The Duggar kids serenade Santorum supporters

posted at 8:41 pm on January 18, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Fun fact: Way back in the day, when my family lived in Springdale, Ark., I participated in an annual piano ensemble in which a handful of the Duggar children also participated. They need no help from anybody else to comprise an ensemble now, though — and that’s just what they did at an event to support Rick Santorum. No pianos were present — but they accompanied their voices with guitars, a mandolin and a violin. I’m not a huge fan of the first selection, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” but entertainers can never go wrong with “God Bless America,” and the Duggars sang that song, too.

As a musical performance on the campaign trail, I’d rate this somewhere below Jon Huntsman’s jamming and Herman Cain’s impromptu singing, but way above the Huntsman girls’ spoof of “Sexy Back.”


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The one little girl was like, “Great, I get stuck with the harp.”

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Holy cow, that vag!na is not a Volkswagen.

carbon_footprint on January 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Creepy family endorses creepy candidate.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The Duggar kids serenade Santorum supporters

That was much better then what I remembered in 2008.

Mmmmm-mmmmmm-mmmm Barack Hussein Obama..Equal work means equal pay! Barack Hussein Obama!

Electrongod on January 18, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Creepy family endorses creepy candidate.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You libs are always so loving and accepting.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hopefully they will see the light and get behind Ron Paul.

air_up_there on January 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM

At some point charming becoming cloying becomes suffocating becomes bizarre.

profitsbeard on January 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

You libs are always so loving and accepting.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

And conservatives are so welcoming and tolerant.

People who push out babies as a business model are freaks.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Hey thanks, Tina. I needed this.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Creepy family endorses creepy candidate.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You libs are always so loving and accepting.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Many conservatives agree with urban elitist.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

It’s a vagina, not a clown car.

lorien1973 on January 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Are they going to play “The Merry-Go-Round Broke down” as their next selection?

MelonCollie on January 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I saw some clips on other sites as well.
He may wear a seater vest but unedited footage – that guy is as big as Gingrich, sweater vest or no. Campaign stop food catching up with him?

Marcus on January 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

jee, they lost me at 16 and counting :-)….how many meanwhile?

jimver on January 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

So when should we expect comments from the peanut gallery?

MeatHeadinCA on January 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

People who push out babies as a business model are freaks.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Ease down, liberal. The U.S. hovering around the population replacement mark, give or take a few percentage points. The Duggers are no threat to you. You need to relax. Go squeeze one out or something.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

People who push out babies as a business model are freaks.
urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

You got that right.

Sane people have “doctors” stick scissors in the necks of unborn children and start stirring.

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Nice snag, Bishop.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So when should we expect comments from the peanut gallery?

MeatHeadinCA on January 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Yeah. They’re like blow-fly larvae. Don’t take long.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The great thing about that situation is if things get too expensive, you can always sell 3 or 4 of them for medical experiments, and still have a big happy family left of over.

BCrago66 on January 18, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Many conservatives agree with urban elitist.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I would be one of them – there is a wide, gaping chasm between having 18 children and having abortions – it’s called birth control, and it is glorious.

King B on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Ease down, liberal. The U.S. hovering around the population replacement mark, give or take a few percentage points. The Duggers are no threat to you. You need to relax. Go squeeze one out or something.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Before someone comments on issue, one should have some clue about the topic. Otherwise you are just wasting people’s time, which isn’t nice. A few percentage points in terms of population growth isn’t a small thing. It’s absolutely huge. At the very least, look up exponential growth before spewing ignorance.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

While I’m sure lots of the decisions they make are for the benefit of their reality show, I believe their original and continuining decision to have so many children is actually based on their religious beliefs. They belong to a movement that doesn’t support birth control of any kind (including natural methods such as avoiding sex during fertile times). Procreation is encouraged. Big families are the norm.

McDuck on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Alright, who let the troll in? (Dammit, where’s Ed and AP when you need them?)

manwithblackhat on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM

In the land of 10,000 Too Many Lakes Liberals, we get a lot of practice shooting down their crap.

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Ease down, liberal. The U.S. hovering around the population replacement mark, give or take a few percentage points. The Duggers are no threat to you. You need to relax. Go squeeze one out or something.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

youy betcha you were not that excited about the by Octomum doing her demographic duty to the US of A :-)….

jimver on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

People who push out babies as a business model are freaks.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Ease down, liberal. The U.S. hovering around the population replacement mark, give or take a few percentage points. The Duggers are no threat to you. You need to relax. Go squeeze one out or something.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Not “worried” about the Duggars. Just find them a little compulsive.

You got that right.

Sane people have “doctors” stick scissors in the necks of unborn children and start stirring.

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM

You’re right — there’s no compromise between late-term abortions and and birthing a baby a year in order to keep ratings high.

urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I would be one of them – there is a wide, gaping chasm between having 18 children and having abortions – it’s called birth control, and it is glorious.

King B on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

+1.

MelonCollie on January 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

youy betcha you were not that excited about the by Octomum doing her demographic duty to the US of A :-)….

jimver on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Octomom vs Duggars. Lots of similarities there.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM

ntage points in terms of population growth isn’t a small thing. It’s absolutely huge. At the very least, look up exponential growth before spewing ignorance.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

No, seriously, thuja. Go pour yourself a nice warm bubble bath, light a few candles, put on some Carole King … and just get in touch with the Primal You.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

On this weeks episode of sick sad world! fanatical religions crazies meet! at least they are trying to assassinate pregnant mothers in the name of the “lord”.

Your Mamma loves me on January 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

God, don’t we?

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM

jimver on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Que?

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

You’re right — there’s no compromise between late-term abortions and and birthing a baby a year in order to keep ratings high.
urban elitist on January 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Eh, the Duggars were spitting out kids long before the tv show came along, and from all accounts it’s a solid, loving family. You want to get creeped out, hey it’s still barely a free country.

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I’m not a huge fan of the first selection, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,”

Whew! I was going “What you talkin bout, Tina” when the video started with: This is my Country (actually one of my faves), but then they did indeed swing into Guthrie. Frankly found Jim Bob’s voice agressively obnoxious, so glad their TV show doesn’t rely on talent.

Way cool though that you know some of the kids.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

It’s a vagina, not a clown car.

lorien1973 on January 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

close the thread we have a winner.

Your Mamma loves me on January 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Many conservatives agree with urban elitist.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yes, because people like you and urban elitist are only “pro-choice” if others are exercising their right to terminate a baby. If they choose to make the choice to have more children-then they are freaks.

We are truly through the looking glass.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Octomom vs Duggars. Lots of similarities there.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Actually other than the fact they have a lot of kids; no similiarites. One is a functional family with a mom and a dad who are debt free, and have children the natural way. Octomom-not so much!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I know Santorum is the biggest social con busybody in the race but I’m surprised the Duggars would back him anyway, seeing as he’s Catholic. I thought Baptists considered Catholics to be tools of the Devil or something because we have a Pope.

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Mr. Santorum is anti-birth control.
Nuff said.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I know Santorum is the biggest social con busybody in the race but I’m surprised the Duggars would back him anyway, seeing as he’s Catholic. I thought Baptists considered Catholics to be tools of the Devil or something because we have a Pope.

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Well, there are several main flavors of Baptist, and not all of them are Jack@ss Chick Catholic-haters.

MelonCollie on January 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I thought Baptists considered Catholics to be tools of the Devil or something because we have a Pope.

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Well, now that you’ve got that off your chest …

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Mr. Santorum is anti-birth control.
Nuff said.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I am against your birth control too if I have to pay for it!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Actually other than the fact they have a lot of kids; no similiarites. One is a functional family with a mom and a dad who are debt free, and have children the natural way. Octomom-not so much!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I knew I should have put the sarcasm tag on.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Well, now that you’ve got that off your chest …

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

So all of those Baptists who’ve told me I’m going to burn in hell for being Catholic are wrong then?

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I knew I should have put the sarcasm tag on.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

You never can be too sure :)

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Hey, Tina, is this what you were hoping for? Why don’t you join the fray?

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I see the claasy bunch brought in with the last open registration is out in full force tonight.

If they want to have eighteen kids and they can take care of them, what’s it to you? Why do you feel so threatened?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Mr. Santorum is anti-birth control.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

In what way?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I am against your birth control too if I have to pay for it!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

LOL my birth control pays for itself. Its brand name is “Old Age”.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I know Santorum is the biggest social con busybody in the race

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM

How is Santorum a busybody?

That’s pretty funny because thhe only busybodies I see, are the ones worrying about how many kids the Duggan family has.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM

LOL my birth control pays for itself. Its brand name is “Old Age”.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Hence the CulchaVulcha.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I know Santorum is the biggest social con busybody in the race but I’m surprised the Duggars would back him anyway, seeing as he’s Catholic. I thought Baptists considered Catholics to be tools of the Devil or something because we have a Pope.

NoLeftTurn on January 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM
———————————————————————–

Well, let’s see… my parents are Baptists who raised me Catholic because there was no other church nearby. They’re still Baptists and I’m still a Catholic. So, no.

princetrumpet on January 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

That’s pretty funny because thhe only busybodies I see, are the ones worrying about how many kids the Duggan family has.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Ding, Ding, Ding– Just goes to show that EVERYONE has social issues even those that claim they aren’t social cons. If they didn’t care about social issues or the were purely fiscal cons; they wouldn’t be concerned about debt-free family who have 19 functional children.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM

In what way?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Santorum opposes contraception in general, telling the blog caffeinatedthoughts.com in October, “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

U.S. News & World Report
January 6, 2012

Luckily, even a President can’t do anything to stop legal birth control.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM

That Rick Santorum sure knows how to throw a party, huh !

(Very, very weird.)

stenwin77 on January 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM

In what way?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Santorum opposes contraception in general, telling the blog caffeinatedthoughts.com in October, “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

U.S. News & World Report
January 6, 2012

Luckily, even a President can’t do anything to stop legal birth control.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Santorum opposes contraception in general, telling the blog caffeinatedthoughts.com in October, “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

U.S. News & World Report
January 6, 2012

At least that’s what “Laura K. Chapin is a Democratic communications strategist based in Denver, Colorado, advocating for progressive causes and candidates in the Rocky Mountain West” sez. Decontextualized blog quotes. Powerful stuff.

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Holy cow, that vag!na is not a Volkswagen.

carbon_footprint on January 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Compared to Michelle Duggar I’m effing Gloria Steinem.
They’re members of the never-married Bill Gothard’s ‘full quiver’ movement. I had the misfortune of being dragged to one of Gothard’s ‘Basic Youth Conflicts’ seminars in 1996 by my now mother-in-law.
I won’t go into too many detail except that in ‘that world’ a good Christian woman is to have babies and obey her husband. etc.
I’m conservative but I’m different from my husband-NOT his inferior.
Duggars…ahhh!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Females in that world are treated like silly children who are first parented and protected by daddy and then ‘given-away’ to be treated the same way by their husband.
The Duggar girls have been told that they don’t need to go to college because as good Christians they should be striving to be wives and mothers.
I adore my husband-but if he wants ‘obedience’ I’ve heard that cocker spaniels are good for that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I think they are a lovely family and I’m pretty sure I’m not supporting any of them.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because I was answering the poster before me who wondered why Jim Bob & Co. were stumping for a Catholic. Nothing sinister.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Yes, because people like you and urban elitist are only “pro-choice” if others are exercising their right to terminate a baby. If they choose to make the choice to have more children-then they are freaks.

We are truly through the looking glass.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I agree with Urban…to a degree…and I only support abortion to save the life of the mother.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I think they are a lovely family and I’m pretty sure I’m not supporting any of them.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I loathe the Duggars-partially because of my experience with the Gothard seminar.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM

agree with Urban…to a degree…and I only support abortion to save the life of the mother.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM

So you think people are freaks that don’t live and act like you-Gotcha!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I think they are a lovely family and I’m pretty sure I’m not supporting any of them.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I could never have that many children and remain sane nor debt free. That being said, I think it works for them and I completely agree…

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM

My grandpa was number 18 out of 22 so I’m not too down on the Duggars.

2L8 on January 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I watch their show on TLC. This family lives conservative values. They are self sustaining. They teach their children self reliance. They believe in service to community. They go on charity missions to other countries. They have run for elective office to serve the local people. They win some, they lose some of those elections. They are not a burden to the local taxpayers for the schools because they home school. They teach their children right from wrong and how to behave. They teach their children about our country and its heritage. They ensure that their daughters drive, so they are not of the type of scarey fundies that repress women. Jim Bob is extremely respectful to his wife.

What is so controversial about this family other than they believe that there should be no artificial means to prevent natural fertility?

You haters should be ashamed of yourselves.

karenhasfreedom on January 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because I was answering the poster before me who wondered why Jim Bob & Co. were stumping for a Catholic. Nothing sinister.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Fair enough. Sorry for asking.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

minnesoter on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Sorry. Looking for a fight? None here. Someone threw out a thought; I gave my opinion. Your mileage, etc.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Females in that world are treated like silly children who are first parented and protected by daddy and then ‘given-away’ to be treated the same way by their husband.
The Duggar girls have been told that they don’t need to go to college because as good Christians they should be striving to be wives and mothers.
I adore my husband-but if he wants ‘obedience’ I’ve heard that cocker spaniels are good for that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

It’s not the way I would choose to live either, but I get a kick out of the social left, the identity politics crowd, and the everything-is-a-hate-crime crew, who all preach to me, every day, at work, in the media, and everywhere else how I’m supposed to be, not just tolerant, but actively supportive, of every type of lifestyle imaginable, except for this one.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because Santorum thinks that his opposition to birth control is based on God’s law and he thinks God’s law should be the law of the land. Any candidate having such a profoundly insane view should not become the next president of the United States.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Because Santorum thinks that his opposition to birth control is based on God’s law and he thinks God’s law should be the law of the land.

Umm no he doesn’t. Santorum does not personally support birth control due to his Catholic faith. He believes that states have the right to decide which birth control is legal, and he doesn’t think it should be publically paid for- He does not want to take yours away. .

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

If they want to have eighteen kids and they can take care of them, what’s it to you? Why do you feel so threatened?

Amen, old friend. Pro-choice should mean exactly that–if one has any intellectual integrity. I support the Duggar’s freedom of choice, even if it happens not to be my choice.

The family is not on welfare and there’s not a throw-away kid in the bunch.

The peaceful and tolerant libs, who protest loudly if they think anyone is even thinking of abridging their reproductive rights, express an unseemly interest in abridging the Duggars’.

NTXLass on January 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I had three and question my sanity.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because that’s moronic?

M240H on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

It’s not the way I would choose to live either, but I get a kick out of the social left, the identity politics crowd, and the everything-is-a-hate-crime crew, who all preach to me, every day, at work, in the media, and everywhere else how I’m supposed to be, not just tolerant, but actively supportive, of every type of lifestyle imaginable, except for this one.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Agree 100%. That is the point I tried to make with sweet little urban infidel at the start of this thread. Folsom street fair, slam Jesus OK, Duggars no way.

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Because that’s moronic?

M240H on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

No, it isn’t moronic to be personally against birth control if you can financially take care of all your kids. I haven’t heard of the Santorum family being on welfare so….

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

had three and question my sanity.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

LOL– And consider that the Duggars look very young. My two kids are giving me gray hair at a young age :)

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because that’s moronic?

M240H on January 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

The fact that he’s personally opposed to birth control is “moronic”?

Why?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

karenhasfreedom on January 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

They have the right to live that way…and I have the right to have an issue with a family soooo conservative that the females are lovingly treated like inferiors.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Mr. Santorum is anti-birth control.
Nuff said.
Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

RICK SANTORUM IS NOT GOING TO ENACT LEGISLATION, OR ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ABOLISHING CONTRACEPTION.

NEITHER SIDE OF CAPITOL HILL WILL EVER APPROVE LEGISLATION ABOLISHING CONTRACEPTION.

Why is it necessary for me to continue trying to convince some of you that Rick Santorum is NOT going to abolish your adult, recreational night-life?

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

So you think people are freaks that don’t live and act like you-Gotcha!

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I’m pretty freaky so-no.
I like a brand of conservatism that doesn’t treat women like children.
The next Margaret Thatcher will most likely NOT come out of a family that follows Bill Gothard(never married) and the Quiverful Movement.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Of course he isn’t. You haven’t read the whole thread have you, ya lil scamp?
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

So he’s personally opposed to birth control.

And why is that an issue worth mentioning?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Because Santorum thinks that his opposition to birth control is based on God’s law and he thinks God’s law should be the law of the land. Any candidate having such a profoundly insane view should not become the next president of the United States.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM

What evidence do you have that he thinks “God’s law” should be the “law of the land” with regards to contraception? The only time I’ve heard him speak on the subject of contraception, he said the exact opposite.

A lot of political candidates will tell you they are personally opposed to abortion, yet they vote for every pro-abortion bill that comes in front of them-why should I believe that someone who is personally opposed to contraception will try to make it illegal?

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I’m pretty freaky so-no.

LOL- Me too :).. I understand that it seems abhorent in this day and age for women to be raised like that. I just see them as happy well-adjusted ladies, and from what I have seen Jim Bob is very respectful. I tend to think that if the girls want to break the mold they will.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

They have the right to live that way…and I have the right to have an issue with a family soooo conservative that the females are lovingly treated like inferiors.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I have been thinking a lot about this sort of issue. I, a middle aged man, was talking to an 18 year old girl about high heels. I expressed my disapproval of high heel for how they injure women’s health and dignity. She claimed to love high heels and corsets. She someway imagines such clothing/torture instruments are items of a woman’s power. What do you do with a woman who wants to be treated like an inferior? A black man who wants others races to call him “boy”? A gay who would vote for Santorum?

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I’m sure all the kids-and Michelle- are loved.
As I said-I’ve had personal experience with the full quiver movement/Bill Gothard…and it didn’t go well…so I’m admittedly biased.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Why is it necessary for me to continue trying to convince some of you that Rick Santorum is NOT going to abolish your adult, recreational night-life?

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Goshdarnit. We are well aware that Santorum isn’t going to be able to outlaw birth control. It’s just that anyone who thinks it would be a good idea has ideas profoundly different than more than 95% of Americans about sexuality and the laws about sexuality. It makes perfect sense to prefer Obama over such a freak.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The one little girl was like, “Great, I get stuck with the harp.”

Bishop on January 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM

My sister-in-law is a professional harpist. She gets enough gigs to pay her bills.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Of course he isn’t. You haven’t read the whole thread have you, ya lil scamp?
:)
Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and reread the thread more slowly (rather than the usual skimming) and haven’t YET found anything to explain your response. Can you help me out?????

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Why is it necessary for me to continue trying to convince some of you that Rick Santorum is NOT going to abolish your adult, recreational night-life?

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Goshdarnit. We are well aware that Santorum isn’t going to be able to outlaw birth control. It’s just that anyone who thinks it would be a good idea has ideas profoundly different than more than 95% of Americans about sexuality and the laws about sexuality. It makes perfect sense to prefer Obama over such a freak.

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

When did Santorum ever say it would be a good idea to outlaw birth control? Again, the only time I heard him speak on the subject-he said it would be a bad idea.

Dreadnought on January 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Wow, thuja, you need to sit the next few plays out. You’ve boiled over.

tom daschle concerned on January 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM

. I, a middle aged man

I expressed my disapproval of high heel for how they injure women’s health and dignity. She claimed to love high heels and corsets. She someway imagines such clothing/torture instruments are items of a woman’s power. What do you do with a woman who wants to be treated like an inferior

LOL- I found your post extremely funny… So if I like high heels and corsets then I am inferior? BTW, I as a WOMAN find feeling feminine to be powerful.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I think they are a lovely family and I’m pretty sure I’m not supporting any of them.

Cindy Munford on January 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I could never have that many children and remain sane nor debt free. That being said, I think it works for them and I completely agree…

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM

When I moved in 20 years ago I thought the neighbor was having a party. They had 13 kids. (Her sister has 18.) They ate in 2 shifts,
and had no TV. I used to think large families were odd. I would go over there and sit in a room with all of them listening to a hockey game-(it was like a Norman Rockwell thing). Different strokes for different folks. I loved them.

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Is there any evidence that the Duggar children are mistreated? From what little I’ve seen, they seem like nice enough kids.

On the other hand, the self-appointed nannies that want to judge this family seem rather nasty. And… yeah, I’m talking to you.

TitularHead on January 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

thuja on January 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Whether he personally believes it, and conducts his own PRIVATE behavior accordingly is IRRELEVANT.

The next words I type are not an insult, but they’re sure not ‘sugarcoated’ either.

For you to state that Rick’s belief on this matter makes him LESS desirable than BHO, defines you as someone with ‘misplaced priorities.’

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

So if I like high heels and corsets then I am inferior? BTW, I as a WOMAN find feeling feminine to be powerful.

melle1228 on January 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

No you are not inferior you are just a naughty girl. :)

arnold ziffel on January 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The next Margaret Thatcher will most likely NOT come out of a family that follows Bill Gothard(never married) and the Quiverful Movement.
annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Impossible to prove here, but I’ll say it anyway.

The next Margaret Thatcher, or Golda Meir, or Susan B. Anthony, or Abigail Adams, or Clara Barton, or Mary Ann Bickerdyke, (never mind Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin) WILL most likely come out of a very similar (which is not necessarily identical) family like the Duggars. With or without a future ‘Bill Gothard,’ to lead them.

listens2glenn on January 18, 2012 at 11:35 PM

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