Brett Favre’s bringing pups to military veterans in need … and so far, the results have been incredible — ‘cause the NFL legend tells TMZ Sports it’s “saving” vets’ lives. The Hall of Famer created the 4 Outdoors program after retiring from…
Even the most ardent defender of Jim Bob Duggar (if such a thing exists) would likely concede that the best word to describe his involvement in his daughters’ love lives is “creepy.”
JB exercises far too much control over his son’s lives, sure (well, except in Josh’s case, but that’s a conversation for another time), when it comes to his daughters, however, “you can’t date a Duggar daughter without dating her dad.”
That’s the frighteningly accurate fashion in which columnist Mary Grace Garis describes the situation in a piece published by In Touch Weekly today.
Whether you’re a fan of the family’s reality show or you tune in each week with a pair of Clockwork Orange eye clamps affixed firmly to your lids out of morbid curiosity, you’re no doubt familiar with the Duggar’s courtship rules.
The parts of the process that get the most attention have to do with the lengths to which Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will go in order to ensure their children don’t engage in anything that remotely resembling premarital sex.
Unmarried Duggar couples are not allowed kiss, hold hands for more than a few seconds, “front hug,” (lest their clothed genitals should come in close proximity), or even be alone together.
Frightening stuff, to be sure, but the way Jim Bob puts these young people through the emotional wringer is arguably just as damaging.
The Duggars have boasted in the past about how potential suitors have to get through dad before they’re permitted to spend any time with his daughters.
“The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad,” Michelle has said in the past.
“That’s a good thing – that is such good protection for them.”
And this isn’t just a case of JB sitting the guy down and asking about his intentions.
No, Jim Bob makes men who are interested in one his daughters fill out 50-page questionnaire before he’ll consider the possibility of a courtship.
The first guy to endure this treatment was Derick Dillard, but he turned out to be an all-time douche, so he didn’t receive much sympathy from Counting On viewers.
Disturbingly, Jim Bob’s behavior has only gotten worse over the years, as evidenced by his contentious relationship with Jeremy Vuolo, husband of Jinger Duggar.
Fans were baffled, as Jeremy seemed to be the least problematic of all the men who had married Jim Bob’s daughters up to that point.
But it all began to make sense when Jinger Duggar rebelled against her father by leaving her home state or Arkansas and — gasp! — wearing pants!
Jim Bob must have picked up on the fact that Jeremy believed in such far-left ideas as allowing women free will/
And in the end, the situation was a reminder that suppressing the rights of women is the main driver behind so many of Jim Bob’s actions.
Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.
Typically, Duggar women aren’t permitted to seek employment outside the home, but an exception has been made in the case of Jill Duggar.
There are two reasons for this:
For one thing, Derick Dillard was recently fired by TLC after launching a transphobic tirade against fellow network star Jazz Jennings.
For reasons that defy explanation, Jill Duggar then quit Counting On, possibly as a show of solidarity with her husband.
Needless to say, there’s not a whole lot of cash pouring into the Dillard household these days, and fans were quick chastise the couple for the fact that they were both out of work, despite having two young sons to raise.
On top of all that, Jill’s decision to enter the workforce has been accepted by her husband and father as a result of the nature of the business venture she recently launched.
Put simply, in the eyes of Jim Bob and Derick, it’s woman’s work.
You see, Jill is a midwife, and as such, she’s decided to launch a her own business – an in-home service with the somewhat confusing name of Labor Sit.
While it’s nice to see Jill breaking with her family’s ridiculously outmoded tradtions and join life in the 21st century, her choice has not been without controversy.
When we said “Jill is a midwife,” perhaps have clarified that Jill considers herself a midwife.
According to her critics, Jill has not been properly trained for the job, and thus, she puts lives at stake everytime she puts on a hairnet and calls for some boiling water, or however midwives get ready to do their thing.
For several years, Jill didn’t practice at all.
This was probably the result of accusations that she faked her certification and was in no way qualified to perform the work for which she was being paid.
Jill’s lack of training is certainly cause for concern, but as is often the case with this sort of thing, the critics are slightly exaggerating.
Jill has received a certification, but it’s just not from an organization that anyone takes seriously.
Generally, midwives are granted a Certified Nurse Midwife certification, which requires a 4-year bachelor’s degree one year of nursing experience, and three years in a nurse-midwifery program.
Obviously, Jill has none of those qualifications, and so she received a Certified Professional Midwife’s license, which as far as we can tell, requires that the recipient be willing to write a check.
Add to that the fact that Jill has already earned a reputation for sketchy business practices during her very brief time in the field, and it’s not hard to see why so many think she quit while she’s only somewhat behind.
Jill’s midwife mentor had her license revoked and was forced to move out of state after she was sued by a mother who says she nearly died due to professional negligence.
Insiders say Jill was present for the botched birth, but thus far, there’s no evidence to that effect.
All of this bad news comes at a time when the Dillards are ramping up their social media presence, presumably in an effort to promote Jill’s new business.
Of course, some fans think the couple has simply been simply missing the spotlight in the months since Derick got canned.
Whatever the case, he and Jill may soon want to lie low again.
We sense another Duggar scandal coming.
Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.
UFC fighter Felice Herrig says Conor McGregor endangered the lives of everyone at the Barclays Center on Thursday … and is GOING OFF on the Irishman for his violent bus attack. We spoke with Felice in the immediate aftermath of…
Over the weekend, millions gathered in cities all over the country to demand that legislators act quickly to increase gun control regulations.
The move came in response not only to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but also as a reaction to the ongoing gun violence epidemic that’s claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of letting up.
These were people who gathered out of compassion, concern for our nations youth, and a sincere desire for change.
So naturally, whiny Millennial snowflake and noted dog kicker Tomi Lahren was quick to sh-t on the event with her trademark blend of bitterness and idiocy:
“Simply being anti-NRA is not a solution. March FOR something, not just against everything,” Lahren tweeted about an event that was literally called March For Our Lives.
“It’s a shame schools don’t teach the U.S. Constitution anymore. Appreciation for our 2A is lost when history is forgotten and ignored in favor of ‘feelings’ 101,” Tawny Larynx added.
She went on to really grasp at straws, remnding protesters that millions of Americans are heavily armed, which were pretty sure was the point of the protest.
“Do you realize millions of your FELLOW AMERICANS are members of the NRA?” Tormund tweeted, demonstrating once and for all that ignorance isn’t always blissful – sometimes it’s characterized by seeting rage.
“Disarming the citizenry is the first step to oppression and tyranny. Kids, I suggest you crack open the history book and learn this pattern,” said Tammy, apparently seeing nothing wrong with issuing a smug lecture to children who fear for their lives.
It’s rants like this that have made the far-right commentator such an easy target for her critics, many of whom delight in calling Timebomb by the wrong name.
But this time, it wasn’t just Tone-Loc’s ill-advised insights that had Twitter in an uproar.
Behold, the open-carry yoga ensemble:
For obvious reasons, the internet has delighted in roasting Toni over her “vagina gun.”
Lawrence posted the above photo on Instagram in order to shill for a company that sells leggings equipped with holsters:
“Live. Speak. Stand. Run. Carry with Confidence,” Tonsil captioned the pic.
“Ladies, chances are your assailant is gonna be bigger, stronger and faster and that’s why you have @alexoathletica for your gun, your mace, or even your phone. Yeah, you’ve got it covered.”
Yes, this is a real product, and yes, Twutter had an absolute field day with the absurdity of the situation.
“Breaking News: Tomi Lahren rushed to hospital after trying to do Downward Facing Dog with gun in her yoga pants,” wrote one user.
“I admire Tomi’s earnest but ultimately misguided commitment to bringing Freud’s penis envy theorem back into style,” commented another.
“I get it, Tomi. I too, can never fully relax at yoga class unless I have a gun pointed at my crotch,”
You get the idea.
We could literally re-post these all day, but hopefully Tampax has learned her lesson by now.
Shell never get re-hired by Glenn Beck if he has to worry about her bringing her crotch Glock to work.
We don’t say this very often.
We typically say the exact opposite, of course.
But here goes, folks…
… Kim Kardashian deserves your praise.
The mother of three, who usually makes headlines for talking about her weight or for posing in very little clothing, focused on something other than herself this past weekend.
She and Kanye West attended the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C.
One of hundreds of organized protests around the country in favor of sensible gun control legislation, this March for Our Lives brought hundreds of thousands of people together in support of a worthy cause.
(This is just our opinion, of course. But it’s the right one.)
It’s actually a cause Kim has spoken out about in the past, as she released a statement just days after the horrific school shooting in Florida last month that read as follows:
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will.
Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.
We have no snarky comment to make about that remark.
We can only nod in agreement.
This is one subject about which Kim uses her platform for good.
Which brings us back to the March for Our Lives.
This is what Kardashian wrote as a caption to the photo above:
What an amazing day yesterday to take my daughter to Washington DC to see our future leaders speak.
Having my daughter march along-side her grandfather and parents was a day I hope she remembers forever.
I know that the younger generation will vote to change these gun laws that so desperately need to be changed.
Hearing these stories yesterday and meeting so many families affected by gun violence was heart breaking and I hope when it comes time to vote we all step up and vote to protect our children.
And then there was this message, which Kim attached to the snapshot immediately above:
I’m so happy I got to share this moment with these two. I hope North remembers this forever.
We don’t really have anything to even really add here.
We simply salute Kim and Kanye for taking this action with their children.
They weren’t alone in doing so, of course.
Other celebrities who took part in Marches around the country included George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, Amy Schumer and MANY others.
“Today I met two survivors from the Parkland Florida school shooting, @mia.freeman and @hayleylicata,” Tweeted Charlie Puth, for instance, adding:
“The amount of bravery shown today from these girls and everyone in attendance…I have no words. #marchforourlives.”
And Camila Cabelo:
“#MarchOfOurLives it’s so powerful and emotional….
“looking around at all these kids leading us in a fight against violence, nothing seems more powerful than seeing their innocent faces and their eyes filled with pain, filled with a fear they shouldn’t even be thinking about…
“there’s no words to describe the outrage we feel today at what’s happening in our country, but we have a long way to go…. and the fight continues.”
Amen, we say.
Amen to all of this.
Ivanka Trump’s brother-in-law broke ranks in a big way by participating in Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally. Joshua Kushner — Jared Kushner’s younger brother — showed up to the rally Saturday at the nation’s capitol and joined the hundreds of…
Yolanda Renee King — granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King — took the stage at March for Our Lives … and gave a rousing speech her granddad would be proud of. The 9-year-old walked out with Parkland student Jaclyn…
Hundreds of thousands of kids and adults have swarmed Washington D.C., demanding gun control in the wake of the Parkland massacre. Parkland, FL students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are leading the charge at the March for Our…
Parkland students led the rally at March for Our Lives, but countless celebrities showed up in full force on both coasts to voice their support of the mission to end gun violence. We got stars like Amy Schumer, Charlie Puth, Kendall Jenner, Kaia…