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    Filed at 7:58 pm under by dcobranchi

    An Anonymous blogger thinks the terrorism drill scenario was funny.

    The homeschool parents have taken offense with Malkin, in an extremely silly sense. The scenario is about extremists. Personally, I’ve never seen homeschooled students or parents go blowing up public school systems or threatening them in any way. Some snub the system (and generally their kids turn out to be socially retarded, and the kids may not recieve adaquate education because half the parents don’t know enough to teach, but that’s besides the point) but they’re not extremists. Except for The Happy Homeschooler, I guess, since she takes offense to it.

    And I guess it’s ok for me to refer to Anonymous bloggers as retarded ignoramuses who probably can’t count to 20 without taking off their shoes. Hey, it’s funny! Right?

    21 Responses to “POINTEDLY IGNORANT”


    Comment by
    Pointedly Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 9:06 pm

    Most insults are much funnier than that. From my experiences with the homeschooled kids who go to college are that the majority have no idea how to fully interact with their brethren. Also, my aunt is homeschooling my nephew, much to my chagrin, and she barely knows algebra.

    Homeschooling is not for everyone. Private schools are a different matter entirely.


    Comment by
    Pointedly Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 9:08 pm

    P.S. I am inviting you to try insulting again, only this time with a humorous edge. Also, tell my engineering degree that I don’t know how to count. Bad at reading, perhaps, but not at math… 😛 *phbthbthbthbtbt* 😀


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 9:13 pm

    An engineer? That explains everything.


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 9:29 pm

    Pray, P.A., how wide is that experience you boast of? And what does “interact fully” mean?


    Comment by
    Greg
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 10:05 pm

    Home schooling is not for everyone. Nor is public school. We home schooled our daughter. Poor, ignorant thing then went to HS for 3 years (maybe I should say slept through), graduated and left home at 16 with a full scholarship to a top ten private liberal arts college. Started traveling around the world (by herself) at 17 using grant money and her own earnings. Spent sophomore year as exchange student in Korea. Graduated with honors at 20 and still traveling.
    If anyone doubts this, email me and I will send you her web site showing everywhere she has been.
    To all the “know it alls”: try backpacking through SE Asia at 17, by yourself.


    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe, P.E.
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 10:29 pm

    “Retardedness?” Don’t bother sending a resume.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 10:44 pm

    Come on, Eric. Cut him some slack. He admitted that he is illiterate. That had to take some guts.

    I think he’s going to regret opening this particular can of worms.


    Comment by
    Rikki
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 10:55 pm

    OMG WE HAVE TO KNOW ALGEBRA????

    heheheh 😉


    Comment by
    Pointedly Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 11:14 pm

    Greg knows how to do it, he sent his kid to public school for high school.

    Eric, if you haven’t noticed, engineers and other geeky sorts make up words for humor’s sake or just for ease. How else do you think “google” became a verb? You can thank us for that one.

    Tim, I’ll admit its not very wide, since half of the kids I know went to private schools, and not public schools. I did know a couple of people who were home schooled, but they had no knowledge of how peer interaction functioned, especially outside of formal situations.

    Daryl, Yet I type fine. How strange is that? When bad at reading is interpreted as illiterate, I worry about your children and the education they are recieving from you. But, then, if they’re as literate as you, they’ll compete with our finest inner city public school students.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 11:30 pm

    Since you’re familiar with the verb “google,” try googling “illiterate” and then click on “definition. “

    Not so much fun having your intelligence questioned by a bunch of strangers, is it? And, I hate to put you in your place (actually I’ll enjoy it quite a bit), but educationally speaking, you’re out of your league here. Some home educators do hold advanced degrees, you know.

    Daryl Cobranchi, Ph.D. (Physical/Analytical Chemistry)


    Comment by
    Joanne aka Happy HSer
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 11:44 pm

    Oh, Daryl, my blog mentor. I hope you can forgive me. P(I)A was over at my place earlier trying to create hilarity in my comments. I didn’t send him your way, but he might have seen your URL lying around on the coffee table.


    Comment by
    Pointedly Anonymous
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 12:09 am

    Daryl, You overestimate your own insulting powers, which is in the pure tradition of the egomaniac. Ooooh, a PhD. Watch me be impressed.

    While some home educators do hold advanced degrees, there are at least twice as many who do so because of moral, political, or religious reasons. My aunt being one of the latter. They feel that the environment in public and private schools are too “rough” or immoral for their fragile youth.

    Besides, most professors with PhDs are really aloof and just plain incompetent when it comes to teaching. The textbooks were godsends when it came to learning. Though, maybe they’re better when it comes to their children…

    Joanne, its nice to meet another megalomaniacal moralist. You give yourself far too much credit as well. It was Daryl who trackbacked to my post. Not your stupid little corner of the web. Now, you can call this a insult a result of liberal reasoning if you want, but I highly doubt that will hold in any court.


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 12:54 am

    I can’t believe you guys are responding to this brainless twit.


    Comment by
    Rikki
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 1:16 am

    I agree with Roy, besides, we have much more important things to discuss now! About this Algebra thing, that’s somewhere over there by Uzbekistan, right?
    😀


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 4:44 am

    Good point, Roy. I won’t feed the troll any longer. And, I thought “al Gebra” was a terrorist group.


    Comment by
    Greg
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 8:28 am

    Speaking of Al Gebra, when my dumb home schooled daughter went to high school, she was regularly asked for help by her Algebra 2 teacher, because she, the teacher was not sure she was doing a problem correctly. And her degree was not in education, it was math! duh


    Comment by
    Joanne aka Happy HSer
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 10:52 am

    Oh, all right I’ll leave the troll alone. Besides, I need to shop for a larger “stupid little corner of the web”. Apparently mine isn’t large enough to hold both my ego and my writing.

    Joanne, with 2 college degrees, Cum Laude, With Honors


    Comment by
    meep
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 11:49 am

    I don’t see what degrees hav to do with it, as plenty of teachers with education degrees, and not much other education, seem to make it just fine in the job of teaching kids. But then, they don’t have to live with the results.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 10:30 pm

    Thank god that I am going to engineering school after PA (presumably) graduated. I’d hate to have to assigned to the Work-Study financial aid program as PA’s English tutor (a task for which I am quite qualified, thank you, at or above the college level).


    Comment by
    speedwell
    September 23rd, 2004
    at 10:32 pm

    What’s more, I’m glad PA is not one of the engineers I work for right now. Both of THEM homeschool. 🙂


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    September 25th, 2004
    at 6:10 pm

    Speedwell is one of those IOEs, I imagine. A non-engineer.