. . . to all appearances it has sworn off referring to Houston and Texas as the laughingstock of the nation? Even the Chronicle apparently figured out that insulting readers is no way to win friends and influence people. But the editors simply cannot resist . . .
. . . Theodore Dalyrymple (Anthony Daniels to his mother), hie thee to amazon.com and order In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas. It is a good gateway read for the British doctor, psychiatrist, and essayist. Statutory warning: The book may lead to sleepness nights and possibly even addiction for readers with a pre-disposition toward common sense.
CORRECTION: I EARLIER reported that Real Clear Politics had moved Kansas from "leaning" Republican to "toss up" in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. That's still true. But I also reported, incorrectly that RCP had put Greg Orman, the Democrat masquerading as an Independent, ahead of incumbent GOP Senator Pat Roberts. That's not true. I'll 'splain below. The GOP advantage, as I see it, still stands at 52-48.
Unca D's highly unscientific, but vastly entertaining, process is . . .
. . . he only begins to index the catalogue of lies told by our president and his adminstration. Still, it's a good read. The scholarly Mr. Hanson proposes a taxonomy for the Obama lies, laid here with representative examples from the article:
ONE OF THE VERY best ways is to give to Yellowstone Academy, the private Christian school run by some of Houston's most noble do-gooders -- folks who walk the walk. You can read about the school here. Send your check to . . .