Rod Dreher is on the cover of the lat...

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#22 Apr 29, 2013
I can see starting this thread was a serious mistake. Rod has stated in at least one radio interview and in at least one personal public appearance that he was bullied when he was a kid here and that he left intending to never return. He had a change of heart when the saw the love and compassion people had for his sister and brought his family home. I can only hope he has not seen this thread because it might bring him full circle.
A thought

Baton Rouge, LA

#23 Apr 29, 2013
countrylad wrote:
I can see starting this thread was a serious mistake. Rod has stated in at least one radio interview and in at least one personal public appearance that he was bullied when he was a kid here and that he left intending to never return. He had a change of heart when the saw the love and compassion people had for his sister and brought his family home. I can only hope he has not seen this thread because it might bring him full circle.
With Rod's connections and all this publicity, maybe he could help the school system since we are losing good teachers. Put his fame to a good cause.
beenthere

United States

#24 Apr 30, 2013
readthebook wrote:
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He is a little Narcissistic in my Opinion
yeah everything he's blogging now is about how he was so misunderstood by his daddy and sister. now he gets to try her in the court of public opinion without having to worry about her talking back. a few faint praise compliments. a lot of how human and not a saint. backhanding her with sweet faint praise
readthebook

Denham Springs, LA

#25 Apr 30, 2013
beenthere wrote:
<quoted text>yeah everything he's blogging now is about how he was so misunderstood by his daddy and sister. now he gets to try her in the court of public opinion without having to worry about her talking back. a few faint praise compliments. a lot of how human and not a saint. backhanding her with sweet faint praise
It's more "me" than his sister. His parents are very sweet folks and so was Ruthie and Mike. I personally would have liked to read more about her since the book was about her than his spiritual reality.
Said and Done

United States

#26 Apr 30, 2013
countrylad wrote:
I can see starting this thread was a serious mistake. Rod has stated in at least one radio interview and in at least one personal public appearance that he was bullied when he was a kid here and that he left intending to never return. He had a change of heart when the saw the love and compassion people had for his sister and brought his family home. I can only hope he has not seen this thread because it might bring him full circle.
Whether or not he sees this thread, I can assure you that it will not change his opinion.....of himself.
Said and Done

United States

#27 Apr 30, 2013
countrylad wrote:
I can see starting this thread was a serious mistake. Rod has stated in at least one radio interview and in at least one personal public appearance that he was bullied when he was a kid here and that he left intending to never return. He had a change of heart when the saw the love and compassion people had for his sister and brought his family home. I can only hope he has not seen this thread because it might bring him full circle.
Its not like there is a giant vat of "love and compassion" out there from which one can help themselves. Love and compassion can only be shared. Love and compassion are earned. Ruthie earned way more than her share of love and compassion and she was quick to share with whomever needed some. Quite unlike her brother.
readthebook

Breaux Bridge, LA

#28 Apr 30, 2013
Said and Done wrote:
<quoted text>Its not like there is a giant vat of "love and compassion" out there from which one can help themselves. Love and compassion can only be shared. Love and compassion are earned. Ruthie earned way more than her share of love and compassion and she was quick to share with whomever needed some. Quite unlike her brother.
Well said.
you know its true

United States

#29 May 1, 2013
Some people leave SF because they claim that we all are dumb-asses, often complaining that the people "here" don't understand them, or because "they" are a bunch of rednecks, etc. But, isn't amazing that some come back home claiming to have "seen the light" and that we are not quite as dumb or as "red" as we were when they left?
beenthere

United States

#30 May 2, 2013
specially when theres a load of money to be made. they even start taking pictures of themselves eating moon pies and passing them around look at mee im just a moon pie eating redneck too lol
selfishRod

United States

#31 May 2, 2013
He is making money off of a terrible situation. He didn't have a relationship with his sister and anyone else as I recall. He always thought he was better than anyone else in school. I am In awe that he is being promoted with this book about a wonderful and loving person. Ruthie was a piece of St Francisville and a piece of our school. Rod would never know that. He left because he was BETTER than the hicks here. Everyone loved Ruthie and Mike. They are Good people and represented what a REAL family looks like. It absolutely discusses me and makes me sick in my stomach to think one would use a family members passing to make money. I guess old relationships don't change.
BirdyToldMe

United States

#32 May 5, 2013
selfishRod wrote:
He is making money off of a terrible situation. He didn't have a relationship with his sister and anyone else as I recall. He always thought he was better than anyone else in school. I am In awe that he is being promoted with this book about a wonderful and loving person. Ruthie was a piece of St Francisville and a piece of our school. Rod would never know that. He left because he was BETTER than the hicks here. Everyone loved Ruthie and Mike. They are Good people and represented what a REAL family looks like. It absolutely discusses me and makes me sick in my stomach to think one would use a family members passing to make money. I guess old relationships don't change.
How much of the proceeds is her husband and children getting?
estquodest_com

Columbus, OH

#33 May 6, 2013
Yep. Just as I figured. There's something in the book to offend just about everyone.
concerned

Harvey, LA

#34 May 6, 2013
There are some pretty mean posters on here. This is a well-written book about a lovely lady and a caring community. The author quite naturally has to promote it to justify his big advance and generate sales; perhaps he may be a bit TOO good at self-promotion, and surely he could find someone more representative of the West Feliciana community than Ronnie Morgan. That being said, we wish him well in his return home.
none

United States

#35 May 9, 2013
BirdyToldMe wrote:
<quoted text>How much of the proceeds is her husband and children getting?
None
beenthere

Dallas, TX

#36 May 13, 2013
lol...now he finds some extremely depraved porn you really shouldn't read but if gets you hot enough you can read it to find out which naughty words he deleted and then you can pretend to discuss it intellectually...bad porn!= good blog hits! no, under no circumstances should you take one a those depraved cookies from the cookie jar! no! you got your own homegrown jimmy swaggart right there lol
Last and least

United States

#37 May 13, 2013
beenthere wrote:
lol...now he finds some extremely depraved porn you really shouldn't read but if gets you hot enough you can read it to find out which naughty words he deleted and then you can pretend to discuss it intellectually...bad porn!= good blog hits! no, under no circumstances should you take one a those depraved cookies from the cookie jar! no! you got your own homegrown jimmy swaggart right there lol
Simply put, you are a dumb ass and a damned good one.
beenthere

Dallas, TX

#38 May 13, 2013
Last and least wrote:
<quoted text> Simply put, you are a dumb ass and a damned good one.
at least im not using porn to tease people into reading my holier than thou religion blog like it was some cheap bourbon street strip club lol
so whose the dumbass? answer = those people who are sucking up to this fool without knowing anything much about him hoping some money or fame will rub off if they rub his head just right lol

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#39 May 15, 2013
Here's a link which may be of interest. http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-lit...
Lauren G

Cedar, MN

#40 May 15, 2013
Pauli wrote:
Here's a link which may be of interest. http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-lit...
My friends, please go to this link that "Pauli" has provided.
ThsIs fficial

United States

#41 May 15, 2013
I'm willing to bet that Rod the Wad will not be living in WF Parish this time next year. I think he may be beginning to understand that he will never be completely accepted by we redneck country bumpkins. Those who know him want nothing to do with him. I feel for his wife and children.

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