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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 25, 2009 / 1 Adar 5769

Big family, big ratings, big mess

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hons, you have no idea how hard I've tried to avoid screaming, "You crazy (rhymes with witch)!" out loud at the TV every single time I see the nation's most famous octagonal mom giving an interview. I'm guessing some of you are having the same problem. Technically, it's none of our business if Miss Thang wants to throw a litter every couple of years, right? I mean beyond the obvious whining about tax dollars having to pay for this nutty brood mare to keep poppin' kids out. Why does this woman make me, and some of you, well, tense?


Maybe part of it is that she insists she's just a course or two shy of getting her master's degree in counseling and then she'll be able to get a job to support her 14 children. Counseling, huh? You have 14 children, no husband and no income but you're going to help us with OUR problems? This is a little like getting relationship advice from Chris Brown; in other words, a colossally bad idea.


My favorite part of this whole sordid scenario was seeing Thang's dad, explaining to reporters as he fairly ran toward his little McCar, that a great job opportunity had just opened up for him in Iraq and he was going to be living over there for the forseeable future.


Hons, you know somebody is pretty desperate to flee the scene when you take a job in IRAQ just to get away. Thang's poor exhausted mama is probably perusing the help-wanted ads in the Kabul Penny Saver right about now her own self. Grandma has said that she was very upset when she found out there were eight more buns in the oven and they'd be living in her three-bedroom house. Upset? No. Upset is when you do that thing where you're brushing your teeth and all of a sudden the brush inexplicably goes up into your nostril. This is, well, bigger than upset.


I struggle with this because it's tacky to poke fun at people who are, and I will use the clinical psychiatric term here, "crazier'n a sprayed roach." The only ray of joy that I can get out of this whole thing is picturing Kate Gosselin going ballistic at the notion that another mother of multiples is actually getting more attention than her these days. I picture Kate storming into the TLC offices and reminding them that she and Jon are married and upstanding churchgoing, museum-taking, park playing-in parents. ("I mean, excuse my language but Criminy! And she does NOT look like Angelina Jolie!")


TLC loves freaky-big families. Low TV moment of the TLC week: When father of 18, Jim Bob Duggar told his nervous virginal bridegroom son that sex was "a lot like Legos." One word for anybody marrying into that bunch: "Ruuuuunnnnnn!"

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Celia Rivenbark is an award-winning news reporter and freelance columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Comment by clicking here.


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