News: It’s That Duggar Time of the Year

News: It’s That Duggar Time of the Year August 8, 2014

joshduggarguns…. right before a new season of ’19 Kids and Counting’ premiering on The Learning Channel. So that brings with it a bumper crop of odd Duggar-related stories as their PR machine kicks into high gear. We’ll spare you all the articles celebrating Jill and Derick Dillard’s ‘weekiverseries’

Rather than do a posting of each one I’m just going to list them here.

Josh Duggar poses with assault rifles and toddlers

Michelle Duggar talks special wedding gift

Ben Seewald’s mea culpa for his anti-Catholic rant turns into a ‘Come To Jesus’

Josh Duggar and family release DVD showing them preaching at the White House and other venues

More speculation on Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald and from the Duggar wedding planner

Why the Duggars are not good representatives for the Anti-Choice movement

Michelle Duggar explains how to keep your brood behaving on airplanes

Jill Duggar’s wedding planner talks about the wedding preparations 

Conservative website finally discovers the Duggar’s friends, the Bates and mistakenly thinks they are posed to take over the Duggars spot in the public eye. Shhh! Don’t tell them that the Bates have already had their own reality tv show.

…and there are scores of articles on the upcoming season, all the weekly anniversaries of Jill and Dereck, and Ben Seewald’s Catholic bashing that would be repetitive to post here.

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  • MizzKittay

    You don’t need weapons to solve your problems. If you do it sounds more like control or intimidation tactic than a sincere peace keeping effort. I’ll just be heading into my igloo for protection. Our eskimo coats are thick enough to stop a bullet right? I kid, I kid.

    Respect to Dilliard for not being a Seewald.

    Speaking of Seewald… and his pictures of Jessa. Seems highly manipulating to me. If I expose the fact that Jessa likes me that’ll help ensure a future with her (I think another poster mentioned this but worth a re-mention). Also got the humble brag all over it. Look at what I’m going to marry and sleep with in the future! Plus he can just beat off to those in the meantime… Triple conniving win for Seewald.

  • Nea

    I have always loathed the photo used to illustrate the anti-choice article. Michelle looks like a kicked dog watching the foot swing down again.

    As for preaching at the White House – anybody with any cause can (and has) stood in front of the White House and ranted about their cause. It’s been happening for decades and never made one bit of difference. So being proud of making an empty gesture where millions of protesters have gone before isn’t being proud of much.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I want to know just how far back Jim Bob’s real hairline is..looks like he’s working on a Godly combover in that photo

  • Trollface McGee

    So much Duggar… I suspect it’ll get worse and worse…
    Duggar girls breathing for Jesus
    Duggars visit McDonalds, for Jesus
    The guys courting the Duggar girls go to the mens room… for Jesus
    The Duggars promote abstinence by talking about their active sex life, which is sure to gross out any normal tween.
    They really are getting desperate for those ratings…

  • persephone

    What? Nothing about Jana being an old maid?!

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    Of course not, they’re trying to keep the fact that she’s got a collar on (or ankle bracelet) that delivers her a powerful but not deadly electrical shock any time she gets too far away in distance from the siblings she’s assigned to take care of a secret – it’s better to just avoid mentioning Jana so that people watching the show can be distracted by the rest of the family shenanigans.

  • Independent Thinker

    Preaching in front of the White House is no more prestigious than preaching in front of White Castle fast food restaurants.

  • Independent Thinker

    She is preparing to be his help meet as a full time slave.

  • Independent Thinker

    I saw earlier in the week the posted photo of Josh’s kids posing with a gun. As a responsible gun owner I was infuriated. Guns are not toys or photo props. All of Josh and Anna’s kids are under the age of five. At that age their brains don’t have the cognitive ability to understand the basics of handling a gun. If you don’t know how to remove the magazine, release the bullet or bullets in the chamber, and how to see if the safety is in the on or off position you are 100 percent not qualified to be handling, touching, or firing any gun period.

  • Astrin Ymris

    It’s my opinion that anyone who doesn’t realize that death is permanent should never handle a gun– which includes all preschool kids by definition, and a lot of elementary school kids as well.

    As far as photographing kids holding guns to make a political point goes… let me just say this:

  • Independent Thinker

    I agree, guns are the last line of defense.

  • Nea

    Josh’s kids? The guy now living and working in DC? Where guns are illegal, that Josh’s kids?

    Nice respect for guns and the law, dude.

  • Independent Thinker

    My family takes gun safety very seriously. I can tell by the picture the magazine that holds the bullets is in place on this gun. When we transport guns we always do it with the magazine detached. I do not put the magazine into the gun until I am ready to fire. I doubt Josh or his kids have had any formal gun training. Gander Mountain stores offer a free gun safety class for kids. There are no weapons in the class and it does not teach them how to use a weapon. It’s just a program to teach kids what not to do around guns and to review gun safety with the entire family.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Pretty sure that photo was taken somewhere in Virginia where dressing up like old timey militia’s and running about with assault rifles is pretty accepted sadly enough.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Um… I’m not sure what you mean by ” guns are the last line of defense”. Do you mean that guns should be kept securely locked up in child-safe gun cabinets, rather than being left lying around, so that the owner can grab one in a second’s notice to repel the Eebil Gubbamint takeover? (As opposed to the 45 seconds it’d take to get the gun out of a locked cabinet.)

  • Independent Thinker

    It’s a common phrase used by professional gun instructors. Your weapon is to be kept away until you absolutely need it. If you have other options like getting in your car and driving away or staying in your house to avoid confrontation do it. You only pull out your gun when you have run out of other options and you life is in immediate danger. Kept away absolutely means locked up.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Ah. Thanks for the clarification. 🙂

    As someone knowledgeable about this field, am I correct in assuming a correctly-designed gun cabinet wouldn’t cause a significant delay in retrieving a gun if it turns out that the owners life IS in immediate danger? Unless you keep the key at the other end of the house, how long does it take to unlock a cabinet and grab a gun?

    In fact, knowing precisely where the guns ARE would make retrieving one faster– you don’t have to search the house for a “lying around” gun that you can’t remember where you last saw it, which would probably take far longer than unlocking the gun cabinet. Also, you know that the gun hasn’t had a crayon stuck in its muzzle or Kool-Aid spilled on it, so it should fire correctly in this hypothetical “immediate danger” situation.

    IOW, if you’re serious about being able to protect your family against a hypothetical intruder, securing your guns away from curious little fingers IS the best way to accomplish that!

  • Independent Thinker

    Most people don’t use gun safes with keys anymore. I have two and both work using pin number codes. They do have a key as a backup but that is only used to reset the pin code or open the safe if the batteries have failed. On both safes their is an indicator light to tell you if the batteries need changed. It takes less than ten seconds to enter the pin code in case of emergency. They also make safes that work by scanning your fingerprints but they are not as reliable as entering a numeric code because the technology is fairly new to the market.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Thanks for the info! So… it only takes 10 seconds to get your gun out if need be, AND your toddlers can’t kill or maim themselves or each other with them when the guns AREN’T needed, too! It looks like gun safes are a clear Win/Win.

    To everyone but the idiots in Open Carry, that is. 🙁

  • Lauren Borrero

    I have to agree with you on that one. Sometimes it’s just time to let gon and go on to the next best thing. Then again I don’t think they had a back up plan.