35 Burst results for "ROD"
Designing Modern Interiors While Preserving Your Car's Heritage With Dave Vos
"What's in the pipeline for customs by voss. What are you guys. Have on the table. What's in the near future. The distant future what's happened. We got a shop full of fun stuff. We're finishing up a long term project that we've been slowly picking away at its debut with seem excited for that and then we have a few Thirties cars which. I haven't touched a thirties. Car and probably like seven years. And i did a lot when i was working for my dad growing up. And i've been very excited to do a street rod and it turns out we have two of them come. Initiate one's going to be actually a concourse car which i haven't done before it's going to be a huge challenge which i love and Now you can do nothing but grow from the situation. The street rod That will do debut with the grand national roadster show and it also be going out of the year next year which which is cool so the car a secret. Can you tell us anything about it or is that something to keep under wraps. It's it's it's a sixties corvette some cool people before me of touched no major shops or anything but had some good hands on it and it's a it's cool. It's an all black horror black interior so it probably won't even get looked at inside a seamer because black interiors just turned into a black hole but still ends up being pretty detailed. I got a professional photographer. Common in a couple of weeks to shoot it so okay. I'm excited to show the world this thing we've been like i said we've been slowly picking away at a for a while all right good. Well that's incense like you guys got a lot going on which is normal for your shop. This one would be a little bit tough. Give me a few of your favourite vendors and tell us why why they're so good aaron and hides leather is. I've been working with him on and off for the last I'd say eight nine years. He's great because for one. He's very caring about his customers. He's knowledgeable about his products and he's got a great attitude which i've learned dealing with other vendors. They attitude can ruin their relationship
A Prayer From Psalm 23
"A prayer from psalm. Twenty three five w mcdaniel. The lord is my shepherd i shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his namesake. Even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for you are with me your rod and your staff. They comfort me. You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies you anoint. My head with oil. My cup overflows. Shirley love will follow me all the days of my life and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever psalm. Twenty three one through six. This well known psalm is so rich with peace and blessing for all our days yet often. We can become so familiar with popular verses and chapters of god's word that they can almost lose the important message that he is wanting to instill within our hearts praying. God's words back to him. And meditating on them. I i can help us to remember his goodness and be strengthened by his truth. The lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He leads us. He guides us. He's always with us and we can be assured and feel safe under his protective care. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He knows where true rest and blessing are found and leads us there he restores he refreshes he brings peace and goodness he guides me in. Pats afraid to snus for his namesake. He leads us to walk in his ways. He draws us stay close to him and follow him. Even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for. You're with me your rod and your staff. They comfort me.
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown with a covid reduced crowd, cheering them on down the stretch. Essential quality pulled away from the pace setting hot Rod Charlie with the nature of a mile to run to win by a length and a quarter, finishing a distant 3rd 11 lengths back was Preakness winner Rombauer sent off as the 65 favorite essential quality becomes the 11th Belmont winner in the last 20 years to skip the Preakness. After running in the Kentucky Derby Eclipse Award winning trainer Brad Cox picks up his first Triple Crown victory, as does Jackie. Louisa is Brad Kelly Is
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Essential quality captured the Belmont Stakes Saturday. The striking gray cold passed early leader hot Rod Charlie around the final turn and charged the head to the wire to win the one of the half mile $1 million race in front of 11,000, mostly massless fans. At Belmont Park. Essential Quality, finished fourth as the beat in favor of the Kentucky
Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes
"It happens because they essential don't They never quality hear the opposite crossing the finish line in first a respectful at today's Well Belmont Stakes. ripped into my way Came of from thinking behind and to catch second Yeah, place finisher when? Hot When I Rod was in the newsroom Charlie down here, the stretch Okay. to were very We close used to for have most a of the race, policy central quality that, pulling away just uh, before the finish. well, yeah, Finishing it was a policy
Essential Quality Beats Hot Rod Charlie to Win 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Line first at today's Belmont Stakes. The favorite came from behind to catch second place finisher Hot Rod Charlie down the stretch. The two were very close for most of the race with essential quality pulling away just before the finish line. Rombauer finished third, and they'll be the Mariners getting ready for Game
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Ground. The Belmont Stakes ran a few minutes ago. Hot Rod Charlie gave essential quality. A dramatic neck to neck finished today with essential quality on top hot Rod Charlie came in second
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes Over Hot Rod Charlie
Democrat Says Trump Counsel Recounted 'Troubling Events'
"Top Democrats on the house Judiciary Committee say they heard about some troubling events from Donald trump's former White House counsel but Republican lawmakers don't agree the house Judiciary Committee questioned former White House counsel don McGann all day behind closed doors two years after they sought his testimony in the impeachment case against Donald Trump committee vice chair Madeleine dean says McCann's testimony brought to life the pages of the molar report into the trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia and whether the former president tried to obstruct the investigation that which is going on the pressure that he was under the pressure that other aides were under by the president how to direct rod Rosenstein to oust as special counsel Mahler but Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz says we've learned nothing new it's not clear what the committee will do with the information but one lawmaker says it's important to study the past to plan for the future I'm Jackie Quinn
Receivers to Target in the Late Rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft - burst 07
"Fitzpatrick. Let's see if we agree on this next player. I'm a. I'm a little higher on this guy too. So it's a mad rod- saint brown from the lions usc. Yeah he's a player. I like them a committee. He's very similar in a situation fitzpatrick you know he's gonna come in And i mean there's really not much competition for them. You know pyramid tirol williams. Yeah and i liked terra. Williams pyramids pray. He's okay you know. Those guys might actually be more talented than a Brown but they're also. Canada beat up players through their careers. And i don't really expect neither one of them to hold up you know. And it wouldn't be shocked if They're also very different. Style player that ahmad brad. I think my bracket can be a good underneath slide guy and whereas i i don't typically like sly guys you know where we were talking about driving with the second round when you're talking about getting guy the third round of a rookie draft you know that's cool because these guys are good. Probably get on the field and You know i like him. I just don't know what his long term value is. Because i would assume that the detroit lions are going to upgrade their their wide receiver positions at some point. One of the things that saint has gone for him as he has. More of a complete body work in college. Played six games. Forty one receptions for four hundred seventy eight yards seven touchdowns pretty good for six games. Last season seventy seven receptions thousand forty two yards six touchdowns season before that as a freshman sixty receptions seven hundred fifty yards and three touchdowns. So i was pretty impressed with his stats. So for that reason. I like him. But as cow saying am i gonna adjust him over bateman more those allies more either. The moore's no. I'm not gonna drop them over that but if he falls i will take a look at him because i think the saints brown is stepping into a situation that scrape for him and this is what i. This is what. I come back to saint bad and i. I know that these two receivers aren't necessarily the most similar by keep coming back to kenny. Golladay when he first went till lines. We'll see third fourth round pick. Also he came down where there was a genuine Where there was opportunity for him to be the number one receiver in the And he took advantage of that. That opportunity and same opportunity has been presented to saint brown. I don't think this same brown is as talented as golladay. But i think that that is close to the ceiling. Distinct brown house. That would which is why. I'm high him and in that aspect but low but there's also an equally as likely chance that saint brown is just never going to be able to send to wide receiver one
Diddy Shares TBT With J.Lo
"He is trying to get his whole thing back. Honey take a look at this throwback photo did he posted on his i g now he has some port in some supported as corner but there are also some haters to in the stance. You guys looking at this photo looking at this caption. Do you really think did he wanted jaylo back. I think it was like. I'm gonna get in on this action. I don't know what y'all think you're doing without me. I'm this fellow now. But that's my guy. Love him to death but yeah he's the master marketer he sees an opportunity yes and he jumps right in. You know what. I don't know if you took this course but it's called intro to men one oh on shady shady friday variety. I was confused by getting. You know there's a chorus call intro to men wanna watch and when you're single man don't you but the minute you guinean another relationship and you finally put in that relationship on bass all of a sudden that they want to be talking about. Hey big hair. What's been happening always happens that we did he in jail have been in the same city for the last two months have not even thought about any time and this isn't the first time that he's tried to get a little messy and a little petty with her. Do you remember when he left the emojis under that abs- photo of her a few months ago when she was dating a rod and he sparked a whole conversation. He loves a mess on back and forth. I feel like did he just having fun. Let him live. He likes it. Yes
Keep Your Business Marketing Flowing Upstream with Kristin Kurth
"My guest today is kristin kurth. Kristen has an accomplished career in both upstream and downstream marketing. She's worked across a wide range of industries including consumer and luxury goods financial services automotive healthcare biotech and more. She's the co founder of equil- brand consulting and is also co author of the book upstream. Marketing thanks so much for joining me today. Kristen well thanks for having me thanks. I'm happy to have you here. We're going to be talking about upstream marketing. I would actually like to start with asking you to explain the difference between upstream versus downstream. marketing frameworks. Please sure so. In our book we talk about a we use a fishing analogy which is a great way to think about this I think the short answer is that upstream. Marketing is everything that happens before the hook is in the water. So when you think about fishing nada an accomplished fisher person. So i do know though when you're thinking about fishing you're thinking about the kind of fish that you wanna catch. You know what methods are going to use whether it's fly fishing or bait casting. What tools do you need the rod. The real and you know what which lake river pond And what time so. It's everything that happens before. Then that would all be upstream and downstream is what occurs when you really bait and cast the line when you're really. I say it's everything that happens before upstream is everything that happens before you push sand or post on social media and downstream is what happens as a result of all that People get it mixed up you know in terms of when you ask them. What is marketing general. So so this kind of clarifies we're really talking about the upstream piece of this. This is where our our experience has been. I've been in both you know having been in the advertising industry but upstream is where a company focuses in what we've written a book about
How to Make Your Podcast One-of-a-Kind
"With millions of podcasts out there bet you're wondering can i create a unique show and the answer is yes you can't. There's no one else out there with your perspective on a topic that you want to cover so that in mind here are some tips on how you can create a show. That's one of a kind. The first thing to consider is your podcast format. There lots of podcasts. Out there that have a host interviewing or even co-hosts who bantered with each other and he wanted to either of those formats. That's fine what i would consider is to add in different segments to break it up and make it more unique so some examples could be listener submitted questions a lightning rod for the guests at the end of each episode or even bringing on a sponsor to interview them on a topic. That's based around your podcast. Something else to consider is to length of your show so most podcasts or either thirty or sixty minutes long. Maybe you want to consider show. That's twenty five minutes long or forty five minutes long. When you incorporate both of these elements your show is going to be different than anything. Your listeners have ever heard. The second thing to consider is to really lead into your perspective. Whatever that is so for example. Let's say cooking is the topic and your perspective is home. Cooking reigns supreme or rush on cooking. Far better than anything you can cook at home. Taking the angle were home. Cooking is gray. Maybe create a show around some equipment. That home cooks can use. Or if you wanna take the perspective. That restaurant cooking is superior you can show around interviewing restaurant chefs and some of the techniques that they use to make their food amazing. Don't be afraid to your opinion on the show. Your perspective is what's going to make your podcast unique so the more you can lean into that the war your show out
Home Front: Israels War Within
"Yesterday. After four days of fighting. Israel's bombardment of gaza intensified thousands of israeli troops gathered on the edge of the territory. They fired shells from tanks artillery pieces the militant group hamas continued to fire rockets at israel more than one hundred people have now been killed in gaza an eight in israel. But even if israel has stepped up its war on hamas another has been raging inside. Its own borders. There was violent in cities across the country as tensions between jewish residents boiled over. Israel's president reuven rivlin pleaded with citizens to stop this madness prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu said nothing could justify a lynching of jews by arabs or arabs jews. Idaho violence within its borders and across. It might be israel's most serious challenge for decades israel now finds a in a really tricky position. Roger mcshane is the economist middle east editor. It's battling hamas in the south and some of the worst fighting since two thousand fourteen while also trying to quell some of the worst civil unrest in in decades rod. Let's focus on that. We saw some dramatic scenes from an israeli city laud overnight what's been happening. There is the city on the brink. Yeah loud is seen of some of the worst violence we've seen and you have era mobs fighting with jewish mobs. I mean the place looks kind of like a war zone right now. Hopes of a burned out cars littering the streets and and the prime minister benjamin netanyahu he's sent in hundreds of policemen and they're now roaming around with assault rifles. He said curfew but none of this has actually been able to quell. The
Israel Braces for Weekend Violence After Spate of Shootings and Eviction Protests
"For more protests and clashes with Palestinians today after a night of violence in east Jerusalem comes after weeks of unrest and has led to the State Department calling for the violence to stop. CBS News correspondent in Martez type has latest. The intense protests have been going on for weeks. Now. Most of it's centered in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where a number of Palestinian families are facing convictions from homes they've lived in since the 19 fifties by a group of She was. Settlers who claim the land as their own at the State Department has said it was deeply concerned about the situation and has appealed for calm. But column is unlikely. On Monday, Israel Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the Shakti Rod fictions, leaving many in the Holy city bracing themselves. For even more violence. At least
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: Who Keeps the $1M Ring?
"So let's talk about jalen era. They called off their wedding. But there are still so many questions. Like who gets to keep the ring at alex propose to jennifer back in two thousand nineteen with a stunning one million dollar engagement ring. So now they're visually over. So who gets one million dollars deadman. Oh wow that's a great question. where did they. Where did he proposed to her. Was dominican puerto rico. Each or something like it was on vacation right. Yeah so. I think that i think if they proposed if you proposed to her in the united states and they went to court over this ring. Then she'd probably have to give it that. Oh in most states but because they got engaged on a beach somewhere outside the us. I feel like they kind of get to decide what they want to do with it. I mean this is her fifth ring. I sleep shady jealous lasek. She's giving them back. Like i wonder if she had to give back. Remember that beautiful. Pink demand that ben gave her that was i think over a million dollars. Did she give that back. I don't know here's the thing. The sources are saying that a-rod still wants to be jennifer for arab is has high hopes are going to get back together. We'll do anything in his power to magento happy. So there's no way in hell. He is asking for that ring back when you want that girl back. You're like honey. You keep that you put somewhere safe. Because i'm really hoping one day you wanna wear it
Madison LeCroy Speaks out on Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Breakup
"Wishing Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez all the best. After she was accused of coming between their relationship. Madison Lacroix You've heard of her no of Southern Charm, gave that comment to the New York Post. I wish them well. She recently denied having an affair with a Rod celebrity couple revealed yesterday that they broke up saying they're just better. His friends would, by the way, J. Lo is said to still have her nearly $2 million engagement ring.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Officially Break Up
"Okay you guys. Jennifer released a joint. Jennifer and alex released a statement saying we have realized we are better off as friends and look forward to remaining so we will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another's children out of respect for them. The only comment. Sorry the only other comment we have to say. Thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support so be honest where you surprise first of all. I'm upset that we're sitting here saying the news. But we're all like this right now because i'm here with you here. That's why i say. I don't ever wish for the downfall of anybody and breakup are hard. Especially when you admitted families For sure but yeah. I always smile a little bit when i'm right about yes We chris. When did you call this. Did you call this before. The i kind of like break-up when i just felt like it just got messy and i do think there's sometimes a way back but it's really hard when it's gotten as messy as it got and you know eat when you do have children you don't want to force something like why go to the point where you're going to get married Something doesn't feel right. I think j. lo and a rod. They're they're old enough. They'd been in an up relationships at this point to know like when it doesn't feel right. Let's just call it it keep the peace. Let's not make things uglier we've got kids involved. Let's just keep the peace and let's just be
"rod" Discussed on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
"Weeks. We're supporting and giving shots and having people on that support me back for years and years and years so my favorite perv in the world shrink rod i love that he is completely himself authentically and complete perverted. And i just wanted to give it my look out and bring him on in. Do you know what he looks like brandy. But like we thought he's been like even when i posted on ribcage he's like brandy appreciation day me and so he always makes me feel good. Even when i'm bad i remember. When we were doing drinking tweeting videos. He was like one of the big big contributors to the video. Always there one of the first to tweet something. Like argh. I'm telling you right or fucking all right here he is. Let's bring on frank rod. Hey are you take your mask on ono have my what do you call it. My profile on me. I thought he was going to talk with them. Not it'd be kinda cool but we hold on. I could find. Okay let's give you a great intro frank. There is desert break is in the house your in my house. I'm in you're in our house. You're always frank. Welcome to randy glanville unfiltered to actually finally meet you I was telling ryan my supporters appreciation week. And you're my first supporter. That i'm having on my podcast and i have to tell you like even when i post stupid shit. You're always so cool. And you're my favorite pervert. Ever in such per- brennan limit and when people ask my dog assistant the fact.
"rod" Discussed on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
"It's better than alcohol you can do this. Next up is we have ten and Rod we gorgeous winners of Australia's amazing race It's very early for them. So we're going to check in with them and talk to them about the raise about everything that went on with an about being hot the men as well. How are you? Brandy. Thanks so much of it is on. On. You said, thanks brandy in unison it was very. Attended do that sort of stock a law where you spend as much time as? Together, we end up just like becoming. Brady we. Review? We love match the second way fell in love with here in the second Kim Richards Claudio Sloppy and You'RE A fan. Or your way lobby Oh. That's so sweet. Thank you so much guys you know the An Honorary Ozzy 'cause, most of my gay friends here Australian so. They don't judge me for my drinking because they're obviously Australian so without. Do. You listen to your. John Pasta. He was amazing I wanna be Ozzy I really. Want I don't want to move there. I've only been there once but I fell in love everyone there's hot every single person. Whatever you WANNA come. Out on the town we go. Oh my God. I almost got arrested but the police ended up carrying me to my room which was so awesome. Go Casual, I've done on real housewives. All right. So tell me guys. So you guys are both personal trainers are both ridiculously attractive. Wise decided to sign up for the amazing race like what first of all I'm sorry like I get lost going to the grocery store like every day. Are you guys like what made you WanNa do this? At least not branding Asuka fans in the Shiloh. As Tae absolutely loved it. Lots of awe and the amazing race rare fiber shies. When we?.
"rod" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"Fuse old Zachary with you but if you're around that age and you're a baseball fan as a kid in the nineteen seventies nineteen eighties. There was one player in the game. Perhaps above all others who exemplified greatness and professionalism and elegance at the Plate Rodney Klein Karoo the hall of Famer the seven time batting champion one of the great players of his or any era. His new book is one tough out fighting off. Life's curve balls and it's a pleasure to welcome to the sporting life rod crew Rod. Thank you for being with us. Thanks German. It's it's good to be here but a lot of people know that You had health issues serious health issues and last few years that required a heart transplant. How are you feeling now? I feel good. I truly you know They have another fifteen years. The doctors did so you know. I'm just banking on that. But you know I feel good real good. What are you doing these days? Well I'm hanging out with my wife. We try to do as much as we can together with this crazy virus going around you know We spend a lot of time together before it was announced. I wasn't spring training with the twins Working with somebody young flares. Right your story which you tell here so eloquently in your New Book. One tough out There are a lot of triumphs as you'd expect a lot of remarkable achievements as many of us are aware and there's a lot of hardship to not only your health issues last few years but the death of your daughter when she was seventeen from leukemia. Your upbringing your born in Panorama The raise mostly in New York. What was it like writing about these things telling these stories many of which You know we're so painful experience of course or I think the most painful part was About Michelle you know not so much about my upbringing and what I went through but about you know Michelle you know. She's just young lady getting ready to go to nursing. School and I mentioned was Diagnosed with leukemia. But what surprised me about or was that she never cried day. She just said that in order to doctors are GonNa Clean me up and I'll be back out there again. You know turn to help save someone's life so I I couldn't believe I couldn't believe her reaction and the way she felt. Why well you don't you think that a seventeen year old would start saying you know why I mean you know I don't WanNa die and start crying and things like that but she she just you know she was strong. She said you know the doctors told her you know what she hadn't they're gonNA clean her up and make a Watergate and that's all she Really believed that the time speaking with Rod Karoo his new book a memoir is one tough out fighting off. Life's curve curve balls now I think most people would agree. There can't be anything Were difficult more traumatic than losing a child. How did you? How did you deal with the trauma at the time? But you know I have faith you know and She was a great kid. I mean everyone loved her and then when the big man upstairs decided that it was her time you know I have so much faith in him that you know I never questioned him or ask why. Michelle you know was just their time. You know one you know we all have our time. Scheduled from the dame were born so You know I just went on and did what she asked me to do to stay involved in you know. Try and help kids. And I've had a golf tournament for the last twenty five years that It's all about pediatric cancer cell. And it's doing real real good things for for a lot of kids ride. There's a lot of pain here and it's not easy talking about things that are painful. So why was it so important for you to write this book? Well you know what God has given me a gift to to see a baseball the baseball and so I felt that you know Put The book out. I'm doing God's work I'm trying to save lives and letting people be aware heart disease and it's the number one killer in this country and I want people to take care of themselves. Take care of their bodies and take care of that little ticker that he gives us Insider body lip. So hopefully you know we'll get some good results from it. Would you look back at your career baseball and all the things All things you did. I one thing that's vivid for me as I said I'm fifty years old so I was eight years old. Nineteen seventy eight all star game and I remember it. I don't remember where it was played. The only thing I remember I remember. I was such a big baseball fan. The All Star game back then especially with such a big deal and that was the year after you'd hit three eighty eight and There were a lot of people hopeful that you'd become the first since Williams to hit four hundred and I remember that game. What was it two triples and two singles in the All Star game? You know it's funny. I two triples and I'm the second one I was sliding into third base of Pete Rose Screen third base and he started yelling. You know. That's that's that's a record. No one has ever done that before he would know he would tell you know so. I got up but he says you know. Congratulations no one has ever done. What yesterday so Pete knows about in baseball? Allow us don't know you know but It was a great day for me. Seventy seven was a big year for you the year before that you know in in the middle of What I guess I would call your heyday. You're the height of your powers No WanNa get three eighty eight since Ted Williams In late fifties. No-one hit four hundred since Williams in nineteen forty one. What was it like being locked in like that that year? You know it was a very uncanny here for me. It just seems that everything I hit found a whole. And what's crazy is that. When I was at the plate I would see the the infielders middle infielders shift a little bit and then I hit the ball. Maybe you know two feet from where they were claim that it would have been an out but it went through for basis so It was just crazy. The baseball seem like it was a a beach ball. Then it seemed like just floating up there and say hit me. Hit Me hit me. It'd be where he wants you. You know so Great great season for me. Now I know you know these numbers ride but I'm going to read them for the benefit of our listeners. You want your I batting title in Sixty Nine when you were twenty three three thirty two then you won the batting title seventy two three eighteen year career. Three Twenty eight hitter in an era when there was a lot of diminished offensive production. It was really a pitcher's era. You won batting titles hitting three thirty two three eighteen three fifty three sixty four three fifty nine three eighty eight and three thirty three. You're an all star eighteen seasons in a row I don't know what the question is right and they just it just still. I still marvel at at what you achieved one of the things when I think about your career is the remarkable bat control And what you could do with both With a hand around the barrel of the Bat. Why can't anyone bunt anymore rod? They really don't try you know and it's so frustrating to To See guys that have speed that could get on base easily Especially with the shift at saw that they're doing today and they don't even attempt. Everyone wants a home because they figure or they saw that or think that that's where they're gonNa make make the big bucks but you know to me. I I am. I frustrated with the game today because of that and we were on it and spring training every single day and then when the game starts they forget about it. All they think about is let me see. How far can it? The next one loss to write about You Difficult Childhood and your father In this book as I said You were born in Panama. Nineteen forty five But you raise mostly New York and you went to George. Washington High School in Washington Heights. Same High School that produced Manny Ramirez. Two pretty good ball players. How would you describe your childhood It was tough because I was a very sick kid you know. I had rheumatic fever when I was growing up and I I almost died So my mom treated me With kid gloves you know. My Dad thought that I should be more of a man you know. And so we didn't have a good relationship and You know he drank a lot and I suffer the consequences. My and I suffer the consequences when he came home. But one thing that I had that kept me safe was baseball and my mom. Encourage me to play. You know she says you know keep keep going keep playing in good things are GonNa happen and I told her I said mom all I WANNA do is play front of fifty thousand people because listening to the radio. I couldn't believe that there were that many people in the stands Until I found out you know differently but baseball save me. You know I almost killed my dad When he came home one night he was really drunk and I was about twelve years old and he passed out on the bedroom. I said here's my checks and then my mom came running and she says don't forget baseball and I stopped. I was just tired of abuse. And my mom being abused Rod. What what do you remember? I mean you growing up in New York. It's it's the fifty s and you've got Willie mays playing for the giants at the Polo grounds. Just a couple of miles from where you're grown up you got mickey mantle in the Bronx again just over the river You've got all those great players. The dodgers out there. What do you remember about Being a fan as a kid of New York baseball or you know it's crazy. I had never gone into Yankee Stadium. Never went into the Polo grounds and I played right outside of Anki stays stadium on Kuhn's field right there by the bridge. Yeah right right at bridge hit some balls topic preach but I used to here to the roar of the crowd I used to say to myself. You know maybe one day I'll be playing and and disgrace and and the House that Ruth built and as a kid you know you just you dream you wander and I was fortunate enough to To realize my dream. When did you know that you had not an ordinary but an extraordinary talent for the game? Well you know every year players would ask you know what they're gonNa do that set goals and you know sometimes those gold member realized and all I ask for was God to give me good health. I was GonNa do good things for them. And that's that's all I ever thought about. I was not playing for myself. I was playing for the body and he's took me to a great a great career. I thanked him every day. And I still do for speaking with Rod Crew. The baseball great or the greatest ever play the game second baseman first baseman eighteen time. I've got a right eighteen. Isn't it right eighteen? Time All star all star in every season in which he played in the majors except his final season nineteen eighty five split between his career. The Minnesota twins and at the time California Angels Three Thousand Fifty Three Hits at three twenty eight career batting average rookie of the year. Mvp of the American League You achieve all these great things in baseball We'll see what gives the game. Its spiritual elements beyond just the physical where people think about baseball away They think is home. They think of it as comfort. They think that it saved your life. I in what is special about baseball. Or that's what I thought it saved my life I don't know it's just you know growing up and playing stickball and thinking about Willie mays and Jackie and Roy intead and all those great players and you know hoping that one day you can meet them or you know play with them so I mean it kept me fixed on the game.
"rod" Discussed on Political Scandals
"But he was still governor. The judge confiscated his passport to keep him from fleeing the country but they couldn't confiscate his gubernatorial powers before the end of the day. Rod was out on forty five hundred dollars bail and free to keep governing as a final middle finger to his critics. Blagojevich decided to make an appointment even as he faced federal charges one of his defense attorneys threatened to resign from his defense team. If Rod appointed anybody he looked like he wasn't taking the criminal trial seriously. Governor Sunshine didn't have time to listen to anyone's negativities on December thirtieth. He appointed Roland Bursts of former Illinois attorney general and prominent African American politician. It was widely believed that burress was deserving of higher office and that the Senate seat vacated by Obama should go to a black politician. This was the kind of pick. An honest governor would have made someone qualified and capable as well as popular who was long overdue and deserving of a promotion. This was bloggers last laugh if the Illinois State Senate refused to confirm burress. They'd be shutting talented black politician out of a seat. He's earned if they confirmed him. They'd be tainting themselves by doing the bidding of a governor. They plan to impeach. He had them in a pickle the Illinois Senate chose to confirm Burruss then on January. Ninth two thousand nine. They impeach Rod Blagojevich on a vote of one hundred fourteen to one on January twenty ninth. The legislature again voted nearly unanimously to remove blog. Oh from office and bar him from ever holding office in Illinois again. In April of two thousand nine the grand jury returned indictments against blog on nineteen charges. The indictment was revised in February of two thousand ten to add more charges bringing the total to twenty four. His trial was an absolute media circus. The defense attorneys fought bravely arguing that their client was not personally culpable for Illinois's political culture of corruption importantly. They refused to allow the governor to testify in his own defense. His shameless personality wasn't going to play well on the stand. His defense team did cast enough doubt to lead to a hung jury on August seventeenth. Two thousand ten. The judge declared a mistrial because jurors could not agree on a decision regarding twenty three of the twenty four charges prosecutors were forced to retry the former governor while he awaited re-trial. Lago seemed not to take situation seriously. Rather than hone his defense he sold autographs for fifty bucks the second trial which commenced in April of two thousand eleven. Went much better for the prosecution. This time Rod testified. The jury got an earful of his side of the story. On June twenty-seventh Rod Blagojevich was found. Guilty on seventeen of the twenty charges.
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"Usually the proverbial October surprise a scandal revealed right before an election kills a contenders chances. But even with the FBI openly investigating him in a close confident indicted on criminal charges. Rod Somehow won reelection by ten points in hindsight that's probably because he massively outspent his Republican opponent by twenty one million dollars. Corruption indeed pays the campaign bills. No matter what Rod Blagojevich did his personal charisma and deep connections around Chicago simply outweighed the corruption. His ironic crookedness seemed to appeal to fans it fed into the rock and roll persona eight cultivated since boyhood in December of two thousand seven federal. Investigators indicted another insider Chris Kelly. They didn't manage to get him on fraud itself but it charge of tax evasion for the one million dollars of income connected with the Blagojevich campaign would do as they say. It's not the crime that gets you but the cover up. Kelly got away with taking kickbacks but the irs wasn't going to let him fail to pay taxes on them through two thousand seven and two thousand eight. As Barack Obama began his historic presidential campaign. It seemed like the FBI was never going to get anything. Concrete on governor himself the closest thing they got to a smoking gun at least for a while was a document in which Blagojevich boasted about rewarding supporters campaign contributions with quote contracts legal work and investment banking. It wasn't enough evidence to file charges so the FBI just released it to the public hoping it would prompt whistle blowers to come forward unexpectedly the FBI's actions did way on the state legislature even though blog oh was still popular with his own base the Illinois State House and Senate were tired of his corrupt antics. They started discussing impeachment. Blagojevich was publicly defiant privately though he was desperate for an exit ramp out of the governorship lest he ended up in prison. Like his predecessors he thought Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat might be just the loophole by early fall. In two thousand eight Obama was neck and neck for the presidency as governor it would fall to rod to appoint his replacement in the United States. Senate Rod saw two promising options. His first preference was for Obama's team to pick a replacement and in exchange for Begovic appointing their preferred choice. They'd give blog a Primo job at the federal level. He told friends that he'd like to be either secretary of health. And Human Services or ambassador to India. The second option which rod like less was just to appoint himself to the Senate running a campaign while under FBI investigation wasn't ideal but it would get him out of the governorship without the embarrassment of impeachment or arrest. There was one big problem with that plan the FBI was still wiretapping him. Rod should have guessed based on the arrests of his key advisors that his own phones were bugged but governor sunshine had an ego the size of Texas. It never even occurred to him that the FBI would have the audacity to tap his personal phone lines. When agents working the case realized Rod was trying to sell a Senate seat. They were dumbfounded. They knew the governor of Illinois was crooked but they had no idea he was this ignorant or reckless in November of two thousand. Eight Barack Obama won the presidency through his staff. He reached out to Rob Blagojevich and suggested his longtime confidant and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for his Senate seat but he didn't make an offer of a federal job in return. Rod was outraged in a recorded phone. Call the governor ranted. Do they think I would just appoint Valerie Jarrett for nothing. Just to make him happy incensed. He decided to approach someone else. Jesse Jackson Junior the son of his old friend Jackson couldn't offer rata job but maybe he would raise enough money for a large bribe. Ultimately though Jackson wasn't willing to pay he later claimed not to even have understood that. The governor was asking for a bribe with the no big offers forthcoming rod returned to plan B. Appointing himself. Chicago's biggest papers. Were starting to call for his impeachment but if he made it to the US Senate they probably wouldn't expel him. Expelling senators for actions. Taken in previous offices would set a precedent endangering other incumbents even if he lost the Senate seat after one term. It'd be easier to take than impeachment no matter how crafty the plan the FBI had waited far too long to let him get away before Rod could appoint himself to the Senate. They moved in based on wiretaps whistle blowers and his arrested former associates. They had plenty of evidence to make an arrest so around six. Am on December ninth. Two Thousand Eight A team of FBI AGENTS. Watch the sunrise from rods. Ravens would manner driveway then charged into arrest him. He was booked before nine. Am by eleven thirty. His wife was dropping off a suit to wear while hearing a judge. Read the charges against him. Rod was due for an ugly surprise. The counts weren't limited to just the Senate seat. They also included his trading of state jobs and appointments for campaign donations. He would be charged with wire fraud. Mail fraud racketeering. Extortion conspiracy attempted extortion and making false statements to federal agents. All in all there would be over twenty charges presented to a grand jury..
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"Chicago's city motto is orbs in Horo Latin for city in a garden because of its many beautiful parks nevertheless abundant. Greenery isn't what comes to mind when most people think Chicago something. People do associate with the city corruption in the news media. Chicago style. Machine politics has long served as useful shorthand for bribery voter fraud and all kinds of election. Rigging four of the State's last eleven governors have ended up in prison the University of Illinois at Chicago ranked Chicago as America's most corrupt city. It's also debatably. One of the last cities still running a true political machine to understand why it helps to point to the late nineteenth century across America. New Emigrants arrived in the US and were told to register for political parties precinct. Captains directed them who to vote for in return politicians doled out government work notably in Chicago. Irish immigrants were promised control of the Police Department migrants then especially non-protestants had been shut out of most private sector jobs. The only way to make sure new arrivals got a shot. At the American dream was to provide them with government work. Political machines sprang up in every city to service. Those needs in exchange for power in most of America. Political machines eventually collapsed as their leaders lost elections to reformers from the opposition party but not in Chicago. The city really only has one party. Chicago's last Republican Mayor Left Office in. Nineteen thirty one ever since it's been one big democratic machine even though the state of Illinois has had numerous Republican governors in the interim that's the environment in which rod are Blagojevich. Cut His teeth in politics by the way that initial doesn't stand for anything. Blog has no legal middle name but uses are to honor his father Rod Blagojevich Rod born in Chicago on December tenth. Nineteen fifty six was proud of his father's Serbian heritage. But he was even more proud to be American. As a child he fell in love with Elvis Presley. The King of rock and roll he watched Elvis's performances on TV learning to sing all his idol songs. He could even mimic his body. Language that swagger would later serve him. Well in politics part diehard Elvis Fan Parts Sports jock young Rod Sprang into working as a shoeshine boy with a prodigious memory. At an early age he learned to memorize long lists pretty soon. He was using that same method to remember everyone he met. But Alas while Rod had some unique gifts he wasn't born a genius after graduating from High School in nineteen seventy five with lousy grades and test scores. He headed off to the University of Tampa. Currently Tampa is ranked by Forbes as the four hundred thirty third best university in the United States two years at Tampa was all it took for Rod to buckle down and improve his. Gpa In one thousand nine hundred seventy seven at age twenty he was able to transfer to Chicago's esteemed not Western University. Rod Hope to stay home in Illinois for good when he first moved back though. Rod didn't even know ward. He voted in. Chicago is divided into fifty wards each represented on the city council by its own official. These aldermen are similar to city council members but are more numerous and cover smaller districts each acts with pseudo mural power. They're often known for doing favors for constituents this once boring and complicated system now appeal to Rod. He started getting seriously interested in Chicago politics. His interest began as many things. In the world of political scandals do with Alexander Hamilton. Rod was infatuated with the ideals of the controversial founding father. He even memorized large portions of the federalist papers. Rod opted to major in history and enjoyed debating. His classmates always representing a conservative federalist point of view by the time he graduated in nineteen seventy nine. Rod had a plan to join politics just like his beloved Hamilton but first he wanted to become a lawyer. Northwestern and University of Chicago's law schools both rejected him as he did about as well on his L. Sets as he had on the act's instead he packed his bags for Pepperdine University in Malibu California a creature of habit rod soon fell back to pulling mediocre grades with all the fun of Malibu distracting him from his classes. He was unfocused. He later joked that he studied so little. He barely knew where the law library was. Unlike in Tampa Rod never really got his act together at Pepperdine. His academic merit wasn't carving a strong path for a future lawyer so in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. He tried out another track towards power. Patronage Rod Blagojevich was friendly with Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdoljak who was also a lawyer. When rod came home for the summer between his second and third years of law school his father got him meeting. Rod Left VRDOLJAK's office with a summer job as a Chicago. Leclerc Rod knew. He hadn't really earned what he was being offered yet. He didn't have time to doubt whether or not he should accept. He was just grateful and took time to express it by returning to the Alderman's office the next day just to say thanks after graduating in one thousand nine hundred eighty three rod spent some time in private practice then applied to be an assistant state's attorney for Cook County. He asked a friend's brother for help in getting in the door. Another favor owed but young rod wasn't thinking about how he might have to pay it back. Asa's in Chicago are pretty much. What assistant district attorneys are elsewhere prosecutors in rods case mostly of boring petty crimes that First Year? Nineteen eighty-six Alderman for DOLE EAC s rod to help one of his allies. Who is up for reelection? It was rods first time ever working on a real campaign. All he had to do was canvas. A neighborhood andropov flyers. Rod had a great time talking to voters. It didn't even dim his shine when the candidate lost. If anything rod was inspired to build connections and attend fundraisers one of the people he met was a powerful Alderman Dick Melle Mel a self made millionaire and kingmaker Chicago. Politics was best known for sabotaging. The city's first Black Mayor Harold Washington by blocking funding for WHO's infrastructure plan. One night in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight thirty one year old Rod Blagojevich attended his first event at Mel's house you wouldn't know. He was an aspiring politician though since he spent the entire evening. Talking to the Alderman's twenty three year old daughter Patti attractive will read and recently single. Patty Mel was tied to one of the most powerful political dynasties on the Chicago City Council. She was rods dream woman within a few weeks. They were dating after a few months. They were going steady. Go incidentally so was rods career by the end of the year. Rod was working part time as a staffer for her dad and being paid out of position. That's an Alderman's way of saying he's not officially on payroll but we cobbled together. Some money for a job for him namely rod salary came from four different government bank accounts. Dick Mel didn't mind taking care of his daughters new boyfriend. He even hoped stick around. Did He ever on August Twenty Fifth Nineteen Ninety Rod and Patty Remarried Alderman? Mel was thrilled. And not just on his daughter's behalf see mel did have a son but he just wasn't cut out for politics in Rod Blagojevich. Dick Mel saw political air. He had always wanted so with the wedding in the rear view. Alderman Mel got busy launching his son in laws political career in nineteen ninety two about a redistricting created an open spot in the state legislature conveniently located in Alderman Malls thirty third ward on the northwest side. A seven turn. Incumbent wanted the seat but mel thought thirty five year old rod should have it. Alderman male warned his son in law that the election would be tough but if he beats such a strong incumbent on his first try rod would be making an entrance into politics. That people would notice her. Mel's advice. Rod campaigned hard as a reform candidate. He met practically everyone in the district and used his sterling memory to recall what they cared about. The Chicago Tribune gave him. Its endorsement an important nod of approval in Chicago on Election Day. Rod won in a landslide with a four thousand vote margin among seventeen thousand votes cast. Rod called his mother that night and told her about his win. The elderly. Mrs Blagojevich had just two requests. Promise meal always be honest and promise me you won't take bribes of course Illinois's newest state legislator agreed to both. He had no idea how soon he'd break his word as his burgeoning career leapt forward. That's up next now back to the story on March Seventeenth Nineteen ninety-two rookie politician. Rod Blagojevich was elected to the Illinois. State legislature beatings seven term incumbent. Myron coolest thirty five year old Nagoya Vich ran as a reformer pledging to clean up corruption. But there's always a wink and a nod to that kind of platform and Chicago. Everyone in the city hates corruption.
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"The Story of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is corruption imprisonment and presidential pardon December. Ninth two thousand dawn gray on Ravens. Would manner a northside neighborhood on the banks of the Chicago River the FBI agents? I'd in the driveway of twenty nine thirty four West Sunnyside Avenue. They exchanged nervous glances any moment. Now they'd get the cue to charge up the yellow brick stairs and pound on the door at the curb another vehicle held a three man Swat team. Just in case the agents on the case were among the bureau's most experienced Chicago staff still none of them had ever worked on a case of this caliber before even their own spouses and children had no idea where they were or why they had to leave home at three o'clock in the morning just after six. Am The call finally came. The special agent in charge of the case had made contact with their prime suspect. It was time to go in the field agents rang the doorbell over and over when they were finally let in their high profile arrest e had just one question before they took him away. Governor Rod Blagojevich dressed in a jogging suit and hastily brushing his teeth. Turn to the FBI agents and asked how does my hair look.
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"After murdering the WENDORF's Rodney Scott stole some money food and the keys to the WENDORF's Ford Explorer before leaving rod used a lit cigarette. Burn the letter. V into Richard's chest. The Saga had finally left his mark upon the world. When Rodney Scott pulled up to Janine Leclair's house in the WENDORF's Ford Explorer. It was clear that something had gone very very wrong. The boys shirts were missing and Heather was beginning to fear. The worst had happened. When Rodney Scott stole the Family Car Janine Leclair decided not to go with the rest of the group to New Orleans. She stayed behind while Dana Charity. Heather and Sam piled into the explorer. Rod waited until they crossed into New Orleans to tell heather the truth about what had happened at the Wendorff House. She couldn't understand why rod had taken things so far. The coveted always thought his of murder and mayhem was nothing more than boyish bluster. They had never realized that this crazy vampire stuff was more than a game to rod but even though they were horrified by what he done they stuck to the plan whether out of fear loyalty or simply because they had nowhere else to go. Heather's seventeen year old sister. Jenny discovered her parents bodies. Upon returning from cheer practice. She called the police and within hours. A manhunt was underway. When news of the vampire clans involvement leaked to the media. The case became a national sensation three days later on November twenty eighth nineteen ninety-six charity. Pc Scott Anderson and Heather Wendorff were arrested by the baton. Rouge sheriff's department outside New Orleans. Charity had called her grandmother to ask for money and her grandmother had notified the police on February Fifth Nineteen Ninety Eight Ron Ferrell pled guilty to the murders of Richard and Ruth Wendorff. At seventeen years old he became the youngest inmate ever sentenced to death row. In the State of Florida though it was later commuted to life without parole Scott Anderson pled guilty to his role in the killings in April nineteen ninety eight and received two consecutive life sentences A. Judge recently reduced his sentence to forty years. Dana Cooper pled guilty on July Fifteenth and received one hundred seventy one years charity key see pled guilty to the same charges on August thirteenth receiving one hundred one years in prison. Both Dana and charity have since been released on parole to this day. Murray Kentucky is best known for its role in the infamous vampire slaying of Nineteen ninety-six though Jaden Murphy and his family vampires have long since moved away. The town still attracts a few vampire. Curious visitors each year Rod. Ferrell now thirty nine years old has a fiance and is awaiting resentencing from a judge..
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"Cold Heat stare off into the distance for a second and then suddenly erupt in a burst of anger. Sandra said that in this state rod screamed at her threatened to kill her and broke things later. He would act though it hadn't happened or say that he'd only been kidding around. According to the Mayo Clinic. These symptoms the rage episodes followed by Amnesia. The DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. The Manic rants the blackouts all match those experienced by someone caught in the grips of a possible associated disorder. It's possible that during this ill-fated road trip to Florida Rod was slipping in and out of dissociated state exacerbated by continued use of LSD. We may never know exactly what was going through rods head as he and his coven made their way to Heather Wendorf's house but rod had been inching further down the path of darkness for months. Now with each choice he made. He traded away a few more points of humanity and pretty soon on November twenty fifth nineteen ninety six the beast would and blood would flow coming up. Rods Vampire clan runs out of road now. The conclusion of the story throughout Nineteen Ninety six. Sixteen year. Old Rod Ferrell's delusional symptoms grew more frequent. His behavior became more violent and his outbursts. More extreme when dissociating rod believed. He was a five hundred year. Old Vampire named Assago out to satisfy his thirst for blood. So ex girlfriend. Heather Wendorf's parents cut off contact. Ron took it as a challenge to his vampiric authority. He hatched a plan to rescue heather and his friend. Jean at escape to New Orleans with the help of three other teenagers heat inducted into coven. The four of them drove down to Florida. Some growing uncomfortable as rod cycled rapidly through dissociates dates. Them were more unnerved than Shannon Joey. Who nearly screamed when Rod in his coven showed up on her doorstep in Florida. An old girlfriend of rods. She hadn't expected to ever see him again. Especially not in the middle of the afternoon. Two days before Thanksgiving now that he was standing outside her house. She wasn't sure she wanted to invite him in. Rod Look different than she remembered. He died as strawberry blonde hair black. It had grown long and greasy. He was wearing a black trenchcoat over Marilyn Manson t shirt and he and his friends look like they hadn't showered in a while. Rod explained that they were heading to New Orleans but I they needed to pick up heather and Janine. He told Shannon they'd been driving for six hours and he asked if she'd mind letting them use her shower. Shedding wasn't sure what to say but in the end she let them inside while the others washed up rod had Shannon Call Heather and said he'd pick her up at school. It was time for Heather to cross over into his vampire clan. He headed all arranged. Once he picked her up he'd take her to the closest graveyard in order to complete the ritual. Heather would belong to the clan when Rod got off the phone he was energized. Shannon watched him pace around your kitchen working himself up. Shannon asked him if he thought Heather's parents would really let her run away with them to New Orleans. Rod replied. Don't worry about it. I'm probably going to have to kill them. Shannon didn't know what to make of Rod. Was He joking. He looked serious. The other soon returned and the Vampire clan left to go get heather and Janine Shannon. Figured that was the last she'd see of Rod. The rescue plan was simple. The clan would come by Heather's house in the evening after she got back from school. She pack a bag and sneak out to join them in Scott's Buick then they take offer New Orleans and begin. Their new lives plan in place. Rod led heather to Greenwood Cemetery. Rod scored three slashes across his arm. Unleashing Assago and heather bowed her head to drink. Rod smiled blood coating his teeth. Heather was his. He was her maker. They would leave this place together and God help. Anyone tried to get their way. The group were planning to leave that night. They were eager to start their new lives as a true vampire. Coven a family at last at six PM on November Twenty Fifth Nineteen ninety-six. Shannon's doorbell rang once again. She opened the door. And there stood rod in all his malevolent glory. He asked again if Shannon could give heather a call. The group needed directions to her house after he hung up the phone. Rod mentioned that he was planning to steal the WENDORF's car since the Buick was having trouble but I they were going to kill. Heather's parents Shannon didn't believe him and when they left around six thirty pm she was glad.
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"The next morning. An employee at the Murray. Calloway county animal shelter arrived at work to find thirty dogs running loose in the driveway. The employees soon discovered that someone had cut their way in through the east side of the fence. At first she expected to find that a group of local pranksters had broken into free. The animals what she found instead chilled her to the bone inside the shelter. She discovered the remains of two puppies. Blood pulled on the floor and someone had drawn symbols on the walls in the animal's blood. Other animals in the shelter had been beaten savagely some limped unbroken pause others suffered from broken ribs. It didn't take long for a suspicion to fall on Rod Ferrell and the Vampire clan witnesses stated. They'd seen a group of Goth teenagers lurking in the area. Shortly before the break in April doted one of many ex girlfriends later testified that rotted admitted to murdering two of the puppies and confessed to drinking their blood. School administrators forced Rod to attend mandatory counseling sessions. Afterward the counselor recommended that Rod be sent to a mental health facility for treatment. Sandra once again refused to institutionalize him wrought attended six counseling sessions before he was expelled from school for behavioral problems. Meanwhile the news of the animal shelter slaughter spread far and wide. The rumor mill spun the story into a satanic ritual committed by group of Vampire clan initiates and attitudes towards goths and Murray turned increasingly hostile. Making matters worse for Rod he and Jaden had recently cut ties in September a few weeks before the animal shelter killings. Jaden had watched rod murder a kitten for Jaden. It had been a wakeup call after the animal shelter. Killings Jaden confronted Rod. He worried rods. Behavior threatened the entire vampire community. The arguments soon escalated and rob threatened to kill Jaden in a rage Jaden Pindroch against the walled and made it clear that Rod was no longer welcome at the crypt. It was the last time they spoke though. Jaden had abandoned him by October. Nineteen Ninety six rod now sixteen maintained firm control over the four members of his coven. They were Scott Anderson Dana Cooper rods. Fifteen year old girlfriend charity and Charities X. Brian Rod had sired all four of them by offering them his blood and drinking their blood and return as their maker wrought demanded fierce loyalty and unquestioning obedience in many ways. They behaved like any tight. Knit Group of teenagers. They snuck out together to party in the woods. They loitered in gestation parking. Lots snacking on twinkies and slim. Jims the also confided in each other fended about troubled home lives and daydream about their plans to move to New Orleans and form their own vampire house but rods grip on reality continued to unravel and his friends couldn't help but notice? His drug use spun out of control in addition to marijuana he routinely used LSD PCP methamphetamine and heroin. Charity loved Rod. But when she tried to talk to him about his drug use. He only evaded her questions. He often spiraled off into lectures on immortality and transcendence he'd ramble about unlocking the seven gates of hell and boasts that he'd need to kill a whole lot of people. The drugs worried charity more than rods. Crazy rants. She'd heard it all before she figured. It was just rod being rod however his continued contact with Heather. Wendorff his ex girlfriend from Florida. Gay Charity another reason to worry in the months leading up to November nineteen ninety-six rod and Heather spoke on the phone nearly every night. Heather told Rod. Her parents were tormenting her. She said she dreamed of joining his coven and wanted to run away with him to New Orleans to of rods friends at the time heard Heather joke that rod would have to kill her parents if he hoped to take her away from them. Rod called her every night racking up a two thousand dollar phone bill over several months when Heather's parents learned of the constant communication. They forced her to cut off contact. Rod was furious by cutting him off from a member of his coven. Heather's parents had challenged his immortal authority. The time had come to act. He gathered his crew and laid out his grand plan. They would take scots car a blood red Buick and drive six hours to Eustis Florida to rescue heather. Wendorff along for the Ride Scott Anderson Dana Cooper and Charity Casey. Once they'd freed heather and his other old friend. Janine who was also still in Florida from the confines of their suburban prisons. The six of them plan to travel to New Orleans. Rod claim to know the leader of a vampire groups somewhere in the city. The city was known as the vampire capital of the world. They would be free delivered exactly as they saw fit with rod in charge as there are all powerful maker on November Twenty Fourth Nineteen Ninety six rod and his coven bought some snacks for the road at a gas station in town and piled into Scots Buick bound for eustis Florida. They drove for hours during the drive rod slip sporadically in and out of his assago persona. He'd be fine one moment singing along to the radio daydreaming about New Orleans with a laidback smile flirting with charity. In the next moment he'd be Assago ranting about gateways to hell quoting passages from the necker Nama Khan and cutting shallow scratches in his arm to calm himself down. Many witnesses described seeing rod enter similar kinds of few states over the years. His mother prone to fits of anger and violence herself. Described moments in which rod would appear to shut down completely in the midst of an argument. Rod would sometimes stop talking and go completely..
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"After falling in with the group of Vampire role players in Murray Kentucky fifteen-year-old Ron Farrell's overactive imagination. And traumatic past. Let him to claim he was a five hundred year. Old Pamper named the Sako. With grip on Reality Unraveling Rob's vampiric fantasies would soon start to bleed over into the real world. Rods mentor seventeen year. Old Jaden officially inducted rod into the Vampire clan by leading him through a ritual known as a crossing over ceremony under the cover of darkness. Jaden lead Rod to a graveyard where they cut their arms with razor blades. Drank each other's blood and sat in silent Meditation Until Sunrise to Jaden Sharing Blood was an act of trust and an expression of a bond closer than French hip to Rod. This ritual might have held a darker her supernatural significance now a full fledged vampire. Rod wished to sire some children of his own. He convinced his fifteen year old girlfriend. Charity key see to crossover into the clan along with his childhood friend Scott Anderson and charities friend Dana Cooper rods gang of vampires acquired an infamous reputation in the small gossipy college town. His drug use was an open secret and everyone at his school had heard about his vampiric alter ego the Sako. The scars on his arms for self evident while the other members of rods clan might have been content to get high in the woods. Have sex graveyards and play pretend in the crypts basement rods. Thirst for blood was real and his appetite was growing.
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"Due to the graphic nature of this cult's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of drug. Use Self harm abuse and murder. Some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. The Moon gleamed over the old Salem cemetery in Murray Kentucky as the city slumbered to figures shrouded in dark. Trench coats crept quietly through the graveyard as they wove between the tombstones. The pair smiled mischievously. For them it was a special occasion tonight. Seventeen year old. Jaden Murphy. The self-proclaimed vampire-prince of Calloway County would welcome his fifteen year old. Protege Rod Ferrell into the Brotherhood of darkness. Jaden lead Rod to a tombstone at the center of the cemetery. Rod tents stroke the stone. He waited so long to shed his mortal disguise. This awkward angry teenager. Now finally he would reveal what lurk beneath ancient at powerful beneath the light of the moon the granite gravestone beckoned. Like a profane. Alter STILL GRINNING. Jaden turn to face his devoted acolyte and pulled a razor blade from his pocket. Rog Knelt before his friend and Mentor. Ready to be reborn. He hardly winced as Jaden dragged the razor blade across his upper arm. Carving three shallow cuts into his flesh. Blood welled up from the wounds bowing forward. Rod began to drink and began to change. Hi I'm Greg pulsing and I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is called a podcast. Original every Tuesday. We look at cults practices their leader and their followers. You can find all episodes of cults and all other parkhouse originals for free on spotify over every listen to podcasts. To stream calls for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type cults in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You will allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network today in a one part episode. We're taking a deep dive into Rod Ferrell and the clan of Murray Kentucky as a sophomore in high school rod bonded with a group of Goth outcasts through their shared love of a role playing game called vampire the masquerade roads commitment to the fantasy world allowed him to draw in a troupe of troubled teens that he took under his wing but his vampiric obsessions and thirst for blood. Weren't just part of the game. Rods quest for immortality would culminate in November of nineteen ninety six with a double murder that exposed his vampire clan to the world though he later claimed to be an undamaged prince. Born at the fourteen hundreds Rod. Ferrell story actually began a few centuries later born in nineteen eighty two teenage parents from the town of Murray Kentucky rods formative years were tumultuous rods. Father abandoned him and his teenage mother. Sondra Gibson within weeks of his birth as a result he was raised by Sandra and his maternal grandparents. Rosetta and Herald Gibson. The four of them moved often as heralds job took the family back and forth between Kentucky and Florida. It wasn't long before rod suffered another misfortune at two years old. Shortly after the family settled in Winter Garden Florida he allegedly developed a life. Threatening case of encephalitis the condition may have had a lasting impact on his psychological development. Vanessa's going to take over in the psychology here and throughout the episode please note. Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist psychiatrist. But she has done a lot of research for the show. Thanks Greg. According to the Mayo Clinic and SEF elitest is an inflammation of the brain tissue. Most commonly caused by viral infections complications resulting from severe cases of encephalitis can include intellectual disability and personality changes research conducted by doctors. Carl Becker and Norbert Muehler has found evidence of a link between encephalitis and the onset of schizophrenic disorders in adolescents.
"rod" Discussed on Public Official A
"But I remember turn into my business partners insane. This is not gonna end. Well. If you're being pretty generous to rod, so far, there's some plausible deniability. We haven't described anything where rod was personally involved in hammering people with state business for money that sort of stuff was left to people like Tony Risco and Chris Kelly. But here's a story. Where rod was clearly implicated in it involved. Then congressman later Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. The story involves a state grant for a school. I had heard that rod had promised rom two million dollars facility and roms district. And the grant wasn't being given. It wasn't being given. It wasn't being given in one day Rahm called me and just exploded. Then deputy governor, Bradley tusk. He was really upset and keep in mind. It's like he had a point. And it was for good call, and it was for school and Rama's in the middle of running the democratic reelection campaign for the House Democrats, and he was in the process of taking back the house representatives for the Democrats someone who is really powerful. And sees me someone that you didn't really wanna screw around with. And so that night, I was on the phone with it and someone of the conversation. I said, hey, you know, what this thing with Romney's really mad? It's really upset according to tusk. Rod dent said that he wanted roms brother a powerful Hollywood agent to hold a. Fundraiser for the book oil-rich campaign. He said tell Rahm that. You know, I need to get the phone first. And then he can have the grant. And obviously it was pretty clear to me. And I think probably anyone listen to this right now, that's a legal you can't link a government grant for school to put ical donations. So I hung up the phone with him tusk, then call the top lawyer in the governor's office and said he need to get your client under control. I said what do you mean? Here's what he just did. And now is the grant was eventually given the fundraiser never happened. This episode would have legal consequences later, but it also topped Bradley tusk a lot about rod. He was really really consumed with how much money he raise. But I think even more than that he was really insecure about his ability to actually govern to think through by DA's and policies and articulate them. And he knew that if he had enough money and he had the right ad maker. And the right message that could carry the day, no matter what. And I think he'd really relied on that. Petty says, there's nothing complicated. Or corrupt about rods fundraising operation. It's just politics as usual. This is just what you need to do to stay in office. If he didn't have any money in his campaign fund. It would invite opponents because they'd see him as weak and not being able to fight off any opponents. And then if you looked weak like that, then, you know, then you look like a lame duck. Then you can't get anything done because they think that you're not going to be back for a second term. So I was very important to have that position of strength rods position would have to be strong because it was more bad news on the way. Just before the two thousand six general election to go, which is fund raisers were indicted. They were charged with trying to extort millions from people wanting to do business with two state boards. One of those fundraisers was Tony Risco who the indictment alleged was raising money for an unnamed public official. A if in fact, he's allegations relating to Tony are true. He betrayed my trust. He lied to me. He deceived. Meet but a lot more important than that. He violated the public trust. Go tried to downplays ties with Rasco as role within the administration, even though Risco was giving rod the names of campaign donors to put on state, boards and commissions and rod was doing it. During this press conference. Rod basically said this was just a couple of bad actors, and he wasn't directly implicated is personal scheme by two people who allegedly were trying to rich themselves and were acting on their own to enrich. Themselves. And if in fact, they did these things they broke the law. They ought to be punished. Vulnerable. He had plenty of bad headlines. State officials were after him the FBI was after him. And then there was political opponents..
"rod" Discussed on Public Official A
"Let's not forget the people who worked really hard to bring buchnevich to Justice in the first place the FBI agents. What is they think about rod possibly walking out of prison early? Here are agents, Murphy and Kane, we knew from anecdotal information that rod and President Trump had gotten along very well when Rodney was on his show, but beyond that, I don't know if I want to render much of opinion, we're proud of the work we've done, and I guess we'll just leave it at that. I don't like pardon powers of the president. I personally just a personal view the man who was actually in charge of the investigation into rod Blagojevich FBI, special agent, Robert grant, what the president's actual motivations for considering this commutation. I don't know. But it appears to be uneducated. I don't trust President Trump in his flippant TV watching comments on something like this. I. I find that. It. It's it's revolting to me. Trump wants the side with the bad guys live in the poll that is rod McCoy Mitch in his his his band of cutthroats. That's for him. I mean, how how moved should any of us be by the central argument? I think that you're from MRs Bogo veg that they had two daughters these daughters lost the childhood and not having a father. Should we be moved by that should that be driving force in letting the governor out early? No that was something. He should've considered before he engaged in the behavior that caused him to be sent to prison. I mean, there's many people in prison that have families maybe Patty should look more at the behavior of her husband and say, you know, we're in the situation because of what you did. Why hasn't he come around to that? Why is it come around to accepting guilt? 'cause he's not. And. Not. Yeah. I made you secure ever will. Why would you accept? Why would you resign yourself to that? If you know in your heart that you're guilty. Yeah. Yeah. So I didn't tell you about the dogs. You know, we never had dogs before all this happens. So skittles was the I call her the restore your father got arrested dog. Goodness. Let's get poppy has we had to kind of distract from try to give the kids something. And then fortunately Twix was the sorry father's going to jail dog. Well, let's get another puppy. He's get another puppy. The few moments when rod is taken out in handcuffs and the door closes and your house is quiet. And here you are by yourself processing, all of this. What what do you remember about that? This is that I mean nothing's ever going to be the same again. This is our lives are now changed forever. Does the cat. Go back from Beth B I arresting you. I mean, that's it. Next time on public official a microphone in a brawl. Fouts awkward, I was afraid. It was going to fall out or that. Somehow. I was going to be discovered this on it. It felt very awkward and how b I again, it's investigation. The tapes the started with me ultimately lead up through probably nineteen different people that ultimately stopped at the doorstep of bribe book. Public official. A is a production of WBZ Chicago. I'm Dave McKinney. The producer is Colin McNulty, the executive producer is Kevin Dawson are intern is Sophie Lalanne special. Thanks to out kief, Brennan Vanak and Tony Arnold. Mark Garber start as President Trump. The show is mixed Adam off if you like what you heard give us your feedback. Tell your friends leave us a rating review and subscribe to public official a on apple podcasts pocket cast or wherever you get your podcast..
"rod" Discussed on Getting Real with Réal
"Successful as apple I will believe in you to you believe in yourself. Five four, three two one boom. What's up? Champions Coach all here? I WANNA walk, and you do another edition of my podcast getting real with rail and I am so so excited about my guest today. This is going to be the podcast edition GonNa be the podcast ever to this date and I'm just telling you you. Guys are in for a treat. I guess today is is not only a really good friend of mine, but he's a mentor of mine. He is a teacher of mine, and honestly he has been life changing in my life. Personally you know. We met Rod. probably years well two. Two and a half years ago. Now Um, you know with the company that I'm with, and it's an option that you can have, and he has a thing called a healthy mind and body, and you know being a fitness professional for thirty nine years me and my wife knew you know we we can help people get accessible. We were not able to really help them to maintain it. And always the missing link is the mind right, and that's kind of what you know if you're not GonNa Change Habits. And all that and you know that's really Rod. Thing is about and we're going to hear more about it. And how you can put it into action today starting right now you know and lacks year. You. Know and I know Ravi tearing this for the first time and last year we went to a thing that Rodney's company called. Top fifty and it's was amazing. Three or four days immersed with rod his team and it was life changing immediately see changes. Even that group of people were there. They didn't contact with most of the and changing the me. Personally you know me and my wife,.
"rod" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Rod Rosenstein, agreeing to meet with lawmakers talk about a report that he talked about recording the president in secret report in the New York Times at Rosenstein talked about wearing a wire shook the west wing, and there were reports last week that his days were numbered at the Justice department. Now, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russia probe set to meet with GOP lawmakers privately to explain himself democratic congressman Jerry Nadler wants house speaker Paul Ryan to allow Democrats at the meeting tweeting that House Republicans cannot be left alone in a room with Rosenstein in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, twenty governor, Jerry Brown extending the state's national guard participation and border patrols by six months. Facebook reporting, a major security breach. Facebook says an attack on its computer network exposed personal data of nearly fifty million users the social network believed the attackers exploited a feature and the platforms code allowing them to take over user accounts. Baseball. Look fixed the vulnerability and reported it to law enforcement over ninety million of its users were forced to long out of their accounts as a safety precaution. In a statement. The company says it is in the early stages of investigating it has yet to determine whether these accounts were misused and does not know the identity or origin of the attackers. The breach stemmed from a change to Facebook's video uploading feature in July of last year Christine Goodwin. Fox News Hillary Clinton making a cameo appearance on the premiere of the reboot of Murphy Brown as an applicant for a secretarial job. Who says she has some experience with emails, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate played a woman named Hillary with one L and a brief scene with Candace Bergen Clinton said she'd worked as a secretary before Burke until Clinton she might be a little overqualified and is left for the business car that Hillary at you could have had me dot com. Lisa lacerra, FOX News Radio..
"rod" Discussed on LadyGang
"'cause we're not that grateful in general getting i was about to come in today and be like i'm grateful for yoga what was i thinking wholefoods smile it's awful so instead we're gonna play mary kill yeah but we're going to use the people were each going to tell somebody we've had an encounter with this week like what celebrity because we live in la we bump into they're all over the place so mine this week is felicity huffman she was in my boss she looks at me fine okay speaking of fi like insane insane she really does that's that's when someone works out their whole life yep like you can tell that she's never not on my body is gonna look like she's very lean and muscular you pretty okay i got to interview rod stewart for the first time so we're going to put rod sir not you and you think i'm saying okay first of all rod sturt is a babe like it's so weird because i always get barry manilow and rod stewart can make the big hair but rod stewart is like rock and roll skinny which you know i love and scrawny mike his face does not look leathery seventy two years old guys he stills that full head of hair it's not a piece i like really looked at it he's had hair hair transplant insure it looks amazing a good one though but like amazing close he was like in mcqueen and just like layered and like a rosary and i was like your hot rod stewart and it was aired i have no idea.