Me thinks Brent is getting a pretty good lesson about letting the horse out of the barn before getting the harness on it. They are pretty hard to catch after that.
Ray should have never put this on the air without hearing both sides of this. If the whole story is true, fine, but even if it is a slight exageration all this publicity is backing young Mr. Bowen into a corner. If there is a possibilty that Brents story is an exageration then I would suggest all the people pushing to publicize this back off and let it go away, so Brent can learn from it without destroying his integrity.I support Brent and have defended him in the past but hope he thinks very, very carefully about continuing on with this. If you are solid in what happened Brent go for it but if you are not many people could get hurt from this, not the least of which would be your family. Pick your battles well and don't be used by people that might want the original story to be true for their own reasons.Like I said, if the story is completely true go for it, but if not, do not put yourself in a position where you are answering questions by hemming and hawwing. Do the right thing either way. Retreat is nothing to be shamed of it can save a lot of soldiers and make it easier to win a war later.[ 10-07-2005: Message edited by: Keenan ][ 10-07-2005: Message edited by: Keenan ]
Yeah, I gotta say...I can understand being too busy with work/school to answer legitimate questions for a couple of days...but to be too busy relaxing for 4 days?
I have read through this thread and the Sun-Journal article, and I can honestly say that it is unclear as to the facts. However what I have learned through my life's experience is that each person's perception is different. What I mean is that someone could say something in front of two people - each one interpreting the statement differently. For example, if someone said that "People abuse the welfare system," you could get two very different replies. One could claim that it is true, because they know first hand of people who are. And the other could say that the State has changed the guidelines and it is not possible to abuse the system - why this response because they are on it. So whose response is right? Again it is all relative to a person's experiences?
this post is useless without an explanation of what it is about.
Bob Stone doesn't think I should be able to comment on this thread anymore. In his words (not mine) "To have grown men piling on the kid from behind pseudonyms is a scream. Quite a spectacle, indeed! "So I won't.Guess the truth doesn't matter to Bob, either.
Really Brent, you're a bright guy but you should listen to your English teacher.It is very bad form to banish caps from your writing. Republican, Democrat, Monday, Tuesday, Portland, Lewiston and all proper nouns deserve caps.Internet writing is often lazy writing. It can develop into a nasty habit that is difficult to change. And later on it can hurt your job chances.
Itchybeaver,My point in the post was to say that Brent interpreted what was said to him and what happened the way that he did because of his experiences at the high school. It was his perception of what happened.
quote:Originally posted by Brent Bowen:
[b]Like I said Catherine, my meeting with the administration is on tuesday. You'll hear from me then.[/b]
That's fair.I have to admit I have not read every single post closely. I do believe you (just from my own experiences 10 years ago when I was 16 and in high school.) We had some great great teachers and some really really liberal socialist ones! I had one teacher call me out in Sociology class and make a big deal about the Rush Limbaugh book I was reading and doing a report on for my Humanities class. We got to choose a book (had to be one the teacher read) and I asked if he read that. To my delight, he had! I read half the book, did a report on the half I read, and got an A! :) But anyway, this sociology teacher was being a real hag about it. I just put it away. I didn't have the courage you have!Good luck.