32 comments

  1. I Am Jacks Post says:

    Pay $50 to spend the week putting up yard signs, sealing envelops, and sleeping in Tim Echols back yard? Sign me up!

    “Paul Broun will teach teens about grassroots campaigning . . .” That’s got to be some sort of educational malpractice. Broun has run three times and lost every time. What are these teens going to learn from him?

  2. Jasmine says:

    Disgusting. I can’t believe they’re getting these kids to pay for his campaign.

    I mean, isn’t that what’s going on?

    In billing it as a “training trip” or whatever, aren’t they really just getting these kids to volunteer AND pay the overhead?

    There has to be some ethics violation here. You can call it what you want, but when you boil it down that’s what is going on.

    And you’re right on point Jacks, what’s broun got to teeach anybody about grassroots? Besides how to go door-to-door, since, well, that’s how he runs his medical malpractice.

    Good greif.

  3. Federalist says:

    They will be serving “kool-aid,” I am sure of it. Paul Broun is a loser, why would parents want to send their children to learn about grassroots campaigning by a loser?

  4. Holly says:

    I can’t find any information about this on Paul Broun’s web site or the Teen Pact web site. Huh. . .

  5. PSellers says:

    The Paul Broun for Congress Campaign is financing the week and the students will be staying in the homes of local supporters.

  6. Federalist says:

    I wonder if Bill Greene supports Paul Broun. Bill homeschools his kids, I do not know what he would teach them…probably that the world is flat, earth is at the center of the universe, man walked alongside the dinosaur, …you know all of that psuedo-science. Everyone at the Debate last night had a good laugh at Bill Greene’s expense when the subject of education came up. His kids did not look to happy about it though. Maybe they will beg for a real education now.

  7. GOPeach says:

    Fed-

    When you maked statements like that you show how utterlty ignorant you really are.

    For your information the following people homeschooled and not only got a G R E A T education…. they actually changed the world with what they learned unlike some people:

    ARTISTS:

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Claude Monet
    John Singleton Copley
    Andrew Wyeth
    Jamie Wyeth

    COMPOSERS:

    Irving Berlin
    Anton Bruckner
    Felix Mendelssohn
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Francis Poulenc

    EDUCATORS:

    Frederick Terman (Stanford University President) |
    William Samuel Johnson (Columbia University President)
    Frank Vandiver (Texas A&M University President)
    John Witherspoon (Princeton University President)

    GENERALS:

    Stonewall Jackson
    Robert E. Lee
    Douglas MacArthur
    George Patton

    INVENTORS:

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Thomas Edison
    Cyrus McCormick
    Orville and Wilbur Wright

    PRESIDENTS:

    John Quincy Adams
    William Henry Harrison
    Thomas Jefferson
    Abraham Lincoln
    James Madison
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    John Tyler
    George Washington
    Woodrow Wilson

    PREACHERS & RELIGIOUS LEADERS:

    Moses
    Joan of Arc
    John the Baptist
    William Cary
    Jonathan Edwards
    Phillip Melanchthon
    Dwight L. Moody
    John Newton
    John Owen
    Charles Wesley
    John Wesley
    Brigham Young

    SCIENTISTS:

    George Washington Carver
    Pierre Curie
    Albert Einstein
    Blaise Pascal
    Booker T. Washington

    STATESMEN:

    Konrad Adenauer
    Winston Churchill
    Benjamin Franklin
    Patrick Henry
    William Penn
    Henry Clay

    U.S SUPPREME COURT JUDGES:

    John Jay
    John Marshall
    John Rutledge

    WRITERS:

    Hans Christian Andersen
    Pearl S. Buck
    Agatha Christie
    Charles Dickens
    Bret Harte
    C.S. Lewis
    Sean O’Casey
    George Bernard Shaw
    Mark Twain
    Mercy Warren
    Daniel Webster
    Phillis Wheatley

    CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES:

    Richard Basset (Governor of Delaware)
    William Blount (U.S. Senator)
    George Clymer (U.S. Representative)
    William Few (U.S. Senator)
    Benjamin Franklin (Inventor and Statesman)
    William Houston (Lawyer)
    William S. Johnson (President of Columbia C.)
    William Livingston (Governor of New Jersey)
    James Madison – 4th President of the U.S.
    George Mason
    John Francis Mercer (U.S. Representative)
    Charles Pickney III (Governor of S. Carolina)
    John Rutledge (Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court)
    Richard D. Spaight (Governor of N. Carolina)
    George Washington – 1st President of the U.S.
    John Witherspoon (President of Princeton U.)
    George Wythe (Justice of Virginia High Court)

    OTHERS:

    Abigail Adams (Wife of John Adams)
    Ansel Adams (Photographer)
    Clara Barton (Started the Red Cross)
    John Burroughs (Naturalist)
    Andrew Carnegie (Industrialist)
    Charles Chaplin (Actor)
    George Rogers Clark – Explorer
    Noel Coward (Playwright)
    John Paul Jones (Father of the American Navy)
    Sandra Day O’Connor
    Tamara McKinney (World Cup Skier)
    John Stuart Mill (Economist)
    Charles Louis Montesquieu (Philosopher)
    Florence Nightingale (Nurse)
    Sally Ride (Astronaut)
    Bill Ridell (Newspaperman)
    George Rogers Clark (Explorer)
    Will Rogers (Humorist)
    Jim Ryan (World Runner)
    Albert Schweitzer (Physician)
    Leo Tolstoy
    Martha Washington (Wife of George Washington)

  8. GOPeach says:

    *make

    “maked” lol

    Anyway….. I am a BIG supporter of homeschooling. Some the the best kids I know homeschool. And FYI- Never known one to like Kool-Aid …. Seems it has too much sugar and harmful dyes. The ones I know just drink water!

  9. GOPeach says:

    *Some of the best kids I know homeschool.

    BTW- My sister teaches at UGA. She said that UGA will accept homeschoolers now over anyone even of they have a lower SAT score than a public schooler!!! Seems they often have more respect for authority and their fellow students. I can certainly see that.

  10. modcon says:

    Winston Churchill attended the Harrow School in Lonon. That was the first name I checked. I wonder how long your list will be if we research all the names.

  11. Jeff Emanuel says:

    GOPeach, do you have kids? If so, did you homeschool them? If so, are they similarly incapable of thought, of expression, and of anything else even remotely representative of a functioning intellect?

  12. modcon says:

    Albert Einstein attended the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich.
    Hmm, I wonder if they serve kool-aid there?

  13. modcon says:

    the list is correct that John Stuart Mill was homeschooled.

    per Wikipedia
    “John Stuart Mill was born in Pentonville, United Kingdom, the eldest son of the British philosopher and historian James Mill. John Stuart was educated by his father, with the advice and assistance of Jeremy Bentham and Francis Place. He was given an extremely rigorous, some would say harsh, upbringing, and was deliberately shielded from association with children his own age other than his siblings. His father, a follower of Bentham and an adherent of associationism, had as his explicit aim to create a genius intellect that would carry on the cause of utilitarianism and its implementation after he and Bentham were dead.”

  14. modcon says:

    One More.
    Noted socialist George Bernard Shaw was also institutionally educated despite his opposition to education.

    per Wiki:
    “Shaw briefly attended the Wesleyan Connexional School, a grammar school operated by the Methodist New Connexion, moved to a private school near Dalkey, transferred to Dublin’s Central Model School and ended his formal education at the Dublin English Scientific and Commercial Day School. Boy and man, he was always bitterly opposed to schools and teachers, saying

    “Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parents.” [1]

  15. GOPeach says:

    Modcon-

    Wickipedia???? 🙂

    Einstein was thought to be an idiot!!!
    He went home to be EDUCATED and found
    that he was about the sharpest knife in the
    drawer…

    Like sooooo many homeschoolers ….
    They are quite smart and do not like to be
    dummied down by the government school system…

    Not to mention all the safety issues these
    days… If I still had kids at home – I would
    home school without question.

    AND…. I would let them go hang out with
    Tim Echols and Paul Broun…

    Great men!

  16. GOPeach says:

    Jeff-

    Sweetie I have 5 grown kids.
    I have 4 grandkids.

    My kids were homeschooled when they were
    in high school and tutored some.

    All my kids are professionals and I am very
    proud of them.

  17. Romegaguy says:

    Homeschooling is of the devil. Which explains why Ralph Reed so desperately wanted to have them out working for him last year…

  18. Romegaguy says:

    GOPeach // Jun 9, 2007 at 9:51 am
    “BTW- My sister teaches at UGA. She said that UGA will accept homeschoolers now over anyone even of they have a lower SAT score than a public schooler!!! Seems they often have more respect for authority and their fellow students. I can certainly see that.”

    Bullshit. My cousin’s neighbor’s dog groomer also grooms the dog of the Chancellor and he wants fewer home schoolers in our Colleges and Universities because he knows that all home schoolers are socially inept crack dealers. I can certainly see where he is coming from…

    We should have Home Universities. Instead of 27 year old Billy living at home where he smokes pot and cooks meth we would have Billy who is pursuing post-graduate work in Pharmacology at Home U.

  19. Romegaguy says:

    Maybe we should have Home Universities. Instead of Billy living at home at 27 and cooking meth and smoking pot, we would have Billy attending HU where he is pursuing ppost-graduate courses in Pharmacology…

  20. MindyMay says:

    i think ill homeschool if i ever have kids. seems like all the smart people homeschool and i want smart kids. 🙂

  21. AlanR says:

    GOPeach — don’t tell me who was home schooled. Tell me who the teacher was. I’m a little put off by Federalist, but I bet if he had kids and home schooled them they would be far better educated than if they attended typical public schools.

    I’m sure your kids are too. And MindyMay’s will be too, but only if she doesn’t let Bill Greene get involved.

  22. Federalist says:

    This response is a little late, GOPeach. Thankyou AlanR for willing to bet that if I homeschooled by children they would be better educated. I did not homeschool them, but I took a very active role in their education. GOPeach, nowadays (unlike the days of nearly every forementioned individual) parents homeschool their children for the wrong reasons. The Bill Greene’s of the world do not believe in science or reason, they want their children to only think god, god, god. That is not an education. I hate to say it, but my brother did the same thing to his poor kids, they are the types of people that still think the world is flat and at the center of the universe…why?…the church says so. That is no education, and that is not the homeschooling that those mentioned previously in your post received.

  23. Federalist says:

    conservapedia does…I was using those as examples, mostly to poke fun at Bill Greene. Apparently any empirical scientific research is “junk science” to him. He has given examples at some of the forums of “junk science.” International Flat Earth Society still exists though. I advocate home education, not necessarily schooling. Parents must, and I repear must, be active in their childrens education…but not so much that they homeschool so to censor what their child learns.

  24. Holly says:

    The majority of students who have involved parents (be it through homeschool or not) get a solid education. The rest do not fare so well. I wish all parents understood that.

  25. twosday says:

    I teach at a public high school that is consistently ranked in the top five in the state. Most of the home-schooled students we have accepted could not handle it socially OR academically, and dropped out.

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