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August 27, 2011

Correction -- And One More Coming

Yesterday, discussing Michelle Obama and her "Let's Move" initiative, I wrote something like, "As far as I know this hasn't changed the law, but if it has, let me know."

Well, people let me know. In fact the law was changed.

In signing a new law today to improve the quality of school lunches, President Obama paid joking tribute to its most prominent supporter: first lady Michelle Obama.

"Not only am I very proud of the bill," the president said, "but had I not been able to get this passed, I would be sleeping on the couch."

Mrs. Obama, whose major issues include fighting childhood obesity, laughed and said, "let's just say it got done, so we don't have to go down that road."

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a $4.5 billion measure, provides more free school meals to the pool, and gives the government more power to decide what foods can offered in those meals, as well as in school vending machines and fundraisers during school hours.

I'm not sure how I missed this, but I did. I have no memory of this. My guess is that the reason I didn't read it is that one of the able cobloggers posted it. And as you know, no one reads this blog.

I actually want to explain this, how I miss the cobloggers' postings about half the time. Half the time, I read them. Half the time, I skim them. The reason for this isn't that I don't think they're good bloggers -- I think they're great bloggers; that's why I asked them aboard -- but to me the question is always "What has to be covered? What's the next post?"

When I see something's been covered, I assign it a check and move on to looking for something else.

People might wonder why I read Hot Air more than my own stupid blog. Simple -- if it's on this blog then it's covered and I need to find something else.

And not to knock Hot Air, but I mostly read it for the headlines, that is, I use it for its news aggregation. It's a good news aggregator.

So, in fact, is the sidebar of this site, which I have been raiding a lot for main posts recently.

This isn't to knock Hot Air, again. It's just that my main thing during the day isn't to read blog entries but write blog entries, so I'm usually not reading blog posts, I'm reading news headlines. At night, when I'm not posting, I then actually read the damn blog.

The dirty secret is that very few of the newsday-cycle bloggers read any other blogs. I just talked to James Joyner a couple of months ago He had no idea what I was writing about that very weekend (WeinerGate! he had no idea!); I had no idea what he was writing about. When most bloggers say "I read your blog," they mean they've heard of your blog, and maybe stole a headline from you, which one of their readers posted in a comment.

Okay, back to Michelle Obama: My belief was wrong. Still, the reason I keep trying to defend her is that the anger directed towards her seems out-of-proportion to her actual political influence. Yes, she's annoying. Yes, she's liberal. Yes, the press keeps talking about her "well-sculpted thighs." Yes, she was never proud of America before America decided it might make her First Lady.

An annoying creature, but I think the actual venting at her goes too far. After all, she didn't pass that dumb law-- Congress did, apparently (USAToday says) with "bipartisan support."

About the other correction: I have to correct that post I did knocking the Gellar/Spencer claims that Rick Perry is a dhimmi. I wanted to let you know this now, in case my error there is embarrassingly publicized before it goes up. I'm actually writing the correction, but its a longer post, and it's not done. The cobloggers can tell you, if you ask, a long incomplete post is already in draft.

It's not ready, but I do have a correction to make there, and a clarification, and an argument that this is still, despite the correction, crazy.

To brief it for you: I was wrong to write that that lesson plan I posted and quoted was "the curriculum." It wasn't "the curriculum," as in "the only curriculum, the curriculum taught by all teachers." It was "a curriculum," taught by one teacher who had attended the dhimmi-izing seminars.

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