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  1. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Or she just keeps re-heating and serving it to Derick and the kids night after night until it's gone. Making them eat the same casserole three or four meals in a row saves her time and effort and frees her up to do more important things like following Derick to his law school classes.
  2. Yeah, it's okay for them to show off their feet by going barefoot or wearing flip-flops because Michelle said that "feet aren't sexual", but knees are apparently a real erogenous zone? But of course when the modesty rules were laid down for them by their cult, bare feet were given a free pass because that filthy old creep Bill Gothard happens to have a foot fetish.
  3. I think TLC came up with the idea for the renovation, did most of the work and paid the bills for it. By this point the network must be desperate to find things to film to sustain the illusion that the Duggars do anything other than sit around the house all day. At the same time, I think that TLC is no longer willing to spend a lot of money flying the Duggars around the world and creating "adventures" for them. Slapping a coat of paint on the bedroom walls and buying some new furniture gave them fodder for a new episode without costing a lot.
  4. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    He always has to keep the upper hand, make sure everyone knows he's smarter and superior.
  5. Albanyguy

    S09.E04: Love and Loss

    If Jana ends up being Jim Bob and Michelle's caretaker when they're helpless and housebound, I suggest we take up a collection and send her a DVD copy of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane". Lots of pointers for her there!
  6. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I think he's really pissed at Derick and that has won out over his fondness for Jill. I'm sure he still loves her (Jim Bob, unlike Michelle, does seem to have some sort of affection for his children), but he has probably stopped indulging her, since any generosity to her also benefits Derick.
  7. Albanyguy

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    If Jessa can play songs on the guitar for her kids to sing along with, it's odd that she doesn't do it for the camera; she's always looking for ways to show off what a good mother she is and how adorable her boys are (and generally, she's much better at it than Jill). My guess would be that she was forced to learn the guitar back in the days when Jim Bob and Michelle pushed the kids into performing like trained monkeys (remember those delightful violins?) and she HATED it. Perhaps she had no natural gift for it or perhaps there was severe punishment for failure to perform to her parents' expectations. If that was the case, she probably burned her guitar as soon as she was married and semi-independent, vowing never to touch one again as long as she lived.
  8. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Along with the occasional shrine to Confederate war "heroes".
  9. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Jill learned from Jim Bob and Michelle's example. When you're out in public, you and your spouse must put on a big show of being deeply in loooove, so that everyone can see how blessed and perfect your marriage is. The kids aren't important, they can fend for themselves.
  10. Albanyguy

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    This should be enough to start media rumors that Cade and Jana are in a courtship and headed to the altar!
  11. Albanyguy

    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    Somewhere, Bill Gothard's ears just pricked up.
  12. Albanyguy

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    At a casual glance, she could be mistaken for a woman in her fifties. She looks so haggard and run down.
  13. The boys who marry into the Duggar clan have two things in common with their new spouses and in-laws: they're fundamentalist religious fanatics and they are lazy grifters who want to live comfortably while doing as little as possible for themselves. Ben and Derick are both "students" who have never actually held down a real job (unless you count Derick's time in Danger America). Jeremy is technically employed as a pastor, but he seems to prefer traveling around the country, eating in nice restaurants and posing for pictures than attending to his church. They're all dependent on TLC money and "love offerings" and those funding streams are eventually going to dry up. The jury is still out on Austin, who seems like a hard worker, but for him, it's early days yet.
  14. Albanyguy

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    I agree it really is more of a conservative philosophy. Right-wingers like the Duggars love to harken back to the days when people lived in extended families of grandmas and maiden aunts who helped with child care or in neighborhoods where everybody kept tabs on everybody else. But, even if they agree with its underlying message, hard-core conservatives now regard the phrase "It takes a village" with contempt because Hillary Clinton used it as the title of one of her books (and if it comes from Hillary, it must be liberal propaganda). I'm not ascribing that to anyone here, but I've heard it often from people on the far-right.
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