The Houston Chronicle editorial board has been churning out some (unintentionally) funny stuff this week.
On Wednesday, the editorialists examined “challenges” facing the City of Houston. They note that long-range pensions remain problematic for many cities, but then move on to the real challenges:
Among the more pressing issues are climate change and extreme weather.
The Faith of Global Warmism lives on among the true believers! For the rest of us, it’s not really a pressing issue.
Of course, it is true that the threat of hurricanes requires the area to remain vigilant in our safety preparations (and perhaps one day to build the so-called Ike Dike).
The City’s fiscal affairs probably deserved a little more attention from the editorial board, though, given what was effectively deficit spending over the last decade or so.
On Thursday, the editorialists offered up one of their funnier lines in a while (celebrating the new professional women’s soccer team):
Whether in our minds or marketplace, men-only sports leagues crush any competition with monopolistic self-promotion, jingoistic appeals to patriarchal gender roles and tax breaks galore.
Recall that the fellow who heads the editorial board these days, one Jeff Cohen, was the editor in chief of the Chronicle when it laid off all of the women who were then on the editorial board, and did so on the same day that the newspaper ran an editorial praising the President’s creation of a White House Council on Women and Girls.
Matt Bramanti offered a fitting twitter response to this exercise in self-parody.