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blanket training - how Michelle Duggar taught them to "exercise self-control in any situation"

Q: What is blanket training?

A: Starting when her children are toddlers, Michelle teaches them to play quietly with a single toy for short periods of time, often while sitting on a blanket. Blanket training teaches small children to exercise self-control in any situation (with or without a blanket). As the kids grow older, Michelle begins training them to sit quietly without a toy. Click here to read more about the process Michelle uses to teach her 19 kids to be "quiet and still."

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 09:35 PM (17 replies)

5 Times That Josh Duggar Asked People to Think of the Children

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 09:28 PM (5 replies)

Mom Fights School Policy That Says Girls “Must” Wear non white T-Shirts over swimsuit at pool

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 04:51 PM (9 replies)

the man who invented online harassment of abortion providers died last month

The origins of online stalking of abortion providers.

Neal Horsley died last month at the age of 70. You may not recognize his name, but chances are you’ve heard of how he terrorized abortion providers and made them fear for their lives. His tactics, still in effect today, continue to threaten abortion providers across the country.

Horsley was the anti-abortion extremist responsible for assembling the infamous “Nuremberg Files” website. The website was ultimately the subject of a lengthy legal battle testing the line between free speech and a true threat, a legal boundary the Supreme Court is currently reconsidering.

Horsley’s website, created in 1997, listed roughly 200, as the website called them, “abortionists.” These abortion providers were listed in three different fonts, as described by the site’s legend: “Black font (working); Greyed-out Name (wounded); Strikethrough (fatality).” In addition to this list, the website included the abortion providers’ personal information, such as their home addresses, phone numbers, and photographs.

The website, donned with blood-dripping graphics, both celebrated providers’ deaths and, with a wink and a nod, encouraged others to harm the remaining providers on the list so that more names could be crossed off.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 04:28 PM (5 replies)

Mike Huckabee's Facebook Fans Tear Him To Shreds For Defending Josh Duggar

Mike Huckabee's Facebook Fans Tear Him To Shreds For Defending Josh Duggar
The former Arkansas Governor may have finally done something too crazy for his base.
This morning, GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee posted a lengthy Facebook status affirming his “support for the Duggar family,” saying that Josh Duggar – who confessed to molestation – is being attacked by “blood-thirsty media” and deserves “our support.”

This set off a surprising reaction among Huckabee's Facebook fans, with a chorus of his once-supportive Republican loyalists declaring that he had lost their vote over his words on the matter. Here are a few examples:

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 04:16 PM (12 replies)

37 year old Maggie Gyllenhaal ‘too old’ to play 55-year-old’s love interest

Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal was left speechless when a casting boss recently told her she was “too old” to play the onscreen love interest of a 55-year-old man.

The 37-year-old The Dark Knight star’s experience of ageism in Hollywood initially left her fuming, but she couldn’t help but laugh once she had time to digest the executive’s remark.

The actress refuses to name the man behind the comment or the project he ruled her out of, but she tells TheWrap.com, “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time… It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”

Despite the negative incident, Gyllenhaal remains hopeful she will continue to receive opportunities to play strong women on film.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 22, 2015, 04:12 PM (63 replies)

university golfers arrested. took explicit photos of drunk woman

Two University of Arkansas golfers face felony voyeurism charges for allegedly snapping sexually explicit photos of a drunk woman.

Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria were arrested Wednesday after they admitted to taking the explict pictures inside Moore’s Fayetteville home on April 11, police said.

The victim said she ran into Moore and Echavarria — both of whom she knew before the alleged attack — while she was out at a bar that night. She was too drunk to drive home, so the two offered to let her sleep over at Moore's place, according to a police report obtained by KNWA.

When the three got to the home, Moore gave the woman a shirt to sleep in and carried her to his bedroom, she told police.

While fading in and out of consciousness, she remembered seeing bright flashes and suspected the men were taking photos of her — prompting her to call the cops later. She never gave the men consent, she said.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu May 21, 2015, 09:28 PM (5 replies)

bakers misheard birthday cake request for little girl who wanted a little pony cake

The mix-up which left a girl with a Little Tony birthday cake instead of My Little Pony
The pastry shop in Sicily misheard the nine-year-old's parents when they ordered the cake and when it arrived, she was left devastated
A nine-year-old Italian girl who asked for a My Little Pony birthday cake was devastated when it arrived bearing the likeness of an Italian crooner from the 1960s called Little Tony.
The mix-up over the similar-sounding names happened when the pastry shop in the town of Gangi, Sicily, that was asked to bake the cake misheard her parents when they placed their order.
Instead of a bright pink pony with an electric blue mane, the little girl, named Evelina, got a cake adorned with the bouffant-haired singer in a sparkly white jacket.
Little Tony, whose real name was Antonio Ciacci, was Italy's answer to Cliff Richard and modelled himself on Elvis.
His stage name was inspired by Little Richard.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu May 21, 2015, 09:10 PM (3 replies)

Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations: ‘I acted inexcusably’

In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.”

The 27-year-old Duggar, a member of the family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Duggar said:

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.

On Thursday, In Touch Weekly published a partially redacted police report from the Springdale Police Department in Arkansas that, the tabloid said, contained details of the allegations against Duggar. The report redacted the name of the suspect and the alleged victims, all juveniles, but listed Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as relatives.

Josh Duggar is the oldest child in the family that stars in the popular TLC show, “19 Kids and Counting.” Duggar, his wife Anna and their three children live in Washington, where Duggar worked as executive director of FRC Action, the non-profit lobbying arm of the Family Research Council.


Other bombshells in the police report are: Josh Duggar was investigated for multiple sex offenses — including forcible fondling — against five minors. Some of the alleged offenses investigated were felonies. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were interview by the Springdale Police department on Dec. 12, 2006. The report says that James told police he was alerted in March, 2002 by a female minor that Josh — who turned 14-years-old that month — had been touching her breasts and genitals while she slept. This allegedly happened on multiple occasions. In 2006, Jim Bob told police that in July, 2002 Josh admitted to fondling a minor’s breasts while she slept. “James said that they disciplined (redacted, Josh) after this incident.” The family did not alert authorities

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu May 21, 2015, 08:12 PM (62 replies)

Guy Looking At His Phone Doesn't See The Giant Humpback Whale Right In Front Of Him

Photographer Eric Smith caught this image of a man looking at his phone as the whale surfaced at Redondo Beach, Calif., and posted it to Instagram earlier this week:

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu May 21, 2015, 08:07 PM (11 replies)
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