I finished Dr. Dalrymple's Life at the Bottom.
If you want a reall depressing synthesis of the failures of leftism, welfare statism, tolerance of crime, and police corrosion... well... it's worht the read.
Very depressing but it does assemble many ideas and concepts quite well. Much of the saddness comes from the book's age. Things have gotten worse. As mentioned here
Still, I recommend the book if you want to see what happens when the Left gets their dreams.
In happier news I took some photos of some homemade wings (Buffalo wings to you heathens) and some Italian sausage and sauce I made over the weekend.
Just have to resize the photos and do a writeup on the process.