By now you have probably seen the pics of the baby they had the memorial service for.
My opinion. They are ALL KINDS of messed up and definitely not thinking clearly.
They keep saying god will tell them when to stop.
I guess the last baby being super premature and the mom almost dying wasn't a big enough sign. Now this happens.
Do you think this is a sign or does his penis actually have to be hit by lightning?
I think she had a miscarriage because things are so messed up "down there" that babies are just falling out now.
Good god almighty. That is 5700 different kinds of wrong.
She's also in her 40s. Time to hang up that uterus. I think that man keeps some kind of weird control over all of them. It's like a little cult. If that hairdo doesn't scream Jim Jones, I don't know what does.
I've only seen one episode of that show, but the dad was super creepy. They were at the beach in Isreal someplace in their modest swimsuits. Some nice local guys were asking the girls from a respectful distance about where they were from, and the dad comes over to hover. Geeze, not everyone sits around thining about shit they can impregnate every 5 minutes, mister.
I don't even know what to say about that billboard. He looks like he wants to brestfeed his imaginary baby with his giant manbewbs.
I have no problem with the Duggars at all. They are self sufficient (and were BEFORE the TV show), their family genuinely honestly loves one another and their community, and they don't come off all preachy to me with their morals and religion.
If any parents should have 19/20 children (and yadda yadda population control, health risk to mother, 40 plus age risky to fetus - that isn't my point), it should be these two.
Have you ever seen an episode where they visited like-minded friends? There are like 40 kids running around and everybody is scared of daddy. It's disturbing. I do admire the self-sufficiency - but would be lying if I said I wouldn't like to see one of them break away and tell what's really going on up in there.
I think the kind of crazy that thinks it's ok to hand out photos of a dead fetus like it's a Christmas card is not at all at odds with the kind of people that think it's ok to run the number of children you have into the double digits. So, although they may be self sufficient, I don't think they are all there mentally.
It is a rough call with the Duggars. the fact that they are so self reliant and seemingly loving to one another really just makes me feel like a jerk when I think - "I don't like them."
It is questionable to have that many children and claim you can provide them with not just the resources they need - but the attention and love. I cannot believe that #15 got as much Mom and Dad time as numbers 1-3.
But really, while I may not agree with them on everything, they are (at least via a TV representation) an example of what's good in people. At least compared to John and Kate Plus 8.
I'm sorry, but it is completely irresponsible in the world today to have that many kids. Pump the brakes. Actually, fuck that, just slam them.
With all this ridiculous publicity, they are sending the wrong message. I don't care if they can support them, there is a serious over-population thing occurring on this planet and for these people to say it doesn't pertain to them is incredibly selfish and short-sighted. Who cares how much money you have? Seriously?
Yeah I'm going to have to cast my vote with the B.O. argument. I appreciate that they are putting food on the table but really, its the older siblings raising their younger brothers and sisters. Plus it just doesn't feel right.
On that note... how is it that I feel OK with the Sister Wives? I don't know... you tell me. But even their kids said enough!
Also, there are now 7 billion people walking around, and about a quarter of those live in abject poverty. The days of needing large litters of children, because 2/3 of them would die from everyday infections has long past. If people have the means and energy to fill up their McMansions with small armies of children, can't some of then be adopted?
I totally agree with the adoption idea. It would seem a far nobler course of action than continuing the generation surplus life. I'm sure Bob Barker would agree with me; as we're both pro-spaying and neutering.
Here's a thought, I wonder if child protection services (CPS) would even let the Duggar household adopt more mouths? I know Octomom gets monitored by CPS. I bet their cutoff is at a bakers' dozen.
I can't watch either of those shows. They're both using child bearing for profit, so they're both disgusting to me. And no one is asking the government (a la China) to stop these people from breeding. We just don't think they should, for all the reasons mentioned above.
And yeah, the virile comment is priceless. 1957 called, it wants its word back. You don't have to be "virile" to have the ability to squirt juice into a functioning vagina. You just have to be heterosexual. And many homosexuals have managed to make it work, so no great accomplishment there.
Yes I know. And there's a reason for that. I'm in no way suggesting that it's acceptable for anyone to try and parent a double digit number of children. The Duggars are simply grotesque. Just that if you're keen on having a big family (more than say 3) you consider adoption.
There are just so many kids without parents who are in need. And of course there are millions of kids with single parents, who could benefit from mentors. That's to say nothing of the environmental consequences. We can't take care of the kids who are already here. Why continue to make more than we can handle?
As in what Bullwinkle might not say as in, "Got this little sukker up mah sleeve...."
And as far as her 'hoo-hah' goes......
Hefty can liner.
35 gallon size in a "tall kitchen".
(hell, probably a coffee can)
Just squirtin' 'em out like puppies.
Hell, it's probably like a Motel 6 room.
Well used. Crappy carpet you don't walk on barefoot after a shower.
Lime crusted shower head.
Leaky plumbing fixtures.
B/W television with rabbit-ears antenna.
50 cent per sheet paneling.
Water (pud) stained ceiling tiles.
And an odor that 50 gallons of 'janitor in a drum' and industrial grade firehose couldn't cut.
Hell, find the keys to the '56 Chevy pickup and we can drive out.
I know a woman, who, about 10 years ago gave birth to a sillborn. The doctors and nurses encouraged her to interact with the kid/body as normally as possible, which included taking pictures and sharing those pictures with loved ones. It's supposed to help with the healing process. While I didn't exactly enjoy seeing pictures of a corpse, apparently it was helpful for her, and is quite common.
Pictures of dead babies aside, the Duggars are simply a freak show.
I'm sorry, I think the practice of passing out pictures of dead babies is just simply wrong. I've been trying to do the mental gymnastics to understand it, but I just can't.
Granted, I don't believe a fetus is a "person" and I suspect this whole thing is an offshoot of the anti-abortion mental state. However given their accepted belief system, I think the action is still in questionable taste.
Consider the whole series of jokes; "What do you get when you put a dead baby in a blender, garbage can, etc." Part of their shock value comes from the fact that nobody wants to visualize dead babies.
We attach photos of the deceased in newspaper obituaries which depict a happier time when the person was still alive. Given, these photos may not exist for a fetus, the Duggars could have attached a sonogram or whatever other tasteful evidence of pregnancy they could have provided.
Or they could have kept it to themselves and mourned in private. Makes for shitty TV, though.
Those people on that website? This is a perfect demonstration of what a narcissitic endeavor the internet really is. You think FB is about connecting with other people? I say it's the ultimate form of navel-gazing.
I don't diminish how sad it is that people lose babies. It is. But posting pictures of it on the internet/mailing them out to friends is a sign you need some professional counseling. That is all.
No I wasn't there. I guess they could have been lying. But then I guess it's a big conspiracy here. The morning radio show was talking about this the other day I guess they were lying about the doctors and nurses suggesting pictures as well.
I have zero problem with the pictures and the memorial service. Death is a tough thing and I say whatever helps you find closure. I have no idea how I would be in the same situation and I am grateful I will never know.