Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Conservative Blog (and Homeschooling) Attacked

As noted here earlier this week, the Washington Post has launched a new conservative blog, Red America. The blog is written by Ben Domenech, who also co-founded Red State.

Michelle Malkin noted yesterday the extremely uncivil (to put it kindly) comments posted at Red America by those who are outraged by the blog's existence. (Reader advisory: Some of the comments excerpted by Michelle are profane.) This reminds me of the incident in January when enraged liberals shut down another Washington Post blog's comments section with obscenities.

A curious trend has evolved over the last couple days, as the ranting in the blog's comments section has continued: there is a lot of anger directed at homeschooling. (Domenech was homeschooled.) A sample comment: "His mom admits home-schooling is a full-time job. Don't these women have lives? Don't they want lives?" Many more examples can be found in the Red State article at the subject link above.

In a nutshell, hands-on parents dedicated enough to teach their children all day are (to quote another comment) "evil."

Obviously these opinions are from people on the way-out fringe...but there are so many of them, it's quite sad.


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