40 thoughts on “Beer Gate”

  1. You’re really giving that golf cart some hell. Fun.

    That’s not us. That’s some idiot thing Deb found. 🙂

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  2. Aw, Dave is adorable! Joe needs a real man in his life to give him advice. Take Dave’s advice Joe, just do it girl. You will feel better.

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  3. OMG!!!! BEST DAM THING YET!! THANK YOU!!! WHAT A MAN!!! WHAT A HUSBAND!!! THAT’S HOW IT WORKS! BLO JO AND NIC NOG….THATS A MARRIAGE A TEAM…. PARTNERS!!!

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  4. Thristy Thursday post! I bet Joe’s mouth is watering for a taste of that beer. I bet it taste so much better since he has to sneak beer. Makes me wonder what else Joe sneaks. I bet Joe has a porn stash on his phone. I bet he runs into town while Nicnuts is at work just to buy a beer. Yup, IMHO, Joe has stashed beer and porn. Funny that Nicnut doesn’t mind Joe’s weed use, but absolutely denies that Joe would touch beer. Wonder how she feels about his use of porn.

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  5. hes also great at co conspiring to surprise you

    How well I know. 🙂 You and he shouldn’t be allowed to talk.

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  6. He is too much! I bet you and him have a lot of fun,Sally. Wouldn’t it be nice if Dave could take Joe under his wing and show him how to act like a real man?

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  7. Just an observation, Dave has ginormous hands! (And he’s awfully sweet)! Sally I think your man may have to make a few more videos in the future! ♡

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  8. I’ve read everything here but never posted before. I just needed to add that 1969 Dave is Don Draper levels of hot. What a babe!

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  9. Is there a Dave Davis Fanclub yet? I wanna join! You are a very lucky woman, Sally!

    I would like to add that I think you are a very beautiful woman, Sally, but I think Nathan got his handsome good looks from his dad!

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  10. That was great! Hello to Dave!

    P.S. I like reading about your’s and Sally’s farm just as much as I do the Naugler saga and I’m proud to say thanks to Sally’s blog I can now make biscuits that my family enjoys.

    You guys are awesome.

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  11. Is your husband related to Supreme Court Justice David Davis?

    No. His mother was simply unimaginative. 🙂 It did make it easy for him when he was little and learning to spell his name, though.

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  12. Nicole just posted an unschooling video by a woman who appears bright, organised, and engaged. She seems at least to have ordered thinking and the ability to form a coherent piece defending her schooling option. My feeling is she probably does an ok job of it. Hard to say but I think her kids situation is probably passable.

    It sounds like her kids actually do engage outside their home with church at least and I’d hope they are in different classes and clubs etc. If not, she is doing them a major disservice. Denying kids (denying ANYONE) the opportunity to make friends is cruel and emotionally crippling. The woman also ‘hates the word socialization’ which frankly I find troubling. She insists that we socialise dogs, not humans. This is patently incorrect. I mean, just google the definition of the damn workd already.

    Just as the Nogs do, she supports her claim by stating that everyone remarks on how polite and well behaved her children are. That is not necessarily a sign of socialization. How many times is the murderer next door described as the ‘quiet, polite, unassuming’ person? Kids need the opportunity to navigate new relationships. They need to learn how to discern what kinds of people they want in their lives. They need to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds and form relationships beyond a polite exchange a the checkout counter. They need to break up with friends, meet new ones, ‘grow apart’, resolve conflicts, find common ground, experience the way other families operate, etc.

    The woman also does not clarify that not all unschoolers are on the ball and so committed. She describes them all as a homogeneous group that is basically without fault. Newsflash: No group is without fault. Unschoolers are not magical. And a HUGE number of parents use the term “unscholing” to cover up abject neglect (Read: the Nauglers)

    So although the woman that Nicole has held up as example of how they also unschool (ha), she is not excactly someone to strive to be like. Even still, she appears vastly more compliment than fucking JOE.

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  13. This is slightly off topic, but has anyone else noticed that EVERY SINGLE TIME Nicole posts some complete fabrication filled with lies about something that has (not) happened, and then she is proven incontrovertibly wrong with evidence (usually on this blog), that she immediately starts reposting one after another impersonal meme or story supporting her political beliefs that has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING that was being discussed, but has the effect of burying whatever topic was at hand so far down her page that most people won’t take the time to find it? I know she edits and deletes shit to cover her tracks, too, sometimes, but this is definitely another one of her tactics. She buries her followers in other bullshit so they won’t see the obvious bullshit she just got schooled on.

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  14. I have a bias. I know it’s a bias. It’s still there.

    When somebody brags about how “polite” their children are, I look immediately for abuse of some kind. Always. My gut feeling is always that they are being very harshly disciplined, hit, threatened, cowed, and intimidated by their parents. Ditto “well behaved.”

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  15. *Competent not compliment. damn autocorrect.

    And I agree, Sally. Being ‘polite’ is far from the be all and end all of qualities that would demonstrate anything to do with a child’s social skills. Perhaps said children were cautioned to ‘be reverent’ while in the midst of absolute trauma so that is their go-to coping when scared or uncomfortable. We just cannot read much, if anything, about a child’s home life or social skills by looking at their ‘manners’.
    Anyone with even a passing understanding of child development would know this. The fact that these adults–who are the poor kids only teachers– do not, is alarming.

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  16. Awww Dave is a sweetheart.

    There’s a man who has worked hard his entire life, is now retired, and still works harder than, and is more honest and more capable than, one Joseph Naugler.

    You’re a legend Dave. As of course, are you, Sally.
    xxxooo

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  17. What a great clip of a real man, rather than a bloviating idiot whose vocabulary (though he tries REALLY hard to pretend otherwise) is equivalent to a third grader. Watch out, he’s recordin’. Sigh.

    1969 Dave is HOT, and Sally, you are a great beauty. Your beauty is both on the outside and on the inside. I have so much respect for “yous”, and even and especially how you conduct yourself.

    The video when Frances was so sick was so difficult and painful to watch, yet beautiful and heartwarming. Your teamwork, your obvious pain, horror, and sheer terror, your gentleness with Frances, your willingness to call out the big guns (and pay for it…..wow! ?) as needed to save your beloved “old girl”, and your obvious love and devotion to her was a beautiful sight to behold. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  18. When somebody brags about how “polite” their children are, I look immediately for abuse of some kind. Always. My gut feeling is always that they are being very harshly disciplined, hit, threatened, cowed, and intimidated by their parents. Ditto “well behaved.”

    This. My children are engaging, loving, compassionate, curious explorers. They aren’t perfect, they are learning how to negotiate in the world…which means they make mistakes.

    Two days ago my biracial almost three year old was described by a complete stranger as a “rude little brat”. The reason for labeling my child? This person reached out to pet my daughter’s hair. She did not say hello to me or my child, and did not ask permission, she simply reached out and violated my child’s personal space. My daughter yelled, “Hey! Don’t TOUCH ME! I DONT KNOW YOU!”

    Was she polite? Nope. I don’t give two shits, I don’t want her to be polite when some over privileged jackass violates her personal space.

    I feel strongly that when raising kids, like everything else, you have to prioritize some behaviors and values over others. I value authenticity, accountability, and compassion in my kids more than I value unquestioning compliance or the opinion of a ridonkulous stranger. Virtually all of the people I know who prioritize compliance and “politeness” enforce that with behavior I find abusive.

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  19. Whoa – don’t reach out & touch ANYONE’S hair without asking first. My black family & friends would have shot that person looks of death in top of telling them to back off. Ask how they achieved the look, ask for permission to touch and be gracious when denied permission. Hell, I know men whose wives are black and some of them aren’t permitted to touch her hair either.

    Why would anyone think that was in any way acceptable?

    Bonus advice: hands off tichels and any headcovering. Do people try to touch yamalkes or is it only women who deal with this crap?

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  20. My kids were polite in that they would say please, thank you, excuse me, etc BUT they were also crazy little shitlords that could get into more things than anyone could imagine. Polite does not equal docile.

    “Excuse me, but can you please tell me where to get a broom? I want to sweep up the ashes from the fire I built in the living room while you were sleeping” was totally something one of mine might have said.

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