The Duggars: Do Jim Bob & Michelle’s Kids Have Any Friends?

For the most part, growing up with 18 siblings sounds like a nightmare.

The lack of bathroom access alone would be reason enough to run away from home.

But we suppose there are some upsides, too — like the fact that you really never have to worry about companionship.

After all, with that many siblings, you’re sure to get along with at least one of them, right?

Of course, the problem with raising and homeschooling an army of kids in a rural environment is that they don’t have much incentive or opportunity to branch out and form relationships outside the family.

Which may be why fans are convinced the Duggar kids never bothered to make any friends.

Take a look:

1. So Many Duggars

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The Duggars are a sizable clan, and they’ve been growing at an astonishing rate in recent years, as Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are marrying and starting families of their own.

2. Sisters/BFFs

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Several members of the Duggar clan paired off in childhood with siblings who remain their best friends in adulthood.

3. Jill and Jessa Forever

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Jill and Jessa Duggar, for example, have been close friends for their entire lives.

4. Better Than Besties

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Jill and Jessa have a bond that goes beyond friendship, and it was only strengthened when they both faced the challenges of new motherhood together.

5. And They’re Not the Only Ones …

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There are other pairs of close Duggar friends, including twins Jana and John David, who are said to enjoy such a close bond that they can communicate without speaking.

6. Not the Same

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But some fans have argued that sibling relationships don’t fill the same needs as friendships, and the Duggars’ isolation has had a profound effect on their social development.

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David Eason: I’ll Shoot Anyone Who Comes on My Property, Including the President!

In case you missed it, David Eason had quite the weekend.

Jenelle Evans’ increasingly unhinged husband took to Instagram to issue terrorist threats against Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump.

Needless to say, his posts were not well-received, and now, David is in serious trouble.

First, he received a visit from the Secret Service, and now, he’s been locked out of his Instagram account.

David is backpedaling furiously at the moment, but it could be a case of too little, too late.

Take a look: 

1. The Firearms Enthusiast

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Last week, David posted a number of rambling videos and written messages, in which he seemed to threaten violence against Donald Trump.

2. Unexpected Visit

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David was visited by the Secret Service on Friday. He responded by posting videos like this, along with some very unsettling captions.

3. Sounds Like a Reasonable Guy

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“I’m gonna upload a lot more gun videos. And you know what? I got a gun on my hip! F–k you, SBI!” David said at one point.

4. Dsvid Settles the Gun Control Debate

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“Since y’all are so concerned that I put #Trump and #NancyPelosi why don’t you go tell them bitches not to start banning guns! Then maybe people won’t put hashtag their name,” he continued.

5. Lesson NOT Learned

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“And for you Secret Service officers, I’m very flattered that you come on out to my house just to check things out and all, but don’t be a f**king bitch,” Eason added. “I’m gonna start postin’ guns and puttin’ #trump every f**king time. So go f**k yourself!â€�

6. One Angry Dude

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“Now you Secret Service motherf–kers wouldn’t have come down here if my gate was closed,â€� David continued. “And if you did, I would have been shootin’ at you because I wouldn’t know who you was. You gonna come back? I don’t think so.â€�

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Josh Duggar Is Planning a Return to TV. Here’s How We Know …

For the past several months, we’ve been predicting that Josh Duggar is planning to return to television in the very near future.

The signs have been everywhere, and based on his family’s recent social media activity, it seems the dreaded day is fast approaching.

Josh’s comeback tour began back in September, when Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar paid tribute to their disgraced son on the family’s official Facebook page.

Josh and Anna were celebrating their ten-year anniversary, so it wasn’t terribly surprising that his parents decided to put him front and center.

What was surprising, however, was the fact that Josh continued to make appearances on his family’s social media pages long after his milestone anniversary had passed.

As you probably recall, in the wake of the Josh Duggar sex scandals of 2015, the former reality star and lobbyist completely disappeared from the public eye.

During that time, the Duggars focused on rebuilding their media empire, which forced the family to shove Josh to the margins.

However, even during that uncertain time, the Duggars repeatedly refused to commit to the idea of permanently banning Josh from their television projects.

And so, for many fans, the recent efforts to rebuild Josh’s reputation have not come as much of a surprise.

At this point, the family is including him in social media posts without explanation, as though nothing ever happened.

This past weekend, Josh hammed it up in photos taken at an ugly Christmas sweater party thrown by his siblings.

Yes, he looks happier than ever, and the pics convinced many skeptics that Josh will make his long-feared return to television on the upcoming season of Counting On.

As a result of the controversy, Anna Duggar has been reluctantly forced into the spotlight, as many of her social media followers have questioned her decision to remain with Josh.

“I love [Anna] so much, but Josh’s sins should make her look the other way and run,� one fan commented on her anniversary post.

Astonishingly, others are in favor of the mother of five remaining married to an admitted child molester.

“For all the nay-sayers: why would you want a family to break up? For kids to bounce between homes?� wrote one such baffling human being.

Many Duggar fans are holding out hope that the family will come to its senses and put the brakes on Josh’s comeback.

Call us cynics, but we can’t help fearing the worst …

Miss USA Just Embarrassed Her Country (VIDEO)

You won’t believe this…

… but we have a new beauty pageant controversy.

In viral footage featured here, Sarah Rose Summers — the 24-year old Nebraska native who won Miss USA in May — is seen calling attention to fellow Miss Universe contestants Miss Cambodia (Rern Sinat) and Miss Vietnam (H’Hen Nie).

“What do you think of Miss Vietnam Nie?” Summers asks the women in the video.

“She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes [nods and smiles],” Summers said prior to laughing.

“She’s adorable.”

After Miss Colombia asks her “how?” Summers does the imitation again.

Then, in another clip, Summers takes aim at Miss Cambodia for not also speaking English.

“Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English and not a single other person speaks her language. Can you imagine?” she asks, adding:

“Francesca said that would be so isolating and I said yes and just confusing all the time.”

Summer does come across a little more sympathetic here, but it’s a pretty terrible look all around to be SO dumbfounded that non-U.S. citizens don’t speak English.

In response to the immediate backlash over this video, Summers said on Instagram just now:

“In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize.”

She added that she would be “grateful” for an opportunity to discuss the issue with Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam.

Check out the controversial video on this page and decide:

Was Summers in the wrong?

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