Duggar kids, free indeed – very interesting read about someone who spent a few days with this rather large family. Are the kids missing out? Doesn’t seem like it.
While, admittedly, I admire the Duggars for much of what they do, I didn’t expect what I saw in these 3 girls. The world has yet to beat them into submission. They don’t watch the Disney Channel, so they’ve yet to learn that adults are buffoons and parents are embarrassing. They don’t listen to the local rock station, so they’ve yet do discover life is supposed to be one promiscuous event followed by another. They don’t attend public school, so they’ve yet to learn teenage girls are required to be filled with angst and riddled with insecurities.
As we spoke to the 3 of them, one word kept jumping out at me: Freedom. These girls were experiencing freedom teenagers rarely taste. Completely free to be themselves. The exact opposite of the words so often used by media folk to describe the 19 kids.
While many times teenagers can’t wait to get away from adults, these 3 were anxious to engage in conversation. And they were delightful. All of the Duggars were.
And here’s another thing that springs from the Duggar house throughout the day: Humor. The TLC show captures some of that, but I was surprised by the amount of laughter and joking in that home.
Liberals make a concession speech in NY Times editorial — Turns out They really do want socialism. I’m sure they’ll be apologizing for accusing us of accusing them of being socialists, because it turned out we were right. They complain because the Left hasn’t produced a woman like Sarah Palin:
The left should be outraged and exasperated by all this — but at their own failings as much as Ms. Palin’s ascension. Since the 2008 election, progressive leaders have done little to address the obvious national appetite for female leadership. And despite (or because of) their continuing obsession with Ms. Palin, they have done nothing to stop an anti-choice, pro-abstinence, socialist-bashing Tea Party enthusiast from becoming the 21st century symbol of American women in politics.
Note the things that outrage them:
1. Pro-life – as if having the right to crush and dismember your unborn children somehow proves equality with men. Oh, and do they know that nearly all gender selection abortions are done to destroy female human beings for the sole reason that they are female human beings? Abortion is the ultimate misogyny.
2. Abstinence – Sadly, they’ve been conditioned to believe that the rampant STDs, single parenting, abortion trauma, emotional carnage and more that fall on women from the sexual revolution have some sort of offsetting benefits.
3. Anti-socialism — They admit that they want socialism.
Thanks for the concession speech!
Democrats got 88% of 2008 contributions from mainstream media — not a surprise, just a friendly reminder:
And that’s why the mainstream news channels cannot be trusted.
Bring back the spending excesses of Nancy Reagan’s china! — Wow, the MSM is all over the Obamas about this! Oh wait, no they aren’t. See the previous link.
I’m blessed with a high metabolism so I don’t give a lot of eating tips, but one obvious element of a proper diet is portion control. Here are 29 tips for that. This should be so obvious: What makes people think that they can do far less physical movements than people do on the rest of the planet and have done historically and consume larger portions? My wife and I typically split restaurant meals and sometimes still have leftovers. Just move a little more and eat a little less.
See False teacher Chuck Currie outdoes himself and Can Chuck Currie and the NCC get even one Bible passage right? — from my other blog. Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie needs to do more homework when doing his hypocritical race-baiting.
Chuck’s eagerness to race-bait trips him up and exposes his rank hypocrisy. He isn’t interested in reconciliation, he’s interested in polarizing people and personal attacks. He isn’t “confronting racism,” he is perpetuating it. That’s what race-baiters like Chuck do.
I’ll give away the ending here: The man Chuck is calling a racist is D.L. Foster, a black pastor and a friend of mine I know well through blogging and Facebook. Pastor Foster is a real man of God, unlike Chuck who is a proven serial liar and false teacher.
Yeah, Chuck, Pastor Foster is racist against black people. Be sure to go tell his congregation. I imagine they’ll be mighty surprised!
Once caught and informed that Pastor Foster is black, Chuck doubled down and continued to insist that Foster “attacks gays and African-Americans.” I’d love to see Chuck debate Pastor Foster and convince the audience that this formerly gay and currently black pastor attacks gays and blacks.