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(WBIR Knoxville)   Move over Duggars, there's a new clown car in town   (wbir.com) divider line 60
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2012-08-10 10:33:22 AM  
I'll watch only if this family and the Duggars are put into a big cage and made to fight to the death.

/for the good of the gene pool.
 
2012-08-10 10:37:40 AM  
Well yeah, you have to have that many kids to help work the farm and because half of them are going to die before adulthood. Wait, I've just been handed a note. It turns out this is the 21st century.
 
2012-08-10 10:53:27 AM  
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2012-08-10 10:54:12 AM  
i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 10:59:07 AM  
Kind of surprising that Master Bates would sire so many kids.
 
2012-08-10 11:18:24 AM  
Free Josie !
 
2012-08-10 11:36:03 AM  
Family Feud 3 hour special: Duggars vs. the Bates
 
2012-08-10 11:38:15 AM  

dletter: Family Feud 3 hour special: Duggars vs. the Bates


Only if Zombie Ray Combs comes back to eat what little brains they have.
 
2012-08-10 12:19:22 PM  
I know the Bible said "be fruitful and multiply," but wasn't that when they needed to repopulate the planet following the flood? The planet has been repopulated; I think they can stop now. That poor woman.....my mom had two kids, and that damn near wrecked her. I couldn't imagine my mom doing that another 17 times.
 
2012-08-10 01:39:09 PM  
I am pretty sure I came across something somewhere about a woman who a) had 15 kids and b) was in some sort of legal trouble. Either that or I dreamed it.

But none of the dads in these reality shows hold a candle to Dennis Rodman's dad, who fathered a starting five, nine and O-line with a few in reserve.
 
2012-08-10 01:42:39 PM  
They could run a chain of motels using their own kids to do house cleaning.
 
2012-08-10 01:48:43 PM  
Those aren't clown cars. Those are priest brothels

/Kids gotta earn the rid to eat dinner
 
2012-08-10 01:53:17 PM  
Goddammitsomuch! I hate what this f*cking country has become.
 
2012-08-10 01:55:23 PM  
And how do they pay for this blizzard of wonderful christian snowflakes?

welfare and/or gov assistance. Bank on it.
 
2012-08-10 01:59:28 PM  
"...After being on their show, we got so much response on our website and from other families that we though if somehow we could encourage other people to make some Godly choices with their life, to love God, to love their spouse, to love kids, and to pour their life into something that's more valuable than the temple of the world," said Gil Bates.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-08-10 02:14:13 PM  
Coco LaFemme:
I know the Bible said "be fruitful and multiply," but wasn't that when they needed to repopulate the planet following the flood? The planet has been repopulated; I think they can stop now. That poor woman.....my mom had two kids, and that damn near wrecked her. I couldn't imagine my mom doing that another 17 times.

It helps if you can keep them well-behaved using a stick no thicker than your thumb, and by threatening them with eternal torture in Hell if they disobey you. Farming off the little ones onto the older daughters helps too, because they're not going to have a social life anyway until they're married off to a well-mannered but domineering man their father knows from church.
 
2012-08-10 02:16:22 PM  
Coco LaFemme:
I know the Bible said "be fruitful and multiply," but wasn't that when they needed to repopulate the planet following the flood? The planet has been repopulated; I think they can stop now. That poor woman.....my mom had two kids, and that damn near wrecked her. I couldn't imagine my mom doing that another 17 times.

Also, for mom, knowing that her constantly-gravid uterus is her sole worthwhile asset on this earth and that God will frown on her for having any other ambitions or goals in life can help soothe over any physical pain or emotional rough spots.
 
2012-08-10 02:20:21 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

No more of this shiat. Seriously.
 
2012-08-10 02:21:37 PM  

Bag of Hammers: And how do they pay for this blizzard of wonderful christian snowflakes?

welfare and/or gov assistance. Bank on it.


They like to call it "the kindness of the community" or as I like to translate: Begging the church they belong to for donations.
 
2012-08-10 02:27:02 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Bag of Hammers: And how do they pay for this blizzard of wonderful christian snowflakes?

welfare and/or gov assistance. Bank on it.

They like to call it "the kindness of the community" or as I like to translate: Begging the church they belong to for donations.


But it's not welfare because the government didn't give it to them :rollies: :rollies: :rollies:

/still can't believe people claim the Duggars did it all by themselves
//and all the donated .. everything .. is ok because it's not TANF
 
2012-08-10 02:29:43 PM  
 
2012-08-10 02:40:02 PM  
Check out the No Longer Quivering blog site. Chock full of stories of women being treated like cattle, pumping out kids until their bodies are wrecked, submitting to their husbands until their personalities are destroyed.

I would not be surprised to have some of the daughters of these big TV families come out later and reveal a lot of abuse going on behind the scenes.
 
2012-08-10 02:40:39 PM  
Wasn't Mrs. Bates using fertility drugs? I seem to recall her admitting that.

In any case, the Bates and Duggars are obviously competing with each other and they're going to do their best to keep having kids until one family "wins". I feel bad for the kids in both families because any hope they have at a normal life is shot as soon as their parents signed up for reality shows.
 
2012-08-10 02:45:29 PM  
you know one of the wives of these families is going to die in childbirth. and the families will say, welp that was god's will.
 
2012-08-10 02:45:34 PM  
Erin is pretty cute though.
 
2012-08-10 02:48:50 PM  

Egalitarian: Check out the No Longer Quivering blog site. Chock full of stories of women being treated like cattle, pumping out kids until their bodies are wrecked, submitting to their husbands until their personalities are destroyed.
I would not be surprised to have some of the daughters of these big TV families come out later and reveal a lot of abuse going on behind the scenes.

"we though if somehow we could encourage other people to make some Godly choices with their life, to love God, to love their spouse, to love kids, and to pour their life into something that's more valuable than the temple of the world," said Gil Bates.
"You'll be seeing a lot of just family fun and harmony, trying to get along and doing a bunch of things together. Just having fun as a family,"


How much do you "love kids" if you make them wear some strange family uniform all the time, participate in weird (as compared to society at large) family rituals, and then make the entire family do EVERYTHING together? I'm sure that some of those kids just don't like each other very much, it's bound to happen in a family that big. And oh yeah--Gil? You don't have a farking clue what God wants, or what "Godly" choices are. It's beyond your comprehension. This is your personal power trip, you can farking blither on about "God" all you like. At least your slaves seem to swallowing it.
 
2012-08-10 02:54:36 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I'll watch only if this family and the Duggars are put into a big cage and made to fight to the death.

/for the good of the gene pool.


Add in Octomom's brood and we'll have the Hunger Games.
 
2012-08-10 02:56:35 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: The My Little Pony Killer: Bag of Hammers: And how do they pay for this blizzard of wonderful christian snowflakes?

welfare and/or gov assistance. Bank on it.

They like to call it "the kindness of the community" or as I like to translate: Begging the church they belong to for donations.

But it's not welfare because the government didn't give it to them :rollies: :rollies: :rollies:

/still can't believe people claim the Duggars did it all by themselves
//and all the donated .. everything .. is ok because it's not TANF


I have friends from extremely large families. Not Duggar large, but close. The reason they're able to maintain a middle class to upper middle class lifestyle is because the dads have high paying white collar jobs. My brother has a college friend who said that his parents have a running agreement that if they can keep the grocery bill under $1000 for the month they'll go out to dinner. They've never been able to keep it under $1000, and I think that's with a dozen kids.

There is no way that the Duggars or the Bateses, neither of whom have high paying professional jobs, are able to operate without lots of assistance and the TV show money. Though, unlike my friends, they don't send their kids to college so they don't have that financial expenditure to worry about.
 
2012-08-10 03:17:48 PM  
Meh.
 
2012-08-10 03:29:54 PM  
Bill Maher will have a field day with this.
 
2012-08-10 03:34:40 PM  
"United Bates of America"
Time for some 'batin' jokes.
 
2012-08-10 03:36:45 PM  
images.starpulse.com

somebody filled her quiver
 
2012-08-10 03:41:40 PM  
The head of the household is refered to as Master Bates, but pretty much doesn't.

chzmemeanimals.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-10 03:59:05 PM  
my great great grandfather fathered 26 children that lived with no multiple births. It did take him 2 wives. The first wife died in childbirth with #15.
 
2012-08-10 04:03:03 PM  

rynthetyn: Wasn't Mrs. Bates using fertility drugs? I seem to recall her admitting that.

In any case, the Bates and Duggars are obviously competing with each other and they're going to do their best to keep having kids until one family "wins". I feel bad for the kids in both families because any hope they have at a normal life is shot as soon as their parents signed up for reality shows.


I want to see both mothers side by side shooting babies out like ping pong balls to the delight of a shocked, stunned and thoroughly revolted crowd of onlookers.
 
2012-08-10 04:04:49 PM  
My aunt and uncle have 9 kids. They are all older now having their own kids. IT was always a mad house over there at the holidays
 
2012-08-10 04:15:14 PM  
Dear network execs,

Kindly stop trying to turn fools like these people into celebrities! Breeding like rats is not "cool", "patriotic", "romantic", or "fun".
 
2012-08-10 04:25:36 PM  

don't understand: Goddammitsomuch! I hate what this f*cking country has become.


You mean about attention whoring in general or that society is going downhill because these people have 19 children? Because if it's the latter this country is moving AWAY from that type of behavior.

Or did I completely misunderstand your hatred and you really think more women should live their lives being pregnant all the time?

You could also just GTFO nobody is stopping you.
 
2012-08-10 04:55:48 PM  

brap: Kind of surprising that Master Bates would sire so many kids.


chrissywelsh.com
sees what you did there
 
2012-08-10 05:22:24 PM  
What's the hook? It's the same thing down to the "God is great" mantra.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television " - Fred Allen
 
2012-08-10 05:45:58 PM  
I honestly do not have any problem with such a large family. They're blessed, IMO, to have that.

I know a fellow, close to the youngest of 18 children from Ontario (he's nearing 60 now), and listening to his family history and stories is amazing. He says how blessed he is that his parents had such a large number of kids, his siblings and their children, now grandchildren too. They all have each other ... and the pride he shows in his family is rapturous. To me that's lovely!
 
2012-08-10 06:22:32 PM  

edmo: What's the hook? It's the same thing down to the "God is great" mantra.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television " - Fred Allen


I saw a TV interview with the family. I think the "hook" is that all of the kids are home schooled and woefully ignorant; of the world, of different cultures, of pretty much everything. They live way out in the sticks, rarely leave their property, have no TVs, no radios, etc. The college age kids still live at home. Dad is a tree pruner and sole earner. It's a freakshow. For the interview the network flew the whole gaggle to NYC where the kids reacted to a shirtless man sunbathing in the park like they were seeing a solar eclipse for the first time.
 
2012-08-10 06:35:27 PM  
What a lovely looking family... God bless them all and the best of luck.
 
2012-08-10 06:46:22 PM  

caddisfly: edmo: What's the hook? It's the same thing down to the "God is great" mantra.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television " - Fred Allen

I saw a TV interview with the family. I think the "hook" is that all of the kids are home schooled and woefully ignorant; of the world, of different cultures, of pretty much everything. They live way out in the sticks, rarely leave their property, have no TVs, no radios, etc. The college age kids still live at home. Dad is a tree pruner and sole earner. It's a freakshow. For the interview the network flew the whole gaggle to NYC where the kids reacted to a shirtless man sunbathing in the park like they were seeing a solar eclipse for the first time.


See, that's why I can't bring myself to watch the show. I knew people like that growing up, and I just can't find that kind of thing entertaining. I just feel really bad for the kids because their parents kept them so sheltered that even if they do have normal friends it's not enough to balance out the purposeful ignorance that their parents have kept them in.

Though, doing the reality show and getting out in the world a bit more is probably the best thing that could happen to the kids, as messed up as that is.
 
2012-08-10 06:48:36 PM  
At some point, in some families, abortion should not only be an option, but mandatory.

/Yeah, I said it
//And I mean it
///Don't like it? Do something about it
 
2012-08-10 06:49:47 PM  
someone needs to contact their publicist and get an updated photo... pic in article only shows 17.5 kids... not the 19 discussed. (I feel cheated) ((not really))
 
2012-08-10 06:57:19 PM  
So what if someone wants to have 20 kids? How does it affect you in any way?They are not on welfare and they dont seem to be on FARK. SO WHO CARES? It just kills me that you people cannot change the channel!
 
2012-08-10 08:37:56 PM  
more interesting is the video link that says Tennesse can't sell wine where they sell food.
 
2012-08-10 09:00:33 PM  

don't understand: Goddammitsomuch! I hate what this f*cking country has become.


This harms you how?
 
2012-08-10 09:17:57 PM  

PaisleyHunter: So what if someone wants to have 20 kids? How does it affect you in any way?


acad1228: This harms you how?


It's empathy for the kids; it is not easy growing up in a big family and certainly doesn't help their collective fortunes. The quick jump to the conclusion that we're thinking about ourselves first reveals quite a bit more about your own personality than you probably intended.
 
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