Frosty - you simply haven't been on here long enough for some of us to "get" when you're being funny, or not. Get it?
I too think Brent may have exaggerated a little in his first press release.To bad too cause it will hurt his credibility.That said I have a son that was in highschool a couple of years ago and I know first hand what kind of CRAP goes on.Including but not limited to...Heated exchanges about not allowing my son to go to their gay and diversity brainwashing crap or their sex crap.He was also suspended for counter protesting at the school encouraged anti-war protest and walk out that teachers particapated in before the war in Iraq.They said he was just trying to cause trouble.My son's best friend who had already enlisted was also suspended.No antiwar protestors were suspended.I could go on and on about the last 12 years but I won't.I think most of the stuff is well known.He did have ONE teacher that was openly conservative,his history teacher.He had lunch in his room watching Fox News Channel all the time.Great guy. :D
Just because you can post 24x7 does not mean Brent can. He probally is in School today.Let's give him a chance to respond to your post before you chop him off at the knees.EJS
He did post from school earlier EJ.But I agree,give him some time.Perhaps I have jumped the gun.I don't have time to post 24/7,just home recovering from cataract surgery.God it is good to see again...LOL :D
BTW Earl, this was not directed to you personally sorry if it came across like that.EJ
Instead of guessing what Brent did or didn't do, why not call him , Nate Walton,or Oly Wolf since their numbers are posted and ask for yourself what is going on. It seems odd that so many were ready to lynch the teachers only to want to lynch Brent.
Since all three of these people have posted their numbers, I assume they are willing to field your calls.
This arguing about it seems to have brought you all back to high school. My dad can beat up your dad.
You may see clearer after talking with one of these man as I have.
quote:Originally posted by MilitaryMan:
[b]Instead of guessing what Brent did or didn't do, why not call him , Nate Walton,or Oly Wolf since their numbers are posted and ask for yourself what is going on. [/b]
They sent out the press release that started this controversy. Brent has posted here on this subject. The Sun Journal has printed that his story changed each time that they talked with him. If he is not coming forward to set the record straight, I do not have to call him to understand what happened.
I don't know...maybe I am just too far gone into the right wing but I tend to believe Brent over the Sun Journal and the school...call me crazy...or naive...
But Brent has yet to say what was printed in the Sun Journal was incorrect. All we have is the press release.
This "I'm too busy to respond right now" crap is getting a little old.
Reminds me of Sen Perry. I wonder how that project for disadvantaged kids is progressing that he was going to set up with the money he double dipped from the Maine taxpayers during the special session. It's odd that I've heard nothing about it since then.
This young man has 1)school, 2)work and 3) the press to deal with, plus whatever else he does as a high school student (perhaps extra activities like sports, band, etc.).I trust he will respond as soon as possible.
He will keep his word.
1. Did you see a teacher rip up the paper?2. Were you threatened with suspension? If yes, how many times and did it happen after you got permission from the Vice Principal?[ 10-07-2005: Message edited by: Dan Billings ]
On Ray's show, you said that a group of teachers confronted you, then in the next sentence said one teacher came up, than AFTER that, another. Which is it? Did the teacher actually threaten you with a suspension, or just warn you that you should get permission? Which is it? Did you see the papers get ripped up? Or were they just thrown in the trash by staffers cleaning up after lunch? Which is it? Pretty simple questions. You're dodging them.I'll give you credit. You thought up a nice publicity stunt. And most marketing pro's will tell you that any publicity is good publicity. I'm just guessing, but the fact that you had a press release ready to release so quickly indicates to me that you really wanted a confrontation from the get go. Frankly, I don't buy your story. But I'll give you a "well-done" on focusing attention on your perceived injustice.
I believe this needs to be played out at the school. I am sure that he isn't allowed to say too much until after the school admin,teachers and Brent resolve it.
quote:Originally posted by laMaine.com:
[b]Frankly, I don't buy your story. But I'll give you a "well-done" on focusing attention on your perceived injustice.[/b]
Sounds like exactly why I am voting yes on question 1.According to laMaine, if you keep this up Brent he will support your becoming a protected class.
You're right Brent when you say, "all that stuff is just details". But the facts of what went on lie precisely in these details.You've studiously avoided responding to any of Dan Billings posts, why is that?If your intend a career in politics, from what I've seen here, you'll do fine. That's not meant as a compliment, by the way.The truth becomes more apparent with each post you make sidestepping the issues involved. I think it time you put up, or shut up.charlie
"put up, or shut up"? charlien says?Wow, that must make you feel like a real MAN saying something like that...All this coming from the left, the party of caring and sharing and equality for the downtrodden, blah, blah, blah.Keep it coming, boys! Brent is up to the challenge.
quote:Originally posted by Brent Bowen:
[b] [The principal] believes [...] that she never threatened him with suspension")[/b]
You said on Rays show, the teacher said you [b]COULD[/b] get suspended if you did not have permission. That's not a threat as intimidating as it may be. The way I see it, the teacher challenged you, but never threatened you.
It's amazing to see a bunch of "men" beating up on a kid.
Oh really, Robert?It's not a threat when an adult in a position of authority (teacher) over a student makes such a "claim"?Keep talking. Thanks to Brent's experience at Lewiston High School, we're getting to see just what the liberals on AMG forum are made of...I love it!
quote:Originally posted by Bob Stone:
[b]It's amazing to see a bunch of "men" beating up on a kid.[/b]
Hey, he's your future governor Bob. ;) This should make him stronger and wiser if he learns from it. Real life is much tougher than AMG.
quote:Originally posted by LMD:
[b]Oh really, Robert?It's not a threat when an adult in a position of authority (teacher) over a student makes such a "claim"?[/b]
No, it is not a threat. What I see most in todays PC world, people try to make perception, reality. If one percieves something as a threat, is it.
;) Left wing union tactic, perception = reality.
Just looking for the "truth", which doesn't seem of interest to some here. Bob? LMD?I'll point out too, Brent started this thread and should expect some hard questions. And should provide answers.charlie
Billings has asked some good questions that deserve honest answers. Brent would be well served to provide those answers. The Lewiston Sun-Journal article seemed balanced to me and it would be great if Brent could parse the article and say true or false. Only Brent can tell us what happened to him. Not Dr. O'Neil, not the Sun-Journal reporter and certainly not Jim Handy, who is left of Fidel Castro. If Brent exaggerated or lied, he can tell us and we'll move on.To have grown men piling on the kid from behind pseudonyms is a scream. Quite a spectacle, indeed!
I agree with your first paragraph completely, Bob.The second..."piling on"? Asking questions is piling on?charlie