Not talking about myself here, in case the title gave you heart palpitations. No, no, I'm tackling another hot-button issue today, and that is that of Mrs. Duggar and her announcement this week that the family is expecting their 20th child.
Just in case my title is giving the wrong impression, no, I am neither surprised nor angered by the fact that she is yet again "with child", the more biblical term. For me, there really is nothing to this news beyond thinking how happy I am for the family, and praying that Mrs. Duggar will have a healthy pregnancy and birth. End of story.
Yet looking at the comments following the various news clips, you'd think the Duggars just confessed to having committed a heinous crime of some sort. Our society accepts sodomy and all sorts of filth. Child molesters no longer face the death penalty. Husbands can cheat on their wives and give them STDs in the process, but that's all fine and dandy. Spouse-hopping (aka divorce and remarriage) is the widespread, accepted norm, as are the dysfunctional children resulting from these sorts of lifestyles.
But oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, a husband and wife who love each other and have raised nothing but friendly, happy, caring children are an abomination because they don't feel the need to get perverted gadgets or drugs before enjoying the marriage relationship. A couple of disgusting perverts adopting 12 unfortunate children out of foster care is hailed, while normal couples raising a dozen or more of their own children is angering the nation. I think there would have been much fewer negative and hateful comments if the Duggars had announced they are going to get a divorce, which is a sad sign of our times.
Since I know Michelle is much too busy and nice to respond to these fools, I will be so kind as to put in my two cents on her behalf on some of the most commonly repeated idiocies.
It is sad that the older girls have so many obligations to this birth family that they can't move on. Most 17 years and older kids are going to college or working. These girls are missing a chunk of their growing up period. Later, missing this stage will play out in some way, and not in a positive way. Also, the oldest son was announcing that he and his wife are expecting a third child? Of course, their older child is already two. Good grief!!
Let me get this straight: The older kids should be working - just so long as it is not at home, helping their own family? They should be preparing food - just so long as it is at a minimum-wage fast food place? They should be cleaning up after other people - just so long as those people are not relatives? They should be sharing bunk beds and rooms - just so long as it is in a dorm room with other students, not at home with their siblings? Now THAT makes a lot of sense.
People are just jealous because the self-absorbed, lazy brats they have raised won't lift a finger around the house, except to make more messes.
I cannot believe she got pregnant on her own at 45. There had to be some fertility treatment!
Hahaha! Actually, the fertility treatment that God offers goes like this: The more kids you have, the more fertile you become. Simply put, this is because pregnancy and lactation suspend a woman's monthly cycles, preserving and extending her (limited) number of eggs.
This is beyond ridiculous and totally irresponsible to continue having so many children. Guess it will be good for their ratings and keeping the cash coming in.
Oh yes, they are only doing it for the show. That's why they had more than a dozen children DEBT FREE and without government assistance before the world had ever even heard the name "Jim Bob Duggar". And because having 20 children is the new "get rich quick" plan of the lazy and selfish, people are doing it everywhere. Oh, wait, they are not. Maybe it doesn't work that way, after all??!?
Isn't almost losing the last baby and Michelle enough for these people? Is the publicity so much more important? explain how a grandmother of two is still having children herself. stop being selfish people and exploiting your family!!!!
The number of people commenting that Josie's birth should have caused the parents to stop having babies is unbelievable. Why do people care so much about the health and well-being of a child that according to them, should not even have been conceived in the first place? Sounds like worst case scenario, if everything were to go wrong and the child not survive, the result would be the same as if they had never had the child (except that of course its eternal soul will live in Heaven forever). But chances are, the baby will be healthy and well. Why for sure not have a child in case you might not be able to have a child?
This is just rediculous [sic]. These people need to get a life and STOP HAVING SO MANY DAMN KIDS!!!!! We're populated enough.
These people are addicted to children! Haven't they heard of overpopulation? Mass extinctions coming? It should be a crime.
Oh, the myth of overpopulation. The Duggars are hardly starting a nationwide trend of large families. Is there really a statistically significant difference if they have 2 or 20 children? I mean, with as many millions of people as live in the US, are 18 more just the straw to break the camel's back?
20 children! How can you pay special attention to 20 children. No, its not possible
No, not for dimwits like you it isn't. But if you knew the first thing about homeschooling and living TV-free, you would know that being with your child 24/7 gives you TONS of time with each of them. Much more so than the kids from divorced homes who get to see their parents every other weekend, or who spend every day from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm in the company of strangers, only to come home to tired parents who are zoning out in front of the TV.
I am not looking forward the sequel - "The Dysfunctional Dugger Offspring" .Oh it's coming! There's no way these kids are getting the attention they need & they'll eventually seek it where they can. From what I can see the kids are raising each other!
Well, hey, looks like they are doing an awesome job!! Especially considering how "dysfunctional" they all are... Again, jealousy is the real cause here. You just don't like that your 2.3 kids from two different dads are constantly at each other's throats.
Must be nice to get government money because of the tax write-offs they get for all their children. They probably don't even have to pay taxes!
Yes, being charged less is now considered getting paid. Getting a refund check from the IRS is really just receiving a welfare check. By that notion, if you ever buy anything at a reduced price, or get a refund at the store for having been overcharged, I hope you consider that "income".
The show is not multicultural enough.
It will be, as soon as Jim Bob and Michelle, a white couple from Arkansas, can figure out how to have dark-complected babies. Evidently, they are still practicing.