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    Filed at 1:57 am under by dcobranchi

    Cavalor Epthith.

    There are places where we go just to get worked up into a lather and this has been the case from the very first day this blog started. Our first truly horrific foray into introspection and recalcitrance came in November of last Terran year on the topic of homeschooling. This was where we met the formidable likes of Chris O’Donnell, Ser Daryl Cobranchi, Lioness and the gangs at the Denim Jumper and the Homeschool Cafe. I called my staff together and we spent time doing research I sent minions to Terra to talk to people and to bring back data that we could look at rationally. In the end we realized the public school machine was broken in the United States and had devolved into at best a doping mill that stood as an excuse for people who at their hearts might have wanted to educate children but in their minds wanted only to secure their jobs and their summers off. At worst these institutions, and I use that word in its most incarcerating not rehabilitative sense, have become the preying grounds for both the neophyte and the professional pedophile as Diane Tomlinson has pointed out in her Edu-Cons â„¢ columns with nauseating regularity. My children when they reach the first year age of study will most certainly be schooled at home by my wife and I and this in a place where education like on Terra is paramount. American public schools would be quite satisfied creating more consumerist sheep that the state can ply with divisive politcal rhetoric like “stay the course” and swiftboat economic attacks on the middle class that include tax cuts for the wealthiest people. That is what those cess pools of materialism hate and hormones are all about. They do not socialize they desensitize and despite the small percentage of truly insane racists and naive fundamentalists who will be ground up by the millstone of progress in short enough order that do homeschool they are far outweighed by those seeking to prepare their children with rational knowledge and their own ability to decide one course from another. Perfection is never the goal but the grand achievement is raising a child who can stand on the knowledge it was given and fly from the nest with stronger wings.

    Good deal. Another kid saved.

    10 Responses to “A FUTURE NEWBIE…”


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 11th, 2006
    at 9:55 am

    Daryl, please point out when you link to the Dis Brimstone’s blog that there are frequently a couple little pictures there that are Not Safe For Work, OK? I personally don’t care one way or another (if I want to see a naked woman, I’ll strip in front of my bathroom mirror, as my mom once said), but we do have monitoring around here. Here, of course, being work. 🙂


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 11th, 2006
    at 10:08 am

    There are nekkid women there? Really? I’ll have to go look RIGHT NOW. 🙂

    Sure, I’ll try to remember to mark it NSFW. And, Cav, if you’re reading, unless those pictures are critical to your editorial voice, you might want to remove them.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    December 11th, 2006
    at 10:09 am

    Well, maybe not “saved” exactly. . . but good news nonetheless. . . well, maybe not “good news”. . . but progress in the right direction. . . well, maybe not the “right” direction. . . oh, you know what I mean. 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 11th, 2006
    at 10:19 am

    I just clicked over (scientific research, of course). I don’t see any pictures other than Barak Obama and he’s fully clothed (thank goodness).

    What are you seeing? And where?


    Comment by
    Cavalor Epthith, Esquire
    December 11th, 2006
    at 10:50 am

    Sorry Ser Daryl we sould have pointed this out that there are not the same restrictions upon human nudity in Hell as there are on Terra. However, we strive to keep the use of nudity “in context” and disdain the use of gratuitous displays of what on Terra would be called pornographic.

    We do apologize to anyone on Terra who was surprised.

    Otherwise, enjoy the pictures.

    Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!


    Comment by
    COD
    December 11th, 2006
    at 11:56 am

    I bet Cav gets more than the usual number of incoming clicks from this post.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 11th, 2006
    at 2:35 pm

    OK, I should clarify… I am a regular reader of Editor Epthith’s fine blog, and think the occasional charming young lady adds spice and piquancy to the message. But some people’s employers and other people’s parents get their panties in wet wads over that sort of thing, so I just thought I’d alert you to the possibility, for better or worse. 🙂


    Comment by
    COD
    December 11th, 2006
    at 3:20 pm

    Really, the URL itself should tell you that the content might be a little more interesting that what you would find at Spunky’s 😉


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 11th, 2006
    at 4:45 pm

    OK- I think I understand speedwell’s comment now. This post is definitely NSFW.


    Comment by
    Cavalor Epthith, Esquire
    December 11th, 2006
    at 6:35 pm

    Yes, yes. It is an “adult” blog. We have gotten more than one or two e-mails about our photographs of the results of car bombings as well. We hope our dedication to the facts can make up for any prurient punsterization we may employ in the future for effect.

    We thank all of you for your loyal readership.

    Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!