News Flash! It's about the quality of life stupid!
Earlier in the week, an email meme from an unnamed blogger among a group of bloggers we all hang out with noted that the Chronicle editorial board seems to have a hang-up about Houston and how it compares to "world class" cities like NYC. He noted the following line in this story by Mike Tolson about traffic congestion:
What the city lacks in charm, scenery and sites of historical interest, it makes up in hours spent behind the wheel.
And he asked us if we had noted how the Chronicle was so down on the city itself. We all replied that yes, we've noted that for quite some time, and that it was a sort of running joke among us. The endless quest for the Editorial board to turn Houston into NYC or some "world class" semblance of same.
Well, not everybody thinks that is such a good idea.... (language warning)
Ok, so it is the satire site "The Onion", but satire is only effective when there is a germ of truth to it. I'd submit that there is more than a little truth to be found here.