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4 hours ago, Tikichick said:

Contemplating this really amuses me because I know JB's personality doesn't take well to not being able to dominate and control how things are going to happen, or being face to face with the idea he's not the smartest guy in the room either.   

JB has never been the smartest guy in the room...

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3 hours ago, Tuxcat said:

Fully admit that I watched their wedding again today! Josh was convinced that he was set for life. He was king of the world. He sang "loyalty" at his wedding. The stage was set. Am sure he thought he was destined for easy, lifelong fame. He never learned to work diligently at anything. Poor Anna who looked up to him like a god, while her father discusses the transfer of authority from father to husband, was so starry eyed.

What I remember is Boob eating all of the foods and thinking it was the greatest thing ever 🥪 And Pest singing. 

ETA: I also remember Jana sewing and Jill (with braces) grinning ear to ear in her first big girl dress 😣

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2 hours ago, Arkay said:

Maybe it’s because I just can’t fathom it, but none of us knew of them before they became the Kardashians of Gothardism. I know M did say that about not having a heart for children. I agree she loves Josh and she certainly put all her attention on Josie when she was a fragile preemie. I know everyone will say that it was to keep her number up, trying to get to 20 kids, but IMO she did seem to have true love and concern for Josie back then. 
 
My minor grievance with Michelle (omitting for now all the obvious issues)  is another small thing that to me is telling, like JB and hairspray. It’s the many, many times she has displayed that bikini lawn picture of which she’s allegedly so ashamed. Needless to say, if you feel shame about that picture, you don’t periodically show it on TV to say how ashamed you are. 

I have never once seen the infamous bikini photo, although Mullet has mentioned it (not as often as it's been mentioned here). I find it hard to believe that a woman who had her knees blacked out while waterskiing in a long skirt would show a photo of herself in a bikini. 

I feel sorry for the younger Duggars who are still at home. I can see their parents cracking down on them big time, in the naive belief that too much freedom caused Josh's issues. (Wrong.) And if Jim Bob burns through a lot of his money on Josh's defense, the younger kids might have to revert to the old Duggar ways, with not enough food, wearing used shoes and ugly-ass frumpers, no fancy cell phones or trips. It's also likely, in that case, that the younger kids wouldn't get the big weddings and extras that their older siblings got. They might have to actually "leave and cleave," as Mullet said once upon a time, although anybody with half a brain knew the kids didn't really leave OR cleave. 

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9 minutes ago, RedDelicious said:

What I remember is Boob eating all of the foods and thinking it was the greatest thing ever 🥪 And Pest singing. 

What you missed on TLC was the lecture by Gothard. It was as nauseating as you'd expect. Lots of talk about submission and letting God decide family size. 🙄

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45 minutes ago, Westiepeach said:

JB has never been the smartest guy in the room...

Even Romper Room. *yes, I'm old enough to remember that. And get off my lawn. 

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6 hours ago, CouchTater said:

Oh, my.  I had never heard of this and looked it up.  They're called 'fatbergs!"  Here's a pic of a commemorative plaque  for 1 such fatberg that was destroyed in London.  The more you know....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatberg

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Fatberg! Right ahead! 

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I wish Wednesday would get here. We need to know if he is getting bond or not. And where he’s going to live if he does get bond. 

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12 minutes ago, Heathen said:

I have never once seen the infamous bikini photo, 

How I wish I could unsee it....

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13 minutes ago, Namaste said:

I wish Wednesday would get here. We need to know if he is getting bond or not. And where he’s going to live if he does get bond. 

Do we have a time? I need to clear my schedule. 😁

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1 hour ago, Oldernowiser said:

"Josh Duggar hired a powerhouse criminal defense attorney in an attempt to get off in his child porn case"

…is a really poor choice of words.

Not to mention that "Josh Duggar"   couldn't "hire" shit. That's why his seven children live in a windowless garage. 

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2 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

Not to mention that "Josh Duggar"   couldn't "hire" shit. That's why his seven children live in a windowless garage. 

Hey, the nursery has French doors! But other than that, zip.

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28 minutes ago, Heathen said:

I have never once seen the infamous bikini photo, although Mullet has mentioned it (not as often as it's been mentioned here). I find it hard to believe that a woman who had her knees blacked out while waterskiing in a long skirt would show a photo of herself in a bikini. 

I feel sorry for the younger Duggars who are still at home. I can see their parents cracking down on them big time, in the naive belief that too much freedom caused Josh's issues. (Wrong.) And if Jim Bob burns through a lot of his money on Josh's defense, the younger kids might have to revert to the old Duggar ways, with not enough food, wearing used shoes and ugly-ass frumpers, no fancy cell phones or trips. It's also likely, in that case, that the younger kids wouldn't get the big weddings and extras that their older siblings got. They might have to actually "leave and cleave," as Mullet said once upon a time, although anybody with half a brain knew the kids didn't really leave OR cleave. 

Well the bikini story was when JB first saw Michelle cutting the lawn wearing the bikini and was instantly attracted to her, horndog that he was/is. She likes to show that picture, but made darn sure her own daughters never owned a heathenly bikini. JB was free to gawk at Michelle in her bikini, but the daughters had to yell the code word 'Nike' in case a scantily dressed woman came in to the boys vision, so they could instantly look down at their shoes. Talk about being a hypocrite.

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JB has never been the smartest guy in the room...

JB isnt even the smartest guy in the room when he's alone in the bathroom.

 

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2 minutes ago, Lady Whistleup said:

Well the prison jumpsuit might be very countenance enhancing.

 

Well, Smuggar needs all the help he can get! 😂

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7 hours ago, Natalie68 said:

Yikes!  I think I wasn't clear.  I don't think Jed or Justin were up to anything.  I put this all on JB.  He can see his legacy dying before his eyes and doesn't want the Josh taint touching anyone else.  In the real world we know that Josh's issues are his own and whoever may have hurt him.

Yeahhhhh I don't think anyone wants to be near Josh's taint......

 

And, I'll see myself out!

 

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4 hours ago, Tikichick said:

I've started to wonder if they actually got looped into Josh's situation over the past month or two and that's helping propel this wild change in behaviors and attitudes, and lack of attempt to promote the book at all?

If you think about it, they're not the only married couple to make some unexplained changes of direction over the past couple months.   If it's true that charges were brought after a grand jury hearing I'm wondering if Josiah happened to be subpoenaed to testify -- leading to the abrupt disappearance from social media from their family? 

... you know, Josiah did work at the car lot. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he had been subpoenaed. One of the elements they would have had to demonstrate before the grand jury was that there was probable cause to believe the images found were Josh’s. That would have required some testimony about how the computers worked there (e.g who had access, what identity protections there were, etc). 
 

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2 hours ago, Zella said:

Riddle of the day: Is Jim Bob the smartest guy in a room by himself? ;) 

Depends, is there furniture or fixtures in the room? He might be the smartest guy in a dirt root cellar...as long as there aren't any bugs, rats, or root vegetables in there with him.

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5 minutes ago, Nysha said:

root vegetables in there with him

A turnip takes one look at Jim Bob and goes full Doc Holliday on him. :D

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54 minutes ago, Nysha said:

Depends, is there furniture or fixtures in the room? He might be the smartest guy in a dirt root cellar...as long as there aren't any bugs, rats, or root vegetables in there with him.

Wow, that seems awfully harsh to the dirt. And roots. 

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3 hours ago, Zella said:

Riddle of the day: Is Jim Bob the smartest guy in a room by himself? ;) 

Is this a "if a tree falls in the forest" type question? 😂

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4 minutes ago, catlover79 said:

Is this a "if a tree falls in the forest" type question? 😂

That's exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote it! LOL

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16 minutes ago, Zella said:

That's exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote it! LOL

Great minds, my friend. 😊

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5 hours ago, Namaste said:

I wish Wednesday would get here. We need to know if he is getting bond or not. And where he’s going to live if he does get bond. 

I wonder if we’ll get any more info about the charges.  

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8 hours ago, emmawoodhouse said:

Do we have a time? I need to clear 

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10 hours ago, Westiepeach said:

JB has never been the smartest guy in the room...

He sure thinks he is though. 

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So why put all those LLC’s into Anna’s name but not the house? 
 

The house they sold in 2019 was beautiful even if it needed work done. I would be depressed having to move from that into a windowless warehouse. Just being in Anna’s name is not enough?

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"...in a residence where there are no minors in the home or that would be visiting unsupervised".

Does that mean that Josh would be able to have his kids brought to see him as long as they were supervised? I'm not entirely opposed to that (at least the kids wouldn't think that their father had dropped off the face of the earth), but it would depend on how carefully they were supervised. 

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Someone needs to stand up and help Anna and have a come to Jesus moment with JB. Something along these lines.... You WILL buy me and my 7 children a house to live in, a wharehouse isnt going to cut it. I have done everything I can do with your son. The marriage will be annuled by several avenues... fraud most likely. Grandparents will have open visitation which is more than their own father will. She needs to blackmail him with money to get her started on this new life.... or she goes to every news publication(Starting with Sean Overbeek from TLC) and give the inside info on what life has been like these last 12 years because..... INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

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17 minutes ago, Albanyguy said:

"...in a residence where there are no minors in the home or that would be visiting unsupervised".

Does that mean that Josh would be able to have his kids brought to see him as long as they were supervised? I'm not entirely opposed to that (at least the kids wouldn't think that their father had dropped off the face of the earth), but it would depend on how carefully they were supervised. 

He is still their father, so I can see the courts allowing supervised visits with the M kids.  Supervised here means someone approved by the courts to watch Josh with his kids, not Anna nor anyone else with the Duggar last name.  

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3 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

Supervised here means someone approved by the courts to watch Josh with his kids, not Anna nor anyone else with the Duggar last name.

It actually can be someone in the family.

In this case, will that be approved? I guess we’ll see.

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11 hours ago, Westiepeach said:

JB has never been the smartest guy in the room...

Clearly.   He does however tend to live as much of his existence as possible in spaces he creates and controls, therefore ensuring he's always the biggest donkey braying the loudest, with all the "smaller" donkeys expected to listen and nod their heads in agreement.

Watch what happens whenever he's in a place where his money, fame, connections are meaningless and participation requires knowledge he doesn't have, forcing him to take instruction like he's one of the other donkeys.  It's obvious very quickly the ass doesn't know what to do with himself.

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Question for the court experts here: 

Are the release conditions ( if he gets released)  the judge handed down standard for CP/abuse charges?  The thirds party residing with him?  I understand the not being around children condition. 
 

I’m trying to read between the lines as to whether this means there’s a lot of  images or very disturbing images behind these two standardly worded charges, or if they expect him to run from the area if he gets released.... or if it’s just standard for these charges. 

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11 minutes ago, mythoughtis said:

Question for the court experts here: 

Are the release conditions ( if he gets released)  the judge handed down standard for CP/abuse charges?  The thirds party residing with him?  I understand the not being around children condition. 
 

I’m trying to read between the libes as to whether this means there’s a lot of  images or very disturbing images behind these two standardly worded charges, or if they expect him to run from the area if he gets released.... or if it’s just standard for these charges. 

Not a lawyer, but a mandated reporter at my job.  Yes, the courts can and do require those charged with these sorts of crimes to have someone else in residence with them.  Remember what Josh is accused of doing.  He will probably also have to agree to no internet access pre-trial, too.  The court wants to do what it can to make sure he has as little opportunity as possible to commit similar crimes in the run-up to the trial.

It is also likely that he will have a GPS monitor on his ankle so his whereabouts are always known and he will be required to remain at home except for medical appointments and court related appearances/meetings with his lawyers.  He doesn't really have a job, I doubt he'll get a release to work.

As far as supervised visitation, the courts can also mandate where that visitation is to occur.  He not only would need someone to supervise his visits (Anna would probably not be considered eligible), he might be ordered to only see his kids in a neutral location and perhaps with a specific trained individual like a social worker present.  Most of the time, it doesn't come to that; but, if the judge is strict and/or has concerns about the welfare of the children, it could happen.  There are actual professional centers where this sort of visit can take place and it is up to the defendant to pay all costs associated with the visit, too.

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1 hour ago, Chai said:

The marriage will be annuled by several avenues... fraud most likely.

Annulment looks out of the question.   The only tiny possibility is marriage by force or fraud and that would have to have been claimed well before 7 children were conceived within the marriage for a judge to rule in Anna's favor.  An annulment is a legal presumption that a valid marriage never existed. 

Divorce, however, would be a perfectly viable option for Anna.  She's had quite the chance before for a divorce and passed it by though.  

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OK, I understand that under Gothard, the woman needs to take care of her man, so he wouldn't satisfy his needs elsewhere.

But what when you're on the other side? What would happen and what would they say if Anna's kids (or any other Duggar kid for that matter) was being molested, filmed and put on the dark web by somebody not married and outside of the family? What if some other kid (older) did that?

Would they be mad, would they find the explanation, what would they say to the victims?

 

I just can't grasp that Gothardisam and protecting the molester. 

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9 minutes ago, Snow Fairy said:

OK, I understand that under Gothard, the woman needs to take care of her man, so he wouldn't satisfy his needs elsewhere.

But what when you're on the other side? What would happen and what would they say if Anna's kids (or any other Duggar kid for that matter) was being molested, filmed and put on the dark web by somebody not married and outside of the family? What if some other kid (older) did that?

Would they be mad, would they find the explanation, what would they say to the victims?

 

I just can't grasp that Gothardisam and protecting the molester. 

Unfortunately, it depends upon who the predator is.  If it is someone who believes in the "correct" Jesus, then the Gothard rules apply.  If it is some unsaved sinner, then the fault lies with the sinner.  Or course, no Gothard child would ever be in the presence of an unsaved sinner, so the chances are slim that the abuse would not be considered the child's fault.  

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Since Josh's lawyers requested the bond hearing, we know JB is onboard. Does that mean as long as Josh has everything lined up, his release will be automatically be approved?

I would think if the answer would be no, the hearing would have been denied to begin with.

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10 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Since Josh's lawyers requested the bond hearing, we know JB is onboard. Does that mean as long as Josh has everything lined up, his release will be automatically be approved?

I would think if the answer would be no, the hearing would have been denied to begin with.

Don't you think its going to depend on the amount of the bond?  Although, with JB onboard, he has a lot of property that can be used to secure the bond, so he could probably come up with the dough.  Since this is Josh' first offense (for which he has been arrested), his bond won't be outrageous.  His lawyers are going to argue that he has a wife and 6, soon to be 7, kids as well as dozens of other relatives in the immediate vicinity which makes him less likely to flee.

I think Josh has a savvy lawyer who deals with this stuff all the time and he wouldn't have asked for the hearing if he didn't know what they'd have to do to be ready for Josh to be released on bond and wasn't pretty certain that JB would do what it took to provide it.

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I bet Josh rather be in jail than be out on bond and facing SEVERELY angry Jim Booger. Ooohhhh boy. Imagine that scene. 
 

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39 minutes ago, Absolom said:

Annulment looks out of the question.   The only tiny possibility is marriage by force or fraud and that would have to have been claimed well before 7 children were conceived within the marriage for a judge to rule in Anna's favor.  An annulment is a legal presumption that a valid marriage never existed. 

Divorce, however, would be a perfectly viable option for Anna.  She's had quite the chance before for a divorce and passed it by though.  

Didn't Anna also claim after the molestation scandal that she knew about Josh' history before she married him?  If so, she'd have a tough time proving that she was forced or there was fraud involved.  Courts tend to think sentient adults can think for themselves and make their own decisions.  Since she claimed that she married Josh after learning of his history, it would be hard for her to go to court and claim ignorance now.

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10 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Since Josh's lawyers requested the bond hearing, we know JB is onboard. Does that mean as long as Josh has everything lined up, his release will be automatically be approved?

I would think if the answer would be no, the hearing would have been denied to begin with.

The judge may have absolutely zero intention of offering bail, or may already know that if offered it will be at such a level that JB will absolutely swallow hard before committing the necessary assets.   Not offering the hearing at all could be an issue at the appellate phase, where an appeals lawyer could use it to demonstrate the Court did not appreciate he was innocent until proven guilty and therefore a conviction needs to be overturned and at least remanded for a new hearing.

I'm fascinated by the fact in a case like this where data is key and massive amounts of data would be expected that the pretrial is only scheduled one week before the scheduled start of trial.   Even in ordinary circumstances that is surprising.   Under current conditions where courts are facing a tsunami of criminal backlog in particular as courts attempt to resume normal operations it shocks me that it's scheduled this way, knowing that pretrials frequently bring up issues that require rescheduling of trials.   In a case like this I'd expect the defense to be informing the judge at pretrial that they need more time to prepare and go through the significant volume of evidence.  Courts are operating at levels these days where they cannot afford a hole in a calendar because the time allocated for a case sits open because a case had to be rescheduled.  

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2 minutes ago, iwantcookies said:

I bet Josh rather be in jail than be out on bond and facing SEVERELY angry Jim Booger. Ooohhhh boy. Imagine that scene. 

Also Josh is his own worst enemy.  I can't see him abiding quietly by court mandated conditions or keeping his mouth shut.  He might listen to his lawyers.  Maybe.  But I doubt it.  He'd be far better off staying put but I can't blame him for not wanting that to happen.

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Why do I have this strange feeling that Smugs is going to go to the federal country club prison in Englewood Colorado?

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2 minutes ago, Tikichick said:

The judge may have absolutely zero intention of offering bail, or may already know that if offered it will be at such a level that JB will absolutely swallow hard before committing the necessary assets.   Not offering the hearing at all could be an issue at the appellate phase, where an appeals lawyer could use it to demonstrate the Court did not appreciate he was innocent until proven guilty and therefore a conviction needs to be overturned and at least remanded for a new hearing.

I'm fascinated by the fact in a case like this where data is key and massive amounts of data would be expected that the pretrial is only scheduled one week before the scheduled start of trial.   Even in ordinary circumstances that is surprising.   Under current conditions where courts are facing a tsunami of criminal backlog in particular as courts attempt to resume normal operations it shocks me that it's scheduled this way, knowing that pretrials frequently bring up issues that require rescheduling of trials.   In a case like this I'd expect the defense to be informing the judge at pretrial that they need more time to prepare and go through the significant volume of evidence.  Courts are operating at levels these days where they cannot afford a hole in a calendar because the time allocated for a case sits open because a case had to be rescheduled.  

Hmm, not sure that not offering a bond hearing would be grounds for appeal. Its done all the time in this country. And all those folks are presumed innocent.

IMO, there's a few responsible reasons not to release Josh. His charges certainly could be considered a risk to the community. He has access to money, planes and pilots which could be considered a flight risk. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

His lawyers are going to argue that he has a wife and 6, soon to be 7, kids as well as dozens of other relatives in the immediate vicinity which makes him less likely to flee.

I would think the prosecution would argue that the existence of those children is a reason to deny him bond, not grant it. It’s not like he’s been charged with Grand Theft Auto. 

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