Rod Dreher is on the cover of the lat...
Not concerned

Denham Springs, LA

#211 Jun 8, 2014
pat wrote:
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You're right. She's a random little girl being mocked in from of the whole world by a self-pitying, fat boy in his late 40's who's using his status as a senior editor at The American Conservative to do it.
There's no comparison whatsoever between a random, innocent little girl and an aging, self-pitying man-child who uses his position of power to mock and insult her to earn his living. When he's not still whining online as he approaches 50 about all the times he was bullied by SF/WFP locals, that is.
OMG Pat, if you call that bullying, you really are nuts! Clearly you people who have absolutely no integrity and enjoy gossiping behind a facade are in the minority. Rod has been an asset to our town: http://theadvocate.com/home/9393459-125/autho...
pat

Dallas, TX

#212 Jun 8, 2014
Not concerned wrote:
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OMG Pat, if you call that bullying, you really are nuts! Clearly you people who have absolutely no integrity and enjoy gossiping behind a facade are in the minority. Rod has been an asset to our town: http://theadvocate.com/home/9393459-125/autho...
I must have missed how this was an asset to your town. An asset to Rod Dreher and his employer and blog buddies, sure. An asset to Cody Carroll and his New Roads restaurant, definitely.

But if you're telling me you also got to dust off your shinebox for a weekend, okay. I guess the distinction between being employed and being used is still a little foggy for you, but if becoming an occasional reception hall for middle class bourgeois white gentiles is what you aspire to, more power to you.

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#213 Jun 10, 2014

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#214 Jun 19, 2014

Since: Jun 14

Location hidden

#215 Jun 19, 2014
billfr wrote:
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Ack, couldn't find it, must be private or something.
Don't matter. While you're crying over spoiled milk you're missing some top-notch demon-possession journalism here:
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
And in the second one, to seal the integrity of the journalistic process Rod "would like to hear only from readers who have at some point seen or dealt with things that indicate the presence of supernatural evil." So I'm out, but anybody else, get in line.
It's going to be hard for me to decide whether Kevin Couhig or the Little Store are going to find the demise of Rod's Bonnie Blue blog a tragedy or not.
Are there any other people in St.Francisville like your national representative Rod Dreher? If so, where are you hiding them?
No, thank God, there is only one Rod Dreher, one being almost one more than one little town like St. Francisville can afford to have. All the rest of our eccentrics are harmeless and rather fun to be around, fortunately. And mostly they tend to take spoiled milk and pre-sampled sour cream pretty much in stride. They don't try to make a "Federal case" out of such things. They just do what "normal" people do-- return it to the store and ask for a refund or a replacement without trying to use it for "blog fodder."

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#216 Jul 3, 2014
pat

Dallas, TX

#217 Jul 4, 2014
Pauli wrote:
So I read through your posts and I have an obvious question. Why on the 4th of July is Rod Dreher saying he's ashamed of his country and instead asking about having anal sex with wontons? Is this anti-patriotism and obsession with unnatural sex a SF thing or just a Dreher thing?

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#218 Jul 4, 2014
pat wrote:
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So I read through your posts and I have an obvious question. Why on the 4th of July is Rod Dreher saying he's ashamed of his country and instead asking about having anal sex with wontons? Is this anti-patriotism and obsession with unnatural sex a SF thing or just a Dreher thing?
Many lifelong residents of Saint Francisville have known Rod Dreher his whole life. They and newer residents have a variety of opinions about him as evidenced by the posts here. Those who find him interesting, and choose to do so, know where to find them and follow his blog and columns.

In addition to traditional conservatives, we have a lot of creative people in our little community - artists, musicians, writers, etc. Most people around here believe in the right of free expression. A disproportionate number of posters on this forum seem to view Rod Dreher with open derision, but most people I know respect his right to be who he is and either take him or leave him on the basis of their own experiences and beliefs. They don't obsess over him one way or the other.

I, for one, doubt the depth of Rod Dreher's conservatism and believe his success results from penning controversial opinions intended to shock rather than necessarily inform or even reflect his own personal beliefs. He seeks to be in an elite clique (or, perhaps a circle of one) and distinguishes himself from insurrectionists like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck by attempting to appeal to intellectual conservatives in often obscure ways.
Odetta

United States

#219 Jul 4, 2014
Pauli wrote:
Pauli,

You and your little group are acting like eighth grade bitches instead of Christians. I find Rod's politics absurd but would would never attack the messenger. Refute the message if you can.
pat

Dallas, TX

#220 Jul 4, 2014
Odetta wrote:
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Pauli,
You and your little group are acting like eighth grade bitches instead of Christians. I find Rod's politics absurd but would would never attack the messenger. Refute the message if you can.
As Countrylad points out, the messenger and the message are usually the same unique Rod Dreher thing. I don't think there's that much independent being ashamed of America or interested in anal sex with wontons "politics" out there. Just saying.

Since: Jun 14

Location hidden

#221 Jul 4, 2014
countrylad wrote:
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Many lifelong residents of Saint Francisville have known Rod Dreher his whole life. They and newer residents have a variety of opinions about him as evidenced by the posts here. Those who find him interesting, and choose to do so, know where to find them and follow his blog and columns....
I, for one, doubt the depth of Rod Dreher's conservatism and believe his success results from penning controversial opinions intended to shock rather than necessarily inform or even reflect his own personal beliefs. He seeks to be in an elite clique (or, perhaps a circle of one)...
Rod has every right to open his mouth or take up his pen and reveal what a self-absorbed, pseudo-intellectual little snob he is. His one talent as far as many can see, is the talent for successful self-promotion using dead people - first his poor sister Ruthie and then Walker Percy.

His much vaunted "literary weekend" brought about 175 out-of-towners and out-of-staters to SF and about 80 locals (his clique, followers and wannabes mostly) The boats bring more people than that to SF each week when they are running.

The pity is that as others have noted, SF and the Felicianas have many genuinely talented and creative artists and writers who don't get their due while Dreher self-promotes himself into the limelight with his outlandish and outragous "shock" schlock.
Concerned

Harvey, LA

#222 Jul 4, 2014
Gotta say he's not nearly as important as he thinks he is. Or as talented. Locals certainly bent over backward to give him a chance when he returned. He blew it. Time to move on.
pat

Dallas, TX

#223 Jul 5, 2014
Concerned wrote:
Gotta say he's not nearly as important as he thinks he is. Or as talented. Locals certainly bent over backward to give him a chance when he returned. He blew it. Time to move on.
Give him a chance? He's saying you folks put him in a "dark wood", although common sense says if he wanted to avoid dark woods he might have been better off moving somewhere up on the Great Plains or out in the Arizona desert rather than down in south Louisiana. Now he's saying all you moralistic therapooters (his words, or close) hate him for being the only true type of Christian. What's up with that?

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#224 Jul 5, 2014
pat wrote:
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Give him a chance? He's saying you folks put him in a "dark wood", although common sense says if he wanted to avoid dark woods he might have been better off moving somewhere up on the Great Plains or out in the Arizona desert rather than down in south Louisiana. Now he's saying all you moralistic therapooters (his words, or close) hate him for being the only true type of Christian. What's up with that?
Except those who read the article about it in the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE several months ago, few people even know he has started an Orthodox Church here, nor do many people know or care what an Orthodox church is. He has a Russian Orthodox priest come here to conduct services. I see him (a striking figure) some Saturdays at the "little store" where Rod had to take the owner to task over sour cream he needed for a funeral gathering at his home being already opened when he got it (and apparently a dollop had been removed). It would appear the term, "You can't go home again" applies to Rod or, in the alternative, as you suggest, why would he have wanted to in the first place. If his intent was to make us look bad, shame on him. I have no idea what his true motivation was/is and wonder if anybody else does.

Since: Jun 14

Location hidden

#225 Jul 5, 2014
I have heard that Rod's Russian priest has been VERY rude to some of the locals, especially women. That doesn't sound like a good way to attract new parishoners.

But then Rod apparently wasn't listening when his grandmother (as all good Southern grandmothers do) probably told him he could catch more flys with sugar than with vinegar.(vinigar actually keeps flies away).
Concerned

Harvey, LA

#226 Jul 5, 2014
countrylad wrote:
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Except those who read the article about it in the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE several months ago, few people even know he has started an Orthodox Church here, nor do many people know or care what an Orthodox church is. He has a Russian Orthodox priest come here to conduct services. I see him (a striking figure) some Saturdays at the "little store" where Rod had to take the owner to task over sour cream he needed for a funeral gathering at his home being already opened when he got it (and apparently a dollop had been removed). It would appear the term, "You can't go home again" applies to Rod or, in the alternative, as you suggest, why would he have wanted to in the first place. If his intent was to make us look bad, shame on him. I have no idea what his true motivation was/is and wonder if anybody else does.
Oh my, Countrylad. You were the one who started this whole line way back in April 1013 with great hopes and optimism, lucky for us and all. Like the rest of us poor dumb yokels, you seem to have seen through some of the self-aggrandizement and BS.

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#227 Jul 5, 2014
Concerned wrote:
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Oh my, Countrylad. You were the one who started this whole line way back in April 1013 with great hopes and optimism, lucky for us and all. Like the rest of us poor dumb yokels, you seem to have seen through some of the self-aggrandizement and BS.
Good point, and as Ralph Waldo Emerson so aptly said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..." To not adapt our opinions to experience is a mistake, just like forgetting history.
pat

Dallas, TX

#228 Jul 6, 2014
Between being let down by the Catholic Church, unforgiven by Ruthie (so he says), and put in a dark wood by a community that doesn't recognize his greatness (coming in the next book), sounds like SF has now got its own martyred bayou saint in Rod Dreher.

In the spirit of the Audubon thing, you could erect little roadside shrines where pilgrims and other tourists could leave offerings of his favorite foods and drinks and maybe a hang up a lock of his hair (not the whole scalp) they could touch for good luck. At least run it by Miz Sanford to show you're trying.

Since: Jun 14

Location hidden

#229 Jul 6, 2014
LOL-- What a martyr complex he has, or maybe a Napoleonic complex. I know tons of people who have overcome much more adversity than has poor Rod.

He sure doesn't look like he is hurting for groceries despite his rants about the alleged shortcomings of "the little store."

Poor Rod, he had to make do with a "literary weekend" named for a real writer, Walker Percy, instead of himself. That must have hurt the ole ego.

If pilgrims/ tourists decide to leave some sour cream at one of the proposed shrines to "Saint" Rod, please make sure it hasn't been "pre-sampled."

Also, only locally grown organic fruits and vegetables will make appropriate offerings along with WP's favorite brand of Bourbon. LOL

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#230 Jul 8, 2014
Keith, Diane and I aren't the only non-Louisiana residents repulsed by Dreher's writing:

http://odysseusontherocks.blogspot.com/2014/0...

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