Free Discussion, February, 2017

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Carolee said...

Just biding our time waiting for the news of Jessa's baby birth, Derrick's illness diagnosed and Jill's narrowing artery replacement procedure plans. Could a job for one of the boys be right around the corner?? Complete information coming on Jana's plans for decorating Joy's camping cabin.

Duggarsbegone said...

Can this show get any more boring?

Dalene said...

I don't watch so what is this about Jill's narrowing artery replacement procedure?

Bebe said...

I keep hoping this show will get cancelled, but it doesn't lol. Kate Gosselin is still on tv and looking at the other blog her shows ratings are very bad so the duggars ratings must be gold to TLC.
The Duggars are toxic, but their fans lap up their lies. Their fans jump up and rally behind them as being a "good Christian family" which they really aren't.
The show is boring and nothing changes with the Duggars, countless babies, weddings the daughters of course not the sons, crazy eyes Michelle staying sweet and Jim Bob being creepy.
Why does this family have fans? The kids are cookie cutter personalities with no goal, ambitions or individuality. Why are these fans so in love with kids and adults who can't got out of the house alone or even hug their family members. The cult around and that is the duggars is interesting and heartbreaking

lisa mcgingess said...

the older duggars girls will be on peple magazine this week. ask joy if she will marry? said ask her father or austin? ok no ask her not them it is not up to them but her? sounds like already she is forced in getting hitched? feel sorry for her. hope she and Jana ran away.

Carolee said...

It has been reported that during a recent doctor visit, it was diagnosed that Jill's artery by her heart has narrowed so something will have to be done to help her before she has an artery blockage.

Just Terrible said...

Sorry but Joy deserves what she gets with this pre-arranged marriage. It appears that both fathers are the ones behind the marriage, which means the are getting something out of it. Joy has known for a long time that "daddy," will pick her husband for her. It doesn't matter if she as ever met him, knows him or likes him. All this nonsense about them knowing each other since they were 3 yrs. old, is ridiculous If you have lived with that for all these yrs. its time to speak up for yourself. I know people think it's not possible but her life is about to be ruined. If she can't even admit that she's getting married there's something seriously wrong. There must be someone she can go to & get help from them. I know her sisters are no help but still. Isn't it strange that none if the boys are subjected to this abuse & in my opinion it's brutal to force a young girl to marry someone she really doesn't know. What a cruel & sad life for this young women.

laura said...

Just terrible- read a response she made to a rag about a possible upcoming marriage. To paraphrase she replied. that 'they' would 'have to ask Austin and her dad'
I took that to mean SHE does not know, but her father, Jim Bob duggar, the patriarchal pervert unnnaturally taken up with the sexual aspects of all his daughter's lives, and the child Forsyth do.
I took that to mean that she has no opinion on the rest of her life and she puts it ALL in men's hands,
1- her father who should be as far away as possible from her and
2- Austin, another manufactured child slave robot, fruit from ANOTHER unbalanced, controlling, fear and hell-mongering man's loins.
Do not the parents desire healthy relationships for their blessings?
She did not put an opinion forth aside from the token, scripted, jim bob-allowed 'its amazing'
Have a feeling joy-Anna is.... Not going to be living life on her own, natural terms.
So just furious- I do not agree with you that she gets what she deserves. She is no longer a child but she is still an innocent brainwashing victim. I will pity her and pray for her escape. Even though our prayers did not work for the 1st 4 females.
As a human she does not know how to think, feel, react or hope outside of what she has been programmed to do.
And the programming is Stroooonnnngg with these ones.
Hope jinger isn't secretly sitting on a pregnancy. Hope jinger is enjoying a little bit of normal life, free of fear of the outside world, hell, alienation and ignorance.

Hope so Much Jeremy isn't a closet FREAK where jinger will suffer in any way. She deserves a decent life. Doing what SHE wants. That is NOT a bad thing.
Maybe if they cut or tied their hair out of their faces they would be able the think straight.
We might tend to forget in our snarkiness that the resultant behavior and attitudes of these kids comes from a strong source-jb and mememechelle. It is quite sad.
Nature vs nurture. You tell me.

Could it get more boring said...

Bebe,the sentence that says "the cult around and that is the Duggars are interesting and heartbreaking.. I would say the Duggars are interesting to some fans but heartbreaking to others.

roddma said...

As far as what Kelly vs Michelle does, I think you have to be careful here. Many things could be staged. Maybe Gil going to the store was for show,and I hope it isnt but reality tv isn't 100%. I don't buy the squeaky clean Bates seemingly together happy all the time for one minute. The Duggars were presented this way too.
And no matter, both families allowed their kids around a man with sexual misconduct charges.They still have the same core beliefs.

Aimee said...

I skimmed the People.com article and when asked about getting married Joy said something to the tune of "I will have to see what Daddy and Austin say about the next year..." What?! Just JB and Austin have a say?! I am curious to see the episode with them courting - I am imagining him to be young, ill-spoken, and just into her looks much like Ben was with Jessa.

Aunt Bea said...

Joy's airhead interview about the courtship she was assigned to indicates to me that she and Austin don't talk about anything important with each other. Otherwise, she would know what's in this guy's head about their direction. How can a person marry someone they haven't really spoken to, I'll never know. We thought the first 3 Duggar daughters weren't ready for marriage, but Joy, so far, takes the cake.

Trish said...

Anna's talking with an attorney according to the Daily Mail.

Esther Cushing said...

How traumatic it will be for Joy to be led down the aisle to marry a man she really doesn't know and then to be whisked off to her honeymoon. Just sad that these old men do this to a young girl and a boy who is about as free as Joy. Wouldn't it be great if they took off on their own to another town and started their own lives, apart from the controlling families?
There is no reason why they couldn't get jobs and have their own little place.

Daddysgirl said...

The 3 already married girls were emotionally stunted (as all the kids are) and who knows how jinger is so far adjusting to married life but joyanna speaks and behaves like a much younger child - marriage will be disastrous. God love these poor women/children because no one else ever did. Their parents have sold every one of them to the point that even terrible publicity is still good publicity.

Aunt Bea said...

The reason Joy couldn't get a job is because she isn't trained to do ANYTHING.

Arelena said...

The adults do not allow the children to have schooling, jobs or any money of their own as a way of controlling them as adults. It wouldn't be easy for them to run away, broke and no place to live. Most young people work and save to have their own place. I doubt either of them has a bank account though they have slaved for their parents, doing the dirty work the parents did not wish to do. So sad, these prisoner children.

Hello said...

I don't believe any of the girls would have a clue how to live on their own. Jboob made sure he trained them to believe that that they can't do anything without a male figure telling them what to say, think, do and act. He also makes sure he picks the authority figure to take his place. What happens if one of the girl's husbands passed away? Do they go back to being totally controlled by daddy Jboob? They sure haven't been trained to think for themselves and believe they can't survive without a man controlling them.

Evanelle said...

If a son in law dies, Gothard rules they go back to daddy, just like grandma did. If daddy dies, Josh, the eldest is supposed to be next in line to rule, even over Michelle, like Jimbob over grandma. Thankfully, grandma was strong enough to break away out of her laundry room.

Just Furious said...

RE:Laura's reply to my comment, that Joy is getting what she deserves. Perhaps I am being too tough on her but I'm looking at the entire family, especially the girls that are already married, as well as Joy's comment that she will have to ask daddy & Austin about the marriage. I've said run too many times. Now I'm saying, how much can you watch what's happening in your family without realizing that there is something seriously wrong with your parents? Joy was the one that had the spunk & pretty much enjoyed her life such as it was...a tomboy. Those days are gone & that's thanks to her mother. There are people in this world that look around & say that's not what I want for my life & they summon the courage to make a life for themselves. I know Joy can't get what most girls her age would get or a job but many young women are doing well as au pairs. They get to experience another family perhaps travel with them & eventually see that there is life to be lived without that leach of a father she has. I guess all I meant to say was that she is going from the frying pan into the fire without even giving it a thought. All the while lately she's giving orders (Jana will do it)& acting like she is fully in charge of her own life & she never will be. I'm just fed up & furious with the entire Duggar family.

Tori Bell said...

Sierra (Sloppy Jo) Dominguez announced right before Jinger's wedding that she was out of the wedding planner business (some say because Jinger wasn't using Sierra.) then she claimed she was putting her way overpriced chocolate covered strawberries bidness on the back burner.


Sierra Jo Dominguez is on etsy claiming "Home of the Cupcake In A Jar!" Seriously, she posted that on January 21, 2017. She trawls Pinterest which when googled returns 1000+ ideas about Cupcakes In A Jar....so why is she advertising on hers that it is home of the Cupcake in a Jar?


She is charging $39.99 for: "A ready-to-eat cupcake Layered in a glass jar, with frosting in between each layer!" (Four cupcakes in a jar.) It shows she has had 88 sales, so far. That is $10 for a cupcake! Who in their right mind is falling for this when Nothing Bundt Cakes are much more elegant and less expensive. Hers are made in her home with 5 kids and she talks about one pooping with it running all over the place and getting in that long wad of hair she has. Yuk!

Tori Bell said...

Should have made sure I added that those cupcakes ol' Sierra Jo Dominguez is selling on etsy are 4 in a pack for $39.99!

The ones that have 6 in them look like they are crumbled messes like little kids make when eating, yet they are sold out. Wonder what they cost for 6.

Review left someone: Shipping made them so that they didn't really look like the picture, but the taste makes up for the look!! (How bad did they look as the 6 pack picture she posted looks pretty messy.)

Tori Bell said...

Since Valentines Day is coming up I wonder if Sierra Jo Dominguez will be making HER famous chocolate covered strawberries. LOL!

FACT: They are incredibly easy to make. We make them for large events--- simply dip strawberries in melted chocolate chips and lay out on wax paper to cool.*

And Sierra was charging a fortune for them. like they were real special.


*And that recipe was from Shari's Berries as she had it printed in Guidepost magazine with her story: https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/life-advice/finding-life-purpose/berried-in-chocolate

Crazy Bunch said...

I'm in a generous mood everyone let me know what type of cupcake in a jar you'd like & I'll make sure you get one. Sorry I can't promise it won't be one that the kids have been helping her with.

Sasha said...

Who would want to buy a cupcake in a jar for that crazy amount of money?? Just go to a bakery or make your own. I don't understand this. Also, I thought a kitchen had to have a Board of Health certificate in order to sell food products.

Heart in Florida said...

Since Jinger's brothers went out to buy her a car as a wedding gift, I'm sure now that none of the adult Duggar children have anything in their own names, like their own car to drive. I suspect all of the titles to the vehicles are either in Jim Bob's personal name or some type of "Duggar Trust" ownership. Jinger didn't even have a vehicle from the family to take with her. After all those kids did for their parents I think that's a terrible thing.

softsidecd said...

Crazy Bunch, Any cupcake will do as long as it is hair free. Thank you. Lol.

Aunt Bea said...

I noticed that Jeremy said that he had "a friend" with a truck to lend him so they could bring the furniture home. Is he, too, starting with the "a friend" thing suddenly? How is it that the Duggars always seem to have a "friend" around to help for free and now Jeremy too? I'm thinking this isn't looking too good. Look for Jeremy to start wearing the Duggar male uniform...and start speaking like them too.

Elise said...

Lol! It looks like what one is gets when they give a baby their first birthday cake and let's them play in it.

Oh, my goodness...maybe that is how she came up with that nasty looking mess. Instead if wasting it she scooped it into jars

And there are googly eyes fundies paying $10 for each mess in a jar.

I wonder if she is doing everything legally like collecting state and local taxes on sales since 39 states require her collect, keep records and send remit it to the correct government agency.

Crazy Bunch said...

Thanks softsidecd for not being very difficult to please. Are you sure you don't want to reconsider a cupcake made in the area where one of the children was pooping & it was running all over the place?

Kayla said...

They apparently do not have a decent health dept that inspects homes that make and sell food in stores, which she was doing with those awful looking strawberries

Now she is selling crummy looking cupcake remnants nationwide I'd hope there would be some federal type law or health regulations she'd be required to follow.

Imagine someone getting sick from one of those. I mean it is huge when a big company like Blue Bell or Sabra gets busted but I bet they have insurance on case they get sued plus they are corporations so they can't be personally sued, but I would imagine she never bothered to incorporate putting everything she owns in jeopardy if and when someone sues.

Ginger said...

Aunt Bea you question is so easy to answer. Duggar friends always show up when a camera crew is there filming.

My Opinion said...

Does anyone want to take a poll regarding whether or not Sierra is doing everything legally? Collecting state & local taxes would require a CPA & I may be wrong but I don't think she is one or hires anyone, anymore than Jim Bob does. We're not talking about baking at the holidays & giving something we made to a friend or neighbor or family member as a gift. Sierra is trying to run all these different businesses out of her home & I feel sure without the knowledge of the correct government agencies. I agree with Elise.

Tori Bell said...

Every one of the labels on Sierra Jo Dominiguez Duggar's instagram says to KEEP REFRIGERATED. Since she is mailing them anywhere she can find a sucker to buy them I wonder if she is packing them in some special cooler so when they get there a few day s later they are still edible.

Tori Bell said...

The flavors Sloppy Jo...I mean...Sierra Jo Dominiguez is selling, according to her instagram:

- I love you berry much....StrawBERRY cupcake with a cream cheese frosting. Keep refrigerated.
- Confetti in the air (like ya just don't care.)* Vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and edible confetti. Keep refrigerated.
- The chocolate one Homemade browning layers, drizzled with ganache, topped with chocolate frosting... Keep refrigerated.
- Expresso yourself...coffee flavored cupcake, with mocha butter cream frosting. Keep refrigerated.

I don't see the ingredients on any of them. Isn't it illegal to sell food without putting the ingredients on it?

*No, I didn't make that up. It is some Sierra silliness.

Just Terrible said...

RE: Laura's comments about Joy having no say. You hit the nil on the head. I always remember from the time she was 9 or 10 she would always say that daddy would pick the husband for her. She would have to see what daddy said about someone that came into her life that she liked. So she has known all her life hat daddy is in charge of her & any courting, engagement or marriage she has. It's so far beyond sad that I can't even think of any comment to address it.

Laddies said...

Blips from Sierra's instagram in regards to the pricing someone said:
Do these come wrapped in gold? The price of these are INSANE!

Someone defended 'her greediness' by saying "Sierra has a burden on her heart to fill our bellies and her family's bank account at the same time. These prices do NOT cross the line into greedy. Most small businesses aim for a profit of at least 60%, and by my estimation she is humbly accepting less than that. This is a Psalms 31 woman if I ever saw one!"

Sierra then responded "Laddies, you have filled my cup." (Laddies, LOL!

Sierra responded Not wrapped in gold. I'm sorry the price doesn't meet your expectations.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wow! Just Wow! A Psalms 31?

As a matter of a fact... said...

Jill just said in an interview with People mag that she, Derrick, and Israel are returning to CA in the near future and will return for the delivery of her baby. Is she plain nuts???
Zika could severely damage her unborn child. What, does she think TLC/ the camera crew can protect her against the virus???

Elise said...

Wasn't Sierra selling apple butter at one time? I think it was on etsy. She hasn't a clue of what all she does NOT know about running a business.

She needs to calm down, take some free help from SCORE, a free consultation from an atty regarding setting up an LLC so she doesn't lose everything by her lack of knowledge and learn what all it takes to run a business. How many things has this poor thing tried ...being a tv star, painting flamingos, tacky Pinterest weddings that she goofs up big time...chocolate covered strawberries made in the home using white towels...that probably dry off little kids bodies, including their behinds, the not-quite-right lettering of signs...and now this...etc.

And her husband seems to chug along behind her.

Abby D. said...

Oh, good grief! Here is the way Sierra explains her mess in a jar
"Pre-made, ready to eat with a spoon! All the best attributes of cupcake (cake and frosting), with out the crumbly mess of a normal cupcake!"

People keep asking about them saying on the label that they must be refrigerated, but she will not respond to that. She put These will be shipped priority mail, so you're guaranteed 2-3 day shipping.

Does she think the post office will keep them refrigerated those 2-3 days?

Elspeth said...

I think I'll drive a mile to the bakery and buy the cake in a jar/vase fresh from the reefer after being baked that morning and enjoy it as soon as I get home. $3.50 to $5.00 depending on size and flavor. Plus I trust the bakery to follow health department standards and to be inspected regularly.

Eloise said...

Jill is out of her mind if she's going to travel to CA while pregnant thinking she will return for the birth. Who knows what can happen suddenly requiring the immediate need of medical care? Didn't she suffer enough with the birth of Israel and end up having a C-secion? What is she doing about the narrowing of her artery and the stress on the artery with the baby growing inside her? Obviously she will not have medical care. Will Dillard not solve his puking and wasting away medical issues before going back to CA? I don't see he can decline anymore and remain alive. Zika can cause life time muscle damage and pain so why put Israel in that danger? I thought Jill was so stressed out about going back to CA but now while pregnant she's going back?? Nonw of this makes good sense.

Abilene said...

Elspeth,

Just think how many boxes of Aldi cake mix, cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar yu could buy for the cost of just one of her 'copycat from Pinterest's 1000+ Cupcake in a Jar recipes.

Wait a minute! Was that the things she had at Jessa's baby shower? I am sure those backwards people with their limited access to the internet (and thus Pinterest) praised the heck out of them. A lightbulb sent off in her head, her eyes bugged out and in that split second she knew her latest business venture....Scoop up the kids messes, throw in a jar, toss in some icing and sell on etsy.

Abilene said...

Betcha them returning to Central America is all an act. They never intend to go with what all Eloise wrote. However, the script they are working on tells her to she will play it up, pretending she really wants to go ....and then how sad that her doctor will not allow her to go. So knowing it ain't happening..Jill will really play it up that she wants to go.

Watch and see if she doesn't have a balled up Kleenex dabbing at the fake tears, saying how upset she is that they can't go.

Penny said...

am sorry if my questions appear twice first time poster!!1 these young women were groomed since birth to be homemakers/mothers but seem clueless about basic cooking and claiming they cannot cook and giggling about it.seems odd.2 men are the ultimate authority yet Jeremy let Jessa bull doze him when it came to decorating his own home,usually the couple decorate their home with their own taste.I get organizing because I am terrible with maximizing space,but she is over the top,she Jessa does not live there.3 why do the younger women insist on dangerous home birth/no prenatal care,the elder duggar woman gave birth in a hospital.why do the young husbands remain mum on the care of their wives and children?Technically the parents are no longer next of kin now that they are married,their husbands are.It is all so odd,thank you for your feedback.

Jen Trudeau said...

I kind was speed reading your post and thought you said something about buying a cupcake from a reefer store! Lol, I live in Seattle so we actually have those here.

Abilene said...

Penny,
It is all scripted.
Michelle can't seem to cook. Who cooks one egg for an entire brood? She was only 16 when she met Dimbulb and was the baby of the family so probably never learned how. Then she was spitting out kids right and left probably didn't feel good, so did the easiest thing she could....Throw some processed food- macaroni and cheese or cereal on the table and call it a meal.

So, her daughters learn nothing from her. (I had a class where we learned how to cook, some basic sewing, etiquette, fill out a tax form, write a check and a few things around the house, etc. These kids don't get that opportunity to go out in the real world and learn a thing. What Michelle and Jim Bob can't get someone to show them---for free, of course, they will never learn. )

These poor little girl women probably giggle out of embarrassment that they really do not know how to do these simple things. Knowing they aren't good at it, it is nice to allow someone else to help....or take over. Enter sister Jessa, who is confident that she knows how.

Maybe Jim Bob calls the shots on how money can be spent since he has the purse strings...I will feed you and your family, give you a house and buy your clothes, but I will not pay for anything that is unnecessary, such as going to a hospital to have a kid, since that is no big deal...after all each of us came in the world that way.

Bird said...

What a better way to get viewers and donations, send you're pregnant daughter back to C. A. Who cares about the risks! The better the sickness, the bigger the donations! How can those people at TLC sleep at night? How do you happily film these people taking so many risks? Who cares about the adults, those poor kids have no clue!!

CanGirl said...

Jessa has confirmed she is having another home birth. I don't understand why these girls continually put themselves (and more importantly, their babies) at such risk. One would think if "children are a blessing from God", they wouldn't deliberately endanger the life of their child.

Trish said...

Ok I get that the girl/women have been sheltered but they do have Bibles. How I wish they would turn to Psalm 119: 66. Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.

Knowledge is not evil! It's ok to learn!

Heather said...

Trish..That would be God's commands, not Jimbobs?

Trish said...

Don't forget good judgment! Any trace of that in this Family?

Trish said...

Just saw "InTouch" mag at the grocery. Elder Duggars in divorce scandal.

Just wondering said...

Did anyone notice how strange Jill acted as they walked away from the dorm building and her MIL said she could push Izzie in his stroller. Jill didn't even look at or acknowledge her. Finally Derrick said he could push him. What a socially unskilled girl she is!!

Susie said...

All of those adult aged males in a Quiverfull cult with no education and no job skills and no desire to do anything but look at each other and pretend they are happy. The Bates and the Duggars are really good examples of what not to do when starting a family. I hope all of the women out there stay clear of these guys and I pity any one who thinks they are using the gifts God gave them. Get up, get out of your parent's houses, get yourself educated and get going on a career to support yourself. Same message for the adult aged women in that cult. Marriage should come after you prove your independence if you choose it. And, tell Daddy what he can do with that purity ring!!!!

Gouda said...

Saw a article on-line today that said the Duggars will have a new show this fall called Duggars: last kid standing. Anyone else see this?

The Lost said...

Susie your advise is spot on. Only one problem--- it ain't nevaa gonna happen!!

What a Witch said...

RE:Just Wondering's comments about Cathy wanting to push the stroller. I believe she was reminiscing about when she took her boys there when they were that age, in a stroller & wanted to relive that with Izzy. Stupid Jill either didn't get it or didn't want it to happen. How cruel. Jill keeps saying on tape that they don't know how long Cathy will be around but she won't even let her push the stroller.

Bird said...

I think those bibles are written by Jimbob

Blah said...

Has anyone notice that Jessa is saying they need to get a bigger house now that they have 2 kids? Seriously?! The audacity! Somebody needs to give her a reality check about how people who have no family planning live. Does she not remember how her and so many of her siblings lived in a house, not much bigger than her own, lived? She has to infant boys for crying out loud! They can share a room! She needs to watch some episodes from her childhood and learn how to make the most of what she has. In reality, Ben does not have a career that can allow them to afford a house, even the one they currently live in. Real ppl have to live in apartments with little privacy, having to worry abt neighbors hearing crying in the middle of the night. They have been given that house to use by jim bob. I am thoroughly disgusted that Jessa would make a demand for a bigger house like that. They have no humility whatsoever. IMHO, even if you have money, it's abt the principle. Especially if you were raised in a way and it supposedly bestowed you some wisdom to live within your means, you would try to continue that for the sake of your children, under their circumstances, if they were wise. Clearly they hold no wisdom. They're just children trying to irresponsibly have as many children as they can.

Sharla said...

The last kid standing article is from a satire site.

Mrs. Jensen said...

How awful that Jill makes references to how long Cathy might be around. If I were Cathy, I'd feel depressed and upset hearing such rude stupidity out of Jill's mouth. Why does Jill have to get attention by referring back to Cathy's serious illness. She did the same attention grabbing recently by posting the death photo of the the fetus Jubilee. Maybe Jill should start worrying about how long her wasting away husband will be around and how long she will last if her artery is actually becoming narrower. Jill exhibits NO EMPATHY.

More disgusted than usual said...

Jill is a ditz if she is making remarks about they don't know how long Derick's mom will be around. Someone needs to tell that airhead Jill that she might not be here tomorrow either. Good grief. Is she not aware that we are ALL terminal. She needs to keep her stupid motor mouth shut.

lisa mcgingess said...

if jessa is saying they need a bigger house. everyone please contact tlc and tell them to cancel this show. i contact them as much as i can so they will cancel the show. then they will have to live real lives and get real jobs. then maybe think about their lives and see how the real world lives. hope michelles tells them how they use to live with 14 kids sharing one bathroom.

Meme said...

So Muffin is spouting off about her sweet, loving mother-in-law's numbered days? Is it just more attention grabbing or is it wishful thinking?

For a long time now Derick has looked to Jill for cues on what he needs to think or feel. Even when he was in his element at his alma mater he was doing it. He turns his head in her direction, lowers his eyes and waits for a cue. She's the clearinghouse even (or especially) when Derick's mom is around. Jill always wanted to be the one in control and apparently she got her way. This is just my opinion but I believe that Jill initially pushed Derick in the direction of CA. She wanted to be away from his sick Momma, working as missionaries together. Derick would preach and she would utilize that sham diploma of hers, delivering the babies of poor, unsuspecting women. She figured she could build her skills as she & the hubby lived a romanticized lifestyle. Reality changed everything, of course.

I don't believe that Jill knows WHAT she wants anymore. But to talk about Cathy's impending death, on national television no less, is disrespectful and cruel. Don't worry, Derick won't crawl Jill about it. He won't say anything. His wife told him not to.

Aunt Bea said...

Jessa has two boys now. A two bedroom house is still "ok" for them. The sons can share a room, like my two sons did. She grew up in a sardine can with 14 children and two parents in that tiny house. How is this one "too small" at this time? Entitled, that's what she has become.

Meme said...

O.M.G! Sitting here watching a rerun of Bringing Up Bates and the Duggar-Bates similarities are staggering!

This is the Thanksgiving episode at Gil's parents' farm. First, we have Kelly Bates standing around in the kitchen doing nothing. I take that back...she is eating breakfast. In the next scene we have Kelly standing around outside doing nothing. I take that back...she is watching the kids color and decorate. Meanwhile, the older daughters are inside, helping their grandmother cook the ginormous meal. Sound familiar? Anyway, at one point one of the Bates girls decides to hang decorations above the outdoor table. In her dirty shoes she...wait for it...climbs up on top of the table and clops around all over the CLEAN TABLECLOTH! Kelly nonchalantly remarks that Granny would really have a fit if she saw this. Right on cue, Grandma Jane steps outside, sees her granddaughter walking on the tablecloth and begins to holler (of course) about her dirty shoes! Cut to the granddaughter as she says, "Welp, I guess I shoulda taken the tablecloth offa the table afore I walked on it but I don't know - I just didn't think about it." Blank stare. Cut to the oldest brother (sorry I don't know Bates names at all) as he says, "Granny used to be a nurse and she goes crazy over germs." Um, honeybun, MOST PEOPLE would go crazy over someone leaving a dirt trail on the picnic table just before a meal.

Sorry folks, but Kelly is as useless and airheaded as Michelle Duggar any day. I was surprised.

Marla Ann said...

Who knows how long anyone will live. Jill should be checking to see if her artery problem is serious, especially now that she is pregnant and trying to get some quality (I said quality, not frozen tatertots & cans of food) down her skinny, puking husband. Cathy has done her treatments and is doing great...might be healthier then Jill & Derrick.

Chela said...

This may have been shared before, but its Jinger playing the piano (JerBabe recorded it) I'm honestly stunned, because she was always touted as "the photographer", not the "concert pianist". LOL

http://www.jingerandjeremy.com/2017/01/jinger-on-the-piano/

Ruby said...

Jinger's piano skills are mediocre at best. The notes are undefined and the phrasing is poor. She is trying to imitate Erin Bates.

Dana Alton said...

It is possible Jinger is honing her piano skills for Jeremy's church services....not the one in Texas but the tv evangelist show he's hoping for to get that money rollin'in.

Liberace said...

Isn't Jinger the one who could play two pianos at once?

Don't Blame Me said...

Contacting TLC does no good. They go by how many tune in. People complain about them but there they are parked in front of the tv watching and keeping the ratings up.

lisa mcgingess said...

why are the duggar family have to do video for every time this family makes an annoucement? seems they always wants to be on tv. Jermery espically seems to want to be making videos all the time.

Aunt Bea said...

Is it me or did Jessa have a bit of botox put in her upper lip? I looked at her close ups and noticed her mouth seemed a bit different. I then observed the earlier footage of her and her upper lip was NOT so puffy. I think she's had some "sexy work" done. Did anyone else notice this?

Kalma K. said...

It certainly is possible vain Jessa had filler to enhance her lip. She's so fond of the "duck mouth selfies". I predict Michelle will soon get a face lift since she has to stay attractive enough for Jimbob to still want her to be available and she's showing her age since she's started her "new season of life" or as normal people say..... menopause. I guess it's acceptable for a Gothard female to get plastic surgery since they are so into their looks with all that heavy, slutty looking make up, especially the annoying black eyeliner the girls, especially Jinger paint on their faces.

Wednesday said...

Not sure if I heard this right. I was watching on Youtube and Jill was giving a 16 month old a piano lesson? Really? I had my kids in Kindermusik, but never heard of giving such a little one an actual lesson.

LilBit0318 said...

Re: Wednesday's comments...

Someone correct me if I'm not recalling this correctly, but I seem to remember an episode a while back where the description TLC/my cable guide gave said something about a "piano lesson", but it basically amounted to putting Israel on her lap on the piano bench and letting him bang away at the keys.

Imaamy said...

Botox freezes wrinkles. It is not used as a lip filler.

Wednesday said...

I don't mean this to be as snarky as it might sound, but could someone please explain to me why they're so excited to "Fast Track" a relationship into marriage, and why this is even a phrase that's repeated so much? Even for the Duggars, I don't understand how they can believe you can just bypass getting to know someone just because you are attracted to them. Is this just a way to phrase "Fast Track" to sex? Why would they want that for their daughter?

Disgusted with Duggars said...

The Duggars may not necessarily want to "Fast Track their daughters into sex but they do want to "Fast Track" grandchildren for themselves in order to keep interest in the show & that's the only way they can do it.

Dana Alton said...

Rejuvaderm filler is injected into lips, lasts about 6 months. Yeah, I know!! Fast track is definitely used to rush the girls into marriage so they remain pure for their traumatic wedding night and not become sinful doing front hugs, etc. over a longer relationship. I think it might also be used to get the guy to marry her while he is still in the lust stage before reality about the Duggars and how boring the girl really is and he runs. It's all about capturing a man and keeping the girl pure.

Aunt Bea said...

I'm not familiar with lip fillers, so I apologize if I typed botox. Either way, Jessa's lips seemed puffy and filled compared to the way they used to be. I think she had "something" injected there, which I don't think is modes of HER.

Illinois Hope said...

Aunt Bea, I too noticed her lips - glad to know it wasn't just my eyes! I also agree Dana Alton on her opinion that it seems that the guys are in the lust stage and are eager to marry sooner than later. Marriage is a life commitment that should be entered into by two people who really know each other and can talk to each other without chaperones! My goodness, I can't imagine either of my children entering into marriage when they had NEVER been alone with each other. Both of my kids have advanced degrees with careers. They have life experiences and are both with people that are also educated so that you are on the same playing field. I'm not saying you have to have a degree to marry (I don't have a college education) but I am at least able to educate MYSELF by READING and experiencing life as a free adult. I just don't see the Duggar children able to be free thinking. I am very interested in seeing how Jeremy and Jinger are doing with each other as a young married couple. I hope they have great conversations but I am leaning towards thinking Jinger doesn't have much to say. I hope Jeremy encourages her education and life! There's a whole, big world out there, Jinger!!

Just Me Again said...

RE: Wednesday's comment. I'm sure that Jill was just listening to the 16 month old "Professional Pianist." She probably didn't need to give him lessons after all the Duggars are all professionals of some type.

Chela said...

People magazine had an article & picture of the new kid celebrating his 9th birthday. Dimbulb & Mecheel now have guardianship over him.How long til we see him on the show??

Imaamy said...

Her lips didn't look that different to me but her hair color sure did in the flashbacks to their young teen years. All the young Duggar women are below the usual age to use fillers/wrinkle treatments but I guess if they have the money, a doctor or medspa will do it! They sure have learned money talks.

roddma said...

I wonder if this is how young Bates or Duggar adults envisioned their life. Did they picture themselves wiht multiple kids not even mid 20s/ Alyssa is 22 with two kids. Jessa just had two Jill is on two. Zach and Whitney, Erin and Chad, Josh and Anna all had kids a year into marriage.JOsh and Anna arent even 30 with 4.

Most 20 -22yr olds are in college, starting a new career, trade school, or least least work in retail/fast food, not early 20s with 2 kids under 3 . I know plenty in normal settings have kids young, but they at least will still get an education.For me, marriage was out of the question at their ages. And it may not besomething you ever want.

Their parents got to their be normal. To answer my own question, I guess when you have no concept of the real world it's hard to imagine anything else. But then look what happened to JOsh. Maybe he never wanted to be a father of 4 in his mid 20's. I do think they saw more of the world as opposed to the Bateses a decade back.

roddma said...

I also don't click Inquisitor articles after tow writers got outed as fans. How can you trust anything? Most of their pieces seem 'out there'.

Just sayin said...

I saw a posting on the Springdale Police Dept FB page that showed a security photo of a man that took something valuable from a Dollar Tree Store female employees purse in Springdale. The man in the photo appears very similar to Josh Duggar....

Misty said...

At this rate, these girls will have 14 to 15 children each if they do not have twins. That's a lot of mouths for TLC & Jimbob to feed considering the "boys" do not work. Wonder if the Duggars every think about the future, 100 plus grandchildren to feed in 25 years.

Pam said...

Josh never really had a chance. He was was raised by nutcases and never held accountable for what he did to his sisters. He might not have even done what he did if he were in a normal family.
That said, Josh doesn't seem to want the kind of life that has been forced on him. I would love to see him tell his parents, "Screw you. I'm not living this cult life anymore.". Then he could let Anna and the kids go with a good settlement to care for them and go live as he pleases. That would at least be honest. I would even break down and watch that episode.

Pam said...

I just looked at the pic. Sure looks like him. I have to wonder why they are even posting it. All of the comments are saying it is him. The police have to know who it looks like as well. Hope they are already checking him out.

Wednesday said...

I don't think that the guy in the Springdale Police photo is Josh, although there is a resemblance.

Here we go again said...

Just saying is correct!! That's Joshie Boy!!! Another six new episodes! Jim Boob has to be grinning. The molestation drew in the audiences so why not another police episode or two! Way to go you lisers!

Ramanda said...

Seems like every month there is a new unsavory happening with the Duggars. Just last month it was the tutor marrying a sex offender & shoot the kids video......now possible Josh theft case? If it is him, bet that nasty devil made him do it !!!

Meme said...

Pam, I'm with you. Having Jboob and Nutchelle as parents can only produce dysfunction. Josh was never punished for the things he did, he was just married off. Anna started popping out kids like her mother-in-law / idol and Josh was probably freaking out. He used to say that he only wanted 2 or 3 children. In some ways he's the only one in the family with any sense...how scary is that?! Anyway, he rebelled against them all. HE will be the one to write the book some day. There may be no one who will want to read it but if a book is ever written you can bet that Josh will be the one to write it.

LilBit0318 said...

Can someone please link to the photo of the police/security camera photo? I looked through the Springdale PD's Facebook page, even going back to around Christmastime, and I didn't see anything. Only security cam photo I noticed was one of a bank robbery.

Ruby said...

Imaamy, Jessa' bottom lip is much fuller than it used to be. Ben is a pretty vain guy, always showing off his muscles, perhaps HE was the one who wanted her to have big lips. I wouldn't discount anything at this point.

Just me said...

Litbit I think they pulled it. Probably overloaded with tips. Maybe our boy has been cuffed and fingerprinted already!!!

Michelle said...

The post is gone now. Here is a link to a Free Jinger thread. Scroll down a little.

http://www.freejinger.org/topic/28766-duggars-by-the-dozen-parts-25-more-threads-than-duggars/?page=11

lisa mcgingess said...

that picture is not him i am not a duggar fan but that is not him sort of looks like him but it is a little different.

Also Me said...

Anyone else find it strange that Josh & Anna (wherever they are) are not pregnant?

saywhat said...

It sure did look like Josh. Especially if you google recent pics of Josh. He was gaining alot of weight and is so much heavier than what we are use to. And those sunglasses he always wears. The hairlines on Josh and suspect are eeriely similiar. That said, what was the personal item(s) Joshie would want from a female employee? It didn't state the suspect stole money. Nope, it said personal item(s). Hmmm....

Imaamy said...

Ruby I get People and didn't really notice in the baby photo shoot. I think Jana is the pretty one so I guess I don't look that carefully at the others!

Elspeth said...

Not at all surprised no pregnancy announcement from Josh and Anna. Josh doesn't want any more children and Anna may not want to deal with Josh very much.

Esther said...

Maybe the person who looked like Josh wanted lipstick that touched a girls lips. What else do women carry in a purse that is personal? Feminine products?? what was the thief planning on doing with her items? Is he so demented that he needs random women's items to turn himself on? Poor Anna !! When will she wake up ?? What next with these people?? And about Ben...There is no need for him to have muscles since there are no reports of him even lifting a finger to work. Jana had to to be called to install a light or something in his ceiling.

Just sayin said...

I'm going to logically think through the whole Josh Duggar allegations of being caught on surveillance taking something from a female employee's purse in the store room at the Springdale Dollar Tree Store. The posting stated the man stole something(s) of value. It specifically left out wallet, credit cards, and cash. So, I'm thinking it must have been a camera, cell phone or iPad type of device. Possible an incriminating letter or card? With Josh's history of cheating, leading a double life, molesting young girls, frequenting strip clubs, having secret dating accounts, and on and on....my guess is he took whatever the valuable is from the female's purse to try to cover up or destroy some evidence. Someone at the Dollar Tree would know.

Then there's the surveillance photo that was released. Pretty much looked like Josh and I'm pretty sure Law Enforcement is well aware of whom Josh Duggar is. Why would they post the photo then? Possibly to get the incident out to the public? Maybe because Josh never got his punishment for molesting 5 young girls? Maybe to wake Anna Duggar the hell up to what she's married to? Maybe to embarrass Jim Bob and Michelle? Or maybe Josh was being hidden from questioning and this was their way to get a response from Duggarville.

Just saying said...

Dollar Tree and Dollar General are not the same.

Just sayin said...

I stand corrected. It was The Dollar General on Sunset in Springdale, AR.

dana Alton said...

Anna will never wake up. She thinks it is because of some failing in her that causes Josh to stray. Plus didn't some Duggar say the devil made him do fool around 2 times with the stripper girl, spending thousands on her while Anna lurked around in thrift shops trying to save a dollar?? So now that devil is at it again, in the minds of the Duggars. Poor Joshy.

Sabrina W said...

Right Just Sayin.....many petty thefts go on and the police do not post photos..but this time it's celebrity Josh who was not punished for foolin' round with his sisters so it could be payback time in Springdale.

JeannieBean said...

I feel like Josh might be getting a little dose of karma right now.

Back when the scandals were hitting the fan it was revealed that Josh had used some random guy's photo for his Ashley Madison profile instead of his own. My understanding is that it caused 'random guy' an endless amount of grief and embarrassment both personally and professionally to have his face and name linked to the Duggar scandal. So much so, that I believe that he was considering a law suit against Josh.

Now, here we are a year or so later and Josh Duggar's name is once again all over the internet, only this time because the suspect of this crime bears an uncanny resemblance to Josh, no doubt causing him and the entire Duggar family even more grief and embarrassment.

I know that the two incidents are not exactly the same, but maybe Josh is realizing just what kind of damage he caused to 'random guy' by posting his face on the internet.

That karma can really bite, can't it?


Willow said...

Regarding Jill and Derick asking for donations again: Can't they buy groceries etc. with their TLC money? Their choice to be "missionaries", right? They are TV star missionaries. They have enough money for food.

Daddysgirl said...

Has anyone else read that (apparently) jana is courting?? Hope it's true - would love to see her get out of there.

Daddysgirl said...

If this new bad publicity about joshie boy is true - I can only assume that ?jana & Joseph courting will be a possible rouse to take the heat off. I know, all speculation as yet. Watch this space!!!

Sabrina W said...

Just saw Amy Duggar is accusing her father of child abuse and trying to kill her her with a car. These vengeful accusations are after she said she forgave him. Just another Duggar scandal in the works for the sake of publicity. Now Duggar related scandals are coming on a weekly basis. Also, the Dillards are starving and need people to send them food money?? What??? We are talking about a college graduate who refuses to get a job even though his wife is pregnant with a 2nd child, can be given food by the Duggar family from all those huge freezers full of food and is making money on the media & TLC. He has turned out to be the worst scammer of them all. Instead of messing around in the house, wearing a cowboy hat & traveling to be that Pete guy, he could be working, even if it is stocking shelves in a grocery store like Jimbob did. Now that tax time is here, he could easily get a job preparing tax returns since he was an accountant.

Sasha said...

It could be food stamp time for the Dillards but then they might have to show the income from TLC which has to be lots. What scammers they are and what stupid people out there to even think about sending food money to Jill and Dillard. dillard has reached an all time low with this request and I thought he had gone as low as he can go already.

bitsy said...

Jana courting? Not another arranged marriage & pregnancy !! Who will take care of the little ones now that Joy is leaving if Jana gets married. Maybe they have found her some loose of a man who is willing to live in the Duggar house so she can continue to run the household.

Hildy said...

Cousin Amy is making some very serious accusations saying her dad is guilty of attempted vehicle homicide of a child. Why was this supposed abuse not reported to authorities at the time but now dredged up? Does Amy understand this is a serious crime or is she just spouting off at the mouth for sympathetic attention? Not only is there a child molester, cheating husband paying a stripper for sex, a man being sued for using another man's picture on a dating site, fake missionary scam artists, a possible Dollar Store thief, kill the kiddie video maker, tutor who leaves to marry an older sex offender now an abusive father guilty of attempting to kill his child with a car. What sin/crime is next in the superior Duggar world?

Meme said...

Derick wearing the baby boy cowboy hat tells us everything we need to know about him. What a child. I can't imagine who would give them money. THEY ARE RICH, FOLKS! Shopping at thrift stores is bull$hit, it is all part of the con. Look at what they own. Look at how often they travel. Wonder why no one works? THEY DON'T NEED TO! And now we are back to begging...for "food money" this time. Yep, I can just imagine the missionaries doing without food out there in CA. Poor, sickly Derick wasting away. Pregnant Jill being denied necessary nutrients for her unborn child. Doesn't it just make you wanna reach in your pocket and pull out a wad of cash? If so, please press DONATE. (Hey, maybe they'll use some of the money you send when they return home for the baby's birth. Then that People magazine money, along with all the rest of their hoarded dough will remain safely in the bank, thanks to you).

Pam said...

Has anyone heard any update on the security photo that looks like Josh. It has been taken down.
If it's not Josh, don't they need to keep it out there? They could have said, "Thanks for all the tips, but we have found it is not Josh."

Why would they just delete it?
Does anyone in the area have an update?

I would think if the police found it is Josh, it would be all over the news by now.

Irrelevant Pet Peeve said...

"Dollar Tree and Dollar General are not the same."

No they certainly are not. Family Dollar is also a separate store from these two and there is also no chain store called "The Dollar Store" to the best of my knowledge. Can't stand it when people say they are "Going to the Dollar Store." instead of correctly identifying which store they are actually going to.

Sandy H. said...

Meme is right. How much do each of the adults get for appearing in the TLC show? Must be thousands each episode..maybe $10,000 each so $30,000. including Isreal for each Counting On show. So 6 shows equal $!80,000. If it was only $4,000. each (which I doubt) they'd still be making $60,000. per 6 shows for doing nothing but acting stupid on camera!! They do not have rent expenses or utility as the property Jessa & Jill live on is in Jimbob's name. If Dillard wants more money to feed his pregnant wife & son he should cut his stupid long greasy hair, shave off that gross beard, take a bath, dress like a man, not a teenage hippy and go to work like the rest of us. Plus......Derrick, why not donate some of your earnings to those less fortunate as a God fearing Christian should do....10% of earnings is what is usual.

Daddysgirl said...

Hi folks. Everyday it's something else .... Jilldillard trying to scam folks hard EARNED money .... More possible courting ..... Scandals aplenty for josh ...... Joy annas
pregnancy scare (realllly!!!) ...... Anyone else think this family about to implode on a spectacular scale??

Daddysgirl said...

Cue cousin Amy with her stories of being abused by her father. Much as I wouldn't wish any type of abuse on anyone - sit back and count those $$$$$. Has this family no morals or wish for privacy??

As a matter of a fact... said...

Pam, Perhaps Jim Bob paid them off!
He had friends in the police station during Josh's teen years. Also, John David must have connections there. Jessa did a video on Christmas morning pulling into her parents driveway(she says it is 7 a.m. and it looks like nobody is up), and it showed upteen million cars in the driveway. One of them was a police car. It was speculated it was John David's, that he was on call. Jim Bob has his insider, as his own son works as some sort of policeman. It is all in who you know.

saywhat said...

Okay so doing a little researching, I found out Jessa and Jill's networth are $400,000 each! I do believe Derrick and Jill could afford their own trip to CA for 4 months with their own $$$. Everything is cheap down there. No way it takes $6,000 a month to live. How is that being frugal?? I could see if they were building schools, water wells, or giving food to the community. But it is for their own personal expenses!

Elspeth said...

Beware that those online guesstimates of people's wealth is just that. Those websites have no inside information and can not be taken as truth.

Elspeth said...

The entire Duggar clan might get $30K per episode. There is no way the Dillards are getting $30 per episode on their own. They "might" get that for a show that is a special and 90% about them. TLC simply does not pay that much.

so true said...

I know they have money and it bugs me they asked for $6,000 not $600 for frugal living expenses. If they are making any number ofthousands per episode, they are not poor. I guess $400,000 isn't filthy rich nowadays. And they probably need money for security guards. Seems like people would be hounding them in AK. Maybe that is why they chose to leave again. They are celebrities living on a middle class income. Seriously, security would be costly and I am sure they need it.

Duh said...

I have no idea why anyone would hound the Duggars in Alaska.

Duggarsbegone said...

I watched last week's episode and happened to notice that whenever Joy was being interviewed, it appeared she was twisting something on her left hand. Neither hand was visible, but it definitely a twisting motion. I bet she is engaged. Sometimes people do that when they are not yet used to having a ring on their finger. Go back and check it out. It is the episode where Jinger moves her stuff to Laredo.

Dana Alton said...

Oh, no matter what Jill/Dill earn on TLC, it's more then most hard working, get up in the morning & go to work average people earn. How dare they beg for $6,000. when Dillard has a college education and been hanging around Arkansas for months doing nothing that was reported on except regressing to Pistol Pete and changing his hair style from manbun to straight & greasy. His mom can't be very proud of him & it must aggravate Jimbob to look at that mess Jill is married to but Jimbob chose him. When people are desperate for money, they take any job, even at a car wash or clerk in a Dollar Store.

Aunt Bea said...

Joy and Austin are painful to watch. These two really don't know what they're doing..just following orders from their parents. They have no chemistry, no maturity or personalities. Joy couldn't even come up with something she liked about Austin. He interjected "everything" and that Joy gave him the right answers. What the heck is going on with these two? They are still children and shouldn't be "courting" anyone.

Sabrina W said...

Pushing two children with no life experience toward a quick marriage is abuse. It is ridiculous how these marriages are arranged. Aren't the results of Jessa's & Jill's marriages enough to say stop....these couples are not working, Derrick is begging for money again, Ben has no interest in working. The only purpose I can see of these quick marriages to boys Jimbob pushes the girls toward is breeding more Duggars. It's really upsetting to think of Joy being married at this point, quickly getting pregnant and enduring a home birth over at the campground with a controlling father in law in charge, most likely not allowing her medical help, forcing this child/woman to suffer great pain childbirth. It just makes me sick how brainwashed and dull the girls are. There was a time Joy actually showed joy and a personality but Michelle destroyed that saying Joy had to become more ladylike. Whatever happened after that took away her happy ways, turning her into a bossy girl, as they push her toward a quick marriage. Just so sad. Every one of these Duggar girls needs to be rescued.

Aunt Bea said...

Until recently, I held a full time, 8-5 quite stressful J.O.B. It had many responsibilities and I had to wear many "hats" at my desk....50 weeks a year too. I didn't even clean tax free $24,000 after working all year long. These two really DON'T know the value of a dollar. Jill has never worked, so she has no real idea how hard each penny is to earn every day out there in the work force. Derick played "accountant" for a while and walked away from it. He didn't value the salary and benefit package he was getting; he'd rather ask others for their hard earned money than raise it himself on their 6 month long "breaks". Someone reminded us that it's tax season and Derick could have prepared many tax returns had he been in the states until April 18th and perhaps used that income for his "missionary" needs. Now, THAT is sacrifice.

to be clear said...

The Dillard's are asking for $6,000 A MONTH,( for 4 months which amounts to $24,000!!) they are asking for! Just thought I would clarify it is just not $6,000 they want total stay. How is that frugal?

Wednesday said...

I wonder if they have some debt. If you have no mortgage, no car payment, no credit cards, how would you spend $6,000 a month. That is very lavish. Airfare shouldn't come up to be that much. Jill clearly doesn't have a designer wardrobe. With those numbers they could have a very decent college fund for Israel in less than a year. But I'm really not interested in paying for their kids college. I have my own kids and expenses thank you.

Ruby said...

I'm sorry but Austin and Joy have ZERO chemistry. ZERO. They are going to be 10 times more boring than Jinger and Babe, if that's possible.

Meme said...

Let's not forget all the dough the family gets for magazine covers, speeches, appearances, websites and such. I am sure that they open their mail every day and find that another poor soul has sent them a check. People get used to all the giving and come to expect it. This is why Derick and Jill keep asking for more though they obviously do not need more. Begging is all that the Duggar children have ever known, a way of life. As far as the in-laws, I don't know why these seemingly normal young men have zero ambition, drive or PRIDE. Ben seems immature. Derick is henpecked and Jill probably wants him to sit at home and look at her. Jeremy? Dunno. Regardless, these young men need a good kick in the backside. Where is Ben's father in all of this? HE is the one who should be having a sit down with the son. Anyway, the Dillard's don't need more money. They need to learn the value of a dollar like Aunt Bea said.

Miser said...

Didn't Jessa and Ben's house have a mold problem at one time? They both always sound stuffy like they both have allergy or sinus problems.

KitKath said...

With the ludicrous amount of money Derick is asking for via donations, my suspicions that he's also finding a drug habit are greatly increased. $6k/month? What in the WORLD?? I knew someone with a habit that cost him (including his other monthly expenses--about 3k/month) about this much. I dunno, it just smells fishy to me...ringing too many bells. I'm guessing he got hooked on opioids after the painful jaw surgery and he's buying them illicitly. Perhaps he has a hook up in El Salvador?

Someone said this on another thread and it rang so true: why are they ALWAYS dodging issues, giving half-answers, only kind of addressing the real problem, etc.? This whole "gaggy" thing and "carotid artery" problem was cover for their actual problems, botched palette expansion surgery and depression, respectively.

Why don't they address his jaw?? It's, um, obvious that something is very wrong there. I'm so sick of them ignoring issues that viewers are obviously curious about--we all know they know what we're really thinking. Fools.

Hosestly said...

Don't even think about it Wednesday, none of those kids or grandkids will ever set foot in a college.

Always said...

Re: Sabrina's comments about Joy. You hit the nail on the head. Joy doesn't even resemble the girl she once was. Just because a girl gets older doesn't mean all the fun & joy disappears from her life. My daughter has the same personality she did as a young girl. Lots of fun & enjoyment out of her life even as a married woman with children. Michelle is a disgrace with what she has done to Joy & it's now going to get much worse with this arrange marriage. Now she has moved on to Hannie, who doesn't even resemble the adorable little girl who could give as good as she got from Jackson. She doesn't have any joy, fun or sparkle in her eyes anymore, her eyes are just are just deadpan.There's just nothing there. What a mess they have made out of these blessings. Anyone can see they were in it for the count.They wanted 20 children. Well God made the decision on that & the Duggars were not happy with his decision. They decided to make a mockery out of Jubilee because she didn't make it to number 20. Go forgive that family.

Amy K. said...

Re:KitKath...It is true Derrick has the look of a drug addict, the wasting away look as is shown in before and after photos of drug addicts. He has declined so quickly it's amazing.

Dana Alton said...

I wonder what is actually done to the girls to take the sparkle of life out of their lives so quickly when they approach their teenage years, allowing for absolutely no rebellion on their part?

saywhat said...

Kitkath, Honestly, I wondered the same thing about Derrick. It is alot of money for three people a month. I could see if they were going to do something to benefit the community, like having a well drilled. They say they have lots of bottled water sent to them because of how bad the water is there. And if they used their donations for something like drilling a well, people might actually donate! And it would helping the people there immensely. I love the fact they are spreading the word, but $6000 a month?

Bebe said...

Are people actually donating? Really?
Are there records of people chipping in to this nonsense this time?
Are the fans even questioning why these t.v. stars need donations?!?!

Sabrina said...

The Dillard's have plenty of money coming in from TLC & other media. Plus, it's not costing $6,000. to buy flour for tortillas, bananas, beans & whatever else we've seen on their plates when living in CA. Rentals are dirt cheap down there. Dillard needs to get some sort of water filter equiipment so he can purify water right there in CA or Jill can find time in her busy schedule to boil water on her modern stove each day. How crazy to import water bottles from USA. Drill a well, have the water tested...and then the town can enjoy the well too. The Duggar family is becoming more unbelievable each day.

Elspeth said...

The Dillards don't even have to pay rent. The house they stay in during the missioncations was built and is owned by SOS ministries - the one man mission thing that they work under.

KitKath said...

I'm glad someone else was thinking along the same lines I was...I thought I'd get blasted for saying so. It's just too much money for too obvious of a condition, no? He's obviously on something. I'd really like to know exactly what they need SO much money for, like you said.

KitKath said...

I highly doubt it, Bebe. Even the loyal fans who comment on another blog are rarely leaving positive comments, and are demanding to know why they need all that money also.

Meme said...

Kitkath, all my bells were ringing as I read your post. Everything resonated as I read each line, nodding my head. You said what many of us have been thinking. Thank you.

Daddysgirl said...

That has also been my suspicion for a while, much as I find his grifting deplorable, he's a poor looking soul and needs some kind of help. Don't know how his mother is these days but I would think she must be worried about her son.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if the boys are choosing not to get married for a reason. They seem to have way more freedom. They can go out as a group by themselves and do whatever they want and I'm sure they keep it a secret.

Jennifer said...

Notice the Bates have distanced themselves big time from the Duggars!
I think they seem to be more relaxed on rules. Tori and Bobby were front hugging way before courting. Plus whitney and Zack never courted they simply dated and even kissed before marriage. Plus alyssa aND whitney wear jeans and yoga pants now. I think the bates are loosing up. The duggars are not though.

Jennifer said...

Actually there are many ways to dip strawberries. I work for 1800 flowers and we did the training for their new edible arrangements and it was really good. But my mother-in-law makes a to die for kind. Her recipe she made it up.

Big kite said...

The Dillards just want an easy life and to do no work and make no sacrifices. It's really not that complicated.

dana Alton said...

The Duggar boys have the life!! No family responsibilities so no jobs necessary, a nice house to live in, the house cleaned, their clothing washed & plus meals prepared all done by the slave girls. As a group they go out among the world and it's true...who knows what they do as a group. The only this is, no natural desire to be with a girl as young men do? It's only nature.

LilBit0318 said...

Re: Jennifer's comments...

The Bateses may be distancing themselves from the Duggars publicly, but away from the cameras, I'm not so sure. Watching Jinger and Jeremy's wedding again, I noticed that style of piano playing and Erin immediately came to mind with the angry-sounding semi-banging. And, while you never got a really good look, I'm almost certain I noticed a very familiar head of long, blonde hair over behind the piano. Someone else did the playing and singing during the lighting of the unity candle, of course, but I'd bet just about anything it was Erin the rest of the time. So yeah...I'd say the two families are just as entangled as they ever were. Makes sense. The Bateses may be more tolerable to watch, but they're cut from the same cloth.

Opal said...

Jimbob is too cheap to support any more families. He's loosing rental income giving house accommodations to Jill & Jessa/Ben. Jimbob must also be supporting the disgraced Josh, Anna & 4 kids...(where are they?). Suppose the 3 older boys got married & started to have kids..... so many more mouths to feed, 3 more houses to provide, The responsibility would be out of control for Jimbob with a blessing born to each couple every year and the sons unemployable due to no experience or education. What's the solution?? I guess Jimbob could buy a used (and save) trailer home for each boy, place them on his property, raise chickens, vegetables, fruit to feed the growing clan. (but that could be work !) I can just see all those grandkids, home schooled by parents who are nearly uneducated, running wild all over Duggarville, getting their energy out, as Michelle says!! Have Jimbob & Michelle never even thought about the future of their children and how the lack of education and outside contact would eventually impact their lives?

Trish said...

This is from the Dillard Family Ministry. "Once a week we go into villages hit hard by violence, and provide various skills training for adults, Bible study, kids programs, and crafts."

ONCE. A WEEK.

Sabrina W said...

I also just read the Dillard Family Ministry blog. They want $1. per day from people....to feed the children! I thought they were asking for money for themselves in the last beg. Maybe that didn't work out so well so they had to change up the begging scheme. I am curious what possible skills and training Jill and Derrick can give to village people who have been caring for themselves in ingenious ways in difficult living situations for centuries. Jill needed help cleaning her house and doing wash with all the up to date appliances. Derrick has not worked or exhibited any skills to teach anyone unless you call jumping around like Pistol Pete a skill. How crazy of Derrick to take his pregnant wife and little child to villages " hard hit by violence". What does he mean by "hard hit". How remote are these villages? Does pregnant Jill have to trek through Zika infected jungle to reach villages to teach kids a craft? How do they transport the food for the children? What would Derrick do if some violent men with guns showed up and kidnapped & raped pregnant Jill....taking her deep into the jungle as has happened to missionaries in the past. Can you imagine the ransom they would ask for a "celebrity"? We need more in depth information from Derrick on these issues to believe they do anything but live in a luxury home and check out beaches.

Pamela said...

They do seem to be asking for money for themselves. They want $30 a month for their once a week trek to a village to (pull heart strings) take food to the children. I still want to know why they expect other people to fund them. Why wasn't Derick working a regular job while they were home for months? They could have saved the $24,000 themselves. Why weren't they going to churches and asking for support from similar minded believers? There are so many other options and there is so much more that they could do.

Misty said...

Pamela.....how right you are. Derrick WAS living in a free, huge Duggar house, probably eating free at the Duggar table, could have worked and saved the money for the villagers plus they are receiving a paycheck from TLC appearances. What is Derrick doing with all that money? What did they do with the original donations? So much money is coming into the Duggar family but they still cry poor and wander around in thrift store clothing. I doubt Jill is happy about going back to CA all pregnant, possibly needing another C section, exposing her new baby to Zika virus. Insane, I tell you.....insane.

Bebe said...

Speculation on the Duggar males courting yuck!
http://www.inquisitr.com/4005286/did-duggar-family-tease-two-new-courting-couples-on-counting-on/

Looks like another pastor desperate for tv attention willing to pawn off his sheltered daughter to unemployment, unskilled, most likely controlling and if I'm being honest sexually confused and frustrated Duggar boys.

Daddysgirl said...

Derrick obviously isn't very bright, ok we knew that. They go into villages once a week!! Does he not realise that means there are another 6 days unaccounted for and he was begging donations for them. He should be thoroughly ashamed/embarrassed - as should anyone who has donated to their 'cause'. They need to call it as it is - an extended holiday.

Opie said...

I suspect Jill and Israel will be kept in the house while Derick goes out and about. This is a cruel way to treat your wife and child by an idiot that loves to hear himself preach.

Heart in Florida said...

When the Dillards came back to the US they said their visit was going to be short and return to CA in the fall. They never addressed whey they were so delayed. NEVER. We all expected them to return right after Dan Dillard's wedding 11/12/16. It is the end of February and PERHAPS they have returned. The photo of Izzy at the airport could have been one from the past. They are known to do that. They play with time ALL THE TIME. No explanation why it's February and they're still here. I'd like that question answered. Anyone know why? Thanks.

Who Knows said...

The Dillards look like they came back for Jill to get pregnant and get beyond the first trimester out of the Zika zone. That or they'll be back in the US sooner than a month before her delivery and they are really only in El Salvador for the SOS trips and a little other pretend work.

JeannieBean said...

Perhaps they delayed their return to CA because Jill was playing wannabe midwife for Jessa's recent delivery?

I'm curious about their upcoming return to the US from CA. Jill will likely be well into her third trimester, or "big pregnant" as Michelle once referred to it.....won't Jill need a doctor's letter to the airline allowing her to fly? We all know that they don't get prenatal care, (especially in CA) so wouldn't any airline have the right to refuse to fly a late-in-pregnancy woman for liability reasons? If an airline won't allow them to fly there's the chance that the Dillards could be having that baby outside the US.

Heart in Florida said...

I think triple D and Jilly will be back way before she's due in July. More likely they'll return in March-April. JMHO

Arkie said...

I suspect Jill and Israel will be kept in the house while Derick goes out and about.

I suspect Jill will voluntarily barricade herself in her luxurious American-style house and watch Gothard-approved videos all day while posting in Twitter/Snapchat/Facebook. She shows no inclination to get out and actually mingle with anyone in CA. You know, those people she's supposed to be helping? Maybe she'll open the door occasionally and toss a handful of candy and a soccer ball out into the street, then post about her busy afternoon ministering to those poor, unfortunate souls.

I suspect Derrick likes being out of JimBob's reach, but he's no better than JB with his shameless begging for money while he has plenty of resources, as well as the education to actually work at a decent-paying job. Yes, he could have been working all this time in Arkansas, saving every penny for this next trip, but he enjoys the easy life as much as any Duggar - beg and smile, boys, beg and smile.

Berta Carpenter said...

I am watching the rerun of last week's Bringing Up Bates. I have to turn the volume down when Lawson sings, he sings in a key I have never heard (off key.) No wonder Emly Ann couldn't make it. She probably doesn't want to be associated with this talentless guy. Even singing Jesus Loves Me was painful to listen to. Actually Carlin is a better singer than Lawson.

Paris Mueller said...

Lawson's concert footage was pretty cringe-worthy. He seems to have no chemistry with the audience (other than his parents) or his band (a couple didn't even show up!). And, his songs sound sappy. He was quite a hit with the little teenyboppers after the show (though he didn't show much enthusiasm there, either). Face it, Lawson, you may not be cut out to be a country music superstar. Maybe singing in hospitals for little kids is about as good as it gets. Find a girl, get a job, and put out Christmas albums like your sister does.

Willow said...

Berta, I totally agree with you about Lawson Bates. His singing does not seem to improve at all!! I think he should take another trail in the music world. He could write songs, manage people, play background guitar, whatever. He could stay in the music world and not actually sing. It didn't work for Amy Duggar either. No matter how much a person may want to sing, if they can't, they can't. Be a promotor or some other line of musical work. Also, if I may, is his whole family running his road work? For every concert? That's taking my thoughts in an even different direction.

As a matter of a fact... said...

I just watched The Big Day. Lovely wedding, but OMGrossness, those people (Jinger's friends), making the cake and cupcakes. Yuck!! Their hair was long and straggly, hanging down as they were making them. Don't these people know about hair ties??? How disgusting!! I wonder how many people found a stray hair in their cake? Sad part is, that cake looked delicious. They really need to learn how to be more sanitary. Why can't TLC advise them on putting their hair up while cooking/baking while being filmed? Or are they going for the gross-the- audience out factor?!

Chicago news said...

Did anyone see the news about Pope Francis saying it is better to be an atheist than be a greedy Christian? He must be watching TLC in Rome! Wonder if Benny saw that yesterday. Pope hit that on the nail! Go Pope Francis!

Aunt Bea said...

Chicago news: Yes, I saw that statement from the Pope. I wonder if the Duggar family read that too? It should tell them something, shouldn't it?

Heart in Florida said...

Yes, talk about being greedy....Jim Bob, I'm looking at YOU. I don't think they actually NEED all of those vehicles, trucks, busses and heavy operating equipment at all. Why don't they take those excessive material possessions, sell them for a good, fair price, and purchase vehicles for those who are truly in need of one..like perhaps to get to W.O.R.K. and can't afford to buy even a junker. Now, THAT would be a kind unselfish gesture, Duggars, wouldn't it?

Just Wondering said...

I wonder if Pope Francis had anyone special in mind when he suggested:"It's Better To Be An Atheist Than Greedy?"

Chela said...


No more hippie hair!!

http://www.duggarfamilyblog.com/2017/02/no-more-hippie-hair.html

Marla Ann said...

Dillard looks better with the haircut but he should also get rid of that dirty looking scraggly beard.

Wondering said...

Re: All the heavy equipment the Duggar's have, that they don't even use. If they sold even half of it, what a sizable contribution they could make to the Dillard's missionary work. All those poor people could keep their dollar a day, instead of sending it off to the Dillard's. Something is very strange about them just up & leaving to return to CA. or wherever they really are. They are risking Izzy's health, not to mention Jill & her expected baby. I would think that showing them taking Izzy for his inoculations to travel to a foreign country would have been a more interesting episode than repeating Jinger's wedding & life with Jinger. Makes me wonder if they ever did get the little guy any inoculation to travel, or even just his regular baby shots. For his life & safety he needs these, although you can refuse on religious grounds. I'm not sure any of the kids ever have had the inoculations usually given to infants. Michelle went into such detail to explain what they were when Josie was having her shots, as if no mother out there ever heard of a wellness checkup or being immunized. Also, almost all the kids had the chicken pox at the same time when Josie was due to come home from the hospital & the chicken pox inoculation had been around for quite some time & nobody in that house had been immunized. They really do just hope for the best when it comes to the health of their children & now it's continuing on with the grandchildren. We saw Jill, Derick & Izzy go to the Dr. for a "wellness check-up," but never saw anyone get any immunizations. We never saw them follow up on the medical issues they do have, i.e. Derick's "gagging problem," & Jill's problem with her "artery." Although it must have been close to the time they were going to leave the country. Who knows with the way they move the timeline around? You never know what episode is really being filmed.

lisa mcgingess said...

if those girls making that cake or cupcakes with that long hair and working in food service did not wear a hair net they would be in big trouble. I just do not get it. why would you want to put your guest through all that baking just buy the items and let your guests enjoy the wedding. this is a disgrace all these duggar wedding will always be a disgrace if they sent me an invite i would decline. they just want free workers to help bake all the goodies so the wedding can cost under 100 dollars. i bet jingers wedding was way under 100 dollars. since tlc pays for the dress and buys the food. i will keep writing that network until they cancel this show. it is a disgrace.

Amy said...

I think that Derick and Jill are going down to CA to get things ready for the first group of SOS missioncationers. They won't stay there too long after the spring trip(s) are done. They live no doubt rent free in a house owned by SOS and should be being paid by SOS to be there. SOS charges people to go on those missioncations so should be bringing in enough to cover the feeding and transportation of the traveling group plus some leftover to pay the Dillards for their "guiding" experience.

lisa mcgingess said...

watching this bates show were kelly jo goes back to her school to show her kids? I do not get it if her mom and dad were divorced why would she even bring 19 kids in this world. and if she had a great public school expericnce why should she home school all her kids. I just do not get it. something must have really changed her or she is afraid that her kids will see the real truth and go away from the family? something has to be wrong with these bates and duggars family because they totally fear that their children will find out the real truth and leave the family like normal kids do?

laura said...

Agree with everyone- very strange to take your pregnant wife and small child to a dangerous country with serious possible health risks and the emotional toll of being away from family on Jill.
If she really does have an artery problem, love the medical lingo, why isn't she being seen by a specialist? Is she high risk?
The CDC recommends women in late pregnancy, those with serious underlying medical problems and people traveling as missionaries and humanitarians to consult their doctors about their travel plans.
Some things they can get - malaria, zika, chikunguyna, dengue fever, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, fungal infections, giardiasis, traveller diarrhea, ect.
Have fun down there running the humana and nature gamut.
I remember watching Cathy crying in CA when she knew she had to leave them. Why can't they stay home where everyone is much safer on many levels and let poor Cathy bond with her grandson. Something moo moo might be incapable of
Methinks Derrick is a complete fool and will continually lead his family into undesirable situations. He does not put them first.
At LEAST let Jill have the baby and be healthy here.

Meme said...

Lisa, you make a good point about Kelly Bates, a public school educated, college graduate. Kelly is a puzzle to me, too. She wears her hair short, rather than that mossy, down-the-back mess that Michelle prefers. How can an enlightened college grad raise her daughters to be prairie girls? These fool women must do what they do because of their husbands. Those pompous, Gothard-worshipping, spoiled-rotten-cases-of-arrested-development husbands. No wonder the girls are so popular. Ladies, wouldn't we all love to have a husband who was trained to wait on us hand & foot and do absolutely everything for us? Well, that is what the Bates daughters and Duggar daughters are trained to do for their husbands.

I read somewhere that Jana is a leader at some of those cult meetings/conferences. I'll bet. Jana Duggar, who has never interacted with anyone outside of her parent-approved social group (and even then, not without a chaperone) is a speaker. No life experience required. Well, sell me a ticket. Seriously, I think that Jana is a sweet young woman but what on earth does she have to teach?

Anyway, Jana is brainwashed. She is the daughter of a dominant father and a doormat mother. And Michelle is brainwashed. Michelle married a domineering man at a very young age. But Kelly??

Grandma Wagner said...

So unkind of Kelly to show her children her school yet prohibit them from attending school, enjoying school friends, activities & sports. I am bold enough to say the Bates & Duggar children have had their childhoods taken from them plus the ability to become independent adults, especially in the case of the Duggar children & adults. The world is not as sinful as some of the members of their families, Josh comes to mind as well as scammer #1 Derrick. The girls have their futures neatly mapped out....marry & get pregnant as many times as possible. I do not know what is supposed to become of the uneducated and sheltered boy/men.

Mere2 said...

Mere2

I don't get the forbidding of outside education either. In the fundie world, who will be the future doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, architects etc. What about the bible quote concerning talents. You aren't supposed to hide them under a bushel. I wonder how many dream of a particular career knowing it will never be. I really think it is quite sad. All these children have a severely limited future and will never know what could have been.

Just Disgusted. said...

I'm sure it won't be too long before we are told that Jill has a serious issue with her health, that requires that she come back to the states immediately. Of course, they never showed either one of them going for a follow-up to a specialist, for their medical problems. It didn't seem that Dr. Fedosky (sp) was overly concerned about Jill's artery problem, not enough to get her to a specialist immediately. What's wrong with Derick? Does he have no concern at all for his pregnant wife's medical problem? If he wants to ignore his problem let him, but he should have insisted that Jill see a specialist, especially if they had any plans to return to CA in the near future. All this make me think that this is another case as we have seen many times before, of the Duggars stretching the truth. I'm sure Jim Bob sees this as, "milking it for all it's worth." His pregnant daughter in a country with no specialized care available for the issue with her artery. Viewers, especially their fans will be worried sick for poor Jilly muffin & will tune in in record numbers thinking Jill is off in a country where she doesn't have the special medical care she requires while pregnant. Jim Bob is an idiot but still smart enough to know that any publicity is good for their ministry/show. There's been no concern whatsoever about those girls with their difficult labor & deliveries. Jessa hemorrhaging, Jill being taken to the hospital for an unplanned C-section. Not to mention risking their babies lives. It can't go on this way forever in their favor. I'm really sorry to say this, but one of these days there will be a tragedy & it will be another Jubilee extravaganza. It will be elaborate & dramatic, everyone, even people who don't know the Duggars shedding tears & all done for the cameras. Please know that I mean no offence to anyone who has lost a baby & I express my deepest sympathy to anyone who has gone through this but I have a feeling most people were under the care of a good OB/GYN but sadly this was the outcome. However this is the way the Duggars do things, no good prenatal care & no skilled medical personal at the birth. With the Duggars any tragedy keeps the train wreck going & it certainly appears that people love a train wreck.

christie said...

Jimbob is a wicked, sinful man for not nurturing & educating his children. He uses them to make money with no regard for their safety or future. The boys especially, are growing older and becoming unattractively bald in their late teens & early 20's even though Jimbob has a full head of hair at his advancing age. So there the boys sit, growing older and less cute, not experiencing life, so stunted out of touch with normal living which will become more and more apparent as they reach their 30's and beyond. The boys need to get training and start their own business, together, if they are required to have accountability partners for their entire lives. Jimbob has the start up money for such a venture. They can utilize the Duggar property for perhaps a garden nursery with green houses, car repair mechanics, furniture repair and upholstery, automobile painting and detailing......just some ideas that could be done safely without seeing sinful Nike women...Jana could work in their office and deal with the women customrs so the boys would not be "defrauded".....if a male customer appears, a boy could help so Jana does not loose her virginity speaking to a strange man and of course, one of the little girls could be Jana's chaperone whenever she is in the office. It's a complicated mess, these accountability partners but it can be done and the kid/dults could have a reason to get up in the morning with plans and ideas for their day beyond deciding which jigsaw puzzle to do.

Aunt Bea said...

The truth is that we don't know what the status is with Jill's artery or Derick's vomiting and weight loss. I believe when that well family doctor visit was filmed, Jill wasn't pregnant yet, so it's been a while since that incident. She may very well have had herself checked out and Derick MIGHT have followed up with a real doctor for his issues. OR NOT. The airing of these things is far behind our real time. We just have to wait and see if it's in any future episode.

Just thinkin' said...

Regarding the dangerous home birthing, I feel it is up to Michelle to advise her pregnant daughter to receive doctors care during pregnancy & birth. I saw an old video where she states she does receive such care. Why are these girls risking their lives and that of the baby to struggle with a home birth and why is Michelle not saying. "Jinger, I will take you to the doctor to make certain all is well with your pregnancy since momma cares about you. I have this vision of Michelle lying on her bed letting the kids run the house, waiting for Jimbob to make use of her availability. It mudy be getting quite boring for Jimbob after all these years so that's why he tries to prove his uncontrollable desire for Michelle....all that kissing and embarrassing fake humping to say, momma still turns me on!!

Heart in Florida said...

It was apparent to me at Jeremy's wedding when the groomsmen were getting their clothes just how socially out of it John David is. Jeremy's guys were all on one side of the room, interacting with one another like guys do. John David was by himself on the other side of the room mostly silent. That poor guy has no social skills even with other men. I'm sure not all of Jeremy's groomsmen were friends with each other as they were from different times in Jeremy's life. I'm surprised he didn't ask any of his cousins to be in the wedding party. About Joh David, it's not his fault. It's his parents' fault. That man will never know who he could have been...much like all of the other children.

Mindi said...

Re: Aunt Bea's comments. I find it difficult to believe that TLC filmed the wellness check-up for the Dillards, then just let it drop there,no talk of setting up an appointment with a specialist. Therefore, I don't believe there was a specialist involved. All the fans & viewers that would be just glued to their TV, to see exactly what Jill's problem was, as well as Derick's. I don't think you can just show them at a family Dr. discussing these medical issues with no follow-up, especially when they are constantly talking about returning to their missionary work. Those medical issues would be gold in the rating if they had followed up with a specialist. I believe it's either a case of there's really no problem with Jill, plus they don't want us to know what's going on with Derick, or it's another case of stretching the truth as far it will go. Well let's us be honest, they are just plain lying. Instead of all these repeats, why don't they show us Izzy getting his baby immunizations? I remember Michelle explaining in depth, when she took Josie for her wellness check-up & immunizations just exactly what that involved, as if no mother out there had ever heard of a wellness check-up & baby immunizations. Also, they could have had an episode with them getting the inoculations required for a trip to CA. or wherever they are. I can't imagine Jill having those while pregnant She would have been given those before she was pregnant. It was no secret that the were returning to some foreign country for the Dillard Family Missionary Inc. It's also just ridiculous to hear them begging for money, a dollar here a dollar there, when Derick has the education & skill to do income taxes for people & use that money for his missionary work. I know many CPA's who will do taxes at a reasonable rate, usually under the table for people at tax time. Where that pay they receive & where it goes is known only to them. I'll bet many people wouldn't even object, if they thought that money was going to a good cause, such as they one the Dillard's are trying to convince people they are using the donations for, you know to better the lives of very poor people, who cannot even drink the water in their country.
I think TLC could have a ratings bonanza on their hands, if they used the Duggar family as a base for a quiz show. Viewers would watch weekly & see just how many lies were told within a certain number of episodes. When the results were tallied up there would be a really great prize. A trip to the Duggar home, where you would be served an exceptional dinner, consisting of tater-tot casserole, salad & fruit. Just makes your mouth water & you are probably already thinking of ways to cheat so you will be the winner. The winner will need to allow plenty of time when they attend the dinner, as the filming needs to be repeated numerous times, until it's perfectly factual & meets reality standards.God I hope I'm the winner!!

Sabrina W said...

RE: Mindi .....The people in CA are surviving just fine. Look at the photos. They looked healthier & cleaner the Derrick and more resourceful then little Jilly who could not even attend a few Spanish classes without being a drop out. They are of the Catholic religion and Derrick has not business trying to turn them over to whatever religion he is.....Gothard or Jimbob ??

Jennifer said...

Has anyone seen where alyssa (bates) Webster is full on wearing jeans and yoga pants. Check out her instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFjyquApAl_/

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