Never mind that the Legislature refused to even touch its Rainy Day Fund during a budget cycle with a monsoon-sized $27 billion deficit [read gap between projected spending and projected income]. (Patricia Kilday Hart, "Straus learns risks of trying to appease extremists," Houston Chronicle, May 30, 2012)
Ms. Kilday Hart, one of the cleverest of the Clever Ones, needs to . . .
I'M GLAD we vote for our judges in Texas, but let's face it: Harris County has too many judicial races to keep up with. Few of us have the time or resources to do our own research.
Enter Stephen G. Tipps, an attorney at Baker Botts. He studies the races closely and write the best recommendations I know. With his permission, I am linking tohis recommendationsfor the May GOP and Democratic judicial primaries.
UNCA D's street has twenty-two houses on it. Today fourteen have flags in the front yard.
These are good neighbors and good citizens, doing the thing we are obligated to do: remembering those honored men and women in our nation's military who have sacrificed their lives for this wonderful country, America.
And equally for men, women, and children in the nations our armies have liberated and protected -- nations too often marked by crosses and other grave markers of young Americans who never returned home.
Why? What is it to us?
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Emphasis added)
Though this day is about fallen heroes, not those who remember them, still it must be said: Well done Fawn Creek Drive. Well done, indeed.
Now, on to November and that new birth of freedom.