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Just now, Zella said:

Looking forward to their response. BTW, it's Forrest in their house, not Lee. 

Whoops.

Oh well.  Confederates are all the same to me 😉

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1 minute ago, Wishing Well said:

Whoops.

Oh well.  Confederates are all the same to me 😉

No worries! I am a Civil War buff. Otherwise, I wouldn't know. 🙂

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It was Forrest and Jeb what's his face. Sorry, I tend to shove Confederate generals into the back of my brain. But I remember Jeb, given Him and Kelly named one of their youngest boys for him.

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4 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

It was Forrest and Jeb what's his face. Sorry, I tend to shove Confederate generals into the back of my brain. But I remember Jeb, given Him and Kelly named one of their youngest boys for him.

Stuart? I didn't realize they had a kid named Jeb, but that makes sense.

Fun (or not so fun) fact: one of my ancestors attended the same college as Stuart before the war. I highly doubt they had anything to do with each other, but I found their names in the same college almanac, and it made me a do a double take. 

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Yes, Stuart. It came to me after I hit enter. But yes, those were the portraits in their "Confederate Room" until outcry from even leghumpers made them take the pictures down.

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11 hours ago, PikaScrewChu said:

To go with Kaci I assume. 

Poor Everly, being the only Paine girl without a place name. Holland is so ugly for a girl. 

They should have gone with Overijssel or Flevoland or 's-Hertogenbosch. 

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:37 AM, ginger90 said:

You shouldn’t be alone with this 🤣

When the blond boy skeleton sings, he looks unsure of whether or not he should also be making the stupid faces.

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17 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

It's girls for both Whitney and Erin. Erin's is Holland Grace.

Holland Grace is what my niece named her little girl.

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16 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

Seems like it. Complete with accent mark.

I thought Chloe was one of those names with the two dots above the "o".  No reason to have that accent mark unless they intend to pronouce her name as Klo-ayyyyye (like Fonzie).  Or am I wrong?  Someone with more knowledge will hopefully come forward.

Full disclosure:  I've never watched the K's and have no idea how they pronounce the name.  But I do know they're shallow and stupid. ha!

Not that spelling matters, because a certain class of people want to make their children's names speshul.

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I have a friend from the UK, a couple years younger than me, who's Chloé. So it's not unfathomable. I've never seen it spelled like Chlöe, but I'm nowhere near an expert. I must admit that the K spelling annoys me more than it should. 

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26 minutes ago, allonsyalice said:

I have a friend from the UK, a couple years younger than me, who's Chloé. So it's not unfathomable. I've never seen it spelled like Chlöe, but I'm nowhere near an expert. I must admit that the K spelling annoys me more than it should. 

Me too...The K makes it look as though it should be pronounced with a sort of guttural/Klingon-y "Kh"  where spelling it with a C seems as though it would almost soften the initial sound - even though it really doesn't in practice, it seems much softer anyway.

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21 minutes ago, allonsyalice said:

I have a friend from the UK, a couple years younger than me, who's Chloé. So it's not unfathomable. I've never seen it spelled like Chlöe, but I'm nowhere near an expert. I must admit that the K spelling annoys me more than it should. 

The diaeresis in Chlöe indicates that the vowel combo should not be pronounced as a digraph, but separately. I think it’s legit English. Chloé is legit French. Khloé is just stupid. 

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On the other hand, I like (Come On) Eileen. It peaked in the 1940s, apparently, but was top 1000 a couple years ago. It's an old lady name, but I say that with the biggest of compliments. 

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12 hours ago, Wishing Well said:

Whoops.

Oh well.  Confederates are all the same to me 😉

Of course, Nathan Bedford Forrest became one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War; so I hope most advertisers take into consideration the whole of his oeuvre when deciding whether or not the Bates are the sort of folks they want associated with their products.

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44 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

Of course, Nathan Bedford Forrest became one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War; so I hope most advertisers take into consideration the whole of his oeuvre when deciding whether or not the Bates are the sort of folks they want associated with their products.

Agreed! With Forrest, his issues go well beyond being a Confederate general. I don't blame people for being offended, and I am sure that advertiser would be horrified with the association. 

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9 hours ago, not you again said:

I thought Chloe was one of those names with the two dots above the "o".  No reason to have that accent mark unless they intend to pronouce her name as Klo-ayyyyye (like Fonzie).  Or am I wrong?  Someone with more knowledge will hopefully come forward.

Full disclosure:  I've never watched the K's and have no idea how they pronounce the name.  But I do know they're shallow and stupid. ha!

Not that spelling matters, because a certain class of people want to make their children's names speshul.

Whitney confirmed that it's pronounced plain Chloe, accent on the first syllable.

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1 hour ago, GeeGolly said:

Odd pic.

Good God!!! It's got to get really tiresome clutching one's groin 24-7 to let the world know that a precious blessing is on the way.  She looks like she has to pee.

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I severely gave birth to two HUGE children blessings from the lort. Via natural cesarean, of course. Attempted at home but I couldn’t make my own first incision (midwife was trying to explain to my husband her qualifications. With neither blessing did I ever even remotely entertain the desire to hold myself like that in public. Except to pee, because both kids liked to sit on my bladder and I had to lift up my belly to go. 😂  So I agree with whomever said they look like they have to pee. 

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If the baby's name is 'just plain Chloe', then they should spell it that way. Silly people.

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Does Whitney think an umlaut is decorative? And you know they're going to ask her about it in TH. Can't wait to hear what she has to say.

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I prefer Chloe with the spelling. Khloe with a K is also fairly popular though. Chloe with a C is #25 in the US and Khloe with a K is #135 in the US. (No idea how umlauts and accent marks affect popularity.)

I like the combo Khloe Eileen together. 

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The name makes me want to sing....

“Too rah loo rah, too rah loo rah aaaaa.....Khloe Eileen Oh, I swear (what he means).  At this moment, you mean everything”

I need a life!

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The Rodriguez saved 11 souls and passed out 1600 tracts! Whoever said David got dead eyes is correct .

😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

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33 minutes ago, galaxychaser said:

The Rodriguez saved 11 souls and passed out 1600 tracts! Whoever said David got dead eyes is correct .

😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

They printed all those tracts to pass out themselves? I thought the purpose of the printing business was to earn money to pay the bills and buy food for the kids. 

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Buy food for the kids 🤣🤣🤣. Those kids probably eat well only at churches they visit/sing. Otherwise they probably fast for Jesus.

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33 minutes ago, ginger90 said:

2 pictures:

Oh, how I wish she would ring my doorbell.

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How do they count "souls saved"? Is it everyone who actually made eye contact when they received a tract? Or anyone who spoke to them and wasn't hostile?

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11 out of 1600 tracts is a 0.6875% rate. That's slightly more than 1/2 of 1% ... which is basically a failure.

Maybe it's a good thing they don't work in corporate America where there are (admittedly stupid and useless) metrics to meet because most people would consider those kinds of numbers a giant waste of time. 

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1 hour ago, McManda said:

11 out of 1600 tracts is a 0.6875% rate. That's slightly more than 1/2 of 1% ... which is basically a failure.

Maybe it's a good thing they don't work in corporate America where there are (admittedly stupid and useless) metrics to meet because most people would consider those kinds of numbers a giant waste of time. 

I have a feeling more people are saved who DON'T encounter the Rodriguii and their tracts.  I'd like to see the stats on that.

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On 7/25/2019 at 4:02 PM, Sew Sumi said:

Seems like it. Complete with accent mark.

The accent mark makes it more Klassy. At least there is an H, wasn't there a fundie who named their kid Kloe?I swear I remember that from way back when I hung at Free Jinger(my laptop hates that site for some reason so I'm not on there nearly as much as I used to)

On 7/26/2019 at 3:36 AM, kokapetl said:

They should have gone with Overijssel or Flevoland or 's-Hertogenbosch. 

Personally I'm very fond of 's-Gravenhage or Scheveningen.

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Maybe they mean 11 people were rescued by random good samaritans who rushed them away from the Rods?

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What's with David's left eye in that photo? I think he has a wonky eye, but does it always look like a giant cataract? 

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28 minutes ago, BradandJanet said:

What's with David's left eye in that photo? I think he has a wonky eye, but does it always look like a giant cataract? 

They just look emotionless. Like someone said, dead inside. He smiles with lips but not eyes. This is not a happy man. 

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14 minutes ago, Lady Edith said:

They just look emotionless. Like someone said, dead inside. He smiles with lips but not eyes. This is not a happy man. 

Between the gap in his front teeth and the dark circles under his eyes, he looks eerily like he's recently been in some type of bar fight.

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They’re probably counting 8 people who say they’ll accept Jesus just so they’ll go away. 

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1 hour ago, queenanne said:

This is not a happy man. 

He has chosen his unhappiness and he has forced that unhappiness on his children, who did ask to live a life of poverty, hunger and ignorance. It may be that his batshit crazy wife is driving the family agenda, but he is a willing participant.

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On 7/19/2019 at 5:35 PM, Temperance said:

Josie Bates Balka had her baby today! Willow Kristy Balka was born this morning! 

The name Willow Balka made me think of that favorite shampoo of the 70s (along with Flex), Wella Balsam.

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On 7/22/2019 at 7:37 PM, ginger90 said:

You shouldn’t be alone with this 🤣

I am amused that at the end, it sounds as though they are singing "lort" instead of "lord'.

I opened this video with very low expectations, and they did not meet them. Those poor boys look like they want to be anywhere else.

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8 minutes ago, AnnaBaptist said:

I am amused that at the end, it sounds as though they are singing "lort" instead of "lord'.

I opened this video with very low expectations, and they did not meet them. Those poor boys look like they want to be anywhere else.

So little talent, such loud voices.  They seem to be shouting more than singing.  Combined with the Halloween-ready makeup on all the women and the generally unhealthy appearance of the kids; it could be a parody of a Gospel group.

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Just yesterday, I found a religious tract someone had left on my front door.  I glanced at it briefly, just long enough to make sure it wasn't something important, and then tore it up and threw it away.  

Later, when walking my dog, I was both amused and annoyed when I saw how many of those tracts were littering yards and the street.  What a waste of paper and a public nuisance.  Yet, somewhere, there was a group of people proudly proclaiming they had handed out so many tracts that day.

I'm no biblical scholar, but I don't know of any references in the Bible about handing out tracts as a way to make new believers.  Again, I'm no scholar, but I seem to remember that the Bible instructs us not to make a big public deal about good works.  Posting on social media would seem to contradict that in a major way.  Although upon further thought, it probably doesn't because annoying people and creating waste probably isn't a good work.

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4 minutes ago, MonicaM said:

Just yesterday, I found a religious tract someone had left on my front door.  I glanced at it briefly, just long enough to make sure it wasn't something important, and then tore it up and threw it away.  

Later, when walking my dog, I was both amused and annoyed when I saw how many of those tracts were littering yards and the street.  What a waste of paper and a public nuisance.  Yet, somewhere, there was a group of people proudly proclaiming they had handed out so many tracts that day.

I'm no biblical scholar, but I don't know of any references in the Bible about handing out tracts as a way to make new believers.  Again, I'm no scholar, but I seem to remember that the Bible instructs us not to make a big public deal about good works.  Posting on social media would seem to contradict that in a major way.  Although upon further thought, it probably doesn't because annoying people and creating waste probably isn't a good work.

Since there weren't printing presses back in Biblical times and everything that was written was done by hand on parchment, I don't think the authors of the Bible mentioned tracts.  I went to the Holy Land just last month and saw some of the original Dead Sea scrolls. they're a little too big to slip under someone's door.

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1 hour ago, AnnaBaptist said:

Those poor boys look like they want to be anywhere else.

Like on a hot date with mamma?

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On 7/26/2019 at 6:23 PM, GeeGolly said:

Odd pic.

Looks to me like it should be captioned "Wow, this pitter pattering rain sound really makes me need to pee." 

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On 7/27/2019 at 5:07 PM, BradandJanet said:

They printed all those tracts to pass out themselves? I thought the purpose of the printing business was to earn money to pay the bills and buy food for the kids. 

I'm fairly certain the purpose of that printing business is to maintain the ruse of their "ministry" in order to cling on to their sweet tax-exempt lifestyle.

I'd actually be shocked if they even god-bothered people at all. Just throw up a few pics on IG, claim they did, and be done with their day. They're grifters. That's what grifters do.

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5 hours ago, doodlebug said:

Since there weren't printing presses back in Biblical times and everything that was written was done by hand on parchment, I don't think the authors of the Bible mentioned tracts.  I went to the Holy Land just last month and saw some of the original Dead Sea scrolls. they're a little too big to slip under someone's door.

Well, they could have used the dinosaurs to carry the Dead Sea scroll tracts and god bother people.  

Seriously, that's so cool that you actually saw them.  I never thought about them being large.  It's nice to know I can learn something while snarking!!

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Just stopping into ask if Jill R is a Duggar yet errrrr I mean is Nuri engaged yet??

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