duggar girls took the blame for Joseph not following the directions (where was his mom) given by the surgeons office & Anna said it was her fault that she didn't remind Josh that he couldn't eat or drink anything on the day prior to surgery. So this is a habit with Anna & Josh, as well as the Duggar girls. The women are responsible for reminding everyone of the instructions..

of course... said...

Laura, I must say you never know if they drink beer or what type of music they listen to. I live in an area that has Amish, and you would be stunned at the things they do behind parents' backs. So when I see the Duggars and about Josh, it wasn't a big shock.I am sure it is pretty common to do these things, just don't get caught.

Just Me said...

I saw an ad for next weeks episode. The big question is will the presence of the baby spoil a romantic date. With all the babysitters in the family do they need to take the baby with them on a date??

Sharla said...

There is a post for the episode for this week.

Quiana said...

There's some articles on Hollywood Life about Josh and Anna being avoided by the family and some of them are telling him they don't want them around their children.
Seems like a lot of them really believe he's a left and negative mark on the Duggar name. Which is really funny to me that they think that instead of their lifestyle. Also some sources say Josh wants to cash in on the whole ordeal and wants to do talk show circuit and motivational speeches. Disgusting utterly disgusting. They know no lows.
I think there will be a Duggar kid who breaks away at one point. It usually happens in fundy families. I'm looking at extreme cases of the fundamentalist Mormons. Too hard to say from to say which kid that will be but it's really sad and fair to say I don't think it will be any of the older ones. Which is a shame that any thoughts hopes or dreams they had will be dead. I remember it was Jinger I think who said she wanted to be a photographer sigh

Leia said...

Yes I recall the Duggars riding on a float in a Christmas parade & Michelle with a cloth over her chest breast feeding as she rode on the float. I thought OMG really? It was disgusting because Michelle could have fed the baby prior too or after the parade. Perhaps Michelle felt the need to advertise breast feeding JMO.

Esther said...

I just hope a child doesn't have a true breakdown. But they will never take the blame for what they have done to their kids.

Esther said...

Mindi said...

Does anyone know how the Duggars celebrate Easter or do they? All the kids open their one gift & clamor around Jim Bob & Michelle saying "thank you momma & daddy."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I remember seeing tons gift sacks of gifts lined up on those pews in their house.

laura said...

Of Course, you are correct, no one actually knows unless they are there. However, I do not believe that Josh and Anna, who have proudly boasted that they have never touched a drop of alcohol or Jill, who informed us of listening to sermons during her 'workouts' while pregnant, are lying. When one drinks the kool-aid and submerges themselves in social media to display their life of nail painting, living room group photos, food and coffee, others might assume they are truthful.
The buddy system and the total dominance and spirit breaking of this quiver seems particularly strong with these ones. I do not think the Blessing's are doing things they 'shouldn't' be doing.
Of Course, The Amish do NOT, in general, own cameras or take pictures or video of themselves.they are Highly private and much more extreme in who they associate with. I would not use the Amish, who have their own set of unique cult problems, as as a parallel to the duggars.
I know we are not supposed to mention earlier episodes but comments are closed and I have never read any comments about this- duaggars and dentists. Celebration of st. Patrick's Day. Green food everything , lacking in any real nutrition as is the norm. As an Irish Catholic I am of the thought that St. Patrick was Catholic, not everyone agrees with this. It is agreed thst he was a oriest who ordained others. Naptists do not have priests.
We all know what little information is of St Patrick is not includes in in their homeschooling packets. I am certain they do not know he is not even canonized as they have probably never heard the word.
How can one daughter name their child after an anti -Catholic preacher, and another daughter go to a foreign, 'violent', why did you bring your newborn blessing from God, country to convert Catholics while their family dyes everything, except fruits and veggies, green on this day, which many Americans use solely to drink. If the duggars claim to be Baptists, then they were never part of the Reformation of Catholicism, so why do they hate Catholics so much. Geeeee, I wonder why?
The utter hypocrisy of this situation- I just want to get in a room with that Michelle and shake her so hard back to the real world.
Sorry for such a long post. It has taken me years to comment on this family and I must use my words and my non-auto correct kindle properly. Its hard to type fast on this.

lisa mcginess said...

Sierra seems to be into everything. she is a fund. 26 years old and has five kids? does food catering business showed some chocolate covered strawberries for sale on her Facebook page. wonder how the duggar meet her? seems push must have done wedding for pretty cheap?

mickey said...

This family is from another planet.

gen said...

Reading the comments about the girls taking blame for not keeping a closer eyes on the boys (Josh and Joseph at the dentist...) kind of brings out a clear paradox in their views and shows how strong the coolaid it.

Men are supposed to have authority, to be the great bearers of knowledge and wisdom in a family, yet they can't be trusted to follow simple instructions and EVERYBODY knows it.

It really has the marking on spousal and child abuse, except because it's done with a smile on their face and a "sweet" demeanor (lord I hate that expression) it doesn't count. A man who blames a woman when he is an imbecile and keeps control over her is an abusive son... It's really sad that 1. their education doesn't let them see this. 2. There is nobody close enough who can help them see that.

I wonder how the females of the family would react if one of their friends showed up black and blue after being beaten by her husband. Would they send her on her way?

Mindi said...

Re: Esther's comment about all the gifts stacked in those pews. I was only referring to Christmas gifts being given, one to each child. I remember that the kids drew names & bought a gift, at the thrift store, for whichever sibling they picked, as well as something for their parents. I'm sure, at many times there are gifts stacked up on those pews. The Duggars themselves have said that people send them gifts. We saw Jana making a list of the gifts they received from fans a couple of yrs. ago. So although there may be tons of gifts, just how many are purchased by Michelle & Jim Bob is questionable.

Jen said...

I also wonder who will break with the family and talk but I agree that it's super hard for the children to run away as
They have
No skills
No education
No help
No friends
No idea about what the world outside holds and what they could be. I don't think it's fair - albeit thoroughly correct - to say Jill and Jessa are immature idiots that play house and that Jill is messy. It's true but these girls are doing the best they can: they don't have role models, they weren't ever taught how to cook or clean the house properly and I'm quite sure the duggar house often looks a mess. The constant use of plastic plates, cups, and cutlery is another proof that they've never learned how to be real housewives and that Jim Bob and Michelle are just too lazy to show them or to be role models ... It's so sad and I hope that one of the boys or girls will meet someone that can get them out of there. I don't think that it will work without a loving boy / girlfriend who saves them

Ginger said...

Re:laura's comments. We were shown an episode a few yrs. ago when it was St Patrick's Day. They did have whatever food they could dyed green. Michelle explained that she was Irish. Her maiden name is Rourke. She said originally it was O'Rourke. Of course the ever classy, Jim Bob was making comments about how the food would look when it had passed through the digestive system, although it didn't put it as nicely as that. You can figure that one out for yourself. There was some mention of St Patrick, but not anything about him being canonized. I truthfully cannot remember exactly what was said about St Patrick, sorry. When it comes to the Duggars & dentist. Josh & Joseph were scheduled to have their wisdom teeth removed, something some of the others already had done. On the day of the surgery, they both drank sweet tea & when they arrived at the oral surgeon, he said he couldn't do the surgery, they hadn't followed the directions that clearly stated: No food or drink the day of the surgery. Jim Bob was furious & said to them well just go to the bathroom????? What good he thought that would do, only he knows. The Dr. finally explained, because they were having anesthesia they could aspirate. The Duggar sister moms thought they should have watched over Joseph & made sure he didn't eat or drink, although I believe he was 17 or 18 yrs. old. Anna blamed herself that she did explain everything & watch over Josh, who was in his twenties. They rescheduled & went back a week later for the procedure. I thought the Oral surgeon was generous to them. He should have charged them for the number of hrs. he couldn't work on them. The following week Josh brought a gallon of sweet tea as a thank you/joke gift to the Dr.

Cedric said...

When I see the Duggars, I think of people with poor hygiene & a dirty home & poor nutrition. They are disgusting.

just my thoughts said...

Duggars and Easter-you can google it-I remember Michelle doing a blog. They emphasis Resurerection Sunday. The Saturday before they do crafts and bake cookies-shape of crosses or hearts. No Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies-they get bags with snacks including their own individual jar of pickles. No egg dying, no Easter egg hunt. It is a shame no egg hunt with all that yard they have. Just think how fun it could be.

Dawn Whipple said...

Believe me,I am no fan of the Duggars. I think they are a bunch of grifters, but when did this happen? I remember reading something a long time ago, and I finally found it.

Now this next part I'm stealing from a message board, but apparently one woman did send a gift to the Duggar for Josie, the box had been opened and a note inside said "Thank you for thinking of us, but no thank you". Please donate to your favorite charity, place of worship or children's hospital" It was signed, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Family. I have to tell you I cried and have stewed over this. I know they are celebrities and there are some sick and weird people out there, but we are offended.

http://duggarsonmymind.blogspot.com/2010/04/are-duggars-your-friends.html

I don't understand.

Wendy said...

Re:just my thought comment. You are absolutely correct. I had forgotten that the big Easter treat was their own jar of pickles. If I remember correctly they were not even a brand name of pickles.

Dawn Whipple said...

I just wanted to add, the lady who had the gift for Josie returned by the Duggars stated that it was 2 brand new preemie outfits and a $25 gift card for diapers. There was some discussion if this were true, but she wrote in giving her name as Carrie Underson Williamsburg, VA

Serena said...

laura said... Green food everything , lacking in any real nutrition as is the norm...

Maybe fundies all cook alike....Did anyone notice on Dodo's...oops I meant Dojos that she (Sierra) is actually giving a recipe. It is chock full of monosodium glutamate (MSG)...Great, Sierra, feed your babies neurotoxins. Take some time off from trying to get your own breakout show and learn what is good for those little ones you have been entrusted with!

Oh, and those chips most likely have MSG.

This link should also show the last comment where someone tries to get through to Sierra.
http://dojosdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-easiest-soup-ever.html#comment-form

Serena said...

lisa mcginess said...

wonder how the duggar meet her?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you notice she has several of the Duggars names on things she has made. I betcha money she "presented" them with some of her tacky work and they thought it was so nice because it had their name on it.

Serena said...

Michelle's maiden name is Ruark, not Rourke. She is the youngest of Garrett and Ethel Ruark's children. There is Pam, Evelyn, Carol, Freda, Kathie, Garrett Jr. and then at the end of the line was Michelle.

Just thought of this.... said...

RE: Josh & Joseph were scheduled to have their wisdom teeth removed, something some of the others already had done. .... drank sweet tea...the oral surgeon said he couldn't do the surgery Jim Bob was furious & said to them well just go to the bathroom.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Why was Josh still having his dental appointments scheduled with the rest of the family by mommy and daddy if he is supposed to be a grown up with his own family?
What was he ever expected to do for himself if he still took care of everything for him and Anna took care of his "physical needs"?

Since he was so sheltered I have wondered too if he was feeling the girls over their clothes to see if he there was a "bump" like little boys have. (I had no brothers so I knew that boys were somehow different but was clueless about what they had.)

sandi said...

Lela,I think Michelle was advertising that 'Breast Friend' thing on the float.Not that it made it any easier to stomach

Missy said...

Michelle took the "breast friend" thing to the elementary school when she was reading to the kids & nursing Jordyn at the same time. Another case of she could have nursed her before she read a short kids book, but no she had to nurse at the same time.

Ginger said...

Sorry abut the misspelling of Michelle's maiden name, but she did say she was Irish & that yrs. ago the family had dropped the "O" from O'Ruark. I haven't paid that much attention to the spelling of her name. I know there are a numbers of ways to spell various names, so I wrote it the way I thought they spelled it.

Duggars are way too easily impressed by the most simple things said...

Anonymous lisa mcginess said...regarding
Sierra ... wonder how the duggar meet her?
___________________
My guess is she showed up with or sent this to them and impressed the heck out of the Duggars who don't know how cheap it is to make or how easily you can learn this using youtube or by googling. Check out the Duggars names on these:

https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/pb.162747157098690.-2207520000.1458652239./802054496501283/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/pb.162747157098690.-2207520000.1458652347./476414049065331/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/pb.162747157098690.-2207520000.1458652307./487307261309343/?type=3&theater

gen said...

About Sierra's recipe...

Is there really such a thing as canned chicken? I mean I know people who can meat including chicken, but it doesn't seem like it's what she was talking about. Can you really buy chicken in a can? And if you can, why in the world would you do it if you can avoid it?

And this thing is not really a recipe, it's mixing a bunch of canned stuff. Other than the cheese, I think that everything came out of a can. However if you rewrote the recipe with real food, which is not that hard (chicken, home made chicken stock, a roux to replace the cans of cream soup, beans that don't come out of a can (although the beans are the least offensive ingredient of this whole thing), fresh corn...) it could be pretty good, probably better because it would be WAY less salty.

Also note her stellar grammar and spelling. Please note the dripping sarcasm in my tone.

Sharla said...

Yes, there is canned chicken just like canned tuna.

Andrea said...

Jana in the latest promo: "I don't only cook and take care of babies. SURPRISE!" I think that Jana is sort of coming off as jaded and completely uninterested in filming. Not sure if it's true or not but her attitude seems to say complete indifference. I just wish for her sake she'd grow up and move on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a 26 year old woman living on her own or with a roommate. The irony is, she's kind of snarky on camera but totally obedient at home to her dimwitted parents.

Rudy Tecat said...

The Dojos Designs facebook page is way out of date. One video shows her placing chocolates on some plate without wearing rubber gloves (no thank you!). There are also some photos that elude to the Duggars, including one for Jana's birthday, but it was posted one year in November (isn't her birthday in January?)! Please, nobody order any of these for me, even for my birthday (which was last month, and all of you missed it!) Thank you. RT

cat said...

Omg I just flashed to Jessica Simpson in my head
;-/

Pray for Jana said...

Maybe Jana is trying to send a message to us that she hates that life and hates being forced to be on tv. At home around the micro- managing circus leader she has no choice but to act as they require.

Afterall, what can the poor thing do? Where could she go? Who can she even talk to if everything is monitored?

Rosa said...

Rudy Tecat,
Did you see these?

Sloppy Sierra - She is doing this in her home that has lots of small precious but often dirty kids? Someone asked if these are her bath towels she is draining the strawberries on:

https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/pb.162747157098690.-2207520000.1458652643./535084459864956/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/a.180657781974294.58547.162747157098690/535229526517116/?type=3&theater

This is where the microbiologist saw them and thought Sierra didn't know what she was doing as those strawberries are sketchy looking.

Her staging is pretty with the colors she used for the flowers and fabric... but the strawberries look messy and hurriedly made....not professional at all: https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/a.180657781974294.58547.162747157098690/180661018640637/?type=3&theater


You know this is her page as there is that stupid face she makes: https://www.facebook.com/dojosdesigns/photos/pb.162747157098690.-2207520000.1458652767./923854230987975/?type=3&theater

Brazen said...

I like how Sierra says she does everything with great passion. I think she probably rushes in and makes messes because she doesn't think things through to the end. Like having a bunch of kids as fast as she can to be like the Duggars, starting a "business" and I betcha she never got the proper inspections and licenses.

Just Disgusted said...

Re:Leia's comment about Michelle riding on the float & nursing the baby. I believe that was when they were in Dollywood & on the float in a parade that Michelle was nursing the baby. There were many comments about how she could have nursed the baby before the parade, or heavens forbid used a bottle for once. It really wasn't a very long parade. It was a ridiculous, that she choose to nurse the baby at that time. Jim Bob kept saying "well this is a first nursing a baby on a float in a parade." As far as the Christmas parade, Michelle signed the family up for the local yearly Christmas parade & I believe we only saw Michele when she singed them up & when they won a prize for the best religious float. It was Jim Bob & the kids that were really involved in the parade, although Michelle did make posters etc. That was the parade with the camel that Jim Bob borrowed from another "friend" & he was gong to ride it in the parade but he was actually afraid of the camel & made one of his boys ride it instead. Jim Bob is frightened of horses & animals such as camels. Michelle has always taken whatever opportunity she can, to be shown nursing her babies or pumping breast milk. In case nobody realizes it, she is the only woman in the world who has ever nursed a baby! (enter sarcasm here)

roddma said...

I don't think the Bateses are nicer at all.There areas many disturbing things about them as the Duggars. Gil made a remark the other day about how Christians are protected from cannibals, and that 'God' is working on the hearts of the cannibals. Michaela said she likes whatever Brandon likes. Kelly and two or three sisters just waltzed in their place and started telling her how to rearrange things. I thought it strange to learn Zach and Whitney use rent to own when Gothard forbids debt.. I'm not against debt, but rent to own is outrageous.Their involvement in ATI just negates any positive. It seems they are being careful what they show.

Gagamaggot said...

Rudy Tecat,

Oh my stars. Think about it. Sierra Jo Dominguez doesn't use gloves when she slips together those cHocolate covered strawberries.... And she has 5 little kids. Wiping boogers and poopy diapers and all the kid grime in between dipping; the thought grosses me out.

Seriously, I hope the health dept checks out this place after seeing that messy house.

Dawn Whipple said...

My take on Sierra and the flamingos is this: the Duggars just love getting all their kids involved with carpenters, auctioneers, business owners, you name it. Teaching them their jobs for free to qualify as a learning experience. Easy way to say school is done for the day kids. Jim Bob and Michelle get to be lazy. And someone else is entertaining their kids for the time. Whatever can benefit mom and pops Duggar. Remember when Sierra had to do a trial run of the brownies for Jessa' s wedding. Of course she came over and had the little kids help her make brownies. That's the way to get in good with the Duggars. Do something for them for free, that lets them off the hook with their kids. Sierra knows this I'm sure. Entertain their children for them, maybe reinforce measuring or whatever so Duggars don't have to. Well, I think Sierra was trying to do that and get bonus points with the flamingos, but missed the mark. I think she wanted something that included the whole family, and it just turned out to be dumb. Where she went wrong was expecting Jim Bob and Michelle to do the project with the kids. Had it been someone else like a painter teaching and supervising the kids with the flamingos, or even Sierra and her husband doing it, then perfect! But this required Jim Bob, so he looked less than impressed to say the least. Brown nosing disaster on her part I think.

Dawn Whipple said...

My take on Sierra and the flamingos is this: the Duggars just love getting all their kids involved with carpenters, auctioneers, business owners, you name it. Teaching them their jobs for free to qualify as a learning experience. Easy way to say school is done for the day kids. Jim Bob and Michelle get to be lazy. And someone else is entertaining their kids for the time. Whatever can benefit mom and pops Duggar. Remember when Sierra had to do a trial run of the brownies for Jessa' s wedding. Of course she came over and had the little kids help her make brownies. That's the way to get in good with the Duggars. Do something for them for free, that lets them off the hook with their kids. Sierra knows this I'm sure. Entertain their children for them, maybe reinforce measuring or whatever so Duggars don't have to. Well, I think Sierra was trying to do that and get bonus points with the flamingos, but missed the mark. I think she wanted something that included the whole family, and it just turned out to be dumb. Where she went wrong was expecting Jim Bob and Michelle to do the project with the kids. Had it been someone else like a painter teaching and supervising the kids with the flamingos, or even Sierra and her husband doing it, then perfect! But this required Jim Bob, so he looked less than impressed to say the least. Brown nosing disaster on her part I think.

lisa mc gins said...

saw from last nights show sierra and jessea are great friends. and when did jana become an lighting expert?/ and she said when the boys are not around? these boys are always around? they never leave home? now ginger is flipping cars

Virginia said...

I watched bits and pieces of last night's episode and found it to be quite boring. There is just no substance to these people at all. I thought it was downright stupid that Jessa kept mentioning that Jana was there as the "project manager". Hello....you do not need a "project manager" to install some lighting in a little 1,000 sq foot home. Bottom line is that the entire program was quite boring.

Rosa said...

I thought it was Anna who opened the door to letting "jack-of-all-trades-master-of-absolutely-none" Sierra get a toe-hold.

Wasn't that Sierra Jo Dominguez "Dojo" who pretended to be a "cake doctor"* they called in who "fixed" by kicking the camera men out of the kitchen. What came out just a little bit later was a bald faced LIE! It is not even the same cake that Anna was baking. Anna had a chocolate cake that she wanted to put with a vanilla one but it became all crumbly and gooey and nobody could save it for how it looked. Yet, Sierra, “the Cake Doctor” (wink-wink) gallops in and flutters around pretending to work on the layers to be covered with a new batch of frosting.


The inside of the cake presented so smugly by "Dodo" as her creation is rainbow layers, when Anna’s was half-chocolate, half-vanilla. And notice how it is covered in fondant icing? However, Sierra was prepping store-bought icing not the fondant that is on this. Why are the Duggars and Sierra pretend so much? Nothing they do seems to be truthful. Shame on the Duggars. Shame on Sierra for lying.

LOL! Sierra looks like she has been caught: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/15/18/2794D18F00000578-3040048-image-m-73_1429117702231.jpg






*another wonderful attribute these fundies take on, when they have no training....just claim t be whatever you wanna be and clueless people will believe it.

Windy said...

Something that's always bothered me about the Duggars is the lack of a bedtime routine. I recently saw a study by a number of Dr.s Pediatricians, General Practitioner too. These were the number of hrs. they all believed a child should have for sleep & this does not include the fact that they felt they should have a nap up to at least 5 yrs.
Infant(4-11months)12-15hrs
Toddler(1-2yrs)11-14hrs
(3-5yrs)10-13hrs
(6-13yrs) 9-11 hrs.
(Teen 14-17) 8-10 hrs.
Does anyone think any Duggar kids get that much seep?

Andrea said...

This is interesting . . .

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/news/a55748/advertisers-back-out-of-jill-jessa-counting-on/

According to Cosmopolitan magazine advertisers didn't know they had bought time during the broadcasting of Counting On . . . I think continuing to write and tell advertisers we're not interested in buy products advertised during Counting On will actually have an impact. Perhaps this is what will finally end the Duggars.

Twila said...

Here is where Sierra Jo Dominguez started trying to ingratiate herself to the Duggars so she could get on the show (2011):

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150912428655106&set=a.10150912427280106.762481.535410105&type=3&theater



More of Sierra's sloppy work:
https://www.facebook.com/sierrajo.dominguez/media_set?set=a.10150275299485106.533950.535410105&type=3

Rosa said...

Would someone in Arkansas PLEASE have the health dept check out this woman?
http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-2057237183/sierrajodominguez/photos/ig-1181900768364602226_2057237183

Where are the gloves?

Seeing her work in some pictures I think

Sierra Jo Dominguez is "Sloppy Jo" Dominguez

Meme said...

Although I do not watch the show I do continue to read this blog. I recently found Sierra's blog. Did you guys know that she is a WRITER? Isn't that interesting, considering all of her grammatical mistakes? If she is a writer then I must be Shakespeare. I'm starting on that first novel TODAY! I will be RICH!

Will said...

Love the links to Sloppy Jo. Oops....I mean Sierra Jo (Dominguez).

I don't know if you can copy and paste this so you can see this picture:
https://www.google.com/search?q=mark+dominguez&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1nveYhdzLAhXEbz4KHc1KDX0Q_AUICCgC&biw=1920&bih=938#tbm=isch&q=sierradominguez&imgrc=LnTo6jXARau39M%3A

What you need to see is the picture on there that looks like a screen shot of her AT&T cell phone with her , her husband on the right and two others in different frames. They have writing on their faces. (She has those googly eyes going and I just keep waiting for them to start spinning in different directions.)

Just wishing said...

When I saw Hannie, becoming another housemaid & the older girls saying how much she enjoyed cooking with them & shopping with the all her older sisters, all I could think of, was the time the producer asked all the kids individually what they wanted to be when they grew up. Almost every boy from Joseph down said a missionary. Jackson thought for a moment & said a policeman because they can carry guns. Hannie was the one & only child that didn't hesitate for even a minute. She immediately said she wanted to be a Dr. How very,cruel & sad for that child that she has now been brainwashed to say she just likes to cook& shop with her older sisters.

Leia said...

Sierra behaves as a Dork

Jen said...

Can someone tell me who is / was actually whose buddy / sister mom?
Jana - Jason +?
Jill - three kids I think, they were in her ultrasound episode
Jessa - Jordyn
And the rest? Do the older boys also have buddies?

Only me said...

Re:Rosa's comment on Sierra & the birthday cake. Boy do you have a good memory. You are absolutely correct. It was Sierra the cake Dr. that was Anna's best friend at that time, now she's Jessa's best friend She rushed in & in less that an hr. has the birthday cake completed & it didn't look anything at all like the one Anna was making. Anna also had Grandma D helping & Amy I think. There was no way on earth that cake turned from chocolate & gold, to rainbow layers in an hr. Take into consideration that they made the camera crew leave the kitchen while the cake Dr. worked her magic. I've always been sure that TLC whisked a store bought cake in the back door. I remember how everyone was marveling at the beautiful cake Anna made on her very first try, with just a little assistance from Sierra. You were right Anna was making half chocolate & half gold & it turned out to be a huge several layer rainbow cake. It was also supposed to be Anna first attempt at making a birthday cake. Only a bakery or professional could have made that cake. Just one question for bloggers; why do the Duggars have to lie abut something as simple as a birthday cake??

Lisa Mcginnis said...

anybody really beleive that jinger duggar will have her own business of flipping cars? bet it is a cover up for Josh to have his own business when he comes back? Jimbod would never allow his daughter to have her own business? cover up so they can have a show on tv and people to beleive thier phoney life?

mickey said...

I don't see much of a routine in that home at all. These people can't get anywhere on time. Seems like complete chaos to me. I guess they have managed to learn how to play the violin. Some of them.

Rosa said...

Sierra goes right along with the lying and pretends she is something she is NOT! She is not a cake doctor....which is what led to that idiotic job of being a WEDDING PLANNER....and the messy chocolate covered strawberries made in her dirty house.


Isn't her husband supposed to be a youth minister?

Leah said...

These are/were the buddy groups I think

Jana - Jason, Jackson and Josie
Jill - Joy-Anna, James and Jennifer
Jessa - Jeremiah, Justin and Jordyn
Jinger - Jedidiah and Johannah

Joy has taken over her group.

Rosa said...


Anonymous Only me said...why do the Duggars have to lie abut something as simple as a birthday cake??


LOL! Why not. They don't tell the truth about much..

Sierra Jo Dominiguez must not be truthful either since she was involved in the deception.

Rosa said...

Jen,

This came from another site:

Jana raised Jason, Jackson, Josie.
Jessa had a boy twin, Justin, Jordyn.
Jill had Joy, James, Jenni.
Jinger had a boy twin and Johannah.

Ridiculous said...

Seeing the list of who was who's buddy, in other words who raised which child,I guess we know why Michelle has so much time to have "sweet fellowship," with Jim Bob.

Why Not said...

With all Jessa's talk about adoption, I have to ask whatever happened to Michelle & Jim Bob adopting? Don't tell me Michelle wasn't being truthful about adoption. Of course, Jim Bob was never on board about adoption.

Just Saying said...

I'll bet there are adoption agencies everywhere in this country that feel Jessa & Ben's house would be perfect for a baby. That dust under that bed in Jessa & Ben's bedroom is probably just the type of home they are looking for. A child wouldn't even need to go outside to play in the dirt.

Disgusted with Duggars said...

Boy Jinger got off lightly with everyone else having an extra child to care for.
Just wanted to mention about all the dust under Jessa bed. I think we all know, or we ourselves have been fulltime working mom's, who took care of their home well enough to keep that amount of dust from accumulating!

Nellie said...

About the violins. I remember when they were all up on stage and Hannie said later that she and Jackson didn't know how to play so they were supposed to pretend.

MORE DUGGAR DECEPTION

Just Me said...

I hate to think of all the money spent on the Duggars latest mission trip. I don't care if it was TLC's money or the Duggars but everyone knows how much air fare is & that money could have been better spent by giving it to "real missionaries," not the Duggars. Plus the waste for the foolish backpacks. What do the children need backpack for? Do they have books to put in them notebooks, pencils & pens? What a waste, when some good could have been done. Of course I'm sure they were prayed over, so that counts for something.

Missy said...

Boy I wish when I was a young mother I was able to sit around & just enjoy myself as Jessa does. Actually Ben is pretty much around the house doing not much of anything either. What a life those two have! Of course, reality TV wasn't a big thing when I was a young mom, so I guess I missed the boat. However I did clean the house & have the care of my baby & meals to prepare, while my hubby was at work. You see in order to have a home & all that went with that, back in the day i.e. electric bill, heat,insurance etc. hubby had to go to work every day! We both had to keep regular hrs.to maintain a house & care for a child. I just hope these young women who idolize the Duggars girls, will realize that their lives are not going to be that easy.

Devil MadeMe Do It said...

According to the internet rumors, Josh Duggar, now completely cured of his sex addiction, is planning on going on a speaking tour. He will mostly target, Ultra Conservative Christian Groups. Since we have this information before all the venues are completely sold out, I thought we could hire a few buses, get our tickets & go as a group to show support of how successful the rehab facility has been & that we are our completely confident that Josh's is totally recovered from his brief but unfortunate association with the devil. Just a suggestion if you plan to attend please think carefully about bringing your young daughters along.

Anna is not responsible for Josh's sins said...

Is it the Duggars and Sierra who lied,or tlc? My guess is tlc tells them what they want,and they go along with it.JMO

Everybody's bestest friend.. said...

Looks to me that if TLC tells them what to do and Sloppy Jo goes along with deceiving viewers that makes Sloppy Jo Dominguez just as guilty.

By the way I thought both Jill and Jessa claimed they were marrying their best friend.... So if BinSeewad was Jessa's BFF how did Sloppy Jo Dominiguez horn in? Oh, wait Sierra is like a bull in a china closet. she will do anything to get her nose on tv.....

She will homeschool your kids, make brownies with them, be laughed at for all of her stupid ideas, which might be painting flamingos or the worlds most ill thought out idea for weddings

And now that she is wearing the extra long skirts and that wad of too long curly hair she does look like Michelle

Mindi said...

Re:Various comments about Sierra. I find the most absurd fact is that she's only been married a few yrs. & yet she has all those kids with apparently no end in sight. She better wise up & realize that she's not going to get her own reality show. As a matter of fact, it's beginning to look like the end for the Duggars. So it doesn't bode well for her.

Esther said...

Since I refuse to put money in the Duggars bank account by staring at the freak show I am wondering if Drama Mama Sloppy Jo got herself on several times.


Too bad TLC doesn't understand that they would have more viewers of they would instead do documentaries on people who have left cults and want to expose them.

Start with Anna's brother. Pay him what you do Jim Bob or even less and I betcha he
would be glad to sing. Wow! They would have tons of viewers. I'd watch.

Simple Sierra said...

I googled Sierra Baird Carthage, MO and saw she was a Junior in HS in 2006, so she graduated from HS in 2007 at 17 and was seeing that guy who was over 8 years older who wasn't dating her but told her that he loved her....they married in December 2007 when she was 18 and he was 26.

They didn't start having kids until July 2010.
Then by 2015 POOF!, as poor simple Sierra would say,choosing that word from her amazing vocabulary ....Poof! There were 5.

Just Me said...

Re: Esther's & Simple Sierra's comments. Great post from both of you. I absolutely cannot believe Sierra had 5 kids in 5 yrs. Apparently she has no further education than High School. How did she become such an expert businesswoman?

lisa mc gins said...

heard on Facebook nathan bates is in a courtship with some girl named ashly?

The Duggar trough.... said...

Just Me,
Apparently Sierra is ingratiating herself to Jim Bob(having kids fast and furious and showing up with some of her tacky chocolate messes to get them excited because they can almost read their names in what should be posted under "Nailed it" on pinterest.
She is learning how to become an "expert business person" from ol' Jim Bob.....because he claims all of his kids are such things as concert pianists without the proper training or certification....so Sierra bellies up to the trough to join in as the clan attempts to deceive everyone who hasn't a lick of sense.

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