Glenn Beck: 'Liberals, You Were Right' About Iraq War: "There are many things you'd never expect Glenn Beck to say: "Barack Obama is a great president," "the Affordable Care Act was a huge success," "amnesty for all undocumented immigrants!" But "liberals, you were right" tops them all. And yet: "From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t.... Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have." Beck made this surprising declaration on his radio show on Tuesday while discussing the widening rift between Republicans and Democrats. He urged both parties to come together to oppose another war in Iraq. "Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more," he said. "This must end now. Now can't we come together on that?""
I came, I saw, I conquered.: "countrepsnotcalories: It worries me how little people know about nutrition. The media doesn’t care about your health. They care about sales. And yet people base their lives around whatever the media is promoting. You can try every diet in the book but all you will end up with is a screwed up metabolism and more weight then when you started."
Judy Blume: parents shouldn't worry about what their kids are reading - Boing Boing: "Judy Blume -- whose books have been frequently challenged in schools and libraries -- is skeptical of the idea that parents need to be worry about whether the books their kids read are "appropriate". Bloom says that any book a kid is captivated by is, by definition, "appropriate": "[Kids] are very good, I think, at monitoring what makes them feel uncomfortable. If something makes them feel uncomfortable they will put it down."
"A lot of people worry much too much about what their children are reading," she said. "A lot of people will want to control everything in their children's lives, or everything in other people's children's lives." "If a child picks up a book and reads something she has a question about, if she can go to her parents, great. "Or else they will read right over it. It won't mean a thing. "They are very good, I think, at monitoring what makes them feel uncomfortable. If something makes them feel uncomfortable they will put it down.""