Confession: “I dislike the Duggars because they do NOT honor God. They honor themselves and their pride. They are self-righteous and hypocritical. I pray for their children and Josh’s children every day.”
The Duggar family is growing. And I’m not happy about it, because I’m afraid it’s yet another child being exposed to the abusive world of Bill Gothard’s cult. The Duggars recently announced that they are expecting their 20th child sometime next year, and the Internet has exploded with articles and posts. Either people denounced how… Read more »
I may have linked to this in the past, but because more and more I’ve been encountering people insisting that Michelle’s version of blanket training doesn’t involve corporal punishment, I’m linking to it again.
Before they were on TLC, Michelle Duggar was part of an online group, where she advocated using rulers for blanket training. Someone on the FreeJinger forums spoke of her experience.
Years ago, must have been 8 or so, I belonged to a forum called CMOMB (Christian Moms Of Many Blessings). This was before the TLC show, but Michelle was already a well known figure amongst the QFers. She came and did a guest chat and one of the things she talked about was blanket training. She used flexible rulers and talked about luring the baby off of the blanket and then swatting them with the ruler when they took the bait . The purpose was so that mom could visit with friends, have a phone conversation or go visiting and baby would stay put and quiet . After that chat flexible rulers were the thing, but at that time they weren’t at every office supply and warehouse store, so there were lots of posts like “I found them at XYZ for $1.25, how many do you want me to pick up?!” When the TLC specials started airing and the interest in just how exactly they blanket trained babies was heating up I went to try to find a copy of the chat. I found it, but everything about spanking/hitting kids was deleted, as was any reference to Michelle in the flexible ruler threads. They circled the wagons around Michelle pretty fast.
Josh and David on thanksgiving
David Waller reminds me of someone but I can’t figure out who. HELP ME.
Justin Jackson and James
Justin looks really different all of a sudden. Maybe it’s the bowl cut.
Mackynzie drew a picture of Noah’s ark for her daddy
OMG Mack stop being so cute you’re killing me here
His dead eyes are so fucking creepy to me. When they don’t look dead they look insane. But I guess dead eyes or crazy eyes are the only fundie options. Also, he looks like he thinks he owns her already. There is something about him vibewise that I just intensely don’t like.
Confession: “if I see Jim Boob and Mullet make out one more time, I’m going to puke. They have no modesty when they want everyone watching them all the time.”
Not sure what’s scarier: Anna’s rictus grin, that creepy ginger or the Hobbit feet on the lady behind them.
Duggars and bates and friends putting food together for Erin and Chads wedding