Saturday, April 30, 2005

Please Stand By

Unfortunately, anonymous comments on this blog were temporarily suspended today because one blogger (onthestreet) refused to follow the rules. I am looking for a solution to the problem, but for now I encourage those regular posters who enjoy the give and take of this blog to email me so I can send you an invitation to become a regular contributor. My email is: texaspolygamy@sccn2.net


I hope you will bear with me as I try to find a way around this problem.

Thank you

34 comments:

Native Texan said...

This is a shame!

So many people who don't normally enjoy freedom of expression are able to safely share with the rest of us their beliefs, anxieties, and hopes about what is going on in their world.

In turn, they were able to hear from some of us how we live and believe.

I've enjoyed listening and participating and hope this problem works itself out. This site wouldn't be the same without our annonymous contributors. I don't think they will register....

Administrator, as entertaining as "onthestreet" has been, is there any way you could ban him/her from participating? I hate to see this forum shut down because of one person.

Hose A. Kwervo said...

I hope onthestreet is reading this. Dude you really messed up a good thing. But having read your posts I'm not surpised.
I saw your temper tantrum yesterday and I know why the admin dude had to pull your posts down. You should be ashamed of yourself.

To admin, thanks for sining me up. This is my first post as a regular.

ThePilot said...

Thank for signing me up - Pilot report - nothing new other than brick work has resumed exterior temple. Beautiful town and temple. The FLDS should be very proud.

Confused Cowboy said...

Pilot man, you got a bomb sight on that plane of yours? If not, do you want one?

Just kiddin'...keep up the good work on the intel and keep those reports coming.

ThePilot said...

I am just an observer. I have no religious convictions or agendas. I just tell what I see.

PS: Thank you Salt Lake City Tribune ie, photographer and reporter, for the wonderful polygamy shirt and coffee mug. It will go great with my shameless since of humor and polygamist hat.

ThePilot

ATAR_i said...

Well I missed all the excitement - someone want to fill me in?

Hose A. Kwervo said...

Atar...onthestreet went off the deep end. I only saw a little bit of it. Admin must have pulled it all down. The dude was warned but don't listen. Now we pay for his head in his butt.

Admin, keep working on this OK? Don't let this die.

Faithful Woman said...

Admin.
Now that I am an official member, how do you start a new string?

ThePilot said...

Intel Update:

I flew Eldorado Success and Rocky Mountain News photographers over compound at noon today. There are more vehicles (trucks, vans, tractor trailer rigs, Z71 pick-ups) than before. More women and children are in the fields. Brick on south wall of temple is being laid. New house on north east side of field is different in architecture (stair case in back ect.) than others. From the air, it looks as if the population of compound has expanded.

ThePilot

Native Texan said...

ThePilot,

What was the Rocky Mountain News doing there in Eldorado? Does their interest in the compound have anything to do with the compound in Colorado? Are they doing a story any time soon? Just wondering if we should be checking their website soon.

ThePilot said...

The Rocky Mountain News was here because of the compound in Colorado. They have been to several sites, including Hilldale/Short Creek. I do not know when the article will be out but I do know it will be soon. More of the same “what do you do with a FLDS compound in your back yard” kind of stuff; nothing new or enlightening.

ThePilot

ATAR_i said...

Pilot - how close can you get to the Ranch?

ThePilot said...

To ATAR_i

By air, directly over it at 1000 ft AGL or 3440 MSL. By automobile - probably about 3/4 of a mile. There is another ranch between road and compound. The ranch makes for great buffer zone from the site seeing public.

ThePilot

Native Texan said...

Faithful Woman,

Are you part of FLDS? If so, thank you for signing up.

Faithful Woman said...

Well, an ex-member. Would still be a member if it weren't for Warren's wacky 'perfection' efforts.

Native Texan said...

faithful woman,

When you say "wacky 'perfection' efforts", what do you mean?

Did you leave of your own accord? Was it messy (do you have a lot of family still involved)?

Sorry so many questions, I'm just curious.

ATAR_i said...

Faithful Woman:

How do you contact friends/family you have in town (who shun you) and out of town (in Eldorado)? Have you managed to maintain any relationships with those still loyal to Warren?

ThePilot said...

To ATAR_i:

You may not believe this, but I have never taken a photo of the compound. Most of the photos that have been published have come from our airplane, including the one that Jon took of the prophet Jan 1, 2005, but not by me. I am too busy flying the aircraft with flaps down at near stalling speed to worry about a camera. I fly with absolute experts in digital photography. I do what I am trained to do; the photographers do what they are trained to do.

ATAR_i said...

Just Joking Street AKA Knockout - I know it's you. But I do like the fact that I actually understand you when you pretend to be Knockout - so let's keep pretending.

Also - does knockout stand for:

Drop Dead Gorgeous

or

KO'd (like in a fight)

Inquiring minds want to know.

Faithful Woman said...

native texan and atari

Relations with family members who are still 'in' are just fine unless I try to contact them. One even said that he hadn't shut me out, he just stopped seeking me out. I had to remind him that he did shut me out. (that particular one did) Hate to be rejected so just stear clear of them. Hopefully the relationships can be salvaged when Warren is out of the way.

Leaving wasn't as 'messy' for me as it was for most. My parents were already 'out' and I did have a support team even if it was just a skeleton of what it used to be.

Contact with those on the ranch is slight to nothing. Warren is into maximum security and no comunication among the lower casts.

Leave of my own accord? Yes and NO.

Warren has been enforcing perfection. That is why people have been getting kicked out. It used to be we worked with each other to help and improve. Warren says there is no more time to repent and just dump the ones who don't measure up to his ever increasing 'standards'which have become very oppressive.

Native Texan said...

Dear faithful woman,

You have endured a lot, obviously. I am sorry to hear about your isolation. Thankfully you have parents to give you some support. Were you married? Any kids? Sorry to be so curious, but I haven't really heard from any women who are now on the outside. I'm just wondering what it looks like from your perspective.

Speaking of isolation, do you think Warren uses isolation (from the outside world and even from those like yourself) to have his way with his group? To be more specific, to control a smaller group of people the way he sees fit without any accountability?

Faithful Woman said...

Oh yes, he absolutely does use isolation to control, isolation and secret combinations.

Yes you have heard from me before.

Yes I was and still am married, thus the 'faithful.' we have six children, now doing very well in public school. He he, now that the warrenites are not in the school.

onthestreet said...

It seems that "Faithful" Woman has to advertise the concept of her "Faithfulness" to compensate for the opposite.

Native Texan said...

faithful woman,

I like your blogger name. From what you're saying, it means faithful to your God, husband, and family.

I can't imagine (Warren Jeffs)having the nerve to claim that someone was "faithful" because they were willing to trade their family and personal convictions for loyalty to him.

Talk about an ego trip!

Anonymous said...

Hey faithful woman. Is that Barlow guy still in control of the school? Do any of his children go to the school? Whatever became of the fellow that used to be the secretary/treasurer around there? His name started with a Q.

onthestreet said...

"Faithful Woman" said: Warren has been enforcing perfection. . . and just dump the ones who don't measure up to his ever increasing
'standards'which have become very oppressive.

5/5/2005 9:05 PM

STREET'S REPLY: Make that, very IMpressive standards. There you go. I knew it was just a typo.

Anonymous said...

Barlow Quinton was the financial manager for CCUSD, He was one of the first men to get "cut-off" his family was re-married and he stayed with the school as long as he could endure the stares and things said behind his back and being ignored and treated as a non person. Funny thing is that he still believes in "Warren" and that the "right" thing happened to him. He now lives in Littlefield, Az and is the Superintendent (I think). I pass him in the halls and he ignores any "Hello" or conversation. I am an apostate, but I guess that he doesn't realize that he is too.

Faithful Woman said...

Thank you Native Texan, that was my intent in the name.

Alvin Barlow is still superintendant and the school board are all still warrenites but that will soon change, but we only have one week of school left this year anyway.
There was a school board meetint the other day where they had another session of running in circles and saying nothing, followed by a closed session.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing. The Steeds, Barlows, Rohbocks, and scores of others that somehow think they are valued when told to leave. I heard that they wouldn't even dedicate the grave of Louis Barlow when he died. What could that have hurt? Who could have found a more decent man than Dan Barlow, Joe Barlow or Allan Steed? Some wierdo from Salt Lake who was passing around photo's of his wife in her undies, was known to have been massaging another woman after he was already married to her sister, was sent out of his fathers home for dinking around with his sisters; just comes along and undoes the lives of three great men! And their families go along with it!

If any one of those men would have stood up and said, "this is just not right" in public, like they said it in private, then things would have been totally different. I guess when you have brothers like Judas Alvin Barlow, and Judas David Steed, and Judas Sam Barlow,and Judas Lorin Steed, then you are more concerned about them than the integrity of your faith. What a joke! Talk about denying Christ. All of the scurvy excuses that those boys can come up with will never give them back their family, will never give them back the respect that they lost by not standing up for the truth, will never give them back the admiration of a thousand disgusted friends.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 10:59,

Amen and Amen! I am a daughter of one of the "Barlow boys" and it is absolutely amazing to see what has happened to my heritage. It's sad, but like someone said, "They are being devoured by the very monster that they created."

onthestreet said...

Hello, Barlow lady. I love the Barlow heritage. It is my own.

barlow lady said...

Oh hell! Don't tell me I am related to you.

Faithful Woman said...

HA HA HA HA That really is funny!

onthestreet said...

Related? Funny? Not any more