You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. I’ve been reading, as a guilty pleasure that also serves as a self-esteem booster, ‘lands’ sakes! We don’t know anyone like this!’ all about Jaunty Josh Duggar and his tawdry and sordid familial freak show.
I already thought it was odious-then the fine folks at USA Today (“A newspaper by people who hate writing newspapers for people who hate reading newspapers”) unearthed, literally, this little chunk of awful offal.
Turns out, Josh’s pop, Cletus or something, took the young scamp to an Arkansas State Trooper (the same folks who stood watch as then-Governor Clinton ‘did not have sex’ with Gennifer Flowers) for a stern talking to and straightening out. I know
except for this line,
“(T)he trooper is currently serving 56 years in Arkansas prison on child
pornography charges.” Well.
The old ‘takes one to fondle one’ school of discipline, ruled to be in violation of the Geneva Conventions of War back in 1756, or so. Surprised it’s not used more often by more people-in this instance starting with Mike Huckabee, a former Governor of Arkansas who’d like to be the next President of the United States who’s still standing steadfast and by Chester the Molester, at least so far.
The silver lining in all of this could well be that Josh’s former TV home, The Learning Channel, may have actually learned something after far too many years of its unabashed lowest common denominator
programming in search of audience ratings and advertisers’ prized demographics.
What, you ask, might they have learned? See the first sentence. Woof.