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    Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

    December 18, 2008

    Associated Press

    ROGERS, Ark. An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child.

    Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters."

    The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters.

    Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was transverse. Jim Bob said both baby and mother were doing well Thursday night.

    "We both would love to have more," he said.




    I believe that Mr. Duggar has real estate holdings. They live in a huge house. The kids are very well behaved, but the parents are sorta timid and don't even seem capable of yelling at a child.

    They are a religious family and have strict rules of behavior but they all seem happy.

    Oh, well, congratulations to the Duggar Family in Arkansas!
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    Re: Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    The vagina is not a clown car.

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    wow...well if it makes them happy. But there's really no need for this sort of thing anymore. Wonder if they're some version of Mormon. Catholics seem to have stopped having huge families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    wow...well if it makes them happy. But there's really no need for this sort of thing anymore. Wonder if they're some version of Mormon. Catholics seem to have stopped having huge families.
    They are members of an evangelical Christian movement called Quiverful, which holds that children are a blessing from God and that husbands and wives should gladly accept all the children they are given.

    Couples in the movement also believe that the husband is the head of the household and the wife is submissive to him, while the children are submissive to both. The girls wear long dresses or skirts and tops, while the boys wear slacks and polo shirts.
    What can ya say about this family? They don't collect welfare. They home school their kids.

    They will grow up to be taxpayers when all the boomers have retired. They won't be in prison. They'll be the type to stop and help when someone needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    What can ya say about this family? They don't collect welfare. They home school their kids.

    They will grow up to be taxpayers when all the boomers have retired. They won't be in prison. They'll be the type to stop and help when someone needs it.
    I'm not saying anything bad, or that it should be illegal or anything. I'm just of the opinion that on the whole we don't really need huge families anymore. Most of that is rooted in the fact that children used to die...a lot. So large families ensured that some amount of the children would make it to reproduction age. We've gotten quite good with medicine and human physiology, so now the vast vast majority of children make it to adulthood. They can have their 18, 20, 25 kids if they want, I won't stop them. But I will do a double take when I see it, and I will think that it's rather unnecessary.

    Also, you get 3K per kid, so that family isn't currently paying any Federal taxes..I don't know if you get money back for having tons of kids; probably not else everyone would do it. Probably just takes your effective tax rate to 0 and stops there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm not saying anything bad, or that it should be illegal or anything.
    Oh no, I was just adding some more to my comments in the opening post, really.

    I'm just of the opinion that on the whole we don't really need huge families anymore. Most of that is rooted in the fact that children used to die...a lot. So large families ensured that some amount of the children would make it to reproduction age. We've gotten quite good with medicine and human physiology, so now the vast vast majority of children make it to adulthood. They can have their 18, 20, 25 kids if they want, I won't stop them. But I will do a double take when I see it, and I will think that it's rather unnecessary.
    I'm thinking with this couple it's a religious thing. My parents had seven kids because that's what Catholics were supposed to do.

    Also, you get 3K per kid, so that family isn't currently paying any Federal taxes..I don't know if you get money back for having tons of kids; probably not else everyone would do it. Probably just takes your effective tax rate to 0 and stops there.
    No they're not paying taxes unless he's making quite a lot. But those kids will be paying a bundle in taxes unless they decide to take after the parents. In 5 generations that would be 1.9 million Duggars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    In 5 generations that would be 1.9 million Duggars.
    You're right! It's time for a preemptive strike here. We can't let this become a nation of Duggars, we must take action now before it's too late!

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    Re: Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    I'm not sure what religion they are(I think they have their own services at home), but the parents believe in the "quiverfull" method or something like that. Basically as long as dads spermicidal arrows have eggs for targets, they are going to keep going.

    As long as the family is productive and a positive part of their community, I don't care one way or the other. Its not like its something thats going to catch on, in popularity.
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    Re: Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    No they're not paying taxes unless he's making quite a lot. But those kids will be paying a bundle in taxes unless they decide to take after the parents. In 5 generations that would be 1.9 million Duggars.



    Damn, they're gonna take over. I've seen their show on a couple times and they seem like great people. I couldn't do it, but more power to them.

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    Damn, they're gonna take over. I've seen their show on a couple times and they seem like great people. I couldn't do it, but more power to them.
    Yes, they are all nice kids. Well behaved and helpful. And I don't see any yelling at them.

    If the parents around here could just teach their 1 or 2 children how to say please and thank you I'd be thrilled! What if they could teach the kids not to litter!?

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