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Bill O’Reilly. Sean Hannity. Alex Jones. Derick Dillard.
Yes, Jill Duggar’s husband may not have earned a spot on the list of the far-right’s most emotionally unstable mouthpieces just yet, but he’s determined to get there some day.
And like any good professional bully, D-Dill has already chosen a sufficiently vulnerable target at which to direct all of his frustrations over his own intellectual shortcomings.
Yes, presumably acting on instructions issued to him when Jesus appeared in his Chick-Fil-A Hash Brown Scramble Bowl, Derick has launched a one-man war against his fellow TLC reality star Jazz Jennings.
Derick first attacked Jennings in an unprovoked Instagram tirade back in August.
Dillard was slammed on Twitter by folks from all walks of life who were put off by the idea of a grown man attacking a teenage girl, but the father or two carried on his quest to … teach a young girl how hateful the world really is?
We’re not really sure what Derick was hoping to accomplish.
In fact, we’re guessing Derick couldn’t tell you what Derick was hoping to accomplish.
But since his bigotry briefly earned the attention of people who hadn’t thought about the Duggars since Josh was exposed as a molester, Derick is carrying on with his attack.
In response to a fan who recently pointed out that many of Dillard’s tweets and blog posts come off as “hateful,” Dillard replied:
“I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.”
“It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
Replying to those who have pointed out that Derick appears to be relentlessly harassing a girl he’s never met who did nothing to provoke him, Dillard added:
“Never bullied anyone, just said I didn’t agree with what is being propagated on my TV.”
You would think he was talking about the fact that there’s a TLC series about a family who harbored a child molester (It’s true ! We looked it up!) but no, Derick is still going in on Jazz.
He went on to argue that Jazz is simply too young to make decisions for himself.
In fact, he argues that all minors are incapable of making decisions, which is why he doesn’t send his children to school–they might get a head full of ideas and start making decisions without his supervision!
We wish we were joking:
“Jazz is being taken advantage of, as part of a larger agenda,” Derick argues.
“I hate seeing him used this way,” he adds. “Is it good for the government to force kids to go to school before they are old enough to decide how they feel about it?”
Dontcha see? The guv’mint’s sending kids to school and brainwashing them with Caitlyn Jenner proaganda!
And don’t get Derick started on the moon landing!
For her part, Jennings has yet to reply to Dillard’s latest bid for attention, which is typically the best way to deal with bullies.
Besides, she already said everything she needed to in response to his earlier tweets:
“Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different,” she wrote.
Further evidence that at 16, Jazz Jennings has attained a level of maturity that Derick Dillard can only dream of.
Watch Counting On online for more of Derick’s desperate attempts to attain relavance.
Well, now Kim and Kroy are revealing exactly how Kash’s attack — the one that left his face marred and in need of plastic surgery — went down.
Most shockingly, they’ve revealed that the dog that attacked Kash was one of their own.
For the longest time, the world has assumed that Kim Zolciak was keeping mum about the details of Kash’s dog attack for legal reasons.
A lot of dog attacks result in lawsuits, after all.
It turns out that this doesn’t seem to have been the case, and we’ll get to learn so much more about what happened tonight, as Kim Zolciak has posted this on her Instagram:
“There are no words to describe the episode tomorrow night of Don’t Be Tardy NEW TIME 9pm EST Kroy and I after a few tough days and many conversations decided to share our story about Kash and the dog bite.”
We know that this has to be a hard story to share.
“Im sick to my stomach and my eyes are full of tears as I try to even write this.. the sole purpose we did share this was to raise awareness that this can happen to ANYONE!”
Hey, credit where credit is due: Kim Zolciak is using her platform to raise awareness even though it’s a very tough subject.
“I’ll never forget Kash’s plastic surgeon a few weeks after the bite and Kash’s surgery.”
We’d imagine not.
“He looked me square in my eyes and said, ‘You guys know how blessed you are (it was less than a millimeter from his eye ball (his waterline was sliced in half) and you have the platform to raise awareness and I hope you do!’ Well Dr Williams you best believe we willl!!!”
Some might accused sharing this story as being self-serving, but … are they really just going to sit on their hands and let rumors swirl?
“Kash has healed incredibly and we are so grateful …” Kim writes, before listing way way too many people. Anyway, the doctors did a great job and his school was supportive.
It sounds like Kim knows that her emotions will get the better of her if she tries to in any way liveblog the episode.
“I will NOT be doing IG or FB live tomorrow night, but I will be back on next week. Thank you guys so much for all your support. [heart emoji] P.S My Kashew is the strongest little boy I know!”
But Kim Zolciak has revealed to People what happened, giving the world a preview of this sad story.
The dog that bit Kash was none other than their own dog, Sinn.
“Our dog Sinn is heavily, heavily trained. Kash is his favorite. It made absolutely no sense to any of us. This is nothing I ever thought I’d be dealing with in my life.”
No one ever does.
Apparently, the way that this went down is that they were all outside and Kroy was using the leafblower.
Like vacuum cleaners, such loud machines can make dogs extremely agitated. So Sinn was stressed at the time.
“My back was to the dogs and the boys. I hear Kash be loud, and then I hear barking. And then I hear Kash screaming, he’s crying very loud”
At first, Kim didn’t realize what had happened.
“At that point I think he’s scared, but then I realize Sinn bit Kash. He’s dripping blood everywhere on his shirt.”
Terrifying. And remember: head wounds bleed more profusely than the same kind of injury would elsewhere, because of how our circulatory systems work. So the blood would have been very dramatic.
And then there was the injury itself.
“He pulls his hands down and there’s multiple lacerations, I can’t see his eye. I knew it was a very dire emergency.”
Thus, Kash was rushed to the hospital, which is how the world learned of this in April.
Kim talks about what the aftermath has been like and the emotional toll that it’s had on the whole family.
“It’s a process every day. Being right there, it was just wrong place, wrong time, wrong circumstances. The perfect storm.”
“Had one thing been different, it wouldn’t have happened. You try to say, ‘What would I have done differently?’ And there are a lot of things… but you can’t change any of it. You just have to learn from it and grow from it.”
Hindsight is 20/20, and all that.
“There are no words to describe something like this. I just pray that any parent out there does not have to go through anything traumatic like it. It’s just a horrible feeling to have to go through.”
Knowing that dogs — especially younger dogs — probably shouldn’t be too close to young children when they’re in an agitated state.
In some ways, Kim says, the attack didn’t quite feel real.
“It was a like a bad dream.”
Kroy shared that, in the aftermath, they had Sinn removed from their home by a trainer. Initially, Kroy wanted Sinn out of their family.
However, there were a couple of “turning points” for Kroy and Kim.
One was that, even in the hospital, Kash was asking after Sinn. (Honestly, that is just so precious and also heartbreakingly sweet)
The other was that they learned that Sinn had bitten Kash, exactly once. This wasn’t an attack, it was an attempt at communication — and one that Sinn instantly regretted.
“It was not an attack — he nipped at Kash’s face in an attempt to communicate with Kash. Not that that is an excuse. But he took off running. It wasn’t as if he was attacking. Sinn knew he had done wrong.”
Ultimately, Kim and Kroy decided that keeping Sinn — with new safety precautions — was the best decision to make for Kash’s well-being.
“We didn’t want him to live a life with a phobia of dogs. We wanted him to understand it wasn’t his fault.”
That’s where Kash’s pitbull puppy comes into play, too.
That Kash has maintained his love of dogs throughout all of this shows what a sweet, precious little man he is.
To quote Kris Jenner: “You’re doing amazing, sweetie!”
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This horrible incident took place very close to the World Trade Center memorial site.
A suspect has been arrested for killing eight people and injuring 11 more, as celebrities from across the country have taken to social media in order to express their shock, horror and sympathy.
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The Islamic terrorist group known as ISIS has seemingly issued a threat against the life of four-year old Prince George.
According to The Daily Star, a picture of the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s oldest child was discovered on an encrypted instant-messaging app, Telegram.
It allegedly reads as follows:
“Even the royal family will not be left alone.”
The eerie and very disturbing snapshot depicts the toddler standing in front of his private South London school, Thomas’s Battersea, and it bears the message:
“School starts early.”
Moreover, this same website reports that the second image features Arabic words taken from a jihadi song that roughly translate to:
“When war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation.”
Prince George just started at this school in September.
Photos of him on his first day, such as the one below, have been widely circulated online.
Insiders confirm that this threat is being treated as a legitimate security issue.
British spies and investigators are in the process of monitoring Telegram around the clock in an effort to stop potential ISIS attacks in the United Kingdom.
The Daily Star spoke to a woman who said the lack of security at George’s school was “astonishing,” after she strolled through the halls just days before the famous young man started classes a few weeks ago.
“I could have walked in with an IED and set it to go off,” Sarah Burnett-Moore told the website.
A cyber security expert named Barry Spielman also told The Daily Star that this is a big deal. He’s at least glad to see it treated as such.
“This threat to Prince George is chilling,” Spielman says, adding:
“Our intelligence suggests that these threats are to be taken seriously… Telegram is where many [terrorist plots] are being hatched as we speak.”
The Royal Family released this official portrait of Prince George on the occasion of his fourth birthday. What a cutie!
Prince George is the older brother of Princess Charlotte.
Just this fall, Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed that the latter is pregnant with her third child.
The baby is due in April, Kensington Palace itself announced two weeks ago.
This should be a happy and exciting time for the Royal Family, but the threat detailed here as obviously muddled everyone’s mood to a significant extent.
Previously, ISIS threatened Queen Elizabeth ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015; and just last month Prince Harry was challenged to a fight via video.
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