Matthew Hardt MCC Campaign Piece

Mathew Hardt, a teacher at Prairie Ridge High School is running for the four-year McHenry County College Board term against Karen Tirio.

Here is Hardt’s campaign literature:

The front of Matthew Hardt's campaign piece.

The front of Matthew Hardt’s campaign piece.

Matt Hardt outlines his background, qualifications and goals on the side.

Matt Hardt outlines his background, qualifications and goals on the side.


Matthew Hardt MCC Campaign Piece — 7 Comments

  1. If you don’t know how to use a semicolon, don’t use it.

    Remember folks, this semiliterate POS is teaching the next generation.

  2. Usually I agree with you rawdogger but Hardt is a very nice man, a good teacher with some common sense ideas.

    P.s. He teaches shop not English

  3. @rawdogger

    Perhaps you’d be so kind as to explain the proper use of the semicolon and how Hardt misused it.

    While you are formulating THAT argument, study up on “argumentum ad hominem” and learn how you likely lost this discussion when you opened your mouth.

  4. Bringing in a diesel program is not a common sense idea.

    He could teach shop at the college but he’s not right for the board.

    Furthermore, he’s a Union teacher on the Union Board that would be negotiating other teachers Union contracts!

    Can you say ‘conflict of interest?!”

  5. A semicolon is used to separate two related independent clauses.

    He was correct in his usage.

    I’m not going to vote for the man, because I much prefer Karen Tirio, but there is no reason to get on his case for a grammatical error he didn’t make.

  6. Ughhhhhh!

    Just the kind of trough-feeder we DON’T NEED on the MCC Bd!

  7. “I think MCC is a great place [because] it has great facilities [and] instructors[,] and I would like to be a part of keeping that legacy going for future generations of graduates.”

    Billy Bob, you are correct about the two independent clauses part, but the semicolon in that run-on sentence doesn’t separate two independent clauses. The semicolon takes the place of the word “because.” Omitting the adverb in an adverbial dependent clause doesn’t turn it into an independent clause.

    LOL_ADL, an ad hominem is only fallacious when the characteristic you are making fun of has nothing to do with the argument the person is making. When someone’s argument is “I should be elected to an educational leadership position because I am an experienced educator,” it is extremely relevant to discuss whether the candidate’s educational credentials are sufficient to support that argument. Here, it’s obvious that they don’t.

    Maybe it’s too much to ask of a prospective director of the board of a $50M/year enterprise that he be literate.

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