+ Reply to Thread
Page 74 of 176 FirstFirst ... 24646566676869707172737475767778798081828384124174 ... LastLast
Results 731 to 740 of 1757
Like Tree689Likes

Thread: Sister Wives

  1. #731
    8/2/64 until forever! AZChristian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,634

    Re: Sister Wives

    Did anyone else think it was a bit of an overreaction for them to constantly be commenting, "The sheriff just drove by!!!!" frequently during these recent episodes? Lehi, Utah isn't that big of a place, and it seems like police cars might go by on routine patrol or on the way to dispatched calls periodically. I can see being concerned if they lived on a cul-de-sac and the cars were going through several times a day, but it just felt odd that they were so stressed out about even seeing police cars - even on their drive down to Nevada.

    And if you really just want to live in peace in a new place with a clean slate, why would you throw a big block party to flaunt yourself in front of all the neighbors? So many mixed messages in this show.

    And if Kody can afford a Lexus, why can't he afford a haircut?

  2. #732
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Among the flowers
    Posts
    1,403

    Re: Sister Wives

    I happened on this program the other day and watched it over the weekend.
    My overwhelming opinion, despite the fact that the children seem to be well taken care of, and the "wives" apparently content for the most part is "rooster in the hen house." Just my humble opinion.

    As for a haircut, he doesn't want one!!

  3. #733
    FORT Fogey Debb70's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    10,545

    Re: Sister Wives

    Yes, they did make numerous comments about law enforcement driving by. They admitted they were so paranoid and that even when it was for someone other than them, they got all nervous. I know that when my car registration expired, it seemed like every police car in town was pulling in behind me, beside me, etc. For some reason I never noticed it, until I was scared I would get stopped. IMO there were other things that made them feel nervous that they have not revealed to the public. That's just my feeling.

    What did you all think of how each wife picked out her own house in Vegas? Did they ever say how much the rent was on each? With only two of them working full time, I cannot understand how they can afford it, even with the income from TLC. It showed them getting all their stuff from their old house in Utah, but I never heard them say if that house would be used for income. Is it on the market?

    I have a prediction. The next season will be centered around them building a house large enough to accomodate them all under one roof. Maybe TLC will even pay for it, since it will be the focus of the show. It seems that Meri and Christine are liking the new separate residences, though Kody made it clear that he did not like it and I guess what he says goes.

  4. #734
    Vidiot 13 is a Winner Champion Poppy Fields's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    In the blue TV screen light
    Posts
    2,700

    Re: Sister Wives

    Maybe they are building a 4 family house - it could even be finished by now.
    "Blessed is the lonesome pioneer." -- Judee Sill (1973, "There's a Rugged Road")

  5. #735
    FORT Fogey Debb70's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    10,545

    Re: Sister Wives

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields View Post
    Maybe they are building a 4 family house - it could even be finished by now.
    Yes, do you have an inside scoop Poppy Fields?

    Was last night the finale? It seems like only a handful of shows have aired, but yet it seemed like they were ending with the announcement of the Robyn being pregnant.

  6. #736
    "SPYING" ButterflyFaery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Never Never Land
    Posts
    5,972

    Re: Sister Wives

    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    Yes, do you have an inside scoop Poppy Fields?

    Was last night the finale? It seems like only a handful of shows have aired, but yet it seemed like they were ending with the announcement of the Robyn being pregnant.
    I was wondering the same thing..they showed previews of her ultra sound but then said it won't return to the fall...so IDK
    SAVE THE WHALES..THE OCEANS DIE..WE DIE!!!

  7. #737
    FORT Fogey Debb70's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    10,545

    Re: Sister Wives

    Quote Originally Posted by ButterflyFaery View Post
    I was wondering the same thing..they showed previews of her ultra sound but then said it won't return to the fall...so IDK
    Very odd indeed.

  8. #738
    Vidiot 13 is a Winner Champion Poppy Fields's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    In the blue TV screen light
    Posts
    2,700

    Re: Sister Wives

    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    Yes, do you have an inside scoop Poppy Fields?

    Was last night the finale? It seems like only a handful of shows have aired, but yet it seemed like they were ending with the announcement of the Robyn being pregnant.
    Sorry, Debb, I don't have an inside scoop. Just speculating. I just thought that now is a good time to buy if you can raise the cash - or build
    Debb70 likes this.
    "Blessed is the lonesome pioneer." -- Judee Sill (1973, "There's a Rugged Road")

  9. #739
    it's been a wild ride! Parkhillian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    200

    Re: Sister Wives

    'Sister Wives' family to challenge Utah bigamy law

    A polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show "Sister Wives" plans to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal, a Washington-based attorney said Tuesday.

    In an email to The Associated Press, attorney Jonathan Turley said he will file the lawsuit challenging Utah's bigamy law in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

    Turley represents Kody Brown and his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn. Brown is only legally married to Meri Brown.

    Originally from Lehi, the Browns, who have 16 children, has been featured on the TLC reality show since last fall. They moved out of Utah to Nevada in January after police and Utah County prosecutors launched a bigamy investigation. No charges were ever filed.

    The Browns practice polygamy as part of their religious beliefs.

    Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah. A person can be found guilty of bigamy through cohabitation, not just legal marriage contracts.

    In a statement posted on his blog, Turley said the lawsuit will challenge Utah's right to prosecute people for their private relationships.

    Advertise | AdChoicesAdvertise | AdChoicesAdvertise | AdChoices"We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage. We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs," the statement reads.

    According to the statement, the lawsuit seeks to protect a person's right to be left alone.

    "In that sense, it is a challenge designed to benefit not just polygamists but all citizens who wish to live their lives according to their own values - even if those values run counter to those of the majority in the state," Turley wrote.

    Turley said he believes the case represents the "strongest factual and legal basis for a challenge to the criminalization of polygamy" ever filed in the federal courts.

    Utah attorney general spokesman Paul Murphy said the state is prepared to defend the bigamy statute in the Brown lawsuit just as it as it has done in the past.

    "So far the courts have held that states do have an interest to regulate marriage," Murphy said.

    Utah has not prosecuted a polygamist for bigamy since 2003.

    That year, Rodney Holm, a former Hildale police officer was convicted of entering a religious marriage with a teenager when he was already married to her sister.

    In 2001, Tom Green, who was married to five women and drew the attention of Utah authorities after promoting his lifestyle on national TV talk shows, was convicted on bigamy, criminal nonsupport and child rape charges. He spent six years in prison and was released in 2007.

    Polygamy in Utah and across the Intermountain West is a legacy of the early teachings of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons abandoned the practice of plural marriage in the 1890s as a condition of Utah's statehood.

    An estimated 38,000 self-described Mormon fundamentalists continue the practice, believing it brings exaltation in heaven. Most keep their way of life a secret out of fear of prosecution, although over the past 10 years an advocacy group made up mostly polygamous women has worked to educate the public and state agencies in Utah and Arizona about the culture.

    The Browns have long said they believed making their life public on cable television was a risk worth taking if it helped advance the broader understanding of plural families. The lawsuit appears to be an extension of that belief.

    "There are tens of thousands of plural families in Utah and other states. We are one of those families. We only wish to live our private lives according our beliefs," Kody Brown said in a statement released through Turley. "While we understand that this may be a long struggle in court, it has already been a long struggle for my family and other plural families to end the stereotypes and unfair treatment given consensual polygamy."

    'Sister Wives' family to challenge Utah bigamy law - US news - msnbc.com

  10. #740
    FORT Fogey Imperfect1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles California + Milwaukee Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,105

    Re: Sister Wives

    Wow! I think it's very brave of the Brown family to challenge the state of Utah and I commend them on their courage to do so. I have very mixed feelings about the ultimate result of the case though, because it's one thing to not allow the "State" to interfere with the private lives of individuals, but often those private lifestyles include the potential of a lot of HARM to those same individuals. If we reduce the right of the State to interfere, we would also be reducing the ability of the State to protect the vulnerable people (e.g. the child brides) who are harmed by those lifestyles. Tough decisions!
    Debb70 likes this.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.