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  1. Fuck. You. (eta: not you @thoughtful 😘) Says the former-Christian with decades-long, treatment-resistant depression (And hey Gar, how about you take your own self back into the pitsa Hell whence you came)
    5 points
  2. JB had just enough influence to find someone who would keep Josh under house arrest.
    3 points
  3. I'm pretty sure the vehicles people give him are ones they cannot sell to anyone, especially not to someone they might run into at the Walmarts or at church. Even if they don't make enough to itemize on their tax returns they can still claim a $300 charitable deduction and they know the vehicle isn't worth even that. Please, can that be a thread title?
    3 points
  4. The 6/6 evening service at Walker Bible Baptist Church in Lansing MI begins with the guitar trio again, playing The Family of God again. Pastor Garver (aka Brother David) tells them his wife is now the "producer" of their service videos, and milks them for some applause for her, then says "she alright for a white girl, I'm tellin' ya, she's not bad at all." He says the credits will list him as "extremely handsome pastor." Gary moans through the prayer, and the pastor announces that Gary will be coming back next June and they will be having a camp meeting under the tent. After s
    3 points
  5. And now Hazel has been transferred to the same children's hospital that Jadon was brought to. Horrible beliefs aside, that's a lot for one family to go through in a week. Doesn't seem like it has anything to do with covid either. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQMxFquNDtp/?utm_medium=copy_link
    3 points
  6. I'm fully vaccinated, so I'm fine with outdoor festivals at this point.
    3 points
  7. I'm vaccinated, and for me, I would be good with going to an outdoor thing like that. I've been to a couple farmer's markets and other outdoor events lately, and felt fine with it. I'm at the point where I am just DONE with this mess, and as long as the vaccine is still proving effective, I'm ready to just get on with things. I'm hoping to go to the Ren Faire this fall, and would be willing to go to an outdoor concert (preferably lawn seating, though). I'd be OK with amusement parks now, also. I've started going back to the gym and don't wear a mask there (it's decently ventilated and ev
    3 points
  8. THIS! My mother is an evil working grandma and already took some days off around my due date and would rush to our house in a heartbeat once the baby is born. But I have to admit that for the last couple of weeks I feel like I don't want her there. We were always really close, especially since my father was out of the picture for the most parts of my life, but with my pregnancy our relationship changed a lot. I feel like she critices most of my/our choices concerning our pregnancy and the way we plan to raise this child. Whenever I tell her something she says something like "That never bothere
    3 points
  9. I could have written much of this!! I have really, really hard pregnancies. I just had my 4th 3 weeks ago, 12 days after my due date (my dates weren’t wrong at all though). Induction went great and baby was born after 1 hr 45 mins and I felt pretty normal by the next day. Having “easy” labors after horrible pregnancies is definitely something I feel grateful for!! Now I’m just in the depths of sleep deprivation and begging my husband to call the urologist so we don’t go through this again, haha.
    3 points
  10. I feel for you. I was 10 days overdue by my calculations (17 overdue per the hospital because of an overconfident rookie junior doctor who couldn’t count!) with my second child and I felt like I’d been pregnant forever. All was fine, with an induced delivery. I was so happy not to be sick any more as I’d had horrific all day sickness resulting in about an 18 lb weight gain which I lost virtually immediately and left the hospital in my pre- pregnancy jeans. I felt that I deserved the relatively easy labour and delivery ( no stitches 😊) and getting back in my jeans as the pregnancy had been rea
    3 points
  11. The 6/6 evening service at Walker Bible Baptist Church in Lansing MI begins with the guitar trio again, playing The Family of God again. Pastor Garver (aka Brother David) tells them his wife is now the "producer" of their service videos, and milks them for some applause for her, then says "she alright for a white girl, I'm tellin' ya, she's not bad at all." He says the credits will list him as "extremely handsome pastor." Gary moans through the prayer, and the pastor announces that Gary will be coming back next June and they will be having a camp meeting under the tent. After s
    2 points
  12. Yes. Because that is what I had with all my pregnancies. One shot and it was handled. Not to mention the kids had no issues from it. So, yes, it can't be this. That is a very common thing they'd have seen many times. This "they'd never seen it" thing is what is throwing me off.
    2 points
  13. Alyssa posted a story about how she and the girls went to the zoo with Kelly and various sisters/cousins. Allie, Lexi and Zoey were dressed in shorts and shirts, just like any other child in summer. I wonder how Kelly feels seeing her granddaughters dressed in "secular" clothing, identical to clothes worn by mainstream American children. I mean, it's great she's not shunning them for having different values. But how does she feel to see these little girls walking along with their little legs and arms in plain view, something Kelly would have forbidden Alyssa to do? In fact, Kelly still f
    2 points
  14. The Repugs and Faux are now trying to say that the FBI caused and coordinated the insurrection:
    2 points
  15. Happens every single year. I am out of sorts, missing my dad, crying and needing to talk about him and sometime later in the day I realize it's his birthday. Today. I always chalk it up to being around Father's Day and all the ads and such, but so weird like I have an subconscious calendar for sadness that never fails to send me a reminder. Was listening to this on the way to work this am thinking of him. I know it's supposed to be about a relationship, but to me it just speaks to dead parents. Happy Birthday, Daddy. It's another shitty fucking day without you.
    2 points
  16. Have friends in NWA and yeah, they either don't know or don't care. I always thought JB's "influence" was confined to his family or people within their church/social circle.
    2 points
  17. It doesn't sound like it, to me. From reading it and having watched a ton of air crash investigation videos (so I am most definitely not an expert, just someone interested in aviation), it sounds like he was having difficulty controlling the plane. Could have been mechanical, could have been instrument problems, could have been him getting disoriented or distracted by something (trying to troubleshoot a problem, someone in the plane distracting him, being disoriented from being in clouds and trusting his brain instead of his instruments, etc.). Could have been pilot induced oscillation, where
    2 points
  18. Being fully vaccinated, I’m up for all things outdoors at this point. That said, if I was at an outdoor event that was crowded, I’d probably find a way to distance myself to the extent possible. I liked having a way to occasionally walk clear of the crowds before the pandemic, so that’s just me. We are getting ready to travel through airports for the second time since getting vaccinated. After that experience, outdoor get-togethers feel low on the stress meter. I hope you enjoy the Scottish Games if you do decide to go, @LadyCrow1313.
    2 points
  19. Gary ought to be thrilled with the possibility of a $15 hour minimum wage. The people he begs from aren't billionaires, and a living wage would give more of them some extra cash to throw his way. And the boots? Gary's the kind of person you offer to give a room to for the night and he assumes you are giving him your entire house forever. He's your kid, Gary. Buy his shoes yourself. Well, a stopped clock and all that. People are making Trump their God, and the country would be a lot better if people quit sitting home watching Faux news all the time. This made me gigg
    2 points
  20. This is so Trumpian. Over half of their members voted for the most centrist candidate with a long history of race reconciliation and their take is not to address the fact that this is now the SBC, but instead start planning to crush them in two years...because f**k them, right? I'll predict at least one faction splintering off the SBC in the relatively near future. Being a moderate in the SBC is relative: Sigh.
    2 points
  21. Gary's preaching at the 6/6 service at Walker Bible Baptist Church in Lansing MI begins with his smooth segue from Becky's singing Preach On: "Ah think that's what America needs is preachin' amen?" Gary blathers on a bit, then says "Oh mah goodness, ah'm wahd open now." I am listening without watching, and resist the urge to see if he is zipping up his fly when I realize he is talking about the microphone, which he has been puttering with. Gary reads only one verse - unusual for the first reading in a message; usually they are the longest: Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good
    2 points
  22. Or "calories in, calories out." No, not if you have metabolic disease. I'm was eating 1000 calories a day and not losing. The doctor says, "Can you go lower?" Well, no, not really if you want me to be able to remain in a customer facing job. Even 1000 calories makes me pretty hangry, especially when you see no results from your efforts.
    2 points
  23. I guess Gary would think I'd sold out to the vaccine and masks. He'd be right. I have. And it might save my life. I continue to think that the only reason Gary hasn't gotten Covid is that he is even repulsive to viruses. I'm a little confused on his list of ways God can use us. "Quench not the Holy Spirit"? And what's the difference in "be willing", "HIS will", and "be a willing vessel"? Was he just trying to get it up to ten things?
    2 points
  24. If his truck is registered in NC, he has to have some minimum insurance on it. I think the best thing anyone could gift Gary and Becky is a AAA membership, as often as they have car trouble. That said, $5000? I'd just find a new (used) vehicle probably at that point. And the saddest thing is that people are going to either donate him the money, or pass off another POS vehicle to him to get him moving along.
    2 points
  25. I'm going to start using that. "If the Lord y'all, I'm going to win the lottery!" "If the Lord y'all, I'll get these chores done before the company gets here."
    2 points
  26. I agree that the woman in the pastor's story sounds greedy and shallow. I have my doubts about his claim that she was offended, and implying that she didn't last long in that church because of her character flaws. He strikes me as just as unreliable a narrator as Gary. Asking if Gary takes $100 bills was in a jovial, joking voice. I'm not sure which is worst - the fire-and-brimstone crap, or the pastor-thinks-he's-funny crap, with these guys. Gary's on about Covid again. Gary, I am not a "so call" person of AMERICA. I am an actual, living citizen of the United States, and I intend to
    2 points
  27. Probably because this is what we all looked like when we all had our first French kisses. But thankfully there wasn’t a professional photographer and 200 of our closest friends and family there to watch.
    2 points
  28. There's a good article by Bob Smietana up on Julie Roys' site. Litton seems like a decent guy, certainly better than the alternatives. The article gives the vote breakdown: In the first round, Stone and Litton each got about 1/3, and Mohler only got about 1/4. But the old guard is not going to go away. The article has this:
    2 points
  29. Honestly from what I read about how seriously he took his piloting, I didn’t really believe he could be out of compliance. If he was I figured it was some weird Gwen spell that convinced him to cheat.
    2 points
  30. @ophelia you have to do it your way. Don't worry and enjoy your motherhood. Nobody wants a bossy smoker near a baby! No need to fight. No need to tell her in advance about your plans. In fact, ypu don't know how will you feel after the birth (it is possible you want to see all your family... Or not). Have the baby "secretly" and after that you decide if you call or invite them. Don't stress yourself, let your husband do the calls. Just another comment. There is something she is right... 10 days in bed, while seems to be trendy currently, is not a great idea. You really need to move i
    2 points
  31. Because they don't see their kids as individuals, just products of fellowshipping. Honestly, I know newborns are just adorable need machines, but I can remember like it was yesterday holding each of mine and wondering who they were going to be, what they would love, where their paths would take them. And I said the same prayer each time, over and over like a mantra, for the first few weeks of their lives. I prayed they'd be happy, healthy, and safe....and I prayed for God to please let them like me! My spiritual beliefs are far more complicated now, but ngl, I still say the first
    2 points
  32. Fundy-lites I know irl have said the same thing and it has never made sense to me. Is a good marriage good for the children involved? Of course! But that's very different from your spouse taking precedence over the kids. Unconditional love in my world is reserved for children. I think it's great when spouses have a deep abiding love for each other, but should one spouse turn out to be a monster in healthy people that love will die. Kids didn't ask to be here, have no escape, no agency, and depend on their parents for their literal lives....no one should ever come before them.
    2 points
  33. I personally think FJ thinks Jim Bob has more influence than he actually does.
    2 points
  34. Or the no touch or frontal hug or private conversations to having sex all within hours of the “I do.” No privacy, to all sex, all of the time has to be mind and body numbing. Holy cystitis.
    2 points
  35. I hope one of our legal experts weighs in, why would the child be referred to as the defendant? I am assuming the authorities spoke with the kids to determine whether or not there was abuse, the forensic interview we talked so much about a while back. If that's the case then no matter what they said, the results of those interviews would be evidence and will go to Josh's team in discovery. Also not a lawyer, but as @FiveAcres said this sounds like boilerplate verbiage for providing discovery even if there was nothing untoward that turned up in the interviews.
    2 points
  36. Anna will never leave. She always struck me as being more vested in the marriage than Josh, even when they first married. She had stars in her eyes, he was, and I know this is putting it crudely, just horny and following the approved fundie script to deal with that. Even with Josh doing serious time, she would prefer to remain married, even if it's in name only. She's vested in being his wife and to her, it's better to be the long suffering, martyred, faithful wife than to divorce him no matter what he's done. It's a shame in a way because honestly I see her as wasting her life an
    2 points
  37. Josie posted how nervous she is. She said she had a really long labour with Willow and hopes that it is shorter and easier this time but that she’s keeping an open mind because you just don’t know how things will go. She sounded very nervous about the induction and the whole thing to be honest. I really feel for her as I think she found Willow’s birth pretty tough. Maybe, just maybe, she might decide a smaller family would suit her just fine.
    2 points
  38. Yay - congrats on your new baby! Hope you can get some sleep, you deserve it.
    2 points
  39. Man I'm as far along as Josie (38 weeks on Friday) with like a belly 10x as big based on photos and I'm so jealous if she'll have her baby out before mine. The last month truly feels like 100 days. I'm sitting on a sitz bath as I type with toilet paper in my nose because one of my weirdest pregnancy symptoms is chronic nose bleeds.
    2 points
  40. Oh, I'm not arguing that they shouldn't stop the baby train permanently. Parentified kids, not maintaining basic hygiene, unable to keep up with her toddler on a regular basis: they are not in a good situation! Add in that non-childproofed funhouse and it's scary. Mostly just devil's advocate, since even stuff like vasectomies/tubal ligation can possibly fail. Less likely to, but can.
    1 point
  41. One possibility that I see that she moves back to her parents not because she is divorcing him but more for support, either emotional or financial while he does time. I know that the Kellers don't have the financial resources that JB does, but if JB finds himself unable to continue supporting eleventy kids/spouses/grandkids that might end up being an possibility especially if Josh does serious time. Can JB be sure that he can support Anna and 7 kids for 20 years on top of other financial demands and his financial resources are depleted due to defending Josh or TLC cancellation or any other t
    1 point
  42. Hazel will be very close in age to her cousin Jadon.
    1 point


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