But now that 2015 is here, along with the new year, new me bandwagon mentality…I dusted off my ol MFP app & took another go at it.
And surprise, surprise! New features on my beloved app!
The coolest, most rad new feature…it tracks your steps! Oh yeah!
Forget the FitBit, there’s a new tracker in town! Of course…if you have a FitBit that you just die over…you can use that instead & sync that baby up to MFP to automatically give you some cookie calories for those crunches.
So…hop on over to your MFP app & take a looksy around.
Except…my question is…where is OUR media coverage? When the petition against the Duggars began and had under 10,000 signatures, it was all over the media. AND NOW…a counter petition has OVER 180,000 in half the time ( https://www.lifesitenews.com/petitions/defend-the-duggar-family ) while the other only has 160,000.
Why is it not all over the news that the people have responded and have surpassed the other petition?
I don’t talk too terribly much about my very very conservative values on my blog.
But today, I am.
I’m pretty much at my limit with the “no tolerance for Christians” that is the norm now. Everywhere you turn…whenever a Christian stands up for their values and beliefs they are attacked.
As LGBTQ, liberals, ect fight for their “rights”, ours are being stripped from us. We are no longer allowed the right to our own values, beliefs, and religion because they have deemed it wrong. They have labeled it as “hate” & “intolerance” when in reality, that is what we are receiving from them.
So of course, when the Duggars dare passively-aggressively stand by their beliefs that a marriage is between a man and a woman and delete photos of gay couples from THEIR Facebook page….it put a big ol BULLS EYE on them. And now…they are under attack.
It started when the Duggars responded to their kissing controversy by…issuing a kissing challenge on their Facebook page:
” God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs! Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa’s happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here:”
And then of course….John Becker, of LGBT blog The Bilerico Project, posted a photo of him kissing his husband, along with a message about marriage equality and seemed shocked when the extremely, openly conservative Baptist family removed the photo from THEIR Facebook page.
John Becker knew the firestorm he was trying to create from the second he posted that photo. He absolutely knew how they would respond. The Duggars were TARGETED to be an easy kill in the name of tolerance.
And this is how the Duggars responded on their Facebook page:
“Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” This is such a sweet scripture that we hold dear. We will always stand for truth and the values we hold dear without compromise but we will do so in love and kindness–treating others well even if we don’t agree with them and we will do so without hateful words. This verse is a reminder of how we must always carry ourselves. Precious words from Jesus.”
Everything I’ve witnessed from the Duggars since they have gained fame has been done in love and kindness.
The Duggars put it very well in another post on their Facebook:
“We love these wise words from Rick Warren:
“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
And so now…
A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, clams that : “The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people,”
His bases is from a robo call Michelle made to residents of her community:
“Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children.”
“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens and girls restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. ”
Well…I’m from Texas and we are having the same ignorant mess in Houston.
I AGREE with Michelle. I do not want a grown man allowed in the restroom with my 9 year old daughter just because he “feels” like a woman.
It’s a slippery slope people! Where do we draw the line?!?!
She is absolutely on point when she says that this opens up a whole new angle for child molesters and rapists to prey on their victims!
The Duggars have never hidden their beliefs from the moment they began their show on TLC. They are entitled to their beliefs and to promote them!
Why should they lose their show just because a group of people disagree with them? If we removed every single show because someone didn’t like something in it….there would be NOTHING on television! What about the millions that LOVE their show and what they stand for?!? What about us?
I’m just so over everyone getting tolerance and rights to their beliefs but Christians.
When I saw that petition it made my blood boil. All night I stewed.
So today…I choose the same passive aggressive path as the Duggars….I started OUR own petition. I stand with the Duggars and our right to freedom of speech!
Go sign and share!
Let’s push back against the intolerance against Christians and stand up for our rights!
Let’s show TLC that there are JUST as many and more AMERICANS that agree with the Duggars who enjoy them and their values on our TV screens!
This is an old recipe I found on my Facebook. Enjoy!
I made two to see which is better. One is w/ tortilla chips and cream of mushroom/ chicken. And the other is w/ fritos and taco sauce. Both have very distinct tastes and were good. But Danny liked the one w/ tortilla chips. I’m a Frito girl myself.
Mexican Casserole: 1-1 1/2 pound ground meat 1 can cream of chicken 1 can cream of mushroom 1 can rotel… Read More 1 packet of taco seasoning 1 packet of ranch dressing mix cheese doritos or plain tortilla chips onion (optional) grated cheddar/ monterey jack cheese
brown ground meat with onions, add taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix, mix together. In same deep skillet add cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, and drained can of rotel. Stir together on low heat. Partially crunch up your chips of choice enough to cover the bottom of your medium sized glass casserole dish. After you crunch up your chips, take your meat/soup mixture and pour evenly on top of the chips. Heat your oven to 350 and bake until warm and bubbly around edges, when bubbly, pull the casserole out of the oven and add the grated cheese and put back in oven until melted.
Mexican Casserole w/ Fritos
1 lb. hamburger 1 can refried beans 1 lg. jar taco sauce 1 pkg. shredded Mozzarella cheese 1 pkg. shredded cheddar cheese 1 pkg. king sized Fritos
Brown hamburger and drain. Mix in beans and taco sauce. In bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan, put a layer of Fritos, then the hamburger mixture. Add part of the cheese. Repeat layers. Heat in 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
The minute they wake up they feel the need to come wake me up. So we can all be awake together.
They are 7 and 9. Perfectly capable ages of grabbing some powdered donuts and turning on the Disney Channel.
But still…I got up and made sure they were fed…got their friend off that stayed the night…and then took all the meds I could get my hands on, told them to keep their little loud mouths shut, and went back to bed with an ice pack to sleep it off.
All the fighting…all the running (on the top floor above my room), all the yelling, all the tattling. All the everything except peace and effing quiet.
Finally, I give up and get up to make sure they did the 2 things I asked so that we may leave to go make the stupid stupid dumb Wal-Mart trip and go clean the offices at work.
Those little monsters. Despite repeated warnings that my head was killing me and I wasn’t in the mood….they just kept on and on and on and on and freakin on.
They wouldn’t do anything I asked. Kept on with the attitudes, whining, rolling of their dang eyes, interrupting me when I try to speak with their attitude and smart remarks straight off the Disney Channel, and ect, ect, ect.
When I had both in my face pushing me past the point of no return…it happend…
I went bat shit crazy on them.
Not just a little bat shit crazy either….a whole hell-of-a-lot bat shit crazy.
There may have been some cuss words. And jumping up and down.
I went on and on and on.
I had them both crying. Garridon actually backed away from me and ran to a corner to cry. Daynie actually stormed off without storming off.
The best part of going nutso crazy on your kids…they are on their best behavior for a little while.
The worst part…the mommy guilt.
And that sets in for me pretty quick. I don’t let them know though. I’m going to ride that crazy train until the end of the track and get some use out of their good behavior after my meltdown.
What does all this have to do with my friends that freak out??!?
As I was driving to Wal-Mart…aka HELL…I was going over in my mind my crazy little episode from earlier and feeling pretty horrible. And then..I thought about my friends and how I have witnessed them freak out on their kids once or twice and I was suddenly flooded with thankfulness and peace.
It is important for me as a mom to know I’m not the only one that loses her shit at her kids. And it’s VERY important that my kids have witnessed these occasions and know that their friend’s moms lose their shit too.
And so…all the kids and all the moms know that they don’t suck and the world hasn’t ended. Every kid pushes their mom to that point and every mom goes there. And when the air has cleared we are all still ok. Okay with each other and okay with ourselves. The love is still there. And then…we all try to be a little better next time.
I’m just incredibly thankful for friends that are REAL. They act normal around me and my kids so that we know that they are just like us. Relatable.
Unlike those fake Facebook mom’s that try to look perfect.
You know the ones…it’s always rainbows & lollipops and positivity all the damn time.
That life ain’t real.
Just like I say about marriage…the more you try to sell it on Facebook…the worse it is.
So as I’m in my mommy guilt moment…I can roll my eyes at those fake Facebook moms and be thankful that I have friends that are as real as me.
Everyone who is in the know, knows I’m all about those crazy Kardashians. Like the rest of the world, I am drawn to their show for a lot of reasons and also..no reason at all. I just like it okay.
Kim has never really been my favorite. Actually…she’s always rubbed me pretty wrong. Plus she shot to the top of my Chit List when she got with that douche bag Kanye. And then she had North and all of a sudden she was likable to me.
And when these two photos hit the internet the other night…I kinda liked her even more.
They’re fun. They are classy as they can be when you’re greased up with your ass hanging out. I did stare for a really really long time because I really thought that the art of the picture was for everything to be distorted and over photo shopped. Exaggerated. Like that was the point.
Yes…for sure a Dr. Suess vibe.
I wasn’t really shocked…I mean…her ass is kind of what she’s known for.
While the world was abuzz with questions over the realness of Kim’s voluminous back end… my only question was… who the hell is PaperMag.com?
Pretty sure she accomplished exactly what she’s going for. EVERYONE was talking about it. Pretty dang smart though to trick the internets with a strategic ploy of releasing just the two images to send them in a frenzy for 24 hours thinking that’s the controversy to get their panties in a wad over…and then BAM! Hit ‘em with the good stuff!
Quite the genius, that Kim.
Did anyone actually read the article? Did he actually interview her in that interview?
I don’t know what everyone is so shocked about. I mean…it’s not like her goods aren’t already out there for anyone to google anyway. This is for sure her classiest R-Rated move.
Plus…she already did something similar in 2010:
Kuddos to her for having the same banging hot bod post baby.
I know that people get all freaked out about naked ladies and exploitation of women…
but I think the human body is a beautiful act of God.
I would rather see a beautiful, classy photoshoot the way Kim does it…than see the way Miley exploits the female body:
So…internets…get over yourself and embrace the beauty that is Kim Kardashian.
Also…you can’t deny that she provided us with plenty of awesome material to work with!!
How could this happen? I was pretty shocked when I heard that Hank cheated on Kendra.
And I pretty much didn’t believe it when I heard it was with…whatever this is…
I mean REALLLLLY?!?! Hank?
And then your dumb ass confirmed it and that you were lying by leaving the voicemail. Ummm…he/she told on you that you cheated with it…you thought it wouldn’t bust you out for leaving that voicemail? Hello…are you new to Hollywood?
For a hot minute it looked like Kendra was pulling a Tori & sticking by her cheating man.
But now…DISH NATION is reporting that she has finally dumped him.
Good for you Kendra! Bad for reality show loving American’s who still aren’t over Nick & Jessica.
And bad for all of us that think Hank & Kendra make the most gorgeous little mixed babies on the planet!
The reality show curse strikes again!
Speaking of the reality show curse…I found this little gem of an entry when I signed into my old BookFace awhile back….I wonder how many more couple we can add to the list since 2009! Unfortunately…I know of at least one more Boo..Hank & Kendra. Boo. Are Sharon & Ozzy still together? It’s a bit funny to see how old this post was by the shows I watched. LOL…ASHLEE SIMPSON??? HAHAHAHAHA!
I guess you could say Facebook notes was kinda like my “blog” back in the day…
June 19, 2009 at 3:51pm
The Reality Show Curse
I am SO very upset by the split of Jon & Kate. I loved their show b/c they were so real. They didn’t sugar coat it for the cameras. But I guess…it really still is so real. Because divorce seems to be the norm. these days. I’m not even sure why divorce is an option in marriage. It shouldn’t be. Otherwise…what is the point of getting married in the first place?
Why can’t they do the right thing for their children and theirselves and STOP doing this reality show that has obviously changed them..and use their time & new money to put all the pieces back together? It breaks my heart!
I really still haven’t gotten over Nick & Jessica!
All I know is I def believe in the reality show curse. And I hope & pray that it doesn’t happen to Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar off of 18 kids and counting. Or to Josh & Anna, their oldest son & his new bride. Because then…I will be most absolutely without a doubt certain it’s the reality show curse!. For a couple and family so grounded in their faith & marriage…they are the LAST couple I would ever expect. So I pray that the reality show curse is NOT real. Because I def love these family based reality shows and like watching them…but don’t want anything to happen to them!
I LOVE Jon & Kate Plus 8 and hate this for them. And as much as I love the show…I wish they would quit doing it & save their family.
Just FYI…a list of couples doomed by the reality show curse:
1. Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson- Newlyweds
2. Paris Hilton & Nicole Richey- The Simple Life (lol friends count!)
3. Jon & Kate Gosselin- Jon & Kate Plus 8
4. Hulk & Linda Hogan- Hogan Knows Best
5. Travis Barker & Shana Maokler- Meet the Barkers
6. Ashlee Simpson & Josh Henderson AND Ryan Cabrerra- The Ashlee Simpson Show
7. Kathy Griffin & Matt Maline- My Life on the D List
8. Brittany Spears & Kevin Federline- Chaotic
9. Dave Navarro & Carmen Electra -Til Death Do Us Part
10. Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston- Being Bobby Brown
11. Danny Bonaduce & Gretchen Hilmer- Breaking Bonaduce
12. Liza Mennellie & David Gest- Filmed ONE episode and they split
13. Bridgette Nielson & Flava Flav- Surreal Life & Strange Love
14. HUGH HEFFNER & Kendra & Bridgette & HOLLY- The Girls Next Door
And I soooo can not name off all the other Bachelor & that crap..
And no..I do not watch all these shows. Just some that I know of. The only ones I watched were Newlyweds, The Simple Life, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Hogan Knows Best, The Ashlee Simpson Show, a little of Chaotic, and The Girls Next Door (Before I moved to stupid Kilgore who has stupid cable that is stupid & doesn’t carry the best channel ever E!)
And…the ONLY couple so thus far survive reality tv….??? Sharon & Ozzy. Go figure.