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Cosmo mocks young Dugger for guns on wedding registry, angry readers push back
Bizpac Review ^ | June 22, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Posted on 06/22/2014 12:12:14 PM PDT by holymoly

Cosmopolitan Magazine probably didn’t anticipate the backlash it would receive when it ran an online article mocking a conservative reality TV show star for what was on her wedding registry.

Jill Dugger, 23, is part of “19 Kids and Counting,” the reality show featuring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children which first aired in 2008. With nine girls and ten boys (including two sets of twins), all of whose names begin with the letter “J,” the series is now in its eighth season.

Dugger and her fiancé, Derek Dillard, tweeted their wedding registry announcement in April, which listed — among a long list of other items — a Maverick 88 shotgun and a Smith and Wesson 15-22 rifle.

Check out my Wedding website: http://t.co/XLzt6W2T3J

— Derick Dillard (@derick4Him) April 13, 2014

Snagging the information from an Us Magazine article, Cosmo jumped at the opportunity to slam the couple, writing this:

It starts off as you would expect, with requests for things from Walmart, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Then it gets a little unconventional, with requests for Froot Loops (smart), Hershey’s cereal (smarter), and Raisin Bran (smartest). They also ask for gift cards to Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Subway.

Finally, the weird stuff: They want some WD-40 and two fuh-reaking shotguns.

Readers took to the comments section to voice their displeasure with the tone of the article, with “Sam” writing this:

Umm.. Guns are awesome. Hunting is awesome. Fishing is awesome. You got a problem with this girl and her awesome hobbies? Maybe as a women’s magazine you should be appreciating the fact that women love all kinds of activities (especially a traditionally male dominated one) and no matter what kinda hobbies you’re into, it’s cool.

“Timothy” wrote this:

Oh my god. They want to own a constitutionally protected item that they have a right to own? How about we all support them in their desire to be American. Those who have a problem with it should consider moving to oh, lets say, China. In China you will be protected from the freedom of others.

And “Cat” had the best response of all:

Looking back on things, I wished I’d put firearms in my registry than most of the wine glasses and other impractical things that are part of the typical wedding registry. However, since Cosmo has gone the way of all the other liberal media still trying to vilify guns, allow me to say a couple of things.

1) Your magazine’s target market is women. Women also happen to be the fastest growing demographic of new gun owners. So, jumping onto the gun-grabber’s wagon is probably a stupid move.

2) Since your magazine contains fuh-reaking anti-gun comments about people exercising their constitutionally protected rights, Good-bye.

The couple was married Saturday. BizPac Review wishes them the best in their future together.

As for Cosmo, it appears it will be losing some readers.

H/T: Guns Save Lives


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dugger
Finally, the weird stuff: They want some WD-40 and two fuh-reaking shotguns.

WD-40 and shotguns are "weird stuff"?

Just... wow.

1 posted on 06/22/2014 12:12:14 PM PDT by holymoly
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To: holymoly; SgtBob; Chode; B4Ranch

Stupid leftists, do they not remember messing with Phil Robertson ?


2 posted on 06/22/2014 12:16:21 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: holymoly

Cosmo also promotes a nasty slutty lifestyle of promiscuity that results in STDs, abortions and psychological problems, but that’s all acceptable. That’s truly what’s freakin’ weird.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: holymoly

iIthought everybody used WD40 on the wedding night!.
It does however weaken the bond of the duct tape to the anchor point
but that can be overcome with a half hitch.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: holymoly

Smith and Wesson 15-22

Not a shotgun

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/07/patrick-shockley/gun-review-smith-wesson-mp-15-22/


5 posted on 06/22/2014 12:19:38 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: holymoly
Maybe the editors of Cosmopolitan are actually thuggish old
men who like young women to be unarmed, milquetoast victims?
6 posted on 06/22/2014 12:21:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: holymoly

Go after these people and mock them relentlessly. Thats what they did to us.

Folks, as stupid as it seems, people are still tribal and you are either at the coll kids table or you arent. High school never ends especially for libs.

But it’s reality for us all today. And the faster we demonize their idiocy and make demonizing idiocy ‘cool’ the more converts come to our side.

I know. Juvenile. But its also reality in the world of today. Besides. 2A/Guns ARE ‘cool’ and worth fighting over/for.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 12:22:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mabarker1
LOL... that rag is still in print??? feh
8 posted on 06/22/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mabarker1

I understand when some people aren’t familiar with ‘old’ history but Phil Robertson is listed under recent events! Forget your history and you’ll repeat mistakes of olden days, without fail.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 12:27:36 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: DainBramage
ky and handcuff vs wd40 and duct tape..it a city vs country thing
10 posted on 06/22/2014 12:29:29 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: holymoly
Why would any self-respecting conservative human be reading Cosmo or US Weekly anyways??
11 posted on 06/22/2014 12:29:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Well....haven’t read Cosmo since the 1970’s, when there were more bare bosoms in it than in Playboy, and it provided good intel for single guys who wanted to know what single gals were being taught.

“In the war between the sexes, it’s so hard to avoid fraternizing with the `enemy’.”

Picked up a Cosmo recently. It’s gone all tacky & raunchy, kinda like tatoos on women.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: B4Ranch

Yep, kinda like that nazi gun control crap...


13 posted on 06/22/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: elcid1970

ugh

lol. I never understood why people read those kinds of things. Like “Bride” magazine with 400 pages... how many different wedding dresses does there need to be??


14 posted on 06/22/2014 12:39:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: holymoly

“WD-40”

On wedding registry it seems a bit out of place! But then again my WD-40 needs are already met!


15 posted on 06/22/2014 12:39:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: mabarker1

It isn’t that leftists don’t remember Phil Robertson, it’s that their limited intellect cannot conceive of an opinion at odds with their opinion being held by anyone. In their crabbed view of the human experience, to disagree with them about anything is to label oneself as stupid or, at best, uninformed.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

LOL!


18 posted on 06/22/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: holymoly

Those comments are excellent, thanks for sharing this.

The comments are far more cogent that what I’ve seen on this sites of many other more “serious” publications. Cosmo should appreciate their readers, they seem to be smart & discerning people.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 12:52:54 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: All

Oh yes, and best wishes to the newlyweds!


20 posted on 06/22/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: F15Eagle

I’m sure Cosmo editors are referring to the Remington Model 572 when it was available in .22 smoothbore for firing crimped snakeshot shells.

;^)


21 posted on 06/22/2014 1:03:11 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Norm Lenhart
"Go after these people and mock them relentlessly. Thats what they did to us."

I have no problem with that (and I've had quite a bit of practice at it).

23 posted on 06/22/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: holymoly

24 posted on 06/22/2014 1:19:48 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: F15Eagle
I love using facts on liberals; watching them have to struggle with their brain when reality comes.

My experience is that when you point out the facts to liberals, they simply tell you you're wrong and stupid, and make up their own "facts" that support their argument.

Since I don't have Google available in my head, that pretty much ends it. They go away thinking how smart they are for beating me in an argument, and I go away telling myself for the one-millionth time not to get in arguments with liberals.

25 posted on 06/22/2014 1:33:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: holymoly

Guns on the registry ? Heck we had a shotgun at my wedding....


26 posted on 06/22/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: holymoly; GeronL; Norm Lenhart; elcid1970; yldstrk
“Timothy” wrote this: Oh my god. They want to own a constitutionally protected item that they have a right to own? How about we all support them in their desire to be American. Those who have a problem with it should consider moving to oh, lets say, China. In China you will be protected from the freedom of others.

EPIC!

Officially Stolen!

27 posted on 06/22/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: All

It took me to the wise old age of 19 to decide that a magazine that promoted empowering women by giving instructions on ‘how to please your man in bed’ was too ridiculous to even acknowledge, let alone purchase.

O2


28 posted on 06/22/2014 1:43:47 PM PDT by omegatoo (You know you'll get your money's worth...become a monthly donor!)
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To: holymoly
I will point out and perhaps I will even get flamed for pointing this out; but if you open every aspect of your family’s personal life to TV cameras for a “reality TV” show and have your courtship and wedding ceremony filmed for said TV show and then “tweet” and post your wedding registry to public websites, you are opening yourself up for criticisms; both deserved or undeserved.

What is the difference between the Duggers and the Kardashians?

Granted the Duggers (and the Duck Dynasty family) seem to be basically good “clean living” and “moral” people and the Kardashians are complete trash and completely immoral and perhaps an argument can be made that they are the counter point to more trashy reality TV, but at the end of the day, they are both pimping their personal lives out for all to see in exchange for fame and the all mighty dollar.

I apologize in advance to anyone who sees it differently but that’s how I see it.

29 posted on 06/22/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: KC_Lion

good one


30 posted on 06/22/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm is so right! Ridicule them as they do us, because the Left has thin skin and yearns to be in the cool cliques. This is evident in their herd mentality and in their screeching down opposing views. Parody them, poke fun, flood them with comments... they get furious and reveal their dark fascistic ambitions.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 1:56:07 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: holymoly
Who needs Cosmo, when you have Velvet Jones?


32 posted on 06/22/2014 1:56:29 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: holymoly

Cosmo is a women’s magazine? About 30-40 years ago or so, I noticed that the covers were all about women with cleavage, and had become a pseudo playgirl mag. In fact I thought maybe they were expanding their target to young males.
No decent, self-respecting woman would ever read Cosmo.

I suspect their circulation will go down quite a bit over this.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: MD Expat in PA

No flames here. I agree with you.


34 posted on 06/22/2014 2:41:23 PM PDT by coop71
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To: holymoly

Cosmo is only interested in promoting whores, the whore lifestyle and abortion. You will never see Sarah Palin on the Cover.

Its a NY lefty rag anyway. Why are its readers shocked??? Its so obvious this rag would take this position.


35 posted on 06/22/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: elcid1970
Well....haven’t read Cosmo since the 1970’s, when there were more bare bosoms in it than in Playboy, and it provided good intel for single guys who wanted to know what single gals were being taught.

When I was in grade school, I would go from school to the public library across the street, and wait there for my mom to get off work. I found Cosmo very educational...

36 posted on 06/22/2014 2:49:34 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

“With nine girls and ten boys (including two sets of twins), all of whose names begin with the letter “J,” the series is now in its eighth season.”

I’d love to see the male/ female demographic breakdown of who watches this sort of stuff.

Freegards


37 posted on 06/22/2014 2:58:19 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: holymoly

The great thing about Jill and Derrick is that they never even held hands before they were engaged and did not kiss until the minister said you may kiss the bride. So I imagine she’ll have good self control of that shotgun. I wish them a happy life together.


38 posted on 06/22/2014 3:46:22 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: holymoly

To the numbskulls at COZMO!

PPPSSSSTTTT!!!

God did NOT create men and women equal.

But SMITH AND WESSON sure did!


39 posted on 06/22/2014 3:47:50 PM PDT by Frederick_Barbarossa
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To: Gumdrop

See my post #12.

As noted, there were as many bare breasts in Cosmo as in Playboy in those days. The mag seemed to be saying to women, “This is what you’re supposed to look like; this is the ideal bosom, the standard for the beauty of the bosom”.

The 1997 film “Breast Men”, about the plastic surgeons who pioneered implants, depicts the same timeframe.

Find a copy of Helen Gurley Brown’s 1983 “Having It All” guide for happiness & fulfillment. But then, just what’s so wrong with a woman seeking a secure relationship & knowing something about pleasing the man in her life?

HGB felt that was fine, as long as the guy was a millionaire.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: MD Expat in PA

No one’s life is as interesting to me as my own is. I happened across an episode of the Duggars one time where the big deal was one of the boys cleaning cat poop out of some building. Grossed me out and I thought who in their right mind would voluntarily watch this? Really who cares what they do on a daily basis? Same thing with the Duck folks. My grandson cajoled me into watching recently. The story was buying a new mattress!! Really? All it was was him and her wallowing around trying out mattresses and making thinly veiled sex jokes in front of their sons!! I made him change the channel.


41 posted on 06/22/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT by buckeye49
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To: holymoly
Looking back on things, I wished I’d put firearms in my registry than most of the wine glasses and other impractical things that are part of the typical wedding registry. However, since Cosmo has gone the way of all the other liberal media still trying to vilify guns, allow me to say a couple of things.

Would have probably been more practical to list ammo. For the adventurous "Ammo - All kinds". You can spend your later years collecting the weapons that go with the ammo you already have.

42 posted on 06/23/2014 1:01:15 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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