Utterly Meaningless » Blog Archive » DON’T BOTHER COMMENTING
  • DON’T BOTHER COMMENTING

    Filed at 7:32 pm under by dcobranchi

    But Rev. Jim’s latest is total idiocy.

    First, homeschooled kids tend to be socially inept. In my experience they tend to be loners. When interacting with others (outside their comfort zone of like minded souls) they have a tremendously difficult time relating. This may be well and good so long as they are at home, at Church, or at an activity for the local homeschooling association- but that won’t be the case should they attend college or join the workforce. The homeschooled children I have known who have gone to college have, to a person, “gone wild” as soon as outside their parents control. Because while growing up they never learned how to interact with different viewpoints and consequently had never had to learn how to say “no!”

    Believe it or not, it goes downhill from there. Is he auditioning to play The Buss in the sequel?

    UPDATE: He has a few more anti-homeschooling posts up. Was that Th.D. earned? Adjunct professor?! What a joke!

    15 Responses to “DON’T BOTHER COMMENTING”


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    April 19th, 2006
    at 7:54 pm

    Maybe he’s hoping to sell this work of fiction to raise his rent money.


    Comment by
    COD
    April 19th, 2006
    at 9:42 pm

    He let a comment through – apparently kissing his ass is the price of admission.


    Comment by
    Myrtle
    April 19th, 2006
    at 9:55 pm

    I read through some articles until I hit the phrase, “trained educaters”

    “home schooling parents feel superior to trained professionals”

    Trained professionals. LOL Trained at locking down schools and writing IEPS. See, all you engineers, attorneys, and physicians don’t hold a candle to those third grade teachers and coaches teaching civics and health. I wonder with every contact he has with his kid’s teacher if he doesn’t feel the hefty weight of ignorance lifted from his shoulders as he is awed by the wisdom and intellect flowing from the brilliant minds of the faculty members at his child’s school. He may even go so far as to read over instructions sent home by the teacher and think, “My god, this woman is a genious for thinking up this assignment. What brilliance! What elegance!”

    And the part about the “kids going wild”, you know, I went to public school and _I_ never went wild at a gigantic state university. Nooooo. Not me. Not any of my friends either. All those frat parties are run by homeschoolers. I bet many of the regular posters here were also “bastions of unalloyed virtue” their freshman year in college as well. I think public school is just the ticket for the prevention of alcohol abuse and unexpected pregnancies. It’s all starting to make so much sense now.


    Comment by
    carolyn smith
    April 19th, 2006
    at 10:17 pm

    I am a new homeschooler and am always puzzled to hear people call us ‘unqualified’. What is the big issue? In my limited experience, homeschooling seems SO much more efficent than the 6 hours my daughter would have to spend in school. She has learned to read fluently before Kindergarten with 5-10 minutes a day of very low key instruction. Why therefore do people think I am not qualified? I don’t get it. (I should have asked my neighbor’s 24 year old daughter who is covered with multiple piercings, dating an ex-felon, who can barely string an intelligent sentence together and is, you guessed it, starting her first teaching assignment this year as a public high school English teacher!) After all, my two degrees and my husband’s PhD apparently don’t hold water compared to her teaching degree!–Carolyn


    Comment by
    COD
    April 19th, 2006
    at 10:26 pm

    Rev. Jim is proof that being trained means nothing. Did you see all the degrees and certs he lists on his about page? All that, and he still is clueless.

    He is a crappy taxi driver too 😉


    Comment by
    Myrtle
    April 19th, 2006
    at 10:58 pm

    Oh no, Chris, a taxi driver? Now I have to go back to that website again and see for myself.


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    April 20th, 2006
    at 12:28 am

    What a wuss! Hey…Buss and Wuss. Separated at birth???

    Nah…I haven’t resorted to simply name calling. I left another comment. I may never see it but it made *me* feel better!


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    April 20th, 2006
    at 1:28 am

    COD,

    Don’t make fun of (the real) Rev. Jim. That “What does a yellow light mean?” bit was some of the funniest stuff ever.


    Comment by
    CS in NV
    April 20th, 2006
    at 2:05 am

    where is he an adjunct professor?

    I can declare myself
    Adjunct Professor in the University of My Mind (heck, make me President. Emeritis. Then I don’t have to do anythng anymore) but that doesn’t mean very much.


    Comment by
    COD
    April 20th, 2006
    at 8:22 am

    I was making fun of Rev Jim the blogger, not the original Rev Jim. If he blogged comments would surely be totally unmoderated 🙂


    Comment by
    Sandra
    April 20th, 2006
    at 11:05 am

    What angers me is this idea that the values we learn in public school are so necessary to living life. I homeschool my daughter for a variety of reasons, but yes, religion is also part of the reason. My daughter isn’t missing out on public school behavior, however…she gets that from the children in church and Sunday school…like the kid who said “Oh you’re homeschooled? You don’t get a good education then.” And she asks me why the kids lie to the SS teachers and cheat to get rewards and treats, why they constantly fight and say mean things about each other, and why one boy followed her into the girls’ bathroom and knocked her down (she’s 9). I used to think I had to “socialize” her with scouts and other non-homeschooling activities, but she’s getting “socialized” from the public school kids she sees in church.


    Comment by
    sam
    April 20th, 2006
    at 11:34 am

    Carolyn, you may not know it yet, but people like me with multiple tattoos and piercings can be good citizens and homeschoolers too. And ex-felon means he isn’t a felon anymore, and he probably even paid his debt to society. Should the small amount of time I’ve spent in jail and my tattoos and piercings be called to question? Can’t I homeschool and be smart too while also enjoying tattoos and body modification?
    Homeschooling isn’t just about religious viewpoints. We do a disservice to all homeschoolers when we pretend it’s a movement of, for and by religious people.
    I hope this isn’t percieved as a pesonal attack, but I really feel that we narrow the scope of what homeschooling really entails when we describe people in that way and assume all homeschoolers are of a certain type. That’s sort of what the unRev. Jim did isn’t it?


    Comment by
    COD
    April 20th, 2006
    at 11:49 am

    Good point Sam. I have a lot of fun with the fact that we are way outside most folks mental picture of a typical homeschooler.


    Comment by
    Lioness
    April 20th, 2006
    at 2:52 pm

    Since he’s impressed with such things, I answered his “whys” with the answer from my college philosophy class: “Why not?”

    Almost every time I hear an Evangelical Christian speak on homeschooling, for or against, I reach the same conclusion: “I’m very glad I’m not an Evangelical Christian.”


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    April 20th, 2006
    at 9:58 pm

    This guy isn’t an evangelical Christian either 🙂