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My Opponent Homeschools Her Children
Rardin for Kansas ^ | 11/1/2010 | Democrat State Rep. Gene Rardin

Posted on 11/05/2010 10:03:31 AM PDT by Qbert

If you are not aware of this, you should be, before you vote.  I taught in SM Schools and support funding for a strong public education system. I demonstrated my belief by attending SM Schools as did both of my children.

Amanda Grosserode does not understand the importance of our public schools and has demonstrated that lack of understanding by withdrawing her own children from public schools in favor of home schooling.


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(From his home page): "Gene Rardin was there for you in 2006 and 2008 to make sure the 16th District retained the type of moderate representation which reflects the District family values."

-And Amanda Grosserode will be there for Kansas in 2011 following her victory Tuesday night...

1 posted on 11/05/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Barack Obama doesn’t send his kids to public school. I guess he doesn’t understand the importance of the public school system.


2 posted on 11/05/2010 10:05:30 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Barack Obama doesn’t send his kids to public school. I guess he doesn’t understand the importance of the public school system.

Some pigs are more equal than others.

Regards,

TS

3 posted on 11/05/2010 10:06:44 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Qbert
I demonstrated my belief by attending SM Schools

I don't know many kids whose attend a particular school or school system because of beliefs they hold. Don't parents usually decide where kids go to school?

And what's wrong with homeschooling?
4 posted on 11/05/2010 10:06:57 AM PDT by HushTX (Yep. It's confirmed. Liberals are all idiots.)
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To: Qbert

If she is smart enough to get her kids out of PSs she should be elected!!


5 posted on 11/05/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Qbert

Let me fix that for ya, Mr. Radin - Amanda Grosserode completely understand the public school system, but because she actually values education, she homeschools her children.


6 posted on 11/05/2010 10:07:09 AM PDT by justsaynomore (The U.S. of America is not going to become the U.S. of Europe - not on our watch! - Herman Cain)
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To: Qbert
Amanda Grosserode does not understand the importance of our public schools and has demonstrated that lack of understanding by withdrawing her own children from public schools in favor of home schooling.

Actually you tone deaf dimwit, it sounds like she has a crystal clear understanding of the public school system.

7 posted on 11/05/2010 10:08:32 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: Qbert

Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children.

May they experience nothing but sorrow and agony forever.


8 posted on 11/05/2010 10:08:42 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Qbert

Wow, that Gene Rardin is one offensive guy. These people are so bad I’ve skipped celebrating and gone straight to just being thankful for the win.


9 posted on 11/05/2010 10:09:03 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

The local POS Dem Congressman who got his a*s beat does not send his kids to public schools. His GOP predecessor did. I think the guy who beat him sends his kids to public schools.


10 posted on 11/05/2010 10:10:22 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Qbert

Gene Rardin. What a truly Satanically Evil man!
11 posted on 11/05/2010 10:10:28 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: The Shrew

Libs like Rardin would give Obama a pass because he takes a LOT of money from people all over the country and gives it to public schools. He also bailed out their teacher pensions. He gives a lot of lip service as to how great public education is and how great the teachers are.

He therefore is ‘allowed’ to put his kids in private school and not catch any grief.


12 posted on 11/05/2010 10:10:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Qbert; Clintonfatigued; Impy
"I taught in SM Schools"

Sadism-Masochism.

13 posted on 11/05/2010 10:12:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Qbert

“I demonstrated my belief by attending SM Schools as did both of my children. “

in other words : I am really dumb but I know how to put a condom on a cucumber!


14 posted on 11/05/2010 10:12:45 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: Qbert

She’d have had my vote.


15 posted on 11/05/2010 10:13:03 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: donna

I’m with you, but I just can’t help watching this over and over.

http://www.therightscoop.com/glenn-beck-happy-days-are-here-again


16 posted on 11/05/2010 10:14:52 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Soothesayer

“Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children.”

This would be the definition of “bombast”. You realize you specifically include people who “can’t” homeschool in your homicide charge?


17 posted on 11/05/2010 10:15:30 AM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Qbert

I would have voted for her BECAUSE she home schools.

That alone proves that she gets it.


18 posted on 11/05/2010 10:15:41 AM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: ontap

Any money spent on public education in America is money wasted.

Public schools are terrible and getting worse all the time.


19 posted on 11/05/2010 10:16:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: Soothesayer
Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children. May they experience nothing but sorrow and agony forever.

Wow... really? I went through public school and I'm fine. Wow...

20 posted on 11/05/2010 10:20:15 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Actually you tone deaf dimwit, it sounds like she has a crystal clear understanding of the public school system.”

Exactly.

Good riddance, Rardin...


21 posted on 11/05/2010 10:23:18 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: justsaynomore

Funny how people affiliated with the public school system don’t seem to understand this...


22 posted on 11/05/2010 10:25:03 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: justice14

>>Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children. May they experience nothing but sorrow and agony forever.
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>Wow... really? I went through public school and I’m fine. Wow...

Really? Are you truly fine?
Do you believe that someone serving their sentence for a crime they were convicted of has paid their debt to society; and if you do, then do you agree with the laws prohibiting felons from firearms or voting?

Do you agree that the commission of a felony should even result in conviction of a crime?
{ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4097602514885833865# wait for the mention of LOBSTERS. }

The reason, IMO, because crap like this exists is precisely BECAUSE the public schools do not teach any thinking skill, but a mindless obedience to someone claiming a position of authority.


23 posted on 11/05/2010 10:27:23 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Soothesayer

wow. and people around here say it’s just liberals who are dedicated to demonizing anyone who doesn’t agree with their views. i love the smell of offensive hyperbole in the morning.


24 posted on 11/05/2010 10:28:13 AM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

This would not be a problem if the schools actually did what they were designed to do. Turn out an educated citizenry. Skills in English language, mathematics, sciences, and taught the concepts of liberty, and citizenship. They should have been taught classic literature, classic music, and theater. Taught to compete and for victory, and to accept defeat with grace and the fortitude to persevere to achieve victory in the future.

As it stands now, the public schools turn out illiterate punk libertine socialist parasites who think so little of their freedom they would gladly surrender it to continue to indulge in their narcissism.

There may be few instances where the public schools function nominally well, but they are over-run with near-do-well socialists, communists, and perverts. It has become a soggy boondoggle full of group think and mediocrity.

It has become apparent over the last 5-6 years that the public schools are so corrupted by the marxists that they should be shut down in their entirety and purged of the incompetents, communists, homosexuals, and miscreants of every stripe right down to the janitors.

They should then be privatized and new teachers hired with testing for competence in the basics of citizenship, math, science, and literature.

Union representation will be prohibited by law.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: OneWingedShark

The irony of your tagline is astounding.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 10:31:46 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Soothesayer
Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children.

From one homeschooler to another: how could you get your point across in a much more persuasive and effective way?

We're not trying to kill the system. The system is God's to redeem or destroy. We're just trying avoid what seems to us to be an obvious socialist mistake.

27 posted on 11/05/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: Ouderkirk

Hear Hear!!


28 posted on 11/05/2010 10:33:05 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: Qbert

None of them have a clue. Before the election, I got a robocall from the Etheridge campaign. They wanted to “warn” me that Renee Ellmers supports vouchers for school children.

Yeah, we certainly can’t have poor children going to private schools. They might get an education, and that would lead to them becoming Republican voters. /sarc


29 posted on 11/05/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT by wolfpat (Veni. Vidi. Veneer: I came. I saw. I made plywood.)
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To: SMARTY

Public schools are the reason Obama was elected.

They are the reason the Democrats are even competitive.

They are the reason we have a generation of leftists who graduated over the past decade.


30 posted on 11/05/2010 10:35:05 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Qbert

From her Facebook page

Amanda Grosserode for State Representative: I am finally home from the watch party and celebration at the Marriott! Thank you all for the support. And for those that haven’t heard yet, we won 55-45%! You are all amazing, and it could not have been done without you!


31 posted on 11/05/2010 10:35:46 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Qbert

Go to his site and post his idiotic comment on Twitter and Facebook, along with your comments. Make him the laughingstock he deserves to be.


32 posted on 11/05/2010 10:37:54 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: OneWingedShark
Really? Are you truly fine? Do you believe that someone serving their sentence for a crime they were convicted of has paid their debt to society; and if you do, then do you agree with the laws prohibiting felons from firearms or voting? Do you agree that the commission of a felony should even result in conviction of a crime? { http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4097602514885833865# wait for the mention of LOBSTERS. } The reason, IMO, because crap like this exists is precisely BECAUSE the public schools do not teach any thinking skill, but a mindless obedience to someone claiming a position of authority.

What the heck? Dial it down a bit geez. Your questions are quite general btw. Should a crime be punished if commited? Really? What's w/ the tantrum?

33 posted on 11/05/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Soothesayer
A bit over the top. Eventually your kids are going to have to go out there and face "them". The indoctrination and the pressure only intensifies in college and beyond. My own sister, very conservative family, didn't lose her kids to leftist drivel until they were both in their late 20s. Eventually, they both succumbed to the pressure.

My advice to anyone would be give your kids the foundation, understanding and tools they need to understand who and what the left is and how and why they operate like they do.

34 posted on 11/05/2010 10:40:06 AM PDT by riri
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To: Qbert

The top 5 donors to Rardin’s 2008 campaign:

1. Rardin, Gene $10,000
2. Kansas Medical Society $1,000
3. Kansas National Education Assoc $1,000
4. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000
5. Sheet Metal Workers Local 2 $1,000


35 posted on 11/05/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Soothesayer
What a mind numbingly stupid statement.

“Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster. For all intents and purposes they are guilty of murdering their own children.”

I'm surprised you generate enough wattage to breath in and breath out without help.

36 posted on 11/05/2010 10:42:24 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: ChocChipCookie

“Go to his site and post his idiotic comment on Twitter and Facebook, along with your comments. Make him the laughingstock he deserves to be.”

I would suggest to post something erudite; something ironic and way over his public-school lovin’ head...


37 posted on 11/05/2010 10:43:16 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: metmom

ping...


38 posted on 11/05/2010 10:43:59 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: riri
My advice to anyone would be give your kids the foundation, understanding and tools they need to understand who and what the left is and how and why they operate like they do

Agree 100%. Very good post. I know that my parents gave me a very strong Christian Conservative base that was challenged multiple times in HS (graduated 2005) and in college.

39 posted on 11/05/2010 10:45:35 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Qbert

Rarden is a perfect example of why our public school system should be dismantled.


40 posted on 11/05/2010 10:48:06 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: IrishCatholic

I’m a firm believer in homeschooling, but I’d never go so far as to say it’s tantamount to murder. Soothie crapped all over a good point of view by taking it too far.


41 posted on 11/05/2010 10:48:18 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: B Knotts
You couldn't be more right about that.

If you have ever seen a grade-school textbook lately, I can assure you, it would nauseate you.

42 posted on 11/05/2010 10:48:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: netmilsmom

Are Oh Eff Ell!!!!!!

I had to watch it twice, with tears of laughter shooting out of my eyes! :)


43 posted on 11/05/2010 10:48:45 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: riri

All the more reason to not have kids in the first place.

The risk of a gruesome death or worse (soul death) is very very high.


44 posted on 11/05/2010 10:51:34 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Soothesayer

Please, ss, do not paint a broad brush on those who use public school. I say this has someone who has used both the public schools and successfully homeschooled.

Those who use the public school system see it first as a legal obligation. As long as they use it and their children thrive in that environment (and some do), they do not see it as a system promoting socialism.

That said, I would not call them monsters. Blind to socialism, yes, monsters, no. It is not intentional.

As far as murdering them, I would disagree greatly. If a parent does their job, and communicates the pitfalls of the leftist agenda to their children, a child will be better for it under any educational environment. It prevents the kids’ minds from being sacrificed to the godless. Murder is a strong word. I have seen homeschooling fail too, because the kids have no idea how to defend what they believe.

Our problem in this country is not education as much as it is parents. The public education system is doling out what the parents allow. Try changing it and you will find out that the problem is blind parents. Not monsters and murderers.

Work today to take the blinders off of a parent.


45 posted on 11/05/2010 10:54:40 AM PDT by del4hope (Sheeeeeeessssmmmmmelllllllttttttiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggg......)
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To: Soothesayer
Anyone who has kids and either can’t or won’t home-school/private school is a monster.

Wow, dude, that's much harsher than I normally call it. I usually just say: unless you absolutely cannot afford it, if you send your kids to public school you are not a conservative.

People who choose to send their kids to public schools are still addicted to OPM (other people's money).

46 posted on 11/05/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Oberon
I like homeschooling too.
That doesn't even enter into it.
His post was beyond offensive and straight down the toilet to the septic tank of moronic.
By being that insulting and stupid at the same time, he pretty much annihilates his credibility on any other post on any topic he might care to comment on in the future.
47 posted on 11/05/2010 10:58:46 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Soothesayer
Imagine my sister's surprise when her son, a conservative as conservative gets engineering grad student started dating a left wing California girl who's family took him to their church that gave anti-Bush sermons. At first he was a little uncomfortable with it, then he slowly became a "moderate", next thing I knew he was voting for Barack Obama. This conversion started about 3 years ago, he's now 30.

Some people just don't have the fortitude to be individuals.

48 posted on 11/05/2010 11:00:33 AM PDT by riri
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To: netmilsmom

Oh my heavens! ROFL! Thank you so much. I got a celebration after all. That is priceless. LOL!


49 posted on 11/05/2010 11:00:42 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Qbert

Its now pulled but here is the cache:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:IVzphZf4EJYJ:www.rardinforkansas.com/blog%3Fkey%3D2823+http://www.rardinforkansas.com/blog%3Fkey%3D2823&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


50 posted on 11/05/2010 11:01:01 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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