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A few days off social media doesn’t seem like enough of reason to believe a courtship announcement is forthcoming. Still, I do have to wonder how the networks would work out a deal that would allow them both to appear on each other’s shows. I feel bad for Jana though because folks have repeatedly tried to pair her up with Lawson, and for all we know, she thinks he’s a jackass. I think if Jana and Lawson were going to hook up, it would have happened long before now. I suppose one could play the “last fundie standing” game with them though and assume they’re meant to be. 

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One might have nothing to do with the other. As another poster indicated, Lawson was the only one from the Bates who posted anything on SM lately. Wouldn't he be the quiet one if he was in a courtship?

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On 7/7/2020 at 5:23 PM, Natalie68 said:

That mask didn't look sufficient.  Is a thin layer of polyester going to do anything?  Not a mask expert.

I've been watching too many Duggars & Bates recently so I'm not sure what couple I'm talking about but I think it was Carlin (Bates)& Evan at the airport flying to see Joy.  They made a big deal out of wearing masks but at least Evan had his on correctly.  Carlin had hers pulled down with most of her nose exposed.  I don't think she realized it was this way but maybe one of the UP crew could have mentioned it. They were walking through an airport & have a sick* infant daughter they left home with Evan's family.  I'm not sure what Tennessee's mask rules are but they acted like this was the first time they wore one.  I know I would be wearing a mask 24/7 & doing as much social distancing as I could if I was Layla's parents.  But I know God saved them from Evan's scare with Covid so they're good.

*I used the word "sick" but Layla has more serious problems than a cold. I don't know specifics except she has a hole in her heart & a breathing condition.  

Sorry I keep referencing this couple & their stupidity but it really upsets me especially when their followers call them a great little family and want to be like them. 

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5 minutes ago, Barb23 said:

I've been watching too many Duggars & Bates recently so I'm not sure what couple I'm talking about but I think it was Carlin (Bates)& Evan at the airport flying to see Joy.  They made a big deal out of wearing masks but at least Evan had his on correctly.  Carlin had hers pulled down with most of her nose exposed.  I don't think she realized it was this way but maybe one of the UP crew could have mentioned it. They were walking through an airport & have a sick* infant daughter they left home with Evan's family.  I'm not sure what Tennessee's mask rules are but they acted like this was the first time they wore one.  I know I would be wearing a mask 24/7 & doing as much social distancing as I could if I was Layla's parents.  But I know God saved them from Evan's scare with Covid so they're good.

*I used the word "sick" but Layla has more serious problems than a cold. I don't know specifics except she has a hole in her heart & a breathing condition.  

Sorry I keep referencing this couple & their stupidity but it really upsets me especially when their followers call them a great little family and want to be like them. 

I so agree! Even more so when Evan was travelling during a time when he should have been isolating, due to exposure to a sick co-worker.

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43 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

I so agree! Even more so when Evan was travelling during a time when he should have been isolating, due to exposure to a sick co-worker.

Also, he got tested the day he got sent home from work, got a negative result, and thought he was fine.  He could have still tested positive any time during that 14 day period, and the likelihood of him testing positive right after being exposed , while possible, was not probable.  At the very least he should have stayed home for the full 2 weeks and had a second test on the 14th day just to be sure.

@Barb23:  No need to apologize for referencing this couple.  They ARE stupid and reckless and need to be called out. They are responsible for a helpless infant with significant health issues and that should influence every decision they make.

 

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1 hour ago, madpsych78 said:

One might have nothing to do with the other. As another poster indicated, Lawson was the only one from the Bates who posted anything on SM lately. Wouldn't he be the quiet one if he was in a courtship?

Lawson is incapable of staying off SM.  He has to constantly promote himself.  I don't know if he thinks it is essential to his "music career", or if it's  just because he's a narcissistic douchebag. I suspect it's a combination of the two.

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2 minutes ago, 3 is enough said:

Lawson is incapable of staying off SM.  He has to constantly promote himself.  I don't know if he thinks it is essential to his "music career", or if it's  just because he's a narcissistic douchebag. I suspect it's a combination of the two.

i vote narcissiistic douche canoe

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3 minutes ago, xwordfanatik said:

Who would we say is the biggest jackass narcissist?  Jeremy V. or this Lawson guy?

Hmm,,, I think Lawson, by a skoosh. 

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6 minutes ago, xwordfanatik said:

Who would we say is the biggest jackass narcissist?  Jeremy V. or this Lawson guy?

All of you know how much I dislike Jeremy, but my God, I think Lawson is even worse. The most ignominious of sweepstakes to win, but there it is. 

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2 hours ago, Barb23 said:

 I'm not sure what Tennessee's mask rules are but they acted like this was the first time they wore one.  I know I would be wearing a mask 24/7 & doing as much social distancing as I could if I was Layla's parents. 

Tennessee doesn't have a mask mandate, but Nashville, Memphis. and I'm pretty sure Chattanooga do. In Nashville, it's masks required unless you can social distance (like solo exercise). But apparently Carlin posted several pictures of them in Nashville, and no masks. Tennessee has a good chunk of people who think it's a human rights violation to ask them to wear a mask.

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5 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

This family, the Derricos have 14 kids - quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins all, conceived naturally

Well, that’s ...efficient. Utterly insane, but efficient.

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8 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

The Duggars will have some real competition come August. This family, the Derricos have 14 kids - quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins all, conceived naturally. The mom said she's not sure they're done yet.

https://people.com/tv/doubling-down-with-the-derricos-tlc-new-series-first-look/

I’m actually looking forward to this show. It’s nice to see a family of color on again after Six Little Magees got cancelled on OWN, and since they’re African-American they won’t be fundie.  They could still be uber religious though.

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On 7/14/2020 at 2:39 PM, Ijustwantsomechips said:

I’m actually looking forward to this show. It’s nice to see a family of color on again after Six Little Magees got cancelled on OWN, and since they’re African-American they won’t be fundie.  They could still be uber religious though.

Are they polygamists'? Looked like there were two adult women on ether side of the husband unless one is an older daughter? 🤨

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43 minutes ago, xls said:

Are they polygamists'? Looked like there were two adult women on ether side of the husband unless one is an older daughter? 🤨

I think she is an older daughter. 

The article doesn't explain it well. According to the article:

"Karen and Deon share 14 children, comprised of quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins"  

This literally doesn't add up.  5(quintuplets) + triplets (3) + two sets of twins (2x2) 4 = 12

There must either be two non-multiples or they only have 12 children. Since they say they have about 14 kids, there must be two more nonmultiples. 

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On 7/14/2020 at 2:39 PM, Ijustwantsomechips said:

I’m actually looking forward to this show. It’s nice to see a family of color on again after Six Little Magees got cancelled on OWN, and since they’re African-American they won’t be fundie.  They could still be uber religious though.

I don't know how religious they are, but the dad has definite JB vibes with his shady real estate projects and push to get famous for the number of kids he has. (He also has a kid from a previous relationship he refuses to talk about). I've been trying to find the article detailing it all but google is clogged with TLC stuff.

 

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1 hour ago, lascuba said:

I don't know how religious they are, but the dad has definite JB vibes with his shady real estate projects and push to get famous for the number of kids he has. (He also has a kid from a previous relationship he refuses to talk about). I've been trying to find the article detailing it all but google is clogged with TLC stuff.

 

Found this https://www.live5news.com/2019/02/28/kingstree-native-husband-have-children-counting/  

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11 hours ago, Temperance said:

There must either be two non-multiples or they only have 12 children. Since they say they have about 14 kids, there must be two more nonmultiples. 

They had two singletons first. 
 

I can imagine there will be a lot of comparisons between this family and the Duggars. 

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I'm skipping them.  I saw the promo and wasn't impressed plus I made a vow to myself not to be pulled in to any more TLC shows.  They all start deteriorating in season two.

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10 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

Kind of odd that they named the non-surviving triplet with a C name and the rest of the kids have D names.

I noticed that too, it is odd.

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Has anybody else watched the Duggars by the Numbers thing? I found it on TLC's website. I believe it is Season 11, Episode 103.

It seems to be a series of flashbacks going all the way back to the earliest specials...basically surmising what the Duggars are about.

My question is:

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On 7/23/2020 at 11:00 AM, GeeGolly said:

Kind of odd that they named the non-surviving triplet with a C name and the rest of the kids have D names.

J'Caleb?

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43 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

J'Caleb?

Except this child, Carter, was conceived after 9 children had already been born and named with D names. 

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38 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Except this child, Carter, was conceived after 9 children had already been born and named with D names. 

Yeah. Little Carter apparently died very shortly after birth. So I'd guess they did it because even at the time they named the triplets they already knew he was their child but their child living in another world -- so they gave him a name in a different category from the names their in-this-world children got. 

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On 7/25/2020 at 5:17 AM, Churchhoney said:

Yeah. Little Carter apparently died very shortly after birth. So I'd guess they did it because even at the time they named the triplets they already knew he was their child but their child living in another world -- so they gave him a name in a different category from the names their in-this-world children got. 

Or, they are running out of D names they like.  So maybe they reasoned "Let's give him another name we like but couldn't use because it doesn't start with D."

It happens.  My in-laws had a son that died shortly after birth.  They'd planned on giving him a family name that was traditional for the first born son.  But when their first was born and they were told he wouldn't survive, they gave that child another family name.

My ex has the name that was intended for a different child, and that child was buried under the name that my husband would have been given, if both children had survived.

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On 7/26/2020 at 9:57 AM, Zahdii said:

Or, they are running out of D names they like.  So maybe they reasoned "Let's give him another name we like but couldn't use because it doesn't start with D."

It happens.  My in-laws had a son that died shortly after birth.  They'd planned on giving him a family name that was traditional for the first born son.  But when their first was born and they were told he wouldn't survive, they gave that child another family name.

My ex has the name that was intended for a different child, and that child was buried under the name that my husband would have been given, if both children had survived.

This makes sense to me. I don’t think it’s odd the non surviving triplet got a different lettered name. 
 

I wonder if the mom(sorry I can’t remember her name right now) has any Yoruba ancestry- the Yoruba ethnic group has the highest incidence of spontaneous twinning (as in “the old fashioned way”) in the world. 

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4 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

This makes sense to me. I don’t think it’s odd the non surviving triplet got a different lettered name. 
 

I wonder if the mom(sorry I can’t remember her name right now) has any Yoruba ancestry- the Yoruba ethnic group has the highest incidence of spontaneous twinning (as in “the old fashioned way”) in the world. 

Could be.  Overall, women of African descent have a higher rate of twinning than women of other ethnicities.  Twins occur about 1:80 births in African American women, 1:100 in Caucasians and 1:120 in Asians.  Fraternal twins account for the difference and it is genetic, of course, although, in some parts of Africa, the locals attribute it to eating yams.  The more yams a woman eats, the more likely she has twins, in their estimation.

There are some remote villages in Africa where the rate of twinning is around 20% of all births.  This, of course, comes from the fact that the villagers have limited options for a spouse and end up marrying someone who is more closely related to them genetically than in other parts of the world which has amplified the risk of twinning.

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49 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

Could be.  Overall, women of African descent have a higher rate of twinning than women of other ethnicities.  Twins occur about 1:80 births in African American women, 1:100 in Caucasians and 1:120 in Asians.  Fraternal twins account for the difference and it is genetic, of course, although, in some parts of Africa, the locals attribute it to eating yams.  The more yams a woman eats, the more likely she has twins, in their estimation.

There are some remote villages in Africa where the rate of twinning is around 20% of all births.  This, of course, comes from the fact that the villagers have limited options for a spouse and end up marrying someone who is more closely related to them genetically than in other parts of the world which has amplified the risk of twinning.

Yes I know. 😁

 

I started a thread for that family and their show here. (if anyone is interested)

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I'm guessing this has been posted since it's from 2017, but I thought I would drop it off in case anyone hasn't seen it.  This YouTube video popped up in my recommended list this evening, but I didn't realize who it was about at first.  The lovely Duggar fam pops up along with old footage of other IBLP families.  It was absolutely disgusting to listen to Gothard and the victims of his cult.  

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15 minutes ago, Temperance said:

 

I keep waiting for new Duggar announcements. 

This is a generation of slackers. 

I'm sure JB and M have mentioned that. 

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Per Reddit

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...TV Guide has confirmed that a TLC “Counting Now” episode will debut on September 22 entitled “A Quarantine Courtship.” The episode and a vague episode description now appear from a perfunctory Google search, which was not the case before.

They seem to think it's not Jana. So one of the J'boys is probably falling dick first into an ill-advised marriage. Yay?

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I think it's a Howler who is courting, not Jana, although I don't think it is Jed!, even though he has IG. That was put up for a different purpose. Otherwise, it honestly could be any of the Howlers (except for Jackson). 

James and Justin were both photographed with other girls (one of them being Lauren Caldwell). Jason has an IG. There were rumors with Sinner Twin and a girl.  

 

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We've been talking about this in the Lonely J thread. I think they will announce after next week's episode with an article in the social press (People, Us Weekly, etc.). 

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14 hours ago, JoanArc said:

Per Reddit

They seem to think it's not Jana. So one of the J'boys is probably falling dick first into an ill-advised marriage. Yay?

I am going to make it my personal goal to use that line in a sentence every day.

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30 minutes ago, MargeGunderson said:

Once again, everyone forgets there’s a Justin.

I love you.

Here's the full photo; there are distracting reflections in the glass but you can see why poor Michelle the cat looks ready to hop the next freight train outta town - alone. Those kittens are big!

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32 minutes ago, Jeeves said:

I love you.

Here's the full photo; there are distracting reflections in the glass but you can see why poor Michelle the cat looks ready to hop the next freight train outta town - alone. Those kittens are big!

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Those kittens don't look as though they still need to be fostered for another 6 weeks...They look big enough to be adopted out, and give poor Mama a break! I also only see four kittens, so I wonder whether this is even the litter the post is talking about. Though, of course, not all the kittens are going to be nursing at the same time 24/7. 

I do love that they gave such a huge litter Duggar names, though! 😅

 

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7 hours ago, Jynnan tonnix said:

Those kittens don't look as though they still need to be fostered for another 6 weeks...They look big enough to be adopted out, and give poor Mama a break! I also only see four kittens, so I wonder whether this is even the litter the post is talking about. Though, of course, not all the kittens are going to be nursing at the same time 24/7. 

I do love that they gave such a huge litter Duggar names, though! 😅

 

Lots of creative naming at that shelter. Bunch of Lord of the Rings names, cloud names, Huey/Dewey/Louie siblings.

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I think there's a good chance the new courtship will be announced at the end of this week after Tuesday's episode (so either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday). 

The show airs Tuesdays, but I think they'll want to get the announcement this week for maxium media coverage before next week. 

Of course they could want to "surprise viewers" with the new couple as the show airs. But the episodes tend to be on-line early so people who watch on-line will know who the new courtship is. 

This week's episode is all about Jana. 

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