Arkansas Couple has 17th Child

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0%2C2933%2C291949%2C00.html

And they aren"t done yet.
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Female 21
I think someone should have told these parents about adoption!!!
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Male 410
Ugh . . FOXNews . . I`m not even going to bother. I`m sure that they`re all terrorists or something according to them whackos.
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Female 47
My dad`s mother had 19 children, and she had to raise them by herself for most of his life. (his dad/her husband died early).

All I can say is, that guy `Jim-bob` should really keep the snake in the cage...

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Male 8
I from Arkansas, I know plenty of Arkansan Southern Baptist, the girls are not required to wear skirts or dresses. It`s Pentacostal you guys are thinking of.

As for the big house thing, not only do they have a giant house. They have a giant piece of land around the house, so that way every kid can build a house on the land, where they can raise there families. However if they keep having kids the houses are either gonna be very small or a few kids will sharing a house together.

I think it`s stupid to have 17 kids and possibly more, and I think it`s even stupider to keep them sheltered like they do, but it`s there decision if they want to go at it like rabbits on viagra and speed who can stop them.

As I see it the only way they`re gonna stop is if someone cuts off the husband`s wang, and throws it into a volcano.

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Male 870
Big deal. One of my cousins has 17 children. I mean, it`s a lot, but it`s not incredible.
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Female 53
oh my god, I can`t believe they make those girls wear such hideous clothes. Ew, what are they living in the freaking 80s? and they need haircuts, badly..
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Female 184
...AND her uterus must be the size of the goodyear blimp. this really disturbs me, they have kids up the ying yang like, where do you get the money for that poo, and where do you get off isolating and brainwashing your children like that? they have distored outlooks on life that they haven`t been given the opportunity to work out on their own, SO unhealthy
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Female 184
these people are seriously not right in the head. i saw a documentary on these people and they literally spend 24/7 together. none of the kids interact or have friends outside of the family and they are dressed like they live in freaking amish country! the oldest one has a deranged, brain-washed idea of what dating is; he thinks the first girl you date is the girl you`re supposed to marry. he has no concept of "dating around" to FIND the right girl, not super glue himself to the first girl he dates. seriously, THEY NEED TO GET NEUTERED.
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Female 288
i saw the show on TLC about them...how did they afford that humungo, large, crazy big house?
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Female 2,552
And aah, they all have the same initials.
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Female 2,552
How old is this person?
They`re insane. What are they, rich? How do you live with SEVENTEEN children? I can`t even live with my two brothers!
For some strange reason, this sickens me?

..and weren`t they on TLC?

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Male 1,072
I bet they got a massive council house make me sick!
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Male 1,220
how do they "do it" anymore without at least one of the kids barging in on them? that woul be hard.

"mommy mommy! i pooped in the bed!"
"well, jerimiah, we`re a little busy right now, so go tell jason, james, and justin that they`ll need to sleep on the floor tonight!"
"but mo-"
"JERIMIAHA! can`t you see we are making another gift from god here????"

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Female 3,726
Condom....

The Pill....

Getting FIXED....??

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Male 4,246
In the words of Andrew "Dice" Clay:

There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children
Her F*CKING UTERUS FELL OUT!! OH!!

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Male 334
"But seriously... next time, Dad, don`t be a fool; wrap your tool."

yeah seriously xD

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Male 121
tuna can.
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Male 121
WTF is wrong with these people. What goes through this stupid b*tches head at night. Umm Jim Bob dear only half a watermelon will fit up my cram craw, we need to work on that because God said so. To quote Stewie from Family Guy.."Is there any tread on the tires or is it like throwing a hotdog down a hallway?" These people are not having kids because their gifts, its flippin cheap slave labor. Where do I sign. Err... kids be sure to sleep with one another and make babies like momma. HOME SCHOOLING what a crock, I can already guess how "socially misfitted" these jagbags are already, by all means keep having more and home school them just to make sure they grow up being hated by society. Everyone remember the idiot, home schooled kid who won this years spelling bee? He makes these kids look like lab mice. BTW I don`t want to hear any remarks about how great home schooled kids turn out. I`ve personally known 6 of them and they were all idiots with the social graces of a
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Male 97
I live in arkansas myself and everytime I hear that the have another one I just want to kill them and them having they`re 17th child does not bring Arkansas`s reputation up also I am not a hick I personally hate rednecks and hicks and the like I hate living in Arkansas sometimes
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Female 114
<i>Southern Baptist, actually.</i>

Are they? I thought they were Pentacostal. Have you seen their website? They blame birth control for a miscarriage -- through some twisted logic -- so they decided to just keep having kids.

I can`t wait til statistics catch up with them and at least a few turn out gay.

I agree that their lifestyle with the chores for the kids and all is admirable, but I`d rather get an education.

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Female 22
Why is the number of kids they have such a big issue with you people? You`re not pushing them out...
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Female 21
people like this make me sick. use birth control you idiots.
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Male 2,605
"What is so wrong with having a big family?"

If you hold the view that the Earth is a bigger place than it actually is, that its resources are proportionately near infinite and have a self-centered view with little to no regard for the *other* people you inevitably and inexorably must share this planet with... nothing, I guess. If instead you have enough insight to realize we inhabit a closed system of limited resources and enough foresight to realize and fully appreciate the threat and dangers of overpopulation, you`d have every reason to object to raising a family of 17 children with no end in sight. It`s incredibly selfish and arrogant to act in total disregard for the community (I use this term seemingly erroneously to refer to the human species) in which one lives. Most people contribute to overpopulation more than they realize, but they`ve no comparison to the Duggars. It`s abhorrent in every sense of the word.

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Female 1,492
i couldn`t do it...and apparently neither does the mother...she`s got all those kids, but what does she do? every time i see a special about them i hear about all the work the kids do...how the older kids are responsible for everything the little kids do...what do the parents to besides procreate?
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Female 208
What is the issue what with them having a bunch of kids? The issue is, if everyone in America bred like the Duggars do, in less then 50 years or so we would wind up like China.
Scary fact, do the math, if all of their kids decide to have 17 kids you would have 289 grandkids, and lets say all of those 289 grandkids decide to have 17 kids you will get 4,913 great grandkids.
Its sad that those girls will probaly be nothing more then baby machines. That family is part of the quiverfull movement http://www.quiverfull.com/
So the girls are probaly thought they are only good for staying home and keeping care of the house and kids. Really sad
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Male 34

I think these are the same people. o_O

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Female 175
rabbits in human bodies
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Male 432
Love the name: Jim Bob Duggar.
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Female 103
Jinger sounds like a cat`s name...
In fact, I`m pretty -sure- I`ve seen a cat named Jinger...

I`ve also seen this on TLC.
They buy in bulk.
And their pantry is bigger than my bedroom.

Insane...

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Female 3
I wonder when the doctor will tell her that her uterus is too worn out to carry another one.
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Female 576
i think it`s cute they want all `J` names,
but there are a ton of pretty ones out there.
why in the world would they have `joy anna` and `jinger`?


and everyone thinks I`m crazy because i want 7...
geez.

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Male 1,584
Oh they`re home schooled. i guess i gorgot that cus i saw that thing on tv along time ago... so they are social rejects cus they basically have no outside contact with he world
The only thing i really remember is they went to the grociery store in a big van, all the boys had red polo shirts with khaki pants and all the girls had the same red dress with like white tights. they looked so freaky like a little army.

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Male 404
Ever heard of a condom?
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Male 593
"Want MORE? What are they trying to fill the hole in their lives with?!"
Not sure if it`s in their lives, but they`re sure trying to fill a hole! ;-)

I wonder if they`ll make it to the 20th.

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Male 1,584
i saw a documentary on this family back when they had like 15. i feel bad for the kids. They`re all really weird. They run the house like a little...uh... sort of a mix between a military academy and like a preschool and like a factory assembly line. The way the kids are raise i bet their social rejects at school. But thats ok cus they have 16 brothers and sisters to play with at home.
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Male 118
My grandfather once told me people who choose to birth their own children over adopt do so because of their ego. These parents must really love themselves.

Any bets on the next names: Jaundice, Jackoff, or Jailbait?

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Female 1,545
I agree with Ani!! I was wondering if I was wrong in thinking that those people are a bit selfish?

And I was wondering how can they possibly love and cherish each child? It`s hard to keep track of seventeen children, let alone talk to them and know them as a person.

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Female 674
They`ll stop... when the kids start popping out mentally retarded. :(
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Female 105
MY GOD!
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Female 205
There`s a reason that most humans have one baby at a a time.
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Female 4,447
I agree, if you want that many kids, why can`t you adopt? The way I see it, every time you decide to have a kid, another orphan goes without a family. Not to say that you can`t have your own kids, but if you want to have a billion, at least give another kid a chance. What about that JOY philosophy of theirs? Others come before You. You may want another kid, but there`s thousands of orphans who *need* a family.
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Female 280
I actually agree with Juicy_Juice...and FYI there is nothing wrong with homeschooling if done properly...I was homeschooled for four years....then went to high school....graduated as VALEDICTORIAN....and I am about to start at a university...I am from a big family as well...not quite THAT big but larger than normal
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Male 1,399
/shrug

As long as they aren`t sucking up welfare, I don`t care. Have 100 kids.

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Male 11
slightly to her credit, there seems to be 2 sets of twins.
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Male 3,369
You know..I just watched Idiocracy. This family just shows how stupid people are. Its not a "miracle" or a gift from god. Its you not keeping your legs closed woman! Ever attend a biology class? Obviously not. Religion...Science takes us one step foward, religion attemps to drag us 5 steps back!

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Female 328
What is so wrong with having a big family? If the kids are happy and the parents can afford to care for them at least adequately, more power to them.
I obviously have no idea what it`s like in that household but it seems that they`re figured out some good ways to be efficient...they don`t seem to be any better or worse parents than any regular family.
I just wish maybe they would consult the kids they have before deciding to have more...or if they`re going to have such a big family, why not adopt?
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Female 324
reminds me of cletus on the simpsons when he calls his kids out for a free pretzel :-D
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Female 416
it`s like she craps them out!!
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Male 2,605
This is disgusting. Not because their religiosity offends my sensibilities, but because there are not enough people in the world abstaining from having children to offset the effects of such uncontrolled reproduction. Overpopulation will kill us all, and by the time the majority realizes it, it will be too late.

"i saw their shows on the health channel. i feel really sorry for those girls. they don`t let them wear pants."

I once had a neighbor who had the ridiculous notion God would smite her for wearing pants. I would have died to have been there the first time she tried on a pair. Poor kids. I`d feel sorry for them if they weren`t beyond pity.

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Female 115
pregnant for 10 nd a half years??? thats just wierd! poor woman. and still wants more!! they`ll run out of names starting with J!
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Female 220
*crosses legs and refrains from making an anime reference*

Are they trying to break a world record or something or maybe they just don`t have TV.

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Female 27
I couldn`t find the father until I read the caption... This is like my Dad`s family: Jared, Julie, Johnathan, Joanne and James -But he changed his name to Scott.
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Male 88
wow makin babies with her most be like..throwin a banana down a hallway
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Male 901
No wonder they`re home-schooled, just think of the confusion which whould appear by getting 17 papers all marked "J. Duggar"
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Male 703
ahah 17th...
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Female 338
Southern baptists from Arkansas are pretty much the last people you want having 17 kids.

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Female 601
Wow. I can`t think of anything else to say. Not too horribly surprising, though, seeing as they`re from Arkansas XD

Anyway...my grandma had 10 kids, so now I have like 500 billion cousins. o__o

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Female 193
I got one.. "disgusting".
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Female 1,578
i cant think of any words to describe how horrible this is.
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Male 1,853
you know, there are two other holes that can be used, which DONT make babies come out.
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Male 4,393
wow...
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Female 36
good lord, its called condoms....
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Female 1
i saw their shows on the health channel. i feel really sorry for those girls. they don`t let them wear pants. and all the kids are home schooled, so they probably don`t even know they can be anything other than baby machines just like their mom
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Male 65
"Jim Bob!"
"Whut?!"
"I thank I`m havin` anudder wun!"
"Now?!"
"Oh, never mind. At`s jus Jedidiah done snuck up a`hind me! Dammit Jed!"
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Male 290
parents like these make me gag. Maybe 5.. or 7 if your crazy, but 17?!! whatever, they live in Arkansas so i guess its ok :/
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Female 19
I think I watched a show about them on TLC.
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Male 2,796
Just another thing that the belief in the Christian God does. Sad really, I saw the special on TV too. They need to put a cork in it. I have spent many years trying to figure out where all this "faith" comes from and the only conclusion I can come up with is complete weakness to control ones own destiny.
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Male 5,970
BOW CHICA BOW WO-holy crap no
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Female 64
I live in Arkansas and I am not hick by the way. This man used to be in the state goverment somehow so taxpayers paid for this family for years. There should be a limit of offspring. I mean seriously!!
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Female 99
To the guy who said "he`s got to be a CEO or something"

As a family project the Duggars built a 7000 sqft. home debt free! Both Jim Bob and Michelle are licensed real estate agents.They often host and facilitate the Jim Sammon’s Financial Freedom Seminar. Jim Bob served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002

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Female 99
It disgusts me that people feel they have a right to overpopulate the world.
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Male 99
Oh for the love of God people, just because you can`t think of how to take care of yourselves let alone a large number of children doesn`t mean these people can`t do it. They like babies, they like a big family, so what?!?

Stop your damn bitching, and go back to wasting your lifes in front of the television set already.

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Male 2,510
how much welfare do u think they get? .....
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Male 80
She must be loose to goose.
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Male 178
The kids names all start with J...
And alot of them are biblical
Weird.

are you trying to say jesus?

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Female 697
The kids names all start with J...
And alot of them are biblical
Weird.
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Male 30
How in the hell do you pleasure a woman who`s plopped out 17 kids? And is sex even enjoyable at that point? It`s like they`ve made a freakin` business out of it. Weirdos.
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Female 1,944
yeah i saw this on the news this moring....the interviewer asked the father if they wanted more children.... and he said "uhhh i usually leave that up to her" and points to his wife. The wife smiles and shakes her head. Yup. We want to have more.

sounds to me that she is performing some ancient voodoo on her husband to overpopulate the world with her own children......

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Female 322
Sounds like this family needs cable TV.
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Male 1,244
SHE MUST REALLY LIKE SEX!
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Female 4
With that many kids, one of `ems going to go ballistic and knock off a couple others with the effing violins.
Seriously.
And cus they teach the children that they come last (JOY!), none of them are going to fight back.
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Female 1,134
"A baby has been born in every month except June"

"Haha... I was born in June."

^^ same here sista

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Male 4
VAGINA ITS NOT A CLOWN CAR
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Male 21
accually their "home" and land is considered a religious site so they dont have to pay taxes.they dont goto church they have their own religion.
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Male 189
(tought people didn`t have condoms or anything like that back then)
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Male 189
So what? My dad had 12 brothers and sisters :P
(probably because my grandparents started late)
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Female 69
"And of course her last baby came out really fast, her trap is probably the diameter of a bowling ball already."

I thought the same thing.

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Female 69
Hey, Lady, its okay to say that you have a headache once in a while...
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Male 96
well they`re from arkansas, so it`s a safe bet that the children of these 17 kids will all end up screwing each other. hell, that`s what southern cousins are for.
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Female 155
Those kids aren`t going to college because they don`t want to. They want to stay home and become ministers or some crazy baby-machines like their mom. Condoms and Birth control aren`t even an option for these people because that would be "sinful" by stopping God`s intentions of "creating sex for having children" only. Sex for pleasure? Ha! Of course not!

And of course her last baby came out really fast, her trap is probably the diameter of a bowling ball already.

I`m one of 7 kids myself, but it`s not because my family`s religious. It`s because my parents got divorced after 3 and then had 2 kids of their own on each side. They`re not concerned about "God`s gifts", they just liked sex. I guess... I mean, my mom`s a whore, so that`s obvious.

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Female 1,412
They also get home schooledl..
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Female 1,412
I saw these on tv when they had 14 kids and she was pregnant with her 15th. The nurse at the hospital was like `` is this your first?`` and she was like, uhh no its my 15th...
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Female 407
^^ Haha! I think it`s absolutely ridiculous and i dont understand how they could do it! i mean of course i understand it but i dont want any more than 3 maybe 4 kids max.
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Male 40

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Female 257
Think about it.. While we "normal" people have 1-2 babies these super-religious types have 20, the percentage of these people will increase and soon we become the outsiders and want to become like them and everyone will be like that, and have 400 babies..
This is just one subtle way of taking over the world
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Male 695
Wow, that reminds me of the Every Sperm is Sacred sketch from Monty Python. Anyway, they needs to wear condoms.
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Male 51
that reminds me of this family lolmonty python
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Male 1,114
Somebody must be good in bed...
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Female 673
The fact that all the kids` names start with J annoys me more than the number of kids there are.
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Male 699
Bekll:

Monday, August 06, 2007 3:17:34 AM
"A baby has been born in every month except June"
Haha... I was born in June.
_________________________________________________

And guess what that babies name is going to be?

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Male 4,012
Whoa. bravo.

I wonder once they grow old, are any of their kids going to take care of them or are they going to end up in an old folk`s home anyway?

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Male 78
Want MORE? What are they trying to fill the hole in their lives with?!

THEY CANT FILL A HOLE IN THERE LIVES WHEN IT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER EACH TIME ANOTHER ONE COMES, WOOOOOHHHHHHHH "attempt at a cheesy joke"

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Male 2,216
It`s a vagina, not a clown car...

Seriously, why so many? "Another gift from God", if you pork your wife and a baby comes out, its not a gift from god, its science. No more than eating food and poop falling out of your ass is `a gift from god`

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Male 916
Yes, Alyan, I also felt bad for Jinger.
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Male 543
it would be funny if they had colored shirts to form a rainbow.
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Male 1,016
Overpopulation


watch....50 years later...each of theese kids has 2 kids...who has 2 kids...that one hundred right there!

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Male 44
This must be weird for the older kids.
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Female 194
You know, my aunt has seven kids, and they`re all really religious, and I thought they were pretty ridiculous for it.
But this family is just too weird. I would hate being around them.
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Male 151
Looks like a task for the Trojan MAAAANNN.
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Male 2,306
Her amazing uterus is a gift from God himself!
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Female 455
If I`d spent ten years of my life pregnant and my husband still wanted more kids I`d tell him to f_ck the hell off...
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Female 2,084
i`m all for big families . . but man.
that`s alot of kids.
i don`t think i could do it.
i think the most i could hand is maybe 6.
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Female 44
Anybody else feel bad for "Jinger"?
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Male 4,246
"We are just so grateful to God for another gift from him," said Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative.

Note to Jim Bob: These children are not `gifts from God,` they are the products of you & your wife MATING LIKE RABBITS. Cut back on the PowerThirst, dude, or you`ll have 400 BABIES!!!

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Female 124
A day in the life:

http://www.duggarfamily.com/faq.html

Hmmmm......

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Female 45
"...like feeding a tic-tac to a whale, that`s why I love her."

Imagine how... unpleasant that all must get.

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Female 78
Pregnant for 10.5 years of her life?. . . Oh that is just disgusting. Someone needs to schedule those people to be neutered.
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Female 1,984
"A baby has been born in every month except June"

Haha... I was born in June.

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Female 1,984
Ugh... I`ve seen their show. That family is so religious it`s disgusting. Believing that every child is a miracle. We`re overpopulated enough!!
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Female 2
[quote]On 8/6/2007 3:02:14 AM iarechigz wrote: Yeah... fudgecing... exactly what I wrote... Damn censorship.[/quote]
Bitter, much?
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Male 2,586
Janna, Joy anna and Jinger... these people are trying really hard to make them all start with J!

Just what the world needs... more Americans...

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Female 2
[quote]On 8/6/2007 2:33:33 AM pat125 wrote: Looks they`re not going to college, unless all of them are free-ride worthy prodigies.[/quote]
As if every family with fewer kids sends them all to college?
If this were a black or hispanic family would you ask that same question?
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Male 41
Hes gotta be a CEO or somthing, unless they live in a poorhouse. How do you pay for a decent life for that many kids? (Not to mention college, I suppose theyre on their own for that)
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Female 124
Hey look, it`s the Duttons from AGT! Hahahahaha!

But seriously... next time, Dad, don`t be a fool; wrap your tool.

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Male 233
"It actually went fast," she said. "I guess once I started progressing, it went within 30 minutes."

yea cause im guessing at that rate they just get up and walk out.

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Male 12
saw this in a magazine about a week ago. i was like "omg they are crazy". Bc and stuff were invented like AGES ago ...
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Female 26
I saw their little special on them building their house the other day ... it seems like quite an annoying family to live in and I would REALLY hate to be the oldest.
They seem so bland, too.
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Female 781
Want MORE? What are they trying to fill the hole in their lives with?!
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Male 994
My god! Stop draining our earth`s resources with your kids dammit!
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Female 118
Someone alert VHEMT!
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Male 756
Looks they`re not going to college, unless all of them are free-ride worthy prodigies.
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Female 350
I knew someone with 10 kids... I think it bothers me much more that all their children`s names start with J... I hate when parents do that.
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Female 11
[quote]On 8/6/2007 2:21:11 AM TigerSword wrote: 17 kids Catholic.[/quote]
Southern Baptist, actually.
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Male 139
17 kids Catholic.
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Female 1,589
Here`s your definition of a hick family right here. :P
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Female 493
It would suck living in that family. The parents do not have enough time to give each of their children the attention they need, it isn`t fair to them at all to keep squirting them out.
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Female 1,832
I watched to this on Dish Network. Not sure of the channel but I have to say, it was very interesting. They all have their part of chores and what not and it really seems to work.
I could NEVER do that though, ug.
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Female 1,397
wow....
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Male 779
Someone needs to calm the hell down
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Female 11
Here we go:

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Male 10,115
Link: Arkansas Couple has 17th Child [Rate Link] - And they aren`t done yet.
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