commented on The Homeschool Apostates
I completely agree with Dennis, though I am loathe to admit it because he seems like kind of a jerk. Jerks can be right sometimes. It's a bitter bitch of a pill to swallow.
I have a deep resentment of fundementalists and I feel so bad for kids who are brought up that way. The truth is that there's no data to show that homeschooling is linked to higher abuse rates. I have serious doubts that regulating the homeschool process would make a bit of difference for those who are. Instead of throwing up a bunch of hoops for homeschool families to jump through (even the "bad" homeschoolers can jump through hoops, by the way, negating the necessity of those hoops in the first place), maybe we should invest in outreach and support.
The bigger argument here is an interesting one. How much control should parents have? Who makes that call?
commented on Drinking with Charles Mudede
Rest assured, Charles, it's all Hollywood magic. Which isn't to say that there aren't people like the duck family out there, but this particular group of capitalist aren't the raccoon-poop eatin', choke cherry-pie bakin' folk they pretend to be for a living. So it's not surprising that they've diversified and merchandised while the getting's good:
commented on I, Anonymous
Wait? Wasn't it your generation who taught us to be kind to the elderly? You're the elderly now. Deal with it.
On that token, what's the deal with boomers being so insufferably arrogant? Guys, you screwed up everything. You really did. Show some humility.